York Township (South West part)

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York Twp. (South West part) in historical YORK Co.

(Referring to York Twp., undivided) Founded by Simcoe in 1792 and named by him, York. [Separated out and] incorporated as the City of Toronto in 1834.

Jesse E. Middleton, The Province of Ontario: a History: 1615-1927, published 1927

Our transcriptions of historical Directories and Maps, where the source records are undivided into York N, SE and SW, we have manually separated the databases into these sections. Researchers are advised to check all.

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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.

3 available I0051586 | I0051581 | I0051583

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

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

Links & Transcription Progress

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 | Pre-set Search Form
(York Twp., undivided into N, SE & SW)

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

The York township enumeration divisions have been separated into geographical sections by confirming names and locations to corresponding period maps.

Div No. 1 & 2 are filed in York South East
Div No. 3 is filed in York South West
Div No. 4, 5 & 6 are filed in York North

1861 District SubDistrict Film     PGs: 114 - 117
York York C-1090 114 115 116
York York C-1090 117    

 
* 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

Contact me with questions, linking errors, etc.

Important: See FINDING AID – involves a few steps.
 
The Agricultural returns for the south-east and south-west parts of York township are available under enumeration divisions “Toronto East”, “Toronto West” and Yorkville Village. As each consists of less than five agricultural entries, and as they are dispersed within such a large number of urban divisions, we have not included them here.

 
* 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: 1486, showing 10 per page
SurnameIncidenceTownshipCountyDatesSourceAvailable online?DetailsMisc
Abbs 1 York South West York 1837 directory Link to Source York SW and SE together as City
Adams 1 York South West York 1860 map Link to Source
Adams 3 York South West York 1837 directory Link to Source York SW and SE together as City
Adamson 2 York South West York 1837 directory Link to Source York SW and SE together as City
Addy 1 York South West York 1837 directory Link to Source York SW and SE together as City
Agnew 1 York South West York 1860 map Link to Source
Alderdice 1 York South West York 1837 directory Link to Source York SW and SE together as City
Alexander 1 York South West York 1860 map Link to Source
Alexander 3 York South West York 1837 directory Link to Source York SW and SE together as City
Allan 1 York South West York 1860 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.