LUNENBURG COUNTY LAND GRANTS

LUNENBURG TOWN LOTS 1754-1762

Introduction


1. INDEX of GRANTEES
This is an alphabetical list of individual grantees who showed up in either the
  • Division Returns List of 1754 or
  • 1762 Registry of Town Lots List.
The spelling in this Index is somewhat "standardized" and may not reflect exactly what is found in the lists.

Lunenburg Town Lot Grantees
A-C | D-H | I-M | N-Z

In his Notes compiled while preparing for his book "The Foreign Protestants and the Settlement of Nova Scotia", W.P. Bell cites two lists that refer to who got what lot.

  • The first was called Division Returns, July 1754 and presumably details initial assignments. I did not get to see the original supporting document itself and had to rely on the individual family reports in Bell's Notes. Unfortunately, I've only been able to survey the first half, so this part is incomplete.
  • The second was a Registry of Town Lots, 1760 Again not all families have been surveyed.
  • However a Registry of Town Lots, 1762 was found on microfilm at the South Shore Genealogical Society in Lunenburg. This registry was surveyed in its entirety for this Index and agrees very well with data found in Bell's Notes. (I suspect that what he referred to as the 1760 list was in fact that for 1762.)

In his Ph.D. Thesis, Ken Paulson mentions that there was considerable turnover in "ownership" of town lots as people moved out to their 30 acre plots, moved elsewhere, deserted, or died.


2. SECTION MAPS of INDIVIDUAL LOT GRANTEES and RESIDENTS
Once you have located an individual as residing in a particular Section, you can go to a Map of that Section to find the lot positon, and who were the neighbours. The name spellings on the lot illustration are as found in the 1762 Registry (as best as I could decipher).
    You will also find some information on more recent occupants of the lot.
  • Some data was taken from the Ambrose Church Map of presumed date 1864. You will note that virtually every lot had passed into a "new" family's possession.
  • In addition, the position of buildings on the 1879 "Bird's Eye View" Map of Lunenburg was noted.
These two maps are in excellent agreement.
Individual Sections' Links

Creighton's Division Section A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H
Moreau's Division Section A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H
Rudolf's Division Section A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H
Steinfort's Division Section A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H
Strasburger's Division Section A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H
Zouberbuhler's Division Section A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H


3. MAP SHOWING OVERALL LAYOUT OF LUNENBURG by DIVISION and SECTION

There is also a "Map" that shows the overall initial layout of the town of Lunenburg in 1753 and relative positions of the six Divisions (west to east: Zouberbuhler's, Creighton's, Moreau's, Rudolf's, Strasburger's, and Steinfort's). Once there you can also click on any Section in any Division and then go to that section's map.

Lunenburg Town Lot Map


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