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Canton Archives [中文文件第十一箱]
AuthorCatholic Church. Archdiocese of Guangzhou (Canton) 天主教廣州總教區. [Archidioecesis Coamceuvensis]
Pub. Location---Publisher---
Date1822-1919Phys. Desc.60 docs. : maps, plans
LocationArchive CabinetCall NumberCanton Archives Folder C11.11
Canton Archives Folder C11.11 [Chinese Documents Box 11, Folder 11]
(N.B. C=Chinese, 11=Box no. 11, 11 =Folder no. 11, “real estate, property deeds”)
Items in this series are in delicate condition, with frayed edges, ink-stains and sometimes considerable insect damage.

001. Handwritten property deed cover, no. 146 號; undated; unsigned; property at Nanhai Longtou li 南海龍頭裏, [note by a 1989 reader] that it was replaced by property deeds in 2nd, 8th & 11th year of Republic China 民國二年 [1913], 民國八年 [1919] & 民國十一年 [1922]; 63 x 63.5 cm.
002. [Content of #001] Printed property deed dated 3rd month of 2nd year of Republic of China 民國二年 [1913]; signed Deng Shaoli鄧紹禮; from Finance secretary (bureau) of Guangdong Province 廣東省財政司; addressed to Deng Shaoli 鄧紹禮 acknowledging purchase of Liu Peitian’s 劉佩田 property on 19th day of 1st month of 2nd year of Guangxu 光緒二年 [1876] & replacing old deeds with new ones; 31.5 x 60.5 cm.
003. [Content of #001] Handwritten property deed dated 19th day of 1st month of 2nd year of Guangxu 光緒二年 [1876]; signed Liu Peitian 劉佩田; on Deng Shaoli 鄧紹禮 purchase of Liu Peitian’s 劉佩田 land; ca. 55 x ca. 54.5 cm.
004. [Content of #001] Handwritten property deed dated 27th day of 4th month of 8th year of Republic of China 民國八年 [1919]; signed Deng Shaojian 鄧紹堅; about selling land in Nanhai County 南海縣 to Catholic Church with Deng Shaoxi 鄧紹錫 as witness; 27 x 53.5 cm.
005. [Content of #001] Handwritten envelope in French & Chinese about donation in Loung t’ao li [i.e. 龍頭裏] in District of Shiè loung, Nanhai Shelong Longtou li 南海蛇龍龍頭裏; 14.5 x 22.5 cm.
006. [Content of #001] [Content of #005] Handwritten receipt dated 2nd day of 6th month of 8th year of Republic of China 民國八年 [1919]; signed Deng Shaojian 鄧紹堅; addressed to Fr. Wang汪神父; on having received Church’s payment for land located at Longtouli 龍頭裏; 26 x 10.5 cm.
007. [Content of #001] [Content of #005] Handwritten receipt dated 27th day of 4th month of 8th year of Republic of China 民國八年 [1919]; signed Deng Shaojian 鄧紹堅; addressed to Fr. Wang 汪神父 on having received Church’s payment for land located at Longtouli 龍頭裏; 25 x 12 cm.
008. [Content of #001] [Content of #005] Handwritten note; undated [but after 1884]; unsigned; about deeds lost during unrest in 10th year of Guangxu 光緒十年 [1884] being found & kept as purchase evidence; 21.5 x 7.5 cm.
009. [Content of #001] [Content of #005] Handwritten property deed dated 11th year of Republic of China 民國十一年 [1922]; signed Deng Xuebin 鄧學斌 & Deng Xuechao 鄧學朝; on Deng Xuebin 鄧學斌 & Deng Xuechao 鄧學朝 selling land in Shelong County 蛇龍鄉 to Longtouli Catholic Church 龍頭裏天主堂; 21 x 27.5 cm.
010. [Content of #001] [Content of #005] Handwritten envelop in French; undated; unsigned; contract to purchase land in Shiè loung [Shelong 蛇龍]; 9.5 x 14 cm.
011. [Content of #001] Handwritten property deed dated 6th day of 12th month of 9th year of Guangxu 光緒九年 [1883]; signed Liu Yanji 劉衍基 on selling land in Shelong 蛇龍 to Deng Shaoli 鄧紹禮; 44.5 x 42.5 cm.
012. Handwritten property deed cover in Chinese & French, no. 146 號; undated [but probably 1902]; unsigned; on deeds of houses in Zaowei County 藻尾鄉 of Nanhai 南海 lost during unrest in 26th year of Guangxu 光緒二十六年 [1900], but recovered in 28th year of Guangxu 光緒二十八年 [1902]; 63 x 63 cm.
013. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated 24th year of Jiaqing 嘉慶二十四年 [1819]; about Luo 羅 selling house in Zaomei County 藻美鄉 [Jin Quan 錦全?] ; ca. 47 x ca. 23 cm.
014. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed, heavily damaged; content unclear.
015. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed; undated; unsigned; on Li Yanhui 黎燕輝 selling land to Huai懷?; ca. 22 x ca. 22 cm.
016. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated 8th month of 25th year of Daoguang 道光二十五年 [1844]; signed Li Zhizhuo 黎智卓; on Li Zhizhuo 黎智卓 selling land to Wu Liangshu 吳良叔; ca. 45 x ca. 19.5 cm.
017. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated 28th day of 8th month of 24th year of Daoguang 道光二十四年 [1843]; on Tan Zongyao 譚宗耀 selling house to Wu Yuhuai 吳玉懷 with Wu Zhuhua 吳珠華 as middleman; ca. 45.5 x ca. 33.5 cm.

018. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated 10th day of 7th month of 24th year of Daoguang 道光二十四年 [1843]; unsigned; on Wu Yupei 吳玉培 & Wu Yutian 吳玉添 selling house to Wu Yuhuai 吳玉懷 due to lack of money for funeral; ca. 48 x ca. 43 cm.
019. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated 20th day of 11th month of 3rd year of Daoguang 道光三年 [1822]; unsigned; on Zhou Shunyuan 周順元 selling land to Li Jinquan 黎錦泉 with Ma Runzong 馬潤宗 as middleman; ca. 50 x ca. 46.5 cm.
020. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated 15th day of 10th month of 1st year of Xianfeng 咸豐元年 [1850]; unsigned; Yuchao ?玉超 selling house to Wu Yuhuai吳玉懷; ca. 47 x ca. 41.5 cm.
021. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated 3rd day of 7th month of 26th year of Daoguang 道光二十六年 [1845]; signed Fu Liang 富亮; on Fu Liang 富亮 selling house to Wu Yuhuai 吳玉懷; ca. 46.5 x ca. 44 cm.
022. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated 6th day of 8th month of 8th year of Daoguang 道光八年 [1827]; signed Li Hailiang 黎海亮; on Li Youkai 黎有開 selling land to Li Qianliang 黎乾亮; ca. 48 x ca. 44 cm.
023. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated 20th day of 12th month of 15th year of Jiaqing 嘉慶十五年 [1810]; signed Zhou Dianyuan 周殿元 & Zhou Shunyuan 周順元; on selling land to Li Youkai 黎有開 with Ma Runzong 馬潤宗 as middleman; ca. 50.5 x ca 46.5 cm.
024. [Content of #012] Handwritten note on property deed in Chinese & French, red- & blue-stamped; undated; unsigned; on not needing to report eleven (11) property deeds to the government in order to avoid further complications; ca. 28.5 x ca. 44 cm.
025. [Content of #012] Handwritten property deed dated Xianfeng 咸豐 [1850-1861]; signed Wu Liang 吳良 & Wu Yuhuai 吳玉懷; on selling land & houses purchased from others to Catholic Church; 57.5 x 28.5 cm.
026. [Content of #012] Handwritten envelope in French [empty]; undated; unsigned; contracts of Fr. Robert; 17 x 22 cm.
027. [Content of #012] Handwritten envelope in French [empty]; unsigned; contracts of Fr. Robert; 10 x 14.5 cm.
028. [Content of #012] Printed form, undated; unsigned; from Nanhai County government in Guangdong 廣東南海縣; addressed to people purchasing property during Guangxu 光緒 reign to acknowledge ownership; 28.5 x 58.5 cm.
029. [Content of #012] Handwritten note on property deed; undated; unsigned; exchange rate for 152 taels; 23.5 x 6.5 cm.
030. [Content of #012] Deed dated 28th year of Guangxu光緒二十八年 [1902]; unsigned; official property purchase acknowledgement from government to Catholic Church, Wu Liangyu 吳良 & Wu Yuhuai 吳玉懷 selling house & land to Catholic Church using Wu Yutian 吳玉添 as middleman; 58.5 x 54.5 cm.
031. Handwritten property deed cover, no. 9 號; undated; unsigned; on shop & land located in Nanzhuang County 南莊鄉 of Nanhai 南海; 63.5 x 62 cm.
032. [Content of #031] Hand-drawn map; undated; unsigned; church building details; 33.5 x 29.5 cm.

033. [Content of #031] Handwritten envelope in French [empty]; undated; unsigned; Nam-hoi [Nanhai] family Lo in Nam-tsang Village, Fr. Robert; 14.5 x 20 cm.
