Treason, Bigamy and Adultery in Riverdale, a 'Women in 19th Century Ontario' talk
Treason, Bigamy and Adultery in Riverdale, a

In the early 19th Century, the Brown family owned a plot of land from the Danforth down to Lake Ontario. Beside them lived the Kuck family. The Browns had two children, Catherine and Matthias.

By 1811 Catherine was married to two men at the same time and bore children from both relationships.

In 1815 Mattias was convicted of treason for having fought with the Americans at Lundy’s Lane. He had been discovered hiding in the Kuck house where he had been secreted by his lover Mary Kuck who had recently become widowed.

Genealogist and librarian Guylaine Petrin will attempt to untaangle these entanglements through documented evidence, rumour and speculation.

Admission: $5.00 per person.

Please purchase your ticket at the Central Library’s Full Service Desk as space is limited. For those who cannot purchase a ticket in advance, please pre-register by calling 905-884-9288, X 321