Thomas Main

Settler of township lots: Lot 25, Conc. 1, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location on this 98 acre lot at the north-west corner of Tulip Road and Duck Lake Road

Land acquisition: No record of ownership. See Landowners below.

Dates of residency: 

  • 1881 Census of Canada, Minden: Thomas & Margaret Main with newborn son Thomas
  • 1890 & 1892 birth of children in Stanhope
  • 1891 Census of Canada, Minden: Thomas, Margaret and baby Thomas
  • 1893 Minden Township Directory: Thomas Main, Carnarvon
  • 1895 Emigrated to the US

Interesting facts:

Thomas Main emigrated to the United States where his third child Ethel was born about 1895. He and his wife and three children then emigrated to England where he settled back in Devonshire. He is enumerated on the 1901 census there as a Waggoner at a brewery.

Landowners: Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 252)

  • 1871 William John Begg
  • 1884 John Brown for $130
  • 1904 John T. Mason for $200
  • 1911 Alfred Mason for $231

Succeeding landowner:

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • Thomas Main, b. Abt 1866, England
  • Margaret Williams, b. Abt 1868, Wales d. 1908, England (Age ~ 40 years)
  • Children:
    1. Thomas Nelson Main, b. 24 Apr 1890, Stanhope
    2. Mary Ann Main, b. 24 Jun 1892, Stanhope
    3. Ethel Main, b. Abt 1895, USA