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