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Hazelton Spencer 1757-1813

Hazelton Spencer 1757-1813

Photo by contributor Chris Howitt - Posted July, 2016

Hazelton Spencer 1757-1813

Photo from Google Street View ©2016 Google - Posted July, 2016

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Town of Greater Napanee
On the south side of Highway 33
at the edge of the road
3 km west of Conway
across the road from street number 9369


Coordinates: N 44 05.568 W 76 56.916

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Plaque Text

An important figure in early Upper Canada, Spencer was born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. During the American Revolution he fought with the British forces and in 1784, when his unit was disbanded, he settled here. Widely acknowledged as a man of ability and stature, Spencer quickly achieved prominence. He represented this region in the province's first parliament (1792-96) and secured several judicial and administrative appointments. Continuing his distinguished military career, he was commissioned an officer in the Royal Canadian Volunteer Regiment and served in the garrison at Kingston, (1797-1800) where he was commandant and at Fort George (1800-1802). Spencer gained his highest office in 1794, however, with his appointment as Lieutenant of the County of Lennox. He held this prestigious post until his death.

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> Posted February 13, 2012
Thanks for all your efforts in putting together this web site. I am a plaque fanatic as well. Cannot pass one by. Drives my family crazy but ...oh well. Hazelton Spencer was my great-great-great-great grandfather. Proud to be a descendent.
Jim Campbell, Calgary, Alberta, Manager Queen's University, Western Canada Office




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