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