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DIRECTORY of the COUNTY OF PEEL for 1873-4 by JOHN LYNCH Brampton Printed at the Brampton Progress Chromatic Printing House 1874
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS From The Mail of 2nd of April, 1874.
DIRECTORY FOR PEEL.-Mr. John Lynch, of Brampton. has just issued a Directory of the County of Peel. It forms a neat volume of 130 pages, and contain a great variety of local information, besides lists of the inhabitants of the townships, towns, villages &c., clearly printed and well arranged. The book is calculated to be of great service in the County, and to those having relations therewith, and very creditable to Mr Lynch.
From The Peel Banner of the 2nd April, 1874.
COUNTY OF PEEL Directory -For some time past it has been announced through these columns that a Directory of the County of Peel, by Mr. John Lynch, was in the Press. We are pleased to state is now for sale, and will be found a very convintent book for those in business, and a very interesting book for those in any way curious to become acquainted with the early history of the County. Let those who have not yet got a copy see after getting one at once. The day wiIl probably yet be when a copy will sell for as many dollars as cents they now purchase it.
From The Brampton Times of the 3rd of April, 1874.
DIRECTORY OF PEEL. We have looked through the Directary for Peel for the year 1873, edited and compiled by our respected townsman, John Lynch, Esq., and so far as we can judge, find it correct and reliable in its details. It is well got up typographically, neatly bound, and will be found a useful work of reference to every business man in the County. It contains also some very interesting information concerning the early history of Peel, from which the reader can form an intelligent estimate of the progress of the County made from 1820 up to the present date. The price is moderate, $1.50.
From The Globe of the 6th of April, 1874.
County OF PEEL DIRECTORY. This book is a compilation of Mr. John Lynch, Brampton, and contains the names of all persons on the assessment rolls for 1873, in the townships and villages in the County. It contains, besides, some exceedingly interesting historical notes of time early settlement of the district of which the present County of Peel was a portion. We read that Yonge street was surveyed in 1796, by Augustus Jones, and a number of extracts from his field-book discover that at that time the population was sparse in that beautiful route. Indeed it seems that in 1799 there were, in the Home District, only two hundred and twenty-four inhabitants. There are also a number of interesting exemplifications from the "Court Book" of the County of York. We find parties fined for assault and battery during 1799 in accounts varying from £20 to 5 shillings. Here also is recorded, (1800) the estreat of John Babtiste D'Alegre, Yonge street, gentleman, for assaulting a negro woman, named Bet, and his fine set at one shilling. It is scarcely possible that Mrs. Stowe could have seen this entry in the "Court Book," but there is a suspicious similarity between this name and that of the ruffian who killed Uncle Tom. Poor old Bet had a hard road to travel, for the next entry is that of another assault on her by Rene Augustin Counte De Chabus, also a gentleman, and who was also find one shilling. They would have worse luck if they appeared before our Police Court at present. Here is a startling entry:-"March 1st, 1811. Wm. Jarvis, of the town of York, Esquire, informed the Court that a negro boy and girl, his slaves, had been committed to prison for having stolen gold and silver out of his desk." And two days after it is ordered "that a carpenter be employed to make moveable stocks that will confine two prisoners at once." On the 30th December, 1815, Allan McNabb, Jr., had to apologize to the Bench for riding his horse on the foot path, and being pert and insolent to Wm. Chewitt. Another entry would have some interest for Mr. Coatsworth; a number of residents of York were fined 20 shillings for each pig allowed by them to run on the street. The early settlement of the townships in the county is also briefly described. The book will be doubtless interesting to the "old families" in the County of Peel.
From The Sun (Orangeville) 9th April, 1874.
PEEL Directory. We have received from the author, J. Lynch, Esq., of Brampton, a copy of his Directory for the County of Peel for the years 1873-4. It contains an interesting history of the couuty- and, in fact, of a large portion of Ontario-with official documents from the earliest settlement down to the present time; also sketches of the different villages and townships in the county, with the names of the present inhabitants taken from the assessment roll of 1873, and much other valuable information. In the preparation of the work Mr. Lynch has shown much careful research, and besides being a valuable book of reference to business men, its pages will be perused with pleasure by those who take an interest in the history of the early settlement and subsequent progress of Peel and the Old Home District. The work is sold at $1.50 a copy.
From The Leader of 9th April, 1874.
Book Notice-COUNTY OF PEEL DIRECTORY, BY JOHN LYNCH, BRAMPTON, 1874- This is a directory to every town and village in this county, and will prove valuable for counting houses and other offices. The collection appears to have been made with the greatest care and regard for accuracy. In addition to the directory the book also contains an interesting history of the county.
INDEX
Albion Judicial Officers Alloa Kilmanagh Alton Limits of the County Belfountaine Lockton Bolton Mackville Boston Malton Brampton Mayfield Britannia Meadowvale Burnhamthorpe Melville Caldwell Mono Mills Caledon Mount Charles Caledon Township Mount Hurst Campbell's Cross Mount Wolfe Castlemore Municipal Councillors for 1874 Cataract Port Credit Centerville Post Offices in the County Charleston Richview Cheltenham Rockside Chinguacousy Salmonville Churchville Sandhill Clairviile Sheridan Claude Sleswick Coleraine Sligo Columbia Springbrook Cooksville Springfield Derry West Stanley Mills Dixie Streetsville Edmonton Summerville First Settlement of the County Tormore Fraser's Corners Toronto Township Gore of Toronto Tullamore Grahamsville Victoria Huttonville Westervelt's Corners
DIRECTORY OF THE COUNTY OF PEEL 1873-4 LIMITS OF THE COUNTY
The County of Peel comprises the townships of Toronto, Toronto Gore, Chinguacousy, Caledon and Albion, with the incorporated villages of Brampton, in the Township of Chinguacousy, Streetsville, in Toronto, and Bolton, in Albion. Although in extent one of the smallest counties of Ontario, it is not inferior to many in natural advantages. It lies on the north shore of Lake Ontario, with an excellent harbor, Port Credit, in the centre of its front. From Port Credit runs Hurontario Street in a north westerly direction through the centre of the Townships of Toronto, Chinguacousy and Caledon, to the north-west part of Caledon near the village of Orangeville, and thence to the town of Collingwood on Lake Huron. With Lake Ontario in the front, the County is bounded on the East by the County of York, on the north by the Counties of Simcoe and Wellington, and on the west by the Counties of Wellington and Halton.
FIRST SETTLEMENT
In giving a full description of the County of Peel, it would seem proper to give some account of its origin and first settlement, and in doing this it will be necessary to go back to the last century. The territory now comprising the County of Peel about eighty years ago formed part of a large district, which has, by a variety of changes, dwindled down to its present limits. The first subdivision in which this part of the country was concerned-when it formed part of the Province of Quebec-was by a Proclamation of Lord Dorchester, then Governor General, dated 24th July, 1788, dividing the Province so that what was afterwards Upper Canada was divided into four districts, which, counting from the east, were named Lunenburgh, Mecklenburgh, Nassau, and Hesse. Nassau,-afterwards called the Home District-extended from the mouth of the River Trent, Bay of Quinte, "so far westerly as to a north and south line intersecting the extreme projection of Long Point into Lake Erie." In the first session of the first parliament of Upper Canada the name of these districts were altered to Eastern, Midland, Home and Western. This was a pretty extensive district, and as our particular locality is not mentioned in official documents for some years afterwards, it will be necessary to take notice of some of the proceedings in other parts of the district. On the 27th July, 1793, an Act was passed fixing the places for holding the Courts of Quarter Sessions, in which it was enacted that the Courts for the Home District should be holden in the town of Newark, Niagara, and,-but this does not concern us-the Courts for the Western District at Michilimackinac! When the Province of Quebec was divided into Upper and Lower Canada, and Governor Simcoe assumed the government of Upper Canada, he issued a proclamation dated at Kingston, 16th July 1792, laying out the Province into nineteen counties, of which the County of York was one, divided into two ridings, east and west, the East Biding extending from the County of Durham to the eastern boundary of what is now the County of Peel, and the description of the West Riding is indefinite; but it is not now of much importance. It is sufficient to say that the Townships of Trafalgar, Nelson, Beverly, and Flamborough, East and West, and some other parts of the present County of Wentworth, were united with and formed part of the West Riding of York until the year 1816 when the Gore District was formed taking in all the Townships of the Home District, west of Toronto Township. The Home District remained in that condition until in 1852 the institution of districts was virtually abolished, and the late Home District was converted into, or represented by, the Counties of York, Ontario and Peel. The County of Ontario was soon after set off as a separate county, and a portion of the inhabitants of Peel wished to have this County set off in the same manner, but the mesasure was opposed by about an equal number of the people, and a contest arose on the