Monday, June 12, 2017

Settlers of Present day Ottawa

12 May 2017

Dow Family 1814
  Abraham arrived 1814and settled in Nepean Twp. Lot M, Con. C just across the
river from Bradish Billings [ Ref; Ottawa Past and Present] Brothers Marble and Samuel
arrived 1816 and settled near Abraham. Their sister Lamira  married Bradish Billings
in Merrickville 18 Oct 1813.

Sparks Nicholas 1816
  Came to Lower Canada to work for Philemon Wright. In 1826 he married Sally Olmstead
the widow of Philemon Wright Jr. He purchased Lot C, Con. C, Nepean Twp. from
John Burrows. More info in DCB, Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

Burrows, John 1817
   [Previous surname Honey]. Lived in Bytown and was involved with the Rideau Canal
until his death in 1848. Ref; John Burrows Fonds at LAC and also in DCB.

Firth, Isaac c1812
  Operated an Inn  at Richmond Landing. Came from Yorkshire and married
Miss Dalmahoy, a millner, who arrived from Scotland in 1818. Ref; Carleton Saga.

Smith Ralph
  Settled near Richmond Landing and operated a stillon the south shore of the
Ottawa River  Ref; 'Rideau Waterway' br Robert Leggat

Wilson, Andrew  Capt. Royal Navy
  Ref; Ottawa Genealogist [Ottawa branch News Jan/Feb 2007.

LeBreton John
  In 1820 bought Robert Randall's property which became known as LeBreton Flats.
No more needs to be said about John LeBreton as we are still talking about his 'Flats'.

The above list is by no means all inclusive of early settlers and I am going to start
dealing with the Richmond Military Settlement of 1818, which is the beginning
of the settlement of the present City of Ottawa, formerly Bytown.



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Settlers of Present day Ottawa

21 May 2017

Honeywell, Ira
1810  First permanent settler in Nepean Twp.
REF. 'Land History in Canada'  929.2 HARTAL
          Chapter 3 - Honeywell page 5-8
Located in Ottawa Branch, OGS Library in
City of Ottawa Archives. He settled lot 26
on both Concession I and II Nepean Twp.
OF (Ottawa Front) refering to the River.

Billings, Braddish
1810.  Refer to Ottawa Branch, OGS website
www.ogsottawa.on.ca  (Down list on left side
of homepage 'Billings Descendants'
His home etc. still exists along the Rideau River
just off Riverside Drive

Chapman, Gerard B.  1771 - 1830.
Lived in Nepean Twp. near intersection of the
Jock River and Richmond Rd. It is to be noted
that the Duke of Richmond passed away in his
barn in 28 Aug.1819, Lot 16, Con 6, Nepean Twp.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Settlers of Present Day Ottawa

1 May 2017

Bellows, Caleb
  From Vermont. Kept a store at Bellows Landing, now known
as LeBreton Flats.  Ref: 'Carleton Saga' pg52,53
Collins, Jehiel
  Clerk at Bellows Store.  Ref:  Carleton Saga pg53
  Son of Captain Collins?
      Note. No other info available on above two settlers.
Randall, Robert. He never lived in local area altho he probably
   visited the area. Is listed in Dictionary of Canadian Biology
DCB Vol. VI  [covers 6 pages and is a very interesting person]

Above three settlers were in 'Ottawa' area in 1809.

Next Honeywell and Billings settlers about 1810.
A very good source of early, local info is
Bytown or Bust site. [Search on surnames of interest]
www.bytown.net . Also located on www.ogsottawa.on.ca
down left side list.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Settlers of Present Day Ottawa

4 April 2017

Wright, Philemon
REF; 'The Wrights'  City of Ottawa Archives,  929.2097122 EVA
   This book is a genealogy of the Wright family and other families
who  settled in present day Gatineau/Hull starting in 1800,[7 March]
Written by Patrick MO Evans. List of first settlers on page 27
and contains important info in the notes on this page.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography  http://www.biographi.ca
In Volume VII there is a 4 page write-up on Wright, Philemon
"colonizer, farmer, businessman, militia officer and politician;
b. 3 Sept. 1760 in Woburn,  Mass., son of Thomas Wright,
a farmer and Elizabeth Chandler; m. 1782 Abigail  Wyman,
had nine children; d. 3 June 1839 in Hull, Lower Canada.[Quebec]"
Ottawa Citizen   Canada 150: The Capital Builders
  Monday 9 Jan. 2017  page A7

