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Macaulaytown Residents

The York Commercial Directory, Street Guide, and Register 1833–4 lists the following residents in Macaulaytown. The Directory defines “Macaulay Town” as “a block of Land situated on the North side of Lot-street West, originally belonging to Doctor Macaulay; it commences at the corner of Elliott’s Tavern, Yonge-street, takes in all Lot street West on the North side as far as Osgoode Hall”, the sites of today’s Eaton’s Centre, Old City Hall, and Nathan Phillips Square.

Bennett Adams, carpenter
John Anderson, Esq.
Robt. Atkinson, butcher & Butchers’ Arms Inn
John Bannard, labourer
John Barnfeather, bricklayer
A. Barrett, boot & shoemaker
John Bell, brickmaker
John Bennett, sailor
Marshall Bidwell, attorney & M.P.P.
John Birnie, hatter
Robert Blevins, street surveyor
John Bogg, carpenter
Ann Boucher, children’s school
Abraham Boyce, carpenter & joiner
John Brayley, carpenter
John Brice, butcher
John Bright, shoemaker
Lewis Bright, messenger of Legislative Council
Thomas Burn, Tiger Inn
Valentine Byan, working coppersmith
William Campbell, blacksmith
John Carr, house painter
Exaveras Clinkenbroomer, mason
Thomas Coates, joiner
Robert Cook, carpenter
Francis Coward, labourer
David Cunningham, blacksmith
Henry Elliott, waiter
T. Elliott, Sun Tavern
John Elson, carpenter
Robert Emery, wheelwright
John Fenton, clerk of English church & police office
William Field, tanner
William Finch, carpenter
William Flock, carpenter, small grocery
Henry Gilbertson, carpenter, Boarding and Lodging
John Graham, labourer
John Gray, carpenter
Adam Gun, axe grinder
Thos. G. Hamilton, carpenter
James Harney, labourer
John Harrison, bricklayer
Thomas Hinckley, government gardener
Christopher Hughes, labourer
L. Hughes, labourer
Smith Humphry, carpenter
Rev. Alex Irvine, Episcopal Methodist preacher
John Johnson
Mrs. Johnson
James Johnston, boot & shoemaker
Patrick Kane, carpenter
John Kennedy, carpenter
William Lester, tailor
Edward Lindsay, labourer
John Linfoot, butcher
William Linfoot, cabinet maker
Thos. McCloud, painter
A. Macdonald, auctioneer
James Malone, carpenter
Daniel Mayne, merchant’s clerk
Robert Miller, carpenter*
Hugh Morrison, Golden Ball Tavern
Eliza Nagle
George Nichol
George Norris, plasterer
Edward Norton, labourer
______ Parker, butcher
John Peterson, small store
John Purkiss, ship carpenter
Dr. Rolph
Walter Scott, carpenter
William Sharp, labourer
George Shaw, carpenter
John Silver, gardener
A. Sinclair, labourer
W. Spears, butcher
Robert Thurlow, sailor
James Todd, capenter
Jos. R. Treat, smith
James Watson, tinsmith
D. Weatherill, cabinet maker
Mark Wheater, capenter
Isaac White, mason
John White, turner
Benj. Whittingham, brass founder
John Woods, sailor

*Robertson’s landmarks of Toronto : a collection of historical sketches of the old town of York from 1792 until 1833, and of Toronto from 1834 to 1898. Volume 3, describes the Teraulay Street cottage of a Robert Millen, carpenter.