subject, which continued for several years with considerable excitement. This excitement was terminated in 1865, by the County of Peel being finally separated from York and established as a separate county. And it is very satisfactory to record that when the question was once settled; all parties seemed to agree that it was better so. The greater part of the County of Peel was settled in the year 1819 and following years, but the "old survey" of Toronto Township was settled several years previously, and it was considered very desirable to ascertain the time and circumstances of the first settlement of that part of the County. This was no easy matter as the Assessment Rolls and other official and municipal documents had been destroyed by the invasion of the United States army in 1813. The first British settlement in Upper Canada, or the western part of it, was made about Niagara. After the conclusion of the revolutionary war, which resulted in the independence of the United States in 1783, the U. E. Loyalists and other Americans who had maintained their allegiance to their sovereign and country, commenced pouring into Canada in the year 1784, and continued for some years following. The settlement commenced at Niagara, and gradually rolled on to the head of Lake Ontario, and then turned westwrde towards the Grand and Thames rivers, all in the extensive district of Nassau. In 1791 a range of townships was laid out, from the eastern limit of the Nassau or Home District to Toronto. But nothing yet is accomplished in Toronto except, it is said, the settlement of two Mississaga families. It was not till Governor Simcoe had fixed upon York as the capitol of Upper Canada that any indication of settlement in this direction was apparent. The following extracts from papers in the office of the Surveyor General of Upper Canada, will give some idea of the first settlement of the District. The first extract given relates to the very commencement of the settlement at Niagara. At the conclusion of the American war, Fort Niagara, on the American side of the River Niagara, and Fort Detroit, on the American side of the River Detroit, were in the possession of the British Government, and remained so for some time oocupied by the military until the boundary line was settled, so that Fort Niagara was for some years the capital of Upper Canada, but more particularly of the large Nassau or Home District; "Letter from His Excellency, General Haldimand, to Lieut-Colonel De Peyster, or officer commanding the Upper Forts dated Quebec, 29th March, 1784." "To avoid any depredations on the barracks and buildings belonging to the crown, at present occupied by the Rangers, you will send an officer with a small detachment to reside there for the time of their being disbanded, who is to be answerable for the safety of them, as they will answer for barracks, should post be taken on that side of the river, on the evacuation of Niagara, for which purpose the Surveyor will have directions in laying out the settlements to reserve the East part comprehending the high ground above Navy Hall across to the four mile creek, entirely for the use of the Crown, in order that such part of it as shall be found the most proper may be fortified whenever it shall be necessary." "Major Campbell to Phillip Frey: "Niagara, 4th July, 1786. "Sir,-I am to acknowledge the favor of your letter of 29th May, enclosing a copy of your instructions from the Surveyor General, and finding from the irregularity allowed among the first settlers upon Government lands near this place, as well as from the number of people daily coming in from the American States, the necessity of making a regular survey of the whole settlement, I am to expect that you will come down for that purpose as soon as possible, and am sir "Your most obedient, &c., &c., "A. CAMPBELL. "Mr. Philip Frey, Deputy Surveyor, &c., &c." "The memorial of the late Colonel John Butler, and the officers of the late corps of Rangers and Indian Department at Niagara-that your lordship's memorialists having left their families and properties at the commencement of the late trouble in America, and served faithfully during the war, and now settled at Niagara, do humbly beg that your Lordship will be pleased to consider their services, and allow the officers and non-commissioned officers such additional quantity of lands as the 84th regiment has received. And your memorialists as in duty bound will ever pray, "(Signed,) John Butler, Lieut-Col. "Peter Tenbroeck, "Andrew Bradt, Captains. "Jacob Ball, "Thomas Ball, Lieutenants." Mr. Frey to John Collins, Deputy Surveyor General: "Niagara, 18th Sept., 1787. "Sir,-I have the honour to transmit this, accompanied by plans and reports of surveys of township number one, and the others of two, together with the first concessions of the latter lately surveyed, which I hope will meet your approbation. "The person who had been employed in the surveying business previous to me has made few and very erroneous surveys, having only laid out a few lots for particular people. Many plans may have been transmitted which may not have been effectually executed. "I am sorry to understand that his Honour, Brigadier-General Hope expects that I shall finish the survey of the Crown Lands by next ____, or the latter end of the ensuing winter. From his Honour's expectations in this respect, I am induced to entertain an opinion that he conceives much had been already done before my appointment to this place. "In order to expedite the survey at a very small additional expense to Government, I will wish his honour's and your approbation to employ two very able assistants, provided you shall think proper to augment my pay, during the active survey, to ten shillings sterling per day. In this case it might be accomplished during that period. "I shall continue the survey with the utmost diligence, and beg leave to have the honour to be sir, "Your most &c., &c., "P. R. Frey, "Deputy Surveyor for "Niagara and Detroit." "From Captain Watson to P. Frey: "NIAGARA, 15th January, 1788, "Sir,-In consequence of a discretionary power given me by the Commander-in-Chief and upon your representation that Messrs. Jessee Pawling and Augustus Jones are properly qualified to assist in surveying the townships of the settlement under your inspection, I do appoint them to that service from this date at the salary of two shillings and sixpence sterling per day, and without any other expense whatever being incurred from this appointment. "I am Sir, yours &c., "James WATSON, "Capt. Commanding Upper Posts." Captain Watson to P. Frey: "Niagara, 31st March, 1788. "Dear Sir,-I have no objection to the three parties being employed at all times in the manner best calculated to expedite the business of the Survey; but am sorry that delays should occur, as I am persuaded it will be expected below that our progress in it should be proportionable to our increase of hands. "I am Sir, &c., "James WATSON, Captain." Mr Philip Frey was the principal Surveyor in the District of Nassau and figured considerably during some of the first years of the settlement. He had some authority in granting lands to new settlers, and in some of his proceedings he very much displeased the Governor, Lord Dorchester. He finally left the country on leave of absence and did not return, and Mr. Augustus Jones, a Surveyor under Mr. Frey, was appointed in his place in the latter end of the year 1789. The following is extracted from a letter from Phillip Frey, surveyor, to John Collins, Deputy Surveyor-General, dated Nassau, 2nd May, 1789. It is given here to show the difficulty our first settlers had in the location of their free grants, there being such a large quantity of good land to choose from. It will also show that there was, even at that early period, trouble about a "County Town." "With respect to the insertion of each proprietor's name on his lot in this place, be pleased, to allow me to observe that the change of property &c., is, as yet, so frequent that it would carry a very uncertain account of each man's settlement, therefore could not be depended upon to stand of record &c. I have not as yet been able to keep my book of locations one week without three or four alterations, which arise from the above reasons. "The quantity of land now laid out is sufficient for all the settlers and all the families which are likely to come from the American States in the course of the summer, and with the advice of the Commanding Officer and the Magistrates, I have stopped surveying. "The people being allowed to roam about and choose situations in every way suitable to them, makes the settlement very much scattered, and it would employ ten surveyers to follow them in order to lay out their lands, and unless a speedy stop is put to this, the half of the land surveyed will remain unoccupied, as they are so exceedingly nice in their choice. "A township has been laid out this winter which was intended to be ready to complete the additional quantity to reduced officers. I am sorry it is so much disliked that I believe none will choose to locate their lands there. The place looked upon as eligible, and where we all wish to take our additional quantity, is near the westerly boundary line, Little Lake, head of Lake Ontario. "Our community is as yet divided in opinion with respect to the place most fit for their Town and public buildings. It seems to be the general opinion that it had better be voted for. Our townships have, as yet, no names, nor do I know what authority to apply to for that purpose, but yourself. I could wish to have your directions respecting that matter." "Statement of the Mills in the District of Nassau, specifying by whom erected, by what authority and what year, &c., &c. 1 "A saw and grist-mill near the Falls of Niagara, on the west shore of the River St. Lawrence, in the township of No. 2, on lot No. 174, by John Burch, Esq., in the year 1785, by permission of Major Campbell, the commandant at Niagara." 2 "A saw and grist-mill on a creek called the Twelve Mile Creek, township No. 3, and on lot No. 23 in the 10th concession, by Duncan Murray, Esq., in the year 1786; but he dying before they were completed, they were transferred to Robert Hamilton, Esq., who finished them in the year following." 3 "A saw-mill on the creek called the Forty Mile Creek, in township No. 6, lot No. 11 in the 3rd concession, by John Green, in the year 1788." 