Season 1, Episode #5 – The Gowans

Archives of Ontario, F 28, Gowan Family Fonds, Frances Gowan to James R. Gowan (undated)

AO, F 28, Gowan Family Papers

Donald Akenson, The Orangeman: The Life and Times of Ogle Gowan (1986)

Brockville Recorder, 7 March 1833

Desmond H. Brown, “GOWAN, Sir JAMES ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003,  

LAC RG 9 I B 1, Adjutant General’s Office, Upper Canada Fonds, Vol. 19

LAC MG 26-A, Sir John A. Macdonald Fonds

LAC MG 27 I E 30, Gowan-Ferguson Family Fonds, Vol. 7

D. A. J. MacPherson, Women and the Orange Order: Female Activism, Diaspora and Empire in the British World, 1850-1940.  Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016

Donald M. MacRaild, “Wherever Orange is Worn: Orangeism and Irish Migration in the 19th and early 20th centuries,” Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 28/29, Nos. 2 and 1 (Fall 2002-Spring 2003): 98-117

Jane G. V. McGaughey, Violent Loyalties: Manliness, Migration, and the Irish in the Canadas, 1798-1841 (2020)

Elva M. Richards, “The Joneses of Brockville and the Family Compact,” Ontario History 60, 4 (1968): 169-84

Hereward Senior, “GOWAN, OGLE ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 10, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003,

Hereward Senior, ‘Ogle Gowan, Orangeism, and the Immigrant Question, 1830-1833.’  Ontario History 66, 4 (1974): 193-206.

Laura J. Smith, ‘Unsettled Settlers: Irish Catholics, Irish Catholicism, and British loyalty in Upper Canada, 1819-1840.’  PhD Thesis, University of Toronto (2017)


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