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There are almost 7,600 names listed under the 17 townships of Grey County, and I have noted the numbers in each township below, beside the name of the township. There are also a lot of names listed after the towns and villages in this book. I didn't add up the numbers of these names. This directory is broken down into 8 parts to make it manageable, and contains almost 900 k of data in total. As always I want to stress there could be errors in this transcription, and I would appreciate being told of any you find. If you have serious interests in this county the map and sketch references at the beginning will be of assistance in locating the places mentioned in the text.
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COUNTY OF GREY [To view a Map of Grey County c. 1871. (Outside site)] General View History Physical Features Agriculture Manufactures Municipal and other officers Gravel Roads [A ROUGH sketch of these roads.] Educational Magistrates L. O. Institution Allan Park Alvanley Artemisia Falls Artemisia P. O. Artemisia Township [503 names] Ayton Balaklava Barhead Mills Beaver River Bentinck P. O. Bentinck Township [654 names] Berkeley Big Bay Big Head River Blantyre Blue Mountains Burncourt Mills Cape Rich Carson's Mill Cedarville Chaffey's Mills Chatsworth Centre Road, Derby Clarksburg Collingwood Township [325 names] Colpoy's Bay Cornabuss Craigleith Crawford Cuckoo Valley Daywood Derby Township [293 names] Derby Mills Dickson's Mills Dromore Durham to Collingwood Durham Durham to Walkerton Dundalk East Glenelg P. O. Egremont Township [610 names] Egremont P. O. Elliot's Mills Epping P. O. Eugenia Eugenia Falls Euphrasia Township [282 names] Fensom's Mills Feversham Flesherton Garafraxa Road Georgian Bay, or Lake Manitou Glandore Mills Glascott P. O. Glenelg Falls Glenelg P. O. Glenelg Township [677 names] Griersville Griffith's Island Griffin's Corners Hanover Heathcote Hoath Head P. O. Holland Township [518 names] Holstein Horning's Mills Indian River Indian Falls Inglis' Falls Inglis' Mills Johntown Johnson P. O. Keppel Township [193 names] Kilsyth Lake Manitou Latona Leavens P. O. Leith Leith Corners "Maitland" River Mad River Manders' Corners Marmion Massie Maxwell Meaford Meaford to Eugenia Melancthon Township [294 names] Melancthon P. O. McIntyre Mount Forest Mountain Lake Murray's Corners Neustadt Newash Normanby Township [699 names] Normanby P. O. North Keppel Nottawasaga River Orchard or Orchardville Osprey Township [504 names] Osprey P. O. Owen Sound Alphabetical List of Residents Directory of Trades and Professions Owen's Sound Owen Sound to Collingwood Owen Sound to Durham and Mount Forest Owen Sound and Saugeen Gravel Road Oxenden Pine River Point William Pomona P. O. Pottawatamie River Priceville Proton P. O. Proton Township [297 names] Ravenna P. O. Rocky Saugeen River "Rocky Saugeen" Mills Ronaldsay P. O. Sable River Sarawak P. O. Sarawak Township [59 names] Saugeen River Shallow Lake Shrigley Singhampton Spey River Spey Mills Squaw Point St. Vincent P. O. St. Vincent Township [528 names] Sullivan P. O. Sullivan Township [427 names] Sydenham "Lake Shore Line" Sydenham River Sydenham Town Sydenham Township [749 names] Thornbury Toronto and Sydenham Road Vail's Point Walter's Falls Waverley White Cloud Island Williamsford Woodford Appendix: - Ayton Brooke Cape Commodore Collingwood Township County of Grey Agricultural Society Derby Township Enniskillen Loyal Orange Institution, County of Grey Owen Sound Town Speedie P. O.
COUNTY OF GREY.
THE County of Grey occupies a large space in the Northern part of the peninsula of Upper Canada. It is bounded on the North by Georgian Bay, or Lake Manitou: East by the County of Simcoe;. South by the County of Wellington; and West by the County of Bruce. It contains seventeen townships; viz.: Artemisia, Bentinck, Collingwood, Derby, Egremont, Euphrasia, Glenelg, Holland, Keppel, Melancthon, Normanby, Osprey, Proton, Sarawak, Sullivan, St. Vincent and Sydenham; and boasts the largest inhabited area of any County in Upper Canada. It is in square miles, 2,321. This is a little larger than the State of Delaware, and about half the area of Connecticut. The population, by the Census of 1861, was 37,750; Grey standing, in this respect, thirteenth among the 42 Counties of Upper Canada. In 1851, the population was only 13,217; showing an increase of nearly 200 per cent in 10 years. As however, the County was then very new, and being filled up with settlers taking up new lots, the same ratio cannot be expected to be maintained now. The population may be safely set down at the beginning of 1865 at 42,000 or 43,000. Of the 37,750 population in 1861, the natives of England are set down at 2,732; Scotland, 5,614; Ireland, 6,263; Canada, 21,398; other British Colonies, 248; United States, 590; other Countries, 891. Included in the above are 209 coloured persons.
HISTORY.
In 1833, the only inhabited portion of what is now the county of Grey, was the "Old Survey" of Melancthon, consisting of the Eastern four Concessions of that township. The Indians had "surrendered" to the Government the country as far West as the present line between St. Vincent and Sydenham; and the survey of a portion of the newly-acquired territory was taken in hand. During 1833, Collingwood Township, then called "Alta," and St. Vincent, then called "Zero," were surveyed. St. Vincent was the earliest of the northern settlements. Euphrasia was surveyed in 1836. All the townships, as far West as the line above-mentioned, were included, at that day, in the County of Simcoe, and the Home District. The Townships in the Western half of the County were, when organized, attached to the County of Wellington. A line, starting from the N. W. corner of Garafraxa Township, bending at first N.W. as to avoid the great swamps reported to lie at the head waters of the Grand River, and then striking North to the waters of Owen's Sound, was run by Charles Rankin, Esq., D. S.; now of Owen Sound, in the year 1837. This road has always been known in the Northern Townships as the "Garafraxa Road." In the County of Wellington it is known as the "Owen Sound Road." The breaking out of the Rebellion interrupted the surveys, and nothing more was done till 1840. In that year, John McDonald, Esq., of Goderich, the Canada Company's Surveyor, was employed to lay out a tier of lots on each side of the line. The line finally adopted by Mr. McDonald, somewhat diverged at certain points from Mr. Rankin's original line. The same year a considerable portion of the road was settled on the "Free-grant" principle, under James McNab and John Telfer, Esqrs., Agents, under the orders of Hon. R. B. Sullivan, then the head of the Crown Land Department. In 1848, the "Durham Road," a line leading directly across the County, East and West from Durham, was laid out, with "Free grants," for settlement; as also the "Toronto and Sydenham Road," a diagonal line running S. E. from Chatsworth to the limits of the County, through Holland, Artemisia and Melancthon, and touching portions of Glenelg and Proton. From these leading Roads the settlements soon extended to every portion of the Townships. On the organization of Grey into a County, the Eastern Townships were detached from Simcoe; and for several years, Grey consisted of fifteen Townships. The County Buildings were erected at Sydenham (now Owen Sound), in 1853. Further information respecting the various Townships, Villages, and leading roads, will be found under their appropriate headings.
PHYSICAL FEATURES.
It is a common complaint with immigrants, who have settled in the inland portions of Upper Canada, and seen but little of the country, that the Province "has no fine scenery." Doubtless some portions of Upper Canada are tame-rather rich than romantic; but the County of Grey is undeniably both rich and romantic. With some of the finest scenery in Upper Canada, as well as some of the most productive lands, it has claims to consideration which are becoming generally admitted. To the Tourist, who first sees its bays and headlands from the deck of the Steamer coming from Collingwood, it presents a pleasing picture of woods and waters, fertile slopes, mountains and valleys. The geological formation belongs to the Upper Silurian, the limestone occasionally cropping out to the surface, or presenting cliffs generally facing the N. E. or S. E., the rock-having a backward dip toward Lake Huron. The limestone ridge of Niagara Falls, skirting the lake to Hamilton, and thence running Northward in the vicinity of Orangeville, comes out on Georgian Bay in the County of Grey, rising in altitude all the way, and presents some bold landmarks to the mariner. From a distance, on Georgian Bay, three "Mountains" are conspicuously visible in the coast line of Grey; the heights in rear of Cape Rich, and Vail's Point at the entrance of Owen's Sound-The "St. Vincent Mountain" in rear of Meaford, dividing the valley of the Big Head River from the valley of the Beaver-and "Collingwood Mountain," in the Township of that name, dividing the valley of the Beaver from the area drained by the Nottawasaga. The latter ridge, more particularly designated as the Blue Mountains, attains the not insignificant altitude of 1,500 feet above the sea, or over 900 feet above the level of the lake. The Townships of St. Vincent, Euphrasia, Collingwood and Artemisia, have most to show in the way of attractive scenery. The Blue Mountains are worth climbing, if it were but to enjoy the rugged picture of lake and forest scene from their summits. The valley of the Beaver river from Heathcote fifteen or twenty miles up to Artemisia Falls, is, and will become more and more, one of the most beautiful valleys in Upper Canada. The view from St. Vincent "Mountain," a mile or two South of Meaford, is one of the most varied and lovely that can be imagined. A sail round the magnificent Inlet known as Owen's Sound, presents also some fine shore and island scenery. Nor are the environs of the various branches of the Saugeen in the Southern portion of the County, wanting in attractive scenery; which every day is improving, as the country advances. The falls of the Beaver river at Eugenia, Glenelg falls, Walters' falls in Holland, Inglis' falls in Derby, and Indian falls in Sarawak, are all beautiful objects, and much visited. And in a calm day there is not a more beautiful sail in the world than rounding into Colpoy's Bay, with the Indian islands on the right, and the settled slopes and wooded cliffs of Keppel on the left.
