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Accession Number: 75-1024


Mossom Boyd last will and testament. -- Photocopied [ca. 1975]. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

Mossom Boyd (1815-1883) born in India and son of Gardiner Boyd who was Superior Officer to Colonel Blackall, came to the Bobcaygeon region in Verulam Township im 1833. Over the years, he built up a successful lumber mill, and became one of the most prominent men in the community. When he died in 1883, he was survived by two sons, Mossom M. and W.T.C. Boyd who carried on the family business.

Custodial History

The photocopies were taken from the Mossom Boyd Papers at the Public Archives of Canada: MG 28 III I Vol 235 and donated to the Trent University Archives by Reverend E.L. Straker of Christ Church, Bobcaygeon, Ontario.

Scope and Content

This item is a photocopy of the last will and testament of Mossom Boyd, written May 7, 1880 and probated August 27, 1883.


Title based on the content of the item.

The photocopies were donated by Reverend E.L. Straker, Christ Church, Bobcaygeon, Ontario.

The originals are located at the National Archives of Canada.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located in the Peterborough Centennial Museum, the Archives of Ontario and the National Archives of Canada.

For related records see: 75-004, 75-1023, 75-1025 and 88-011.