Important Dates for the Three Sisters/Eatonville Region
1824, May 4
Daniel Nicholas of Macan Cumb. Co. petitioned the legislature for the “liberty of erecting a Saw Mill on a Stream of Water near the point-Cape Chignecto.
– DanielNickolas1824 petition Source: Public Archives of Nova Scotia
– Old Plan 1555 Bk M Pg 147: 15 pages involved and several of these pages are surveyor drawings for Daniel Nickolas (1824 1826) Petition for a land grant at Three Sisters. Petitioning for a land grant involves the 4 steps: Step 1: Petition, a request for a grant of land. Step 2: Warrant to survey. An order directing the surveyor general or one of his deputies to layout land for the petitioner (petitioners). Step 3: Surveyor’s report. Step 4: A land grant document is issued to the petitioner (petitioners). Source: Crown Land Information Management Centre
Three Sisters Saw Mill Lot.
A rectangular lot of 250 acres surveyed the 7th of September 1826 for Daniel Nicholas. On the surveyors map the three stacks at the mouth of the harbour are called the ” Three Sisters”
1836, Jan 20:
Petition by the inhabitants of Three Sisters for a road leading from the Three Sisters to Advocate Harbour: a distance of 7 and 3/4 miles. Signed by George McDade, Ronald McDonald. Malcom McDonald. A John Robbert, Stevin Dennis McNamara, William Atkinson, James McDade
1837, Feb 23
Petition by the inhabitants of the Settlement of Three Sisters Cumb. Co. and by the inhabitants of the
Advocate Harbour , Kings Co. for a road leading from the Three Sisters to Advocate Harbour.
Signed by A) Residing at Settlement of Three Sisters: Dennis McNamara, George McDade, James McDade, William Atkinson, Cornelius McNamara, Stephen Spicer, Abraham Spicer, Henry Jeffers
1838, Feb 1
Three Sisters: Petition of the undersigned
Dennis McNamara, William Atkinson, James Parsons, George McDade, James McDade, Stephen Spicer, Abraham Spicer, John Fraser, Cornelius McNamara, Edward Gilroy. That Petitioners reside at Three Sisters near Cape Chignecto and have cut ( a bridal road ?) road from Indian Cove on the Cumberland Bay to Advocate Harbour a distance of 8 or 9 miles but the present road ?? is extremely mountainous and there might be a road made if properly explored to avoid the hills which would lead through good tillage land and Mr. Lewis. Jinks Deputy Surveyor has kindly offered to give ? more days in exploring the same others have also promised labor in cutting the road ??? in the right place who are unwilling to throw away ( as they say ) labour on said road that will sooner or later be abandoned. your petitioners therefore pray ( as the road is in the present state much traveled ) that your Honorable House would take the ? into consideration and grant a liberal sum for the purposes of exploring and opening the same.
1840, Jan 31
(A) 100 acre Grant to Robert Ward: Land situated upon the shore of Cumberland Bay
(B) 100 acres of land granted to George McDade by the Crown
Note: I can not locate this land on the Land Grant Index map:
“A parcel of land on the Shore of Cumberland Bay beginning upon the shore of Shore of Cumberland Bay at High Water mark at a point bearing South 44 degrees East from Martins Head and from Quaco light South 81 degrees East and thence running East 70 chains, thence North 14 chains and 50 links, thence West to the shore of said Bay and thence Southerly by the several courses of said shore at high water mark to the place of beginning containing in the whole 100 acres. This parcel of land also contains a Saw Mill.”
1844, Sep 9
(A) George McDade of Three Sisters Cumb. Co.Yeoman to Corneilius McNamara of county and Province aforesaid for 120 pounds 1/2 of the above land and 1/2 of the Saw Mill located on the land. Signed by George Mcdade in the presence of Dennis McNamara and Francis Carroll . Dennis McNamara made oath before Jas. Kirk Patrick JP on 9 Aug. 1851. The deed was registered 1 Sept 1851.
(B) Corneilius McNamara of Three Sisters Yeoman to John Carey of Three Sisters for 130 pounds
the land described in 9 Sept. 1844 (A). Signed by Corneilius McNamara in the presence of Dennis McNamara and Francis Carroll . Dennis McNamara made oath before Jas. Kirk Patrick JP on 9 Aug. 1851. The deed was registered 1 Sept 1851.