Minutes of the Municipal Council of the County of Carleton, January 1854

Contributed by Taylor Kennedy

Hi Al
The next couple of pages are harder to read and understand. It's the pen 
writing, with its swirls and squiggles so it will take me longer but here 
are Mondays and Tuesdays minutes from January 24 & 25, 1854.

Minutes of the
Municipal Council
of the County of Carleton
January Sessions 1854

The Municipal Council of the County of Carleton met persuant to the 12 
Victoria Chapter 81 (as amended) in the Court House - Bytown at one o'clock 
afternoon on Monday the 23rd day of January 1854.
The certificates from the several town village and township Clerks  of the 
election of the under mentioned gentlemen as Reeves and Deputy Reeves were 
read and fyled and also affidavits relative to the number of names on the 
Collectors rolls for those municipalities who claim to send Deputy Reeves -

Thomas Garland Esq.                     Reeve for Goulbourn
Hon. Hamnett Pinhey ** (see below)      Reeve for March
Wm. R. R. Lyon Esq.                     Reeve for Richmond
Robert Craig Esq.                       Reeve for North Gower
William McKey Esq.                      Reeve for Marlborough
James Hubbell Esq.                      Reeve for Fitzroy
James Grierson Esq.                     Reeve for Torbolton
Wm. F. Powell Esq.                      Reeve for Bytown
Joseph D. Bourgois Esq.        Deputy   Reeve for Bytown
John Scott Esq.                         Reeve for Nepean
Michael O'Grady Esq.           Deputy   Reeve for Nepean
Arthur Allen Esq.                       Reeve for Osgoode
John Lee Esq.                  Deputy   Reeve for Osgoode
Peter Tompkins Esq.                     Reeve for Gloucester
Isaac Brown Esq.               Deputy   Reeve for Gloucester

** Note re Hamnet Pinhey: (from Taylor Kennedy)
Just a note that when you visit the Archives, you might want to check into 
Mr. Pinheys diary, the one from the Carleton Minutes. He kept a diary of all 
his expenses and customers from 1829 - 1840. Some customers listed = Whelan, 
Watt, Kennedy, Cunningham, Carroll, Fogarty, Byrne and nicknames rather than 
names such as Thomas the stone mason.
Ontario Archives is reel MS 199, #3 and at the National Archives it's  
M-5567.

The Clerk read over the names of the above mentioned gentlemen - who all 
took their seats at the Council Table, excepting Wm. F. Powell Esq.
Henry McBride Esq. Presented himself as Reeve for Huntley, but omitting to 
produce his certificate of Election, did not take a seat at the Council 
Board. The Clerk then stated that he had been informed that Wm. F. Powell 
Esq. The Warden was unable on account of ill health to attend the meeting, 
and that it was for the gentlemen present to proceed to appoint a Warden for 
the current year.

Mr. Brown moved - 2nd by Mr. Tompkins that William F. Powell Esq. Be Warden 
of the County of Carleton for the current year ( 1854 ).

Mr. Allen moved in ammendment - 2nd by Mr. McKey that William R.R. Lyon Esq. 
Be Warden of this County for the current year. ------ Lost
Yeas -     McKey, Allen, Pinley
Nays -    Garland, Grierson, Hubbell, Bourgeois, Craig, Lee, Tompkins, 
Brown,
                  O'Grady, Scott.

The original motion was then put and carried -
Yeas - Garland, Grierson, Hubbell, Bourgeois, Craig, Lee, Tompkins, 
Brown,O'Grady, Scott.
Nays - Pinhey, Allen, McKey

Mr. McKey moved - 2nd by Mr. Lyon that this Council to adjourn to 10 o'clock 
am tommorrow - carried.

                                                                             
                              2 o'clock PM

Tuesday 24 January 1854

  The council met pursuant to adjournment.
Present - Lyon, McKey, Hubbell, Garland, Pinhey, O'Grady, Brown, Scott, 
Tompkins, Craig, Allen, Lee, Grierson. (note that Joseph Bourgeois not 
recorded)
The Clerk states that the Warden has fyled with him an Oath of Office and 
read a communicator from that gentleman to the council thanking them for his 
re-election.

