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Accession Number: 77-032


North Monaghan Township fonds. -- Microfilmed Oct. 1959. -- 1 microfilm reel.

Biography / History

North Monaghan is the smallest township in the County of Peterborough. It is bounded on the north by the township of Smith, on the south by the County of Northumberland, on the west by Cavan township (County of Durham), and on the east by the Otonabee River. The township was first surveyed by Samuel Wilmot in 1817 and settlement began the same year. In 1818, Wilmot wrote to the surveyor general, suggesting that lots 14, 15, and 16 in concession 13 be reserved as a site for a village. This site became the village of Peterborough and remained as such until January 1, 1850, when it was officially severed from North Monaghan and incorporated as the Town of Peterborough. As a result, North Monaghan lost 350 families (2,100 persons), and numerous businesses, industries, shops and services. In the 1852 census return, the number of householders left in North Monaghan totaled 100. The only village which remained in the township was Springville which is situated on the boundary of North Monaghan and Cavan townships. Due to North Monaghan's close proximity with the town of Peterborough and Cavan township, there was never a need to re-build the resources which were lost to Peterborough in 1850.

Custodial History

The microfilm copies of the North Monaghan Township fonds were purchased from the Archives of Ontario.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of microfilm of municipal and other records produced by the Archives of Ontario. It includes assessment and collectors rolls, 1852-1886, as well as voters lists and poll books, 1866-1867. Also included are receipts and expenditures, 1868 and the minutes of North Monaghan Intellectual Improvement Society. Genealogical resource.


Title based on the contents of the fonds.

This fonds was purchased from the Archives of Ontario.

The records are chronologically arranged.

The original records are located at the Archives of Ontario.

Restrictions: N

Microfilm. Set 23.

Finding Aid

C = Collectors roll
V.L. = Voters List
M.R. = Militia Roll
P.B. = Poll Book
N.D. = No Date

Reel No. 1

C 1852
A&C 1854
A 1856
V.L. 1858
A 1860, 1864, 1866
M.R. 1866
V.L. 1866

Intellectual Improvement Society:
minutes, n.d.
V.L. 1867 (Electoral Districts 1 & 2)
P.B. 1867 (Electoral District 2)

Abstract of Receipts and Expenditures, 1868
A 1869
C 1870
A 1872, 1874, 1881, 1886