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Encyclopedia > Elgin County, Ontario

Elgin County is a county and census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. The county seat is St. Thomas. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1,076... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} Location City Information Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 32. ...

It consists of:

The City of St. Thomas is now separated, and has no jurisdictional overlap with the county; it remains part of the census division. Aylmer, Ontario is a town in Elgin County in southern Ontario, Canada, just north of Lake Erie, on Catfish Creek. ... Bayham is a municipality in the southeast corner of Elgin County, Ontario, Canada. ... The Municipality of Central Elgin is a township in southwestern Ontario, Canada in Elgin County on Lake Erie. ... Dutton/Dunwich is a small community area in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... West Elgin is a municipality and census subdivision in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada. ... Malahide is a township in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada. ... Southwold is a township in Elgin County Ontario, located on the north shore of Lake Erie. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} Location City Information Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 32. ...

Historical Townships

Originally Elgin County was once part of Suffolk County. Elgin County was organized as a separate county in 1851 and named after Lord Elgin, governor-general of Canada. Elgin County has an area of 440,320 acres The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (20 July 1811 – 20 November 1863) was a British colonial administrator and diplomat, best known as Governor General of the Province of Canada and Viceroy of India. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ...

Aldborough Township (75,197 acres). In the early days it had a forest of oak, chestnut and black walnut. It was first settled in 1804.

Bayham Township (56,350 acres). Organized in 1810 and became part of Elgin County in 1851. It was named from Bayham Abbey in Kent, England.

Dunwich Township (69,592 acres) First settled in 1803. During the War of 1812 only twelve families lived in the township. In 1817 a company of Selkirk's Highlander settled in the Township The Township is named after a town in Suffolk, England.

Malahide Township (69,181 acres) Organized in 1810, named for a watering place in Ireland, the former home of Thomas Talbot, patriot of the region. The Township was first settled in 1810. Colonel Thomas Talbot (July 19, 1771 — February 5, 1853) was born at Malahide Castle in Ireland. ...

South Dorchester Township. (30,560 acres) Although surveyed in 1798, it was not settled until 1826. This township was part of Middlesex County until 1851.

Southwold Township (72,898 acres) Opened for settlement in 1797, however the first colonist arrived in 1809. Named for a English town in Suffolk.

Yarmouth Township (69,181 acres). Surveyed in 1792 and settled in 1810.

Source: Province of Ontario -- A History 1615 to 1927 by Jesse Edgar Middletwon & Fred Landon, copywrite 1927, Dominion Publishing Company, Toronto

See also

In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are three different types of census divisions: single-tier municipalities, upper-tier municipalities (which can be regional municipalities or counties) and districts. ...

External links

  • County of Elgin website

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Elgin County, Ontario GenWeb (225 words)
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Some Elgin County OGS Branch Members and their Research Interests Those Elgin County OGS Branch members researching their roots in Elgin County, Ontario, who are interested in sharing their research have submitted surname and area interests with ahnentafels and register reports of ancestors.
Elgin County Surrogate Court Indexes are now posted at Historical and Genealogical Collections at the Elgin County Library (6 text files 1800-1900).
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Elgin County, Ontario Census, 1901 records indicate she was born 23 Sept 1871.
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