4 "A grist-mill on the aforesaid creek, lot No. 10, 1st. concession, in the year 1789, by John Green." 5 "A grist-mill on a creek called the Four Mile Creek, township No. 1, lot 2, 4th concession, in the year 1787, by Peter Secord, senr., on the verbal promise made him by Lord Dorchester at the house of the late Major Tice in presence of Mr. Burch and others." 6 "A saw-mill on a creek called the Fifteen Mile Creek, township No. 3, lot No. 9, 10th concession, by Stuart & Butler, in. 1789, since transferred to Col. Butler." 7 "A saw and grist-mill on Thirty Mile Creek, township No, 5, lot 22, 4th concession, in 1790, by William Kitchen." 8 "A sawmill on Black Creek, about seven miles back of Fort Erie, in the year 1791, by Philip Stedman, senior." 9 "A grist-mill on a branch of Twelve Mile Creek, in township No. 10, lot No. 5, 4th concession, in the year 1791, by David Secord." 10 "A grist-mill on Four Mile Creek near the King's mills, in the year 1791, by David Servos, on ungranted lands." 11 "A saw-mill on Four Mile Creek, by David Secord, in 1791." 12 "A saw-mill on Small Creek called the Muddy Run, near the Whirlpool in township No. 2, in the year 1791, by John Donaldson." 13 "A saw-mill on one of the branches of the Twelve Mile Creek in township No. 9, lot No. 23, 8th con., in 1792, by Benjamin Canby." 14 "A sawmill now erecting on one of the branches of the Twelve Mile Creek in township No. 9, lot No. 16, 5th con. by John Degow." 15 "A grist-mill now erecting near Fort Erie, on the west shore of the river St. Lawrence, at the Rapids, (on a lot of John Gardiner's) by Mr. Dunbar." 16 "A saw-mill now erecting on Forty Mile Creek in township No. 6, on lands granted to the late deceased Henry Nelles, now building by his sons Robert and William Nelles. 17 "A saw-mill on Four Mile Creek, township No. 1, in 1792, by Sampson Lutes." 18 "A grist-mill on a creek near the Sugar Loaf Hills, Lake Erie, by Christian Savitz-unsurveyed." 19 "A saw and grist-mill on a creek that empties into the head of Burlington Bay, by Bargely & Wilson, in 1791." 20 "A mill site on a creek called Smith's Creek, north side of Lake Ontario, in the township of Hope, lot No.6 in front at the head of a small pond. "AUGUSTUS JONES, "P. L. S. "Newark, 7th Nov. 1792." So far we have no mention of anything on this side of Lake Ontario, except the mill site at Smith's Creek, but subsequently we find mention of Grants of land, as to "James Bouchette 200 acres near to his father's, 21st October, 1792." "Wm. and Charles Wilcox, 21st Oct., 1792, a front town lot and 200 acres each of them, in the Town and neighbourhood of Toronto." "John Denison, 21st Oct., 1792, 200 acres neighbourhood of Toronto." Before the name of York was adopted, the place was called Toronto, or Toranto, which is variously stated to be an Indian name, a French name, and an Italian name. "Joshua Bell, 1200 acres near Lake Erie, and two Town lots at York." -This is probably York on the Grand River. "John Coltman, a Town lot at Toronto." "Thos. Collins two Town lots at Toronto." "Wn. Kenevery 15th June 1793, lots 96, 97 and 120, 9 Township." "Major John Smith 22nd July 1793, 5000 acres in Township No. 9, near Toronto." "Abel Stevens and associates in Scarborough, 200 acres for himself and 200 for each of eight children." "Bentley Peters loyalist lands at Toronto." "James Clark, Barack Master, 1200 acres near Toronto on Burlington Bay." "Arthur McCormack, a town lot at Toronto." "Hon. Peter Russell, 1000 acres in the new township East of Burlington Bay." The following grants were probably all in the neighberhood of York:- Lewis Grant, 800 acres; Capt. Wm. Hamilton, 1000; Angus McDonnell, 800 acres; Lieut. Allen McNab, 1000 do; Capt. David, 1500; Lieut. A. H. Brooking, 1000 acres; Capt. Samuel Smith, 1000 acres; Ensign John McGill, 1000 acres; Capt. John McGill, 1000 acres; Surgeon David Burne, 1000 acres; Capt. Eneas Shaw, 1000 acres; Dr. James Macauley, 1000 acres; Capt. Spencer, 1000 acres; Lieut. Wm. Mayne, Duncannon, 1000 acres. Yonge Street was surveyed in 1796 by Mr. Augustus Jones, Provincial Surveyor, and a few extracts from the field notes of that Survey will give some idea of the progress of settlement in that direction. Only such notes are given as relate to settlement. These notes will doubtless sbow all the settlement which existed on the line of Yonge Street in the beginning of 1796. The Survey was commenced on the first day of January, 1796, and in the first thirteen days they had completed just two miles. Being busy every day "opening Yonge Street." On the third mile they pass a "Bridge and Creek running to the right," and come "in line of Coon's Road," and pass over "burnt plains." On the fourth mile they cross "the old road," between five and six miles "a bridge", six and a half miles "a bridge"; seven miles "a bridge"; eight miles "a bridge"; at eleven and a half miles "Cooper's House on the left"; at twelve miles opposite "Johnson's House on the left." As houses were not very plentiful, it is not very surprising that they remained at Johnson's three days; and on the 25th of January pursued their course:-At thirteen miles thirty three chains, "opposite improvement to left, about two acres"; at thirteen miles and a half miles, "a road turns off to the right to Berczy's settlement"; at fifty eight chains "house on the left, about three acres cleared", at seventeen and a half miles "a small improvement (S. Thorn) on the left"; at nearly eighteen miles "a log house (Berczy) on the right"; at eighteen and a half miles, "C. Berczy's house, timber not raised, on the right." On the twenty-first mile we have the following:- "At 64 chains descend a steep hill to 66.50, arm of a pond, cross to 69, rise hill to 73 along on ridge, pond on the right to 80 opposite Mr. Bond's house, which is on the East side." Many of our readers will be familiar with "Bond's Lake," and it now appears that Mr. Bond had also a "house" in 1796. In going the next mile, twenty-one to twenty-two; four improvements were passed, two on each side, and no further sign of settlement is mentioned. On Tuesday 16th February, they reached the Holland Landing thirty-three miles and fifty-three chains from Lake Ontario. Mr. Jones returned to York on Friday 19th, and on the 20th "went to the Garrison and waited on his Excellency, Governor, and informed him that Yonge Street is opened from York to the Pine Fort Landing, Lake Simcoe." It is quite probable that Lake Simcoe was then, as it is now, seven miles at least from the Holland Landing, but it is possible that the marsh on both sides of the Holland River, being then covered with snow, might be mistaken for an arm of the Lake. To continue Mr. Jones notes a little further:- "As there were no provisions to be had at this place, His Excellency was pleased to say, that I must return to Newark," the present town of Niagara, and report to the Surveyor General, and return with him in April next, when the Executive will sit, and that my attendance would be wanted. Sunday 21st February 1796-Snow fell the greater part of the day, light wind from the North. Monday 22nd:-The hands busy at repairing and calking the boat to return to Burlington, and thence to Newark, light winds from South. Tuesday 23rd:-High wind from S.W. hinder going on the lake. Wednesday 24th:-High winds from the South drove a great quantity of ice into the harbour, oblige me to leave the boat and set out by land. Went to the Etobicoke. Thursday 25th:-Came along the lake to the sixteen mile Creek, Winds from the South. Friday 26th:-Came down to my house Long Beach. Tuesday, 1st March:-Came down to 12 mile Creek; came in my boat, high winds from N.W., frosty nights. "Wednesday 2nd:-Came down to Newark." It would be very desirable to know how Mr. Jones got across all those "Creeks," especially those between York and the Long Beach. But he does not tells us. There must have been ferries of some description, probably mostly kept by Indians. The road along the Lake Shore must have been used at a very early day, and was the only land route between the Eastern and western parts of Upper Canada until long after the seat of Government was established at York. Dundas Street was not opened until 1806 or 1807. It is certain there was a ferry at the mouth of the Humber, and at the mouth of the Credit was a "Government House" built by the Government, and used as a kind of a hotel and a residence for the ferry men. This house was kept by Mr. Thomas Ingersol, who was probably the first white resident in Toronto Township. After Mr. Ingersol's death the house was kept by his son, Charles Ingersol, for some years. Charles Ingersol afterwards moved to the West and founded the Town of Ingersol, and the Government House and Ferry were kept by Geo. Cutter. Mr. Smith says the Home District, in Seventeen Hundred and Ninety Nine, contained only Two hundred and Twenty-four inhabitants, and it is not likely that any of those, unless probably the Ingeraol family and the Indians were in the Township of Toronto. The "old survey" of Toronto was Surveyed in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Six by Mr. Wilmot, Deputy Surveyor, one mile on each side of River Credit-or Mazenabekasepa-as the Indians called it, was marked out and reserved for the use of the Indians, with special privileges respecting the fishery, no person being allowed to catch fish in the river without the consent of the Indians. They subsequently sold out all their lands and privileges in this Township and removed to the Saugeen River. The real settlement of Toronto may be said to have commenced in 1807, after the Survey had been completed, and increased moderately, until the War of 1812 broke out, which gave a considerable check to its progress. When the war was over, however, it revived, and in 1819-20 the rear part of the Township was surveyed and pretty well settled, and the Towhship of Chinguacousy, Caledon, the Gore of Toronto and Albion were surveyed and settled by degrees. A considerable part of the new Survey of Toronto was settled in 1819 by a Colony of Irish from the city of New York, who wished to live under the British Government, and an arrangement was made with the Government by their agents Messrs. John Beatty and Joseph Graham, by which a part of the Township was set apart for them, and they moved on immediately. The following is a statement of the lands granted by Government in the old Survey of Toronto, with the names of the parties, prior to 1820.
