Item 76-1005 - John Huston last will and testament

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John Huston last will and testament

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  • 11 July 1845 (Creation)
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    John Huston

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John Huston was born in Ireland in 1790. He married Martha Middleton (1787-1867), also of Ireland, and they came to Upper Canada by way of New York. Together they had four children: Mary Anne, Jane, Eliza, and Joseph. On 28 October 1820, Huston was authorized by the government to assist in surveying the Peterborough area. He also worked closely with Peter Robinson in settling the Irish immigrants into Emily Township in 1825. As well as being a highly respected surveyor, Huston was a Captain in the Durham Volunteer Militia, and a Justice of the Peace. He died in Cavan on 18 May 1845 at the age of 55.

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This item was in the custody of Betty Craw before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This item is a photocopy of the Last Will and Testament of John Huston, land surveyor. It was executed on July 10, 1845 by Mary Ann Fair (formerly Huston) one of the devisees therein named. The will was registered 11 July 1845 by George C. Ward, Deputy Registrar.

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This item was donated by Betty Craw.

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Associated materials are located at Library and Archives Canada, Archives of Ontario, and the Peterborough Museum and Archives.

For related records see: 71-006 and 77-021.

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