Land deed between Daniel de Lisle Brock, John Savery Brock, Irving Brock and Sarah Maria Brock, May 12, 1837.
|dc.description||Isaac Brock was born in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, England in 1769, to John Brock and Elizabeth De Lisle. In 1785, at the age of 15, Brock obtained an ensigncy in the 8th Foot. He rose through the ranks to become a Captain in 1791. He then seems to have joined the 49th regiment. His military career took him to the Barbados, Holland, Denmark, and Canada. In 1811 he was promoted Major-General. Later that year, he became “president” and administrator of the government of Upper Canada when Francis Gore (the lieutenant governor) left for England. Brock played an important role during the War of 1812. He led a bold and successful attack on Detroit with the help of Indian allies and their leader Tecumseh. This victory greatly increased the morale of the militia and the confidence of those in Canada that it was possible to successfully defend the colony from the Americans. A battle at Queenston in Niagara ensued on October 13, 1812, in which Brock was shot and fatally wounded. Just before his death, it was said he uttered encouragement to the York militia, saying “Push on brave York volunteers”. He was buried on October 16 in a bastion of Fort George. In 1824, he was reburied under a monument built on Queenston Heights to commemorate him and the Battle of Queenston Heights.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||A land deed between Daniel de Lisle Brock, John Savery Brock, Irving Brock, and Sarah Maria Brock. Daniel, John and Irving were brothers of Sir Isaac Brock. Sarah Maria Brock was the widow of Isaac’s brother William. The document divides land among the parties, being “proprietors and tenants in common of certain lands situate in the Province of Upper Canada”. The affected lands consist of about 10,000 acres and are found in the Townships of East Flamborough, West Flamborough, Brock, Monaghan, and Murray. The document is signed by the parties mentioned, as well as several witnesses, including Henry Tupper, Jas. MacCulloch, and Richard Maingy.||en_US|
|dc.rights||CC0 1.0 Universal||*|
|dc.title||Land deed between Daniel de Lisle Brock, John Savery Brock, Irving Brock and Sarah Maria Brock, May 12, 1837.||en_US|
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