MOHAWK VALLEY LOYALIST CLAIMS

Claims 289-293, 295-299




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A NEW CLAIM.

    289. Evidence on the Claim of JOHN McINTOSH, late of Tryon County, N. York Province. [Montreal, 15th November, 1787]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    Says he was at Sorel in 1783, working in the Engineers Department.
    He is a native of Scotland & came here in 1773 & settled on Sir John Johnston's Land, where he lived in 1775. He came to Canada in 1776 & served all the War in the 84th Regt.
    Resides at Riviere au Raisin.

    Property:
    He had 3 Acres & 1 pt. Cleared, with a House & Stable.     He had 3 Cows & 2 Oxen & a Calf, some Furniture & some things he was sending to his Wife in 1777.

    Wits. RONALD MCDONELL, Sworn.

    He knew John McIntosh before the War. He was settled on Sir John Johnston's Land. He had Cleared 3 Acres & 1/2. He had 3 Cows & 2 Y. Creatures. The rebels took them all. Says he did not come to Canada until 1781, being too young. All the Property of the Highlanders who fled was seized by order of one Coll. Fisher. Even from their Wives they took their Stock.


A NEW CLAIM.

    290. Evidence on the Claim of KENNETH McDONELL, 84th Regt., late of Tryon County, N. Y. Province. [Montreal, 25th November, 1787.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    Says he was on duty at Sorel in 1783, & sent his Claim home by Mr. Cuyler.
    He is a native of Scotland & came to America in 1773 & settled on Sir John Johnston's Lands. He came to Canada with Sir John Johnston. He was enlisted in the 84th Regt. before he left the country. He served part of the War as Sergt., part as private.
    He now resides at Riviere Raisin.

    Property:
    He had a rented Farm on which he had Cleared 5 Acres. He had 2 Horses & 1 Cow.
    His wife was robbed after he came in of Cash. viz: 6 gs., 5 1/2 Joes, & 6 sh., likewise of Goods, value 12. Produces a Meml. to the Justice of Tryon County, dated June, 1779, praying restoration of these things. Says he had no redress.
    Certificate of Neil McLean & Dun. McDougall, Officers of the late 84th Regt., to Claimt's. Loyalty & good character.


A NEW CLAIM.

    291. Evidence on the Claim of WILLIAM CAMERON late of Tryon County, N.Y. Province. [Montreal, 15th November, 1787.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    Says he was in Sir J. Johnston's 1st Batal. & gave in a Claim in 1783.
    He is a native of Scotland & came to America in 1774. He settled on Sir John Johnston's Lands, and came to Canada in 1776 & served as a soldier the whole War.
     He now resides at No. 1 Johnstown.

    Property:
    He had ten Acres Cleared and a House & Barn. He had a milch Cow & Calf. His Wife made use of the remainder of his Stock. The Corn was partly gathered. This man was whipped by the Rebels when on a scout by Maj. Ross, 34 Regt. He was very long sick after this. He would have been hanged if the Rebel Govt. had not pardoned him. Says that they robbed him of 20 Hal. Cury.

    Wits. RONALD MCDONALD.

    Says that he believes what Claimt. has said is true. He knows that he was severely whipped by the Rebels.


A NEW CLAIM.

    292. Evidence on the Claim of JOHN QUIN, late of Tryon County, N. York. [Montreal, 14th December, 1784.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    Produces the Certificate of John Connoly, Ensn. in the K. R. of N. York, that Claimt. gave in an acct. of his Losses in 1783.
    Says he is a native of Ireland. He came to America in 1766.
    In 1772 he settled in Sir Wm. Johnson's Lands & lived in Johnstown when the War broke out. He came to Canada in May, 1776, with Sir J. Johnston, & served the whole War in his Regt.
    His Br., Michael Quin, came in at the same & served the Whole War.
    The Claim is for the Property of both, & his Br. is satisfied that Wits. should receive the Compensation. Resides in N. Johnstown.

[Margin note: Is desired to send a certificate from his Br.]

