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List of Settlers, Haldimand Township, 1797

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Records of the Bay or Quinte

Haldimand Township, now in Northumberland County, is a little outside the Quinte area but a number of Quinte settlers show up on these lists trying to settle land. Haldimand Township was settled early and the lists below were prepared as "returns" to measure the improvments that had been made. These men were granted land as "settlers" and not as Loyalists and likely came from the States. A few had previously settled in the Quinte area and were trying to get extra land. As of 1794, a settler had only to occupy the lot and build a house to get a patent. Further conditions were added in 1798 requiring settlers to clear and fence 5 acres.

For these Haldimand settlers,
Asa Danforth and Aaron Greeley were acting as "agents" for American speculator Keeler, called a 'nominee', who would get a fee for each settler who got a patent. Greeley was an authorized deputy surveyor who settled near Carrying Place in 1795 and then got involved with Danforth. When the scheme came to nothing he returned to the States in 1806. See They Left Their Mark, Surveyors and Their Role in the Settlement of Ontario, John L Ladell, Dundurn, 1993, Chap. 8.


Use these links to jump up and down this web page.
  1. June 1797 - List of settlers
  2. Aug 1797 - List of settlers
  3. May 1799 - List of settlers
  4. June 1799 - List of settlers
  5. Index to some notes in this bundle
    Source: Upper Canada Land Petitions, LAC, RG 1 L, 1797, V224, bundle H3, 168, film at AO C-2044
    Names transcribed as written and can be a challenge to decifier. Let me know if you think names have been misread.
    Randy Saylor, Jan 2012



    1. June 17, 1797 - A List of Settlers in Haldermand [88]
    by Danforth & Greeley agents for Keiler?
    Council Office, York
    June 17, 1797
    The [below] is a true list
    [signed] Asa Danforth [&] Aaron Greeley
    PR [Peter Russell]

    Town of Haldermand

    Name of Settlers Lot Cons
    Patrick Moore 4 1 B Front
    David H Wyatt 6 Ditto
    William B Curtis 7 Ditto
    Samuel W Persons 9 Ditto
    George Cunningham 10
    George Weight 12 2 B Front
    Moses Dulittle 13 Ditto
    William Bedal 22 Ditto
    Nathan Mitchel 14 Ditto
    Ichabod Richmond 23 Ditto
    Joel Burns 24 Ditto
    Rana Perring 26 Ditto
    Jinks Weight 9 Ditto
    Banjamin Weight 10 1 Town
    Isaac Weight 9 Ditto
    Samuel Williams 10 Ditto
    Rue Honywell 14 Ditto
    Elijah Hadeckham 18 Ditto
    William Carter 19 Ditto
    John Carter 20 Ditto
    John Carter Jnr 17 Ditto
    Rozel Farguson 27 Ditto
    Mathias Morris 11? Ditto
    John Darling 24 Ditto
    Abner Spencer 23 Ditto
    Daniel Hare 22 Ditto
    Willim Stark 29 Ditto
    Jasper Stark 27 2 B Front
    Thomas Hinman 30 Ditto
    Asa Burnham 32 Ditto
    John Kelly 35 Ditto
    Allen Brone? [Brown]
    22 2 Town
    William Kelley 35 Ditto
    Joseph Phillips 21 Ditto



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    Dan Alger 13 1 Town
    Ferdinand Grout 26 Ditto
    Moses Hinman 26 3
    John Waring 17 Ditto
    Asa Brentnall 18 Ditto
    Moses Hinman Jnr 19 Ditto
    Theon Hinman 27 Ditto
    Timothy Silver 24 Ditto
    Isaiah Honeywell 22 Ditto
    Daniel Honeywell 23 Ditto
    Charles Jones 26 4
    Hurculess Vaughan 34 2


