Fonds F 0061 - Rochester and Sandwich South land transactions collection

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Rochester and Sandwich South land transactions collection

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F 0061

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  • 1826-1927; predominantly 1892-1907 (Creation)

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2.5 cm of textual records

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This fonds contains original records documenting 19th and early 20th century land ownership for several parcels of land in rural Essex County, including deeds of land, affidavits, and mortgages. There are also handwritten notes tracking the chain of ownership for a specific parcel. The lands documented are (1) Lot 16 South of Middle Road, Rochester Township, and (2) Lots 17 and 18 in the Ninth Concession of Sandwich South Township (formerly Sandwich East Township). These transactions involve farmers, farmwives, and bankers, as well as single, widowed, and married people, neighbours, and relatives.

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Poor: weathered and fragile; tears along folds.

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  • English

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Public domain

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F 0035 (Land Registry Ledger collection)

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