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  • First Nations at the Battle of the Forty Ceremony- June 8, 1955
        A black and white photograph of six First Nations people playing instruments at the Ceremony unveiling a plaque commemorating the engagement at Forty Mile Creek which occured on June 8, 1813.
      A black and white photograph of six First Nations people playing instruments ...
  • "A Notable Niagara Centennial"- Newspaper article written by Fred Williams
        A newspaper article written by Fred Williams titled, "A Notable Niagara Centennial" where he discusses the death of John Crooks and his experiences in the War of 1812. The newspaper the article was written in is unknown.
      A newspaper article written by Fred Williams titled, "A Notable Niagara Centennial" ...
  • Robert Nelles Manor
        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 ...
      A postcard with a picture of Robert Nelles' Manor that was built ...
  • Loyal Canadian Society Silver Pin
        This is a silver maple leaf pin from the Loyal Canadian Society. Every year, since its organization in 1847, this society held its Annual Dinner on the 13 of October; the anniversary of General Brock's death in defence of Canada. The original owner of the pin was Henry Edward Nelles ...
      This is a silver maple leaf pin from the Loyal Canadian Society. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Commemorative Sir Isaac Brock Coin- 1816
        This coin is from Upper Canada and is dated 1816. On one side the date is in the centre surrounded by the words: "SUCCESS TO COMMERCE & PEACE". On the other side there is an urn in the centre, topped by two angels holding sprigs of laurel leaves over it. ...
      This coin is from Upper Canada and is dated 1816. On one ...
  • 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 ...
  • Military Commission of Robert Nelles-  October 10, 1815
        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.
      A military commission for Robert Nelles, Esquire (1761-1842), as Lieutenant Colonel of ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Assistant Surgeon Appointment: Letter from Dr Robert Kerr to Dr Cyrus Sumner- July 22, 1814
        A letter from Dr. Robert Kerr to Dr. Cyrus Sumner(1772-1834) appointing him Assistant Surgeon at the hospital in Niagara during the War of 1812. His pay is quoted as one dollar and a half per day. It also states that medicines will be provided but Dr. Sumner had to provide ...
      A letter from Dr. Robert Kerr to Dr. Cyrus Sumner(1772-1834) appointing him ...
  • 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 ...
  • Payroll List of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Lt.Col. Robert Nelles- October 11 to Nov. 11, 1814
        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 ...
      A payroll, dated October 11 to November 11, 1814, of the 4th ...
  • Muster Roll of 4th Lincoln Militia, Captain William Nelles' Company- April 28th to May 24th, 1813
        A muster roll, dated April 28th to May 24th, 1813, of Captain William Nellis' (sic) (1769-1850) Company of the the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane. Names included on the muster roll: Book, Joseph Bridgman, William Sr. Brown, ...
      A muster roll, dated April 28th to May 24th, 1813, of Captain ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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