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  • Contributors: Grimsby Museum
  • 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) ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Military Commission- Jonathan Pettit, January 3, 1809
        A commission appointing Jonathon Pettit from Ensign to Lieutenant in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. It is dated January 3, 1809 and is signed by Francis Gore, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada. This Regiment is known to have participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights ...
      A commission appointing Jonathon Pettit from Ensign to Lieutenant in the 4th ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • "Roll of thoes (sic) men that was on the Ground after the battle", addressed to Captain Wm. Nelles- 1812
        A muster roll, addressed to Captain (Johann) Wm. Nelles,(1769-1850, brother of Robert Nelles) titled: "Roll of thoes(sic) men that was on the ground after the battle". Although unstated, it can be assumed that the muster roll is from the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia as William Nelles was a ...
      A muster roll, addressed to Captain (Johann) Wm. Nelles,(1769-1850, brother of Robert ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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" ...
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