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James Grove 8 Dec 1820 - 14 Feb 1890

 

James was previously thought to be the youngest child of John and Penelope; however, evidence that another son was christened in Mar of 1822 has surfaced.

Evidence confidence: Definitive - Birth day and month given in Journal as well as age given in obiturary and
LDS C009912 497352
: Christened: 24 Feb 1821, Weston Under Lizard, Stafford, England

James owned and farmed the land in Beaverbank, Nova Scotia where his sisters eventually moved the Misses Grove's School to.

Like his sisters, he didn't marry.

[Transcription not confirmed from original documents] 

James and William sell some of the land they own in 1847:

279 Grove J & W to Brown Anneable (heiress) Mortgage: - Proved 2nd Decm. 1847 - 2 P.M. on the oath of P.C. Hill;     Vide Release Book 247 page 394: ~        Vide Partial Release Book 314 page 640. ~

          This indenture made the second day of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty seven Between James Grove and William Grove both of the city of Halifax Gentlemen of the one part and Alexander Murison, Thomas Williamson and George R Young all of Halifax Esquires trusteess of said [From] Anne Brown and others deceased of the other part Witnesseth that said James Grove and William Grove for and consideration of the sum of Four hundred pounds of lawful money of Nova Scotia to them inhand paid by the said Alexander Murison, Thomas Williamson and George R Young as such Trustees at or immediately before the sealing and delivery of these present the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have and each of them Hath granted bargained, sold, aliened, enfeoffed, released and confirmed into the said Alexander Murison, Thomas Williamson and George R Young as such Trustees their heirs and assigns
     all that certain lot of land situate lying and being eastward of the Road leading from Sackville to Windsor in the County of Halifax being Five hundred Acres of land beginning at a blazed Spruce tree marked I.H.F. standing at the end ..mination of a corner North forty five degrees East measuring two hundred and fifty chains from the Windsor road on the line of devision between the lots number Six and Seven
     from thence to run North thirty four degrees West One hundred chains or until it meets the lands now in the possession of Nelson Boggs & Hartshorne
     thence North forty five degrees East Sixty two Chains and fifty links
     thence North sixteen degrees East ninety eight chains by the line of said land
     thence South sixty degrees East to the Margin of the Lake commonly called LongLake
     thence by several windings of the shores of Said Lake Southerly and Westerly until it meets the lands granted to one Daniel Miller,
     thence to begin again at the commencing Boundary being the Spruce tree aforementioned
     from thence to run South thirty four degrees East forty chains until it meets the lands of the said Daniel Miller,
     thence North forty five degrees East by said Daniel Millers land to the waters of LongLake aforesaid containing Five hundred acres of land more or less and which said lot of land was granted to John H. Fleiger on the tenth day of August A.D. One thousand eight hundred and ten,
     And also all that certain tract of land described and marked letter A on the plan ....and to a certain Grant there of made to one Thomas Mould bearing date the twenty first day of November one thousand eight hundred and twelve and by the said Thomas Mould duly conveyed to said John H. Fleiger by said bearing date the thirtieth day of December, One thousand eight hundred and twelve situate on the public road leading from Windsor near the Church of Sackville Parish to the Township of Rawdon beginning at Hemlock tree marked H.B standing on the division line of lots number nine and ten at the distance of two hundred and fifty chains and four rods each from Windsor road aforesaid
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     thence running on course thirty four degreees West twenty seven chains to the Rawdon road aforesaid
     then beginning again at the said hemlock tree and measuring on a course North forty five degrees East forty chains
     thence North thirty four degrees West until it meets the Rawdon road aforesaid
     thence Southerly and Westerly by the several windings at the said Rawdon road until it meets the line first described containing this tract One hundred acres or less;
     Also all that lot, piece and parcel of land situated on the road to Beaver Bank next adjoining the farm formerly the property and in the occupation of the said John H. Fleiger, said lot being formerly under lease to and in the occupation of one James Butler containing forty five Acres more or less and being a part of a tract called and known as lot number nine on the Eastern side of Windsor road, said tract having been conveyed by the said John H Fleiger and Wife to the said George R Young by deed bearing date the fourteenth day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty two and duly registered in the Books of Registry at Halifax Libro Seventy two Folio four hundred and twenty five as by reference to the said deed and registry there of willfully and at large appear and also all houses, out houses, buildings, ways, waters, watercourses, easements, profits, commodities and appurtenances what soever to the said lots of land and premises belonging or in any wise appurtaining onto or with the same usually occupied or enjoyed, or accepted reflected taken or known as part parcel or member there of and the revision and revisions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits therefore and every part thereof;
     And also all the Estate right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in Equity of them the said James Grove and William Grove to Have and To Hold the said lots and all and singular other the premises hereby granted or mentioned or intended so to be and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Alexander Murison, Thomas Williamson and George R. Young as such Trustees their heirs and assigns to their own proper and absolute use and behold forever, Provided always never the less and it is the true intent and meaning of these presents and of the parties here unto that if the said James Grove and William Grove neither of them, their or any of their heirs, Executors or Administrators or assigns the full and just sum of Four hundred pounds on the first day of January now next ensuring and the further sum of Fifty pounds with interest on the balance then due on the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty nine and further sum of Fifty pounds with interest on the balance then due on the first day of January One thousand eight hundred fifty.
     And the balance of Two hundred and fifty pounds in two years from the said first day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty with interest there on to be paid yearly. Agreeably to the condition of a certain Bond or obligation bearing even date herewith and made by the said James Grove and William Grove to the said Alexander Murison, Thomas Williamson and George R. Young as such trustees; Then these presents and every matter and thing herein contained , shall cuse determine and be wholly void; And the said James Grove and William Grove for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators do and each of them doth grant, covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Alexander Murison, Thomas Williamson and George R. Young as such Trustees, their executors, administrators and assigns by these presents in manner and from following that is to say, that they the said James Grove and William Grove, their or any of their executors, administrators or assigns shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Alexander Murison, Thomas Williamson and George R. Young as such trustees their executors, administrators or assigns the principal and interest monies here in before mentioned at the several days and times and in manner aforesaid;
     And that they the said James Grove and William Grove now are possessed of and hath in themselves good right, full power and lawful and absolute Authority to grant and convey all and singular the said premises hereing before mentioned with the appurtenances unto the said Alexander Murision, Thomas Williamson and George R. Young as such Trustees their heirs and assigns in manner aforesaid acoording to the true intent and meaning of the presents; And that said Alexander Murison, Thomas Williamson and George R. Young as such Trustees their heirs and assigns shall and may from time and at all times after any breach shall happen to be made in the condition of the said obligation peaceably and quietly enter into have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy all and singular the said described lots of land herein before mentioned with the appurtenances and every part thereof, without the let, suit, trouble, hindreance, molestation and disturbance of them the said James Grove and William Grove their or any of their heirs, Executors, Administrators or assigns or any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the said lots of land and premise or any part or parcel thereof or any estate or interest therein;  In Witness where of the parties to these presents have hereunto their hands and seals subscribed and set the day and year first mentioned

