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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

Extract from Commissioner's Report

Extract from Commissioner's Report.

The original purchase of this land from the Natives has been investigated in Claim 1842. 26 November. No. 65h, George Thomas Clayton, Claimant; and Commissioner's report.

The said Geo. Thos. Clayton has admitted and sworn to his resale and transfer of this portion to John Kelly, who, in conjunction with him, resold it to A. B. V. de Sentis. This deed of transfer has been proved by Charles Babington Brewer. page 166And a deed of resale and transfer from A. B. V. de Sentis, the Claimant, to the Right Rev. the Bishop Pompallier has been exhibited, and the said resale proved by Charles Babington Brewer.

The Commissioner therefore respectfully recommends that a Grant for the above-described Land should be issued to the Right Rev. the Bishop Pompallier for the Catholic Mission, his heirs and assigns for ever. Excepting 100 feet from high-water mark.

Edward L. Godfrey,

Kororarika, 26th Nov., 1842.

No. 323c.O.L.C.A True Transcript of Certified Copy of Original Deed and Commissioner's Report.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 19th June, 1879.