John Graves Simcoe

Standard Name: Simcoe, John Graves

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe
Elizabeth Postuma Gwillim married Lieutenant-Colonel John Graves Simcoe , who nine years later became the first Lieutenant-Governor of the newly distinct British colony of Upper Canada (now Ontario).
Fryer, Mary Beacock. Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, 1762-1850, A Biography. Dundurn Press, 1989.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe
John Graves Simcoe , husband of EPS , died at Exeter after falling ill at sea. He had been despatched on a mission to Portugal, intended as an interim assignment before taking up the...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe
As Lieutenant-Governor EPS 's husband is well regarded by Canadian historians—particularly for his proposal, when the legislature of Upper Canada first met on 17 September 1792, for banning slavery from the colony. The measure failed...
Publishing Olaudah Equiano
Equiano was already a well-known figure in the abolitionist movement in Britain when his book appeared. He had issued Proposals for his subscription in November 1788 (the same month that George III fell ill, probably...
Residence Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe
EPS arrived in harbour at Quebec with her two youngest children and her husband , who had been appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (now newly separated from Lower).
Fryer, Mary Beacock. Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, 1762-1850, A Biography. Dundurn Press, 1989.
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Residence Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe
EPS and her husband landed in England after their years in Canada.
Fryer, Mary Beacock. Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, 1762-1850, A Biography. Dundurn Press, 1989.
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Textual Production Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe
EPS kept a five-year diary of her travels in Canada with her husband and two of her small children; this was in addition to her letters home.
Fryer, Mary Beacock. Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, 1762-1850, A Biography. Dundurn Press, 1989.
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Textual Production Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe
Two years after closing, perforce, her Canadian journals, EPS kept a diary (which survives) of a tour of west-country England made with her husband , who was carrying out inspection as military commander of the...

Timeline

17 September 1792
When the legislature of Upper Canada first met, at Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake), the Lieutenant-Governor,John Graves Simcoe proposed a method for ending slavery in the colony.