Dover East Township

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Dover East Twp. in historical KENT Co.

Surveyed in 1794. Within the borders of Dover along the Chenal Ecarte of the River St. Clair is the site of Lord Selkirk’s Baldoon Settlement, established in 1803. High water in subsequent years made marshes which caused much sickness. The place was ravaged by American troopers in 1812, and in later years was the scene of certain mysterious manifestations which suggested witchcraft. Today a single battered and empty frame dwelling long known as “the haunted house” is the only relic of this colony. Wallaceburg is the heir-at-law of the romance of Baldoon. It was named for the Scottish hero, William Wallace, and the Macdonald and Johnson families have not yet died out.

Jesse E. Middleton, The Province of Ontario: a History: 1615-1927, published 1927 (referring to the township, undivided)

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

1 available I0043396

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).

No pre-Confederation era maps have been found, or are known to have been published. See the hand-drawn Patent Maps.

Maps at University of Toronto’s Ontario Historical County Map Project, usually cover the Pre-Confederation period, but in this case have a later atlas.

 

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 Kent Co. / Sutherland / free online

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Sutherland / 1870-71 Kent & Essex Counties / 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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Finding Aid | Search Form – LAC | see table, below

1861 District SubDistrict Film     PGs: 29 - 36
Kent Dover E&W C-1041 29 30 31
Kent Dover E&W C-1041 32 33 34
Kent Dover E&W C-1041 35 36  

 
* 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
02 Kent E Dover E&W Div 1 C-9891 Link to Start
02 Kent E Dover E&W Div 2 C-9892 Link to Start
02 Kent G Chatham Town Div 1 C-9892 Link to Start
02 Kent G Chatham Town Div 2 C-9893 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) IF CONTENT SHIFTS, RE-HIT 'SEARCH':
Total Records Found: 253, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
Adam 3 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source
Adams 1 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source
Alair 1 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source
Alexander 2 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source
Andrew 2 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source
Anellettr 2 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source
Angus 1 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source
Antis 1 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source
Arnold 1 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source
Asher 2 Dover East Kent 1864 directory Link to Source

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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.

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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


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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.