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Hans Waltimeyer

The file contains a newspaper article written by Lewis Zandbergen on the book titled Hans Waltimeyer, written by Jane Bennett Goddard about John Walden Meyers. Also, included in the file are 2 advertising flyers for Madill's Garage, 334A Front Street, Belleville.

Land Records - Gardiner of Hungerford and Murney of Belleville

The file contains:

  1. an original copy of an indenture made in Whitby, County of York on 11 December 1829 between David Gardiner of Whitby and Thomas Goldsmith Gardiner, £50 received for 200 acres of land situated in the Township of Hungerford, Lot #17, First Concession; 2. an original copy of a Crown Sale Grant to Edmund Murney, of the town of Belleville, dated 23 December 1848 received £80 for 200 Acres in the Township of Elzevir, County Hastings, Lot #2, Second Concession.

Harrowsmith Country Life

The file contains a copy of the magazine Harrowsmith Country Life, October 2003 Issue, No. 172 with the caption "Then & Now Photography; A Fond Look at the Changing Rural Landscape. On page 2 there is an article with pictures titled "The More Things Change; A black and white look at the changing character of rural Ontario."

Duncan MacDonald papers

The file contains 30 documents: deeds, mortgages, insurance certificates and receipts. Names included in the documents are: D.M. Defoe, James Weir, William Vance, Samuel Vance, N.S. Apple, John Goodfellow, Philip Shannon, Joespeh Weir, Alex Roberts, Robert Arkles, Emery Arkles, William Climpson, Peter Merrills, C.J. Pope, J.S. McKeown, Hugh Erwin Weir, Angus Martin, Farley.

Donnan Family Collection

The file contains these items:
1) 1830 Indenture - Christopher Lenox to John L.W. Meyers, mortgage to Edward Fidlar - Huntingdon Twp, Con 4., Lot 1, 100 acres
2) 1832 Sale - John L.W. Meyers to Jonathan Horton - Huntingdon Twp, Con 4., Lot 1, 100 acres
3) 1840 Certificate of Jonathan Horton, appointing Hiram Nelson of Belleville as his attorney in seeking a grant of land for his service in the Hastings Militia in the War of 1812
4) 1840 Certificate of Benjamin Ketcheson asserting that Jonathan Horten served in the militia between October 1812 and August 1813
5) 1844 Sale - David Adams to John King Fairfield - Rawdon Twp., Con 4, Lot 3
6) 1855 & 1872 Deed & Release - Paul Kingston, Jonathan & Elijah Horton, Samuel Horton - Rawdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, 100 acres
7) 1894 Declaration - George Allan Kingston of Charles Kingston - Rawdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, 100 acres
8) 1903 Deed - Eliza S. McInroy to Alexander McInroy - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 1, 25 acres
9) 1915 Order & Letter - winding up estate of late Hiram Horton
10) 1944 Deed - Alexander McInroy to John & Eliza Matilda McInroy - Rawdon Twp., Con. 3, Lot 3; Rawdon Twp., Con. 3, Lot 4; Huntingdon Twp., Con. 7, Lot 15
11) 1952 Deed Frederick George Kent & wife Daisy Julia Kent to William F. Maynes - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 7, Lot 15; Stirling Twp., Baker Street lots
12) 1964 Deed - Corporation of Village of Stirling to Florence Laney - Stirling Twp., Emma Street lot
13) 1965 Mortgage - Florence Laney to George & Mary Hicks - Stirling Twp., Emma Street lot
14) 1965-1966 Tax Demands to Florence Laney - Stirling Twp., 30-Emma Street

Donnan Family Collection

The file contains the following documents:
1) 1847 Deed - Francis McConnell & Wife to Adam H. Meyers - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, 100 acres
2) 1879 Probate/Will Joseph Donnan (deceased) - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, part
3) 1879 Deed - Mary Ann Donnan to James Donnan - Huntingdon Twp., Con 1, Lot 2, part
4) 1879 Mortgage - James Donnan et al. Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, part
5) 1903 Deed - Bathea Garratt and James Donnan - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, part
6) 1917 Mortgage - Samuel J. Donnan and Jennie Donnan - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, part
7) 1917 Deed - James Donnan and Samuel J. Donnan - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, part
8) 1919 Mortgage - Samuel J. Donnan and James Donnan - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, part
9) 1919 Deed - James Donnan to Samuel J. Donnan - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, part
10) 1923 Mortgage - George M. Wright et al to Blanche Dafoe Marcellus - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 5, Lot 3, part
11) 1951 Mortgage - Jeremiah Ernest Marcellus - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 5, Lot 3, 50 acres
12) 1960 Deed - Samuel J. Donnan to Samuel J. Donnan and William Robin Donnan - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 4, Lot 2, part
13) 1962 Deed - Jennie Holgate to William Robin Donnan - Huntingdon Twp., Con. 5, Lot 3, part"

Alan Rayburn collection

The file contains a letter from Alan Rayburn dated 23 August 2002. Along with the letter there are copies of some responses received by James White, Canada's chief geographer, dated 1905-1909, from postmasters in Hastings County providing information on how and when each place was named.

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