Cariboo-Chilcotin Pre-Emptions

Early Cariboo-Chilcotin Pre-Emptions


These records were transcribed by Wanda Story.   Information found in the Williams Lake Archives and from the BC Archives on-line have also been added.


Pre-emption records taken by P. Nind and T. Elwyn, Alexandria District, 1860-1863.
Pre-emption records taken by P. O'Reilly, 1862-1864. Alexandria and other districts.
Pre-emption records taken by W. G. Cox, 1863.

Abbott, Andrew J. - 160 acres, near Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Adrian, Thomas - in September 1862, near 70 Mile House
Allard, Joseph- 160 acres, Chimney Creek, between 1862-1864
Allard, Joseph-160 acres, Chimney Creek, between 1862-1864
Anderson, William - 160 acres, on Lake La Hache, between 1862-1864
Anderson , Andrew -160 acres, one mile south of W.H. Downes, between 1862-1864
Anderson, William- 160 acres at 127 mile post up wagon road toward 128 mile post,  in 1866
Armstrong, Anson - 160 acres, head of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Bailey, Samuel - 160 acres Grande Prairie, fifteen miles from Alexandria, between 1860-1863
Barnard, Francis Jones, found of the BX. Express Co. - Lots 1, 2 and G3 on the San Jose Creek
Barnard,  F.F. -160 acres adjoining the 134 mile post  on the creek running from Lake La Hache to Williams Lake, in 1867.
Bartolome, Litole-160 acres on creek running from Lake La Hache to Fraser River, between 1860-1863.
Barron, M.D.- 160 acres, junction of Bella Coola  River and Newcliff Creek, between 1862-1864
Barron, W.H.- Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
Birum , Philipe-160 acres on creek running from Lake La  Hache to Fraser River, between 1860-1863.
Black , G. and  Perrier, G. - 320 acres on 2nd creek above Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Blair , John- 160 acres near Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Borland, Robert - in 1865
Bowe, Herman O. - on March 19, 1861 on Alkali Lake
Bowe, Herman O. - 320 acres on September 7, 1867 at Alkali Lake
Bronsseau, Antoine-160 acres above Quesnelle River on Fraser River, between 1860-1863
Brown, R.L. - 160 acres Mud Lake Valley at "Palmer's Corral", between 1860-1863
Brown, Samuel Leander Charles - 160 acres near the mouth of Dog Creek
Brown,Thomas  - 160 acres, north side of mouth of Quesnelle River on Fraser River, between 1860-1863
Browning,Arthur - 160 acres, forks of Cache Creek and Bonapart Creek, 1861
Burnett ,Alex -160 acres, south of Mud Lake, between 1862-1864
Burnett , Alex-20 acres adjoining his pre-emption claim at Soda Creek, between 1862-1864
Cain, Denis -  160 acres at Chillikoton Lake, between 1860-1863
Cain,  J.  and Saunders, D. and McKenzie, C.C. - 480 acres on trail from Fort Alexandria to mouth of Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
Calmers,Auguste-  1/4 mile from Table Creek, 1861
Cameron, Dougald- 160 acres Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Cameron, William-160 acres on the trail half way between the Cottonwood and the mouth of      Quesnelle River, between 1862-1864
Cary, G.H. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Caswell , Alonza T.-160 acres 108 miles from Lillooet, 600  yards off the Wagon Road, between 1860-1863.
Chapman, James - 320 acres , 1/2 mile southeast of Lytton, in 1874
Chisholm, D. - 160 acres, 15 October 1860
Cock, H.D. and Musser, A.H.  - 320 acres on Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
Coster, L.  - 160 acres above Quesnelle River on Fraser River, between 1860-1863
Crockett, C.H. and  Hanson, C.-  320 acres at Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Dancerault, D.M.  - 1400 acres adjoining pre-emption at  Deep Creek, between 1862-1864
Dancerealt, Moses -160 acres at Williams Lake, between 1860-1863.
Dancerault, Moses - April 1860 near Williams Lake.
Dancerault, Moses - 8 July 1861 on the Deep Creek prairie.
