42 Cassels Road East (Mill Street), July 1975

Brian Winter, Photographer
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Item Type:
A black and white photograph of 42 Cassels Road East (Mill Street). This view is of the front porch.
This Regency cottage was built c. 1845 and is considered one of the oldest homes in Brooklin. It is situated overlooking a creek and is opposite the mill.

It was the home of Reverend Robert Darlington who was born at Ballytonny, County Wicklow, Ireland, in 1807. In 1833, he emigrated to Canada settling in Darlington Township, but soon moved to Whitby Township where he went into business, while also acting as a local preacher, class leader and Sabbath School teacher. He traveled as a preacher on the Nelson, Peterborough and Markham circuits until his health failed and he returned to Brooklin. From 1853 until his death in 1881, he was Postmaster at Brooklin, and in the 1850's was Treasurer of Whitby Township. He was a part-time pastor at the Brooklin Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1858-59, 1863-65, 1868-69, 1872-74 and 1878-81. He died at Brooklin on April 4, 1881 and is buried at Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin. He was married to Sarah Annie Hunter, eldest daughter of Dr. James Hunter, Whitby's rebel of 1837.
Date of Original:
July 1975
Width: 1 in
Height: 1 in
Personal Name(s):
Darlington, Robert ; Winter, Brian
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.9570172783015 Longitude: -78.9572947619629
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
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Copyright Holder:
Whitby Archives
Recommended Citation:
42 Cassels Road East (Mill Street), July 1975, Brian Winter. Whitby Archives A2013_004_030D.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white negative.
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42 Cassels Road East (Mill Street), July 1975

A black and white photograph of 42 Cassels Road East (Mill Street). This view is of the front porch.