Item M430-1901 - Subdivision of Lots 5-7 in west Cannifton

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CA ON00156 M/M430-1901


Subdivision of Lots 5-7 in west Cannifton


  • c. 1856 (Creation)

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1 rolled Mylar plan (49 x 122.5cm)

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Publius Virgillius Elmore was born in the United States of America in 1789. When he moved to Belleville, he worked as a Deputy Surveyor to chart Hastings County as it became incorporated. He had a significant role in forming Hastings, as demonstrated when he started surveying and constructing roads in Lake Township in North Hastings. In an 1829 petition, he signed for Prince Edward County (where he resided) to become a district. In the 1830s, P.L.S. John Emerson was articled to Elmore'. Elmore married a local woman in Shannonville, Ontario - but was widowed prior to 1853. He died in 1857 and was buried in Belleville.

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

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A certified reproduction of the "Plan shewing subdivisions of Lots # 5, 6 & 7 in 3rd Concession, Thurlow, west side of River Moira, formerly the property of the late Daniel Canniff in 1856." It was redesignated as “West Cannifton" by Jonas Canniff on August 9, 1862. Surveyed by Publius V. Elmore, P. L. S. Certified by John J. Haslett, P.L. S.

This copy was made in 1972 of plan #124, as registered in the Hastings Land Registry Office.

Beyond the bridge over River Moira and northerly are large lots named: 1. Elizabeth A. Ketchepaw; 2. Letty S. Belch; 3. Thomas Canniff; 4. Philean Canniff; 5. Nancy Canniff; 6. Daniel Canniff; 7. Sarah Mormon; 8. Anne Maria Burnes; 9. Catharine Brown.

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