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Samuel Lount 1791-1838

Born in Pennsylvania, Lount came to Upper Canada in 1811 and eventually settled near Holland Landing, where he became a prosperous farmer, blacksmith and surveyor. A Reformer, he served as a member of the Legislative Assembly for Simcoe, 1834-36, and the following year took an active part in William Lyon MacKenzie’s uprising. Lount was in joint command of the rebel forces assembled at Montgomery’s Tavern north of Toronto and became a fugitive after their defeat near there on December 7, 1837. He was captured following an unsuccessful attempt to reach the United States, and with another rebel, Peter Matthews, was convicted of high treason and hanged at Toronto on April 13, 1838.

Location

At the Holland Landing community centre, 19513 Old Yonge Street, Holland Landing

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: Regional Municipality of York

Municipality: Town of East Gwillimbury

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