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Peter Matthews c.1789-1838

A leading figure in Mackenzie's uprising against the government in December 1837, Matthews was captured by the militia and with Samuel Lount, another prominent rebel, was publicly hanged for treason.

Location

In Brougham Parkette, Brougham Road and Highway 7, Pickering

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: Regional Municipality of Durham

Municipality: City of Pickering

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