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Captain Miles Macdonell

Captain Miles Macdonell

Photo by contributor Roger Taguchi - Posted July, 2014

Captain Miles Macdonell

Photo by contributor Roger Taguchi - Posted July, 2014

Captain Miles Macdonell

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

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Stormont
In St. Andrews, on the southwest corner of
Highway 138 and Road 18

Coordinates: N 45 05.750 W 74 47.822


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Plaque Text

Born in Scotland about 1769, Miles emigrated with his father, 'Spanish' John, and other members of the family to New York 1773. Following the Revolution, they settled near Cornwall at St. Andrews West. In 1811-12 he became Lord Selkirk's agent, and led the first band of settlers to the Red River colony. The Nor'Westers endeavoured to destroy the settlement, and arrested Macdonell on a false charge in 1815. Released without trial, he returned to his farm in Osnabruck township, but later moved to his brother's residence at Pointe Fortune, where he died in 1828.

Another plaque at this location
St. Andrew's Church

Related Ontario plaque
The North West Company



South Stormont Plaques

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