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Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell (Aberchalder) c. 1750-1809

Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell (Aberchalder)

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell (Aberchalder)

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

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Glengarry
On the corner of Road 2 and Stonehouse Point Road
just east of Glen Walter
across the road from street number 18527

Coordinates: N 45 02.379 W 74 37.166


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Plaque Text

Born in Scotland, Macdonell came to New York in 1773. Commissioned ensign in the Royal Highland Emigrants (84th Regiment) in June 1775 and later transferred to Butler's Rangers, Macdonell served with distinction until 1784 when he settled with his clansmen in Charlottenburg Township. He represented Glengarry in the Legislative Assembly (1792-1800) and was chosen first speaker (1792-96). Macdonell served as Lieutenant of Glengarry (1793-1808), commander of the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Volunteers (1796-1802), and paymaster of the 10th Royal Veteran Battalion from 1807 until his death.

Related Ontario plaque
Butler's Rangers


South Glengarry Plaques

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> Posted February 14, 2011
Nice site. Great retirement project and methinks a very useful reference source.
Mike Bryan, mbryan@magma.ca, director, Goulbourn Township Historical Society, Stittsville

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