Nov 20 1810




TO BE SOLD - That valuable ftand for a MERCHANT or TAVERN-KEEPER in the townfhip of Frederickfburgh, bordering on the Little Creek, near Bradfhaw’s Mill.  The property confifts in a neat Dwelling-house, painted Spanish brown, forty-five feet in length and twenty-fix feet wide, including a gallery in front, which runs the whole length of the houfe;  the walls and partitions are all built of found burnt brick;  a good brick chimney with two fire-places;  there are  five rooms on the lower floor, and one bed room on the fecond.  Likewife, a good log ftone houfe and a horfe ftable, and upwards of two hundred acres of moft EXCELLENT LAND, bounded on the weft fide by the Little Creek, and on the eaft fide by the eaft half of lot No. 13, extending from the King’s highway foutherly, down acrofs the Big Creek. 

For further particulars apply to JOSEPH FORSYTH, Efs., Kingfton, or to the fubfcriber at Thurlow,

14th Nov, 1810,  JAMES McNABB


Jan 29 1811

Kingston Gazette


POSTPONEMENT OF SALE  Midland Diftrict, to wit.

The sale of the ASHES which were of Benjamin Seymour, deceafed, now in the hands of the Executrix, taken in Execution by me, at the fuits of Allen McLean, Efq, Mr. John Shuter, and William Hunter, is poftponed till MONDAY, the 4th day of February next, and then to take place on the premifes now occupied by Elizabeth Seymour, Executrix, at the hour of two o’clock p.m.


Sheriff’s Office 21ft January, 1811


Feb 26 1811

Kingston Gazette


The fubfcriber being duly authorized to collect the debts due John Adams, of Frederickfburgh, Blackfmith, takes this opportunity of informing thofe who are indebted to the faid John Adams, that unlefs immediate payment be made their accounts will be put into the hands of an attorney.


Napane Mills, 1ft February 1811


June 5 1815




The Fubfcriber has for fale a valuable tract of Land, fituated in the firft conceffion of the townfhip of Frederickfburg additional (being part of the Hamestead) - For further information enquire of B. C. Spencer, Administrator

Frederickfburgh, Oct 31 1814


June 5 1815




TO BE SOLD - And poffeffion given immediately, the eaft half of Lot No. 26 in the 7th Conceffion of the Townfhip of Fredericksburgh - about feventy acres under good improvement, with a proportionate quantity of meadow land, and the whole well watered.  For particulars apply to the fubfcriber on the premises.


Fredericksburgh March 23 1815


Jan 6 1816




NOTICE - For Sale or to Lease -

That valuable Farm in the townfhip of Adolphus Town adjoining the Village of Holland Ville, owned and formerly occupied by the fubfcriber.  Poffeffion of the premifes to be given on the first day of April 1816 - Also, That valuable Farm No. 8, fituated and lying in the Townfhip of Fredericksburgh additional, containing 200 acres, more or lefs, together with a large and commodious Houfe, Barns, and a large improvement thereon, formerly owned by the late Hazelton Spencer, Efq, deceafed;  poffeffion alfo to be given on the first day of April 1816

Charles Stuart

Kingston 23d Dec 1815


Feb 24 1816




NOTICE - To be fold or rented, as may be agreed upon, that well known valuable farm, lot No 11 and the Weft half of Lot No. 10 in the firft conceffion of Additional Fredericksburgh, together with a good frame Houfe and Barn, good meadows, and two Orchards thereon and about one hundred and forty acres of improved land.  The premifes are well fituated for a farmer, merchant or Innkeeper.  For further particulars, apply to the fubfcriber or to D. Wafhburn, Efq. in Kingfton

MICHAEL COYLE  Kingfton 20th Feb 1816


June 14 1817




CAUTION - A perfon of the name of CYRUS COSY, of fmall ftature, light complexion, and fandy coloured whifkers and locks, foppofed to be about thirty years of age, was employed as a fchool mafter in April and may laft, at Frederickfburgh, in the Midland Diftrictt, and province of Upper Canada.  He proved to be fo in difcreet and paffionatte, that on the 16th of May, he beat one of the children of the fchool, a daughter of the fubfcriber, of the age of fix years, to fuch a degree, under the pretence of punifhing her for looking off her book, that her health was ferioufly effected, fhe was confined a confiderable time, and for feveral days her life was tho’t by the furrgeons who attended her to be in danger.  A warrant was iffued againft him by two neighbouring magiftrates, and he has abfconded.  Confidering him to be a dangerous perfon, I think it my duty to publifh this ftatement of facts, as a caution to all perfons who may be applied to by him, againft employing fo unfuitable a perfon to inftruct and govern a fchool.

GEORGE SILLS.  Frederickfburgh, June 10, 1817


Oct 28 1817




THE TRUSTEES of the School in the front Conceffion of Frederickfburgh, give public notice, that the faid School is opened, in the fchool Houfe near John Camp’s, under the inftruction of Mr. Barns, who teaches Reading, Writing, Englifh Grammar, Arithmetic, Geography, the Latin and Greek languages, &c.


       Fredericksburgh  Oct 20 1817.


Dec 16 1817




FOR SALE - On reafonable terms, the East half of Lot No 14 in the firft conceffion of Frederickfburgh, with a good Frame Houfe and Barn and about 150 bearing Apple Trees thereon and about 60 acres under good improvement.  For further particulars, enquire of  PETER YOUNG on the premifes

Frederickfburgh, Dec 12 1817


Dec 16 1817




For Sale,  The New MILLS on Big Creek, in Frederickfburgh, in good repair, with the Weft half of Lot No. 25 in the fourth conceffion of faid Townfhip, with a fmall, but convenient Dwelling Houfe there on erected..  ALSO  Seven Hundred and Thirty acre3s of Land, lying in the Townfhip of Lochaber, Diftrict of Montreal, and two hundred acres in the Townfhip of Camden, Midland Diftrict.  The whole will be fold cheap.  - For particulars, apply to Mr. J. Tuttle, Kingfton, or to the fubfcriber, on the premifes.

Matthias Smith.  Frederickfburgh, Dec 9, 1817


Jan 13 1818




RAN AWAY - from his father, Abraham Phillips, aged fixteen years - this is to forbid any perfon from employing the faid Abraham Phillips on pain of being dealt with as the law directs.

PETER PHILLIPS   Fredericksburgh Jan 4 1818


Apr 28 1818




Notice is hereby given that on the 21ft day of April, about 7 o’clock in the evening, a thief by the name of John More, who had been committed to the Gaol by the Commiffioners of the Court of Requeft.  Any person that will take up faid thief, and bring him to the fubfcriber, or keep him fo that he can be obtained fhall have the reward of Five Shillings


Fredericksburgh Apr 20 1818


Oct 13, 1818




A Farm FOR SALE,  Pleasantly fituated on the fhore of the Bay of Quinte, and immediately oppofite the Upper Gap - being the Eaft half of Lot No. 18 in the firft conceffion of Frederickfburgh - About 40 acres are under improvement, well fenced, and a new frame Houfe, with a good celler on the premifes.

The above farm will be fold together with a pair of ftrong work Horfes, a Waggon and Farming utenfils.

Application to be made to the Printer,  July 27


Feb 5 1819




A FARM FOR SALE - Adjoining Hay Bay, in the township of Fredericksburgh, the Eaft half of Lot No. 2 in the fecund conceffion, containing 100 acres and having about 40 acres under cultivation, with a log houfe and barn upon it.  for the terms apply to Daniel Wefhburn, Efquire, Kingston.

Cornwall Dec 7 1818


Feb 5 1819




For Sale - That Elegant farm No. 8, firft Conceffion township of Fredericfksburgh, 28 miles from Kingfton (containing 200 Acres) formerly occupied by Colonel Spencer, and known by the name of Manfion Houfe.  It contains about 50 acres of land under improvement, an elegant frame houfe 2 ftory high with 2 barns and other buildings.  Perfons defirous of purchafing may enquire of the Subfcriber on the premiffes or to D. Hagerman Esq. at Bath.



Feb 5 1819




NOTICE - All perfons are Cautioned againft purchafing Lot No. 22 in the 7th Con of Frederickfburgh, or lot No. 27 in the 1st con of Richmond, from the Heirs or Affignees of Davis Hefs, as the Subfcriber holds an indisputable title to the fame.

GILERT HARIS  Sidney, 4th Dec 1818


Feb 5 1819




Executive Council Office

York, 29th November 1820

Notice is hereby given, by order of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor in council, that unlefs the reprefentatives of John Blefs, the original Locatee of the Weft half of Lot Number sixteen, in the third conceffion of the Townfhip of Fredericksburgh, in the Midland Diftrict, do claim, within one year from this date, the patent will iffue to Martin Salisbury.

This notice is to be publifhed for six months in the Upper Canada Gazette and Kingston Chronicle.



Oct 8 1819




Whereas Magdalene, my wife has eloped and left my bed and board, without any just provocation, I therefore forbid all persons from harbouring or trusting her on my account, as I will not pay any debts of her contracting

ZACHARIAS FRALICK  Fredericksburgh Oct 5 1819


June 30 1820

Kingston Chronicle


Whereas Margaret, my wife, has left my bed and board, without any caufe or provocation, this is therefore to forbid all perfons, harbouring or trufting her on my account, as I will not pay any debts of her contracting after this date.


Fredericksburgh, 13th June 1820


Oct 20 1820




Whereas Thomas Harris, now of the townfhip of Fredericksburgh has been guilty of a breach of a promife of MARRIAGE to me the Subfcriber, and has by his falfe infinuations, caufed me to go aftray from the path of my duty to myfelf and my God, and by that means has involved me in trouble and fhame, and caufed the difpleafure of my parents and my God, to fall on me by depriving me of my home, and the fweet communion which I formerly held with my brethren and my God - and whereas the faid Harris has now forsaken me and is about being married to another woman, I think it my duty to forbid the marriage of the faid Thomas Harris, and for that purpofe I publifh the above ftatement, and that all perfons may know what deception the faid Harris is capable of.  Therefore I do forbid any perfon Marrying the faid Thos. Harris to any woman within my knowledge.

MARY [her X mark] Bowen, Widow

Frederickfburgh Sept 29th 1820


Oct 13 1826




To Licenced Surveyors

Notice is hereby given, that an adjourned Session of the Peace will be held at the House of Marvil Garison, in the Township of Fredericksburgh, on Saturday, the 21st Instant, at 10 o’clock  Forenoon to receive proposals for re-surveying part of the said Township, and the whole of Fredericksburgh Additional

Fredericksburgh, Oct 7, 1826


Dec 1 1826




We regret to learn that the Grist Mill of Mr. George H. Detlor, Fredericksburgh, was consumed by fire on Friday last.  A quantity of grain, which happened to be in the mill was also destroyed.


June 19 1830




LIST of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Fredericksburgh, on 5th June, 1830.

Abegail Sluter, Alexr. Forshee. - Berceloff Atkinson. - Charles Cotter. - David Edgar, Daniel Bowen, David Parks 2, David Brown, Duncan Bell, David Jackson. - Francis S. Pierce. - George Huffman, George H. Detlar, Esq., George Jordan. - Hugh Bence.  Henry Carter 2, Hugh Stephenson. - Jacob Kealer, John Sills, Joseph Gunsoloes, John Anderson, John Clark, Esq., James Forshee, Jacob Shaw 2, John Danges, Jonathan Cummings 2. James W. Jones 3, John and Isaac Bane, Jonas Vanalstine, Jacob Peterson, James Allin 2, packets. - Margaret Hess, Mathew Cealin, Mark McMurry, Mathew Sharp. - Peggy Cronk, Patrick Kelly 2. Peter Mowers, Paul Chirley.  Peter Perry. Esq.  Peter I. Forshee. - Stephen Warner 2, Stephen Younge, Sarah Forshee. - Tylor Cummings, Thomas Empey, Esq., Thomas McConnell - Valentine Joyce. - Wm. J. P. Bartells, Esq.  Wm. Bill, Wm. Bradshaw. - Zachariah Tralick.

If these letters are not taken up (or redeemed) in six weeks from this date, they will be sent to the Dead Letter Office.



Aug 7 1830




Notice is herby given that Charlotte Baird, having left my bed and board, without any cause or provocation, I shall not be held bound for any debts of her contracting.


Fredericksburgh, 31st July 1830


June 24 1834

British Whig



This is to forbid any person or persons trusting my wife or children after this notice, as I will not be accountable for any debts contracted.  Likewise to forbid any person purchasing any property belonging to me, as the sale will be void.


Fredericksburgh, June 9th 1834


Oct 4 1834


Chronicle & Gazette



Whereas, my wife, Elizabeth Ackerman, has left me without any just cause, I hereby caution all persons whatever not to harbour or trust her on my account, for I am determined not to pay any debt which she shall contract of after the date hereof.


Fredericksburgh, 5th September, 1834


Dec 23 1834

British Whig


NEW STORE - The subscriber begs leave to notify to his friends and Customers, and the public generally, that he has opened a general assortment of New Goods, which he intends selling at low prices;  and will take in payment all kinds of country produce, with house and field ashes, and all kinds of Furs.


Lot No. 21 5th Con

Fredericksburgh 22d Dec 1834


Dec 8 1835

British Whig


NOTICE - A GENERAL MEETING of the Householders and Freeholders of the Township of Fredericksburg will take place at the Inn of George Charters on Saturday, the 19th instant, at the hour of 10 o’clock in the forenoon, to consult upon the best measures to be adopted to carry into successful operation the law lately passed by the Legislature, commonly called the Township Officer Law;  as all are deeply interested.  A general attendance is requested

Fredericksburg Dec 5th 1835.


Jan 6 1836

British Whig




Richard Ham      Town Clerk

Wm. Spencer     Assesor & Colector

D.L. Thorpe Esq.

James Fraser Esq.

D. Roblin Esq.     Commissioners

D. L. THORP, Chairman


Fredericksburg Jan 6 1835




Farm For Sale -

100 acres of excellent land, being west half of Lot No. 4, in the first concession of Fredericksburgh, pleasantly situated on the Bay of Quinte, and convenient to a Steam Boat Landing.  there are about 60 acres under cultivation;  a variety of Fruit trees, a Frame DWELLING HOUSE, and a new BARN 50 feet by 30.  The stock, crop, &c. may be had by the purchaser at a valuation.  The greater part of the purchase money may remain in the hands of the purchaser.   For further particulars apply to the subscriber on the premises.


Fredericksburgh, July 8 1836.


Feb 4 1837


Chronicle &



Tavern Licences for 1837 - [Fredericksburgh] - Andrew Quakenbush, John Davey.


Mar 27 1841


Chronicle &



NOTICE - Whereas my Wife, ELIZABETH CHURCH, hath left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation - I do hereby forbid any person or persons from harbouring her, and from giving her any credit.  - And I do hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by her.


Fredericksburgh, 18th March, 1841


July 3 1841


Chronicle &




The subscriber offers for sale One Hundred Acres of Valuable Land in the Township of Fredericksburg, Midland District, fifty acres of which are under improvement, the quality of soil is excellent, on the premises are a new Frame Dwelling House, two Frame Barns and Wharf, with Two Storehouses, at which the Steam Boats plying between Kingston and the Head of the Bay of Quinte stop daily.

The above property is beautifully situated on the shore of the Bay of Quinte in a well settled neighbourhood, having the advantage of good roads, schools and places of public Worship, distant about 28 miles from Kingston, 18 from Napanee, 12 from Picton, 9 from Bath and from the village of Adolphustown.

