Maitland

Maitland, Ont, Unincorporated Place. Maitland is located on the St Lawrence River, 8 km east of Brockville.

Maitland, Ont, Unincorporated Place. Maitland is located on the St Lawrence River, 8 km east of Brockville. During the Seven Years' War (1756-63) it was the site of a fort and shipyard, Pointe au Baril, where the last French warships to sail on Lk Ontario were built. The founders of Maitland were Ziba Phillips, a Loyalist who with his brother Jehiel acquired property there in 1821, and George Langley who in 1822 purchased land where the village now stands. A townsite was laid out in 1822 and named after Sir Peregrine Maitland, lt-gov of Upper Canada at the time. St James's Church, built in 1826, survives as a fine example of early Gothic revival architecture. Barbara Heck, founder of N American Methodism, settled here after the American Revolution. Never developing beyond a small settlement, Maitland has profited from the commercial traffic along the St Lawrence corridor and retains much of its early charm in its restored buildings.

Maitland, Sir Peregrine
Maitland served with distinction at Waterloo and was later Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (courtesy Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library/T15072).
Blue Church
Maitland, Ont (courtesy Corel Professional Photos).