Gerrard/Gerard documents

Year

Description

Source

1765Geology Survey of Pope's HarbourPhil
1769Taylor Head grant, page 1Phil
1769Taylor Head grant, page 2Phil
1785 Petition of William Gerrard and others for 'draft of land' in New Brunswick Maggie, Phil
Front
Back
Transcription
Phil
1789 Halifax Royal Gazette, 22 Sep 1789: report of William Gerrard's death by lightning Roger
Transcription
Phil
1802 Warrant, License and map for the island for John and Henry Gerrard. Maggie, Roger
License
Warrant and Map
Transcription
Phil
1842 Petition of John Gerrard for half the island.Maggie
Transcription
Phil
1843 Surveyor's report and map Maggie, Roger
Map
Report, page 1
Report, page 2
Transcription
Phil
1889 Henry McKenzie's Request for Post office on Gerard Island Roger
Page 1
Roger
Page 2
Roger
Government Response to Post Office Request
Roger
1894 Petition (18275) of Henry McKenzie for land on the island Maggie
1896 Map of Gerard's Island Roger
1973Crown release of claim on Gerard Island Roger
Part 1 (map)
Roger
Part 2 (letter)
Roger
1991 A printout from the assessor's office listing the owners of certain lots of the island. One parcel of 5 acres islisted as Burris Gerrard, another parcel of 15 acres is listed for John Gerard and a third shared parcel is listed with three owners. That parcel is variously listed as 50 acres and 250 acres. The latter amount seems more accurate as that parcel includes a major section of the eastern end of the island. Roger
1991 A map whereon the Halifax County assessors office named some of the owners of Gerard Island, primarily the estates of some. Judging by the scale of the map the 50 acres to which it refers must be the 250 acres referred to in the printout. The deed from John Gerard to Burris Gerard deeds a 1/2 interest in the undivided lot meaning that William MacKenzie and Herbert Gerrard must have a 1/4 interest each in the undivided 120 acres. John conveyed to Burris 5 acres (40028243) 13 acres (40028300) which I mistakenly referred to as 40638300 and 1/2 of 250 acres (40028326) Roger
1991 Schedule A of the Halifax County File No. 6120: Report on Title for property assessed to the "Estate of Burris Gerrard". It is taken from a warranty deed dated April14, 1910 and recorded on May 2, 1910 in Book 408 at Page 113 at the Registry of Deeds in Halifax. I have concluded that John and Henry (Gerhard) Gerrard were brothers because another reading of John's petition mentions the license which was given to him and his late brother. This is the second place in the petition that he refers to his late brother and the only one that mentions that they both received the license. Their father, William, was dead at the time they received the license although the family had been living on the island for some time. I thought that Benjamin had died before MacKenzie applied for his father-in-law's interest on the island; Henry having died with no male heirs. Roger

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