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  • John Lenington
        GOME home to rest SACRED TO the memory OF JOHN LENINGTON DIED 7th Aug. 1820 AGED 57 YEARS Blessed are the dead who die in The Lord
      GOME home to rest SACRED TO the memory OF JOHN LENINGTON DIED ...
  • John Willson
        [Front] [illegible] [Back] John Wilson Died 12 Mo 6 Day 1843 Aged 72 Y 7 M & 25 d’s.
      [Front] [illegible] [Back] John Wilson Died 12 Mo 6 Day 1843 Aged ...
  • Rachel Willson
        Rachel Wife of John Wilson Died 10 Mo 20 day 1848 Aged 71 Y 7M, & 11 d’s.
      Rachel Wife of John Wilson Died 10 Mo 20 day 1848 Aged ...
  • Elizabeth Lenington
        ELIZABETH LENINGTON DIED Jan 2 1869 AGED 83 Yrs 4 Mos 2 Dys [verse illegible]
      ELIZABETH LENINGTON DIED Jan 2 1869 AGED 83 Yrs 4 Mos 2 ...
  • Clump Family
        [Front] In Loving Memory of ZACARIAH CLUMP DIED 10th Jany. 1863 IN HIS 76TH YEAR. Born in Dutchess County N.Y. 1787. CAME TO CANADA 1819 THE BATTLE OF LIFE IS O’ER THE VICTORY IS WON JANE HIS BELOVED WIFE Died 7th APRIL 1874 AGED 80 YEARS 6 MONTHS. ASLEEP IN ...
      [Front] In Loving Memory of ZACARIAH CLUMP DIED 10th Jany. 1863 IN ...
  • Samuel Lenington
        SAMUEL LENINGTON DIED April 2, 1857 63 YEARS 8 Mo [verse illegible]
      SAMUEL LENINGTON DIED April 2, 1857 63 YEARS 8 Mo [verse illegible]
  • The Tuscarora Township Squatters
        The story of the Six Nations people having been granted land along the Grand River six miles deep on either side of the river, from its mouth to its source, is a very familiar story for most people of Brant County. The story of how the Six Nations, through the ...
      The story of the Six Nations people having been granted land along ...
  • Land Indenture between Augustus Jones and Six Nations, 1805
        This land indenture, signed March 1st, 1805, documents the Six Nations’ grant of land to Augustus Jones. He was given in total 1200 acres, located north of Dundas Street and east of the Grand River. The lease was granted for “Nine hundred and Ninety nine years,” and the only payment ...
      This land indenture, signed March 1st, 1805, documents the Six Nations’ grant ...
  • Ebeneezer Willson
        EBENEEZER WILLSON DIED Aug. 14 1889 Aged 83 Years 8 Mos & 3 Dys
      EBENEEZER WILLSON DIED Aug. 14 1889 Aged 83 Years 8 Mos & ...
  • Mortgage Between John Holme and William Dickson
        This 1819 mortgage documents the sale of a large plot of land by William Dickson to John Holme. This transaction gave Holme lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the 1st Concession of Dumfries, which makes up the majority of the land of Paris north of the forks. In return, ...
      This 1819 mortgage documents the sale of a large plot of land ...
  • Land Indenture Between William and John Holme
        This 1824 indenture documents the sale from John Holme to his brother William of land in what was then the Township of Dumfries, and now Paris. This land comprised lots 29, 30, 31 and 32, which makes up most of what is today Paris north of Dundas Street. John received ...
      This 1824 indenture documents the sale from John Holme to his brother ...
  • Land Indenture between William Holme, Thomas Clark, and Samuel Street
        This indenture documents the sale of lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the Township of Dumfries (later Paris) from William Holme, who had received it from his brother John, to Thomas Clark and Samuel Street. It was signed on August 19th, 1824. This land would later be sold by ...
      This indenture documents the sale of lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 ...
  • Hiram Capron's Account Book and Division of Hollow Ware
        This ledger, or account book, was created by Hiram Capron when he was operating his iron furnace in Canada, covering the period from 1825-1826. He documents his income, expenditures and general business in operating the furnace in addition to other notes of interest to him. While the primary matter of ...
      This ledger, or account book, was created by Hiram Capron when he ...
  • People Who Conducted Business With Hiram Capron
        Local historian Roger Sharpe transcribed by hand the information below, which are lists of the names with the page number in each of Hiram Capron's Ledger books. The original books are held at the Paris Museum and Historical Society. You can consult the Ledgers to learn the business each person ...
      Local historian Roger Sharpe transcribed by hand the information below, which are ...
  • Copy of Letter Written by Hiram Capron to his Brother Horace
        This letter, written January 3rd 1830, from Hiram Capron to his brother Horace exhorts him to come to Canada to work with him. They had apparently already spoken about the possibility of Horace’s emigration, and Hiram appears to be somewhat irritated that Horace has been slow to commit. He discusses ...
      This letter, written January 3rd 1830, from Hiram Capron to his brother ...
  • Hiram Capron Account Book, 1828-1831
        This account book, or ledger, documents all of Capron’s business during this early period. The bulk of the book contains the names of individuals to whom Capron had paid money or goods for services, or lent money and lists of their transactions with him. This provides a detailed account of ...
      This account book, or ledger, documents all of Capron’s business during this ...
  • Unbound Hiram Capron Ledger, 1832-1859
        This ledger documents much of Capron's business from the 1830s to as late as the 1860s, organized by name and date. It includes an index at the beginning with the names of the people with whom he did business. It also includes a list of Capron's "bad debts," and lists ...
      This ledger documents much of Capron's business from the 1830s to as ...
  • Mortgage Between Hiram Capron, Thomas Clark and Samuel Street
        This indenture documents a mortgage made by Hiram Capron and Joseph Van Orman with Thomas Clark and Samuel Street. They mortgaged land within lots 29, 30, 31 and the southernmost half of lot 30 for the sum of £875. Van Orman was an iron founder, and one of Capron's associates ...
      This indenture documents a mortgage made by Hiram Capron and Joseph Van ...
  • Grant of Dumfries Land to Thomas Gadd
        This grant from the Province of Upper Canada gives Thomas Gadd 446 acres of land in Paris (then the Township of Dumfries), north of Dundas Street. His land is described as bordering Capron's.
      This grant from the Province of Upper Canada gives Thomas Gadd 446 ...
  • Letter from W.G. Keele to Hiram Capron Confirming Land Sales
        This letter is a follow-up to an earlier 1835 correspondence between Keele and Capron concerning land grants. Keele reports on the progress he has made in confirming these grants, and the work remaining to be done.
      This letter is a follow-up to an earlier 1835 correspondence between Keele ...
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