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Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey 1784-1857

Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey 1784-1857

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey 1784-1857

Photo by Alan L Brown with assistance from Sally Brown - Posted September, 2012

Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey 1784-1857

©2010 Google Maps - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The City of Ottawa
Down a pedestrian path which begins at the
farthest parking lot at Pinhey's Estate
on the Ottawa River, 19 km north of Highway 417 exit 138


Coordinates: N 45 26.404 W 75 57.211

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Plaque Text

A merchant and ship-owner in his native England, Pinhey came to Upper Canada in 1820. For his services as King's messenger during the Napoleonic Wars, he received a 405 ha land grant on the Ottawa River. Within a decade he had built up an estate which he named Horaceville after his elder son. In addition to a manor house and barns, it included mills, a store and a church. Pinhey took a leading part in township and district affairs. He was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1847, served as Warden of the Dalhousie District, and as the first Warden of Carleton County. Horaceville remained in family hands until 1959 when it was purchased by the National Capital Commission.

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