Colonel Samuel Strickland 1804-1867

This church was built in 1853 principally through the efforts of Samuel Strickland. A member of an English family, which included several successful authors, he emigrated to Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1825. After farming in Otonabee Township, he served with the Canada Company 1828-1831 as a superintendent of settlement. In 1831, he became one of Douro's earliest settlers, and later established a school there for the training of persons interested in pioneer farming. His book, "Twenty-seven Years in Canada West," is of unique value, since it is an educated person's record of a lifetime spent on the agricultural frontier. Col. Strickland is buried in this churchyard.


On the grounds of Christ Church where his grave is located, 62 Queen Street, Lakefield

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Peterborough

Municipality: Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield