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BLOCK C, SYDNEY, CAPE BRETON,
WITH A PARTICULAR EMPHASIS
ON LOT 4 (96-98 CHARLOTTE STREET)

A CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

BY

ERIC KRAUSE

KRAUSE HOUSE INFO-RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

2009 TO THE PRESENT (A Work in Progress)

Last Updated: February 10, 2017


CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

BLOCK C

Orientation Map

Historic Buildings in 1986

 

Charlotte

 
York

Nepean
 

Esplanade

 

Debra McNabb, Old Sydney Town, Historic Buildings of the North End (Sydney: Old Sydney Society, 1986), p. 7

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All Buildings in 2009

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                                                                                                                              Block C ↑

Block C ↑ North

http://laserfiche.cbrm.ns.ca/weblink7/DocView.aspx?id=6679&dbid=17


1784 to 1787

To Whom Granted Description Situation
H.W. Perry Loyalist Town & Farm Lot
John Storey Do Do
Thos Jenner Do Do
Willm Blackburn Do Town Lot
John Smith Do Town & Farm Lot
Willm Plant Do Do
Willm Brown [William Bown] Do Do
David Tait Do Do
John O'Brian Do Town Lot
Martin Meagher   Do
George Hall   Do
Thomas Moncrieff   Do
John Cammeron Reduced Officer Town & Farm Lot
Richard Birmingham   Town Lot
William Leonard   Do
Nicholas Dean Loyalist Do
Jesse Richards Do Do
Edward Hickie Disbanded Soldier Do
Andrew Mowat   Do
Smith Woodrooff Loyalist Do
William Davidson   Do
John Williams   Do
Frederick Aubery   Do
Henry Roberts Loyalist Do
Robert Graham   Do
John Shannahan Loyalist Do
Archibald Forrest   Do
Henry Archer   Do
Foster Sherlock   Town Lot
Thomas Ashfield   Town & Farm Lot
Abm Cuyler   Do
Thomas Uncle Loyalist Town Lot
Wm Day Do Do
George Finn   Do
David Hall   Do
Robt Richardson   Do
John Drummond   Do
Wm Drummond   Do
Patrick Gaul   Do
John Aymar Loyalist Do
Benjn Lovell   Farm Lot
Samuel Smith   Town Lot
Wm Smith   Do
Thomas Skelton   Do
Terrence McCorristine Loyalist Farm Lot
Alexander Haire Do Do
Samuel Sparrow   Do
Richard Gibbons   Town & Farm Lot
Donald McGilvray Disbanded Soldier Town Lot
Willm Smith, M.D.   Town & Farm Lot
Joseph Restine   Town Lot
Thomas Moxley   Do
John Kearon   Do
James Maddox   Do
George Sutherland   Do
Capt. Wm Bentinck   Farm Lot
Lydia Wheeler   Do
Richard Stout   Town Lot
Thomas Loyd Loyalist Do
John Martin Disbanded Soldier Do
Thomas Miller   Do
Edward Kavanagh   Do
Jas Kavanagh & Co.   Do
Jona. White & 99 others   Farm Lots
Lt. Govr DesBarres Son & Daughter   Do
Jon White & Eben Brewer   Town Lots
James Graham   Farm Lot
John Neil   Town Lot
George Moore   Farm Lot
George Moore Junr   Do
John Ley   Town Lot
John Nearing & Sons   Town Lots
John Ley Junr   Do
Charles Martell   Do
Wm McDonald   Farm Lot
A true copy taken from the Records in my Office

			Wm McKinnon

			Secretary & Register

			19th March 1793

Source: Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton, CO 217, Vol.109, pp. 42-43

http://www.capebretongenweb.com/Colonial/corr_23.html


1785

New Settlement on the Island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia in the Year 1785

Founding of Sydney by Lt. William Booth, 1785

[Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science]

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BLOCK C

This plan does not indicate buildings - rather it just puts names to lots.

[Source: PANS, V7, 1239-1785 Sydney]

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JUNE 1785

BLOCK C, LOT 6 [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW

    The said David Tait declared in Oath that the Lotts [alluded] to were Assigned to Mr. John Wilkinson Mr Sparrows Agent in the Month of June 1785 ...

BLOCK C, LOT 7 [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW

BLOCK C, LOT 8? [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW

BLOCK C, LOT 9? [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW


1786

[See: 1785 A Plan of the Town of Sydney in the Island of Cape Breton. By J. W. F. DesBarres; Lieutenant Governor, Cape Breton. [PANS 239-1785]]

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[1913 Copy]


- ftp://142.176.49.195/EIS/VOL1-09-AppendixG-N.pdf

A Plan of the Town of Sydney in the Island of Cape Breton, 1786 A.D. Copied in 1913 from J. W. F. DesBarres' map (1785)

1786 A Plan of the Town of Sydney in the Island of Cape Breton. By J. W. F. DesBarres; Lieutenant Governor, Cape Breton. Copied and colored by Albert Almon, 1913. [PANS V7/239-1786 - See also: PANS V7/239-1790, DesBarres plan copied in 1913 by Almon]

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BUILDINGS FRONTING CHARLOTTE STREET

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE] - WILLIAM PLANT

BLOCK C, LOT 5 [CHARLOTTE] - DOCTOR FREDERICK AUBREY

BLOCK C, LOT 6 [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW

BUILDINGS FRONTING THE ESPLANADE

BLOCK C, LOT ? [ESPLANADE]

BLOCK C, LOT ? [ESPLANADE]

[1918 Copy of 1786 Plan]

BLOCK C


The Town

      

 
    Block C ↑

Three houses front Charlotte Street on Lots 3, 5 and 6

     Recd 9 July 1786 by Mr Gibbons Plan of the Town of Sydney

C.O., Nova Scotia, No. 61 as Reproduced in Debra McNabb, Old Sydney Town, Historic Buildings of the North End (Sydney: Old Sydney Society, 1986), p. 11

1786, July 9 - A PLAN of The TOWN OF SYDNEY IN THE ISLAND OF CAPE BRETON C.O. Nova Scotia No. 61 by DESBARRES - "Recd. 9 July 1786 by Mr. Gibbons PLAN of the Town of Sydney" - Copied by C. Pettigrew at PRO, Jan, 1918  (PANS, V7, 1240-1786)

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BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE] -WILLIAM PLANT

Proposed House: 20 feet long x 16 feet breadth [deep]

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Source: Cape Breton Post, May 15, 2010

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BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE] - THOMAS ASHFIELD

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BLOCK C, LOT 5 - DOCTOR FREDERICK AUBREY

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BLOCK C, LOTS 6, 7, 8?, 9? [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW


