Charles Nunn

Settler of township lots: Lots 3 & 4, Conc. 11, McClintock

Location: Map point is the approximate location in Lot 4, Conc. 11 on the west shore of Oxtongue Lake. 4014 Hwy 60, Oxtongue Village

Land acquisition:

  • Lot 3, Conc. 11: 1922 Patent from The Crown for 100 acres. Ontario Land Parcel Register - McClintock (Image 2).
  • Lot 4, Conc. 11: 1907 Patent from The Crown for the North 33 acres.. Ontario Land Parcel Register - McClintock (Image 14).

Ownership history

From Tapawingo Place, Nunn/Armstrong/Gower Story, Part Lot 4, Conc. 11. Submitted by Fran Gower. Facts and Fables of Oxtongue Lake, 2000 pg. 92

  • 1907 Nunn purchased the northern-most 33 acres in the 11th Concession, Lot 4, on October 8th, 1907 from The Crown for $33.00 - $1.00 per acre. (The southern half of this concession and lot was granted to Edwin Augustus Lewis, where Lewiscamp now sits). On February 23rd, 1922, Nunn was granted an additional 100 acres by the Crown in accordance with the "Public Lands Act of 1913".  This second property comprised all of Concession 11, Lot 3, and is where the Oxtongue Lake General Store currently sits.
  • 1910 Charles Harlock purchased 10 acres South Part, from Mr. Nunn for $250.00
  • 1915 James Rennie built a log cabin on Mr. Nunn's property, on the shore of Oxtongue Lake.
  • 1923 Charles Nunn sold the log cabin and surrounding 3 acres of property to Winnifred Armstrong for $750.00
  • 1928 Winnifred Armstrong married Mr. Hodgson on this property
  • 1968 following the death of Winnifred Armstrong Hodgson, the property was left to 2 nephews and a niece - Wilfred, Kenneth and Dorothy Kingston.
  • 1979 Don & Frank Gower purchased the property from the estate of Ken Kingston. 

The original property - Concession 11, Lot 4 - was divided and sold to different owners.  Ms. G. Winifred Armstrong purchased Nunn's original log cabin, plus 2 acres, in 1923, for $750. In 1932 the remaining 31 acres were sold to his son-in-law James McClymont (husband of daughter Ethel) for $100. James McClymont subsequently sold a portion of the property to the Trustees of the School Section No. 2; portions to William Keown and Donald Seal; and an unknown number of acres to Frank Hubbel, which became the location of the mill.

From Nunn/Rennie Story. Submitted by

Dates of residency: October 8, 1907 to July 9, 1923

  • 1901 Census of Canada, Ontario, Victoria North, Sherborne & McClintock, Pg 4, Family 31.
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Ontario / Haliburton County / McClintock Township / p. 4.

Interesting facts: Please refer to the two attached PDF documents for personal accounts of Charles Nunn, his family, and his properties

The Cottage at KKR, is one of the last remaining dovetailed log homesteads in the area. Built by a James Rennie in 1913 and updated in the late 1990’s, the cottage is available for rent from May 1st until late October. Source:

Read Nunn / Rennie, Lot 4, Concession 11 Submitted by Alan James Rennie. Source: Facts and Fables of Oxtongue Lake, 2000 pg. 119-121

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 3, Conc. 11: 1933 Charles Harlock, 1946 William Henry Cassels, 1946 Frank Hubbel
    • Ella and James Wilson bought the old mill property from The Frank Hubbel Estate. They lived at White Birches wile Jim and Howard Beickman built their home. The property is now owned by Gary Sanderson. Source: Facts and Fables of Oxtongue Lake, 2000 pg. 148
  • Lot 4, Conc. 11: 1923 Winnifred Armstrong 2 acres, 1925 Victor C Asbury, 1935 William G Keown

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree Charles Nunn 1855 - 1936

Information source:  Gower, Fran.  Facts and Fables of Oxtongue Lake; 2000.  Pg. 119, submitted by Rennie, Allan James.


Photo 1. Charles Nunn with fish at Chape Inn, Chapin Archives

Photo 2: Charles Nunn with Mr Renny, Mr. Harlock and Carolyn White Siegfried, Chapin Archives

Photo 3: Charles & May Nunn, not sure if wife or daughter (both named May) on hill behind community centre - 1907