The Victoria County, Ontario Canada Centennial History written by Watson Kirkconnell in 1921 provides a vivid look into the details of pioneer life in the Victoria County area of Ontario. The data extracted from that manuscript which contains genealogical value has been presented here. It consists of military history and records for Victoria County and lists and biographical details of early pioneers. Military Records 45th detachment from Lindsay, Ontario, Canada 4th Peterborough Battalion 4th Regiment of Durham Militia 5th Peterborough Battalion 5th Regiment of Durham Militia 6th Peterborough Battalion Victoria County Soldier Dead County Officers Municipal Officials, Lindsay, Victoria...Read More
Collection: History of Victoria County Ontario
Descendants of the following 97 patentees are found on farms other than those originally granted by the Crown. Henry Armitage Jesse Armitage David Benson John Black Abraham Bowes Hollis Bowes John Broad George Brown Peter Brown Samuel Campbell Donald Campbell Hugh Carmichael Donald Carmichael Aaron Choate Jacob Choate Nathan Choate Thomas Choate Ira Clarke Paul Cole Archibald Currie Thomas Clarke Samuel Davidson John Davidson Seymour Dean Theodore Dean David Dundas Henry Dunn James Emmerson Ann Ferguson Malcolm Ferguson Martha Ferguson Neil Ferguson Robert Foster Wm. Galloway Robert Glenny Edward Graham Elizabeth Grant Hector Grant Reuben Grant James Hall John Hall Matthew Hancock Gilbert Harris Robert Irwin Stephen James Benjamin Johnston Thomas Johnston Amos Lake Francis Lane Richard Mark Samuel Metherell Bartholomew Mitchell Christopher Mitchell Jacob Mitchell Donald McDonald Jane McDougall James McElroy Matthias McKay John McKinnon Neil McKinnon Angus McLean John McLean Norman McLean John McKague Susan McTaggert Duncan McTaggart Robt. McNab Aaron Nichols James NichoIls Nathan Nicholls Robert Nicholls Austin Noble Wm. Patterson Peter Philips James Pogue Wm. Richardson Asa Rogers Joseph Rogers Joseph Russell John Scott Sarah Sinclair George Sowden John Spark Lewis Styles Joseph Tinney John Thompson James Tolmie David Tripp George Wallis Samuel Webster Wm. Webster Jacob Whiteside Hannah Williams Edward Wilson Lorraine Wilson John Wylie I saac...Read More
The following 20 patentees are represented on farms other than the original holdings: Wm. Adams Thomas Braden Samuel Camick Alexander Cathcart James Cathcart Thomas Cooper John Dewell Robert Fleming Edward Gardiner James Johnson Alex. Montgomery George McLeish John Oxby Henry Powell John Reid George Sandford Isaac Snider Robert Young William Young Angus...Read More
In the former list the farms are indicated. The concessions are shown in Roman numerals and the lots in Arabic numerals. The following 25 Verulam patentees are still represented on their original farms: Wm. Brandon, II 30 Wm. Brown, VIII 9 John Davidson, IX 4 John Duggan, I 25 William Elliott, VI 28 Wm. Flett, IV 32 Thomas Forest, VIII 2 William Foster, IX 31 Matthew Ingram, VIII 20 and 21 John Junkin, III 14 Wm. Kennedy, II 2 Richard Middleton, VIII 8 Robert Mitchell, V 3 Peter Murdock, VI 6 John McDonald, V 4 James McFeeters, VIII 1 James Prescott, VIII 28 Joseph Ray, I 14 Alexander Robertson, V 8 Robert Robertson, V 10 and 11 Irwin Simpson, IX 2 Thomas Steele, VIII 6 Carnaby Thurston, II 7 Henry Thurston, II 5 Jonas Thurston, IV...Read More
Personnel of the Regimental Staffs was as follows: 4th Regiment of Durham Militia O. C. Lieut. Colonel John Logie 2nd-in-Command Charles Ruttan Captains Edward Davidson Francis Henderson Wm. Cottingham Christopher Knowlson Josias L. Hughes Thomas Rea, Sr. Angus McDonald Jesse Purdy Lieutenants Samuel Cottingham Cheeseman Moe Alex. Logie Richard Hughes Thomas Sowden Isaac Rea Gerald Patterson Hassard Purdy John Miller Ensigns Charles Hamilton Edward Davidson Wm. John Logie Richard Davidson George Henry Marmion Roger McHugh Terence Brady Richard...Read More
