Adolphustown Township

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Adolphustown Twp. in historical LENNOX-ADDINGTON Co.

Only [two other townships in Ontario] have smaller acreage than Adolphustown, one of the oldest Townships in Ontario, and perhaps the most important, historically. Surveyed, with nine others along the Bay of Quinte Front, westward from Kingston in 1783 by J. Collins, Capt. Sherwood and Lieut. Kotte. At first these townships were numbered. The Fourth was named after Prince Adolphus Frederick, seventh son of King George III., and was allotted to Maj. Peter Vanalstine, the leader of a group of Loyalists who had sailed from New York on September 8th, 1783, had wintered in Sorel, and had arrived on June 16th, 1784. A monument to these U.E.L. pioneers was erected in 1884 close to their landfall. The settlers, being accustomed to American institutions, soon organized a town meeting… 1792, although the town meeting as a municipal institution was not legalized in Canada until 1793… the statute granting this measure of self-government was passed… [through] the independent action of Adolphustown. The first Methodist church in Upper Canada had been erected [here, in 1792]… two Quaker preachers came to the township in 1790.

Jesse E. Middleton, The Province of Ontario: a History: 1615-1927, published 1927

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Early survey maps with names of original patentees¬†–¬†over-written with subsequent owners.

3 available I0043013 | I0043011 | I0043012

See the Archives of Ontario Summary and Index to Early Patent Maps, or Search by Township.

The names on these maps are not transcribed, nor will they be included in our project. However, our databases do include transcriptions of names from early Grant/Patent RECORDS (those issued prior to 1826).

Maps at McGill University’s Digital Atlas Project cover the Post-Confederation period (late for the scope of this project). Names of land-owners are transcribed at McGill’s site.

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1865 Frontenac, Lennox & Addington / Mitchell / free online
(Does not include Abinger, Denbigh, Effingham or Ashby)

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Find Concession/Lot Locations from the Agricultural Schedules of the Canadian national Censuses.
1842 (limited), 1851, 1861 and 1871.

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Finding Aid | Search Form – LAC | see table, below

1861 District SubDistrict Film     PGs: 17 - 19
Lennox-Addington Adolphustown C-1047 17 18 19

 
* The LAC search form is pre-set to search this District, and for Agricultural schedules only. However, these indexes are significantly incomplete. ALL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE by page number, in the chart, above.

The 1861 Census Districts | Re: Bothwell, Cardwell & Monck

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1871 District SubDistrict Div.* Film Images
63 Lennox A Adolphustown   C-9995 Link to Start

 
* The Enumeration Division must match the corresponding Sched. 1 Personal Census.

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The 1871 Census Districts | Maps of City Wards

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Search Surname - by part name, or use a star as a wildcard -- do not use single quote i.e. O'Brien - instead use O(star):
Total Records Found: 53, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
Allen 2 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source
Allison 1 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source
Bogart 4 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source
Bogert 1 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source
Campbell 2 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source
Carlett 1 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source
Carr 1 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source
Casey 7 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source
Casten 1 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source
Chalmers 1 Adolphustown Lennox-Addington 1860 map Link to Source

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ONGOING INVENTORY:


HeritagePIN’s own updated list of Named Villages and Settlements in Ontario, based on the 1857 Canada Directory (Lovell) and the 1869 Province of Ontario Gazetteer and Directory (McEvoy/Clark), and on descriptions found in 30+ Pre-Confederation Directories.

See also notes about Administrative Districts that crossed established boundaries.

Many more details and maps are found in the pages for each Township (follow links).

heritagePIN PROJECT DATABASES | Project Goals and Progress


HeritagePIN has a number of Name Transcription Projects on the go since 2008. The time period of study is Pre-Confederation (1867). Since Ontario’s civil records program took some years to fully implement, this time period has been extended to include Ontario’s documented inhabitants prior to the mid-1870’s.

Transcribed surnames are searchable at each Township’s page


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MAPS | project

I had been able to photograph several of the (brittle) Pre-Confederation maps at various universities and archives, and by 2016 the University of Toronto has made images available ONLINE for many more!

The names in these databases have been transcribed by me personally, and include names from the inset town maps, and indexes of subscribers, located in the margins of each map.

 
DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS | project


Likewise, with historical directories, names have been transcribed by eye, not by OCR (conversion to text). They include those entries for individuals living in towns and cities.

 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Where maps and directories are sparse for a township, or for an early time period, the Databases are supplemented with record-sets * that show names and Concession/Lot locations *. These include early Land Grant/Patents, and Agricultural Census returns.