Great Britain opened the western region of Canada (known as Upper Canada and now Ontario), purchasing land from First Nations to allocate to the mostly English-speaking Loyalists in compensation for their losses, and helping them with some supplies as they founded new settlements. Lawrence River was named by French explorers in the 18th century to honour the martyred Roman Christian, Saint Laurentis. (1751–1832), an ensign disbanded from the King's Rangers, from the state of New York.
The first years were very harsh as they struggled on the frontier. Residents commonly called the first settlement "Buell's Bay." Around 1810 government officials of Upper Canada designated the village as Elizabethtown.
During the 6-year war, which ended with the capitulation of the British in 1782, many colonists who remained loyal to the crown were frequently subject to harsh reprisals and unfair dispossession of their property by their countrymen.
Many Loyalists chose to flee north to the British colony of Quebec. Loyalist to take up land in Brockville was William Buell Sr.
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Brockville, formerly Elizabethtown, is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada in the Thousand Islands region.
Lawrence River to occupy the settlement and seize military and public stores, free American prisoners, and capture British military prisoners.
General Brock had learned of the honour being offered by the residents of Elizabethtown, but had no chance to give it his official blessing before his death.
While the explorer Cartier recorded about 200 words in their Laurentian language and the names of two villages, the people had disappeared from the area by the late 16th century.
Known as the "City of the 1000 Islands", Brockville is located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River opposite Morristown, New York, about halfway between Ontario's Cornwall to the east and Kingston to the west.
It is located 115 kilometres (71 miles) south of the national capital of Ottawa.
Anthropologists believe they may have been driven out or defeated by the powerful Mohawk people of the Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee), who by then reserved the St. This area of Ontario was first settled by English speakers in 1785, when thousands of American refugees arrived from the American colonies after the American Revolutionary War.
They were later called United Empire Loyalists because of their continued allegiance to King George III.
Although it is the seat of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, it is politically independent of the county.