Settler of township lots: Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 4, Stanhope
Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, waterfront Lot 20, Conc. 4 on Beech Lake running west and south beside McPhail Road.
- 1861 Lands Liable to Taxation: Township of Stanhope Patent Register - 83 & 37 acres to Eliza Helvenwood; 1875 registered to William Nelson Taylor.
- 1872 These 83 + 37 acre lots were registered as a Free Grant through the Free Grant and Homestead Act of 1868 under the locatee name William N Taylor
- 1875 Patent from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 242 & 246).
Other land: Lot 22, Conc. 5, Stanhope:
Dates of residency:
- 1870 Peterborough County Directory, Stanhope: Nelson Taylor, part Lot 19, Conc. 4
- 1881 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Nelson & Jane Taylor with 7 children
- 1893 Stanhope Directory: W N Taylor, Maple Lake Lot 23, Conc. 5
- 1883 Stanhope Voters List: William N Taylor, owner, Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 4
- 1890 Stanhope Voters List: Wm N Taylor, tenant, Lot 21, Conc. 2 (home of his son, William Taylor)
- 1895 Death: Stanhope
- 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: Enumerated as Jane S Richards, widowed.
John Billings brick work included the Will Taylor house on the north road at Beech Lake. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg.322
Preceding landowner: The Crown
- 1896 William Taylor (William Nelson's son b. 1860) was enumerated at these lots on the 1901 and 1911 census was listed on the 1901 Stanhope Voters List at this lot and at Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 4 and Lot 22, Conc. 3 on the 1911 Stanhope Voters List.
- 1926 William Hector Taylor (grandson b. 1899)
Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree