It's here! Churches of Old Durham County
At one time there were over 230 churches in the six townships of the old county, now today there are just over 70. What became of those 'lost' churches? Why did they close? Where did the congregations go?
This 322 page book covers the history of our churches from the time of the early settlers up to today (2013).
If you have an interest in the community in which you live, or you have deep roots in Old Durham, this book will appeal to you.
This book also makes a great gift for the older folks in your family.
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Although Port Hope and the Township of Hope are now amalgamated into one municipal jurisdiction, in the old days they led separate lives. However, the people out in the township at large depended heavily on the town for their supplies, and occasionally, employment.
This book takes you from the time of the first settler in about 1792 to about 1900. It not only looks at the agricultural nature of the township, but it looks at the militia, the floods of the Ganaraska and the County Fairs of days gone by.
As one of the 'front' townships, if saw early settlement and early development due to its two ports - Port Hope and Port Britain. Now in Second Edition.
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Yes, related to the 1st President of the United States, this early settler to Darlington Township emigrated with his family from Westmorland, in northern England in 1829, when Stephen was 16 years of age. Stephen Washington Sr., his wife Elizabeth Little and their nine children set sail for Canada on May 12, 1829. Sstephen Sr's sister Elizabeth would join them a few years later after the death of her husband, George Hoggarth.
The Washington's and the Hoggarth's made up a considerable portion of the village of Solina in Darlington Township.
Most of the family were deeply involved in either the Methodist Church or local politics - each making great contributions to their community in their own way.
Stephen Washington Jr. and his wife, Jane Coleman raised 10 children in Darlington Township, and their house stands today as a reminder of their having come this way.
A must read for anyone with roots in Darlington.