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Stories and information on Huron County Townships taken from the book The Settlement of Huron Countyby James Scott, 1916. Ryerson Press, 1966
The early settlers were mostly Scottish and English with some Irish and a few Germans. The first settler however, was a French Canadian by the name of Beauchamp who was a squatter who had taken up a holding in the township long before it was put up for sale as Crown Land and so can't be determined exactly where he settled. The second settler, John Mitchell, took up land in 1852 where the village of Molesworth stands. Other early settlers in the area of Brussels were - John and Duncan Ferguson Robert and Ronald McNaughton Peter McDonald a family called Hyslop Thomas Blackie James J. Ford five McFadzean brothers three families of Lamonts The population grew quickly and within ten years was almost 2,500.