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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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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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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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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La Salle in Wentworth County

Where did La Salle Land in Wentworth County?

The last heritage paper looked at Robert Cavalier, Seigneur de la Salle: the reasons for this French explorer’s trip, and the possible route of his travels to Wentworth County.

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LaSalle in Wentworth County

Part I: Arrival September 1669

During 1983 and 1984 we celebrated several notable events in the history of Wentworth County, from the arrival of U.E.Ls. and Ontario’s Bicentennial, to the 150th anniversary of Adam Fergusson’s home, Woodhill. September 1985 Read more

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Extracts from “Minutes of Meetings of Grace Anglican Church Vestry Committee, Waterdown, 1858-1879”

This Heritage Paper looks at the early history of Grace Anglican Church, Waterdown as recorded in the Vestry Minutes Book. The original book, from which these extracts have been taken, was lost for many years. It was recently returned Read more

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