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