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FLANK COMPANY.

-j^ Captain John Allen, 4 June, 11.

i:^ 2 joi-^j^ Howell.

•^ ^ Lieutenant Donald Mcintosh, 14 July, 07.

^ David Seagar. Captain 24 March, 13.

^ * James Young, 4 June, 12. Promoted Captain.

'j^ Ensign Robert Young.

•^ ^ Richard Howell, 4 June, 11.

^ Simon Washburn.

TROOP OF LIGHT DRAGOONS.

^ ^ Captain John Stinson, 14 July, 07.

^ Lieutenant Simeon Washburn, 24 Feb., 13. Captain 24 Dec, 13.

-^ Cornet Benjamin Way, 24 Dec, 13.

BATTALION COMPANIES.

Captains Cornelius Vanalstine, 14 July, 07.
Designia Conger.
^ Owen Richards, 1 June, 04.
James Cotter, 4 June, 11.
Henry Macdonell, 24 Mar., 13.
Peter Designia Conger, 24 Dec, 13.



THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA. 59



MIDLAND DISTRICT (Continued.)



^ Lieutenants Heni-v Youncr.

William Walbi-idcre.
-^ Ensig'n William Blakeney, 4 June, 11.



' Formerly Lieut. 1st Batt., 84th Regiment.

* Dismissed by sentence of a Court Martial, 3 Apr., 13.

^ Had been in 4'2nd Foot ; was at Bunker Hill ; also at Quebec in 84th Foot ;
served during the war to 4 Dec, 14. Died at Marysburgh, 25 Feb., 41.

* Major 2nd Prince Edward about 1823.

' Died 1 March, 14, having served 13 months.
' Lt. -Colonel 2nd Prince Edward about 1823.
^ Died on service 31 May, 12.

* Member of Assembly, 1812-16.



1ST REGIMENT OF HASTINGS MILITIA.

Colonel John Ferguson, 1 Nov., 04.
Lt.-Colonel William Bell, 1 Nov., 04.
Major Geortje W. Meyers.
Adjutant Lieutenant John Thompson.

Peter Holmes (actincr).
Quartermaster Cyrus Smith, 2.5 Jan., 15.
^ Captain John Mcintosh.

Surgeon Seth Meacham.

FLANK COMPANY.

^ ' Captain John Mclntosli.

^ * Jacob Walden Meyers, 5 Sept., 07.

^ ^ Lieutenant John Thompson. Captain 25 March, 18. Major

^ ' John McMichael. Captain 25 March, 13.

^ ^ Ensign Hugh Fairman.

^ " William Ketcheson, Jr., 1809. Lieut, in 1812.

^ ^ Joseph Lemoine. Lieut. 25 April., 13.

^ Robert Dennison Liddle, 30 July, 12. Promoted Lieut.

BATTALION COMPANIES.

Captains Alexander Chisholm.

^ Simon McNab, 6 Sept., 07. Promoted Major.
Samuel B. Gilbert.
Gilbert Harris.



60 THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA.

MIDLAND DISTRICT (Continued.)

Lieutenants John Wiest.

Philip Zwick. Promoted Captain.
John Reid. Promoted Captain.
Abel Gilbert.
Ensigns Francis Van der Voort. Lieut. 25 Mar., 13.
^^ Archibald Chisholm. Lieut. 25 Mar., 13.
Allan Taylor.
tV " Peter Walden Meyers. Promoted Lieut.

William Zwick. Promoted Lieut.
*^ Henry Hagerman. Promoted Lieut.
1^ ^^ Thomas Ketcheson, 25 March, 13.

Hugh Cunningham, 25 March, 13.
Peter Holmes, 25 Apr., 13.
1^ ^^ Benjamin Ketcheson, 25 Apr., 13.

Barcelona Chard, 25 Apr., 13.
1^ " Peter Van der Voort.

1^ ^ Joshua Ci-ysdell.



* "Drowned since the war.''
^ Served 19 days.

3



Died at Belleville, 5 January, 1831.

* Discharged with Capt. Meyers.
^ Served 31 days and resigned.

