John Brigham Horsley

Settler of township lots: Lot 13, Conc. 4, Guilford (Stanhope area)

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre lot on the river between Pine & Cranberry Lakes west of Cranberry Lake Road.

Land acquisition: 1918 from Fred R Barnum. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 228).

Other land: 1892 Lot 2, Conc. 6, Guilford - 1892 from James Barry, Sr. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 5)

Dates of residency:

  • 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Guilford
  • 1903 Business Directory, Guilford: John Horsley, Maple Lake, Lot 2, Conc. 1. There is no record of him owning this property. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Guilford (Image 4).
  • 1909 Birth of Daughter Ethel May Horsley (1909–) West Guilford
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Guilford: John & Isabell Horsley
  • 1921 Census of Canada, Guilford

Interesting facts:

The years before 1885 saw a steady influx of homesteaders to West Guilford, including in later year, Alan and John Horsley. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg 155

Preceding landowner:

  • 1865 The C .L. & C. Co from The Crown
  • 1894 Jame Wm Irwin
  • 1911 Cecil Howard Woodcock
  • 1917 Fred R Barnum

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1920 Wesley Ethelbert Boice
  • 1940 Harry Horsley

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • John Brigham Horsley, b.15 Mar 1866, Murray Township, Northumberland, Ontario,  d. 14 Oct 1935, Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, (Age 69 years). Died from an embolism following prostate surgery. Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    Parents:
    • Allen Horsley, b. Abt 1840, Ontario,  d. 30 May 1897, Guilford, (Age ~ 57 years)
    • Annie McPhail, b. 24 Mar 1838, Murray, Northumberland, Ontario, d. 25 Jan 1925, Peterborough, (Age 86 years)
  • Isabella Barry, b. 15 Jun 1870, Dunnville, Ontario, d. 29 Jun 1935, Maple Lake, (Age 65 years) Buried: Maple Lake Cemetery
    Parents:
    • James Barry, b. 24 Jun 1809, England d. 17 Nov 1893, West Guilford,  (Age 84 years)
    • Caroline Doman, b. 05 Nov 1834, Switzerland d. 21 Jun 1919, Haliburton, (Age 84 years)


 

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