Heritage Homes: Ownership History Report

Kensington Heritage Homes History of Ownership Report

Example  Profile

Shirley Swallow

Property Number: 80416

1 Lowther Street

Year

Date

Book

Page

From

To

2004

16-Mar

893

52

Coreen Pickering

Shirley Swallow

2003

04-Jul

868

39

Donald Pickering

Coreen Pickering

2000

14-Apr

767

73

Victor Foy, Sandra Martin

Donald Pickering, Coreen Pickering

1993

20-Jul

567

23

John B. Bernard

Victor Foy, Sandra Martin

1992

04-Jun

536

28

Tony Boyle, Kimberley Boyle

John B. Bernard

1990

25-May

484

41

David McAndrew

Tony Boyle, Kimberley Boyle

1981

27-Jul

275

102

Arthur Pringle, Alberta Pringle

David McAndrew

1979

23-Aug

239

6

J. Edward Sloat

Arthur Pringle, Alberta Pringle

1976

23-Aug

193

260

Donald Boyle

J. Edward Sloat

1975

17-Dec

187

246

Lucy Emma Cann

Donald Boyle

1975

03-Dec

187

172

Estate of Reuben Perry Cann

Lucy Emma Cann

1956

19-Apr

118

666

Frederick W. Folland

Perry Cann

1955

16-Feb

117

612

Cecilia Hunter

Frederick W. Folland

1941

08-Sep

86

429

John Henry Brown

Perry Cann

1939

16-Oct

83

886

Earl S. Reeves

John H. Brown

1939

29-May

83

324

W. Henry Noonan

Earl S. Reeves

1939

29-May

83

321

J. Wright Morris

W. Henry Noonan

1936

10-Aug

79

474

Emeline J. Knight

Cecilia Hunter

1928

16-May

68

938

Neil McLeod

Ruben P. Cann

1919

29-Dec

57

781

Isaac Lowther

Emeline J. Howard

1919

22-Jul

57

217

George E. Duggan

John R. Cameron

1918

04-Oct

56

275

Isaac Lowther

George Duggan

1892

16-Jan

22

339

John West

Isaac Lowther

The Kensingon, PE Heritage Home Ownership History Report consists of over 250 profiles of historic homes within the Town of Kensington. Again, it must be emphasized that the report was a Senior Surfers lead initiative. Before this project, information regarding Kensington’s heritage homes was extremely limited, and it was the Senior Surfers that recognised the need for this type research in the community. After a successful application to the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Senior Surfers began training with staff at the Provincial Registry of Deed Office. Then, in turn, were able to share their newly acquired skills with Island Narratives researchers in December 2010.

It could be difficult for the untrained eye to conceive of the amount of work that went into the heritage homes report since it only appears to be charts of names and dates. However, in order to conduct this type of research properly everyone involved had to acquire a sound knowledge of professional legal deed and title searching. Such skills do not evolve overnight and it takes many hours to learn how to work with legal documents, maps, microfilm, deed books, computer software, and the list goes on.

In summary, although deed searching only illustrates land transactions, the names of people associated with the property is official. Moreover, construction dates for homes can be speculated from around the time a smaller house lot was cut out from a larger property. The amount of hours and dedicated hard work that went into this report is astounding, and is certainly a significant contribution to Kensington’s history. To view this report in its entirety please follow the link to our Digital Collection. [Kensington Heritage Homes Ownership History Report].

 

Prince Edward Island Historic Places

For more information regarding Prince Edward Island's historic properties please visit the Provincial Divison of Culture, Heritage, and Libraries through the Department of Tourism and Culture website: [Tourism and Culture: Heritage].
 

To view the Prince Edward Island Inventory of Historic Places please visit: [Historic Places of Prince Edward Island].

To view the Canadian Inventory of Historic Places please visit: [Historic Places of Canada].

 

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