The History of the Macdonell-Williamson House

Father of John Macdonell, Colonel " Spanish John" Macdonell

Macdonell was a fur trader and partner in the Northwest Company. He married Magdeleine Poitras, a Métis from Qu'Appelle, (Saskatchewan). They had twelve children. Upon Macdonell's death in 1850, the house was passed on to their youngest son, John Beverly Palafox Macdonell.

The house was acquired by William Williamson in 1882 and remained within the family until the early sixties. Structural changes were made during the Williamson era. 




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