Francis Louisignans

Mackinac County Original Land Claims
American State Papers, House of Representatives, 20th Congress, 1st Session
Public Lands: Volume 5 Ė Beginning page 220 for Michilimackinac
1823

Book No. 6
Claims within the County of Michilimackinac

Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 239

 

Francis Louisignansí claim.

 

NOTICE.-I, Francis Louisignans, hereby enter my claim, under the laws of Congress for ascertaining and deciding upon claims to land in the Territory of Michigan, to a certain piece or tract of land lying and

 

Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 240

 

being on the island of Michilimackinac, in the county of Michilimackinac, and Territory aforesaid, and bounded as follows, viz: beginning at the southeast corner of John Dousmanís land, bounded on the north and west by land owned by the United States, and on the south by the border of Lake Huron, being three acres in width on the lake shore, and extending back twelve acres in length, and running parallel with the aforesaid west line of said John Dousmanís farm.

 

Michilimackinac, August 28, 1823.


TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:
Personally appeared before me, John Dousman, one of the justices of the county court of the county of Michilimackinac aforesaid, Charles Marley, of lawful age, who, having been duly sworn, doth, on his oath, depose and say that Francis Louisignans, in the year of our Lord 1812, and for many years previous thereto, was a resident of the Territory aforesaid; that on the first day of July, in the said year 1812, the said Francis Louisignans was a resident on the island of Michilimackinac, and occupied and cultivated a certain piece or tract of land lying and being on said island of Michilimackinac, and bounded as follows, to wit: beginning at the southeast corner of John Dousmanís land, and running along the western line of said Dousmanís land; bounded on the north and west by land owned by the United States, and on the south by the border of Lake Huron; the said piece or parcel of land being three acres in width on the lake shore, and extending back twelve acres in length, and running parallel with the aforesaid west line of said John Dousmanís farm; that since said last-mentioned time he, the said Francis, has continued in possession thereof, and has continued to submit to the authority of the United States of America. And further this deponent saith not.

His mark.

CHARLES MARLEY.

 

TERRITORY OP MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:
Personally appeared before me, the within-named John Dousman, one of the justices as aforesaid, the said Charles Marley, and made solemn oath that the facts within stated are true, to the best of his knowledge and belief.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, at the borough of Michilimackinac, this 5th day of July, A. D. 1823.
JOHN DOUSMAN, J. P. C. M.

 

TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:
Personally appeared before me, John Dousman, one of the justices of the county court in and for the county of Michilimackinac aforesaid, Simon Champaigne, of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say that Francis Louisignans, in the year of our Lord 1812, and for many years previous thereto, was a resident citizen of the Territory aforesaid; that on the 1st day of July, in the said year 1812, he, the said Francis Louisignans, was a resident on the island of Michilimackinac, in said Territory, and occupied and cultivated a certain piece or tract of land lying and being on said island of Michilimackinac, and bounded as follows, to wit: beginning at the southeast corner of John Dousmanís land and running along the western boundary line of said Dousmanís land, bounded on the north and west by land owned by the United States, and on the south by the border of Lake Huron; the said piece or parcel of land being three acres in width on the lake shore, and extending back twelve acres in length, and running parallel with the aforesaid west line of said John Dousmanís farm; that since said last-mentioned time he, the said Francis, has continued in possession thereof, and has continued to submit to the authority of the United States. And further this deponent saith not.

His mark.

SIMON CHAMPAIGNE.

 

TERRITORY OF MICHIGAN, County of Michilimackinac, ss:
Personally appeared before me, John Dousman, one of the justices aforesaid, the within-named Simon Champaigne, and made oath that the facts stated in said deposition are true, according to the best of his knowledge and belief.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, at the borough of Mackinac, this 3d day of July, A. D. 1823.
JOHN DOUSMAN, J. P.C. M.

 

DETROIT., October 29, 1823.
The preceding claim of Francis Louisignans is this day confirmed by the commissioners, as set forth in his notice prefixed thereto.

Transcribed by Patricia Hamp © March 2006

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