Very interesting. Thank you.
Judy in Alberta
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Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [FER-GOLD] Fermanagh to Ontario, Canada
General information: This to all those who wrote about going to
forgot to place the date:
The 1812 War made some changes in history> The treaty was in 1818 and
England did not want those Yanks going north to take over their Upper
English troops service was done and England had to transport the men
England. Some of the Reg. were joined together and men were given
of cutting a Road from the Richmond Landing on the Grand River
into the bush some 15 to 20 miles east to a placed to be called
Village. Sgt got 200 A and officers more land. Below Sgt was 100A or the
settlers rights. You had 5 years to prove the claim. Build a 18 x 16
within 18 mo's and stones used for the back of the fireplace. A
land had to be cleared. The Crown held 60' right away in the
front of the
lot. You had to clear a road in front of the lot on the Concession line.
lots were 200 Acre's and split into 100 A for settlers. After 5
petitioned the 1st year the Crown gave you a Patient for the land but
mineral rights. The 1st houses were called shanties and were built
Irish. Thus the name Shanty Irish. Those who were industrious built
few years a log cabin made of squared timbers. The 1st shanty was
for storage or for their live stock etc. Up until 1980 I saw some of
original shanties on farms. Late in the fall of 1822 all the free land in
Ottawa Valley was gone. You had to buy your land. In 1826 John Galt
Canadian Land Co. and brought people over from Ireland free and the
land that had to be paid for over a period of time to the land
their free passage and some for the land. This was mainly the Western part
Ontario. Townships were divided into 10 miles each way unless a
it was broken front. Every so often 200A were set aside for Crown
for clergy land. Land reg. 13 April 1819. This could be rented at 49
the 1st 7 years and more there after. In 1827 in the Bathurst Dist.
Carleton - Nepean Crown and Clergy land was placed up For Sale. I
find the cost per acre. However in 1846 The Smiths Canadian
land listed for 8 shillings per acre.
Perth Co., Ontario had land to be sold in 100 A plots in the 1854 to 1860.
Many of the Ottawa Valley children of settlers moved to this area for
Manitoba and N. Dakota was another land rush in the 1889. And do not
gold and silver rush of the American west in the 1850's. This
young men to the West for adventure and they later brought the family.
When you do family history you have to study the general history of that
at the same time. This will help in why they moved. My father told
family came from Germany as a group to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wrong,
sons and family came in 1850 to the eastern states. 1855 then the
married came to Ann Arbor and the last of the 3 families with
about 1863. I found this out via the census reports. Always wondered
Grandmother only had my father as one child. She had only one
miscarriages. I found this in one of the census reports. I was
She also was 24 when she married and 33 when she had her only child.
John, of Michigan
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