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Veteran Profiles G to I

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

John Geler
From March 25 to April 10, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in public service at York (3Y237).

Gabriel Gerrard (see Gerow)

Benjamin Gerrow (1768–1835)
From Dec. 1 to 16, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and deserted on the 16th (3Y158).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gerow-50: He was born in New York to Isaac Giraud/Gerow UE. He married Margaret Russell. In 1804, he moved to Upper Canada. In 1808, they had a daughter born in Pickering. He was a pound keeper and town warden. In 1816, he moved to Prince Edward Co. He died in Hallowell Twp., Prince Edward County.

On Oct. 13, 1807, Benjamin Gerow made a land petition to lease land in Pickering as a yeoman Loyalist of York (Microfilm c-2041, pages 531-533).

On Sept. 19, 1812, Benjamin Gerow of Pickering made a land petition. He was born in NY, was 43 years old, and the son of Isaac Gerow who was a captain in the Queen’s Rangers in 1775 (Microfilm c-2030, pages 50-52).

Gabriel Gerow/Gerrard
From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From March 9 to April 9, 1814, Henry Hays served as his substitute (3Y237)(3Y297). From July 20 to 27, 1814, he was 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).

Profile: In March, 1813, Gabriel Gereau was recorded as the head of a household of two in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 97).

Isaac Gerrow (1761–1864)
From Sept. 9 to 15, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from the Pickering Company (3YR66). From Sept. 9 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Samuel Ridout’s Co. (3Y29).

From Jan. 30 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier and was on duty at Tollend with Major Wm. Allan (3Y67).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gerow-41: He was born in NY and the son of Isaac Gerow/Giraud UE. He married Sarah Lawson in New Brunswick. He died in Hallowell Twp., Prince Edward Co.

On Nov. 14, 1807, Isaac Gerow, of York, made a land petition for a lease in Pickering (Microfilm c-2041, pages 375- 376).

On Oct. 15, 1808, Isaac Gerow of Pickering Twp. provided surety for John C. Hartshorn (Microfilm c-2105, pages 981-982).

Sherwood Gerrow
From Sept. 9 to 15, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from the Pickering Company (3YR66). From Sept. 9 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Samuel Ridout’s Co. (3Y29).

Ephraim Gifford
From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

Corporal Erastus Gilbert
In 1812, he served as a private. From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). From Oct. 15 to 19, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y195).

From Jan. 1 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served as a private on the Niagara Frontier with Major Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served as a private in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served as a corporal in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y427). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving as a private in Capt. Hamilton’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York as a private in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

In 1814, he served as a private. From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. but was on command from the 25th to 27th (3Y402)(3Y455). 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. 24 to 29, 1814, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Hamilton with Ensign Kuck (3Y289).

Profile: In 1812, he was living east of York, possibly in Scarborough. In 1822, he was a tanner in York Twp.

George Gilbert
From July 7 to 27, 1814, he was 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).

Profile: He may have been a son of Thaddeus Gilbert.

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

On April 4, 1813, he was excused by the garrison surgeon from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y24A). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Heward’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to 30, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

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

Profile: Harvey was the eldest son of Benjamin Gilbert, an innkeeper who died in 1807. In 1822, Harvey was recorded as a carpenter of Yonge Street. He married Sarah. (Gilbert Family)

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

From March 25 to April 19, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). On Apr. 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Denison’s Company (3Y46).

From March 10 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the public service at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y297). From July 8 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 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399). From July 25 to 27, 1814, he was absent without leave from Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y452). From Aug. 24 to Sept. 1, 1814, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Hamilton with Ensign Kuck (3Y289).

Anthony Gilgory/Gilgery/Gilgore
From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. He was on command at Detroit but was omitted from that payroll (3Y16). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). In 1812, he served in Capt. Hewards’ Flank Company (3Y216).

From March 25 to April 3, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. and transferred to an artillery company on the 4th (3Y437b). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was on command at the Head of the Lake in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From June 25 to Sept. 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309)(3Y338)(3Y371). From Oct. 1 to Oct. 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1814, he was on duty in the commissariat from Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121).

