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Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement

L’Etablissement des Loyalistes dans la Baie d Quinte

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
1. Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement Marker
Inscription.  English:
This region was among the first in present day Ontario to receive loyalist settlers following the American Revolution. Surveying began in 1783, and by the following year five townships had been laid out between the Cataraqui River and the east end of the Isle of Quinte (Kingstown, Ernestown, Fredericksburgh, Adolphustown, and Marysburgh). Loyalist refugees and discharged soldiers arrived to take up land grants in these five Cataraqui townships in 1784. That same year, Iroquois loyalists settled lands granted to them on the north shore of this bay. These and other loyalist settlements west of the Ottawa River prompted the British government to establish the province of Upper Canada in 1791.

French:
Cette région est l’une des premières, dans ce qui est aujourd’hui l’Ontario, à accueillir des colons loyalistes après la Guerre de l’Indépendance américaine. L’arpentage commence en 1783 et, dès l’année suivante, cinq cantons sont délimites entre la rivière Cataraqui et l’extrémité est de l’Île de Quinte (Kingstown, Ernestown, Fredericksburg, Adolphustown et Marysburgh). Des loyalistes, réfugiés et soldats
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
2. L’Etablissement des Loyalistes dans la Baie d Quinte Marker
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libérés, arrivent en 1784 pour occuper des concessions dans ces cantons. Cette année-là, des Iroquois loyalistes s’installent sur des terres qui leur ont été octroyées sur la rive nord de cette baie. La présence de ces établissement, et d’autres sis à l’ouest de la rivière des Outaouais, incite le gouvernement britannique à créer, en 1791, la province du Haut-Canada.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 44° 2.873′ N, 77° 3.059′ W. Marker is in Greater Napanee, Ontario, in Lennox and Addington County. Marker is on Loyalist Parkway (Provincial Highway 33) just from Quinte View Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11042 Loyalist Parkway, Greater Napanee, Ontario K0K, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Royal Union Flag (a few steps from this marker); Escape of the Royal George 1812 (approx. 19 kilometers away); Nelson International Raceway (approx. 21.5 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in a small park next to the eastern terminal of the Glenora Ferry.
 
Also see . . .  United Empire Loyalists - Wikipedia. United Empire Loyalists
Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
3. Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement Marker
The marker is on the left.
(or 'Loyalists') is an honorific given in 1789 by Lord Dorchester, the governor of Quebec and Governor General of British North America, to American Loyalists who resettled in British North America during or after the American Revolution. They settled in what was initially Quebec (including the Eastern Townships) and modern-day Ontario, where they received land grants of 200 acres (81 ha) per person, and in Nova Scotia (including present-day New Brunswick). Their arrival marked the beginning of a predominantly English-speaking population in the future Canada west and east of the Quebec border.
(Submitted on May 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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