Nine Sesquicentennial Farms
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Esquesing Historical Society has made a list of the remaining farms in Halton Hills (Esquesing Township) which have belonged to the same family for at least a century and a half. In some instances the family name has changed because the farm was passed down to a daughter of the family and subsequently assumed the surname of her husband.
The list of century farms from the 1967 Centennial list composed by the Halton Junior Farmers was our starting point but after discussions with several old time residents, surveys mailed to the families of interest and the use of the 1877 Halton Atlas and a 1916 advertising map it was discovered that the list of 20 farms should have been 30 farms. The updated list can be found in the Heritage Farms menu at the top of this page. In addition to the sesquicentennial farms, we have collected a list of new century farms that have belonged to the same family since 1917. This list can also be found in the Heritage Farms menu above.
2017 Sesquicentennial Farms:
Family Surname Location Present Use Present Owner
Brown 191 Years Lot 19 Conc.5, cash crop & sheep Ted Brown
1826 5th Line
Brown 191 Years Lot 19, Conc.4, cash crop Leone Brown 1826 4th Line & Bruce Trail & Lloyd Brown.
Brownridge 198 Years Lot 4 Conc. 7, Murray Brownridge sold to
1819 7th Line cash crops the farm developers (2016)
Eccles 174 Years Lot 25, 26 Conc. 10, dairy farm Bill & Stuart 1843 10th Line McClure
Fisher 195 Years Lot 9 Conc. 5, cash crop David, John, Paul 1822 5th Line & Patricia Fisher
Harding 151 Years Lot 26 Conc. 6, crops for alpaca Joan Matheson 1866 6th Line farming
Lindsay 163 Years Lot 21, Conc.7, cash crop James Lindsay 1854 Trafalgar Rd.
Snyder 172 Years Lot 32, Conc. 3 Ron McArthur farms Leroy McArthur 1845 3rd Line the remaining 47 acres
Stull 189 Years Lot 24, 25, Conc. 9, crops & livestock Rick & Sally Stull 1838 8th Line