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Veteran Profiles D to F

Compiled by Fred Blair, with the Assistance of Fraser Closson & Stephen Wood
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The format used:

  • Rank and Name (Years of Birth and Death)
  • Service Records
  • Profile Information

Only the highest rank held is in the profile title. Some men were promoted and demoted. Where no rank is shown, the rank was Private. Troopers were paid as Privates. There were variations in the spelling of surnames. Two or more men with the same name sometimes served under the same officer. Some men also served in other regiments and corps.

The 3rd York Militia veterans often served at the York Garrison (Fort York) with other regiments and corps, which gave the officers the opportunity to form mixed companies and detachments from more than one regiment. A number of men also served away from the rest of their company or detachment. These men were “on command”, with the commissariat, with the engineering department or with other groups. Desertion or “absent without leave” was common. These men could be fined if they were charged. The British were reluctant to charge deserters as they were dependent upon the good will of the Upper Canadians. Desertion to the enemy was treasonous but not common.

NOTE: In each profile, the source used to provide the information is indicated by letters and numbers in brackets, e.g., (3Y16). The details of these sources can be found using these letters and numbers at the project’s Sources page.

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James Davidson/Davison
A James Davidson served in the 1st York. From Sept. 8 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. (3Y27). From Oct. 16 to 20, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and then joined a rifle company (3Y152).

From Feb. 1 to 26, 1813, he was sick in the hospital for 24 days from Capt. Ridout’s Co. and deserted on the 26th (3Y166)(3Y184).

Profile: On Sept. 22, 1806, James Davidson, of the Town of York, made a land petition in York. He was a surgeon during the Revolution and served in LC after the war. He was granted 1200 acres (Microfilm c-1743, pages 1269-1276).

On Nov. 8, 1806, he made a 2nd petition (Microfilm c-1743, pages 1280-1283).

Benjamin Davis
After April 27, 1813, he surrendered to the Americans in order to obtain a parole. He was to be punished with three-months militia duty (3Y38).

From July 6 to Sept. 20, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309)(3Y338)(3Y371).

Profile: In March, 1812, Benja. Davis was recorded as the head of a household of three in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 92).

In March, 1813, Benja. was recorded as the head of a household of three in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 98).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of three in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 105).

Calvin Davis
He received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (YS page 180). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100).

On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Hamilton’s Company (3Y46).

On June 10, 1814, Calvin Davies was recorded as a member of Capt. Jarvie’s Co. of the Incorporated Militia as drafted from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3rd York) (IM77).

Profile: On May 3, 1819, Calvin Davis, a blacksmith of York Twp., made a land petition. He was born in the US and arrived in Upper Canada in 1801 as a child. Stephen Heward certified that Calvin had served in his company and engaged the Americans at Detroit, Queenston, and York (Microfilm c-1745, pages 240-243).

On March 30, 1820, Calvin Davis received a militia land grant, as a blacksmith in the Town of York and a former private in the Incorporated Militia, of 100 acres on the north half of Lot 2, Con. 10, Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe County (MLG16).

Enoch Davis (1784–1865)
In August, 1812, he was drafted into Lieut. Playter’s Whitby Co. (3YP).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Davis-76031: On March 14, 1784, he was born in New Hampshire. On Nov. 25, 1812, he married Rachel Sarah Kerr in Darlington. On Oct. 22, 1865, he died in Whitby.

On Jan. 10, 1816, Enoch Davis, a yeoman of Whitby Twp., made a land petition to lease Lot 15, Con. 1. He was born in New Hampshire and was 31 years old. David Demaray of Whitby Twp. would provide surety. Wm. Huntington had been given the lease in 1812, had not paid the rent, and gave up his claim to Enoch. The petition was granted if Enoch paid the rent owing (Microfilm c-1886, pages 314-318).

George Davis
From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was on command at the head of the lake from Capt. D. Thomson’s Co. (3Y28a).

From Feb. 25 to Mar. 22, 1814, Sherwood Palmer served as his substitute (3Y297). From July 8 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455).

Francis Deal
He also served in the 1st York. From July 1 to Oct. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Selby’s Co. (1Y90c). On Sept. 9, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from Capt. Selby’s Co. (3YR66). From Sept. 9 to 22, 1812, he served with Capt. Ridout (3YR71). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Selby’s Co. (1Y216).

Thomas Deary
From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31).

On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Hamilton’s Company (3Y46).

From July 7 to 16, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402).

Profile: In 1807, Thomas Deary and John Campbell took over Thomas Hamilton’s tavern. In 1808, the partnership dissolved and Deary became a storekeeper. (Edith G. Firth, The Town of York 1793-1815. University of Toronto Press, 1962.)

On April 5, 1807, Thomas Deary of the Town of York made a land petition. He was born in Ireland and had lived in Upper Canada for over 12 months. The petition was not recommended (Microfilm c-1744, pages 85-86).

In March, 1812, he was recorded in a household of four in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 87).

In March, 1813 he was recorded as the head of a household of three in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 94).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of three in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 103).

About 1816, he made a war loss claim as a merchant of the Town of York. He suffered losses first during the April 1813 occupation of four rolls of tobacco, four ham, four shoulders of bacon, five gallons of wine, and ten gallons of spirits. Second, on Oct. 1, 1814 by an American raid on Presque Isle Harbor he lost a shipment of goods valued at over 500 pounds. He presented 15 bills of goods for items purchased in Montreal and Kingston that included green tea, clothing and shoes, yard goods, Jamaica spirits, cutlery and dish ware, muscovado sugar, leather, and soap. This claim appears to have been rejected because the goods were “afloat”. (War of 1812 War Loss Claims, pp. 204–242), pp. 204–242.)

John Deceaver
On April 4, 1813, he was reported as absent from parade with Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y24A).

Profile: In March, 1812, John Decever was recorded as the head of a household of four in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 88).

In March, 1813 he was recorded as the head of a household of five in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 95).

In March, 1814, Deceiver was recorded as the head of a household of 2 in York Twp. (Mosser page 107).

Jeremiah De Clute/DeCloot (1795–1834)
On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Ridout’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

On June 10, 1814, Jeremiah Declute was recorded as a member of Capt. Jarvie’s Co. of the Incorporated Militia as drafted from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3rd York) (IM77). From June 25 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309)(3Y338)(3Y371).

Profile: Jeremiah D’Clute was born in 1795, died on Feb. 22, 1834, and was buried in Christ Church Anglican at Ouvry in Chatham-Kent: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/174693183/jeremiah-d’clute

In 1816, he was living in the Town of York. (J. Ross Robertson, Robertson’s Landmarks of Toronto… Toronto, 1898.)

Richard De Clute/DeClute
From Jan. 12 to 24, 1814, he served in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson as a substitute for Jonathan Wolcott (3Y74). From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1814, he was employed in public service at York in a detachment under the command of Ensign Thomson as a substitute for Edward Lawrence (3Y294). From Feb. 25 to Mar. 24, 1814, he was employed in the public service at York with Ensign Thomson as a substitute for B. Lawrence (3Y297). From July 7 to 18, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402).

From Jan. 25 to Mar. 24, 1815, he was employed in the transport service at York while serving in a detachment under Lieut. Playter (3Y248)(3Y250).

