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Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma District, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Col. John Prince

1796-1870

 
 
Col. John Prince Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
1. Col. John Prince Marker
Inscription.
Here, on a portion of his former estate, is buried Col. Prince who emigrated from England in 1833 and settled at Sandwich, Upper Canada. As commanding officer of the Essex Militia, he stirred up a violent controversy by ordering the summary execution of four members of an armed force sympathizing with Mackenzie's Rebellion which invaded the Windsor area from Detroit in December, 1838. He represented Essex in the legislative assembly 1836-40 and 1841-54. Prince was appointed the first judge of the Algoma District in 1860. Colourful and eccentric, he became one of early Sault Ste. Marie's best known citizens.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 46° 30.008′ N, 84° 17.989′ W. Marker is in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in Algoma District. Marker can be reached from Lake Street 0.6 kilometers south of Queen Street East. Touch for map. Marker is located along a walking path in Bellevue Park. From the parking lot, cross the bridge near the pond. Marker is in this post office area: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 4A5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shingwauk Hall (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Ermatinger House (approx. 2
Wideview of Col. John Prince Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
2. Wideview of Col. John Prince Marker
kilometers away); Precious Blood Cathedral (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Nicolas Perrot (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Dr. Roberta Bondar (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); Passenger and Packet Freighters on the Upper Great Lakes (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); Anna Jameson (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); War Memorial Hospital (approx. 3.8 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sault Ste. Marie.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - John Prince. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
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Col. John Prince burial marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
3. Col. John Prince burial marker
Located near the historical marker on a small rise

The mortal remains of
Col. JOHN PRINCE
First Judge of this
District of Algoma
Born Mar. 12, 1796
at Hereford England
Died Nov. 30, 1870
at his residence on
the mainland opposite
this island were at his
own request here
deposited.
The memory of the just is blessed
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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