Category Archives: rural Tay

Tay Township Introduces “Museum Town” QR-Based Heritage Signage

“Museum Town” is an initiative by the Tay Township Heritage Committee, in partnership with the Huronia Museum, designed to help preserve the identity, history and memory of Tay Township.   Left to Right: Lynda Hook, Tay Heritage Committee, Nahanni Born,Huronia  … Continue reading

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Remembering Charles Gratrix, Reeve of Tay Township

Charles Gratrix was Reeve of Tay Township for eleven terms and lived on his farm on the 9th Concession, renamed Gratrix Road.     He was also warden of Simcoe County in 1929 and was active in County affairs for many … Continue reading

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The Tanner Mill

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Beef Rings in Tay

             The following piece was contributed by Glenn Mount of Huntsville, formerly of Reeves  Road, Tay Township.   The gentleman in the picture is Matthew Mount (1824 – 1904), his great grandfather. Glenn  believes that he was the first Mount in … Continue reading

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Tay Township Farms on a Winter’s Day

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Rumney House

                                                                                          Figure 1: 1831 Rumney Road     In 1880, Matthew Rumney and his family moved from England to Canada and settled in Victoria Harbour. Though Matthew did not gain title of the property until 1888 he and … Continue reading

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Charles Newton, his young wife and their teenage son came to this area from England in the 1880’s. Soon after his arrival he bought a farm along the nearby Hog River (on the west half of Lot 11, Concession 6, … Continue reading

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