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Carrying Place fonds
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- Carrying Place
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15 cm of textual records
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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 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' descendants 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 the founding fathers.
The fonds was created by and in the custody of Flora Morrison before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.
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The fonds consists of records regarding Carrying Place, Prince Edward County. It includes information of the Corrigan Family, including correspondence, legal material, and bills (1825-1947); information of the Weller-Miskin family (1815-1839); historical press clippings regarding Carrying Place (1910-1960); and a John Miller Scrapbook, (1879).
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The fonds was donated by Flora Morrison.
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For related records see: 84-015, 73-004, 70-1001 and the Morrison family fonds.
Additions to the fonds include 84-015 and 86-007.
Genealogical Information - Corrigan and Weller families. Photographs of Carrying Place home, 1942; 1947.
Corrigan family - Correspondence 1850 - 1942.
Corrigan family - Land, legal papers, 1825 - 1942.
Corrigan family - Bills and receipts, 1847 - 1916.
R. Miskin - Math workbook, 1805.
Weller- Miskin family - Indenture, 5 June 1811; correspondence, 1815 - 1839.
John Miller - Scrapbook, 1879
The Carrying Place, Prince Edward County - clippings, 1910 - 1960