I CERTIFY that the within Typewritten sheets 7 in number is a true and Correct Copy of Instrument registered in Book No.4 for the Township of Niagara on the 20 day of May 1880 as Number 1497.
St. Catharines June 23, 1928
Stamp of Registry Office, County of Lincoln, Canada
Mrs. Bell W. Duncan
The Trustees of the REGULAR BAPTIST CHURCH
CONVEYANCE OF LOT
In Queenston Village
I certify that the within Instrument is duly entered and registered in the Registry Office for the County of Lincoln, in Book 4 for the Township of Niagara at 10 o'clock A. M. of the 20th day of December A. D. 1880 Number 1497
(Sgd.) John Tuite
This Indenture, made (in duplicate) the Nineteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight
In pursuance of the Act respecting Short forms of Conveyances*
Bell Wight Duncan of Number 18 Pembridge Gardens Bayswater, in the bounty of Middlesex in the Kingdom of England, Widow hereinafter called The Grantor, of the FIRST PART;
James Cooper, Joseph Ward Stone, Henry Vrooman, James Judson Vrooman and Edwin Bosworth of the Village of Queenston in the Province of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada, hereinafter called the trustees, of the Second Part
WHEREAS, by an Act of the Legislature of Ontario, passed in the Thirty-Sixth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and intituled, "An Act respecting the Property of Religious Institutions," any Religious Society or Congregation of Christians desirous of taking a conveyance of land for the site of a Church, Chapel, Meeting House, Burial Ground, Residence for a Minister, or for any other religious or congregational purpose whatever, are authorized to appoint Trustees, to whom, and their successors to be appointed in the manner specified in the deed of conveyance, the land requisite for all or any of the purposes aforesaid may be conveyed.
AND WHEREAS, a Religious Society or Congregation of Christians known as "The Queenston Baptist Church," desire to take a conveyanoe of the land hereinafter mentioned for the site of a church, chapel or meeting house
the support of Public Worship and the propagation of the Christian Religion, and have appointed the said parties of the Second Part to be Trustees for the purpose of taking a conveyance of the said lands, and holding the same for the use of the said Society.
AND WHEREAS, the said grantor hath agreed to sell and convey the said lands for the price of Twenty Five Dollars
NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH, that in consideration of twenty Five Dollars of lawful money of Canada, now paid by the said Trustees unto the said grantor (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) the said grantor Doth Grant unto the said trustees and their successors for ever : ALL AND SINGULAR, that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, lying and being in the Village of Qeenston in the County of Lincoln in the Province of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada being Lot Number One Hundred and Forty and Ten feet more or less of the North end of Lot Number One Hundred and Forty One in the aforesaid Village of Qeeenston being the whole of Lot Number One Hundred and Forty and that part of Lot Number One Hundred and Forty One which is conveyed by a Deed from The Honourable John Hamilton of Kingston and the late Thomas Clark Street Esquire to the party hereto of the First part and which said Deed describes the said whole Lot and part of Lot as they are intended to be conveyed by these presents.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD , unto the said Trustees, and their successors for ever, by the name of "The Trustees of the Queenston Baptist Church
UPON TRUST that the same shall be held for the use, for the purposes aforesaid, of the Members of a Regular Baptist Church, which Church shall be exclusively composed of persons who have been baptized fay immersion, on a personal profession of their faith in Christ, and holding the following doctrines, that is to say:
The being and unity of God: the existence of three equal persons in the Godhead: the inspiration of the old and new Testaments; the total depravity of man; election according to the foreknowledge of God; the divinity of Christ and the all sufficiency of his atonement; justification by faith alone in the righteousness of Christ; the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, perseverance of the Saints; the resurrection of the dead; the final judgment; the punishment of the wicked, and the blessedness of the righteous, both eternal; the immersion of believers in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy
Spirit, the only baptism; the Lord’s Supper, a privilege peculiar to baptized believers; a Church, company of baptized believers voluntarily associated and meeting in one place on the first day of the week for mutual edification and the maintenance and propagation of these doctrines; the word of God a complete and infallible rule of faith and practice; the religious observance of the first day of the week; and the obligation of every intelligent creature to believe the record which God has given of his Son.
AND UPON TRUST, at all times to permit any Church, Chapel or Meeting House then upon the said land, to be used by the said Society for the purpose of Public Worship, and for the business and other meetings of the said Society, and for the purpose of holding a Sunday School when and as the said Society may direct.
