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John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806
Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009
Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010
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Coordinates: N 43 15.142 W 79 03.574
Simcoe was born in Northamptonshire and educated at Oxford. He joined the British army in 1771, and from 1777-81 commanded the Queen's Rangers, a Loyalist corps in America. After the Loyalist influx had led to the creation of a separate province of Upper Canada in 1791, Simcoe was named its first lieutenant-governor. During his five years of office the province's basically British and monarchical character and institutions took shape. After he left Canada in 1796 he held a succession of military and colonial offices, and died in Exeter shortly after being appointed Commander-in-chief for India.
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