Leeds Township

Modern Municipalities:
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Sources for Names:
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Transcription Progress:
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Leeds Twp. in historical LEEDS(-GRENVILLE) Co.

Leeds & Lansdowne [Front] opened in 1786. There has been a mill-site on the Gananoque River, a tribuary of the St. Lawrence, since 1792. Joel Stone, a Connecticut Loyalist, was the founder [of Gananoque].

Jesse E. Middleton, The Province of Ontario: a History: 1615-1927, published 1927 (referring to Leeds & Lansdowne, Front and Rear)

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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.

4 available I0050814 | I0050815 | I0050812 | I0050811

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).

McGill’s project has a pre-Confederation map, a repeat of the 1861 Walling map.

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

1859 Leeds, Grenville, Lanark & Renfrew / Copleston / free online
(Names in Towns Only)

1866-67 Leeds, Grenville, Lanark & Renfrew / Fuller / free online
(Names in Towns Only)

Links & Transcription Progress

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: 01 - 08
Leeds Leeds C-1044 01 02 03
Leeds Leeds C-1044 04 05 06
Leeds Leeds C-1044 07 08  

 
* 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
67 Leeds South A Leeds Front Div 1 C-10000 Link to Start
67 Leeds South A Leeds Front Div 2 C-10001 Link to Start
67 Leeds South C Leeds Rear Div 1 C-10001 Link to Start
67 Leeds South C Leeds Rear Div 2 C-10001 Link to Start
67 Leeds South C Leeds RearB Gananoque   C-10001 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):
Total Records Found: 282, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
?ieson 1 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 map Link to Source
Abbott 2 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 map Link to Source
Acton 2 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 map Link to Source
Adsite 1 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 map Link to Source
Allen 3 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 map Link to Source
Anderson 2 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 map Link to Source
Argy 1 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 map Link to Source
Ashery? 1 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 map Link to Source
Auchinvole 3 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 map Link to Source
Barney 1 Leeds Leeds-Grenville 1861 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.