Canadian History Dictionary Astorians
Name applied to members of the two expeditions fitted out
(Samuel de Champlain era) Commissioner in dispute between Kirke...
Came to Nova Scotia from Boston. Appointed member of the
Martin Abraham 1589-1664 Born In Scotland Came To Canada In 1614
having married Marguerite Langlois the previous year. Engaged a...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Member of Legislative Council, 79.
Tolmie William Fraser 1812-1886 Born At Inverness Scotland
Studied medicine; joined the Hudson's Bay Company, 1832, arrivi...
Penny Edward Goff 1820-1881 Born In England In 1844 Came To
Canada, studied law, and in 1850 called to the bar of Lower Can...
Index : William Lyon Mackenzie Era Comes To Canada 1817 89 Arouses Public Feeling 89
tried for libel at Kingston and again at Brockville, and acquit...
Lieutenant-governor of Detroit during Revolutionary
(Lord Dorchester era) One of the protesting members of Council ...
(General Brock era) British ship taken by the Constitution, 284...
Macpherson Sir David Lewis 1818-1896 Born In Scotland Came To
Canada, 1835. In 1842 entered business in Montreal; in 1851 he,...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Force gathered by, and Ligneris, dispers...
Henry Patrick 1736-1799 American Statesman Index : Lord Dorchester Era His
rhetorical exaggerations, 197. =Bib.=: Cyc. Am. Biog.
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) French military engineer, 85, 90.
See Church of England.
Wiman Erastus 1834-1904 Born At Churchville Ontario Educated In
Toronto; early became engaged in newspaper work; joined the sta...
Wolseley Garnet Joseph Viscount 1833- Born In Golden Bridge
House, Dublin county, Ireland. In 1852 entered the army as ensi...
(Count Frontenac era) Charter of, declared null and void, 264; ...
St Hubert Father
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Recommended for vacancy in bishop...
Drummond Sir Gordon 1771-1854 Son Of Colin Drummond At One Time
deputy paymaster-general of the forces in Canada. Born at Quebec.
Entered the army, 1789, and rapidly promoted until in 1794 became
lieutenant-colonel of the 8th Liverpool Regiment. Saw distinguished
service in the Netherlands and in the West Indies; became colonel, 1798,
and commanded his regiment during the campaign in Egypt, assisting in
capture of Cairo and Alexandria. In 1805 given rank of major-general and
took command of a division in Jamaica. In December, 1808, transferred to
the staff in Canada, until 1811. Served for a time in Ireland; returned
to Canada as second in command to Sir George Prevost, 1813. Took a most
prominent part in the War of 1812. From December, 1813, to April, 1815,
president and administrator of Upper Canada, and during this period
succeeded in turning the tide of victory to the British forces. Defeated
the Americans at Niagara, July 28, 1814, and followed this up by
occupying Fort Erie in November. In recognition of his splendid services
during the war, gazetted a K. C. B. On the departure of Sir George
Prevost appointed administrator of Lower Canada, and assumed office Apr.
4, 1815. Had expressed a strong desire to return to England, as it was
understood that the appointment was to be only temporary. Accordingly
relieved by Major-General Wilson, and departed from Quebec, May 20,
1816. Obtained the rank of lieutenant-general in 1825. In 1827 made a G.
C. B. Died in London. =Index=: (General Brock era) Takes command of troops at Montreal,
115; commander of forces in Canada, 157. =Bib.=: Morgan, Cel. Can.;
Read, Lieutenant-Governors of Upper Canada; Lucas, Canadian War of
1812; Rattray, The Scot in British North America.
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