Colonel Thomas Hornor 1767-1834

Born in New Jersey, Hornor first came to Upper Canada in 1793 and visited the unsettled township of Blenheim. Disposing of his holdings in the United States, he emigrated to Blenheim in 1795. That year, he completed (on lot 15, concession 1) the first sawmill, and in 1802 the first grist-mill, in what is now Oxford County. In 1800, he was appointed a justice of the peace for the London District and registrar for Oxford and Middlesex Counties. He served as an officer in the 1st Regiment Oxford Militia and became its colonel in 1822. Elected to the provincial legislature as Oxford's first member, Hornor represented this riding, 1820-31 and 1832-34.


At Princeton Cemetery, County Road 2, near the site of his former mill, just west of Princeton

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Oxford

Municipality: Township of Blandford-Blenheim