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The Hawley House

The Hawley House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

The Hawley House

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2007

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Township of Loyalist
In Bath, on the south side of Main Street (Highway 33)
across from Country Club Drive
1 km west of Church Street (Road 7)

Coordinates: N 44 10.647 W 76 47.049


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Plaque Text

This house, the oldest in the Bay of Quinte district, was built about 1785 by Captain Jeptha Hawley (1740-1813), a Loyalist from Arlington, Vermont. The Hawleys, an old Connecticut family, had sent several representatives, including Jeptha's father, to the legislature of that colony. Jeptha joined the Royal Standard in 1776, served under General Burgoyne and was later in charge of Loyalist refugees at Machiche, Quebec. In 1784 he settled here in Ernesttown Township. The stone portion of this building was added between 1787 and 1799 as quarters for the Rev. John Langhorn, the district's first resident Anglican clergyman.

Related Ontario plaque
United Empire Loyalists


Other Plaques in Bath
The Founding of Bath
Bath Academy 1811
The Reverend John Langhorn, 1744-1817
The First Steamship on Lake Ontario

Loyalist Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted March 10, 2011
Hi my mother's family is Hawley and this is great. My great grandfather was the first Dentist Charles Hawley born in Trenton. I will be sending this to my Aunt. Would love to talk to someone as I have his travelling dentist bottles and a love letter. My email address is lea@qcislands.net

> Posted November 12, 2009
It would be great if this house could be renovated to reflect the style of the times in which it was built.

> Posted December 30, 2008
Hi my name is Liz. I live in the Hawley House and that jeep in the driveway was mine. I was just wondering if you could obtain older pic's with some more history of this house and maybe some history on the Hawley family. I recently took a walk up to the cemetery in Bath and found some Hawley headstones showing that some of the 'Douglas' women, that being the last name, married into the Hawley family and that just happens to be mine as well.

> Posted December 30, 2008
Hey I was just checking out the site and my mother lives in the Hawley house now.

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