1787

[RG 1, Cape Breton, Executive Council Minute Books, 1785-1820, Volume 318: Minutes of Council of the Island of Cape Breton from July 1785 to 16th July 1787. Collected and Bound by The Commission of Public Records, Halifax 1862 - Microfilm Reel PANS 15398]

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SEPTEMBER 20 / SEPTEMBER 27

BLOCK C, LOT 5 (north of lot 6) [CHARLOTTE] - DOCTOR FREDERICK AUBREY

BLOCK C, LOT 6 [CHARLOTTE]- (Value: £412, 40x100 feet) - John Rundle [John Rundel] [sells to] SAMUEL SPARROW

BLOCK C, LOT 7 (south of lot 6) [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW

This Indenture made 27th Sepr in the twenty seventh year of the Reign of George the third of Great Britain King & in the year of our Lord 1787 between John Rundle [John Rundel] of Sydney Island Cape Breton Mercht of the one part & Samuel Sparrow of the said Town of Sydney Merchant of the other part Witnesses for and in Consideration & towards the satisfaction of the Sum of four Hundred & Twelve Pounds Nova Scotia Currency to the said John Rundle [John Rundel] in hand by the said Samuel Sparrow at and before the Sealing & delivery of those Present, the receipt whereof  the said John Rundle [John Rundel] hath hereby Acknowledge & Confess and thereof & of every part & [leave?] thereof, doth freely fully and Absolutely Acquit exonerate and discharge the said Samuel Sparrow his Executor Administrator and Assign by these Present, he the said John Rundle [John Rundel] Hath Demised Granted and to farme letton, and by these Present Doth Demise Grant and to Farme let unto the said Samuel Sparrow his Executor Administrator and Assign All that [piece of?] land or lott of land and laid out and plotted in Block C Adjoining and Butting to the North on a Lot of Ground in the same Block C belonging to Doctor Aubrey [Block C, Lot 5] and to the South on a Lot [Block C, Lot 7?] of Ground belonging to the said Samuel Sparrow situated & being in a Street called North Charlotte Street extending in front on said street forty feet and carrying the same extent of Front backward to the Depth of One hundred feet with all the [right] Priviledges & benefits there unto belong or Appertant thereto, Together with a Dwelling House or Messuage [Iro tton?] high erected there on, and all the Appurtenances with the Gardens Fences, Water and Watercourses belonging or Appertaining to the same All which said land [piece?] or Lott of Ground Dwelling House or Tenements, Gardens, Fences, Water & Watercourses and the Revision or Revissions Remaindor or Remaining thereof, and all the Right Title Interest Property Claim on Demand whatsoever of him the said John Rundle [John Rundel], in and to the same, and all [Deeds] Writings and Evidences touching and concerning the said several [quite Nemisis?], which he the said John Rundle [John Rundel] hath in his hands or Custody To Have and to Hold, all and singular the said land [piece?] or lot of Ground Messuage or Tenements Heriditaments and Promises hereby demised intent mentioned or intended to be hereby demised with their and every of their rights Members and Appurtenances unto the said Saml Sparrow his Executor, Administrator and Assign from the day of the date here of unto the full end and Term of One thousand Years next ensuing and fully to be completed and ended Yielding and laying therefore yearly& every year during the said term unto the said John Rundle [John Rundel] his Hiers or Assign the yearly rent of one pepper Corn at the Feast of St. Michael [Note: from this point on, the left hand margin has missing letters designated by [?] owing to the tight binding] the Lawfully demands, Provided always and upon their condition [?]if the said John Rundle [John Rundel] his Heir Executor or Administrator, [shall?] and do will and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said [Sam?]uel Sparrow his Executor Administrator or Assign the sum of [?] & Hundred Twelve Pounds Nova Scotia Currency on the Twenty [?"] day of September next ensuing the day of the Date hereof without [any?] Deduction or Abatement or any Account or [pretence?] whatsoever [?]t then their [Inistet?] Indention and every matter [clause] or thing herein [con?]tained shall cease determine & be Void & of no affect to all intent and [?][?] whatsoever anything herein contained to the contrary thereof [?] any ways notwithstanding, and the said John Rundle [John Rundel] for himself [?] Heir Executor and Administrator doth hereby Covenant Promise [?]t and Agree to and with the said Samuel Sparrow his Executor Administrator and Assign by these Present that the said John Rundle [John Rundel] his Heir Executor or Administrator shall and will [well?] & truly or ensure to [?]len land unto the said Samuel Sparrow his Executor Administrator or Assign the said sum of four hundred Twelve pounds Nova Scotia Currency at the day and time before mentioned for payment [?] of According to the true intent and meaning of these present, And [?"]aid Samuel Sparrow his Executor Administrator and every [?]em shall or lawfully may from time to time in at all and every time & time, hereafter have hold Occupy use [Jopels] & enjoy [all and ?]singular the land here [?"]on lot of Ground Messuage or Tenements and Premises hereby granted or mentioned to be hereby Grants & every part & parcel thereof with all and singular their and every of their Appurtenances, Rents Issue  & motif arising, accruing & Growing [?][ewc] & take without any manner of lot just trouble Reaction [?][bania] Hinderance or Molestation whatsoever of or by the said John Rundle [John Rundel] his Heir or Assign or any other Person or Persons whatsoever [?] lastly that the said John Rundle [John Rundel] his Heir the said hereby Grant [?][ing] unto and whom the said Samuel Sparrow his Executor Administrator Assign for and during the said Term against him the said John Rundle [John Rundel] and his Heir and all and every other Person or Persons Lawfully [?]ing or which shall or may at any time or time, hereafter lawfully [?]from by or under him shall and will warrant & defend by these Present in Witnes whereof the said John Rundle [John Rundel] & the said Saml Sparrow have hereunto [?] their Land & Seals the day & year above written [?][cite] & deliver in the presence of us

Chas Dodd                                                        John Rundle [John Rundel] [Seal]
                                                                          Saml Sparrow [Seal]
[?] laymen
      Entered 20th Sept 1787 A Cuyler Register

[Source: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 47, Registry of Deeds, Volume A, pp. 244-245 - Microfilm 17278]

[Note: There is a Frederick Aubery who would receive a grant to a town lot during the administration of Lieutenant Governor DesBarres [Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton, CO 217, Vol. 109, pp. 42-43, March 19, 1793.] In addition,  a Doctor Aubrey was paid for delivering boards and singles to the inhabitants of Sydney prior to December 25th, 1785 [Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton: CO 217, V. 103, p. 132, August 21, 1786]. As well, a Frederick Aubery would submit a petition which was read in Council on October 1789. [Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton, CO 217, V. 108, p. 324 – 326b, October 1, 1789 - May 16, 1790] Finally, according to a document of June 2, 1786: "Frederick Aubrey _______ 1 Do [lot] __ [Wo.] 5 _______ [in block] C [Source:?, June 2, 1786, f. 145]]

