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Accession Number: 77-1009

Title

Henry Vansittart last will and testament. -- 1836-1843. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

Henry Vansittart, Vice-Admiral with the British navy, was born at Bisham Abbey, Berkshire, England, in 1779. He entered the British navy as a midshipman in 1791, and served throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. In 1830 he was promoted Rear-Admiral, and in 1841 Vice-Admiral. In 1834 he bought an estate near Woodstock, Upper Canada, on which he settled; and he died there in 1844. (Taken from: "The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography, fourth edition." Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1974.)

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

This item is the last will and testament of Henry Vansittart dated October 22, 1836. The land bequeathed in the will includes property in Blandford Township, Bexley Township, East Oxford Township and lands on Lake Simcoe.

Notes

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This item was donated from an unknown source.

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