AGRICULTURE
The Agriculture which settlers are compelled to adopt in the bush is not of a kind to which Agricultural Science can very well adapt itself; though it is astonishing in how few years a settlement is cleared up, stumps got rid of, good fences built, improved dwellings and barns erected, and modern appliances to lessen labour one by one introduced. Many examples might be named, where ten years have changed an uninhabited forest to fine farms, with thrifty Canadian husbandry, improved implements, well-bred stock, with case and competence. The establishment of County and Township Agricultural Societies has done much to promote farming interests; and every year is produced, not only a larger quantity, but generally speaking a better quality of the various agricultural products. Ten or twelve years ago, 10,000 bushels of Spring Wheat was about the largest amount annually shipped from Owen Sound. Now the quantity is about 200,000 bushels. According to the Census Reports, the amount of Spring Wheat produced in Grey in 1860, was 718,148 bushels; Fall Wheat 43,731 " Barley, 26,261 bushels; Pease 140,165 bushels; Oats 367,350 bushels; Potatoes 544,419 bushels; Turnips 1,022,915 bushels; Hay 20,884 tons; Wool 58,187 lbs.; Pork 8,O57 barrels; to these figures, if correct at the time, it would be safe to add now 25 or 30 per cent; but from a careful comparison of the returns in other departments where data exist to judge by, we are led to believe these figures are considerably below the mark. The culture of Fall Wheat has been very much extended since the date of the census.
MANUFACTURES.
Manufactures are always slow to take root in a new County. The great requisites, motive power, capital, facility of obtaining raw material, and for exporting manufactured products, are seldom all found in conjunction in the newer parts of the country. In Grey there is abundance of Waterpower. Under their appropriate heads will be found descriptions of ten different Rivers, on every one of which are water-privilege's more or less numerous and extensive. No County in Upper Canada exhibits more water-power in close proximity to navigable water, than Grey. And we note the fact that by far the larger portion of it is unemployed. The manufactures of Neuwstadt and Clarksburg have risen into importance during the last five years; Mount Forest during the last eight years; and within the last three years iron manufacture in Owen Sound, has, from Comparative insignificance, attained its present proportions. The attention of the Manufacturer and the Capitalist is requested, in the following pages, to the many openings for profitable enterprise, in the various Townships and Villages of the County. Saw-mills are numerous; but being a hardwood County, Grey will never have any Lumber to export. Gristmills are latterly greatly increased in number; and Merchant-Flouring, for export, is becoming an important branch of manufacture, whose field of extension is almost limitless. Iron manufacture, fron the facility of obtaining iron from Montreal and coal from Lake Erie, without transhipment, presents peculiar advantages. There are three important Foundries in Owen Sound, a very extensive one in Durham, besides three or four in other places. Wool manufacture might be profitably engaged into ten times its present extent. Wool-growing in Grey, as it will always prove itself in an upland, rolling, limestone country, is found to be a very profitable and successfull branch of rural economy. Clarksburg takes the lead in woollen manufacture. There are several extensive Tanneries in the County; and where hemlock bark and hides are so easily obtained, an article of such universal consumption as leather ought to be very largely manufactured. From the Census Report of 1861, we glean the following figures. They are without doubt much below the truth but we give them in preference to giving no figures respecting the domestic manufactures of the County. The returns of "Mills and Manufactories" are so glaringly defective, that it would only be misleading the reader to introduce them. For instance, only four Grist and Flouring Mills are set down for the County, although it contained then about twenty, only two Woollen Factories and Carding and Fulling Mills, although it could show seven or eight; no Foundries, although there were four or five; and no Fanning-mill Factories, although there were two well established Factories in Owen Sound alone. Distinct from the returns of Mills and Factories, we find the following figures: Fulled Cloth 10,225 yards; Flannel 43,731 yards; Flax and Hemp 1,571 lbs. Maple Sugar 194,117 lbs. Butter 591,155 lbs. Cheese 37,441 lbs. MUNICIPAL OFFICERS.- The County Municipal Officers are as follows: Warden, William K. Flesher, Esq., (Artemisia, P. O.); Co. treasurer, Frederick Le Pan, Esq., (Owen Sound); Co. Clerk, George James Gale, Esq., (Owen Sound); Co. Solicitors, Creasor & Creasor, (Owen Sound); Co. Auditors, W. H. Carney, Esq., Owen Sound, and John Moodie, Esq., Durham. Other County Officers are-Thomas Lunn, Esq., Owen Sound, Registrar; William Jackson, Esq., Durham, Crown Land Agent; Malcolm Macnab, Esq., Owen Sound, Collector Inland Revenue; Thos. Gordon, Esq., Owen Sound, Coroner; Charles Rankin, Esq., Owen Sound, Co. Surveyor; John Blythe, Esq,., Owen Sound, Inspector of Weights and Measures; John Mills, Esq., Owen Sound, High Constable; John Miller, Governor of Co. Gaol; Charles Moore, Deputy Sheriff; Jas. Douglas, Deputy Registrar. JUDICIAL OFFICERs.-Judge of County, Surrogate aud Division Courts, Henry Macpherson, Esq., Owen Sound; Sheriff, Joseph Maughan, Esq., Owen Sound; Clerk of Co. Court, &c. Peter Inglis, Esq., Owen Sound; Clerk of the Peace: William Armstrong, Esq., Owen Sound; Co. Attorney, John Creasor, Esq., Owen Sound; Registrar Surrogate Court, Peter Inglis, Esq., Owen Sound; Master and Deputy Registrar in Chancery, D. A. Creasor, Esq., Owen Sound; Clerks of Division Courts, No.1, Charles R. Wilkes, Owen Sound; No.2, William Jackson, Durham; No.3, Thomas Plunkett, Meaford; No.4, Thos. J. Rorke, Heathcote, P. O.; No.5, John W. Armstrong, Proton, P. O.; No.6, Henry Cardwell, Chatsworth; P. O.; No.7, James C. Wilkes, Mount Forest. GRAVEL ROADS.-Four years ago, one hundred and eighty miles of Gravel Road were constructed in the County, in one grand scheme, at an expense of about $300,000. That so large an extent of road-making was undertaken at once, was due to the fact that the sanction of the ratepayers in the several localities, could only be obtained to a scheme which brought some benefit to their own neighbourhood: and so the attempt was made to suit every portion of the County. There are four Roads-the Garafraxa Road, running North and South, between Owen Sound and Mount Forest; the Toronto Line, running diagonally across the County, N. W. and S. E.; the Durham Road; running across the County E. and S. W., a little S. of the centre; and the Northern Road, from the County Line near Collingwood Harbor to Owen Sound, and thence westward toward Saugeen to the County limits. Notwithstanding all the criticisms expended on alleged extravagance and mismanagement in the construction of the Roads and their inferior quality when made, both of which charges are doubtless to some extent true, the great fact remains that this System of Roads has reached almost every man's door-that it has opened up new markets and new routes of traffic-that it has added to the value of farms in the townships-that it has added to the market price of the farmer's produce, by allowing him to take larger loads, and allowing the Country Trader to send his grain more speedily and economically to market;-and the special glorying of the County of Grey is, that she has not a tollgate within her limits. A year ago these Roads were divided among the various Township Municipalities, whose duty it now is to keep them in repair. EDUCATIONAL.-A Grammar School has for some years been established at Owen Sound: James Preston, Esq., Master. The County Board of Instruction consists of Rev. A. H. R. Mulholland, (Owen Sound P. O.). Chairman; Thomas Gordon, Esq.; (Owen Sound P. O.), Secretary; Rev. R. Dewar, Rev. T. Stevenson, Dr. McGregor, T. Luna, T. Scott, J. W. Frost, T. G. Francis, T. Ryan, A. Grier, and W. Ferguson, Esquires. The Local School Superintendents are four, viz.:- John G. Francis, Esq., (Owen Sound) for Keppel and Sarawak, Derby, Sullivan, Holland, and Sydenham, including the town of Owen Sound; Thos. Ryan, Esq., (Mount Forest P. O.), for Normanby, Egremont, Bentinck, and Glenelg; Andrew Grier, Esq., (Griersville P. O.), for St. Vincent, Collingwood, and Euphrasia; and William Ferguson, Esq., (Priceville P. O.), for Melancthon, Proton, Artemisia, and Osprey. MAGISTRATES.-The list of County Magistrates will be found in connection with their respective Towns or Townships. There are two, however, who though residing outside the limits of the County, are nevertheless Justices of the Peace for Grey, and whose names if not placed here; would not otherwise be noted. We refer to WM. BULL and JAMES ALLEN, Esquires, both of the township of Amabel. In making up our lists of Magistrates, we have taken all names found upon the last Commission of the Peace, as furnished by the Clerk of the Peace for the County; paying no attention to the number who have or who have not "qualified." LOYAL ORANGE INSTITUTION.-For List of Lodges, &c. see Appendix.
ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY AND GAZETTEER ALLAN PARK.
A Post office in the Township of Bentinck, on the Durham Gravel Road, 6 1/2 m. W. of Durham, and about 4 m. E. of Hanover, George B. Allan, Postmaster and General Merchant. Mails daily, East and West. About half a mile distant are Fensom's Mills.
ALVANLEY.
A Post office on the Owen Sound and Saugeen Gravel Road, in the North-western part of the Township of Derby. The Office was established in 1864, 8 m. W. of Owen Sound, and 8 m. N. E. of Tara. Mail every Saturday, to and from Owen Sound. James Webster, J. P., Postmaster. A quarter of a mile W. of the P. O. is the "Chief" Inn, by Mr. T. Thompson.
ARTEMISIA FALLS.
These falls are on the Beaver River, at the town plot of Eugenia, in the township of Artemisia. They are without doubt the finest natural object in the County. Since Eugenia has been laid out, the falls have generally been known by the name of the village as "Eugenia Falls." A full description of this attractive spot will be found under Eugenia Falls.
ARTEMISIA P. O.
Since the Village has been laid out the place is known as Flesherton, although the Postoffice still retains its old name of Artemisia. (See Flesherton).
ARTEMISIA TOWNSHIP.
