Heritage

Durham Region’s agricultural roots run deep. In 2017 we as Canadians celebrated Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Durham Farm Connections participated in the celebrations by identifying the farm families that have been farming continually since 1867 in Canada and are still farming in Durham Region today. We are beyond thrilled that with the help of our community, we were able to identify and recognize 150 farm families – very fitting for the Canada 150 Celebrations!

But we aren’t finished! There are still more families that need to be recognized. If you know of a farm family please let us know info@durhamfarmconnections.ca

Funding for this program has been generously provided by:

Canada-150-Fund

 

Congratulations to the following families:

Year Family Name Municipality
1852 Allin Clarington
1852 Argue Brock
1840 Ashton Clarington
1841 Ashton Scugog
1851 Bain/Rynard Uxbridge
1825 Baird Scugog
1852 Ball Uxbridge
1807 Barkey Clarington
1857 Batty Durham S/W
1854 Beatty Brock
1850 Best Clarington
1854 Blackburn Uxbridge
1856 Bowman Clarington
1848 Bradburn Scugog
1830 Bradley Clarington
1843 Bragg Clarington
1832 Bray Durham S/W
1861 Brooks Uxbridge
1842 Brown Clarington
1843 Brown/Farrow/Allin Clarington
1833 Burkholder Durham S/W
1848 Byers Scugog
1837 Carnaghan Scugog
1839 Carscadden/Berry Clarington
1819 Caswell Clarington
1842 Cathcart Clarington
1857 Catherwood Uxbridge
1846 Chapman Clarington
1867 Christie Scugog
1832 Coates Scugog
1820 Cobbledick/Lawrence Clarington
1810 Cooper Uxbridge
1843 Cox Uxbridge
1860 Crago Clarington
1860 Crago Clarington
1825 Doble Brock
1836 Dobson Scugog
1832 Evans Scugog
1861 Falls Clarington
1856 Feasby/Risebrough Uxbridge
1822 Ferguson/Wright Scugog
1821 Fife/Harder Brock
1834 Gibson Clarington
1851 Glaspell Durham S/W
1811 Gohn/Smith Brock
1842 Gordon Brock
1860 Graham Scugog
1823 Grandy Durham S/W
1836 Grove Scugog
1818 Guthrie Durham S/W
1847 Hackner Uxbridge
1854 Hadden Brock
1843 Harris Clarington
1810 Harvey Scugog
1856 Harwood Uxbridge
1843 Henderson/Coombes Clarington
1842 Hill Uxbridge
1861 Honey Scugog
1849 Howard/Hulshof Uxbridge
1831 Jibb Brock
1842 Jones Durham S/W
1832 Jones/Johnson Uxbridge
1806 Kimball/Peel Clarington
1832 Knox Clarington
1854 Lamb Scugog
1854 Lamb Scugog
1833 Langmaid/Barrie Clarington
1833 Langmaid/Pleasance Clarington
1833 Langmaid/Snowden Clarington
1820 Larmer Scugog
1820 Larmer Scugog
1820 Larmer/Rosevear/Vaneyk Clarington
1854 Leask Brock
1852 Leask/Stone Scugog
1810 Lewis Scugog
1832 Linton/Stickwood Brock
1833 Loughlin Scugog
1798 Mackey Durham S/W
1827 Macklin Clarington
1834 Malcolm Brock
1828 McGill Clarington
1804 McIntyre Scugog
1824 McKee/Frew Scugog
1849 McLaughlin Scugog
1850 McVety Scugog
1846 Metcalf Clarington
1838 Middleton Durham S/W
1849 Miller Brock
1839 Miller Durham S/W
1839 Millson Clarington
1833 Morton Clarington
1851 Mountjoy Uxbridge
1834 Muir Clarington
1852 Munro Brock
1830 Munro Scugog
1841 Munro/Clark Uxbridge
1846 Mustard Uxbridge
1840 Nesbitt Scugog
1832 O’Connor Durham S/W
1864 Oldham Uxbridge
1836 Osbaldeston Durham S/W
1832 Parliament Brock
1826 Pascoe/Sargent Clarington
1832 Pearse Brock
1804 Phoenix Scugog
1804 Phoenix Scugog
1826 Power/Morton Clarington
1856 Puckrin Scugog
1851 Raines Scugog
1831 Reid Clarington
1831 Reid Clarington
1849 Rennie Brock
1847 Rickard Clarington
1843 Ross Uxbridge
1836 Ross Brock
1840 Rush Uxbridge
1833 Rusnell/Beach Uxbridge
1837 Rutherford Clarington
1831 Shier Brock
1861 Skinner Clarington
1804 Smalley Uxbridge
1808 Smith Scugog
1848 Smith Uxbridge
1840 Snelgrove/Speedie Brock
1851 Souch Clarington
1817 St. John Uxbridge
1818 Swain Scugog
1860 Swanick Scugog
1835 Tamblyn Clarington
1787 Taylor Durham S/W
1837 Taylor Scugog
1848 Taylor/Slemon Clarington
1857 Taylor/Yellowlees Scugog
1861 Tebble/Knox/Morawetz Clarington
1833 Till Scugog
1780 VanCamp Durham S/W
1780 VanCamp/Cole/Morrow Scugog
1841 VanCamp/Kemp Scugog
1780 VanCamp/Linton Durham S/W
1826 Watson Clarington
1849 Weller Uxbridge
1849 Werry Clarington
1849 Werry Durham S/W
1845 Werry/Rudkin Scugog
1831 Wetheral Brock
1834 Wetheral Brock
1830 Wight Clarington
1862 Wilson Scugog
1862 Wilson Scugog
1840 Woodley Clarington

 

All about ...

Sheep Farming

  • More than 30 different breeds of sheep can be found on the farms in Ontario.
  • Smaller farms have flocks of 50-200 sheep.
  • Larger farms have 800-1200 sheep.
  • Sheep produce many useful by-products.
  • A lamb knows its mother by the bleating sound she makes.