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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. 82

page 66

Deeds—No. 82.

Kororareka (land at), Bay of Islands District.
Report of Land Claims Commissioners.
Claim No. 331f.

1829.Bay of Islands District.Korarareka. Claimant's Name and Address. Edouard Eugene Cafler, Kororarika.

Robert Duke.Report.—The Commissioners have the honor to report, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, that, from the accompanying evidence taken in Claim 331f and No. 65, they are of opinion that in 1829 Robert Duke obtained a Grant from the Native Chief "King George" of a tract of land thus described:—At Kororarike Boundaries. Bounded on the S.W. by the beach, 66 feet; on the North by Mr. Baker's land and [36 perches.] house, 49 feet; on the South by land of Grey, 45 feet; and on the East by land of G. T. Clayton, 74 feet.
Transfer to G. T. Clayton. The original purchase by Robert "Duke and his transfer of this land to G. T. Clayton has been investigated in Claim No. 65, G. T. Clayton, Claimant.
Transfer to E. E. Cafler. The sale and transfer of the portion contained in this Claim by G. T. Clayton to the Claimant (E. E. Cafler) has been admitted and sworn to by said G. T. Clayton.

The opposition of J. S. Polack was withdrawn.

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. Godfeey, Commissioners.
M. Richmond, Commissioners.

Auckland, 27th May, 1843.

Endorsement. Grant in favour of Uranie Diore Cafler for 36 perches.

By order of His Excellency.

10th April, 1845.

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

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, 10th July, 1879.