Profile: On April 6, 1820, he received a militia land grant, as a farmer in Markham Twp. and a private in a flank company, of 100 acres on the north half of Lot 23, Con. 10, Innisfil Twp. (MLG184).

Moses Gillson
From Nov. 11 to 24, 1812 he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and deserted on the 24th (3Y155).

William Gillson
From Nov. 11 to 24, 1812 he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and deserted on the 24th (3Y155).

Antony Glengary
On April 4, 1813, he was reported as a substitute in the garrison with Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y24A).

Barnard Glennon/Glennan
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). He received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (YS page 182).

From Jan. 29 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Major Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to Mar. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

Profile: Sometime after 1820, he received scrip in lieu of a 100 acres militia land grant, as a carpenter in the Town of Kingston and a former private in Capt. Heward’s Flank Co. (MLG107).

About 1850, he received a militia land grant, as a resident of the Midland District and a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres worth of scrip (MLG5675).

George Goldthorpe/Goldthorp/Goldthrop
From Sept. 8 to 14, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. and was then absent with leave (3Y27). From Nov. 2 to Jan. 24, 1813 he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y155)(3Y158)(3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y166). From March 16 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y184)(3Y430). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Denison’s Company (3Y46).

From June 28 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. 22, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

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

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

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of 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 six in the Town of York (Mosser p. 105).

Philip Gower (1781–1860)
From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York with Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

He also served in the 1st York Militia. From July 25 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Fenwick’s Co. (1Y470).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gower-313: He was born in Pennsylvania to Michael and Susanna Gower/Gauer. He married Sarah Fockler. Walton’s 1837 Directory recorded Philip “Gowar” on Lot 5, Con. 1 & Lot 9, Con. 4, Whitchurch Twp. He died in York Co.

On Dec. 30, 1836, Philip Gower, a yeoman of Whitchurch Twp. made a land petition. He had purchased the “interest” of George Gower in the Clergy Reserve on Lot 9, Con. 4, Whitchurch Twp. and wished to purchase that lot from the Crown. It was recorded that the land could not be sold until it had been evaluated (Microfilm c-2035, pages 614-618).

Stuart Grafton
From July 8 to 24, 1814, he was on duty in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395).

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

Sgt. Richard Graham (c1790–)
A Richard Graham served in the 1st York in July, 1813, when Richard was serving in the 3rd York. On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). In Aug., 1812, he was at the Capture of Detroit (JE). He received the General Service Medal as a private for Fort Detroit (YS page 182). On Aug. 29, 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Co. at the York Garrison (3YC). From Aug. 30 to Sept 5, 1812, he was on a leave of absence from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). On Oct. 13, 1812, he was at the Battle of Queenston Heights (JE). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he was on command at Niagara as a private in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132). In Dec., 1812, he was discharged at Brown’s Point near Queenston (JE). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. (3Y100)(3YC).

From Jan. 25 to Mar. 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 joined an artillery company on the 31st (3Y437b). On April 27, 1813, he was at the capture of York. He was never wounded (JE). From July 30 to Aug. 4, 1813, he escorted prisoners of war as a sergeant (3Y425).

From Jan. 13, to Feb. 1, 1814, he was escorting prisoners from York to Kingston with Capt. Selby (3Y61).

Profile:  On Oct. 10, 1799, a Richard Graham made a land petition for a lot in the Town of York (Microflim c-2042, pages 577-578).

On March 17, 1815, Richard Graham, a yeoman of E. Gwillimbury made a land petition to lease Lot 28, Con. 3. He was born in Ireland, was 23 years old, and had been in Upper Canada for four years. William Soles of E. Gwillimbury would provide surety. The petition was granted (Microfilm c-2041, pages 721-724).

On June 27, 1820, he received a militia land grant, as a farmer in East Gwillimury Twp. and as a former private in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the south half of Lot 21, Con. 10, Innisfil Twp., Simcoe County (MLG143).

In 1875, Richard, an 85-year old resident of Queensville, E. Gwillimbury Twp., received a pension (1875) (JE).