* Major under Lt. -Colonel Coleman in 1837.
' "Served all the war and died in 1814."

* Had been a Corporal in Mcintosh's Company.

® Probably Simon Fraser McNab, afterwards Collector of Customs. Belleville;
died 16 April, 1821. Was Clerk of Forage for Upper Canada, 25 Dec, 13.

" Lt. -Colonel 4th Hastings, 1838.

" Had been a private in Mcintosh's Company.

*^ Major 4th Hastings, 1838.

^* Had been a Sergeant in Mcintosh's Company.



NEWCASTLE DISTRICT



1st regiment of NORTHUMBERLAND MILITIA.

^ Lt.-Colonel John Peters, 20 June, 10.
-j;;^ ^ Major David McGregor Rogers.
^ ^ Elias Jones.

Adjutant Archibald Blanchard.

Quartermaster Benjamin Ewing.

FLANK COMPANY. ^

-{^ Captain John Spencer.

^ ^ Robert C. Wilkins.

^ ^ Asa Burnham.

^ Lieutenant Roger Woolcutt. Capt. 24 June 13.

^ ^ James Norris.

^ Ensign Joseph A. Keeler.

^ ^ Adam H. Meyers. Lieut.|24 June, 16.

BATTALION COMPANIES.

Captains Timothy Porter.
Richard Hare.
^ Zaccheus Burnham.

John Vaughan.
^ Benjamin Richardson.
Lieutenants Abraham Simmons.
Elisha Jones.
Bays M. Eddys.
John Grover.
Barnard McKies.
John Richardson.
Ensigns John Burnham.

Thomas M. Spalding.
John Kelly.
John Peters, Jr.
'{^ Henry Ruttan. Went to Incorp.^Militia.
•^ Samuel Brock.
Joseph J. Losie.
Saunders Hedges.



62 THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA.

NEWCASTLE DISTRICT (Continued.)

^ Had been Ensign Loyal Eangers.

* See Special Service, page 32.

' Took command in August, 1812.

* Died in March, 1813.

* Left the province since the war.

* Major 5th Northumberland, 1838 ; Lt.-Col. 4th Northumberland, 5 Nov., 46.

' Major about 1820. M.P.P. 1816, 1834. M. Leg. C. 1834-41. Died 1857. See
page 35.

* Went to the United States in winter of 1812-13 (Can. Archives).



1st regiment of DURHAM MILITIA.*

^ Colonel Robert Baldwin.

^ Lt.-Colonel William Warren Baldwin, 26 June, 12.
Major

FLANK COMPANY.

^ Capt. John Burn, 11 July, 12.

^ Lieutenant John Carr, 25 Oct., 12.

-5^ Ensign John Taylor. Lieut. 25 Oct., 13.

BATTALION COMPANIES.

Captains Alexander Fletcher, 13 Apr., 12.
John D. Smith, 30 July, 12.
John Hartwill, 31 July, 12.

Sherwood (Satnuel ?).
^ ^ Thomas Ward.

Lieutenant James Bates.
Ensigns Josiah Haskill, 10 Aug., 12.
^ * Thomas Harris, 25 Oct., 12.



1 Died 24 Nov., 16.

^ Son of Col. Robert Baldwin. Was Treasurer Law Society, U.C., and after-
wards Mem. Leg. Council. His son Robert was the celebrated Reformer. Died
1844.

* See Special Service, page 32.

* Had been a private, Burn's Company.



*Scarboro, Pickering and Whitby men, having no officers, did garrison duty
with 3rd York at York, October, 1812.



HOME DISTRICT



1st regiment of YORK MILITIA.*

Engagements: — Fort Detroit, Selby's and Robinson's Companies,
Queenston, Selby's, under Lieut. Richardson.
York, 27th April, 13.
Mackinac, 1813, Robinson's Company.

^ Lt.-Colonel William Graham.
Major Samuel G. Wilraot.
'j^ ^ Adjutant John Bostwick, 25 Dec, 12.

FLANK COMPANY.

