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Sharon Temple

Sharon Temple

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004

Sharon Temple

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2012

Sharon Temple

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of York
The Town of East Gwillimbury
In Sharon, in front of the temple
on the east side of Leslie Street (Road 12)
just south of Mount Albert Road (Road 13)

Coordinates: N 44 06.090 W 79 26.470


Plaque Text

Erected 1825-32, its architecture symbolizes the religious beliefs of its builder, David Willson, born in New York State 1778. Disowned by the Society of Friends (Quakers), he established hereabouts the Children of Peace (Davidites) in 1812, a small sect which retained some Quaker mysticism while placing great emphasis on ceremony, music and practical education. Most Davidites were strong political reformers and several joined Mackenzie's force in the Rebellion of 1837. Following Willson's death 1866, the strength of the sect diminished and its last service was held here 1886.

Another plaque at this location
Sharon Temple

Related Ontario plaque
William Lyon Mackenzie 1795-1861



East Gwillimbury Plaques

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> Posted June 29, 2011
This building was used to film scenes in "Samuel Lount" (1985), a movie about the Rebel leader (see his plaque pages on this site and at torontoplaques.com). The film portrayed Lount as a member of the pacifist sect, but characterized his involvement in the Rebellion as unique. This plaque says support for fighting the British was common amongst members. -Wayne

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