Artemisia is a flourishing and well-settled township in the Eastern half of the County of Grey. In 1861, its population was by the census 2,575, standing in this respect seventh among the townships of the County. In its general aspect Artemisia is somewhat uneven and hilly. The soil is pronounced very good. The Northern part of the township has a descent toward the Lake, dropping down toward Euphrasia and the valley of the Beaver; but the chief part lies very high. The timber is chiefly maple and elm. Artemisia was surveyed out into lots in 1849 and '50. In 1848 the "Toronto and Sydenham Road" was run out, as also the "Durham Road," and the next year the "Grant Lots" of 50 acres were laid out and apportioned to actual settlers. George Snider, Esq., late the Sheriff of Grey, acted as Agent in the settlement of these roads. After the lots belonging to these two Road systems were taken up, the rest of the township soon followed. For several years the settlers felt themselves at a great distance from markets; but since the roads have been improved, and the traffic set in toward the Northern Railway, they are able to realize within a very few cents the highest rate for all their produce. In common with most of the townships in the County, Artemisia has suffered somewhat from Spring and Autumn frosts. A much greater attention is now paid to the raising of Fall Wheat than formerly. The indications at present are that it will supersede to a large extent the lately more precarious Spring Wheat. Artemisia contains three villages, Priceville, Flesherton and Eugenia. These will be found described in their proper places. We wish to correct an error in the orthography of the name; an error which is apparently countenanced by the Post Office Department. The name is frequently spelled Artemesia. This is false spelling; and like every other error, large or small, is worth correcting. The name is Artemisia-from her whose devotion to the memory of her husband Mausolus gave to the ancients and to us a new name in funereal Architecture. It is also the name of a plant-but it is never spelled Artemesia. A very large amount of the land in this township is yet unpatented; and as every man is described in the Assessment Rolls as a "Householder" only, who has not a deed from the Crown, and none as "Freeholders" but those who live on patented lots, no useful purpose would be attained by following the distinctions thus made, here. It will be observed there are three systems of survey in the township--lots "South" of the "Durhan Road," those "East" or "West" of the "Toronto and Sydenham Road," and those "North of the Durham Road;" in the latter are included all the concessions not included in the other sections of the Assessment list. There are twelve School Sections in the township; and another, a Union Section, the other portion of which is in Glenelg. Of the twelve, ten have been in operation the past year. No. 1 [Union] C. Treadgold, Teacher. House, log. Furnished with Maps and Blackboard. Average attendance in 1864, 23. No.2. Thomas Flesher, Teacher. House, log. Average attendance in 1864, 37. No.3. John Wright, Teacher. House, log. Average attendance in 1864 about 38. Maps, blackboard, object lessons, &c. No.4. Andrew Wilson, Teacher. House, log. Furnished with Globe, Orrery, &c,. Average attendance in 1864, about 15. No. 5. James Marshall, Teacher. House, log. Average attendance in 1864, about 24. Maps, blackboard, object lessons, &C. No. 6. Ferguson Wright, Teacher. House, log. Average attendance in 1864, about 22. Maps, blackboard, object lessons, &C. No. 7. Miss Margaret Ludlow, Teacher. House, log. Average attendance in 1864, 46. Maps, blackboard, object lessons, &c. No. 8. James Henderson, Teacher. House log. Average attendance in 1864, about 18. Maps, blackboard, object lessons, &c. No. 9. Miss E. A. Wright, Teacher. House, log. Average attendance in 1864; about 24. Maps, blackboard, object lessons, &c. No. 10. Not organized; No. 11. George Harrison, Teacher. House, log. Furnished with maps, blackboard, object lessons, &c. Average attendance in 1864; 24. No.12. Organized, to come into operation in 1865. There is a Township Library in Artemisia, in nine Branches, which are changed annually. There is an average of about 75 volumes in each Division. This is very creditable to the Township. The following returns are from the census of 1861; Occupiers of land, 471; of whom 142 hold from 20 to 50 acres, and 233, from 50 to 100 acres. Under cultivation, 10,029 acres. Spring wheat produced, 44,658 bushels. Barley, 1,525 bushels. Pease, 9,010 bushels. Oats, 22,176 bushels. Potatoes, 43,315 bushels. Turnips, 64,355 bushels. Hay, 1,154 tons. Maple sugar, 15,266 lbs. Wool, 3,469 lbs. Butter, 33,927 lbs. Pork, 474 bbls. Municipal Council.-W. K. Flesher, Artemisia P. O., Reeve; J. H. Yeomans, Priceville, Deputy Reeve; Councillors, - Messrs. Love, Elliot and Hawkins. Richard Campbell, Artemisia P. O., Clerk and Treasurer. Magistrates.-Robert McLean Purdy, Archibald Cairns, W. K. Flesher, William Clark, James Fowler, William Purdy, Richard Campbell, George Armstrong, William Ferguson, Alexander Irvine, John McDonald, Francis Beaty.
South of Durham Road.
Con. Lot Black, Gabriel 1 21 Campbell, Donald 1 12 Currie, Dugald 2 20 Currie, William 3 37 Cameron, Hugh 2 12 Currie, John 2 35 Cameron, Arch'd. 2 2 Elliot, Wm. 1 78 Ferguson, Wm. 1 6 French, Henry 1 30 Gordon, Mrs. 1 80 Gillies, James 2 28 Grantham, John 3 22 Henderson, David 1 15 Howard, Mrs. 1 28 Henderson, Mrs. 1 29 Handy, James 1 31 Huddy, George 3 17 Harrison, George 1 26 Lee, Wm. B. 1 23 Lockie, Thomas 3 23 Millar John M. 1 11 Moore, Charles 3 20 Moore, Thomas 3 18 Milton, Richard 1 14 McIntosh, Alex 3 18 McDonald, Malcolm 3 15 McDonald, Neil 2 7 McLean, Alex 3 6 McLean, AIex 3 13 McLean, Arch'd 2 18 McLean, Hector 2 13 McLean, Alex 2 5 McLean, Neil 2 6 McLean, Hector 3 1 McArthur, Neil 3 2 McMillan, Alex 3 4 McMillan, John 3 5 McMillan, Malcolm 3 11 McArthur, Arch'd 3 8 McDougall, James 2 12 McDougall, Colin 2 23 McDougall, Ronald 2 24 McInnis, Donald 2 17 McCulloch, F 2 8 Neldor, John 2 30 Oliver, Wm. 1 27 Smith, John 2 19 Shakelford, W 1 33 Simons, Charles 1 7 Waters, Mrs 1 17 Waters, Richard 1 18 Waters, Wm. 1 19 Williamson, Matthew 3 3
North of Durham Road.
Con. Lot Aussem, Joseph 1 8 Andrews, John 1 28 Akitt, Thomas 6 35 Akitt, Michael 7 31 Atwell, James 7 30 Armstrong, Wm 11 29 Badgers, Samuel 4 33 Boyce, David 5 30 Boyce, James 5 31 Butler, Patrick 7 4 Betts, Wm. 7 26 Beacroft, John 8 25 Benson, James 9 37 Buchanan, Wm. 10 21 Bryan, John 10 36 Border, George 10 37 Boland, James 12 15 Buie, Wm. 3 3 Bowler, Wm 13 13 Blain, John 14 21 Braniff, John 14 33 Burke, Daniel 4 36 Currie, James 1 28 Campbell, John 3 1 Caldwell, Wm. 4 6 Corrigan, Ralph 4 31 Cameron, Alex 8 35 Chadwick, John 9 21 Carson, Colwell 9 22 Campbell, Richard junr. 9 29 Carr, Wm. 10 34 Cooey, John 11 21 Campbell, Duncan 12 24 Clark, Wm. junr 12 26 Clark, John 12 27 Carruthers, John 12 40 Clark, Thomas 13 26 Clark, Wm. 13 27 Carruthers, Robert 14 26 Dalton, Michael 1 19 Devlin, Peter 1 25 Freeman, Thomas 1 18 Fenwick, Henry 2 71 Fields, Alfred 5 35 Farrel, James 6 3 Flannery, Michael 6 4 Ferrier, D. D. 6 32 Fagan, John 8 30 Fenwick, John 8 37 Fagan, James 9 30 Freeman, Simon 14 12 Gowland, Wm 1 34 Gardner, David 6 34 Gardner, James 6 34 Genin, Wm. 7 24 Gilbert, Tho's. senr. 11 19 Gregson, Thomas 12 19 Graham, Robert 12 23 Graham, Andrew 13 22 Garner, John 14 31 Harison, John 1 22 Hodgins, Richard 3 76 Harris, Jonathan 4 5 Hogan, Michael 6 2 Hilts, Samuel 6 37 Heron, James 7 40 Hogan, Matthew 8 2 Hambly, Wm. 8 26 Harris, E. 8 28 Hawkins, Robert 8 29 Hickling, Jonathan 8 38 Henley, Edward 8 40 Henley, Wm. 8 40 Hawkins, Wm. 9 31 Heron, Wm. 9 40 Holly, John 10 17 Heath, Wm. 10 38 Henderson, Robert 11 19 Hall, John 11 22 Hislop, Mr. 13 24 Johnson, Wm. 2 80 Johnston, James 3 80 Jamieson, Hugh 4 35 Jennings, Robinson 7 39 Jamieson, James 9 36 Jones, David 13 17 Jones, Ebenezer 13 18 Jones, James 14 20 Kennedy, Arch'd 2 6 Kennedy, Donald 3 5 Kelly, Patrick 6 1 Kinney, Anthony 6 31 Kells, Thomas 13 14 Knight, Wm. 12 17 Large, Mrs. 2 74 Linas, Thomas 5 3 Little, James 5 33 Leary, John 14 18 Learmont, Philip 6 27 Latimer, George 8 31 Lackey, James 12 13 Lindlay, Thos. 12 39 Lomas, Edward 14 17 Lomas, Joseph 14 14 Leckie, Wm. 14 21 Long, Michael 14 40 Martin, W. J. 14 32 Madill, Alex 14 34 Merrill, Joseph 11 39 Merrill, Samuel 11 39 Melvin, Alex 10 24 Merrill, Wm 10 40 Miller, John 7 38 Morgan, Michael 7 1 Martin, Wm. 7 2 Munshaw, Thomas 7 25 Muir, Peter 2 19 Muir, Arch'd 2 21 Muir, Wm. 2 25 Meads, Wm. 1 29 McArthur, Donald 1 11 McArthur, Donald 2 4 McLean, Arch'd 2 1 McLean, Donald 2 2 McLean, Alex 2 3 McLean, Roderick 2 12 McDonald, Dugald 2 11 McFadyen, Duncan 2 13 McBride, George 2 17 McBride, Arch'd 2 18 McDermid, Neil 2 67 McMaster, James 2 78 McFadyen, Malcolm 3 13 McDermid, Neil 3 67 McMullen, David 4 4 McArthur, John 4 10 McPhail, Arch'd 5 9 McPherson, Allan 5 29 McBryan, Arch'd 6 33 McComb, Thomas 6 36 McNamara, Michael 7 3 McNally, James 7 31 McLean, Allan 7 39 McWain, Ezekiel 9 32 McGregor, James 13 29 McIntyre, John 14 38 Nash, James, senr 6 4 Nash, James, junr 6 5 O'Brien, Edward 14 29 Pratt, Thomas 1 10 Parliament, Jacob 2 72 Paterson, Wm. 5 1 Paterson, George 5 2 Porteus, Thomas 6 28 Porteous, John 6 29 Pedlar, Joseph 7 27 Pedlar, Samuel 8 27 Paterson, Arthur 11 35 Radley, George 6 40 Reid, John K. 8 39 Rosborough, Robert 9 33 Rosborough, Mrs. 9 35 Rosborough, George 9 35 Stewart, John 9 8 Stone, Wm. 4 9 Sullivan, Edward 6 6 Smith, Richard 10 19 Smith, Wm. 10 19 Smith, Joseph 10 20 Stewart, Mrs. 12 30 Shaw, Robert 13 16 Shannon, Robert 13 20 Sewell, Robert 14 15 Sewell, Arthur 14 16 Stambuski, T.A. 14 23 Smart, Gordon 14 28 Stewart, Wm. 14 28 Stewart, James 14 30 Stewart, Robert senr. 14 34 Todd, James 1 15 Taylor, Jeremiah 1 72 Thompson, Francis 3 68 Thompson, George 3 71 Treadgold, Elliot 3 75 Thorndyke, Robert 9 38 Tett, Jacob 13 21 Watson, John 1 32 White, David 3 63 White, Peter 3 72 Welsh, Thomas 4 1 Whittaker, Richard 4 7 Wilson, Wm. 4 34 Willey, Robert 7 34 Welsh, Patrick 8 1 Woodyard, Henry 9 1 Wheeler, Wm. 10 30 Wheeler, Reuben 11 30 Webster, James 11 25 Worling, Robert 12 21 Williamson, James 13 39 Walker, Samuel 14 9 Walker, Robert 14 11 Weber, John W 11 24
East of Toronto and Sydenham Road.
Con. Lot Alpin, Joseph 1 128 Armstrong, Fred 1 194 Armstrong, J. W. 1 196 Armstrong, George 1 198 Beatty, James 1 122 Broughton, John 1 160 Bates, John 1 173 Bowler, John 2 107 Bowler, Wm. sen 2 108 Benson, Wilson 2 109 Boyle, Thomas 2 149 Bleakley, Thos 2 173 Brownlee, George 2 192 Beacroft, James 3 149 Brown, John 3 167 Coleman, Samuel 1 98 Coleman, Benj. 1 99 Clark, Joseph 1 134 Cooper, Alex 1 137 Calbeck, George 1 139 Campbell, Peter 1 148 Cambell, Richard 1 160 Chambers, Wm. 1 209 Coleman, Wm. 2 103 Cooper, John 2 114 Carter, James 2 119 Clark, Thomas 2 141 Christmas, Thos. 2 153 Cornfield, James 2 182 Cargo, Wm. 3 128 Drew, George 1 93 Dixon, Wm. 1 123 Davis, Wm. 1 143 Dunwoody, John 1 144 Ekins, Claudius 1 163 Elliot, Thomas 3 100 Fyfe, Charles 1 119 Fisher, John 1 158 Fehan, John, sen. 1 174 Fehan, John, jun. 1 175 Foster, Arch'd 3 118 Grimes, John 3 169 Good, Martin 2 156 Good, Smith 2 157 Gilpin, John 1 120 Graham, Samuel 1 126 Graham, James 1 127 Hanbury, Mrs. 1 106 Hinds, James 1 117 Harrison, E. 1 171 Holly, Jacob 2 132 Humphill, James 2 176 Hutcheson, W. 2 204 Hutcheson, Thos. 2 207 Hutton, Robert 3 120 Hill, Wm. 3 126 Holly, Adam 3 132 Irwin, Thomas 3 110 Irwin, Alex 1 112 Irwin, Christopher 3 117 Johnston, Andrew 3 141 Johnson, James 2 152 Jamieson, John 2 116 Johnston, Wm. 2 128 Johnston, George 1 169 Jones, Richard 1 153 King, J.H. 1 141 Leitch, Matthew 1 202 Ludlow, Wm. 1 203 Lee, Robert 2 106 Lever, Roger 2 133 Leppard, James 2 172 Love, James 2 189 Legard, Joseph 3 151 Legard, Charles 3 154 Mathewson, Henry 1 136 Munshaw, Aaron sen. 1 151 Munshaw, Aaron jun. 1 151 Marshall, James 1 157 Manders, Thos. 1 166 Moore, Thos. 1 180 Moore, Wm. jun. 1 184 Moore, John L. 1 186 Milsap, Richard 1 204 Miller, Wm. 2 111 Morehead, David 2 209 McGhee, John 3 157 McMaster, Abraham 2 197 McNally, James 2 164 McLoughrey, Alex 2 113 McNally, Wm. 1 156 McKenzie, George 1 133 McKee, Norman 1 113 Nesbit, Andrew 1 110 Osborn, Thomaas 3 160 O'Malley, Peter 2 171 O'Malley, Joseph 2 171 O'Brien, James 2 121 O'Brien, John 2 124 O'Brien, James sen. 2 126 Price, Joseph 1 102 Ross, James 2 193 Stedwell, John 1 118 Smith, Wm. 1 154 Strain, Joseph 1 188 Saunders, Mrs. 2 151 Snodden, Stewart 2 201 Snodden, Alex 2 202 Stewart, John 1 143 Smith, Robert 3 108 Sherwood, Justus P. 3 148 Smith, John J. 3 165 Trimble, Robert 1 142 Talbot, Thomas 1 205 Thompson, James 2 135 Thompson, Robert, Sen. 2 136 Thompson, Robert 2 139 Taylor, Jeremiah 2 185 Taylor, Thomas 2 186 Thompson, Alex 3 136 Thompson, Robert 3 140 Wright, Mary 3 163 Watson, Joseph 2 178 Wallace, James 2 183 Wright, Wm. 2 160 Woods, David 2 163 Whitten, Andrew 2 120 Walker, Samuel 2 96 Walker, John 2 99 Walker, James 2 101 Wright, John 1 161 Wade, John 1 191 Wright, Mrs. 1 125 Walker, James 1 100 Walker, George 1 101 Williams, John 1 104
West of Toronto and Sydenham Road.
Con. Lot Ansley, Alfred 1 145 Allen, John 1 168 Allen, Mrs. 2 161 Allen, John 2 123 Bryson, Wm. 3 146 Buskin, George 3 166 Bullivant, Thomas 3 115 Blair, Wm. 3 124 Beatty, Wm. 3 145 Best, George 3 170 Burgess, Wm. 2 151 Blair, James 2 124 Bartlett, John 1 124 Beatty, Francis 1 130 Bentham, Richard 1 154 Cunningham, Wm. 1 115 Cherry, Wm. 1 126 Clarke, Robert 1 140 Cairns, Arch'd 1 141 Cullen, Wm. 2 153 Cullen, Stephen 2 157 Carter, Wm. 2 126 Duncan, John 2 169 Ekins, W.J. 1 163 Flesher, W. K. 1 150 Gillan, John 2 162 Galbraith, John 1 132 Gaibraith, Wm. 1 117 Gaibraith, Joseph 1 118 Graham, John 1 128 Hanna, Constantine 2 168 Hale, Charles 2 171 Irwin, Robert 1 157 Irwin, Charles 1 158 Irwin, Alex jun. 2 113 James, Charles 2 163 Johnston, John 1 162 Kennedy, Malcolm 2 138 Love, Wm. 3 118 Lyons, John 2 183 Ludlow, Thomas 2 187 Ludlow, Wm. 2 189 Latimer, Walter 2 150 Loudon, Mrs. 2 135 Lackey, John 1 133 Lackey, Sarah 1 135 Lockyear, Wm. 1 113 Moore, Wm. 1 183 Moore, John 1 189 Morrow, Allan 1 187 Meldrum, Henry 2 119 Morrow, James 2 129 Morrison, John 2 137 Martin, Henry 3 176 Mahaffy, Dr. J. 1 120 McSorley, John 1 143 McMullen, Wm. 3 144 McKenzie, Donald 3 152 McKee, John 3 119 McNicoll, Daniel 3 121 McNicoll, Robert 3 122 McKee, John, jun. 3 129 McNea, Mrs. 3 133 McGaughey, James 2 182 McCormack, John 2 158 McNea, David 2 134 McLeod, Donald 2 142 MeLeod, Kenneth 2 143 McMillan, Wm. 2 144 McLeod, Joseph 2 115 McNicol, James 2 122 Neale, Wm. 3 163 Noble, John 1 111 O'Melia, Anthony 1 170 Park, Thomas 2 181 Pearson, Thomas 1 136 Piper, Jeremiah 2 145 Park, George 1 152 Park, Joseph 3 182 Quig, Patrick 2 166 Rutledge, George 1 172 Rutledge, Edward 2 111 Rutledge, Alex 2 112 Rutledge, Wm. 2 147 Rutledge, George 3 147 Snell, James 3 141 Stewart, Alex 3 156 Speers, Wm. 3 126 Strain, Wm. 3 137 Stewart, Alex. 2 186 Stewart. Mrs. 2 154 Stewart, Alex 2 155 Snell, John 2 141 Stinson, Thomas 1 174 Stinson, David 1 178 Sharp, John 1 161 Sandford, Charles 1 164 Thompson, Samuel 2 132 White, James 3 172 Wilson, Henry 3 114 White, Charles 2 175 Wanchope, Samuel 2 178 Wilson, Alex 2 184 Wright, Wm. 2 136 Ward, Alfred 1 180 Wright, Bartholemew 2 117 Weir, Christopher 1 159 White, John 1 16O Wright, George L. 1 165 Wright, Thorpe 1 166
AYTON.
