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John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806

John Graves Simcoe

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

John Graves Simcoe

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

John Graves Simcoe

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Beside the north pedestrian gate to
Navy Hall National Historic Site
at a traffic circle off Ricardo Street
1 km east of King Street

Coordinates: N 43 15.142 W 79 03.574


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Plaque Text

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.

Related Ontario plaque
The Queen's Rangers 1776 1st American Regiment

Related Toronto plaques
Lieutenant-General John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806
Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe 1766-1850
Queen's Rangers



Niagara-on-the-Lake Plaques

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