To any person disposed to carry on Merchantile business this property would be a desirable acquisition, such having been carried on there for many years, and the present occupant being about to leave the place.  The premises for some time past have yielded rent of L50 Currency per annum, and will be sold moderate - Apply to the proprietor

                                                                    D. L. Thorp


to Wm. Anderson, Esq., Postmaster, on the premises or Anthony B. Hawke, Esq., Chief Emigrant Agent, Kingston

   June 2 1841


Sept 29 1841


Chronicle &



Notice -  All persons are hereby forbid trusting any person or persons, or any member of my family on my account after this date, without written order,

                       HENRY HAM  Fredericksburg, 22d September 1841


Apr 27 1844


Chronicle &



Sheep Stealing - On Thursday lat, Joseph Weeks Butcher, from Picton, in the District of Prince Edward, was fully committed to stand his trial at the next Assizes for the Midland District, on a charge of stealing eight sheep from the premises of William J. Sloane, farmer, of Fredericksburgh, on the evening of Wednesday last.


Dec 6 1845

Kingston Chronicle & Gazette


Caution - To Merchants and Others

Whereas my supposed Wife, calling herself Sarah Chambers, has left my house, this is to caution the public not to trust her on my account, as I will pay no debts of her contracting.

Timothy Chambers, Sen.

Fredericksburgh Mills

4 Con, Lot 23, Nov 21 1845


Sept 22 1847

Upper Canada Herald


Caution - Whereas my wife, Lucy Russel, has left my bed and board without any just cause, I hereby forbid all persons harboring or trusting her, as I will pay no accounts contracted by her, from this date.

Peter Sills

Fredericksburgh, Sept 10 1847


** see Article for Oct 20 1855 **


Feb 19 1848

British Whig


FREDERICKSBURG POST OFFICE - We are happy to say, the Post Office in this township, discontinued last summer, has been recently re-established, Mr. W. J. Sloan, Post Master.


Feb 19 1848

British Whig


List of Licences for TAVERNS and SHOPS issued by the inspector of the Midland District for the year 1848.


John Davy, George Charters, Edward Baird, Obadiah Chambers, Samuel McAlwain, James G. Lucas.


Oct 20 1855

Daily British Whig


The Queen Vs. Lucy Sills

This was an action entered by the Crown against Lucy Sills, for stabbing her husband with a knife. The Assault was rather of an aggravated nature, it being the intention of the prisoner to take the life of her husband, and a farmer living in Adolphustown. The Jury returned a verdict of Guilty of Assault, with intent to murder.


Feb 7 1856




Notice - Tenders will be received for the erection of a School House in the Township of Fredericksburgh until

the  15th of February.  For specifications and other particulars apply to the subscriber



Jan 26 1856


July 24 1856




Strayed - from the premises of William Gracy Lot 11 4th Concession of Fredericksburgh about 4 weeks since, 3 three years old steers, 1 three years old heifer, and 1 four years old steer, the latter red with a wite back and legs one of the former yellow, 1 red with a white face and shoulders, 1 black muley heifer, any information of the, will be thankfully received by the subscribers.
Lot 7, 6th Con Richmond
Or at the STANDARD office Napanee
Fredericksburgh, 16th July 1856


July 31 1856




Notice - is hereby given that the Court of Revision for the Township of Fredericksburgh will be held at the Inn of John G. Lucas on Thursday the twenty ninth day of May at 10 o'clock A.M.
Township Clerk
Fredericksburgh April 19th 1856


Feb 1857




Lands for Sale - The subscriber will dispose of the west half of Lot No 25, 8th concession of Madoc, and lot No 8 in the 13th concession of Portland, containing 100 acres each.

On the latter lot there are about 20 acres cleared.  Parties desirous to purchase, will do well to call early, as the lands must rise rapidly in value.


Fredericksburgh, 12 Feb 1857


Apr 23 1857




Notice - Came into the enclosure of the subscriber about the 20th of November last, A RED BULL, The owner if requested to prove property, pay charges and take him away.
Robert Sherman
Fredericksburgh Dec 12 1856


Feb 18 1858




Farm for Sale - The subscriber offers for sale the East half of lot 8 in the fifth concession of Fredericksburgh, containing fifty acres. Said farm is mostly improved, and would make a desirable residence.
Fredericksburgh 26th Jan '58


Mar 18 1858




Notice - I hereby forbid any person from purchasing a NOTE OF HAND given by George Sills and Jacob Marsh to Peter Sills for the sum of Twenty-five pounds, as said note has been paid by me.
Fredericksburgh March 2d 1858


Feb 14 1861




STRAYED OR STOLEN; From the premises of the Subscriber, 2nd Concession, No. 16, South Fredericksburgh, about the last of August or first of September. Three head of Young Cattle about 3 years old. Two of them heifers, lion black, one black and red. The other a red steer, white face and each of them a piece off the right ear. Any person giving such information as will lead to their recovery will be suitably rewarded.

G. N. Charters South Fredericksburgh, Jan. 24th 1861


Apr 20 1861




will be holden on Saturday, 25th Day of May at 10 o'clock a.m. at CHARTERS' INN in said Township    R. Mallory   Township Clerk   April 20th, 1861


Aug 29 1861




For Sale - Mill Priviliege and Farm The well known Farm and Mill Site known as Chambers' Mills, situated in the Township of North Fredericksburgh, and within five miles of the village of Napanee and twenty miles of Kingston.
The farm contains 55 acres of excellent land, with a good Frame Dwelling house, Sheds &c. An abundant supply of water during ten months in each year, and with ten feet fall.
Terms moderate. Apply to Mr. George Coulson, North Fredericksburgh, or to John Coulson, Flour and Grain Dealer, Kingston.
Napanee, August 28th, 1861


Dec 5 1861




Auction Sale Will be Sold by Public Auction on the premises of the Subscriber, on
SATURDAY, THE 21st INSTANT.   the following property, viz:
1 LUMBER WAGON, 1 THRESHING MACHINE, A FANNING MILL, ONE SLEIGH, TWO PLOUGHS, ONE DRAGG,  and a  LARGE QUANTITY OF HAY  and other articles too numerous to mention.  TERMS  All under $5, Cash; Over $5 and under $10, Six months, Over $10, one year, by giving approved paper with interest.
P.J. FORSHEE   North Fredericksburgh  December 5th 1861


Mar 19 1862




Valuable Farm for Sale in the West Half of lot No. 19, South Fredericksburgh, containing 102 Acres, 80 of which are in a good state of cultivation and the remainder in wood land.
For further particulars, apply to the proprietor on the premises.
WILLIAM CARDWILL   Hamburg, January 14th, 1862.


Mar 19 1862




Farm For Sale  60 acres of Excellent Land, being composed of the West half of Lot No. 6, in the second concession of South Fredericksburgh, will be sold very cheap or traded on certain conditions for a farm of less value.
For particulars apply to the subscriber on the premises.
Walter M. Genge   South Fredericksburgh   March 25th, 1862


Oct 20 1862

Kingston News


Horsestealing - A colored man named Edward Freeman, in the service of Patrick McAvoy, North Fredericksburgh, took his master's span of horses on Tuesday last, and started off with them. The thief was traced to the township of Beverly, where he was fortunately arrested on Thursday night and the horses recovered. He was taken back to Fredericksburgh on Friday, where a magisterial examination will take place. The prisoner has already served a term in the Penitentiary for the same offence.


Jan 11 1864

Daily News,




In the 4th Concession of the Township of Fredericksburgh - the west part of Lot No. 8, consisting of 160 acres.  There are 80 acres under a good state of cultivation, a new Brick House and Log House, and a Frame Barn 40 by 60 feet.

This farm is beautifully situated on the bank of the Napanee River and is distant only three miles from the village.

For particulars inquire of the Subscriber on the premises.


Dec 29 1862


Dec 21 1877

Napanee Express


Hay Bay (From our special Correspondent)

DEAR EDITOR, -  Thinking that some of the many readers of your valuable paper might be interested with a few items from Hay Bay, we venture to write them.

The Cheese Factory in this vicinity under the management of Mr. Insley, closed about the 20th October.  We learn from the Secretary’s report that the number of pounds of cheese manufactured during the season was 46,488.  The average number of pounds of milk per pound of cheese, ten pounds.  The Officers for 18787 are as follows:  M. Bogart, Salesman;  A. C. Parks, re-elected Secretary and Treasurer;  Wm. Joyce, and W. J. Mellow, Auditors.