Daniel Dehart/De Hart (1760–1842)
From Oct. 24 to Nov. 9, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and then deserted (3Y119).

From Nov. 15 to 18, 1813, he was employed repairing roads between the Town of York and the Township of Darlington under the command of Lieut. Col. Baldwin of the 1st Durham Militia (3Y462).

From March 25 to April 24, 1814, Daniel Carley served as his substitute (3Y237). From July 8 to 24, 1814, he was on command from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From July 28 to 30, 1814, he was employed in the bateaux service in a detachment of men under the command of Ensign T. Denison (3Y274). From Sept. 29 to Oct. 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410). From Oct. 28 to Nov. 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to 27, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/DeHart-368: He was born on Staten Island, New York. On Nov. 6, 1779, he married Elizabeth Mersereau in Moravian Church, Richmond County, NY. He died in Whitby. He did not marry Elizabeth Van Busen.

On July 14, 1797, Daniel Dehart of Clinton Twp. made a land petition. He had arrived in the province about a month earlier from the “Jersies” with his wife and seven children. Daniel Dehart of Yonge Street received a grant of 200 acres by order of council and located on Lot 7 on the east side of Yonge Street. On March 7, 1817, he requested the patent to that land. On March 6, 1817, in Whitby, Sgt. David Demaray certified that Daniel Sr. had lived in Whitby and served in the militia during the war. On March 22, 1817, Capt. Ely Playter certified that Daniel Sr. was over 50 years old during the war. On Mar. 25, 1817, Lieut. Isaac Secor certified that Daniel Sr. had served in the Whitby Co. (Microfilm c-1743, pages 303-312).

Jacob Dehart (1786–1861)
In August, 1812, he served in Lieut. Playter’s Whitby Co. (3YP). From Oct. 18 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y195). From Oct. 24 to Nov. 9, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and then deserted (3Y119).

From March 21 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y222). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he was on command at Hamilton from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/DeHart-1086: He was the son of Daniel DeHart and Elizabeth Mersereau. On Feb. 28, 1786, he was born in Richmond County, NY. He married Jane McGahen (1793–1875). In 1815, they had a daughter, Elizabeth, born in Niagara Falls, NY. On Nov. 20, 1861, he died in Wisconsin and was buried in the Dehart-Williams Cemetery. Their seven children were recorded in this query post: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/surnames.dehart/1.3/mb.ashx

John Dehart/De Hart/D’Hart (1780–1853)
In August, 1812, he served in Lieut. Playter’s Whitby Co. (3YP). From Oct. 18 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y195). From Dec. 3 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210). From March 21 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y222). On April 16, 1813, he deserted from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). From Nov. 13 to 17, 1813, he was employed repairing roads between the Town of York and the Township of Darlington under the command of Lieut. Col. Baldwin of the 1st Durham Militia (3Y462).

From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338). From Aug. 25 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

Profile: On Dec. 8, 1801, John Dehart, a yeoman and son of Daniel Dehart of Yonge Street, made a land petition. On Oct. 5, 1802, he received 200 acres (Microfilm c-1743, pages 747-749).

Joshua De Hart
From June 25 to July 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309).

Thomas Dehart
In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company but deserted (3Y100).

Capt. Baron De Hoen
On Dec. 24, 1814, he was reported as exempted from service (3Y3). No earlier service records have been found.

Benjamin Delong/De Long
From Oct. 16 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152).

From April 15 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). After April 27, 1813, he surrendered to the Americans in order to obtain a parole. He was to be punished with three months militia duty (3Y38). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Denison’s Co. at York (3Y23). From Jan. 1 to 24, 1814, he served in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y74).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 1814, he was employed in public service at York in a detachment under the command of Ensign Thomson (3Y294).

Profile: On Oct. 10, 1807, Benjamin Delong, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He had lived in Upper Canada for over six years. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-1744, pages 104-106).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Delong-1899: Possible family connection to James A. Delong of Whitby.

Cyrus Delong
From Sept. 8 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. (3Y27).

Jacob De Long Sr.
After April 27, 1814, he surrendered to the Americans in order to obtain a parole. He was to be punished with three months militia duty (3Y38).

Profile: On June 23, 1801, Jacob Delong of York Twp. made a land petition. He had recently arrived in Upper Canada with a wife and four sons and three daughters with their husbands, John Diver, Oliver Prentis, and James Weiant. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-1743, pages 773-774).

In March, 1812, Jacob D. Long Sr. was recorded as the head of a household of two in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 93).

In March, 1813, Jacob D. Long Sr. was recorded as the head of a household of seven in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 98).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of eight in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 106).

Jacob De Long Jr.
After April 27, 1814, he surrendered to the Americans in order to obtain a parole. He was to be punished with three months militia duty (3Y38).

Profile: On Oct. 13, 1807, Jacob De Long Jr., a farmer of York Twp., made a land petition. He arrived in Upper Canada about eight years earlier. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-1744, pages 101-103).

In March, 1812, Jacob D. Long Jr. was recorded as the head of a household of four in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 93).

In March, 1813, Jacob DeLong Jr. was recorded as the head of a household of five in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 99).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of five in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 106).

Sgt. David Demaray/Demarey/Demaray/Demary/Demerray/Demara (1782–1848)
In 1812, he served as a private. From Nov. 22 to 24, 1812, he served in a detachment at York (3Y96). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he was on command at Niagara in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). In 1812, David Demarey served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100).

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served as a sergeant while on command at headquarters from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y33). From Nov. 11 to 16, 1813, he was employed as a private, repairing roads between the Town of York and the Township of Darlington under the command of Lieut. Col. Baldwin of the 1st Durham Militia (3Y462).

From July 16 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From Sept. 10 to 24, 1814, he served as a private at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371). From Sept. 11 to 24, 1814, David Demara was sick at home from Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y129). Date of service discrepancy here may be an error or two men with the same name.

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Demaray-8: On Jan. 5, 1782, he was born in New Jersey to Samuel Demaray and Gretje Martin. About 1804, he married Jane Marsh in Quebec. On April 9, 1858, he died in Middlesex Co.

On Sept. 29, 1817, David Demaray/Demerey, a yeoman of Whitby, made a land petition. In 1812, he received a lease on Lot 16, Con. 2 but had lost the warrant that allowed him to lease the land. He had made improvements on the land and wished to renew the lease. The lease was recommended if rent owing was paid (Microfilm c-1886, pages 230-238).

On June 10, 1822, David Demary received a militia land grant, as a farmer of Whitby Twp. and a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres on Lot 24, Con. 7, Brock Twp. (MLG914).

John Demaray/Demerray/Demara (1791–1880)
From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y33). From Nov. 17 to 18, 1813, he was employed repairing roads between the Town of York and the Township of Darlington under the command of Lieut. Col. Baldwin of the 1st Durham Militia (3Y462). In Dec., 1813, he served in Capt. Stephen Heward’s Co. (see 1819 petition below).

