Settler of township lots: Lots 23 & 24, Conc. 9, Stanhope
Location: Map point is the approximate location within the 100 acre Lot 23, Conc. 9 south of Little Hawk Lake and north of Barry Line Road.
Land acquisition: 1950 from John Henry Billing. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 253 & 255).
Dates of residency:
Other occupants: This is Blagdon Hill, the home of John Henry Billing.
Interesting facts: aka Charlotte Candasey Cooper
The quaintly patterned carpets hooked by Mrs. Billings and her nieces, Lizzy (Mrs. John Harrison) and Mis Charlotte Cooper, who came to live at Blagdon Hill following the untimely death of their mother, Mrs. James Cooper, must have been years in the making. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 322
It is a major triumph that the home of John H. Billings, builder extraordinaire, still commands four directions from the high ground between Maple and Hawk Lakes. That it stands unaltered is due to the loving care of its previous owner, Miss Charlotte Cooper, and the painstaking restoration of its current holder. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 317
Preceding landowner: 1886 John Henry Billing from The Crown
Succeeding landowner: 1955 Bruce Napier Simpson