Lieutenant-General John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806 - Ontario Heritage Trust


Lieutenant-General John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806

During his five-year term as the first lieutenant-governor of the newly-created province of Upper Canada (1791-96), Simcoe was responsible for establishing the provincial legislature, founding the town of York, limiting slavery in the province, encouraging settlement and immigration, and opening major communication routes throughout Upper Canada.


In Wolford Chapel, Honiton, Devonshire, England and at Cathedral Close near St. Peter’s Cathedral, Devonshire, England

Region: International

County/District: United Kingdom

Municipality: Devonshire, England