1st Concession North of Dundas Street
Lot
5 David House 1 John Vanzante 6 Abraham Marckle 2 Abraham Cook 7 John Mahar 3 Absalom Wilcox 8 John Jones 4 Lynes Peck 9 John Schiller Lot 20 Wm. Barber 10 Moses Teeter 21 Jonathan Pettit 11 Joseph Silverthorn 22 Thos. Williams 12 Allan Robinet 23 Cornelius Vanvalkenberg 13 John Harris 24 William Lee 14 John Shackleton 31 Benjamin Bowbeer 15 Sylvester Fletcher 32 Malcolm Wright 16 Elizabeth Bradt 33 Andrew Cook 17 John Schiller 34 Conrad Shane 18 Paul Marian 35 Otherial Smith 19 Alexander Gray
2nd Concession North
Lot
11 Wm. Cloughly 1 David Kenny 12 Geo. Mulholland 2 Wm. Johnston 14 Levi Cashady 3 Abijah Hagar 16 Amous Loudon 4 Margaret Reily 18 Henry Almas 5 Thos. Mahar 20 Patrick Murphy 6 John Day 21 " " 7 Margaret Crowl 22 Peter Wolfe 8 Thos. Connell 23 " " 9 Wm. Kent 24 William Lee 10 Elizabeth Eastman 33 Duncan Clow
1st Concession South Dundas Street
Lot
13 David Pickett 1 John Vanzante 14 John Steel 2 Hugh McIlmoyle 15 David Harris 3 Philip Bender 16 David Shannon 4 Henry John Utter 17 Cornelius Vanvalkenburg 5 Styles Stevens 18 Thos. Williams 6 Peter Wright 19 Jonathan Pettit 7 Peter Jones 20 Wm. Barber 8 Reuben Baker 28, 29, 30, 31 9 John Gage Joshua Pollard Joseph Horning 32 John Utter, jr. 10 Sarah Grant 33 Peter Conover 11 Wm. Jennings 34 Isaac Patrick 12 Burgess Baker 35 Charles Cameron
2nd Concession South
Lot
8 Abraham Markham 3, 4 Samuel Smith, Esq. Joseph Ogden 5 Edward McMahon 9 John Polly 6 Oliver Grace 10 Joseph Cawthra 7 James Glennon 11 Wm. Markham Lot 26 Jacob Thomas 12 Wm. Shaw 28, 30 Benjamin Monger 15 David Harrison 31 David Cribbs 23 Esther Borden Denison 32 Frederick Star Jarvis 23 John Steel 33 Sebastian Greenious 25 Joseph Cawthra 35 Henry Shook
3rd Concession South
Lots
28 Lewis Bradley 4, 5 Hon. Samuel Smith 29, 30 Thos. Merigold 6, 7, 9 Thos. Lucas 31 Stephen Jarvis 11 Henry Watson 32 Frederick Star Jarvis 26 Christian Hendershot 33 Cornelius Thompson 27 John Mariat 34 Henry Gable
4th Concession South Broken Front
27, 28 Lewis Bradley The above is not a correct representation of the inhabitants of Toronto at that date, as some of the grantees never settled on their lands, and other purchased lands and settled in the Township, but a large portion of the parties mentioned became actual settlers and some few of them are now living on their lands then granted them. Many of their descendents are in the Township. Through the kindness of Mr. Bull, Clerk of the Peace, the writer has had access to "Court Book" or Magistrates book for the County of York, from which has been obtained some interesting, if not useful information respecting the early settlers in Toronto Township. This book is a record of the proceedings of the Court of Quarter Sessions for the County of York, and contains all the judicial and municipal Acts of the magistrates in session. At that time the Magistrates had not only Judicial duties to perform, but also Municipal duties which are now performed by the County Council. York was the County, or rather District Town of a very large though not very populous District, and the few settlers in Toronto Township appear to have had more business with the "Court Book" than those of any other outside Township, excepting perhaps, Scarborough. Several extracts are taken from this book mostly, but not altogether, relating to Toronto Township and its settlers. The first entries are not of much value, unless it be for their antiquity, under the date of 8th April, 1799, we find: "The estreat of Lewis Rock for Assault and Battery on William Bowkette, £20; Benjamin Mosely for Assault and Battery on Wm. Bowkette £15; Wm. Smith for Assault and Battery on Wm. Bowkette, £5; Elizabeth Smith for Assault and Battery on Wm. Bowkette, 5 shillings." The next extract is dated January 17th, 1800. The Magistrates on the Bench were William Jarvis and William Willcocks, Esquires. "The Estreat of John Babtiste D'Alegre of Yonge Street, gentleman, for Assault and Battery on one Bet, a negro woman, and his fine set at one shilling, which he paid to the Clerk of the Peace. "Reno Augustin Counte De Chalus of Yonge Street, gentleman, was fined the same amount for the same offence against the same person, so that beating an old woman was much less expensive than beating Wm. Bowkette." April 12th, 1808:- Estreat of Thomas Simpson of the Grand River in the Home District, labourer, for trespass and assault upon Abraham Elb, fined one shilling, paid." "General Quarter Sessions, Tuesday the tenth day of April, 1810. Alexander Wood, chairman; Duncan Cameron and Duncan McLean, Esquires, associates; Thomas Rideout, clerk. The Sheriff returned the precept. General Inquest called. Charles Wilcox, foreman, John Vanzante, Thaddeus Gilbert, John Jordan, Jordan Post, junr, Joshua B. Totman, Lewis Bright, Gerhard Kuck, Joseph Shaw, Thomas Stoyell, Caleb Humphrey, Joshua Leach, Alfred Barrett, Patrick Hartney, Philip Clinger, Charles Haines, Peter Millar, John Playter, John Campbell, Jordan Post, senior. The first case called on was "John Robert Small, vs. Geo. Ridout and Thos. Ridout. Assault and Battery. Plea, Guilty. Fined one shilling each." "Monday, 16th May, 1810:- Ordered that D'Arcy Boulton, junr., Path master for tha West end of the Town of York for the last year be summoned to give in a return of the Statute Labor performed in his District, on Saturday, 26th instant." "Joseph Cawthera, Pound-keeper, for the Town of York, appeared and protested against the Pound as not being in fit order." "April 19th, at the same Session, was presented a petition of the inhabitants of Toronto, respecting a bridge across the Etobicoke, which could not be attended to on account of the few subscribers thereto." "October 10th, 1810:-Upon the representation of Richard Beasley and Samuel Smith, Esquires, the Court took into consideration certain disputes respecting the distribution of Statute duty in the Townships of Trafalgar and Toronto. Ordered, that one half of the Statute duty of the aforesaid Townships, be performed on the Commissioners, or Middle Road, and the other half on Dundas Street, and that the Clerk do immediately issue warrants to the respective Pathmasters, requiring them to comply with the above orders." "March 1st, 1811.- Read a letter from Richarc Beasley, complaining of David Albertson and Moses Teeter, Pathmasters in the Township of Trafalgar, as having paid no attention to the orders of the Court, respecting Statute duty. The parties were summoned to answer the above charge, and appeared March 11th. Moses Teeter said that he was not Pathmaster in Trafalgar, but in Toronto, and that there were only two inhabitants, besides himself; in the part of the Township where he lived, liable to do Statute Labor. Whereupon the court discharged him. "July 8th, 1811:-License granted to Joshua Pollard, to keep a common Inn and Ale-house, at his residence." Slavery in the Home District, in the nineteenth century! "March 1st, 1811:-Wm. Jarvis of the Town of York, Esquire, informed the Court that a negro boy and girl, his slaves, had, the evenin before, being committed to prison for having stolen gold and silver out of his desk." Accommodations for two:- "March 13th, 1811:-Ordered that a carpenter be employed to make moveable stocks that will confine two persons at once, and when completed, that they be erected where a majority of the Magistrates of this Town may think most proper." "December 28th, 1811:-The following persons applied for Tavern licenses in Toronto Township, which were granted or refused as follows: Thomas Ingersoll, granted; Joshua Pollard, do.; John Conovor, do,; Benjamin Monger, refused, being next door neighbor to Joshua Pollard." "April 15th, 1812:-Philip Cody, pathmaster of Toronto Township, complained of sundry persons not having done their Statute Labor of last year. Ordered that the Clerk do write to them to attend here on the 30th instant. On the 30th, accordingly, the defaulters appeared, and after being heard by the court, were ordered to work, in addition to their Statute Labor of this year, the number of days which they are deficient for last year, and that the Clerk do send a copy or memorandum of this order to Allan Robinet, Senr., pathmaster for that part of the Township to which they belong with the number of days each person has to work, over and above the Statute Labor of this year. John Belchar, 3 days; Wm. Barber, 2 days; John Usher, 3 days; Abraham Marckle, 4 days; Jos. Silverthorn, 2 days; Jas. McNabb, 2 days; Allan Robinet, 2 days. And on complaint of the aforementioned Philip Cody to the Court, on oath, of being daily in bodily fear of Joseph Silverthorn and John Belchar, who were then in Court, it was ordered, that the said Joseph Silverthorn and John Belchar, do immediately give surety of the peace to the said Philip Cody by entering into recognisances to keep the peace for one year, which they did in Court. At this time it was difficult to obtain Constables, as all the old ones and many others were joining the Volunteers and marching to the frontier to resist the invaders. It was probably this fact which caused the following order: "April 18th, 1812:- Ordered that tbe Clerk of the Peace do write to Richard Beasley, and request him to recommend to the Court, fifty persons to serve as Constables in the Townships of the West Riding." The Grand Jury for the Session which commenced 14th July, 1812, would appear to be all, or nearly all from the Township of Toronto and Trafalgar. The following is the list: "Thomas Ingersol, foreman. Joseph Silverthorn, Philip Cody, Allan Robinet, Moses Teeter, David Harris, Thos. Merigold, Ezekiel Post, David Munn, Lewis Bradley, Stiles Stevens, Benjamin Monger, Samuel Fraser, John C. Harris, David Taylor and Wm. Tisdale." "The Petit Jury were then called and answered to their names except Cornelius Vanvalkenburgh of Toronto, who did not appear, and was fined 20 shillings." Robert Wilkins, Samuel McLean and James Gilbert of Nelson, being also absent, were fined 10 shillings each. "The Grand Jury brought in a true bill for Assault and Battery against James McNabb, on the complaint of Philip Cody. The defendant did not appear, but his bail appeared