Collection SCA23-GA13 - Deed of Bargain and Sale

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Deed of Bargain and Sale

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1 leaf ; 38 x 49 cm

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Vincent Dewell was born about 1813 in Broome, New York. He had a wife named Harriet (nee Ogden) who was born in 1811 and died in 1901. They had four kids together, Daniel [1849-1882], Cyrus [1836-?]. Mahala [1834-?], Franklin [1851-?]. According to a 1851 census of Canada West (Ontario), Durham County district, Dewell was a farmer and his wife was a weaver.

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Consists of a deed of bargain and sale on vellum. The deed, dated December 12, 1834, details a transaction between Vincent Dewell, and his wife Harriet, with Henry Smith regarding a plot of land in exchange for 50 pounds. The plot of land is identified as the west part of lot 29 on the 8th concession of Hope Township in Durham County, Upper Canada. Two red wax seals appear on the bottom right corner of the deed.

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Map Cabinet Drawer 3

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Revised by PH in September 2018.
Reviewed by DR November 2018.

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