Monday, May 23, 2016

William Dummer Powell, First Judge At Detroit


From the blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society:

The Diary of Ann Powell, 1789...describes a trip down the Saint Lawrence River, 11 May-June 1789, with her brother William Dummer Powell and his family. The Powells were United Empire Loyalists... . 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Early History Of Amherstburg


"We see therefore that in 1784 settlement of the Malden township first began, in a somewhat irregular manner. The settlers were not exactly squatters, they had the consent of the Indians, the recognition of the Lientenant-Governor of Detroit, and, apparently, the approval of the Governor of Quebec. Their settlement was to be known as Fredericksburg, whether after Sir Frederick Haldimand or after Frederick, the son of George III, cannot be stated."

A Land Board was established as another step taken to organize the area: