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Loyalist Plaque, Hamilton


Loyalist Plaque in Dundurn Park

Loyalist Plaque in Dundurn Park

Imbedded in a huge boulder in Dundurn Park off York Street in Hamilton, this plaque was dedicated "In Lasting Memory of the United Empire Loyalists."

The inscription reads as follows:

IN LASTING MEMORY OF THE UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS WHO PREFERRED TO REMAIN BRITISH SUBJECTS AND CAME TO CANADA IN LARGE NUMBER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION OF 1776 AND THE SIGNING OF THE TREATY OF PEACE IN 1783 ON THIS SITE IN 1785 WAS ERECTED ONE OF THE FIRST LOG HOUSES IN THIS DISTRICT BY A LOYALIST PIONEER COL. RICHARD BEASLEY WHO ON JUNE 11TH AND 12TH 1706 HERE ENTERTAINED LIEUT. COLONEL JOHN GRAVES SIMCOE THE FIRST LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF UPPER CANADA AND MRS. SIMCOE. UNVEILED JULY 1ST 1927 THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF THE CONFERATION OF THE PROVINCES OF CANADA ON JULY 1 1867