Glainamar

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Glainamar
Territory of Austenasia
Glainamar in 2017
Glainamar in 2017
Flag of Glainamar
Official seal of Glainamar
NationEmpire of Austenasia
Region Northern Austenasia
Duchy New Royton
ProvinceVinland
Established12 March 2024
Government
 • MonarchHIM Emperor Jonathan I
 • Prime MinisterLord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford
 • GovernorLord Anthony Griffin, Baron of Glainamar
Area
 • Total0.0013887 km2 (0.0005362 sq mi)
Population
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (NST)
 • Summer (DST)-2:30


Glainamar is an Austenasian Territory which is an enclave of Newfoundland, Canada. It is located in the Austenasian Province of Vinland, in the Duchy of New Royton, in the region of Northern Austenasia. It consists of a portion of a garden on a residential property, measuring roughly 14,948 square foot, claimed in the town of Carbonear.

The territory was annexed by an Imperial Decree on 12 March 2024, after it was claimed for the Empire by its owner, the now Lord Anthony Griffin. Griffin was appointed the Governor and Baron of Glainamar upon its annexation.

History

Records for the land which Glainamar presently sits go back to 1885, under the ownership of Michael Butler and his wife Bridget Ellis. They had a son, Michael Jr., who married a woman with the last name French and moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Michael Butler died in 1899 and left the land and house to his caregiver, Thomas French. Thomas, a former miner, resided in the house until his death in 1939. Thomas left the house and land to his brother-in-law, Michael Butler Jr., under the condition that he return home and work the land. Michael did not return home and the land reverted to Thomas French's neighbour, William Kavanagh.

Kavanagh tore down the original house and sold the land in 1954 to George Hoskins, a station agent with Canadian National Railways. In 1956, George and his family constructed a new house and moved in. The new house was named Glainamar by his wife and daughter. The previous building they lived in, they had named Stonehursh.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the land was subdivided and portions of the garden were sold to the Butt and Griffin families. Since 2012, the largest portion of the original property has been owned by the Griffin Family and in 2023, the west portion was transferred to the present Governor, Lord Anthony Griffin, Baron of Glainamar.

On 12 March, 2024, the west portion was annexed by the Empire of Austenasia as a Territory, and Anthony Griffin was made its first Governor.

List of Governors

Number Picture Name Took office Left office Notes
1. Lord Anthony Griffin, Baron of Glainamar 12 March 2024 Incumbent