Fonds Number: 255
Title: Kennedy Family fond
Creator: Kennedy family
Dates of Material: 2009 [originals 1850 to 1879]
Physical Description: 8 pages
Scope and Contents:
Documents related to the militia, 1850-1868, and to the Orange Order, 1867-1879
1 Appointment, 28 May 1857, Ensign John Kennedy to be Adjutant, 1st Volunteer Rifle Company of Peterborough; signed by Sir Edmund Walker Head
2 Appointment, 15 July 1850, Thomas Chambers, Esquire, to be Captain, 1st Battalion of Peterboro Militia; By command, D. Macdonell, Lt Col; Lord Elgin
3 Appointment, 16 January 1863, John Kennedy, Esq, Captain, One Volunteer Militia Company of Infantry at Peterborough; by command of Walker Powell, Lt Colonel, Adjt Genl Militia Canada; Charles Stanley Viscount Monck &c
4 Appointment, 10 February 1868, Captain John Kennedy to be Major, fifty-seventh Peterborough Battalion of Infantry. By command of xxx MacDougall, Colonel, Adjt Genl Militia Canada; Monck
5 Appointment, 19 June 1860, Ensign John Kennedy to be Lt, 1st Battalion of Peterboro Militia; D. Macdonell, Lt Col, Deputy Adjt Genl Militia; Sir Edmund Walker Head
6 Orange Order; Grand Lodge of Ireland, certificate of initiation for Robert Sherlock Tate of Lodge 20, 29 November 1864; endorsed on back, 15 February 1867
7 Masonic document, William Nassau Kennedy, 27 May 1870, Royal Arch Chapter No. 36 C. R. Meeting in Peterborough, called the Corinthian Chapter, Grand and Royal Conclave of Masonic Knights Templar; Signed by … Colquhoun Grand Chancellor and Joseph Lavender, Grand Registrar
8 The Masonic Difficulty in Manitoba, broadsheet based on reports in the Daily Free Press, 2, 23, 24 January 1879
Open to researchers.
None Available on site.
The originals are in Archives of Manitoba, P2/26 S/S4/A/file 8.
John Kennedy and his family followed his son, William Nassau Kennedy, to Winnipeg in the late 1870s. Thomas Chambers is W. N. Kennedy’s father-in-law and accompanied John Kennedy’s family.
The copy was made at the request of Elwood Jones, for Trent Valley Archives
Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
See article by Elwood Jones, “Historian at Work.”
Robert Sherlock Tate
William Nassau Kennedy