On January 12, 1787, the British Government in New Brunswick registered 17 lots of land granted to 17 persons "on the St.John River, near Madawaska," as grant number 80. Though described as "grants," they were in fact licenses of occupation; that is, the people receiving these grants were not given ownership of the land, but only the right to live on the land. In addition, they were not necessarily living in the valley at the time of the grant.
Below is the list of grantees. These grantees seem all to be descendants of Acadians who had been expelled by the British in 1755.
The information presented here is from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick's Searchable On-line Land Grants Database. Unlike the other grants, it does not include information other than the names of the grantees. If you have access to the Grant Book and would be willing to send me more details of these grants, I'd appreciate it.
Lewis Mercure Michael Mercure Oliver Sire Paul Sire Piere Sire Louison Sanfacon Baptiste Tibbido Anthony Sire Alexander Alicote Fereman Sire Francis Sire James Sire Joseph, junior Daigle Baptiste Furneaux Joseph, senior Daigle Paul Potie Piere Duperee
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