Major Samuel Strickland (1804-1867) was a British author, Major and Justice of the Peace. He became a Major in 1847 and was the Reeve of Douro in 1851. From 1828 until 1831 he worked for John Galt in the Canada Company. Then he established an agriculture school for young men and boys. He wrote Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West (2 volumes) (1853) which was edited by his sister Agnes.