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Accession Number: 78-001

Title

Victoria County. Assessment and collectors rolls. -- 1857-1930. -- 10.7 m of textual records.

Biography / History

Victoria County, formally established in 1860, is comprised of the Townships of Bexley, Carden, Dalton, Eldon, Emily, Fenelon, Laxton, Digby, Longford, Manvers, Mariposa, Ops, Somerville, and Verulam. The town of Lindsay in Ops Township is the county seat. The County is bordered in the north by the Muskoka District, in the east by Haliburton and Peterborough Counties, in the south by Lake Scugog and the Regional Municipality of Durham, and in the west by Durham and Simcoe Counties. It is 2 169 km square in area. The land in Victoria County was first opened for settlement in 1821 and the first settlers were mainly Irish, both Protestant and Catholic, and Scottish Presbyterians. By 1880, lumbering was firmly established as the main industry in the county. Quickly the region was stripped of its forests, and it was not until the 1920's that an interest in reforestation developed. Today, Victoria County is a prime grain producing region. As well, chemical industries and tourism make up the present day economic picture of the county. (Taken from: Mika, Nick and Helma. "Places in Ontario, Part III." Belleville: Mika Publishing Company, 1983.)

Custodial History

The assessment and collectors rolls were forwarded to Trent University Archives from Victoria County.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of assessment and collectors rolls for Victoria County, Canada West and Ontario. Genealogical resource.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

The assesment and collectors rolls were placed with Trent University Archives based on a decision by the Victoria County Council, Lindsay, Ontario.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario.

For related records see: 90-005.

Finding Aid

Bexley Township (see Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1910 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1870-1886 (1 vol.)
1916

Bobcaygeon Village:

Assessment Rolls:
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1910 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1877-1886 (1 vol.)

Carden Township:

Assessment Rolls:
1861-1863; 1866-1869 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1910 (single volumes)

Dalton Township:

Assessment Rolls:
1866-1869 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1910 (single volumes)

United Townships of Carden and Dalton (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1870-1866 (1 vol.)

Eldon Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1915 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1863 (1 vol.)
1870-1886 (1 vol.)
1909, 1914, 1915, 1917 (single volumes)

Emily Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1913 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1857-1869 (single volumes)
1870-1886 (1 vol.)

Fenelon Falls Village:

Assessment Rolls:
1875-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1915 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-Resident:
1875-1886 (1 vol.)

Fenelon Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1915 (single volumes)

Laxton, Digby and Longford Townships (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1866 (1 vol.)
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1910 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1865, 1866, 1868, 1869,
1870-1886 (single volumes for Laxton and Digby only)

Lindsay (Town) (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1860-1863; 1866-1869 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1889 (1 vol.)
1890-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1899 (single volumes)
1901-1910 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-Resident:
1858-1859, 1867-1869, 1871 (all single volumes)

Mariposa Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1855-1861 (1 vol.)
1862-1863; 1866-1869 (1 vol.)
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1911; 1913 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1870-1886 (1 vol.)
1895-1916 (single volumes)

Omemee Village:

Assessment Rolls:
1874-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1910 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1870-1886 (1 vol.)

Ops Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1855-1863; 1866-1869 (1 vol.)
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1915 (single volumes)

Somerville Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1863; 1866-1869 (1 vol.)
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1915 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1869 (1 vol.)
1870-1886 (1 vol.)

Sturgeon Point Village:

Assessment Rolls:
1899-1910 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1901-1907 (single volumes)

Verulam Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1870-1876 (1 vol.)
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1915 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1863-1869 (single volumes)
1870-1886 (1 vol.)
1906-1916 (single volumes)

Woodville Village:

Assessment Rolls:
1884-1893 (1 vol.)
1894-1910 (single volumes)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1890-1893 1895-1907 (all single volumes)

VICTORIA COUNTY NORTH (The following section includes rolls for municipalities no longer in the County)

Bracebridge Village:

Assessment Rolls:
1875-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887 (1 vol.)

Draper and Oakley Townships (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1882-1886 (1 vol.)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1864 (for Draper only)

Macauley Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887 (1 vol.)
1888 (1 vol.)

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident:
1864

Collector's Rolls:
1871

McLean and Ridout Townships (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887 (1 vol.)

Ryde Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887

Collector's Rolls - Non-resident: 1865

Stephenson Township (See Composite List for additional holdings):

Assessment Rolls:
1877-1881 (1 vol.)
1882-1886 (1 vol.)
1887

 

COMPOSITE LIST

Assessment Rolls

1. Bexley and Laxton Townships: 1861-1863, 1866-1867 Bexley Township only: 1868-1869 (all contained in 1 vol.)

2. Eldon Township: 1855-1858; 1861-1863 Eldon and Carden Townships: 1859-1860 (all contained in 1 vol.)

3. Eldon, Carden, Somerville, Dalton, Fenelon, Bexley, Laxton and Digby, Lutterworth, Hinden and Anson Townships: 1864- 1865
Ryde, Draper and Macauley Townships: 1864 (all contained in 1 vol.)

4. Fenelon and Bexley Townships: 1855-1858
Fenelon, Bexley and Laxton Townships: 1859-1860
Fenelon Township only: 1861-1863, 1866-1869 (all contained in 1 vol.)

5. Lindsay, Mariposa, Ops, Emily and Verulam Townships: 1864- 1865 (all contained in 1 vol.)

6. Verulam and Somerville Townships: 1855-1858; 1860-1862
Verulam Township only: 1863-1869
Verulam, Somerville, Lutterworth and Anson Townships: 1859 (all contained in 1 vol.)

7. Lutterworth, Hinden and Anson Townships: 1866-1869
Lutterworth Township only: 1861-1863
Hinden Township only: 1862-1863
Anson Township only: 1861-1863
(all contained in 1 vol.)

8. Ryde, Draper, Macauley and Stephenson Townships:
1868-1869 (all contained in 1 vol.)

9. Draper, Ryde and Oakley Townships:
1877-1881 (1 vol.)

10. Ryde, Stephenson, Draper, Macauley, Oakley, McLean and Ridout Townships:
Ryde, Stephenson, Draper and Macauley: 1869
Stephenson only: 1870; 1874-1876
Macauley only: 1871-1876
McLean and Ridout: 1874-1876
Draper, Ryde and Oakley: 1871-1873; 1876 (all contained in 1 vol.)

Non-Resident Collector's Rolls

Fenelon and Bexley Townships:
1855-1858 (single volumes)

Fenelon, Bexley and Laxton Townships:
1859-1860 (single volumes)

Verulam and Somerville Townships:
1857-1858; 1860-1862 (single volumes)

Draper, Macauley, Stephenson, Ryde and Oakley Townships:
1869 (1 vol.)

Verulam, Somerville, Lutterworth and Anson Townships:
1859 (1 vol.)

Draper, Macauley (labelled Dalton and Ryde also) Townships:
1864 (1 vol.)

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