Nassagaweya Township

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Nassagaweya Twp. in historical HALTON Co.

Opened in 1819 and named from an Indian word meaning “a river with two outlets.” A hilly region with abundant limestone and with its arable lands well adapted for mixed farming.

Jesse E. Middleton, The Province of Ontario: a History: 1615-1927, published 1927
Early survey maps with names of original patentees¬†–¬†over-written with subsequent owners.

2 available I0050896 | I0050897

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

1868-79 Halton Co. / Sutherland / subscr. 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  
Halton Nassagaweya C-1031 17 18  
Halton Nassagaweya C-1031 29 30  
Halton Nassagaweya C-1031 42 43  
Halton Nassagaweya C-1031 55 56  
Halton Nassagaweya C-1031 68 69  

* 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
38 Halton E Nassagaweya Div 1 C-9956 Link to Start
38 Halton E Nassagaweya Div 2 C-9956 Link to Start
38 Halton E Nassagaweya Div 3 C-9956 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: 209, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
Adamson 2 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 map Link to Source
Agnew 2 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 map Link to Source
Aikens 2 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 map Link to Source
Alexander 1 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 map Link to Source
Allison 7 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 map Link to Source
Anderson 9 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 map Link to Source
Armstrong 1 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 map Link to Source
Atkinson 5 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 map Link to Source
Barbbaree 2 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 map Link to Source
Barber 1 Nassagaweya Halton 1858 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


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.


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.


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.