Hawkesbury West Township


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Hawkesbury West Twp. in historical PRESCOTT (-RUSSELL) Co.

Opened in 1798 and surveyed by Col. William Fortune on order of Hon. D.W. Smith, although a patent for 1200 acres was granted to Captain David McFall in September, 1797. The first mill erected at the present site of Hawkesbury Town on the Ottawa shore, 1805 by Thomas Mears. Vankleek Hill – first settler was Simeon Vankleek, formerly of Dutchess County, New York, who came in 1786. He built and kept the first inn on the town site. John Glass McIntosh had a store there in 1819.

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.

1 available I0043835

See the Archives of Ontario's Introduction to RG-100 Patent Plans, or Search by Township in the Visual Database, entering keywords as follows:

In the TITLE field enter the township i.e. Gwillimbury
In the REFERENCE CODE field enter: RG 1-100

The names on these maps are not transcribed for the HeritagePIN databases.

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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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: 02 – 06
Prescott Hawkesbury West C-1068 02 03 04
Prescott Hawkesbury West C-1068 05 06  
Prescott H’bury Villge C-1068 01    

 
* 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
75 Prescott B Hawkesbury West Div 1 C-10010 Link to Start
75 Prescott B Hawkesbury West Div 2 C-10010 Link to Start
75 Prescott C H’bury Village   C-10011 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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Ontario historical township tax assessments showing concessions and lots

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Township Dates Film Images  
Hawkesbury West 1880’s

NOTE: The above table is for records BEFORE 1880, only!
Films marked in red are viewable at LDS Family History Centers.


FamilySearch has begun to transcribe: (incomplete)

Ontario Tax Assessment Rolls, 1834-1899
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Both Owners and Tenants were assessed for taxes (i.e. Freeholders and Householders).
See the Instructions to Assessors from 1847 Norfolk Co.


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: 207, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
Amond 2 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source
Anderson 2 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source
Armond 1 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source
Armond? 1 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source
Armstrong 2 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source
Baker 1 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source
Bancroft 3 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source
Baneral? 1 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source
Bangs 5 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source
Barton 6 Hawkesbury West Prescott-Russell 1862 map Link to Source




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.