In Jan., 1814, he served in Capt. Stephen Heward’s Co. (see 1819 petition below). From April 1 to May 1, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in public service at York with Lieut. Playter (3Y52)(3Y237). In April and May, 1814, he served in Capt. Stephen Heward’s Co. (see 1819 petition below). From July 8 to 24, 1814, he was on command from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From July 28 to 30, 1814, John Demara was employed in the bateaux service in a detachment of men under the command of Ensign T. Denison (3Y274). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Demaray-19: On July 20, 1791, he was born in Sutton, Quebec. On Oct. 24, 1811, he married Eliz. Church in Dunham, Quebec. In 1815, they had a daughter born in Durham County. From 1821 to 1827, they had children born in Whitby. They had 17 children. On June 11 or 21, 1880, he died in New York.

Profile at https://www.myheritage.com/names/john_demaray

On March 8, 1819, John Demaray, a yeoman of Whitby, made a land petition to lease Lot 21, Con. 3. He was born in Lower Canada and had lived in Upper Canada since the beginning of the late war. He had a wife and four children. He was the son of Samuel Demaray of Whitby. A warrant for the lease was issued on May 10, 1819. Stephen Heward certified that John had served in his company in the militia in December, 1813, in January, 1814, and in April and May at the York Garrison (Microfilm c-1886, pages 408-412).

Nicholas Demaray/Demara/Demerray (1776–c1846)
From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y33). From Nov. 17 to 18, 1813, he was employed repairing roads between the Town of York and the Township of Darlington under the command of Lieut. Col. Baldwin of the 1st Durham Militia (3Y462).

From July 8 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 25, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer Department at York with Capt. Heward (3Y121)(3Y417).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Demaray-46: A Nicholas Demaray was born in 1776 in NY to Samuel Demaray and Grietje Martin. He married Eliz. Varnum. In 1824, he had a son born in Whitby. In 1846, he died in Whitby.

He had a brother John born in Jan. 1782 and died April 1858 in Middlesex Co.: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/surnames.demaray/17.1.1.1.3/mb.ashx

Ensign Charles Denison (1789–1828)
In 1812, he served as a private before his commission as an officer. From July 25 to 26, 1812, he was on a leave of absence from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). In August, 1812, he volunteered from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132). On Dec. 25, 1812, Charles “Denison” was commissioned as an ensign (3Y11). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. (3Y100)(3YC).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and was on command in Detroit (3Y166). On April 27, 1813, he was taken prisoner at the Capture of York (3Y54). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. at York (3Y23).

On June 14, 1814, he reported that ten privates in Capt. Denison’s Company had surrendered to the Americans in order to receive plunder (3Y44). From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served at York (3Y380).

On June 5, 1815, he was recorded as an ensign (3Y13).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Denison-1002: In 1789, Charles was born in England to John Denison and Sophia Taylor. On Aug. 15, 1828, he died in York, Upper Canada.

In March, 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of two in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 93).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of two in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 105).

On Feb. 16, 1836, his heirs were registered to receive a militia land grant. Charles was a former resident of York Twp. and a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres (MLG3943).

Ensign George Taylor Denison (1783–1853)
From Sept. 9 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. (3Y27). On Oct. 16, 1812, he joined Capt. Ridout’s Co. He had previously served as a sergeant in Capt. John Denison’s Co. (3Y11). From Oct. 16, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served as a sergeant in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152)(3Y155)(3Y158)(3Y162). On Dec. 25, 1812, he was commissioned as an ensign (3Y11).

From Feb. 25 to March 18, 1813, he served as a sergeant in Capt. Ridout’s Co., was on furlough from the 18th to 22nd, and served from March 23 to 24 (3Y184). From March 31 to April 24, 1813, he served as a sergeant in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). On April 8, 1813, he was an ensign but was reported as supernumerary (OBF pages 67-69). On April 27, 1813, he was taken prisoner as an ensign at the Capture of York (3Y54). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From May 23 to 30, 1814, he commanded a detachment employed in the batteaux service (3Y262). From July 2 to 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y305)(3Y309). From July 25 to Sept. 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338)(3Y371). From July 28 to 30, 1814, he commanded a detachment of men employed in the bateaux service (3Y274). From Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 1814, he commanded a detachment that was on duty in the bateaux service (3Y268).

On June 5, 1815, he was recorded as an ensign (3Y13).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Denison-984: On Dec. 29, 1873, George Denison was born in Harwich, England to John Denison and Sophia Taylor. In 1806, he married Esther Borden Lippincott in York. On Dec. 18, 1853, he died in York.

In March, 1813, George Denison was recorded as the head of a household of four in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 98).

In March, 1814, Dennison was recorded as the head of a household of five in York Twp. (Mosser p. 106).

On Jan. 19, 1816, George T. Denison of York Twp. made a land petition for additional land. He was born in England, was 32 years old, and had resided in Upper Canada for 24 years. He had served in the militia during the late war and received 200 acres. Wm. Chewett certified that George had served in the 3rd York Militia and had largely been active in apprehending deserters. The petition was rejected (Microfilm c-1744, pages 767-773).

On Jan. 19, 1816, George T. Denison of York Twp. made a land petition for a lot in the Town of York. It was reported that there were no vacant lots available (Microfilm c-1744, pages 774-775).

On Sept. 8, 1817, George Taylor Denison of York Twp. made a land petition. He was born in England. On Dec. 12, 1796, he had located on Lot 23, Con. 7, Cramahe (Microfilm c-1742, pages 588-589).

Capt. John Denison (1755–1824)
On June 29, 1799, he was commissioned as a captain in the militia (3Y1). He commanded the Whitby Township Company (SR page 7). On Sept. 5, 1812, his company was ordered to Fort George (SR page 7). From Sept. 8 to 15, 1812, he commanded his company (3Y26)(3Y27).

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he commanded his company at York (3Y23)(3Y482).

After April 27, 1814, he surrendered to the Americans at York (3Y42). After April 28, 1814, ten of his privates surrendered to the Americans in order to gain plunder (3Y44).

On June 5, 1815, he was recorded as a captain (3Y13). On July 11, 1816, he retired from his commission.

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Denison-998: On Nov. 20, 1755, he was born in England to George Denison and Mary Parkinson. On Dec. 19, 1782, he married Sophia Taylor in England. In 1792, he arrived in Upper Canada. On Oct. 28, 1824, he died in York, Upper Canada.

In March, 1812, he was recorded in a household of six in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 88).

In March, 1813, he was recorded in a household of two in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 96).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of seven in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 104).

After the war, he claimed for a horse, regimentals and sword, the bedding from two beds, and family clothing all taken by the Americans, but did not indicate where and when. In the winter of 1814–1815, he lost 25 sheep to British troops. (War of 1812 War Loss Claims)

Ensign Thomas Denison (1786–1846)
From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served as a private in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). In 1812, he served as a private in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100).

He had previously served as a private in Capt. Cameron’s Co. On Apr. 8, 1813, he was commissioned as an ensign but was reported as supernumerary (OBF pages 67-69).

After April 27, 1814, he surrendered to the Americans at York (3Y42). From July 7 to 24, 1814, he was on command from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395).

On June 5, 1815, he was recorded as an ensign (3Y13).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Denison-1003: In 1786, he was born in England to John Denison and Sophia Taylor. On March 4, 1817, he married Maria Lawrence in York. In 1846, he died in Canada West.

