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Indenture Concerning the Chancery Sales of Hiram Capron's Properties
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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 bequeathed. He had requested that his other lands be sold, but had not made specific allowances for how or to whom the money would be distributed. The chancery court case determined the means by which these lands would be sold and the distribution of these revenues to his unaccounted for children.

The manner in which the lots were sold, to whom, and for how much, are documented here. This indenture also contains a schedule which identifies and defines the borders of the lots referred to by number in the main document.

The parties listed to this indenture are:

  • Banfield Capron, Hiram's son and executor

  • Leonard A. Sovereign, Hiram's friend and executor

  • William Henry Van Ingen, husband of Hiram's daughter Helen

  • Charlotte B. Capron, Hiram's wife

  • George Thomas Webster

  • Jane Ann Capron, Hiram's daughter

  • Helen Van Ingen, Hiram's daughter

  • Cornelia Jones, Hiram's daughter


This collection also includes a ledger documenting the land sales in greater detail, the catalogue for the auction referred to in this indenture, and the probate of Capron's will. All of these are linked to on the right.
Date of Original:
24 June 1878
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2007.0015.20
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Hiram Capron Collection
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English
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
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Indenture Concerning the Chancery Sales of Hiram Capron's Properties, 1878, Hiram Capron Collection, 2007.0015.20, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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No. 3449
[....IFY] that the [with??] in
[damaged] duty entered and Reg-
[damaged] the Registry Office the
[damaged] OF BRANT, BOOK
[damaged] for the TOWN Ship of
South Dufries
1 o'clock and 30 minutes
the 12th day of August
A.D. 1878
S.E. Whinston
Depty Registrar
Co Brant



No. 2924



I CERTIFY that the within In
strument is the duly entered and Reg-
istered in the Registry Office for the
COUNTY OF BRANT, in BOOK
F for the TOWN ---- of
Paris
at 1 o'clock and 30 minutes
of the 12th day of August
A.D. 1878.



S.E. Whinston
Depty Registrar
Co. Brant



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The Trustes of the [la?]
Hiram Capron decd [sic]
To
Mrs Charlotte B Capron
and others



Deed of lands in the
Town of Paris + Township
of So: Dumfries Co
Brant



[inserted clipping, a large F is stamped over top]



Chancery
Conference Paris
This Exhibit, the property
the [illegible] is produced
[illegible] this 26 day
7 Sept 79 S.O. [illegible]



[second column]



Hairt



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No. 425.
I CERTIFY that the within In
strument is duly catered and Reg
istered in the Registry Office for the
COUNTY OF BRANT, in BOOK
B for the TOWN --- of
General Register
at 1 o'clock and 30 minutes
of the 12th day of August
A.D. 1878
S.E. Whinston
Depty Registrar
Co. Brant



This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of June one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight Between Banfield Capron heretofore of the Township of South Dumfries in the County of Brant but now of the Town of Telsonburgh in the County of Oxford Yeoman Leonard A Sovereign heretofore of the said Township of South Dumfries but now of the Town of Paris in the said County of Brant Yeoman and William Henry Van Ingen of the Town of Woodstock in the said County of Oxford Esquire of the first part Charlotte B. Capron heretofore of the said Town of Paris but now of the City of Buffalo in the State of New York one of the United States of America Widow of the second part George Thomas Webster of the said Town of Paris Gentleman of the third part and the said Charlotte B. Capron, Jane Ann Capron of the said Town of Paris [T???sler] Helen Van Ingen the wife of the said William Henry Van Ingen and Cornelia Jones the wife of E. Stewart Jones of the City of London Gentleman of the fourth part Whereas Hiram Capron being seiged to him and his heirs of an absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple in possession free from all incumbrances of and in amongst other [lan?cs] and hereditaments in the Schedule hereto died on the tenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy two having first duty made and leaving his last Will dated the twenty fourth day of August one thousand eight hundred and seventy Whereby amongst other [de?ire?] and bequesto All the nest residue [illegible]

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remainder of his real estate lands and hereditaments wheresoever the same might be in Canada or elsewhere in which decree and premises the hereditaments and premises described in the schedule hereto are comprised and [m?l?ded]/ Together with all his the testators presenal [sic] estate of every kind name or nature not therein before specifically bequeathed and whither [?] [nevers???] remainder or expectancy or wherein or whereof any person or persons for him was or were or should be seized or unleashed in or over which he should have a [dis???ing] or controlling power at the time of the decease He the estate have and devised unto his executors and trustees therein after named and appointed and to the survivors of them their heirs and assigns Upon certain Trucks for sale and conversion wife money in the said Well set forth and contained And after payment of his just debts funeral and testamentary [??frenses] and the expences of carrying the testators [sic] said Well into effect and the casrt of the marble or granite pillar in the said Will [ma?hon??ed] He the testator directed that his said necessary estate should be divided in the manner in the said Will set forth between his wife the said Charlotte B. Capron and his daughters Charlotte brown Emily Brooke the said Jane Ann Capron the said Helen Van Ingen and the said Cornelia Jones their Cornelia Capron Spinster And by the last clause or paragraph of the said Will the [?estate?] nominates and appointed his brother Horace Capron and his friends Leonard A Sovereign Patrick O Connor and Henry Hart executors and trustees of his said Will to carry out the trusts and provisions thereby repaid and created And whereas the said [?estat??] left also a codicil duty made one of executed to his [?and]

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will and dated the said tenth day of September whereby amongst other devises and bequests not affecting the conveyance or assurance by that presents interested [?] the aforesaid residency devise He the testator reworked the last clause of the said [rea?d] will appointing his executors and in place one of [s?ad] of the [m??rtars] in the said Will appointed he appointed the said Banfield Capron William Henry Van Ingen Leonard A Sovereign and Patrick O Connor executors and trustees of the said Will and of the now [?eahing] Codicil thereby reooking [sic] the appointment of the said Henry Hart as executor And whereas the said Patrick O Connor duly renounced the said devises and bequests to him and also the Probate of the said Will and Codicil which were on the seventh day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy three duty proved by the said [?artres] of the first part alone in the Surrogate Court of the said County of Brant being the proper Court in that behalf And whereas by a Decree or Order of the Court of Chancery dated the thirtieth day of January each made on the Hearing on Further Directions of a certain Administration Order pending in the said Court instituted or made In the matter of the estate of the said Hiram Capron deceased Between the said parties of the first part Plaintiffs against the said Emily Brook Daniel Osborne Brooke her husband [?elen] Van Ingen Jane [?over] Capron Cornelia Jones / therein called Mary Cornelia Jones / E. Stewart Jones Charlotte B. Capron and Charlotte Brown and one James Anson Brown the husband of the said Charlotte Brown Defendants It was amongst the things ordered and decreed that the real estate of the said testator Hiram Capron not by the said Will and Codicil specifically devised by him should be faith with sold by tender public auction or private contract with the

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approbation of the Master of the said Court of Chancery at Brantford who was to settle the Conveyances to the purchasers in case the parties differed about the same in which all proper parties were to join as the said Master should direct and the purchasers were to pay then purchase money [??t] the said Court of Chancery to the credit of the said matter or Canada Do And whereas the portion remaining unsold of the real estate of the said Hiram Capron not by the said Will and Codicil specifically devised was on the twenty third and twenty fourth days of April last offered for sale by public auctions at the Town Hall in Paris aforesaid in divers Lots or parcels Subject to certain conditions of sale and with the approbation of Stephen James Jones Esquire the master of the said Court of Chancery at Brantford aforesaid in which sale the premises described in paragraph [?] of the schedule hereto comprised and were referred to as Lot 1 - the premises described in paragraph 2 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 2 - the premises described in paragraph 4 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to us Lot 4- the premises described in paragraph 4 of the said schedule comprised and were to referred to as Lot 5 - the premises described in paragraph 6 of the said Schedule comprised [c???] were referred to us Lot 9- the premises described in paragraph 8 of the said schedule comprised nad were referred to as Lot 13. the premises described in paragraph 9 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to us Lot 13 - the premises described in paragraph 10 of the

