Land Grant map for Whycocomagh area of Cape Breton Island, Canada, 1950

OS-style map of the Whycocmagh area of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, showing the boundaries of land granted to Scottish immigrants during the 19th century. Those known to belong to Tiree emmigrants have been marked by the donor. Index sheet 116; scale “one inch to forty chains”. Also included is a modern touring map of Cape Breton Island on which the donor has marked the Whycocomagh area for reference. See also a covering letter from the donor – 2012.102.2

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Object Details

Other Number: V22
Normal Location: Map Chest: drawer 1
Current Location: normal location

2 thoughts on “2012.102.1

  1. Andrew Campbell


    I’m researching a tacksman Campbell family from Gortendonnel, Tiree circa 1790 – 1810.

    Is there a way to check if these grants figure as highlighted on the map?

    Cape Breton no.: 2971; NSARM microfilm: 15799
    –>1824 Campbell, John (N.B. a subsequent act of sale in 1844 identifies this John Campbell as being of St Paul’s Island)
    Report of Surveyor, D.B. McNab: 300 acres at the Head of the Basin of Whycocomah. Plan.

    Cape Breton no.: 3307; NSARM microfilm: 15800
    –>1833 Campbell, Alexander (possibly John’s father???)
    Report of McNab: 200 acres, north side Wycocomah. Plan

    Many thanks in advance.


    Andrew Campbell

    1. Janet Bowler

      The map shows 300 acres under the name of John Campbell at the west end of Whycocomagh Bay including the shore – Plot 28, Book P, pg 79. This is presumably the same place as the “Head of Whycocomagh Basin”. The only Alexander Campbell I can find on the map is for 105 acres northwest of Whycocomagh at Brigend – Plot 8781. I hope this helps.


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