John Graves Simcoe was the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. He founded York (now Toronto) and was instrumental in introducing courts, trial by jury, English common law and in abolishing slavery.
Sacred to the memory of
Lt. Gen. John Graves Simcoe
October 26th 1806
His mortal remains were buried at the foot
of this Stone six years after he had erected
this Chapel to the glory of GOD and the
manifestation of the purpose in which he
lived and died. ---------- As for me
and my house we will serve the Lord.
He left a widow and nine children
to lament his loss.