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said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 14-the premises described in paragraph 11 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to us Lot 16- the premises described in paragraph 12 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 19- the premises described in paragraph 13 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 20 the premises described in paragraph 14 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lots 21 and 21a the premises described in paragraph 17 [?th] said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 23 - the premises described in paragraph 18 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 24- the premises described in paragraph 19 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to us Lot 26- the premises described in paragraph 20 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 27- the premises - described in paragraph 21 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 29- the premises described in paragraph 22 f the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 31- the premises described in paragraph 23 of the said schedule comprised and were referred To as Lot 34- the premises described in paragraph 24 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 35- the premises described in paragraph 25 the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 36- the premises described as 26 in the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 37 the premises described as 27 in the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 38

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the premises described as 28 in the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 39 the premises described as 29 in the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 42- the premises described as 30 in the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 43- the premises describes as 31 in the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 44- the premises described as 32 in the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 45- the premises described in paragraph 33 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 46 the premises described as paragraph 34 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 48- the premises described in paragraph 35 of the same schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 50 the premises described in paragraph 36 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 51 the premises described in paragraph 38 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 53- the premises described in paragraph 39 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 54- the premises described in paragraph 40 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 55- the premises described in paragraph 41 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to at Lot 56- the premises described in paragraph 42 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 57 the premises described in paragraph 43 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 58 - the premiere described in paragraph 44 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 60- the premises described on paragraph 45 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 61- the premises described as

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paragraph of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 62- the premises described in paragraph 47 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 63- the premises described in paragraph 48 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 67- the premises described in paragraph 49 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 70- the premises described in paragraph 50 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 71- the premises described in paragraph 51 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 72- the premises described in paragraph 52 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 73- the premises described in paragraph 53 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 74- the premises described in paragraph 54 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 75- the premises described in paragraph 55 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 78 and the premises described in paragraph 56 of the said schedule comprised and were referred to as Lot 80 And the said party of the fourth part a Hundred the said sale and [illegible] the sum of Sixty five dollars for the said Lot 1- the sum of Sixty five dollars for the said Lot 2- the sum [illegible / crossed out] Forty dollars for the said Lot 4- the sum of Five hundred and twenty dollars for the said Lot 5- for the said Lot 9 the sum of Twenty dollars- for the said Lot 13 the sum of Fifty dollars- for the said Lot 14 the sum of Sixty five dollars- for the said Lot 15 the sum of Seventy five dollar- for the said Lot 16 the sum of Sixty five dollars- for the said

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Lot 19 the sum of Forty dollars- for the said Lot 20 the sum of Forty five dollars- for the said Lots 21 and 21- the sum of Fifty five dollars- for the said Lot 22 the sum of Five hundred and sixty dollars for the said Lot 23 the sum of one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight dollars for the said Lot 24 the sum of Three thousand eight hundred and forty one dollars and twenty five cents for the said Lot 26 the sum of six hundred dollars- for the said Lot 41 the sum of one hundred and eighty dollars for the said Lot 34 the sum of Thirty five dollars- for the said Lot 35 the sum of Fifty dollars- for the said Lot 36 the sum of Fifty five dollars- for the said Lot 37 the sum of Fifty dollars- for the said Lot 38 the sum of Fifty dollars- for the said Lot 39 the sum of Nine hundred and fifty dollars- for the said Lot 42 the sum of Twenty dollars- for the said Lot 43 the sum of Fifty dollars- for the said Lot 44 the sum of Seventy five dollars- for the said Lot 45 the sum of One hundred dollars- for the said Lot 46 the sum of Five thousand seventy five dollars- for the said Lot 48 the sum of eighty dollars- for the said Lot 50 the sum of Seventy dollars for the said Lot 51 the sum of one hundred dollars- for the said Lot 53 the sum of seventy five dollars for the said Lot 54 the sum of Seventy dollars- for the said Lot 55 the sum of eighty dollars- for the said Lot 56 the sum of thirty dollars- for the said Lot 57

