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Legal Documents collection (PF118)

Legal Documents collection

1565-1973

25.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Collection consists of miscellaneous legal documents relating to matters in Ontario, Quebec, Great Britain, and the United States of America. It is an artificial collection created to contain legal documents acquired by the archives from unknown sources.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

PF118-1 Ontario legal documents

1803-1973
21.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of various documents pertaining to legal matters in the Province of Ontario. Records primarily relate to the ownership, purchase and transfer of land and property in the province, particularly in the City of Toronto, Township of York, Township of Muskoka (Lightwood Island), Township of Normanby, and the City of London. Many documents pertain to the same plots of land and/or property as they changed ownership over time.

PF118-1-1 Abstracts of title

1860, 1894, 1924, 1929
8 p.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of abstracts of title pertaining to the ownership of property located in the Province of Ontario. The abstracts of title detail the names of purchasers and sellers, prices paid for property and the dates of transfer, and are issued by the registry office of the county in which the property is situated. Properties documented are located in the Township of Esquesing, the Township of South Dumfries, Barrie, Orillia and Toronto.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985208-001 Abstract of title. -- 1860
985239-001 Abstract of title. -- 16 Feb. 1894
988011-001 Abstract of title. -- 1924
988011-002 Abstract of title. -- 27 Mar. 1924
988011-003 Abstract of title. -- 15 Feb. 1929

PF118-1-2 Agreements

1831, 1845-1846, 1906, 1912
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of agreements pertaining to property and financial matters made between individuals in the Province of Ontario. These agreements include information about the properties in question, payments and the rights and obligations of the parties involved, as well as details about the payment of debts. The properties documented are located in the Township of York.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985299-003 Promissory note. -- 3 May 1831
985299-004 Notarized document and bill of exchange. -- 1845-1846
988011-004 Agreement between Mary C. Frankland and Christopher Kennedy. -- 14 July 1906
988011-005 Agreement between Joseph Birmingham and Albert D. Simon. -- 6 Dec. 1912

PF118-1-3 Agreements for extension of time

1925, 1940
4 p.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of agreements for extensions of time for the payment of mortgages, pertaining to properties located in the City of Toronto.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
988011-006 Agreement for extension of time for Jennie Gibson Lord. -- 1 Aug. 1925
988011-007 Agreement for extension of time for Jennie Gibson Lord. -- 12 July 1940

PF118-1-4 Agreements for sale

1835-1949
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of agreements for the sale of property in the Province of Ontario. These records include information about sellers and purchasers, financial fees and repayments, and details about the parameters and scope of the properties in question. Properties documented are located in: Hamilton, Etobicoke, Midland, Township of York, Township of Scarborough, and Muskoka.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985222-001 Indenture between James Davidson and Richard Thompson. -- 15 July 1836
985299-006 Broadsheet for chancery sale of farm property. -- 12 May 1864
988011-008 Agreement for sale between Ethel Gertrude King and Margaret Ridout. -- 2 June 1924
988011-009 Agreement of sale between D.O. Gerow, John P. Horsfall and Midland Loan and Savings Company. -- 26 July 1939
988011-010 Agreement for sale of land between Alice Fitzmaurice, James Fitzmaurice, and Leonard Fitzmaurice. -- 22 Nov. 1949
2017035-001 Indenture between John MacPherson and James Hughson and Nathaniel Hughson. -- 27 Jan. 1835

PF118-1-5 Bargain and sale

1837-1864
6 p.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of bargain and sale agreements created for the transfer of property between individuals. Properties documented are located in the County of Halton and the Township of York.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985163-002 Indenture of bargain and sale from Thomas Gibbs Ridout to Enoch Turner. -- 17 Oct. 1856
985207-001 Indenture of bargain and sale between William Chaplin, Jr. and William Chaplin. -- 15 Nov. 1860
985208-002 Indenture of bargain and sale between Joseph Tweddle and William Chaplin. -- 3 Feb. 1864
985211-001 Indenture of bargain and sale between George Kennedy and Jonathan Bedford. -- 27 June 1837
985299-005 Bargain and sale documents. -- 1838, 1862

PF118-1-6 Bonds

13 Apr. 1869
1 p.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of a bond agreement for the transfer of property in Normanby, County of Grey, Ontario.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
988011-011 Bond between Benjamin Hunsberger and Philipp Hollinger. -- 13 Apr. 1869

