Fonds M992.18 - Agar family fonds

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Agar family fonds

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CA ON00373 M992.18

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  • 1856-1985 (Creation)

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7.5cm of textual records

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The Agar family's presence in Vaughan was initiated with the arrival of Hannah and Thomas, and their son Richard, from Moolson, Yorkshire, in 1830. They settled on Lot 11, Concession 10 and their descendants continue to reside in Vaughan.

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Fonds consists of an agreement from 1856 between the Zoar Primitive Methodist Chapel Building Committee, of which Richard Agar was a member, and J.D. Bird for construction of chapel, with accompanying structural specifications; also included is an 1890 annual report of Knox Presbyterian Parish, Elder's Mills, Vaughan Township, and 1904-1908 annual reports of Nashville Presbyterian Parish, Nashville, Vaughan Township; sundry tax assessment records, 1884-1946; histories of the Zoar Primitive Methodist Church, ca. 1982-1985; a map outlining the Agar property holdings ca. 1878; Sunday School attendance certificates for Gilbert Agar; and published monographs: History of old time Primitive Methodism in Canada 1829-1884, 1904, Primitive Methodist hymn book, 1863, and Nashville Presbyterian Church.

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