Richmond 200 – Factoids #66-#70

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known.  The topic of these posts are: #66. The “waters” #67. the beginning of the end #68. Caledonia Springs #69. An Incorporated Village #70. The first Council Continue reading

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Richmond Roman Catholic priest purchases land from estate of Presbyterian minister

 

 

The Rev. Terrance Smith was the parish priest at St. Philip’s Roman Catholic Church for more than ten years (1836-1849). He arrived as the congregation faced the turmoil and upheaval resulting from the social strife of the late 1830s. Rev. Smith was the first resident priest and for at least part of the time lived with Col. George T. Burke. St. Philip’s Church burned in 1847. While the congregation turned to rebuilding the church, Rev. Smith sought to purchase the vacant lot beside the church site. That property, lot 15 on the west side of Maitland St. is, today, the location of the St. Philip’s Rectory. In the following article George Neville provides a biography of the original owner, the Rev. Andrew Glen and a transcription of the documents outlining the transfer of property rights from Rev. Glen’s son to Rev. Smith. Continue reading

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Richmond 200 Factoids # 51-# 55

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known.  The topic of these posts are: #51. Methodist Chapel #52.  Bill Cater’s Store # 53. Methodist Parsonage #54.  William Lyon #55. W. Lyon’s Store in 1845 Continue reading

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Richmond 200 Factoids # 41- #45

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known.  The topic of these posts are: #41. medicines #42. a New Road # 43. McBean St. Development #44. Maria Hill’s second Hotel #45. Smokehouse Continue reading

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Land Acquisition by George Lyon

1837 Richmond Elite in Goulbourn Land Acquisition by Industrialist, George Lyon

Introduction & transcription by George Neville:

This posting of land transaction documentation provides further insight not only to George Lyon (Factoid #26), but also to other notables of the time, viz., Andrew Joynt, Robert Brownlee, Hugh Mallon, Sewell Ormsby, and George Lyon’s oldest and deviant son, George B. Lyon whose names are cited on the documents transcribed below.

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Richmond 200 – Factoids #36 – #40

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known.  The topic of these posts are: #36. A satirical poem #37. The 1830s #38. The Last Duel #39 The first Church & its rectory #40 the Mallochs and interpretation of Factoid #36 Continue reading

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