A village in the township of Normanby, 9 m. west of Orchardville, from whence it is supplied with mails on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; John McPhillips, Postmaster. For full description of Ayton, see the Appendix.
BALAKLAVA.
This is the name given to the site of a Tavern and Store one and a half miles N. of Johnson's P. O., on the Lake Shore Road in the Township of Sydenham. It is about 13 m. from Owen Sound, and less than a mile from the town-line of St. Vincent, and the foot of the road. A fine prosperous settlement lies round it. John D. Kergan, General Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, &c.&c. Ebijah Moultere, Innkeeper. Alexander McMullen, Waggon-maker. Duncan Cameron, Blacksmith.
BARHEAD MILLS.
A Grist Mill, with two run of stones; and a Saw Mill in Glenelg, 1 1/4 m. S. W. of Cornabuss. James Waldie, Lessee of Mills.
BEAVER RIVER.
The Beaver is a beautiful stream falling in Georgian Bay at Thornbury, after a winding and rapid course of a little over forty miles. It is the most considerable river entirely within the limits of the County of Grey. It rises from springs, in Osprey, three or four miles East of Feversham, at which place it has become a strong mill stream, full of cascades, and running through canons in the limestone rock. After running westerly for about 15 miles, plunging over a precipice of 70 feet in Eugenia, it turns Southward through Artemisia, Euphrasia, and a portion of Collingwood, and discharges its waters into Georgian Bay. After the falls at Eugenia, and the rapids below, the river having left the high interior tableland, thence-forth pursues its way through a gradually widening and beautiful valley, known in its upper reaches as the "Cukoo Valley." This valley is one of the most noted resorts for anglers in Upper Canada, especially in the vicinity of and above Williamstown. The water is clear, the bottom generally hard, and brook trout abundant. The river is utilized for milling purposes at Feversham, Eugenia, Clarksburg and Thornbury; but at dozens of other points, the waters, now running waste; might be made equally useful. The Beaver descends, from its source to its mouth, about 1,000 feet.
BENTINCK P. O.
The Post-office at Durham has continued to be called "Bentinck", though the viilage is known throughout the Province as Durham. It creates great confusion, as there are several other Post offices in Bentinck township. The name of the P. O. should have been changed to Durham years ago. [See Durham.]
BENTINCK TOWNSHIP.
The Township of Bentinck is one of the best settled and most wealthy townships in the County. Its population in 1861 was 3,331; only Normanby exceeding it in numbers. The present population will be about 4,000. It derives it name from the late lamented Lord George Bentinck, and was surveyed as a township by John Stoughion Dennis, Esq., P.L.S., in 1850. The portion of the Durham Road which passes through this township, had been surveyed in 1848 by Mr. Brough, and was already pretty well lined with the cabins of the locatees on the "Free Grants." Bentinck is exceedingly well watered by the Saugeen River and its numerous branches, and possesses a vast amount of water power; but a small portion of which is as yet in use. The central and western parts of the township are good soil, and well situated. The Eastern part of the township is inclined to be a little hilly and stony, except in the immediate vicinity of Durham, where are some fine farms. In the west, towards the County-line of Bruce, the farms are yet very new, and much clearing is still to be done. The Garafraxa Road [gravel] passes from N. to S. on its Eastern limit and the Durham Road, also gravelled, passes through the Southern portion from west to east. Bentinck has no villages, except on its boundary limits, but contains two or three Post offices and several Grist and Saw Mills. As the latter are not distinguished, otherwise than in connection with the respective town-ships, we append a list of them:- Dalglish's Sawmill.-At the junction of the Rocky Saugeen with the main stream; about 4 m. N. W. of Durham. The proprietor calls it "Junction Mill;" the place is often called by the country people "The Crotches." McTavish's Sawmill.-Lot 11, on Con. 3rd - South of Durham Road. On the South Branch of the Saugeen River; about 3 m. from Hanover. Wapler's Sawmill.-On a creek running into the Saugeen River; about 2 m. N. of Hanover. Caton's Sawmill-On the Rocky Saugeen. Between two and three miles N. W. of Durham. There are other Sawmills in connection with flouring mills. These will be found described together. Township Officers.-Reeve, James Hopkins, [Allan Park P. O.]; Deputy Reeve Alexander Cochrane, [Bentinck P. O.]; Councillors, J. McCallum, Donald McDonald, Samuel Dickson. Clerk, Duncan Campbell, [Hanover P. O.] Treasurer, Robert Stewart, [Bentinck P. O.] Bentinck has eleven Common Schools, two of which are Union Schools. It also contributes territory and school population to two Union Schools in Glenelg. Union School [Male] No.1. Bentinck and Glenelg. Hugh Jones, Teacher. House Stone. Furnished with Maps &C. Average attendance for 1864, 27 from Bentinck, and 30 from Glenelg;=57. Union School [Female] No. 1. Bentinck and Glenelg. Annie Mockler, Teacher. House, Frame. Furnished with Maps &c. Average attendance for 1864, 32 from Bentinck, and 29 from Glenelg;=61. S.S. No.1. Daniel McDonald, Teacher. House frame. Furnished with Maps, &c. Average attendance for 1864, 58. S.S. No.9. Alexander Stephen, Teacher. House, Log. Furnished with Maps &C. Average attendance for 1864, 45. S.S. No.3. Joseph Lindsay, Teacher. House, stone. Furnished with Maps, &C. Average attendance for 1864, 33. S.S. No.4. John Black, Teacher. House, log. Furnished with: maps, &c. Average attendance for 1864, 17. S.S. No.5. John McNicoll, teacher. House Log. Furnished with Maps, &c.. Average attendance for 1864, 19. S.S. No.6. William Wilson, Teacher. House, log. Furnished with Maps, &c. Average attendance for 1864, 19. S.S. No.7. ?? Telford, Teacher. House, Log. Furnished with Maps, &c; Average attendance for 1864, 19. S.S. No.9. John McIntosh, Teacher. House, log. Furnished with Maps, &c. Average attendance for 1864, 16. S.S. No.10. Archibald McLellan, Teacher. House, Log. Furnished with Maps, &c. Average attendance for 1864, 31. Census Returns:-Total occupiers of land, 567; of whom 104 occupy from 20 to 500 acres each; 275 from 50 to 100 acres each; and 177 from 100 to 200 acres each; Acres under cultivation 10,803. Spring Wheat raised 65,953 bushels; Barley 1,165 bushels; Pease, 10,744 bushels; Oats, 32,932 bushels; Potatoes, 48,169; Turnips, 116,901 bushels; Hay 1,567 tons; Maple Sugar 14,534 lbs.; Wool, 4,810 lbs.; Butter 53,463 lbs.; Cheese, 3,871 lbs.; Pork, 370 barrels. Magistrates.-A. Z. Gottwals; Joseph L. Privat, Thomas Allen, Robert Smith, William Whiteford. [Magistrates in Durham, whether in Bentinck or Glenelg, will be found under "Durham".] On the Assessment Rolls for 1864, the distinction between "Free-holders" and "Householders" is not made; consequently we cannot make it here. NOTE:-The first division in the following list, are the residents West of Garafraxa Road-1st, 2nd, and 3rd Concessions. The second division are the residents South of the Durham Road-1st, 2nd, and 3rd Concessions. The Third division is North of Durham Road-from 1st to 15th Concessions inclusive.
West of Garafraxa Road.