    2. Rec'd 29 Aug 1797, Town of Haldermand

    Town of Haldermand Lot Concession
    Stephen Bowerman 7 1
    George Baker 7 2
    Peter Mastins 6 2 BF
    Gideon Bowerman 31 2
    David H Wyatt 6 1 BF
    Peter Wyatt 6 1
    Joel Burns 24 2 BF
    Timothy Silver 24 3
    Allen Brown 22 2
    Jerod Bellamy 16 1
    Patrick Moore 4 1 BF
    Arthur Cary 4 2 BF
    John Stratton 4 1
    Joseph Lane 23 2
    Joseph Farrington 22 2 BF
    Thomas Hinman 30 1
    Theron Hinman 27 3
    Joseph Phillips 21 2
    Amso Anson 20 3
    Matthias Morris 13 2
    Charles Jones 26 4
    George Weight 12 2 BF
    Dan Alger 13 1
    Moses Doolittle 13 2 BF
    Nathan Mitchell 14 2 BF
    John Carter 19 1
    William Carter 17 1
    John Carter Jr 18 1
    Isaiah Honeywell 22 3
    Daniel Honeywell sen 23 3
    John Brown 12 1
    Ferdinand Grout 16 1
    Hercules Vaughan 34 2
    John Kelly 35 1
    Ichabod Richmond 23 2
    Rana Perring 26 2



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    Jenks Weight 9 2 BF
    Isaac Weight 9 1
    Benjamin Weight 10 2 BF
    Samuel Williams 10 1
    Rice Honeywell 14 1
    Rosewell Ferguson 27 1
    John Darling 24 1
    Abner Spencer 23 1
    Daniel Hare 22 1
    Asa Danforth 29 1
    Jasper Stark 27 2 BF
    Asa Burnham 32 1
    Aaron Greeley 33 1
    John Kelly 34 1
    William Kelly 35 2
    Jaohn Warring 17 3
    Asa Brentnall 18 3
    Christopher Winter 20 3
    Nathan Bradley 16 3
    Bays M Eddys 16 2 BF
    Gaius Dean 20 2 BF
    Erastus Dean 17 2 BF
    Peres Cooper 13 2
    Jospeh Lane 23 3
    Joseph Keeler 1 1 BF
    Joseph Keeler 2 2 BF
    Joseph Keeler 2 1 BF
    Joseph Keeler 1 2 BF
    [signed] Asa Danforth, Aaron Greeley
    Signed & sworn 1st Sept 1797 in Council
    [signed] Peter Russell



    3. 1 May 1799 - A List of Settlers in the Township of Haldimand
    Stating the Improvements each one has made and his place of residence
    Joseph Keeler 1 & 2 in front - about 100 acres clear
    Patrick Moore 4 in front - about 7 acres clear
    David H Wyatt 6 in front - about 6 acres clear
    Moses Dulittle 13 in front - about 10 acres clear
    Geoorge McCalping? 14 in front - about 3 acres clear
    Nathaniel Michael 14 in 2nd Broken Front - about 3 acres clear
    Bays Eddy 16 in 2nd Broken Front - about 5 acres clear
    Gaius Deane 20 in front - about 20 acres clear
    Joseph Farrington 22 in front about 10 acres partly clear, said to be gone to the States
    Ichabod Richmond 23 in front - about 3 acres partly clear and a small framed house partly finished gone to the States; claimed by Gaius Deane by purchase
    John Grover 23 in rear of the front lot, about 4 ares partly clear
    Joel Burns 24 in front about 6 acres partly clear, residing in Lower canada - claimed by Gaas Deane by Purchase


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    Rany Perring 26 in front - about 6 acres clear
    Joseph Starks 27 in front - about 3 acres the samll bushes cut down - gone to the States
    Asa Danforth 29 in front - about 1 acre partly clear
    Thomas Hinman 30 in front - about 15 acres clear
    Asa Burnham 32 in front - about 45 acres clear claimed by Mr Greeley
    Aaron Greeley 33 in front - about 55 acres clear
    John Kelly 35 in front - about 10 acres clear
    John Heverland 4 in 1st Con - about 3 acres clear
    Timothy Pettit 5 in 1st Con - about 5 acrs clear
    Peter Wyatt 6 in 1st Con a very triffling clearing cut down
    Stephen Boardman 7 in 1st Con - about 8 acres aprtly cleare living at the Bay of Quinty
    Isaac Wait 9 in 1st Con - about 5 acres clear
    Samuel Williams 10 in 1st Con - about 4 acres clear
    Rice Honewell 11 in 1st Con - about 2 acres clear and a sawmill erected
    Peter Irish 13 in 1st Con - about 30 acres clear
    John Brown 12 in 1st Con - about 12 acres clear
    William Carter 17 in 1st Con - about 3 1/2 acres clear
    John Carter 18 in 1st Con - about 3 1/2 acres clear