and asked the Court to put off the case to the next session, as the Mr. McNabb had gone to Niagara with the Flank Company. The application was granted." This matter was again brought up at the next Session, January 12th, 1813, but as Mr. McNabb was still on duty on the frontier, the case was discharged. "January 16th, 1813:- Charles Ingersol, son of the late Thomas Ingersol of the River Credit, applied to the Court to be allowed, jointly with his mother Sally Ingersol, a Tavern License for the Government house at the River Credit, stating that his late father had kept said house for some years: Granted." "January 23rd:-Quetton St. George appointed collector, had not sent in his bond. Fined 40 shillings, and Stephen Jarvis appointed in his stead. Mr. Jarvis refused as he had been collector last year. and Joseph Cawthra was appointed." "In consequence of the enemy having possession of the Town the Court could not meet on the 27th April." "June 10th, 1813:-John Jordan of York, Inn-keeper, fined two pounds sterling, for refusing to recieve in his house, two convalescent soldiers, and treating their billet from A. Wood, Esq., with contempt." "October 19th 1813:-As no Town meetings had been held in the West Riding, the Magistrates appointed Township officers. For Toronto Benjamin Monger and Joseph Silverthorn, Assessors; Allan Robinet, Collector. Thomas Merigold, Township Clerk." Officers were also appointed for Block No. 2; Beverly, Flamborough East and West, and Trafalgar. "September 14th, 1814:-Benjamin Monger was fined %pound;2 for refusing a horse to General Dewatteville, half the fine returned." October 11th, 1814 -James Marckle of the Township of West Flamborough, was fined £10 for Assault and Battery on Jno. Binkley. "October 22nd, 1814:-The court appointed the following officers for Toronto: John Pollard and Thomas Silverthorn, Assessors; Allan Robinet, junr., Collector; Charles Ingersol, Town Clerk; John Marlat and Garrat Conover, Path-masters; Phipip Peer, Town Warden; John Sheeler or Schiller, Pound keeper." George Cutter fined £10 for selling liquor to Indians. "December 30th, 1815:--Wm. Chewett complained of Allan McNabb, jnr., for riding on the foot path, and for being pert and insolent. Apologized." "June 8th, 1816:-Complaint by Wm. Allen, Esq., that Philip Cody, Assessor, and Joseph Silverthorn, Path-master, have neglected their duties. Ordered that they be summoned." The Pig queetion, June 25th, 1816 :-Thadeus Gilbert, convicted of allowing two swine to run at large in the streets of York was fined twenty shillings; Charles Thomas, 4 swine do. 40 shillings; John Jordan, two swine, do. 20 shillings; Morris Lawrance, 2 swine, do. twenty shillings; Robert Lackey, 2 swine, do. 20 shillings." "John Vanhorn and Frederick Kesspel, fined 30 shillings for being so much intoxicated as to be unfit for their duty as Jurors." Robert Nichols, Esq., fined 5 shillings for assault on A. N. McNabb. By looking over the two following lists of Grand Jurors, it may be supposed that the people of Toronto in those times performed a large portion of the public business in the Home District. "Grand Jury, 9th July, 1816:-Thomas Merigold, foreman. Michael Miller, Stiles Stevens, John Silverthorn, Jas. Robinet, Thos. Robinet, Philip Cody, Joshua Pollard, David Hammond, Jos. Silverthorn, Frederick Star Jarvis, Thomas Silverthorn, Conrad Shane, Samuel Mercer, Randolph Papst, Allan Robinet, Jas. McNabb, Thos. Ingersol, Jacob Marshall, Charles Cameron and Benjamin Monger." Grand Jury, July 8, 1817:-Benjamin Monger, foreman. Wm. Barton, David Jordan, Saml. Mercer, Jno. Silverthorn, Jacob Smith, Stiles Stevens, James Jackson, Charles Conover, Joshua Pollard, David Hammond, Alex Thompson, Daniel Merigold, Thos. Merigold, Philip Cody, Thos. Silverthorn. Ordered that Joshua Clarkson do pay a fine of 40 shillings for his non-attendance at this Session as a Grand Juror." April 5th, 1817:-A. N. McNabb bound to keep the peace, for challenging Robert Nichols. And Robert Nichols bound over for assault and Battery." Philip Cody fined £5 for selling liquor to Indians. January 14th, 1818:-The report of Thomas Merigold, surveyor of roads for the Western Boundary of the District, for a new road to be opened in the front part of Lot No. 27 and across Lot 26 in the Township of Toronto, was laid before the Court, and ordered to be carried into execution according to law." July 15th, 1818:-Ordered that Wm. Thompson, Esq., be authorized to enter into an agreement with Benjamin Monger for the repair of the bridge over the River Credit in the Township of Toronto, Dundas Street, agreeably to the plans and estimate now produced in taking security in the sum of £75 for the due performance of the work by the first of November next ensuing." Grand Jury, July 13th, 1819:-Stiles Stevens, foreman. Joseph Silverthorn, Benjamin Monger, George Cutter, Alexander Hemphill, James McNabb, Joshua Pollard, Thomas Silverthorn, Jacob Smith, Jacob Markle, Amasa Wilcox, Allan Robinet, Cornelius Vanvalkenburg, Thos. Robinet, Philip Cody, Danial Merigold, Wm. Custead. Wm. Custead refusing to take the oath was examined on his scruples of conscience and excused for the present. On the 27th December, 1819, license was granted to Thos. Graham to keep an Inn in Toronto Township, "North of Dundas Street," which means the place which Grahamsville now occupies. January 31st, 1820:-James Fitzgibbon, Esq., convicted of Assault and Battery on George Garside. Fined sixpence. D'Arcy Boulton, the younger, fined sixpence for Assault and Battery on George Garside. April 15th, 1820:-£50 was granted to build bridges over the Humber, the Mimico and the Credit. September 13th:-Wm. Manning was fined 2 shillings for selling bread in the Town of York without license to do so. October 11th, 1820:-Ordered that John McDougall be appointed surveyor of Roads for the Township of Albion and Albert Fitch Constable, for the said Township. "January 12th, 1821:-The Court ordered that the following persons be appointed Parish and Township officers for the Township of Chinguacousy for the current year, and directed the Clerk of the Peace to notify the persons so appointed to attend to the duties thereof as by law directed." Esselby Ingram, Amos Stafford, Assessors. John Scott, Town Clerk. James Currie, Collector. Averal Scott, James Bunting, John Leflar, Joseph Tolfree, M. Westervelt, and Robert Tremble, Path-masters. Averal Scott, James Bunting and Robert Calder, Pound-keepers. Ordered that Mr. Thompson be requested to administer the office oaths to the said parties. "June 19th, 1821:-Constables for Toronto Danial Merigold and John Faulkner. For Chinguacousy, Wm. Stafford and James Horne." "October 17th, 1821:-Wm. Allan, Esq., collector of customs, appeared and stated on oath that he had seized ten barrels of salt, in which were found concealed kegs of Tobacco of the value of £5 and upwards, brought to York from the United States, in an American Schooner named New Haven. A. Johnson, master." "Ordered that the salt and tobacco be forfeited." This was not the only instance of the mixture of salt and tobacco. Several years after Mr. Allan's discovery, Mr. Joseph Silverthorn, of Toronto Township, purchased a barrel of American salt of Mr. Wm. Arthurs, a respectable merchant of York in which on opening, he found a keg of very good tobacco, "of the value of five pounds and upwards." Mr. Arthurs on discovering the mistake, was anxious to recover the lot, but could not shew sufficient claims. "Grand Jury, 15th January 1822:-Allan Robinet, foreman. George Robinet, Wm. Birdsell, Jno. Austin, George Miller, Abraham Marckle, Joseph Silverthorn, John Beatty, Wm. Custead, Amos Wilcox, John Utter, Daniel Harris, James Eakins, Aaron Silverthorn, Joseph Graham, Thomas Silverthorn, John McCarty, Henry Rutledge, Thomas Robinet and Timothy Street." It must be adapeted that many of the above extracts are in themselves of very little value, but they give some idea of the condition of the early settlers of the Colony. It is hoped that no offence may be taken by the friends of those persons whose names have been used so freely. Certainly none was intended, as some of those with whose names the greatest liberty has been taken, were after the events referred to, intimate friends of the writer. Most of the lands in the new Survey of Toronto, and in the Township of Chinguacousy were granted to settlers in the year 1819 to 1821, according to the following list:
TORONTO - NEW SURVEY 1st Concession East of Hurontario Street
When two parties are named for one Lot, the name on the left hand is for the East half of the Lot. Lot 1 Patrick Nulty and Wm. Preston 3 Edward Wright 4 Peter Little and Andrew Little 6 John Palmer and Isaac White 7 James Loughead 9 James Wilson, Senior, and James Wilson, Junior 10 Alexander S. Thompson 12 Wm. McDonald and George Graham 13 John Rutledge and James Graham 14 Andrew Cheyne and George Graham
2nd Concession East
Lot 1 Frederick Fretog 2 Martin Snyder and Jacob Snyder 4 Barney Doherty and Alexander Walker 5 Wm. Anderson and John Montgomery 7 Robert McIntosh and James McIntosh 8 James Coats 10 Robert Bright 11 James Grafton and Thos. Grafton 12 George Stewart 13 George Stewart and James Henderson 14 Joseph Graham 15 John Cheyne and Thomas Graham
3rd Concession East
Lot 1 Joseph B. Clark 3 Martin Snyder 4 William Douglas 6 Thomas McBride 7 Alexander McMurray 9 George H. Summerfield and Wm. Waterhouse 10 Wm. Walton and Christopher Row 12 Thos. Reid 13 Joseph Graham and Benjamin Stewart 14 John Armstrong and James Stewart
4th Concession East
Lot 1 William Carrel 2 Timothy Street 4 Geo. Brown and John Brown 5 John Bright 7 Thos. Bright 8 John Whitesides 10 John Roper and Wm. Roper 11 Charles King, Senr., and Charles King, Jnr. 13 John Lumsden and Robert Moore 14 Alexander Carcadee and Alexander Hamilton Martin Morrison and Robert Fraser
5th Concession East
Lot 1 Gotleib Beanr and Henry Pingle 3 Samuel Weymouth and John Shalts 4 Simon Feel and Jacob Wees 5 Clergy Reserve, leased to Thomas McCoy 6 Thomas McNamara 7 Sarah Maria Thompson 9 John Kenedy and Samuel Kenedy 10 James Turner 12 Richard Bristol 13 John Stoddart and David Steele 14 Joseph Chambers and Thomas Henderson
6th Concession East