The Grange in this locality is in a very prosperous state.  Mr. A. C. Parks, the Grange Agent, sold the barley realizing sixty two and a quarter cents, F.O.B.

Our Temple is in a very unhealthy condition at present.

The Ferry boat under the able management of Captain Woodcock, is still running.  We understand he intends adding twenty feet to the length of his store house, to meet the increased demand for storage.

It is now definitely understood that Irvin Parks, Esq., is to oppose the present Warden, Mr. Dollar in the contest for Reeveship.  A warm contest may be looked for.


Aug 31 1877

Napanee Express


The Recent loss by Lightning.

Mr. Philip Garrison of Fredericksburgh, has given us the particulars of his recent the loss by lightning on the 15th inst., as follows when discovered at 11 p.m. flames reached 20 ft. above the large barn 92 x 40 situated about 30 rods from the house.  It contained a large quantity of wheat, barley, a young colt, valued at $150, and several adjoining stacks of grain, were all consumed before any assistance could be rendered.  A smaller barn about 60 feet in length and 14 ft. distant, almost immediately caught fire and was entirely consumed, including a quantity of hay, poultry, new lumber waggon, harness and saddles, thresher and cleaner, farming tools &c., nothing saved except a cutter and a new mower.  Mr. Garrison’s loss has been estimated, by competent judges, at $4,500.  No insurance.  He is not at all disheartened, intending to rebuild immediately.


Apr 4 1890




Big Creek -

The roads are very muddy at present.

A large number were out for their farewell sleigh ride on Saturday.

Mr. Henderson is slowly improving, we hope to see him around soon.

The farmers are busy drawing their pressed hay to Fredericksburgh station.

Mr. Oscar Weese is home on a visit for a few weeks.  Oscar, we are glad to see you.

Mr. Editor, news is very scarce this week as the roads are in a very muddy condition.

A large number from this neighbourhood attended the sugar social at Anderson’s Church, Tuesday night (Jim had a long drive in the miserable roads.)


Apr 4 1890




Hay Bay -

The snow is nearly all gone again.

Farmers are preparing for their spring work.

Mr. Augustus Hermance is improving fast.

Mr. Francis Vanderwater is after great suffering improving slowly.

I am quite fascinated with THE EXPRESS since its system has been improved.

Many of the people are troubled with an epidemic which resembles LaGrippe.

Captain Woodcock will soon have his boat running to the convenience of a great many.

Mr. Will McDonald has also improved his house in giving it a fine coat of white paint.

Mr. Adam Parks has greatly improved the appearance of his house by the addition of a veranda.

I hear Phoenix cheese factory is in a way to commence work as soon as is necessary.

Mrs. Eli Arnold daughter of N. Outwater is expected home on a lengthy visit.  She will be welcome here.

Hay Bay is growing more picturesque every day, but in the midst of all its gayieties the sad intelligence has just reached us that Jack has cut his foot.

The people in this and the adjoining neighborhood are elated at the prospect of a new church, which will be erected near the boundary line between Gosport and Hay Bay.

We are pleased to know that under the able treatment of Dr. Grant, Mr. N. Outwater is able to be about the house again.


Jan 6 1892




CONWAY – Mr. Editor, -- Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone in  their usual way.  Some wish I had gone like Christmas, but ah, no that would never do, I am going to stay and give you all the items in and around the village.

A number from here attended the quadrille party at Sillsville town hall, and reported a jolly time. 

The election passed off quietly.  Mr. T. Ham was elected reeve by acclamation.  He is well worthy of the office.  For councillors John McCaugherty headed the polls to the satisfaction of all, Edward Embury, Geo. Sharp and William Smith came next in relation.  Mr. D. Griffith, the defeated candidate, went home well satisfied with the result of the poll.

Mr. R. O. Cadman spent Sunday evening at Mr. James Hill’s .  Come again Robert.

Mrs. W. Asselstine, of Michigan, is home to spend the winter with her father.

Messrs. Hill and Phippen have returned to Kingston.  the girls will miss you boys.

The party at Mr. George Wright’s was well attended by the young.

We are sorry to say that Mr. W. Sills is not improving any.


Apr 22 1892




SANDHURST – Mr. Editor, seeing nothing in your valuable paper from Sandhurst I though I would take up my pen and let you know what is going on in and around the village.

The ice has all gone and the boats are commencing to make their appearance which the old folks say are a sign of spring. 

Mr. Will Younges is paying a flying visit to Sandhurst.

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Hill spent Sunday in Hamburg.

Rumor says a wedding soon.  Come girls hurry up with those new dresses.

The boys and girls feel bad and look sad since they got their pictures taken or expected to get them taken on Friday last.  I wonder if ever they got left so nice before.

We notice the fox colt took its regular trip down the front.  Best wishes Will.

Mr. George Doyle returned from Kingston to Sandhurst on his way to the Fifth-Town but on account of the heavy sea had to remain a couple of days with friends.

Professor R. Kennedy of Bath is spending a few days at the residence of Mr. Wm. Hill.

We notice Felix is getting the cage ready.  Be on the lookout girls.

Mrs. Charles Redden presented her husband with a bouncing baby girl.

Mr. Editor I suppose the people will wonder and wonder who wrote this but you can tell them it was Little Jack.


Dec 23 1892




Conway - Well, Mr. Editor, it is drawing nigh unto Christmas, and we are all looking for our Christmas presents.  We have come to the conclusion that the best place to buy your Christmas goods is at our own little store here in Conway, which is so ably managed by Mr. H. Macdonald.  Henry is very obliging and says he will not be undersold.

Hurrah for Ham, our noble reeve.  He is in the field once more after a very successful season’s work.  Every one with him vote for him and be happy.

A large number from here attended the Methodist tea meeting in Sillsville and report a good time.

Rumor says one of the Sandhurst preachers is going to receive a valuable horse from the congregation for a Christmas present.

Some of our young ladies intend taking a week’s holidays at Christmas.  We will miss you girls.

We are sorry to say that Miss Fannie Phippen, who was removed to Kingston, is still very low. We hope for her speedy recovery.

Rumor says a wedding soon. One of our young ladies intend taking the matrimonial step for better or worse, we know not.

Rev. Mr. McArthur and family, of Kingston, intend coming to Conway to spend their Christmas holidays.

Mr. Charley George, of Kingston spent a few days here visiting friends.  Charley intends making it interesting for the Kingston boys who wish to play against him on the Harmonica.  Charley has gone back to put up the money.

The little pony paid us a flying visit through here.  Welcome, Harry.

What is the matter, some of our young men finish their education at college and be back in a week.  That is really so, and very Ernest they were in their studies.

We hear that our school teacher is engaged for another year.

Well, Mr. Editor, I will draw to a close by wishing you a merry Xmas.


Feb 17 1893




A large number attended the sale at Mr. H. P. Claringbold’s this week, which was a grand success.

Mr. John Green, the noble butcher from Kingston, was here this week and again took the best cattle from here.

Mr. James Whiskers spent Sunday in Bath.

Frank took a long drive on Monday last.  Of course he came to Conway en route for Hay Bay.  Frank well knows which way to go.

The severe storm of last week left some of our young people in a very awkward position, but all the same they got home the next day.  Some looked pretty tough.

We are pleased to say that Miss Lily Clute, who has been suffering this past two weeks is recovering.

Mr. Edward Beeswax has purchased that famous horse, Big Wonder.  Be on the lookout girls.

Mr. Dennis Collins intends fattening a cow for the World’s Fair.  Dennis says it takes a lot of grain.

Mr. Ike Cole, we are pleased so say, is around again after the accident with a colt.  The colt being the smartest of the two landed Ike over the fence.  Ike says he will be careful in the future.

Rumor says a wedding soon.  Be on the lookout girls.

A rather serious runaway occurred this week.  Mr. H. Phippen left his team standing alone a few minutes, when they became restive and started.  The one horse fell and is seriously hurt.  The sleigh tongue broke.

We are sorry to say that Mr. Edward Morrow met with a painful accident.  He fell about 15 feet to the barn floor hurting his arm.  Dr. Northmore dressed the wound and found the bone was not fractured.

