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  • Grant of Dumfries Land to Thomas Gadd
    TextImage       This grant from the Province of Upper Canada gives Thomas Gadd 446 acres of land in Paris (then the Township of Dumfries), north of Dundas Street. His land is described as bordering Capron's.
    TextImage     This grant from the Province of Upper Canada gives Thomas Gadd 446 acres of land in Paris (then the Township of Dumfries), north of Dundas Street. His land is described ...
  • Ledger documenting chancery sale of lands belonging to Hiram Capron, April 23 1848 - 1925
    TextImage       This ledger documents the chancery sales of Hiram Capron’s lands, spanning a long time period of time from 1848 to 1925. This collection also includes the auction booklet for an 1878 posthumous sale of many of Capron’s lands as 1999.0412.01; it is linked to on the right.
    TextImage     This ledger documents the chancery sales of Hiram Capron’s lands, spanning a long time period of time from 1848 to 1925. This collection also includes the auction booklet for an ...
  • Land Indenture between Robert Rosebrugh and Neil Cook Love, 1855
    TextImage       This indenture documents the sale of a plot of land from Robert Rosebrugh to a Toronto druggist, Neil Cook Love. Rosebrugh owned most of the land in Paris's Upper Town, though few documents pertaining to him remain today.
    TextImage     This indenture documents the sale of a plot of land from Robert Rosebrugh to a Toronto druggist, Neil Cook Love. Rosebrugh owned most of the land in Paris's Upper Town, ...
  • Statement of No Ownership for Lot 7 East of Burwell and Lot 7 East Side Dumfries, 1853
    TextImage       This document, written by County of Brant registrar T.S. Shenston, certifies that no conveyance of any type has been filed on the two lots he outlines in the title, Lot 7 East of Burwell and Lot 7 East Side Dumfries.
    TextImage     This document, written by County of Brant registrar T.S. Shenston, certifies that no conveyance of any type has been filed on the two lots he outlines in the title, Lot ...
  • Land Indenture between William Holme, Thomas Clark, and Samuel Street
    TextImage       This indenture documents the sale of lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the Township of Dumfries (later Paris) from William Holme, who had received it from his brother John, to Thomas Clark and Samuel Street. It was signed on August 19th, 1824. This land would later be sold by ...
    TextImage     This indenture documents the sale of lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the Township of Dumfries (later Paris) from William Holme, who had received it from his brother John, ...
  • Land Indenture Between William and John Holme
    TextImage       This 1824 indenture documents the sale from John Holme to his brother William of land in what was then the Township of Dumfries, and now Paris. This land comprised lots 29, 30, 31 and 32, which makes up most of what is today Paris north of Dundas Street. John received ...
    TextImage     This 1824 indenture documents the sale from John Holme to his brother William of land in what was then the Township of Dumfries, and now Paris. This land comprised lots ...
  • Letter from W.G. Keele to Hiram Capron Confirming Land Sales
    TextImage       This letter is a follow-up to an earlier 1835 correspondence between Keele and Capron concerning land grants. Keele reports on the progress he has made in confirming these grants, and the work remaining to be done.
    TextImage     This letter is a follow-up to an earlier 1835 correspondence between Keele and Capron concerning land grants. Keele reports on the progress he has made in confirming these grants, and ...
  • Abstract of Title Deeds to Hiram Capron's Properties, 1866
    TextImage       This handwritten abstract of title contains a brief transactional history of the ownership of the land which, at the time this was written in 1866, belonged to Hiram Capron.
    TextImage     This handwritten abstract of title contains a brief transactional history of the ownership of the land which, at the time this was written in 1866, belonged to Hiram Capron.
  • Land Indenture Between Hugh Finlayson, George McVicar, James Montgomery and the Municipality of the Village of Paris
    TextImage       In this 1853 indenture, Hugh Finlayson, George McVicar, James Montgomery and their wives Joanna Finlayson, Martha McVicar and Catharine Montgomery sold a strip of land located in the north half of Lot 6 by Burwell Street to the Municipality of the Village of Paris in exchange for £20. This area ...
    TextImage     In this 1853 indenture, Hugh Finlayson, George McVicar, James Montgomery and their wives Joanna Finlayson, Martha McVicar and Catharine Montgomery sold a strip of land located in the north half ...
  • Mortgage Between John Holme and William Dickson
    TextImage       This 1819 mortgage documents the sale of a large plot of land by William Dickson to John Holme. This transaction gave Holme lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the 1st Concession of Dumfries, which makes up the majority of the land of Paris north of the forks. In return, ...