    Property:
    They had 100 Acres on lease for ever from Sir J. Johnson. They had 12 acres Cleared. A House. They had a Cow & Horse & some Furniture. Lost 2 fire locks.
    Produces Discharge of Mich. Quin from K. R. Regt. of New York, having served eight years.

N.B. - Is told his Br. need not attend.

1st Feby., a letter received from Michael Quin, Brother to John Quin, who was formerly examined, saying that he is well satisfied.


A NEW CLAIM.

    295. Evidence on the Claim of HUGH McGREGOR, late of Tryon County, N.Y. Province. [Montreal, 11th January, 1788.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    Says that he was at St. Johns, Lake Champlain, in the Engineer's Department, in 1783.
    He is a native of Scotland & came to America the 10th August, 1775. He landed at New York the day the Asia fired on the Town.
    He went up to Tryon County & came to Canada in 1780, and worked in the Engineers all the War.
    He now resides 2nd Township New Johnston. 9 Acres Cleared in Sir John Johnston's Lands. He cleared this after the War began. Says he had 3 Cows, & 3 Hogs & some Furniture, etc.


A NEW CLAIM.

    296. Evidence on the Claim of ALEX'R CHISHOLM, late of Tryon County, N. Y. Province. [Montreal, 11th January, 1788.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    Says he was in Sir John Johnston's 1st Batal. at Montreal in 1782 & gave a Claim to Capt. Duncan.
    He is a native of Scotland & came to America in 1773. He settled on Sir John Johnston's Lands. He came to Canada in 1777 & served all the War.
    He now lives in Township No. 1.
    He had cleared 4 acres of Land & had built a House & Barn. He had a Cow & 2 Hogs.
    Some rye & some articles.

    Wits. ALEX'R MCDONELL.

    Knew Claimt. in Tryon County. He had built a Log House & Cleared some Land & had some Stock.


A NEW CLAIM.

    297. Evidence on the Claim of JOHN McLENNAN, late of Tryon County, N.Y. Province. [Montreal, 11th January, 1788.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    He is a native of Scotland. He came to America in 1773 & was settled on Sir John Johnston's Lands. He came to Canada in 1777, & served the War.

[Margin note: He was in the 2nd Batal. at Oswego, 1783.]

    He now resides in the 1st Township.
    He had built a House & Barn & Cleared 2 acres on Sir J. Johnson's.
    He lost a Cow, some Grain & a little Furniture.


A NEW CLAIM.

    298. Evidence on the Claim of HUGH CHISHOLM, late of Tryon County. [Montreal, 11th January, 1788.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    Says he was only at Oswego in 1783.
    He is a native of Scotland. He came to America in 1774 and settled on Sir John Johnston's Lands. He came to Canada in 1780. He had broken his leg & was confined to his bed when Sir John first came to Canada. He never joined the rebels.
    He served 4 years in Sir John's 2nd Batal. He Cleared 5 Acres of Land & had built a House & Stable. Some grain.
    He left 3 Cows & some Furniture.

    Wits. DUNCAN McINTYRE, Sworn.

    Claimt. came to America in 1773. Thinks that he broke his leg when his neighbours came to Canada.
    He had Cleared 5 acres & had built a House & Stable. He had 3 Cows.


A NEW CLAIM.

    299. Evidence on the Claim of ALEX'R McDONELL, late of Tryon County, N. York. [Montreal, 11th January, 1788.]

    Claimt. Sworn.
    In 1783 he was at Lachine.
    Says he is a native of Scotland & came to America in 1773. He lived in Tryon County as a Servt. to Capt. Allen McDonell for 3 years & 1/2. He came to Canada in 1777 and enlisted in the 84th Regt. Produces a Certificate from Major Dunbar to good character.
    He claims his wages from Capt. McDonell, some Clothes & a gun.




Claims 289-293, 295-299 were prepared by Steve Mabie.

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Source: "Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario", by Alexander Fraser, Provincial Archivist, 1904. Printed by Order of The Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Toronto: L.K. Cameron, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1905.

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