John Nelson Demill Redner

Settler of township lots: Lot 28, Conc. 6, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre lot at the west end of Barry Line Rd running south to North Shore Road.

Land acquisition: This 100 acre lot was received May 31,1870 through the Free Grant and Homestead Act of 1868 under the locatee name John D. Mill BUT Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 157) shows George Nelson Clark receiving all 100 acres from the Warden in 1905.

Dates of residency: 

  • 1870 Peterborough County Directory, Stanhope: John Demill Lot 30, Conc. 4
  • 1871 Census of Canada, Stanhope: John Demell 34, Elizabeth Demell 19, Simon John Demell 7/12, Durlen Demill 20
  • 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope: John &Eliz Demell with 5 children
  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: John Demill, owner, Lot 28, Conc. 7
  • 1891 Stanhope Voters List: John Demill
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: John Demill, Maple Lake
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: John Demill, Maple Lake
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: John Demill, age 62, farm labourer, living with James J Sisson, age 62, head, and Elizabeth Demill, age 48 and son Thomas M Demill, age 10 - His enumeration has been crossed out.

Interesting facts:

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1905 George Nelson Clark from the Warden
  • 1924 The Crown to illegible Barry

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

Photo 1: The Maple Lake Senior Hunt Club. I believe these are the names and ages L. to R. Isaac Boice (61), Durlin Redner (51), Samuel Demill Redner (17), George Clark (49), John Demill (64), Hamilton Boyce (59). Picture taken either 1899 or 1900. Ham was dead by March 1901. photo--courtesy of Dorothy Rivers.

Photo 2: REDNER CHILDREN MAYBE JANE, SIMON, SUSAN. Source: clpfjs originally shared this on 14 Apr 2012