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Accession Number: 91-1021

Title

Ontario County. Court execution books fonds. -- 1851-1858. -- 2 items.

Biography / History

Ontario County derived its name from Lake Ontario. It is bounded on the south by the Lake and has three harbours: Whitby, Oshawa and Frenchman's Bay. It received its municipal status January 1, 1854. Before then it was part of York County. In 1851, by proclamation, York, Ontario and Peel Counties were made the United Counties of York, Ontario and Peel. In 1852 Ontario broke away from the United Counties to form its own separate county. Peter Perry, an early settler and prominent citizen of Whitby, was instrumental in the separation. The county has two ridings: North and South Ontario. The townships within Ontario County's borders are: Whitby (and the town of Whitby), East Whitby, Pickering, Uxbridge (and the village of Uxbridge), Rama, Scugog, Thorah, Scott, Brock, Mara and Reach. There are also the villages of Port Perry, Cannington and Oshawa, which was the first village in the county. (Taken from: "The Illustrated Historical Atlas of Ontario County, Ontario." Belleville: Mika Silk Screening Ltd., 1972.)

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of two execution books from 1851 to 1852 in the County of Ontario. One is an account book referring to fees paid and the costs covered. The other is an account of summons sent and received. Places mentioned include Brock, Beaverton, Darlington, Mariposa, Millbrook, and London. There are accounts of L. Fairbanks, up to 1858 in the books as well.

Notes

Title based on content of items.

This fonds was donated from an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

Associated material located in the National Archives of Canada and the Archives of Ontario.

For related records see: 84-020 and 90-005.