Item M440-2642 - Plan of Lot XL/40 in the town of Belleville

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CA ON00156 M/M440-2642


Plan of Lot XL/40 in the town of Belleville


  • 14 May 1870 (Creation)

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1 sheet of heavy paper (50 x 35.5 cm)

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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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An original, hand-painted "Plan of Lot XL [40] on the west side of Front Street in the town of Belleville. Scale 20 feet to an inch." The plan includes the River Moira in the west, a yard, an archway and Front Street in the east. Surveyed by P.L.S. John J. Haslett and signed May 14, 1870.

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