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The Francois Baby House

Francois Baby House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Francois Baby House

Photo from Google Street View ©2018 Google - Posted April, 2018

Francois Baby House

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The City of Windsor
In front of a museum on the north side of Pitt Street West
between Ferry Street and Church Street

Coordinates: N 42 19.108 W 83 02.542


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Plaque Text

This house and adjacent farmland were the property of François Baby (1763-1856), first member for Kent in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada (1792-96), militia officer and Assistant Quarter Master General during the War of 1812. When the Americans invaded Canada in July 1812, Brigadier General William Hull set up his headquarters in François Baby's house and camped his troops on the farm. After Hull's withdrawal, British guns mounted here covered Isaac Brock's advance across the river to capture Detroit on 16 August 1812.

Another plaque at this location
The Battle of Windsor 1838

Related Ontario plaques
Skirmishes at the Canard River
James Baby 1763-1833

Other plaques mentioning Sir Isaac Brock
Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812)
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., 1769-1812
The Battle of Queenston Heights
The Capture of Detroit
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
Hull's Landing 1812
The Long Point Settlement
Port Stanley
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe 1763-1851
War of 1812



War of 1812

Windsor Plaques

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