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Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell 1783-1846

Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell 1783-1846

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell 1783-1846

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Elgin
The Municipality of Bayham
In Port Burwell, on the northwest corner of
Pitt and Erieus streets


Coordinates: N 42 38.755 W 80 48.323

Map

Plaque Text

Born of Loyalist parents, Burwell became a deputy-surveyor in 1809 and was instructed to lay out the Talbot Road for settlement. He was granted 240 ha of land in Southwold Township where he settled in 1815. A close associate of Col. Thomas Talbot, Burwell carried out extensive surveys in southwestern Upper Canada which prepared the way for settlement. He served in the War of 1812 as lieutenant-colonel of the 1st Middlesex Militia, was a justice of the peace and for some 20 years represented this area in the legislative assembly. This community, named in his honour, was laid out by Burwell in 1830.

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Trinity Anglican Church 1836
Colonel The Honourable Thomas Talbot 1771-1853

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