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The Settlement of Puslinch

The Settlement of Puslinch

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Plaque Location

The County of Wellington
The Township of Puslinch
On Ellis Road, 1.5 km east of Road 32


Coordinates: N 43 26.189 W 80 14.783

Map

Plaque Text

Originally known as the "Church Lands", Puslinch Township was named by the lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, Sir John Colborne, after Puslinch, his wife's birthplace in Devon, England. Extensive settlement followed the land surveys made by David Gibson between 1828 and 1832. Edward Ellis, who had settled in Puslinch in 1839, donated .4 ha of his land to the trustees of the Sterling Congregation of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. The Ellis Chapel was erected on this site in 1861 through devoted community effort, and for many years church services and a non-denominational Sunday School were held here. It remains today a monument to the pioneers of Puslinch Township.

Related Toronto plaque
David Gibson 1804-1864

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