11 Dec 1740 This documents certifies the appointment of guardian of Judith Nichols, daughter of Elisabeth Nichols, to Rebecca Holroide of Woodhouse, County of York. Size: 25x12 cm. Front side: "William Ward, Doctor of Laws, Commissary of the Exchequer Court of the Most Reverend father in God Lancelot, by...
ca. 1870 A copy of a book borrowing receipt from the Richmond Hill Mechanic's Institute with rules for regulating the library.
1840-1880 Amos Wright (1809-1881) was elected as the first reeve of Markham Township in 1850. He was member of Parliament for East York from 1851-67, and chairman of the October 1857 meeting that supported the incorporation of Richmond Hill as a village. His collection includes more than 50 original...
1812 A note describing a conch shell. Note on the back: This refers to horn (shell) now owned by O. L. Wright, Aug. 1846.
1860 A list of 25 names, mostly of Purdy family, with indication of dates of birth and death.
ca. 1840s Hanna Purdy was
Born May 26th 1788
Mary Purdy was
Born May 9th 1791
Elisabeth Purdy was
Born March 28th 1793
Charlotte Purdy was
Born March 28th 1795
William Purdy Jun was
Born September 22 1797
1944-1946 A list of members of the Wright family with indication of dates of birth and death. The original list was compiled by Louisa Wright after 1909. Later additions were made in 1940s, including the note of death of Louisa Wright in 1946.
1860s A genealogical note concerning members of the Wright family with indication of dates of birth and marriages.
12 Apr 1841 An indenture of agreement for sale of land.
27 Oct 1863 A record of Abraham Wright family of Richmond Hill.
15 Apr 1899 Lucella E. L. Wright's promise to pay of 950 dollars to George W. Law.
11 Nov 1881 Genealogical record of the Law family.
7 Jul 1880 A document called "Sketches of Captain Amos Wright and Family" written by Stephen Wright. It contains genealogical information of several generations of the Wright family.
A list of residents of Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Markham Townships from the County of York Directory compiled by Mrs. L.W. Zuefelt.
Excerpts from municipal statements concerning residents and property in Richmond Hill in 1877.
A list of Reeves and Councillors of the municipality of Richmond Hill from 1873 to 1951.
A list of original landowners on Yonge Street.
1872 Canada Presbyterian Church, Richmond Hill: Treasurer's Report for 1872.
Miss Clark, $2. -- Mr. Russell, $15, $17.00
Marsh, $16 -- R. Marsh, $16, $32.00
Mr. Rae, $4 -- J. Ledgerwood, $2 --Mrs. Vanderburg, $7, $13.00
J. Wakefield, $12 -- S. Baker, $1 -- Wm. Munshaw, $5, $18.00
D. Boyle, $7.50 -- A....
1 Jul 1852 This document, dated at Quebec City, July 1, 1852, authorizing the appointment of James Newton, a resident of the district, as Quarter Master in the 6th Battalion of York Militia, bears the sign of the Earl Elgin and Kinkardine, Governor General of British North America at the time. Lord Elgin...
8 Jul 1835 Contract of employment signed by James Newton. The community of Elgin Mills, a mile north of Richmond Hill, was really considered a part of the village, owing to its proximity and the fact that a number of men from here were employed at the Newton Tannery. Bicycles were a popular means of...