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Maori Deeds of Old Private Land Purchases in New Zealand, From the Year 1815 to 1840, with Pre-Emptive and Other Claims

Deeds—No. 173

page 171

Deeds—No. 173.

Kororareka (Land at), Bay of Islands District.
Report of Land Claims Commissioners.

Claim No. 331e.

Claimant's Name and Address.

Edouard Eugene Cafler, of Kororarika.

Report.—The Commissioners have the honor to report, for the information of His 1838. 21 July.Bay of Islands District.Kororareka.Thomas Spicer. Excellency the Governor, that, from the accompanying evidence taken in Claim No 331e, they are of opinion that on the 21st July, 1838, Thomas Spicer made a bonâ fide purchase from the Native Chief Tareah of a tract of land thus described:—
"On the Beach at Kororareka. Bounded in front by the Beach, an old native Boundaries. [23 perches.] fence forming the front line 65 feet or thereabouts; on one side by land claimed by John Lette, 65 feet; on the other by land claimed by Alexander Grey, 65 feet; and in the rear by a Native fence, 65 feet."

A Deed of Sale was executed by the above-named Chief and others, and they have admitted the payment they have received and the alienation of the Land.

The purchase of the land from the Natives, and the resale and transfer of it by Transfer to G. T. Clayton. Thomas Spicer the original purchaser to George Thomas Clayton, having been proved in Claim 65i:
And George Thomas Clayton having admitted and sworn to his sale and transfer Transfer to E. E. Cafler. to the claimant:

The Commissioners therefore respectfully recommend that a Grant for the above-described Land should be issued to Edouard Eugene Cafler, his heirs and assigns for ever. Excepting 100 feet from high-water mark.

Edward L. Godfrey.

M. Richmond.

Kororarika, 26th November, 1842.

Deed in favour of Uranie Dioré Cafler, 23 perches.Endorsement.

By order of His Excellency.

10th April, 1845.

No. 331e.O. L. C. A True Copy of Commissioners' Report.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 10th July, 1879.