Item M430-1965 - Plan of Blocks J and H in the town of Deseronto

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CA ON00156 M/M430-1965

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Plan of Blocks J and H in the town of Deseronto

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  • 1 Jun 1888 (Creation)

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1 Mylar plan (48 x 66.5cm)

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(1836-1909)

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William Robert Aylsworth was born in Ernestown Township, in the county of Lennox and Addington, Ontario on September 15, 1836. He grew up on a farm and was educated in Newburgh, Ontario. At 18 years old, he was employed as a school teacher but later studied surveying. He was articled to A.B. Perry for three years before successfully receiving his certifications on November 8, 1861. In September of 1863, William married Christianna Herchmer, the daughter of Col. John Herchmer. For five years he surveyed private and government land. He was then employed by the Rathburn company for 25 years as a surveyor. In 1871, he was Reeve of Mill Point [Deseronto] and in 1871, 1881 and 1893 Warden of Hastings County. He died in Belleville on April 22, 1909.

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Donated by Walter I. Watson. Accession #2012-04.

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A certified reproduction of the "Plan of Part of Deseronto, Block J and Block H in part of Lot # 38 and Lot # 39 in Concession 2 and 3. Tyendinaga, for the Rathburn Company the proprietors.” Surveyed by William R. Aylsworth, P.L.S. and dated June 1, 1888.

This copy was made in 1972 of plan #275, as registered in the Hastings Land Registry Office.

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

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Photographed and available online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/48372661092/

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