Woolwich Township


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Woolwich Twp. in historical WATERLOO Co.

Granted originally by Brant to William Wallace, and patented to him on Feb. 5th, 1798, but “impounded in the Council Office.” Ultimately a portion of the block was purchased by Lieut. Robert Pilkington. Settled mainly by Germans from 1822 onwards. The first actual settler seems to have been Capt. Thomas Smith, who established himself by the Conestoga River in 1807.

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.

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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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1864 Waterloo Co. / Sutherland / free online (towns only)
 
1867 Waterloo Co. / Irwin & Burnham / free online (towns only)

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1870-71 Perth & Waterloo / Sutherland / 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

Note: The digitized microfilm ends with one reel, is said to continue on the next reel, but is missing from the online resources. About half of the Waterloo Co. townships are missing, online.

1861 District SubDistrict Film     PGs: reel ends
Waterloo Woolwich C-1079      

 
* 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
32 Waterloo North B Woolwich Div 5 C-9944 Link to Start
32 Waterloo North B Woolwich Div 6 C-9944 Link to Start
32 Waterloo North B Woolwich Div 7 C-9944 Link to Start
32 Waterloo North B Woolwich Div 8 C-9944 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: 318, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
Adamson 2 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 map Link to Source
Adsell 2 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 map Link to Source
Allgier 1 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 map Link to Source
Altholder 1 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 map Link to Source
Baily 1 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 map Link to Source
Ball 1 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 map Link to Source
Banneman 1 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 map Link to Source
Bauman 12 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 map Link to Source
Bayler 2 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 map Link to Source
Beaty 1 Woolwich Waterloo 1861 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.