Mr. Tompkins moved 2nd by Mr. Craig that Mr. Allen be appointed Chairman of 
this Council. - carried
Mr. Allen took the chair.
The Clerk then read the minutes of yesterday and also the Wardens Oath of 
Office.
Mr. Grierson moved 2nd by Mr. McKay that the Wardens Oath be received - 
carried.
Mr. Grierson called for the Yeas and Nays.
Yeas --- Lyon, Grierson,  McKey, Garland, Pinhey, Craig, O'Grady, Tompkins, 
Scott.
Nays --- Mr. Hubbell

The Clerk read the report of the Rev.d John Gourlay, local Superintendent 
for Huntley and March. Also a letter from the Rev.d John Flood, resigning 
his appointment as Superintendent for Fitzroy. Also a communicate from Dr. 
Ryerson relative to the appointment of Grammar School Trustees.
Mr. Grierson moved 2nd by Mr. Lyon that the circular of the Chief 
Superintendent just read be referred to the Committee on Education - 
carried.
The Clerk stated that in accordance with the report of the Building 
Committee adopted at last session; he had advertised for tenders for the 
construction of gates to the Court House and Jail and had received only one.
It was from Mr. Thomas Langrell and was read by the Clerk.
Mr. Garland moved 2nd by Mr. Hubbell that the tender just read be referred 
to the Committee on Finance - carried.
The Chairman read a letter from Mr. William Hewitt offering himself as a 
candidate for the Office of County Tresurer.
The Treasurer presented his accounts accompanied with a letter which letter 
was read by the Chairman.
Mr. Grierson moved 2nd by Mr. Hubbell that the letter of the County Treasurer 
just read and the accompanying accounts be referred to the Committee on 
Finance - carried
The Chairman states that he appointed Mr. H. V. Noel, Auditor for the 
present year.
Mr. Hubbell moved 2nd by Mr. Garland that Mr. George R. Burke be an Auditor 
for the year 1854 - also that Mr. H. V. Noel and Mr. George R. Burke be 
Auditors for school purposes this year - carried.
Mr. Tompkins moved 2nd by Mr. Scott that this Council to adjourn to three 
o'clock PM - carried at noon.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.
The Clerk read a letter from G. B. Lyon Esq. Secretary of the Grammar School 
Trustees stating who are appointed Trustees of the Grammar Schools of Bytown 
and Richmond and the order in which they shall rehire - also calling for the 
attention of the Council to the 16Victoria Chapter 186.
Mr. Garland moved 2nd by Mr. Scott that the document just read be referred 
to the Committee on Education - carried.
Mr. Garland moved 2nd by Mr. Grierson that Bourgeois, Lee, O'Grady, Grierson 
do form the Committee on Roads and Bridges - carried.
Mr. Grierson moved 2nd by Mr. McKey that the Warden, Pinhey, Allen Lyon and 
McKey do compose  the Committee on Finance - carried.
Mr. McKey moved 2nd by Mr. Tompkins that Hubbell , Allen , Lee , Grierson to 
compose the Committee on Education - carried.
Mr. Garland moved 2nd by Mr. Lee that tenders will be received tommorrow at 
2 o'clock PM for printing the Sessional Journals  of this Council for the 
current year, tenders to state the price per annum. The lowest will be 
received provided it does not exceed 15 pounds - that one hundred twenty 
copies of each Sessional Journal will be required to be furnished the Clerk 
written amount of the Close of each Session and in default of such delivery 
written the time succeeding ; the Clerk to get the work performed elsewhere 
( to be considered a neglect of duty ) and the expense shall be reimbursed 
to him from the Treasurer  -  and the same shall be deducted from the 
account of the contractors claim - and that the Clerk to see a copy of this 
quotation  to each of the newspaper proprietors in Bytown this evening - 
carried.

Mr. Grierson moved 2nd by Mr. Garland that the Rev.d A. Henderson be local 
Superintendent for Torbolton and that the Rev.d Mr. Flood be local 
Superintendent for the Township of Nepean, Goulbourn, North Gower and 
Marlborough. And that the Rev.d  Mr. Lockhead be local Superintendent for 
Osgoode and Gloucester. For Huntley and March the Rev.d Mr. Godfrey - and 
the Rev.d Mr. Stevenson for Fitzroy - and they are hereby appointed local 
Superintendents for the current year.

