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Richmond Military Settlement 1818

Richmond Military Settlement 1818

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Richmond Military Settlement 1818

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
In Richmond, at the fairgrounds on Perth Street (Road 10),
just west of Huntley Road (Road 5)


Coordinates: N 45 11.704 W 75 50.278

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Plaque Text

In August, 1818, some thirty disbanded veterans of the 99th Regiment, led by Captain G.T. Burke, arrived in newly surveyed Goulbourn Township. These formed the advanced party of a military settlement planned and supported by the quartermaster-general's department. Here they laid out a town site named after the governor general, the Duke of Richmond. Storehouses were built, settlers' cabins erected and the colonists provided with farm implements and rations. Under the general supervision of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Cockburn, about 400 heads of families, including some civilians, were established in the settlement by the end of 1818, thus forming the first large community within the present Carleton County.

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> Posted October 13, 2010
I am doing genealogical research about my great great great grandfather, Christopher Wynn who was, I think, a resident of the Richmond Military settlement about 1822. If anyone has any suggestions about where to find information about the residents around 1822 please contact me at:
normroge (at) sympatico (dot) ca




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