Danielson, C. - Junction of Quesnelle and Fraser River, between 1860-1863
Danserault , Moses - 160 Acres Deep Creek Prairie, between 1860-1863
Chisholm, Donald - 160 acres Bridge Creek at Cayoosh trail, between 1860-1863
Davidson, T. W. -200 acres, foot of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Davidson, T. W.-40 acres, Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Davidson, T. W.-160 acres, District of Alexandria, agent for John Tefler, the first creek above Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Davidson ,T.  - 160 acres, foot of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Davidson, T. (Thomas) W. - 160 acres, 5 December 1860 near Williams Lake
Davis, Jessie - in 1870 near Dog Creek
Davis , John -160 acres west of Lake La Hache on the Wagon Road, between 1862-1864
Davis, Joseph-160 acres west of Lake La Hache on the Wagon Road, between 1862-1864
Deschilles, J. - 160 acres, 13 October 1860
Deschilles, A. - 160 acres, 13 October 1860
Despard,Fitzherbert Ruxton -120 acres, three miles northeast of  Pinchbecks' ranch at Williams Lake, between 1862-1864
Di Martine, Paolo - 160 acres, Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Doherty, Edward - in November 1867 near Chimney Creek
Dougherty, Peter- 1/4 mile from Table Creek, 1861
Downes, Wm. H. -160 acres, 24 miles from mouth of Quesnelle River and 12 miles. from Fort      Downes ,Stephen  -160 acres, southeast of William Downes, between 1862-1864
Dorsey, R. - 160 acres, 13 October 1860
Eagle, C.B. - 320 acres in December 1867 at the head of Williams Lake
Eagle, C. - purchased 200 acres from William Meason at 50 cents per acre near the Onward Ranch
Eddy, Peter- 160 acres, six miles from north end of Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Eddy, Peter-  160 acres at the 134 mile post on the  Lillooet and Alexandria Wagon Road, between 1862-1864
Eddy, Elizabeth E. - 160 acres at the 135 mile post on the  Lillooet and Alexandria Wagon Road, between 1862-1864
Edwards, Edward Frederick - 160 acres on Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Elliott , A.C. - 160 acres, foot of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Elliottt, Mary - 160 acres head of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Elliot,Rachel  -  160 acres, head of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Elsner, Edward- 160 acres on creek running into Williams Lake from Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Elsner, Edward- 150 acres adjoining above claim, between 1860-1863
Felker, Henry - in January 1863 near Lac La Hache
Fisher , Charles- 160 acres Deep Creek Prairie, between 1860-1863
Fisher, C. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Fisher, Charles - 8 July 1861 on the Deep Creek prairie.
Fizet, Charles-  1/4 mile from Table Creek, 1861
Fulker , Henry - 160 acres one mile north of Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Fullarton ,James  - 160 acres, same land as T. Davidson, between 1860-1863
Galbraith, James-160 acres about 107 miles from Lillooet  on Wagon Road seven miles north of  Bridge Creek, between 1860-1863.
Gardner, Alexander- 160 acres Fraser River - 15 miles from  Alexandria, between 1860-1863
Gaspard, Vespuois aka Versepuche, Isidore - on 6 November 1861, 160 acres near mouth of the Gazden, Hy-160 acres, on Robb's creek, between 1862-1864
Gillis , Hugh - 160 acres, north side of mouth of  Quesnelle River on Fraser River, between 1860-1863
Giscom, John K.  -  160 acres, Fraser River, west bank,  five miles above mouth of the Quesnelle       Gompertz, George R.- 160 acres Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Gordon, John- 160 acres, south end of small lake near. Mud Lake, between 1860-1863
Dog Creek
Graham, Allen - in 1870 near Dog Creek
Grant, John - 160 acres Summit Valley, 155 miles from Lillooet, between 1862-1864
Green, F.(Fred) - 160 acres, 17 April 1861 near 70 Mile House
Green, E. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Grinder, Philip - on March 19, 1861 on Alkali Lake (never completed the title)
Haller, Joseph - in 1869 on the Big Bar Creek
Halloway ,John  - 160 acres, Mud Lake, between 1860-1863
Hamilton, George -160 acres, three miles from mouth of  Soda Creek, between 1862-1864
Hamilton, Robert - 160 acres, two miles from mouth of Soda Creek, between 1862-1864
Hamilton, G.-  160 acres at Mud Lake, between 1860-1863
Hamilton, Gavin - near 150 Mile House in December 1878
Hamilton , Robert and Harvey,  W.  -  320 acres, Deep Creek, between 1860-1863
Handley, Thomas B.  - 160 acres, near Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Hankin, Thomas and Seymour, C.F. - 320 acres, east bank of Fraser River,  nine miles from Fort Alexandria, between 1860-1863
Hanson, C.- 160 acres Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Hanson, C.and  Crockett, C.H.-  320 acres at Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Harries, J. Blackburn - 160 acres on the Wagon Road to Cariboo between 108 and 109 mile posts, between 1862-1864
Hartigan , Richard-160 acres on Mud Lake, between 1860-1863.
