Fonds M008.4 - Constable family fonds

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Constable family fonds

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CA ON00373 M008.4

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  • 1842 – 1943 (Creation)
  • 1842 – 1900 (Creation)

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25 cm of textual records

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William Constable was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England. He emigrated to Canada with his stepfather, William Jarott, in 1830. He worked in the lumbering business in Quebec for six years before moving to Vaughan Township, Lot 16, Concession 6 in 1841. He married Mary Jackson who was also from Hull and was the daughter of George Jackson. William Constable’s son, John George William, married Susannah Fenwick. John and Susannah’s son, John William, married Maria Margaret Stong. Their son, Fred, married Elizabeth Vallier. Fred and Elizabeth’s son, Kenneth, married Gail Hendry. Jean Constable, the donor of the fonds, is the daughter of John William and Maria. The farm was sold in 2006.

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Fonds maintained by Jean Constable (1919 – ) who is a direct descendant of the Constable/Jackson line.

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Fonds constituted of indentures, land deeds, tax assessments, correspondence, insurance forms, by-laws, leases, notices, ledgers, and bank books. Fonds also includes the last will and testaments of Jacob Snider and James Mathewson.

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