9 July 1812
...A handwritten agreement, dated July 9, 1812
, between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby (Labourer and Frenchman). Gerau had agreed to complete his duty as militia man in the Flank Company stationed at Niagara. In consideration of this, John Beamer would pay Gerau fifty dollars, part...
... they believed it would have kept American intruders away during the years 1812
-1814. Unfortunately, the house was eventually occupied by American troops during the war....
25 June 1802 A certificate of Commission for Robert Nelles (1761-1842), Esquire, as Deputy Lieutenant. It is signed by Robert Hamilton, Lieutenant, County Lincoln, and Francis Goring, his secretary, in Queenston.
10 October 1815 A military commission for Robert Nelles, Esquire (1761-1842), as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. It is signed by Francis Gore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada in York.
The 4th Lincoln was involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and...
...A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. Robert Nelles at the time of the War of 1812
Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia by the end...
...A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea bowl and saucer.
It is believed that this item was in use, before or during the time of the War of 1812
, in "The Manor"; the home of Col. Robert Nelles...
... the house, but due to the angle it is unclear whether it is separate or part of the main house. The house itself has a large front door in the middle and two shuttered windows on each side as well as two smaller ones above them. This is believed to be the Nelles house which existed during the War of 1812
...A black and white photograph of the lock up located in the basement of the Nelles house (125 Main Street West) that existed during the War of 1812
. The photograph shows the wooden cell located in the basement next to the staircase. The house was owned by Colonel Robert Nelles (1761...
1918 A postcard with a picture of Robert Nelles' Manor that was built in 1798. On the front it says: "The Manor (over 100 years old) Grimsby, Ont." Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia by the end of the War. He was also known to have been a Justice of the Peace and...
26 March 1825, p. 2 A certificate of achievement for John Pettit, Esq. of Grimsby for undertaking the task of carrying dispatches throughout the Niagara Region on behalf of Major Glegg and the military in April 1813. Pettit came to Upper Canada following the revolutionary war and, during the war, carried dispatches...
15 December 1815 A record of army pay issued by Captain Henry Nelles (1789-1841) for December 30, 1815. It is handwritten with ink and has an "X" through the figures on the front. On the back is the total of pays calculated along with some pencil calculations.
Nelles was a Captain in the 4th Regiment of the...
A print of the Robert Nelles Manor in 1798. Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia by the end of the War. He was also known to have been a Justice of the Peace and performed many marriages during the war.
This home was also occupied by United States forces...
An estimate of damage done on the Robert Nelles (1761-1842) property at Forty Mile Creek by the United States Army during their encampment on the premises. The list of damages included items such as livestock, a wagon, a harness, 25 acres of land, and barrels of flour. Total damages on the...
11 October to 1 November 1814
...A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln militia under the command of Lt. Col. Robert Nelles (1761-1842) from October 11 to November 1, 1814.
This Regiment was involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812
Names include in the muster...
1814 A payroll, dated October 11 to November 11, 1814, of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under Lt. Col. Robert Nelles (1761-1842).
Names included on the payroll list:
Cline, Henry Sr.
Comfort, John Harris
House, John Sr.
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