Lot 1 Timothy Sheehan and John McCarthy 2 Anne Chute 3 Reserve-George Viny 4 Francis Helmke and Francis Stiver 5 John Somerset 7 John Petrie 8 John Huston and George Miller 9 Crown Reserve-leased to John Robinson 10 Joseph Randal and Wm. Judson 11 Joseph Price and Robert Chambers 12 Crown Reserve-Thomas Balderson 13 Timothy Street 14 Matthew Chambers and James Chambers 15 William Leeper and John Leeper
1st Concession West
Lot 1 C. Thompson and George Winter 2 ___ Boyce 3 Reserved for School 4 Matthew Donahue and James Nesbit 5 John Bourns 7 Robert Hepson 8 Jane Hill 10 John McIntosh 11 Joseph Carter 13 James Beattie 14 John Neelands and Wm. Todd, Senr. 15 William Todd Jr. and Andrew Neelands
2nd Concession West
Lot 1 William Thompson 3 Richard Bristol 4 James Pickard 6 Elizabeth Dexter and James Martin 7 Alexander Ross 9 David Treaner 10 Stewart Grafton 12 Alexander Burns and Wm. Maxwell 13 John Thompson and James McBride 14 Heary Pearson and Alexander Duncan
3rd Concession West
Lot 1 Timothy Street 2 Wm. Shaw 4 Richard Bristol 7 Catharine Bender 8 Wm. Perkins and Thomas Kenedy 9 Crown Reserve-leased to John Beattie 10 Evan Richards 11 John Beattie 12 Clergy Reserve-leased to John Beattie 13 David Beattie 14 Jacob Bell and Robert Moore 15 Robert Anderson and Andrew Scott
4th Concession West
Lot 1 Jacob Pingle and Henry Stiver 2 Clergy Reserve-leased to Wm. Smith 3 Wm. Lindsay 4 Alexander Stewart 5 Clergy Reserve-leased to Timothy Street 6 Joshua Lemcrand and Jacob Lemcrand 7 Mary McCollum 9 John Ross 10 Wm. Birdsell 12 James Beatty 13 William Coates and Ebenezer Disher 14 William Coates
5th Concession West
Lot 1 Johnson Elliott and Thomas Griffin 2 John B. Muirhead 3 Crown Reserve-leased to Wm. C. B. Simms 4 James Glendenning and John Peterson 5 Timothy Street 7 Stewart James and Thomas Grafton 8 Francis Bulls and John Moore 10 Francis Cameron and John O'Neil 11 John Rutledge and Martin Switzer 13 John Armstrong and John Allan 14 William Armstrong and John Wallace 15 Robert Nesbitt and William Whalley
6th Concession West
Lot 1 Malcolm McKinnon 4 Peter Douglas 3 Thomas Kills and Robert Fetch 6 Timothy Street 7 John Reden 9 William Orr 10 Michael Arnold and George Morden 12 Joseph Tomlinson and Martin Justin 13 Daniel Hadley and Martin Justin 14 George Cowan and John Cowan
CHINGUACOUSY East of Hurontario Street 1st Concession East
Lot 1 Joseph B. Clark and Michael Sloat 3 John Devino and Thomas Maher 4 John Garden 7 Sarah Johnston 5 William Stafford and Samuel Kenney 6 Crown Reserve-leased to John Scott 7 Sarah Johnston, all 8 Archibald Pickard 9 Henry Carter and Richard Carter 11 Isaac Ryan and James Bunting 12 Thomas Mercer and Levi Mercer 14 James Horne and John Wilkins 15 Joseph Stafford and Obadiah Stafford 17 John Ransier and Andrew Ransier 18 George Dawson 20 Wm. Gernon and Francis Lightheart 23 Antoine Maison-neuf and John Newell 24 Abraham Wilson and Gilbert Vanwyck 26 John Lawrence 27 John Purkiss and Michael Warden 29 Matthew McMullen and Robert Scott 30 Jacob Gould 31 Jacob Gould and Thomas Johnston 33 Henry Yocum and Stephen Secord
2nd Concession East
Lot 1 Crown Reserve-leased to Joseph Graham 2 Edward Armstrong 3 Jonathan Doan and Thomas Silverthorn 4 George Robinet and Thos. Robinet 6 John Lynch and David Lynch 7 George Silverthorne and Thos. Montgomery 8 Joseph Simons and John Simons 10 Robert Martin and John Silverthorne 11 William Smith and Joseph Tolfree 13 Caleb Groat and William Cook 14 Solomon Marckle 16 John Pettit and Storm Loucks 18 Eleanor McMicking 19 Richard Bristol 21 David Lightheart 22 Isaac Lightheart 24 John Campbell 25 Francis Campbell 27 Elizabeth Campbell 28 Robert Campbell 30 Elizabeth Yocum 31 Robert Emery and John Gould 32 John Gould, jnr. 33 Hannah Gould
3rd Concession East
Lot 1 Benjamin Gale 2 Philip Hoffman and Paul Hoffman 4 William Higgins and John Higgins 5 Josiah Robinet and James Robinet 7 Thomas McMicking 8 Daniel Wilcox and John Wilcox 9 John Chambers and John Proctor 11 Jacob Phillips and Lewis Phillips 12 James Dodds and Robert Sovereign 14 Rowland Griffiths and John Finch 17 James Townly and Abraham Orth 18 Elizabeth Bunting 20 Sarah Salisbury 21 Lidia Craig 23 Abraham Marckle 24 Margaret Clendenning 26 Richard Bristol 27 Wm. Reynolds 29 Wm. Harrison 30 Francis Humphrey's and James Humphrey's 31 Mary Richards 33 John Stooks 34 George Reid
4th Concession East
Lot 1 Crown Reserve-leased to George Duggan 3 Isaac Davis and Ryer Reynolds 4 Wm. Keating and Oliver Keating 6 Richard Bristol 7 Henry Pope 8 Francis Nixon and Ross Nixon 10 Lardner Bostwick 11 George Moody and Wm. Jones 13 Samuel Hull and John Beamer 14 John Bagwell and George Barber 16 John Bostwick 17 Timothy Street 18 John Deacon and Wm. Hearn 19 John Ceasar and Robert Archdekin 21 Peter Crum and John Crum 22 James Reid and John Crum 24 Francis Lawrence 25 Hannah Sanderson 27 Elizabeth Emmett 28 John Emmett 30 John Reily and Robert McConnell 32 Owen Shields and John Wolfe 33 Nicholas Mattice and Thomas Fox
5th Concession East
Lot 1 Michael Fisher 2 Daniel Hopkins and Anthony Caillers 3 Clergy Reserve-leased to Thos. Wiley 4 Wm. Bowles 5 Joseph Ogden and Samuel Ogden 7 John Blakely and James Faulkner 8 Dependence Colbath and Wm. Fisher 9 George Brown 11 James Watson and John Nichols 12 Maurice Nagle and Wm. Johnson 14 Edward Pilkington 15 George Millwood 17 Ralph Graham and James Rose 18 Thomas Grafton and John Hayden 20 John McIntyre and Elijah Page 21 Hannah Ferris 23 James Thompson and John Thompson 24 Wm. E. Secord 26 Absalom Hosteler 27 Jacob Hosteler 29 John McConnell and James McConnell 30 Lieut-Col. Wm. Armstrong 31 John Armstrong and James Lang 33 John McCartney
6th Concession East
Lot 2 Thomas Carroll and John Freeman 3 John Marckle and Abraham Marckle 4 Wm. Cope and Wm. Robins 5 Peter McEntee-Lease 6 John Jordan 7 Jacob Hostrosser and Wm. Robinson 8 Aaron Cornell and Silas York 10 David Parker and David Parker 11 Joseph Proctor and Peter B. Kelly 13 Jacob Hackett and Andrew Sevars 14 Wm. L Smith 16 John Bostwick 16 Timothy Street 17 Henry Grass and Christian Hoffman 19 Peter McIntyre and Dugald Mackenzie 21 Charles Van Kaune 22 John Taylor and Wm. Taylor 24 Robert Tremble 25 Alexander Nixon and Joseph Bloomfield 27 Elizabeth Hosteler 28 John Robinson and George Robinson 30 Daniel Martin and Noah Heaton 31 David Millard and John Mino 32 George Cummings and Wm. Cummings 33 Isaac Millard
1st Concession West
Lot 1 Crown Reserve-leased to Andrew Le Rose 2 James E. Small and William Willis 3 John Radenhurst 4 Richard Bristol 6 Wm. Wood and Wm. Daley 7 Robert Lowe and Robert Scott 8 Amos Wilcox and Wm. J. Sumner 10 John Heron and John McCormack 11 Warren Clarkson and Peter Oliphant 13 Peter Greenious and Peter Leopard 14 James Kenny and John Kenny 16 James Stafford and Enoch Stafford 17 Alpheus Hemphill and Zackariah Hemphill 18 Wm. Wynne and John Cowan 19 Alexander Cameron 21 Jane Silverthorn 22 Richard Bristol 30 George Ransier and Henry Ransier 31 Danial McCremmon and Wm. Ogden 32 Richard Bristol
2nd Concession West
Lot 1 Alexander Le Rose and Ransom Dexter 2 Edward Fletcher and Moses Johnston 4 John Scott 5 Richard Bristol 7 Peter Walsh and Timothy O'Keefe 8 Jacob Stump and Daniel Stump 9 Joseph Kenny and Peter Kenny 11 Michael Hanx and John Smith 12 Richard Bristol 14 Wm. Shane and Henry Shane 15 Wm. Orr and John McMillan 17 Thos. Merigold and Amos Merigold 18 Edward Pilkington and Wm. Robinson Smith 20 Wm. Holt and Wm. Woodruff 21 Isaac Arnold 23 Wm. Robinson and Richard Brown 24 George Brown 26 Fenton Miloy, David Craig and Edward Goodson 30 Wm. Duncan 31 Daniel Irish 33 Edward McBride 34 Edward McBride and James O'Hara
3rd Concession West
Lot 2 Jonathan Copeland and Robert Copeland 3 Timothy Street 4 Edward Defield 6 Soloman Stump and Joseph Stump 7 Frederick and David Snider 8 Waite Sweet and James Wilcox 10 Moses Cornhill and Thomas Cornhill 11 Timothy Street 13 Jacob Shook and Conrad Shook 14 Richard Bristol 15 James McCulloch and Thos. Young 16 Thomas Cornell and Philip Buck 17 John Kenny and Peter Kenny 18 James McLean and David McBride 19 Isaac Vanfleet and Joseph Vanderlip 21 Timothy Street 22 John Wadge and Wm. Wooley 25 Wm. Coulson 27 Richard Sharp and Amos Dexter 28 Edward Kenedy and John Nulty 30 James Wilson 31 Wm. Patrick 32 Thomas Sumner 33 Richard Vails
4th Concession West
Lot 1 Francis House 2 Mary Chisholm 5 Cooper Brooks and Wm. Kelly 7 James House 8 John Leflar 9 Peter Frank and John Frank 11 John Peeler and Peter Lawrence 12 Peter Lawrence 14 Ashman Pettit and Erastus Howard 15 Wm. Clarridge and John Clarridge 17 Hugh Craig and Phelix Havens 18 George Wilson and Edward Troy 20 Margaret Woodruff 21 Charles Feetsall and Joseph Weller 23 Adam Laraway 24 Matthew Lymburner 26 James Butler, snr., and James Butler, Jnr. 27 James Bates and Joseph Gerow 28 Crown Reserve-leased to Adam Brown 29 Charles Haines and Thomas Wiley 30 James Johnston and Thomas Johnston 31 James Torance and Robt. Bosfield 33 Timothy Street 34 James McGuire and Joseph Gardner
5th Concession East
Lot 2 Robert Calder and Alexander Calder 3 Josiah Brown and Horace Benedict 4 Maurice Worts and Jabez Lewis 6 Jane Ostrander 7 Thomas Whetham 8 Abraham Scott and Ernest Scott 10 John Hager and David Hager 11 Alexander C. Lawrence 17 Peter Plummerfelt 13 Frederick Pickard 14 Thomas Cooper 16 Abraham Moore and Thomas Hull 17 Peter Plummerfelt 18 Timothy Street 21 Joscelyne Waller 19 Henry Ortte and John Dreice 22 James Dunn and Timothy Dunn 24 Wm. Nichol 25 Mary Pettay 27 John Brown 28 Mary Brown 30 Peter Whitney and Robert Martin 31 Ralph Crawford 32 Robert Woodhill and John Mercer 33 Wm. Marwood and John Hardy
6th Concession West
Lot 1 Richard Hull and Len Mayhew 2 Owen Thomas and Asa Ingram 4 James Secord 9 Charles Stotesbury 5 James Ostrander and John Miller 7 Aaron Page and Charles Fuller 8 Peter Emerick and George Emerick 9 Charles Stotesbury 11 Daniel Marigold and Lewis Bradley 12 Samuel Curry and James Curry 14 Duncan Buchanan 15 Timothy Street 17 Samuel Finch and John Campbell 18 Timothy Street and John Holdgate 21 J. Waller 23 Hanah Stull 24 Jacob Stull 26 Henry Brown 27 Adam Brown 29 Joseph Brown 30 Mary Vrooman 33 Timothy Street 31 Wm. Hartrick and John Hartrick 34 James McCormack It has not been found convenient to obtain the names of the original Grantees in the Township of Albion, Caledon and Toronto Gore, but the following list of the first patentees of the most of the lots in those Townships, will afford much similar information.
