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 William Cornell

William Cornell

Birth
Death 30 Apr 1860 (aged 93)
Scarborough, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Scarborough, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 100334376 · View Source
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One of Scarborough's earliest European era pioneers, William Cornell, squatted
at Lot 18 Concession C (south end) Scarborough (near the foot of Markham Road
at the Scarborough Bluffs, bounded by Lake Ontario on the south, pre-historic Lake Iroquois
shoreline on the north, lot 17 on the east and the allowance for Markham Road on the west)
in about 1800. Here he planted Scarborough's first orchard in about 1802.
In 1801, in cooperation with others, he cut the original alignment of Kingston Road along
this portion of the lakefront below the Lake Iroquois shoreline. He purchased the property
in about 1809. Bricks were made on Cornell's farm at an early period.
(In about 1820 William Cornell set up a potash works near Bellamy Road and Kingston Road.)
The 130 acre south portion of the Cornell holding was tenanted by Robert McCowan ca 1845-1855.
One of the earliest industries in Scarborough was William Cornell's "potash works" (near Bellamy Road and Kingston Road) where the ashes of the huge white pines were processed into soap.

From the Roberts-Sinclair Family Tree Site- Dianne N McIntyre


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  • Created by: Papa B
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100334376
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Cornell (29 Oct 1766–30 Apr 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100334376, citing Saint Margaret's in the Pines Cemetery, Scarborough, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Papa B (contributor 47348426) .