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Pierce, John Gourlay, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1918 - d. 2003

John was born at Pembroke, Ontario in 1918.
Later on, he attended Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and graduated in 1941 with a B.Sc. (Eng.).
The following year he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers Italian and European campaigns (1942-1945). In this role, he received the Military Cross.
During his surveying career John sat on many Ontario Land Survey boards and completed numerous surveys of Ontario areas.
He died in 2003 surrounded by his family, including his wife, Eileen.

Ridout, Thomas

  • Person
  • b. 17 Mar 1754 - d. 8 Feb 1829

Forneri and Kennedy, P.L.S.

  • Corporate body
  • 1866-1870

A land surveying firm headed by Cosford Chalmers Forneri P.L.S. (b. 5 Sep 1842) and Lachlan Kennedy P.L.S.

MacLeod and Carre, P.L.S.

  • Corporate body
  • 1861-1867

MacLeod and Carre were a firm of engineers and surveyors from Belleville, Ontario.

Innes and MacLeod, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • fl. 1856-1865

A partnership between Mr. John Innes of Kingston, Ontario and Mr. Henry A. F. MacLeod, P.L.S.

Horsey and Nash, P.L.S.

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 1857

A land surveying partnership composed of Henry Hodge Horsey P.L.S. (b. 30 Jun 1830 - d. 11 Aug 1911) and Thomas Webb Nash P.L.S. (d. 23 Mar 1915).

Wallbridge, William, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 13 Jul 1825 - d. 3 Feb 1863

William Wallbridge was born on July 13, 1825 to parents Asa Wallbridge and Hannah Every, at Clark Township.
He received his land surveying license, in Ontario, on January 8, 1853.
He remained unmarried until one of his pursuits caused his fateful end. In visiting a lady with scarlet fever, he contracted the disease himself and died on February 3, 1863, at only 38 years.

William's grandfather was the local pioneer Elijah Wallbridge.

Collins, John, Hon.

  • Person
  • d. 15 April 1795

John was originally thought to be a merchant and surveyor in the southern colonies. In an effort to gain a better understanding of their new colony, Britain appointed John as deputy surveyor general of Quebec on September 8, 1764.
In this position his main focus was establishing the boundaries between Quebec and New York.
After the American Revolution, and in light of the Loyalist refugees, John was sent out to survey land settlements in Kingston, Ernestown, Fredericksburgh, and Adolphustown.
Little details are known about John's personal life. Although, it is widely known that he acquired a great amount of property of the land he surveyed. He was an active Freemason and provincial grand master. His wife Margaret, died on January 24, 1770 in Quebec.
He died on April 15, 1795 at his house on Rue Saint-Louis in Quebec.

Bews, David Matthew, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 20 May 1932 - d. 28 Mar 2017

Dave was born on May 20, 1932 at Belleville, Ontario to parents Douglas and Aline Bews.
He attended Queen Alexandra elementary school and Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School.
In 1951, he moved to Kingston, Ontario where he earned his BSc in Civil Engineering at Queen's University.
After graduating, Dave joined the Ontario Department of Highways and became an Ontario Land Surveyor.
Dave married Ethel Green on June 8, 1963.
He passed away on March 28, 2017.

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