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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
1097 1853 7 19 71 WYANDOTT SANDWICH TOWNSHIP, WEST ESSEX COUNTY BY WYANDOTT INDIANS. PART OF TOWNSHIP 192 I
1405 1853 7 19 71 WYANDOTT OR HURON WEST SANDWICH TOWNSHIP ESSEX COUNTY WYANDOTT OR HURON INDIANS -- PART OF WEST SANDWICH TOWNSHIP, ESSEX COUNTY 192 I
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No. 71


Know All Men By These Presents that we, Joseph White, Matthew Greyeyes, William Clarke, Alexander Clarke, James Clarke, Joseph Warrow, Francis Parke and Mathias Splitlog, Chiefs and Principal Men of the Wyandott Indians residing in the Township of Anderdon, in the County of Essex and Province of Canada, in Council assembled, claiming to be possessed of the sole and exclusive right and title to a certain triangular tract of land in or adjoining to the Town of Sandwich, by virtue of the reservation contained in a deed or grant to His late Majesty George the Thiru, executed by the principal village and War Chiefs of the Ottawa, Chippewa, Pottowattomee and Huron Indians of Detroit, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety, wherein the tract so reserved is thus described “as beginning at the mouth of the Riviére au Jarvais, commonly called Knagg’s Creek, running up along border of the streight to the Huron church and one hundred and twenty arpents in depth,” do hereby surrender and yield up unto Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors, all our right, title, interest, claim, property and demand whatsoever, both at law and equity, of, in and to that certain part or tract of land aforesaid, situate lying and being in or adjoining to the town of Sandwich commencing on Detroit street and running along the River Detroit to the Huron church line, and then along a small rivulet to a bridge in the Queen’s Highway to Detroit street; then along Detroit street to the place of beginning, with all and singular the appurtenances, privileges, advantages and hereditaments unto the said premises appertaining or in anywise belonging, unto Her said Majesty, Her heirs and successors forever, to the end and purpose that Her said Majesty, Her heirs and successors, may be graciously pleased to order and direct that the said parcel or tract of land be first valued and then disposed of by bargain and sale, and the monies arising therefrom to be appropriated to the use and benefit of the said Indians and for no other purpose whatsoever.

In Testimony Whereof, we, the said Chiefs and Principal Men of the said Wyandott Indians have hereunto set our names and seals at Anderdon, Canada West, the nineteenth day of July, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three,

Signed and sealed in our presence, being first read and fully explained:

Thomas King,

Schoolmaster.

William Clarke,

Interpreter.


Joseph White, [L.S.]

Matthew Gray Eyes, [L.S.]

William Clarke, [L.S.]

Alexr. Clarke, [L.S.]

James Clarke, [L.S.]

Joseph Warrow, [L.S.]

Francis Park, [L.S.]

Alexis Matthias Splitlog, [L.S.]

Certified.

J.B. Clench, S. I. A. [L.S.]

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Province Of Canada,

County Of Essex,

To wit:

Thomas King, of Anderdon, in the County and Province aforesaid, schoolmaster, maketh oath and saith that the preceding deed of surrender was duly executed in his presence and that he is a subscribing witness thereto.

Thomas King.

Sworn before me at Anderdon, the nineteenth day of July, 1853.

William Getfield, J.P.


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Extract from a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council on land applications, dated 9th August, 1853, approved by His Excellency the Governor General in Council on the same day.


On the letter of the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, transmitting a deed of surrender, dated 19th July, 1853, from the Wyandott Indians of Anderdon to Her Majesty the Queen, of a certain triangular tract of land in or adjoining to the Town of Sandwich, and requesting that said deed may be laid before the Governor General in Council, for the purpose of the trust being accepted and entered upon the records in the offices of the Commissioner of Crown Lands and of the Provincial Registrar.

The Committee recommend that the above mentioned deed of surrender be accepted, and that the same be entered of record in the Crown Lands and Provincial Registrar’s offices.

Certified.

WM. H. LEE,

Aclg. C.E,C.

To the Honourable

The Provincial Registrar,

&c., &c., &c.

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Provincial Registrar’s Office,Quebec, 19th August, 1853.

I do hereby certify that the accompanying deed of surrender and extract of Council have been duly entered on the records of this Department.


Tho. Amiot,

Deputy Prov’l Registrar.

  1. Canada Department of Indian Affairs. Indian Treaties and Surrenders, from 1680-1890. Ottawa: S.E. Dawson printer to the King’s most excellent majesty, 1905.