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  • Indentured Servant Agreement between William [Tosdevine] and Tunis Snook- Kingston, 1814
    Indentured Servant Agreement between William [Tosdevine] and Tunis Snook- Kingston, 1814
    text  1 August 1814,     An agreement for an indentured servant, dated August 1st, 1814 in Kingston, Upper Canada. It states that William [Tosdevine] of Kingston, under his own free will and with the consent of his father Peter [Tosdevine] (also from Kingston), agreed to become an apprentice/servant for Tunis Snook of Kingston. The length ...
    text  1 August 1814,   An agreement for an indentured servant, dated August 1st, 1814 in Kingston, Upper Canada. It states that William [Tosdevine] of Kingston, under his own free will and with the consent ...
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • Land Deed No. 5125- Between Isaac and Abraham Laing and William Haun of the Township of Humberstone
    Land Deed No. 5125- Between Isaac and Abraham Laing and William Haun of the Township of Humberstone
    text  12 January 1815,     A deed between Isaac and Abraham Laing and William Haun of the Township of Humberstone for Lot 9, Front Concession of the Township of Humberstone for 37 pounds, 10 shillings.
    text  12 January 1815,   A deed between Isaac and Abraham Laing and William Haun of the Township of Humberstone for Lot 9, Front Concession of the Township of Humberstone for 37 pounds, 10 shillings.
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • James Fortier Letter To W.H. Merritt, Chief Commissioner of Public Works in Toronto- 1850
    James Fortier Letter To W.H. Merritt, Chief Commissioner of Public Works in Toronto- 1850
    text  17 Sept 1850,     A letter written by James Fortier who was the Port Colborne Lighthouse keeper after his War of 1812 Service. He had participated at the Battle of Fort Detroit under Major General Sir Isaac Brock for which he received a medal in 1849. He was also in charge of a gun ...
    text  17 Sept 1850,   A letter written by James Fortier who was the Port Colborne Lighthouse keeper after his War of 1812 Service. He had participated at the Battle of Fort Detroit under Major ...
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • Fraktur Mennonite Birth Certificate- Abraham Neff, 1802
    Fraktur Mennonite Birth Certificate- Abraham Neff, 1802
    text  1802,     "Fraktur" Mennonite artwork which celebrates the birth of Abraham Neff. It reads: "In the year of our Lord, December 7, 1802 ". Abraham was 10 years old when Michael Graybiel made the bellows for his father Peter Neff in 1812 to begin the Neff metal-working tradition. Abraham came form a ...
    text  1802,   "Fraktur" Mennonite artwork which celebrates the birth of Abraham Neff. It reads: "In the year of our Lord, December 7, 1802 ". Abraham was 10 years old when Michael Graybiel ...
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • Deed of Land Transcript- To Christian Kniseley from King George III, 1818
    Deed of Land Transcript- To Christian Kniseley from King George III, 1818
    text  1818,     A six page photocopy of a transcript of a Deed granting 25 acres of land in the Township of Humberstone, County of Lincoln, District of Niagara, to Christian Kniseley from King George III, on September 29, 1818. The lot is described as "part of the near of Northern half of ...
    text  1818,   A six page photocopy of a transcript of a Deed granting 25 acres of land in the Township of Humberstone, County of Lincoln, District of Niagara, to Christian Kniseley from ...
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • Marriage Certificate Between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin
    Marriage Certificate Between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin
    text  31 March 1800,     A marriage certificate between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin. Clockwise starting from top right: Peter Neff a son of Abraham Neff.Bottom Right: was born the 23 October, 1780 in Yorck County, Pennsylvania.Bottom Left: his wife Maria Neff is born Durrin. Was born the 13 November 1779,Top Left: Nordhamthon County Pennsylvania. ...
    text  31 March 1800,   A marriage certificate between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin. Clockwise starting from top right: Peter Neff a son of Abraham Neff.Bottom Right: was born the 23 October, 1780 in Yorck ...
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • Mennonite Exemption Certificate- John Graybiel,1812
    Mennonite Exemption Certificate- John Graybiel,1812
    text  31 Aug 1812,     An original hand-written certificate dated August 31, 1812 declaring that John Graybiel of the Township of Wainfleet, County of Lincoln was a "manonist" and a son of a "Manonist" (meaning a Mennonite). This certificate, which the Militia Act required to be signed by three members of the congregation, exempted 16 ...
    text  31 Aug 1812,   An original hand-written certificate dated August 31, 1812 declaring that John Graybiel of the Township of Wainfleet, County of Lincoln was a "manonist" and a son of a "Manonist" (meaning ...
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • Proclamation By Lt. Col.  Jas. P. Preston of the Invading American Army
    Proclamation By Lt. Col. Jas. P. Preston of the Invading American Army
    text  30 May 1813,     Some names and dates have been removed from the additional note for privacy purposes.
    text  30 May 1813,   Some names and dates have been removed from the additional note for privacy purposes.