Harvey,  W. and Hamilton , Robert -  320 acres, Deep Creek, between 1860-1863
Hawkin, Thomas -160 acres Last Chance Creek head,  in 1866
Hill, John A.- Five acres near trail to Lillooet, 1861
Henry, William - 468 acres on Fraser River at 12 mile Downes  Creek, in 1867.
Hodgkins, Henry -  160 acres Summit Valley, 155 miles from  Lillooet, between 1862-1864
Hodgkins, William-160 acres Summit Valley, 155 miles from  Lillooet, between 1862-1864
Holloway, P.S. and Sargent , E. - 320 acres at the head of Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Hood, William- 160 acres, junction of Bella Coola River and Newcliff Creek, between 1862-1864
Hotchin, Thomas - 160 acres Bridge Creek at Cayoosh trail, between 1860-1863
Hotchin, T. - 160 acres, 15 October 1860
Hudson Bay Company - 100 acres on 26 October 1900 on the north fork of the Chilcotin River for "Fort Chilcotin"
Hudson, Thomas - 160 acres, 2 1/2 miles east of the head of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Hugo, J. and Sincock ,S.  - 320 acres on Dog Prairie, between 1860-1863
Isnardi, Amada-160 acres on creek running from Lake la Hache to Fraser River, between 1860-1863.
Isnardy, Amedee - purchased the pre-emption of J. Rose in 1876 near Chimney Creek
Izanola , Joseph -  160 acres, Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Jenkins, William -160 acres, 160 mile post, between 1862-1864
Kenny,James -  160 acres, west bank of Fraser River, one mile above Quesnelle River mouth, between 1860-1863
Ker, Robert -  160 acres at 141 mile post on the  Lillooet and Alexandria Wagon Road, between 1862-1864
Kersley, Charles- 160 acres sixteen miles from Quesnelle Mouth on Soda Creek wagon road, in 1867.
Kimdall , Charles - 160 acres head of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Klyne, Adam -  160 acres, east bank of Fraser River, five miles above mouth of the Quesnelle          River, between 1862-1864
Kurtin, Peter-160 acres west of McDonald and Lyne's  purchase, between 1862-1864
Kurtin, Peter- 320 acres adjoining his pre-emption at  Williams Lake, between 1862-1864
Ladner, William  - 160 acres, head of Williams Lake, 23 November 1860
Ladner ,Thomas -160 acres, head of Williams Lake, 23 November 1860
Laveau ,John  - 160 acres in October 1861 near Chimney Creek,
Lenay, I.T.-  160 acres, Soda Creek, between 1862-1864
Lenay, J. T. - in 1863 in the McLeese Lake valley
Lewis, H.G. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Lodge , W.R.-160 acres, 108 mile post Lillooet and Alexandria Wagon Road, between 1862-1864
Luton , Charles- 160 acres on outlet of Chisicut Lake, between 1860-1863
Lyne, William and  Macdonald,  John I. - 320 acres Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Lyne, Wm.-   160 acres on southwest end of Williams Lake, between 1862-1864
Lyne, William and Macdonald, John I. - 160 acres adjoining above claim, between 1860-1863
Lyon, Wm. and John S. McDonell,  , -  60 acres adjoining previous purchase between 1862-1864
Macdonald,  John I. and  Lyne, William- 320 acres Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Macdonald, John I. and Lyne, William - 160 acres adjoining above claim, between 1860-1863
Mackenzie , C. -  160 acres Fraser River - 15 miles from  Alexandria, between 1860-1863
Manuell , George- 160 acres on Mud Lake and Alexandria trail, between 1860-1863
Manson, William - 160 acres on Salmon River adjoining D.  Cameron's and John Blair's claims,  in 1866
Mardon, P. L'Estrange -160 acres Summit Valley, 155 miles from Lillooet, between 1862-1864
Mason, James and Watson, W. - 320 acres on Fraser River opposite  mouth of Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
Meason , William L. and  Meason, W. Laing- 160 acres on Creek near Williams Lake - east end,  in 1866
Meason, W. Laing and  Meason , William L.-160 acres on Creek near Williams Lake - east end,  in 1866
Meason, W.L. - 160 acres Last Chance Creek head,  in 1866
Meason, W.L. -200 acres adjoining Meason's pre-emption, Williams Lake, in 1867.