'j^ ^ Captain Thomas Selby.

^ * Lieutenant Reuben Richardson. Captain 25 Dec, 12.

'j^ ^ Barnet Vanderburgh.

RIFLE COMPANY.

'j^ ^ Captain Peter Robinson,

^ Lieutenant William Ross.

^ Ensig)! Ludovick Weidman (Weiderman ?), 13 Nov., 12.

TROOP OF CAVALRY.

^ ■'^ Captain John Button.

Lieutenant
■^ ^ Cornet William M. Jarvis (Ensign 3rd York).
^ Quartermaster George Playter, Jr.

BATTALION COMPANIES.

* Captains William Tvler, Sr.

« Willson.

■^ John Arnold.
James Mustard.
Jeremiah Travers, 25 Dec, 12.
^ James Fenwick, 25 Dec, 12.

*According to the return of 24 Sept., 13, in the Archives, the Regiment con-
sisted of the North and South Divisions. The former was composed of Tyler's
(No. 2), Travers's (No. 8). Robinson's (No. 6), Selby's (No. 4), and Richardson's
(No. 7) ; the latter included Willson's (No. 1), Arnold's (No. 3), Fenwick's (No. 9),
Mustard's (No. 5), Button's (No. 11), and No. 10 under Lieut. Miles.



64 THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA.

HOME DISTRICT (Continued.)

Lieutenants James Miles.

Nathaniel Gamble.
William Macklem.
George Lemmon.
John Schultz.
* George Mustard, 25 Dec, 12.
Edward McMahon. Transferred to 3rd York, 21
Oct., 12.
^ ^ Ensigns John Bostwick, 25 Dec, 12.
^ '' William Tyler, Jr., 25 Dec, 12.

* Andrew Thompson, 25 Dec, 12.
^ " Henry Pingle, 25 Dec, 12.

'* Thomas Hampton, 25 Dec, 12.
'' Arad Smalley, 25 Dec, 12.
Elijah Hawley, 25 Dec, 12.
•^ ^^ Azariah Lundy.



^ Had been a Captain, Duke of Cumberland's Provincial Regiment ; Captain
York Militia, 1798.

' Had been Sergeant in Selby's, 1 July — 24 Oct., 12. Present at Detroit,
Medal with clasp.

^ Present at Detroit.

* "Was at Detroit, Queenston (despatches), Surrender of York (prisoner).

* Prisoner of war, Surrender of York.

^ His company went by land from York to Detroit, mentioned in despatches ;
a prisoner of war at Surrender of York. Brother of Sir John B. Robinson.
Lt. -Colonel 1st Northumberland. Founded Peterboro, Ont. ; was Commissioner
of Crown Lands, &c. Died, unmarried, 1838.

' Commanded the troop 2.5 Jan. — 24 Feb., 13. Served in various corps.

* Resigned 22 Oct., 13.

* In a return of 24 Sept., 13, he is entered as "resigned." See 3rd York.
'" Had been Sergeant in Selby's.

" Had been a Sergeant in Button's troop.

" Had been a Sergeant. Prisoner at Surrender of York. Captain 2nd North
York, 5 June, 26. Lt. -Colonel 6th North York, 1838-39.

" Volunteered into the Incorporated Militia, serving two years as a Private.

^* Had been a Sergeant.



THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA. 65



HOME DISTRICT (Continued.)
2nd regiment of YORK MILITIA.*

Engagements : — Fort Detroit.

Queenston, Chieholm's and Applegarth's.
Lundy's Lane.

Colonel Richard Beasley, 2 Jan., 09.
^ Lt.-Colonel Jean Baptiste Rousseau.
■^ ^ Major Titus Geer Simons, 4 June, 11.

^ Adjutant Brady,

John K. Simons, 25 Dec, 12.
Quartermaster Nicholas McDougall, 8 May, 11 ,

FLANK COMPANY. §

^ ■* Captain John Chisholm, 10 May, 11.

^ ^ Lieutenant George King.

^ Ensign William G. Hepburn, 14 May, 11.

^ 1* George Chisholm, 25 Dec, 12. Lieut. 5 March, 16.

FLANK COMPANY. §

■^ ^ Captain William Applegarth, 8 May, 11.

'^ Lieutenant Thomas Atkinson, 10 May, 11.

^ ^ John Applegarth (Supernumerary).

^ 1= Ensign William Chisholm, 8 May, 11. Lieut. 25 Dec, 12.

BATTALION COMPANIES.

^^ Captains Samuel Ryckman, 29 May, 06.
William Bates, 29 May, 06.
Thomas Marigold, 8 June, 08.
James Morden, 9 May, 11.
William Hepburn, 11 May, 11.
*^ Hector S. MacKay, 15 Apr., 12.
William Thompson, 16 Apr., 12.
«John Mills.
Lieutenant commanding a Company-, John Weir, 6 June, 09.
Lieutenants David Van Every, 1 Mar., 04.
^ John Applegarth, 6 June, 09. See Flank Company.

Styles Stevens, 7 June, 09.
Daniel O'Riley, 8 May, 11.

*Oii the creation of the District of Gore and the County of Wentworth, in 1816,
this Corps became the "1st Gore Regiment."

§See foot note, page 3rcl Yorli Militia.



(J6 THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA.

HOME DISTRICT (Continued.)

Lieutenants " Emmanuel Overfield, 11 May, 11.

^^ Thomas Smith, 13 May, 11. Captain 6 March, 16.
^^ Frederick Starr Jarvis, 15 Apr,, 12.
Ensigns Philip Cody, 6 June, 08.
" James Mills, 9 May, 11.
Hugh Rose, 10 May, 11.

Thomas Lucas, 11 May, 11. Promoted Lieutenant.
William McKarley, 13 May, 11.
12 George Hill Detlor, 26 Oct., 12.
David Beasley, 5 Nov., 12.
Henry Beasley, 5 March, 13.



^ His funeral took place at Niagara, 17 Nov., 12.

^ Lieut. 2ucl West Riding Reg't., Lincoln, 1803; present at Black Rock
(despatches), Lundy's Lane (severely wounded). Colonel 2nd Gore Militia, 1824.
Died at Flamboro' West, U. C, 20 Aug., 29.

' Retired 25 Dec, 12.

*■ Present at Queenston (des})atches).

» Died on duty, 31 Dec, 12.

* Present at Queenston (despatches). A William Applegarth was Clerk in the
Commissariat, 25 June, 14.

' John Applegarth was in receipt of double pay, being employed in the Com-
missariat. (Can. Archives).

* Wounded at Lundy's Lane.

' Deserted to the enemy in the summer of 1814.

^° Eldest son of Asst. Adjt.-General S. Jarvis. Died 1852.

" Deserted to the enemy in May, 1812.

" Living in 1875.

" Severely wounded at Lundy's Lane.

" Of the Township of Flamboro East. Had been Sergeant in this company ;
joined after the death of Lt. King.

^5 Of the Township of Nelson.



THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA, 67

HOME DISTRICT {Continued.)
3rd regiment of YORK MILITIA *

Engagements : — Fort Detroit, Cameron's and Heward's Co'ys..
Queenston, Cameron's ; Heward's under Lieut..

Robinson.
York, 27th Apr., 13.

' Lt.-Colonel William Chewett.
^ 2 ^jj^JQj. William Allan. Lt.-Colonel 31 May, 16.

Adjutant John Johnson.
•^ George Dug^an.

^ ^' Quartermaster Charles Baynes, 18 May, 12.

FLANK COMPANY. §
^ ■' Captain Duncan Cameron.

^ Lieutenant William Jarvie. Captain 25 Dec, 12.
^ ' Archibald McLean, 18 May. 12.

^ ^ Edward McMahon. Captain 15 July, 16.

^ * Ensign George Ridout. Lieut. 30 June, 12. Captain 12 July, 16.

FLANK COMPANY. §

-^ ^ Captain Stephen Heward. Major 31 May, 16.

