Uncertainty, distress, doubt and fear were all prominent in the minds of British colonists living in Lower Canada, in the early 1800's, with hostility building between British and American forces, all but one thought the colony was lost if America invaded.
Through vision and fortitude, Isaac Brock was placed in charge of the British Forces in Canada. He and his British soldiers, Militia and allied First Nations set siege on Fort Detroit. Brilliant tactical manoeuvres made for a quick easy victory – earning him his knighthood and title of "The hero of Upper Canada".
Two days after his heroic death, a baby born to John and Ann Henry of Beamsville, Ontario was named in his honour, Isaac Brock Henry – the great-great-great grand-father of Sir Isaac pear cider founder, Brock M.A. Puddicombe.