PF118-1-7 Certificates of ownership

1900-1973
6 p.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of certificates of ownership of property in the Province of Ontario. These certificates, granted under the Land Titles Act, include the names, dates and property details of the land in question, as well as any changes to ownership due to sale of land. The properties documented are located in Muskoka, Temiskaming, and Fauquier.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
988011-012 Certificate of ownership. -- 1900-1951
988011-013 Certificate of ownership granted to Hugh Millar Kell. -- 10 May 1930
988011-014 Certificate of ownership. -- 1934-1973

PF118-1-8 Conveyances

1887, 1891, 1919, 1929
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of conveyances relating to property in the Province of Ontario. The records in this series detail the transfer of ownership of property between individuals, and between financial institutions and individuals, and include information about the parameters of the properties, financial settlements and the rights and obligations of all participating parties. Properties documented in this sub-series are located in Mimico, County of York, and Toronto.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985143-001 Petitions of Mary Jane Graydon. -- 1891
985149-001 Petition by James Armstrong and John J. Cook. -- 1887
985188-002 Commission issued to John Josiah Robinette. -- 10 Nov. 1953
988011-015 Conveyance between Eva Tucker and Hartly Robert Conn. -- 17 Sept. 1919
988011-016 Conveyance between Colonial Realty and Securities Corporation Limited and Jennie Gibson Lord. -- 14 Aug. 1929
988011-017 Conveyance between Trusts & Guarantee Company Limited and Myrtle B. Corrigan. -- 6 Nov. 1929

PF118-1-9 Crown grants

1803-1878
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of Crown land grants issued in the Province of Ontario and the Province of Upper Canada. Records include the names, dates, locations and prices of such grants of land, issued by the provincial registrar. Properties documented are located in Normanby, County of Grey, Esquesing, County of York, and the County of Wellington.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985163-001 Grant in trust to Grant Powell, Alexander McDonell and D'Arcy Boulton, Jr.. -- 19 May 1819
985204-001 Grant to Abraham Nelles. -- 22 Oct. 1861
985215-001 Grant of land to Andrew and Hermanus Wanamaker. -- 31 Oct. 1803
985223-001 Crown grant issued to Rowland Buchanan. -- 12 Jan. 1874
988011-018 Crown grant to Benjamin Hunsberger. -- 8 May 1874
988011-019 Crown grant to Philipp Hollinger. -- 19 Feb. 1878

PF118-1-10 Deeds of land

1876-1944
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of land deeds documenting the ownership of property in the Province of Ontario. Records include information about buyers and sellers, the property being purchased, financial transactions and the legal responsibilities of ownership. The deeds pertain to property in the Township of York, Toronto, Village of Mimico, London (Ont.), Midland, North York, and the Township of Scarborough.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985116-002 Memo regarding Margaret Gorman. -- 21 July 1880
988011-020 Deed of land from Benjamin Hunsberger to Philipp Hollinger. -- 29 July 1876
988011-021 Deed of land from Benjamin Hunsberger to Adam T. Bell. -- 8 Feb. 1879
988011-022 Deed of land from Adam T. Bell to Philip Hollinger. -- 1 Feb. 1882
988011-023 Deed of land from Adam T. Bell to George Newton. -- 31 Oct. 1887
988011-024 Deed of land from Dennis Manning to Anne Manning. -- 28 Aug. 1890
988011-025 Deed of land from Thomas Glancey to Hannah Glancey and Margaret Glancey. -- 1 Sept. 1890
988011-026 Deed of land from Ann Manning to Ann Porter. -- 3 Dec. 1891
988011-027 Deed from the Toronto Mortgage Company to Louisa Bredin. -- 28 May 1906
988011-028 Deed of land from Mary C. Frankland to Christopher Kennedy. -- 5 May 1908
988011-029 Deed of land from George William Gardiner to Ada Grace Kennedy. -- 18 July 1910
988011-030 Deed of land from Blanche Clarke to Standard Reliance Mortgage Corporation. -- 21 July 1917
988011-031 Deed of land from Harry Rowe and Jean Rowe to Barchand and Company Limited. -- 30 Sept. 1917
988011-032 Deed of land from Ruby Ellen Reed to Margaret Austin. -- 11 Apr. 1919
988011-033 Deed of land from Marion Edith Whatmough to Joseph Francis Stewart. -- 20 Apr. 1920
988011-034 Deed of land from the London and Lake Erie Railway & Transportation Company to Osgar I. Cunningham. -- 5 July 1921
988011-035 Deed of land from W.E. Preston Ltd. to Margaret Murphy. -- 26 Mar. 1924
988011-036 Deed of land from Frederick C. Booth to George E. Blake. -- 15 June 1926
988011-037 Deed of land from James H. Greenshields to Margaret Applass. -- 3 Mar. 1937
988011-038 Deed of land from Luella Burnie to Herbert Milton Corbett. -- 26 Oct. 1943
988011-039 Deed of land from the Corporation of the Township of Scarborough to Gladys E. Young. -- 1 Nov. 1944