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Graham-14413: This may be Richard Graham.

Isaac Grant
An Isaac Grant served in the 1st York. From Aug. 18 to Sept. 24, 1814, he was on command from Capt. Selby’s Co. (1Y335)(1Y367).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served on command in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455). 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 Nov. 18 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 Nov. 16, 1819, Isaac Grant, a yeoman of the Town of York, made a land petition. He was born in Yorkshire, England, had served as a private in the Queen’s Rangers until his discharge on Oct. 28, 1802, and had lived in Niagara and York since then. Sheriff John Beikie certified that Isaac had been a servant to him for the past 3 years in the Town of York (Microfilm c-2031, pages 46 to 48).

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

Alexander Gray
From Dec. 27, 1812 to Jan. 8, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier (3Y64). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

Profile: In March 1812, Alex. Gray Sr. was recorded as the head of a household of two in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 91).

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

John Gray
From July 7 to 17, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and then served in the engineer’s department from the 24th to 27th (3Y402)(3Y455). From Aug. 24 to Sept. 1, 1814, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Hamilton with Ensign Kuck (3Y289). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 13, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121).

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

Profile: In the fall of 1813 and 1814, Robert Gray, a farmer of Etobicoke Twp., had potatoes, turnips, cabbages, onions, and wheat taken, panels burnt, buckwheat destroyed, and had to care for and feed 24 sick members of the 8th Reg. for five days. War Loss Claim at https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=2sf180bv1o7vkhdal7p7ttvdp5d5u6rq01h24qfaaod19m6r2v70&sqn=988&q2=33&q3=2816&tt=1352

Stephen Grey (see Stephen Prey)
From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y204).

William Gray
From Dec. 27 to Jan. 8, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier (3Y64). From April 13 to 16, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and then deserted (3Y430). 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).

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: On March 2, 1812, he was recorded as the Pathmaster from Lot 7 to 13 and from Lot 10 to the street east of Yonge Street in Con. 3 (Mosser 85). In Mar. 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of five in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 90).

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 five in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 108).

William Groat
In August, 1812, he was drafted into Lieut. Playter’s Whitby Co. (3YP). From Sept. 11 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. (3Y27). From Oct. 15 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y195).

Profile: A William Groat served in the 2nd York Militia and was Coloured.

Isaac Groff
From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was contracted on the Kings Works with Major Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Hamilton’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1814, he was employed in the public service at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y297). From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455).

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

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Nicholas Hagerman (1780–1838)
In 1812 & 1813, he served in the 1st York Militia.

From Dec. 11 to 26, 1814, he was employed impressing teamsters with Capt. Heward (3Y126).

From Jan. 14 to 24, 1815, he served in a detachment employed in the transport service under the command of Lieut. Playter (3Y242). From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1815, he was on command while serving with the same detachment (3Y248)(3Y250).

Profile at https://www.wikitree. com/wiki/Hagerman-193: On Nov. 8, 1780, he was born in Germany. In 1794, a Nicholas Hagerman, a Berczy Settler resided on Lot 6, Con. 4, Markham Twp. This may have been his father as he was only about 14 years old. Nicholas married Mary Press. On March 16, 1838, he died in Markham.

John Haines/Hanes/Haynes
In 1812, he served in the 1st York Militia. In 1812, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Rifle Co. (1Y90a). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 21, 1812, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. and was then absent without leave (1Y100b).

From Sept. 11 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. (3Y27). From Oct. 18 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and was transferred (3Y195).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, 1814, he was employed in public service at York in a detachment under the command of Ensign Thomson (3Y294). From Sept. 28 to Oct. 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410). From Nov. 1 to 24, 1814, he was absent without leave from Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was absent without leave from Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y117b).

Profile: In March 1812, a John Hayne’s wife was recorded as the head of a household of four in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 92).

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

Philip Haines/Haynes (c1784–)

In 1812, he began his service in the 1st York Militia. On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. but was recorded as “joined 18th August” (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Rifle Co. (1Y90a). From Oct. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (1Y100b)(1Y212). From Oct. 16 to 20, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and then joined a rifle company (3Y152).