^ ^ Lieutenant John Beverley Robinson. Captain 25 Dec, 12.

i^ 1" Robert Stanton, 18 May, 12.

^ '^ Ensign Samuel Peters Jarvis. Lieut. 30 June, 12. Capt.lO July,16.

BATTALION COMPANIES.

^' Captains Samuel Ridout.

-^ Thomas Hamilton, 27 Apr., 12.
^^ John Wilson.

Playter.

^* John Denison.
^ "^ John Beikie.

'^ Lieutenants Duke William Kendrick.

^^ Graves.

Eli Playter, 30 June, 12. Captain 13 July, 16.
John Endicott, 18 May, 12. Captain 11 July, 16.

•This Rej.<iment's designation was changed to "2nd Regiment of York Militia,"
the former 2ud York being called the "1st Gore." (Militia G.O., 10 July, 16).

§0n the morning of the battle of Queenston, Hatt's Co'y, 5th Lincoln, was the
only force at Queenston ; Chisholm's, 2nd York, was stationed on the brow of
the Heights ; Cameron's and Heward's were at Brown's Point, arriving at
Queenston as Brock was wounded.



68



THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA.



HOME DISTRICT (Continued.)



29



Ensigns William Smith, 19 Mav, 12. Lieut. 25 Dec, 12.

2' Donald McArthur, 18 May, 12. Lieut. 12 July, 16.
Isaac Lear. Lieut. 18 May, 12.
Thomas Matthews. Lieut"! 18 May, 12.
]' William M. Jarvis, 20 May, 12. Lieut. 25 Dec, 12.

John Scarlet, 21 May, 12." Lieut. 25 Dec, 12.
'^ John Wilson, 22 May, 12. Lieut. 25 Dec, 12.
"^ D'Arcy Boulton, Jr., 30 June, 12. Lieut. 10 July, 16.
'^ James Chewett, 1 July, 12. Lieut. 15 Julv, 16.
'^'^ Daniel Brooke, 2 July, 12. Lieut. 13 July, 16.
^ 21 Andrew Mercer, 21 Oct., 12. Lieut. 16 July, 16.

Glaus. Lieut. 14 July, 12.

George Detlor.
^ 22 Wiiiiani Huntington.

^ '^^ Gharles Denison, 25 Dec, 12.

-^ ^^ Edward Thompson, 25 Dec, 12.

■^ 2* Thomas Humberstone, 25 Dec, 12. Lieut. 17 July, 16.

-^ ^ George Kuch, 25 Dec, 12.

^ George Denison, 8 April, 13. (Supernumerarj^).
2" Johu Detlor, 8 x'Vpril, 13. (Supernumerary).
^ 2- Thomas Denison, 8 April, 13. (Supernumerary).
Quesnel, 8 April, 13. (Supernumerary).



^ Came to Quebec 1771 ; served in the British Militia during the siege of Que-
bec, 1775-76 ; Captain 1st Regiment Dundas, 1794 ; In York Reg't. 1798 ; prisoner
of war at surrender of York ; Deputy Surveyor-General, U.C., 1802 ; afterwards
Colonel 1st York ; resigned 1818 ; died at Toronto, 1849.

' Prisoner of war at surrender of York. Colonel 1st East York.



:i



Present at Queenston ; prisoner of war at surrender of York.



* Present at Detroit and Queenston ; became Captain Incorporated Militia ;
wounded and prisoner of war at surrender of York ; resigned 13 July, 16 ; died in
Scotland. This officer's services are constantly credited to Lieut. William
Jarvis, of the same Corps.

^ Second son of Col. Neil McLean, 1st Stormont ; present at Detroit, Queen-
ston (wounded), York, 27 Apr., 13 ; joined Incorporated Militia, which see; also
Militia Staff.

® Present at Queenston ; prisoner of war at surrender of York.

' Was one of Brock's Civil Secretaries. Joined from 1st York, 21 Oct., 12.

' Present at Detroit (despatches). Lt. -Colonel 1st East York.

