Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ryerse 1752-1812 - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ryerse 1752-1812

A loyalist refugee following the American Revolution, Ryerse settled on land granted to him at the mouth of Young's Creek in 1795. An astute businessman as well as a military and civil administrator, he erected a grist-mill around which the community of Port Ryerse subsequently developed.

Location

On the grounds of Port Ryerse Memorial Church, where his grave is located, King and William Streets, Port Ryerse

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Norfolk (District)

Municipality: County of Norfolk

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