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Bornish Scottish Cairn / Old Hilltop / Original Scotch Cemetery, Middlesex County , ON

Street Address: 1837 Bornish Dr (SE corner of Bornish Drive and Kerwood Rd)
Community: Parkhill
Township: West Williams Township (Concession 12, Lot 8)
Locality: Middlesex County
Municipality: North Middlesex
Province: ON
GPS: 43.110061,-81.723368

Registered to R.C.E.C. of Diocese of London. "In February 1850, the first death in the new community of Bornish occurred. At the age of 42, Mrs. Catherine MacDonald, wife of Lachlan MacDonald and mother of eight children aged two to 17, succumbed to the hardships of the past year. As it was mid-winter and the nearest Catholic cemetery was several miles away in Adelaide village, a burial ground was established nearby on the crest of this hill, and she was buried there"1.

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  • AMCTO: The Municipal Experts
  • 1West Williams Township: A Proud Heritage published by the Corporation of the Township of West Williams, 1999, ISBN 0-9685565-0-7


    Photos courtesy of Alison Mitchell-Reid [2008]
    Indexed by Alison Mitchell-Reid


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