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Granny Cock's House

Located in: Oshawa
Location #2577
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Location Owner:spydrgyrl
Creation Date: 4/10/2011
Last Updated: 9/22/2016



Description
Part of what was once the Windfields Industrial Complex, this farmstead sits abandoned on Winchester Road in Oshawa, waiting for the 407 to plow through it. The house has been purged of anything of value, including copper pipes, and sits sadly waiting for the wrecking ball.

The one and a half story vernacular farmstead was built in the 1840s, on property that belonged at the time to a Mrs Harriet Cock. Harriet Trevithick was born in 1791 in England. On January 26, 1818 Harriet wed William Cock. Poor Willy died in 1819, a prosperous grocer. He left Mrs Cock a rich woman. Cock emigrated to Canada from England in 1842, along with her only child, her daughter Harriet, and her manservant. She bought three pieces of land in Whitby East, as well as some property on Georgian Bay. The 1871 cencus finds Mrs Cock an 80 year old widow, living in the house with a farmer, her 23 year old grandson William Guy, and 17 year old Farm Servant Joseph Vallant. At the time, Mrs Cock also had residing with her 19 year old Elizabeth Graham who was employed as her house servant. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry Graham, who farmed nearby on the 6th concession.



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Status: Demolished
Category: House or Farm



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doom vs says:
3/12/2014 6:23:17 PM

His gallery was deleted July 27, 2013. Refer to the activity logs below.

Antiquarian says:
5/31/2013 9:46:49 PM

Hi trailpro! Thanks very much for your question about my coin finds. Yes, the 'Victoria' silver quarter is dated between 1837 - 1901, the large Upper Canada Penny is 1857 and the Lower Canada Bank of Montreal Half Penny is 1844!

clay70 says:
5/27/2013 6:38:44 PM

also of note: Granny first name was HARRIet, and her husband's was WILLY...
Also, just looking at the old 1877 Atlas. A few properties to the east were the "Lick" family...Imagine if they married into the family who owned this property?

trailblazer519 says:
5/26/2013 4:56:32 PM

Wow david you found a treasure! Lucky you! Are those old coins?

Antiquarian says:
5/26/2013 4:31:28 PM

I have just posted a number of pictures of relics that I found while metal detecting on this property. I found all of these items in the field which sits about 30' to the east of the old house.

Please feel free to email me with any questions. David

RosscoInOshawa says:
4/30/2013 8:31:31 AM

I pass by here every morning on the way to work and noticed one of the first things to disappear were the stain glass windows on the top floor. Also noticed there is some kind of archeological (?) dig just down the road from it that has been an open pit since last year. I wonder if anything of interest was found or is published somewhere? Thanks very much for the info on this property.

UnLeashed_Photography says:
4/26/2013 5:32:21 PM

This place is being demolished in a couple weeks.

doom vs says:
6/4/2012 8:28:50 PM

Lol...the house had little of interest beyond a nice peelie room and a few other things. These ones just kinda get lost in the shuffle after a while.

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