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the sum of Thirty five dollars- for the said lot 58 the sum of Thirty dollars- for the said lot 60 the sum of Fifteen dollars- for the said lot 61 the sum of thirty five dollars- for the said Lot 62 the sum of Forty dollars- for the order Lot 63 the sum of Forty dollars- for the said Lot 67 the sum of Forty five dollars for the said Lot 70 the sum of Fifty dollars for the said Lot 71 the sum of Thirty dollars for the said Lot 72 the sum of Thirty dollars- for the said Lot 73 the sum of Thirty dollars for the said Lot 74 the sum of Forty five dollars for the said Lot 75 the sum of fifty five dollars- for the said Lot 80 the sum of one hundred and sixty five dollars and they were the highest bidders for the same several Lots and were declared the purchasers of the said Lots respectively And whereas the said several sales have been confirmed absolute according to the practice of the said County Chancery and the said parties of the fourth part have duly paid and satisfied the sixth several purchase moneys and prices accounting in all the sum of Fourteen thousand eight hundred and forty nine dollars and twenty five cents in compliance with the above [?e?test] decree or order and the said conditions of sale Now this Indenture witnesseth that in consideration of the premises [illegible] of the payment and satisfaction as aforesaid by the said parties of the fourth part of the said [???chall] money or price And also in consideration of the sum of one dollar of lawful money of Canada new [illegible] the said party + the 1 [h???] part to each of them the said parties of the first and second parts The respective receipts

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whereof are hereby [the??] respectively acknowleged They the said parties of the first part by way of primary or principal assurance Do and each of them Doth by these presents which are do intended to operate preferably by way of Grant and not as a Bargain and Sale to uses And by way of secondary or auxiliary assurance the same parties Do and each of them Doth by these presents bargain sell [al???] release and convey And the said party + the second part for the purpose of renouncing discharging and releasing her divers or right or title to dover Doth by these presents premise release and quit clause Unit the said party of the [Ck???] part and his heirs All the [heritaments?] and premises described in the schedule hereto and do punctuated as aforesaid Together with the actual and reprinted appear [illegible] and all roads and ways and rights of road and way belonging thereto And all the estate claim and demand whatsoever at the said parties by the first and [illegible] parts therein used there to To have and to hold the same ( subject nevertheless to the reservations limitations provided and conditions assessed and ordered of and concerning the same viable original Grants thereof from the Crown And also subject to such [roads?] and ways and rights of road and way to which the saint are [illegible] lay these presents and the [s?l??d?ts] have to appear ) Unto the said party + the blind part and his heirs To the use of the said parties of the fourth part their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common and [illegible] and second parts respectively for [Ch??s?tver] respectively and for their several and respective heirs

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executors and administrators and each according only to his and her estate and interest in the premises and for and against and interact in the premises and for and against only his and her own acts deeds and [??faults] and not further and also not against or on respect of the [ch?and] [illegible] as by these presents above or [c?pt??] or of harvest Do hereby cover out with the said party of the [th???] part and his heirs That they the said covenanting parties have not done or [p?rmt??d] [o] [be?] party or privy to any act deed matter or thing whereby or by means [wh???] the said premises intended to be lonely conveyed are or can be in any manner incumbered or periodically attacked in whereas whereas the said parties to these presents have hereunto [??t] their hands and [?ats] the day and [va?] [f?ct] above [w?th??]

Signed sealed and delivered by }
[?her??d] Leonard A Sovereign } Banfield Capron
William Henry Van Ingen Charlotte }
B Capron and [illegible] } S [Hoverei??]
While in the presence of }
        S.R. Dickson N.H. Van Ingen

Signed sealed and delivered together } Charlotte B Capron
Banfield Capron in the presence of } by Henry Hart her Attorney
                William Stanton [illegible]

(Schedule page 1)

