Name: Van Volkenburg, John
Bundle: U-V Leases 1800-1832
Reference: RG 1 L 3
[the next record on the film is stated to be 'missing' but this petition already seems incomplete without the usual 'processing' and 'approval' documents]
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To His Excellency Peter Hunter, Esq. Lieut. Governor of His Majesty's Province of Upper Canada etc. etc. etc
In Council -
The Petition of John Vn. Valkenburg
Humbly Sheweth -
That your Petitioner being desirous of obtaining a Lease of Lot number eighteen in the sixth Concession of Ernestown being a ????ed Lot,
Prays the same may be granted to him on such Terms & Conditions as to your Excellency may deem? ricth?
And your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray,
[signed] John Vn. Valkenburg
2th August 1801
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John Vn. Valkenburg to Lease 18 - 6 Con Ernest Town
Recd. 24 Aug 1801
No 18 - 6 Con. Ernest town
Received for the C???
Augt. 27 1801
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We the subscribers do hereby Certify that John Vn. Valkenburg was a faithful subject of the British Government during the whole of the late American Revolution. That he served under the Command of the late Colonel Peter Vn. Alstine in General Burgoyne's Campaign in the Year 1777 and afterwards joined Colonel James Delancy in New York and served under his Command during the remainder of the Rebellion and that he is now living with his Family in the Township of Ernesttown in the Midland District and We surely believe that he has never received of any land or any orders for lands from the Crown.
Paul Trumpour, Capt.
Guysbart Sharpe, Lieut. *
Henry Simmon, Defensible?
John Dusenberg, Maj. Militia?
* Gysbert Scherp/Sharp was married to a Bauchy VV, and gave evidence also for loyalty of a Jacob VV.