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The Ireland Family of Nelson – Part II

This paper covers the conclusion of the research on the Ireland Family of Nelson Township. The family originated in England. Joseph Ireland, born 1792, arrived in Canada at the age of nineteen. His brother John had fought in the Read more

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Oakridge Farm and the Ireland Family of Nelson – Part I

This Heritage Paper looks at a pioneer family, the Irelands, and their home, Oakridge Farm, located in Nelson Township. This local family through their association with St. John’s Anglican Church, Nelson, and the ownership of property in East Flamborough Read more

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East Flamborough Township Hall, Part 3

Saving the Hall

For much of the 20th century, the Township Hall on Mill Street North continued to serve as the offices and Council Chamber for East Flamborough Township. After provincial government School Inspectors condemned and closed the upper Read more

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The Baker Family of East Flamborough – Part III

This is the third and final part of the Editor’s research on the Baker family who originally settled on the fourth concession of East Flamborough in the early 1800s. The second generation of this family were the founders of Read more

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The Baker Family of East Flamborough – Part II

Last time, the Heritage Paper looked at one of the pioneer families of East Flamborough, the Abraham Baker family, who settled on Lot 13, Concession 4 in the early years of the nineteenth century. Abraham’s large family of five Read more

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East Flamborough Township Hall, Part 2

Town hall plan

At the October meeting of the East Flamborough Township Council, the members accepted the offer of a lot from Mr. John Cummins and agreed to pay him £50 on condition that he also provide the deed Read more

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The Baker Family of East Flamborough – Part I

Settlement north of the village of Waterdown came very slowly, reputedly the first clearing and home was made by a member of the Baker family who purchased a hundred acres on the Fifth Concession, East Flamborough in 1822. This Read more

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Part II of A List of Canadian Patents, issued to residents of Waterdown, and the Townships of Beverly and East and West Flamborough, from the beginnings of the Patent Office, June 1824, until 31 August 1872.

Patent #2063, Issued Ottawa, 18 June 1866.

Alfred James Lemon of the Township of Beverly, in the County of Wentworth, for “A Potato Digger”.

Patent #2166, Issued Ottawa, 27 November 1866.

William Lemon, of the Village of Lynden, in Read more

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East Flamborough Township Hall, Part 1

Building town hall

Built of locally quarried limestone, the former East Flamborough Township Hall on Mill Street North is one of the finest examples of mid-Victorian civic building in rural Southern Ontario. In design, construction and materials, the hall Read more

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A List of Canadian Patents, issued to residents of Waterdown, and the Townships of Beverly and East and West Flamborough, from the beginnings of the Patent Office, June 1824, until 31 August 1872.

These records are taken from the “Blue Book,” the only full record in existence of patents issued in Canada prior to the beginning of the Canadian Patent Office Record in March 1873. Two volumes of “Patents in Canada” were Read more

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