034. [Content of #031] Handwritten letter in French dated 01 January 1900; signed Camille Robert; addressed to bishop; on 400 piasters for chapel, religious affairs, three villages in ruins due to fire; 20.5 x 13.5, 20.5 x 27 cm.
035. [Content of #031] Handwritten property deed dated 12th month of 25th year of Guangxu 光緒二十五年 [1899]; signed Luo Chaochang 羅超常, Luo Zongyi 羅綜義, Luo Kaizheng 羅開正, Luo Yongtai 羅勇泰, Luo Shenggang 羅盛綱, Luo Zhixiu 羅秩秀, Luo Qilin 羅啟林 & Luo Zhihui 羅秩輝; about Luo Chaochang 羅超常, Luo Zongyi 羅綜義, Luo Kaizheng 羅開正, Luo Yongtai 羅勇泰, Luo Shenggang 羅盛綱, Luo Zhixiu 羅秩秀, Luo Qilin 羅啟林 & Luo Zhihui 羅秩輝 of Nanzhuang County 南莊鄉 selling shop & land to Catholic Church; 46.5 x 23.5 cm.
036. [Content of #031] Handwritten announcement; undated; from Guangdong government announcing that many people of Luo lineage 羅姓 of Nanzhuang County 南莊鄉 of Nanhai 南海, being robbers & criminals should be arrested, asking people to be alert & helping capture them; 25 x 27 cm.
037. [Content of #031] Handwritten agreement & list in stitch-bound ledger dated 3rd day of 7th month of 24th year of Guangxu 光緒二十四年 [1898]; unsigned; agreement between Catholic Church/Guangzhou Consulate & Luo clan 羅姓 of Nanzhuang County 南莊鄉 of Nanhai 南海, long name list of Luo family: e.g., Luo Chaochang 羅超常, Luo Zongyi 羅綜義, Luo Kaizheng 羅開正, Luo Yongtai 羅勇泰, Luo Shenggang 羅盛綱, Luo Zhixiu 羅秩秀, Luo Qilin 羅啟林 & Luo Zhihui 羅秩輝; 26 x 13.5 cm.
038. Handwritten property deed envelope, no. 189 號; undated; unsigned; on Catholic Church purchasing houses located at Enzhou Bao 恩州堡 in Nanhai County 南海縣 from Ruan Yamu 阮亞木 on 8th day of 11th month of 24th year of Guangxu 光緒二十四年 [1898]; 28.5 x 15 cm.
039. [Content of #038] Handwritten property deed in Chinese & French dated 8th day of 11th month of 24th year of Guangxu 光緒二十四年 [1898]; on Ruan Yamu 阮亞木 selling houses located at Enzhou Bao 恩州堡 in Nanhai County 南海縣 (north of Guangzhou) to Catholic Church with Li Shebao 李社保 as middleman; ca. 57 x 27 cm.
040. Handwritten property deed cover, no. 70 號; undated [but probably 1897]; unsigned; Wu Yuhuai 吳玉懷 selling land located in Zaomei County 藻美鄉 of Nanhai 南海 to Catholic Church on 21th day of 7th month of 23rd year of Guangxu 光緒二十三年 [1897]; 63 x 61.5 cm.
041. [Content of #040] Hand-drawn map; undated; unsigned; map of church buildings; 32 x 21.5 cm.
042. [Content of #040] Handwritten envelop in French & Chinese [empty]; undated; unsigned; French embassy in Beijing, donation contract for chapel in Tso Mey [Zaomei 藻美?], Fr. Robert; 12 x 14.5 cm.
043. [Content of #040] Handwritten property deed dated 21st day of 7th month of 23rd year of Guangxu 光緒二十三年 [1897]; signed Wu Cijia 吳賜家; on Wu Yuhuai 吳玉懷 donating land located in Zaomei County 藻美鄉 of Nanhai 南海 to Catholic Church; 60.5 x 39 cm.
044. Handwritten property deed envelop, no. 193 (?) 號; undated [but probably 1875]; unsigned; on Yan Fengzhen 向鳳珍 donating house & land located on Jiujiang Bao 九江堡 in Rulin County 儒林鄉 to Catholic Church on 21st day of 4th month of 1st year of Guangxu 光緒元年 [1875]; 28.5 x 15 cm.
045. [Content of #044] Handwritten note of property deed dated 21st day of 4th month of 1st year of Guangxu 光緒元年 [1875]; signed ??; on Yan Fengzhen 向鳳珍 donating house & land located on Jiujiang Bao 九江堡 in Rulin County 儒林鄉 to Catholic Church; 24.5 x 49.5 cm.
