William Owens Demill Redner

Settler of township lots: Lot 29, Conc. 6, Stanhope.

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this 100 acre Lot 29, Conc. 6 running north from North Shore Road to Barry Line Rd one lot west of Stanhope Airport Road.

Land acquisition: 1880 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 165).

Other land: Lots 30 & 31, Conc. 6 were patented on 31 Oct. 1872. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 181 & 189).

Dates of residency:

  • 1870 Peterborough County Directory, Stanhope: Wm O Demill Lot 29, Conc. 6
  • 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Wm, hunter & Ellen Demell with 3 children
  • 1891 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 29, Conc. 6
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: W O Demill, Maple Lake
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: Lot 29, Conc. 6
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: William & Ellin J Demill, no familty at Lot 29, Conc. 6
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 29, Conc. 6 
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Wm Demill, Maple Lake
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Ellen Demill, widow

Interesting facts: q

William Redner once kept a store on the Eldon Dawson property. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 69

Wm Demill represented Maple Lake on the 1900 committee that merged the Maple Lake Church with the 21 member congregation at Pine Lake Church, both of which met in school houses, to build the frame Maple Lake Church at the burying ground at Clark’s Corners.  Source: Ibid. pg.  326

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner:

  • Lot 29, Conc. 6:
    - ? Duncan McPhail
    - 1910 Eldon Dawson 20 acres. 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lot 29, Conc. 6 (and Lot 21, Conc. 2); 1918 Stanhope Post Office List
    - 1940 Lester Arthur Dawson
  • Lot 30, Conc. 6:
    - 1876 willed to Rachel Demill (wife)
    - 1882 Jacob Clancy for $399;
    - 1910 Garald Clancy 1911 Stanhope Voters List
    - 1917 Roscoe Levearn Sawyer. 1928 Stanhope Voters List
  • Lot 31, Conc. 6:
    - 1876 Jacob Clancy
    - 1877 George E. Bate
    - 1885 Eveline Cooper (wife of Alfred Walter Jones)
    - 1916 Claire H. Sisson

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William Owens Demill Redner, b. 1845, Scugog Island, d. 12 Jan 1905, Stanhope, (Age 60 years)
  • Parents:
    • William A Demill Redner, b. 1810, Prince Edward, Ontario, d. 06 Feb 1879, Stanhope, (Age 69 years)
    •  Rachel DeLong  b. 1818, Prince Edward, d. 29 Jan 1899, Stanhope, (Age 81 years)
  • Ellen Jane Jones, b. 17 Nov 1849, Bowmanville,  d. 08 Feb 1933, Stanhope, (Age 83 years)
  • Children:
    1. Mary Elizabeth Demill Redner, b. 21 Dec 1868, Stanhope,  d. 04 Apr 1932, Muskoka, (Age 63 years)
    2. Ellen Jane Demill Redner, b. 06 Feb 1872, Stanhope d. 02 Oct 1936, Haliburton, (Age 64 years)
    3. Christiana Georgia Demill, b. 2 Mar 1875, Ontario,d. 4 Oct 1942, Maple Lake, (Age 67 years)

Photo description and source: Ellen Jane (Jones) Demill 1933 obituary. Owner/Source Lydia Coulter Scrapbook Collection, Book 1, Page 26.File name Ellen Jane Jones obituary LC1 pg 26.jpg

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