Con. Lot Allen, James 1 14 Alexander, Wm 2 60 Allman, John 2 64 Aldrich, Mrs 2 70 Backhouse, Richard 3 70 Bray, James 3 18 Black, Alex 2 10 Byers, Thomas 1 29 Black, Donald 2 11 Burgess, Gordon 1 23 Brizeal, John 1 10 Barnes, Wm. 1 13 Corbett, Simeon 1 4 Cameron, Malcom 1 7 Cameron, Arch'd 1 8 Colles, W. H. G. 1 21 Curlett, John 2 2 Campbell, Donald 2 6 Campbell, Duncan 2 7 Cameron, Duncan 2 12 Campbell, Duncan 2 30 Cross, James 2 13 Connor, Robert 2 32 Campbell, Wm. 2 33 Connor, Edward 2 36 Caton, Wm. 2 37 Caton, Francis 2 41 Collison, Gibson 2 44 Collison, John 2 44 Coskery, Francis 2 47 Cuff, Robert 2 48 Campbell, Quintin 2 52 Cuff, John 2 61 Curlett, Robert 3 1 Curlett, Thomas 3 1 Curlett, John 3 2 Clark, John 3 32 Clark, Mrs 3 39 Clark, Dugald 3 40 Campbell, George 3 41 Campbell, Peter 3 41 Cuff, Robert 3 49 Cuff, George 3 57 Dedman, Moses 1 13 Douglas, Robert 1 27 Dean, Mrs. 1 30 Dargavell, James 2 51 Daly, Michael 3 66 Edge, Hamilton 2 36 Eveson, Urias 2 35 Edge, John H. 2 42 Ellison, Wm. 2 43 Ewen, Thomas 2 45 Edge, Samuel 3 43 Edge Wm. 3 43 Fox, Wm. 1 20 Fletcher, Duncan 3 22 Fletcher, Charles 3 22 Gray, John 1 16 Gainer, Owen 1 27 Henderson, Duncan 1 6 Hooper, John 1 9 Hopkins, Levi 2 49 Hopkins, Samuel 2 50 Hutton, Thomas 2 56 Hopkins, Mrs. 2 59 Haskin, Thomas 2 62 Hutton, Alex 2 64 Heuston, Samuel 3 42 Hutton, George 3 48 Hutton, Thomas 3 55 Hopkins, Mrs 3 57 Irvine, Robert 1 18 Jackson, Wm. G. 1 19 Jones, Joseph 1 19 Jackson, George 1 23 Livingston, Hugh 2 31 Ledingham, Alex 3 8 Lauder, John 1 23 Lindley, Wm. 2 1 Lawson, Wm. 2 55 Morden, Henry 1 18 Meikle, Arch'd 2 66 Morton, Alex. 2 46 Mountain, Wm. 2 69 McFarlane, Duncan 1 5 Mighton, George 3 65 McLean, Mrs. 1 6 McKinnon, John 1 8 McLean, Malcolm 1 7 McKecknie, Mary 1 9 McKinnon, Lachlin 1 10 McGillivray, John 1 11 McGillivray, Arch'd 1 11 McDonald, Neil 1 12 McGillivray, Mrs. 1 14 McArthur, Donald 1 21 McLinton, Robert 1 30 McCurlett, Thomas 2 1 McCurlett, Robert 2 1 McDonald, Neil 2 8 McDonald, Alex 2 9 McFarlane, Dugald 2 14 McDonald, John 2 15 McArthur, John 2 17 McKinnon, Alex 2 18 McGillivray, Arch'd 2 20 McCallum, Dugald 2 22 McDonald, John 2 23 McDonald, Lachlin 2 24 McKinnon, Donald 2 25 McKechnie, John 2 27 McQuarrie, Malcolm 2 28 McDonald, Neil 2 32 McDonald, John 2 34 McKenzie, John 2 64 McDonald, Donald 3 13 McDonald, Duncan 3 14 McGillivray, Arch'd 3 19 McGillivray, John 3 20 McGillivray, Donald 3 21 McKechnie, Allan 3 25 McLean, John 3 26 McQuarrie, Donald 3 27 McQuarrie, John 3 28 McLean, Neil 3 29 McLean, John 3 30 McGillivray, Arch'd 3 31 McDonald, Donald 3 34 McDonald, Duncan 3 37 McDonald, James 3 38 McKenzie, Duncan 3 64 McCasey, Thomas 3 65 McKenzie, Hugh 3 67 McKenzie, Donald 3 68 Noble, John 2 63 Noble, George 2 63 Nixon, Wm. 3 17 Proudfoot, Alex. 2 2 Peitte, John 2 67 Riddle, James 1 3 Riddell, John 2 5 Reid, Robert 2 54 Riddell, Hugh 3 12 Rumbly, Jacob 3 56 Smith, A. G. 1 1 Smith, Donald 1 1 Smith, John 1 2 Skeene, George 1 4 Skeene, James 1 3 Smith, John 1 6 Simpson, John 1 8 Sutherland, James 1 29 Smith, James 2 21 Sullivan, John 3 3 Sullivan, Lawrence 3 4 Skeene, Alex 3 5 Skeene, Robert 3 6 Stewart, Donald 3 10 Stewart, Hector 3 11 Vallett, Henry 2 68 Watson, Robert 1 20 Welsh, Patrick 3 15
South of Durham Road.
Con. Lot Archibald, Alex 3 34 Allan, George B. 1 34 Armstrong, James 2 61 Armstrong, John 2 59 Bottenholm, Henry 1 2 Black, Stephen 1 46 Bailey, Wm. 1 50 Black, Thomas 1 59 Butler, Mrs. 2 1 Ball, James 2 25 Burkett, Peter 3 1 Bottenholm, Charles 3 2 Ball, Wm. 3 26 Ball, Thomas 3 27 Barber, John 3 39 Begg, John 3 45 Campbell, Donald 1 10 Campbell, Colin 1 11 Cain, Mrs. 1 37 Collett, Henry, sen. 1 39 Collett, Henry, jun. 1 38 Cook, John 1 53 Cook, Wm. 2 40 Cardwardyne, Joseph 2 54 Corbett, Joseph 2 62 Carroll, John 3 6 Corbett, John 3 61 Dixon, Thomas 1 25 Donnelly, John 2 45 Edwards, Matthew 1 47 Fursman, Ephraim 2 21 Fursman, Charles 2 23 Femall, John 3 28 Gottwals, A. Z. 1 3 Gilginn, John 1 6 Goodeve, E.A. 1 41 Gibson, Johnson 2 41 Greig, Peter 3 43 Grierson, Nathaniel 3 55 Harrison, David 2 50 Hudson, James 3 21 Harrison, David 2 16 Hopkins, Edward 2 27 Hoops, Wm. 1 62 Howell, Robert 2 2 Hurd, Wm. 1 43 Husher, Wm. 1 19 Hosenhager, Chris 1 1 Hestel, John 1 7 Hughies, Henry 1 17 Johnstone, Edward 2 55 Johnstone, Matthew 3 29 Knowles, Samuel 3 63 Kinneghan, James 1 16 Lawson, Alex 1 64 Lawrence, John 1 41 Lindsay, Joseph 1 58 Leslie, Robert 2 11 Laidlaw, Thomas 2 18 Morrell, Foster 1 8 Marshall, James 1 30 Martin, Wm. 2 5 Marshall, James 2 30 Moffatt, Wm. 3 32 Myer, Andrew 3 33 Muir, Henry 3 35 Mather, Matthew 3 48 Milligan, James 3 57 Maw, Thomas 3 62 McNaught, John 2 17 McDonald, Daniel 1 14 McKay, Alexander 1 43 McMahon, Wm. 1 24 McLachlan, Francis 1 51 McLachlan, Charles 1 52 McCauslan, Oliver 1 54 McCulloch, Wm. 1 61 McNaught, Thomas 2 4 McLean, Hugh 2 49 McCartney, James 3 8 McTavish, Robert 3 10 McFarlane, Charles 3 16 McDonald, Thomas 3 60 Neivell, George 2 60 Nicholson, Mrs. 2 63 Nichol, Thomas 2 48 Nicoll, John 3 46 Nicoll, Thomas 3 47 Purvis, Alex 1 21 Potter, John 2 52 Purvis, Wm. 3 18 Purvis, George 3 24 Park, James 3 53 Peterson, Richard 3 15 Purvis, John 3 25 Park, Andrew 3 51 Park, Arch'd 3 52 Reid, David 3 49 Richard, Mrs. 1 56 Rowland, Richard 2 3 Rose, Wm. sen. 1 62 Stevens, Alex 1 18 Speer, John 1 26 Speer, Solomon 1 32 Speers, John 2 32 Scott, Wm. 2 43 Smith, Robert 2 58 Smith, Charter 2 58 Scott, Thomas 3 41 Tompkins, Wm. 1 42 Thomas, Wm. 2 50 Turnbull, George 3 17 Tyreman, Hyman 1 49 Vayson, John 1 61 Wynn, Edward 1 20 Walls, Mrs. 1 22 Walls, John 1 23 Whiteford, Wm. 1 27 Wilkinson, Robert 1 33 Walton, Abraham 1 60 Whaley, Matthew 2 19 Wilkinson, Robert 2 29 Wiggins, James 2 64 Wilson, Wm. 3 30 White, Wm. 3 37 White, Alex 3 38 Young, John 3 13
NORTH OF DURHAM ROAD.
Con. Lot Adams, H.P. 1 1 Acton, Abraham 2 34 Adlam, John 2 41 Alexander, John jun. 2 48 Adlam, George 4 25 Ashley, Thomas, sen 5 25 Ashley, Thomas, jun. 5 25 Armour, Wm. 5 32 Anderson, James 8 8 Anderson, George 10 29 Anderson, Andrew 14 10 Allen, George B. 1 33 Barton, H. M. 13 3 Boght, Sebastian 11 5 Boyd, Wm. 10 4 Barber, Wm. 9 22 Brown, Alex 9 30 Brown, John 9 31 Boulden, James 9 2 Boyce, Wm. 8 25 Bollander, George 7 7 Brown, George 6 21 Brown, Wm. 6 23 Brunt, Wm. 6 24 Bamford, John 5 16 Blyth, John 5 17 Bailey, John 5 21 Belstine, Philip 5 8 Bailey, Wm. 5 9 Brattan, Mrs. 4 26 Bailey, James 4 7 Barnes, Robert 4 9 Brattan, David 3 45 Brattan, Hugh 3 46 Bailey, Wm. 3 12 Bailey, Isaac 3 14 Barns, Patrick Jun. 3 16 Brown, John 3 25 Blyth, Wm. 3 31 Bannister, Wm. 3 1 Brattan, Robert 2 50 Bailey, John 2 14 Burns, Joseph 2 15 Burns, Patrick, jun. 2 16 Burns, Patrick, sen. 2 17 Blake, Wm. 2 22 Bull, Henry 1 61 Bailey, Wm. 2 12 Bottrell, Robert 1 20 Blakely, John 1 25 Boddy, Thomas 1 27 Brander, James 15 18 Brigham, Henry 1 40 Buck, Abraham 1 5 Buck, Wm. 1 6 Brunt, Ralph 6 19 Campbell, John 1 7 Campbell, Donald 1 9 Campbell, Robert 1 30 Connelly, John 1 62 Chick, John 2 36 Connelly, John 2 49 Connelly, Wm. 3 52 Christie, Alex. 4 1 Campbell, Colin 4 4 Carson, Christopher 4 6 Chittick, Francis 4 16 Chittick, Guy 4 17 Crozier, Samuel 4 30 Cunningham, John 5 3 Casement, Wm. 5 4 Casement, Robert 5 5 Clemer, Frederick 5 11 Crozier, James 5 29 Cook, Peter 6 25 Chittick, Thomas 7 15 Crozier, Wm. 7 25 Clark, John 7 32 Cain, Edward 8 6 Cain, Robert, Sen. 8 6 Cain, Robert, jun. 9 8 Campbell, Alex. 9 10 Campbell, Duncan 9 10 Coutts, John 10 24 Coutts, Alex 10 30 Cromach, Peter 11 14 Cook, Arthur 11 17 Campbell, Neil 11 31 Campbell, John 13 26 Cronan, John 14 14 Creman, Dennis 14 20 Clark, Wm. 15 2 Campbell, John 15 3 Cronan, John 5 14 Creman, Patrick 15 19 Cook, Wm. 1 42 Dresch, Valentine 1 3 Dickey, John 1 49 Duncombe, Robert 1 64 Davis, J. B. 2 1 Davis, Francis 2 26 Davidson, James 2 58 