George Wesley Woodcock

Settler of township lots: Lot 29, Conc. 7, Stanhope

Location: This lot runs on north from Barry Line Road on the west shore of Cameron Lake on Cameron Lake Road

Land acquisition: 1910 purchased the South 50 acres from Fred McPhail for $300. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 159).

Other locations: No record of this settler owning these lands

  • Lot 28, Conc. 7 was patented to Herbert Horsley from The Crown in 1918. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 153).
  • Lot 30, Conc. 7 was patented to Charles Barry from The Crown in 1940. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 166).
  • Lot 31, Conc. 7 was patented to John C. Johnston from The Crown in 1932. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 182).

Dates of residency: From at least 1901 to 1911. All the lots except Lot 29, Conc. 6 were patented after 1918.

  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: Geo Woodcock, Maple Lake
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: George & Rachel Woodcock with 3 children at Lots, 28, 29 & 30, Conc. 7 
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 28, S pt 30 & 31, Conc. 7
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Geo Woodcock, Maple Lake, Lot 31, Conc. 7
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: George Woodcock, farmer, Lots 28, 30 & 31, Conc. 7
  • 1908 Birth registration of son William Leonard at Lot 30, Conc. 7, Stanhope
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 29 & 30, Conc. 7
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: George & Rachel Woodcock and 6 children - Lot 30, Conc. 7
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: Lot 30, Conc. 7
  • 1818 Stanhope Stanhope Post Office List: Lot 29, Conc. 7 Geo. & Rachael
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 29, 23, 30 & 31, Conc. 7
  • 1929 Death: Stanhope

Interesting facts:

George Woodcock was a trapper. His wife, Mary Jane died in childbirth at the age of 22. According to Nila Reynolds, "Since the death occurred in a lonely log cabin at Hawk Lake, the young mother's body had to be transported to the United Church cemetery many miles distant, on a hand sleigh. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 p. 69

Daughters Rose and Ruth were the first Stanhope telephone operators in the early 1920's. Source: Ibid p. 329

Preceding landowners:

  • 1882 Whitney W Blott from The Crown
  • 1883 John McPhail
  • 1896 Frederick McPhail B&S South 50 acres

Succeeding landowners:

  • 1930 Mathias Barry South 50 acres for $300
  • 1940 Charles Barry

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • George Wesley Woodcock, b. 10 Oct 1857, Reach, Ontario, d. 12 Aug 1929, Stanhope, (Age 71 years) COD: Cerebral Haemorrhage, chronic interstitial nephritis Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
  • Family 1. Mary Jane Boice, b. 04 Nov 1862, Coboconk, d. 13 Apr 1885, Stanhope (Age 22 years). COD: Confinement of 12 days after giving birth. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    1. Erwin Nelson Woodcock, b. 06 Aug 1881, Somerville
    • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Irwin Woodcock, farmer, Lot 30, Conc. 7
    2. Cecil Howard Woodcock  b. 2 Apr 1885, Stanhope, d. 29 Aug 1961, Haliburton, Age 76 years)
  • Family 2. Rachel Clancy, b. 14 Aug 1874, Ontario,  d. 08 Feb 1943, Lindsay, (Age 68 years)
    1. Leslie Newton Woodcock, b. 9 Dec 1893, Stanhope
    2. Lenora Iola Woodcock  b. 2 Jul 1895, Stanhope, d. 1973  (Age 77 years)
    3. Garnet Ewart Woodcock,   b. 09 Jul 1898, Haliburton, d. 15 Aug 1923, Orono, Ontario,(Age 25 years)
    4. Elvena Katherine Woodcock, b. 4 Oct 1901, Stanhope
    5. Jane Ruth Woodcock, b. 1 Dec 1903, Stanhope, d. 19 Nov 1996  (Age 92 years)
    6. Rose Woodcock, b. 3 Dec 1905, Stanhope
    7. William Leonard Woodcock, b. 11 Sep 1908, Maple Lake
    8. Charles Raymond Woodcock, b. 11 Dec 1911, Stanhope
    9. George Wallace Woodcock, b. Abt 1915

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