History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario; Containing an Outline of the History of the Dominion of Canada; A History of the City of Toronto and the County of York, with the Townships, Towns, General and Local Statistics; Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... filled the chair, was again chosen for 1864-65. Then Archibald Riddell had a six years term, and was followed by Donald McDonald, who presided over the council for five years consecutively. James Anderson was chosen in 1877, and re-elected in 1878. Mr. Ego was township clerk and treasurer from 1872 until 1877, when John Guben was chosen clerk and George Evans, jun'r, treasurer. In 1878 P. McPherson was clerk. Angus Ego was re-elected township clerk in 1881. The officials for 1884 are as follows: --Reeve, R. Stevenson, Georgina; deputy-reeve, Henry Park, Vochill; councillors, John Kay, Mark Kay and Christopher Raynard; treasurer, George Evans, jun'r; collector, George Lake; assessor, Wm. E. Tomlinson; auditors, Alexander Williams and William Fry. ' In 1842 Georgina contained 586 inhabitants. The population in 1850 had increased to 946. In 1871 the number was 1,987. While most of the townships of this county have decreased in population during the decade 1871-81, Georgina shows an increase of about one-fifth, the number of inhabitants, according to the last census, being 2,482. Of these 2, o39 are native Canadians. The occupiers of land number 298; occupants, who are also proprietors, are 216 in number. The total area in occupation is 29,469 acres, of which 16,938 acres are improved. The portion of this under tillage is 13,1o9 acres, 3,514 acres being grazing lands, and 315 acres gardens and orchards. ' The returns of agricultural produce for 184.9 gave the following figures in round numbers: --13, ooo bushels of wheat, 8, ooo bushels of oats, 3, ooo bushels of peas, 9, ooo bushels of potatoes, and 9, ooo bushels of turnips. The Dominion census of 1881 gives the following as the yield of the staple crops: ---Wheat, 39,467 bushels; barley, ...
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