Flamborough’s lost landmarks

We in Flamborough live in a landscape rich with historical landmarks. Some, however, are more noticeable than others. Today, if you stand at the corner of Hwy. 6 and 10th  Concession in East Flamborough, you see rolling farmland and Read more

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The story of Aeneas Shaw

Aeneas was born at Tordarroch House in Scotland in 1740, son of Angus Shaw, Chief of Clan Ay and Anne Dallas of Cantray. He immigrated to Staten Island, New York around 1770 soon after the outbreak of the American Read more

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The story of John Glasgow

John Glasgow was born on Feb. 15, 1821 in Leitholm, Berwickshire, Scotland. He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1832 and settled in Hamilton. After a few months, the family moved to East Flamborough because they were concerned Read more

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Legacy of Brock’s death

The death of General Sir Isaac Brock at the Battle of Queenston Heights on October 13, 1812 was among the reasons that the northern parts of East and West Flamborough Townships were so late to see the arrival of Read more

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The Bates Brothers

Only a year after the King and Chisholm families settled in East Flamborough Township, Lt. Governor John Graves Simcoe ordered the construction of a small inn, later to be called The King’s Head Inn, at the Stoney Creek end Read more

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Decorated hero, Titus Geer Simons

Titus Geer Simons was born January 20,1765 in Enfield, Connecticut, one of 10 children of Titus Simons (1743-1824), an established military man, and Jerusha Kingsley. On the eve of the American Revolution, his father enlisted and the family was Read more

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Angus MacDonnell, Part 2

A Man of many interests

Following Angus MacDonnell’s election to the Assembly at York, the following notice appeared in the York Gazette on July 4, 1801:

“Last Friday at the final close of the Poll for a Member to Read more

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Angus MacDonnell, Part 1

The recent intensive development on the two lots west of the Parkside-Centre Road intersection, including the new subdivision and addition to the WDHS, merited a look at the first owner of the property – Angus MacDonnell.

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Fighting brothers

The Chisholm Family and the War of 1812, Part 6

Among the earliest settlers in East Flamborough Township were two brothers, William and John Applegarth from the village of Standrop, in the county of Durham, England.

William, born in Read more

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A casualty of war

The Chisholm Family and the War of 1812

Fighting on the battlefield during the War of 1812 was brutally violent and consisted of the armies, easily identified by the red uniforms worn by the British and blue uniforms worn Read more

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