On Sept. 26, 1835, he received a militia land grant, as a resident of York Twp. and a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres on the north half of Lot 77, Con. 1 EPR, Tay Twp., Simcoe County (MLG4645).

Francis Deslile/Des Lile
From Feb. 4 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222).

Profile: In March, 1813 he was recorded as the head of a household of one in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 95). He was not recorded in 1812.

Ensign George Hill Detlor (OBF pages 67–69)
An Ensign George Hill Detlor (1794-1884) served in the 2nd York Militia where he volunteered on June 4, 1812 to serve as a private in a flank company (2Y113). No service record has been found in the 3rd York Militia yet.

Profile: In 1875, he received a militia pension (YS).

Lieut. John Detlor (1769–1813)
On April 8, 1813, he was commissioned as an ensign but was reported as supernumerary (OBF pages 67–69). On April 27, 1813, he was wounded as a lieutenant at the Capture of York. He left a widow and nine children. The youngest child was one year old and the oldest was married (3Y56a). On April 28, 1813, he died. His leg had been shattered during the battle and had been amputated. He died the day after the battle. On Nov. 17, 1813, his widow received a pension. On May 17, 1813, she received money from the Loyal and Patriotic Society.

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Detlor-43: On May 2, 1769, John was born in New York State to Valentine Detlor UE and Catherine Jerusha Hill. In 1790, he married Jerusha Simons, the daughter of Titus Simons.

On Oct. 26, 1816, his name appeared on a pension list (OBF pages 67–69).

In 1828, Catherine’s name was still on the pension list (YS pages 45–48).

John Devar (see Dewar)
From July 2 to 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309). From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338).

William Devenish/Devinish
From Nov. 23 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he was sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210). From Feb. 25 to Mar. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y222). From Apr. 22 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). On Apr. 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Thomson’s Company (3Y46).

From June 25 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309)(3Y338)(3Y371).

Profile: In 1803, William Devenish received a patent in Scarborough Twp. No petition was found. On Feb. 24, 1812, William Devenish, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., offered surety on Henry Webster’s lease petition (Microfilm c-2967, pages 489-493).

Abraham Devins
From May 3 to 12, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in the public service at York with Lieut. Playter (3Y52). On June 10, 1814, he was recorded as a member of Capt. Jarvie’s Co. of the Incorporated Militia as drafted from Capt. Denison’s Co. (3rd York) as a substitute for Levi Devins (IM77). From Sept. 28 to Oct. 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410). From Nov. 12 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile: In March, 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of two in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 93).

In March, 1814, Abram was recorded as the head of a household of two in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 105).

On Feb. 10, 1819, Abraham Devins made a land petition as a yeoman of Etobicoke Twp. who was born in the province and married (Microfilm c-1745, pages 133-135).

Isaac Devins (1767–1856)
From July 12 to 16, 1814, he served in Capt. Playter’s Co. and transferred to Capt. Heward’s Co. on the 16th (3Y393). From July 17 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. but was absent with leave from the 25th (3Y399)(3Y452). From Oct. 1 to 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410). From Nov. 12 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Devins-69: On Nov. 20, 1767, he was born in the U.S. He was the son of Abraham Devins and Hannah Eliz. Hover. About 1790, he married Mary Chapman in N.Y. State. On March 16, 1856, he died in Vaughan Twp.

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of a household of ten in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 98).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of six in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 107).

Levy Devins/Devans (1775–1845)
From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y158)(3Y162). From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was sick at home from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y166). From Mar. 25 to Apr. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430).

On June 10, 1814, Abraham was recorded as a member of Capt. Jarvie’s Co. of the Incorporated Militia as drafted from Capt. Denison’s Co. (3rd York) as a substitute for Levi Devins (IM77).

From June 25 to July 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309). From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338). From Aug. 25 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Devins-102: On June 15, 1775, he was born in New Jersey to Abraham Devins and Hannah Eliz. Hover. In 1792, he married Hannah Chapman in New York. In 1845, he died in Dresden, Canada West.

Simeon Devins (c1790–1812)
From July 19 to 21, 1812, he was on a leave of absence from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). In August, 1812, he volunteered from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1812, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. and died on the 10th (3Y132). On Dec. 10, 1812, Simeon Devins died in Niagara of wounds from the Battle of Queenston Heights (YS). In 1812, he was reported as dead in Capt. Cameron’s Muster Rolls (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. and was recorded as “dead” (3Y100)(3YC).

On April 8, 1813, his father, Abraham Devins, received ten pounds from the Loyal and Patriotic Society because he had been left in distress by the death of his son and needed to put his farm in order (LPS pg. 38).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Devins-152: About 1790, he was born in Genessee, New York to Abraham Devins and Elizabeth Hover who arrived in Upper Canada about 1793. He and his brother, Levy, had built sailboats at the mouth of the Humber River.

He did not have a wife or children (YS pages 49-51).

In 1812, he made a land petition as a resident of York Twp.

On April 17, 1812, Thomas Ridout wrote that Simeon Devins had made a land petition to lease Lot 39, Con. 2, on the bay in York Twp. containing 200 acres. https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c4507/1061?r=0&s=5

Sgt. Moses Dewar (1781–)
From Sept. 8 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. (3Y27). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in the King’s works (3Y64).

On Apr. 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Denison’s Company (3Y46).

From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309). From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338). From Aug. 25 to Sept. 20, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

Profile: On June 15, 1807, Moses Dewar, a blacksmith of York Twp., made a land petition. He had recently arrived from New York. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-1886, pages 90-92).

On Nov. 29, 1807, Moses married Nelly Morrow by license in York Twp.: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/old2.htm

On April 13, 1815, Moses Dewar of Etobicoke Township provided surety for George Johnston (Microfilm c-2116, pages 296-299).

On July 11, 1815, Moses Dewar, a yeoman of Etobicoke Twp., made a land petition. He was born in Scotland, was 34 years old, and had resided in Upper Canada for over eight years. He had been granted Lot 17, Con. 2, Etobicoke Twp. He wished to lease Lot 17, Con. 1 and Lot 18, Con. 2. John Berry, a yeoman of Etobicoke Twp., would provide surety. The petition was refused (Microfilm c-1886, pages 65-68).

Amos Dexter
He also served in the 1st York Militia. From Apr. 13 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Richardson’s Co. (1Y424). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served in Lieut. Miles Co. (1Y67). From Nov. 11 to 24, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Richardson’s Co. (1Y227).  From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1813, he served in Ensign Smalley’s Detachment at York (1Y260).

From April 25 to May 12, 1814, he served in Capt. Travis’ detachment employed on public service at York (1Y49). From June 25 to July 24, 1814, he deserted from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309). From Aug. 2 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338)(3Y371). From Nov. 3 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile: He was probably the son of John and Jane Dexter of Vaughan Twp. On June 2, 1819, Amos Dexter made a land petition in York as a farmer of Vaughan Twp. He was born in Markham Twp. (Microfilm c-1745, pages 286-287).

Elijah Dexter
From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From July 7 to 24, 1814, he deserted from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. but was in the engineer’s department from the 25th to 27th (3Y402)(3Y455).

Profile: On April 7, 1819, Elijah Dexter, a carpenter in the Town of York, made a land petition. He had resided in Upper Canada for 21 years (Microfilm c-1745, pages 197-198).