Mr. Lyon moved in amendment 2nd by Mr. Scott that the name of the Rev.d Mr. 
Godfrey be expunged from the original resolution  and that of the Rev.d Mr. 
Gourlay inserted instead - there being no reason assigned why he should not 
be reappointed - carried
Mr. Lyon called for the Yeas and Nays
Yeas --- Mr. Lyon, McKey , Lee , O'Grady , Scott
Nays - Grierson , Garland , Hubbell , Tompkins , Craig
The Chairman gave the casting vote in favor of the amendment - The original 
motion was then paged as amended.
The Chairman presented an account of Mr. Langrell Wilson and Gray  the 
contractors for the building of the Jail wall - by which they claim  the 
actual balance will due them.
Mr. Lyon moved 2nd by Mr. McKey that the account of Langrell Wilson and Gray 
be referred to the Finance Committee - carried
Mr. Grierson moved 2nd by Mr. Garland that this Council to now adjourn until 
2 o'clock PM tommorrow, so that the different Committees may be enabled to 
prepare their reports.    Carried at 5 PM

Wednesday 25th January 1854 The Council met pursuant to adjournment Present ; Arthur Allen Esq. Chairman , and Lyon , McKey , Lee , Scott , Garland , Grierson , Hubbell , O'Grady , Tompkins , Craig. The minutes of yesterday were read. Henry McBride Esq. Fyled his certificate of Election as Reeve for Huntley and took his seat. His certificate of Election was read. Tenders for the printing of the Council for the current year in accordance of motion No. 15 of yesterday from the following parties for the Sums opposite their respective names were read - that is to say Alexander Gibb Esq. -------------------------Pounds 13 , _ , _ Robert Bell Esq. -------------------------------Pounds 14 , 2 , 6 Dawson Kerr Esq. ----------------------------Pounds 12 , 10 , _ Mr. Grierson moved 2nd by Mr. Garland that the tender of Mr. Dawson Kerr for printing the proceedings of this Council for the current year be accepted - carried. Mr. Lyon moved 2nd by Mr. McKey that the Clerk to process this week from the Printer having the contract for printing of this Council for the current year 200 copied for the Town of Bytown and 200 copies for the other municipalities of the ByLaw of this Council processed it's last session regulating the account - to be paid by Hawkers and Peflars for licenses within this County and that he do divide the same among several municipalities by sending an equal number to each Clerk. One copy stuck up by them in each LaurenHouse of Entertainment or Shore within respective municipalities for the information of all persons concerned - carried Mr. McKey moved 2nd by Mr. Lee that the Clerk to procure without delay from Toronto a sufficent number of resident assessment streets now resident assessment streets and notices - for the use of the different municipalities within this County and distribute them agreeable to resolution No.45 of the January Session of this Council past last year adding five streets of each to each of the Townships - carried. Mr. Lee moved 2nd by Mr. Garland , that the Solicitor be requested to frame a general ByLaw for caring into effect the first , second , and third subsections of the third section also the fourth and fifth sections of Chapter 184 of the last session of the Parliament of this Province - carried. Mr. Lee moved 2nd by Mr. McKey , that the Clerk to subscribe for a copy of the Journal of Education for each member of this Council to be addressed to their respective Post Offices provided that it be furnished - Then at the sale of three shillings and nine pence each and that the Treasurer to supply him with funds for that purpose - carried. Mr. McBride moved 2nd by Mr. Grierson , that this Council adjourn to three o'clock tommorrow PM in order to give the Committee time to make their reports to the Council - carried at 51/2 PM
