Thursday, January 15, 2015

Goulbourn Settlers, 100th Reg't

15 Jan 2015
I intend to post each month the soldiers with consecutive surnames
[ie, A-Jan 2015, B- Feb. 2015 etc. until the last, Z -Feb 2017]
we will see how this works as we go along. The settlement of
Goulbourn [Richmond Military Settlement] did not actually
start until the fall of 1818. I will list the soldiers first then at a later
date start with the civilians  but after the fall of 1818.
Data is from H-166 a file held by Goulbourn historical Society
at the Library in Stittsville and;
B5509 a microfilm reel at Library and Archives Canada.

Austin, Joseph. Pte
Attested 25 July 1814, age 18. born Dublin c1786
Lived Concession 6, Lot 9 West 1/2, 10 Oct 1856
1842 census, in Province since 1829
1851 census, Goulbourn, Joseph; Elizabeth, wife; Jane, dau.
1861 census, Goulbourn, Joseph.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

200th Anniv 11/01/15

Sir John A. Macdonald
1st Prime Minister of Canada - 1867-1873 & 1878-1891
b. 11 Jan. 1815    Glasgow, Scotland.
d. 6 June 1891  Ottawa, On
bur. Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, On

A very detailed account of Sir John A.s life can be found
by searching  under his name.
He was married twice and had 3 children. Above web site
lists a number of books of interest

Thursday, January 8, 2015

War of 1812

8 Jan 1815

Battle of Orleans  200th Anniversary
Ref; And all their Glory Past  by Donald E. Graves
M/General Pakenham, who is a brother-in-law of Wellington,
attacked, with just under 7,000 troops, against Jackson who
had 4,400 well entrenched troops. Pakenham did everything
wrong and when the battle was over he and another General were killed
as well as 1939 officers and men on the British side.
Jackson lost 45 soldiers killed or wounded.

New commander of Br. Forces was M/Gen. Lambert

Signed copy of Treaty of Ghent arrived at New York on 11 Feb 1815

In early 1915 the PPCLI are in the line at St. Eloi, having left England
on 21 Dec 1914 and endured a 'rough' trip.

In WW1 Canada's population was about 8 Million persons

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

War of 1812

Today is 24 Dec. 2014
200 years ago the Treaty of Ghent was signed by the Americans led by
John Q. Adams and a British Representative Henry Goulbourn in the city of  Ghent Belgium  on 24 December 1814
We shall hear the name Goulbourn over and over again in this blog.

To come in early 1815 will be the Battle of New Orleans.
Napoleon escapes from Elba in Feb. and returns to France and he meets his
Waterloo in June, then exiled to St Helena

To continue this blog I will enter names of soldiers who settled in Goulbourn Twp starting in the fall of 1818. Names will be entered in alpha
order, A - Jan 1815; B - Feb 1815, which will take up to Feb 1817. Some
soldiers did not stay too long and those who stayed will be noted in more
 Genealogical detail later, TBA.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

War of 1812

16 Dec 2014

We are approaching the end of the War of 1812
Treaty of Ghent  24 Dec 1814.
Ref;  Canada's History, formerly  'The Beaver'
         Dec 14 - Jan 15, page 12
British and American delegates signed the Treaty of Ghent
on 24 December 1814. However, news of the treaty didn't
reach North America for several weeks, and hostilities continued
until early 1815. (See article for more info)

54  Number of days that elapsed between the signing the treaty on
24 Dec,1814 until its ratification by the United States on 16 Feb,1815

20,000  Approx, number of casualties suffered by the U.S., Britain,
and its Canadian and Aboriginal allies during the war.

11  Number of Articles in the Treaty of Ghent

4,000  Number of slaves who escaped to freedom during the war.

2  Number of commissioners, one American and one British, tasked
under the treaty to resolve land disputes and to determine the border
between the United States and Canada.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

War of 1812

War of 1812
30 Nov 2014
There is very little activity until the war is ended on 24 Dec 1814.
Then there is approximately a four year gap until some of the
soldiers who fought in the war started to settle in Goulbourn Twp
as part of the Richmond Military Settlement. During this 'gap'
period I will list those soldiers who eventually settled.
Those who stayed in the settlement will be listed last,
Civilian settlers will come later.

WW1. 1914 - 1918
Will continue with more data on next post as combatants are
getting ready. Its not a nice affair anyways

Friday, November 14, 2014

War of 1812

War of 1812
14 Nov 2014  40 days till Treaty of Ghent

This time of year is when the soldiers head for their winter quarters.
To come is the signing of the peace on 24 Dec 1814 at Ghent.
There will be a battle at New Orleans
The peace treaty will be ratified by the US in Feb 1815
Napoleon will escape from Elba and the 100 days war will start.

WW1    [Review]
28 July 1914.  British Navy ordered to War Bases
10 Aug 1914  Contract placed in Canada for the following;
                       Manufacture of 65,000 pair of boots;  35,000 Caps
                                          15,000 Great Coats;  40,000  Jackets;
                                           33,000 pairs of puttees;  150,000 pairs of Socks
16 Aug 1914  Four British infantry divisions and one cavalry division
                       land in France.
18 Aug 1914  Thousands of men begin arriving at Camp Valcartier
                       near Quebec City
25 Aug 1914  The city of Valenciennes, France falls to German forces
26 Sept 1914  Loading of men, equipment and horses begins at Quebec
3 Oct 1914      First contingent of CEF departs on 4,025 Km trip to England
                       and joins up with 538 soldiers from Nfld.
14 Oct 1914  Large convoy arrives at Plymouth and Devonshire, Eng.
16 Oct 1914  New Zealand expeditionary departs for France.
19 Oct 1914  First battle of Ypres begins.
5 Nov 1914   France and Great Britain declare war on Turkey.
                      Ref; to above, Legion Magazine Insert Nov/Dec 2014 issue