Chadsey Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW of junction of Sumas and Fraser Rivers between Matsqui and Chilliwack, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°07'22''N, 122°08'39''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/1

Origin Notes and History:

Chadsey Creek adopted 12 December 1939 on 92G/1, not Lost Creek as labelled on BC Reference map 77 (date not cited).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named after a pioneering family; descendants still residing in the Chilliwack area. Victoria Times 17 July 1940 carried the following notice: "William Harvey Chadsey, 73-year old BC pioneer, died in hospital [at Chilliwack] last night. Born at Sumas, BC, 27 Februrary 1867, he was the 3rd of 4 pioneer brothers who farmed in the Sumas Prairie district in the latter part of the last century. He is survived by 2 sisters and a brother, Lockhart, all of the Chilliwack district." The following crown grants were registered: Chester Chadsey Lot 85, 10 October 1862; George Chadswy Lot 87, 3 April 1866; James Chadsey Lot 292, 9 February 1870 and Lot 84, 10 June 1872; William Chadsey Lot 88, 16 March 1874 (all Group 2, New Westminster District, located just east of Sumas River). See also Chadsey Creek, Queen Charlotte Islands.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office