List of Original Patentees of Lands in the Township of Albion. 1st Concession
Lot 1 and 3 James Ross, all 2 Joseph Lindsay and Wm. Lindsay 4 John Dunn, Chs. Peckthorn, Thos. Johnston and Geo. Crawford 6 and 7 James Sampson, all 8 Wm. Atcheson and Wm. Dixon 9 James G. Chewett 10 Timothy Terry 12 and 13 Michael Sloat, all 14 John Koughnett and Michael Sloat 15 John Hutchinson and John Elliot 16 George Duggan and Robert Muir 17 John Wilkinson, Snr., and John Wilkinson, Jnr. 18 and 19 James G. Chewett, all 20 Mary Howard and Mary Mulloy 22 James Wilkie and Mary Mulloy 23 Isaac Campbell and John Bates 24 James G. Chewett, all 25 Dennis McCarthy, Albert Thomas and George Evans 26 and 27 John Smith, all 29 Thomas Bray and Jermiah Fox 30 James Killen, all 31 John Vance and Francis McLaughlin 32 Farwell Rossing 33 James G. Chewett, all 35 John Raun and Frederick Raun 36 Randolph Raun and Frederick Raun 37 John Kidd and James O'Laughlin 38 Benjamin Shell and John Kidd 39 Wm. Proudfoot and John Gilmore 40 Daniel McLauglin, all, 30 acres
2nd Concession
Lot 1 John Willis and Allan Smith 2 John Balfour, all 4 Hannah Stanley 5 Catherine Young 6 Wm. McCollum, John Spaul and Thos. Carberry 7 Daniel Brooke and James Sampson 8 Simon Kemp, all 10 and 11 Michael Hart, all 12 Charles Northcott and Wm. Proudfoot 13 Patrick Robinson, all 14 John Jeffray and John Koughnett 15 John McDonald, all 17 George and John Garbutt 18 Robert Duncan and Mary Howard 19 Thos. Mulloy, all 20 Sarah Matthews, Henry McCartney, Ellen Matthews and Thos. Forsyth 21 Wm. Wilson and Richard Oxtoby 22 John Dolfin and Wm. Cheavers 23 John Smith and Wm. Cheavers 25 James Kearson, James Wilson and Charles Wilson 26 James Kearson and John Smith 27 Matthew Kerns, George Kerns and James Kearn 28 Ralph Crawford, all 29 Wm. Kearan and Benjamin Milliken 31 Margaret Johnston, all 32 John Smith and George Robinson 33 Robert Crawford and Edward Stinson 34 Nancy Baker, all 36 Francis Lock and John Scott 37 J. G. Chewett 38 Samuel Chewett 39 James Wright, all, 9 acres
3rd Concession
Lot 1 Archibald McBean, Archibald McVean, John Gracey, and Cornelius McCarty 2 Timothy McCarty, John Pollard and Henry Shaw 3 Hugh Mulloy and John W. Balfour 4 Hugh Mulloy 7 Daniel Brooke 6 Michael Connor and Jacob Prenties 8 Frederick Nixon 12 John Jaffree 9 Peter Byrne and Simon Kemp 10 William O'Neil and Timothy Ingham 12 John Jaffrey 13 Patrick Robinson 14 J. G. Chewett 16 Ebenezer Blair 15 Richard Wellwood, William Roach and William Sparrow 17 William Garbutt and John Smith 18 James Chewit, all 19 James Duggan and Thomas Mulloy 20 Michael Devine and Benjamin Petty 22 George Atkinson and Robert Willis 23 Joseph Richardson and Benjamin Johnson 24 Laughlin Quin and William Daley 25 John Wallis, Thomas Shortis, Edward Rogers and James Kenedy 26 Martin Carroll, all 27 Matthew McAuly and Timothy Wilson 29 Patrick Lynch and James Fielding 30 Thomas Johnson and Simon Scully 31 James Longheed 32 John Reiley 33 Mary Reid, all 35 Henry Shell and Archibald Lock 36 Charles Carson and Elisha Lawrence 37 James Carless, all. 25 acres
4th Concession
Lot 1 Michael Grey and Daniel Mulholland 2 James Vanluren 4 James B. Caldwell 5 Abraham Brierly and Alexander Murray 6 Alexander Dick, all 7 Andrew Cake and Mark Fitzpatrick 8 Robert Castle and George Reid 10 Hannah Holmes 11 George McDougall 12 Love Newlove, all 13 Richard Shore and Walter Fletcher 14 Robert Nelson and Alexander Harlon 15 Robert Day and George Duncan 17 Malcom McLennan 19 Charles Thompson 18 Thomas Richard Brooke and Thomas Morrison 20 Joseph Dolan and Patrick Kelly 21 Elias Jones and William Squires, jr. 22 Michael Dixon and William Squires 23 Arthur Squires and William Squires 25 Archibald Lock, all 26 William Horan and John Jaffrey 27 William Horan and Francis Kelly 28 Mark Dawson and William Birdsell 29 John Paul and Michael Dixon 31 John Jaffrey and Joseph Cooligan 32 Edward Wallace and John Small 34 William Ford and John Patrick 35 James Doherty, all; 88 acres. Matthew Finnaly, all; 5 acres
5th Concession
Lot 1 Charles Caldwell 3 William Caldwell 2 Andrew, Hugh and James McCourt 4 James Caldwell 6 Samuel Chewett 7 Edmond Boyle and Timothy Dawson 8 Simon Hogg, Thomas Harker and David Lougheed 9 John Macklem and William Moore 10 William Macklem and David McDougall 12 John Shore and Albert Finch 13 John Shore, sen. and John Mulloy 14 Hiram Prentiss, John Oliver and John Shore 15 Joseph Scott and Thomas Hainwell 16 Joseph Hudson and John Chapman 17 Henry Downey, William Proudfoot and Henry Miller 18 Joseph Milburn and Patrick Joyce 19 George Duggan and James Chrysler 20 William Sylvester and Patrick Henderson 22 George Duggan 23 Thomas Valtine 24 William Taylor, John Boyce and John Scott 25 Henry Taylor, William Taylor and George Pendleton 26 John Wilmott and Samuel Lewis 27 Lancy Luther, all 29 Hannah Gormley and Thomas Dawson 30 William Hawkins and John Paul 31 William Hawkins and Peter Donahue 32 James G. Chewett, all 33 Charles Carson, Morly Hishon and James Wilson
6th Concession
Lot 1 William Naggs and Philip Peacock 2 Jonathan Peacock and Hector McQuarrie 4 John Shunk and James Goodfellow 5 Allan Smith and William Rogers 6 John Rogers, William Rogers and William Williamson 7 Adam Haliday and William Bloor 8 Elizabeth Plummer 10 Robert Loring 11 Robert Loring and John Jeffrey 12 George Evans, all 13 John Collins and John Shore 14 Francis Collins and Thomas Rogers 15 Thomas Cooper and Richard Johnson 17 Thomas Spiler, Hugh Whitely and David Leach 18 James Chrysler and Peter McEntee 19 John Mulloy, all 20 George Vernon, James Jamieson and John Jamieson 22 Thomas Maxwell 23 Robert Shore 25 James G. Chewett, all 26 Robert Tredgear and Richard Darker 27 William Proudfoot and John Lockheart 25 Thomas Beetham and Mary Honan 29 William Wray and James Evans 31 and 32 James Orr, all 33 Robert Hunter, all, 5 acres
7th Concession
Lot 1 William Graham, all; 9 acres 2 Joshua Hunter 3 David Dowdle 4 David Dowdle and Robert Shields 6 John Black and Richard Johnston 7 Joseph Marshall and Asa Reynolds 8 Charles Bolton 9 James G. Chewett 10 Robert Loring 14 Alexander Grant 12 Joseph Kerr, Alexander Armstrong, John Scott and James Redpath 13 John Kerr and William Morrison 15 John Briggs and William Noble 16 James Brecon and John Cawthree 17 James Monkman and Andrew White 18 George Doufwaite and Peter McEntee 19 James Johnson 20 Robert Johnson 22 John Shore and William Proudfoot 23 George Vaughan, James Wressel and Samuel Wressel 24 John Mills, Patrick Henan and Richard Flewellan 25 Peter Dolan and Thomas Shortis 26 Daniel Hunter, all 27 Samuel Wressel and Richard Owen 29 John Cummer and Cathrine Flanigan 3O John Bailie and James Leckie 31 James McLaughlin, all; 39 acres
8th Concession
Lot 6 James Hall 7 Thomas McLaughlin 8 Anne Johnson, all 10 and 11 Robert Loring, all; 300 acres 12 William Proudfoot and Thomas Bowes 13 Samuel Kerr and Joseph Scott 15 William Downie and Alexander Garrit 16 Alexander Garrit 17 John Aikens 18 Henry Downie 20 William Proudfoot 19 Thomas Cooper and James Downie 21 John Armstrong 25 John Trainer 22 Timothy Appleton, James Johnson and Henry Downie 23 John Coates and James Coates 26 George Cooper and Thomas McClure 27 Francis McCauley, Benjamin Rowley and Henry Scott 28 J. G. Chewett 29 Conrad Lampe
9th Concession
Lot 11 Robert Parker, 6 1/2 acres 12 and 13 William Parker 14 James Bolton 15 George Godbolt 16 James Blair and George King 17 William Killingham, Patrick Henan and Joseph Russell 18 Thomas Bowes, Thomas Johnson and Jacob Mabee 19 Stephen Pherrill and James McCabe 20 Henry Ausman and Jacob Cook 22 William Woulfe and William Roadhouse 23 William Roadhouse 24 John Acheson 25 William Proudfoot and Karson Horan 26 J. G. Chewett, all 27 Catherine Nerding and Michael Treanor
10th Concession
Lot 17 and 18 James and Thomas Murphy 19 Jeremiah Hills 20 William Dennis 21 Thomas McLaughlin and Thomas Blackman 22 John Eastwood and James Grant 23 Alexander Ogilvie and Robert Rustion 25 Gilbert Doyle 27 Alexander Campbell 26 Catharine Nerding and James Evans
11th Concession
Lot 22 and 23 John Liddy 24 Mary Horan 25 James Sanderson
List of Original Patentees of lands in Caladon East. 1st Concession
Lot 1 John Gormley, all 2 George Beatty and Daniel McDivit 3 Tobias Murphy and Hugh Hagerty 4 Patrick Wissett and Daniel Harkin 6 George Viney and William Robinson 7 William Robinson, all 8 Philip Chambers 10 Daniel Martin and John Murphy 10 Patrick Doherty 12 Peter Lampman 13 Thomas Klngsmill, George Hilliard and George Patterson 14 Albert Fennell 15 William Stubbs 16 Allan Eddy and Archibald Ferguson 17 James Daniel and George Sloan 18 Joel Kenedy and Andrew Ward 19 Thomas Silverthorn and John Dixon 20 Roderick McDonnell and John Stubbs 22 Matthew Warren and Alexander Hillock 23 James Broddy and John Hind 24 Nancy Wortz and John Martindale 25 Michael Armstrong and Robert Rayburn 26 Nancy Wortz and William Hawkins 27 and 29 J. G. Chewett, all; 400 acres 30 William Brown and George Bell 31 Thomas Clark, all; 40 acres
2nd Concession, East
Lot 1 Thomas Brook and Samuel McBride 2 John C. Hatt and Alexander Broddy 4 Philip Petrie 5 John Bracken 6 Thomas Petch and William McDonnell 7 John Murphy and Ellen Murphy 8 Timothy Chambers 11 Phoebe Wortz 10 Peter Ferguson, Alexander Ferguson and George Dodds 12 J. P. Cummins and Patrick McEnenney 13 Turpin Culham, all 14 Charles McKenna, Hugh McKenna and Christopher Burns 15 John Simpson and Andrew Bigham 17 Thomas McGoff and George Sloan 18 Edward Walker and John Baxter 19 John Sproule and John McColl 21 J. G. Chewett, all 22 Edward Shortis and James Jackman 23 Willilam Johnston and George Dodds 25 Elisha Rickley and David Edgar 26 Benjamin Lawrence 27 Thomas Adair 28 Robert Hobson and William Johnston 29 William Brown and Robert Hobson
