Ontario's Historical Plaques 


Discover Ontario's history as told through its plaques


2004 - Now in our 13th Year - 2017


 To see what's new on this site, you can visit the Home Page 


Looking at this page on a smartphone?
For best viewing, hold your phone
in Landscape mode (Horizontal)



Lieutenant-Colonel John Bostwick 1780-1849

Lieutenant-Colonel John Bostwick 1780-1849

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Lieutenant-Colonel John Bostwick 1780-1849

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Elgin
The Municipality of Central Elgin
In Port Stanley, at the side of a church
on the northeast corner of
Colborne Street (Road 4) and Matilda Street


Coordinates: N 42 40.236 W 81 12.788

Map

Plaque Text

Born in Massachusetts, Bostwick came as a child to Norfolk County. He was appointed high constable of the London District in 1800 and sheriff in 1805. A deputy-surveyor, he laid out some of the earliest roads in the Talbot Settlement and in 1804 was granted 240 ha here at the mouth of Kettle Creek. After serving as a militia officer throughout the War of 1812 he settled on the site of Port Stanley and founded this community. Bostwick represented Middlesex in the legislative assembly 1821-24. He donated the land for this church, which was completed in 1845, and is buried in its churchyard.

Related Ontario plaque
Nanticoke

More
Information

More
Settlers

Other Plaques in Port Stanley
The London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley

More
Central Elgin Plaques




Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

Posted January 22, 2017
I believe that my Great Great Great Grandfather and my Great Great Grandfather Alexander Goff may have lived in the original settlement of Kettle Creek in 1812. Eventually Alexander received a land grant for serving in the war of 1812 in Howard Township in Kent County around 1820. Is there any info available? Thank you.
Gerald Goff canuck210@att.net




Here's where you can sent me a comment for this page.

Note: Your email address will be posted at the end of your comment so others can respond to you unless you request otherwise.

Note: Comments are moderated. Yours will appear on this page within 24 hours (usually much sooner).

Note: As soon as I have posted your comment, a reply to your email will be sent informing you.

To send me your comment, click alanlangfordbrown@gmail.com.

Thanks
Alan L Brown
Webmaster

Note: If you wish to send me a personal email, click here.