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John Langton 1808-1894

John Langton 1808-1894

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The City of Kawartha Lakes
In Fenelon Falls, in the park east of
Colborne Street (Road 121)
just north of the bridge over the Fenelon River


Coordinates: N 44 32.159 W 78 44.153

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Plaque Text

Born in Lancashire, England, Langton graduated from Cambridge University in 1829 and emigrated to Upper Canada in 1833. He purchased some 200 ha of land in Fenelon and Verulam Townships, where he was one of the first settlers and built "Blythe House" near Fenelon Falls in 1837-38. From 1851-55 Langton represented the Peterborough area in the legislative assembly of Canada. He was appointed auditor of public accounts in 1855 and from 1867 to 1878 served as auditor general. His collection of letters, later published under the title of "Early Days in Upper Canada", provides a valuable account of pioneer settlement.

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