Sunday, August 2, 2015

Goulbourn Twp. Survey 1817

2 Aug 2015
This article appeared in Stittsville News 25 Jan. 1984, pg 14.
Author is G.J. Zeldenrust, S.L.S., C.L.S.,
Goulbourn Historical Society
Data entered by myself will be in [XXX]
Will appear weekly until completed as it is on a
page 11" x 17". There is a drawing to explain the survey,
it is of Lots 6 thru 10, Con VIII, Goulbourn Twp.

"It was the autumn of 1815. Napoleon had been defeated at
Waterloo [18 June 1815], and the War of 1812 had been
concluded with the Treaty of Ghent [24 Dec. 1814] and
Great Britain found itself suddenly overrun with
thousands of discharged soldiers looking for a job.
  However, notwithstanding the apparent peace in His
Majesty's Colonies, the British government soon
recognized that no peaceful settlement of Upper Canada
was possible without a strong defense policy against any
possible future hostilities from the young new republic
along its southern borders.
  With this in mind, it was decided that additional land be
purchased from the Indians, and a second row of townships
be surveyed north of the already established townships of
Burgess, Elmsley, Montague and Marlboro. These were
then to be settled by discharged soldiers from His
Majesty's armed forces and by other citizens loyal to
the Crown.
  The new townships, which were later to become
Bathurst, Drummond, Beckwith and Goulbourn,
had not yet been named at that time and were simply
numbered townships No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively.
  Land purchase negotiations between Captain John
Ferguson, who was the  Agent for Indian Affairs at
Kingston, and the Chiefs of the Indian Nations of
Chippawa and Mississauga, who owned all lands
north of the Rideau, were begun in February 1816.
The total area under negotiation totalled nearly
three million acres, [2,748,000Acres], which of course,
included much more than the above-named four
townships. The so-called surrender was concluded
with the Second Indian Treaty of 1819. [Ref:
Carleton Saga, pages 7-8] (The first one being
the Crawford Purchase of 1783) [Carleton Saga
pages 2-4, map page 3.]"
To be Continued next week

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Goulbourn Settlement

15 July 2013
Settlers surname H and I
Hagarty, Thomas settled Con. 3, Lot 8E  24 Oct 1821
                99th Reg't  b. Co Derry
Hamrock, Henry settled Con. 9, Lot 4E  5 June 1822
                60th Reg't
Harkins John Jr. settled Con. 5, Lot 7E 24 Oct. 1821
               99th Reg't  b. Maghera, Co. Londonderry
Harkins John Sr. settled Con. 5, Lot 7W  24 Oct 1821
               99th Reg't  b. Co Derry
Harrison, David  settled Con. 1, Lot 23E  24 Oct 1821
              Royal Wagon Train, b. Bedford, Yorkshire Co. Eng.
Hayes, Henry  settled Con. 4, Lot 14W  24 Oct 1821
              99th Reg't   b. Co. Tipperary
Hayes, Hiram  settled Con. 4, Lot 13E  24 Oct 1821
             99th Reg't
Hicks, John  settled Con. 7, lot 16E  7 Apr 1824
             37th Reg't
Hill, Andrew settles Con. 1, Lot 22W  24 Oct 1821
             99th Reg't Sgt. b. Killishee Co. Fermanagh
Hughes, Simon  settled Con. 8, Lot 22W  24 Oct 1821
             99th Reg't  Pte.  b. Co. Meath
Hughes, William settled Con. 8, lot 24E  24 Oct 1821
            99th Reg't Pte. b. Fynan, Co, Armagh

Surname.  I

From flyer Legion Magazine Diary
'Canada and the Great War- The Battles'.
14 July 1915
'First aircraft built on a Canadian production line
   has its maiden flight in Toronto'
I should know this having served about 30 yrs in the
RCAF but I don't. But I do know the A/C it is not??
A real life copy of this A/C is probably in the museum
at old RCAF Stn Rockcliffe. [Aviation Museum]

I will in a short time copy an article from a Richmond
Newspaper dealing with the surveying of Goulbourn Twp.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Goulbourn Settlement

3 July 2015
This is year 148 of the Settlement of Ottawa

Year 2016
Bi-centennial of settlement of Perth Military Settlement
The 1st of the 3 Rideau Military Settlements.

Also referred to as the Year with NO summer.
A volcano erupted in South east Asia.

Year 2017
1st July - Confederation 150 years ago.

