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Gideon Tiffany 1774-1854

Gideon Tiffany 1774-1854

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted November, 2004

Gideon Tiffany 1774-1854

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The Township of Middlesex Centre
In Delaware, on the southeast corner of
Gideon Drive (Road 3) and Wellington Street
a block north of Longwoods Road (Road 2)

Coordinates: N 42 54.532 W 81 25.282


Plaque Text

A native of New Hampshire who had come to Niagara in 1794, Tiffany was appointed King's Printer and published the official "Upper Canada Gazette" until 1797. He was not a Loyalist and the government, concerned by his American background, forced his resignation. In 1799 he and his brother Sylvester founded at Niagara this province's first independent newspaper, the "Canada Constellation". When it failed in 1800, Gideon moved to Delaware where, with Moses Brigham and another brother Dr. Oliver Tiffany of Ancaster, he purchased a large tract of land, including the site of the present village, from Ebenezer Allan and others. Active in township affairs, he remained here for the rest of his life.

Related Ontario plaques
The Canada Constellation 1799-1800
First Newspaper 1793
Ebenezer Allan 1752-1813



Middlesex Centre Plaques

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