Bullock's Corners is a neighbourhood in West Flamborough Township, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada, situated at the intersection of Ontario Highway 8 (where it turns westward) and the Brock Road which runs north from the corners. It is south of the village of Greensville and of Crook's Hollow. It is north of the town of Dundas and east of the village of West Flamborough.
From about 1850 to 1973 it was the site of the West Flamborough Township Hall where meetings of the township council ocurred and where the administrative offices and the office of the township clerk were situated. In 1973 the township merged with East Flamborough and adminsistrative offices of the new Town of Flamborough were located in the village of Waterdown Ontario.
Bullock's Corners Cemetery is of one of the oldest cemeteries in the region. It is situated at the northwest corner of Bullock's Corners intersection.
A few metres west Bullock's Corners Cemetery is Christ Church Anglican (Church of England) chapel with its separate but contiguous cemetery.
Webster's Falls on Spencer Creek is also located at Bullock's Corners and it now occupies property owned by the Conservation Authority. Bullock's Corners was the site of several saw mills and grist mills powered by the water of Spencer Creek.
Since Jan 1 2001 Bullock's Corners has been situated in the City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada after almost all of the communities in Wentworth County were amalgamated into the city.
The primary source for basic documents (vital statistics, land records, wills) for people who lived in the Province of Ontario is the Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M7A 2C5.
Civil registration did not begin in the province until 1869. Before then there may be church records of baptisms and burials. For the most part these are still held by the denomination who recorded them. Copies of marriage records made pre-1869 had to be sent by individual clergymen to the registrar of the county in which the marriage took place. These marriage records are available through Ontario Archives, on micorfilm through LDS libraries, and on paid and unpaid websites, but because they were copied at the registrars' offices, they cannot be considered a primary source.
Vital Records after 1869
Birth, marriage and death registrations are not open to the public until a specific number of years after the event occurred. Births to 1915 are now available [October 2014]; dates for marriages and deaths are later. Birth and death registration was not universally carried out in the early years after its adoption. Deaths were more apt to be reported than births for several years. The more rural the area, the less likely it would be that these happenings were reported to the authorities.
Land Records and Wills
Information on how to access land records and wills is best sought on the Archives of Ontario website. An ancestor's land holding might be found on Canadian County Atlas Digital Project if he was in occupancy circa 1878.
Association for the Preservation of Ontario Land Registry Office Documents (APOLROD). A list of Land Registry Offices for all Counties of Ontario.
The original censuses are in the hands of Library and Archives Canada, known to Canadians as "LAC". Copies of original microfilms are online at the LAC website for all censuses up to 1911. Each census database is preceded with an explanation of the geographical area covered, the amount of material retained (some census division material has been lost), the questions on the census form, and whether there is a name index. Census divisions were redrawn as the population increased and more land was inhabited. The 1921 census is only available through Ancestry.ca, but it is free-to-view.
E-books and Books
Some websites with more local information on Wentworth County