Date Published: 1877-78
Binding: No binding
Two legal documents, folio, 2pp. & 1p. Caption Title] County of Essex. M. John Birdan Askell of the Town of Windsor, County of Essex, Attorney at Law. Windsor, November 24th 1877. Form filled in, signed by S.S. MacDonell, Mayor of Windsor for the purchase of different parcels of land. Together with :[Caption title]. Chancery Sale of Lands in Enniskillen and Village Lots in Petrolia. .
Born in Toronto, Samuel Smith MacDonnell (1823-1907) was educated at Upper Canada College and King’s College, University of Toronto. He joined the North York militia in 1842. He later was named clerk and solicitor for the council for the western district and moved to Sandwich (later part of Windsor). When Windsor was incorporated as a village in 1854, MacDonell served as its Reeve. He also served as Warden for Essex County. When Windsor became a town in 1858, he became its first Mayor. In 1881, he was named Queen’s Counsel. Enniskillen and Petrolia are both in Lambton County.