Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ewen Cameron on Concession 2 Lot 16

Ewen Cameron in the 1851 Agricultural Census:

#15 Ewen Cameron was living at Concession (or Range) #2  Lot  #16
Kent Co., Ontario, Canada
Chatham Gore

To see a transcript of the 1851 Kent Census, Chatham Gore online, look here.

1851 Ontario Census - Kent Co. / Gore of Chatham C-11729

Ewen Cameron, Farmer, Sco, Church of Scotland, 60
Betsy Cameron, Farmer, Ire, Church of Scotland, 35 [Bridget]
Alexander Cameron, farmer, Can, Church of Scotland, 20
Ellen Cameron, Farmer, Canada, Church of Scotland, 18
James Cameron, Farmer, Canada, 15
Ewen Cameron, Jr., Farmer Canada, 11
Mary Ann Cameron, Canada, 8
Malcolm Cameron, 6, Canada
Sarah J. Cameron, 3, Canada
Duncan Cameron, Can, 23 [married Ellen Cameron in 1852]

For further research:

From the Archives of Ontario:
Township Papers
Chatham Gore; MS 658, reel 78

Township Papers. There is sometimes family information in the correspondence included with the miscellaneous records called Township Papers. They are not indexed, but are arranged by township, concession, and lot number.

Land Record Copy Books
Also known as instruments, these contain copies of records (deeds, mortgages, liens, quit claims, wills, etc.) which affect legal title to land.  

Abstract Indexes to Deeds
These provide a history for each piece of land including changes in ownership and other transactions over the years.

Transfers of Property. After the initial land grant was awarded, subsequent transfers of property were listed in Abstract Indexes of Deeds kept in various land registry offices in the counties. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of about half the records from southern Ontario for 1783-1957.

Chatham Township (v. A-B) FHL US/CAN Film
Chatham Township (v. C) FHL US/CAN Film

Bridget Cameron (did Ewen die between 1851 and 1861?) lived in Lambton County the rest of her life -- did the Kent County borders move or did the family move or both? 1861 Ontario Census, Sombra Twp, Lambton Co.; 1871 Ontario Census - Bothwell - Sub Sombra, Divisio;1881 Ontario Census - Sombra Township.

The Olive Tree Genealogy: Ontario Land Records, Wikipedia,, and - Genealogy were sources for this blog.

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