Boyce, Betsy, The Rebellion in Hastings: A New Look at the 1837 - 38 Rebellion in Hastings County, based on the Rebellion Losses Claims of 1845, Belleville, Hastings County Historical Society, 1982.

Boyce, Gerald E., The St. Andrew's Chronicles: An Account of Presbyterianism before 1879 in the Belleville - Hastings County - Quinte Area, Belleville, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1978, vii, 183 p. (See also a 57 page supplement by Boyce: The St. Andrew's Chronicles: A Bibliography and Notes, Belleville, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1978)

Canniff, William, History of the Settlement of Upper Canada, with Special Reference to the Bay of Quinte, Dudley & Burns, Toronto, 1869.

Available Kingston Public Library, Isabel Turner Branch

Directory of the County of Hastings, Pulished 1860/61, 1864/65, 1868/69

Available Belleville Public Library

1864/1865 edition Available Erie County Library, Buffalo, New York

Fluke, R. E., Story of the Old Newburgh Academy, 1839 - 1965, Belleville, Mika Publishing Company, 1977, 137 p.

Gervais, Gaetan; Hallsworth, Gwenda; Thomson, Ashley, The Bibliography of Ontario History, 1976 1986, La Bibliographie d'histoire ontarienne, Dundurn Press, Toronto & Oxford, 1989 (Prepared for the Ontario Historical Society by the Institute for Northern Research and Development, Copyright, Ontario Historical Society, 1989).

Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Hastings and Prince Edward, Belden, Toronto, 1878.

Contains maps of all of the Townships with all of the landowners placed on their concessions and lots. Biographies of key figures of the time. Advertisements of local businesses.

Available Belleville Public Library

Available Kingston Public Library, Central Branch

MacLean, Allan C., The First Hundred Years 1877 - 1977, Belleville, Published by authority of the congregation and Centennial Committee, Tabernacle United Church, 1977, xiv, 101 p.

Mika, Nick and Helma, A Dream Accomplished: The Founding of Belleville General Hospital, Belleville, Mika Publishing, 1985, 76 p.

Surrogate Court Index of Ontario, Canada 1859-1900, Vol. 2, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

Available Kingston OGS Collection, located Kingston Public Library, Central Branch

Vital Statistics

Bacola, Vanessa, Early Methodist Records 1805 - 1853: Smith's Creek, Bay of Quinte and Napanee Circuits of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Belleville, Bay of Quinte U.E.L. Association, 1986.

Hancocks, Elizabeth, County Marriage Registers of Ontario, Vol. 5, Hastings County, Generation Press, Agincourt, Ontario, 1980.

Available Kingston OGS Collection, located Kingston Public Library, Central Branch

Methodist Church Baptismal Records (1843-1876) Madoc Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Available Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Methodist Church Baptismal Record (1840-1887) Sidney Township and Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Compiled by Patricia Cole & Hilda Manning, Kingston Branch, OGS, 1990. 50 pages. ISBN 1-55034-908-2

Presbyterian Register of Rev. Robert James McDowall (1800-1841), C. Loral R. Wanamaker, UE, Mildred (Parliament) Wanamaker, UE, Kingston Branch, OGS, 1980

Contains baptism for Thurlow and Sidney Townships as well as Marriages.

Available Kingston Branch, OGS Library, located at Kingston Public Library


Family Histories and Biography

French, G. S., Playter, George Frederick (1809 - 1866). In Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 9:634-636.

Goddard, Jane Bennett, Hans Waltimeyer, Grafton, J.B. Goddard, 1980. 545p.

Morley, William F.E., editor, Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte, Rolph and Clark Limited, Toronto, 1904 (Republished: Mika Silk Screening Limited, Belleville, Ontario, 1972)

The histories and genealogies of 325 families. 1000+ pages. See the index of families included in this book.

Available Kingston Public Library, Isabel Turner Branch

Available Belleville Public Library

Wanamaker, C. Loral, UE and Wanamaker, Mildred, UE, The John Babcock Family of Ameliasburg Township (John Babock, UE, Ensign, New Jersey Volunteers), Printed Privately, 1981. 302pp. No index.

Includes many references to the family in Hastings County.

Available Kingston Branch, OGS, located in Kingston Public Library

Local Histories

A History of Dungannon, Port Albert and the Surrounding Area of Ashfield and West Wawanosh Townships, Women's Institute (Canada), Dungannon Women's Institute, Mildmay, Town and Country Crier, 1980, iii, 495 p.

