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  • Letter from James Fortier, Port Colborne Light Keeper, to the Honourable Jean Chabot- 1854
    Letter from James Fortier, Port Colborne Light Keeper, to the Honourable Jean Chabot- 1854
    text  9 May 1854,     A transcription of a letter written by James Fortier, the Port Colborne Lighthouse keeper, to the Honourable Jean Chabot regarding a salary adjustment. The original letter is currently unavailable.In the letter, Fortier discusses his participation in the War of 1812. He states his involvement at the Battle of Fort Detroit ...
    text  9 May 1854,   A transcription of a letter written by James Fortier, the Port Colborne Lighthouse keeper, to the Honourable Jean Chabot regarding a salary adjustment. The original letter is currently unavailable.In the ...
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • 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
  • Graybiel Blacksmith Ledger - 1791 to the mid 1800s
    Graybiel Blacksmith Ledger - 1791 to the mid 1800s
    textcomment       The Ledger is indexed by account and not surnames as there are several names on each account due to bartering back and forth. Also, the page number in the index refers to the ledger's own page numbers.
    textcomment     The Ledger is indexed by account and not surnames as there are several names on each account due to bartering back and forth. Also, the page number in the index ...
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
  • James Macklem Ledger- 1809 to 1816
    James Macklem Ledger- 1809 to 1816
    text       The word 'To' in the Ledger refers to the goods which are purchased by the settlers and the word 'By' refers to the method of payment by the settler. The numbers in the right-hand columns refer to the number of 'pounds', 'shillings', and 'pence' involved in each transaction with the ...
    text     The word 'To' in the Ledger refers to the goods which are purchased by the settlers and the word 'By' refers to the method of payment by the settler. The ...
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
    1812 History
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