On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Denison’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Denison’s Co. at York (3Y23).

From July 8 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 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. and was absent without leave from the 25th to 27th (3Y399)(3Y452).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Haines-3031: He married Ann Cameron and died after 1817.

On July 9, 1806, Phillip Hains, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He was the son of Joseph Hains UE of York Twp. Phillip had been in the province for 17 years. He was recommended for 200 acres as the son of a Loyalist (Microfilm c-2045, pages 630-633).

In March 1812, Philip Haynes was recorded as the head of a household of five in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 92).

In March, 1813, he 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).

Henry Hale (c1782–1813)
On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). On Aug. 29, 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Co. at the York Garrison (3YC). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. From the 18th, he was given leave to assist his distressed family (3Y16). From Nov. 16 to 24, 1812, he was absent without leave from in a detachment at York (3Y96). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Company but was recorded as “dead” (3Y100)(3YC).

Profile at https://www.wikitree. com/wiki/Hale-3835: He was the son of Eliphalet Hale and Rachel Scott. On April 19, 1803, he married Catherine Stewart in York (Sheila Simpson’s Family History). He had been a mason, building contractor, and owned a brickyard. He had served as a constable in York (YS pages 59-63). No land petition found.

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

On Jan. 16, 1813, he died in a wagon accident in York (Sheila Simpson’s Family History). He died on Jan. 15, 1813 (YS).

Jonathan Hale
On Sept. 8, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll (3YR66). From Sept. 10 to 17, 1812, he was on leave and was absent on the 18th and 19th (3YR69).

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. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

From July 2 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309)(3Y338)(3Y371).

Profile: On April 2, 1807, Margaret Hale of York Twp. made a land petition. She was the daughter of Bernard Cary UE, lately of York Twp., and the wife of Jonathan Hale. She was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-2046, pages 99-101).

In March, 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of ten in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 89).

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of a household of ten in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 97).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of 11 in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 107).

On July 24, 1824, he made a land petition as a yeoman of York Twp. for a correction in the location of Yonge Street. Other petitioners where Michael Whitmore, Seneca Ketchum, Andrew McGloshan, John Cherry, John Anderson, John Montgomery, Thomas Mercer Sr. and Jr., Henry Fos…, Alexander Milne, and some other illegible names (Microfilm c-2049, pages 800-804).

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

Willard Hall
From Sept. 11 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. (3Y27).

From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

William Hall
In August, 1812, he served in Lieut. Playter’s Whitby Co. (3YP).

From Jan. 1 to 8, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier (3Y64). From Jan. 30 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was sick at home with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Nov. 13 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).

William Hallaway (see Holloway)

Alexander Hamilton

From June 30 to July 18, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Detachment (3Y235).

Edward Hamilton
An Edward Hamilton served in the 1st York. From Sept. 9 to 16, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a sub for John Ashbridge and as a transfer from Capt. Playter’s Co. (3YR66) (3YR71). From Sept. 9 to 16, 1812, he served in Capt. Samuel Ridout’s Co. (3Y29).

From Jan. 1 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

Capt. Thomas Hamilton
On April 27, 1812, he was commissioned as a captain in the 3rd York Militia (3Y1). He commanded the Scarborough Township Company (SR, p. 7). On Sept. 5, 1812, his company was ordered to Fort George (SR, p.7). From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he commanded his company (3Y26)(3Y31). From Oct. 15 to Nov. 24, 1812, he commanded his company (3Y119)(3Y195). From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he commanded his company (3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served at York (3Y210)(3Y222)(3Y419)(3Y435). On April 27, 1813, he was taken prisoner at the Capture of York (3Y54). From June 30 to July 18, 1813, he commanded a detachment (3Y234)(3Y235). From July 26 to Aug. 1, 1813, he commanded a 1st York Detachment working on Dundas Street (1Y106). From Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, 1813, he commanded a 1st York Detachment working on Dundas Street (1Y104). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he commanded his company at York (3Y30)(3Y482).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he commanded his company at York (3Y380)(3Y402)(3Y455)(3Y458).

