The British North America (Seignioral Rights) Act, 1825

6 Geo. IV., C. 59, 1825 (Imp.)

An Act to provide for the Extinction of Feudal and Seignioral Rights and Burthens on Lands held à Titre de Fief and à Titre de Cens, in the Province of Lower Canada; and for the gradual Conversion of those Tenures into the Tenure of Free and Common Soccage; and for other Purposes relating to the said Province

* * *

IX. And whereas under and by virtue of a certain Act passed in the forty-ninth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled "An Act for establishing courts of judicature in the island of Newfoundland, and in the islands adjacent; and for re-annexing part of Labrador, and the islands lying on the said coast, to the government of Newfoundland"; and of the Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled "An Act for the better administration of justice in Newfoundland, and for other purposes," the coast of Labrador, from the river Saint John to Hudson's Streights, and the island of Anticosti, and all the islands adjacent to the said coast, except the islands of Madelaine, are annexed to and form part of the Government of Newfoundland; and it is expedient that certain parts of the said coast of Labrador should be re-annexed to and form part of the province of Lower Canada:

Be it therefore enacted, that so much of the said coast as lies to the westward of a line to be drawn due north and south from the bay or harbour of Ance Sablon, inclusive, as far as the fifty-second degree of north latitude, with the island of Anticosti, and all other islands adjacent to such part as last aforesaid of the coast of Labrador, shall be and the same are hereby re-annexed to and made a part of the said province of Lower Canada, and shall henceforward be subject to the said recited Acts passed in the forty-ninth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, and in the fifth year of the reign of His present Majesty, as relates to such part of the Coast of Labrador as last aforesaid, and the said Island of Anticosti, and other adjacent islands, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

* * *

[INDEX] [MASTER LIST]


1