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    John Carter 19 in 1st Con - about 8 acres clear
    Ferdinand Grout 26 in 1st Con - about 4 acres clear
    Rosewell Ferguson 27 in 1st Con - about 4 acres clear
    John Kelly 35 in 1st Con - about 12 acres clear
    Abner Psencer 23 in 1st Con - about 40 acres clear
    John Darling 24 in 1st Con - about 20 acres clear
    Mathias Morris 13 in 2nd Con - about 2 acres partly clear
    Joseph Philips 21 in 2nd Con - about 12 acres clear
    Danile Hare 22 in 1st Con - about 12 acres clear
    Gideon Boardman 31 in 2nd Con - about 3 acres aprtly clear living at the Bay of Quinty
    Allen Brown 22 in 2nd Con - about 10 acres clear
    Nathan Brady 16 in 3rd Con - about 10 acres clear
    Stephen Hare 18 in 3rd Con - a triffling clearing cut down living at the Bay of Quinty
    Daniel Honeywell 23 in 3rd Con - about 3 acres clear
    Christopher Winters 20 in 3rd Con - about 3 acres clear
    Charles Jones 26 in 4th Con - about 5 acres clear
    Ebenezer Allen 24 in 3rd Con - about 10 acres clear
    Arthur Kary 4 in 2nd Con Broken Front - a triffling clear about 2 days work done
    George Baker 7 in 2nd Broken Front - about 8 acres partly clear living at the Bay of Quinty
    Jincks Waits 9 in 2nd Broken Front - about 1 acre clear
    Benjamin Waits 10 in 2nd Broken Front - about 1 acre clear


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    William Curtis 7 in Front - about 1 acre partly clear living at Kingston
    NB. Partly cleared meaning about the half the work done to make it read for use
    [signed] A. Jones D.P.S.
    1st May 1799

    [Fold Note] Rec'd 7 May 1799



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    4. York, 18th June 1799 - A Statement of the Settlement of the Township of Haldimand
    at this time made by those persons who were returned as actual settlers by Asa Danforth and Aaron Greeley in August 1797 at Niagara

    Lot, Con Settlers Names Remarks on the Improvement and settlers showing their situation
    Con 1

    Broken Front

    Lot Names Remarks on the improvements & showing their situation
    1 & 2 Joseph Hesler A family settler and large improvement
    4 Patrick Moore A family settled and improved
    6 David H Wyatt A family settled and improved
    1? George Cunningham No improvement. A single man living in the Township of Sidney Midland District the Devd? Apr??d
    Concession 2

    Broken Front

    1 & 2 Joseph Hesler
    4 Auther Curry A Single man and has been obliged to live with his father in law to help support a needy family Patrick Moore and consquently made no improvemnet
    6 Peter Martin No improvement but settled in the Township of Hallowell
    9 Jinks Weight } Men of families and improved and part of the time on their lots and part of the time in the Townhsip of Hallowell Midland District
    10 Benjamin Weight } [ditto]
    12 George Weight } [ditto]
    13 Moses Dolittle A Family settler and improved
    14 Nathan Mitchell A Family settler and improved
    16 Buys M Eddy No improvement. A Single man and resides in the Township
    17 Erastus Dean No improvement. A Single man and resides in the Township
    18 & 19 Asa Danforth
    20 Gaius Dean A Family settler and improved
    22 Joseph Farrington No improvement not in the Country



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    2 Concession

    Broken Front

    23 Ichabod Richmond A Family, a small improvement and is settled in the Township of Fredericksburg Midland District
    24 Jos? Burns A family. A small improvement and not know where he is but said to be in the Lower Province
    26 Rana Perring A family settled and improved
    27 Jasper Stark No improvement not in the Country



