"BISHOP ALEXANDER MACDONELL 1762-1840" ~ Kingston
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 44° 13.796 W 076° 29.112
18T E 381385 N 4898483
Quick Description: This plaque is in tribute to Bishop Alexander Macdonell who became the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Kingston.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/6/2012 4:10:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMEJVM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 4

Long Description:
The text on the plaque reads as follows:
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.
Address or location of plaque: On the southwest corner of Bagot and Johnson Streets.

Physical location of plaque: City

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

A web-site for more details.: [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": The plaque is in front of the building where Bishop Macdonell lived in 1831.

This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Person'

Condition of sign: Good but the gold coloured paint is no longer present on some letters.

Is this a bilingual sign?: No !

What is the second/third language?: Not listed

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