24 April 2013

Bytown/Ottawa Settlers No. 3

Soldier/Settlers Goulbourn Twp and area.
The Richmond Military Settlement is the second [Perth is the first and Lanark is the third] of the Rideau Military Settlements. Settlement in Richmond Settlement started in the fall of 1818.
A good Ref to start researching for an ancestor is Volume 5 of 'Index To The Upper Canada Land Books' dated Jan 1821 to Dec 1826. The soldiers/settlers would have completed their settlement duties and received their Land Patent during this date range. This is a nine volume series and a copy is in the Ottawa Branch, OGS Library at Ottawa City Archives. Any and all genealogical data was extracted and is listed in this book for each settler. The period covered by these nine volumes is from 8 July 1792 until Feb 1841.

The Goulbourn Museum deals with all aspects of the 100th/99th Regiment and is located at Stanley's Corners, just south of Stittsville  www.goulbournmuseum.ca  

Goulbourn Historical Society has the soldiers/settlers family files/records, etc in the Stittsville Public Library.

I have a collection of personnel files [3 binders plus] and they are presently at Ottawa City Archives in Ottawa Branch, OGS area

NOTE. One must know the following when dealing with the military settlers of Goulbourn Twp.
The 100th Regiment was raised in Ireland in 1804 and sailed to Canada in 1805. They fought in the War of 1812. Follow along at http://walkingwithjim.blogspot.com  In 1816 they were renumbered to the 99th Regiment and disbanded in 1818, a large number of soldiers electing to settle in Goulbourn area.

Next post will deal with the Rideau Canal Settlement,  after which posts will deal with persons who may not be well known to researchers.

FYI, the War of 1814 continues until the peace treaty is signed on 24 Dec 1814
Also WW1 starts in the fall of 1914 so its centennial starts next year

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