On June 5, 1815, he was recorded as a captain (3Y13). He may have been the father of Private Thomas Gilliat Hamilton.

Profile: In March, 1812, he was recorded in a household of 11 in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 87).

In March, 1813 he was recorded as the head of a household of 12 in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 95).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of 11 in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 104).

Thomas Gilliat Hamilton (c1796–)
From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in a detachment at York (3Y96). In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100).

On April 27, 1813, “Gill” 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).

Profile: On Nov. 24, 1823, he received a militia land grant, as a carpenter of the Town of York and a former private in the Incorporated Militia, of 100 acres on the east half of Lot 10, Con. 3, Vespra Twp. (MLG17).

On Dec. 6, 1830, Thomas Gilliat Hamilton, a carpenter in the Town of York, made a land petition. He was the son of Thomas Hamilton UE of York. He was born in the province and was now 34 years old and had a wife and two children (Microfilm c-2051, pp. 369–373).

Corp. William Archibald Hamilton
In 1812 and 1813, he served as a private. In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). On Sept. 9, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from Capt. Selby’s Co. (3YR66). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in a detachment at York (3Y96).

From May 25 to Aug. 24, 1813, he served with a cavalry troop (3Y486)(3Y497)(3Y535).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served as a corporal in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455).

Profile: On Nov. 18, 1825, he received a militia land grant, as a carpenter in the Town of York and a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres on the west half of Lot 10, Con. 3, Vespra Twp. (MLG1924).

On Nov. 21, 1825, William Archibald Hamilton, of the Town of York, made a land petition. He was the son of Thomas Hamilton UE of the Town of York (Microfilm c-2050, pages 393-397).

Lewis Hamlin/Hamley
From April 13 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b).

From Oct. 25 to 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, Lewis Hamlin was on duty in the garrison at York under Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

James Hands
In 1812, he was dismissed from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to serve his apprenticeship (3YC).

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399)(3Y452).

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

Profile: On May 26, 1817, William Hands Jr. of the Town of York made a land petition. He was the son of William Hands of the Western District and was born in the province. He had been a subaltern officer in a flank company in that district. He had also served as a private. He had retreated with General Proctor in 1813 and took a position as a chief clerk in the naval yard at Kingston (Microfilm c-2047, pp. 884-887).

William Harley
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). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. (3Y100)(3YC).

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

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

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

On Aug. 4, 1837, 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 west half of Lot 9, Con. 9, Brooke Twp. , Lambton County (MLG2201).

Joseph Harrison (c1778–1838)
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 Dec. 21, 1812 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Mjr. Wm. Allan (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. Ridout’s Company (3Y46). From June 10 to 27, 1813, he served in a detachment under Mjr. Wilmot (3Y8). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York with Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harrison-16087: On April 24, 1802, he married Mary McDougall at York. On Aug. 16, 1850, he died and was buried in York Mills.

On Jan. 2, 1801, he made a land petition. He was the son of Christopher Harrison of Yonge Street (Microfilm c-2044, pages 993-994).

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 seven 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. 108).

On Aug. 16, 1820, he received a militia land grant, as a farmer of York Twp. and a former private Capt. Robinson’s Rifle Co. of the 1st York and later a private in Capt. Heward’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the south half of Lot 11, Con. 8, Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe County (MLG266).

Phillip Harrison
From March 25 to April 5, 1814, William Cameron served as his substitute (3Y237).

William Harrison (1784–1838)
In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). He received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (YS page 184). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. On Nov. 1st, he had a leave of absence to return to York because he was in bad health and was unfit for duty (3Y16).

From July 7 to 24, 1814, he was absent without leave from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Harrison-3250: On Aug. 15, 1784, he was born in Digby, Nova Scotia to Christopher Harrison and Priscilla Peddle. On March 21, 1813, he married Elizabeth Wright. In 1837, he was wounded at Montgomery’s Tavern and fled to the US. On Feb. 15, 1838, he died of his wounds in Buffalo, NY.

