Series Series2 - Frederick Peter Norton research project

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Frederick Peter Norton research project

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Acc4694-Series2

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  • ca. 1850-186?, 2005 (Creation)

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.24 m of textual records

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Norton, Frederick Peter (1820 - 1868)

Biographical history

Frederick Peter Norton took over the family farm in the early 1850s and opened a store in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, at the corner of Kent and Water Streets. He was also an auctioneer and served as High Sheriff for Kings County and as a Justice of the Peace. He married Ann “Rosina” Davis, whose father James owned Charlottetown’s Osborne House (later named the Victoria Hotel). Frederick and his wife had at least six children. Frederick Peter Norton died at age 48, after suffering a heart attack while walking home to Brudenell from Georgetown.

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These records were collected by Katherine Dewar for her research into the Norton family

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This series consists of the records of Frederick Peter Norton and is divided into five sub-series: Original Frederick P. Norton records, Copies of Kings County Sheriff records, Business correspondence and activities, Research paper and notes and Copies of Frederick P. Norton’s journal and estate papers.

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See also Acc2780, Norton family fonds

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