Item M430-1758 - Plan of Higgins Block in the village of Rawdon (Stirling)

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CA ON00156 M/M430-1758


Plan of Higgins Block in the village of Rawdon (Stirling)


  • 1853 (Creation)

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1 plan on Mylar (62 x 52cm)

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John James Haslett was born on June 17, 1811 at Sanfield House, Tyrone County, Ireland, the child of 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. 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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Donated by Walter I. Watson, P. L. S.

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A certified reproduction of the Plan of Higgins Block, part of Lot # 13 in the 1st Concession of Rawdon Township, for Thomas Jahred Higgins. One building marked “School House” on the west side of Marmora Street. Surveyed by John J. Haslett, P.L.S. in 1853.

This copy was made in 1972 of plan #42, as registered in the Hastings Land Registry Office.

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

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