On Feb. 18, 1823, Elijah Dexter, a carpenter of the Town of York and a private in Capt. Heward’s Co. of the 3rd York Militia, received 100 acres on the west half of Lot 15, Con. 9, Erin Twp. (MLG57).

Elisha Dexter
In 1813, he also served in the 1st York Militia. On Sept. 9, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from Capt. Heward’s Co. (3YR66). In 1812, Elisha Dexter served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. On Nov. 1st, he was allowed to return to York as he was dangerously ill. He returned to his company in November (3Y16). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). On Dec. 24, 1812, he served as a private in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y216).

From June 28 to July 16, 1813, he served in Major Wilmot’s Detachment (1Y1).

Profile: He was probably the son of John and Jane Dexter of Vaughan Twp. On Oct. 10, 1799, Elisha Dexter of Vaughan Twp. made a land petition. He had agreed to exchange land with John Fisher who died before the exchange could be made. Amos wanted the patent on Lot 27 on the west side of Yonge Street, Con. 1, Vaughan Twp. on which Fisher had located. Amos was exchanging land in Scarborough Twp. (Microfilm c-1894, pages 905-911).

On May 27, 1800, Elisha Dexter made a land petition in York as a farmer late of New York. He arrived about two years before with his wife and six children. He had two brothers with families who had been in the province for four years. One had settled on Yonge St. and the other at the Head of the Lake (Microfilm c-1743, pages 839-840).

In 1802, he received a land patent in Vaughan Twp. Graeme Mercer Adam, History of Toronto and County of York, Toronto. Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1885, pp. 124–125

On Oct. 23, 1811, he served as a juror in the Town of York (Linda Corupe, Upper Canada Justice, Early Assize Court Records of Ontario, Vol. 2, 1810-1818. Bolton, ON: The Author, 2008, pp. 58–61).

On Feb. 18, 1823, Elijah Dexter received a militia land grant, as a carpenter in the Town of York and a former private in Capt. Heward’s Flank Co. (3rd York Militia), of 100 acres on the west side of Lot 15, Con. 9, Erin Twp. (MLG57).

On April 28, 1829, John and Elisha Dexter, yeomen of Vaughan Twp., made a land petition. They were the sons of John Dexter who was tried and executed in 1815. James Vanderburg and others had attacked their father’s house. Their father had owned 50 acres of the southwest part of Lot 38 on the east side of Yonge Street, Con. 1, Markham Twp., the northwest part of Lot 37, and 240 acres of Lot 38, Con. 1 on the west side of Yonge Street in Vaughan Twp. Their father’s will and their mother, Jane Dexter, both intended for their father’s land to be divided among the six sons. Amos, Hiram, John, and Elisha were of age and Ashael and Ahijah were still minors. However, the land had been forfeited to the Crown. The family wanted to have the lands restored to them. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-1876, pages 49-51).

Andrew Diver
In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company. He had deserted and was kept hidden in the woods by his family (3Y100).

John Diver/Divar
From Oct. 16 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he was absent without leave from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y155). From Dec. 28, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y166). From March 15 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y184)(3Y430).

After April 27, 1814, he surrendered to the Americans in order to obtain a parole. He was to be punished with three months militia duty (3Y38). From Aug. 25 to Sept. 20, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

Profile: On June 23, 1801, John Diver of York Twp. made a land petition. He had a wife and three children. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-1743, pages 745-746).

He was the son-in-law of Jacob Delong. On June 23, 1801, Jacob Delong of York Twp. made a land petition. He had recently arrived in Upper Canada with a wife and four sons and three daughters with their husbands, John Diver, Oliver Prentis, and James Weiant. (Microfilm c-1743, pages 773–774).

In March, 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of nine in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 93).

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of a household of eight in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 98).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of eight in York Twp. (Mosser, 106).

On Jan. 10, 1817, John Diver made a land petition. In 1801, he had received a grant on Lot 1, Con. 10, Markham 14 years earlier. He had discovered that his name had been removed from the local maps and replaced with that of Lieut. Col. Jervois. He wished to have title so that he could give the land to his eldest daughter. James Waint of Etobicoke Twp. certified that he had been employed by John and cleared land on John’s lot and had helped build a log house. Some neighbours certified that John had lived on the said lot for about 15 years. John Denison certified that John Diver had served in his militia   company. On July 17, 1816, an Order in Council that John’s name be “expunged” from the lot because of “his disloyalty during the war.” In Sept., the location was given to William Jervois (Microfilm c-1744, pages 1021–1034).

Alexander Doubt
From Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 1814, he was on duty in the bateaux service under Ensign G. Denison (3Y268).

Michael Doyle
On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). In 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Detachment at the Head of the Lake (3YC). On Aug. 29, 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Co. at the York Garrison (3YC). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132). In 1812, he was reported as dead in Capt. Cameron’s Muster Rolls (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company but was recorded as “dead” (3Y100)(3YC).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he was absent without leave from Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399)(3Y452).

Profile: On June 16, 1806, Michael Doyle, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition.  He had lived in Upper Canada for over two years. He was recommended 200 acres (Microfilm c-1743, pp. 1191–1193).

On March 27, 1811, March 29, 1813, and March 28, 1814, he served as a juror at trials in the Town of York. (Linda Corupe, Upper Canada Justice, Early Assize Court Records of Ontario, Vol. 2, 1810-1818. Bolton, ON: The Author, 2008, pp. 30, 74, 102.)

In March, 1812, he was recorded in a household of six in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 87).

In March, 1813, he was recorded in a household of six in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 97).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of seven in the Town of York (Mosser p. 103).

John Draper
A John Draper served in the 1st York. On Sept. 9, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from Capt. Selby’s Co. and as a substitute for E. Hamilton (3YR66). From Sept. 9 to 22, he served with Capt. Ridout but on the 18th was offered as a substitute for J. Ashbridge. The Major accepted the substitute until Ashbridge was called upon (3YR71).

From Nov. 14 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121).

Sgt. Collin Drummond
From Sept. 7 to 15, 1812, he served as a private in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). On Apr. 27, 1813, he was captured as a sergeant at Fort York while serving in Capt. Thomson’s Company (3Y46). From Oct. 15 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer Department at York with Capt. Heward but was also absent without leave (3Y417).

Profile: On Nov. 20, 1801, Collin Drummond, a yeoman of York made a land petition. He was born in Scotland had lived in the town for two and a half years (Microfilm c-1743, pages 735-737).

On April 20, 1816, Collin Drummond, Ezekiel Benson, and Jesse Ketchum, trustees of the schoolhouse in the Town of York, made a land petition for a location to build a brick school between the old and new town. Council reminded them that land had already been granted in the town square. There were six acres reserved behind the church (Microfilm c-1624, pages 575–576).

On Nov. 29, 1816, Colin Drummond, a carpenter of York, would provide surety on a lease for James Elliot of Scarborough Twp. (Microfilm c-1893, pages 147–149).

Adjutant George Duggan (1783–1863)
On April 15, 1812, he was commissioned as an adjutant in the 3rd York Militia (3Y1).

After April 27, 1813, he was taken prisoner by the Americans at York (3Y42).

