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MSS SC 164

Title: Thomas Nevin fonds

Dates: 1889

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 family history.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: Open to all researchers.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.