We are sorry to say that Mr. Henry Macdonald, our enterprising storekeeper, is very sick.  We hope it is nothing serious, for we miss you a great deal Henry.

Death has again visited our little hamlet and claimed for its victim Miss Fannie Phippen, one of Conway’s fairest and brightest young ladies, loved by all.  She being a member of the English church the Rev. Mr. Forneri preached the funeral sermon on Sunday last, when he spoke very highly of Fanny.  The friends have our sympathy in this their sad bereavement.

A blank is in this household left,

A loved one now is gone,

The only hope this home possessed

Has from the circle flown.

Through weary days of suffering,

She never once complained,

She lived a cheerful Christian life,

And heavenly love she gained.

Mr. John T. Hill, of Kingston Business College, was home attending the funeral of Miss Fanny Phippen this week.

Mr. Amos Younges was up last week cutting wood for Mr. Wm. Herbert.  Amos is a hustler with the axe.

Mrs. Hutchison is home from attending the funeral of her grandchild in Toronto.

Mr. Fletcher, of Queen’s University, Kingston, very ably filled the pulpit of the Presbyterian church on Sunday last, in the absence of Mr. McArthur.  There will be no service next Sunday in the Presbyterian church, as Dr. Ross, of Queen’s University, will preach in the Union Church, Ernesttown.


Feb 24 1893




Conway - We were visited with another severe storm on Sunday last, which makes the sleighing a great deal better.

We are sorry to say that Mr. VanDyck met with a painful accident on Saturday last.  While unhitching his team one of the horses stepped on his foot smashing his toe.  Dr. Northmore dressed the wound.

O where, tell me where, did the little pony go on Saturday night last?  Why it went across the ice with one of Conway’s fairest young ladies.

We are pleased to say that Mr. R. O. Cadman has returned from visiting the Grand Lodge of the A.O.U.W. in Toronto last week.  Welcome back, Robert.

Mr. Hendry, agent of the Equitable Life Assurance Company, of Kingston, accompanied by Mr. Samuel McNeil, of Conway, were around insuring the lives of some of Conway’s able young men.  We advise both young and old to insure, as the Equitable is the strongest company in the world.

We are sorry to say that Samantha has been suffering this past week with toothache.  She says it is more severe than lumbago.

Mr. Wm. Herberts, we are sorry to say is suffering from a severe cold.  Will is one of those men that don’t often catch a cold, but it stays there when he catches it.

Mr. Edward Wright is laying down lumber for a new silo.  Ed believes in stock raising.

Charley has purchased a new violin.  He intends furnishing music for the dances free this winter.

A concert will be given in the town hall, South Fredericksburgh, in behalf of the Presbyterian Church, Sandhurst, on Thursday, 2nd March.  Let every young man come and bring his best girl.

Sunday last was a holiday as there was no church on the front.

It is a rather strange time for a young man to be seeking May flowers.

Miss Anna Clapp is home attending her mother, who met with an accident  by falling on the ice.

Miss Taverner, our music teacher, has been away spending a few days with friends.  Her pupils wish for her speedy return.

Our enterprising fishermen are meeting with great success.  Bill and Tom always takes the lead in securing the large ones.

We are pleased to see that Miss Lily Clute has returned.  We are glad to see you Lily.

Mr. W. T. Ham, our worthy reeve, is breaking a span of colts.  They are dandies.


May 14 1897




Sandhurst and Conway - I think, Mr. Editor, you had a description of Sandhurst some time ago, but not of Conway, and since the places have been joined together I will give a description of them. It is situated on the beautiful shores of the Bay of Quinte, about half way between Belleville and Kingston and noted for its favorite summer resort. The main street, running east and west, is Ontario St. Commencing at the western end of Ontario St., is the residence of A. Tavener, who is an extensive fruit raiser, having some fifty acres of orchard. Just across the road is the blacksmith shop of N. Peters. Then we come to Eleventh St. running north to H. Couher's market gardener. Next is the Clark estate, which has also a large acreage of orchard. Next is the fine residence of H. VanDyke also Mrs. Simon Wright. Between them is the grist mill of H. Shering's our general thresher. Then we pass by the post office, kept by Mr. G. Ham, also the school house run under the skillful management of D. Stratton of Parma. Then we come to Elm avenue, running north to Clark's Mills and south to Conway store and Quays. On the west side is the A.O.U.W. lodge room also W.H. Wright's fruit ranch. On the east side is the Methodist church and Conway's general store and elevators. The new store is completed and was opened on May 1st. Next is Walnut St. running south to Tarry Hall, and north to Mrs. Hill's dressmaking establishment. Then we pass by E. H. Phippen's cheese factory and stock farm and the Methodist parsonage, in which lives Rev. E. S. Shorey. Oak avenue, running south tot the boat livery and barber shop, owned by W. Galloway. Then we come to Ontario St. Park, the famous picnic grounds. The manager, C.W. Wright, has engaged the services of Abraham Carter and son as care takers for the season of 1897. Next is Eighth St. running north to Sillsville, and south to the bathing grounds. On the north side on Ontario St. is the Presbyterian church. Opposite it is the Episcopalian church. Then we come to Wellington St., on which are situated the blacksmith, T. Gurren and T. Mellow's residence, to the north, also, runs south to the sand pit and baseball grounds. Then we come to Seventeenth St. which runs north to Sharp's Corners. It also is the boundary line between this place and Pine Grove.

Miss Lawson, of Harrowsmith is at present visiting at the parsonage, the guest of Miss Susy Shorey.

Mr. Oliver Robinson, of Front Road, spent Easter Sunday here visiting friends.

The rain on Sunday disappointed quite a number of our fair sex who expected to be able to show the new styles in dress, but as it was a few ventured out to their sorrow as Miss Hicks, of Cressy, and Miss Urquhart, of Hawley, dressmakers, have done this place up in good style.

Mr. James Hill went to Napanee on Sunday night.

Miss Higgins, of Kingston, has returned to her home at Conway to spend the summer.

Miss Grace Downey and Master Willie Wright, of the N,.C.I., spent their Easter holidays at their respective homes.

I think it would be a good plan for the Sillsville correspondent to go and get his eyes tested by Smith or Chinneck and get a pair of glasses so they would be able to read what was printed and not guess at it.

Mr. Kerr, of Waupoos, spent Sunday with his daughter, Mrs. C. Wright.

Mr. D. McNabb has commenced drawing lumber for his new house to be erected this summer.

The ladies of this town have organized a base ball club and are practising two evenings each week.

Mrs. T. Mellow is confined to the house through illness.

Mr. Wm. Wright is busily engaged fixing up his place and has given his house a fresh coat of paint.

Will says his trips to Picton are not for nothing.

The Sir Alexandria made her first trip this week.


May 14 1897




HAWLEY - Farmers are busy sowing and land works good. A large number intend going to Kingston on the 24th May from here. Mr. S. McNeill, who had been keeping a debating school here all winter, is going to give a lecture in Bath on June 7th. Subject of lecture, "Orangeism". Mr. Joseph Marsh traded horse, harness and buggy with Mr. McFarlane last week; they just changed rigs as they stood on the road. I wonder if they would trade their sweethearts off.

Messrs. Hilditch and McNeill have their fruit garden looking good and are looking forward for a big supply of berries.

Arbor day has past and gone and great credit is due to Mr. Anderson and his staff of children in the manner in which they cleaned the yard; they ploughed it and dragged it and filled all the holes with a scraper.

We are sorry to say Mrs. Milling is not improving as we would like to have her.
Mr. Stewart Craven is pressing his hay on his farm at the front. The Epworth League is progressing here and we hope it will continue so in the future.

Mr. Editor, I won't say much this week as you will require a lot of space for the court news.


July 8 1898




SANDHURST AND CONWAY - One of the most disgraceful scenes we have ever heard of occurred in Conway a short time ago. A poor old man was attacked by a gang of young men and was used in a rather rough manner. The people of this place are ashamed of people who would do such a cowardly act. The Reeve was notified of the act and at once came to the poor man's assistance, but he was kindly cared for by people in Parma. Mr. Milling, the Reeve of the Township, had him removed to Napanee, where he will be taken care of. Mr. John T. Hill, of Napanee, will reside here in the future.

