A family victory

The Chisholm Family and the War of 1812, Part 2

William Chisholm, born 1788, was the second son of George Chisholm Sr. On enlistment in the 2nd York Regiment, he was assigned the rank of Ensign and would, when Read more

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A family war

The Chisholm Family and the War of 1812, Part 1

Of the Loyalists who settled in the Flamboroughs and saw action during the War of 1812, the family of Col. George Chisholm Sr. is the most noted. Born in Read more

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Further war preparations

War of 1812, Part 5

In October 1811, Major General Isaac Brock was appointed head of the military and civil establishments of Upper Canada. The Lt. Governor, Francis Gore, returned to England, allowing the civil and military authorities to Read more

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Organizing the 1812 militia

War of 1812, Part 4

Colonels, lieutenant colonels, majors (known as Field Officers), captains, lieutenants, ensigns and adjutants (known as Regimental Officers) of the militia were commissioned by the Crown “to hold and exercise the responsibilities of their respect Read more

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Gearing up for 1812

War of 1812, Part 3

Soon after the first land grants were awarded in Upper Canada, the establishment of a military organization became one of the immediate concerns of the Provincial Legislature. Lt. Governor John Graves Simcoe viewed American Read more

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War in the air

War of 1812, Part 2

Dundas Street (the Governor’s Road), running between London and York, was originally conceived as a vital transportation route in the event the area faced invasion from the United States. The first section was completed Read more

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Before the War

War of 1812, Part 1

When Upper Canada was created in 1791, eight years after the American Revolutionary War ended, it was viewed as a barrier to American expansion rather than the creation of a new country. And while Read more

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Catholic in Flamborough, Part 3

The long history of Catholic worship in East Flamborough Township and the story of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church

Sadly, the old church being built of stone was extremely uncomfortable for much of the year. The first men to Read more

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Catholic in Flamborough, Part 2

The long history of Catholic worship in East Flamborough Township – The Story of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church

The news of the opening and dedication of the recently completed stone church, now named St. Thomas, was announced in Read more

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Catholic in Flamborough, Part 1

The long history of Catholic worship in East Flamborough Township and the story of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church

By the late 1830s, several Catholic pioneers from Scotland had settled in the township and by the early 1840s, they Read more

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