Haslett, John James, P.L.S. & D.P.S.

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Haslett, John James, P.L.S. & D.P.S.

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b. 17 Jun 1811 - d. 21 Jan 1878


John was born on June 17, 1811 at Sanfield House, Tyrone County, Ireland to Matthew Haslett and Sarah McCrae.
He received his education to be a surveyor in Ireland, and later when on to survey England and the south coast of Ireland.
Around 1842, he came to Canada. After six months of training with P.L.S. John Emerson, he became a Provincial Land Surveyor. He then moved to Belleville, Ontario and began surveying Upper Canada.
Throughout his career from 1840-1860 he provided great advancement to the charting of Canada West and Hastings County.
In February 1851, he married Frances Colhoun Woods.
He died in Belleville on January 21, 1878 leaving his wife, four sons and three daughters.


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Emerson, John, P.L.S. (b. 16 Jan 1799 - d. 24 Feb 1884)

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Haslett, John James, P.L.S. & D.P.S.

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Haslett was articled to Emerson during his surveyor training.

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