Sutherland Genealogy– Ramsay Township Looking for GEORGINA

Sutherland Genealogy– Ramsay Township Looking for GEORGINA



 Looking for my grandmother, GEORGINA SUTHERLAND, who was married in 1844 with residence listed as Ramsay Tsp.

Eileen Gordon



I did find this on but you probably have it. It seems a lot of folks are looking for Georgina– Georgina was b. 1824/1826 Almonte, Lanark Co, Ont, Can. she m. THOMAS OAKLEY, June 18, 1844, Bathurst District, Rev. Alexander Mann, Presbyterian Minister at Pakenham Twp, Lanark Co, Ont, Can.

Possible parents for Georgina (no proof) GEORGE SUTHERLAND b. 1783 Scotland and (only a possible for George’s wife) MATILDA UNK, b. 1788, Scotland. George emigrated to Canada in 1821 on the ship George Canning & settled on East Lot 11, Concession 05, Ramsay Twp. He arrived with his wife, three sons and four daughters. One of his daughters being CECILIA SUTHERLAND b. 1808 Scotland who married EDWARD NICHOLSON ( I have more info on this family). Arriving on the same ship was DAVID SUTHERLAND who settled on the adjoining farm to George.

An interesting note, Georgina’s daughter Anne Jane Oakley married Cecilia’s son Edward Nicholson.

SutherlandGeorgina born circa 1820 in Ramsay Township, Lanark County married Thomas Oakley in Ramsay Tsp. and moved to Victoria County in 1841- Lived in Lindsay, Ontario Victoria Township where Thomas had a shoemaking business.


Thomas & Georgina married: June 18, 1844 Bathurst District

Their Children:
MATILDA Oakley b. 1848 Lindsay, Victoria Co, Ont, Can.
m. Robert MITCHELL, April 9, 1873 Fenelon, Victoria Co, Ont, Can.

ANN JANE Oakley b. 1849 Lindsay, Victoria Co, Ont, Can.
m. Edward NICHOLSON, April 2, 1867, Fenelon, Victoria Co, Ont, Can.

THOMAS Oakley b Aug 8, 1851, Lindsay, Victoria Co Ont, Can.
m. Eugenia MACPHERSON, April 10, 1878 Thorah

JOHN SUTHERLAND Oakley b June 2, 1853 Lindsay, Victoria Co, Ont, Can.
m. Janet CONKERGOOD, March 30, 1875 Lindsay, Victoria Co, Ont, Can.

WILLIAM Oakley b. July 16, 1855, Cameron, Victoria Co, Ont, Can.
m. Charlotte BENNER, March 10, 1897, Brussels, Huron Co, Ont, Can.

GEORGE Oakley b. abt 1856 possible Victoria Co, Ont, Can.
No other info except he did live in North Dakota (USA) before he died which was on or before 1929.

JANET Oakley b. 1859 Lindsay, Victoria Co, Ont, Can.
m. Samuel T. SHINE, Dec 13, 1882 Grey Twp, Huron Co, Ont, Can.

JAMES EDWARD Oakley b. abt. 1861 possible Victoria Co, Ont, Can.
m. Jessie LAMONT, Sept 14, 1887, Huron Co, Ont, Can.

ALBERT ARTHUR Oakley b. Sept 1868 possible Victoria Co, Ont, Can.
m. Annie Melissa Watson, Mar 1, 1893, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

ISABELLA Oakley, b. Aug 1870 Lindsay, Victoria Co, Ont, Can.
m. Robert BROWNLEE, Oct 3, 1894 Grey Twp, Huron Co, Ont, Can.


Georgina Oakley, d 25 Sept 1888, 64, farmer’s wife, b Lindsay Tp, died of apoplexy -repeated attacks, # 007298, Grey Division, Huron County.

According to the 1881 census she is a widow.
I cannot find them on 1871 census. This is a head of household index only but I couldn’t find any Thomas Oakley

James Edward marriage says he was born in Grey, Huron

The 1851 census is now on line although a lot is missing. It is not indexed.

Sutherland Genealogy Ramsay Township

Angus etc click here

Ellice ‘Helen Sutherland’ click here

Annie Mason Sutherland   click here

SutherlandEmily  and family click here


(b.) March 1875 Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ont, Can.
(d.) abt. 1941 Carleton Place, Beckwith Twp, Lanark, Ont, Can.
burial: abt. 1941 St. James Anglican Cemetery
(f.) DAVID SUTHERLAND-son of David & Catherine (Sinclair) Sutherland
married: H. REUBEN BOWLAND July 2, 1902 Boyd’s Settlement, Lanark, Ont, Can.
(b.) July 1871
1. DOROTHY BOWLAND b. March 1904
2. EVA BOWLAND b. August 1908
3. DAVID BOWLAND b. Nov. 1910
4. KATHLEEN BOWLAND b. abt. 1912 Carleton Place, Beckwith Twp, Lanark, Ont, Can.

1911 Census Carleton Place, Lanark, Ont, Can. household #164

Ref: “The Lanark Era” Wed. July 9, 1902 – marriage, In Boyd’s Methodist Church, July 2, 1902, Mr. Reuben Bowland, of Carleton Place, to Ms. Louise Sutherland, eldest daughter of Mr. David Sutherland, Boyd’s Ramsay Twp, Lanark, Ont, Can.

Sorry that is all I have at this point on Louise and Reuben. If you would like more info on David Sutherland & Mary Ann Kellough I will be happy to send you what I have on them.

S.S. No. 3 Ramsay​ – Union Hall

By 1827, two schoolhouses were built near Clayton. There was an average of 20 pupils and it is thought that John Young was the teacher. He agreed to “teach the children of the household and to turn over his deed for his lot if the Robertson family provided board, washing and mending clothing and attending to him in sickness and to bury him in a decent manner”. (p. 36 Rural Schools: Ramsay Township) In 1870, there was disagreement as to where a new school needed to be built. Eventually, a larger one-room schoolhouse was built on Mr. Sutherland’s land on Clayton Road.  It was heated two two box stoves. A well was dug in 1915 and electricity was installed in 1949.  Jessie Steele was the last teacher when the school closed in 1964. In 1965, the school was moved to the corner of the Eighth Line and the Old Perth Road and it is now part of the Mississippi Mills Public Works Complex.


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)




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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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