On June 5, 1815, he was recorded as an adjutant (3Y13).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Duggan-611: He was the son of Cuff and Mary Duggan. On May 3, 1783, he was baptized in Mallow, Ireland. On Sept. 20, 1811, he married Mary Jackson in York. He had a general store at 61 King Street at George Street. On Oct. 19, 1863, he died in York.

On Nov. 2, 1807, George Duggan, a gentleman of York, made a land petition. He was from Mallow, County Cork, Ireland. He was the nephew of the late Thomas Duggan who had been a storekeeper for His Majesty at St. Joseph’s and son of Cuff Duggan heir of Thomas. In 1796, Thomas had been recommended for 1200 acres including part of Lot 7, Con. 1, Dover Twp. George’s father had given him all of Thomas’ land and George wished to claim it (Microfilm c-1744, pages 107–112).

In March, 1812, he was recorded in a household of four in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 87).

In March, 1813, he was recorded in a household of seven in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 96).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of eight in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 104).

On April 6, 1819, George Duggan, a merchant of York, made a land petition. He was born in Ireland, arrived in Upper Canada in 1807, and had a wife and four children (Microfilm c-1745, pages 213–214).

On May 28 and Dec. 20, 1822, he received a militia land grant, as a yeoman of York Twp. and a former militia adjutant, of 500 acres in Albion Twp., Peel County (MLG2191).

Thomas Duggan
On April 4, 1813, he was excused by the garrison surgeon from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y24A).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Duggan-771: He was the son of Cuff and Mary Duggan. He was baptized on Feb. 26, 1786. Dr. Thomas Duggan was living on King Street in 1834 and 1837.

On Sept. 15, 1818, Thomas Duggan of the Town of York made a land petition. He was born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, which he left on April 27, 1812 for Upper Canada. He had lived in his father’s house while commanding the flank companies in Ireland (Microfilm c-1745, pages 143-146).

On Aug. 3, 1825, Thomas Duggan of York made a land petition. He was born in Ireland and had arrived in Upper Canada 13 years earlier. He had received 200 acres in Chinguacousy Twp. and had received the deed after improving the land. He requested additional land. The petition was not recommended (Microfilm c-1875, pages 51–53).

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NOTE: In each profile, the source used to provide the information is indicated by letters and numbers in brackets, e.g., (3Y16). The details of these sources can be found using these letters and numbers at the project’s Sources page.

Moses R. Eaton
From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). From Jan. 1 to 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier (3Y64). From Jan. 30 to Feb. 19, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier and deserted on the 19th with Major Wm. Allan (3Y67).

John Edgell/Edgel
From Oct. 16 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y195)(3Y201). From Dec. 25 to 31, 1812, he was absent without leave from the King’s Works (3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Heward’s Company (3Y46).

From July 7 to 16, 1814, he served in the commissariat from Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399).

Profile: On Nov. 1, 1803, John Edgell, a yeoman of the Town of York, made a land petition. He had an order for the possession of Lot 29, Con. 7, Markham Twp. He wished to lease Lot 28, Con. 7. The lease was recommended (Microfilm c-1893, pages 112-113).

In March, 1812, John “Edgel” was recorded as the head of a household of one in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 90).

In March, 1813 he was recorded as the head of a household of one in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 95).

On March 28 and 30 and April 1, 1814, he served as a juror at trials held at York. (Linda Corupe, Upper Canada Justice, Early Assize Court Records of Ontario, Vol. 2, 1810-1818. Bolton, ON: The Author, 2008, pp. 101, 102, 105)

David Edmunds
On Sept. 8, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll (3YR66). From Sept. 9 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Samuel Ridout’s Co. (3Y29). From Sept. 10 to 11, 1812, he was on leave but returned on the 12th (3YR69). From Sept. 16 to 18, 1812, he was on leave (3YR69).

John Ellis/Ellice (1787–1871)
From Jan. 1 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Major Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to Apr. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135)(3Y427). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Thomson’s Company (3Y46).

From March 3 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the public service at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y297). From March 25 to April 1, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in public service at York (3Y237).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ellis-7375: On June 24, 1787, John was born in Kirkburton, England. He married Hannah Stoner. n 1814, he had a son named John born in Scarborough Twp. On Dec. 30, 1871, he died in Scarborough.

On Jan. 10, 1810, John Ellis, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition to lease Lots 66 to 68, Con. 2, Sophiasburgh Twp. Henry Gerow, a yeoman of Hallowell Twp. would provide surety (Microfilm c-1893, pages 65-66).

On April 8, 1837, a John Ellis of the Town of York made a land petition. He had purchased Lot 38, Con. 1 “from the Bay” in York Twp. from James Cull and wished to obtain “a license of occupation” the lakeshore in front of that lot. The petition was not recommended. In 1834, the land had been “described” for King’s College (Microfilm c-1890, pages 684-685).

James Elliott (1773-1849)
From Jan. 1 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was sick at home from Major Wm. Allan detachment (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135)(3Y427). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Thomson’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was on command for deserters from Capt. D. Thomson’s Co. (3Y28a).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served in the engineer’s department from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Elliott-16104: He was born on June 6, 1773, in Westerkirk, Scotland. On Sept. 16, 1802, he married Janet Thomson in York, Upper Canada. On April 11, 1849, he died in Scarborough.

On June 14, 1801, James Elliott made a land petition to lease Lot 21, Con. D, Scarborough Twp. He was living on Lot 22, Scarborough (Microfilm c-1893, pages 98-99).

On Nov. 29, 1816, James Elliot, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was born in Scotland and had resided in Upper Canada for 20 years. He had settled on 100 acres and wished to lease the adjoining land on Lot 24, Con. 3. Colin Drummond, a carpenter of York, would provide surety. The petition was approved (Microfilm c-1893, pages 147-149).

Corp. Thomas Ellis/Ellice
From Oct. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served as a private in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y195)(3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served as a private in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222). From March 25 to 30, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. and transferred to an artillery company on the 31st (3Y437b). On April 27, 1813, he was captured as a private at Fort York while serving in Capt. Thomson’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was on command for deserters from Capt. D. Thomson’s Co. (3Y28a). From Dec. 26 to 30, 1813, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Darlington Township in Lieut. Secor’s Detachment (3Y254).

From July 8 to 24, 1814, he served as a corporal in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and was absent with leave from the 25th to 27th (3Y402)(3Y455). From Sept. 10 to 24, 1814, he served as a private at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371). From Sept. 30 to Oct. 10, 1814, he served as a private at York (3Y410).

Harden/Harder/Harnden Elsworth/Ellsworth
On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison as a prisoner from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). On Aug. 9, 1812, he was recorded as a deserter from Capt. Cameron’s Co., but returned on the 15th (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company but deserted (3Y100). He was also recorded as not deserted (3Y216).

From June 10 to 28, 1813, he served in a detachment under Major Wilmot (3Y8).

From July 8 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From Sept. 30 to Oct. 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410).

Profile: On April 29, 1810, a Harden Elsworth, a yeoman of Hamilton Twp., made a land petition. He had been born in New Brunswick and had lived in Upper Canada for about seven months. A warrant for land was issued (Microfilm c-1888, page 109–111).

