Virtual Conference 2023 Ontario Ancestors, The Ontario Genealogical Society

Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Haldimand Proclamation: A Proposal – Sponsored by the Brant Branch

Presented by Bill Darfler


The development of settler communities along the Grand River since the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784. 


As we’re 11 years from the declaration of the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 turning 250 years old, I’m proposing the writing of a survey of the Haldimand Tract covering the history of the Six Nations in its exile from New York State, the development of the settler communities on the Grand, the immigrant histories in those communities, the history of the Grand River Conservation Authority (GCRA) and the nomination of the Grand as a Heritage River, etc. The Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 facilitated the first settlement of the Grand River since the expulsion of the Neutrals in the 1650’s.    

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