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Name Report:Arbitration
Object ID 989.5.633(A&B)
Date 1811
Description This document consists of an arbitration decision by Thomas Merrit, Sheriff of the District of Niagara, and Thomas Dickson concerning a dispute between Isaac Swayze and John McFarland. The document, dated December 31, 1811, refers to McFarland's Brickyard and explains how he must pay Swayze 55 pounds, 2 shilling and 3 pence so that he would vacate the area. Swayze was a politician in Canada's first parliament in 1792 and the militia Captain of the Provincial Royal Artillery Drivers during the War of 1812. McFarland was described as "His Majesty's boat Builder" and was known to have hundreds of acres of land in various parts of Upper Canada.
People Swayze, Isaac