Signed Sealed and Delivered [ Signed James Grove   and William Grove

in presence of P.C. Hill

James sells land to Elizabeth:

290 Deed Grove to Grove Proved February, twentieth A.D. 1871 at one o'clock P.M. By certified oath of Anne Grove.

     This indenture made this eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy one Between James Grove of Beaver Bank in the County of Halifax in the Province of Nova Scotia, Esquire of the one part and Elizabeth Grove of the City of Halifax in the County and Province aforesaid, Spinster of the other part witnessess that the said James Grove in consideration of the sum of Two thousand Dollars of lawful money of Nova Scotia to him in hand well and truly paid by the said Elizabeth Grove at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is herby acknowledged has granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed released remised conveyed and confirmed and by these present doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff release remise convey and confirm unto the said Elizabeth Grove her heirs and assigns
     be that track of land situate lying and being Eastward of the Road leading from Sackville to Windsor beginning at the sourthern angle of land granted to Colin Campbell commonly known and called Beaver Bank containing two hundred acres more or less purchased y John H. Fleiger from one John Pleasant
     also all that track situate lying and being near Beaver Bank aforesaid containing five hundred acres more or less originally granted to one John Meyer of Halifax tailor and by him conveyed to John H. Fleiger by indenture bearing date the 30th day of September A.D. 1811
     also all that track of land being part of Five Hundred acres granted to one Thomas Mould situate between Windsor Road and the Grand Shubenacadie Lake containing four hundred acres more or less together with all and singular the houses outhouses barns buildings ways waters watercourses easements privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appurtaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainers rents issues and profits thereof and also all the estate right title interest claim property and demand both at law and in equity of him the said James Grove of in to or out of the same or any part thereof To have and to hold the said land and premises with the appurtenances and every part thereof unto the said Elizabeth Grove her heirs and assigns to her and their sole use benefit and behold forever -
     And the said James Grove doth hereby for himself his heir executors and administrators grant covenant promise and agree to and with the said Elizabeth Grove her heirs and assigns in manner following that is to say that it shall and may be lawful for the said Elizabeth Grove her heirs and assigns from time to time and as all times hereafter peaceable and quietly to enter into the said land and premises and to have hold occupy possess and enjoy the same without the lawful let suit hindrance eviction denial or disturbance of from or by the said James Grove or any person or persons whomever lawfully claiming or to claim the same and also that he the said James Grove hath a good sure perfect and indefeasable estate of inheritance in fee simple in the said lands and premises and hath good right full ower and lawful authority to see and convey the same in manner and from as they are hereby sold and conveyed or mentioned or intended so to be and [easily] in as the said James Grove and his heirs the said lands and premises with the appurtenances and even part thereof unto whomsoever shall and will by these present Warrant and forever defend. In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereto their hands and seals set and affixed on the day and year first above written. [ signature: James Grove ]

Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Anne Grove

On this 20th day of February A.D. 1871 before me subscribes Notary Public and Barrister by legal authority duly admitted and sworn residing and practising at Halifax, Nova Scotia personally came and appeared Anne Grove subscribing Witness to the foregoing indenture and made oath that James Grove therein named duly executed the same in his presence - C.B. Bullock Not Pub&Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. 

1881 Canadian Census:

James GROVE 

  

 Male 

 English 

 60 

 England 

 Farmer 

 Church of England 

 Penelope GROVE 

  

 Female 

 English 

 64 

 England 

 Teacher 

 Church of England 

 Anne GROVE 

  

 Female 

 English 

 67 

 England 

 Teacher 

 Church of England 

 Helen GROVE 

  

 Female 

 English 

 65 

 England 

 Teacher 

 Church of England 

 Harriet JERHOUN 

  

 Female 

 English 

 28 

 Nova Scotia 

 Servant 

 Methodist 

 Florence JERHOUN 

  

 Female 

 English 

 22 

 Nova Scotia 

 Servant 

 Methodist 

 Frederiche W. GROVE 

  

 Male 

 English 

 16 

 Nova Scotia 

  

 Church of England 

 J. Bowyear GROVE 

  

 Male 

 English 

 30 

 England 

 Saw Mill Owner 

 Church of England 

Jerhoun should probably be 'Terhoun' - and J. Bowyear is definitely T. Bowyear.

James' last will:

Proved on Tuesday, the 8th day of April AD 1890 upon the deposit of John G. Fultz one of the subj. witnesses

        This is the last Will and Testament of me James Grove of the Woodlands Beaver Bank, County of Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia, Bachelor.
        I give and bequeath to my sisters Helen Grove and Penelope Grove of the Woodlands, Beaver Bank, Spinsters, The Farm called the Woodlands, the dwelling house and premises where we now reside, situate in Beaver Bank with all the land there unto belonging for the term of their natural lives consisting of the land included under the mortgage now held by them In trust to be managed by them for my nephew Frederick William Grove on such terms as they shall agree upon. also all such property whether Personal or Real that I may die possessed of or in any way entitled to with the exceptions afterwards mentioned and after their death, I bequeath the said Farm to my nephew Frederick William Grove, his heirs and assigns forever.

         I bequeath to my nephew Frederick William Grove all the stock and implements upon my farm and all the lands not included under the mortgage, which are The Fultz Lot, an Forty Five acre Lot, except that part now under cultivation, and included within the Field Known as the Backfield, which is part of the Farm.

         I bequeath my gold ring to my niece Elizabeth Penelope Grove and my gold watch to my nephew William Henry Grove.

         I do appoint my nephew Frederick William Grove and my niece Elizabeth Penelope Grove, Executors of this my Will and Testament, to which I the said James Grove set my hand and seal this 22nd day of June, in the Year of Our Lord One thousand - eight hundred and eighty eight.

                               [signature James Grove]

           Signed sealed and declared by the said James Grove in the Presence of us, who subscribe our names as witnesses.

                             [signed : John G. Fultz      Anne Grove]

Nothing was sent to England for his niece Mary or nephew Arthur.

The cemetery records shows James as the Owner of the lot where is mother was buried in 1865:

Lot Owner: Grove, James 358 (s) R788U
Size 6 Grove Lot 162Sqft Perpetual Care 13, Centre
Lot Location Div. 5-E Lots 13,15
Deed Date 20-3-1865 #942 Price 4:0:0

The Acadian Recorder dated Feb 17 1890:

Grove - At his residence, The Woodlands Beaver Bank, Feb 15, James Grove, Aged 69 years.

Siblings

Elizabeth Penelope   Anne    Helen   Penelope Elizabeth   William    Edmund

Children


 

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