Detailed History of the Gaol
Loyalist Land Grant map showing Lot #13
1846 - Munson Gould Pickett: On December 26th 1846 Munson shot his brother Seymour in a quarrel. He was originally sentenced to death but his sentence was commuted to 14 years hard labour. The brothers had a falling out over some property left by their father.
To the left is the door from inside the Gaol going into the jailor's quarters. The photo to the right is the view from the jailor's quarters side. The section between the two doors was originally part of the Gaol, with a fourth solitary cell to the left and another large cell to the right which was converted into a bathroom for the jailor's family.
3rd Floor and Attic: The third floor had 4 rooms, two of which did not have windows. One of these was used by the woman who assisted the jailor's wife, The other two rooms were sometimes rented out. Above this is an attic space.
There is also a cellar under the jailor’s apartment, which is accessed through a door in the back of the first floor staircase. It appears to continue under the gaol as well, and was likely used for coal storage at one time.