® Present at Detroit (medal with clasp), Queenston, surrender of York (pri-
soner) ; succeeded Col. John Macdonell as Attorney- General, U.C. ; afterwards
Sir John Beverley Robinson, Baronet, and Chief Justice, Upper Canada. Died
at Toronto, 1863.



THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA. ■ 69



HOME DISTRICT (Continued.)

'" Present at Detroit.

" Son of William Jarvis, Secretary of the Province. Born 1792 ; died 1857.
Present at Detroit (medal with clasp), Queenston, Stoney Creek, Lundy's Lane.
Colonel 2nd North York, 2 April, 27 ; Colonel Queen's Rangers during 1837-38.

^^ May be identical with Capt. Willson, 1st York, which see.

^^ Prisoner of war at surrender of York. Resigned 12 July, 16.

" Retired 11 July, 16. Died 28 Oct., 24, aged 70.

^^ Died on service at York, 1 Jan., 13.

'" From Baby Papers, Toronto Public Library.

" Third son of Mr. Secretary Jarvis ; born 1793 ; died 1867 ; present at Queen-
ston, Stoney Creek and Lundy's Lane; also at York, 27 Apr., 13 (prisoner and
wounded). Colonel 5th Incorporated Militia, Gore District, 1837. Was Sheriff
of Gore District.

'* Present at York, 27 April, 13 (prisoner). Resigned 17 July, 16.

1® Probably James Grant Chewett, son of Colonel Chewett.

'" Joined the Incorporated Militia, 25 March, 13, which see.

^' Was Clerk Executive Council Office, 1804. Had been a private in Heward's
Company. Was appointed District Paymaster.

" Had been a private in Heward's Company.

^' Had been a private in Cameron's Company. Present at York, 27 April, 13
(prisoner) .

^* Present at Detroit (medal with clasp) ; had been a Sergeant in Cameron's ;
was at surrender of York (prisoner) ; escaped from prison at Philadelphia, 20
April, 14.

^^ Had been Sergeant in Heward's ; promoted Sgt. -Major ; appointed Ensign in
Ridout's ; present at York, 27 April, 13 (prisoner).

2« Killed at York, 27 April, 13. (Pension Ust, 26 Oct., 16).

" Had been Sergeant in Capt. John Denison's ; joined Ridout's Company 16
Oct., 12.

** Afterwards Member of Assembly, 1816.

^® Prisoner of war at surrender of York.



NIAGARA DISTRICT



NIAGARA LIGHT DRAGOONS. §

Engagements : — Fort Erie, 9th Oct., 12.

Queenston, 18th Oct., 12.

^ ^ Major Commandant Thomas Merritt, — June, 12.

1st troop. §

^ ^ Captain Alexander Hamilton.

^ -^ Lieutenant William Hamilton Merritt. See Provincial Light
Dragoons.
^ Cornet William Merritt.
^ ■' John Pell Major.

■^ Quartermaster Charles Ingersoll. Promoted Cornet 24 Oct., 12.
^ " Duncan Clow, 24 Oct., 12.

2nd troop. ^ S

^ Captain George Hamilton.

'^ Lieutenant John Secord, 28 June, 12.

^ Cornet John Pell Major.



^ Formerly Cornet Queen's Rangers. Present at Queenston ; made prisoner in
October, 1813.

^ Present at Queenston.

* Was on the Detroit expedition, medal and clasp. See Niagara Frontier Guides.

* Deserted to the enemy.

^ Mortally wounded at the cutting out of the "Detroit," 9 Oct., 12.

® Promoted from Sergeant.

'' Was at Detroit with Major Chambers, but not as commanding this troop.

* From 1st Lincoln.

§ The 1st troop was raised June, 1812, by enrolment of volunteers from the
Militia ; it was engaged on the expedition to Detroit, and in the cutting out of
the "Caledonia" and "Detroit," for which it was thanked in General Orders.
After serving 8 months it was disbanded, 25 Feb., 13.

§ § The 2nd Troop fell through, owing to some misunderstanding between Col.
Clark, 2nd Lincoln, and Capt. Hamilton, about enrolling men for it.



THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA. 71

NIAGARA DISTRICT (Continued.)
TROOP OF PROVINCIAL DRAGOONS.

(NIAGARA FRONTIER GUIDES). §

Engagements: — Fort George, 27th May, 1813.
Stoney Creek, 5th June, 1813.
Black Rock, 30th Dec, 1813.
Lundy's Lane, 25th July, 1814.

' Captain William Hamilton Merritt.

Lieutenant Charles Ingersoll.
^ Cornet Amos McKenney.



' For prior services see Niagara Light Dragoons. Capt. Merritt was taken
prisoner at Lundy's Lane, and released March, 1815. This gentleman was the
grandfather of Lt. -Colonel William Hamilton Merritt, commanding the Governor-
General's Body Guard, and President of the Canadian Military Institute, 1906.

^ Promoted 24 Oct., 14. See Provost Marshal, page 35.

§ This troop was raised 24 April, 13, being authorized by G.O. 3 March, 13 ;
was reduced to a Cornet, a Troop Sgt. -Major, a Sergeant, 2 Corporals and 18
Privates, the Captain and Lieutenant being discontinued, from 24 Oct., 14, the
name changed, and placed under the Quartermaster-General.



CANBORO AND HALDIMAND MILITIA.

' Captain Askin.

Lieutenant
^ Ensign Benjamin Canby.



^ Amongst those who received medal with clasp "Detroit" was "Liefit. Charles
Askin, York Militia." A son of Colonel John Askin.

^ Resigned 16 May, 13.

§ This Militia is from a Return in the Can. Archives.



72 THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA.

NIAGARA DISTRICT (Continued.)
1st regiment of LINCOLN MILITIA.

Engagements : — Queeriston, Crooks' and McE wen's Companies.
Fort George, 27th May, 13.
St. David's, 19th July, 14.
Lundy's Lane, 25th July, 14.

' Colonel Ralfe Clench.
^ 2 William Claus.

^ Lt. -Colonel Kerr.

* Major James Muirhead,

William Robertson, June 12. Lt.-Colonel 27 June, 12.
5 Richard Hatt.
^ Adjutant John Clark. Lieut. 28 June, 12.
^ Anselm Foster, 2 July, 12.

Thoruer.

Quartermaster Daniel Secord.

FLANK COMPANY.

i^ ^ Captain James Crooks, 13 May, 07.

^ ^ Lieutenant Martin McClellan. Captain 2 July, 12.

^ ^^ Lieutenant WilHam Powers, 4 Jan., 08.

■^ ^ Lieutenant Anselm Foster. Ensign 5 Jan., 09 ; Lieut. 2 July, 12

^ Ensign P. Vancourtlandt Secord, 2 July, 12.

FLANK COMPANY.

i^ " Captain John McE wen, 13 May, 11.

'j^ ^^ Lieutenant Robert Runchey.

^ ^^ Lieutenant William Servos.

^ " Lieutenant George Adams, 6 May, 12.

-^ ^^ Ensign Peter Mann Ball, Jr., 2 July, 12.

BATTALION COMPANIES.

^* Captains Andrew Heron,
^^ George L. Lawe.
^® George Lawrence.

George Read. Resigned 2 July, 12.

John Powell. See Powell's Artillery.

George Hamilton. See Niagara Dragoons.
'^ John Jones. (To Niagara Dragoons, 2 July, 12 ?)
'^ James Secord.

Jacob A. Ball, 2 July, 12.



THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA. 73

NIAGARA DISTRICT (Continued.)

2^ Lieutenants George A. Ball. Captain 2 July, 12.
^ John D. Servos. Captain 2 July, 12.

Thomas McCormick.
^ Elijah Seeord, 2 July, 12.
'•' John C. Ball, 12 May, 11.
' John Clark. 26 June, 12.

George Fields. See Powell's Artillery.
2^ George Shipmau.
James Wilson.

Ten Broeck.

^ '' William Woodruff.

■^ ^^ John Clendennan.

Walter Butler.

^ Beam (Jacob Beam, Jr. ?)

