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Upper Canada
Land Book C
29th June, 1796

Upper Canada

Land Book C
4th July, 1796

Township of Townsend

Report of persons recommended by Paul Averill

Name

Authority

- Sworn

By Whom

Lot No. Con.

Remarks

Ashley, Solomon William

Paul Averill

- 10 Mar 1797 G. Forsyth, Esq. 14 9 -
Averill, Ebenezer, Junior " - Oath not yet returned - 1 10 Not known if he is of age
Baron Bethuel " - 20 Oct 1796 J. Small Esq. 7 12 -
Bender, John " -

Oath not yet returned

- 7 12 No appropriation yet made as a John Bender appears in Gainsboro
Boom, John " - 14 Feb 1797 R. Hamilton, Esq. 12 7 -
Boom, Nicholas " - 14 Feb 1797 R. Hamilton, Esq. 12 6 -
Bogar, Laban " - 4 Feb 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 12 10 -
Brooks, John " - 14 Jan 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 7 4 This quiets a warrant for him for 200 acres dated 11 Oct., 1796 and order of Council, 12 may, 1796.
Brown, Neil " - Oath not yet returned - 3 3 -
Buchner, Christopher " - 15 Oct. 1796 W. Dickson, Esq. 8 12 -
Buchner, Daniel " - 5 Jan. 1797 I. Swayze, Esq. 7 6 Supposed to be the same person as Daniel Buchner which quiets a warrant for 200 acres to him, dated 24 Oct., 1796
Buchner, Peter " - 3 Jan. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 6 4 -
Buch, Barzilai " - 3 Jan. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 18 9 -
Carpenter, Alexander " - 19 Jan. 1797 J. Muirhead, Esq. 18 9 -
Cogden, John " - Oath not yet returned - 15 3 -
Colver, Aaron " - Oath not yet returned - 2 12 Said to have been sworn in the Council office.
Colver, Benjamin " - Oath not yet returned - 3 11 Said to have been sworn in the Council office.
Colver, Ebenezer Order of Council - Oath taken when originally located. - 4

4

10

14

In lieu of the salt springs in Louth.
Colver, Jabez, Junior Paul Averill - Oath not yet returned - 6 13 Recommended by His Honour. Said to have been sworn in the Council office.

Colver, Gabriel

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Oath not yet returned

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5

11

Recommended by His Honour. Old Mr. Colver and his connections were remitted by His Excellency the Lieut. Governor to locate lands in this township.