3rd Concession East
Lot 1 J. G. Chewett 2 George Johnston 3 David Boyle 4 Constantine Murphy and Henry Gerrow 6 Constantine Murphy and John Murphy 7 John Frederick 8 Patrick Murphy 9 John Baxter 10 L. G. Chewett 12 Hon. Duncan Cameron 13 John Lamont, Donald McKinnon, Martin McKinnon and Dunkan Lamont 14 Neil Lamont and Alexander Stewart 15 Collins McArther 16 Archibald McDonnell 17 Edward Walker, 26 18 Benjamim Vannatter and Elizabeth Henderson 19 Elizabeth Henderson and Thomas Blake 20 William Raines and Charles Doherty 22 Matthew Sweetman 23 Isabella Dodds and William Jemieson 24 William Jemieson and John McVean 26 John Paul and Samuel McGill 27 James Fenton and Samuel Magill
4th Concession, East
Lot 1 William Sharp and John Sharp 2 Ezekial McCann, all 4 Edward McCann and William Davis 5 Thomas English and William Winer 6 Charles McDonnall and John Judge 7 Elizabeth Frederick 8 William Bergin 10 George Farrell 11 William Judge 11 Archibald Ferguson 12 Mary McKinnon and William Cormack 13 Hector McQuarrie and Donald McKinnon 14 Hector and Farquhar McQuarrie 15 Donald and John McQuarrie 17 Thomas Brett and William Lang 18 James Williams, Neil McDonuell and Neil Campbell 19 John Assilstine, all 20 Joseph Rawston, Joseph and Henry Shone 21 James Henderson 22 Charity Warner 23 John Hopkins 25 John Mattice 26 Benjamin Reynolds 27 Thomas Henry
5th Concession, East
Lot 1 Lambert F. Brooks 2 James Magee 3 John Grindle, William Clark and Richard Clark 4 Sydney English and Robert Duncan 6 William Emmerey and Alexander Ferguson 7 J. G. Chewett 8 John Bracken 9 Anthony Sharp and Peter Webster 10 George Douglas and Archibald McColluve 12 John and Allan McKinnon 13 Donald McQuarrie and Roderick McCrae 14 Samuel Gordon and Farquhar McQuarrie 16 Samuel McGill and Joseph Vickery 17 Robert McMichael and Thomas Cathcart 18 Christopher Hughes 19 Edward Walker 20 William Howarth and Thomas Brett 22 Elizabeth Blain and Jeremiah Hilts 23 Eleanor Brown 25 James Walker 24 William Howarth and John F. Shea
6th Concession East
Lot 1 Bernard Turquand 2 Thomas Willis 4 Elizabeth Forbes 5 William Kennelly and David Hanton 6 Dennis McCarthy and John Campbell 7 James Crane 8 Elizabeth Vanderlip 10 Donald Cameron and Richard McLean 11 Murdoch Morrison and William Lindsay 12 Owen Gershon 13 Matthew Wilson and James Inson 14 Farquhar McKinnon and Donald McDonald 15 Joseph Martin and William Wreggett 17 John Richardson and Isaac Plunkett 18 William Richardson and Jackson Potter 19 Peter Rann and Frederick McCrae 20 Jackson Potter and Patrick Minnaugh 21 J. G. Chewett 22 William Franks 23 Daniel McLaughlin and Francis Smith
CALEDON WEST 1st Concession
Lot 1 Barnard McGuire 2 Robert Oliver 3 Philip Snyder 6 William Johnston 4 David Culp and Hugh Black 7 Mary Vanderlip, all 8 William Maxwell and Philip Chambers 9 Robert Lord Williams and Daniel Hicks 10 Peter Wolfe and Daniel Hicks 12 Aaron Silverthorn 13 Margaret Woodruff 14 Samuel Ryckman 15 James and Daniel Neelands 16 William Mattice 17 James McNabb 18 Eliza Wilcox 19 Samuel Ryckman 20 William Beaudry and Robert Nixon 22 Anne Wilcox 23 Miles Bacon and Thomas Taylor 24 Michael Naghton and Miles Bacon 25 Michael Armstrong and John Morris 26 John McDivitt 27 William Atchison 29 Donald McDonald and Jonas Smith 30 William Archart and Hugh Dale 31 John Keys and Orange Lawrence
2nd Concession West
Lot 1 Murdock Morrison 2 John Polly, et al. 4 Johu McMarchle 5 Amos Wilcox and Thomas Robinet 6 John Nunn and Alexander Clunas 7 Ellen Murphy, Thomas Johnston and John Nunn 8 George Stafford and John Burkholder 10 Christian Brown and John Brown 11 William Walker and Moses Atkinson 12 David Paterson and Robert McKeon 13 William Walker and John Weaver 14 George Chisholm, all 15 Thomas Dressel and John Smiltzar 17 William Berry and Matthew Crooks 18 William Walker and Adam Bowman 19 William Willoughby, all 20 Francis McLean and William Limebeer 21 & 22 Robert Lane, all 23 Robert Land and James Beattie 25 Samuel Ryckman, all 26 Con. Murphy and James Middagh 27 James Maxwell and Allan Nelson 28 Simuel Ryckman 29 John Heisse 31 George Searle and Hugh Doherty
3rd Concession West
Lot 1 John Keith and Lachlan B. Hagerman 2 James Davidson, all 3 John Marsh and Anthony Davis 4 John Marsh and William Bowbeer 6 John Ham 7 Susannah Ham 8 Robert Sinclair 9 Mary Vroman 10 John Bonnar and Christian Martin 12 Amos Dexter and John Cooper 13 Henry Brown 14 Adam Brown 15 James Hammond 16 Elizabeth Vandusen 17 Thomas Taylor 18 John Thatcher 19 Abraham Bowman 22 Henrietta Chase 20 Henry Weir and David Wilson 23 Peter Bowman 24 Jacob Meddagh 25 John Aikins and James Austin 26 James Middagh and Abraham Topp 27 Hugh Brewster and Abraham Topp 29 Hugh Brewster and Jacob Howse 30 George Middagh and William Hawkins 31 John Barclay, all
4th Concession West
Lot 1 John McDonald and William Proudfoot 2 John McDonald and Peter McNaught 4 Henry Loux 5 James D. Ham 6 Goorge Walker 7 Samuel Ryckman 8 Samuel Ryckman 10 William McDonald 11 John Clark and William Allan 12 Isaac Scott 13 Henry Brown 14 John B. Laughton 15 Joseph Brown 17 John E. Brown 18 William Thatcher 19 Abraham Bowman 20 Archibald McGregor and John Crawford 21 Christian Hendershot 23 Elizabeth Gaynor 22 Arthur Alexander 25 George Middagh 27 Manasseh Leeson 28 Sarah McKenzie 29 Lucinda Morden 31 Robert Shields and Joseph Ross
5th Concession West
Lot 1 Donald and Archibald McKinnon 3 Murdock Cameron, Daniel and Alexander McLaughlin 4 John Crichton, Archibald McLean, Hugh McClennan and William Foster 6 Michael Baker 7 Catharine Baker 8 Peter Blair 9 Archibald McArthur and John Gillies 10 Jonathan McCurdy, Peter McArthur and Edward Thatcher 13 Edwin Secord and George Munroe 14 David Hotrum and George Munroe 15 Charles Jones and John Smith 16 Charles Stewart 17 Edward Morris 18 Abigail McCarter 20 Mary Secord 19 Abraham Bowman and Thomas Atkinson 22 Thomas Blake and Joseph Bernie 23 William Vannatta and Peter Shaver 24 Samuel Ryckman 25 John McCartney and Robert Harrison 26 Charles Teitzel and Henry Weir 17 Hugh Nesbit and Stephen Nesbit 29 & 30 Mary Wagner and William Frank 31 Edward Moore and John Mickle
6th Concession West
Lot 1 John and James McDonald and Daniel Reid 2 Alexander Pattullo and William Kirkwood 4 Archibald McLean, Gilbert Rowan and John Campbell 5 John McPherson and Donald McKinnon 6 Angus Fletcher 7 George Coates and Mary Campbell 8 Duncan McDonald, David Dick and Malcolm Nixon 10 William Frank and Lenah Outerkirk 11 Samuel Ryckman, Joseph Boss and Donald McArthur 12 John Modeland and William Wilson 13 George King and James King 14 William Reynolds and Francis McKindsey 15 Henry Near 20 Alexander McLaughlin 17 Henry Bloom and William McKindsey 18 & 19 Thomas Arthur 21 & 22 Joseph Bernie 23 Peter Van Every 25 Samuel Ryckman 26 William Hawkins 28 John Johnson Fie 27 Isaac Scott and Edmund Moore 29 Benjamin File 31 George Searle
TORONTO GORE Southern Division 1st or 7th Concession
Lot 1 James Brown 2, 3 and 4, Joseph Graham 6 Samuel Manning 7 James Reid 8 James Eakins 9 Connel J. Baldwin 10 Joseph Price and James Tomlinson 12 Henry Beer 13 Wm. Hawkins and James Buchanan 14 Henry Bell and George Graham 15 John Nixon and Thos. Graham, Jr.
8th Concession.
Lot 7 & 8 Joseph Davies 10 Samuel Shaw 11 Allan Shaw 12 John Bowman 13 Edward Robson 14 John O'Grady 15 John Petit Port de Lahaye
9th Concession
Lot 12, 13 & 14 Wm. Porter 15 J. P. P. de Lahaye
TORONTO GORE Northern Division 7th Concession
Lot 1 Alexander Amstrong 2 Alexander Cullen 3 John Groves 4 C. J. Baldwin 5 Robert Woodell and John Woodell 7 George Dale and George Ward 8 Wm. Figg 9 & 10 John Sanderson 11 Rev. John Strachan 12 John Metcalf 14 Rev. John Strachan 15 D'Arcy Boulton 17 Francis Foster 16 Nathaniel Reid and Benjamin Sergeant
8th Concession
Lot 2 John Beikie 3 Alexander McGregor, et al. 3 Ross Nixon 4 John Healy and Wm. Hawkins 5 Wm. Proudfoot 6 Alexander McVean 7 & 8 Reuben Sherwood 10 Wm. Hawkins, James McDonald, Catharine and Anne Hisbion and James McDonald 11 George Garbutt 12 John Curtis and Anne Webb 13 James Henderson 24 Rev. John Strachan 16 Thomas Thomson and Abraham Adlum 17 Abraham Adlum, all
9th Concession
Lot 1 John O'Grady 2 Elisha Lawrence 3 John McVean and James Morrison 4 Dickenson Fletcher 5 Sarah Allison 7, 8 & 9 John Beikie, 600 acres 10 Patrick Doherty and Peter Fitzpatrick 11 & 12 Rev. John Strachan 14 Reuben Sherwood 15 Michael Russell 16 John Murphy and Charles S. Murray 17 George Vaughan
10th Concession
Lot 2 Elisha Lawrence 3 John McVean 4 Thomas Foster 5 & 6 James Sleightholm 7 Michael Russell and Thomas Henan 8 Reuben Sherwood 10 & 11 Rev. John Strachan 12 John Murphy and Thomas Parr 13, 14 & 16 Rev. John Strachan 17 Rev. Alex McDonkell, et al.
11th Concession
Lot 7 Michael Rusel 8 & 9 Alexander Roxborough 10 Martin Burns 11 James Durand 12 Alexander Roxborough 14 Wm. Proudfoot 15 & 17 James Winniet 16 Wm. Proudfoot
12th Concession
Lot 14 Wm. Proudfoot 16 Wm. Campbell 17 George Hall The first regular organization of all the Townships now composing the County of Peel, was in 1821, and shews:- Acres Value in Population cleared Property Toronto 803 2,924 £11,348 Chinguacousy and Gore 412 230 5,110 Albion 110 62 1,631 Caledon 100 not given Total 1,425 The following table will shew the progress of each municipality in population to the time of the last census: 1841 1851 1861 1871 Albion 2,015 4,281 5,078 4,857 Brampton 1,627 2,090 Caledon 1,511 3,707 4,588 4,785 Chinguacousy 3,721 7,469 6,897 6,129 Gore 1,145 1,820 1,728 1,559 Streetsville 730 617 Toronto 4,601 7,539 6,572 5,974 Total 12,903 24,816 27,240 26,011 Continue to Part 2.