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  • Certificate of Achievement- John Pettit, March 26, 1825
        A certificate of achievement for John Pettit, Esq. of Grimsby for undertaking the task of carrying dispatches throughout the Niagara Region on behalf of Major Glegg and the military in April 1813. Pettit came to Upper Canada following the revolutionary war and, during the war, carried dispatches between various places ...
      A certificate of achievement for John Pettit, Esq. of Grimsby for undertaking ...
  • Barn at Hermitage
        The Hermitage was the farm of William Nelles (1769-1850) and was built near the lake on Lot 6, Concession 1, in c.1800. Nelles was the brother of Robert Nelles and was also a Captain in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This Regiment was known to have been involved ...
      The Hermitage was the farm of William Nelles (1769-1850) and was built ...
  • Medical Discharge Certificate- Isaac Smith, November 4, 1812
        A medical discharge from military duty for Isaac Smith. Confirmed by Dr. Robert Kerr and John [J]. Taylor, attest by Lieut. Jonathon Pettit and signed by [G. Fairbel]. Smith was discharged from military duty during the War of 1812 because he had lost his right eye.
      A medical discharge from military duty for Isaac Smith. Confirmed by Dr. ...
  • Military Receipt of Pay- Captain Henry Nelles to other Regiments under Command of Grimsby Residents
        A receipt of pay, dated June 2, 1814, from Captain Henry Nelles (1789-1841) to other companies within the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This Regiment was known to have been involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane. Two handwritten pages are stained with brown age spots ...
      A receipt of pay, dated June 2, 1814, from Captain Henry Nelles ...
  • Memorandum of Pay and Allowance due to Captain H. Nelles
        A memorandum of pay and allowance due to Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) from May 23-31 1814 and July 1st to last 1815. It also states pay due for six months while he was a prisoner of war from December 1812 to May 1813 at Fort Erie. Nelles was a Captain ...
      A memorandum of pay and allowance due to Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) ...
  • Payroll List of 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia for Captain Henry Nelles- July 4 to 28, 1814
        A payroll list, dated July 4th to the 28th, 1814, for Captain Henry Nelles' Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane. Nelles (1789-1841) was also known to have been held prisoner by American troops during the ...
      A payroll list, dated July 4th to the 28th, 1814, for Captain ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Henry Nelles Company- July 4th to the 28th, 1814
        A muster roll, dated July 4th to the 28th, 1814, for Captain Henry Nelles' Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane. Nelles (1789-1841)was also known to have been held prisoner by American troops during the War. ...
      A muster roll, dated July 4th to the 28th, 1814, for Captain ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Henry Nelles Company- July 4th to the 24th, 1814
        A muster roll, dated July 4th to 24th 1814, for Captain Henry Nelles' Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane. Nelles (1789-1841) was known to have been held prisoner by American troops during the war. Names ...
      A muster roll, dated July 4th to 24th 1814, for Captain Henry ...
  • Record of Military Pay issued by Captain Henry Nelles- December 30, 1815
        A record of army pay issued by Captain Henry Nelles (1789-1841) for December 30, 1815. It is handwritten with ink and has an "X" through the figures on the front. On the back is the total of pays calculated along with some pencil calculations. Nelles was a Captain in the ...
      A record of army pay issued by Captain Henry Nelles (1789-1841) for ...
  • Pay Record for Lieut. Henry Nelles, 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- December 25th,1812 to January 20th, 1813
        A record of pay for Lieut. Henry Nelles (1789-1841) of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia from December 25, 1812 to January 20, 1813. The pay was for his duty at Fort Erie under the command of Lt. Colonel Bishop.
      A record of pay for Lieut. Henry Nelles (1789-1841) of the 4th ...
  • Military Commission of Robert Nelles- June 25, 1802
        A certificate of Commission for Robert Nelles (1761-1842), Esquire, as Deputy Lieutenant. It is signed by Robert Hamilton, Lieutenant, County Lincoln, and Francis Goring, his secretary, in Queenston.
      A certificate of Commission for Robert Nelles (1761-1842), Esquire, as Deputy Lieutenant. ...
  • Pay Roll- William Nelles Company
        A handwritten list of men who acknowledged receiving payment in full from Captain William Nelles (1769-1850) for their services in the militia. Although unstated, it can be assumed that the muster roll is from the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia as William Nelles was a Captain in this Regiment ...
      A handwritten list of men who acknowledged receiving payment in full from ...
  • Henry Nelles Home- Cell for American Prisoners
        A black and white photograph of the lock up located in the basement of the Nelles house (125 Main Street West) that existed during the War of 1812. The photograph shows the wooden cell located in the basement next to the staircase. The house was owned by Colonel Robert Nelles ...
      A black and white photograph of the lock up located in the ...
  • Memorandum of Militia Pay due for July, 1815- Captain Henry Nelles
        A memorandum of Militia Pay due for July 1815. Men's names and amounts due are handwritten on paper. It can be assumed that these men belong to the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia as Henry Nelles (1789-1841) was a Captain in this Regiment. The 4th Lincoln were known to ...
      A memorandum of Militia Pay due for July 1815. Men's names and ...
  • Militia General Orders, Kingston- August 18, 1815
        Militia General Orders from Kingston, dated August 1815, signed by N. Coffin, Adjutant General of Militia. The document contains an extract of a letter from Earl Bathurst, one of his Majesty's secretaries, to Sir Gordon Drummond, dated Downing Street, June 13th, 1815. The letter acknowledged the meritorious actions of troops ...
      Militia General Orders from Kingston, dated August 1815, signed by N. Coffin, ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under the command of Capt. H. Nelles- May 23 to 29, 1814
        A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under the command of Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) who were employed in the engineer departments at Forts George and Niagara from May 23rd to May 29th 1814. This Regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and ...
      A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln ...
  • Van Buskirk Blacksmith Shop
        Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. During the War of 1812, Allan Nixon was known to have owned the blacksmith shop located here. It is believed that the shop was forced to shoe American horses while the area was under US occupation. The building ...
      Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. ...
  • Militia Payroll- 1812
        A militia paylist believed to be dated 1812. The militia name is unknown but the list is signed by a William Lyons. The names included on the pay list are: Book, Joseph Camp, John M. Clark, James Dean, Andrew Gee, David Johnson, Jeremiah Kennedy, Charles Kennedy, Morris Lane, Gilbert Lane, ...
      A militia paylist believed to be dated 1812. The militia name is ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Lt. Col. Robert Nelles- October 11 to November 1, 1814
        A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln militia under the command of Lt. Col. Robert Nelles (1761-1842) from October 11 to November 1, 1814. This Regiment was involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812. Names include in ...
      A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln ...
  • Lake Lodge Barn
        A black and white photograph of the original barn at Lake Lodge, built in 1801, as it was being demolished. Written in ink on the photograph is : "The original barn at Lake Lodge built in 1801. It was used for American prisoners during War of 1812".
      A black and white photograph of the original barn at Lake Lodge, ...
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