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Accession Number: 85-006


Cavan Township fonds. -- 1860-1944. -- 12 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Cavan Township is located in the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham which were established in 1798 by a Proclamation given by John Graves Simcoe. It is bounded on the north by the Township of Emily in Victoria County, on the west by Manvers Township, on the south by Hope Township and on the east by South Monaghan and part of Peterborough Township. It is named after a county in Northern Ireland by early settlers to the area. John Deyell from County Monaghan, Ireland was one of the first settlers to Cavan Township in 1816.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Mrs. Winslow before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of voters lists, public school pupils records and an account book, all relating to Cavan Township and in particular, School Section No. 3. Genealogical resource.


Title based on content of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Mrs. Winslow.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated materials located at the National Archives in Ottawa and the Archives of Ontario in Toronto.

For related records see: 75-007, 77-012, 89-1025, 92-014, 95-002 and 95-1016.

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Box 1


1. Canadian Government Annuities

2. Auditor's Report, Township of Cavan, 1893

3. Plans for Rural School Buildings, 1909

4. Primary reading (public school manual), 1910

5. The Premier Speaks to the People (5 vols.), 1935

Voters Lists:

1. Township of Cavan: 1893, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1944

Account and Minute Book:

1. Trustees Book: School Section #3, Cavan, Ontario, 1860-1897

Pupil Registers:

1. Daily register of pupils' attendance and marks, public school no. 3, Township of cavan: 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911.


1. High School Book

2. Property tax receipts (Robert Hooten), 1890's.

NOTE: Copies of the Public School Act received with this accession have been transferred to Government Documents area.