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  • Woodruff Home in St. Davids
    Text       Article about moving a historic house built by Woodruff family in St. Davids to Caledon Hills by a new owner Douglas Doerr from Toronto. Newspaper clipping. Unknown publication. From Armstrong family collection.
    Text     Article about moving a historic house built by Woodruff family in St. Davids to Caledon Hills by a new owner Douglas Doerr from Toronto. Newspaper clipping. Unknown publication. From Armstrong ...
  • Freel and Goring properties marked as two of seven bicentennial farms
    TextPublication  Meyers, Jim, St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 1984     Article about two of the oldest farms in Niagara area, marked as two of seven bicentennial farms celebrated during Ontario's Bicentennial in 1984; with newspaper photograph: "NEW BICENTENNIAL FLAG PRESENTED TO NIAGARA FARMERS Margaret Birch, right, gives souvenir to Eileen and Henry Freel during ceremony"
    TextPublication  Meyers, Jim, St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), 1984   Article about two of the oldest farms in Niagara area, marked as two of seven bicentennial farms celebrated during Ontario's Bicentennial in 1984; with newspaper photograph: "NEW BICENTENNIAL FLAG PRESENTED ...
  • Woodruffs at home. Niagara-on-the-Lake family revives personal history
    TextImage  Mullin Carolyn, Niagara Falls Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 2 May 1994     Article about Woodbourne house written by Carolyn Mullin and published by Niagara Falls Review, a community newspaper. Woodbourne house is one of several Woodruff houses in the village of St. Davids (Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake). The original Georgian wing of the house was built in 1839 by William Woodruff (1793-1860), a ...
    TextImage  Mullin Carolyn, Niagara Falls Review (Niagara Falls, Ontario. Canada), 2 May 1994   Article about Woodbourne house written by Carolyn Mullin and published by Niagara Falls Review, a community newspaper. Woodbourne house is one of several Woodruff houses in the village of St. ...
  • Home built by first St. Davids settler
    TextImage  Mullin Carolyn, Niagara-on-the-Lake Review Weekly ( Thomson Newspaper Company Limited), 19 Apr 1994     Full title: "Home built by first St. Davids settler. Current owners are restoring portions of Woodruff-Rigby home". Article written by Carolyn Mullin ("Niagara Falls Review" writer) and published by "Niagara-on-the-Lake Weekly", a community newspaper. Photograph of the house interior with a caption: "Although the Rigbys only designated the exterior and ...
    TextImage  Mullin Carolyn, Niagara-on-the-Lake Review Weekly ( Thomson Newspaper Company Limited), 19 Apr 1994   Full title: "Home built by first St. Davids settler. Current owners are restoring portions of Woodruff-Rigby home". Article written by Carolyn Mullin ("Niagara Falls Review" writer) and published by "Niagara-on-the-Lake ...
  • Families of Queenston
    TextGenealogical Resource       A folder containing histories of a few prominent families from Queenston, Ontario, written by different authors (usually members of the clan). 12 pages; not dated but probably around 1945. Histories of: Hamilton family by F. C. Young. George Field family. William Alexander Thomson family by T. Kennard Thomson. James Durham ...
    TextGenealogical Resource     A folder containing histories of a few prominent families from Queenston, Ontario, written by different authors (usually members of the clan). 12 pages; not dated but probably around 1945. Histories ...
  • Goring family has played important role in Niagara Township for over 100 years
    TextPublication  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), Sep 1956     Article "Goring family has played important role in Niagara Township for over 100 years" about one of the prominent families in Niagara region published in the local newspaper.
    TextPublication  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada18910421), Sep 1956   Article "Goring family has played important role in Niagara Township for over 100 years" about one of the prominent families in Niagara region published in the local newspaper.
  • Journals of Ransom Goring, 1867-1869
    Text       Handwritten diaries by Ransom Goring, a grandson of Francis Goring (1755-1842). Ransom chronicles his everyday life as a farmer: tasks, trades, weather (being important topic) but also school meetings, political events, social gatherings, births, marriages and deaths in the closest area: St. Davids, Queenston, Niagara and St. Catharines. His diaries ...
    Text     Handwritten diaries by Ransom Goring, a grandson of Francis Goring (1755-1842). Ransom chronicles his everyday life as a farmer: tasks, trades, weather (being important topic) but also school meetings, political ...
  • Indenture between Matthew Otchy and Gilbert McMicking.
    Text       Indenture between Matthew Otchy and Gilbert McMicking signed on April 1, 1833 and confirmed by two witnesses (Richard Dixie and Stephen Butler Jr. This 1833 deed transfers ownership of Lot No. 12 and 33 in Township of Stamford to Gilbert McMicking. The previous owners of this land were: Rheddy Cusack, ...
    Text     Indenture between Matthew Otchy and Gilbert McMicking signed on April 1, 1833 and confirmed by two witnesses (Richard Dixie and Stephen Butler Jr. This 1833 deed transfers ownership of Lot ...
  • Lease Indenture between Thomas McMicking, Peter Thompson and James Cooper (Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in Stamford) and Rheddy Cusack of Township of Stamford.
    Text       Handwritten indenture for leasing lots in Township of Stamford, between Thomas McMicking, Peter Thompson and James Cooper (Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in Stamford) and Rheddy Cusack. Document: 2 pages; size: 25.5cm x 39.5cm
    Text     Handwritten indenture for leasing lots in Township of Stamford, between Thomas McMicking, Peter Thompson and James Cooper (Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in Stamford) and Rheddy Cusack. Document: 2 pages; ...
  • Agricultural and Statistical Report of the County of Welland for the Year 1852.
    Text       Handwritten notes by William McMicking about agriculture in Counties of Lincoln and Welland. Headline: "Agricultural and Statistical Report of the county of Welland for the year 1852" 20 pages; size: 25cm x 34.5cm Parts of this work were later published as "Agricultural Report for the County of Welland, 1854" (to ...
    Text     Handwritten notes by William McMicking about agriculture in Counties of Lincoln and Welland. Headline: "Agricultural and Statistical Report of the county of Welland for the year 1852" 20 pages; size: ...
  • Christian Warner: A Methodist Pioneer
    Text       Pamphlet "Reprinted from Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records (Toronto, 1945), Vol. XXXVII" [vol. 37] p. 9 [71-79]; size: 17cm x 24.5cm
    Text     Pamphlet "Reprinted from Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records (Toronto, 1945), Vol. XXXVII" [vol. 37] p. 9 [71-79]; size: 17cm x 24.5cm
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Queenston Collection


Queenston Collection includes an extensive historical material from the area collected by Jean Huggins.