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Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ryerse 1752-1812

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ryerse 1752-1812

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ryerse 1752-1812

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ryerse 1752-1812

Photo from Google Street View ©2017 Google - Posted June, 2017

Plaque Location

The County of Norfolk
In Port Ryerse, at a church on King Street South
between Evans and Clarence streets

Coordinates: N 42 45.358 W 80 15.414


Plaque Text

A United Empire Loyalist, Ryerse was commissioned in the 4th New Jersey Volunteers during the American Revolution, following which he took refuge in New Brunswick. In 1794 he came to Upper Canada, and the following year received 1215 ha of land in Woodhouse and Charlotteville townships. Settling at the mouth of Young's Creek, he erected a grist-mill around which grew the community of Port Ryerse. As Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk and chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions, he took an important part in the early military and civil administration of this area.


Norfolk County Plaques

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