[Note: For comparison purposes, on September 26, 1787, said Sparrow gave £ 516 13 shillings Nova Scotia Currency to John Smith  for property measuring 40x100 feet, without structures, located in Block A, Lot 8, facing the Esplanade plus for two other properties [Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 47, Registry of Deeds, Volume B, pp. 247-252 - Microfilm 17278]

[On June 25, 1791, John Rundle [John Rundel] was a coroner - Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton, CO 217, Vol.108, pp. 126-133 in http://www.capebretongenweb.com/Colonial/corr_20.html]

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BLOCK C, LOT 6, NORTH CHARLOTTE STREET

OWNED SEPTEMBER 27, 1787 - POST AUGUST 8, 1818

Property: 40 feet long x 100 feet deep

PROPERTY  DESCRIPTION

YEAR

TRANSACTIONS

Block C, Lot 6

[1784-1787].

Crown Land Grant to J. Rundel

Book A, Page 244, Charlotte Street

1787

Registered Land Transaction: John Rundle [John Rundel] to Samuel Sparrow

Block C, Lot 6, North Charlotte Street, 40 feet on North Charlotte (Doctor Aubrey to the north, Samuel Sparrow to the south) x 100 feet deep, with a dwelling house

September 27, 1787

J. Rundel sold the property to Samuel Sparrow for £412, with Sparrow's Signature

Block C, Lot 6, which Sparrow had cleared, fenced and built upon, and held by the tenant J. Rundel since c. 1800

1815, March 6

John Edwards Acres Petition, on Behalf of Samuel Sparrow, to Take up this Property

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June 12, 1815

Certificate of Registry: Sarah Acres formerly Sarah Sparrow, deceased to John Edward Acres

Book D, Page 308 

1817

Probate Court: Samuel Sparrow to John Acres

.....

August 19, 1817

Probate Court: Samuel Sparrow to John E. Acres

Block C, Lot 6

1818, August 8

.

Source: Samuel Sparrow ... Chronology Of Properties Granted , Bought and sold ...

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BLOCK C, LOT 6 [CHARLOTTE]

John Rundle [John Rundel] / SAMUEL SPARROW

[http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/land/default.asp]

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BLOCK C, LOT 7, NORTH CHARLOTTE STREET

PROPERTY  DESCRIPTION

YEAR

TRANSACTIONS

Block C, Lot 7, North Charlotte Street: Samuel Sparrow to the south of Block C, Lot 6

Earlier than September 27, 1787

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Source: Samuel Sparrow ... Chronology Of Properties Granted , Bought and sold ...

BLOCK C, LOT 7 [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW

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BLOCK C, LOT 8? [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW

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BLOCK C, LOT 9? [CHARLOTTE] - SAMUEL SPARROW


1788

BLOCK C

 

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-12.pdf

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-17.pdf

1788, October 28 - Plan of Sydney Harbour, and Plan of the Town of Sydney (N.S. 97 C.B. T 14 - Beaton Institute)

JUNE 17, 1788

[Colonel Abraham Cornelius Cuyler]

At a Council held in the Council Chamber in the Government House at Sydney 17th of June 1788

The same having been considered, the Board ordered that the same be granted and that a warrant of survey be issued to lay about the same ... Warrant of Survey to be issued ...

A petition from the Reverend Ranna Cossit  for Lots 4, 5, and 6 in Block B ....

Manuscript 11, Colonial Office 220, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, Sessional Papers, Journals of the Executive Council, 1788 (M.G. 11, C.O. 220, C.B. <<B>>, Vol. 4)

[JUNE 17, 1788?]

Is This The Cuyler Claim Described Above?

[p. 20]

... Being ordered to appear before the Governor in Council respecting some lots of Sydney belonging to the Revd. Mr. Cossit and a Mr. Sparrow whose Agent I was, and being informed that Govr. Macarmick had altered the original design of the Town, & intended to block up the Street along Mr. Sparrows lots, by laying it not into Lots, I observed how considerably this would reduce the Value of Mr. Sparrows property who had been two years in possession and had laid not a Considerable Sum in fences and improvements; the Govr. replied he wanted [his] advice. Mr. Cuyler being present, claimed a prior right to Mr. Sparrow & to the Revd. Mr. Cossit, although he had actually the returns of Survey in his own Office for the purpose of making not the grants accordingly. To explain how groundless Mr. Culyer's Claim was, I produced Copies of Mr. Cossit's Letters to Mr. Cuyler in Mr. Cossit's hand writing, Mr. Cuyler [p. 21] Cuyler denied having received the Originals and used very unbecoming & indecent language towards  Mr. Cossit Firstly: Lieut Col. Graham, who then was of the Council [on council October 22, 1787-December 16, 1788], second [?] Mr. Cuyler in scurrilation And added that the letters were forged; But Mr. Mathewa was obliged to declare he had seen [them] in the hands of Mr. Cossit.

Case of Mr. Taitt Provost Marshall of Cape Breton ...

Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, Original Correspondence (CO 217), Colonial Office, Cape Breton "A", Macarmick, 1790, M.G. 11, C.B., Vol. 7, March 9, 1790,  pp. 14, 20-21, 31 (Col. Cor. C.B. Vol. 73, March 9, 1790, p. 1.)


1790


1790s

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

WILLIAM PLANT

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1792

 

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-12.pdf

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-17.pdf

1792 - A Plan of the Two Branches of Spanish River, with the Town of Sydney, and Settlements adjacent. By William Cox; Acting Surveyor General of Lands, Cape Breton. [PANS 239-1792]


1794

Maps © Library and Archives of Canada -
National Archives (Kew),
MPI 1/342, BT 6/35 (folios 427-428)

Source of the ©Doug Storey coloured versions: http://www.cb-ns.org/1794-Sydney.html
[
Doug Storey: "By 1789 John Storey was Sydney's first Postmaster. A former postmaster confirms this in an article written in the Halifax Herald in 1885. William Blackburn and John Storey are named as merchants who in December 1790 bought lot A in Block 27. Today this is 54 Charlotte Street in Sydney."]

