About 30 minutes east of Ottawa is the sleepy community of Cumberland. Now a part of Ottawa, it was originally settled in 1799 and was named after Prince Ernest Augustus (1771-1851) who had became the Duke of Cumberland (a County in Northern England) in 1799. By 1831, there were still only 12 families in the area.
I discovered a link with curious information about Cumberland, including this bit about Settlement Duties – the harsh expectations placed on newcomers when given sections of land upon their arrival to the area. "Settlers were given a location ticket. They had 2 years to clear (?) of the road in front and rear (altho it appears they had only to do the front road), cut down, clear and fence 5 acres along the front of each 100 acres (altho it was considered adequate to cut down, without clearing, a 1chain depth of land along both front and rear; and even then it seems the front was adequate); and build a 16x20 dwelling house." Plenty of toil and hardship to be had, but with rewards that lasted many generations.