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1837 RAMSAY TOWNSHIP CESS ROLL

Transcribed by Charles Dobie from photocopies provided by Elaine Kirkham.

           Elaine Kirkham writes: "I have photo copies of two of the original rolls that were in the possession of Norman Paul (of historical fame in Almonte, Ontario). He has since died."

           There are 173 names on 8 pages. They seem to cover Concessions 1, 2 & 3, part of 5, and 6 & 7. So all of Con. 4 and most of Con. 5 are missing.

           Not all columns were transcribed. The original column headings are as follows with the transcribed columns underlined:   Lot, Conc, Name, Clear Land, Unclear Land, Houses (3 columns with hardly anything in them), Mills (two columns with almost nothing in them), Saw Mills (one entry), Merchant Shops (no entries), Studd Horses (one entry but looks like it was scratched over), Oxen, Cows, Young Cattle, Pleasure Waggons, Males Under 16, Males over 16, Females under 16, Females over 16, Deaf & Dumb, Insane.

           The phonetic spellings and contractions of names have been retained. Thus, "Willm", "Michal", "Petter", "Danial", etc. are as written. In addition, the order of the names has been retained.

Ramsay Cess Roll March 3: 1837
LAND MALES FEMALES Con. Lot W/E NAME Cl Un <16 >16 <16 >16 First 1 W Widdow Shepherd 20 80 ..fs 3 W Mrs. Churchill 9 91 " E Robert Mills 9 91 2 2 2 2 4 W James Wright 7 33 2 2 " E John Jughan 4 96 2 1 2 1 5 W Willm Halfpenny 20 80 1 1 1 " E John Wright 10 90 4 2 1 6 W Josias Thompson 15 85 1 1 1 1 " E John Sturgeon 14 86 1 1 1 7 W Danis Hailey 4 96 2 1 2 1 8 W Johathan Tomlinson 20 80 1 1 1 2 " E John Tomlinson 17 83 2 2 3 1 9 W Henry Tindall 7 93 6 1 1 1 (or 7) 10 W John James 26 74 4 1 4 1 11 W Ruben Giles 100 13 E Willm Rieley 30 70 3 1 1 2 2Con 11 W . . . . 26 74 14 E John Hemp 25? 80 1 1 1 2 12 W . . . . 100 15 W John Robertson 46 54 2 1 2 1 "" E John Young 4 96 16 W Willm James 6 94 "" E John Gemmel 35 65 1 1 3 1 17 E Willm Bowling 25 135 1 3 4 1 18 E Hugh Bowling 100 19 W Abel Martin 10 90 2 1 5 1 "" E Edward Leary 20 80 1 1 3 1 20 E Richard Evans 18 82 4 1 5 1 21 E Robt Pollock 8 42 3 2 "" E James McFarlane 8 42 3 1 1 23 W Ewan Cameron 8 92 1 1 24 E John Belton 18 182 1 2 3 4 25 E Michal McGan 15 85 4 1 1 2 Con 1 E John Crump 16 84 3 2 1 2 2 W John Warren 14 86 2 1 4 1 " " James Tarl or Farl 1 1 1 " E Abram Codd 12 88 1 2 1 1 3 E Thomas Warren 10 90 1 1 2 2 4 E James? Dalzell 7 93 1 2 1 " W William Bailey 6 94 1 1 6 W . . . . 100 7 W Robert Thompson 11 89 1 1 1 1 " E John Sutton 3 97 2 1 5 1 8 W Willm Harris 12 48 1 3 2 " E Robert Grey 12 88 4 1 2 1 5 E Jonathn Tomlinson Jun. 6 194 1 1 9 W Mr. Sturgeon 10 90 " E Patrick Hailey 12 88 1 1 12 E John Nichol 18 82 1 2 2 13 E Alex Nicholson 15 85 2 7 1 14 E Duncan Bain 45 155 1 1 3 15 E Daniel Bain 22 78 1 1 3 1 "" W John Sutherland 60 40 3 2 3 1 16 E . . . . 100 "" W Alex Stevenson 20 80 2 1 2 1 17 W James Paterson 60 40 1 2 1 1 18 W . . . . 100 17 E Andrew Paterson 26 74 1 1 1 1 19 W Mrs. Docherel 20 80 2 1 1 1 "" E James Atkenhead 25 75 1 1 2 20 W Willm Bulger 7 93 3 1 4 1 "" E Willm Smith 14 86 2 3 5 1 21 E James Smith 7 186 1 1 5 1 "" " James Hart 6 " 2 1 22 W Edward Belamy 30 170 6 3 1 1 23 W . . . . 