Lancaster Township


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Lancaster Twp. in historical GLENGARRY Co.

Among the first settlers on the waterfront who received their tickets of location on November 24th, 1785, were Peter McIntosh, Lot 5; Lieut. Walter Sutherland, wife and seven children, Lots, 10, 11, 14; Alex. Cameron, wife and three children, Lot 25; Donald Ross, Lot 26; William Grant, Lot 27. Doubtless these were veterans of Sir John Johnson’s Corps. The first patents under the Government of Upper Canada for this township are dated 1797. A map of McNiff’s original survey of Lancaster (then called Lake) under date 1784 and 1785 is in the department of Crown Lands.

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

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

The 'Loyalist Map' images, *and transcriptions of names / locations* are available from the St. Lawrence chapter UELAC. Use this index.

These St. Lawrence Riverfront locations were settlement grants awarded to United Empire Loyalist militia units. The townships were initially numbered i.e.

No. 1 (now Charlottenburgh)
No. 2 (now Cornwall)
No. 3 (now Osnabruck)
No. 4 (now Williamsburgh)
No. 5 (now Matilda)
Lake Township (now Lancaster)

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

1 available I0050801

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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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: vary  
Glengarry Lancaster C-1024 13 14  
Glengarry Lancaster C-1024 55    
Glengarry Lancaster C-1024 39 40  
Glengarry Lancaster C-1024 50 51  
Glengarry Lancaster C-1024 66 67  
Glengarry Lancaster C-1024 82 83  
Glengarry Lancaster C-1024 97 98  
Glengarry Lancaster C-1024 111 112  

 
* 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
74 Glengarry B Lancaster Div 1 C-10009 Link to Start
74 Glengarry B Lancaster Div 2 C-10009 Link to Start
74 Glengarry B Lancaster Div 3 C-10009 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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* tab marked (Tax Rolls) = no records for entire County

Ontario historical township tax assessments showing concessions and lots

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Township Dates Film Images  
Lancaster None Available

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: 159, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
?haringham? 1 Lancaster Glengarry 1862 map Link to Source
Aikin 1 Lancaster Glengarry 1862 map Link to Source
Anderson 1 Lancaster Glengarry 1862 map Link to Source
Bathurst 3 Lancaster Glengarry 1862 map Link to Source
Bayley 1 Lancaster Glengarry 1862 map Link to Source
Bethune 3 Lancaster Glengarry 1862 map Link to Source
Burke 1 Lancaster Glengarry 1862 map Link to Source
Calllanoch 1 Lancaster Glengarry 1862 map Link to Source
Cameron 6 Lancaster Glengarry 1862 map Link to Source
Campbell 8 Lancaster Glengarry 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.