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Accession Number: 77-033

Title

United Counties of Northumberland and Durham. Assessment and collector's rolls fonds. Additions. -- 1851-1869. -- 3 m of textual records.

Biography / History

In 1792, the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham were officially created in a proclamation made by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe. The proclamation divided Upper Canada in 19 Counties for representation purposes. The United Counties are bounded by Lake Ontario in the south, Hasting County in the east, Ontario County in the west and Peterborough and Victoria Counties in the north. The town line between Hope and Hamilton Townships divide the two counties. Durham County consists of the Townships of Cartwright, Manvers, Cavan, Darlington, Clarke and Hope. Northumberland County consists of South Monaghan, Hamilton, Haldimand, Alnwick, Percy, Cramahe, Seymour, Brighton and Murray Townships. (Taken from: "Illustrated Historical Atlas of Northumberland and Durham Counties, Ontario." Belleville: Mika Silk Screening Limited, 1972.)

Custodial History

This fonds was forwarded to the Trent University Archives by Judge Deyman from the Cobourg Court House.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of original assessment and collectors' rolls from municipalities within the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham. Genealogical resource.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Judge Harry Deyman of the Cobourg Court House, Cobourg, Ontario.

The records are arranged in alphabetical order by type of municipality: villages and towns, and townships.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y; Found under Assessment and Collectors Rolls-Victoria County and U.C.N.D.

This fonds is an addition to 77-031.

For related records see: 77-030.

The holdings are incomplete due to the accidental survival of the records. To assist in filling in the gaps, refer to the microfilmed records in 77-031.

Finding Aid

 

Abbreviations used in this finding aid:

A - assessment roll
C - collector's roll
NRC - nonresident collector's roll
WL - wild land tax roll

TOWNS AND VILLAGES

Bowmanville:

A
1857-1869

C
1861, 1863 (Non-resident)

Brighton:

A
1859-1865, 1867-1869

C
1860-1861, 1863-1869

Colborne:

A
1859-1863, 1865-1869

C
1860, 1864, 1865, 1869

WL
1853, 1864

Cobourg:

A
1856 - west, south and east wards
1857 - west and east wards
1858 - west, south and east wards
1859 - west, south and east wards

Newcastle:

A
1858-1870

Port Hope:

A
1855, 1857-1860

C
1852 (incomplete)

TOWNSHIPS

Alnwick:

A
1857, 1859, 1862-1865, 1867-1869

C
1854, 1856-1857, 1862-1869

NRC
1853

WL
dispersed throughout, plus C 1854, 1856 and A 1865

Brighton:

A
1857-1865, 1867-1869

C
1854-1860, 1863-1865, 1869

Cartwright:

A
1858-1862, 1864-1869

C
1854, 1856-1861, 1863-1865, 1867, 1868

Cavan:

A
1855-1869

C
1851, 1852, 1854-1858

Clarke:

A
1852, 1857, 1859, 1861-1863, 1865-1869

C
1854-1855, 1858, 1860-1869

Cramahe:

A
1854, 1858-1865, 1867-1869

C
1855, 1858, 1863-1865, 1868

WL
1852-1853, 1858

Darlington:

A
1850, 1852, 1855, 1857-1859, 1861-1869

C
1855, 1856, 1869

NRC
1853, 1858, 1861, 1863, 1864, 1868

Haldimand:

A
1853-1855, 1857-1859, 1863-1869

C
1853-1859, 1861, 1863-1869

Hamilton:

A
1856-1860, 1863-1869

C
1854-1869

NRC
1852-1853

Hope:

A
1852-1869

C
1858

NRC
1853-1854

Manvers:

A
1852, 1858-1869

C
1853, 1858, 1860, 1863-1865, 1867-1869

Murray:

A
1857-1862, 1864-1869, 1858 (school taxes)

C
1851, 1852, 1854-1861, 1863-1865, 1869 (many incomplete)

Monaghan:

A
1851-1853, 1855, 1857-1869

C
1854, 1856-1857, 1860-1861, 1863-1869

Percy:

A
1855, 1857-1869

C
1855-1861, 1863-1865, 1867-1869

NRC
1851, 1853, 1854

Seymour:

A
1858, 1859, 1861-1863, 1865-1869

C
1854, 1856-1861, 1863-1867, 1869

NRC
1852, 1854

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