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The Last Will and Testament of Prince Van Patter


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Submitted by Roger Sharpe and located at the National Archives of Canada, this text is the will of Prince Van Patter, who was the black servant of Chief Joseph Brant. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the transcription.
Notes:
This article originally appeared on the County of Brant wiki at ourbrant.wikia.com. It has been included in this collection for ease of research.
Date of Original:
1834
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
National Archives of Canada, MG19, Vol. F19, # R2912-0-5-E, The Brown Collection, ‘Prince Van Patter’s Will,’
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Full Text

“The Last Will and Testament of Prince Van Patter

Of the Township of the Indian Lands in the Gore District of the Province of Upper Canada, Husbandman, being of sound and disposing memory and understanding. First in consideration of my long services and attachment to the late Captain Joseph Brant Principal Chief of the Six Nations Indians, and wishing to manifest my sense of the kindness and benefits I have received since his death from the survivors of the family, bequeath – Land on the Grand River Margaret Powless wife of Powless Powless and Katherine John widow of the late Peter John fifty acres west side of the river near the Town of Brantford save four acres leased to Silsy H. Prior and two acres to Frederick Davis. To Walter Kerr the son of William Kerr by his wife Elizabeth Kerr all lands adjoining Joseph Thomas. Elizabeth Fraser widow of Samuel Frazer and Sarah Hill both daughters of the late Seth Hill eight acres on the Grand River Flats below the Mohawk Village. And lastly I do recommend my dear wife if she should survive me to the special care and protection of the said Margaret Powless, Katherine John and Elizabeth Kerr.

Signed sealed etc. William Holme Frederick Davis William Parker In witness thereof I the said Prince Van Patter have placed my hand on seal November the twelfth 1834 Prince Van Patter”

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The Last Will and Testament of Prince Van Patter


Submitted by Roger Sharpe and located at the National Archives of Canada, this text is the will of Prince Van Patter, who was the black servant of Chief Joseph Brant. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the transcription.