Thursday 26th January 1854 The Council met pursuant to adjournment. Present ; Arthur Allen Esq. Chairman Grierson , Hubbell , Lyon , Craig , McKey , O'Grady , Scott , Tompkins , McBride , Garland , Lee The minutes of yesterday were read. With the consent of the Council the word "clause" in motion No.23 was erased and the word "subsections" inserted. The Finance Committee presented their report which was read. Mr. McBride moved 2nd by Mr. Grierson that the finance report be adopted - carried Mr. Pinhey entered Two members of the Committee on Education presented a report with blanks which was read. Mr Garland moved 2nd by Mr. McBride that the blanks left in the report of the Committee on Education for the names of Grammar School Trustees be filled up with the names of the following parties ; - for the Bytown Grammar School - Peter Tompkins Esq. - John Scott Esq. - Arthur Allen Esq. - for Richmond Grammar School - Thomas Garland Esq. - James Henderson Esq. - James Shillington Esq. Mr. Lyon moved in amendment 2nd by Mr. Hubbell that the names of Messieurs; Tompkins, Scott, and Allen be expunged and those of the Rev'd Messieurs; Spruce , Strougand , Wardrope inserted instead and the names of Messieurs; Garland , Henderson and Shillington be expunged and those of the Rev'd Messieurs; Flood , O'Connel and Siugsay(?) inserted instead - Last Mr. Lyon called for the Yeas and Nays Yeas --------- Messieurs; Hubbell , Lyon Nays ------- Messieurs; Grierson , Garland , Craig , Pinhey , Lee , McKey , O'Grady , Scott , Tompkins , McBride The original motion was put and carried. Mr. Lyon called for the Yeas and Nays Yeas ------- Messieurs; McBride , Grierson , Garland , Craig , Lee , O'Grady , Scott , Tompkins Nays ----- Messieurs; Lyon , Hubbell , Pinhey , McKey Mr. Grierson moved 2nd by Mr. McBride that the Trustees appointed by this Council for the Grammar Schools retire from office as follows that is today ; For Richmond First - Thomas Garland Esq. Second - James Henderson Esq. Third - James Shillington Esq. For Bytown First - Peter Tompkins Esq. Second - John Scott Esq. Third - Arthur Allen Esq. Mr. McBride moved 2nd by Mr. Grierson that the Treasurer of the County of Carleton be heard at the bar of the Council respecting the finance report. - carried The Treasurer addressed the Council accordingly Mr. McBride moved 2nd by Mr. Garland that the Rev'd Mr. Godfreys name be substituted for that of the Rev'd Mr. Gourley for the Township of Huntley in the amended motion No.17 - carried Mr. Lyon called for the Yeas and Nays Yeas ------- Messieurs; McBride , Grierson , Craig Garland , Hubbell , Tompkins Nays ------ Messieurs; Lyon , McKey , O'Grady , Pinhey , Scott Mr. Grierson moved 2nd by Mr. McBride that this council do adjourn until 9 o'clock am tommorrow. Carried at 6 P.M.
September 30, 2004: Al: I was in Kanata before it joined with Ottawa. In the basement of the old city Hall of Kanata was a book of township records such as pathmaster just general business of that community in March I took copies of various material. Last time I was in Ottawa I went back and everything has moved somewhere. I was hoping to find the location of this book. It had in it things like the following. "Township of March District of Bathurst At a meeting of the Inhabitant Householders of the said township held at the Erskine Arms. This second day of January 1826 by order of the Magistrates for the said District - the undernamed Persons were nominated and appointed to the following Offices Town Clerk -------Henry Edwards Assessors------- George Morgan, Richard Thomas Collector --------Clements Bradley Wardens----------Hamnett Pinhey, James Read Overseers of Highways-------William Armstrong,T Richardson or Richard & Edward Loggan (Logan) Senior Poundkeepers Thomas Wiggins & John Ganisford (Gainsford) Constables --------Nath Conolly John Hedley Junr" Could anyone help me find where I could locate this old book. It has census record of 1823 in it also 1843, I ran out of time and did not have sufficient change to keep getting information out of the same. With the movement of things is Ottawa I do not know where to look. Have you any ideas? Barb E-mail bmhadden@shaw.ca ______________________ also posted on September 30, 2004: Barb: Try e-mailing Serge Barbe at Serge.Barbe@city.ottawa.on.ca He's an Archivist with the amalgamated City of Ottawa which includes March Township. ... Al


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