James Johnston

Settler of township lots: Lot 24, Conc. 2, Stanhope

Location: The map point is the approximate location within Lot 24, Conc. 2 south of Maple Lake.

Land acquisition:

  • 1872 This lot was registered as a Free Grant through the Free Grant and Homestead Act of 1868 under the locatee name James Johnson,
  • 1876 Patent from The Crown; Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 161).

Family locations: Conc. 2 - all one lot south of Hwy 118 on both sides of 25th Line Road

  • Lot 24: James Johnstone - father
  • Lot 25: Mathew Johnston - son
  • Lot 26: John Johnston - son
  • Lot 27: William James Johnston - son

Other land:

  • Lot 26, Conc. 1, Stanhope:
    - 1872 This  lot was registered as a Free Grant through the Free Grant and Homestead Act of 1868 under the locatee name James Johnson.
    - 1877 Patent from The Crwon. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 255).

Dates of residency:

  • 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope: James & Hannah Johnston 6 children including sons Robert and William James.
    - Wife Hannah was enumerated at Lot 26. Conc. 1.
    - Son John Johnson and his family were enumerated at Lot 26, Conc. 2
    - Son Matthew Johnston and family were enumerated at Lot 25, Conc. 2
    - no enumeration at Lot 27, Conc. 2

Interesting facts: qa

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 26, Conc. 1:
    - 1884 to son John Johnston for $500
    - 1890 Thomas Dunn Gibbs
    - 1948 Thomas Dunn Gibb to 2 others
  • Lot 24, Conc. 2:
    - 1881 to son Mathew Johnston for $150

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • James Johnston, b. Abt 1823, Ireland
  • Hannah Sidey, b. Jun 1829, Scotland
  • Sons:
    1. John Johnston, b. Abt 1848, Ontario
    3. Matthew Johnston, b. 1850, Hamilton
    7. William J Johnston, b. 1858, Ontario
    10. Robert H Johnston, b. Oct 1864, Ontario

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