Turtlepoint Books

Jane Simpson, Author

Soldier, Settler, Sinner:  The Remarkable Life of Charles MacDonald, 1789 to 1848. 

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Jane Simpson is a retired nurse, living in Kanata, Ontario with her husband and dog.  She is a lifetime member of the Hasting County Historical Society, a member of the Marilyn Adams Genealogy Research Centre, the Ontario Genealogy Society, and a member of Capital Crime Writers in Ottawa. She was born in Belleville and attended high school in Tweed.

Her interest in her MacDonald family arose while spending summer holidays with her grandparents by the Bay of Quinte.  Her grandfather was a cousin of Manly MacDonald, the painter who provided essential documents for Charles Macdonald’s remarkable story.  She is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles MacDonald.  Charles is a rogue but she hopes you will enjoy the story of an early settler  on the bay who went on to populate the Point Anne peninsula with his descendents, some of whom still live there to this day.


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