1860-1869 timeline for Orford township

This page is a work-in-progress.

1860-07-10 – Branch of the Order of Good Templars organized at Duart. [1]

1861-01-14 – Census of Orford township, part of the government’s census of the Province of Canada.

1862 – Wesleyan Methodist Church built at Duart, of frame construction, size 30 x 50, at a cost of $800, seated 400; Rev. Thomas Hanna, minister. [1]

1862-02-12 – Orange Lodge no. MCXXI organized at Duart. [1]

1864 – The County was heavily timbered, but during the long time that has elapsed since its settlement, the most valuable portion of the maple, black walnut, elm, oak, and beech has been cut[,] exported or manufactured. [1]

1864-5 – Kent County Gazetteer and General Business Directory

1865 – John H. Gesner was succeeded in the Clerkship of Orford by James C. McDonald, who held this office for ten years. [2]

1865-10-03 – Messrs. Watson, Mitchell, Jolerson, Smith, and Cunningham formed The United States Oil Company, with the head office to be in the village of Bothwell, and operations to be carried on in the counties of Kent, Elgin, and Middlesex. [3] ☛ See also Mining.

1866-02-16 – Messrs. Putnam, Richardson, Hosford, Nichols, Eggleston, and Robinson incorporated The Lowell Petroleum Company; the head office to be situated at Bothwell, and operations to be carried on in Efrid township, County of Middlesex, and Orford township, County of Kent. [4]
☛ See also Mining.

1866-03-06 – Messrs. Whitehead, Fisher, Foot, Farran, Torr, Henay,  Racey, Doan, and McCann incorporated the Raceyvale Petroleum Company; the head office to be at Clinton, and the operations to be carried on in the township of Orford. [5] ☛ See also Mining.

1869-04-23 – By Militia General Order issued on this date, David Henry Gesner, late 7th Non-Service Battalion (County of Kent), was appointed Captain of Regimental Division of Bothwell, No. 2 Company Division (Township of Orford); William Atkinson, Gentleman, to be Lieutenant. [6]


Sources:

1.

Sutherland, R.R., compiler. County of Kent Gazetteer, and General Business Directory, for 1864-5. Ingersoll, Canada West: A.R. & John Sutherland, 1864.

2.

Phelps, Edward, and Ross Cumming, eds. “Township of Orford,” in: Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Essex and Kent, 1880-1. Toronto: H. Beldon & Co., 1886.

3.

Province of Canada. Canada Gazette, 28 October 1865. Vol. 24, no. 43 (pp. 3926-7). Digital image online at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canada-gazette/ (accessed 2018-03-15).

4.

Province of Canada. Canada Gazette, 24 February 1866. Vol. 25, no. 8 (pg. 620). Digital image online at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canada-gazette/ (accessed 2018-03-15).

5.

Province of Canada. Canada Gazette, 10 March 1866. Vol. 25, no. 10 (pg. 758). Digital image online at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canada-gazette/ (accessed 2018-03-15).

6.

Province of Canada. Canada Gazette, 24 April 1869. Vol. 2, no. 43 (pg. 756). Digital image online at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canada-gazette/ (accessed 2018-03-15).

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