Horton Township was named after Robert John Wilmot Horton, in 1821 British Under Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, who advocated “assisting” British emigration to Canada in order to “cure the evils afflicting Britain” [see McNab — The Township, pp. 22-23, 29]. In 1823 he changed his name from Robert Wilmot to Wilmot Horton. McNab Township was originally called Wilmot Township, also named after him, until the Laird of McNab re-named it after himself in 1823 or 1824.
Scope and Content
1. Copy of 1934 Voters’ List of Horton Township. Also contains a schedule of post offices at which the owners of the properties had their permanent residence. For example, John M. Barr could vote in Horton, but resided in Arnprior or McNab, since his post office was 4 (Arnprior). Peter McLachlin owned land in Horton and could therefore vote there, but lived in Burnstown (17).
Horton Township is not in the area covered by our Archives. However, the voters’ list contains the names of people who could vote in Horton but lived in Arnprior or McNab.