Descendants of the following 40 patentees are still in the township but not on the original farms: David Ball Thomas Beatty Alexander Bell Henry Brandon John Brandon James Brooks Mary Coulter John Crowe Edward Davidson Henry Devitt John Devitt Thos. Devitt Wm. Devitt Andrew Finley Robert Graham Patrick Henderson David Hunter Garner Hunter John Hunter James Junkin Lancelot Junkin Edward Kelly James Kennedy David Lamb John Lamb David Long Wm. Long Lewis Meyers David Murdock James Murdock Hugh McCallum James McCallum Peter McDonald Robert Parker Edward Prescott Andrew Robertson John Sproule John Taylor Christopher Thompson George Thompson Jabez...Read More
5th Regiment of Durham Militia, Personnel of the Regimental Staff O. C. Lt. Col. A. S. Fraser 2nd-in-Command Major Jas. Wallace Captains Thomas Need John Langton Robert Dennistoun Duncan Cameron Jacob Ham James Dunsford Mossom Boyd Samuel Davidson Hector McDonald Gavin Hamilton Lieutenants George Toker Hartley Dunsford Israel Ferguson Geo. Hamilton Dundas Edward Atthill Benjamin Beresford George Dunsford Alexander Dennistoun Henry Thomas Wickham Charles Hore Ensigns Morgan Richard Jones Alex. Ross Robert Hamilton Joseph Parker Martin...Read More
In the former list the farms are indicated. The concessions are shown in Roman numerals and the lots in Arabic numerals. The following 18 Fenelon patents are still in the original hands: James Bate, V 6 Dougald Brown, IV 20 Amos Coates, 18 and 9 John Cook, VI 9 Wm. Hall, III 8 John Hay, X, 6 Charles Hore, X 3 John Irwin, XI 3 Joseph Littleton, IX 19 Angus McFadyen, III 15 Randal McFadyen, III 15 Donald McKenzie, VI 1 Archibald McNeevin, V 21 Robt. McNeevin, IV 20 Elias Palmer VI 24 Thomas Smithson, III 19 and 20 Robt. Tompkins, III 1 David Scott Willock, VII...Read More
4th Peterborough (later 1st Victoria) Battalion O. C. Lt. Col. Edward Davidson 2nd-in-Command Major Francis Henderson Captains Wm. Cottingham Christopher Knowlson James Dunsford Mossom Boyd Lieutenants Chas. Hamilton Edward Davidson, Jr. Ensigns John Sullivan Charles Hartley Joseph...Read More
The following 53 patentees are represented on farms other than their own original holdings: Alexander Beggs James Brien Thomas Brien Francis Brown Donald Campbell James Campbell John Chambers Benjamin Clark John Douglas William Ellery John Daniel William Ellis Ralph Faulkner Samuel Faulkner Duncan Graham Thomas Graham Wm. Graham Andrew Hall Edward Hamilton Andrew Hamilton Francis Hay James Hay George Irwin James Irwin Robert Irwin Wm. Kennedy Martin Lee Wm. Marsh John Moffat Isaac Moynes Thomas Moynes John McArthur John McCarrell CoIin McFadyen Mary McKay Isabella McKenzie Donald McKinnon Alexander McNabb Hiram Nelson Thomas Oakley Margaret Patton Henry Powell John Powell Margaret Powell Thomas Rea Dugald Sinclair Richard Smithson William Smithson Thomas Tamblyn Robert Thompson James Wallace Robert Wilson Joseph Worsley George...Read More
5th Peterborough (later 2nd Victoria) Battalion O. C. Lt. Col. A. S. Fraser Captains Alex. Logie John Graham Thomas Keenan Wm. McDonell Thomas Rea Lieutenants Isaac Rea Roger McHugh G. M. Roche James Graham John Pyne Ensigns James Maloney Martin Hogan Charles Logie G. D. Brock Horatio Stephenson Thomas Pyne James...Read More