He married Margaret Jones. A Hardin Ellsworth was recorded in the 1842 Census for Malahide Twp. https://elgin.ogs.on.ca/ancestor-indexes/military-indexes/civil-war-veterans-from-elgin-county/

William Emery (c1790–1869)
William had served as a sergeant in the Provincial Artillery Drivers under Capt. Isaac Swayze. His name was not found on the one surviving roll.

From Aug. 24 to Sept. 1, 1814, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Hamilton Twp. with Ensign Kuck (3Y289).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Emery-1102: He was born in Pennsylvania. He married Mary Wrightenburg. In 1811, he moved to Whitchurch Twp. He died in Harwich, Ontario.

On Nov. 18, 1830, William Emery of Whitchurch made a land petition to lease Lot 5, Con. 3. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-1893, pages 301–303).

On April 30, 1835, William Emery, a yeoman of the City of Toronto, made a land petition. He had earlier petitioned for a 200-acre land grant. He was the attorney of Henry Alcott of Charlotteville Twp. n his own name, he wanted to locate on Lot 13, Con. 15, Pickering Twp. and the south half of Lot 14, Con. 5 for Henry Alcott. The petition could not be “complied with.” https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c6886/274?r=0&s=1

On Aug. 13, 1842, William Emery, a gentleman of the City of Toronto, made a land petition. He had served as a sergeant in the Provincial Artillery Drivers under Capt. Isaac Swayze and was entitled to a land grant. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-1891, pages 132-133).

Henry Ernest/Earnest (c1797-)
From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). From Oct. 15 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y195). From Oct. 24 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served on command with the island guard in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119). From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201)(3Y204). In 1812, Capt. Cameron recorded that he was a drummer (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3YC).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y222). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Heward’s Company (3Y46). From June 30 to July 18, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Detachment (3Y235).

From June 10 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served in the Incorporated Militia (MLG2). From Oct. 1 to 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 13, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 26 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile: On Apr. 20, 1819, Henry Earnest, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He was born in Upper Canada to Peter Earnest, a Markham Berczy Settler from Germany and was over 22 years old (Microfilm c-1888, pages 628-629). These settlers arrived in Upper Canada in 1794.

On June 3, 1820, Henry Earnest, a yeoman of York Twp. and a former private in the Incorporated Militia from 10th of June to the 10th of Sept., 1814, received 100 acres on the east half of Lot 7, Con. 10, Brock Twp. (MLG2).

Peter Ernest/Ernst
From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31).

On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Heward’s Company (3Y46).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served on command from Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399)(3Y452). From July 28 to 30, 1814, he was employed in the bateaux service in a detachment of men under the command of Ensign T. Denison (3Y274). From Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 1814, he was on duty in the bateaux service under Ensign G. Denison (3Y268).

Profile: In March, 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of seven in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 87).

In March, 1813, Peter Earnest was recorded in a household of eight in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 96).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of eight in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 103).

On Dec. 21, 1825, Peter Ernest, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He was born in Upper Canada and was the son of the late Peter Ernest of York Twp. (Microfilm c-1889, pages 306-308).

James Escott
From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81).

John Evans
Another John Evans served in the 1st York Militia. From Oct. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y195)(3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Heward’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

Profile: John Evans (c1765-) married Martha Thomas and was a millwright: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.canada.ontario.york/6473/mb.ashx

On June 25, 1805, John Evans, a millwright of York, made a land petition. He had just arrived in Upper Canada and had a wife and three children. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-1887, pages 713-716).

In March, 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of nine in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 86).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of eight in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 104).

During the war, a John and Lydia Evans suffered losses to the British army. Men from the 8th Reg. stole family clothing valued at 60 pounds and the garrison troops destroyed their fence fixtures and furniture. After the war they claimed for their losses. (War of 1812 War Loss Claims)

Adam Everson
On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Ridout’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York with Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

Profile: In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of six in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 91).

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of a household of six in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 98).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of two in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 108).

Jacob Everson/Evertson
On June 10, 1814, Jacob Evertson was recorded as a member of Capt. Jarvie’s Co. of the Incorporated Militia as drafted from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3rd York) (IM77). From June 25 to July 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309). From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338). From Aug. 25 to Sept. 19, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

James Everson
On Sept. 8, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll (3YR66). From Sept. 8 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Samuel Ridout’s Co. (3Y29). From Sept. 16 to18, 1812, he was on leave but returned on the 19th (3YR69). From Nov. 2, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813 he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and deserted on the 14th (3Y155)(3Y158)(3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was sick at home from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y166). From Feb. 27 to March 2, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co., was on furlough from the 2nd to 10th, and served from the 11th to 24th (3Y184). From March 25 to April 12, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and then deserted (3Y430). From April 19 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Ridout’s Company (3Y46).

From June 25 to July 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309). From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338). From Aug. 25 to Sept. 19, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

Profile: On Jan. 21, 1809, James Everson, a yeoman of York, made a land petition to lease Lot 20, Con. 4, Markham Twp. Samuel Everson, a yeoman of York Twp., would provide surety. A warrant was issued (Microfilm c-1893, pages 128-130).

On Oct. 26, 1811, James Everson appeared as a witness at a trial in York. (Linda Corupe, Upper Canada Justice, Early Assize Court Records of Ontario, Vol. 2, 1810-1818. Bolton, ON: The Author, 2008, p. 61).

In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of six in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 91).

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of a household of six in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 99).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of seven in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 107).

On Nov. 8, 1826, James Everson and Thomas Humberstone of York Twp. and Thomas Stoyel of the Town of York made a land petition. The late John Everson Sr. had received Lot 15, Con. 1 east of Yonge Street and had left it to his son Jacob Everson. As Jacob had died the title was to pass to John Everson, the son of James Everson, who was the eldest son of John Everson. However, John died as a youth and his father James had title. James had sold the land to several others but kept part of the lot to live on. The petitioners and others wished to have their titles confirmed (Microfilm c-1889, pages 355-396).

William R. Ewing
From July 8 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From July 28 to 30, 1814, he was employed in the bateaux service in a detachment of men under the command of Ensign T. Denison (3Y274).

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NOTE: In each profile, the source used to provide the information is indicated by letters and numbers in brackets, e.g., (3Y16). The details of these sources can be found using these letters and numbers at the project’s Sources page.

William Farewell (1779-1845)
From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y33).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Farewell-34: He was born in New York to Jonathan Farewell and Sarah (Bennett) Crawford. About 1792, he arrived in Upper Canada and was living in Etobicoke in 1798 and then settled in Whitby. He was blind in one eye. On Sept. 13, 1845, he died in Oshawa and was buried in the Farewell Memorial Cemetery.

About 1816, William Farewell of Whitby Twp. made a war loss claim for damages to his sleigh and harnesses made by British troops travelling between York and Kingston. (War of 1812 War Loss Claims)

On June 25, 1817, William Farewell, a yeoman of Whitby Twp., made a land petition to lease Lot 2, Con. 1 that was adjacent to his land. He was born in New York, was 38 years old, had resided in Upper Canada for 25 years, had received land in 1798, and was exempted from militia duty because he had lost his right eye. He had hired a substitute to serve for him for one month during the late war. He had purchased his land in Whitby Twp. John Henry, a yeoman of Whitby Twp., would provide surety. The petition was rejected (Microfilm c-2027, pages 353-355).

