• I was born in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, in 1752.
  • I entered the British Army in 1770 and commanded a regiment during the American War of Independence (1775-1783).
  • I entered Parliament in 1790 before being appointed the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada in 1792.
  • As Governor, I laid the foundation for the provinces later development through the introduction of common law, trial by jury and the promotion of the Church of England.
  • In 1796 I was forced to return to Britain due to ill-health. I am considered a hugely influential figure in the development of both Ontario and wider Canada.

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