Fonds MG 1 volume 1206 - Charles Morris

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Charles Morris

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    MG 1 volume 1206

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    • 1764-1830, predominant 1800-1807 (Creation)
      Morris, Charles, 1759-1831

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    6 cm of textual records

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    Born in Hopkinton, Mass. in 1759, Charles Morris arrived in Halifax, N.S. with his parents, Hon. Charles and Elizabeth Morris, in 1761. He succeeded his father as surveyor general of lands for Nova Scotia from 1802 to 1831. Charles married Charlotte Pernette (1771-1844) ca. 1786 and became a member of the Council on 2 June 1808. He died on 17 December 1831.

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    Consists of correspondence primarily between Charles Morris and his father-in-law, Joseph Pernette, concerning land grants, land disputes and surveys in Lunenburg County, family news and health, and events such as the Napoleonic War. Also contains correspondence, receipts, and deeds relating to the property and estate of Morris' father, Hon. Charles Morris, and a geneaology of the Morris family.

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        Records relating to the office of surveyor general are found in Department of Lands and Forests.


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        Images: Woolford's Surveys: The Roads from Halifax to Windsor and Truro, 1817-18 Sheet 7: Mile 28 to Mile 32: Cameron's Lake to Ardoise Hill

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