Whitchurch Township

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Whitchurch Twp. in historical YORK Co.

Opened in 1798, the first settlers being Loyalist Quakers from Pennsylvania. The Town of Newmarket was one of the earliest settlements. Called Beaman’s Corners in 1806. Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer, was entertained there in 1835. Incorporated in 1857.

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 patentees¬†–¬†over-written with subsequent owners.

2 available I0051544 | I0051545

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).

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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1837 Toronto City & Home Dist. / Walton / free online

1846-47 Toronto City & Home Dist. / Brown / free online

1860-51 Toronto City & York Co. / Rowsell / free online

1866 Toronto City & York & Peel / Mitchell / free online

Links & Transcription Progress

1870-71 Toronto City & York / McEvoy / 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: 47 - 64
York Whitchurch C-1090 47 48 49
York King C-1090 50 51 52
York King C-1090 53 54 55
York King C-1090 56 57 58
York King C-1090 59 60 61
York King C-1090 62 63 64

 
* 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
43 York North B Whitchurch Div 1 C-9965 Link to Start
43 York North B Whitchurch Div 2 C-9965 Link to Start
43 York North B Whitchurch Div 3 C-9965 Link to Start
43 York North B Whitchurch Div 4 C-9965 Link to Start
43 York North B Whitchurch Div 5 C-9965 Link to Start
43 York North C Aurora   C-9965 Link to Start
43 York North D Newmarket   C-9965 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: 619, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
[ ]ine 1 Whitchurch York 1860 map Link to Source
Alleyne 1 Whitchurch York 1860 map Link to Source
Anderson 2 Whitchurch York 1837 directory Link to Source
Anthony 1 Whitchurch York 1860 map Link to Source
Appleton 1 Whitchurch York 1860 map Link to Source
Armitage 2 Whitchurch York 1837 directory Link to Source
Armitage 4 Whitchurch York 1860 map Link to Source
Armstrong 1 Whitchurch York 1837 directory Link to Source
Armstrong 3 Whitchurch York 1860 map Link to Source
Ashton 1 Whitchurch York 1837 directory 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.