Dillihunty, John 3 17 Devlin, John 4 14 Devlin, James 5 13 Devlin, Thomas 5 15 Dobney, John 7 1 Datts, Lewis 10 6 Dickson, Samuel 10 9 Devlin, Joseph 10 15 Darroch, Duncan 11 32 Doherty, John 14 7 Easten, David 3 23 Elliot, James 4 20 Elliot, Nathaniel 4 21 Earls, Edward 6 16 Falconer, John 9 4 Fisher, Richhard 13 1 Fisher, John 8 9 Fawcett, David 6 27 Fossie, Lewis 7 6 Frampel, Conrad 5 10 Finnerty, Michael 3 11 Fullarton, James 2 54 Fensom, John 1 37 Grant, James 15 17 Gribble, George 3 5 Grafton, Stewart 5 18 Grafton, Daniel 6 12 Grafton, Thomas 6 12 Glendinning, James 8 11 Gillies, John 13 1 Gallagher, Henry 13 9 Gallagher, John, sen. 3 10 Green, Alex 13 20 Grant, Alex 13 2 Goodman, James 2 1 Hastie, Andrew 11 15 Honnies, Stephen 11 25 Hanlan, Michael 10 26 Hutton, Thomas 10 14 Hamilton, Charles 10 19 Hobkirk, John 9 27 Hunt, Amont 7 5 Hobbermill, Conrad 5 10 Hobbermill, Charles 5 10 Hunt, John 4 21 Hillies, Samuel 4 24 Hazlitt, Thomas 3 39 Hunt, Thomas, sen 3 41 Hillies, David 3 44 Hinch, John 3 49 Heuston, Samuel 3 63 Hopkins, James 6 13 Hunt, Thomas 2 35 Hunt, Thomas, Jun. 3 35 Hicks, John 3 36 Hazlitt, Wm. 2 40 Hopkins, John 2 47 Hillies, Wm. sen. 2 53 Hudson, Obadiah 2 6 Hopps, Wm. 1 47 Irvine, John 3 28 Irvine, Wm. 7 9 Irvine, John 10 11 Jacklin, Moses 1 21 Johnstone, Samuel 2 1 Johns, Levi 2 8 Johnstone, James 7 19 Jeffgings, James 10 5 Johnstone, John 11 2 Kennedy, John 2 39 Kellecher, John 14 9 Kenoch, Adam 5 7 Kemble, Henry 4 10 Kennedy, Robert 3 37 Kain, John 3 2 Killinbeg, Wm. 2 19 Killinbeg, Thomas 2 20 Laidlaw, George 1 11 Livingstone, Andrew 1 51 Livingstone, James 1 52 Livingstone, John 1 53 Little, John 2 24 Livingstone, Andrew 2 51 Ledew, Alex 4 22 Lee, George 5 2 Linney, James 5 28 Lee, Henry 5 29 Leggett, George 6 1 Lee, Joseph 6 3 Long, Henry 6 6 Lloyd, John 7 14 Lockner, Conrad 6 11 Loath, Henry 9 9 Livingstone, Alex 9 29 Laidlaw, Walter 11 9 Laidlaw, Robert 11 11 Lloyd, Robert 11 16 Ledingham, Wm. sen. 13 31 Ledingham, Robert 14 31 Laidlaw, Wm. 14 28 Morton, Henry 15 1 Milne, George 15 9 Morrell, Alfred 11 13 Millar, John 7 3 Matthews, George 5 24 Milligan, James 4 18 Milligan, Wm 4 19 Mintie, Edward 4 2 Mighton, George 3 59 Myrven, Ferdinand 3 3O Millar, George 2 63 Maur, John 3 2 Maur, Henry 3 4 Maycock, Thomas 3 9 Mills, Thomas 2 45 Mills, Christopher 2 46 Myrven, John 2 28 Myrven, Wm. 2 29 Myrven, James 2 30 Myrven, Alex 2 31 Millar, Thomas 1 41 Marshall, Robert 1 13 McKenna, Michael 1 32 McFarlane, Bernard 1 60 McGrade, Francis 2 33 McLachlin, Arch'd 2 43 McCracken, Joseph 4 3 McCracken, Thomas 4 3 McLean, Donald 5 30 McClarty, James 5 31 McClarty, Arch'd. 5 31 McLean, Donald 6 26 McDougall, Allan 6 28 McCallum, John 6 31 McNicol, Johnson 7 12 McNicol, David 7 12 McGillivray, Malcom 7 28 McDougall, Malcom 7 28 McKechnie, John 7 29 McIntosh, Donald 7 30 McQuarrie, Hugh 7 31 McQuarrie, John 7 31 McNicoll, John 8 12 McGregor, Peter 8 15 McLean, Mrs. 8 18 McDonald, Dugald 8 20 McGillLivray, Martin 8 26 McDonald, Hector 8 27 McDougall, Angus 8 28 McKinnon, Alex 8 29 McLean, Neil 8 30 McLean, Malcom 8 31 McGillivray, Donald 8 32 McGillivray, John 9 5 McNicoll, Donald 9 12 McLean, Arch'd 9 14 McCormiok, Alex 9 16 McCormick, Arch'd 9 17 McKinnon, Neil 9 25 McDougall, John 9 26 McDougall, Neil 9 28 McKinnon, Martin 9 32 McGhie, Samuel 10 3 McQuarrie, Lachlin 10 27 McDonald, Ronald 10 28 McDonald, John 10 31 McRae, Donald 11 26 McRae, Hector 11 28 McQuarrie, Hugh 11 27 McClement, James 13 27 McIntosh, Wm 13 30 McClement, Alex 14 29 McWilliams, F. H. B. 14 30 McGregor, John 15 4 Nicoll, Thos, jr. 10 10 Owens, Samuel 7 10 Orr, Samuel 11 25 O'Brien, Jeremiah 14 9 O'Neil, Henry 5 22 Paterson,James 13 7 Pepper, John 10 2 Plaskett, Thomas 6 15 Paterson, James 6 22 Paterson, Wm. 6 8 Porter, Wm. 5 19 Park, John 5 6 Prast, John 4 8 Prast, Christie 4 8 Privat, Lewis J. 4 11 Paterson, Wm 2 4 Paterson, Robert 7 8 Quirk, Michael 9 22 Ray, Henry 1 54 Ray, Wm. Jr. 1 56 Ray, Thomas 1 55 Ray, Wm. sen. 1 58 Ryan, Michael 2 60 Ransbury, John 3 43 Richmond, Thomas 3 50 Redford, Wm. 6 18 Redford, Thos. 6 18 Running, Benj. 7 4 Redford, Henry 7 24 Redford, Stephen 7 24 Rae, Wm. 10 1 Robertson, John 13 4 Robertson, Thos. 14 1 Sheckler, John 14 15 Sullivan, Philip 15 16 Smith, James 15 5 Shewell, Edward, sr. 15 10 Sullivan, Philip 14 16 Sullivan, Dennis 14 17 Simpson, Joseph 13 28 Simpson, Arthur 13 29 Smith, Robert 11 24 Shewell, Wm. 11 29 Shewell, Edward sr. 11 30 Shewell, Edward jr. 10 23 Sachs, John 9 13 Smith, John 9 23 Storrer, Andrew 9 11 Stephenson, David 8 3 Stephenson, Wm. 8 3 Speice, Henry 6 6 Stewart, Wm. 2 55 Smith, John 2 27 Symons, Joseph 1 44 Switzer, Benj. 1 17 Steer, George M. 1 18 Swift, Edward 2 5 Tyreman, Thos. 1 46 Taylor, Robert 2 60 TurnbulI, George 3 57 Tompkins, Jesse 4 22 Torrey, Frederick 4 28 Torrey, George 4 28 Tilley, Wm. 7 2 Thompson, Wm. 8 21 Taylor, Alex 13 24 Taylor, David 13 25 Taylor, Wm 14 24 Taylor, John 14 26 Taylor, James 9 24 Tulloch, James 11 3 Telford, Charles 5 4 Wilson, Alex 13 18 White, James 10 25 White, John 9 23 Wood, Thomas 9 4 Wood, John 8 24 Wood, Thomas 8 25 Walls, Henry 7 11 Wilson, John 6 2 Wakefly, Martin 6 7 Willoughby, Thomas 6 10 Wright, Wm 4 32 Witte, Gustav 4 12 Wilson, John 3 22 Waggonor, Caspar 3 6 Wapler, Warner 2 10 Yost, Ferdinand 2 9
BERKELEY.
A Post Office on the "Toronto and Sydenham" Gravel Road, 11 m. S. E. of Chatsworth, and about 18 m. from Owen Sound. Mail on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Chatsworth and Artemisia P. O. John Fleming, senr., Postmaster.
BIG BAY.
This is a shallow bay [shallow in the sense of not running far into the land] between the two Inlets, Owen's Sound and Colpoy's Bay. It indents the North Shore of Keppel and is four miles across from point to point. A line thus carried across would be from a mile to mile and a half from the deepest recess of the Bay. Just there, a mill stream debouches into the Bay, and the new village of North Keppel is struggling into existence. (See "N. Keppel.) The Bay, though apparently well protected by Griffith's Island lying directly in front, is liable to be vexed with baffling winds and currents settling in from two or three directions between the Islands; and in former times it was not always possible to calculate the time a boat would take in getting past the Bay. Some of the earlier voyagers vexed at these unwilling delays, gave the place the name of "Purgatory Bay". The name "Big Bay," is however that given by the Indians to it, and used by the settlers on its shores.
BIG HEAD RIVER.
This is a very pretty River and deserves a better name than the rather rude one it bears. A generation ago, the mouth of the river formed a safe and convenient shelter for the batteaux which served nearly all the purposes of lake navigation for Surveyors, Explorers and Traders. Some of these parties, camping for the time on its shores, found, washed out by the freshets, a skull of remarkably large proportion; probably belonging to some Indian warrior whose fame has missed reaching us. The river where the "big head" was found, or the "Big Head River," was from thenceforth the rather unpoetical name of the stream. Its farthest source is in Holland near the Toronto Line, about 5 m. below Chatsworth. The South fork rises on Lot 7 or 8 in 12th Con. Holland, and runs through the village of Walter's Falls. The general course of the Big Head River is N. E. Its length is but little over 20 m. It turns various mills; but might be made use of to a much larger extent than at present. This is also one of the trout streams of the region; and certain favorite parts of its course are well known to anglers. It falls into Georgian Bay at Meaford. It is unfortunate that its mouth is impeded by a sandbar, so that it is of no value to shipping unless dredged out.
