Friday, December 21, 2018

Ottawa at 200 years and on

21 December 2018

Sorry for being slow in posting but I am trying to decide what to do ??

I have some info that may be helpful. AT Ottawa City Archives;

They have a collection of Minutes of Ottawa Council meetings

Of importance is the book for year 1911

There is a listing  of about 350 names that were transcribed from

a cemetery called  Sandy Hill Cemetery which is now called

MacDonald Gardens Park. [ North of Rideau St and west of  the Rideau River]

It is one of the Appendices about page 600?? or so [this from memory]

The burials are from about 1835 to about 1860. This cemetery was closed

and moved to Beechwood Cemetery about 1872??  I believe that these names do not

appear anywhere else but I am in the process of having them added to TONI

[The Ontario Name Index]

which is a listing on names, mainly of  burials, and is located on the website

of the Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

TONI presently contains info on 5,816,548 names.

Ottawa City Archives are located at Woodroffe and Tallman just south of

Algonquin College. Open Tues to Fri.. 9AM to 4PM,  3rd floor, east side

I'm taking the rest of the year off..??

Jim Stanzell

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ottawa at 200 years and on

1 November 2018

Census publication in Ottawa Branch, OGS library at Ottawa City Archives.

Lanark, Perth and Richmond, Military Settlements
     1820 - 1822 Census Volume 1,  971.382 LIV

Goulbourn Twp. 1820    at Richmond 20 April 1820
Goulbourn and Nepean Twp. 1821   at Richmond 17 Feb. 1821
Goulbourn and Nepean Twp. 1821    at Richmond   4 May 1821
Goulbourn Twp. 1822  at Richmond  20 April 1822  [1020 persons]

NOTE. There are other census in this book  [Index page ii]
              Check for persons of interest.
              Also Spelling of Surnames can be an issue [Given names may help]
              Volume 2 can also be of interest. Contains info on adjoining
              The only name that appears is that of the settler. A number is used to indicate
               male and female children,  similar for a wife.
 More info later

Friday, September 21, 2018

Ottawa at 200 years and on

21 Sept 2018

Sorry for the interruption in posting but I went out to Regina for a
65th Wedding anniversary [not mine]. So I'll have to get started up again.
200 yrs ago some of the settlers, no doubt, had reached Richmond and were
doing their settlement duties. More later  Jim St.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ottawa at 200 years and on

30 August 2018
Ref;  Carleton Saga page 53 - 55
  By this date 200 yrs ago [1818] the party of settlers had arrived at Richmond Landing
and set up tents etc.while the men started clearing a road thru the bush to their new
home at Richmond/Goulbourn which was about 20 miles away. This crew no doubt
included some of the settlers and also employees of Philemon Wright.
  I have mentioned this before but back in this blog I have listed 181 soldiers
in alpha order for the year 2015 and a number of Civilian settlers , also in alpha
order starting in Jam 2016 and ending in Feb 2017. Total military/civilian
settlers, by my count, is 454 settlers.
  Presently in the works, I have created a map of Goulbourn Twp, containing
12 concessions and an average of 30- 200 Acre lots per concession which contains
the name of the settler who obtained the patent for his lot about 1821/22
   The Goulbourn Museum has created a beautiful map of Goulbourn Twp which lists
the settlers from Beldon's Atlas of 1879. It is on the wall at the Museum.
FYI the Richmond Fair is being held in the Fair grounds at Richmond
14 to 16 Sept. The Goulbourn Historical Society and the Museum will be there,
in the Arena

In the near future, 11 Nov. is the end of WW1 and
  24 May 2019 is a 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria

Longer time ahead is the building of the Rideau Canal 1826-1832

Jim Stanzell

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ottawa at 200 years and on

23 Aug 2018

Richmond Settlers arrive at present day Le Breton Flats and in 1818 soon to be called
Richmond Landing. They arrived about 23 Aug 1818.
Ref 1; Carleton Saga by Harry an Olive Walker
           page 52, #5 Heart break Journey
           When the settlers arrived at what was then called Bellows Landing they
           found 4 squatters there.
        1. Caleb Bellows, who was from Vermont and kept a store there.
        2. Jehiel Collins who was a clerk in Bellows store.
        3. Andrew Berry
        4. Isaac Firth
    On page 53 of above Ref, there is a picture of Soldiers/Settlers building a log house
     and following is a few pages of early settlers and their activities. Will list these settlers
     in my next post.
Ref 2; Ottawa Past and Present  (1927 by AHD Ross)
      Page 24, settlers 1 and 2, above, mentioned
      Page 28, settlers 3 and 4 mentioned
      Page 33, Lots of info on the Richmond Military Settlement

100th/99th Regiments
    I think this should be mentioned. In February 1816 it was decided to form a
     Rifle Brigade. The 95th Reg't. of Foot was removed from the Reg'ts. of the line along
     with the 5th Batt'n of the 60th Reg't to form the Rifle Brigade. All Regiments above
      the 95th rolled down a number so 96th became the new 95th and the
      100th became the 99th.. In a few years they were all disbanded

   Jim Stanzell  (My ancestor who settled in Goulbourn was in the 60th Reg't.)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Ottawa ar 200 years and on

16 August 2018

A Bi-Centennial and 2 Centennials

1. Ottawa at 200 years.
  Settlers are moving up the Ottawa River to present day La Bretton Flats.
   (became known as Richmond Landing)  the settlers will arrive there
    within the next two weeks.  Refer to Carleton Saga page 50 to 64
     for a great account of info on many aspects of early settlement of
     Richmond and area
2. World War 1
     The last 100 days;  8 August to 11 November 1918
     The Canadian Legion has published an account of this time period,
     Volume 3, summer 2018 entitled "The March to Victory" Canada's
       final 100 days of the Great War.  This publication is available at most
       bookstores, $14.95+tax until 5 Nov 2018
       Chapter 1.  Battle of Amiens 8-11 Aug. 1918  pages 10 - 23.
3. Capreol, On.   Just north of Sudbury, On
     100th anniversary of incorporation as a town.
     This is my hometown. Became a divisional town when the CNoR was
      built from Ottawa to join with the railway which existed from Toronto
       and on its way eventually to Vancouver.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ottawa at 200 years and on

As we near the 200th anniversary of the founding of present day Ottawa I intend to
list events and people who settled here in 1818 and afterwards up to the completion
of the Rideau Canal in 1832. Persons will be mentioned and further research is left
to anyone interested in that family. This is mainly a Genealogy work.
First;  Who was here in/about the fall of 1818.

Philemon Wright settled in Hull/ Gatineau in 1800

Ira Honeywell settled in Nepean Twp. Con. 1, Lot 26 in 1811

Bradish Billings settled Junction Gore Lot 17 in 1812

Dow family settled across the Rideau River from Billings in 1814

Jerard Chapman settled in Nepean Twp. where present day Richmond Road meets
           the Jock River

Nicholas Sparks purchased in Nepean Twp Con. C, Lot C [200 Acres now
           downtown Ottawa]

John Burrows [Honey] returned to Canada in 1817. Lived in Bytown and
          worked on the Rideau canal until he died in 1848

Richmond Military Settlement started in the fall of 1818. This was the
       second settlement, following the Perth Settlement of 1816.
 Future entries will detail settlement of Richmond/Goulbourn Twp.

Info on above settlers for some is available in Dictionary of Canadian
      Biography and in City of Ottawa Archives and no doubt in other places.

One of the first events in this story takes place at Quebec City on
  28 July 1818. On this date the settlers were leaving Quebec for their
  new settlement and crossed paths by the Duke of Richmond's party
   arriving to take up his duties as Governor General of the British
   Colonies in North America. It has been stated that resulting from
    this meeting that their settlement be named Richmond.

5 August 2018

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