William Francis Kent, Sr

Settler of township lots: Lot 32, Conc. A, Stanhope. 

Location: Pine Springs. Kushog Lake

Land acquisition: Lot 32, Conc. A, Stanhope (45 acre broken lot) from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register Index - Stanhope Conc A (Image 107).

Other land:

  • Lot 31, Conc. A, Hindon - 1916 from Joseph Fuller; 1926 to Malcolm Kent; 1946 part to William W Prentice. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Hindon (Image 122).
  • Lot 32, Conc. A, Hindon - 1926 Kent family to Sarah Letitia Kent; 1926 to Malcolm Kent. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Hindon 133). 

Dates of residency:

  • 1893 Minden Township Directory: W F Kent, Minden
  • 1908 Birth of Daughter Ethel Marie at Lot 15, Conc. A, Minden
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Hindon - William Francis, wife Sarah Lettia; children: William Francis Jr, James, Malcholm, Louis, Whilemina, Allen, Viola, Edwin, Marrie, Charlie Oliver at Lot 31, Conc. A. Hindon
  • 1911 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 32, 33, 34, Conc. A, Stanhope
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: F. Kent, Hindon Hills at Lot 32
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office LIst: Jas Kent, Lindasy at Lot 33, Conc. A.
  • 1918 Death of Wililam Francis Kent at Lot 31, Conc. A, Hindon
  • 1928 Stanhope Voters List: Mrs. Frank Kent is listed but crossed out. She died in1927.

Interesting facts:

Preceding landowner:

  • Lot 32, Conc. A, Stanhope: The Crown
  • Lot 31, Conc. A Hindon: Joseph Fuller (Hindon property)

Succeeding landowner:

After Frank's death in 1918, Lot 32, Conc. A, Stanhope passed to his wife Sarah Letitia in 1926 by her children giving up their stake as heirs of the property (Quit Claim Deed Inst #774). then immediately to son Malcolm (Grant Inst #775). Other lots included in these two transactions were the west half of Lot 34, Conc A Hindon (75 1/2 acres), Lot 31 Con A, Stanhope, Lot 32, Conc A Stanhope, and Lot 1, Conc 13 Stanhope.

In 1927, Malcolm sold the 45 acre Lot 32, Conc A, Stanhope to William Walker Prentice for 250.00.

In 1931, Malcolm Kent sold his farm (on which lot?) to the Crown for $1.00 in settlement of a Crown Land debt, having moved to Northern Ontario. This surrender of land to the Crown also included Lot 32, Conc. A, Hindon and the west half of Lot 34, Conc. A, Hindon.

The Crown then patented Lot 31, Conc. A, Hindon to William W. Prentice for the sum of $304.00. Further research may show that this debt to the Crown was incurred when the Kents, along with other settlers in the area, were relocated by the government to the Charlton area in northern Ontario.

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William Francis Kent, b. 24 May 1857, Minden,  d. 8 Nov 1918, Hindon, (Age 61 years). COD: Locamotar ataxia for 1 year. Buried: Minden Village Cemetery
    Parents:
    • Francis Kent
    • Catherine Cameron b. 5 Sep 1840, Canada d. 15 Nov 1922, Haliburton
  • Sarah Letitia Taylor, b. 3 Oct 1867, Anson, d. 1 May 1927, Minden, (Age 59 years). COD: Lobar pneumonia. Buried: Minden Village Cemetery
  • Children:
    1. William Francis Kent, b. 11 Feb 1889, Minden
    2. Lewella Kent,   b. 21 Jun 1890, Minden
    3. James Kent, b. 13 Jun 1893, Minden
    4. Malcolm Kent, b. 15 Aug 1895, Minden
    5. Lewis John Kent, b. 15 Jul 1897, Minden
    6. Wilhelmina Kent, b. 20 Jul 1899, Minden, d. 1970 (Age 70 years)
    7. Viola May Kent, b. 10 Jul 1901, Minden, d. 10 May 1986 (Age 84 years)
    8. Allen Cameron Kent, b. 5 Jul 1903, Minden
    9. Edwin Kent, b. 2 Feb 1906, Minden
    10. Ethel Marie Kent, b. 3 Jul 1908, Ontario
    11. Charles Oliver Kent, b. 23 Mar 1911, Hindon

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