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  • S.S. No.4, Snider's School, Trafalgar Township
    Image       First, a close-up photograph of the old one-room schoolhouse, S.S. #4, Trafalgar Township just before it was torn down for the widening of the road in 2010. Part of the old circle up near the peak of the roof above the front door can be seen, with the hand lettering ...
    Image     First, a close-up photograph of the old one-room schoolhouse, S.S. #4, Trafalgar Township just before it was torn down for the widening of the road in 2010. Part of the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 1806 Trafalgar Township Map
    ImageTextcomment       The heading on the map, "Trafalgar Plan of the Second Township In the Tract of Land Lately Purchased From the Mississauga Indians".
    ImageTextcomment     The heading on the map, "Trafalgar Plan of the Second Township In the Tract of Land Lately Purchased From the Mississauga Indians".
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Box of John Durlan Smith
    Image       The box has the initials, JDS, hammered in tacks into the lid.
    Image     The box has the initials, JDS, hammered in tacks into the lid.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The Sale of Holyrood House 1996
    ImageText       Photograph caption: An aerial shot of the historic Holyrood property as it looks today. Town okays development of historic "Holyrood" advertising feature by Stephanie Henderson. One of Oakville's great estates will soon become one of its most sought-after residential enclaves. Named after the ancient palace of the Scottish kings, "Holyrood" ...
    ImageText     Photograph caption: An aerial shot of the historic Holyrood property as it looks today. Town okays development of historic "Holyrood" advertising feature by Stephanie Henderson. One of Oakville's great estates ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Index and Some Transcripts for the Land Book Register of Grants to Militia Veterans of the War of 1812. Transcribed and Indexed by Fred Blair, 2nd Edition Published January 27, 2017
    Text       Men who served in the militia flank companies in 1812, provincial regiments, and various corps were entitled to a land grant for their service. The flank companies were dissolved in 1813 and the Incorporated Militia was formed that year. Members of the flank companies were encouraged to join this new ...
    Text     Men who served in the militia flank companies in 1812, provincial regiments, and various corps were entitled to a land grant for their service. The flank companies were dissolved in ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Transcripts of Documents of the 5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia During the War of 1812. Transcribed and Indexed by Fred Blair, 2nd Edition Published January 28, 2017
    Text       This is a transcription of documents from Volumes 1, 16, 24, and 25, four of thirty-nine volumes of pay records and accounts of the Upper Canada Militia during the time of the War of 1812 as transcribed by Fred Blair from the digital document copies published in 2012 on the ...
    Text     This is a transcription of documents from Volumes 1, 16, 24, and 25, four of thirty-nine volumes of pay records and accounts of the Upper Canada Militia during the time ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Transcripts of Documents of the 2nd Regiment of York Militia During the War of 1812. Transcribed and Indexed by Fred Blair, 2nd Edition Published January 26, 2017
    Text       This is a transcription of documents from Volumes 16 and 17, two of thirty-nine volumes of pay records and accounts of the Upper Canada Militia during the time of the War of 1812 as transcribed by Fred Blair from the digital document copies published in 2012 on the Collections Canada ...
    Text     This is a transcription of documents from Volumes 16 and 17, two of thirty-nine volumes of pay records and accounts of the Upper Canada Militia during the time of the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Book Hotel and House
    ImageText       This 1 1/2 storey wood frame house stood near the road, just west of the present lane into John Irvine's lane way and in this house Jacob Book kept hotel and catered to the stage coach travellers going along Dundas St. from Toronto to London. A large driving shed to ...
    ImageText     This 1 1/2 storey wood frame house stood near the road, just west of the present lane into John Irvine's lane way and in this house Jacob Book kept hotel ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The 1816 Trafalgar Township Assessment
    Text       This transcript of land assessment rolls from microfilmed original records shows the names of the people who owned and/or occupied land in Trafalgar Township in 1816 and also in 1823. The 1816 information shows each name with the acres of land cultivated and/or uncultivated. It does not show the Concession ...
    Text     This transcript of land assessment rolls from microfilmed original records shows the names of the people who owned and/or occupied land in Trafalgar Township in 1816 and also in 1823. ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Lyon Homestead Cabin
    Image       The cabin, built in 1820, was originally situated at 7th Line (Trafalgar Road) and Marlborough Court, adjacent to the former village of Vernerville. It was rediscovered during development and reconstructed in 1973. It is now located at 1 Forsythe Street, also known as Shipyard Park by the mouth of the ...
    Image     The cabin, built in 1820, was originally situated at 7th Line (Trafalgar Road) and Marlborough Court, adjacent to the former village of Vernerville. It was rediscovered during development and reconstructed ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Ephraim Post, the younger, 1823-1883
    Imagecomment       The Post Inn was opened by the Post family on the south-west corner of Dundas Street and 7th Line (which is now called Trafalgar Road), or on Lot 13 Concession 1 SDS, before 1827. The Inn was first run by the father of the Ephraim Post in the photograph here, ...
