Friday, April 22, 2016

WW1

22 April 2016

9 March 1916
  Germany declares war on Portugal
22 March 1916
  The NFLD Reg't is moved to France in preparation
for the massive Somme offensive.
27 March 1916
  3rd British Division attacks St. Eloi salient,
south of Ypres, Belgium.
4 April 1916
  Canadians relieve exhausted British Forces in
front of St. Eloi, Belgium.
7 April 1916
  Amid the mud and craters of St. Eloi, Canadian
losses between March and mid-April are
nearly 1,400
19 April 1916
  The Germans force the Canadians out of
Craters 6 and 7 at St. Eloi

Note. The above info and similar which have appeared
           before this date are from an insert to 'The Legion'
           Magazine entitled 'Canada and the Great War'--
           The Battles. Lists the 'Battles' and also a large map
            of France, Belgium etc. A very detailed account of
           casualties and a timeline of the Battles. ie.
           April 1915  Ypres
           May-June 1915 Festubert and Givenchy
           March-June 1916 St. Eloi Craters and Mount Sorrel

Friday, April 15, 2016

Goulbourn Settlers

Surname D  15 April 2016

Dale, John  Con. 9, Lot 21E  18 Sept 1824
          MUC 226, CCCB 7 possibly settled in Clarendon Twp.
           Pontiac Co. Que. 1851 Cen. p,17d,18a, (35)
Dawson, Lancelot  Con. 5, Lot 25 All, 26 May 1825, and,
                               Con. 6, Lot 24W
            CCCBk 27  Goulbourn.  Twp.    p,40d,41a, (81)
Daily, James Jr. & Sr.  Con. 10, Lot 28E  24 May 1822
           MUC 11; CCCBk 254 for both
Delasseras, Valentine  Con. 9, Lot 6E  3 May 1828
           Nil records
Dempsey, John  King St. W, Lot 11  5 Feb 183x
           MUC 8  Nil other records
Dobson, Robert  Con. 1, Lot 24E  2 Jun 1842
          MUC 16  Goulbourn Twp.  p, 49d, 50a, (99)  age 50
Donahoe, Michael  Con. 3, Lot 20W  5 May 1828
          MUC 8; CCCBk 640
Doughtery (Doherty)Edward  Con. 9, Lot 5E  23 Jun 1826
         CCCBk 65 Possibly Lanark County
Downing, Andrew  Con. 9, lot 13E  13 Jun 1828
         Nil
Dunfield, James  Con. 8, Lot 7W  2 Apr 1828
        Possibly Pakenham Twp. Lanark Co.
More info to follow.  Surname E and F next month

FYI. I  am beginning to believe that many who settled in Goulbourn
         Twp. moved away after rations were terminated 24 Dec 1822.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Goulbourn Settlement

28 March 2016   [3 of 3]
Corbett, Nathaniel  Con. 10, Lot 28W  24 May 1822
        MUC page 10,  #1251
        Census 1820/22, pg12,15,19,22
        1851 Census, Clarendon Twp, Que. age 51,
                 p.4d,5a, (9)
Costello, Matthew  Con. 9, Lot 28E  13 Jun 1828
       MUC page 10,  #746, possibly Fitzroy Twp?
Craig, John  Con. 4, Lot 23N  24 Jun 1822
        2 persons this name;  MUC page 18
        Census 1820/22, pg12,15,19,23
        1851 Census Nepean Twp. p.41d,42a, (83) age 50
Craig, William  Con.5, Lot 16W  12 Jun 1828
        MUC page 13, #130
        Census 1820/22  pg 23; 2 persons Nepean Twp.
Crawford, Diane  Queen St. Lot 3E  25 Sept 1844
       1851 Census Richmond Village p. 8d, 9a, (17) age 63
Crawford, William con. 11, Lot 7N  22 Nov 1850
        Many persons this name??
Cullen, James  Con. 6, Lot12E  2 Apr 1828
        MUC page 10  # 1324
        Census 1820/22  page 23;  1851 Census ??
Cunningham, Roger  Con. 11, Lot 5?  31 May 1836
        1851 Census ??
Cuthbert, Abraham  Con. 11, Lot 25E  24 Oct 1821
        Census 1820/22,  pg12,15,19,23
        1851 Census, 2 families this Surname
End Surname C; In April surname D.
Note
  In Legion Magazine, Mar/Apr. 2016, page 12.
an entry for 15 March 1813.
"After a 24 day snowshoe march, 550 soldiers from
Fredericton reach Quebec City to strengthen British
North America's defences"
  There is a book which includes this event entitled
"The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in
the War of 1812"  by John R. Grodzinski.
New Brunswick military heritage series, #21
ISBN 978-0-86492-447-6(pbk)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Goulbourn Settlement