Clover, Nesbitt " - 13 Feb. 1797 Samuel Ryerse, Esq. 7 11 Recommended by His Honour.
Colver, Timothy " - Oath not yet returned - 6 11 Recommended by His Honour.
Colver, Timothy, Junior " - Oath not yet returned - 6 12 From memorandum on the original paper.
Cooley, Charles " - Oath not yet returned - 11 8 From memorandum on the original paper.
Cooley, Gideon, Senior Warrant no. 2 - Oath taken in Council office. - 1 12 Described for patent.
Danforth, Eli Paul Averill - 4 Feb. 1797 W. Kennedy Smith, Esq. 16 2 -
Davis, Robert " - Oath not yet returned - 16 2 No appropriation made.
Davis, Thomas " - Oath not yet returned - 16 2 No appropriation made.
Doughery, Anthony " - 5 Sept. 1795 N. Petit, Esq. 9 10 -
Doyle, Benjamin " - Oath not yet returned - 9 10 -
Dudley, Gideon " - 11 Jan. 1797 James Muirhead, Esq. 10 7 -
Forsyth, William, Junior " - 5 Jan 1797 James Muirhead, Esq. 14 8 -
Garner, George " - Oath taken in Council office. - 11 10 This quiets a warrant for 200 acres to him dated the 27 July, 1796.
Gilbert, Josiah " - Oath taken in Council office. - 12 4 This quiets a warrant for 200 acres to him dated 13 Oct. 1796.
Gregory, Moses " - Oath taken in Council office. - 4 8 This quiets a warrant for 200 acres to him dated 14 Oct. 1796.
Jenkins, Solomon " - 20 Oct. 1796 J. Small, Esq. 7 9 -
Kemp, David, Junior " - 7 March 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 13 2 -
Lymburner, John " - 7 Jan. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 1 3 -
Lymburner, Mathew " - 7 Jan. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 2 2 -
Lock, Jacob " - 10 March 1797 J. Muirhead, Esq. 21 4 -
McLary, James " - 20 Jan. 1797 J. Muirhead, Esq. 8 6 -
McCool, Joseph " - 9 Jan. 1797 J. Muirhead, Esq. 6 9 -
McCool, William " - Oath taken in Council office. - 5 9 This quiets a warrant for 200 acres to him dated 15 Oct. 1796
McLaughlin, Edward W. " - 20 Jan. 1797 J. Muirhead, Esq. 8 1 Said not to be the same man mentioned in order of Council, 4 Nov. 1794.
McMichael, Isaac W. " - 24 Feb. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 14 2 Warrant issued 28 Dec. 1827
Malcolm, Finlay, Junior " - 14 Jan. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 1 2 -
Malcom, John " - 14 Jan. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 1 1 -
Marigan, James " - 15 Feb. 1797 J. Small, Esq. 7 2 -
Misener, John s/o Peter " - 7 Oct. 1796 W. Dickson, Esq. 3 7 -
Meyers, John " - 4 Feb. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 18 2 -
Morgan, John Stile " - 26 Jan. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 17 9 -
Muckle, John, Junior " - Oath not yet returned - 12 3 -
Nunn, Samuel " - 28 Jan. 1797 G. Forsyth, Esq. 12 8 -
Olds, Gilbert " - 11 Feb. 1797 G. Forsyth, Esq. 6 3 -
Omsted, Gideon " - Oath not yet returned. - 13

14

3

3

Said to be promised 400 acres by Lieutenant-Governor from memorandum on the original papers.
Omsted, Jonas " - Oath not yet returned. - 11 6 From memorandum on the original papers.
Ostrander, Andrew " - Oath taken in Council office. - 10 1 Having received only 100 acres and wishing to remove there, which quiets a warrant for 200 acres to him 17 October, 1796.
Overholt, Jacob " - 14 Feb. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 13 7 -
Overholt, Isaac " - 14 Feb. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 14 7 -
Petit, Isaac " - Oath not yet returned. - 14 7 For a lot on the original papers.
Petit, Uriah " - Oath not yet returned. - 7 10 From memorandum on the original papers.
Perry, Ezra " - 5 Jan. 1797 I. Swayze, Esq. 6 5 -
Perry, Barney " - 19 Jan. 1797 J. Muirhead, Esq. 1 8 -
Pier, Stephen W. " - 7 Jan. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 3 5 See a letter from the Surveyor-General of 18 Apr. 1811, filed with township report.
Rogers, Benjamin " - 20 Oct. 1796 J. Small, Esq. 6 10 -
Sales, Ahab " - 20 Oct. 1796 J. Small, Esq. 5 1 -
Sales, Thomas " - 20 Oct. 1796 J. Small, Esq. 6 1 -
Shaw, Michael Warrant no. 387 - Oath taken in Council office. - 7

