A series of documents outlining the acquisition of a village lot might appear to be family specific, but in fact the documents can teach us much about Richmond’s history. In 1845 merchant George Brown (see factoids #113-115) bought lot 8 … Continue reading →
Over the last few months researchers interested in early Richmond and Goulbourn history have been discussing location tickets, terms of settlement and land patents. The following tabulation, excerpted and transcribed by George Neville, adds to the discussion and explains why … Continue reading →
George Neville has transcribed correspondence between Lt.-Col. Francis Cockburn and Lady Sarah Maitland. Neville argues that the document shows that money was set aside as early as 1819 for the building of a church in Richmond. Yet this money was … Continue reading →
To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known. The topic of these … Continue reading →
To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, we will be posting factoids about our rich history. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known. The topics of these … Continue reading →
George Neville has passed along his transcription of correspondence concerning military officers and a list of the names of those officers in Canada. Some of these men are members of the 99th Regiment who settled in the Richmond Settlement.
The Fair” as we know it has been held every September since 1894 when the Carleton County Agricultural Society moved its fair from Bells Corners to its present site in Richmond. Agricultural fairs were not new to the village … Continue reading →