- Part of Correspondence and Documents Filed By The Elgin County Clerk 1860
- Certificate appointing George Youell [?] as Deputy Reeve of Bayham for 1860
- Includes affidavit of person having legal custody of the last revised assessment rolls
- Dated 16 January 1860
Burwell Bible, bound and bought in Philadelphia, 1808 by Mahlon Burwell. Probably purchased in 1810 at or near the time of his marriage. Entries include birth, death and marriage dates from 1783 to 1879.
Burwell Bible, published Buffallo, 1859. Probably purchased by Hannibal Burwell. Entries list all of the children of Hannibal Burwell, births and deaths, Includes listings extracted from the earlier Burwell Bible. The last entry is dated 1931. The Burwell crest is on the inside front cover.
The associated artifacts include a portrait of Hannibal's sister Louis (1818-1834), his son's Albert's military service medals and calling card plate and a portable writing desk belonging to his father Col. Mahlon Burwell containing 9 seals and a silver box.
This series is comprised of the following records:
-Bible published in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey in 1808. The bible contains hand-written entries detailing the birth, death and marriage of all of the children of Mahlon Burwell and Sarah Haun.
-Bible published in Buffalo by Phinnet and Company in 1859. The bible contains a series of hand-written entries detailing the births, deaths amd marriages of all the children of Hannibal Burwell and Laura Williams.
Burwell Family fonds- Personal Documents and Ephemera series
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This series contains several genealogies as well as copies of instruments related yo a tract of parkland presented to the Town of London by Col. Mahlon Burwell including a plan of the park. This series also contains Hannibal Burwell's will, a motion to set costs relating to the estate of Hannibal's widow Laura, their 1852 marriage certificate and several clippings related to their daughter Hannah and her husband Rev. david Williams, Lord Bishop of Huron and Archbishop of Ontario.
Burwell Family fonds- Financial and Real Estate series
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of stock certificates, promissory notes and receipts and is organized into those categories. Significant items include records of contributions to the Diocese of Huron illustrating the Burwell Family's on-going support for the Church of England. Stock certificates from the Huron and Erie Savings and Loan (now Canada Trust) and the Carling Brewing and Malting Company, reveal how the family invested in the key financial and industrial components of London's late 19th century economy.
The bulk of this series is comprised of letters received by Laura Burwell, Hannibal's widow, from the family's lawyers Street and Becher on issues related to the management of Hannibal's estate. Other letters of note include responses from the minister of Marine and Fisheries and the Post Masters General regarding patronage appointments.
The Burwell family emigrated to Upper Canada in the aftermath of the American Revolution, settling in the Niagara District in Bertie Township. A son, Mahlon Burwell, born in 1783, trained as a provincial land surveyor and came to Port Talbot in 1811 to work for the District's Crown Land Agent, Thomas Talbot. He surveyed most of the townships in the London and Western Districts and laid out the town plot of London. He was appointed to several key offices in the district including Registrar, was the Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions, the regional government of the day, and was elected several times to the Colonial Assembly. He was regarded as the region's contribution to the Family Compact.
He married Sarah Haun in 1810 and together they had 8 children. Several of his sons rose to positions of local significance within their communities, including Isaac Brock Burwell of Caradoc, John Burwell of Port Burwell, a community founded by his father, Hannibal the creator of this collection and Hercules, who succeeded him as Registrar of Middlesex.
Hannibal took over Mahlon's estate in Elgin County near Port Talbot and lived there with his family until 1871 when he moved the family to London. There he entered the city's elite, supporting the Church of England as had been the family's tradition. Hannibal's daughter Hannah married Rev. David Williams, destined to become the Bishop of Huron and the Archbishop of Ontario.
Of Hannibal's sons, only Alfred E. is represented in this collection. He received his father's papers and associated artifacts which after his own death in 1943, passed to his niece Mary Gweno Williams (later Mrs. K. Boughner) and thence to her daughter, the donor, Rebecca Boughner.
Records were in the custody of Colonel Mahlon Burwell, ca. 1835-1846; from 1846-1886, to his son Hannibal Burwell; 1886-1943 to his son Alfred E. Burwell; 1943-1968, to his niece Mary Gweno Williams Boughner; 1968-2013, to her daughter Rebecca Boughner (the donor).
Scope and Content
The Burwell Family fonds is primarily comprised of the personal and buisness papers of Hannibal Burwell (1825-1886), his son, Alfred E. Burwell (1871-1943) and his daughter Hannah Alberta Eliza Burwell (1864-1929), later Mrs. David Williams.
There are 20 related artifacts including two family bibles, a portable writing desk belonging to Hannibal's father, Mahlon Burwell (1783-1846), a prominent surveyor, Justice of the Peace and MLA, Albert Burwell's South Africa War medals and volunteer service medals and a portrait of Mahlon's daughter Louisa Burwell (1818-1834).
The fonds is divided into the following series:
-Associated Artifacts series, ca. 1800-1914
-Books series, 1808-1931
-Personal Documents and Ephemera series, 1810-1932
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 10, 2008. Caption reads: "The Green Brothers Woolen Mill near Union, ca. 1865".
South Yarmouth Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
One black and white photograph shows a group of men and women outside of the Green Brother's Woollen Mill in Union ca. 1865. Those identified are: Miss Green (daughter of Benjamin Green in the back row); Phoebe Jane VanHorn (b. 1851), Miss Philpott, Zara Moore (b. 1833) and Martha Moore (b.1841) by the tree.
The men in the front row: Christopher Moore (b.1827), Eli Green and Judson Willson sitting on the log. The other men are not identified.
Included in the South Yarmouth Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume One.