5 promissory notes to The Sustenation Fund for The Church Society, Diocese of Huron

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130250
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
May 1, 1869
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
May 1, 1869
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Financial and Real Estate series
Scope and Content
5 promissory notes to The Sustenation Fund for The Church Society, Diocese of Huron. Signed by Hannibal Burwell, and dated at Port Talbot, May 1, 1869.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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9 personal Burwell family member seals, each with initials, one is the Burwell family Coat of Arms

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130371
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1900
Accession Number
2014-09
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Elgin County Museum
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1900
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Associated Artifacts series
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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"A Dream" by Sarah Burwell

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130232
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1810
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Creator
Sarah Burwell
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1810
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Personal Documents and Ephemera series
Scope and Content
A story written by Sarah Burwell, the mother of Mahlon Burwell.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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An article relating to the life of Colonel Thomas Talbot, from an unidentified newspaper (incomplete)

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130313
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1874
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F7
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1874
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Personal Documents and Ephemera series
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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An indenture between Hannibal Burwell and Solomon Barnhart regarding the lease of Lot 18, Concession 2, Township of Bertie

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130238
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
March 3, 1880
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
March 3, 1880
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Personal Documents and Ephemera series
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Associated Artifacts series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130377
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800-1914
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F9
C3 Sh5 B3
C3 Sh6 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Elgin County Museum
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F9
C3 Sh5 B3
C3 Sh6 B3
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800-1914
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Associated Artifacts series
Scope and Content
The associated artifacts include a portrait of Hannibal's sister Louis (1818-1834), his son's Albert's military service medals and calling card plate and a portable writing desk belonging to his father Col. Mahlon Burwell containing 9 seals and a silver box.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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"A Study in Transmigration"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130246
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1912
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Creator
Author: J.P.S.
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1912
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Personal Documents and Ephemera series
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Booklet containing a list of silverware

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives170287
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1927
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F11
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1927
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Financial and Real Estate series
Scope and Content
A booklet with a handwritten inventory of silverware, presumably from the Burwell family. Includes some notes on origins, and how the silverware was dispersed to family members.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
London (Ont.)
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Books series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130378
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1808-1931
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1808-1931
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Books series
Scope and Content
This series is comprised of the following records:
-Bible published in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey in 1808. The bible contains hand-written entries detailing the birth, death and marriage of all of the children of Mahlon Burwell and Sarah Haun.
-Bible published in Buffalo by Phinnet and Company in 1859. The bible contains a series of hand-written entries detailing the births, deaths amd marriages of all the children of Hannibal Burwell and Laura Williams.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Burwell Bible

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130368
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1810-1879
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B3 1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B3 1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1810-1879
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Books series
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
Burwell Bible, bound and bought in Philadelphia, 1808 by Mahlon Burwell. Probably purchased in 1810 at or near the time of his marriage. Entries include birth, death and marriage dates from 1783 to 1879.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Burwell Bible

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130369
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1859-1931
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B3 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B3 2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1859-1931
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Books series
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
Burwell Bible, published Buffallo, 1859. Probably purchased by Hannibal Burwell. Entries list all of the children of Hannibal Burwell, births and deaths, Includes listings extracted from the earlier Burwell Bible. The last entry is dated 1931. The Burwell crest is on the inside front cover.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Burwell Family fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130384
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800-1982
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Elgin County Museum
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800-1982
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records and objects
History / Biographical
The Burwell family emigrated to Upper Canada in the aftermath of the American Revolution, settling in the Niagara District in Bertie Township. A son, Mahlon Burwell, born in 1783, trained as a provincial land surveyor and came to Port Talbot in 1811 to work for the District's Crown Land Agent, Thomas Talbot. He surveyed most of the townships in the London and Western Districts and laid out the town plot of London. He was appointed to several key offices in the district including Registrar, was the Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions, the regional government of the day, and was elected several times to the Colonial Assembly. He was regarded as the region's contribution to the Family Compact.
He married Sarah Haun in 1810 and together they had 8 children. Several of his sons rose to positions of local significance within their communities, including Isaac Brock Burwell of Caradoc, John Burwell of Port Burwell, a community founded by his father, Hannibal the creator of this collection and Hercules, who succeeded him as Registrar of Middlesex.
Hannibal took over Mahlon's estate in Elgin County near Port Talbot and lived there with his family until 1871 when he moved the family to London. There he entered the city's elite, supporting the Church of England as had been the family's tradition. Hannibal's daughter Hannah married Rev. David Williams, destined to become the Bishop of Huron and the Archbishop of Ontario.
Of Hannibal's sons, only Alfred E. is represented in this collection. He received his father's papers and associated artifacts which after his own death in 1943, passed to his niece Mary Gweno Williams (later Mrs. K. Boughner) and thence to her daughter, the donor, Rebecca Boughner.
Custodial History
Records were in the custody of Colonel Mahlon Burwell, ca. 1835-1846; from 1846-1886, to his son Hannibal Burwell; 1886-1943 to his son Alfred E. Burwell; 1943-1968, to his niece Mary Gweno Williams Boughner; 1968-2013, to her daughter Rebecca Boughner (the donor).
Scope and Content
The Burwell Family fonds is primarily comprised of the personal and buisness papers of Hannibal Burwell (1825-1886), his son, Alfred E. Burwell (1871-1943) and his daughter Hannah Alberta Eliza Burwell (1864-1929), later Mrs. David Williams.
There are 20 related artifacts including two family bibles, a portable writing desk belonging to Hannibal's father, Mahlon Burwell (1783-1846), a prominent surveyor, Justice of the Peace and MLA, Albert Burwell's South Africa War medals and volunteer service medals and a portrait of Mahlon's daughter Louisa Burwell (1818-1834).
The fonds is divided into the following series:
-Associated Artifacts series, ca. 1800-1914
-Books series, 1808-1931
-Personal Documents and Ephemera series, 1810-1932
-Financial and Real Estate series, 1861-1886
-Correspondence series, 1863-1887
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
Accruals
It is unlikely that additional material related to Hannibal Burwell will be obtained. This collection represents the donor's entire holdings related to that side of the family.
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A calling card for Mr. H. Burwell

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130240
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1880
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1880
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Personal Documents and Ephemera series
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Colour images of all the documents and books in the Burwell Family fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130229
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
2013
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F1
Date Range
2013
Scope and Content
Cardstock of colour images of all the documents and books in the Burwell Family fonds. Also in this file is a CD containing images files of the Louisa Burwell portrait.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Copy of Last Will and Testament of Hannibal Burwell

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130241
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
December 26, 1885
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
December 26, 1885
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Personal Documents and Ephemera series
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Correspondence from Street & Becher, lawyers, to Mrs. H. Burwell

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130293
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
August 24, 1886-August 20, 1887
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F4 3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F4 3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
August 24, 1886-August 20, 1887
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Correspondence series
Scope and Content
Correspondence from Street & Becher, lawyers, London, to Mrs. H. Burwell, Seaham Lodge, London, relating to the estate of Hannibal Burwell. Comprised of six letters dated as follows:
-August 24, 1886
-August 27, 1886
-June 23, 1887
-July 16, 1887
-August 9, 1887
-August 20, 1887
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Correspondence series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130382
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1863-1887
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1863-1887
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Correspondence series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The bulk of this series is comprised of letters received by Laura Burwell, Hannibal's widow, from the family's lawyers Street and Becher on issues related to the management of Hannibal's estate. Other letters of note include responses from the minister of Marine and Fisheries and the Post Masters General regarding patronage appointments.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Death Notice for Mrs. David Williams (nee Hannah Alberta Eliza Burwell), from the St. Paul's Cathedral Parish Magazine

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130334
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
April 1929
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F7
GMD
textual records
Date Range
April 1929
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Personal Documents and Ephemera series
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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English mahogany portable writing desk

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130370
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800
Accession Number
2014-09
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Elgin County Museum
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Books series
Scope and Content
English mahogany portable writing desk, ca. 1800, containing a note: "This desk was the property of Colonel Mahlon Burwell, Port Talbot Ontario, about the year 1800", signed A.E. Burwell, London, December 1931.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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Extract from a memorial of a deed from Mahlon Burwell to Her Majesty (Queen Victoria) relating to Lot 6, east Wharncliffe, dated at Port Talbot, March 29, 1842

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130234
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
March 29, 1842
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
March 29, 1842
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Personal Documents and Ephemera series
Scope and Content
Extract from a memorial of a deed from Mahlon Burwell to Her Majesty (Queen Victoria) relating to Lot 6, east Wharncliffe, dated at Port Talbot, March 29, 1842.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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