Maulbeaf,Antoine  - 160 acres on Cottonwood, between 1860-1863
May , J.- 160 acres, Mud Lake Valley, eastern side, between 1860-1863
McBride, Donald- 160 acres, north side of mouth of Quesnelle River on Fraser River, between 1860-1863
 McClain, John- 160 acres, Fraser River, west bank 4 1/2 miles above mouth of the Quesnelle  River, between 1862-1864
McDamus, Henry- 160 acres, Fraser River, west side, four miles above mouth of the Quesnelle River, between 1862-1864
McDonald, John - 160 acres between 105 and 106 mile post  on Cariboo Wagon Road, between 1862-1864
 McDonell,  John S. and Wm. Lyon, -  60 acres adjoining previous purchase between 1862-1864
River, between 1862-1864
McDonald, B. - 160 acres, 30 March 1861
McGuckin, James Maria, for St. Joseph's Mission - 1867 to 1869 transfer of Pre-emption
McGuhae, Wm. - 898 acres, head of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
McGuhae, William - 160 acres, head of William Lake, between 1860-1863
McKay, D. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
McKay, J.W. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
McKenzie, C.C. and Saunders, D. and Cain,  J. - 480 acres on trail from Fort Alexandria to mouth of Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
McKinley, Archibald, Hudson Bay Employee - Lot 4 in G.I. Lillooet District near Lac La Hache
McKinley, James, Hudson Bay Employee - in 1869, Lot 161 near Lac La Hache
McLeese, Robert- 160 acres, Soda Creek, between 1862-1864
McLeese, Robert - in 1863 in the McLeese Lake valley
McLennan, Farquhar - 160 acres, northwest of Lake Vert, between 1860-1863
McVittie, Charles - 14 August 1868, on Meldrum Creek (applied but title never granted)
Meason, William Laing - around 1867
Meason, William Laing - 6 November 1873 at Little Dog Creek
Meldrum, Thomas - Southwest corner of plan, 40 acres, between 1860-1863
Meldrum , T. -160 acres, Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Meldrum, Thomas - 1 August 1867, McVitties property on Meldrum Creek.
Memelan, Agust-  160 acres on Waggon Road between Anderson's and Falkers, between 1860-1863
Miguel, Praman - 160 acres Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Miguel, Peaman - 160 acres, 12 November 1860
Miles, J. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Miles, R. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Miles, R. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Miller, Thomas - in September 1862, near 100 Mile House
Moore, Edward - 160 acres on outlet of Chisicut Lake, between 1860-1863
Morgan, J. A. - 160 acres, 12 November 1860
Murphy, J. - 2 January 1885 on the San Jose Creek
Murray, W. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Murphy, D.-  160 acres lower end of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Murphy, D. and  Stamburger , W.- 640 acres of land on the third creek south of Williams Lake, commonly known as Deep Creek
Murphy,  B. and Stamburger,B.  -  [former pre-emption abandoned], between 1860-1863
Murphy , B. - 160 acres lower end of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Murphy, William-160 on Brigade Trail, 4000 yards below  Deep Creek, between 1860-1863
Musgrove, R.and Pearson, J.B. and Wright, Wm.  - 480 acres on Lake, between 1860-1863
Musser, A.H. and  Cock, H.D.- 320 acres on Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
Nichol, William -120 acres, two miles from Williams Lake, between 1862-1864
Norris, J.G. - 160 acres, Williams Lake.  Charles Seymour's relinquished claim, between 1860-1863
Orr, James- 160 acres Bridge Creek at Cayoosh trail, between 1860-1863
Orr, J. - 160 acres, 15 October 1860
Pearson, J.B. and Wright, Wm. and Musgrove, R. - 480 acres on Lake, between 1860-1863
Perrier, G. and  Black , G.- 320 acres on 2nd creek above Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Peterson, A.S.- 160 acres Chimney Creek, between 1860-1863
Picken, Wm.-160 acres, Lake La Hache Creek, between 1862-1864
Picken, Wm.- 160 acres, adjoining his pre-emption, between 1862-1864
Pigeon, Moses - on August 17, 1866 near Dog Creek
Pinchbeck, Wm. - 20 acres, 20 chains from northwest post, between 1860-1863
Pinchbeck, William - 160 acres, Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Pinchbeck , William- 160 acres Deep Creek Prairie, between 1860-1863
Pinchbeck, W. (William) - 160 acres, 17 April 1861 near Chimney Valley
Pinchbeck, William - 8 July 1861 on the Deep Creek prairie.
