Settlers in Oxford County
by Dave Bantroch
These pages will contain alphabetical surname indexes derived from selected resources written or published before 1860. To check for listings of a particular name, link to the appropriate letter found in the table below.
Index entries found on these pages are in the following format:
LAST NAME, First Name or Initial(s) | DATE(S), PLACE(S) & OTHER INFORMATION | Source, page (s)
Sources of Information
Shenston's Gazetteer (1852)
I was so impressed with the scope and attention to detail found in Shenston's publication that I decided to compile an index of names found in the book and make it available to interested individuals. Hopefully this index will assist researchers in some way.
I have made this index as accurate to the original text as possible. Surnames
are as they appear in the manuscript itself. Abbreviated given names have been
expanded in cases where the abbreviation was obvious. Please note that with only
this manuscript in hand, it was often difficult to determine whether multiple
mentions of one name referred to the same individual. In certain cases (e.g.,
where a name was mentioned more than once in the same context), I have included
the multiple mentions in one index entry. Where any doubt existed, separate
index entries were created for the same name. Hence, multiple index entries for
one name MAY OR MAY NOT represent one individual. Furthermore, since this index
is a snapshot of the people and events of Oxford County during 1852, and not a
primary information source, items contained in the index are only as accurate as
that found in Shenston's work. Consultation of primary sources is strongly
recommended where details are unclear.
The Canada directory containing the names of the professional and business men of every description, in the cities, towns and principal villages of Canada : together with a complete post office directory of the province, a directory to public offices, officers and institutions, a variety of statistical and commercial tables, exhibiting the population, trade, revenue, expenditure, imports, exports, public works, etc., etc., of Canada, and a variety of other useful information brought down to November, 1851 / [compiled] by Robert W.S. Mackay. Publisher: J. Lovell [CIHM #29570]
This directory includes listings of businesses for most if not all of the cities, towns and villages found in Ontario and Quebec circa 1851. Entries relevant to Oxford County (including Burford and Oakland Townships) are now included in this Settler's index.
Note: CIHM - The Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions.