Brockville, formerly Elizabethtown, is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada in the Thousand Islands region.
Although it is the seat of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, it is politically independent of the county.
They began using this name in their correspondence and dealings with Isaac Brock. Brock was soon involved in other battles on the Niagara Peninsula.
On October 13, 1812, he was fatally wounded while leading troops up the heights near the village of Queenston, then held by American militia.
By means of the Brockville Police Act passed by the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, Brockville was granted the right to govern its own affairs, pass laws, and raise taxes.
The first elections for the new Board of Police were held on April 2, 1832 to elect four members to the Board.
These four in turn chose a fifth member, Daniel Jones, who became the first Police Board president or Mayor of Brockville.
In March 1836 he became the first native Upper Canadian to receive a knighthood for services to the Crown; he was known as "Sir Daniel Jones".
In 1830 the population of Brockville exceeded the 1000 mark.
This entitled it to be represented by its own elected member in the House of Assembly.
General Brock had learned of the honour being offered by the residents of Elizabethtown, but had no chance to give it his official blessing before his death.