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Ambrose Family Land Transfer

File consists of a Transfer between John Charles Ambrose, his wife Julia Ambrose, of Brighton, England; George William Bawhee, Palmerston England, William Jackson, England to Thomas Hitchcock Ambrose and Henrietta Ambrose, Mortgagers on land situating in the town of Port Hope, lot 77 in original town plot, west side of Cavan Road. Instrument # 6863. Property is where the Ambrose Brewery was located.

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Declaration of the Port Hope Mechanics Institute

File consists of one (1) document registered at the registry office for the Port Hope Mechanics Institute. The document outlines the purpose of the Institute and it's chartered members. The members each paid $5.00 and signed their names as members. Some of the legible signatures include: David Smart, H. G. Taylor, J. Galbraith, W. Quay, J. B. Trayes, Duncan Chisholm. Trustees listed on the document: G. A. Stewart., W. Craig, H. M. Rose, F. E. Gandrie, L. Ross, M.P.; W. McKechum, P. T. Killaway, A Preston, ?, R. Nichols, H. G. Taylor, D. Smart.

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East Durham Land Registry Office Collection

  • CA ON00154 2004.20
  • Fonds
  • 1815-1992

Fonds consists of various textual records and objects collected by the Land Registrar of East Durham County, c1950s-1970s. For more detailed information, refer to series-level descriptions.

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J. Simpson and T. Greenwood Lease of Store

File consists of two (2) leases for store houses, 1879-1881. (1) Lease, John Hunter to Thomas Greenwood and Produce Dealers, leasing the brick structure with a stone foundation on the east side of Mill Street, 1879; (2) Lease, James Simpson and Thomas Greenwood, Grain and Wool Merchants to lease a brick structure with a stone foundation on the east side of Mill Street, 1881.

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Memorial of Land for Cavan Township

File consists of a Land Deed for Lot 21 Con 4, Cavan Township. The deed was registered in Port Hope and witnessed by William Henderson of Port Hope, who also provide a witness statement. The repaired deed was mended with newsprint showing Sheriff sales in an 1824 newspaper.

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Miscellaneous Papers of the East Durham Registry Office

File consists of nine (9) miscellaneous documents from the East Durham Land Registry Office, 1870-1909. It includes: (1) State of Pennsylvania, Affidavit for Cornelius D. Scully; (2) Order for Cornell Engine and Wide Awake Separator, John Hughes, Manvers and Robert McKee Cartwright, 1884; (3) Lease of dwelling, Jane Porter to Fergus Bruce Porter for Lot 12 Con 13, Manvers Township, 1909; (4) Rules and Regulations of the Janetville Cheese and Butter Association; (5) Good Templars, Mount Pleasant, Cavan, Grand Temple # 157, Certificate 1870; (6) Cooper vs Cooper, Writ of Summons, 1879; (7) Cancelled Drafts, Bank of Toronto, 1875. Stamped Bank of Toronto, Port Hope, ON; (8) Farm Lease, Jane Cavins to Foster Scot, Lots 15 and 16 Con 11, Manvers Township; (9) Note, David Quantrill, Harrietta Quantrill and James T. Clarke, Registered Hope township, 1897.

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Registry Office of East Durham Office Seal

Item is the embossing seal from the East Durham Land Registry Office. Originally used in the Land Registry Office of East Durham, 17 Mill Street North, Port Hope. The seal is from the last registrar. The seal was used in the East Durham Registry Office to embossed all seals on deeds, mortgages and other legal documents.

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Storage Boxes from East Durham Land Registry Office

File consists of two (2) storage boxes from the former Land Registry Office of East Durham. Boxes like these two examples lined the backroom of the building in alphabetical order storing instruments / land records. Collections in 2004.20.2 were from these boxes.

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William Barron Butterfield Bill of Sale

File consists of a Bill of Sale issued by James Thorn Henwood, Bailiff of the Third Division Court, County of Durham to William Barron Butterfield, Port Hope in 1878. It includes the following information: Schedule "A" Robert Chalk, plaintiff and Joseph Carveth, defendant. "....all said goods and chattels being continued in the dwelling occupied by Joseph Carveth and situate on the north side of Baldwin Street immediately east of the Presbyterian Church."

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