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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. 

Background

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:     (Photos below)

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           

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         McClure                                    10th Line                                                          McClure          1843       

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            1858                                       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      McArthur                               3rd Line                 the remaining 47 acres                                       1845

Stull             189 Years      Lot 24, 25, Conc. 9,      crops & livestock        Rick & Sally Stull   1838                                          8th Line

 


 Lindsay House and Barn (undated)

  Ted Brown House 1956

Harding House (undated)

Fisher House (undated)