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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 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 ...
  • Statement of Hiram Capron’s Oath of Allegiance
    TextImage       This 1829 statement confirms Hiram Capron’s oath of allegiance to the King, a provincial requirement for foreign-born residents in order to obtain the full rights of a natural born British subject. An earlier statement, from 1822, also exists and is included in this collection.
    TextImage     This 1829 statement confirms Hiram Capron’s oath of allegiance to the King, a provincial requirement for foreign-born residents in order to obtain the full rights of a natural born British ...
  • Statement of Hiram Capron’s Oath of Allegiance
    TextImage       Statement confirming Hiram Capron’s oath of allegiance, which he undertook on July 13th, 1822, after renouncing his American citizenship in order to obtain the full rights of a British subject in Canada. A later statement, from 1829, also exists and is included in this collection. This statement was referenced in ...
    TextImage     Statement confirming Hiram Capron’s oath of allegiance, which he undertook on July 13th, 1822, after renouncing his American citizenship in order to obtain the full rights of a British subject ...
  • Land agreement with Great Western Railroad Company
    TextImagecomment       This agreement documents Capron's sale of a strip of land to allow the Great Western Railroad Company to run a track on his property. He additionally sold a plot to allow for the construction of a depot, and agreed to construct a wooden fence along the length of this track. ...
    TextImagecomment     This agreement documents Capron's sale of a strip of land to allow the Great Western Railroad Company to run a track on his property. He additionally sold a plot to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Probate of Last Will and Testament of Hiram Capron
    TextImage       This is the registrar’s typewritten copy of Hiram Capron’s will, created after his death for the purposes of probate. It lists the executors of his estate as his son Banfield Capron and Leonard A. Sovereign.
    TextImage     This is the registrar’s typewritten copy of Hiram Capron’s will, created after his death for the purposes of probate. It lists the executors of his estate as his son Banfield ...
  • Indenture of Water Privilege between Hiram Capron & Hugh Finlayson
    TextImage       This indenture confers water privileges on the raceway located near William Street. The sellers are listed as Hiram Capron and his wife, Mary Capron, and the buyers as Hugh Finlayson, James Montgomery, and George McVicar, owners of a tannery.
    TextImage     This indenture confers water privileges on the raceway located near William Street. The sellers are listed as Hiram Capron and his wife, Mary Capron, and the buyers as Hugh Finlayson, ...
  • A Codicil to my Will, Hiram Capron
    TextImage       This is a handwritten manuscript of the codicil Hiram Capron added to his will, adding new provisions and changing some which existed in the original document. He revises his gift to his sons Banfield and William and makes more explicit arrangements for his wife and daughters. He also sets out ...
    TextImage     This is a handwritten manuscript of the codicil Hiram Capron added to his will, adding new provisions and changing some which existed in the original document. He revises his gift ...
  • Land Indenture between Augustus Jones and Six Nations, 1805
    TextImage       This land indenture, signed March 1st, 1805, documents the Six Nations’ grant of land to Augustus Jones. He was given in total 1200 acres, located north of Dundas Street and east of the Grand River. The lease was granted for “Nine hundred and Ninety nine years,” and the only payment ...
    TextImage     This land indenture, signed March 1st, 1805, documents the Six Nations’ grant of land to Augustus Jones. He was given in total 1200 acres, located north of Dundas Street and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mortgage Between Hiram Capron, Thomas Clark and Samuel Street
    TextImage       This indenture documents a mortgage made by Hiram Capron and Joseph Van Orman with Thomas Clark and Samuel Street. They mortgaged land within lots 29, 30, 31 and the southernmost half of lot 30 for the sum of £875. Van Orman was an iron founder, and one of Capron's associates ...
    TextImage     This indenture documents a mortgage made by Hiram Capron and Joseph Van Orman with Thomas Clark and Samuel Street. They mortgaged land within lots 29, 30, 31 and the southernmost ...
  • 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.
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Hiram Capron Collection