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St. Raphael's in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Bishop Alexander Macdonell

(1762-1840)

 
 
Bishop Alexander Macdonell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, July 4, 2022
1. Bishop Alexander Macdonell Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Scotland and educated for the priesthood, Macdonell obtained land in Glengarry County and, in 1804, brought many soldiers from his disbanded Highland Regiment to join the Loyalists already in Upper Canada. Having helped raise a second- regiment which he accompanied into action during the War of 1812, he launched an unsuccessful campaign for provincially supported Catholic Schools. Consecrated in 1826, he became the first Roman Catholic Bishop in Upper Canada. After serving as a Legislative Councillor (1831-9), he returned to Scotland to promote emigration to Canada. He died at Dumfries.

Né en Écosse et ordonné prêtre, Macdonell obtint des terres dans le comté de Glengarry et, en 1804, amena de nombreux soldats de son Highland Regiment dans le Haut-Canada. Ayant aidé à recruter un nouveau régiment qu'il suivit sur le champ de bataille en 1812, il organisa sans succès une campagne pour faire subventionner par la province les écoles catholiques. Sacré évêque en 1826, il fut le premier prélat catholique du Haut-Canada. Il fut membre du Conseil législatif (1831-39), mais retourna en Écosse pour
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promouvoir l'émigration au Canada. Il mourut à Dumfries.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Government of Canada - 1929 - Gouvernement du Canada

 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
 
Location. 45° 12.722′ N, 74° 35.842′ W. Marker is in St. Raphael's, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties. Marker is on County Road 18 (County Highway 18), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19998 County Rd 18, St Raphael's ON K0C 1L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Raphaels' Ruins (here, next to this marker); The Glengarry Emigration of 1786 (a few steps from this marker); The Parish of St. Raphael (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blue Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The College of Iona / Le College d'Iona (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); "Cariboo" Cameron
Bishop Alexander Macdonell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, July 4, 2022
2. Bishop Alexander Macdonell Marker
(approx. 17.5 kilometers away); Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell (approx. 19.3 kilometers away); Captain Miles Macdonell (approx. 20.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Raphael's.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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