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Deserontyou, Captain John

File contains a printed bulletin of the Departments of History and Political and Economic Science, Queen's University, entitled "Captain John Deserontyou and the Mohawk Settlement at Deseronto" by M. Eleanor Herrington. The bulletin was published in 1921 and recounts the history of the early settlement of Tyendinaga. Also contains a letter to the editor of the Ontario Intelligencer explaining the origins of Captain John Deseronto [Deserontyou's] name.

Herrington, Margaret Eleanor

Copies of documents relating to the Pitman family

  1. 1801 April 25: Certificate by Andrew Embury that Russell Pitman has charge of Lot 12 ir the Third Concession of Thurlow and that no person shall cut or destroy and kind of timber on that lot.

  2. 1801 Dec 29: Copy of Summons from Alexander Fisher to Russell Pitman ordering him to appear in District Court at Kingston on January 13, 1802, to answer the complaint of Reuben Bedell in a "plea of contract" involving a note for £3.2s.7 d.

  3. 1809 Jun 7: Articles of Agreement between (1) John Leslie in the Town of Thurlow" and (2) William Anderson, Thomas Pitman, and Martin Pitman, re: manufacture of 100 bushels of rye into whisky.

  4. 1812 Mar 28: Road Warrant from James McNabb, J.P. and Samuel Sherwood, J.P. to Thomas Pitman, "overseer of roads" informing him of statute labour to be performed on certain roads and bridges in Thurlow Township.

  5. 1820: Unsigned Sample Certificate by John Carter and Martin Pitman regarding the late Russell Pitman's claim to a part of Lot 27 in the Third Concession of Ernestown and stating that his eldest son Thomas Pitman is pro per heir to the land.

  6. 1820: Unsigned Sample Certificate that Thomas Pitman nas 'served faithfully and honestly in the Flank Company of Hastings Militia" and is entitled to Crown land.

  7. 1824 Jan 13: Receipt by Russell Pitman and Diana Pitman for dowe ry payment made to them by Thomas Pitman from the estate of the late Russell Pitman, father of Thomas.

  8. 1837 Nov 27: Letter from James McDonnell to Martin Pitman concerning letter of Christopher A. Hagerman and Pitman's claims for lands granted to his sisters.

  9. 1889 Sep 15: Copy of Subpoena from Robert Pearson to Thomas Pitman, ordering him to appear before the Court of Queen's Bench at Belleville on September 21, to testify in the case of Joseph Thrasher versus David Read.

"Indian Land Sale" Grant of land for Deseronto High School

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.19
  • Item
  • 2 October 1889

Grant of three acres in Deseronto, Ontario, part of the territory of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, to the Board of the Deseronto High School (John Newton, Frederick Sherwood Rathbun, Thomas Roach, Arthur Stanley Valleau, Herbert Burt Rathbun and Thomas Hamlin Nasmith), for the sum of $2,500. A stamp on the reverse of the deed states that it was registered on 12 May 1965.

Government of Canada

Hydrographic Map of Bay of Quinte, Picton to Presqu'ile Bay

A hydrographic map of the area surrounding the Bay of Quinte, Picton to Presqu'ile Bay in Ontario, Canada. With maps of Trenton Approaches, Nigger Narrows, Belleville Harbour & Telegraph Narrows inset. Surveys completed in in 1952-53 and 1957. Map printed June 15, 1962. Published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Marine Sciences Branch, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, Ottawa. Sheet number 2069.

Canadian Hydrographic Service

Topographical map of Mazinaw Lake

  • CA ON00156 M/M470-1559 - 1573, 1576 - 1579, and 1585 - 1621/1599
  • Item
  • 1947
  • Part of Map collection

A topographical map of Mazinaw Lake - Canada sheet #31 C/14. Published by the Army Survey Establishment, Department of National Defence in 1947. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile = 1/63.360.

Canada. Department of National Defence

Map of Sidney Township in 1787 - 1981 rewrite

A recopy of the 1787 map of Sidney Township. The original map entitled "Plan of the Township of Sidney in the District of Mecklinburg. Surveyed in 1787 by Lewis Kotts, with the names of the proprietor inserted in the Lots." The recopy was completed by Mrs. Dorothy Ashton in 1981, for the Corby Public Library and Hastings County Historical Society. Scale 40 chains to an inch.

Donated by the Belleville Public Library in 2014.

Kotte, Lewis

Re-subdivision of Lot 8 in the City of Belleville

A certified reproduction of the "Re-subdivision of portions of MacDonald and Maud Plans, now the property of the Burrell Rock Drill Company & others, being part of the west half of Lot # 8, Concession 1, Township of Thurlow.” Surveyed by Henry Carre O. L. S., and signed April 29, 1910.

This copy was made in 1972 of plan #391, as registered in the Hastings Land Registry Office.

Donated by Walter I. Watson, P. L. S.

Carre, Henry, O.L.S.

Topographic Map of Ontario - Belleville Sheet

A map from the Eastern Canada series entitled "Topographic Map of Ontario - Belleville Sheet 31 C/3." The map includes Hastings County to Hillier in Prince Edward County. Published in 1938 by the Department of National Defence. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile.

Donated by the Belleville Public Library in 2014.

Canada. Department of National Defence

McCullough Family : history

File contains a printed booklet entitled “Pioneer Souls : the History of the McCullough Sept,” by Dr. T. J. Harrison, concerning the history of the McCullough Family who originated from Scotland, with branches of the family settling in Hastings County in the 1820s.

Harrison, Thomas James

Plan of the town of Belleville 1845

Photocopy of a plan of the town of Belleville, 1845. By John J. Haslett, D.D. Surveyor. Scale: 3 chains to 1".

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

Thompson Collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 652
  • Collection
  • 1820-1964

The collection contains materials relating to property on lot 26, concession 7 of Thurlow Township, Ontario first owned by John Latta:

  • History of the house compiled for the Plainfield Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History by Maude Harrison in 1976
  • House and farm leases, and quit claims ca. 1898-1912 for Lot 26, Concession 7
  • Agreement and sale of land documents ca. 1872-1932
  • Deeds and policiies ca. 1874-1932
  • Mortgage and accompanying douments ca. 1901
  • Mortgages and agreements survey plan for lot 25
  • Fire insurance policies ca. 1901
  • Discharge of mortgage document ca. 1872
  • Legal documents for Thurlow Township lots ca. 1880-1964
  • Mortgages and deeds from Thurlow Township ca. 1876-1931
  • High Court Justice documents ca. 1872-1886
  • Commissioner of Agriculture loans and receipts and statements ca. 1940's
  • An original deed from June 22, 1820
  • Bound volumes of The Windsor Magazine, June-November 1911 and June-November 1915
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