Queens County, New Brunswick Land Petitions
Nos. 587-872, 1796-1819
LDS Family History Library Microfilm 845780

To His Excellency Major General George Stracey Smyth - Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick &c. &c. &c.

The Memorial of James Secord, married man, aged thirty two years.

Humbly Sheweth -

That Your Excellencys Memorialist was born in Queens County in this Province, and is a British Subject, That he is an Inhabitant of the Parish of Wickham in said County, where he has resided since the day of his Birth - That he has a Wife and five Children, and never had any allotment of Land from The Crown. That there is a Tract of Vacant, unimproved Land, still in its natural state, situate in the rear of Lot number thirteen (as near as Your Memorialist can tell) owned by Alexander and David McDonald, Wetmore's Survey, on the East side of the Washademoak Lake - a part of which Tract he wishes to obtain, in order to establishe himself in his native County.

He therefore most humbly prays that he may have five hundred acres of said vacant Land, on which it is his intention forthwith to commence, and continue, Improvement according to The Royal Instructions, being of full ability so to do, and has not directly or indirectly Bargained or agreed for the sale or transfer thereof to any Person or Persons whatever.

And as in duty bound will ever pray.

21st Jany 1818                                                                                James Secord

On the twenty first day of January 1818 before me Samuel Scovil Esqr one of His Majestys Justices of the Peace for the County of Queens Personally appeared the within named James Secord and made Oath that the several matters and things set forth in the before written Petition are just & true

                                                                                                       Samuel Scovil J P

The Situation described is Crown Land and not allotted

                                                                                                       G [?] W [?] Kimball [?]
                                                                                                       Survr General