MSS SC 164
Title: Thomas Nevin fonds
Extent: 0.5 cm of textual documents
Biographical Sketch: Thomas Nevin was born in
Port Rush or Port Stewart in Northern Ireland in 1848. In 1852,
Nevin's family immigrated to Canada and in 1857 settled near Seaforth,
Ontario. In 1879, the family came to Winnipeg and set up homesteads
and pre-emptions. Thomas Nevin married in 1885 and received title
to his land in 1889. The Nevins had five children, four boys and
a girl. It is not known when Thomas Nevin passed away.
Custodial History: The fonds was donated by Russ
Green, executer of the Nevin estate, via Ann MacVicar of the Manitoba
Historical Society's Centennial Farm Award Program, in 1997.
Scope and Content: The fonds consists of an original
land patent, dated May 22, 1889, granting Thomas Nevin a quarter
section of land (160 acres) in Township 11 of Manitoba. Fonds also
consists of an excerpt from an unknown book detailing the Nevin
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: Open to all researchers.
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.