Chester District Registry of Deeds

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Chester District Registry of Deeds

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  • 1761-1968, predominant 1879-1934 (Creation)

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3.6 m of textual records (25 volumes)

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Subseries forms part of the Lunenburg County Registry of Deeds series, and consists of 20 land transaction registers, 1827-1934, recording the sale or transfer of land between grantor (seller) and grantee (buyer), mortgage assignments and releases, quit claim deeds, and numerous other types of documents relating to land transactions. The documents recorded in the land transaction registers are transcriptions (the Registry's copy) of the original documents held by the grantor and grantee.

Subseries includes original Crown Land Grant Books 1 to 3, 1879-1964, with two index volumes 1879-1959, which provided a local copy of land grants also recorded at the Crown Lands office.

Subseries also includes records available only on microfilm: the Chester Allotment book, 1761; Judgment Books 1 to 10, 1832-1905, with Indexes, recording County and Supreme Court judgments that affected deeded land or mortgages; and Indexes to Bills of Sale, volumes 1 to 11, 1869-1968; and Judgment Books B and C, 1879-1929, with Index, recording County and Supreme Court judgments that affected deeded land or mortgages.

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Documents are primarily arranged in chronological order, by date of registration, in numbered volumes.

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The indexes, some land transaction registers, judgement books, Bills of Sale, and Crown Land Grant Books were microfilmed in 1968-1969.

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Access is restricted to original volumes for preservation reasons. See reference copies on microfilm. Contact a Government Records Archivist for information about obtaining access to volumes not available on microfilm.

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To locate a particular document it is necessary to search the microfilmed index by name of grantor (seller) or grantee (buyer) to identify a book and page number.

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