    TextImage     This 1819 mortgage documents the sale of a large plot of land by William Dickson to John Holme. This transaction gave Holme lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the ...
  • Land Indenture between Hiram Capron and Robert Fisher, 1845
    TextImage       This land indenture grants Robert Fisher and James Merchant Fisher a small plot of land located near lot 7 in Paris. A later deed, transferring ownership from Robert to his brother James, is also a part of this collection and is linked to on the right.
    TextImage     This land indenture grants Robert Fisher and James Merchant Fisher a small plot of land located near lot 7 in Paris. A later deed, transferring ownership from Robert to his ...
  • Inventory of Hiram Capron’s Lands
    TextImage       This brief note contains a listing of Capron’s land holdings in 1867 and an estimate of their values. He notes that “several small pieces of lots [are] not counted.” He valued his land at $77,300. The reverse lists the value of a number of bank notes.
    TextImage     This brief note contains a listing of Capron’s land holdings in 1867 and an estimate of their values. He notes that “several small pieces of lots [are] not counted.” He ...
  • Assessment of Capron Estate, 1870
    TextImage       This 1870 assessment of Hiram Capron’s lands lists all of the land he owned at that time, by location, and the dollar value of each lot. This assessment may be a copy of the tax assessment referred to in a letter contained in 1999.0405.01, also included in this collection. A ...
    TextImage     This 1870 assessment of Hiram Capron’s lands lists all of the land he owned at that time, by location, and the dollar value of each lot. This assessment may be ...
  • Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales
    TextImage       In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some or all of his Toronto property. Beset by heavy debts and taxes, and unable to sell his Paris properties at reasonable prices, he felt that his Toronto properties would be able to cover some of these debts. He ...
    TextImage     In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some or all of his Toronto property. Beset by heavy debts and taxes, and unable to sell his Paris ...
  • Quit Claim Deed Between James Fisher and Robert Fisher
    TextImage       This 1853 deed transfers ownership of Lot 7, East side of Dumfries and Lot 7, West side of Burwell, and the site of the old Town Hall from James Fisher and his wife Frances to his brother Robert. James and Robert had bought this land in 1845 from Hiram Capron; ...
    TextImage     This 1853 deed transfers ownership of Lot 7, East side of Dumfries and Lot 7, West side of Burwell, and the site of the old Town Hall from James Fisher ...
  • Hiram Capron's Abstract of Title to Block No. 1 on the Grand River, 1866
    TextImage       This abstract of title was written by Hiram Capron to trace the ownership history of Lot no. 1 on the Grand River in Paris, Ontario from 1798 to its current status in 1866. Prolific area landowners including Thomas Clark, William Dickson, and William Holme are listed as previous owners of ...
    TextImage     This abstract of title was written by Hiram Capron to trace the ownership history of Lot no. 1 on the Grand River in Paris, Ontario from 1798 to its current ...
  • Auction Booklet for Sale of Hiram Capron’s Estate
    TextImage       This is the catalogue covering the sale of Hiram Capron’s estate at auction. It provides descriptions of each numbered lot of land for sale, in addition to the rules of the auction. The auction was held by Henry Hart of Paris and S. J. Jones of Brantford, who are credited ...
    TextImage     This is the catalogue covering the sale of Hiram Capron’s estate at auction. It provides descriptions of each numbered lot of land for sale, in addition to the rules of ...
  • Abstract of Title to Gore North of Dundas Street
    TextImage       ....) No. 421. Liber B. Indenture of Bargain and Sale. (bold: 6 words) Bearing date...
    TextImage     ....) No. 421. Liber B. Indenture of Bargain and Sale. (bold: 6 words) Bearing date...
  • Land Agreement between Executors of Hiram Capron's Estate and John Penman
    TextImage       This deed documents the sale of some of Hiram Capron's land by his estate to John Penman in 1876. The land sold was a portion of lot 31 near Penman's dam on the Nith River, in addition to a right of way to this land, in exchange for $2000. The ...
    TextImage     This deed documents the sale of some of Hiram Capron's land by his estate to John Penman in 1876. The land sold was a portion of lot 31 near Penman's ...
  • Indenture Concerning the Chancery Sales of Hiram Capron's Properties
    TextImage       This indenture documents the finalization of the sales of the properties which had belonged to Hiram Capron at his death. His will had specified land to be left to his wife, certain daughters and Banfield; however, other children were not accounted for, and many of his lands were not explicitly ...
    TextImage     This indenture documents the finalization of the sales of the properties which had belonged to Hiram Capron at his death. His will had specified land to be left to his ...
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Hiram Capron Collection