We are sorry to lose our esteemed friend, John Collins, who has been a faithful clerk in our neat little store.

The latest style of introducing your best fellow in Conway is to call him your brother. What next?

Our new choir is making rapid progress. We wish them success. A party of men were at work preparing for the celebration this week at the Presbyterian Church.

A sermon for the Orangemen of Hamburgh at the Presbyterian church on Sunday July 10th, at 7:30 in the evening.

A barrel factory, we understand, will be started here this summer.


April 3 1925

Napanee Beaver


On Monday, April 13th, 1925, H. W. Gallagher will sell for Miss F. Sloan, Sandhurst, at 12 o'clock noon, Ford touring car, harness, wheelbarrow, garden implements, chicken wire, potatoes, household furniture, consisting of upright piano, carpets, curtains, stoves, lamps, etc. Usual terms.


April 3 1925

Napanee Beaver


On Wednesday, April 15th, 1925, H.W. Gallagher will sell by public auction for Samuel Walmsley, on Lot 11, in the 5th Con. of North Fredericksburgh, opposite Deseronto, on South shore, near Woodcock's School House, at 12 o'clock, 3 horses, 11 milch cows, brood sow with 11 pigs, farm machinery, sleighs, cutter, wagons, 2 buggies, harness, Milotte cream separator, barrel churn, milk pails, milk cans, forks, shovels, cookstove, household furniture, etc. Usual terms. 






CONWAY -SANDHURST - Jan 8 - Delightful winter weather has lasted through the holiday season and, with plenty of snow for pleasure, there has still been fine roads for travel. The cold wave is still unabated, but the night of January 7th was the coldest so far, as the Bay of Quinte was entirely frozen over on Sunday morning. The east wind cracked it up, but was not strong enough to take it out.

We extend our heartiest congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy married life to Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, Picton, who were recently married. The bride was formerly Miss Evelyn Ackerman, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Ackerman, of Sandhurst. She was organist of Conway United Church for a number of years and a popular member of the Young People's Society.

The Misses Helen and Marion Wright, students at Peterborough Normal school, have spent the vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Wright, Conway. Last week they spent observing and teaching in Conway and Sandhurst schools respectively. This week Miss Marion Wright has full charge of Sandhurst school for Monday and Tuesday, and Miss Helen has charge of Conway school. On Wednesday they return to their studies at Peterborough. Miss Elizabeth Wright and Miss Marion Wright are receiving hearty congratulations as winners of the scholarship and medals at Napanee commencement exercises last week.

The W.A. of Conway United Church holds its January meeting at the home of Mrs. Puttenham .


Nov 17 1942





 At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Littlefield Rev. Mr. Walker of Bath officiated at the christening, Nov. 11, of their infant son, Leroy Edward, also of Donna Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mack and of Charles Frederick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemon.  The babies are all first cousins.  Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Sharpe were witnesses.  After the ceremony Mrs. Littlefield served refreshments.

The Young People’s Union of Sillsville and Conway met at the home of Donald Hough Friday evening with about 20 in attendance.  It was decided to prepare a play, “Superstitious Susie” to be put on in January.

A number of Sillsville young people enjoyed their first skating for this season Sunday.

A farewell party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson, Hawley, last week.  They were presented with two chairs.

Misses Dorothy and Frances Magee, Toronto, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Magee.

Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, Kingston, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. J. B. Elliott and Mr. Elliott.

Born, Friday, Nov. 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Loyst, a daughter.


July 12 1943




Sillsville - The annual picnic of Sillsville Sunday School was held on Tuesday afternoon at the edge of Mr. Perry Young’s woods.  there were about 30 present.  After dinner, softball was played.  John Creighton and Hugh Sharpe acted as captains.  Later, races were run.

The Young People’s Class met at the home of Mrs. Perry Young for one of their “summer evenings”.  They played catch, croquinole and table tennis.  Lunch was served by the hostess. The treasurer, Moira McLean, reported a balance of $1.41 on hand.

Miss Hilda Creighton, of Kingston, spent the week end at home.

Mrs. Rod Sharpe is a patient at the Kingston General Hospital.

Mrs. Lachlan McLean has returned home, after spending a week at Kingston with Mr. J. E. Penney and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Penney.

Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Young attended the Conservative convention in Picton on Saturday afternoon.


Sept 1953

J. Wright



SILLSVILLE - Rev. and Mrs. Trumpour, of Little Britain, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Don Hough after an extended trip to the west coast. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Benn, and family, were guests on Sunday at Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mellow's. Mr. and Mrs. William McConnell, and girls, of Seeley's Bay, spent the weekend at E. McFadden's. G. Hugh Sharpe left on Monday for Alberta to help his cousins with the harvest. Mrs. Leslie Merritt, and children, of Toronto, are spending the week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Percy Merritt. George Young is spending a few days in Toronto. Billie Young spent the weekend in Kingston. The Pines ball team lost out to Deseronto in the playoffs. Now they can hang up their gloves for another year. John Elliot is attending the Ottawa Exhibition.


Nov 1957




4-H Club - The first three meetings of the "Sillsville Stitchers", the 4-H club, were held at the home of Mrs. D. Hough. Officers were elected as follows: President, Marion Grooms; Secretary, Sandra Garrison; Vice-President, Vibeke Peterson; Treasurer, Leona Mellow; Reporters, Erna Peterson and Aileen Stalker. The present project "Being Well Dressed and Well Groomed" comprises for the main part in the making of a slip or crinoline. Materials and patterns have been discussed, as well as topics on attractiveness, good grooming, hand and hair care. The Home Economist, Miss Sandra Thibaudeau, of Napanee attended the third meeting and demonstrated a manicure. A fee of 10 cents per member per meeting is being taken in this project to defray expenses. Lunch and a social time concludes each meeting. Sixteen girls are enrolled as members. (Signed) Erna Peterson.


Nov 1957




THE VARIETY SHOW - The annual Variety Show, sponsored by the Board of the Christian Neighbourhood was held on November 1st and 2nd. The first show was in St. Alban's Parish Hall and an appreciative audience gave applause to the various members. Rev. Alan Brandon was the competent master of ceremonies. Aileen Stalker and Gail Brooks sold the generous contribution of home-made candy during the intermission. On Saturday evening the show was presented in Sillsville Town Hall with slight variations in the program. Mr. George Southall was an efficient chairman. Again a plentiful supply of candy was sold, the vendors being Sharon Young, Carla Sills, Gail Brooks and Nancy Morrow. The talent of the community was displayed in the presentation on each evening. Musical numbers by the Rev. Alan Brandon, Mrs. Guy Huyck with guitar accompaniment, and by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Taylor pleased their hearers. An Old-time Square Dance done in gay fashion by members of the Women's Institute and their friends dressed in costumes of by-gone days caused amusement. A demonstration by the 4-H Club Girls was an illustration of the usefulness of this work. Tap dancing numbers were gracefully done by Shirley Smith to piano accompaniment. Also receiving applause were Alice and Gerald Daverne, and on Saturday evening the Wandering Artist, friend of Mr. Southall, who, it developed, is the Student Minister on Cressy circuit. Miss Peggy Ham showed coloured views taken locally and in other parts of Ontario and a selection from those photographed during a year's stay in England and on a trip through European countries. These were much admired by the attentive viewers. And so another successful Variety Show has passed into history.


