After the war, however, settlers poured into the area, giving Talbot the numbers he needed to realize his dream As it was necessary for Talbot to go to York (Toronto) frequently, Colonel Talbot had a trail blazed, which snaked through the woods in that direction.He began the construction of the Talbot Road in 1804 and in the early part of the 19-Century it was already not only the longest but also the best road in Upper Canada. Station Port Stanley Queens Hotel Grand Central Hotel Empire Hotel Royal Hotel Hotel Advertisements Old Church Yard Old Church Yard Entrance Wallaces Tombstone Henry Judgeson Rapelje Chisholm Monument Chisholm Monument 1952 Native Area Map Iona Advertisements from 1877 Fingal Climax Threshing Machine Fingal Monitor Steam Engine Life In The 17s In Elgin This story got started from gathering information about the Firbys Family Tree.
The Colonel Talbot Settlement which in 1803 was the whole of the county of Elgin and part of Essex, Kent, Middlesex and Norfolk, an immense tact of land granted by the British Crown to Colonel Talbot, an Irishman of good family. He did not get the land he wanted or the amount General John Graves Simcoe had recommended which necessitated another trip to London, but when he returned in 1803, he had an agreement he could work to his advantage not far from Yarmouth, in the Township of Dunwich and Aldborough.Transportation Routes to 1850 Bayham Township Malahide Township Aylmer (Malahide Township) St. He established himself on the bluff of Lake Erie, at what is now Port Talbot. In return for getting settlers to open up the land, he received an enormous amount of land for his own use.Seizing an axe from an attendant he at once felled the first tree animating Columbus as he kissed the earth of the New World.
Colonel Talbot began his settlement for the purpose of encouraging and developing the growing of hemp. In those days of peers and primogeniture, families and estates were inherited wholly by the eldest son, leaving younger sons such as Thomas to seek careers and wealth elsewhere, Consequently, in 1783 when he was 12, a commission in the British Army was purchased for him. Colonel Thomas Talbot was born at the ancient Baronial Castle of Malahide in the county of Dublin, Ireland, July 19, 1771, a young son of aristocratic Anglo-Irish nobles, the Talbots of Malahide.That letter was written by Colonel Talbot from "Skitteewoaboa Upper Canada" which is the Ojibway Indian word for whiskey or firewater. Some historians say it was Port Bruce: others, Port Stanley. The Talbot settlement actually began on May 21 1803, 14 miles west of Port Stanley.As Talbot approached his new possession by water, he selected a spot at the mouth of a romantic winding creek in the township of Dunwich as his landing place, naming it Port Talbot.This trail became known as the Talbot Road and is still called that in many places today. In his plan, Talbot had his settlers receiving grants of land from him were obliged to build a road and clear a right of way in front of there own property as part of their settlement duties to qualify for legal title to the land.