London Township


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London Twp. in historical MIDDLESEX Co.

Surveyed by Col. Burwell; part before 1812, part after the war. First land owner, Hon. John Hale; first actual settler, Duncan Mackenzie, 1817. In 1818 Edwin Talbot brought a party of Irish immigrants, which included the Hasketts, the Talbots, the Grays, the Goldings and the Howards. A rolling country, very fertile.

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).

Early survey maps with names of original leasees - with transcriptions by Elgin Co. OGS-Ontario Ancestors.

F 501-1-0-0-16 | 1818 | PDF 7 MB
F 501-1-0-0-17 | 1826 | PDF 5.4 MB
RG 1-470-0-0-135 | 1796 | PDF 198 MB

See the Elgin County Archives' Talbot Settlement and Survey Maps, 1793-1849 under two Fonds:
F 501: The Thomas Talbot Fonds * with transcriptions!
RG 1-470: The Ministry of Natural Resources Fonds

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

1 available I0050822

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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London names and locations on p. 19 | PDF 22 MB

See the Elgin County Archives' The Thomas Talbot Fonds.

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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Finding Aid | Search Form – LAC | see table, below

1861 District SubDistrict Film     PGs: 32 – 46
Middlesex London C-1051 32 33 34
Middlesex London C-1051 35 36 37
Middlesex London C-1051 38 39 40
Middlesex London C-1051 41 42 43
Middlesex London C-1051 44 45 46
London London Wards C-1051 138 139 140
London London Wards C-1051 141 142 143
London London Wards C-1051 144 145 146
London London Wards C-1051 147 148 149

 
* 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
09 Middlesex East C London Div 1 C-9905 Link to Start
09 Middlesex East C London Div 2 C-9905 Link to Start
09 Middlesex East C London Div 3 C-9905 Link to Start
09 Middlesex East C London Div 4 C-9905 Link to Start
09 Middlesex East C London Div 5 C-9905 Link to Start
09 Middlesex East C London Div 6 C-9905 Link to Start
09 Middlesex East C London Div 7 C-9905 Link to Start
10 London (City) A London Ward 1 C-9906 Link to Start
10 London (City) B London Ward 2 C-9906 Link to Start
10 London (City) C London Ward 3N C-9906 Link to Start
10 London (City) C London Ward 3S C-9906 Link to Start
10 London (City) D London Ward 4 C-9906 Link to Start
10 London (City) E London Ward 5 C-9907 Link to Start
10 London (City) F London Ward 6 C-9907 Link to Start
10 London (City) G London Ward 7 C-9907 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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Ontario historical township tax assessments showing concessions and lots

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Township Dates Film Images  
(London) City 1844 8661005
(London) City 1854 8661005
(London) City 1859-1861 8659793 Link to Start
(London) City 1862 8661005
(London) City 1863-1866 8661006
(London) City 1867 8659794 Link to Start
(London) City 1868-1872 8659795 Link to Start
(London) City 1873-1876 8659796 Link to Start
(London) City 1877-1880 8659797 Link to Start
London East 1875-1881 8660294 Link to Start
London West 1875-1897 8660295 Link to Start

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: 565, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
Adams 1 London Middlesex 1862 map Link to Source
Adriel 1 London Middlesex 1862 map Link to Source
Alexander 1 London Middlesex 1862 map Link to Source
Allen 1 London Middlesex 1862 map Link to Source
Ancliff 1 London Middlesex 1862 map Link to Source
Anderson 8 London Middlesex 1862 map Link to Source
Ardiel 3 London Middlesex 1862 map Link to Source
Arklel 1 London Middlesex 1862 map Link to Source
Armitage 1 London Middlesex 1862 map Link to Source
Armstrong 7 London Middlesex 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.