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Accession Number: 86-007


Carrying Place fonds. Additions. -- 1879-1973. -- 6.5 cm of textual records. -- 20 photographs.

Biography / History

Carrying Place is a narrow isthmus separating Weller's Bay and the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. Carrying Place also connects Prince Edward County to the mainland. It is located 5 miles south of Trenton. Carrying Place was so named due to its location. It is situated at a point where the Indians and early settlers travelling by water had to portage across to get from the Bay of Quinte to Lake Ontario. One of the first people to settle permanently in Carrying Place was Asa Weller in 1783. Robert Young, believed to the the second settler, received a land grant in 1792. Two other prominent families who helped to settle Carrying Place were the Wilkins and the Biggars. Some of these founding families' descendents still live in Carrying Place today. The first Church, St. John's Anglican, was built in 1811, and the first schoolhouse was opened in 1852. Unfortunately, Carrying Place never became the big city as was envisioned by its founding fathers.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Dr. Mary L. Northway before being donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of records such as births, marriages, deaths and school records of Flora Morrison's family who resided in Carrying Place.


Title based on contents of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Dr. Mary L. Northway.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

This fonds along with 84-015 are additions to 73-004.

For related records see: 84-016, 85-008 and 86-007.

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Box 1


1 Last will and testament of Martha Eleanor Morrison. Last will and testament of George Morrison. Correspondence with Carrying Place Cemetery. Deed for cemetery plot at Victoria Lawn Cemetery bill for funeral expenses, Martha Morrison Burial information for Flora MacDonald Morrison.

2 Insurance policies (home) 1970 and 1973 for Martha E. Morrison. Passport for Martha E. Morrison. Registration card for Martha E. Morrison for Rollason Insurance. Birth Certificate for Martha Eleanor (Corrigan). Letters about school attendance and age. Envelopes with jottings concerning Morrison family records, birth, deaths etc.

3 Passport: George Morrison and birth certificate; naturalization papers G. Morrison. Clippings of G. Morrison receiving bronze medal of Royal Humane Society. Registration Certificate 1940. Membership card, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Membership for American and Canadian Engineering Institute.

4 Envelope 1: 7 small +1 negative unidentified photos. 2: 10 photos 3: Photo WWII June 1944 - one person is Duglad Morrison 4: Picture of Dugald and his grave stone with letter from Imperial War Graves Commission.

5 Correspondence from Flora Morrison to her parents and Dugald.