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Rosemary Rutley (View posts)
Posted: 10 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a local writer researching the history of cheddar cheese in SD&G which included the small factories that could be found on almost every concession and village. I would appreciate hearing fron anyone who might know the names of any cheesemakers and the names of the factories in which they made cheese. Thanks,
Rosemary Rutley, Ingleside, On K0C 1M0

Cheesemakers

Larry McDonald (View posts)
Posted: 14 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Some of the information may be in the book Official History of the Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board: an Historical, Biographical and Descriptive Account of the Dairying Industry in the Cornwall District, with Especially Written Articles by Prominent Dairying Experts, by H.M. Stiles. Cornwall, 1919.
The Cornwall Public Library probably has a copy in its local history collection. A microfiche copy (CIHM #84484) can be purchased from the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions in Ottawa (e-mail: cihmmicmh@nlc-bnc.ca)

Richardson

Jamie MacDonald (View posts)
Posted: 18 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Richardson, MacDonald, MacCosham
Do you know if your George Robert Richardson was any
relation to Thomas Richardson(~1836-17/12/1910) married to Bella MacDonald(~1850-18/7/1905)?They had a son Donald John Richardson married to
Mary Catherine MacCosham and their son was Robert Wesley
Richardson.All from Lancaster area.Bella MacDonald-Richardson is my 2nd ggrand Aunt.
If there is a connection and you`re interested please contact direct.Thanks.

cheesemakers,Glengarry,Ontario

Posted: 18 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 12:02PM GMT
Surnames: Richardson
I have a marriage certificate for my great-grandparents.
It listed that George Richardson Sr. was a cheesemaker of glengarry, Ontario this marriage was Nov. 9, 1896. They lived in Lancaster. I know that they lived in Lancaster as early as 1851 to 1901 from information on census returns.

Cheesemakers References

Posted: 19 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Aug 2001 3:51PM GMT
I'm in the midst of perusing a book borrowed via inter-library loan from the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Library (in Cornwall??) entitled Bibliography of Glengarry County by Royce MacGillivray published in Alexandria, ON by the Glengarry Historical Society in 1996. I can only keep it till Apr. 24 so if you're close by you could put a reserve on it for when it arrives back "home." It's a reference book only and can't go out of the library. In the index on p220 look up "Cheddar Cheese Factories" - there are many references to cheese factories, cheese-making championships, a list of factories and creameries (p. 27) & reference to a map showing 61 cheese factories in Glengarry in 1931.

Richardson

Jamie MacDonald (View posts)
Posted: 19 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Debra
Contact me directly I would be glad to share info with you.
Email me directly please.

Cheesemakers of Glengarry

Posted: 19 Apr 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jun 2001 12:02PM GMT
Surnames: Richardson, MacDonald
George Richardson was a brother of your Thomas Richardson.
Their parents were George Richardson and Julia Belamour. I have a few years back spoke with Donald John Richardson who lives in B.C. Would like very much to share info:



Thanks,

Debra Woodyatt

Re: cheesemakers

Posted: 28 Dec 2001 3:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Dec 2002 9:45PM GMT
My husband great-grandfather was a cheesemaker in the lost village of Mille Roches, Ontario. The Wilkins Cheese Factory was situated across School House Creek across from the boys' yard in Mille Roches, Ontario. It later became Jim Davis' Cheese Factory. More information can be found at the Lost Villages museum in Long Sault, Ontario.

Re: cheesemakers

Rosemary Rutley (View posts)
Posted: 28 Dec 2001 4:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, Sylvie Wilkins for your info on the Milles Roches cheese factory. I did not know the location of it and although I did know about Mr. Wilkins I did not have the name of Jim Davis. Again thanks for your help. Every little bit helps as I am covering all the old factories in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. When I started out I had no idea there were so many! Thanks again. Rosemary

Re: cheesemakers

Posted: 28 Dec 2001 4:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Dec 2002 9:45PM GMT
Your welcome. I also remember my father-in-law (also Charlie Wilkins) telling me he used to sneak out of the school yard at recess to go get curds at the factory. I could talk to him to see if he has any further information.

I also remember hearing the name Lakeview Cheese Factory that was in the area but I'm not sure where.

You could find more information from a book at the Cornwall Public Library called "Heritage Highlights of Cornwall" by the Township of St. Andrews' Historical Society (1986) or speak to Mr. Jim Brownell of Long Sault who seems to have a wealth of historical information about the lost villages.

If you have any further information about the Wilkins factory, I would love to hear about it as I am doing genealogical research.
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