Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Historic Plaque unveiled at Dalkieth, Ontario

Recently [ June 2011] the Dalkeith Historical Society erected &  had unveiled a plaque honouring the founding of Dalkeith by the Robertsons-- Robertson Mills

the above plaque reads as follows
Near this spot, John Robertson and his wife Janet McKay from Dalkeith, Scotland, built, owned and operated at various times throughout the 1800's, a sawmill, a grist mill and a carding mill in September of 1811, The Robertsons purchased lot 7 in what was then concession 18 of Lancaster township. The Robertsons are credited with building the community that was known as Robertsoin Mills, once the confederation was established Robertson Mills was then called Dalkeith, in honour of their Ancestral Roots in Scotland. The parents along with their two sons, William and John, and other outstanding community members, were instrumental in building and enriching a Thriving and self sufficient village.

the Robertson Mills plaque as erected

New entrance sign for Dalkeith, Ontario

Congratulations on the efforts of The Dalkeith Historical Society


Take care and God Bless
Alex W Fraser
Courtenay, BC

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