    Imagecomment     The Post Inn was opened by the Post family on the south-west corner of Dundas Street and 7th Line (which is now called Trafalgar Road), or on Lot 13 Concession ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Snider Farmhouse, 1481 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville
    ImageText       Handwritten on the back of this postcard, a neighbour has written, "The original Snider house on back concession near 9th line." See this in the 2nd image in this record. No date for the photograph or post card is provided. This Oakville house address is 1481 Burnhamthorpe Road East, near ...
    ImageText     Handwritten on the back of this postcard, a neighbour has written, "The original Snider house on back concession near 9th line." See this in the 2nd image in this record. ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Eyeglasses of the Smith Family, Palermo
    Image       This collection of eyeglasses and their cases was found inside the wood box with the initials, "JDS" described in another record. The box was made for John Dorland Smith but over the years, likely other family members put things into it for safe-keeping, so we don't know exactly who used ...
    Image     This collection of eyeglasses and their cases was found inside the wood box with the initials, "JDS" described in another record. The box was made for John Dorland Smith but ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • August 16, 1832 American Postage Remittance
    ImageText       Trafalgar From A.P. A. Hamilton, Esq. PM Queenston PO Trafalgar 16 August 1832 Sir, enclosed is L2.10s for American postage, dep to the ? ? the 5th July- I am Sir Your of ? A. Proudfoot A. Hamilton Esq.
    ImageText     Trafalgar From A.P. A. Hamilton, Esq. PM Queenston PO Trafalgar 16 August 1832 Sir, enclosed is L2.10s for American postage, dep to the ? ? the 5th July- I am ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Exterior and Interior of the Ludlow/Slacer Log Cabin, 1495 Burnhamthorpe Road West
    Image       2 photographs in this record show the interior of the 1830's log cabin at 1495 Burnhamthorpe Road West in Halton County. The 3rd photograph shows the exterior of the old house. The cabin was built on Lot 25, Concession 2 NDS, at the end of Burnhamthorpe Rd., west of Trafalgar ...
    Image     2 photographs in this record show the interior of the 1830's log cabin at 1495 Burnhamthorpe Road West in Halton County. The 3rd photograph shows the exterior of the old ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Houses, Old Bronte Road at Dundas in March 2014
    Image       A series of 7 photographs taken in March 2014 to document the homes and old buildings at Palermo on Old Bronte Road, south of Dundas Street. Shown first is the Bartman house with the blacksmith shop in behind it to the left. 2480 Old Bronte Rd. sits on the west ...
    Image     A series of 7 photographs taken in March 2014 to document the homes and old buildings at Palermo on Old Bronte Road, south of Dundas Street. Shown first is the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Isaac and Hannah Smith
    Image       Isaac's parents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula and settled in Grimsby Township, in the area of Tansley. The family was large, bringing 4 children with 8 more children born in Upper Canada. Isaac was their oldest son. Isaac received the land titles to various lots ...
    Image     Isaac's parents had been British Loyalists who came to the Niagara penninsula and settled in Grimsby Township, in the area of Tansley. The family was large, bringing 4 children with ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Mary Anne Beatty, 1789-1857
    Image       Mary Anne is shown holding a book with several books on the ledge beside her, perhaps indicating her interest in study - or perhaps they were just studio props. David Lindsay and Mary Anne (Beatty) Lindsay, had emigrated to New York from Ireland in 1811. Around 1822, they moved to ...
    Image     Mary Anne is shown holding a book with several books on the ledge beside her, perhaps indicating her interest in study - or perhaps they were just studio props. David ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Shea Farmhouse, Snider's Corners
    Image       This farmhouse was on Lot 7 Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar Township. In modern terms, this is located just west of where the intersection of 8th Line and Burnhamthorpe Road East would be if the Eighth Line came up to Burnhamthorpe, in Oakville. The area was Snider's Corners which was centered ...
    Image     This farmhouse was on Lot 7 Concession 2 NDS Trafalgar Township. In modern terms, this is located just west of where the intersection of 8th Line and Burnhamthorpe Road East ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Harvey Morris Switzer
    Image       Switzer-At his residence, Palermo, Oct. 17th, Major H.M. Switzer, of the 20th Battalion, Lorne Rifles, aged 68 years. Major Switzer was one of Halton's most prominent and respected residents. He emigrated to Canada from the County of Limerick, Ireland, in 1832, with his parents, William and Eliza Switzer. They settled ...
    Image     Switzer-At his residence, Palermo, Oct. 17th, Major H.M. Switzer, of the 20th Battalion, Lorne Rifles, aged 68 years. Major Switzer was one of Halton's most prominent and respected residents. He ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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