046. [Content of #044] Handwritten document dated 8th month of 7th year of Xianfeng 咸豐七年 [1856]; from Peilin 佩林; addressed to all his children on distributing family property to all children & asking them to obey & maintain family peace; 59.5 x 54.5 cm.
047. Handwritten property deed cover, no. 118 (?) 號; undated [but probably 1869]; unsigned; on Wu Huaiyu 吳懷玉 donating house & land located in Zaomei County 藻美鄉 of Nanhai 南海 to Catholic Church in 9th year of Tongzhi 同治九年 [1869]; 63 x 63 cm.
048. [Content of #047] Handwritten French envelop [empty]; undated; unsigned; Chathaou (?); 8 x ca. 11 cm.
049. [Content of #047] Handwritten property deed dated 6th day of 9th month of 6th year of Tongzhi 同治六年 [1866]; signed ??; on Wu Yuhuai 吳玉懷 donating land & house located in Zaomei County 藻美鄉 to Catholic Church; ca. 53 x 54 cm.
050. Handwritten property deed cover, no. 117 號; undated [but probably 1864]; unsigned; on Catholic Church purchasing land from Deng Deri 鄧得日 in 4th year of Tongzhi 同治四年 [1864]; 63 x 63 cm.
051. [Content of #050] Handwritten property deed dated 10th day of 4th month of 4th year of Tongzhi 同治四年 [1864]; signed Deng Deri 鄧得日 & Deng Deyin 鄧得蔭, on sale of land located in Bijian County 碧澗鄉 to Catholic Church using Wu Yuqi 吳玉齊 as middleman; ca. 55 x ca. 35 cm.
052. [Content of #050] Handwritten paper wrapper (?) in French addressed to Msgr. Guillemin in Guangzhou on donation of property in Tsô-me (?) in 1867; 20 x 13.5 cm.
053. Handwritten property deed cover, no. 119 號; somewhat worm-eaten; undated [but probably 1862]; unsigned; on Catholic Church purchasing land located at Shatou Bao 沙頭堡 of Nanhai 南海 from wife of He Longji 何龍濟 in 2nd year of Tongzhi 同治二年 [1862]; 63 x 63 cm.
054. [Content of #053] Handwritten property deed dated 11th month of 2nd year of Tongzhi 同治二年 [1862]; signed He 何?; on Catholic Church purchasing land located at Shatou Bao 沙頭堡 of Nanhai 南海 from wife of He Longji 何龍濟; ca. 50 x 25.5 cm.
055. [Content of #053] Handwritten paper wrapper (?) in French; undated; unsigned; on purchase of land & house close to chapel in Châ-thaou; 13 x 20.5 cm.
056. Handwritten property deed cover, no. 143 號; undated [but probably 1847]; unsigned; on Catholic Church purchasing property located in Datong 大同 of Nanhai 南海 28th year of Daoguang 道光二十八年 [1847]; 63 x 63 cm.
057. [Content of #056] Handwritten French envelop [empty]; undated; unsigned; addressed to Msgr. Chausse; 11 x 14 cm.
058. [Content of #056] Handwritten property deed dated 18th day of 8th month of 28th year of Daoguang 道光二十八年 [1847]; signed Cheng Xianxiu 程賢秀, Cheng Guangxiu 程廣秀 & Cheng Jianning 程堅寧 on Catholic Church purchasing house & land located in Datong 大同 of Nanhai 南海 from Cheng Xianxiu 程賢秀, Cheng Guangxiu 程廣秀 & Cheng Jianning 程堅寧; ca. 47.5 x ca. 33 cm.
059. Handwritten property deed envelop, no. 142 號; undated; unsigned; about Yang Chengguang 楊程光 selling property in Nanhai 南海 to Liu family 劉宅 on 23rd day of 11th month of 59th year of Qianlong 乾隆五十九年 [1793]; 29.5 x 15 cm.
060. [Content of #059] Handwritten property deed dated 23rd day of 11th month of 59th year of Qianlong 乾隆五十九年 [1793]; signed ??; on Yang Chengguang 楊程光 selling property in Nanhai 南海 to Liu family 劉宅; ca. 44 x ca. 21 cm.

Subject(s)Church property--China--Guangdong Sheng--19th-20th centuries--Sources
Deeds--China--Guangdong Sheng--Catholic Church--Cases
Real property--China--Guangdong Sheng--19th-20th centuries--Archival materials
Rec. TypeArchival materialsLanguageChinese, French
CollectionCanton ArchivesRec. #17373