Orillia South Township

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Orillia South Twp. in historical SIMCOE Co.

Opened in 1822. The name is Spanish for border, margin, or shore; Lake Couchiching, the Severn River and Sparrow Lake are the eastern and northern boundaries. The Town of Orillia was originally the headquarters of the Ojibway indians; the first white settler, Gerald Alley, came in 1832 as a Government instructor to the Indians. Before 1836 nineteen had settled in the northern part of the township. Washago had its beginnings in 1852, Severn Bridge in 1857.

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.

3 available I0050951 | I0050953 | I0050952

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Walton / 1837 Toronto City & Home District / free online

McEvoy / 1866-67 Simcoe County / subscr. site

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Irwin / 1872-73 Simcoe County & Muskoka Dist. / free online

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

1861 District SubDistrict Film     PGs: 97 - 99
Simcoe Orillia C-1073-1074 97 98 99

 
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The 1861 Census Districts | Re: Bothwell, Cardwell & Monck

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1871 District SubDistrict Div.* Film Images
42 Simcoe North K Orillia & Matchedash Div 1 C-9964 Link to Start
42 Simcoe North K Orillia & Matchedash Div 2 C-9964 Link to Start

 
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Total Records Found: 117, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
Allen 2 Orillia South Simcoe 1871 map yes, see Sources: Maps (above)
Alley 1 Orillia South Simcoe 1837 directory no, see Sources: Directories (above)
Bailey 1 Orillia South Simcoe 1871 map yes, see Sources: Maps (above)
Bailey 1 Orillia South Simcoe 1837 directory no, see Sources: Directories (above)
Bennett 1 Orillia South Simcoe 1871 map yes, see Sources: Maps (above)
Black 1 Orillia South Simcoe 1871 map yes, see Sources: Maps (above)
Blain 1 Orillia South Simcoe 1871 map yes, see Sources: Maps (above)
Blair 2 Orillia South Simcoe 1871 map yes, see Sources: Maps (above)
Borland 1 Orillia South Simcoe 1837 directory no, see Sources: Directories (above)
Bowers 1 Orillia South Simcoe 1837 directory no, see Sources: Directories (above)