Land Petition  
To His Excellency Lord Sydenham Governor General of the Province of Canada West Commissioner in Chief of Her Majesties Force Therein &c &c &c

In Council

The Petition of William Atkinson of the Township of Howard. Farmer.

Humbly Shewith

That your petitioner was located in 1832 by the Honourable Colonel Talbot on one hundred acres of land liable to settlement duties which he has performed, and your petitioner prays that your excellency will be pleased to grant him a deed for the said land for which he is ready to pay the fees required and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.

Howard 19 March 1841

 
Land Grant
Port Talbot

19th March 1841

I certify that William Atkinson has faithfully performed the settlement duties required on the south half of lot No. 6 in the 2nd Concession of Howard 100 acres.

Thomas Talbot

 
Atkinson Land Ownership
From the book "Illustrated Historical Atlas of The Counties of Essex and Kent" by H. Belden & Co. Toronto (1880-1881):
Name Post Office Concession Lot
John Atkinson Botany 3 6
Robert Atkinson Botany 4 7
Thomas Atkinson Botany Block 6
 
From the Registry Office, Chatham Ontario:
Howard Township concession 2 lot 6 south half
  • Crown to William Atkinson 100 acres Patent Jan. 12, 1848
  • William Atkinson sold 80 acres to James McConnell Nov. 12, 1862
  • William's will of Apr. 7, 1876 registered Mar. 1, 1877 left the land to Thomas
  • Christopher Atkinson sold S/E corner to Daniel Winter Jan. 6, 1880
Howard Township gore or Block 6 between concession 2 and 3
  • Crown to William Atkinson 80 acres Patent Oct. 28, 1861
  • William Atkinson sold Christopher Atkinson 32 1/2 acres Mar. 18, 1870
Howard Township concession 3 lot 6
  • Crown to William Mowbray 100 acres Patent Nov. 27, 1861
  • Wm. Mowbray sold 8 acres to John Atkinson Mar. 21, 1871
  • John Atkinson sold 8 acres to Daniel Winter Feb. 8, 1896
  • Sarah Simmins sold 50 acres to Willard Atkinson Dec. 3, 1908
  • James McDonnell sold 28 acres to Willard Atkinson Apr. 26, 1929
  • Willard Atkinson sold 78 acres to Leigh Atkinson Mar. 9, 1952
 
From the Homestead Index and Files:
Allan Atkinson
  • File No. 1932824
  • North East Quarter Section 10, Township 46, Range 26, West of 3rd Meridian
  • Applied 25 June 1906
Harry Robert Atkinson
  • File No. 1401614
  • South West Quarter, Section 14, Township 46, Range 25, West of 3rd Meridiun
  • Applied 4 April 1908
Frederick Allan Atkinson
  • File No. 1662212
  • North West Quarter, Section 20, Township 40, Range 25, West of 3rd Meridiun
  • Applied 17 January 1910
Norman John Atkinson
  • File No. 3675809
  • South West Quarter, Section 32, Township 45, Range 25, West of 3rd Meridiun
  • Applied 2 March 1916
William Gordon Atkinson
  • File No. 3675807
  • North West Quarter, Section 32, Township 45, Range 25, West of 3rd Meridiun
  • Applied 1916
 
Working The Land - Willard Atkinson