Biddulph Township

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Biddulph Twp. in historical MIDDLESEX Co.

Opened for settlement in 1839 and named after… one of the original Directors of the Canada Company. In 1835 a colony of freed slaves, refugees from the United States, was settled near Lucan by Frederick Stover, on 800 acres bought by the Wilberforce Land Co. It was not a success.

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

This township, along with McGillivray, was found in HURON Co. before 1865.

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HINT: Before fine-searching the online maps, verify from the database of transcribed names (bottom).

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

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

The names on these maps are not transcribed. 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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1864-65 Middlesex Co. / Cameron / book
1868-69 London City & Middlesex Co. / Mitchell / book

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1871-72 London City & Middlesex Co. / Mackintosh / free online

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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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In 1851, the Township of Biddulph was part of HURON Co.
Finding Aid | (enumerated, but no Ag)

In 1861, the Township of Biddulph was part of HURON Co.
Finding Aid | Search Form – LAC | see table, below

1861 District SubDistrict Film     PGs: 82 – 92
Huron Biddulph C-1037 82 83 84
Huron Biddulph C-1037 85 86 87
Huron Biddulph C-1037 88 89 90
Huron Biddulph C-1037 91 92  

* 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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Important: See FINDING AID – involves a few steps.
1871 District SubDistrict Div.* Film Images
08 Middlesex North F Biddulph Div 1 C-9903 Link to Start
08 Middlesex North F Biddulph Div 2 C-9903 Link to Start
08 Middlesex North F Biddulph Div 3 C-9903 Link to Start
08 Middlesex North F Biddulph Div 4 C-9904 Link to Start

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

Header titles on each census page aren't always fully descriptive of the Districts and Divisions. Rely on indexed information at Ancestry or FamilySearch.

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) :
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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


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.


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.


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.