Browse Exhibits (2 total)
Talbot's Settlement Duties
-building a house of dimensions at least 16 feet x 20 feet and occupy it
-clear road allowance across the front of the lot
-clear and fence 5 acres
-cut large trees up to one chain length (66 feet) from road
Accounts of the settlers depict Colonel Thomas Talbot as a tempermental man who ruled with an iron fist, but the word of his peers talks about a caretaker of lush plants. Mrs. Anna Jamieson noted his two-acre rose garden and sixteen acres of orchard. Flowers were also noted in the writings of Lady Victoria Welby, who had visited with her mother.