Surveyor-General of Canada, 1803-1814
Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
June 27, 2010:
Painting of Joseph Bouchette
Source: Terra Nostra, 1550-1950, The Stories Behind Canada's Maps, page 137
"Hull Township, Lower Canada / Quebec, was surveyed by Joseph Bouchette in 1802. Land grants totalling 12,000
acres in all parts of the township were allotted to eleven men - Philomen Wright Sr.,
his three sons Philomen Jr., Tiberius and Ruggles Wright, James McConnell, Luther Colton,
Isaac Remic, Edmond Chamberlain, Harvey Parker and Daniel Wyman. Encouraged by the prospect
of inexpensive farm land, other settlers arrived soon after."
Source: History and Genealogy in the area of Ottawa, Canada: Philomen Wright.
Here is an example of the cartography performed by Joseph Bouchette:
Map Source: The Lochaber Emigrants to Glengarry, 1802, page 58
November 23, 2010:
Google has digitized some of the original works of Joseph Bouchette.
In 1815, Joseph Bouchette wrote A Topographical Description of Lower Canada. Read it online, here.
In 1831 he published the British Dominions in North America. Read it online, here.
E-mail Allan Lewis
November 15, 2019:
Here is a description of the surveying of the townships on the north side of the Ottawa River by Joseph Bouchette. The map above does not
show the location of the townships of Grenville and Chatham, which are to the east of Lochaber.
December 3, 2019:
The source for the following text block and the painting by Joseph Bouchette is page 36 in the book A Concise History of Canadian Painting,
by Dennis Reid, Oxford University Press, 1973, ISBN 0-19-540207-3.