PF118-1-11 Mortgages

1858-1947
6.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of mortgages for properties in the Province of Ontario. The mortgages include information about mortgager and mortgagee, details of the property in question, financial payments, and the rights and obligations of the mortgage holder. Mortgage agreements in this series are both made between private individuals and between private individuals and financial institutions. The properties documented are located in Toronto, Township of York, London (Ont.), Township of Scott, Township of Esquesing, and Bracebridge.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985186-001 Mortgage between Robert Burns and Daniel Conant. -- 19 Dec. 1866
985208-003 Mortgage between Duncan and Susan McNicol, and John and Thomas Caverhill. -- 24 Jan. 1860
985208-004 Assignment of mortgage from John and Thomas Caverhill to Edward Miles. -- 4 Dec. 1861
988011-040 Mortgage between Thomas Manning, Ann Connors Manning and David McCarthy. -- 14 May 1858
988011-041 Mortgage between Thomas Manion, Ann Connors Manion and the Union Permanent Building and Savings Society. -- 7 Sept. 1869
988011-042 Mortgage between Philip Hollinger, Catharine Hollinger and the Huron and Erie Loan and Savings Company. -- 20 Dec. 1877
988011-043 Mortgage between Philipp and Catharine Hollinger and Adam T. Bell. -- 11 Feb. 1882
988011-044 Mortgage between Philipp Hollinger and the Huron and Erie Loan and Savings Company. -- 22 Feb. 1882
988011-045 Mortgage between Philipp Hollinger and George Stalbfleisch. -- 11 Jan. 1884
988011-046 Mortgage between Philipp Hollinger and Adam T. Bell. -- 3 Mar. 1885
988011-047 Mortgage between George and Emily Newton, and Adam T. Bell. -- 31 Oct. 1887
988011-048 Assignment of mortgage from Adam T. Bell to William Gilland. -- 11 Feb. 1890
988011-049 Mortgage between Ann Manning and the Union Loan and Savings Company. -- 18 Sept. 1890
988011-050 Mortgage between William and Ann Porter, and the Union Loan and Savings Company. -- 19 Nov. 1891
988011-051 Release of mortgage between William Gillard and Adam Bell. -- 13 Feb. 1892
988011-052 Mortgage between Thomas W. Elliott and Thomas Henry Bull. -- 4 June 1892
988011-053 Mortgage between Thomas William Elliott, Helen Elliott and William Henry Clarke. -- 30 Oct. 1895
988011-054 Mortgage between Jane Acton and the Supreme Court of the Independent Order of Foresters. -- 18 Aug. 1897
988011-055 Mortgage between John B. Pelleterio and Margaret Snider. -- 31 Aug. 1901
988011-056 Mortgage between John B. Pelleterio and William H. Beatty. -- 1 Dec. 1904
988011-057 Mortgage between Louisa Bredin and the Toronto Mortgage Company. -- 28 May 1906
988011-058 Mortgage between Henry Jennings and Thomas Glancy. -- 15 Nov. 1910
988011-059 Mortgage between John Baptiste Pelleterio and James McDonald. -- 1 Oct. 1912
988011-060 Mortgage between Hartley Robert Conn and Margaret Austin. -- 22 Nov. 1919
988011-061 Mortgage between Elizabeth B. Bredin and Mary A. Gillespie. -- 31 May 1921
988011-062 Mortgage between George Ernest Blake and the Canada Trust Company. -- 28 Sept. 1928
988011-063 Mortgage between George Ernest Blake and the Huron & Erie Mortgage Corporation. -- 9 July 1930
988011-064 Mortgage between John William George Easton and Alexander MacGregor. -- 12 Dec. 1930
988011-065 Mortgage between Earl R. Adair and Charles Francis Leonard. -- 2 Dec. 1932
988011-066 Mortgage between Charles E. Hodgson and the Victoria Trust and Savings Company. -- 10 June 1947

