The following information may be of interest to those searching Peter Beckett in the 1800 era; I continue to look for information on Nathaniel Beckett, born Turlogh Ireland, emigrating to Beckett's Landing, Oxford on the Rideau,Ontario Canada about 1819. It is verbally reported he died in Kemptville Ontario in 1866, HOWEVER no records of his death or buriel can be located ; Don Beckett
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Dominion Archive,Ottawa,Ont. 2/2/1966 D.C.B. U.C.Land Grants B10 part 111804-23 R.G.1, L3, Vol.38 (118) --Petition to his Excellency Francis Gore Esquire, Lieutenent Govenor or the Province of Upper Canada. --Petition of PETER BECKETT, Yeoman, one of the people called QUAKERS, of the township of Pelham. Born in the Province of New Jersey in the Now United States of America, that he is 42 years of age, has resided in this province 17 years and has taken the affirmation of Alligiance that being desirous of improving some of the waste lands of the Crown, he humbly prays that your excellency would please him to grant his such quantity as to your Excellency may appear see.York 26 January 1816, (signed) Peter Beckett ---No 1029Receiver Generals Office, York.27 January 1816 --Peter Beckett has paid into this office the Patent fee of Four pounds nine shillings and four pence and one pound four shillings and nine pence for surey of 100 acres. Regulations 1804/signed ###############
Dom. Archives, Ottawa, Ont. Feb 5 1966 U.C. Land Petitions B7, 1802-06. R.G.1,L3, vol.34 (26) --To His Honor Peter Rupell Esquire President administering the government of Upper Canada.In Council.The Petition of Peter Beckett, Humbly and herewith That your petitioner is by profession a QUAKER and has accompanied his Father Samuel Beckett to this province in order to settle therein-- That your petitioner is of full age and having the means to make considerable improvement on such lands as may be granted to him, respectfully requests your Honor for a grant of twelve hundred acres under the new Regulations (the terms of which he is made acquainted with) and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. York28 June 1798 (signed) Peter Beckett
--Liet Gov. office15 July 1802. Referred to the Executive Council when Petitioner appers without regard to the quantity applied for. By order of the L. Gov. (signed) James Green
--Council Chambers 16 Aug 1804. The Petitioner not having appeared and New Rgulations having taken place I recommend this Petition be dismissed. (signed) H. Allcock Chairman, app. P Hunter U.C. Gov.
--Entered in Land Book Fpage 115
DCB Note: This may seem like a large land request, however there are deeds showing that 1200 acre grants were made to one individual at this time. Total cost 4 pounds 13 shillings 8 pence.