Caroline Boulton — Boulton Mill Genealogy

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Caroline Boulton — Boulton Mill Genealogy
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With the Boulton House Pub opening in Carleton Place, I thought you might like a photo or 2 of Caroline Boulton, daughter of Isreal Boulton and niece of High Boulton. This is my Great Grandmother Caroline Boulton, Voyce, Thurlow
Thanks Joann Voyce
Birth

22 Sep 1846–

2 SEP 1846  Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

Death

1931 —

 1931  DETROIT, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, U.S.A.

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Caroline,Sarah/Donna and Barbara

Caroline,Sarah/Donna and Barbara

 

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Joseph William Voyce

Read more about Joseph William Voyce  here-The Writing Could be Under Your Wallpaper

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Helen Ellen Nellie Miller wife of Joseph William Voyce

1878–1957

BIRTH 27 JUN 1878  Almonte, Ontario, Canada

DEATH 17 OCT 1957  Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

 

 

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The Morphys at first didn’t care that where they settled in Carleton Place—they had a room with a view of  the water falls — with water privileges added. Not one of them tried to utilize it. In 1820 Mr. Coleman bought one of their privileges with the thoughts of building a mill here on the Mississippi banks- but he had such difficulties he didn’t carry through. Coleman however sold his rights to Hugh Bolton. Bolton erected what was the only grist mill between Perth and Bytown for many a day. In 1820 Hugh Boton ground out the first bushel of wheat in the first grist mill between Perth and Bytown. Jayne Henry from the Museum has heard stories of women walking from Perth to buy flour. In those days the trees were roughly cut down to clear roads. Some stumps were neck high and the women would rest the flour on their backs on top of the tree stumps.

 

 

 

The Hugh Bolton Grist Mill at 35 Mill street and the Brown Flour Mill next door date from the late 1823. The five story addition was added in 1885 to accommodate a roller press mill. This mill actually operated until the 1960’s until a fire destroyed the interior. In the 1980’s it was converted into condominiums. The origiinal millstone was found during the renovations and put across the street.  Hugh had ordered one from Scotland but it never arrived. (wonder what the shipping was on that one) So Hugh went up the river and got some made granite from up the river and carved his own.

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 and The Tales of Almonte

relatedreading

The Condo Ephemera of Boulton Brown Mill

Down by the Old Mill Stream — Carleton Place

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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