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Colonel Anthony Van Egmond 1778-1838

Colonel Anthony Van Egmond 1778-1838

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted October, 2004

Colonel Anthony Van Egmond 1778-1838

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The County of Huron
The Municipality of Huron East
In Egmondville, just inside the entrance to a cemetery
on Bayfield Street west of London Road (Road 12)

Coordinates: N 43 32.384 W 81 24.412


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Plaque Text

A native of Holland and veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, Van Egmond settled in this region in 1828. Under the general supervision of Dr. William 'Tiger' Dunlop, he constructed the newly-surveyed Huron Road for the Canada Company. A large landowner in the Huron Tract, Van Egmond became strongly dissatisfied with the Company's policies and in 1835 stood, unsuccessfully, as a Reform candidate for election to the provincial legislature. A supporter of William Lyon Mackenzie, he commanded the rebel force during the skirmish at Montgomery's Tavern, Dec. 7, 1837, and was imprisoned in Toronto following its defeat. The following month he died while awaiting trial and is buried in Egmondville.

Related Ontario plaque
'Tiger' Dunlop 1792-1848

Related Toronto plaques
William Lyon Mackenzie 1795-1861
Montgomery's Tavern


Rebellion of 1837

Another Plaque in Egmondville
The Van Egmond House

Huron East Plaques

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> Posted May 18, 2017
As I am a Dutch "van Egmond". I like all information about this famous Colonel Anthony van Egmond.
Regards, Rinus van Egmond rinusvanegmond@ziggo.nl

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