File contains records collected by Alison Pearce during her genealogical research project which informed the publication "The Pearces of Little Ireland". Includes photocopies and a transcription of the Petition of John Pearce, recommended by Colonel Thomas Talbot.
Colonel Leslie Patterson arrived to the Talbot Settlement alongside John Pearce and his sisters, Mrs. Storey and Mrs. John Pearce, in 1809. During the War of 1812, Patterson participated as a Private and was later promoted to Captain and Colonel. He was known for allegedly saving Colonel Thomas Talbot's life during the war.
He was married to Lydia Patterson and had nine children, including Mary, Hannah, Catherine Anne, Olivia, Frances, Lydia, Joseph and Walter. Leslie died in 1852 and is buried at St. Peter's Cemetery.
Scope and Content
File contains records collected by Alison Pearce during her genealogical research project which informed the publication "The Pearces of Little Ireland". Includes photocopies and internet print-outs of reference material related to Colonel Leslie Patterson. Also includes the following original documents:
-The Last Will and Testament of Leslie Patterson, circa 1850.
-Handwritten note delineating the familial relationships in the Patterson, Wilson and Backus families.
-Assignment of Mortgage, dated September 14, 1881, from Thomas Urquhart and William Joseph Moon, executors of the Last Will and Testament of Frances Patterson, to Alice S. Patterson.
-Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Francis Patterson, Township of Dunwich, dated July 15, 1881.
-Miscellaneous savings and shares certificates issued by the Canada Permanent Building and Savings Society to various members of the Patterson family, 1862-1888.
-Transcription of grave marker for Leslie and Catherine Patterson, which reads "Underneath Lieth the Remains of Leslie Patterson, and Cathrine his Wife; the former died January 26th Aged 71 years; the latter February 19th 1800 Aged 62 Years."
File contains scrapbook pages that contain records mostly relating to the Patterson family of the Township of Dunwich. Includes a letter from the Archivist of Ontario to John E. Pearce regarding records donated to the Archives of Ontario, a newspaper clipping titled "Life of Col. Patterson" and a souvenir ribbon from the Centennial picnic on July 14, 1909 in honour of the landing in Port Talbot. Also includes copies of letters sent to Patterson from Colonel Thomas Talbot.
Series contains original and copied correspondence relating to the Patterson family. Includes copies of letters sent to Leslie Patterson by Colonel Thomas Talbot (1812-1842), as well as a letter, dated July 25, 1830, addressed to Captain John Stephens from his nephew, Edward Matthews. Also includes a scrapbook, mostly containing copies of letters sent from Colonel Thomas Talbot.
File contains records collected by Alison Pearce during her genealogical research project which informed the publication "The Pearces of Little Ireland". Includes photocopies of vital records, notes and correspondence regarding Alison's genealogy research. Also includes the following documents:
-Deed of Bargain and Sale between George MacBeth and John Pierce [sic], dated January 26, 1855, regarding the southwest quarter of Lot 10, Concession 9, Township of Dunwich.
-Article of Agreement between Colonel Thomas Talbot and John Pearce regarding the southwest quarter of Lot 10, Concession 9, Township of Dunwich.