Joseph Farnham/Farnum
From Nov. 21, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was absent without leave Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y222). On April 17, 1813, he deserted from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b).

James Finch (1780-)
In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. (3YC).

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York with Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25). From Dec. 31, 1813 to Jan. 24, 1814, he served in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y74).

Profile: On Sept. 7, 1802, James Finch Jr., of York Twp., made a land petition as the son of James Sr., late of Kitley Twp., a Loyalist. He was 21 years old the previous November (Microfilm c-2022, pages 915-917).

On Feb. 29, 1812, Margaret Finch of Etobicoke made a land petition as the daughter of Benjamin Reynolds and wife of James Finch Jr. (Microfilm c-1895, pages 978-980).

Sgt. Nathaniel Finch
After April 27, 1813, he surrendered to the Americans in order to obtain a parole. He was to be punished with three months militia duty (3Y38). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York with Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

From July 2 to 24, 1814, he was on guard at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309). From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338). From Aug. 25 to Sept. 18, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371). From Nov. 14 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile: In Mar. 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of four in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 91)

Samuel Finch (c1796–)
From Nov. 21 to 30, 1812 he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and deserted on the 30th (3Y155)(3Y158).

From April 21 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Ridout’s Company (3Y46).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 5, 1814, he was employed in public service at York in a detachment under the command of Ensign Thomson (3Y294). From July 8 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From Nov. 13 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile: On March 11, 1819, Samuel Finch, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition as a native of the US, age 23, and a resident of Upper Canada for 12 years with a wife and child (Microfilm c-1896, pages 783-784).

Abraham Fish (1795–1875)
From Sept. 9 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. (3Y27). From Nov. 11 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and deserted on the 24th (3Y155).

In 1813 and 1814, an Abraham Fish served in the 1st York Militia. From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served in Lieut. Miles Co. (1Y67). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1813, he deserted from Capt. James Mustard’s Co. at York (1Y225). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1813, he deserted from Ens. Smalley’s Detachment at York (1Y260).

From July 18 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Travis’ Co. (1Y386)(1Y443).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fish-1095: On Feb. 18, 1795, he was born in NY to Joseph Fish and Phoebe Butt. He married Anna Post and Lydia Harris. On Sept. 26, 1875, he died in Ontario.

On Feb. 28, 1819, Abraham Fish of Trafalgar Twp. made a land petition. He was 24 years old and the son of the late Joseph Fish of Vaughan Twp., who died while serving in the late war (Microfilm c-1896, pages 752-753).

Philip Fisher
From June 25 to July 14, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and was discharged on the 14th (3Y309).

Peter Fitzpatrick (-1813)
From Oct. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and died on the 14th (3Y210). Also (YS).

James Fleck/Flack/Flake/Fluke/Fleak
On April 4, 1813, he was reported as absent from parade from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y24A). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was on command on Yonge Street from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he was sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455).

Profile: On March 8, 1813, James Fleck, a yeoman of the Town of York, made a land petition to lease Lot 33, Con. 4, Kingston Twp. Thomas Flack of Kingston Twp. would provide surety (Microfilm c-2027, pages 344-345).

In March, 1813 James Fleck was recorded as the head of a household of two in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 95).

In March, 1814, James Flack was recorded as the head of a household of two in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 103).

Sgt. Cornelius Flumerfelt/Flummerfeldt (1774–1861)
In August, 1812, he volunteered as a private from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC). In 1812, Cornelius Flummerfelt served as a private in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3Y100). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he was on command at Niagara in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132).

From Nov. 12 to 17, 1813, he was employed repairing roads between the Town of York and the Township of Darlington under the command of Lieut. Col. Baldwin of the 1st Durham Militia (3Y462).

From Mar. 4 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the public service at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y297). From July 16 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From Sept. 10 to 24, 1814, he was on command as a sergeant at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 7, 1814, he served at York (3Y410).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Flumerfelt-10: On Oct. 7, 1774, he was born in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. He married Nancy Washington. On Feb. 10, 1861, he died in Markham.

On Oct. 31, 1820, he received a militia land grant, as a resident of Pickering Twp. and a former private in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the west half of Lot 9, Con. 6, Brock Twp. (MLG152).

On Oct. 26, 1825, Cornelius Flumerfelt, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He had resided in Upper Canada for 25 years, had a wife and six children. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-1898, pages 76-77).

On Jan. 20, 1837, he performed a marriage as a Wesleyan Methodist Minister: http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.canada.ontario.york/2201.1.1.2.2/mb.ashx

William Darius Forrest
On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Heward’s Company (3Y46).

Profile: In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of six in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 86).

In March, 1813, Wm. D. “Forest” was recorded as the head of a household of six in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 100).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of eight in the Town of York (Mosser p. 104).

On July 15, 1816, William D. Forrest of the Town of York made a land petition to obtain title to Lot 5 on Market Street (Microfilm c-1896, pages 679-691).

On Dec. 23, 1818, William Darius Forrest, an innkeeper of the Town of York, made a land petition to have his title to Lot 5 registered (Microfilm c-1896, pages 635-636).

Thomas Forfar/Forfer (1760–1825)
From Sept. 7 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). From Oct. 17 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y195). From Nov. 2, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. David Thomson’s Company (3Y46).

From Nov. 15 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Forfar-13: On June 29, 1760, Thomas was born in Forfarshire, Scotland. On Aug. 11, 1806, he married Elizabeth McKay Thomson in York, Upper Canada. On April 6, 1825, Thomas died in Scarborough.

On May 26, 1798, Thomas Forfar made a land petition. He was “lately from Scotland” and employed as a joiner (Microfilm c-1893, pages 464-465).

On Feb. 3, 1801, Thomas Forfar, a carpenter in the Town of York, made a land petition for a town lot (Microfilm c-1894, pages 748-749).

William Forfar/Forfer (1770–)
From Oct. 17, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y195)(3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. David Thomson’s Company (3Y46).

From Nov. 14 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 9, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Forfar-91: He was christened on July 22, 1770 in St. Ninians, Stirling, Scotland.

Pelute Franguere
From June 25 to July 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309). From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y338). From Aug. 25 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

William Fraser (Coloured?)
A William Fraser served in the 1st York Militia in Nov., 1813. From Oct. 16 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152). From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y158)(3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to March 2, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co., was on furlough from the 2nd to 12th, and served from March 13th to 24th (3Y166)(3Y184). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

On June 10, 1814, Thomas Henry was recorded as a member of Capt. Jarvie’s Co. of the Incorporated Militia as drafted from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3rd York) as a substitute for William Fraser (IM77). From July 7 to 27, 1814, he was sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455). From Nov. 14 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

Profile: On Mar. 1824, William Fraser, coloured yeoman of York Twp, made a land petition. He had served in the militia during the late war (Microfilm c-1896, pages 894-895).

John Freeman
From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201).

From March 17 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

Profile:  In 1875, he received a pension (YS).

Joseph Freeman
From Oct. 16 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y195). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y204).

On Feb. 22, 1813, he deserted from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210).

John Fuson
On Apr. 4, 1813, he was reported as absent from parade with Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y24A).

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