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  • Tea cup and Saucer- Nelles Manor
        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 ...
      A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern ...
  • Sword and Scabbard- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
        The origin of the sword is unknown and there are no distinct markings on it. It is believed however, that the sword would have been carried by the Light Cavalry (Light Dragoons and the Hussars). The sword has a steel blade and a wooden grip wrapped in leather and bounded ...
      The origin of the sword is unknown and there are no distinct ...
  • Dr. Cyrus Sumner's Medical Supply Trunk
        This wooden trunk, stained reddish brown, is believed to have contained the medical and surgical supplies of Dr. Cyrus Sumner (1772-1834). Sumner served as a surgeon in Niagara during the War of 1812 and was requested by Major-General Brock to accompany him to Detroit. He was also known to have ...
      This wooden trunk, stained reddish brown, is believed to have contained the ...
  • Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm
        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 ...
      A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, ...
  • Chessboard- c.1800
        A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" with additional decorative designs. Penciled letters inside read "JWN" underlined with the price $1.50. Theory states that the board was ...
      A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When ...
  • Cannonball- Engagement at Forty Mile Creek
        A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek on June 8, 1813.
      A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the ...
  • Powder Horn- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
        A powder horn with brass fittings at both ends. There is one brass ring remaining to which some material such as hide or leather would have been fastened for carrying purposes. At the narrow end there is also a small moveable "catch". It is believed that the powder horn was ...
      A powder horn with brass fittings at both ends. There is one ...
  • Cannonball- C.1800
        A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
      A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
  • Twelve Pound Cannonball- Engagement at Fort Mile Creek
        A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of Forty Mile Creek, June 8, 1813. It may also have been the property of American troops and was left behind ...
      A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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. ...
  • Lake Lodge Wood Shingle- Grimsby, Ontario
        A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four holes in the body and curves in the centre. There is writing on the end of one side that states: "Aug. 9, 1932, shingle from barn of Lake Lodge, built 1810. Barn was used as prison for American ...
      A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four ...
  • Ten Pound Cannonball
        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 ...
      A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by ...
  • Memorandum of Militia Pay Allowances and Losses due Capt. H. Nelles, 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- 1814-1815
        A memorandum of Militia Pay Allowances and losses due to Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia.
      A memorandum of Militia Pay Allowances and losses due to Captain H. ...
  • Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Jonathan Moore's company- July 25 to August 24, 1812
        A muster roll, dated July 25 to August 24, 1812, of Jonathon Moore's Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812. Names included on the Muster Roll: Acor, Adam Adair, John Awry, ...
      A muster roll, dated July 25 to August 24, 1812, of Jonathon ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • Handwritten agreement between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby- July 9, 1812,
        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 ...
      A handwritten agreement, dated July 9, 1812, between John Beamer of Grimsby ...
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