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

On Oct. 21, 1817, he made a land petition as a yeoman of York Twp. He was born in Nova Scotia, was 31 years of age, had lived in the province for 17 years, and had a family. His father was a Loyalist who had served as a conductor of stores and wagon master (Microfilm c-2047, pages 465–468).

On Dec. 15, 1821, he received a militia land grant, as a farmer of York Twp. and a former private in Capt. Heward’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the south half of Lot 1, Con. 6, Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe County (MLG322).

Sgt. Michael Hartney (1788–1873)
From July 30 to Aug. 4, 1813, he escorted prisoners of war as a private (3Y425). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From May 23 to 30, 1814, he was employed in the batteaux service in a detachment under Ensign G. Denison (3Y262). From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402).

Profile: On Feb. 26, and April 17, 1816, he made a land petitions as a resident of Markham Twp. for land on Lot 23, Con. 7, Markham Twp. He was born in the province, was the son of Patrick Hartney, the barrack master at York, was over 27 years old, was married, and was a shoemaker in the Town of York. In 1812, he was living in Chippawa and served as a flanker in the 3rd Lincoln Militia. In May, 1813, he had joined the 41st Regiment as they retreated from Fort George and served with them until after the Battle of Stoney Creek. He then escorted prisoners to York. From May, 1813, he served as a sergeant in the 3rd York (Microfilm c-2047, pages 98-101 & 202-209).

His mother was Mary Marshall. On Dec. 19, 1833, he married Elizabeth Osborne as a resident of Markham: https://www.myheritage.com/names/michael_hartney

John C. Hartshorn/Harthorn/Hurtshorn
On April 27, 1813, John Hurtshorn was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Thomson’s Company (3Y46). On Nov. 24, 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 Jan. 13 to 31, 1814, he was escorting prisoners from York to Kingston with Capt. Selby (3Y61). From March 25 to June 24, 1814, he was employed impressing teamsters with Capt. Heward (3Y105)(3Y111)(3Y117a). From June 25 to July 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309). From July 25 to Aug. 24, 1814, John Hurstshorn served 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 Oct. 15, 1808, John C. Hartshorn made a land petition as a yeoman of Pickering Twp. for the lease of Lot 25, Con. 5, Pickering Twp. Isaac Gerow of Pickering Twp. would provide surety (Microfilm c-2105, pp. 981–982).

Nathaniel Hastings/Haistings
From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in the King’s works (3Y64).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was contracted on the Kings Works with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Playter’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was sick at home from Capt. Playter’s Co. (3Y27b).

Profile: On July 11, 1798, Nathaniel Hastings made a land petition in the Town of York. He had arrived in the province with his wife (from Yorkshire) a few weeks before. (Microfilm c-2044, pp. 689–690).

In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of nine in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 92).

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

On June 12, 1813, he was charged with having a rifle from the 8th Regiment in his possession (CF page 309).

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

After the war, he made a claim for losses related to the impressing of his wagon. War Loss Claim at https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=vk5lr216qg3eceqaha6dk2po4lsd1p8rv0upr06h6q8fj6928re0&sqn=1023&q2=33&q3=2816&tt=1352

Daniel Hatter
From Dec. 26, 1813 to Jan. 1, 1814, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Darlington Township in Lieut. Secor’s Detachment (3Y254).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he was 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).

Henry Hayes/Hays (c1798–)
From March 1 to April 9, 1814, he was employed in the public service at York with Ensign Thomson as a substitute for Gabriel Gerrard/Gerow (3Y297)(3Y237).

Profile: On May 27, 1819, he made a land petition as a shoemaker of York. He was born there and the son of John Hayes who was also a shoemaker. In 1802, his father was discharged from the Queen’s Rangers. Henry was nearly 21 years old (Microfilm c-2107, pp. 879–881).

John Hays/Hayes
There were two men named John Hays. It is not always clear which records were for which man. From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, John Hayes served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31).

From Feb. 11 to 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135)(3Y427).

From March 18 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the public service at York with Ensign Thomson as a substitute for Conrade Cake (3Y297). From March 25 to April 18, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in public service at York with Lieut. Playter as a substitute for Conrad Cake (3Y237).

