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From: Szucs Janet <>
Subject: First Scottish settlers came here from and when.
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 10:09:13 -0500

According to the book "A History of Simcoe County," by A.F.Hunter
Groups of first settlers Page 64.
Scots (from Sutherlandshire at first, Immigrants with Lord Selkirk's Red
River Colonists. Seventeen families, located here in 1819) West
Gwillimbury Co., Ontario.

Scots (from Islay, Argyleshire, Begun in 1832) Oro and Nottawasaga
chiefly, and a few families of the same migration into Medonte, Orillia,
Sunnidale CountiesOntario.

Scots (Lanarkshire and Refrewshire, via Dalhousie Township, Ont., in 1832.
Many Glasgow and Paisley weavers were among these.) Innisfil, Essa
Counties, Ontario

Scots (Dumfriesshire, 1832 to 1850) Innisfil Co., Ont.,.

Irish ( begun in 1830. Prostestants from Ulster. Extensive settlement)
West Gwillimbury, Tecumseth, Innisfil, Essa, Tossorontio Counties, in

Irish Palatines (about 10 families in 1831) West Gwillimbury Co., Ont.

Irish (Catholics, begun in 1828) Adjala, Vespra, Flos, Medonte, and
Nottawasaga Counties, Ontario.

Irish (from Londonderry in 1850, etc.) Innisfil Co. Ontario

Hope that helps some of us. <g>


You wrote:
Surnames: STARK,SLIMMON,WILSON,GILLES, Just starting on this line. My
3rd Great-Grandfather JOHN STARK b. 1791 Scotland m. date unk. MARGRET
WILSON b. 1807 Scotland They left Scotland And by 1838 was living in
Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada Their son JAMES STARK b. 1838 Ontario, Can.
m. 1 April 1863 ELIZABETH SLIMMON b. 1845 / 1850 SCOTLAND d/o ROBERT
SLIMMON b. ? wife ANN (ANNIE)GILLES I Have NO Idea where in Scotland
they came from, Any help, on any names or info would be VERY MUCH
appreciated. THANK YOU ALL. Kathy Newton e-m


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