Stanhope Township

Stanhope Township was surveyed in 1857, and named after Phillip Henry Stanhope, an 18th century English Earl and historian. Two colonization roads, the Peterson and Bobcaygeon, gave early settlers and lumbermen access to the region.

The earliest white people in the area included Isaac Hunter settled 1855, who was found starved to death in his shanty in 1867. Other early pioneers included, in 1859, George A. Mason, in 1860 , Ruel Clarke and James J. Melville, followed by George J. Rowe, Benjamin Clarke, Robert Sturgeon, James A. Ferguson, Caleb Davis, William Welch and Samuel Simms.

One of the first white children born in the township was to the Bowes Cecil Wright family, settled in Concession A. Three sawmills were operational by the mid-1860's, owned by William Cameron, Daniel Buck, and James Ferguson.

The 1871 Peterborough County Directory gives the population of Stanhope township as 250 persons, and records the names of George Armstrong, Richard Bailey, William and Nelson Barnum, Joseph Beatty, Simon Boice, Andrew Brown, Daniel, Mary and William Buck, Hugh Coulter, Joshua Davis, Peter Dawson, John and William Demill, William Edwards, John Fee, Henry, James and John Fitzimmons, William French, James Gannon, James Hewitt, Jonathon Howell, Francis, Henry and Thomas Jones, David Keers, Isaac Morey, Richard Roack, Edward Sissen, Robert Stevens, Alex, Archibald, and Nelson Taylor, and John Thomas.

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