Nov 1964




OPEN HOUSE - On October 30th, the South Fredericksburgh School Board held Open House at the Sandhurst School where two new rooms had been added to the former two. The short programme opened with the singing of 'O Canada' followed by the prayer of Dedication by the Rev. Mr. Dunning. The chairman of the Board, Mr. D. Hough, welcomed the guests and spoke briefly to the more than one hundred present. In his remarks, he referred to the planned additional building of three more classrooms, a general purpose room, a teacher's room, and the necessary heating and plumbing for such an addition. The Principal, Mr. Rae Thompson, spoke on behalf of Mr. Langford and Mr. M.B. Caldwell who were absent due to illness. Mr. H.H. Roberts, the architect, Mr. R. Keller, the contractor, and Mr. H. Keeler, who was in charge of the construction, all spoke briefly. Reeve H. Creighton brought greetings from the council. Mrs. R. Stalker, on behalf of the Community Club presented a book to the school for an exhibit made by S.S. #5 Sillsville for the Centennial Celebration held in August. The pupils of S.S. # 5 Sillsville are now attending the new Sandhurst School. The Benediction, pronounced by Mr. Ronald Pierce, and the singing of 'God Save the Queen', brought the formalities to a close. The guests had the privilege of touring the four rooms of the school and meeting the teachers, Mr. Rae Thompson, Principal, Mrs. J. Roblin, Mrs. Wagar, and Mrs. K. Morrow. Dainty refreshments were served by Conway U.C.W. A bright spot in the decor was a beautiful arrangement of yellow and bronze mums presented to the school by the Contractor and Builder. Congratulations are in order to a hard working School Board, Messrs. D. Hough, W. Haight, R. Powell, W. Myers and Mrs. M. Young; and to Mr. W.G. Gilbert for a fine, modern building.


March 1965




SPECIAL MEETING - SOUTH FREDERICKSBURGH COUNCIL - February 17 1965 - A special meeting with all members present, was called on February 17th to meet with the School Board to discuss the building of an addition to No. 2 School at Sandhurst. Moved by Councillors Elliott and McCracken that this council give their approval to the request of the Board of the Township School Area for the expenditure of $85,000.00 for the erection and furnishing of the proposed addition to No. 2 School (Sandhurst). Said money to be raised by debentures.......Carried Harold Creighton, Reeve.


Jan 1967




At the December meeting of the Sillsville U.C.W., seven members were honoured with Life Membership Pins and Certificates in recognition of twenty-five years service in the church. Mrs. Tibbutt, Jr. read the order of service while Mrs. Duane Cuthill, Mrs. Don McCracken and Mrs. Glen McCracken pinned corsages on the recipients listed below: Mrs. Percy Merritt, Mrs. John Hagerman, Mrs. Fullerton Taylor, Mrs. Leslie Mellow, Mrs. Bert Windover, Mrs. Don Tulloch and Mrs. Borden Young. Two years ago, Mrs. H.M. Hough, Mrs. J.P. Cuthill, Mrs. A.H. Mellow, Mrs. R.P. Young were also honoured with membership pins and certificates.


May 14 1970




EDITORIAL - CHANGING TIMES Changes are taking place in every sphere of living conditions today and it is with regret and a sense of loss that we contemplate the changeover of the mail system in our area. The rural post office will become a thing of the past an in the Sillsville and hay Bay communities, the mail is being delivered from the Napanee office and this route has become R. R. 2 Napanee as of May 1 1970. Postmasters in earlier years at Sillsville were Messrs. Arthur Mellow, Mark Shewman, Morley Creighton and at the present time, Mrs. Stewart Loyst. Our friendly mail carriers, Maybelle and Ray Garrison have been obliging and courteous and have been in charge of this route for thirty-six years. To them and to Mrs. Stewart Loyst we express our appreciation of work well done. Ray Garrison's father, Jonas Garrison, was mail carrier over sixty years ago and continued in that capacity until age forced his retirement and his son Ray carried on with the service. In the early 1900's Mr. John Magee solicited the help of Uriah Wilson, Member of Parliament at that time, and through his influence a post office was established and called "The Pines" because of a pine grove nearby, and was situated in the western part of South Fredericksburgh on the Hay Bay Road. Mr. Magee became postmaster and later drawing the mail from Parma, taking over the route from Mr. George Emmons who had moved from the vicinity. Mr. Leslie Dafoe was one of the earlier mail drawers and being left-handed, he had the misfortune to break the key in the lock of the mail bag and it had to be forwarded to Ottawa to have it reopened. Another post office on the Hay Bay road was in care of Mr. Henry Rikley and later Mr. George Spencers and was called "Hayburn" a name still familiar to many people. Each householder provided a small cloth bag for the postman to deposit on a fence post with the mail. Very often it missed the post and landed in the dooryard.

 In earlier times, the people were compelled to walk a mile or two to secure their mail or to send mail and the delivery at the office was on two days a week, later extending to three days. There are very few of the older generation remaining who remember the uncertainty of the early rural mail service. We have come a long way since those days and these new methods are expected to make life free and easy. But can we be sure? Friendly neighbourhoods are developing into what appears to be an urban society. the old comradeship is fast disappearing and all in the name of progress. We will miss our contact with our genial friends Mr. and Mrs. R. Garrison of "Her Majesty's Service" and the best wishes of the friends from Sillsville and Hay Bay are extended to them in all their future activities.


May 14 1970




HAWLEY W.I. The April meeting of the Hawley W.I. was held at the Institute Hall on April 7th. The meeting was opened with the Ode and the Mary Stewart Collect. The President extended a warm welcome to the District President, Mrs. Clarence Wayte and Mrs. Bruce Cuthill. The Roll Call was answered by the payment of dues. The minutes were read and approved and the Treasurer's report was given. Correspondence was read and dealt with. The members were asked to choose the short courses they referred for the Senior Training School which will be held in the Fall. First choice was "Accessories for the Home" and second "Hats". Plans were made to sell tickets on the quilt the members have made, with the draw to be held in the Fall. Mrs. Grant Huyck was asked to make arrangements for a paper drive. Mrs. Jim Stapley gave a report of the dinner meeting of the Safety Council. The minutes of the last annual meeting was read by the secretary, Mrs. Gerald Galt. The reports of the standing committees were presented. The President, Mrs. Clarence Parks, thanked the members for the reports they had given and gave a summary of the activities of the W.I. during her term of office, closing with this thought -- "Our Hawley Schools have passed away; our Hawley Church has been closed; regional government may come and places will lose their identity on the Map -- but let's use our motto -- Keep Hawley on the Map through the Women's Institute." Mrs. Clarence Wayte, District President, conducted the election of officers. Mrs. Gerald Galt acted as secretary for the election. Following is the slate of officers: President - Mrs. James Stapley; 1st Vice President - Mrs. William Myers; 2nd Vice President - Mrs. James Lowry; Secretary - Mrs. Clarence Parks; Treasurer - Mrs. Gerald Galt; District Director - Mrs. Guy Huyck; Alternate - Mrs. Grant Huyck; Branch Directors - Mrs Charles Kerr, Mrs. Gordon Young and Mrs. Harold Creighton; Pianists - Mrs. Harold Creighton and Mrs. Sheldon Hughes; Lunch Convener - Mrs. Grant Huyck; Public Relations Officer - Mrs. Gordon Young; Agriculture and Canadian Industries - Mrs. John Sonneveld; Home Economics and Health - Mrs. Arthur McLaughlin; Citizenship and Education - Mrs. Charles Kerr; Historical Research - Mrs. James Lowry; Resolutions - Mrs. Cameron Craven; Flower Committee - Mrs. Grant Huyck and Mrs. Arthur McLaughlin; Auditors - Mrs. Harold Huff and Mrs. Harry Lowry. The installation ceremony was conducted by Mrs. Wayte. Mrs. Grant Huyck thanked Mrs. Wayte and presented her with a gift. The meeting was closed with the Queen. Institute Grace was sung and a cafeteria lunch was enjoyed.


May 1974




Barn Fire - On April 20th, 1974, Jack Miller's barn burned to the ground. This barn was located on Highway #33 on the south side near Conway and was better known as the Romney Farm. Onlookers were amazed at how suddenly the fire began and how quickly it spread. Many people saw the barn intact just minutes before the flames began their relentless destruction. The cause of the fire is unknown. Neighbours came to the rescue and managed to save all the livestock, some harness, and a large quantity of seed grain. The Bath fire department answered the call, but they were unable to contain the fire due to the speed at which it spread through the building. A considerable amount of farm machinery and several antique cars were lost. At present the owner is considering rebuilding on the same site, but no final plans have been made.