100 "" " E. Smith 2 2 2 1 "" " R. Smith 1 1 23 E James Coulter 7 93 3 1 1 1 24 W Charles Coulter 30 70 2 1 2 1 "" E Edward Collins 30 70 2 2 25 W John Foley 15 85 [numbers hidden by fold?] "" E Young Coulter 18 82 1 2 2 2 26 E John Scott 8 92 2 1 1 3 Con 1 W John (K/H)inch 20 155 4 1 3 1 2 W John Cod 6 94 1 3 W Thomas Dalzell 6 94 1 2 2 1 " E James McCreary 30 70 3 4 2 5 W Patrick Hughes 8 92 3 1 1 1 " E John Rule 7 93 2 1 2 7 E Robert Greir 4 96 1 2 3 1 9 E Patrick Coskery 15 85 1 1 1 10 E . . . . 25 75 10 W Michal Coskery Sen 25 75 2 2 3 3 2 Con10 " M. Coskery jun. 10? 30? 11 W John Oneil 8 92 1 1 4 1 "" E Dinnis Odriscal 100 1 13 W Daniel OBryan 100 1 "" E William Oneil 10 90 2 1 2 1 14 E Willm Sutherland 12 88 5 1 1 "" W Con. Cadigan 8 92 1 15 W John Cadigan 27 73 1 1 1 "" E Henry Giles 15 85 2 1 2 1 16 W Thomas Wilson 24 76 6 1 5 2 "" E Mick McDermid 25 75 1 1 2 17 E Pat. Fitzpatrick 4 96 2 1 1 1 18 W John Raddle 28 72 3 1 1 "" E Patrick Maloy 1 99 1 3 1 19 W Andw McAurthur 20 80 1 1 "" E Samuel Dunlop 20 80 2 2 20 E Robt Dunlop 9 191 21 W George Sutherland 10 90 1 1 4 1 "" E Thomas Giles 11 89 4 1 4 1 23 W Petter Duncan 4 96 2 1 3 1 "" E Edward Collins 100 24 W Henry Collins 10 90 2 1 4 1 "" E Frank Collins 13 87 3 1 1 25 E Alex Ingram 100 1 27 W John Wheland 7 193 2 3 1 End of 1st Roll Section missing on original 15? E (Possibly Sutherland) 26 14 16 E Dugald? Gun 6 34 1 1 1 17 E Angus Sutherland 10 190 5 1 2 1 18 W James Dunlop 20 80 2 1 4 1 "" E Mrs. Hepon 19 81 1 1 2 19 E Daniel Regan 3 97 1 2 1 20 W John McAurther 100 3 1 2 1 "" E James Rae 8 92 4 1 3 1 21 W Willm Burns/Bowes 80 120 1 3 2 2 23 W Willm Campbell 5 95 1 2 "" E Wm Reardon 16 84 4 3 1 3 24 W Wm Smith 5 95 1 1 26 W Thomas Stanley 6 94 2 1 2 1 27 " Samuel Leony 10 90 1 2 3 1 6 Con 1 W John McLauchlin 10 90 1 " E John McQuarie 12 88 1 1 2 W Donald McLean Sen. 25 75 4 3 1 1 " E John Rorison 15 85 3 1 3 2 3 W James McLean 10 90 " E Wm Conboy 15 85 1 1 1 2 4 W Wm Henry 20 80 1 1 1 5 W Jaacob Lake 8 92 2 1 7 E Edmond Pollard 4 96 1 1 3 1 8 E Charles Parkhurst 14 86 2 1 2 1 9 E Alex Youll 30 70 3 1 1 1 7 Con 9 W . . . . 100 11 E James Youll Senr. 32 68 4 1 10 E . . . . 100 9 W . . . . 100 11 W James Youll Jun. 20 80 3 1 4 1 10 W Andrew Paul 8 92 2 1 2 1 12 W John Dunlop 24 76 3 2 3 1 "" E Tim Buckley 10 90 2 3 1 13 E Michal Foley 18 82 3 1 3 1 14 E Thomas Simpson 12 88 2 2 1 16 W Andrew Sutherland .. 100 "" E George Banerman 10 90 1 1 17 W James Robinson 14 86 1 1 1 "" E John More Jun. 23 77 2 2 1 3 18 W John McPherson 18 82 1 1 1 "" E Danial McPherson 18 82 3 1 2 1 19 W David Campbell 18 82 3 2 2 1 "" E Willm McEwan 27 73 5 1 1 1 20 W James Bowes 14 86 1 "" E Thos McLean 20 80 1 1 21 W Petter Nasmith 18 82 2 1 1 1 "" E James Brown 8 92 22 W James Paterson J. 27 73 3 1 1 1 5 Con22 E . . . . 100 "" E Alexr Ferguson 25 51 1 "" " George Charters 15 3 1 1 23 W Andrew Brown 35 75 1 3 2 "" E John Brown 8 92 1 24 W James Stewart 12 88 3 1 2 1 "" E Robt McLearn 50 50 1 2 2 25 W Mathew Sinclair 10 90 3 1 "" E Neil McQuarie 19 81 3 2 3 1 26 W John McQuean 9 191 1 1 27 E Willm McQuean 35 65 1 5 2 1 7 Con 1 W Hugh McMillan 20 80 1 1 3 2 " E John Tweady 15 85 2 1 1 1 " " James Coleman .. .. 3 2 3 1 3 W Petter Cram 12 88 " E Wm Griffith 24 76 1 2 2 5 W . . . . 100 4 E David Smith 25 75 1 2 1 5 E Wm Houston 32 68 2 1 2 1 4 W . . . . 100 6 W James Willace 2 48 1 1 " E Joseph Houston 28 72 2 2 2 2 7 W George Griffin 11 89 1 " E William Willace 36 64 1 2 2 2 8 W John McIntyre 25 75 2 1 " E James Porterfield 21 79 3 4 1 1 6 W . . . . 50 9 E Robt Carnahan 18 82 1 2 10 W John Hutchison 36 64 3 2 "" E James Grey 18 82 1 1 1 1 "" " James Patison 1/2 1 3 1 2 End of Second Roll