Fonds 255

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

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
None Available on site.

None expected.

Custodial History:

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.”

Access Points:
Thomas Chambers
Robert Sherlock Tate
John Kennedy
William Nassau Kennedy