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James Wallis 1806-1893

James Wallis 1806-1893

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

James Wallis 1806-1893

Photo by contributors David & Kellie Clifford - Posted April, 2009

Plaque Location

The City of Kawartha Lakes
In Fenelon Falls, at the west end of Oak Street
running west of Water Street
west of Colborne Street (Road 8/121)
just north of the bridge over the Fenelon River

Coordinates: N 44 32.261 W 78 44.459


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Plaque Text

This house, "Maryboro' Lodge", was completed in 1837 by James Wallis, a gentleman from "Maryborough", Cork, Ireland, who had emigrated to Montreal in 1832. The following year he and Robert Jameson purchased extensive lands in this vicinity. In 1834, in partnership, they built a sawmill and later a grist-mill which formed the nucleus of the present village of Fenelon Falls. Wallis donated land for the community's first church in 1835 and personally conducted services until the arrival of a clergyman in 1838. He was also a justice of the peace and commanded local militia during the Rebellion of 1837.

Related Ontario plaque
Rebellion of 1837


Kawartha Lakes Plaques

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> Posted September 17, 2012
I have seen this plaque and visited the museum beside it many times over the years! Always a delightful way to spend an hour or two during the summer!

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