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From: Bette Kosmolak <>
Subject: Re: First Scottish settlers came here from and when.
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 08:46:06 -0800
> Szucs Janet wrote:
> > 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
> > Ontario.
> > 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>
> > Janet.
> > 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
> > ______________________________
> Dear Janet,
> Have never heard of the counties mentioned in this book, in all my years
> of research in Ontario, but perhaps you can teach me something I do not
> know. The counties mentioned sound more like townships. Orillia &
> Tecumseth (Tecumseh), for example.
> I have many Ontario kin.
> Joan Somers
> San Diego, Ca.
> Ontario, Canada/New YORK/Pa.
Janet & Joan,
Those are townships, although some of them have amalgamated now like
Tosorontio and Essa.
Good list anyway
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