Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Nelson Newcombe

Male 1811 - 1865  (54 years)


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  • Name Nelson Newcombe 
    Born 7 Jun 1811  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Business Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Globe Hotel 
    Residence 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    E, Church 
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Inn Keeper 
    Residence 1859  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    ? Keeper 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Business 1864  Black Horse Corners, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Black Horse Hotel 
    • "Black Horse Inn itself was purchased in 1853 by the owner Nelson Newcombe and his wife Fanny. He and his wife and four children lived at the inn while offering room and board for travellers passing through. A man of local history, William Campbell, once told Harley about the inn. He described the building as two storeys with a large front porch and bedrooms upstairs which could be accessed by a stairway that entered into the centre of a long narrow hall. Records held from 1851 and 1861 show that the tavern was a frame building with "five spare bedrooms and stabling for eight horses". The foundations proves that the inn stood at a size of 70' x 40'.

      The inn became a popular stop-over area between Galt and Plattsville and not only did it provide a room to rest but also a bar, dining room and sitting room. It was said that it was at the Black Horse Tavern where a group of notorious highway robbers directed under Lou Mudge worked out of. David Goldie, son of John Goldie founder of Greenfield Village, was advised to bring a gun with him as he traveled down the road past the tavern."

      The Deserted Village A Black Horse Corner Mystery By Rachel Morgan Redshaw, Historical Researcher of the North Dumfries Municipal Heritage Committee
      https://www.ayrnews.ca/uploads/files/Historical%20Stories/Page10%20black%20horse%20corner%20pdf.pdf
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75291122 
    Eby ID Number 00065-4052.1 
    Died 10 Sep 1865  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Buried Kinzie-Bean Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I234308  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Family 1 Sarah Elizabeth Newcombe,   b. 1820, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 14 Jan 1859  , Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. John Haugh,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Esther E. Newcombe,   b. 26 Dec 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1931, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F223506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Veronica "Franey" "Fanny" Kinzie,   b. 10 Apr 1825, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1857, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Alfred Newcombe,   b. 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Newcombe,   b. 10 Mar 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1909, Hemlock Point, Lake Joseph, Muskoka District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Charles Kinzie Newcombe,   b. 13 Mar 1847, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1930, Westbourne, MacDonald, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Nelson Newcombe,   b. 10 Mar 1849, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1923, Colborne, Northumberland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Hiram Newcombe,   b. 20 Oct 1850, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Louisa Newcombe,   b. 21 Jun 1853, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1911  (Age 58 years)
     7. Elizabeth Newcombe,   b. 14 Nov 1854, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1930  (Age 76 years)
     8. Barbara Newcombe,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1882  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F224132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Roseville

      THE GLOBE HOTEL.


      This old landmark is now occupied as a residence by the venerable Jacob Clemens, who for 25 years conducted it as a tavern. Mr Clemens is now over seventy years of age and is full of interesting reminiscences of Roseville's early days. Nelson Newcombe and John Detweiler, whose remains were consigned to the clay years ago, were among the first landlords of this tavern. The bar traffic of that day was something enormous and it was not an unusual event to see twenty sturdy countrymen step up to the counter and take their toddy on the expenditure of a quarter by one of the crowd. The gesuine old sourmast then could be purchased for eighteen cents per gallon. Teamsters from Washington, Ayr, Galt, Berlin, Waterloo and other points were frequent patrons of the bar. Alas! modern development has changed all this! Here in the good old days of yore, where friend met friend and hilarity and joviality predominated, is now the quiet and peaceful private abode of the venerable owner and his family.

      Waterloo County Chronicle, 14 Apr 1898, p. 3

      ________________

      AN OLD CITIZEN.

      A few days ago I met the venerable Edward Bourchier, bailiff. Mr. Bourchier was born in Herefordshire, England, in 1810, and if Providence spares him until next July he will have attained the advanced age of eighty-eight years. Despite the many years he has experienced the ups and downs of this life be is still vigorous in mind and body, and is in a fair way to reach the century mark. In his younger days he was one of the boys and spent money with a lavish hand, and at one time would even condescend to light his pipe or cigar with a five dollar bill. But times have changed since then, and the man is lucky now who has the necessary cash to supply himself even with tobacco Mr. Bourchier well remembers the time when Roseville and the Black Horse were in the zenith of their prosperity, when teamsters by the score and others enroute from all directions would stop at these havens of rest and refreshment, and have their bottles or demijohns refilled, or to indulge in a social drink at the bar. On many occasions they would hold high carnival along the public highway, and frequently a halt would be made to give fistic aspirants an opportunity to settle their differences in a general knock-down and drag out encounter. At that time, more than a half century ago, the Black Horse was a busy little hamlet - a pump factory, shingle mill, wagon and blacksmith shop and other local industries being then in full blast. To-day, not a trace of industrial life remains, and save the little brook hard by and the tall and stately poplar that bends and nods in the breeze, is there anything to refresh the memory of him who was in some way identified with its existence in early days. About twenty-five years ago, during the reign of the notorious Louis Mudge, the Black Horse tavern, from which the neighborhood derived its name, was destroyed by fire. This once noted tavern was erected about sixty years ago by a man named Darrow, and afterwards owned and conducted for many years by the late Nelson Newcombe, father of the writer, where the latter first saw the light of day, forty five years ago.

      Waterloo County Chronicle 14 Apr 1898, p. 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 844.

    2. [S186] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kinzie-Bean CC#5424 Internet Link .
      In memory of Nelson Newcombe who died Sept. 10 1865 aged 51 years 3 mo & ds born in London, England...

    3. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 6.

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 9 Page 68.

    5. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 27 Sep 1865.
      Newcombe, Nelson died 17 Sep 1865 In N Dumfries. Proprietor of Black Horse Inn. Age 54 years & 3 months.

    6. [S50] Vit - ON, Brant - Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      Name: Nelson Newcombe
      Sex: Male
      Age: 44
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1815
      Birthplace: England
      Res: Ayr
      Father's Name: Robt Newcombe
      Spouse's Name: Sarah E Haught
      Spouse's Sex: Female
      Spouse's Age: 38
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1821
      Spouse's Birthplace: United States
      Res: Ayr
      Spouse's Father's Name: James Newcombe
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Ann Wilson
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 14 Jan 1859
      Event Place: Brant, Ontario, Canada

    7. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huether, Minister of The Gospel of The Evangelical Lutheran Church At Preston report 39.
      Nelson Newcombe, to Frenny Kinsey, both of Waterloo. 21 Nov. 1844.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jun 1811 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - The Globe Hotel - - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - E, Church - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inn Keeper - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1859 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jan 1859 - , Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? Keeper - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Black Horse Hotel - 1864 - Black Horse Corners, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Sep 1865 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kinzie-Bean Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region. Ontario Link to Google Earth
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