Commemorative Ribbon

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
ribbon, commemorative
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
ribbon, commemorative
Description
Bicentenial Reunion (in honour of the landing of Patterson, Pearce, Storey and Backus at the Talbot Settlement) commemorative ribbon. White ribbon with gilted text. At the top, a white label; the label is designed to be peeled off (there is an adhesive underneath) so that the ribbon may be attached to clothing, hats, etc. The ribbon reads "1809-2009 - Patterson - Pearce - Storey - Backus - Bicentennial - Reunion - July 11th - Tyrconnel - In honour of - the landing - souvenir".
Category
Communication Artifact
Sub-category
Documentary Artifact
Accession Number
021.001.027
File Number
021.001
Date Range
2009
Item History
Colonel Thomas Talbot's first settlers arrived at Tyrconnel in 1809. These settlers were the close relatives of Leslie Patterson, an Irishman from County Fermanagh. The bicentennial celebration of their landing was held on July 11th, 2009. On July 14, 1809, 13 family members returned in a flat bottomed boat with all their earthly possessions, driving their few cattle on land bordering the water and landed on the beach of Lake Erie behind the site of St. Peter’s Anglican Church cemetery to claim their land that they had purchased from Colonel Talbot in 1808. These families had faced many hardships as they slowly traveled along the lake shore. A storm wrecked their raft, forcing the tired travelers to search for nails to repair it; despite these adversities, they persisted and made good hardy pioneers. Leslie Patterson and his wife Lydia Backus Patterson with their sons Joseph and Walter aged 2 and 1 were among the 13 settlers. This group also included Mary Patterson Storey (Leslie Patterson's sister), age 51, a widow, her adult son Walter Storey and her 2 daughters, Sarah and Anne Storey. John Pearce (originally from Rhode Island) and his wife, Frances Patterson Pearce (sister to Mary Storey and Leslie Patterson) with their children William age 4, Leslie age 2, and infant Catherine came as part of the 13 as well.
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Commemorative Ribbon

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/museum89267
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
ribbon, commemorative
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
ribbon, commemorative
Description
Bicentenial Reunion (in honour of the landing of Patterson, Pearce, Storey and Backus family at the Talbot Settlement) commemorative ribbon. White ribbon with gilted text. At the top, a white label; the label is designed to be peeled off (there is an adhesive underneath) so that the ribbon may be attached to clothing, hats, etc. The ribbon reads "1809-2009 - Patterson - Pearce - Storey - Backus - Bicentennial - Reunion - July 11th - Tyrconnel - In honour of - the landing - souvenir".
Category
Communication Artifact
Sub-category
Documentary Artifact
Accession Number
021.001.028
File Number
021.001
Date Range
2009
Item History
Colonel Thomas Talbot's first settlers arrived at Tyrconnel in 1809. These settlers were the close relatives of Leslie Patterson, an Irishman from County Fermanagh. The bicentennial celebration of their landing was held on July 11th, 2009. On July 14, 1809, 13 family members returned in a flat bottomed boat with all their earthly possessions, driving their few cattle on land bordering the water and landed on the beach of Lake Erie behind the site of St. Peter’s Anglican Church cemetery to claim their land that they had purchased from Colonel Talbot in 1808. These families had faced many hardships as they slowly traveled along the lake shore. A storm wrecked their raft, forcing the tired travelers to search for nails to repair it; despite these adversities, they persisted and made good hardy pioneers. Leslie Patterson and his wife Lydia Backus Patterson with their sons Joseph and Walter aged 2 and 1 were among the 13 settlers. This group also included Mary Patterson Storey (Leslie Patterson's sister), age 51, a widow, her adult son Walter Storey and her 2 daughters, Sarah and Anne Storey. John Pearce (originally from Rhode Island) and his wife, Frances Patterson Pearce (sister to Mary Storey and Leslie Patterson) with their children William age 4, Leslie age 2, and infant Catherine came as part of the 13 as well.
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Land Deed - Thomas Talbot

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/museum20277
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
Deed
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Museum
Artifact Type
Deed
Description
Original land deed to Colonel Thomas Talbot, 1802. [Note: File Card indicates 1802, deed appears to read May 25, 1807]. Deed grants Col. Talbot 162 acres of land in Upper Canada (Lot C, Concession 9, Dunwich Township) and is signed by Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada, Francis Gore. Ink is faded. Seal is in poor condition. Recently framed in black picture frame.
Category
Communication Objects
Sub-category
Documentary Objects
Accession Number
974.3209.1
File Number
3209
Storage Range
Item not located at time of entry, Oct. 2015 Item located 2022-04-19
Images
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