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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume Two

Deeds—No. 11. Crown Grant for the Fitzboy, Grey, Omata, and Tataraimaka Blocks to the New Zealand Company

Deeds—No. 11. Crown Grant for the Fitzboy, Grey, Omata, and Tataraimaka Blocks to the New Zealand Company.

1850. 8 April.Grey and Bell District.Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and IrelandFitzroy, Grey, and Other Blocks. Queen Defender of the faith and so forth, to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting.—Whereas the New Zealand Company is entitled to receive a grant within the territory of New Zealand of lands hereinafter particularly mentioned and described,Crown Grant to New Zealand Company. Now know ye that we of our special grace for us our heirs and successors do hereby grant unto the said New Zealand Company All the blocks of land hereinafter described situated at Taranaki in the Province of New Ulster in New Zealand aforesaid namely BlockNo.1, Fitzroy Block. [3,500 acres.] No. 1 known as the Fitzroy's Block containing (3500) three thousand five hundred acres more or less bounded on the Western and Southern sides by Block No. 2 hereinafter described and herein granted to the said New Zealand Company and by the Waiawakaiho River, on the East at a point in the course of that River opposite the Southern boundary produced by a line running in a North Easterly direction to a place called Waerengapoka, thence by a line bearing North North West crossing the River Waiwakaiho and ending at Taurengakawau opposite the South East angle of allotment numbered 96 ninety six on the plan of New Plymouth thence by a surveyed road bounding the Allotment ninety six before mentioned on the South and East to a small stream and by the WaiwakaihoNo.2, Grey Block. [9,770 acres.] and on the North by the Sea. Block No. 2 known as the Grey Block containing 9770 nine thousand seven hundred and seventy acres more or less commencing on the Sea Coast at a hill named Paritutu, Bounded on the West by block No. 3 hereinafter described and herein granted to the said New Zealand Company, on the South and South page 21East by the Mangorei River, and on the North by Block No. 1 and by the Sea. Block No. 3 known as the Omata block containing 12,000 twelve thousand acres more or less, bounded on the North by the sea, on the East by block No. 2 above described, on the South East by the Mangorei River, and on the West by a line running in a NortherlyNo. 3, Omata Block. [12,000 acres.] direction from he Mangorei River to Mokaro thence following the course of a stream to Tawahape thence to Pukiekie, thence to Okurukuru on the Sea Coast. Block No. 4No. 4, Tataraimake Block. [4,000 acres.] containing 4000 four thousand acres more or less and known as the Tataraimaka Block, bounded on the North by the Sea on the East by Timaru River on the South by a line from Kaiwiringaki to Purakautomo and on the West by the Katikara River. All which blocks are delineated on the plan numbered 1 annexed hereto and thereon colored red saving and always excepting and reserving all the Native and other reserves situated within the said blocks of land hereby granted to the said New Zealand Company as aforesaid and which Reserves are more particularly delineated and described upon the plan numbered 2 annexed hereto and in the schedules numbered 1 and 2 attached and colored green and lilac respectively together with all and every the rights and appurtenances whatsoever thereto belonging, To hold unto the said New Zealand Company their successors and assigns for ever.

In testimony whereof we have caused this our Grant to be sealed with the seal of our said Territory, Witness our trusty and well beloved Sir George Grey K. C. B. Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Territory and its dependencies at Government House Auckland in New Zealand aforesaid this eighth day of April in the thirteenth year of our Reign and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

G. Grey,
Governor in Chief.

A True Copy of Original Crown Grant.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 13th, 1875.