^ John Seeord.
^ Ensigns James George, 8 Feb., 13.

James Seeord, 2 Jul}-, 12 (son of Solomon).
'» Henry Pawling, Sr., 14 May, 06. Lieut. 2 July, 12.
^» Adam Brown, 5 Jan., 06. Lieut. 2 July, 12.
^^ John May. Lieut. 2 July, 12.
^^ Simcoe Stephenson. Lieut. 2 July, 12.
George Darby.
^ Daniel K. Servos, 2 July, 12. To Incorp't'd Militia.

^ ^^ Joseph Clement, 2 July. 12 (son of James).

^' Peter Warner, 25 Oct., 12.
^' George Hainer, 6 May, 12. Lieut. 25 Oct., 12.
' William L. Smith, 6 May, 12. Lieut. 25 Oct., 12.
^ John Robertson, 25 Oct., 12.
-j^ 3" Daniel Fields.

James Muirhead (Jr. ?)
J. B. Jones.
F. G. Swaj'zie.
^ ^^ Peter Pawling.

^ 38 Richard Woodruff. '

Joseph Butler. See Powell's Artillery.
3' Edward McBride.
^ *" George Shaw.



* Ensign 8th Foot; Lieut. Butler's Rangers, '77 ; present at Sandusky, 1782
(despatches). Lt.-Colonel 2nd West Riding Reg't., Lincoln, 1803. District Judge
at Niagara. Member of Assembly 1801, 05, 13. See also Militia Staff.

' Born at Williamsburg, N.Y., 7 Sept., 1765. Served in R.R., N.Y. Captain



74 THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA.

NIAGARA DISTRICT (Continued.)

60th 5 Feb., 1795. Deputy Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs at Niagara,
June, 13. Died there 11 Nov., 26, af*ed 61. Member Executive Council, 1818.

* Col. Clench wrote the Adjt. -General 1 Apr., 12, enclosing Lt.-Col. Kerr's
resignation. (Can. Archives).

* Query as to his being identical with Surgeon James Muirhead. See page 34.

* Eesigned'^he Majority 28 June, 12, and joined 5th Lincoln.

* Appointed Asst. -Adjt. -General Militia 25 Jan., 13. Afterwards Lt. -Colonel,
5 April, 1834. Born at Kingston, 1786; died in Grantham Township, 1862.

' Mentioned in Militia Orders, 18 July, 14, for his "spirited conduct, vigilance
and activity" in attacking the enemy's cavalry patrol on the 17th.

^ Ensign 3 Sept., 1794 ; Lieut. 24 June, 97. Present at Queenston (despatches).
Prisoner of war 27 May, 13 ; detained at Burlington, Vt. Member of Assembly,
1820 ; afterwards a Legislative Councillor. Died 1860.

" Killed 27 May, 13, in opposing the enemy's landing near Fort George.

'° Prisoner of war, 27 May, 13 ; detained at Burlington, Vt.

" Lieut. 13 May, 07. Present at Queenston (despatches) ; prisoner of war, 27
May, 13 ; detained at Burlington, Vt,

^^ Transferred to the command of the Coloured Company. "^

^^ Transferred to the Indian Department.

" Boru at Londonderry, Ireland, 1771. Present at Fort George (wounded).
Taken prisoner in October, 1813 ; paroled 22 Dec, 13. Died Aug., 44.

'" Promoted a Lieutenant in Provincial Royal Artillery Drivers. Had been a
private in Crooks' Company.

^^ A prisoner of war ; detained at Burlington, Vt. There was also a "Private
Andrew Heron, 1st Norfolk," who received the medal tor Detroit.

^' Attached to Engineers' Department (Can. Archives, M. 118). Present at
Fort George (wounded) ; prisoner ; detained at Burlington, Vt. Appointed Gentle-
man Usher of the Black Rod, U.C, 1816. See foot note to Capt. Powell, page 75,

'^ Born 1757 ; died 1848. Buried at Virgil, Ont.

^* Died at Burlington, U.S., on the 23rd Dec, 1813, Captain John Jones, of


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