Celebrating Robert Nelles’ 260th Birthday!



Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Grimsby Farmers Market, 162 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby

United Empire Loyalist Robert Nelles was born on October 6, 1761, in the Mohawk Valley, New York State. He arrived at The Forty (Grimsby) in the early 1780s having been a member of the British Army. He finished building Nelles Manor, 126 Main Street West in 1798. He became a Colonel while leading the 4th Lincoln Militia during the War of 1812. He was a Justice of the Peace, a member of the Upper Canada Legislature twice and an entrepreneur. Robert had mills, a store and was also the first to make whiskey in the area. He presided over the marriage of 200 couples. Robert died 27 Jul 1842 at the Manor.

We are celebrating his 260th birthday Thursday October 7 at the Grimsby Farmers Market, from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m.