Profile: In March, 1799, John Hayes made a land petition in York as a native of Ireland who had arrived in Upper Canada in July, 1798. He had been teaching school at the 50 Mile Pond. He had served “in the Revenue” in Ireland from 1787 to 1794 (Microfilm c-2044, pp. 784–786).

In March, 1813, John Hays was recorded as the head of a household of two in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 97).

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

John Hays Jr. (c1797–)
From June 30 to July 18, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Detachment (3Y235).

Profile: After the war, John Hays applied for a militia land grant (YS page 184). On July 14, 1834, John Hays, of York Twp. and a private in the Incorporated Militia, received 100 acres on the west half of Lot 1, Con. 8, Fenelon Twp. (MLG3158).

In 1875, John “Hayes”, a 78-year-old resident of Pine Orchard in Whitchurch Twp., received a pension (1875).

He served in the Incorporated Militia with Capt. Kerby. He was at the Battles of York, Lundy’s Lane, and Fort Erie. He had been wounded in the shoulder: J. George Hodgins, Journal of Education for Ontario, Vol. 27-28, Hunter, Rose & Co., Toronto, 1874, pp. 172–173.

David Henry
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).

From Jan. 11 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

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

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of a household of 1 in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 100).

On Feb. 20, 1819, David “Henery”, a mason in York Twp., made a land petition. He was a native of Scotland and had been in the province for eight years (Microfilm c-2047, pages 994-995).

John Henry
A John Henry served in the 1st York but dates overlapped. 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 14, 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 employed in the King’s Works and absent from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30). From Jan. 3 to 24, 1814, he served in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y74).

From Feb. 21 to March 24, 1814, he was employed in public service at York in a detachment under the command of Ensign Thomson as a substitute for Ezekiel Benson (3Y294)(3Y297). From March 25 to 26, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in public service at York as a substitute for Mathias Mackey (3Y237). On June 10, 1814, John Henry 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 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). 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: On March 16, 1812, John Henery, a weaver in the Town of York, made a land petition to lease Lot 3, Con. 2, east of Yonge Street in York Twp. He was born in Ireland, over 39 years old, arrived in UC 3 months earlier, and had a wife and seven children. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2106, pages 153-154).

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

On Sept. 3, 1819, John “Henery”, a farmer of Pickering Twp., made a land petition. He was a native of Cavan, Ireland and arrived in the province eight years earlier with his wife and eight children. He had purchased the lease on Lot 21, Broken Con. in Whitby Twp. with a cow and agreed to pay rent owing on that land. On June 4th, he learned that Mr. Stodart of Whitby had obtained a lease on the land. John wished to have title to the land. The petition was rejected (Microfilm c-2047, pages 283-285).

Thomas Henry
From Jan. 6 to 24, 1814, he served in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson as a substitute for Joseph Johnson (3Y74).

From Feb. 7 to March 24, 1814, he was employed in public service at York in a detachment under the command of Ensign Thomson as a substitute for Joshua Wixon (3Y294)(3Y297). From March 25 to April 6, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in public service at York as a substitute for Elias Anderson (3Y237). 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 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). From Sept. 25 to Nov. 16, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer Department at York with Capt. Heward (3Y121)(3Y417).

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

John Heron (c1797–)
From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was on duty with a detachment and absent from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

From May 23 to 30, 1814, he was employed in the batteaux service in a detachment under Ensign G. Denison (3Y262). From Oct. 28 to Nov. 12, 1814, he was employed in the engineering department at the York Garrison with Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121).

He also served in the Incorporated Militia from June to Sept., 1814, was at Lundy’s Lane, but was never wounded: J. George Hodgins, Journal of Education for Ontario, Vol. 27-28, Hunter, Rose & Co., Toronto, 1874, pp. 172–173.

Profile: John was the son of Lieut. Samuel Heron. On July 25, 1814, he was shot at Lundy’s Lane. “He lay in a ploughed field, while the Americans passed over him.” He later joined the British forces and received a pension: “Samuel Heron of Girthon and Canada, and his son Andrew,” in People and Places in Kircudbrightshire.

