By Richard Feltoe
A Gentleman of Substance covers the extraordinary lifetime of John Redpath. Born to humble conditions in Scotland in 1796, he emigrated to Canada in 1816 to develop into a stonemason in Montreal. via 1818 he had his personal development and contracting company and used to be engaged on the Lachine Canal in addition to a lot development and recovery paintings on constructions in Montreal. His paintings at the Rideau Canal, as shrunk by way of Colonel John by means of, confirmed his enterprise acceptance, whereas his management in the Presbyterian Church stabilized his place locally. His involvement within the political and armed forces lifetime of Montreal is traced from prior to the 1837 uprising interval via to his involvement with the Annexation circulate, making him an noticeable candidate for the Montreal urban Council. the writer strains John Redpath's upwardly cellular social prestige, his friendship with Peter McGill, and his recognition into the elite society of Montreal, incomes him a spot in the coveted “Square Mile.” regardless of a rigorous enterprise agenda and vast kinfolk obligations (he fathered 17 children), he used to be a common benevolent contributor to neighborhood wishes, in addition to partaking on quite a few forums and Committees and contributing to the shaping of the city layout of Montreal. awareness is given to his expansive domestic, Terrace financial institution, the following subdivision of his property and the early residential growth of Montreal, and to his founding of the Canada Sugar Refinery and its progress.
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But at that time, it would not have raised an eyebrow. In fact, such a union would have been deemed a very good match, indeed fortunate for the young lady to have married such a well-respected gentleman of means and influence. Following the marriage, Jane and John collected the children and returned to Montreal to begin a new life together at the house on St. James Street. 43 Terrace Bank. CHAPTER FIVE Defending Against Rebellion And a Mew Home ince the days of Wolfe and Montcalm in 1759, the linguistic and culturally distinct populations of Montreal had been forced to live side by side.
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What is interesting is that in the St. Paul s Church records, John is now described as "... John Redpath, merchant of Montreal.. "4—a sure sign that his status within the city had changed and that he was now considered part of Montreal in 1846, showing the location of the Terrace Bank property. Note that the actual property continues beyond the top of the map, outside the city boundary. Defending Against R e b e l l i o n And a New Home an adjacent section of the property. By May 1837, the new house was well under construction and the surrounding grounds were being actively cultivated, as noted in a letter written by John to a Mr.
A Gentleman of Substance: The Life and Legacy of John Redpath (1796-1869) by Richard Feltoe