Crown Land Grant Reference Map Viewer

http://geonb.snb.ca/GRP/index.html

This map is a little different than other versions I’ve seen (it’s up to six or seven versions).

The yellow points includes the lot number, date of the grant and a full name. I’m not sure what the other infomation means. When you zoom in (controls are hidden in upper left) you can see the modern subdivisions. You can hide the map (Basemap in upper right) to reveal  aerial photos.

Apparently,  this Map Viewer uses Adobe Flash so it propably won’t work on the iPhone or iPad.

Here is a screen shot:

This is what I have been trying to do in Google Maps. However, the Google Map allows you to navigate when you use the Google Map mobile app.

“Hearts & Hearths” 145th Anniversary Edition now available

Available at our 145th Anniversary Celebration, 17-19 August, 2018.

Scotch Colony Hearts and Hearths
Stories and recipes from residents and descendants of The Scotch Colony of New Brunswick 1873

Additional recipes and stories, new format, with historic and contemporary photos! A wonderful keepsake and sure to be cherished by generations to come!

Thank you to our many kind contributors for sharing their stories and recipes!

The cover photo celebrates the 140th anniversary of the Melville Church in 2018.

1874 Cadastral, Lower and Upper Kintore

I copied this map from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick when they came up to the Gathering of the Scots in 2018. We have seen about 6 different cadastrals that cover this area. Stonehaven Settlement is the area to the south of Lower Kintore–it is now called Kincardine and Bonaccord. Here is the Stonehaven Settlement cadastral.

1874 Cadastral, Stonehaven Road (now Kincardine and Bonaccord)

I copied this map from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick when they came up to the Gathering of the Scots in 2018. We have seen about 6 different cadastrals that cover this area. I’ve rotated this map to make it easier to read the names.

Here is the Lower Kintore and Upper Kintore cadastral.

145th Poster Contest for Youth, ages 5 -19 years

Theme: The way new settlers lived 145 years ago in New Brunswick

Age Categories:
A. 5 to 9 years.
B. 10 to 14 years.
C. 15 to 19 years.

Details:
1. Poster must be on one side of ½ regular Bristol Board.
2. Use any technique or medium.
3. Your name must appear on bottom right corner of front of poster.
4. Print your name, age, address and phone number on the back of the poster.

Prizes: In each category there will be a first prize of $20.00, a second prize of $15.00 and a third prize of $10.00. Continue reading

Letter by Rev. Peter Melville, New Kincardine Colony, New Brunswick, Sept. 11, 1877 Published in the Rothesay Chronicle and Buteshire and West Coast Advertiser, Oct. 13, 1877

NEW KINCARDINE COLONY.
The following letter written by our former townsman and Parish Church missionary, the Rev. Peter Melville, M. A., B. D., to The New Brunswick Reporter, will be read with interest by his many friends in Rothesay:—

Mr. Editor:—You and your readers will be pleased to hear that this Scottish Colony is making good progress. The crops are very good, (excepting hay,) and are likely to be gathered in safety, without frost or snow. Continue reading

Letter by David Burns written June 23, 1873, published in The Stonehaven Journal July 31, 1873

NEW KINCARDINESHIRE COLONY.
The following letter has been addressed by Mr. David Burns, one of the New Stonehaven colonists, for publication amongst friends in Scotland:—
To Members and Friends of New Kincardineshire Colony, resident in Scotland.
DEAR FRIENDS,—Before I left our heather land I promised to write at times and give you some account of our procedure here, and before commencing I beg to state that I shall confine myself to what I know to be the truth—as some reports got out concerning us that had better never been heard of—many reports, Continue reading

Nine months of Kincardine by a Settler, Edward Bruce of Bannockburn

NINE MONTHS OF NEW KINCARDINE. (By a Settler.) I may say, by way of preface, that I am quite satisfied with the territory myself, its prospects being very good for those able and willing to undertake the clearance of forest land, and possessed of a little capital. In this connection, I may state that many who arrived here almost penniless have done remarkably well, their earnings from work on colony roads and other sources having been considerable.
The land on the Kintore section is not quite so level as one would wish, but Continue reading

Letter Excerpt by David Taylor, April 14, 1873, Stonehaven Journal

Letter by David Taylor dated April 14, 1873, written at Fredericton, New Brunswick; published in Stonehaven Journal, Thursday 08 May 1873

NEW KINCARDINESHIRE COLONY.— On Thurs-last, a letter was received from the Secretary of the new colony, who has gone out to make arrangements for the colonists previous to their arrival, from which we give the following extract. From it, friends of the colonists left behind will be glad to see that they are likely to meet with a very warm reception:—
Fredericton, 14th April, 1873.
Having arrived at St. John this day week, we there spent two days—leaving on Wednesday for this place—the political capital of New Brunswick. It is a city of about 6500 inhabitants, and one of the prettiest places I ever saw. Continue reading

Letter from William Duncan, Stonehaven Journal – Thursday 10 July 1873

Letters from New Kincardineshire, Victoria County, New Brunswick to Scotland

NEW KINCARDINESHIRE COLONY.
The following letter from a working man to a fellow workman in Stonehaven shows the philosophical spirit with which some persons endure the greatest hardships. It bears a marked contrast when compared with the grumbling epistles of colonists in much easier circumstances:—
Carron Terrace, Stonehaven Road,
New Kincardineshire, Victoria County, N. B.
June 1, 1873
Dear Friend,
I am happy to say that we are all well. The fact is I was not so lucky as to get away from St John with the first lot of the Colony. Continue reading