“Like” the new Facebook Page about Upper Kintore

Garth Farquhar has created a new Facebook Page and is posting “A collection of stories and pictures of Upper Kintore New Brunswick. Upper Kintore was settled in 1874 by Scottish immigrants who came over on the Sidonian”

Please “Like” his page: https://www.facebook.com/UpperKintore/

Garth has also added many points of interest on our Scotch Colony Google Map that identify places in his stories.

View this map in Google Maps. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=46.68191667674333%2C-67.63556170342184&hl=en&z=11&authuser=0&mid=1FJVCNDbiyv7HmsbPJkIw-L0PAUI

Scotch Colony Lot Map (Cadastral) (after 1884?)

I understand colonists didn’t get title to the land until they occupied their assigned lot for some time. This map may represent Scotch Colony lot ownership after 1884. I’m using that date because Margaret Cocker’s (mapped on lot 34) husband, James, died in 1884. There are several other widows on the map and the records we have show their husbands died before 1884.

We have more detective-work to find a more exact date. I’ll post any additional information in a reply. Please reply with comments or questions.


(this is a new version of the video, uploaded in the fall of 2014, with newer and sharper underlying aerial photos.)

The video is a flyover of the map, overlayed on Google Earth’s recent satellite photos and 3D topography (elevation exaggeration was set to 2 so there is some extreme distortion). To make text legible, change your YouTube Settings to 720P  (the little gear symbol that appears after you hit play). Hit pause to make it easier to read the map.

I think seeing the lay of the land and today’s forests and fields really brings the map to life and makes it easier to locate the lots. The map is a little out of alignment but look for the logging clear-cuts and field-edges on the photograph to get a more accurate fix.

Here’s a detail of the same map, showing the Scotch Colony.  Click to enlarge.

1200px wide

2616px wide, massive but great detail.

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Early southwestern Victoria county map (after 1874/before 1875?)

The Colony is just small in the lower left. Click on map to see a larger version. I’ve lost the source for this map–possibly New Brunswick Archives. Some tracts are labeled: “Granted 1874” and some others: “To be granted 1875” Continue reading

Old map of Colony lots (Cadastral)

This map belonged to Melvin Barclay when it was photographed in the 1980s(?)- Does anyone know the year the map was made or who drew it? This is a link to a slightly larger version to download.

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