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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Goulbourn Twp History

12 Sept 2017     

 I am taking a couple of weeks off from my posts.

When I return I will start posting details etc on the

settlememt of Richmond/Goulbourn Twp as 2018

is the 200th Anniversary of its settlement and the 150th

of confederation will soon be over. Looks like summer has

arrived. Wouldn't you know it. Enjoy

Jim St


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Settlers Present Day 0ttawa

In about 1 year from now we will be celebrating the start of settlement of
Bytown, its bi-centennial [August 2018]. Much happened before this date
but I plan to move forward from 1817, 200 yrs ago today.
I have listed in previous posts, military settlers in 2015 in alpha order
and then civilians in alpha order Jan. 2016 to Feb 2017.
There are 181 Soldiers and the civilian settlers total 454 persons/families.
Driving thru Goulbourn Twp. one can see why many settlers moved away.
There is an article in The Stittsville News, dated 25 January 1984, page 14
entitled 'The survey of Goulbourn in 1817' by G.J.Zeldenrust.
[Goulbourn Historical Society]. This article details important info
regarding early Goulbourn, its survey and settlement. Also contains a map
of 5 lots, 6 to 10 of Concession VIII and details of the lot size, etc.
 Richmond is in the south east corner of Goulbourn Twp. and contains
19, one acre lots from Perth St on the north to Ottawa St. on the South.
The streets running north and south are Queen St on the west and
King St on the east. Outside these streets there are 120  10 acre park lots,
1 acre wide and 10 acres long.[ An acre is about 208 ft square]
An article in the latest Ottawa Genealogist, July - Sept 2017 pg 73 - pg 88
Listed are the settlers on most of the lots. eg on page  75 Row 1 lists
the settlers on lot 1 of each street. Each block of the town has 2 lots
in the east/west direction and three lots deep. I hope this is not too
confusing.  More later Jim St.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Settlers Present Day Ottawa

17 July 2017   [4th entry]
Following is a corrected list of the family of Joseph Stanzel 1888-Feb 1884
w1 Sarah Coyne, b ? Belfast Northern Ireland, dc 1830, bur. family farm
John Stanzel, b Ireland - 8 Dec 1874 and Sarah Hughes b 1818
  m. 1837 Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co.
Joseph Stansal 1821 - 1908 and Jane Campbell 1832 - 1904,
   lv Eden Grove, Brant twp. Bruce Co
    Note Stansal name written on land ticket. After three years to complete
the Terms of Settlement, to obtain his land he had to use the new spelling.
This branch of the family uses this spelling to this date.
Louisa Stanzel 1821-? m. Hugh Johnston b, 1815 Scotland d?
   lived Wilberforce Twp, Renfrew Co.
Sarah Stanzel 1822-1884 m. Denis Coogan b.1811, Ire. d. 1883
    lived Ashton, On.
Priscilla Stanzel 1825 - 1871 m. Robert Presley, b Cork, Ire.1819
    d. 1890. lived in Ashton
William Stanzel 1827 - 1895, m Catherine Wright, 1831 1916,
    lived Carleton Place, Ont.
Benjamin Stanzel 1828 1919 and Sarah Tomlinson 1831-1885
   lived Ashton, Ont.
2. Joseph Stanzel and w2 Ann Eynouf, widow, b 1792, England
  d. 1892.  buried on the farm, Con. 9, lot 3 East.
     Note.  I believe there are a number of burials on the farm.
Thomas Stanzel 1832 - 1925 m. Eleanor Tomlinson,
    1831 - 1892. Lived Huntley Twp. Eleanor and Sarah are sisters.

A copy of my Family Tree/History is in The Ottawa Branch, OGS,
Library, 3rd floor Ottawa City Archives, Woodroffe at Tallman.