Loyalist tomb


I was intrigued by the Land Family tomb. Apparently Col. Robert Land Senior was an important folk figure. He was one of the first white men to settle the area which is now Hamilton, Ontario. 


The details on his tomb also reveal something about his political beliefs. He was a loyalist to the "United Empire" and reportedly spied on behalf of the British during the American Revolution. I've definitely learned something from this little cemetery visit with my MiL! 

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19 comments:

Kate said...

Isn't it great that history can be learned in so many different ways?

Paul in Powell River said...

Looking arounf our local cemetary wouldn't fill a lot of time! And nary a crypt in it! :)

cieldequimper said...

On dirait une chapelle miniature !

Olivier said...

je suis d'accord avec CielDeQuimper

Gemma Wiseman said...

Like a chapel in fairyland! So enchanting! But instead of a cross is this unusual little feature "spire"! Interesting post!

Lowell said...

Looks very English - you know, church and crown stuff. Maybe he was a rascal so they figured if they buried him in a church he might make it to heaven. Oui?

Tanya said...

i bet he had some stories to tell!

Nicola Carpenter said...

I love the chapel-ness of the tomb. beautiful.

Beneath Thy Feet

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always think those family tombs are fascinating reminders of a bygone era..

That cemetery definitely turned out to be a fascinating iplace to visit after all.

Stefan Jansson said...

Would be cool to have one of this when the day comes.

EG CameraGirl said...

I didn't realize there were spies from here that were watching the Americans!

Jack said...

I have lost the scale from your first image. My first thought was "fancy doghouse."

Randy said...

Very interesting indeed. Nice shots too.

NixBlog said...

Oh dear! I agree with Jack, why does it remind me of a Gothic dog house?

VioletSky said...

I've always like this mini chapel looking mausoleum.

Joe said...

A very quaint little tomb.

CaT said...

hahaha, i didnt think of a doghouse..
but it seems open? can you go inside?

Julie said...

I think there is a door, just very dark. The 'united empire loyalist' plaque seems to be very new bronze. I wonder ...

Did the United Empire predate the United Kingdom?

Lovely little dog house ...

Halcyon said...

@CaT - there is a door, but you can't go inside. I wouldn't want to anyway. Not sure if that is very respectful.

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