Item M430-2535 - Plan of Bridgewater in Elzevir Township

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CA ON00156 M/M430-2535

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Plan of Bridgewater in Elzevir Township

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  • c. 1840 (Creation)

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1 mylar sheet 103 cm x 70 cm

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(b. 16 Jan 1799 - d. 24 Feb 1884)

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Emerson was born near Clones, Ireland on January 16, 1799. He learned the skill of surveying at a young age while still in Ireland.
He immigrated to Canada in 1832, settling on a farm in Tyendinaga Township, near Roslin with his sister, Anne. He never married.
Throughout his surveying career, he mapped the counties of Hastings, Prince Edward, Northumberland and Lennox and Addington as a Provincial Land Surveyor. His maps were regarded with great respect.
He died on February 24, 1884 and was buried at the Church of England in Roslin, Ontario.

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

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A certified reproduction of the “Plan of Bridgewater laid out on a part of Lots # 1, 2, and 3 in Concession 1, Elzevir Township. Surveyed for the proprietor Billa Flint..” The area contained includes; Bridgewater [now Actinolite] on the East bank of the Scootamata River on Lots # 1, 2, 3 in Concession 1, Township of Elzevir, along Hwy 37. Originally surveyed by John Emerson D. P. S. and produced circa 1840.

This reproduction was made on June 5, 1972 and approved by the Deputy Registrar.

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

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