Fonds MCC68 - Jeremiah Mansfield Connell

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Jeremiah Mansfield Connell

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  • 1830 - [186-?] (Creation)
    Connell, Jeremiah Mansfield

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40 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Jeremiah Mansfield Connell was born in Northampton, New Brunswick, in 1800. He was the eldest child of Charles Connell, Sr., a Loyalist who arrived in New Brunswick in 1789, and Mary Palmer. Jeremiah M. Connell married Mary P. Wolhaupter in 1822. They had nine children: C.H. (b. 1824), Sophia (1826-1849), Harriet (b.1829), Jeremiah (1831-1851), Maria (b. 1836), Mary Ann (1837), John William (1838-1839), Mary (b. 1840), and John (1845-1870).

Jeremiah M. Connell was a justice of Common Pleas and a member of the Legislative Assembly. He was a merchant and businessman who started the first bank in Woodstock in 1836. J. M. Connell also owned over 4 000 acres of land, which he leased and mortgaged to Carleton County residents. He also owned bank stock, bonds, deeds, and farm inventory.

Jeremiah M. Connell was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. After his death in 1847, his estate was handled by his brother, Charles Connell, Jr.

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This fonds consists of documents related to Jeremiah M. Connell's activities as a land owner in Carleton County. There are land grants, J.M. Connell's probate, and an estate list which contains information on real estate and bank and farm stock owned by J.M. Connell. It also lists names of those indebted to J.M. Connell through bonds and mortgages. Fonds also contains records of these bonds, mortgages, and deeds, and J.M. Connell's account information.

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