Gideon Tiffany 1774-1854

A native of New Hampshire who had come to Niagara in 1794, Tiffany was appointed King's Printer and published the official "Upper Canada Gazette" until 1797. He was not a Loyalist and the government, concerned by his American background, forced his resignation. In 1799, he and his brother Silvester founded at Niagara this province's first independent newspaper, the "Canada Constellation". When it failed in 1800, Gideon moved to Delaware where, with Moses Brigham and another brother, Dr. Oliver Tiffany of Ancaster, he purchased a large tract of land, including the site of the present village, from Ebenezer Allan and others. Active in township affairs, he remained there for the rest of his life.


In the municipal park, County Road 3 and Wellington Street, Delaware

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Middlesex

Municipality: Township of Middlesex Centre