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Hiram Capron's Abstract of Title to Block No. 1 on the Grand River, 1866


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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 portions of this lot.
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20 Mar. 1866
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1999.0399.01
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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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Hiram Capron's Abstract of Title to Block No. 1 on the Grand River, 1866, Hiram Capron Collection, 1999.0399.01, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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Record of Deeds

Hiram Capron

March 20 1866

(Page 1)

What are now the Townships of North and South Dumfries was originally designated
        "Block No 1 on the Grand River"
And as such the Patent was granted to Philip Stedman on February 5th 1798
        Philip Stedman then went to Connecticut + Died



Toronto Record Memorial No. 1765
        Indenture of Bargain and sale dated June 26th 1811 Registered June 29th 1811   By Susannah wife of John Sparkman, Sister and heir at Law of Philip Stedman jointly with John Sparkman her Husband unto Thomas Clark of Queenston all that Block parcel or tract of Land situated on the Grand River, in the county of york, in the Home District containing by estimation 94.305 acres be the same or less. commonly Known and distinguished as Block No 1 on the Grand River, and butted and bounded as follows:   Beginning on the North side of Dundas Street at the South west corner of the Township of Beverly thence along the north side of Dundas Street South 77° west 960 chains. Thence North 16° west 98.3 chains and 49 links. Thence North 77° East 957 chains and 78 links. Thence South 16° East 98.3 chains 49 links to the place of beginning
------------------------------------- " -----------------------------------------
Liber A. Memorial No 219 Indenture of Bargain + Sale deted [sic] July 3rd 1816 and Registered January 15th 1818 Between Thomas Clark and Wife and William Dickson 94.305 acres known as Block No 1 on the Grand River described as follows
Beginning at the fork of the Grand River, small distance Northward of Dundas Street; Thence south 77° west 250 c to the Westernmost boundary of the Judian Lands, Thence North 16° west 980c Thence North 77° east 960 c Thence south 16° east 980 c Thence South 77° west 710 c to the place of beginning



(Page 2)

1836 Feb 1 Government Patent to Hiram Capron for 102 acres lying on the East Bank of the Grand River in the Gore of Dumfries - And also in the same Patent 100 acres lying on the west Bank of the said Grand River in the Gore of Dumfries aforesaid; and described as follows Commencing at a marked pine Tree on the west Bank of the Grand River on the North side of Dundas street Thence South 79° west 50 chains Thence South 78° west [2?.90] links to Thomas Gadds corner. Thence North X 15° 40' west 22c.50 links to the Township Line of Dumfries
{This last course is wrong, it should be North 11° 30' west}
{which I Hiram Capron have corrected with James Barker}
Thence North 78° East 28c 30 links to the fork of the Grand River Thence Southeasterly along the west shore of the Grand River with the stream to the place of beginning. Containing 100 Acres more or less

In the year 1831 I made the first survey of a small plot of Land in the forks of the River on Lot No. 30 and on the Gore Lot west of the River - Named it Paris - since that date I have added to the survey and have been selling Four Lots, and making Deeds of conveyance to all purchasers up to this date;   The survey, now the Corporation limits extend over parts of Lots 29.30.31.32 and the two Lots in the Gore on each side of the River.   see Map of Paris
        Paris 20th March 1866 Hiram Capron



1798 Feby  5 Patent to Philip Stedman Block No 1 - 94.305 acre



1811 June  26 Susannah sister and heir at Law of
                Philip Stedman jointly with her Husband
                John Sparkman unto Thomas Clark
                of Queenston. Block No. 1 - 94.305 Acre
1866 March 20 Hiram Capron



(Page 3)

        Memorandum of Deeds Chain of title and dates
1798 Feby  5 Government Patent to Philip Stedman
                        Block No 1 on the Grand River 94.305 acres
1811 June  26 Philip Stedman's heirs:  Susanah Wife of
                John Sparkman Sister and heir at Law of
                Philip Stedman Jointly with John Sparkman
                her Husband unto Thomas Clark 8 Queenston
1811 June  29 Registered Toronto Memorial No. 1765
                        Block No 1 on Grand River
1816 July  3 Thomas Clark and Wife to William Dickson
                Block No. 1 on the Grand River 94.305 acres
1818 Jany  15 Recorded Letter A. Memorial 219

1819 May   14 The Hon. William Dickson + Wife to John Holme
                Lots 29.30.31.32 in the 1st Concession of Dumfries
1824 Aug.  23 Recorded Memorial 160-



1824 May   24 John Holme to William Holme Lots 29.30.31.32
1824 Augt. 23 Recorded   Memorial 161



1824 May   24 John Holme to William Holme Lots 29.30.31.32
1824 Augt. 23 Recorded Memorial 161



1831 May   5 William Holme to Hiram Capron Lots 29.30.31.32
1832 March 20 Recorded Memorial 912



1836 Feby  18 Government Patent to Hiram Capron for 102 acres
                on the East Bank of the Grand River in the Gore,
                and also in same Patent 100 acres on the West
                Bank of said Grand River in the Gore, Viz



                By the Act 2d of George 4th Chapter 3 Section
                10 It is enacted that the Gore of Land
                lying between Dundas Street and the first
                concession of Dumfries will be attached
                to the Township of Dumfries
1866 March 20 The above description and dates was
                copied from Deeds X Government Records by me this date
                        Hiram Capron

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Hiram Capron's Abstract of Title to Block No. 1 on the Grand River, 1866


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 portions of this lot.