James Brown Shrigley

Settler of township lots: Pt Lot 2 Con 12 Sherborne

Dates of residency: 

  • 1881 Census of Canada, Sherborne: Jas B, millwright & Jane Shrigley & 7 children at Lots 3 & 4, Conc. 12.
  • 1893 Haliburton Directory: J. B. Shrigley at Lot 4, Conc. 12; Dorset Post Office
  • Enumerated living here in the 1901 Census

Interesting facts:  He is listed as a Farmer in the 1901 Census. Mr. Shrigley built a mill on the Hollow River. He milled logs and corn. His wife was well known for her excellent Johnny Cakes which she served the men.  At the time Little Trading Bay of the Lake of Bays was known as Phillips Bay. But the locals fondly nicknamed it Johnny Cake Bay.  

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Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

Information source:  1901 Census of Canada, Dorset Heritage Museum

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