Fonds SCA12-GA7 - William Dickson collection.

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William Dickson collection.

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SCA12-GA7

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  • 1818, 1831-1834, 1839 (Creation)
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    Dickson, William

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7 leaves

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(1769-1846)

Biographical history

William Dickson was born in Dumfries, Scotland, in 1769. Dickson was a legislative councillor of Upper Canada, politician, colonizer and founder of Galt, Ontario. He immigrated to Canada in 1792 and later became a lawyer in Niagara. In 1815, after having served as an officer in the Canadian militia in the War of 1812, he was named a member of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada. It was also in 1815 that he purchased the township of Dumfries and began the process of bringing in settlers. From 1827 to 1836, he lived in Galt, Upper Canada. He returned to Niagara in 1836 and died there February 19, 1846.

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Collection consists of seven legal documents regarding the sale of land in the Township of Dumfries in Southern Ontario.

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1. Deed of land between Aaron White and Joseph Dorland -100 acres (Hallowell Township) – June 5, 1818
2. Deed of land between between William Dickson and William Otis - 50 acres – May 9, 1831
3. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Campbell - 315 1/3 acres – July 14, 1832
4. Deed of land between between William Dickson and Jacob Kinsey - 150 acres – April 25, 1833
5. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Fraser - 50 acres – October 1, 1834
6. Deed of land between between William Dickson - Levi Howell, 25 acres – April 16, 1834
7. Receipt for Joseph Pettengall from the Commissioner for Crown Lands - 100 acres (Hillier Township) – June 6 1839

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Source of acquisition unknown.

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  • English

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Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Fraser - 50 acres – October 1, 1834 digitized August 2019.

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Fonds relating to William Dickson are also located at the City of Cambridge Archives, (Dickson Papers: Inventory / P. McKegney, (G9017 Rare Book)); Trent University Archives (ULM Suppl. 1979-80); and the Archives of Ontario (ULM).

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Added to database 2014.
Revised by PH in September 2018.
Reviewed by DR November 2018.

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