Nov 1974




A house fire recently consumed the old Magee homestead located at the intersection of the Gore sideroad and south Shore of Hay Bay Road. The blaze, which is assumed to have been set, was noticed just prior to midnight, November 1, by a passerby who notified neighbours who in turn called the Bath Fire Department and police. A small fire was also found in the barn adjacent to the house, but people on the scene were able to smother it before it could do any amount of damage. The fire department was unable to save any portion of the house which burned to the foundations. To date, those responsible for setting the fires remain unapprehended, although investigations have been set in progress by the OPP and Ontario Fire Marshall's Office. This was not the only fire that occurred during Halloween celebrations. A valuable barn was burned to the ground on Highway 33 near Sandhurst. South Fredericksburgh Council is to be commended for offering a reward.


Summer 1975




McDowall Memorial Cemetery, at Sandhurst, was the scene of any important historical happening on June 22nd. The Presbyterian Church of Canada in co-operation with the Ontario Heritage Foundation have provided an historic plaque to honour the labours of the Rev. Robert James McDowall 1786-1841. Mr. Robert J. McDowall and family, descendants of Rev. McDowall were present to perform the unveiling.


Sept 1980




HAY BAY SWIM PROGRAM - The organizers of the Hay Bay Swim Program would like to congratulate the following swimmers who have earned the following awards:

CRSC NOVICE: John Dainard, Tanya Dorsch, Dan Pfliger, Emily Ruttan, Roland Ryan, Brent Bowen, Timmy Reynolds, Shelley Dickson, Amy Mack, Greg Sheperd, Michael Robinson, Tanya Baldwin, Ronny Stiff, Andrew Loyst, Christopher Rosseau, Jennifer McDonell, Timmy Wells, Danielle McPeak.

PRE-BEGINNER - Danny Sharp, Shaun Karp, Tina Reynolds, Lee Bauman, Mark Ford, Stephanie LaForce, Andrew Miller, David Sherrow.

LEVEL TWO - Scott Dickson, Kim Dainard, Lisa Deline, Janice Yhard, Kathryn Wright, Tyler Berrie, Stephen LaForce, Ursula Karp, Jackie Baker, Keith Shelley, Michael MacDonald, Michelle Rosseau, Jennifer Levesque, John Tompkins, Donna Young.

BEGINNER - Elizabeth Hamilton, Dawn Batchilder, Billie Dainard, Scott Wells, Tracey Wells, Lorraine Shelley, Paul Robinson, Wendy Shepherd.

LEVEL THREE - Mark Shepherd, Gloria Sherrow, Tanya Bell, Diane Papiz, Bonnie Allen, Mark Schaub, Derick Valentyne, Eddie Caton.

JUNIOR - Peggy Alsop, Karen Shiner, Susan Elliot, David MacDonald

LEVEL FOUR - Danielle Valentyne, Erica Raj, Deena Clayton, Robert Elliot, Max Miller.

INTERMEDIATE - Brenda Alsop, Susan Johnston, Jane Baudmann, Danielle Harrop, Dale Reynolds, Mike Schaub, Andrew Wright, Lori Sonneveld, Carol Young, Mrs. Marnie MacDonald.

LIFESAVING II - Heather MacDonald SENIOR - Vicki Bell, Steven Raj, Patsy Whalen.



March 1985




HELLO FROM THE 1ST LOYALIST BEAVERS - We are: Chris Rosseau, Andrew Loyst, Kevin Fasken, Michael Welsh, Blaine Yard, Todd Ruttan, John Dainard, Cory Garrison, Cory Haight, Gregory Scales, John Clayton, Fred Dorosh, Sean Elvins, Tim Reynolds, Jason Hager, Brent Bowen, Billy Wilson, David Hough, Dan Sharp. Our leaders are Susan Wagar, Darryl MacDermaid and Scott Laverne. We are hoping for more leaders to come out and help. Mrs. Loyst, Mrs. Hager, and Mrs. Garrison come and show us crafts. Some important dates coming up are January 26th, our sleigh ride at Glen Mack's and February 19th which is our yearly Father and Son banquet. Also we would like all of the adults who read this to keep March 9th open for a dance which is being put on by our group committee. The money they make goes to pay for our badges, craft material and camp-outs. so please help them out. Thank you.


April/May 1986




SANDHURST PUBLIC SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS: Jennifer Levesque, Gr. 8; Cecilia Bermingham, Gr. 7; Tanya Roy, Gr. 8; Lisa Jones, Gr. 8; Cory Wiik, Gr. 6; Tammy Turnball, Gr.7; Kathryn Wright, Gr. 6; Sue Schenk, Gr. 7; Sandra Remillard, Gr. 6; Chantal Roy, Gr. 6. BOYS - Joe Thompson, Gr. 8; Howie Garrison, Gr. 7; Steven McIlwaine, Gr. 7; Steven Liberty, Gr.7; Mark Ford, Gr.6; Mark Phillips, Gr. 7; John Dainard, Gr. 5; Andrew McIlwaine, Gr. 6; Geoff Cole, Gr. 6; Paul Jones, Gr. 6.


July/Aug 1986





MODELS - Primary: Linnea Dawn Lucas (Maple Syrup), Jeffrey Fasken (Log House), Becky Amo (Log Cabin). Junior: Chantel Roy & Sandra Remillard (trains), David Steenburgh (Glenora Ferry), Michael Welsh (Pioneers). Intermediate: Tanya Harris (Fort William), Tanya Roy & Jennifer Levesque (Seigneurrial System), Jay Belanger (Fort William).

COLLECTIONS; Primary: Tom Reynolds (Comparing old and new tools), James Kilpatrick (Grandfather's School Days), Lisa Mack (Blacksmith's Tools). Junior: Cory Wiik (Family Tree), Kathryn Wright (A Collection of Family History), Laura Ruttan (Postcards). Intermediate: Cecilia Bermingham & Kelly Scales (Coins).

INTERVIEWS; Primary: Eric Morrow (My grandfather in WWII), Hillary Morrow (My Grandfather's School Days), Alison Hough (Milk Production). Junior: James Bell (A School of the Past). Intermediate: Mark Phillips (Archaelogy).

ESSAY; Primary: Andrew Hough (Tractors of our Farm), Teddy Pixley (History of our farm), Jennifer Smith (Hay Bay Church). Junior: David Hough (History of our Farm), Dugal MacDermaid (Early Water Transportation), Brent Bowen (Sir John A. MacDonald). Intermediate; Vicki Thisththwaite & Laurie Windover (Plains Indians), Lisa Jones (Hazelton Spencer), Lara Kirby & Denise Johnson (Louisbourg).


March/April 1988





PARKS RECREATION AND COMMUNITY CENTRE - Dan Garrison, John Forsythe, Bob Rombough, Heather Morrow, Doug Gallagher, Richard Hicks, Russell Brownlee, Bev Gander, Ross Morton, Phyllis Hicks, Keith Hunt.

TENNIS COMMITTEE - Sandra Pixley, Heather Morrow, Betsy Ruttan, Fred Pixley, Larry Ruttan, Roger Morrow, Phyllis Hicks, Dan Garrison.

BALL COMMITTEE - Doug Gallagher, Don Reynolds, Steve Sine, Dave Cole.

COMMUNITY CENTRE COMMITTEE - Richard Hicks, Bob Rombough, Diana Lloyd, Mickey Garrison, Bill Moon, John Reid, John Reynolds, Rodney Lloyd, Robert Whitfield, Dan Garrison. FABS - Clarence Parks, Cora Barker, Eileen Fitchett, Russell Brownlee.

HERITAGE COMMITTEE - Ross Morton, Susan Wright, Geraldine Morton, Pat Galt, Ruth Wright, Grant Huyck

EXHIBITION COMMITTEE - Richard Hicks, Penny Reynolds, Sandra Pixley, Bob Rombough, Dan Garrison, Bill Moon, Marg Reid, Pam Rombough, Phyllis Hicks, Leslie Lloyd.