From The Pinhey's Point Foundation Collections
Collection Overview

The artifact collections of the Pinhey’s Point Foundation include personal and domestic materials related to the Pinhey family, from their life in England and earliest days at Horaceville to well into the 20th century with the 3rd and 4th generations.  Items associated with the wider Pinhey family circle, neighbouring gentry families on the riverfront, such as the Monks, and more generally the history of the former Township of March, are also represented.  Some items were always at the house, some have come to the Foundation through donation by family descendants and others, and new acquisitions are added to the collections each year.  They are used by the PPF as a research collection, in room settings and in exhibitions to complement the City’s interpretive programs at Horaceville. More about the artifact collections will gradually be added to these Web pages.
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Untitled seascape with merchant steamship, on textured paper, signed Geo  L. Bourchier, circa 1900-1920. Framed. 

PPF Collection, Gift of Freda Dolan, 2002. 

George Lough Bourchier (1855-1942), an engineer, was the husband of Lillian Ethel Pinhey (1884-1958), daughter of Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey II.  Their home was at Britannia, west of Ottawa.

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“Meditation”, oil on canvas, John Charles Pinhey, 1881. Gilt gesso frame.
PPF Collection, Gift of Lt. Col. John T. Woolsey, 1984

The subject is Kate Pinhey (1861-1937), first cousin of the artist. Both were grandchildren of Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey.

The Foundation has a collection of works by J.C. Pinhey, RCA (1860-1912). His home “Wolfenden” was in Hudson Heights, Quebec. A Foundation volunteer has reproduced the dress Kate is wearing for display at Horaceville.

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Untitled scene of stag-hunting from a canoe, watercolour on paper, artist unknown, second half 19th century. Period wood frame.

PPF Collection, Horaceville inventory

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Portrait of Henry Dyer, watercolour on paper, 19th century from an original painting by Pulley 1799. Giltwood frame.

PPF Collection, Gift of Charles G. Monk, 1986

Inscribed on back “Col. Henry Dyer/37th Regiment, British Army/From original painting by Pulley 1799". Two of Colonel Dyer's daughters married sons of Captain John Benning Monk of March.

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"Beechmount, March, Ontario", hand- coloured photograph, circa 1930s. Framed.

PPF Collection

Depicts Monk family descendant Alice Monk and daughter in front of the ruins of Beechmount, the home of Captain John Benning Monk (1794-1854), built before 1832, north of the Pinhey estate.

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Portrait of Lucy Tasker as a young child, oil on canvas, unknown artist - 18th century British School, circa 1795. Gilt gesso and wood frame.

PPF Collection, Gift of the Estate of Anne Schneider, 2002

Lucy Tasker (1792-1846) was the sister of Mary Anne Tasker, wife of Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey.   She remained in England and inherited their father’s wine business. Hamnett and Mary Anne brought the portrait with them when they immigrated to Canada. Professional restoration of this work several years ago revealed additional floral details.

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Needlework sampler, silk embroidery thread on wool, Constance Pinhey, 1831. Wood frame.
PPF Collection, Gift of Constance Snelgrove, 1996

Worked at age 12 by Constance Pinhey (1819-1898), elder daughter of Hamnett Kirkes and Mary Anne Pinhey.  A similar sampler by her sister Mary Anne (1821-1896) is shown in Naomi Heydon, “Looking Back: Pioneers of Bytown and March”, Ottawa, 1980, p. 391.


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