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • Military Warrant for Elisha Smith, 33rd Regiment of the Connecticut Militia- 1811
    Military Warrant for Elisha Smith, 33rd Regiment of the Connecticut Militia- 1811
    text  6 May 1811     This is the military warrant issued to Elisha Smith, 2nd Company, appointing him to the rank of Sergeant in the 2nd Company of the 33rd Regiment, Connecticut Militia. It is printed and signed in black ink by William Sterling, Lieutenant Colonel, Commandant of the 33rd Regiment, Connecticut Militia. It was ...
    text  6 May 1811   This is the military warrant issued to Elisha Smith, 2nd Company, appointing him to the rank of Sergeant in the 2nd Company of the 33rd Regiment, Connecticut Militia. It is ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Promissory Note Between William Forsyth and James Cummings- 1817
    Promissory Note Between William Forsyth and James Cummings- 1817
    text  7 April 1817     This is a promissory note by William Forsyth to James Cummings Esq. in Chippawa dated Falls April 7, 1817.
    text  7 April 1817   This is a promissory note by William Forsyth to James Cummings Esq. in Chippawa dated Falls April 7, 1817.
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Military Commission For James Thompson- June 29, 1812
    Military Commission For James Thompson- June 29, 1812
    text  29 June 1812     This is the military commission appointing James Thompson as Ensign in the 2nd Regiment of the Lincoln Militia of which Thomas Clark was the Lieutenant Colonel. It was issued in the name of Isaac Brock, President Administering the Government of Upper Canada and Major General Commanding his Majesty's forces therein ...
    text  29 June 1812   This is the military commission appointing James Thompson as Ensign in the 2nd Regiment of the Lincoln Militia of which Thomas Clark was the Lieutenant Colonel. It was issued in ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Land Indenture Between Edward Hunt and Robert Hamilton- March 1803
    Land Indenture Between Edward Hunt and Robert Hamilton- March 1803
    text  29 March 1803     This is a land indenture between Edward Hunt, County of Lincoln and Robert Hamilton of Queenston, Merchant. It is dated March 29, 1803 and discusses the west half of Lot #4, fifth concession, the Township of Humberstone.This is a land indenture between Edward Hunt, County of Lincoln and Robert Hamilton ...
    text  29 March 1803   This is a land indenture between Edward Hunt, County of Lincoln and Robert Hamilton of Queenston, Merchant. It is dated March 29, 1803 and discusses the west half of Lot ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Land Deed from Johnson and Susannah Butler to Abraham Hunsberry- 1808
    Land Deed from Johnson and Susannah Butler to Abraham Hunsberry- 1808
    text  1808     Deed of land between Johnson and Susannah Butler and Abraham Hunsberry for 42 acres in the Township of Clinton.
    text  1808   Deed of land between Johnson and Susannah Butler and Abraham Hunsberry for 42 acres in the Township of Clinton.
    Jordan Historical Museum
    1812 History
  • Land Deed Between Paul Marlatt and Jacob Book- 1807
    Land Deed Between Paul Marlatt and Jacob Book- 1807
    text  1807     Land Deed Between Paul Marlatt and Jacob Book from Grimsby for 50 acres of land, Lot 22 in the 6th Concession, in the Township of Clinton.
    text  1807   Land Deed Between Paul Marlatt and Jacob Book from Grimsby for 50 acres of land, Lot 22 in the 6th Concession, in the Township of Clinton.
    Jordan Historical Museum
    1812 History
  • Land Indenture between Smith Griffin and Ebenezer Collver- 1812
    Land Indenture between Smith Griffin and Ebenezer Collver- 1812
    text  9 September 1812     Land Indenture between Smith Griffin and Ebenezer Collver for 151 acres.
    text  9 September 1812   Land Indenture between Smith Griffin and Ebenezer Collver for 151 acres.
    Jordan Historical Museum
    1812 History
  • Land Indenture Between William Hare and John Honsberger- 1811
    Land Indenture Between William Hare and John Honsberger- 1811
    text  25 February 1811     Land indenture between William Hare and John Honsberger for 100 acres in the Township of Louth, Lot 17 in the 5th Concession.
    text  25 February 1811   Land indenture between William Hare and John Honsberger for 100 acres in the Township of Louth, Lot 17 in the 5th Concession.
    Jordan Historical Museum
    1812 History
  • Land Deed for Abraham High- 1807
    Land Deed for Abraham High- 1807
    text  05 December 1807     Land Deed for Abraham High for 200 acres in the Township of Scott, signed by Francis Gore, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada.
    text  05 December 1807   Land Deed for Abraham High for 200 acres in the Township of Scott, signed by Francis Gore, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada.
    Jordan Historical Museum
    1812 History
  • Land Indenture for Abraham High- 1814
    Land Indenture for Abraham High- 1814
    text  1814     Land Indenture for Abraham High
    text  1814   Land Indenture for Abraham High
    Jordan Historical Museum
    1812 History
  • Fraktur Writing Exercise- 1811
    Fraktur Writing Exercise- 1811
    text  1811     Fraktur Writing Exercise by the Wills Family.
    text  1811   Fraktur Writing Exercise by the Wills Family.
    Jordan Historical Museum
    1812 History
  • Fraktur Writing Exercise- 1790
    Fraktur Writing Exercise- 1790
    text  1790     A Fraktur writing exercise belonging to Samuel Moyer.
    text  1790   A Fraktur writing exercise belonging to Samuel Moyer.
    Jordan Historical Museum
    1812 History
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