Bishop Alexander Macdonell 1762-1840

Patriot, colonizer and priest, he was born in the Highlands of Scotland. In 1804 he came to Canada as chaplain of the disbanded Glengarry Fencibles and later became Auxiliary Bishop of Quebec. As the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Kingston, formed in 1826, he lived in this building and in 1831 was appointed to the Legislative Council of Upper Canada. In 1837 he founded Regiopolis College in Kingston and is buried in St. Mary's Cathedral in this city.


In front of his former residence, Bagot and Johnson streets, Kingston

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Frontenac

Municipality: City of Kingston