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Accession numbers 2003.011, 2010.013

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  • 1948-1952 (Creation)
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  • 1834 (Creation)

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6 folders of textual records
2 maps

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Series forms part of F. Mitchell, Hosking family fonds and consists of personal receipts, invoices, bills, lists of expenditures, and policies mostly belonging to the Hosking and Mitchell families, as well as one receipt from the store of G. L. Monk in Ship Harbour for lumber.

Series also includes one land grant, two land indentures, two maps and one bill of sale.
The land grant is dated August 12, 1834 and in it the Crown grants Colin Mitchell Sr. two hundred acres of land in Oyster Pond adjacent to a lot of land granted to Edward Hare. The document discusses the boundaries of the property and includes a map of the Oyster Pond area, clearly showing Colin Mitchell’s land grant as well as that of Edward Hares, and land near Navy Pool surveyed for W. Myers. The land grant is signed by Lieutenant Governor, Major General Sir Colin Campbell. The second map in the series is of a land grant map of Halifax County from the Department of Lands and Forests dated 1932.The land indentures include one transaction between Samuel Mitchell and John D. Mitchell dated April 7, 1873. In it, Samuel Mitchell gives John D. Mitchell a parcel of land at the head of Jeddore harbour, in the area of Oyster Pond, for the sum of forty dollars. The document is witnessed by Timothy Archibald John Cribby. The second indenture is between Hibbert, Lord Bishop of Nova Scotia, and Archibald Prest and dated 1883. In the indenture, Prest buys a parcel of land in Mooseland for the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars. The bill of sale is dated November 25, 1874 and transfers sixty-four shares in the ship P.C. Hill to John Mitchell.

Series also includes records regarding the settlement of the estate and outstanding debts of the late Philip Mitchell. The estate was settled by his nephew, John Duncan Mitchell.

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Philip Mitchell was born on May 29, 1806 and was the son of Catherine Elizabeth Webber and Colin Campbell Mitchell (ca. 1767-1847), who immigrated to Nova Scotia from Fifeshire, Scotland in 1784. Philip lived in Jeddore, never married, and had no children. According to his death record, he worked as a ship’s carpenter. He was also a seaman and captain of the schooner “P.C. Hill.” He died of inflammation on December 14, 1871. John Duncan Mitchell, husband of Flora (Henry) Mitchell, was the son of Philip’s brother John William Mitchell.

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