Thursday, May 24, 2018

Settling Richmond/Goulbourn

24 May 2018

"Hurray! Hurray!  To-day is the Queens Birthday."  We used to say that on this day
when I was a young lad in Capreol, Ont.  We would have a sports day, races and
all that stuff, on the main street of town, no less. Don't think I knew which Queen
they were referring to. But it was Queen Victoria. And on this day one year from
to-day will be her bi-centennial. To get used to that, in a few months [July-August
of this year], will be the bi-centennial of present day Ottawa. Of course in 1818
there was no Ottawa, but the initial settlement of any size was in Richmond and
Goulbourn Township. As I have mentioned there were about 181 ex-soldiers and
a number of civilians for a total of 454 settlers, by my count.
I am slow in posting to my blog and will try and speed up soon. Gardening and
such and I seem to have more than normal appointments. Making others rich.
Jim St

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Settlement of Bytown/Ottawa 1818

13 May 2018
 A few events happened before settlement began in Richmond. Will mention
them now and amplify them later.

1. 60th Regiment, British Army raised in America 1756

2. American Revolutionary War 1775-1783

3. UEL to Upper Canada

4. Napoleonic Era/War    [to 1815]. Each of the above had a part in Settlement
           of the present day Ottawa Area

Start settlement 1800 [present day Ottawa Area]

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Settlement Bytown/Ottawa 1818

13 March 2018
Just about 200 years ago the settlement of present day started. I am indexing the
first 4 Carleton County Copy Books. They already exist at City of Ottawa Archives
and my index will be placed on TONI. I am about half done. These books cover
the period 5 May 1823 to 9 Feb 1844. The 5th book covers up to 1847 when a book
was started for each Twp. I hope to be done before Genea-O-Rama and to have the
completed data there. More Later  Jim St

Monday, January 1, 2018

Settlement Bytown/Ottawa 1818

1 Jan 2018

Two hundred years ago,  in a few months, settlement started in present day [2018]
Ottawa. The Richmond Military Settlement settled 181 ex-soldiers and civilians
for a total of about 454 settlers. It took about 3+ years to complete the terms of
settlement. My info leads me to believe that many of those settlers left soon
after settling. Where did they go??. Records available give some info an the
settlers who stayed.
(A list of soldiers who settled can be found by going back in this blog to the year
2015 and civilians to the years 2016/7. Both lists have the surnames in alpha order)
More info later.
Jim Stanzell

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Richmond Military Settlement to Bytown

Year 1818 to 1826/27
12 December 2017
Starting next year, the 200th anniversary of settlement of
'Present Day Ottawa', I will follow the calendar in listing
events of a genealogy nature. Previously I have listed many
persons names, some stayed and some left, concentrating on
the latter. As I just mentioned, next year is the 200th anniv. of
Ottawa. Not much happened until the start of construction of the
Rideau Canal in 1826/27.
  As you may know a settler would be given a 'ticket' to settle
on a lot. The terms of settlement would take about 3 years to
complete. This involved building a house and clearing about
6 acres of land, and a few other items. He would then be given
the patent on that lot. Some lots were not very good farmland
and may this was the reason for moving on?
So we will have to see what goes on next year. I know of an
event next June (More later). But now time out  for Xmas.

A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all
Jim Stanzell

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Settlement of Richmond/Goulbourn Twp

15 Nov 2017
  I am a little slow these days and will have a new post shortly. As you are no doubt
aware next year, 2018, is the 200th anniversary of the start of settlement of what is
now the city of Ottawa. FYI, it never became known as that until 1855. It actually
had no name until it started to be called Bytown.  Also as I have mentioned
before the 100th Regiment became known as the 99th Regiment in February 1816.
The settlers started arriving in Richmond in the fall of 1818.
For the names of the military settlers go back to the alpha listing in 2015 and for the
civilian settlers starting in January 2016 and early 2017
Jim St

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Settlement of Richmond/Goulbourn Twp

3 October 2017
   Moving on to the 200th Anniversary

Just to mention; On 3rd of November 2017 it will be the 200th
Anniversary of the Bank of Montreal. I was a member a few yrs ago.
Ref;  Canada's History (formerly 'The Beaver') Oct/Nov 2017 issue
pages 42 - 46.
  The fall of 2018 is the 200th Anniversary of the settlement of
(present day Ottawa) Richmond and the Goulbourn Twp area.
Refer back in this blog to the alpha Surname listing of Soldiers
in the year 2015. There are 181 names mostly from the
100th/99th Regiment and a few other Regiments.
  Following in the year 2016 and part of 2017 the civilian
settlers who settled also in alpha order. By my count there
are 454 settlers in total. I am going to attempt to determine who
moved away. and especially where?? There is not much info
available until the 1851 Census. so good luck Jim.
 It took about three years for a settler to complete the terms
of settlement. The soldier/settlers were probably not farmers
as they probably joined the army as young men about 20 yrs old.
  Above I used the term 100th/99th Regiment. They are the same
and will explain in my next post.

FYI, WE just returned from a visit to Europe. Stayed near Baden-Baden
and went to Kandersteg in Switzerland; Visiter Dieppe, Dunkirk and
Vimy, and visited relatives around Baden. A great trip but tiring.
Glad to be home.   Jim St