Aiken, Barbara B., Local Histories of Ontario Municipalities, 1951 - 1977: A Bibliography with representative trans-Canada location of copies, Toronto, Ontario Library Association, 1978, ix, 120 p.

Belleville's Heritage: A Partial Inventory of Old Buildings, Hastings County Historical Society, 1978?, 48 p.

Blackburn, Alma; Sanford, Blanche; Moorcroft, Alma, Pilgrimmage of Faith, Madoc Review, 1974.

A 150 year history of the churches in Madoc Township and village.

Boyce, Betsey Dewar, The Rebels of Hastings, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1992.

Concerning the Rebellion of 1837.

Available Kingston Public Library.

Boyce, Gerald E., Historic Hastings, Ontario Intelligence Limited, Belleville, 1967 (Published by Hastings County Council)

History of the County, the Townships, the principal towns and cities, the prehistory and native history. Contains a lengthy bibliography of sources.

Available Kingston Public Library, Isabel Turner Branch

Available Belleville Public Library

Available Bancroft Public Library

Boyce, Gerald E., The Belleville Connection, published in Historic Kingston, 24 (March 1976): 59 - 72. Ties and bonds that linked Belleville to Kingston in their early years.

Carlow Township: Before the Memories Fade, Published by the Senior Citizens of Carlow Township, 1977. Printed by The Bancroft Times Ltd., Bancroft, Ontario.

Available Kingston Public Library, Isabel Turner Branch

Catholic Pioneers of Tyendinaga and Neighboring Townships, by Clara McFerran. The bottom of the title page says: Reprinted from the Annual Report of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association 1940 - 1941

Chalmers, Gloria et al., Sidney, Portrait of a Township, Belleville, Belleville Secondary School, 1985, 95 p.

Faulkner, Blanche and Clancy, Rosella, editors, The Heritage Years: A History of Stirling and District, Stirling Historical Book Committee, Stirling, 1984

Holmes, Jean, Times to Remember in Elzevir Township, Madoc Printing, 1984.

Contains family histories, maps and locations of families at different periods of the development of Elzevir and Grimsthorpe Townships.

Hudson, Brenda M., Fabric of a Dream: A Settlement Story of Madoc and Elzevir Townships, Belleville, Mika Publishing, 1979, 140 p.

Lewis, Walter and Turner, Lynne, By Bridge and Mill: A History of the Village of Frankford, Kingston, Lake Ontario Regional Library, 1979, 101 p.

Mika, N. and H., Mosaic of Belleville: An Illustrated History of a City, Mika Silk Screening Limited, Belleville, Ontario, 1966.

Available Belleville Public Library

Available Kingston Public Library, Isabel Turner Branch

Mika, Nick and Helma, Belleville: Friendly City, Mika Publishing, Belleville, Ontario, 1973

Available Kingston Public Library

Mika, Nick and Helma, Historic Belleville, Mika Publishing, Belleville, Ontario, 1977.

Available Kingston Public Library

Plumpton, Mary G., The Rambling River, Published by Thurlow Township Council, 1967. Printed by Ontario Intelligencer Limited, Belleville, Ontario.

Available Kingston Public Library, Isabel Turner Branch

Available Belleville Public Library

Reed, D., History of Carlow, published in Huron Historical Notes, (1986): 53-55

Reynolds, Nila, Bancroft, A Bonanza of Memories, Bancroft Centennial Committee, 1979, 250 p.

Them Were The Days (Remembrances of 61 Hungerford Township residents), compiled by Patricia Lesage, Margaret Rashotte, Baden Vance, Printed by Madoc Review Ltd., 26 St. Lawrence W., Madoc, Ontario, 1973.

The Story of Holy Name of Mary Parish 1837-1987, published by Holy Name of Mary Parish, Marysville, Ontario, printed by Belleville's Printing People Limited, August 1987, Belleville, Ontario

Tierney, Ruth, Echoes from the Past: In Hastings County and Vicinity, Mika Publishing Company, Belleville, Ontario, 1986.


(A complete index of Kingston Newspapers from 1810-1849 is available in card index and microfilm at the Kingston Branch, OGS located at Kingston Public Library. For many years these newspapers serviced the whole Quinte region, including Hastings County)

The Advocate (Trenton) - begun in 1854

Bancroft Times (1894)

Available Bancroft Public Library

The North Hastings Genealogy Club is currently indexing the Bancroft Times starting at 1897.

The Courier (1850's)

The Deseronto Post (late 1800's)

Frankford Advocate (1940)

Hallowell Free Press (Picton)

Hastings Chronicle (1841-1873)

On microfilm in Belleville Public Library.

