Copy of the Grant conveying certain Portions of the Town Belt of the City of Wellington to the Wesleyan Body.
Victoria, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, and so forth:
To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting:
Whereas a school is about to be established at Wellington, in the Province of New Munster, New Zealand, under the superintendence the Rev. James Watkin, Superintendent of Wesleyan Missions for that province of New Zealand in which the Town of Wellington is situated, for the education of our subjects of all races, and of children of other poor and destitute persons being inhabitants of islands in the Pacific Ocean: And whereas it would promote the objects of the said institution to set apart a certain piece or parcel of land in the neighbourhood thereof for the use and towards the maintenance and support of the same:
Now know ye that we, for us, our heirs and successors, do hereby grant unto the said James Watkin, Superintendent of Wesleyan Missions as aforesaid, all that piece or parcel of land situate and being in the Town of Wellington, in the Province of New Munster, New Zealand, and bounded towards the North-west, South-west, and South in an irregular line by the Karori Road, two hundred and forty (240) links and two hundred and sixty-six (266) links; by the Botanical Gardens, three hundred and thirty-nine (339) links, and two thousand eight hundred and sixty-five (2865) links; and by No. 28, Karori District, one thousand nine hundred and three (1903) links, one thousand one hundred and fifteen (1115) links, and two hundred and eighty-five (285) links; towards the East, South-east, North-east, and North by a branch of the Kumutoto Stream and an irregular line forming the boundary of the Town Belt six hundred (600) links, five hundred and thirty-nine (539) links; three hundred and thirty-five (335) links, three hundred and thirty-five (335) links, and one hundred and seventy-four (174) links; and by the Wesley Road one thousand and eighty-eight (1088) links and one thousand one hundred and thirteen (1113) links: the contents being seventy-three (73) acres one (1) rood and twenty-two (22) perches, or thereabouts, and the boundaries being more particularly delineated on the plan drawn in the margin of these presents, together with the rents, issues, and proceeds thereof: To hold unto the said James Watkin, Superintendent of Wesleyan Missions for that province of New Zealand in which the Town of Wellington is situated, and his successors in such office; in trust, nevertheless, and for the use and towards the maintenance of the said school, so long as religious education, industrial training, and instruction in the English language shall be given to the youth educated therein or maintained thereat.
In testimony whereof we have caused this our grant to be sealed with the seal of our Province of New Munster, in our said territory.
Witness our trusty and well-beloved Sir George Grey, a Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor-in-Chief and Commander-in-Chief of our said Territory and its Dependencies, and Governor of our Province of New Munster, at Wellington, in New Zealand aforesaid, this twenty-seventh day of October, in the sixteenth year of our reign, and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.
No. 46.—Entered on record this 27th day of October, 1852, in Register 1, Folio 49.
Colonial Secretary and Registrar.
The land described in this grant has, by deed dated 10th September, 1857, been conveyed by the above-named Trustee to new trustees under the provisions of "The Religious, Educational, and Charitable Trusts Act, 1856."