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  • Land Indenture Between Hiram Capron and William Dickson
    TextImage       This land indenture grants Hiram Capron fifty acres of land containing timber in the north quarter of lot 35, Dumfries. This land was sold to him by William Dickson. The obscured line of text reads “ing ; and the reversion and reversions, remainder [illegible] remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof, ...
    TextImage     This land indenture grants Hiram Capron fifty acres of land containing timber in the north quarter of lot 35, Dumfries. This land was sold to him by William Dickson. The ...
  • Land Indenture between Charlotte B. Capron and Edward Daly, 1881
    Text       In this land indenture, Charlotte Capron and a group of other relatives of Hiram Capron sold a parcel of land in Paris to Edward Daly for $100. The lot was a portion of lot 9 on the West side of Walnut Street. The complete list of signatories is: Charlotte Capron ...
    Text     In this land indenture, Charlotte Capron and a group of other relatives of Hiram Capron sold a parcel of land in Paris to Edward Daly for $100. The lot was ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hiram Capron's Farm Advice
    TextImagemystery       This page of "Ods and Ends" contains some of Capron's notes on farming. After a tip on determining the sex of eggs, these pages contain a draft of a letter to a farming magazine on the topics of timber processing and the causes of corn smut ("smoot"). It appears that ...
    TextImagemystery     This page of "Ods and Ends" contains some of Capron's notes on farming. After a tip on determining the sex of eggs, these pages contain a draft of a letter ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Indenture of Water Rights on William Street Dam, 1849
    TextImage       This substantial agreement documents a major transaction concerning the water power generated by Hiram Capron's William Street dam. It provided 87 horsepower in total, divided among the various parties. It has a total of 13 signatories, including Capron but excluding witnesses. The total list of signatories is: Norman Hamilton Archibald ...
    TextImage     This substantial agreement documents a major transaction concerning the water power generated by Hiram Capron's William Street dam. It provided 87 horsepower in total, divided among the various parties. It ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Indenture of Water Privileges between Hiram Capron, Mary De Long Capron and Daniel Church
    TextImage       This agreement grants Daniel Church water privilege on Hiram Capron's dams and water-mills on the Nith River, then known as Smiths Creek. Church owned an iron foundry and machine shop and used 5 horsepower of waterpower.
    TextImage     This agreement grants Daniel Church water privilege on Hiram Capron's dams and water-mills on the Nith River, then known as Smiths Creek. Church owned an iron foundry and machine shop ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Hiram Capron's Collected Memorandums
    TextImage       This collection of miscellaneous memos by Hiram Capron contains notes on a wide variety of topics. These include the weather (the summer's rain and extraordinary winter colds), farm tasks, finances, and farm advice copied down from the Rural New Yorker.
    TextImage     This collection of miscellaneous memos by Hiram Capron contains notes on a wide variety of topics. These include the weather (the summer's rain and extraordinary winter colds), farm tasks, finances, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Timeline of Hiram Capron’s Life, 1864
    TextImage       Description: This short memorandum contains a brief timeline of Hiram Capron’s life to the time it was written. Capron was then 64 years old. He notes several setbacks in his affairs, and that his current financial situation is poor. It is written on the back of an insurance slip belonging ...
    TextImage     Description: This short memorandum contains a brief timeline of Hiram Capron’s life to the time it was written. Capron was then 64 years old. He notes several setbacks in his ...
  • Hiram Capron Ledger Excerpt
    TextImage       These four pages from one of Capron’s ledgers demonstrate some of his financial affairs and interests during the 1850s and 1860s. It includes lists of his land sales; the population of Paris, with a rough geographical sketch; his “bad debts;” and his taxes from 1852 through 1864.
    TextImage     These four pages from one of Capron’s ledgers demonstrate some of his financial affairs and interests during the 1850s and 1860s. It includes lists of his land sales; the population ...
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Hiram Capron Collection