The Intelligencer (1830's to present) - first weekly, then daily

On microfilm in Belleville Public Library. Also a printed surname index.

Madoc Mercury and North Riding News (abt 1862)

Marmora Herald (1894)

The North Hastings Review (Madoc - 1877)

The Ontario (1870-1930) - merged with the Hastings Chronicle in 1873, the Ontario merged with the Intelligencer in 1930

Stirling Leader (1915-1921)

The Stirling News Argus (1879)

The Tribune (Deseronto - late 1800's)

Tweed Advocate (1908-1925)

The Tweed News (1887)

National Archives, Ottawa

Manuscript Group 24: Nineteenth Century Pre-Confederation Papers

B. North American Political Figures and Events

35. Yager, Henry W., 1835. 40 pages
Letters from Belleville and district to Henry Yager, one of the members for Hastings County, during the legislative session of 1835. The correspondents are C.H. McCollom, Reuben White, Thomas Coleman, Neil McArthur, Thomas D. Appleby, Stephen Benson, Samuel Ross and John Holmes. Also included is a copy of a notice on a local appropriation in connection with the cholera epidemic. Presented in 1943 by Mrs. V. Phelps, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

D. Industry, Commerce and Finance

28. Marmora Iron Works, 1853. 3 pages
Licence of occupation for lands in Marmora issued to Peter McGill in 1830. The licence was acquired by James Bell Forsyth when he purchased the Marmora Iron Works from McGill in 1849. In 1853 Forsyth surrendered the licence in order that a grant in fee simple might be issued.

G. Militia

2. Canadian Militia Uniforms, 1759 - 1819. 4 pages
Notes on the uniforms and colours worn by various militia units, compiled by Mr. L. H. Irving.

8. War of 1812 Medals, 1/2 inch
List of persons receiving medals for action during the War of 1812. Transcript.

19. Hastings Militia, 1814. 2 pages
Muster roll of a detachment of the Hastings Militia under the command of Lieutenant William Ketcheson.

I. Immigration, Land and Settlement

2. Wilkins, Robert, undated. 2 pages
Recollections regarding transportation on the St. Lawrence River system and particularly at the Carrying Place, Bay of Quinte, during the War of 1812.

73. Moodie, J.W. Dunbar, 1839-1863. 1 inch
Official correspondence received as Sheriff of the Victoria District, Canada West.

93. Levisconte, Henry, 1834-1835. Microfilm, 10 feet
Diary of Commander Henry Levisconte, R.N., from March to July, 1834, and from August to October 1835, with some notes of a later date. It records Levisconte's trip from England to Belleville, Upper Canada, where he settled and a description of early Belleville.

J. Religious Figures

6. Church of England, 1820 - 1862. 1 inch
Miscellaneous papers relating to the establishment of the Church of England in Canada...Letters missive authorizing the appointment of the Rev. Saltern Givins to the newly established rectory at Napanee, 21 January 1836...

K. Education and Cultural Development

1. Moodie, Susanna. 38 pages
Three poems and two prose manuscripts written by Mrs. Moodie. Acquired in 1934.

19. Robertson, Peter, 1847-1854. 16 pages
Three letters from Thomas McQueen, 26 October, 1847, 13 March, 1849, and 4 February 1852, concerning newspapers in Upper Canada and Whig policies. Letter from James Ross, 28 February 1854, concerning engaging McQueen to edit the reform paper in Belleville. Acquired in 1920.

Manuscript Group 29: Nineteenth Century Post-Confederation Manuscripts, 1867-1900

F. North West Mounted Police, Military Units and Events

19. Harrison, Edward, 1836-1895. 4 inches
Muster rolls, order books, militia regulations, and correspondence accumulated by Capt. Edward Harrison. The papers relate to the Belleville Militia in general and to its participation in the Red River Expedition, 1870, in particular. Presented in 1919 by Lieutenant- Colonel W. S. Buell, Brockville, Ontario.

Manuscript Group 30: Twentieth Century Manuscripts

E. Law, Judiciary and Public Life

5. Ponton, William Nisbet, 1880-1933. 2 inches
Letters received by Colonel William Ponton, who practiced law in Belleville, Ontario, commanded the 15th Argyll Light Infantry from 1892 to 1901, and took an interest in Canadian and Imperial development. Many of the correspondents were prominent Canadian and British figures of the day. Letters from Sir Gilbert Parker, the novelist, are of particular interest. Acquired in 1961 from Lee Pritzker, Oakville, Ontario.

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