1794 - A View of the Military Ground, and Buildings from Yorke Fields, 1794, adjoining the Town of Sydney, in the Island of Cape Breton. Drawn by John Storey, Acting Surveyor of Lands - (B.T.C.B. Vol. 1 - Tray 50 ... 29, C3344 1794 - Beaton Institute)


1795

           

Col. Cor. C.B. Vol. 70, p. 497  Endorsed - Map of the Town of Sidney In Mr. Miller's of this 10.th of July 1795 - Kindly presented to his Grace the Duke of Portland, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, by his Grace's most obedient and humble Servant. James Miller  Sidney July 10.th  1795  N.S. 164

Debra McNabb/Lewis Parker, Old Sydney Town, Historic Buildings of the North End (Sydney: Old Sydney Society, 1987), pp. 30-31 [Beaton Institute]

BLOCK C

1795

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE STREET - NEPEAN HOUSE] - WILLIAM PLANT

BLOCK C, LOT ? [CHARLOTTE] - WILLIAM BAKER

BLOCK C, LOT ? [YORK] - GEORGE CRYER

 

 

     

? - Published Version

  Marble - Published Version

List of the present Inhabitants of the Town

           

BLOCK C

Charlotte Street

10. (Corner, York and Charlotte) = Mr. Plant, Clerk of Coal Duty and Deputy Clerk of Council

11. (Fronting Charlotte Street) = Mr. Baker, Coroner and merchant

York Street

W. (Fronting York Street) = Cryer, carpenter

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-12.pdf

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-17.pdf

Col. Cor. C.B. Vol. 70, p. 497  Endorsed - Map of the Town of Sidney In Mr. Miller's of this 10.th of July 1795 - Kindly presented to his Grace the Duke of Portland, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, by his Grace's most obedient and humble Servant. James Miller  Sidney July 10.th  1795  N.S. 164. [Reference - Beaton Institute]

Also:

 

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27 Private dwelling-houses inhabited
17       ''              "                uninhabited
27       "              "                in ruins
14 Public Buildings

Here too, the total number of inhabitants was only 121 of which approximately 26 were ready to leave.

(Richard Brown, A history of the island of Cape Breton with some account of the discovery and settlement of Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland (London, Sampson, Low, Son, and Marston), p. 410)


1799

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"This View of Sydney In The Island of Cape Breton ...", 1799.
Painting by John Hames / National Archives of Canada / C-024939


1802

BLOCK C, LOT 7 [CHARLOTTE -Note: says fronting Esplanade],

LOT 8 [ESPLANADE]

LOT 9 [ESPLANADE]

LOT 10 [ESPLANADE]

LOT 11 [ESPLANADE]

LOT 12 [ESPLANADE]


1803

BLOCK C, LOT 2 [ESPLANADE]

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BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

WILLIAM PLANT

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BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

Property: 40 feet long x 100 feet deep

THOMAS ASHFIELD

WILLIAM PLANT

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

Structural History Report

THOMAS ASHFIELD

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BLOCK C, LOT 5 [CHARLOTTE]


1807 - 1809

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

THOMAS DOBSON

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BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

THOMAS DOBSON

PLANT SALES

DOC YR To-Fr  WHOM BOOK PG  LOCATION
1807  to Thomas Dobson C 303 Charlotte St & Coxheath

Carol MacLean to Eric Krause, May 29, 2012 11:57 PM


1809 - 1857

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

WILLIAM, BOWN JR.


1812

BLOCK C, LOT 6 [CHARLOTTE]

John Rundle [John Rundel]

[http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/land/default.asp]


1815

MARCH 25

[AUGUST 8, 1818]

BLOCK C, LOT 6 [CHARLOTTE]

John Rundle [John Rundel] / SAMUEL SPARROW / JOHN EDWARD ACRES

[SUMMARY: Petition to Swayne, 1815: Petition on behalf of Samuel Sparrow on H.M. Council in the first settlement in Cape Breton, who was entitled to certain grants under Gov. DesBarres. John Edward Acres, Grantee, asks for six lot [lot 6] in block C, purchased by Sparrow from J. Rundel. Warrant to Survey: Lots 31 & 32, two acres each, near the Town of Sydney.]

Petition of J. E. Acres for Land at Sydney ... No. 31. 32. 33 ... in Block C ... lot No 6 ... 25th March 1815 ... for lot No. 6 Block C 8th Augt 1818 ...

To His Honour Liet Genl Swayne President of H.M. Council and Commander in Chief in and Over His Majestys Island of Cape Breton &c. ~ &c. ~ &c. ~

The Memorial of J.E. Acres the Representative of Saml. Sparrow formerly one H.M. Council of this Island who Rendered this gouvernement all the Assistance in his power and Furnish'd the Sundry Materials requisit for the Formation of this Infant Colony in its First Settlement and was its most Loyal Supporter who was entitled to grants of Land given him by govr Des. Barres, for those Services, ~ Requests you would be pleas'd to allow him to take up the said Lotts, as Intended to be given of 6 Lotts in Block C which was Clear'd Fenc'd and Built uppon by Mr Sparrow and was held in Possession Fifteen Years by his Tennant J. Rundel also No. 6 Block C with all Wright and Claim J. Rundel Sold to the said Mr. Sparrow as Memorialist can produce by the Bond and Mortgage. Your Memorialist, has brought for your Honours Inspection, as your Memorialist Intends Settling in this Colony Hopes your Honour will be pleas'd to give him the Wright he Justly Inherits and that your Honour will be pleas'd to do him Justice in this Business, and give him Sufficient authority to take possession of the said Lotts, as your Honour in His Wisdom shall deem most Expedient and Requists to have two acre Lots No. 31. 32 & 33  for the Convenience of the House before describ'd in Charlotte Street not having sufficient ground for his Convenience. And as in duty bound will ever pray. 

should be glad to have the Lot joining No. 31 East of Doblien Street, on the north by Meloneys arm so call'd and on the South by the Commones.

March 6th 1815

                                                  John Edw.d Acres

[Source: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 20 "B", Cape Breton land petitions and other material, 1787-1864, Volume 7, Item 1513 [Microfilm 15794]

[http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/land/default.asp]


1818

BLOCK C, LOT 1 - WILLIAM BOWN JR.

BLOCK C, LOT 2 [ESPLANADE] - WILLIAM BOWN JR.

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE] - WILLIAM BOWN JR.

[http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/land/default.asp]

BLOCK C, LOT 1 - WILLIAM BOWN JR.

BLOCK C, LOT 2 [ESPLANADE] - WILLIAM BOWN JR.


1819

BLOCK C, LOT 1 - WILLIAM, BOWN JR. (Deceased)

BLOCK C, LOT 2 [ESPLANADE] - WILLIAM, BOWN JR. (Deceased)

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE] - WILLIAM, BOWN JR. (Deceased)

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE] - WILLIAM, BOWN JR. (Deceased)

NOTE: WHEN?