The Schedule above referred to
1. A piece of land situate in the Town of Paris in the county of Brant being comprised of lot number six on Willow Street in the said Town according to the plan and survey of Peter Gardner Provincial paid Surveyor of part of the said Town of Paris made for Hiram Capron deceased and which plan is registered and filed by the said Hiram Capron in the County Register of the said County of Brant
2. A piece of land situate partly in the said Town of Paris and partly in the Township of South Dumfries in the County of Brant being Lot number one on the East side of [illegible] Street according to the said place and survey.
3. A piece of land situate partly in the said Town of Paris and partly in the said Township of South Dumfries being lot number three on the east side of said [illegible] Street according to the said palce on survey
4. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris delineated on the said place and lying between the said [illegible] Street and Walter Street containing about-
5. [illegible / crossed out]
6. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being composed of lot number three on the East side of Walnut Street according to the said place and survey
7. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being composed of lot number one on Willow

(Schedule page 2)

street according to the said place and survey.
8. A piece of land situate in Paris aforesaid being composed of lot number three on the west side of Walnut Street according to the said place and survey
9. A piece of land situate in paris aforesaid being composed of lot number seven on the west side of said Walnut Street
10. A piece of land situate in Paris aforesaid being composed of lot number eight on the west side of said Walnut Street
11. A piece of land situate in Paris aforesaid being composed of lot number nine on the West side of said Walnut Street
12. A piece of land situate in Paris aforesaid being composed of lot number thirty seven on the west side of said Walnut Street
13. A piece of land situate in Paris aforesaid being composed of lot number thirty eight on the west side of said Walnut Street
14. A piece of land situate in Paris aforesaid being composed of lot number forty two and the north half of lot number forty three on the west side of said walnut Street
16. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris on the ayr Road containing by admeasurement eight and three quarter acres more or less and which may be described as follows Commencing at the point of intersection of the West side of Mulberry Street and the South side of Silver Street in the said Town of Paris [Th????] South seventeen degrees eighteen minutes east and along the west side of said Mulberry Street Thirteen chains fourteen [illegible] more or less to the South

(Schedule page 3)

side of Spruce Street Thence Westerly and in [continuation?] of the same course as said Spruce Street [Th???] chains and seventy five links more or less [illegible] lands of the Grand Trunk Railway Company Thence north Westerly and along the lands of the said Brant Trunk Railway Company fourteen chains and forty five links more or less to the south limit of the lands heretofore sold to Elizabeth Cousins Thence Easterly and along the South limit of the lands sold to the said Elizabeth Cousins four chains Thence North ten degrees west and along the East limit of said Elizabeth Cousins land Two claims and fifty two links more or less to the South limit of said silver Street, Thence Easterly and along the South limit of said Silver Street to the place of beginning subject to the rights of Mr [illegible] and John [Mac?onald] tenants to remove their [illegible]
17. A piece of land or farm containing by admeasurement seventy nine acres more or less situate partly in the said Town of Paris and partly in the said Township of South Dumfries and which may be [illegible] known and described as follows Commencing at the point of intersection of the South limit of the lands of the Great Western Railway Company and the West limit of lot thirty two in the first concession of the said Township of South Dumfries Thence easterly and along the South limit of said lands of the said Great western Railway Company twenty two chains and eighty links more or less to the West limit of Town lot number twenty four on Railway Street in the said Town of Paris Thence South fifteen degrees and

(Schedule page 4)

six minutes East and along the west limit of said Town lot number twenty four four chains and sixty - links more or less to the edge of the waters of Smiths creek Thence along the edge of the waters of Smiths Creek and against the stream to the West limit - of the said lot number thirty two Thence northerly and along the west limit of said lot number thirty two seven chains and twenty links more or less to the place of beginning and of which lot umber thirty two the above described premises are part.
18. A piece of land or farm containing by admeasurement one hundred and nine and three quarter acres more or less situate partly in the said Town of Paris and partly in the said Township of South Dumfries being composed of parts of lots - numbers thirty-one and thirty-two in the first concession of the said Township of South Dumfries and which may be better known and described as follows Commencing on the South limit of William in the said Town of Paris at the distance of three chains and forty seven links measured Westerly along the North limit of said Street from a point where the West limit of laurel Street would intersect the North limit of said William Street Thence South twenty five degrees East and parallel to said laurel Street four chains and seventy eight links more or less to the south limit of lot number thirty one Thence south seventy eight degrees west and along the South limit of said lots numbers thirty one and thirty two twenty seven chains to a post planted at the South east angle of