Surname C [2 of 3]
Clarke, Robert  Con. 4, Lot14 E 16 Apr 1828
             Memorial 134++ from Geo. Lyon
             Farms and Families pg 71 & 72
Colbert, John Sr.  Con. 12, Lot 29W  24 Oct 1821
           Sold Memorial 280 to Joshua Bradley
            Military Settlement Vol. 1, pgs. 12,15,& 19
            Farms and Families pg 74
            1851 Census , Goulbourn Twp p.1a,(1)
Colbert, William  Con. 12, Lot 30W 24 Oct 1821
           Farms and Families pg 74
           Military Settlement pg 15 &19
Collins, Daniel  Con. 2, Lot 14W  26 Jul 1824
          Sold Memorial 9 to Wm. McKay
          MUC pg 10; 6 persons 1851 Cen.
Collins, Richard Sr. Con. 11, Lot 1E  31 May 1836
          MUC pg 10
Conley, James  Con.2, Lot 10N  7 Feb. 1835
          Nil locals 1851 Cen.
Conly, Jane  Con. 3, Lot 11 F1/2  6 Mar. 1830
          Bought from Jane O'Connor Memorial 284
          late wife of John McIntyre
Connell, William  Con. 10, Lot 1W  31 May 1836
          nil local
Copeland, William  Fortune St. Lot 15E  12 Feb 1834
         Memorial 1120++
         1851 Cen. Richmond Village p6d,7a (13)
Note; Duke of Richmond was found in Gerard Chapman's
          barn, where had died on 28 Aug 1819
Will finish letter C and add more data before months end.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Goulbourn Settlement

Surname C [1 of 3]
Campbell, William  Con 5, Lot 6W  12 Jun 1828
        Military Settlement Goulb. 1821 and 1822
         Carleton County Copy Book # 92
Carron, John  Cockburn St. Lot 4W  18 Jun 1834
        Military Upper Canada page 8
        1851 Cen. Richmond Village, age 55 and
         wife Nancy, age 55  p.2d,3a (5)
Carter, George  Con. 9, Lot 23E  5 May 1828
        Military Settlement Goulb, 1822
        MUC page 10,12
        CCCBk #503    1851 Cen,   many??
Carthy, Michael  McBean St. Lot 7E    date ?
        Nil data.
Cassidy, Peter  Con. 3, Lot 8W, W1/2, 21 Jun 1825
       Military Settlement Goulb 1820
       MUC page 9
       CCCBk 26,36,49
Cassidy, Patrick  Con. 3, Lot 4W  12 Jun 1828
       MUC  page 18   [This name appears more than 1x]
Cathcart, Carleton  Con. 7, Lot 20W  16 Jun 1828
       MUC  page 10
       CCCBk # 55      wife Mary and 10 children
       1852 Cen. Goulb. age 48, p.21d,22a,(43)
       Farms and Families pages 64-67
Cathcart, Thomas Con 8, Lot 23E  31 Dec 1825
      MUC page 10
      CCCBk 354+
      1851 Cen. p. 20d,22a, (43)  wife Mary, 3 child.
Cathcart, William  Con. 7, Lot 21W  2 May 1828
     MUC  page 10
     CCCBk #55+
     Farm and Families pages 64-67

Part 2, next week. I hear spring is coming.

     

Leap Year/Day

3 March 2016

Subject was on 29 Feb. 2016 which only occurs
every four years [2008, 2012 and 2016 etc.] This
means that every 4 years there are 24 hours added
to adjust for earth's rotation around the sun,
29 February.
The error is plus 5 hours, 48 minutes and
45 seconds. So doing the math the calculation
is in error 45 minutes. May be in the fact that
1600 was a leap year and 1700, 1800 and
1900 were not leap years??. Have 4 more
years to figure this out, 29 Feb. 2020 !!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Goulbourn Settlement

21 February 2016
Surname B  [4 of 4]
Buckley, Timothy  Con 10, Lot 2W  31 May 1836
       1851 Cen. Prescott Town  age 65,
        wife and 6 children.   p,14d,15a,(29)
Burke, George  Con 2, Lot 14S  3 March 1828
                          Murray St. Lot 10W
         MUC  pg 8;  CCCBk many entries, as a witness
Burke, James H. Murray St. Lot 5E 28 Jan 1834
          CCCBk. #692,700, ++
Burke, James  Cockburn St. Lot 6E  28 Jan 1834
          Many entries, possibly as a witness
          CCCBk. #5, 11 ++ (Both James' maybe the
                                           same person??)
Burke, Michael  Cockburn St. Lot 9W 4 Feb 1834
          MUC pg 8, 13;  CCCBk 11, 12 ++
          Many entries, possibly a witness
Burke, Milo  Murray St. Lot 6E  28 Jan 1834
          CCCBk. 365 ++, possibly a witness
Note; I believe the Burke's above are all
          related and sons of George Thew Burke
Burrows, James  Con. 4, Lot 3E  20 Aug. 1828
         MUC pg 13; CCCBk 166, 755 ++
         1851 Cen. p.9d,10a,(19) Nepean Twp.
Burwell, William  Con. 6, Lot 9E  24 Jul 1822
         1851 Cen. Horton Twp. Renfrew Co.
         Nil, Wm; wife Elizabeth age 56 and
         son John, age 26, born Goulbourn Twp
         p. 12d,13a,(25)
This is the last entry of Surname B, about 38 names
March will contain surname C

29 Feb 2016 is a leap year/day and I will add
some info/data then.  1460 days till 2020/2/29.

WW1
21 February 1916
 The long and extremely costly Battle
of Verdun begins.