Pinchbeck, William - 1480 acres on 29 June 1885 in Williams Lake
Pitman, R. - 160 acres, 23 November 1860
Price, S. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Powell ,John - 160 acres, head of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Powell, T. - 160 acres, 23 November 1860
Pullen, James C. - 160 acres, Mud Lake, between 1860-1863
Putnam, Robert  - 160 acres, head of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Rapelgie, J.W. - 160 acres on south side of the creek running out of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Ramsay ,Robert -160 acres, on the trail between the mouth of Quesnelle and Cottonwood Rivers, between 1860-1863
Robb, David - 160 acres north side Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
Robertson, James -Cache creek valley, 160 acres,  in 1866
Roher, W.I.-160 acres, 108 mile post Lillooet and Alexandria Wagon Road, between 1862-1864
Rose, J. - purchased the interests of John Laveau's pre-emption near Chimney Creek
Ross, Adam - 160 acres at Newsculty on the Bill  Whoalla River, between 1860-1863
Rutherford, D.C. - 160 acres, 21 March 1861
Samuel ,F.B. Decker -  320 acres, five miles from mouth of the Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
Sargent ,E. and Holloway, P.S.   - 320 acres at the head of Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Saunders, John-  160 acres Fraser River - 15 miles from Alexandria, between 1860-1863
Saunders, D.  and McKenzie, C.C. and Cain,  J. - 480 acres on trail from Fort Alexandria to mouth of Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
Saunders, Henry  and Saunders, Frederick - 334 acres on the trail between Alexandria and the mouth of the Quesnelle River, between 1862-1864
Saunders, Frederick  and  Saunders, Henry- 334 acres on the trail between Alexandria and the mouth of the Quesnelle River, between 1862-1864
Seymour, Charles- 160 acres three miles northwest of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Seymour , Charles-  160 acres, Bridge Creek, between 1860-1863
Seymour, C.F. and   Hankin, Thomas - 320 acres, east bank of Fraser River,  nine miles from Fort Alexandria, between 1860-1863
Seymour, C. - 160 acres, 15 October 1860
Shaw, George - 160 acres adjoining M.D. Barron's claim, between 1862-1864
Showers, E.G. -  160 acres in Soda Creek Valley, between 1862-1864
Sincock ,S. and  Hugo, J.  - 320 acres on Dog Prairie, between 1860-1863
Smith, R. - 160 acres, 15 October 1860
Smith, R.H. - 60 acres, 28 January 1861
Smith, Robert - 160 acres Bridge Creek at Cayoosh trail, between 1860-1863
Stamburger , W. and  Murphy, D.- 640 acres of land on the third creek south of Williams Lake, commonly known as Deep Creek
Stamburger, B. and Murphy,B. -  [former pre-emption abandoned], between 1860-1863
Stamburger , W. -  160 acres lower end of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Stamburger,B. -  160 acres lower end of Williams Lake, between 1860-1863
Stillman, H.R.- 160 acres, Bing Ching Lake, between 1860-1863
 Stoddart, Thomas- 160 acres, Soda Creek, between 1862-1864
Stoddart, Thomas - in 1863, in the McLeese Lake valley
Stone,  W.S.- 160 acres on creek between Lake La Hache and Williams Lake, in 1867.
Stuart, George - Near Cache Creek in 1871
Sturgis,Eben  - 160 acres, southeast of 145 mile post on Wagon Road and Brigade trail, between 1862-1864
Swanson, J. - 160 acres, 17 April 1861
Telfer, John-160 acres above first creek above   Williams Lake, between 1860-1863.
Thomas, John- 160 acres at Mud Lake, between 1862-1864
Thomas, John - 150 acres adjoining the above claim, between 1862-1864
Trevor, Frank -  near San Juan River,  in 1866
Turnstall , G.-160 acres, on Robb's Creek, between 1862-1864
Versepuche, Isidore aka Gaspard, Vespuois - on 6 November 1861, 160 acres near mouth of the Dog Creek
Vinton, P.- 160 acres in "Deep Creek" valley lower  end, between 1860-1863
Walden , William -160 acres, west bank of Fraser River three miles below Deep Creek mouth, between 1862-1864
Walden, Charles C.-10 acres, mouth of Soda Creek, between 1862-1864
 Walters, Thos F.- 160 acres above Charles Waldron's, between 1862-1864
Walter, Godfrey - 160 acres, nine miles above Frank Way's ranch, between 1862-1864
Watson, W.and Mason, James - 320 acres on Fraser River opposite  mouth of Quesnelle River, between 1860-1863
Weaver, G.- 160 acres, south end of Mud Lake Valley, between 1860-1863
Wilkinson, J.B. -South Bentick Arm, between 1860-1863
Wilson , Charles- 160 acres adjoining claim of William  Hood, between 1862-1864
Wing, Henry- 160 acres, Round Prairie, one mile from Fraser River, between 1860-1863
Wright, William - 160 acres, south side of Lake La Hache, between 1860-1863
Wright, Wm. and Pearson, J.B. and Musgrove, R. - 480 acres on Lake, between 1860-1863
 


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