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Accession Number: 83-1021


Strickland family genealogy. --Photocopied [ca. 1983]. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

The Strickland family originated in Englandat Light Hall, Colton-in-Furness as yeoman farmers and their ancestrycan be traced back to the fourteenth century. They were tenantsof the Abbey of Furness until the dissolution of the monasteriesduring the lifetime of Henry VIII. At this time they became landowners and later started to move out of the area to London andother environs. Samuel Strickland (1804-1867) was the first ofthe Stricklands to come to Canada in 1825. He first spent timein Newcastle District and then later cleared some property fora farm in Otonabee Township. He later sold his farm and purchasedland in Douro and there he began clearing land at the presentsite of Lakefield. His sisters, Catharine Parr (Traill) and Susanna(Moodie) eventually followed him to Canada and settled near him.

Custodial History

This item was in Angus Baxter's custody untilit was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This item is a genealogy of Samuel Strickland'sdescendents as compiled by Mr. Angus Baxter.


Title based on content of item.

This item donated by Angus Baxter.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 83-004 and 83-1003.

There is an additional copy of the genealogyin the folder.