Ontario's Historical Plaques 


Discover Ontario's history as told through its plaques


2004 - Now in our 15th Year - 2019


 To find out all about me, you can visit the Home Page 


Looking at this page on a smartphone?
For best viewing, hold your phone
in Landscape mode (Horizontal)



The Reverend James Magrath at St. Peter's

The Reverend James Magrath at St. Peter's

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

The Reverend James Magrath at St. Peter's

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

The Reverend James Magrath at St. Peter's

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

Plaque Location

The Region of Peel
The City of Mississauga
On the east side of Mississauga Road
just north of Dundas Street West


Coordinates: N 43 32.617 W 79 39.613

Map

Plaque Text

Born in Ireland in 1769, Magrath was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He applied to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel for a colonial missionary post and emigrated to Upper Canada with his family. In 1827 he was appointed to the Toronto Mission on the Credit River where he served in the simple white frame church which had been built earlier that year. The church was consecrated and named St. Peter's in 1828. Magrath acquired considerable land in the area and here built his home "Erindale", the name later adopted by the settlement which developed nearby. Magrath faithfully served the parish until his death in 1851. In 1887 the original St. Peter's was replaced by this stone church designed in the modified Gothic style.

More
Religion

More
Mississauga Plaques




Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

(none yet)




Here's where you can send me a comment for this page.

Note: Your email address will be posted at the end of your comment so others can respond to you unless you request otherwise.

Note: Comments are moderated. Yours will appear on this page within 24 hours (usually much sooner).

Note: As soon as I have posted your comment, a reply to your email will be sent informing you.

To send me your comment, click alanlangfordbrown@gmail.com.

Thanks
Alan L Brown
Webmaster

Note: If you wish to send me a personal email, click here.