Fredericksburg Township Petition, 1847

Fredericksburgh Township 1847

Petition for a school grant

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According to this petition a school had been in use in the Village of Fredericksburgh for "upwards of 30 years" and the inhabitants petition for village lots 21, 22, 23 and 24 (3/4 acre each) to be granted to the Municipal Council for use by the school. Only lots 21 and 22 are granted to the village.

Thanks to Susan Wright for clarifying where the village of Fredericksburgh is situated. She writes, "Fredericksburgh village is located on the front of the township, Concession 1, just south of farm lots 9 & 10 (which was eventually part of South Fredericksburgh). SS 2 was later known as 'Sandhurst' school section.  There is a village map in Meacham's Atlas." Historic Map Works has the 1878 Meacham map of Fredericksburgh showing George St if you zoom in on the map. They also have this county map and you can zoom in and see Sandhurst on the shoreline in South Fredericksburgh Township.

Thanks to Carm Foster who did all the transcribing of this petition. Signatures can be a challenge to transcribe. Let me know if you think names have been misread. 

Randy Saylor, Feb 2012
Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, RG1 L3, V199, 1847, bundle F4,#8, film at AO, C-2024

Fredericksburgh Jany. 27th. 1847
To His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Charles Murray - Earl Cathcart of Cathcart, Governor General of the province of Canada &c  &c  &c
The Memorial of the Trustees, and inhabitants of school section No two in the Township of Fredericksbugh in the Midland District of said province Most respectfully representeth That your Memorialists have at a considerable expense - erected a school house on Lands known as the village of Fredericksburgh, in which they have kept a School constantly open under the superintendence of a qualified Teacher for several years, which Lands being now open for sale - induces your Memorialists to pray that a grant of Lots Number twenty one. twenty two. twenty three and twenty four. South of George Street may be made to the Municipal Council of this District for the use of the school as above stated - being the Lands whereon the school is erected and which have been occupied soley for
school purposes for upwards of thirty years -. and as in duty bound will ever pray

Alexdr. Hoskins } Trustees of School section No two
Thos. Downey  }                 "
Robert Rennie }                  "
Elijah R Parks
Moses Foster
Thos Neilson
Daniel Wiseman [Wisnom?]
James Silliman
Joseph Wiseman
Joseph Gunsolus
II 4?
218/ Memorial No 8           
Trustees and Inhabitants of
School Section No 2_
N:os 21.22.24 & 24 South
of George Street

Recd. 19th. Feby '47
Crown Land Department
        February 24th.  47
Referred for Committee of the
Honble  Executive Council
                   By Command
  D B Papineault
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Lots No.21 and 22 (3/4 of a acre each) on the South side of George Street, Village of Fredericksbugh are at the disposal of the Government, being advertised for Sale at 5 each.  It is therefore recommended that they be granted for the purpose required
D B Papineault
Crown Land Department}                                                                                                                  C Eet?
            February 20th 1847
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In Committee 27th  Febry  1847
The Committee recommend that Lots Nos. 21 & 22 three quarters of an acre each, which are at the disposal of Government be granted for the purposes required.
                        Approved in Council 5th.  March 1847
Communicated to the C. of C. L. on 6th  March 1847