Henry Dundas

The Right Honourable Viscount Melville Privy Council, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Born April 28, 1742, Edinburg, Scotland. Died May 28, 1811 Member of Parliament in Midlothian, served in British Cabinet as Secretary of State for the Home Department, then as War Secretary, and finally First Lord of the Admiralty until his impeachment…

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James Whitney

Sir James Pliny Whitney was born in Williamsburgh Township in 1843. He served as a member of the Ontario Legislature for the county of Dundas from 1888 until his death in 1914. From 1905 to 1914, Whitney served as the 6th Premier of Ontario, and was responsible for much of the planning of Ontario’s initial…

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Sir James Morris

Born November 1, 1798 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, James Morris moved to Canada in 1801 with his parents to Elizabethtown, Leeds County, Upper Canada. The family returned to Scotland the following year, then moved permanently to Elizabethtown in 1808. In 1812, Elizabethtown was renamed Brockville. Morris’ early adulthood saw him work for Brockville‚Äôs Commercial Bank,…

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