The first years of the Waterloo Settlement:

Key figures - Shadgett and O’Dwyer

Photo: James Barber

William Shadgett Jr. was buried at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

The beginning of what came to be known as the Waterloo Settlement started in 1821, following the mass arrival of new immigrants from the British Isles after the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

Thousands arrived in North America, and the Port of Quebec was the destination of choice for many of them. New lands were needed for some of the settlers, so this area was opened for colonization.