Up To Rawdon
© 2016, Daniel B. Parkinson
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copy of an 1821 Map
of the original Rawdon Township, drawn by Surveyor Joseph Bouchette (revised June 27, 2013)
1822 - 1829
1832 - 1892
1837 - 1839
1838 - 1839
Rawdon Township Map
- was used by William Holtby, when he was Township Secretary-Treasurer. It includes the lower ranges that became parts of Ste-Julienne and St-Liguori. It was taken to Minnesota by his grandson John Thomas Holtby after he emigrated in 1880, perhaps after his father died in 1889. It is available to us through the kindness of John's great grandson Michael Holtby of Denver, Colorado. Click to enlarge so that you may read the names on each lot.
(revised March 22, 2017)
1842 - 1909
Diocesan Archives, Bishop's University, Volume B 19
In June 2006, I spent a few days in the Diocesan Archives at Bishop's University in Lennoxville (Sherbrooke), Quebec. I was able to review all the documents there with references to Rawdon, Quebec; they are in Volume B 19. Many files were of great interest and provided insight into early life in the township as well as the religious life of the community. I have completely transcribed the ones of particular interest. Some have only been excerpted and a few which duplicated material are merely referred to by number.
The files are presented here in Chronological order. The file numbers are of little help in determining either date or content.
They have been transcribed as exactly as possible with original spelling and line breaks some were marked with = instead of a dash or hyphen.
Explanatory notes are in either endnote or footnote style as appropriate to the layout of the document.
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1843 - 1851