When undertaking built heritage research, one can see the importance of looking at both deeds and probate records using Pryor Terrace, Hollis Street, Halifax, as an example.
John Pryor purchased land on Hollis Street, Halifax, in 1816, on which his own house and a terrace of three stone houses were constructed. Dr. William B. Almon, H. Yeomans and J.W. Johnston witnessed John Pryor’s will on his deathbed; Pryor died the next day, December 7, 1820.
Pryor’s will mentions “The Three Stone Houses lately built are to be for His Three Oldest daughters at Eleven Hundred & Fifty Pounds each, Marion to have the North House, Rebecca the next adjoining and Jane the South one...”
Date: ca. 1967
Photographer: M.E.B. Martin
Reference: Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1982-560 no. 13
Nova Scotia Archives — https://archives.novascotia.ca/builtheritage/archives/
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