Crown Land Grant Reference Map Viewer

Here’s the link:

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

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

The underlying map is a little different than other versions I’ve seen (I’ve seen six or seven versions so far).

When you zoom in to the map, (controls are partially obscured in upper left) you can see the modern subdivisions. You can hide the map (“Basemap” button in upper right) to reveal aerial photos (these are older photos than Google Maps).

Click on the yellow grant reference points to see the lot number, date of the grant and a full name. The grant number can be cross-referenced with the “Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 – 1997 (RS686)” at PANB: https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS686/Introduction.aspx?culture=en-CA. Click on “Search Page” link to enter the grants database.

Here is a screen shot showing a closeup of the Colony area. (All of New Brunswick is included on the map):

This is what I have been trying to do in Google Maps. One nice thing about Google Maps is that you can, using your mobile phone, navigate to any point on the map.

You’re invited to our 145th Celebration!

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Here’s the pdf version: 145ScheduleProgramme140818-1

Here’s a link to our Google Map. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1FJVCNDbiyv7HmsbPJkIw-L0PAUI&ll=46.708998428667726%2C-67.63420165000002&z=11

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Updated 14 Aug: Just reordered the events chronologically.

 

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 Amazing Race, 18 Aug, Starts 1PM

(Colony scavenger hunt by vehicle)
Starts at Burns Hall at 1PM on Aug 18th.

“This amazing race will be like no other. This will be a test of how observant, skilled and knowledgeable you are! Having the ability to follow directions will be an asset because you will be receiving clues as you continue on the journey. You will go to places where you have never been, and do things you may never have done before as well as learn some history of the Scottish Settlers. Take your time and enjoy the scenery along the way. You will have questions to answer so pay attention to details. If you are not sure of the answers make an educated guess. Most of all enjoy your journey.”
— from Cheryl Kelly, event organizer

An amazing part of our
145th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
17, 18, 19, August 2018
Open to all
#ScotchColony145

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

Dedication of Melville Church, Kincardine, NB 1878

[The year 2018 marks the 140th anniversary of the Melville Church as well as the 145th anniversary of the Scotch Colony. This newspaper article presented an account detailing the dedication of the Melville Church held on January 1, 1878 at Kincardine, New Brunswick.]

Aberdeen Press and Journal
January 29, 1878, Tuesday; page 2

The New Kincardineshire Church.

The settlers in New Kincardineshire, New Brunswick opened their new church on New Year’s Day, as was sometime ago proposed. The day was fine, and a vast crowd of neighbours from considerable distances on both banks of the river St. John attended the service which was conducted by the Rev. D. M. Maclise, D. D. of St. John, who was assisted by the Rev. C. N. Sinnet of Fort Fairfield, State of Maine, and we may add that the latter gentleman was accompanied by a considerable number of visitors from that State. The service commenced at 11 a. m., and by that hour part of all the families in the new settlement, and the families long settled on the north bank of the great river, were present, and many friends who had driven on sleighs from distant localities. Dr. Maclise opened the proceedings by praise, selecting the Old Hundredth Psalm. He then read II Chronicles, 6th chapter, then Rev. Mr. Melville, minister of the colony, engaged in prayer; and Dr. Maclise Continue reading

Scotch Colony 145th Celebration August 17, 18, & 19, 2018

Everyone is invited to our Scotch Colony 145th Celebration  August 17, 18, & 19, 2018. Scottish food, fun and friends in Kincardine, Lower Kintore, Upper Kintore and Bon Accord, New Brunswick. See ScotchColony.CA for details or our Scotch Colony Facebook Page.
Updating: find the full schedule here!