In 1759/1760, the Township of Horton was bordered by the Gaspereau and Habitant Rivers and included the 'great marshes'. Besides New Englanders from Connecticut, the Township was settled by Loyalist families and Irish immigrants who arrived in the 1770s and 1780s. The towns of Upper Horton and Horton Corner were established some time after the first community of Lower Horton, which was located at the mouth of the Gaspereau River. The collection consists of documents, assumingly created by clerks and commissioners of the Township of Horton, which record vital statistic information, proof of appointments, and property plans for the years 1760 to 1885. Many of these items are photocopies.