Licences issued in the Bathurst District, 1839
Licences issued in Bytown (Ottawa), 1842
Merchants, Distillers & Innkeepers, 1836
May 16, 2010:
See our web page about early brewers and distillers in the Bytown / Hull area.
August 30, 2003:
Thanks to Sue, who sent along the following list (from the Bytown Gazette, I think):
A Return of Licences issued in the Bathurst District for the year 1842, up to the
First of February (Bytown only) -
* names as spelled in the newspaper*
John Forgle / Forgie
Louis Grison / Grisson
John Barreille(?) / Bareille
Loux & Wood
John R. Stanley
R. & J. McKay
John Taillon (Jean) (father was Gabriel Taillon, died in 1840, was worker on the Rideau Canal)
Junton & Routh
W. Thompson & Co.
H.L. Wilson & Co.
James Inglish / English (Inglis?)
INN KEEPER LICENCES
Louis Penard / Pinard
William H. Baldwin
James Lamey / Leamy ?
Narcisse Paul Louis Rainville
ALE & BEER LICENCE - John Kelly
HAWKERS & PEDLERS LICENCES
- John Curtis, with horse
- James Gillon / Gillan, on foot
February 27, 2004:
Thanks to Wes Cross for the following!
I thought this was quite a find. It's from the Bathurst Courier( March 1, 1839, page 4)
and is a complete list of licenses in the Bathurst District as of Feb 1, 1839.
This includes inns, stills and shops by type of license and township.
Some very familiar pioneer names appear.
February 6, 2008:
I don't know if anyone would find this informative and you may already have it, but
it was published in an 1836 Perth Courier as:
A List of Merchants, Distillers & Innkeepers who have taken out Licences
for the Year 1836:
Shops: William Burton, Daniel Fisher (later E. R. Fisher men's wear on Sparks Street), John McGraves, Barielle & Aumond, Simon Fraser,
Daniel Johnston, Daniel O'Connor, John Martin, McKinnon & Boyd, William Stewart,
Wells & McCrae, Louis Grison (wife was Marguerite Labelle), William Graham, George Paterson / Patterson.
Innkeepers - Bytown: Donald McArthur, P. L'Esperance, J.R. Stanley, T. Conovan (Thomas Corcoran?),
Widow Cowan, John Johnson, John Chitty, William Sweatman / Sweetman, L. Rainville,
N. Paul, Julius Burpee, Christopher Graham, John Little, Watson Little, (Litle?)
Innkeepers - Richmond: George Edge, James McLean, Thomas Murray, Maria Hill.
Innkeepers - Goulbourn: William Vaughan, Josias Bradley, William Kemp, James Murray.
Innkeepers - Nepean: Hugh Bell, Robert Barrie / Barry, Charles Magee, R. Mackemsome (Malcomson).
September 5, 2015:
An early temperance movement took root in the Bytown area. Drinking was a problem especially among
forestry workers who caused violence (especially by the Irish Shiners) in the 1830's. The temperance movement
spread rapidly in our area, led by churches and the emerging class of lay commercial leaders who pushed for
a sober labour force.
E-mail Sue, Wes Cross, and Al Lewis
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