Ontario's Historical Plaques 

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Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005


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


Photo by contributors David & Kellie Clifford - Posted April, 2009


Photo by contributor Gary Trudeau - Posted March, 2018

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Glengarry
On the north side of Road 17
just over 400 m east of its western end at Road 27
(The house is at the end of this long lane)

Coordinates: N 45 09.350 W 74 38.607


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Plaque Text

Begun about 1812 this house, one of the finest country residences of the day, was the home of the Honourable Alexander Fraser, Quartermaster of the Canadian Fencibles during the War of 1812. Fraser became Colonel of the 1st Regiment, Glengarry Militia, in 1822 and served under Sir John Colborne in Lower Canada during the Rebellion of 1837-38. Elected in 1828 to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, he was appointed in 1839 to the Legislative Council. From 1842-49 he was the first Warden of the Eastern District, now the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.


South Glengarry Plaques

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> Posted May 10, 2018
My maternal grandmother, Margaret Maria Crang (nee Bowen), was born at Fraserfield on January 17, 1876. She became engaged to Frank Crang, who was doing his medical studies in Glengarry, in1902. She was given a diamond engagement ring. She told us a story about using the diamond ring to scratch her initials on the glass of a window at Fraserfield. About 1990, my family visited Fraserfield and knocked on the front door. My mother, Florence (Jane) Allin, had told me a French Canadian family owned the property and when she visited many years earlier, was not allowed in the house at all. In our case the owner invited us in to see the main floor of the house and we were able to find the window with the initials MB scratched on the glass. The wing of the house on the right side of the main entrance had been sealed off when my grandmother lived in the house to save heating costs. We have two chairs that came from Fraserfield to Edmonton with my grandmother.
Robert Allin Banff, AB boballin@telus.net

> Posted March 4, 2012
My dad's great great grandfather was Col. Alexander Fraser

> Posted January 11, 2010
Joshua Bowen (1879) was the second owner of Fraserfield. Captain Peter Grant was the original owner of the land and gave it to his son in law Alexander Fraser who built Fraserfield in 1818-21. Expanded in 1848-51. The first land owner had 800 acres. The house is declared historical. Commissioned art was completed in 2008 of Fraserfield from a photo from circa 1900.

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