(Schedule page 5)

a part of said lot number thirty two belonging ot Banfield Capron Thence northerly and along the said part of the said lot number thirty two belonging to Banfield Capron twenty one chains to a post Thence on Banfield Caprons boundary to the waters of Smiths Creek Thence along the edge of the waters of said Smiths creek and with the Stream to the South limit of the parts of said farm lots Thirty one and thirty two heretofore sold to John Penman Thence east and parallel to Emily Street in the said Town of Paris and along the south limit of the lands sold to John Penman twenty seven chains and seventy links more or less to a point distant two chains from the crown of the Dam of the said John Penman as at present existing Thence south Easterly four chains seventy links more or less to a point opposite the [illegible] limit of said Emily Street Thence east and parallel to the said Emily Street two chains more or less to the edge of the waters of Smiths Creek Thence along the edge of the waters of smiths Creek and with the stream to the South limit of William Street Thence South sixty five degrees West and along the South limit of said William Street seven chains more or less to the place of beginning These premises last above described are conveyed and assured subject to all the rights of the owner for the time being of Penmans Dam and premises on the said Smith Creek to erect such dam and to back to the rights of the tenants [illegible] and Collins to remain [the??] Cottages. and use the waters of the said Smiths Creek and
19. A piece of land in the said Town of Paris near high School and containing by admeasurement twelve acres more or less and

(Schedule page 6)

which may be better known and described as follows commencing at the point of intersection of the East limit of Laurel Street and the South limit of William Street in Paris aforesaid Thence Southerly and along the easterly limit of laurel Street twenty seven chains more or less to the Southerly limit of Dundas Street Thence North seventy nine degrees East and along the North limit of said Dundas Street ninety links more or less to King Street Thence North forty four degrees East and along King Street nine chains and eighty nine links more or less to the South west angle at the lands of the High School Thence north twenty degrees west and along the west limit of the lands of the said High School and in continuation of the same course ten chains and fifty links more or less to the edge of the waters of Smiths Creek Thence North Westerly and along the edge of the waters of Smiths Creek and against the stream to the South limit of said William Street Thence Westerly and along the south limit of said William Street three chains more or less to the place of beginning subject to the rights of Francis Fry the tenant to remove his cottage
20. A piece of land situate in the Town of Paris in the Upper Town fronting on Smiths Creek and containing by admeasurement right acres more or less and may be better known and described as follows commencing in the Northerly limit of King Street in said Town of Paris at the distance of [illegible] chains and twenty-four links from the south east angle of hte lands of the High School Thence North twenty degrees West one chain and thirty links Thence South seventy degrees West five chains and twenty one links more or less to the north West angle of the lands of the said High

(Schedule page 7)

School, Thence north twenty degrees west and in continuation of the same course as the West limit of the said School lands six chains and fifty [illegible] more or less to the edge of the waters of Smiths Creek Thence in an [?a?iarly] direction and with the stream of the said creek to the South limit of Grand River Street in the said Town of Paris Thence Easterly and along the South limit of the said Grand River Street two chains and twenty links more or less to the West limit of the lands of the Baptist Church Thence South twenty degrees East and parallel to Dumfries Street and along the line of the lands of the said Baptist Church three chains and twenty three links more or less to the North limit of west Street, Thence south Westerly and along the North limit of said West Street one chain and forty links more or less to the northerly limit of King Street Thence South westerly and along the Northerly limit of King Street eleven chains more or less to the place of beginning Subject of to the rights of the several tenants to remain their Co W - ces
21. A piece of land in the said Town of Paris on the flats and known as the Agricultural Societys Grounds containing by admeasurement five acres and thirty two one hundredths of an acre more or less and which may be better known and described as follows Commencing as the point of intersection of the south limit- of William Street and the West limit of Elm Street in the said Town of Paris. Thence South Seventy eight degrees west and along the South limit of William Street three chains and twenty nine links more or less to lands lall [sic] of the said Hiram Capron and heretofore sold Thence South twelve degrees east two chains more or less [?lience] westerly and parallel to

(Schedule page 8)