    1 Con

    4 John Straton the Deed issued to John Haviland
    6 Peter Wyatt A single man no improvement but has resided in the Township ever since the above return to help his father support his family David H Wyatt
    7 Stephen Bowerman Report to Mr Rogers
    8 Isaac Weight Report to Mr Rogers
    10 Samuel Wilkins A family settled and improved
    12 John Brown A family settled and improved
    13 Dan Alger A family settled in the Township of Hallowell Midland District. A large improvement made on the lot by Peter Irish.
    14 Rice? Honeywell Has improved and built a sawmill himself and family settled in Augusta Eastern District
    17 William Caster A single man settled and improved
    18 John Caster Jnr A single man settled and improved
    19 John Caster Senr A family settled and improved
    22 Daniel Hare A family settled and improved
    23 Abner Spencer A family settled and improved



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    1 Con

    24 John Darling A family settled and improved
    26 Ferdinand Grout A family settled and improved
    27 Rosewell Ferguson A family settled and improved
    29 Asa Danforth
    30 Thomas Hinman A family settled and improved
    32 Asa Burnham A single man settled and improved
    33 Aaron Greeley A single man  settled and improved
    34 John Kelly A family settled and improved



    Con 2

    7 George Baker Refered to Mr Rogers
    13 Mathias Morris A single man made a small improvement has resided in the Province ever since the above return and is now at work on the road with Asa Danforth
    21 Joseph Philips A single man  settled and improved
    22 Allen Brown Improved and has always resided in the Township since the above return. A single man
    23 Joseph Lane? No improvement settled with a family in the Township of Hallowell Midland District
    31 Gideon Bowerman Refered to Mr Rogers
    34 Hercules Vaughan No Improvement resided in the Township of Sidney in the Midland District untill the last of May when accidentally shot by an indian. His heir John Vaughan of Hamilton
    35 William Kelly No improvement but settled in the Township of Sidney Midalnd District. A single man.



    Concession 3

    16 Nathan Bradley A family settled and improved
    17 John Warring } No improvement and not known where they are
    18 Asa Brentnall } [ditto]
    20 Amos Anson } [ditto]



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    Concession 3

    22 Isaiah Honeywell A family settled and improved
    23 Danile Honeywell A single man but a small improvement but has resided in the Township ever since the above return
    24 Timothy Silver Improved and settled by a family himself and family settled in the Township of Thurlow Midland District
    27 Theon Hinman A single man. No improvement the son of Thomas Hinman settled on No 30 in Front wher ethey have resided and made a large improvement.
    York
    18th June 1799
    [signed] Aaron Greeley
    [Fold note]
    Rec'd 22 July 1799



    5. Index of Notes from the bundle above.
    Asabel Jerome 19 Apr 1808 Paid patent fees lot 7, broken front 
    William Carter 13 May 1801 certify William Carter has 10 acres clear and a house lot 17, Con 1, Isaiah Hall JP
    John Carter Jr 13 May 1801 certify John Carter Jr has 10 acres clear and a house lot 19, Con 1, Isaiah Hall JP
    William Carter 12 June 1802 Certify 10 acres cleared lot 17, Con 1, good lohg house and now settled, A Chisholm JP
    William Carter 6 Feb 1817 Certify he did his duty in the Northumberland Militia in the late War, Zacharius Burnham Capt.
    Arthur Carry 17 July 1800 swears that he has a house 16 ft square and 5 acres clered on Lot 6, 2nd Con, J Small JP
    Isaiah Honeywell 19 Apr 1827 paid survey fees for 200 acres
    Isaiah Honeywell 5 Mar 1827 oa th of Allegiance before Richd Hare JP
    Isaiah Honeywell 5 Mar 1827 Certify that Isaiah Honeywell is an old settler  resides on lot 22, Con 3, large improvemenets with houses and out houses and good conduct during late war. Age and infirmities is incapable of going far from home. W Bietta JP and Richd Hare JP
    Bays Manchester Eddy 9 Dec 1831 Certify acquainted with him about 30 years, respected inhabitant, did his duty during late war. Laskins Burnham JP
    Daniel Honeywell 22 Feb 1809 Paid patent fee 
    Arthur Carry 25 Feb 1809 Patrick Moore agent paid patent fees
    Bays M Eadeus 10 Dec 1831 enetered into Plan lot 16 2nd Range from Lake otherwise called concession A
    Bays M Eddy 13 Dec 1831 paid survey fee
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