BLOCK C, LOT 1 - ANN MARIE BOWN / HENRY VINSON BOWN (April 28, 1811 - July 21, 1882)

BLOCK C, LOT 2 [ESPLANADE] - ANN MARIE BOWN / HENRY VINSON BOWN (April 28, 1811 - July 21, 1882)

 BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE] - ANN MARIE BOWN / HENRY VINSON BOWN (April 28, 1811 - July 21, 1882)

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE] - ANN MARIE BOWN / HENRY VINSON BOWN (April 28, 1811 - July 21, 1882)

BLOCK C, LOT 6 [CHARLOTTE]

JOHN EDWARD ACRES / JAMES CROWDY

[http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/land/default.asp]


1820

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE],
LOT 5 [CHARLOTTE], LOT 6 [CHARLOTTE], LOT 7 [CHARLOTTE]- JAMES CROWDY

FRONT OF BLOCK C (WATER LOT) - PETER DELISLE

[http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/land/default.asp]


1827

BLOCK C, LOT 3 (WATER LOT)

WILLIAM FITZPATRICK / GARRET FITZPATRICK

  • 1827 --- Fitzpatrick, William and Garret
    Petition to Kempt: Petitioners are natives of Ireland, the former age 50, a widower with three children, the latter, age 23, single. Petitioners are engaged in trade which they wish to extend. They ask water lots, 6 in block A, and 3 in block C, Sydney. Note: They may have one lot, whichever they prefer. [Cape Breton no.: 3187 NSARM microfilm: 15799]

[http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/land/default.asp]


1838 - 1841 CENSUS IS AVAILABLE


1843


1850s

Some North Charlotte Buildings In The Distance


1849

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-12.pdf

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-17.pdf

1849 - Sydney Harbour - Surveyed by Captain H. W. Bayfield


1857

BLOCK C, LOT 3 (90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE] - THOMAS DOBSON / WILLIAM BOWN JR.

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE] - THOMAS DOBSON / WILLIAM BOWN JR.


1861 CENSUS

Here reproduced below is the ©Reid portion for Sydney:

Sydney

Number of Households: 375

Surname

First name

Page

Surname

First Name

Page

           
... ... ... Brown Ann M 17
Brown James 19 Brown John 11
Brown Mary 19 Brown Peter 12
Brown Thomas S 14 Brown William 11
....          
Burchell George E. 17      
....     Lowray [sic Lorway] John 18
McKay M L [N L?] 16      

1864 - 1865

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE] - MISS BOWN

BLOCK C, LOT ? [105 ESPLANADE] - C. H. HARRINGTON

[Businesses in Sydney in 1864-1865]

              

Bown, Miss Ann, North Charlotte cor York ...

HARRINGTON CLEMENT H, dry goods and grocer, ESPLANADE n York

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1866

BLOCK C, LOT ? [105 ESPLANADE]

C. H. HARRINGTON

 

KEY

-----

 

PECUNIARY STRENGTH

                                   ---

A1   + Worth a million and upwards              
A1                " $500,000 @  $1,000,000
   1                "  250,000  @       500,000
   1 1/2          "  100,000   @      250,000
   2                "    50,000   @      100,000
   2 1/2          "    25,000   @        50,000
   3                "    10,000   @        25,000
   3 1/2          "      5,000   @        10,000
   4                 "      2,000   @          5,000

 

 

 

GENERAL CREDIT

             ---

A1  Unlimited
   1         }
              }  High
    1 1/2  }

    2         }
              }  Good
    2 1/2  }

    3         }
               }  Fair
     3 1/2  }
 

.... The first column is intended to represent, as nearly as the scale will admit, the worth of a person -- not only capital in business, but all property in possession above indebtedness. It has no relation to the second column, except so far as capital or property is a qualification for credit. All who are worth less than $2000 are left blank in this column.

The markings in the second column are higher or lower, (as compared with pecuniary resources,) according to personal or business qualifications, the nature, hazard and extent of business, &c.  ....

                                                  SYDNEY, Cape Breton Co., N. S.

Anderson, James ...   Groceries and Liquors ...   3 1/2    2  
Anderson, Robert ...  General Store ...   2   1 1/2  
Archbold, E. P  ...   Store and Coal ... 2 1 1/2  
Brookman, Samuel ... General Store ...  3 1 1/2  
Brown, George S ....   General Store ...   3  
Dobson, Richard & Co ...   Stoves and Tinware ....   3 1/2  
Harrington, C H ... General Store ....   3 1/2     
Ingram, Robert ... General Store....   3  
Jost, James ... General Store .... 3 2  
McCormick, Peter ...  Liquors, &c ....   3 1/2  
McDonald, Donald ... Mill and Store  ....     3 [In 1864-1865: dry goods and groceries Esplanade n Amelia; In 1890-1897: general dealer, North Esplanade, h do.]
McInnis, Alexander ...  Groceries and Liquors ...   3 1/2  
McKenzie, Ducan .... General Store ....  4 2  
Turnbull, William .... Saddler and Store ...  4 2  
Vooght, John .... General Store ....   3 1/2  
Ward, James P ... Publisher, &c ...   3 1/2  

THE MERCANTILE AGENCY REFERENCE BOOK FOR THE BRITISH PROVINCES; CONTAINING RATINGS OF THE PRINCIPAL MERCHANTS, TRADERS, AND MANUFACTURERS IN THE CANADAS, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEWFOUNDLAND, AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. 1866. VOL. III. (Montreal and Toronto: Published Annually by Dun, Wiman, & co, 1866),  pp. 529-530.

http://www.archive.org/details/referencebookand03dunruoft


1866 - 1867

               

1866-1867 Sydney - Thomas Hutchinson, Hutchinson's Nova Scotia directory, for 1866-67 : containing alphabetical directories of each
place in the province, and an appendix containing much useful information
, (Halifax: D. McAlpine & Co., 1866), pp. 418-420
http://www.ourroots.ca/toc.aspx?id=11293&qryID=57ee939d-ddc0-4926-9e1a-f1a46462d760 


1868-1869

BLOCK C, LOT ? [105 ESPLANADE]

C. H. HARRINGTON

  

McAlpine's Nova Scotia Directory, 1868-69 http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canadiandirectories/001075-100.01-e.php


1870

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE]

JOHN BOURINOT SR. (March 15, 1814-January 19, 1884)


1870-1871

BLOCK C, LOT ? [105 ESPLANADE] - C. H. HARRINGTON

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE] - JOHN BOURINOT SR. (March 15, 1814-January 19, 1884)

 

   

1870-1871 Sydney - David, McAlpine, Maritime Provinces Directory for 1870-71 (Halifax: McAlpine Halifax 1871), pp. 446-447. - http://www.ourroots.ca/toc.aspx?id=1278&qryID=dc9b660a-d3bd-403b-b183-b6cb4506df22


1871

BLOCK C, LOT ? [105 ESPLANADE] - C. H. HARRINGTON

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE] - JOHN BOURINOT SR. (March 15, 1814-January 19, 1884)

  

Lovell's Province of Nova Scotia Directory for 1871 - http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canadiandirectories/001075-100.01-e.php

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1872


1877

BLOCK C, LOT 2? [ESPLANADE] - J. ?

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE] - MISS BOWN

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE] - ? MCDONALD

BLOCK C, LOT ? [105 ESPLANADE] - C. H. HARRINGTON

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE] - ?

 

   

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1877 - Sydney Town (gif)

         

1877 - Sydney Town (jpeg and gif)

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1877 - Sydney Town (jpeg)

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-12.pdf

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-17.pdf
 

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

MISS BOWN

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BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE] - ? MCDONALD

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BLOCK C, LOT 2? [ESPLANADE] - J. [?]

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BLOCK C, LOT ? [105 ESPLANADE] - C. H. HERRINGTON

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BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE] - ?

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 1812 [More Likely 1877?]

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

MISS BOWN


1880

BLOCK C, LOT 1 - HENRY VINSON BOWN (April 28, 1811 - July 21, 1882)

BLOCK C, LOT 2 [ESPLANADE] - HENRY VINSON BOWN (April 28, 1811 - July 21, 1882)

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE] - HENRY VINSON BOWN (April 28, 1811 - July 21, 1882)

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE] - NEWTON L. MCKAY

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1881

1881 CENSUS

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/001049-100.01-e.php

SYDNEY DIVISION 1

  • Macdonald, Alexander

    • SYDNEY - Family 186

    • Name: Macdonald, Alexander; Sex: M; Age: 44; Place of Birth: Scotland; Religion: C Presb; Ethnic Origin: Scotch ; Occupation: Master Mariner; Province: Nova Scotia; District Name: Cape Breton; (6) Sub-District Name: Sydney (P); Division: 1; Page: 42; Microfilm: C-13167; Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada. Wife: Catherine MacDonald (39); Children?: Maggie (18)

SYDNEY DIVISION 2

NORTH SYDNEY DIVISION 1

  • Vinson Boun [Note: Son of Henry Vinson Bown? Note too that Henry Vinson Bown (April 28, 1811 - July 21, 1882) and Jane are not in the 1881 Census]:

    • NORTH SYDNEY - Family 196

    • Sex: M; Age: 34; Place of Birth: N.S. (Nova Scotia); Religion: Ch of Eng; Ethnic Origin: Eng; Occupation: Broker; Province: Nova Scotia; District Name: Cape Breton (6); Sub-District Name: Sydney North (D); Division: 1, Page: 41; Microfilm: C-13166; Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada, married to Margaret (27). Others at home: Florence Boun (74); Matilda (40); May F (14)


1883


1884

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE] -NEWTON L. MCKAY TO ALEXANDER MCDONALD TO HENRY VINSON BOWN TO ALEXANDER MCDONALD


1886

BLOCK C, LOT 1 - HENRY VINSON BOWN / JAMES T. BURCHELL

BLOCK C, LOT 2 [ESPLANADE] - HENRY VINSON BOWN / JAMES T. BURCHELL

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN STREET] - HENRY VINSON BOWN / JAMES T. BURCHELL


1891

1891 CENSUS

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-100.01-e.php

Name: Burchell, James T
Sex: Male
Age: 40
Marital Status: Married
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Cape Breton
District Number: 28
Sub-District Name: Sydney
Household number: 399
Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada

Mine Manager

  • Married to Susanna W (40). Children: Howard W (17), James S (14), George B (11), Henrietta M (7). [Note: John Lorway [John Loveday] (68) (family 397) and Annie (62) on the same page]

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Name: MacDonald, Alexander A
Sex: Male
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Cape Breton
District Number: 28
Sub-District Name: Sydney
Household number: 78
Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada

Ship Captain

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Name: Brookman, Phoebe
Sex: Female
Age: 53
Marital Status: Single
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Cape Breton
District Number: 28
Sub-District Name: Sydney
Household number: 79
Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-119.01-e.php?&person_id_nbr=624758&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=9m6dn113b30epah35gejp8rcs7

Name: Brookman, Margaret
Sex: Female
Age: 47
Marital Status: Single
Province: Nova Scotia
District Name: Cape Breton
District Number: 28
Sub-District Name: Sydney
Household number: 79
Reference: RG31 - Statistics Canada

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/001081-119.01-e.php?&person_id_nbr=624759&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=s1sdit6fbhfl1j5inro8elc487

1891 CENSUS

SYDNEY, DISTRICT 28


1897

BLOCK C, LOT ? [105 ESPLANADE] - C. H. HARRINGTON

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE] - PHOEBE BROOKMAN

McAlpine's Nova Scotia Directory, 1890-97

SYDNEY

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canadiandirectories/001075-119.01-e.php?&d_id_nbr=5841&page_id_nbr=5518&interval=20&&type=1&&PHPSESSID=eeqs2c0jdmj9ujjj3q12k9vv21

NORTH SYDNEY

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canadiandirectories/001075-119.01-e.php?&d_id_nbr=5841&page_id_nbr=5542&interval=20&&type=1&&PHPSESSID=huhbng7kc5a85gm5epv5h4d2i5
 

CAPE BRETON COUNTY

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canadiandirectories/001075-119.01-e.php?d_id_nbr=5841&type=1&brws=&total=1530&page_sequence_nbr=1260&page_id_nbr=5568&&&PHPSESSID=huhbng7kc5a85gm5epv5h4d2i5 


1898 - 1899

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE] - PHOEBE BROOKMAN

http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/Foghlam/Leabharlann/mactalla/vol7/20/no20.pdf - December 9, 1898

http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/Foghlam/Leabharlann/mactalla/vol7/42/no42.pdf - March 19, 1899

Sydney, Cape Breton. DI-HAOINE, SEPTEMBER 15, 1899 - Link Inactive

 


1900

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-12.pdf

http://www.ceaa.gc.ca/050/documents_staticpost/cearref_8989/JWEL-17.pdf
 

1900 Plan of Sydney, C. B. From Latest Surveys and Other Sources, showing new boundary lines and new streets. Albert Almon. [PANS V7/240-1900]

ftp://142.176.49.195/EIS/VOL1-09-AppendixG-N.pdf

1900 Plan of Sydney, C. B. From Latest Surveys and Other Sources, showing new boundary lines and new streets. Albert Almon. [PANS V7/240-1900]