William Street at the rear of certain Lots of the said Hiram Capron heretofore sold four chains more or less to the edge of the waters of the Grand River [?ilence] South Easterly and along the edge of the waters of the Grand River and with the stream to the Northerly limit of Town lot six fronting on the said Elm Street Thence north twelve degrees west and along the west limit of Town lots numbers 6.7.8.9 and 10 four chains and forty [illegible] to the west limit of Elm Street aforesaid Thence northerly and along the west limit of said Elm Street to the place of beginning
22. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris on the ayr Road containing by admeasurement one acre and fifty six one hundredths of an acre more or less and which may be better known and described as follows that is to say commencing at the Easterly limit of the ayr Road in the said Town of Paris at the North West Angle of Town lot number three, Thence northerly and along the Easterly limit of said Ayr Road five chains and ten links, Thence north easterly and at right angles to said Ayr Road two chains and twenty two links more or less to the limit of the lands of the Grand Trunk Railway Company Thence South Easterly and along the limit of the lands of the said Grand Trunk Railway Company six chains and fifty links more or less to a point opposite the north limit of said Town lot number three, Thence South sixty nine degrees and thirteen minutes West and along the north limit of said Town lot number three four chains and sixty one links more or less to the place of beginning

(Schedule page 9)

23. A piece of land in the said Town of Paris [illegible] on the Ayr Road and which maybe better known and described as follows that is to say Bounded on the North Westerly side by Town lot number one on Railway Sheet in Paris aforesaid on the South by a piece of land sold to one John Dillon on the West by Smiths Creek and on the east - by the said Ayr Road on which it has a frontage of three hundred feet be the same more or less subject to the right of Henry hath to remove his shanty
24. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris near the [Berman?] church containing by admeasurement eighteen one hundredths of an acre and which may be better known and described as follows that is to say Commencing on the North limit of Helen Street in the said Town of Paris at the South west angle of the [Berman?] Church lot - Thence north and along the west limit of the [Berman?] Church lot - one chain and sixteen links more or less to the South limit of the lands of the Grand Trunk Railway Company Thence north Westerly and along the limit of the lands of the said Grand Trunk Railway Company one chain and sixty four links more or less, Thence South sixty nine degrees and thirteen minutes - West - fourteen links more or less to the east limit of John Street in the said Town of Paris, Thence Southerly and along the East limit of said John Street one chain and eighty one links more or less to the north limit of said Helen Street ninety seven links more or less to the place of Beginning
25. A piece of land situate on the said Town

(Schedule page 10)

of Paris being lot number seven on the north side of Capron Street according to the said plan and survey.
26. A piece of land situate on the said town of Paris being lot number eight on the North side of said Capron Street according to the said plan and survey
27. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being lot number nine on the north side of Capron Street according to the said plan and survey.
28. The undivided [illegible] or equal half part heretofore of and belonging to the said Hiram Capron deceased of and in a piece of land situate partly in the said Town of Paris and partly in the said Township of South Dumfries being composed of lot number thirteen on the north side of Jane Street according to the said plan and survey and containing - upwards of an acre the same premises being now us the occupation of the said Leonard A. Sovereign who is the owner if the other - undivided mostly which is not intended to the hereby conveyed and assured.
29. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being lot number Ten on the West side of Gold Street according to the said plan and survey
30. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being lot number eleven on the west side of Bold Street according to the said plan and survey
31. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris survey lot number twelve on the

(Schedule page 11)

