1831 marriage certificate Nelson, District of Gore Upper Canada

Nice early marriage certificate for small town in Upper Canada. Nelson is now amalgamated with Burlington, in Halton County of Ontario.

Nelson April 21st 1831
This is to certify that John McLaren and Nancy Cleaver, both of Nelson District of Gore, were this day married by me William King minister of Presbyterian Church of Nelson and this marriage was solemnized by having obtained a Special licence
Witnesses
Isaac C---
John Elliott

 

John was born on May 2 1808, in Flamborough East, Ontario. Nancy was born on January 30 1810, in Nelson Twp., Halton Co., Ontario and died in 1880. They had 9 children

Mounted on sticky paper. Vertical and horizontal folds. Tear along horizontal fold. Missing bits of paper, small hole on one fold.

16.5 x 20 cm

 

Halton County is a former county in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is also one of the oldest counties in Canada.

Nelson Township opened in 1806 and named in honour of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson. Community centre: Burlington.

Along with Wentworth County, Halton County was created in 1816 as part of the Gore District, consisting of the townships of Trafalgar, Nelson, Flamborough, and Beverley, together with certain blocks of land on the Grand River and reserved lands to the rear of the townships of Blenheim and Blandford...

In 1958, Burlington amalgamated with the township of Nelson.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halton_County,_Ontario


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