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