west side of Gold Street according to the said plan and survey
32. A piece of land situated in the said Town of Paris being lot number thirteen on the West side of Gold Street according to the said plan and survey.
33. A piece of and lying North of the Great Western Railway and situate partly in the Town of Paris aforesaid and partly in the said Township of South Dumfries being Composed of parts of [illegible] Lots Numbers Thirty and Thirty one to the first [illegible] of the same Township containing by admeasurement Twenty and their quarter acres more or less one [illegible] which may be better known and described as follows that is to say Commencing at the point of intersection of the South point of Silence That or allowance for road between Concessions one and two in the said Township of South Dumfries and the East side of Gold Street in the said Town of Paris Thence South seventeen degrees eighteen minutes East and along the east limit of said Gold Street Ten claims and has links more or less to a point twenty feet from where the South limit of [illegible] Street would intersect the Eastern limit of Gold Street Thence easterly and at right angles to Gold Street Three hundred and fifty feet Thence southerly and at right angles to the east mentioned line one chain and eighty links more or less to the northern line [illegible] of the lands of the Great western Railway Company Thence north easterly and along the northerly limit of the lands of the said Railway Company Twenty six chains and twenty links more or less to the westerly limit of the [t??illed] road Thence northerly and along the westerly limit of the said travelled road one chain and thirty links more or less to the South

(Schedule page 12)

limit of the allowance for road between concessions one and two in the said Township of South Dumfries Thence South seventy nine degrees and thirty two minutes west and along the South limit of the said allowances for road Thirty chains and twenty links more or less to the place of beginning.
34. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Twelve on the East side of Market Street according to the said plan and survey.
35. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Six on the West side of Market Street according to the said plan and survey.
36. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Nine on the West side of Market That according to the said plan and survey
38. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Five on the East side of Franklin That according to the said plan and survey.
39. A piece of land situate on the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Six on the East side of said Franklin Street as above mentioned.
40. A piece of land situate on the said town of Paris being Lot Number Six on the East side of said Franklin Street as above mentioned.
40. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Nine on the East side of said Franklin Street as above mentioned.
41. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Two on the East side of Jefferson Street according to the said plan and survey.
42. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number three on the East side of said Jefferson Street above mentioned.
43. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Four on the east side of said Jefferson Street on above mentioned
44. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris

(Schedule page 13)

being Lot Number Two on the West side of said Jefferson Street above mentioned.
45. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Three on the West side of said Jefferson Street as above mentioned.
46. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Four on the West side of said Jefferson Street as above mentioned.
47. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Five on the West side of said Jefferson Street as above mentioned.
48. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Two on the Eat side of Mulberry Street according to the said plan and survey subject to the right of use Doyle the tenant to reserve the chanty.
49. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Five on the East side of said Mulberry according to the said plan and survey
50. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Six on the East side of said Mulberry Street as last above mentioned
51 A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number Seven in the East side of said Mulberry Street as last above mentioned
52. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris being Lot Number eight on the East side of said Mulberry Street as last above mentioned
53. A piece of land situate on the said Town of Paris being Lot Number nine on the East side of said Mulberry Street as last above mentioned
54. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris

(Schedule page 14)

being Lot Number Ten on the East side of said Mulberry Street as last above mentioned.
55. A Gore or Piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris and lying on the North of the Ayr Road in the said Town and between the said Ayr Road and the Grand Trunk Railway and extending from the Old Toll House Lot near the Railway [illegible] at Paris aforesaid to the end of the said Gore.
56. A piece of land situate in the said Town of Paris and commonly called the Congregational Square delineated or marked as the said plan and bounded by Charlotte Street on the North, by Broadway East on the East and by Broadway Western the West.

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Indenture Concerning the Chancery Sales of Hiram Capron's Properties


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 bequeathed. He had requested that his other lands be sold, but had not made specific allowances for how or to whom the money would be distributed. The chancery court case determined the means by which these lands would be sold and the distribution of these revenues to his unaccounted for children.

The manner in which the lots were sold, to whom, and for how much, are documented here. This indenture also contains a schedule which identifies and defines the borders of the lots referred to by number in the main document.

The parties listed to this indenture are:

  • Banfield Capron, Hiram's son and executor

  • Leonard A. Sovereign, Hiram's friend and executor

  • William Henry Van Ingen, husband of Hiram's daughter Helen

  • Charlotte B. Capron, Hiram's wife

  • George Thomas Webster

  • Jane Ann Capron, Hiram's daughter

  • Helen Van Ingen, Hiram's daughter

  • Cornelia Jones, Hiram's daughter


This collection also includes a ledger documenting the land sales in greater detail, the catalogue for the auction referred to in this indenture, and the probate of Capron's will. All of these are linked to on the right.