BIFHSGO’s plans for the future will be presented at 9:00 a.m. in the Before BIFHSGO Education Talk. Come and find out what’s upcoming!
Main talk: Lord Bathurst’s Settlers to Murray Township 1815-1817
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Many people are aware of the military settlements in Perth and Richmond established by Lord Bathurst, but a smaller and largely forgotten settlement that also took place on the Bay of Quinte at the same time. Brian Tackaberry will talk about this settlement, which was focused on the Canal Reserve lands set aside by Simcoe in 1796. Disbanded soldiers from several regiments, including the Glengarry Fencibles and 41st Regiment, were given lands for their service. A small group of loyal “Emigrants” and their families, mostly from London, England, were also settled on the land, to secure this important transportation site in case of future hostilities with the Americans.