Year 2018
Bi - Centennial Richmond Military Settlement.
Settlement started in the fall
Proposed celebration 15-17 June 2018

Also, someone had a birthday last month. Turned 79. Ouch

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Goulbourn Settlement

18 June 2015
To-day is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo
in which Napoleon was defeated by Wellington.
Next are some of the future events of Napoleon's life;
22 June 1815  Napoleon abdicated.
16 Oct 1815  Napoleon arrives at St Helena
5 May 1821  Napoleon dies.
15 Dec 1840 Napoleon's remains are returned to France
                      and re-interred at Les Invalides
Refer to;

Following the war of 1812 in present day Ontario
Settlement begins in the Rideau Military Settlements
1. Perth Military Settlement 1815/1816
     There is a book by Ron W. Shaw entitled 'First We Were
      Soldiers: The long march to Perth' and also available as
       a download to an e-reader
      Ref: LCGS newsletter dated April 2015, page 8&9
2. Richmond Military Settlement  Fall of 1818
    A committee has been raised in Goulbourn Twp to organize
     a 200th Anniversary. Tentative date is 15-17 June 2018.
     Stay tuned. 
3. Lanark Military Settlement 1820
    No info available

Monday, June 15, 2015

Goulbourn Settlers

15 June 2015
War of 1812
15 Jun 1815 Napoleon and Armee de Nord enter Belgium
16 Jun 1815 Napoleon defeats blucher at Ligny
16-17 Jun 1815 Wellington delays Ney at Quatre Bas
18 Jun 1815 Wellington & Blucher defeat Napoleon at
22 Jun 1815 Napoleon abdicates  [would be sent to St Helena
                     where he died 5 May 1821 at the age of 51]

Goulbourn Settlers
Letter G
Gales, Robert settled Con.6, Lot 4E, 24 Oct 1821
                       born Co. Leitrum, Sergt.
Gibson, John settled Con. 7, Lot 14W, 24 Oct 1821
                      Born Yougal, Co Cork Musican, Pte
Gibson, Robert settled Con. 3,  Lot12E  24 Oct 1821
                     born Co Derry Pte
Gormley, Hugh settled Con. 3, Lot 14E   TBD
                 Donegal Militia. Sgt  14 Feb 1818
Green, James settled Con. 6, Lot 11W  24 Oct 1821
                born Quebec 1795
Green, Robert settled Con. 3, Lot 13W  24 Oct 1821
                born Montreal 1793
Green, Thomas settled Con. 3, Lot 11E  24 Oct 1821
                 born Quebec 1797
Guile, Thomas settled Con. 12, Lot 23E  5 Jun 1822
                 37th Reg't Pte
18 May 1915 Canadians launch initial attacks  at
                       Festubert, Fr.
15 Jun 1915 1st Canadian Brigade supports attack by
                    British 7th Div. and 51st Highland  Div.
                    near Givenchy, Fr. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Goulbourn Settlers

2 June 2015

18 May 1915. Canadians launch initial attacks on Festubert, Fr
25 May 1915. 2nd Can. Div. is founded in Canada under
                        Maj/Gen Sam Steele
31 May 1915. After leaving the trenches of Festubert, the
                       Canadians assigned to Givenchy sector
Apr- May 1915. 2nd Battle of Ypres. Poison Gas is used
                        against the Allies. Death toll rises.

War of 1812
First Rideau Military settlement begins at Perth during 1815

Battle of Waterloo Sunday 18 June 1815

Friday, May 15, 2015

Goulbourn Settlers 100th Reg't

15 May 2015
7 May 1915
RMS Lusitania is torpedoed south of Ireland and
approximately 1195 passengers are killed.
25May 1915
Second Canadian Division is formed and embarks
for France in Sept and joins the 1st Canadian Division
forming the Canadian Corps. [more to be added 1 Jun]

War of 1812
Napoleon 1769-1821 in France at the middle of the
Hundred Days 20 March to 8 July 1815.
Preparing to meet his Waterloo??

Goulbourn Settlers
Surname E
Eady, Robert settled Con. 7, Lot 13W 5 June 1822
          37th Reg't
Ellison, John settled Con. 4, Lot 6W 30 Apr 1824
          104th Reg't
Eynouf, Stephen  dc 1828 School teacher and his widow
              Ann Eynouf marr. my gggrandfather
              Joseph Stanzel
Surname F
Fallahee, John settled Con.1, Lot 6W 21 Oct 1821
                99th Reg't
Fallon, James settled Perth St. Lot 18 27 Jan 1834?
             99th Reg't  Quarter Master
             b. Roscommon, Ire
Fenner, Benjamin settled Con. 6, Lot 6E 5 Jun 1822
             68th Reg't
Ferris,  James settled Con.10, lot 13 W 24 Oct 1821
             Royal Sappers and Miners
Ferry, William settled Con. 8, Lot 4W 24 Apr 1822
            Royal Artillery Driver
Fleming, George settled Con. 4, Lot 15E 24 Oct 1821
           99th Reg't
           b. Co. Antrim
Forsyth, Adam settled Con.7, Lot 5E 24 Oct 1821
           99th Reg't Sgt.
Foye, Roger settled Con. 10, lot 24W 24 Oct 1821
Fraser, Hugh settled Con. 8, Lot 30 ?
             Royal Marine Artillery? Sgt
Note;   In Feb 1816 the 100th Reg.t was renumbered
            the 99th Reg't due to the fact that the 95th Reg't
            was removed from the Reg'ts of the line and
           formed the Rifle Brigade with the 5th Battalion
           of the 60th Reg't [The Reg'ts above the 95th
           dropped down one number]. This fact is not
           adopted locally as they were all disbanded
           in a few years