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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
  • Bible circa 1812-1825
    Bible circa 1812-1825
    text  1812     This Bible belonged to the Stewart Family, which included the following family members: Margaret Stewart, Agnes Jane Stewart in 1824, and Thomas A. Stewart, who was the First Mate on the schooner, the 'Antelope'.The Bible is small and rectangular. The cover is leather with a leather closing flap. The outside ...
    text  1812   This Bible belonged to the Stewart Family, which included the following family members: Margaret Stewart, Agnes Jane Stewart in 1824, and Thomas A. Stewart, who was the First Mate on ...
    St. Catharines Museum
    1812 History
  • The Battle of Queenston Heights, Edited by John Symons
    The Battle of Queenston Heights, Edited by John Symons
    text  1859, p. 39     Black, hardcovered book with 39 pages, which include illustrations and maps.The Battle of Queenston Heights: Being a narrative of the opening of the War of 1812, with notices of the life of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., and description of the monument erected to his memory.
    text  1859, p. 39   Black, hardcovered book with 39 pages, which include illustrations and maps.The Battle of Queenston Heights: Being a narrative of the opening of the War of 1812, with notices of the ...
    St. Catharines 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
  • The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies, of the Church- 1810
    The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies, of the Church- 1810
    text  1810     In script on inside front page:"The gift of the Rev. Thos. Agemon (?) Rector of maghe.... To Rose Mcgarvey for regular attendance at divine service and attending..... October 7, 1816"
    text  1810   In script on inside front page:"The gift of the Rev. Thos. Agemon (?) Rector of maghe.... To Rose Mcgarvey for regular attendance at divine service and attending..... October 7, 1816"
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Sermons, preached in the Tron Church, Glasgow- 1819
    Sermons, preached in the Tron Church, Glasgow- 1819
    text  1819, p. 525     Sermon book with black/tan marbleized hard covers with black across the corners and spine.
    text  1819, p. 525   Sermon book with black/tan marbleized hard covers with black across the corners and spine.
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
  • Foundation Stone of the Brock Monument- October 13, 1853
    Foundation Stone of the Brock Monument- October 13, 1853
    text  1853     An announcement on the form of procession to be observed at the laying of the foundation stone of the Brock monument at Queenston Heights. This is for the second monument where they buried Major-General Isaac Brock and his aid-de-camp Lieut. Col. MacDonnell. The announcement is printed on off white paper ...
    text  1853   An announcement on the form of procession to be observed at the laying of the foundation stone of the Brock monument at Queenston Heights. This is for the second monument ...
    Niagara Falls History Museum
    1812 History
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