Series Acc4694-Series2 - Frederick Peter Norton research project

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Frederick Peter Norton research project

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CA PCA Acc4694-Acc4694-Series2

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  • ca. 1850-186?, 2005 (Creation)

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.24 m of textual records

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Norton, Frederick Peter (1820-1868)

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Frederick Peter Norton and his twin sister Sophia Emeline were born 20 April 1820 in Caemawr, Wales youngest children of John Norton (previously MacNaughton) and Eleanor Jones who emigrated to Prince Edward Island in 1821. At the age of twenty-three, Frederick went on a year long tour of England, Scotland and Ireland during which he kept a detailed journal. Frederick lived in Charlottetown in 1848 and1852 and then bought the family farm from his mother and brothers. Frederick married Rosina Davis of Charlottetown in 1854 and the couple had eight children including Edward, Alice, Emma, James F., Helena, Egerton, Frederick and William, who died at age three. Frederick and his family lived on Sidney Street in Charlottetown 1856-1857. Frederick was a sheriff in Kings County for several years. He also worked as an auctioneer, ran the family farm and ran a general store in Georgetown. Frederick died of a heart attack in 1868 at the age of forty-seven.

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These records were collected by Katherine Dewar for her research into the Norton family

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This series consists of the records of Frederick Peter Norton and is divided into five sub-series: Original Frederick P. Norton records, Copies of Kings County Sheriff records, Business correspondence and activities, Research paper and notes and Copies of Frederick P. Norton’s journal and estate papers.

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See also Acc2780, Norton family fonds

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