The Village of Islington Times, Winter 2013

The early settlers of Islington Village brought many skills with them including farming and blacksmithing. They
also brought their Christmas traditions and beliefs which they introduced to their new home.
The Johnston, Wilcox and Montgomery families were three of the earliest families to settle Islington Village in the early
1800s. The attitude toward Christmas of the Johnston and Wilcox families would have reflected their shared British
roots and the many similarities of the Johnston’s Methodist faith and the Wilcox’s Presbyterian beliefs.