½ 8

13

13

An old Ranger, son in law of Jabez Colver and recommended by His Honour.
Singer, John Paul Averill - 14 Feb. 1797 W. Dickson, Esq. 15 7 -
Slaught, Henry " - Oath taken in Council office. - 7 5 This quiets a warrant for 200 acres to him, no. 524.
Stanbury, Philip " - 27 Feb. 1797 G. Forsyth, Esq. 1 6 -
Stevens, Elijah " - 10 March 1797 G. Forsyth, Esq. 15 9 -
Stewart, Abner " - 30 Jan. 1797 G. Forsyth, Esq. 10 11 -
Stone, John " - Oath not yet returned. - 13 4 -
Sutton, John " - 25 Feb. 1797 I. Swayzw, Esq. 8 5 -
Swartout, Cornelius " - 20 Oct. 1796 J. Small, Esq. 8 11 -
Thompson, John " - 25 Feb. 1797 Isaac Swayze, Esq. 18 3 Not the same man as in Stamford.
Tongie, William " - 11 Jan. 1796 J. Muirhead, Esq. 17 3 Has since received 100 acres in addition.
Walker, John " - Oath taken in Council office. - 2 8 This quiets a warrant for 200 acres to him dated 28 Dec. 1796, not the same man as in Oxford on the Rideau.
Walker, Isaac " - Oath taken in Council office. - 8 8 -
Walker, Ralph " - Oath taken in Council office. - 8 7 -
Walker, William, Junior " - 9 Jan. 1797 J. Muirhead, Esq. 1 9 -
Weir, John " - 31 Jan. 1797 G. Forsyth, Esq. 19 3 -
Weir, William " - 31 Jan. 1797 G. Forsyth, Esq. 20 3 -
Willocks, Benjamin, Junior " - 20 Jan. 1797 J. Muirhead, Esq. 2 6 -
Wilson, Andrew " - Oath not yet returned - 11 12 Not the same man as in Crowland.
Wilson, William " - Oath not yet returned - 12 12 -
Wright, Gabriel " - 11 Feb. 1797 G. Forsyth, Esq. 5 3 -

Surveyor General's office, 5 April 1797.

(Signed) D.W. Smith, A.S.G.


Memorandum for Townsend Township

By the instrument between Andrew Pierce and Paul Averill upon which your Honour permitted the latter to recommend settlers in Townsend, Mr. Pierce engages to give Paul Averill eight hundred acres of land on certain conditions in case he put on six actual settlers in the township.

In the anticipation of obtaining which Paul Averill in his original memorandum sets his name opposite to the numbers in the margin hereof viz.

Lot 7 Concession 7 & 8

Lot 6 Concession 7 & 8

Lot 9 Concession 8

Being 5 lots - or 1000 acres reckoning 200 acres granted to him by order of Council the 12th August, 1796, in addition to the above 800 acres.

In the same memorandum were the following names as if actual settlers in Townsend but your Honour's directions being read to Mr. Averill and he professing not to know wherher they had received lands before or not and expressing a desire to do what was proper I searched the office and finding there was reason to believe they had other locations they were not accepted by me, viz.

Elias Long Lot 5 Concession 7

Jacob Long Lot 6 Concession 6

Charles Burtch

John Petit

John Kelly

William Shaver

Richard London Lot 4 Concession 6

Soon after the township was surveyed the following persons called at the office and said Mr. Pierce had no objection to their settling in Townsend but as they did not bring authority with them a memorandum only was made there of, viz.

Isaac Fairchild Lot 13 Concession 1

J. Whiting Lot 14 Concession 1

B. Green Lot 15 Concession 1

P. Fairchild Lot 17 Concession 1

Selah Styles to be Warranted P.R. Lot 18 Concession 1

Benjamin Fairchild Lot 19 Concession 2

The following persons also applied to the office for permission to make actual settlement in this township but having prior locations in the province, were informed the township would not be thrown open sooner that the first of June next and that no authority or security could be given them.

Joseph Fairchild Lot 12 Concession 1 & 2

Leyv Lewis, Junior Lot 1 Concession 7

John Muckle Lot 9 concession 8

John Muckle Lot 10 Concession 9

Benaiah Williams Lot 13 Concession 8

Benjamin Crumb Lot 16 Concession 8

John Petit Lot 3 Concession 9

Nicholas Huggerman Lot 8 Concession 9

Stephen Emmett Lot 13 Concession 9

Philip Bender Lot 20 Concession 9

Joseph Smith Lot 8 Concession 10

Jabez Colver's wife Lot 4 Concession 12

John Colver's wife Lot 9 Concession 12

Levy Lewis, Senior Lot 1 Concession 13

Aaron Colver's wife Lot 3 Concession 13

Michael Shaw's wife Lot 5 Concession 13

_____ Beamer Lot 1 Concession 14

Samuel Williams Lot 2 Concession 14