Johnston Toy

Settler of township lots: Lot 1, Conc. A, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location in this 100 acre lot bisected by Hwy 118 south of Little Hindon Lake

Land acquisition: 1907 from John Michael Rivers. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 3).

Other land: Lot 7, Conc. 1, Stanhope - 1913 from Daniel Bull. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 75).

Dates of residency:

  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Johnson Toy, farmer, Lot 2, Conc. A
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Johnson Toy, Lot 1, Conc. A
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 1 & 2, Conc. A Stanhope
  • 1911 & 1918 Stanhope Post Office Lists: Johnson Toy, Petersons Crs Lot 7, Conc. 1

Interesting facts:

My mother, Mary Toye, by Minnie Eastman 1977: Source: shelleys63
Mr. and Mrs. James Toye immigrated to Canada from County Antrim, Ireland to Bell's Corner near Ottawa in 1871. There, a daughter was born named Mary in 1872. They came and settled at Hindon Hill on the farm where their son William farmed for a number of years. Mary was 16 months when they came to Hindon Hill. They had 5 children, one passed away when a baby. Mary, Letisha, William and Johnstone were the family names. May married John Rivers and had 12 children; Mary was postmistress at Peterson's Corners for 15 years but gave it up to move to Gelert where they farmed for more than 15 years. Letisha married George Piper and had 5 children and lived in Sault Ste Marie. William m Jennie Sawyer and had a family of 13; 10 girls and 3 boys and they moved to Chartton, New Ontario in 1926 and farmed there until his retirement. Mrs. James Toy went with him, as did his brother Johnstone. Mrs. James Toy died at the age of 32. She was not accustomed to a rugged life that the pioneers had to endure in the early days of this new county. Johnstone was a bachelor. Mr. James Toye married Janie Johnstone from County Antrim, Ireland. Henry Johnston, brother of Janie Toye was Personal Photographer to the Royal Family in England for a number of years before coming to Canada.

Preceding landowner:

  • 1901 John Michael Rivers

Succeeding landowner:

  • 1929 Dr. Howard Ashton Nesbitt

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree