The Davis Connection with Waterdown – Part II

The second part of Mr. Bob Lalonde’s research on the Davis Family who established a tanning business in Waterdown during the early years of the village’s industrial growth.

James Davis and his wife, Sarah Ghent, settled on Yonge Street Read more

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The Davis Connection with Waterdown – Part I

From the American Colonies to Upper Canada

During the past eighteen months, the Society has received several pieces of valuable research material from members and friends that have been placed in the Archives. From time to time these will Read more

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La Salle’s journey, Part 2

The landing

On September 18, 1669, a small French expedition led by Robert Cavalier, Seigneur de la Salle, landed somewhere at the western end of Lake Ontario en route to the Indian village of Tinawatawa. It was believed that Read more

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The MacDonnell Family – Part II

Angus MacDonnell d. 1804

(Crown Patentee East Flamborough Township, Broken Front Concession, Lot 11; Concession 1, Lot 11; Concession 2, Lot 9; Concession 4, Lots 6, 7, 8, 9.)

Last Heritage Paper looked at the MacDonnell family’s contribution to Read more

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The MacDonnell Family – Part I

Allan MacDonnell of Collachie d. 1792, Alexander MacDonnell 1762-1842, Angus MacDonnell d. 1804

This Heritage Paper looks at the MacDonnell family, the first official land owners in the Township, who although they did not settle here — being examples Read more

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La Salle’s journey, Part 1

During the sixteenth and seventeenth century, several noted European explorers sailed westwards in a belief that they would discover a route to the Orient. Among those who crossed the Atlantic hoping to discover that a passageway existed was Robert Read more

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The First Land Grants in East Flamborough Township (c.1791-1801)

Last Heritage Paper began the history of land grants in the Township of East Flamborough. Once surveying was completed, the Government began to distribute land very quickly in an effort to solve the problem of Loyalist families dependent upon Read more

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French Connections – Some Little Known Incidents of Early History

Last Heritage Paper looked at the very first group of refugees to enter this area of Ontario, and how their presence at Niagara resulted in the very swift surveying of land and establishment of townships. This paper will cover Read more

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Chapel on the Rock, Part 3

From the first days of settlement, the Methodist church was central in the lives of the Rock Chapel community. The congregation was one of the earliest to be established at the Head-of-the-Lake and although there was no church building Read more

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The Formation of East Flamborough

This year, 1984, is the Province of Ontario’s Bicentennial — a celebration to commemorate the arrival of the first settlers into an area we today know as Ontario, but two hundred years ago was a wilderness, inhabited only by Read more

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