BLANTYRE.
A Post Office in the N W part of the Township of Euphrasia, about 6 m. from Griersville, 11 m. from Meaford, and 4 m. from Walter's Falls. James Patterson, Postmaster and General Merchant. There is also a Blacksmith shop at Blantyre. Mails Tuesdays and Saturdays from Griersville, Meaford, and Walter's Falls.
BLUE MOUNTAINS.
These are continuations of the Hamilton and Niagara formations; and in the Township of Collingwood end abruptly in a steep wooded slope toward the lake. The altitude in the immediate vicinity of Georgian Bay, [in rear of McMillan's Hotel, 3 m. E. of Thornbury], is 750 feet above the lake level. About 5 m. in rear of Craigleith P. O. and somewhat nearer Collingwood Harbor, the altitude is 900 feet. Large stretches of table land are found upon their tops. Below the limestone of which the Blue Mountains are composed, is found bituminous Shale, as under the cliff at Niagara Falls. A few years ago a Coal Oil Refinery was put in operation near Craigleith. Some oil was made; but the discovery of oil in Enniskillen so cheapened the article that it could not hold out against the competition, and was abandoned. [Notices of the Blue Mountains may be also found under "County of Grey" " Collingwood", and "Osprey."]
BURNCOURT MILLS.
A Grist Mill, (one run of stones), and a Carding Mill built by and belonging to the estate of the late John Wilson. Situated in the Township of Sydenham, about three-fourths of a mile from Leith Corners, and between six and seven from Owen Sound; (on Lot 30, Con. C. Sydenham.)
CAPE RICH.
A village situated on Georgian Bay, in the Township of St. Vincent; 10 m. from Meaford, and 19 m. from Owen Sound, by land. Population about 100. It contains a Post Office, two Coopers' shops, one Carpenter's shop, one shoemaker's shop, and a Wharf with storehouse attached. In summer the mail is daily, both ways, by Steamboat; in winter, mail on Wednesday and Saturday, from Meaford only. The Steamer "Clifton" calls at 9 a. m. on her way from Owen Sound to Collingwood, and at 4p.m. on her return during the season of navigation. The principal interest in the village is the fisheries. Seven fishing boats are employed, belonging to as many different fishermen, and manned by two and sometimes three hands each. A number of extra hands are employed during the season, who are not considered as residents, and not included in our estimate of the population. As many as 1,200 barrels of fresh fish have been shipped to Collingwood in one season. In 1864, the number reached 800 barrels. Most of these were for the Toronto Market. Navigable water is very close in on shore; and the wharf, though only 60 feet long, has, at the present low water 12 feet depth at the end. It is exposed to E. and N.E. winds, though protected from gales from other points of the compass. The absence of water power has been adverse to the prosperity of the place, and it has been rather non-progressive for some years. Sabbath services are regularly held by the Baptist denomination, and occasionally by the Wesleyan Methodists. Brinan, John, Fisherman. Davis, Mrs. (widow Orris.) Kyfer, Richard, Fisherman. Knox, Wm. C., Boot and Shoemaker. McLaren, D., Postmaster. McLaren, D., senr. McDonald, Neil, Fisherman. McDonald, Donald, Fisherman. McInnis, Donald, Fisherman. McIntosh, Gilbert P., Carpenter and Builder. McInnis, John, Fisherman. McInnis, Duncan, Fisherman. Nichol, John, Fisherman. Stephens, Adams, teacher. Vail, Robert, Cooper. Wylie, Wm., Farmer. Winters, John, Cooper.
CARSON'S MILL.
A Grist and Sawmill, in the Township of St. Vincent, on the Shore of Georgian Bay, one mile W. of Cape Rich. It was built in the early days of the settlement about the year 1842; and comprises, under one roof, the Gristing department and the Sawmill. Though the machinery is of a primitive description the mill is a great convnience to the neighborhood. The Grist Mill has one run of stones. The stream is an outlet of "Mountain Lake," near the residence of Col. Watson about a mile from the mill. CARSON, ROBERT, Proprietor Carson's Mill. Carson, William. Doron, Archibald, Farmer.
CEDARVILLE.
A village in the township of Proton, near the town-line of Egremont, on the S. Branch of the Saugeen River. There are two stores, Grist mill, Saw mill, Post Office and a Tavern. Distant from Mount Forest 9 miles, from whence it is supplied with mails every Friday. Currell, Robert, Miller. Rogers, T. & W. - General Merchants, and Proprietors Grist and Saw Mills. Dorey, William H. Proprietor of Cedarville Hotel. Hay, Henry, Carpenter. Rogers, Thomas, Postmaster. McKenzie, John, General Merchant. Rogers, William.
CHAFFEY'S MILLS.
These mills are in the township of Glenelg, 1 1/2 miles from the "Garafraxa (Gravel) Road" and about 6 miles N.E. of Durham, S. B. Chaffey, Esq., Proprietor. The mill has one run of stones for flouring, and another in connection with the Oatmeal mill. In connection with the same property is a Saw-mill, and a Fulling and Carding mill. The water power is abundant, the mills being situated on the "Rocky Saugeen." Durham is the nearest Post Office at present; but a Post Office will probably be established at the mills ere long. CHAFFEY, S. B. Proprietor Mills. McGauley, Robert, Lessee Grist mill and Oatmeal Mill. McCormick, John, Farmer. McDonald, Alex., Farmer. McDonald, Donald Farmer. HENRY CARDWELL, CHATSWORTH, CO. GREY., Clerk 6th Division Court for Grey, Township Clerk for Holland, Issuer of Marriage Licenses, Conveyancer, Commissioner in B.R. &c., Licensed to sell Bill Stamps.
CHATSWORTH.
A thriving village on the "Garafraxa Road", the intersection of the Toronto and Sydenham Road, 9 miles south of Owen Sound, and 19 north of Durham. About the year 1842, a settler named Coyer, built a log shanty, and called it a Tavern. He was succeeded by Devine, who dispensed such cheer as his house afforded for some years. "Devine's" was reckoned the first stage from Owen Sound. It was the first house built in the settlement; and stood where Campbell's Tavern (occupied by G. Follis) stands now. In 1852, when the "Toronto Line" was projected, Mr. S. H. Breese bought the lot at the intersection of the roads, and put up the "California House" which he still keeps open as a Hotel and General Store. The "California House", (so called by its proprietor, who is a returned Californian), soon became a well-known point on the great northern road. Six or seven years ago, the Messrs. Deavitt, of Holland, laid out part of their property in village lots, and called the survey JOHNTOWN. The Post Office is called, Chatsworth; Henry Cardwell, Postmaster. We have no desire to enter into the merits of the dispute about the name of the village; but merely mention the fact of such a dispute. In fact there may be said to be, two villages, but the public fail to recognize them, as two. Chatsworth is the name recognized by the Post Office Department, but Johntown is the name generally known to the public. In the village are a Post Office, 2 Stores, 3 Tavern's, 3 Blacksmiths, 3 Shoemakers, 2 Waggonmakers, a Tannery, a Foundry, Saddler's, Tinsmiths' and Cooper's Shops, several Carpenters, a Town-Hall, 3 Churches, a Schoolhouse, 2 resident Clergymen, and a physician. Population 170. About 7 years ago, the place began to grow; but nearly all the improvements made are the work of the last 3 or 4 years. The 3 churches, Presbyterian, N. C. Methodist, and Roman Catholic, are each of wood and somewhat handsomely built. The Townhall, built in 1864, will seat about 250. It is used for Courts and public buildings, and on Sabbath for public worship by the Wesleyan Methodists. The Foundry was established in 1863; and is growing in importance monthly. The village plot is partly in Holland, and partly in Sullivan. Mails daily, north and south and down the Toronto line on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Also on Saturday to Massie P. O. and Marmion P. O. Black and McGill, Proprietors Chatsworth Foundry. Black, John (of Black & McGill). BREESE, STEPHEN H., Proprietor California House, and General Merchant. BRITISH ARMS INN, Joseph Hopkins, Proprietor. Bell, Mrs. Bowie, Mrs. CALIFORNIA HOUSE, S. H. Breese, Proprietor. Chatsworth Town Hall. CHATSWORTH-FOUNDRY, Black & McGill; Proprietors. CARDWELL, HENRY, Postmaster, Conveyancer. Clerk 6th Div. Court, Township Clerk for Holland, Issuer of Marriage Licenses. Cardwell, Joseph, Assistant Postmaster; Commissioner for taking Affidavits. CAMPBELL, ALEX., General Merchant. Cameron, Rev. James, Canada Presbyterian Curtis, George, Waggon-maker. Duffy, Thomas; B1acksmith. Dudgeon, James, Blacksmith, with T. Duffy Duffy, Joseph, Blacksmith, with T. Duffy Folliss, George, Innkeeper. Foster, Samuel, Boot and Shoe maker Freeman, Richard, Plasterer. GIBSON, THOMAS, Tinsmith. Hopkins, John, Boot and Shoe-maker. HOPKINS, JOSEPH, Proprietor British Arms Inn. Johntown Hotel; G Folliss. Kingsbury Stephen, Proprietor Chatsworth Tannery. Knox, Thomas, Labourer. Knox, Robert, Boot and Shoemaker. Little, John Carpenter. Leggett, Gore. Waggon-maker. Letherland, Wm, Carpenter. Mitchell, John, Labourer Morris, Thomas, Cooper. Muirhouse, George, Carpenter. McGill, Andrew, (of Black & McGill) McGREGOR, DUNCAN, Physician and Surgeon. McGregor, Hugh, Labourer. Norton, Rev. William, Wesleyan Methodist. Richardson, Samuel, Blacksmith. Richardson, Mark. Blacksmith. Shouldice, John, Farmer. Tanner, John, Labourer. THOMPSON, JOSEPH, Saddle and Harness Maker. Thompson, John, Carpenter. Williamson, J. A. G., Teacher. Watson, Mrs.
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