Assorted Residents of
Langstaff Road West
in the Early 1840s
Lot 36 in 1st Concession was then owned by
Atkinson, farmer, who used to keep sheep and also a shepherd boy
following the flock, sometimes on foot, sometimes on horseback.
Same lot after that owned and occupied by his
who built a sawmill about the year 1845.
On said lot, in the valley of the east branch of the
River Don, there was also a house in same valley, perhaps on road allowance,
whereas the road at that time was not yet opened where it now is.
There was also about that time three colored men
living in same valley, Moro, Brooks and Beverly by name.
In 1839 said house was occupied by
the same house after that by
Rice Botsford, who
died about the year 1846.
There was also a man received in the Tunker Church,
who, in the fall of 1843, was baptised in that stream between five and ten rods
south of Bostford's house,
George Klinck by
There was also in the aforesaid fall of 1843, a little
boy lost, who was found in the same valley not far from Bostford's house,
Samuel Magor by
name, who lived with his father
Adam Magor, on west
end of Lot 37 in 1st Concession.
Henry Horne,"A Brief History of the Early Settlers on This
Line," Local History Collection, Richmond Hill Public Library,