eccentric Thomas Talbot was known for his love of alcohol,
for his dislike of "Cold Water Drinking Societies," and
for organizing gangs of men to intimidate people with
often quarreled with the provincial government of Upper
Canada, but if the results were not to his liking, he would
use his influence with the British Crown archive his goals.
In this way he was able to amass thousands of acres of
land for himself and his servants.