The Orange Order in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec


May 2, 2012:

Orange Order Commemorative Button, 1830-1980
New October 7, 2015:
King Billy Crossing the Boyne River
Orange Order, Poster of King Billy crossing the Boyne River
Here are some books which describe the Orange Order in Ireland and Canada: In Ireland in 1802, the following book was written by Sir Richard Musgrave a few years after the 1798 "Rising". This was one of the most bloody insurgencies in Irish History -- over 30,000 persons died. Memoirs of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, by Sir Richard Musgraves, 1802, Fourth Edition, Duffry Press, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland, ISBN 0-9643925-0-X The book is available to read online at Google Books. And here's a book, specific to Canada: The Orangeman: The Life and Times of Ogle Gowan, by Donald Harman Akenson, (Queen's University, Kingston) James Lorimer and Company, Toronto, 1986, ISBN 0-88862-963-X Ogle Robert Gowan instituted the Orange Order in Eastern Ontario. He came from County Wexford in 1829. Orangeism: The Canadian Phase, by Hereward Senior, ISBN 007092998X / 9780070929982 / 0-07-092998-X , Publisher McGraw-Hill Ryerson. The Sash Canada Wore: A Historical Geography of the Orange Order in Canada by Houston, Cecil J., and William J. Smyth. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1980, 215 p. ISBN 0802054935
December 13, 2012: Another article: "A Bid for Rural Ascendancy: The Upper Canadian Orangemen, 1836-1840". This is written by Hereward Senior from McGill University. I have a photocopy of this article. Lots of information regarding the Orange Order in the Brockville / Kingston / Carleton County triangle.
January 8, 2014: We now have a local (Eastern Ontario) web page for the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland.
The following is from a painting at Library and Archives, Canada by C. W. Jefferys, 1835. It shows an early Orange Day Parade in Southern Ontario.
Orange Order 12 of July Parade, Southern Ontario, c. 1820

September 23, 2015: Here is another good book on the origins of the Orange Order in the old country: Orangeism in Ireland and Britain, 1795-1836, by Hereward Senior, Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1966, no ISBN, based on Mr. Senior's PhD. thesis at McGill University. ... Al
Here is Mr. John Brown, the oldest Orangeman in Carleton County in 1893. Newspaper clipping courtesy of Carmen Rochon.
John Brown, oldest Orangeman in Carleton County, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1893

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