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1901

CENSUS

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/District.jsp?districtId=28

SYDNEY

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE] - PHOEBE BROOKMAN

District: NS CAPE BRETON (#28) Subdistrict: Sydney (Town/Ville) Z-1 Page 7

27 57 Brookman Pheobe F Head S Jul 24 1837 63
28 57 Brookman Margret F Sister S Nov 7 1841 59

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=18320&highlight=27&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Pheobe+Brookman

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District: NS CAPE BRETON (#28) Subdistrict: Sydney (Town/Ville) Z-1 Page 7

7 15 54 McDonald Alex A M Head W Oct 24   62
7 16 54 Morrison Annie G F Niece S Aug 8   19

Alexander A McDonald, merchant, was born in Scotland and arrived in Canada in 1848. He was a Presbyterian.

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=18320&highlight=15&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Alex++A+McDonald

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JAMES T. BURCHELL

 


1901 - 1902

VACANT LOTS


1902

Number 74?

[MACDONALD, W.A., McAlpine Publishing Company Limited, Plan of the Town of Sydney published by McAlpine Publishing Co. Limited, Halifax, N.S. Compiled by W.A. MacDonald, Town Engineer. Date: 1892[1902], Microfiche Number: 18563, Ecopy Number(s): n0018563, Call Number: H2/240/Sydney/1892[1902] Record No.: 813  - http://data6.collectionscanada.ca/exec/getSID.pl?f=nmc/nmc001/n0018563&cat=sid&X110=&l=e&p=1&t=na03 ]

NOTE: The Beaton Institute (CBU) has many early street directories and phone directories for Cape Breton Island. For example: 1902, 1903-1904, 1905, 1907-1908, 1914, 1918-1919, 1923, 1928, 1935, 1938, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982.


1903 - 1904
 
BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

ALEX MCDONALD    - 96 CHARLOTTE
JOHN MCNEIL          - 98 CHARLOTTE


1905

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

S. H. STEVENSON [SAMUEL HARRY STEVENSON]

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BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

A .A. MCDONALD - 98 CHARLOTTE


1907

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

VACANT STORE    - 96 CHARLOTTE
SIMON A. COHEN [S. A. COHEN]  - 98 CHARLOTTE

November

[CBU, Beaton Institute]


1907 - 1908

McAlpine's Nova Scotia Directory 1907-08 (Halifax: McAlpine Publishing Company, 1908)
http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/directory/

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE] - S. H. STEVENSON [SAMUEL HARRY STEVENSON]

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [98 CHARLOTTE STREET] - SIMON A. COHEN [S. A. COHEN]

BLOCK C, LOT ? [105 ESPLANADE] - C. H. HARRINGTON

BLOCK C, LOT? [111 ESPLANADE] - [Vacant Property?]

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE] - PHOEBE BROOKMAN

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BLOCK C, LOT 4 [98 CHARLOTTE STREET]

MISS MARY MCGILLIVRAY

McAlpine's Nova Scotia Directory 1907-08 (Halifax: McAlpine Publishing Company, 1908), p. 1250
-
http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/directory/page.asp?Place=&Letter=&Page=1250


1908


1908 - 1911

BLOCK C, LOT? [111 ESPLANADE] - JOHN E. BURCHELL


 

1910

 

1910 - Plan of the City of Sydney. McAlpine Publishing Company Ltd. Beaton Institute

[McALPINE, Pub. Co. Ltd. Dominion Iron & Steel Co., Plan of the City of Sydney compiled and published by McAlpine Publishing Company, Ltd., Halifax, N.S., from latest surveys by City of Sydney, N.S., and Dominion Iron & Steel Co. , Ltd., 1910, Library and Archives of Canada, H1/240/Sydney/1910]


1911

CENSUS

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/Test3.jsp?did=40

34 Sydney - Ward 1

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

FAMILY  191

S. H. STEVENSON [SAMUEL HARRY STEVENSON]

House Building

38

191

Stevenson Samuel

M Head M Aug 1869 41

39

191

Stevenson Elizabeth

F Wife M Jul 1871 39

40

191

Stevenson John R

M Son S Aug 1901 9

41

191

Stevenson Harry C

M Son S Feb 1903 8

42

191

Stevenson Lewis B

M Son S Jan 1906 5

43

191

Stevenson William A

M Son S Sep 1907 3

44

191

Stevenson Mary A

F Daughter S Sep 1910 9/12

45

191

Stevenson Janet C

F Sister S Mar 1872 39

46

191

Drake Jane

F Domestic S Mar 1892 19

[NOTE: William Alexander Stevenson of 90 Charlotte Street, died August 18, 1911 in Sydney, Cape Breton County Item can be found in Registration Year: 1911 - Book: 3 - Page: 519 - Number: 3126 - https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=3-519&Event=death&ID=59503 ]

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34 Sydney - Ward 1

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

98 CHARLOTTE STREET

FAMILY 189

RICHARD HARRIS

Barber

                 
27 189 Harris Richard M Head M Dec 1881 29
28 189 Harris Annie P F Wife M Jun 1882 28
29 189 Harris Beatrice F Daughter S Jul 1901 9
30 189 Harris Richard A M Son S Jun 1906 4
31 189 Harris Herbert J M Son S Jun 1901 1
32 189 Powell Alexander M father-in-law M Jun 1847 63
33 189 Morine Newman B M Boarder M Jun 1868 42
34 189 Morine Georgie F Boarder M Apr 1867 44

Census 1911 - http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=71753&highlight=27

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34 Sydney - Ward 1

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

98 CHARLOTTE STREET

FAMILY 190

MARGARET MCSWAIN

35 190 McSwain Margaret F Head S Oct 1888 22
36 190 McSwain Peter M Brother S Apr 1895 16
37 190 McSwain Joseph M Brother S Apr 1895 16

Census 1911 - http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=71753&highlight=27

Census 1911 Image - Local Copy of the Census
or  Census 1911 Image - http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1911/pdf/e001967316.pdf

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34 Sydney - Ward 1

BLOCK C, LOT? [105 ESPLANADE]

FAMILY  19

CLEMENT H HARRINGTON

45 19 Harrington Clement H M Head M Apr 1823 88
46 19 Harrington Margaret M F Wife M Sep 1840 70
47 19 Harrington Sarah J F Daughter S Feb 1867 44
48 19 Fisher Richard M Lodger S Sep 1879 31
49 19 McDonald James G M Lodger S Jul 1880 30
50 19 Harrington Ray**** M Lodger M Jan 1860 51

