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Plan of the Township of Blandford, County of Oxford - F 501-1-0-0-3

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1826
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
Item Number
F 501-1-0-0-3
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1826
Series
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501 - Plans of the Talbot Tract series, F 501-1
Physical Description
1 plan ; 76.5 x 52 cm
Scale
1 inch equals 40 chains
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Scope and Content
Digitized copy of an original survey plan of the Township of Blandford, County of Oxford, registered May 16, 1826, Surveyor General's Office, York, Thomas Ridout, Surveyor General. Scale 1 inch equals 40 chains. Various lots shown in the plan are colour in gray and red ink, and the legend indicates that this signifies Clergy (gray) and Crown (red) reserves. The future site of the Town of Woodstock is shown (tract marked "Reserved" in the southwest corner). Land in this township was distributed principally to former Royal Army and Royal Navy officers as compensation for their service: accordingly, several lots shown in this plan are marked as reserved for or granted to Captain Andrew Drew, R.N., 1792-1878; Admiral Henry Vansittart, R.N., 1777-1843; Major Edward Buller, 1764-1824; Colonel Philip Delatre, 1777-1848; Major Hugh Barwick, who later served as Oxford County Treasurer; Colonel R.A. Hunter, who is credited with establishing the first grammar school in Oxford County in 1848; and William Allan, ca. 1770-1853, member of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada 1825-1841.
Name Access
Archives of Ontario
Talbot, Thomas
Oxford (Ont. : County)
Blandford (Ont. : Township)
Ridout, Thomas, 1754-1829
Subject Access
Maps
Surveying
Repro Restriction
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