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Welcome to the Peel County Page!

Peel County was established in 1851 and was prior to this part of the Home District. It is immediately west of Metropolitan Toronto (York County) Ontario.

Bordering counties are:

  • North: Dufferin and Simcoe Counties
  • East: York County
  • South: Lake Ontario
  • West: Halton and Wellington Counties

Townships

Caledon, Albion, Chinguacousy, Toronto twp., and Toronto Gore (Toronto, the city, is not in Peel County)

 

 

PEEL INFORMATION NETWORK - a great site for research in Peel County!

 

Census Information

 

Cemeteries

  • Alton Cemetery - photos of many of the tombstones from the cemetery - with thanks to Beverly Hunter
  • Cemetery transcription from interment.net (search page)
  • St. Peters Anglican church, Toronto twp (from interment.net site)
  • Cemetery addresses for most Ontario cemeteries
  • Halton & Peel Counties - index to cemetery transcriptions (search page). This page also gives all of the names & location of Halton & Peel county cemeteries. The site is maintained by the Halton & Peel OGS.
  • cemeteries from CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project - 

Eden / Switzers Cemetery, Toronto Gore Township & Albion Township -- http://www.rootsweb.com/~cancemet/ON/ONE13295

King's Cemetery, Toronto Gore Township & Albion Township -- http://www.rootsweb.com/~cancemet/ON/ONK13300

Moore's United Presbyterian Cemetery, Toronto Township -- http://www.rootsweb.com/~cancemet/ON/ONM13304

Mount Zion / Whaley's Corners Cemetery, Chinguacousy Township -- http://www.rootsweb.com/~cancemet/ON/ONM15647

 

Church Records (province wide)

Families

Links to websites with information about some Peel County families. If you have a Peel Family web page that you would like linked here please contact me.

Message Boards: Peel County queries, rootsweb site

Vital Statistics

Look-ups

  • for look-ups in Dixon's Union Cemetery, Chinguacousy twp., contact Elva at grandma(at)portal.ca
  • for look-ups from the following cemeteries, contact Joan (please be specific with names, and possibly cemetery, when you make a request): Brampton Cemetery, Huttonville Cemetery (Chinguacousy), Dixie Union Cemetery (Toronto Twp.), Mount Olivet (Chinguacousy), Brampton Pioneer Cemetery (Chinguacousy), Lundy Burying Grounds (Chinguacousy), Boston Mills Cemetery (Chinguacousy). Her email is jhunter(at)xplornet.com
  • for look-ups in St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery inErindale, and Springcreek Cemetery in Clarkson, contact Mary W. at delamaryw(at)rogers.com

Maps

Newspapers:

  • Brampton Guardian
  • Mississauga News
  • Streetsville - available from the National Archives
  • Brampton Conservator - also available from the National Archives
  • Clarkson Landing News- 1965-?
  • Herald- Mississauga- 1897-1901
  • Bulletin- Streetsville 1843-1844?
  • Lakeshore News- Mississauga- 1951-1959
  • Daily Times- Brampton- 1967-Present
  • Booster- Mississauga- Monthly- 1964-?
  • Peel Banner/ Brampton Times- 1902-1933
  • Advertiser Weekly- Brampton- 1919
  • The Port Credit Weekly, The Weekly, The South Peel Weekly, The Mississauga Times (same paper over the years)

Books

Thank-you to Steph Eddy who compiled this list of books.

  • A History of Peel County To Mark Its Centenary, published by Charters Publishing Company, 1967
  • Atlas of the County of Peel, 1877
  • Halton and Peel County Marriages- Marriage Registrations for Halton and Peel County, Ontario from 1869 to 1873, Compiled by Jeff Stewart & Sherilyn Bell. Winfield Publishing
  • Lynch's Directory of the County of Peel for 1873-4. Published in 1974 Available at Global Genealogy
  • Early Churches of Toronto Township in Peel County (Mississauga) Resource and Record Locations by: Trudy Mann. Global Genealogy
  • Chinguacousy Township cemetery no. 12 : Harrison's United Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetery, Chinguacousy Township, Peel County, Ontario Published by the Halton-Peel Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, [1990]
  • Passport to The Past- Available through Mississauga Heritage Association
  • Places in Time- Available through Mississauga Heriatage Association
  • A History of Peel County : to mark its centenary as a separate county, 1867-1967 Published under the authority and on instructions of the Corporation of the County of Peel, 1967
  • Pope, John Henry, 1824-1889. Illustrated historical atlas of the county of Peel, Ont / compiled and drawn from official plans and special surveys.
  • Research in Halton and Peel : a genealogical handbook / by Jan Speers and Ruth Holt. Publisher : Agincourt, ON : Generation Press, 1983
  • The story of Albion / by Esther Heyes. Bolton, Ont. : Printed by the Bolton Enterprise, 1968
  • Fuller's counties of Peel and Halton directory, for 1866 & 1867 Publisher:Rameses Print & Publishing
  • William Perkins Bull : guide to the William Perkins Bull Records at the Region of Peel Archives Publisher : Region of Peel Archives, c1995
  • Brampton : an illustrated history by Helga V. Loverseed Publisher : Windsor Publications (Canada) Ltd, 1987
  • Now & Then: a photo journey through Brampton By Lionel Salisbury, publisher: Lionel and Robert Salisbury, 1989
  • My villages of Mississauga by Verna Mae Weeks Publisher : Toronto : The Coach House Press, 1986
  • A Pictorial History of the Present Saint John the Evangelist Church, Albion : on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, 1901-1976 / by the Albion Historical Committee and Father Edward Jackman. Author : Albion Historical Committee
  • Peel County marriages in York County marriage registers, 1858-1869 / compiled by Ruth M. Burkholder, Publisher: Stouffville, Ont. : RMB Services, 1994
  • Halton-Peel Marriages performed at St. James Anglican Cathedral, Toronto, as taken from Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto, vol. 3 / compiled by Mary Jones & Trudy Mann [Oakville, Ont. : Halton-Peel Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 198-?]
  • Peel land Occupants as taken from Tremaine's map of 1859 Canada West, published by G.R. & G.M. Tremaine
  • Marriages of Halton-Peel People at St. Andrew's Pres. Church, Toronto [Oakville, Ont. : Halton Peel Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 198-?]

Useful Links to Other Websites

Thanks to Steph Eddy who compiled this list of links. These links were all checked on 15 Oct 2002. If you find any "broken links", please let me know so I can fix them! Thanks.

Search this Site

Click here for the page with the search engine (and scroll to the bottom of that page). It will search the Peel County pages as well as the pages on the Ontario Marriages site. If this becomes a problem for people, I may change it.

Contact Information

Mary Crandall at yramcrandall@yahoo.ca - If you are emailing me, please put "Peel County" (at a minimum) in the subject line. I am NOT an expert on Peel County. If the information that you are looking for is not on this site, then I probably don't know the answer either.