Census 1911 - http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/SplitView.jsp?id=71734

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34 Sydney - Ward 1

BLOCK C, LOT? [111 ESPLANADE]

FAMILY  12

JOHN E. BURCHELL

26 385 Burchell John E M Head M Dec 1839 71
27 385 Burchell Henrietta M F Wife M Jul 1844 66
28 385 McNeil Sarah F Domestic S Mar 1881 30

Census 1911 - http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/SplitView.jsp?id=71777

(Family 385) John E Burchell (71) and Henrietta M (66) [Additional names available] [111 Esplanade]

34 Sydney - Ward 1

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE]

FAMILY  371

MARGARET BROOKMAN

47 371 Brookman Margaret F Head S Nov 1832 79

Census 1911 - http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/SplitView.jsp?id=71775


1912

BLOCK C, LOT? [121 ESPLANADE]

JAMES T. BURCHELL


1914

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

RICHARD S. HARRIS - 96-98 CHARLOTTE

OCTOBER (Revised 1944)

[CBU, Beaton Institute]


1916

BLOCK C, LOT? [105 ESPLANADE]

CLEMENT H HARRINGTON


1918 - 1919

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

W. L. CHIRGWIN - 98 CHARLOTTE


1923

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

PETER W. MCDONALD

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BLOCK C, LOT? [111 ESPLANADE]


1924

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

PETER W. MCDONALD


1928

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

GILBERT H. KING / ELLA KING                          - 96 CHARLOTTE
MRS. RITA RUTHERFORD (WIDOW SIMEON)   - 98 CHARLOTTE


1934

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]
 
RONALD J. MACDONALD [R J MACDONALD]  - [96 CHARLOTTE?]

HARRIS JOSEPH MACDONALD - 98 CHARLOTTE


1936

Sydney, 1907 (revised 1936)


1943

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

JANUARY 4

RONALD J. MACDONALD [R J MACDONALD]  - 96 CHARLOTTE
CLARENCE MACDONALD - [96 CHARLOTTE?]


1944

SEPTEMBER (Revised 1947)

[CBU, Beaton Institute]


1950

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

S. H. STEVENSON [SAMUEL HARRY STEVENSON]


1957

JUNE

[CBU, Beaton Institute]

1957 Rev. 1969 (Canadian Underwriters’ Association), 58 Sheets [NSARM G 1129/ S98/ U53/ 1957]


1957

JULY

[CBU, Beaton Institute]

1957 Rev. 1969 (Canadian Underwriters’ Association), 58 Sheets  [NSARM G 1129/ S98/ U53/ 1957]


1961

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

CHARLES ROSS / FRANCES ROSS                                                                           - 96 CHARLOTTE
HARRIS MACDONALD [HARRIS JOSEPH MACDONALD?]/ CARMEN (MARY) PEZZAREALLO, TIM BOUDREAU   - 98 CHARLOTTE


1963

BLOCK C, LOT 3 [90 CHARLOTTE - NEPEAN HOUSE]

S. H. STEVENSON [SAMUEL HARRY STEVENSON]

ELIZABETH STEVENSON


1969

1957 Rev. 1969 (Canadian Underwriters’ Association), 58 Sheets


1987

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

Debra McNabb/Lewis Parker, Old Sydney Town, Historic Buildings of the North End (Sydney: Old Sydney Society, 1987), p. 29.

Line Drawing Elevation

Debra McNabb/Lewis Parker, Old Sydney Town, Historic Buildings of the North End (Sydney: Old Sydney Society, 1987), p. 28


2009
 
BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

96 - 98 Charlotte Street

BUILDING PRE FIRE

(Google Earth)

        

Building prior to fire
Photo Provided by Rick McCready, September 10 Report

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BUILDING POST FIRE

        

 
[WIM FERNAND and JULES SEGERS, SCOTTISH KINGS REAL ESTATE LTD., North Vancouver]
 
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JULY 7
 
Victim of fire identified
The Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY — Cindy Lou Worthington has been identified as the victim of a fire at 98 Charlotte St. earlier this week.

The 58-year-old died in the blaze that broke out late Sunday night at an apartment building in the city’s north end. Worthington was from Truro, N.S. but had been living in Sydney for the last couple of years.

An autopsy will be conducted today in Halifax.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=267121&sc=145

 

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BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

Police said it's believed the woman's husband suffered smoke inhalation. (CBC)

 

Tenant found dead after apartment fire in Sydney

Husband in intensive care in hospital

Last Updated: Monday, July 6, 2009

A Sydney man tried to save his wife from their burning apartment on Sunday night, but thick, black smoke pushed him back, a tenant says.

Firefighters were called to 98 Charlotte St. just before 11 p.m.

By the time they arrived, the five-unit apartment building was fully engulfed in flames.

Cape Breton Regional Police said firefighters discovered a woman, in her 50s, in a bedroom on the second floor when they searched the building.

Her husband was rushed to the hospital and is in the intensive care unit. Police said it's believed he suffered from smoke inhalation.

Tenant Robert Stockley said he and the woman's husband tried to get her out.

Stockley said he could smell smoke when he got home Sunday night. The next minute, he heard yelling.

"I heard buddy hollering, 'Get up, get out, get up get … the place is on fire,'" he said.

The two men ran in through the kitchen, but the smoke was far too thick.

"You couldn't see her. It was just dark, blacker than black. And there was no way you could get her out. It was too fast. It was too quick," said Stockley.

Everyone else in the building escaped unharmed.

Police and officials with the fire marshal's office are investigating the cause of the fire.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/07/06/ns-fire-fatal-sydney.html

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 - DEMOLITION POSSIBILITY


2010

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

2010 ASSESSMENT ADDRESS - 98 CHARLOTTE STREET
 
                                 Year       Market Value Assessment
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2010        $69,100
2009        $67,100
2008        $63,900
2007        $62,000
2006        $59,900
2005        $57,600
2004        $57,600
2003       $61,600
2002       $61,600
2001       $61,600

http://www.nsassessmentonline.ca/Main/Home.aspx 

96 Charlotte Street
(2009 Assessment Address)

                                                                                                                           York Street ↓           ↓ North Charlotte Street

                             ↑ Esplanade   ↑ Nepean Street

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                                                                                                            90 Charlotte↓

                     100 Charlotte ↑


BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

MARCH 22 - Preliminary Structural Report

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

APRIL 1 - Demolition Possibility

BLOCK C, LOT 4 [96-98 CHARLOTTE]

APRIL 15 - Demolition Possibility