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Forneri, Cosford Chalmers

  • Person
  • 1842-1880

Cosford Chalmers Forneri was born in Belfast, Ireland, on 5 September 1842, the child of James (Giacomo Felice Carlo) DeForneri and Elizabeth Susannah Wiles. The family arrived in Nova Scotia in 1851 and moved to Toronto in 1853. Cosford became a Provincial Land Surveyor in 1864 and moved to Madoc, Ontario. He married Isabell Agar in 1868. Forneri died at Rat Portage [now Kenora], Ontario, on 15 August 1880.

MacLeod, Henry Augustine Fitzgerald, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1832-1919

Henry MacLeod was born in Drynoch, Scotland on 29 May 1832. He came to Canada in 1845 and became a civil engineer and land surveyor. He married Emily Murney of Belleville in 1867. MacLeod died in Ottawa on 28 June 1919.

Ponton, Archibald William, P.L.S. & D.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1859-1915

Archibald was born on January 25, 1859 to parents Archibald Sr. and Mary Frances Patterson, at Belleville, Hastings, Ontario. He trained as a land surveyor under Thomas Bolger, P.L.S., and then moved west in 1879 as assistant land surveyor to Bolger. Throughout his career, Archibald was active in Regina and Northwest Territories as a Dominion Land Surveyor and as an architect. He died at Edmonton, Alberta, on 20 January 1915. He was a cousin of Lt. Col. W.N. Ponton.

Aylsworth, William Robert, O. L. S.

  • Person
  • 1836-1909

William Robert Aylsworth was born in Ernestown Township, in the county of Lennox and Addington, Ontario on September 15, 1836. He grew up on a farm and was educated in Newburgh, Ontario. At 18 years old, he was employed as a school teacher but later studied surveying. He was articled to A.B. Perry for three years before successfully receiving his certifications on November 8, 1861. In September of 1863, William married Christianna Herchmer, the daughter of Col. John Herchmer. For five years he surveyed private and government land. He was then employed by the Rathburn company for 25 years as a surveyor. In 1871, he was Reeve of Mill Point [Deseronto] and in 1871, 1881 and 1893 Warden of Hastings County. He died in Belleville on April 22, 1909.

Carre, Henry, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1833-1918

Henry Carre was born in Glencollumkill, County Donegal, Ireland on 25 October 1833. He came to Canada in 1857 and qualified as a Provincial Land Surveyor in 1861. He settled in Belleville, Ontario and married Louisa deQuincy Lundy in 1866. He died in Belleville on 11 July 1918.

Kingsford, William

  • Person
  • 1819-1898

William Kingsford was born on December 23, 1819 in London, England to parents William Sr. and Elizabeth. He went to school in Camberwell at the Nicholas Wanostrocht school. Throughout his education, he studied architecture and was eventually articled to an architect. At an age of 16 years, he enlisted with the 1st Dragoon Guards and traveled with them, to Canada (1837) as sergeant. In 1840, he left the regiment to pursue a career with the city of Montreal as a civil engineer and deputy city surveyor. About a decade later, Kingsford became heavily involved in the construction of railroads and canals all over the continent - from New York to Panama to Toronto. After dismissal from his engineering career, he pursed his passion for historical literature further. He was the author of many historical pamphlets and books, but most notably "History of Canada" which was released in 1887. Kingsford married Maria Margaret, the daughter of William Lindsay, clerk of the legislative assembly of Canada. He died on September 29, 1898.

Grenkie, Edward John, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • fl. 1974

Edward John Grenklie owns Barich Grenkie Surveying Ltd., which was incorporated in November 2003.

Benson, Samuel Manson, D.P.S. & P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1801-1876

Samuel Manson Benson was born on 23 March 1801 in York, Ontario, Canada, the child of Ezekiel Benson and Ann Manson. He became a surveyor and was active in various townships of the Midland District of Ontario. He served in the militia during the rebellion of 1837-1838. Benson died in Belleville on 28 December 1876 of cancer, at the age of 75.

Benn, Ronald, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1919-2008

Ronald Benn was born in 1919. He was a pilot in World War ll as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1950, he earned his Ontario Land Surveying Certificate. Throughout his career as a surveyor he worked for Ontario Hydro, in private practice and finally in legal surveys with the City of Ottawa. Benn and his wife, Agnes, were married in 1953. They had two children. He died on February 4, 2008 at Nepean, Ontario.

Miller, Paul A., O.L.S.

  • Person
  • fl. 1993

A licensed Ontario Land Surveyor located in Hastings County, Ontario.

Richards, George Henry 'Harry', O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1898-1966

Harry Richards was born in 1898 to parents George Richards Sr. and Kate Price. He was baptized on July 8, 1898 at Rolleston, Stafford, England. By 1913, the family had immigrated to Canada, where Harry trained and worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor. He married his wife, Gertrude Mae Montgomery, on July 15, 1925, at Brantford, Ontario. He died in 1966.

Bolger and Drewry, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • c. 1885

A land surveying firm based in Hastings County, Ontario, owned by Thomas Oliver Bolger, P.L.S., and William Stewart Drewry, P.L.S. & D.L.S.

Peachey, James, D.L.S.

  • Person
  • d. 1797

Around 1773, James Peachey worked in the office of the surveyor general for Quebec. By May 1783, he was employed as a deputy surveyor under surveyor general Samuel Holland. He surveyed lots of land for troops and loyalists in Upper Canada. He died on November 24, 1797 likely due to an epidemic in Martinique where he was deployed.

Kotte, Lewis

  • Person
  • fl. 1784

In 1784, Lewis surveyed Adolphustown and Fredericksburgh townships along side D.P.S. James Peachy.

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