Front Door of Arthur George Heaven's Farmhouse with 1849 Date
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- Farm house built 1849. Lot 6 Concession 1 NDS Boyne, Trafalgar Township (or 1510 Bronte Street South, Milton).
Note the "detail" image showing the atachment of the front door and the date above door which reads, "A.S. 1849".
The original land patent was granted to Robert Loring in July 1825. Andrew Suiter bought the south half of Lot 6, Concession 1 NS from Henry Freeland in May 1829. Suiter married Hannah Green and they farmed the east half of Lot 6, Concession 1 N. Andrew died on August 19, 1863.
The estate of Robert Suiter sold the farm to English immigrant Arthur George Heaven in 1883. Arthur George
Heaven was born in Bristol England on February 9, 1835. His wife Jane Stephens was born in Bristol, England on November 5, 1839. They came with their children; Herbert G., Claude, Lillian, Cecil, Muriel and Cam. The house was/is 10-rooms, 1 1/2 storey, stone.
Land records indicate Arthur G. Heaven sold the farm to his son Herbert Heaven in 1895. Arthur and Jane Heaven moved to in “Glenside”, just west of 4th Line, south of the Lakeshore Road, the area of McCraney`s Corners.
On 29 Oct 1896, at St. Judes Church, Oakville, Herbert George Heaven, a 31-year-old farmer of Trafalgar Township married Charlotte A. McCraney of Trafalgar, daughter of James W. and Augusta McCraney. The Bronte Road farm stayed in the Heaven family until April 1925.
The property was bought in 1941 by Nelson Daniel Lawrence and Mary Margaret Maude Lawrence from Barbara Jane Stuart. In 1944, the property "Lawrendale" was given to their son, Denzil Featherstone Lawrence at his marriage to Marion Miller. So many of the family farmed along Bronte Road the area was informally known as "The Lawrence Road".
Denzil and Marion ran the farm as a dairy operation to 1967, then Denzil became the first A.E. LePage real estate agent in Milton. After 1967, the Lawrences owned the house and about 7 acres after that until about 1996.Look for other photographs in the internet collection of "Lawrendale" and the family of Denzil and Mary Lawrence.
- This photograph was taken in 1984.
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton