Sapper

Robert Hume

Robert Hume volunteered for service in British Columbia with the Columbia Detachment in 1858.

As a Sapper Hume's  Regimental Pay per Diem would have been 1s. 2 1/2d. plus Working Pay per Diem of 1s. to 4s.

He traveled on board the Thames City with the main body of the Detachment, arriving in the Colony the 12th April 1859.

A year after arriving, Hume decided to take his savings and purchase land in the new Colony.

New Westminster, 13th March 1860

 Sir,

At the Land Sale which took place here on 5th and 6th October last, Sapper Robert Hume RE, purchased Suburban Lot 9 Block 4 New Westminster District.

In consequence of his having lost or mislaid the Certificate, I have the honor to request that you will not receive any monies for the said Lot excepting through me.

I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient, Humble Servant,

RC Moody, Col. Comd.

To Captain W. Driscoll Gosset RE, Treasurer, Etc, etc, etc,

According to Woodward:

Hume Received Crown Grant, Dec 7, 1861, Lot 91, Group 2, New Westminster District with George Green, 260 acres (100 for Hume) Central Park;

 Dec 7, 1871, Lot 91, Group 2, New Westminster District, 150-acre military grant.

Listed as in New Westminster District, 1877 and 1880, when described as a miner.