AND UPON TRUST, at all times hereafter to permit any Minister or Preacher, duly authorized by the said Church, to officiate in any Church, Chapel or Meeting House then being upon the said land
AND UPON TRUST, to apply the rents or profits derived from any portion of the said land towards the support of Public Worship in the said Church, Chapel or meeting house, or towards the repair and improvement of the said property, or to such other religious purpose as may be designated by the said Society.
IT IS HEREBY DECLARED, that the Trustees shall be three in number, and when and as often as any Trustee shall die, be excluded from the fellowship of the said Church, remove from Ontario, unite with any other religious denomination, resign or be discharged from office by the said Church by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any regular Church meeting, a week's public notice having been given that at such meeting the subject of Removal of Church Trustees would be considered, then the place of such Trustee shall be deemed vacant, and may be filled by the said Church by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any regular Church meeting, a week's Public notice having been given in manner afo resaid:
AND IT IS FURTHER DECLARED, that if it is stated in the notice to be the intention to proceed also with the election of Trustees desired by at the meeting at which the question of Removal of Church Trustees is to he considered, then, in that case, it shall be lawful to fill any vacancy at such meeting. It is hereby declared that no person shall be eligible to be elected a Trustee who is not then a member of the said Church, in good standing.
AND IT IS HEREBY FURTHER DECLARED, that a minute of any notice as aforesaid, also of any discharge or election, shall be entered in the Church Book by the Church Clerk, and the said minutes shall be sufficient evidence of such discharge and election as aforesaid.
AND IT IS HEREBY FURTHER DECLARED, that in case the said Church shall cease to exist, then the powers hereby vested in such Church for the removal or appointment of Trustees shall vest in the Executive Board of the Regular Baptist Missionary Convention of Ontario, and may be exercised by the said Board at any of its regular Quarterly Meetings, until the reorganization of the said Church, when the said powers shall again, ipso facto, vest in the said Church so re-organized. PROVIDED ALWAYS, that while the existence of the said Church is suspended, the Trustees, for the time, shall be under obligation to open the said | Church, chapel or meeting house for regular or occasional service to any Minister or Missionary of the Regular Baptist Denomination, who shall be in connection with a Church of the faith and order hereinbefore set out.
IT IS HEREBY FURTHER DECLARED, that in case for any reason there shall cease to be any Trustees appointed under the provisions hereinbefore contained, then, until the appointment of other Trustees, the members for the time being, of the Executive Board of the said Convention shall be the Trustees under this deed, until others shall be appointed according to the said provisions.
And the said grantor covenants with the said Trustees that she has the right to convey the said lands to the said Trustees notwithstanding any act of the said Grantor.
And that the said Trustees shall have quiet possession of the said lands free from all incumbrances.
And that the said Grantor will execute such farther assurances of the said land as may be requisite.
And that she will produce the title deeds enumerated hereon, and such other title deeds as may be at the time of the request in her possession or power, and allow copies to be made of them at the expense of the Trustees.
And that he has done no act to encumber the said lands. And the grantor releases to the Trustees all her claims upon the said lands.
In Witness Whereof, the parties hereto have hereunto set their hands and seals.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered In Presence Of
(Sgd.) S. G. Duncan Clark
(Sgd.) Bell W. Duncan L. S.
Received from the said parties of the Second part the sum of Twenty Five Dollars being the full consideration herein named.
(Sgd.) S. 0. Duncan Clark
(Sgd.) Bell W. Duncan.
County of York To Wit:
I, Samuel Clark Duncan Clark of the City of Toronto in the County of York in the Province of Ontario and in the Dominion of Canada make oath and say:
1. That I was personally present, and did see the within instrument, and a duplicate thereof, duly signed, sealed (Sgd. P.M.G.Mc.) and executed by Mrs. Bell Wight Duncan the party thereto.
2. That the said Instrument and duplicate were executed by the said party at Bayswater in the County of Middlesex England
3.That I knew the said party who is since deceased.
4. That I am a subscribing witness to the said instrument and duplicate.
SWORN before me at the City of Toronto in the County of York aforesaid this 22 day of May A. D. 1879
(Sgd.) S. C. Duncan Clark
(Sgd.) P. M. G. McCutchin , Commissioner