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Her Majesty's Chapel of the Mohawks

Her Majesty's Chapel of the Mohawks

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2010

Her Majesty's Chapel of the Mohawks

Plaque Location

The City of Brantford
On Mohawk Street .5 km east of Birkett Lane


Coordinates: N 43 07.469 W 80 14.103

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Plaque Text

Originally called St. Paul's, this chapel was the first Protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest surviving church in Ontario. Built by the Crown in 1785, it was given to those Mohawk Indians led by Joseph Brant who had supported the British during the American Revolution. Their choice cost them their lands in New York. To compensate for the loss the Mohawks were granted 307,560 ha on the Grand River complete with two mills, a school and chapel. Although the church has undergone many alterations, it stands as a reminder of the important role played by the Loyalist Mohawks in the early settlement of Ontario.


Another plaque at this location
St. Paul's 1785 H.M. Chapel of the Mohawks

Related Ontario plaques
St. Paul's 1785 H.M. Chapel of the Mohawks
Christ Church, Her Majesty's Chapel Royal of the Mohawk

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