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Sir Allan Napier MacNab

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Sir Allan Napier MacNab

  • Birth 19 Feb 1798 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 8 Aug 1862 Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial Burlington, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Memorial ID 11600228

Canadian Political Leader. Sir Allan MacNab, former Prime Minister of the Canadas 1854-56. He served in the war of 1812 at the age of 14, by 28 he had become a lawyer. With that income he started buying up land and developing it in a large scale in the Hamilton area. At one point he owned Hamilton’s now famous tourist attraction Dundurn Castle, and Hamilton’s MacNab street, MacNab School, and MacNab Recreation Centre are all named after him. In 1837 Allan MacNab operated a steamship business between Hamilton and Rochester NY. In 1838 he was knighted for his role in fighting the insurgents of 1837. He was the son of Lieut. Allan MacNab, formerly of the Queen's Rangers. He was created a baronet in 1858; the concept of barons became extinct on his death.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Scott Buschlen
  • Added: 24 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11600228
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Allan Napier MacNab (19 Feb 1798–8 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11600228, citing Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .