From The Story of Dartmouth, by Dr. John P. Martin:
Friday, February 23, 1810, was appointed by the Lieut-Governor as a day of public fasting and humiliation in the Province.
In the following October, Samuel Hart died at Maroon Hall. Most of his local and Halifax property was then sold for debt.
A son born in 1810 in James Creighton’s home at former Fort Grenadier, Jacob St., Halifax, to James Crichton, R.N. and Mary Creighton, must have so pleased the latter’s father that he deeded 200 acres of Dartmouth land, described on page 94, in trust for this grandchild. Hence Crichton Avenue. Old Mr. Creighton died in 1813 in his 81st year. He had been associated with Dartmouth over 40 years.
Edward Foster and Sons were still doing business in 1810 as “millsmiths, housesmiths, anchorsmiths, axe, tool and screw makers ;it their extensive Dartmouth works at the Narrows and at their newly erected shop on Prescott’s wharf, Halifax; where old customers and new ones were invited to leave orders”.