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


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.


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