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The Trial of William Brass

May 27, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Attend in person or register for online webinar.
Lansing United Church Beecroft Rd & Poyntz Ave Toronto ON M2N 1K4
Free. Visitors welcome. To attend online, register for the Zoom link below.
The Trial of William Brass @ Attend in person or register for online webinar. | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

In 1837, Carol Ufford’s third great uncle, William Brass, was charged with raping a young girl. His defense attorney was young John A. Macdonald. Using documents from the Haldimand collection, the Upper Canada Sundries, and contemporary newspapers, Carol will tell William’s story—his early life, what lead up to the trial, the trial, and the aftermath.

Warning: this presentation contains language and content that some may find disturbing.

Speaker Carol Ufford is a retired librarian and has been researching her family history for over 35 years. Her family has deep roots in Ontario, and she enjoys digging beyond the names and dates of her ancestors stories and learning about the lives they led. Carol is the current Toronto Branch Chair.

This will be a hybrid presentation. No need to register if you are attending in person. To attend online, click here to register and get your unique Zoom link.