Woodhouse Township

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Woodhouse Twp. in historical NORFOLK Co.

Port Dover is the oldest town. The original Dover, laid out under supervision of Simcoe, who visted the place in 1795, was a little to the east of the present town. The present site dates from 1834. The mills of the old town were burned in the war of 1812-14. Port Ryerse was established by the Ryersons, among the first settlers. The Town of Simcoe, incorporated 1875 [however] the first settlers, before the close of the eighteenth century, Aaron Culver, John Axford, Abner Owens, Geo. Kent, John Davis, William Dill. A fertile and prosperous portion of the county.

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.

1 available I0051571

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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1857 Norfolk Co. / Earl / free online
 
1867 Oxford & Norfolk / 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: 42 - 48
Norfolk Woodhouse C-1054 42 43 44
Norfolk Woodhouse C-1054 45 46 47
Norfolk Woodhouse C-1054 48    

 
* 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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1871 District SubDistrict Div.* Film Images
11 Norfolk South D Woodhouse Div 1 C-9908 Link to Start
11 Norfolk South D Woodhouse Div 2 C-9908 Link to Start
11 Norfolk South D Woodhouse Div 3 C-9908 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) IF CONTENT SHIFTS, RE-HIT 'SEARCH':
Total Records Found: 353, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
[ ]gler 1 Woodhouse Norfolk 1863 map Link to Source
[ ]sslie 2 Woodhouse Norfolk 1863 map Link to Source
Ades 1 Woodhouse Norfolk 1863 map Link to Source
Alderson 1 Woodhouse Norfolk 1863 map Link to Source
Allcorn 1 Woodhouse Norfolk 1858 directory Link to Source
Allcorn 1 Woodhouse Norfolk 1863 map Link to Source
Allway 1 Woodhouse Norfolk 1863 map Link to Source
Always 1 Woodhouse Norfolk 1858 directory Link to Source
Anderson 1 Woodhouse Norfolk 1858 directory Link to Source
Ansley 1 Woodhouse Norfolk 1863 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.