Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | May 20, 2016

Artifact of the Week. Family Charcoal Iron, 1902 Sears Catalogue.


The 1902 Sears Catalogue describes the Family Charcoal Iron with removable top, wood handle with tin shield, one flue, weight 6 1/2 pounds, cost 85 cents

The flue has flowers painted onto it.

The nameplate on this example reads “Victoria Registered” suggesting that it may predate 1902.

Donated to the museum in 1956.

Log Book, James Begg, J.P.

The information and complaint of Charles Fosee of the Township of Roxborough in the Counties aforesaid (SDG) yeoman between this 15th day of March in the year of Our Lord 1867 before the undersigned one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said United Counties,

Who saith that on the 19th day of Feb. Edmund and R. Beuchamp carpenters both of the Twp. pf Rox. did violently assault the said Charles Fosee and damage his property by breaking his stove and other furniture in his House to the injury of his property and person.  Sworn before me the day and year first above mentioned at Rox.

Charles (X) Fosee                                            James Begg, JP

You shall well and Truly serve our Sovereign Lady the Queen in the Office of Constable for the Twp. of Rox. for the year ensuing according to the best of your skill and knowledge.

So help you God                   Alexander Doran

Sworn before me at Rox. this 15 day of March, 1867.

The case of Edmund Beauchamp and Charles Fosee.

Beauchamp pleaded guilty to the charge but claimed to lave settled the damage by agreement which he partly paid.

The examination of Nuttle Barnes blacksmith Twp. of Rox.

this 16th day of March, 1867 before the undersigned one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for SDG and hearing of Edmund Beauchamp who is charged this day with assault and breaking a stove and furniture in the House of Charle Fosee on the 19th of Feb. last.  This deponent upon his oath saith as follows that Edmund Beauchamp asked him the day after the assault to accompany him to Charles Fosee’s house to try and settle the matter and he went with him and there heard the agreement that E. Beauchamp was to pay all the damage and there would be no more about it suppose the damage to be about $2 worth says that Beauchamp called at his prop. to get the stove fixed but that he Barnes was not at home.  Nuttal Barnes and the deponent __ says upon oath saith as follows that on the 23 day of Feb. E. Beauchanp asked him to go and see Fosee and try and settle for him about the damage that he asked Fosee what he wanted to settle and Fosee said he would mend all that was broken that he would not say any more about it and I say agreed for Beauchamp  to have it ended ___ ___ that was ___ Mr. E. Beauchamp paid Fosee’s wife one shilling for it but did not think that was to settle all the ___

Gasper (X) Saya

The above dispositions of Barnes and Saya were taken and sworn before me at Rox. on this day and year  first above mentioned.

James Begg, JP

The decision of the Court is that Edmund Beauchamp pay to Charles Fosee $3 for damage and a fine of $1 and pay all costs or ten days in goal to be paid in one day.

damage:                               $3

fine                                          1

constable fees                        1.50

costs                                        2.35

total                                         7.85

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