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  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Lt. Col. Robert Nelles- October 11 to November 1, 1814
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm
    Object       A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces in the year 1800 or earlier with the belief that they would keep evil spirits away. The Nelles Manor was ...
    Object     A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces ...
  • Ten Pound Cannonball
    Object       A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. Robert Nelles at the time of the War of 1812. Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the ...
    Object     A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. ...
  • Tea cup and Saucer- Nelles Manor
    Object       A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea bowl and saucer. It is believed that this item was in use, before or during the time of the War ...
    Object     A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea ...
  • Henry Nelles Home- Cell for American Prisoners
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Military Commission of Robert Nelles-  October 10, 1815
    Text       A military commission for Robert Nelles, Esquire (1761-1842), as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. It is signed by Francis Gore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada in York. The 4th Lincoln was involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane.
    Text     A military commission for Robert Nelles, Esquire (1761-1842), as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. It is signed by Francis Gore, Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the ...
  • Handwritten agreement between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby- July 9, 1812,
    Text       A handwritten agreement, dated July 9, 1812, between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby (Labourer and Frenchman). Gerau had agreed to complete his duty as militia man in the Flank Company stationed at Niagara. In consideration of this, John Beamer would pay Gerau fifty dollars, part of ...
    Text     A handwritten agreement, dated July 9, 1812, between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby (Labourer and Frenchman). Gerau had agreed to complete his duty as militia man ...
  • Nelles Home
    Image       A drawing that shows a wooden house beside a large tree, with a pathway out front that leads to a wooden fence with a gate. The fence is built on the edge of a small drop in the land, and where the gate is, in front, are two steps. The ...
    Image     A drawing that shows a wooden house beside a large tree, with a pathway out front that leads to a wooden fence with a gate. The fence is built on ...
  • Payroll List of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Lt.Col. Robert Nelles- October 11 to Nov. 11, 1814
    Text       A payroll, dated October 11 to November 11, 1814, of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under Lt. Col. Robert Nelles (1761-1842). Names included on the payroll list: Cline, Henry Sr. Comfort, John Harris Fisher, Jacob Hislop, Samuel House, John Sr. Johnson, Henry Kennedy, Samuel Kennedy, William Lambert, Thomas ...
    Text     A payroll, dated October 11 to November 11, 1814, of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under Lt. Col. Robert Nelles (1761-1842). Names included on the payroll list: Cline, ...
  • War Claims Robert Nelles- June 14, 1813
    Text       An estimate of damage done on the Robert Nelles (1761-1842) property at Forty Mile Creek by the United States Army during their encampment on the premises. The list of damages included items such as livestock, a wagon, a harness, 25 acres of land, and barrels of flour. Total damages on ...
    Text     An estimate of damage done on the Robert Nelles (1761-1842) property at Forty Mile Creek by the United States Army during their encampment on the premises. The list of damages ...
  • Robert Nelles Manor
    Image       A print of the Robert Nelles Manor in 1798. Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia by the end of the War. He was also known to have been a Justice of the Peace and performed many marriages during the war. This home was also ...
    Image     A print of the Robert Nelles Manor in 1798. Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia by the end of the War. He was also ...
  • Military Commission of Robert Nelles- June 25, 1802
    Text       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.
    Text     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.
  • Robert Nelles Manor
    Image       A postcard with a picture of Robert Nelles' Manor that was built in 1798. On the front it says: "The Manor (over 100 years old) Grimsby, Ont." Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia by the end of the War. He was also known to ...
    Image     A postcard with a picture of Robert Nelles' Manor that was built in 1798. On the front it says: "The Manor (over 100 years old) Grimsby, Ont." Nelles was a ...
  • Certificate of Achievement- John Pettit, March 26, 1825
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Record of Military Pay issued by Captain Henry Nelles- December 30, 1815
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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. ...
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