Philemon Wright and his fellow settlers were the first to settle in what
I refer to as modern Ottawa. There are a few individual settlers after
them and will list what little info I have. This is leading towards the
Richmond Military Settlement, who are previously listed above in years
2015 [Military] and 2016/17[civilians]. FYI, next year, 2018 is the
bi-centennial of this settlement, These above listings mention the settlers
but many of them left not long after settling. I am trying to determine
where those settlers went to.???  happy hunting Jim

Friday, March 24, 2017

Goulbourn Settlers

24 March 2017

Line   Surname    Given  Date     Inst. #     Lot & Concession
3745  Simpson     James  27/6/45 2625     Con. 6, Lot 17
3781  Smith          James   8/3/45  2789     Con. 6, Lot 13 
3792  Snyder        David   20/9/37 2279    Con. 11, Lot 6,7
3885  Spearman   John     14/1/43  2379    Con. 10, Lot 27
3894  Sproule      Thomas 23/3/38  2405   Ottawa St. Park 6
3909  Stansfield   Joshua  30/7/44   2887   Con. 6, Lot 22
3968  Stewart       John     31/5/45   2953   Con. 9, Lot 1  1A
3995  Strathey      John     23/10/38 2488   Con. 9, Lot 29
4173  Sumner       John      9/9/44    2438   Con. 10, Lot 1
4188  Taggart       Alex.    31/3/46   2941   McBean St. L6W

Carleton County Book ends line 4608  [1844 - 1847]
This ends these land entries
Check back to dates in 2015, 181 Soldiers settled
Jan 2016 to Feb 2017 273 Civilian Settlers, Total of 454 settlers
To end of March 2017,  86 settlers sold their land. Moved ??

Next I will list other settlers beginning in 1800 with Philemon
Wright and his settlers who moved to Hull, now Gatineau.
Then to present day Ottawa and on to those who built
the Rideau Canal. Most of my references will be to the Library
of the Ottawa Branch, Ont. Genealogical Soc. which is located
in Ottawa City Archives, on Woodruffe Ave, at Tallman, south of
Algonquin College. FYI 2018 is the bi-centennial of the
settlement of Goulbourn Twp.[Richmond, Stittsville & Ashton].
as the Richmond Military settlement.
Rideau Canal construction started 1826/27. completed 1832.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Goulbourn Settlers

21 March 2017

Line  Surname       Given     Date     Inst. #     Lot and Con.
3399 Powell          John A.   9/7/38  2578    Lennox St E. Lot 9++
3405 Powell          John A    1/10/40 2581   Con. 3, Lot 29
3424 Pratt            Abraham  15/9/42 2456   Con. 8, Lot 20
3441 Purcill       Christopher  6/3/43 2208   Con. 6, Lot 4
3500 Rieley       Charles         1/3/42 3221   Con. 7, Lot 13W
3596 Schweitzer Charles       3/4/45 2531    Con. 8, Lot 6
3642 Scott        John[Will]    5/8/45 2742    Con. 5, Lot 11
3675 Scott        John[Will]     Nil     3192    Goulb. Twp?
3687 Shea        William       12/9/46 3084   Con. 4, Lot 25N
3717 Shilling.  James           1/7/44  2308   Con. 5, Lot 10
3719 Shilling.  Thomas       23/1/47 3252   Con. 5, Lot 13W
11 entries plus 65 previous equals 76 entries. 1 more to I/P
There is a book in Ottawa Br, OGS library to check for info;
971.382 LIV Lanark Perth and Richmond Vol. 1, pg 12-25
Lists Head of family and number of family members.
Use your imagination for spelling of some family names.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Goulbourn Settlers

19 March 2017

Settlers who sold their property

Line  Surname     Given       Date      Memorial      Lot and Con.
2904   Mckaskill   Kenneth    2/3/46   2829        Con. 11, Lot27
2920   McKenney Charity(W)17/2/46 2819        Con. 9,  Lot 12
2930   McKorkle   Robert      28/1/46   2790       Con. 7, Lot 13
2941   McLaren     Duncan    11/11/41 2981       Con. 4, Lot 1E
2992   McNally     Thomas    10/12/44  2396      Con. 12, Lot 12
3089   Montgomery John        6/1/44    2358       Con. 5, Lot 16
3097   Montgomery J. Rob't   6/9/46     3081       Not Mentioned?
3101   Montgomery Hugh Sr. 2/11/46   3156      C4, Lot 10W, 30A
3179   Nesbitt          Wm. Jr.   22/2/41   2445       Con.7, Lot 21
3309   Pau??            William    Nil         3187       Mortgage
3362   Pierce           John         17/9/45   3000       McBean St W, Lot 7
           Pierce           John         17/9/45   3000       Queen St. Park Lot 7.
Total now of 65 entries. [2 more of 11 and 10 entries]