William Cassidy purchased land from the Crown in 1872. It is 1 1/4 miles north of the Teeswater Corner ( highway 4 and highway. 9, about 10miles west of Walkerton on the Kincardine Road.). William Cassidy got a “Location Ticket” in 1855 which allows him to develop the land. To be awarded the Deed to the property he had to build a house at least 16’X26', clear so many acres per year and pay the lot off. He completed these requirements and got the Patent (deed) for the land ion 1873.
I'm sure it wasn't easy to exist in their new home , being on the low end of the food chain in those days as Irish Catholics were ,until a new group of immigrants took their place as the years went by. They had to have been tough, hardworking, inspired folks, many of whom owned property for the first time in many generations