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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van Buskirk Blacksmith Shop
        Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. During the War of 1812, Allan Nixon was known to have owned the blacksmith shop located here. It is believed that the shop was forced to shoe American horses while the area was under US occupation. The building ...
      Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Commemorative Monument  for the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek, June 8th, 1813
        A photographic print of the Commemorative Monument for the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek, War of 1812. It reads (English): "Here at the Forty Mile Creek, on the 8th of June 1813, American Forces, retreating after the battle of Stoney Creek, were bombarded by the British Flotilla under Sir James ...
      A photographic print of the Commemorative Monument for the Engagement at Forty ...
  • Robert Nelles Manor
        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 ...
      A print of the Robert Nelles Manor in 1798. Nelles was a ...
  • War Claims Robert Nelles- June 14, 1813
        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 ...
      An estimate of damage done on the Robert Nelles (1761-1842) property at ...
  • Nelles Home
        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 ...
      A drawing that shows a wooden house beside a large tree, with ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cannonball- C.1800
        A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
      A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
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