30- and 300-Acre LAND GRANTS
Map 3 - Land Grants & 300-Acre Lot Numbering Grids
This map shows the relative positions of the 30- and 300-acre Land Grants given out in 1753 and 1763, respectively, to the founding families. The Land Grants are overlaid with a grid showing the position of individual 300-acre lots.
The 30-acre farm lot Ranges are shown in green and the 300-acre forest lot Divisions in red.
You can also see who received the 30-acre and 300-acre grants.
For related information, see
- a First Map that shows the Land Grants overlaid with the position of communities within the area, or
- a Second Map that shows the Land Grants with the various Ranges and Divisions named and an indication of the beginnings of the numbering system used to identify the location of specific lots.
- a Fourth Map that shows the numbering grids used for the 30-acre Divisions.
To put these maps in the broader perspective, see the Lunenburg County Place Names Map.
This map was created by use of CorelDraw and is based, in part, on data from
- "A Plan of the Townships of Lunenburg and Chester", Map B-2-3, obtained from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources in Halifax;
- Figure 8 from Winthrop P. Bell's book "The Foreign Protestants and the Settlement of Nova Scotia" 2nd Edition, 1990; and
- Figures 2.3 and 2.4 from Kenneth S. Paulsen's PhD Thesis "Settlement and Ethnicity in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia 1753-1800: A History of the Foreign Protestant Commmunity", 1997.
For your use, a black & white non-shaded version of this map is also available. For example, you could down-load and print it and use for shading in where your ancestors lived, or making notes, etc. Enjoy :-)
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