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Common Name Limestone Hall: the McGregor Homestead
Municipal Address 6391 Walkers Line
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Building Demolished No
Local Municipality Burlington
Province Ontario
Construction Date 1853
Type of Recognition Municipal Register
Design
Architect N/A
Notes on the Design or Physical Value -stone two-storey structure in Georgian style with a low truncated hipped roof. The five-bay front elevation has 6/6 windows (restored) with good replacement shutters; the lower-
Sources City of Burlington
Context
Notes on Context An Honour Roll Pear Tree, llm high and 64 cm in diameter, on the fence line.
Historical
Notes on History of the Property 's Road, pp. 90-92, John McGregor was the grandson of Captain Duncan McGregor of the 42nd Highlanders, who was left for dead on the battlefield of the 1877 Battle of Brandywine during the American revolutionary wars, but survived to return to Scotland with his wife and American-born infant son Peter. In 1812 Peter McGregor fought at Quebec, like his father in the 42nd Highlander regiment. While serving with the Black Watch regiment in the Peninsular War, he saved the life of the Prince Regent, later William N. After the war he was rewarded with a 500 acre Crown Grant of land and settled on Con 4 NS, Lot 8. At his death he left each of his four sons 100 acres of land each.

His second son, John, received the patent for this lot in 1846. Until Limestone Hall was built in 1853, he and his wife and family - 10 children in the 1851 census, aged 17,16,15, 13,12,10,8,6,3, and 1 -
Sources City of Burlington
Statement of Significance
Legal Description (Plan and Lot Number): Con 5 NS, Pt Lt 8
Last updated 2015-11-02 10:50:07.624
Group City of Burlington
Added By HRC Admin
Date Added April 23, 2014
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