In the former list the farms are indicated. The concessions are shown in Roman numerals and the lots in Arabic numerals. The following 56 Eldon patentees families still persist on the original farms: Mary Black, XI 17 Neil Brown, IX 19 Alex. Cameron, VI 25 Alex. Campbell, II 12 Archibald Campbell, II 12 Donald Campbell, V 20 Neil Campbell, II 9 John Ferguson, XI 15 John Fraser, VII 22 Charles Fry, SPR 55-6, John Gillespie, VII 11 Thomas Graves, X 20 Angus Logan, X 20 Thomas Lyons, V 6 Moses Mitchell, NPR 53-4 Roger Moran, X 12 John Morrison, VI 20 James McAlpine, II 6 Duncan McArthur, V 9 John McArthur, VIII 7 Peter McArthur, VII 7 Duncan McCorquodale, I 2 Ailan McEachern, III 11 Archibald McEachern, II 22 Donald McEachern, V 15 Dugald McEachern, IV 10 Duncan McEachern, III 15 Hugh McEachern, IV 7 Lachlin McEachern, X 23 Malcolm McEachern, II 11 and 15 Neil McEachern, II 19 Neil McEachern, VI 6 Neil McEachern, VII 3 Neil McEachern, VIII 24 Ronald McEachern, II 20 Wm. McEachern, VIII 24 Ann McDonald, II 23 John McDonald, III 19 Donald McFadyen, II 17 Samuel McFadyen, X 8 Dougald McGillvary, SPR 12 John McGillvray VII 23 John McInnis, VIII 16 Malcolm McMillan, VIII 6 Neil McNabb, IX 20 Duncan McPherson, IV 4 James McPherson, IV 4 Colin McRae, VIII 23 John McRae,...Read More
6th Peterborough (later 3rd Victoria) Battalion O. C. Lit. Col. Samuel Davidson 2nd-in-Command-Major Hector McDonald Jr. Major-Major Elridge R. Irish Captains Andrew McPherson William Webster Wm. McCready James McPherson Israel Ferguson John R. Lytle W. Davidson James Worsley Donald Campbell John Wylie Matthew Emmerson Lieutenants John Haight Neil Smith Edward Mather Hugh McFadyen Wm. Foster Stephen Dundas Alexander McLean James Davidson Henry McNeil Duncan McFarlane Alexander McTaggart Ensigns John McLaughlin Charles Ross Patrick O’Brien Robert Ewing Wm. Stephenson John Kingland Joseph Perrin James Foster James Emmerson Sidney McKenzie Thomas Clark Samuel...Read More
The following 99 patentees are represented on farms other than those originally held: John Bell Duncan Brown Frederick Brown Angus Cameron Archibald Cameron Donald Cameron Ewen Cameron James Cameron John Cameron Lachlan Cameron David Campbell Duncan Campbell John D. Campbell James Campbell Hugh Campbell George Campbell Peter Campbell William Campbell John Collins Walter Coulter Wm. Dixon Wm. Dunn Angus Ferguson Alex. Ferguson Israel Ferguson Donald Fraser Thomas Fraser Hector Frazer John Fry Donald Gilchrist James Gilchrist John Gilchrist Alex. Gillanders Dugald Gillespie John Gillies John Gilmour Donald Grant Finlay Grant John Grant Roderick Grant Wm. Grant Dougald Mathieson Wm. Mitchell Alex. Munro James Munro Thomas Munro John Murray Neil Murray Alex. McAlpine Donald McArthur Margaret McCorquodale Angus McCuaig Angus McDonald Donald McDonald Finnan McDonald Ronald McDonald Thomas McDonald John McDougall Neil McDougall Eachern McEachern Farquhar McEachern John McEachern Kenneth McEwan Peter McEwan Archibald McFadyen John McFadyen John McInnes Allan McInnis Donald McInnis Alex. McIntyre Angus McIntyre Archibald McIntyre Andrew McIntyre John McIntyre Alex.McKay John McKay Alex. McLean Hector McLean John McLean Angus McLeod John McMillan Duncan McNabb Archibald McPhail Andrew McPherson Lachlan McQuarrie Donald McRae Duncan McRae Farquhar McRae John Smith John Sutherland Jr. John Sutherland Sr. John Thornton Wm. Walker Wm. Williamson Benjamin Wilson James Wilson John Wilson Wm. Wright Richard...Read More
The personnel of the 45th detachment from Lindsay and the surrounding district was as follows: Major John Hughes Capt. J. C. Grace Lieut. George E. Laidlaw Color-Sgt. McMurchy Sergeants Christie and Holtorf Corporals McKee and Hall Privates Barton Bennett Brown Bunting Charlton Crawford Fishley Fryer Gregory Gain Gamble Galbraith Henry Hepburn Higgins Irwin Jeffrey John Just Kayley Keegan Keele Latimer Lee McDonald Moore Moyse Pratt Porter Savage Skinner Smith R.. Smith S. Turner Veitch Williamson Wilson J. Wilson W....Read More
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