|James Carscallen Declaration|
One was the Declaration of James Carscallen (on left). It begins with "I, James Carscallen, of Napanee, Co. of Lennox & Addington, manufacturer..." and continues with the statement that he is the son of Edward R. Carscallen who died December 1871.
The declaration states that Edward Carscallen had 8 sons: George, Alexander Williamson, Thomas, Craig Luke, Edward, Metcalf, William and James.
|March 1884 Carscallen Documents|
There is much more detail in the document as to what has happened to the land and why he is offering his declaration.
A two-page letter dated March 14, 1884 from W. G. Wilson, Soliciter addressed to "My dear Gibson" was also in this bundle. It is regarding the lease of land to William Carscallen.
The letter names heirs of E. R. Carscallen, namely Fanny, his wife, and a son James. A Mrs. Elizabeth Andrews is also mentioned along with a request for money to be sent to her. A scribbled notation in the margin adds "she is an old lady about 80"
The last paper in this bundle is dated March 21, 1884 and is on letterhead of W. S. Williams, US Consular Agent. It is addressed to Robison, O'Brien & Gibson, Barristers, Toronto Ontario. It is in regard to the execution against the land in William Carscallen's name.
More documents will follow as I scan them and extract their details. If you are a descendant and would like to see these records, they are now with Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives,
97 Thomas Street East,
Research on the Carscallen family on Ancestry.com reveals a great deal of information about them. Edward Riggs Carscallen married Frances (Fanny) Moss and lived in Richmond Twp, Lennox & Addington Co. Ontario. He is found on the 1851 census living beside Rebecca Parks and her sons.
In the 1851 census for Richmond only 7 sons are listed (Craig Luke is missing) but living with the family is an Elizabeth Gill age 7. She is continues to be found with Edward Carscallen in the census records for 1861 and 1871, and is noted as a family member.