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Obituary Notices of West Flamborough Township Residents Taken from Early Canadian Newspapers – Part I

With no compulsory registration of deaths before 1869, such information about early residents of an area is often difficult to obtain. Gravestones are frequently a wonderful source of such statistics, but unfortunately many early burial stones have now been Read more

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St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Waterdown – Part II

This paper is the conclusion to the story of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Waterdown, with a collection of reminiscences of parish life and history as recalled by members of the congregation.

Travel to the church has changed greatly Read more

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Surveyors marked township in 1793

When the decision to award the French émigrés a township was made in 1793, only a small portion of the proposed area had been surveyed; four concessions and an indented shoreline or Broken Front along the north side of Read more

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St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Waterdown – Part I

This article was originally published in 1986, when the church still occupied the building at the corner of Flamboro and Barton Streets. See the Editor’s Note for more info.

This is the first of a two-part article on St. Read more

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Some Further Incidents Concerning Residents of Flamborough and Area During the Troublesome Months of the Mackenzie Rebellion 1837-1838

Last heritage paper, in the conclusion to the article on the history of the Ireland family, a reference was made to Joseph Ireland’s participation in the 1837 Rebellion, when he had furnished a sleigh to transport volunteers who wished Read more

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The birth of a township

Following the end of hostilities between England and the Thirteen American colonies in 1783, the British government was faced with the responsibility of having, in part, caused the displacement of thousands of people who wished to remain under British Read more

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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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