GEORGE WEIR
c1808-1837

From: "Montreal History and Gazeteer to the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892


The Epitaph on his tombstone tells where he was born and the concluding event of his life. The grave is in the old Military Burying Ground on the Papineau Road seldom seen by travellers and as seldom by the citizens of Montreal.

A square flat stone, over a low vault some two feet high, surrounded by an iron rail, and whose four corner iron ornaments, representing an acorn, have long since disappeared, but which is otherwise in an excellent condition, is the spot that visitors seek most.

The inscription on the top heavy slab, in deep cut letters reads:
 

"Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of George Weir, Esq., of Kames, Berwickshire, Scotland, late in Her Majesty's 32nd, or Cornwall Regiment, aged 29 years, who was barbarously murdered at St. Denis, Lower Canada, on the 23rd of November, 1837."

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