PF118-1-12 Notes of evidence

[ca. 1888]
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of notes of evidence created, accumulated and used by lawyers or law firms in practice in the Province of Ontario.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985299-007 Notes of evidence. -- [ca. 1888]

PF118-1-13 Probates

1894, 1906, 1928
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of probates for the settling of estates in the Province of Ontario. Records contain copies of the probate decision and last will and testaments, which identify the executors of the estates in question.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
988011-067 Probate regarding the estate of George Newton. -- 11 Oct. 1894
988011-068 Probate regarding the estate of Jane Acton. -- 11 Dec. 1906
988011-069 Probate regarding the estate of Robert Fraser. -- 20 June 1928

PF118-1-14 Transfers of freehold land

1895-1947
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of records documenting the transfer of freehold land and property, as per the Land Titles Act, in the Province of Ontario. Records document the names of the property holders, information about the land being transfered, financial details relating to the transfer, and dates of transfer. The properties documented are located in Muskoka, Weston, North York, Toronto, and the Township of York.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
988011-070 Transfer of freehold land from Thomas Lymer to William Mason. -- 8 Feb. 1895
988011-071 Transfer of freehold land from Thomas Lymer to Fanny Fox. -- 17 Sept. 1895
988011-072 Transfer of freehold land from James P. LeGallais to Margaret Louise Callander. -- 8 Oct. 1920
988011-073 Transfer of freehold land from James Whitton to Alice Batchelor. -- 26 Sept. 1938
988011-074 Transfer of freehold land from the Excelsior Life Insurance Company to Carmelo and Madelaine Vella. -- 16 June 1943
988011-075 Transfer of freehold land from John Albert McDonagh to Helen Crabb. -- 4 Mar. 1947

PF118-1-15 Wills

1868, 1879-1880, 1899
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of wills pertaining to the estates of individuals in the Province of Ontario.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985116-001 Statutory declaration of Ann Whitehead. -- 1879
985188-001 Declaration of Margaret Lindsay. -- 31 May 1880
985228-001 Letters of administration. -- 5 June 1868
988011-076 Will of James McIntosh. -- 7 June 1899

PF118-1-16 Writs of summons

1860, 1880, [1936?], 1939
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of records pertaining to the granting, serving and discharging of writs of summons in the Province of Ontario.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
984023-001 Subpoena from the Supreme Court of Ontario. -- [1936?]
985116-003 Order of discharged summons. -- 29 Dec. 1880
988011-077 Writ of summons. -- 13 Nov. 1939
989003-001 Summons. -- 1860

PF118-2 Quebec legal documents

1797, 1802, 1804, 1807
1 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of various documents pertaining to legal matters in the Province of Quebec, specifically from the region of Saint-Eustache. These documents include court judgments and notices issued by the Court of King's Bench in the District of Montreal.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
984041-001 Copy of declaration. -- 1797
984041-002 Warrant of arrest. -- 25 June 1804
984041-003 Warrant on summons. -- 8 Aug. 1804
984041-004 Summons for William Hall. -- 21 Mar. 1807
984041-005 Summons for John McLean and John Connolly. -- 31 Mar. 1807
985299-001 Copy of judgment. -- 20 Oct. 1802
985299-002 Court records of Nicolas Eustache Lambert Dumont. -- 1804

PF118-3 British legal documents

1565-1868
3 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of miscellaneous documents pertaining to legal matters in Great Britain.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985055-001 Draft of a lease. -- 1707
985060-001 Transfer of mortgage. -- 23 Oct. 1698
985060-002 Lease of land from Thomas Westfaling to Thomas Gommery. -- 7 Sept. 1801
985060-003 Release and assignment of property between Thomas Horton and James Juniper. -- 4 July 1834
985060-004 Supplemental abstract of title. -- 1868
985220-001 Marriage settlement between Harold Thom and Charity Gould. -- 4 Dec. 1777
986028-001 Indenture between Edward Stanley and Hugard Poole. -- 1565

PF118-4 American legal documents

1819
2 p.

Scope and Content
Series consists of a document pertaining to a legal matter in the United States of America.
 
Reference Code / Title / Date
985226-001 Notice of protest on promissory note. -- 1819
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