• Letters Patent Incorporating The Ontario Grape Growing and Wine Manufacturing Company

      Ussher, John (1873-06-09)
      The patent incorporates the Ontario Grape Growing and Wine Manufacturing Company for the purpose "for the manufacture of wine within the province of Ontario" and is recorded as no. 85 on June 9, 1873.
    • By-Laws No. 1 through 11

      Barnes, George (1873-07-05)
      The by-laws are signed by George Barnes and include the first two which state the name of the company is the Ontario Grape Growing and Wine Manufacturing Company and the second by-law states that the place of business is at Barnesdale, St. Catharines, Ontario.
    • By-Law no. 12

      Reid, John G. (1880-05-05)
      A by-law begins: "It was then moved by R.S. Kinner and Seconded by George Barnes that by Law No. 12 be read. Whereas by Identure bearing date thirteenth day of August A.D. 1873 made between one George Barnes of the first part thereof and Andrew S. Kinner and Charles Robert Murray of the second part thereof which said Identure was duly registered in the Registry Office for Lands for the said County of Lincoln on the 14th day of August A.D. 1880 in Book 4 for the Township of Louth as No. 1534 the said George Barnes granted and conveyed the Lands and premises therein described to the said Andrew S. Kinner and Charles Robert Murray and their heirs and assigns as joint tenants and not as tenants as common upon the trusts and for the purposes therein expressed. And Whereas the said Andrew S. Kinner died on about the 13th day of June 1877 A.D. without having made any appointment under the provisions of the said in part recited Identure.."
    • Meeting 1 July 1881

      1881-07-01
      The meeting notes include an audit for "year ending June 30th, 1880, thence to May, 25th, 1881". There is also an "auditor's report" by Richard Tew and P. Corridi which states: "To the President and shareholders of the Ontario Grape Growing and Wine Manufacturing Company, Barnsdale, Ont. Gentlemen, We the undersigned have much pleasure in informing you that we have completed our audit of the Company's Books for the year ending June 30th, 1880, thence to May 24th, 1881, and can testify to their correctness. In future we would recommend that the Books be made up to May 24th in each year, five weeks previous to the Annual meeting being held, and that the Day Book kept by the manager be submitted to the Secretary monthly, together with all vouchers, so that the transactions can be duly recorded in the Company's Books. We beg to congratulate the shareholders on the satisfactory exhibit of the Company's affairs, as shown by the annexed Balance Sheet. We are Gentlemen, yours respectfully." This is the first audit included in the book.
    • Annual Meeting September 1, 1892 and By-Law No.13

      Reid, John (1892-09-01)
      The meeting includes a written report of the Statement of Affairs (May 24, 1892), Profit and Loss. There is also another by-law included in the meeting notes, no.13, which focuses on an amount of $27,000 owed to creditor George Barnes.
    • Directors Meeting November 28, 1896 and By-Law No. 14 & 15

      Barnes, George; Evans, J. (1896-11-28)
      The meeting included an election of officers which resulted as follows: John Reid, President; Geo Barnes, Vice President; Geo. Barnes, Man-Director; J. Evans, Secretary. There are also two more by-laws (14 and 15) signed by both G. Barnes and J. Evans.
    • Annual Meeting September 1, 1898 and By-Law no.16

      Barnes, George; Evans, J. (1898-09-01)
      The meeting includes by-law no. 16 which makes payable a "dividend on the capital stock of the Ontario Grape Growing and Wine Manufacturing Co. for the year ending May 31st 1898".
    • By-Law No. 21

      1901-09-02
      A by-law that reads in part, "Be it therefore enacted by the Ontario Grape Growing & Wines Manufacturing Company Limited, that the said George Plunkett Magann is hereby directed and required to convey premises, namely all and singular that certain parcel or track of land situate lying and being in the Township of Grantham and Louth in the County of Lincoln, containing by the same more or less being composed of parts of lots numbered twenty-one and twenty-three in the third and fourth follows, that is to say etc. etc. Adopted and passed this second day of September A.D. 1901."
    • By-Law No. 56

      Evans, John (1934-02-05)
      The by-law reads: "Be it enacted as a By-Law of the Ontario Grape Growing & Wine Manufacturing Company Limited that the Directors be and they are hereby authorized to make application to the lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Ontario, for issuance of Supplementary letters Patent providing for, 1) Changing the name of the said Company to Barnes Wines, Limited. 2) The Management of the affairs of the Company by a Board of 7 Directors. 3) Re-dividing the Capitol Stock of the Company from 60 shares of par value of $500.00 each, to 6000 shares of par value of $5.00 each. Passed this 5th day of February A.D. 1934."
    • Barnes Wines, Limited, Shares Certificate, 1934

      Evans, John; Goffin, Florence (1934-05-03)
      A shares certificate issued to The National Trust Company for two hundred shares.
    • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 71

      1947-11-17
      The summary of the bill reads: "A By-Law authorizing an application for supplementary letters patent re-classifying and increasing the capital of the company."
    • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 72

      1948-03-12
      The By-Law reads: "Whereas it is deemed expedient to vary the manner of the payment of dividends to Shareholders of the Company and consequently necessary to repeal By-Law No. 64 of the Company. Now therefore be it enacted and it is hereby enacted as a By-Law of the Company: 1. That By-Law No. 64 of the Company, passed the 25th day of January, 1941, be and the same is hereby repealed."
    • Barnes Wines, Limited By-law No. 73

      1948-03-12
      The By-Law summary reads: "A By-Law to authorize payments to certain employees in lieu of benefits provided for other employees under a retirement plan."
    • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law no. 75

      1948-06-15
      By-Law no. 75 begins "A by-law to govern the affairs of the company and repealing the by-laws of the company passed heretofore relating to the administration of the affairs of the company".
    • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 74

      1948-06-15
      The summary of the By-Law reads: "A By-Law to provide for participation in profits by employees of the company."
    • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 76

      1949-02-07
      The summary of the By-Law reads: "A By-Law to provide for participation in profits of Barnes Wines, Limited for the fiscal year 1949, by employees of the Company."
    • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 77

      1950-11-21
      The summary of the By-Law reads: "A By-Law to authorize an application for supplementary letters patent to alter the authorized capital by reducing the same in respect of the preference shares, cancelled and retired, and increasing the capital by the creation of additional preference shares."
    • Barnes Wines, Limited, Shares Certificate, 1957

      Evans, G.; Goffin, Florence (1951-08-14)
      Share certificate No. BP001, registered to Mrs. Bessie A. Barnes Barkley. The certificate has several shares transactions listed. The final number of shares redeemed on April 11th, 1957 is 316.
    • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 78

      1952-02-04
      The summary of the By-Law reads: "A By-Law to authorize the setting aside of certain monies annually out of the net profits of the Company before payment of dominion and provincial income taxes and provincial corporation tax to be paid to a trustee for distribution to the employees and officers of the Company and to authorize the execution of an agreement with a trustee to effect such purpose."
    • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 80

      1955-01-31
      The by-law reads: "A by-law to change the date for the holding of the annual meeting. Whereas it is deemed expedient to change the date for the holding of the Annual Meeting of the Company; Be it therefore enacted as a By-law of Barnes Wines, Limited as follows: That By-law No. 75 of the Company be and the same is hereby amended by striking out paragraph 24 thereof and enacting in the place or stead thereof the following: "24. Annual Meeting - The Annual Meeting of the Share-holders shall be held at the Head Office of the Company or elsewhere in Ontario on the first Monday in March in each year or on such other day as the Directors may be resolution determine."