Image of John Heron published in History of Toronto and County of York Ontario. Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1885, vol. II, p. 270.

On Jan. 2, 1819, John Heron, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He was born in the province and the son of the late Samuel Heron, one of the first settlers in the town. He was granted 100 acres (Microfilm c-2047, pages 874-875).

In 1875, a 78-year-old resident of Danforth in Scarborough Twp, received a pension as a veteran of Capt. Robinson’s Co. (1875).

Joseph Heron
From Feb. 1 to March 10, 1813, he was sick in the hospital from Capt. Ridout’s Co. and deserted on the 10th (3Y166)(3Y184).

Patrick Heron
From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455). From Sept. 10 to 24, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371). From Sept. 11 to 24, 1814, he was reported to have not joined in Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y129). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1814, he served at York (3Y410). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1814, he was on duty in the commissariat from Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121).

Richard Heron (c1769–1848)

From Oct. 16, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152)(3Y155)(3Y158)(3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y166)(3Y184)(3Y430). 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). From Dec. 26, 1813 to Jan. 4, 1814, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Darlington Township in Lieut. Secor’s Detachment (3Y254).

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

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Heron-23: On Feb. 14, 1804, he married Harriet Hill in York. On March 20, 1821, he married Helen Henry in York. On April 21, 1848, he died in York. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

On June 18, 1806, Richard Heron, a yeoman, made a land petition. He had served ten years in the Queen’s Rangers. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-2045, pages 579-580).

In March, 1812, Richard Herrin was recorded as the head of a household of four in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 90).

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

Lieut. Samuel Heron (1770–1817)

On Dec. 24, 1814, he was reported as exempted from service (3Y3).

Profile: Samuel was born in 1770 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland. He arrived in New York and in 1792 in Niagara. He settled on 200 acres on Ashbridge’s Bay on Lake Ontario. On Dec. 14, 1794, he married Sarah Ashbridge. In 1796, he built a log house on Duke Street and a log store on King Street. He later settled on 200 acres on Yonge Street near Heron’s Hill, later called Hogg’s Hollow. On April 27, 1813, he was in Niagara. Here he built a saw and grist mill, ashery, and distillery. In 1817, he died: “Samuel Heron of Girthon and Canada, and his son Andrew,” in People and Places in Kircudbrightshire.

In March 1812, Samuel Herrin was recorded as the head of a household of eight in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 90).

In March, 1813, Samuel Herron 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 seven in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 107).

Daniel Herrick
From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210). From March 3 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y222). On April 23, 1813, he deserted from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b).

From April 3 to May 2, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in public service at York with Lieut. Playter (3Y52)(3Y237).

Profile: On March 17, 1798, Daniel Herrick made a land petition for land on Yonge St. It was noted that he was “not in the province.” On April 1, 1800, he was granted 200 acres, but not on Yonge St. (Microfilm c-2045, pages 82-83).

On July 23, 1808, he made a lease petition as a resident of Scarborough Twp. He had settled on Lot 31, Con. 3 and wished to lease that reserved lot (Microfilm c-2105, pages 943-944).

On March 22, 1815, John Richardson, a yeoman of Scarborough, made a land petition. He was born in Durham County, England and was 44 years old. In 1808, he provided surety for the rent on Lot 8, Con. D for Daniel Herrick which Daniel had leased. Daniel deserted to the US during the late war and John wanted to take over the abandoned lease on this lot which adjoined his land. Thomas Adams, a yeoman of the township, would provide surety (Microfilm c-2803, pages 686-694).

David Herrick (1766–1819)
From Dec. 19 to 23, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and deserted on the 23rd (3Y201).

From Jan. 11 to 24, 1813, he was sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y204). From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210).

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: He was born in Vermont and died in Markham: https://www.ancestry.com/boards/surnames.herrick/1310.1.1/mb.ashx

Lyman Herrick/Kerrick (c1793–)
From Oct. 17 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and was absent without leave (3Y119)(3Y195)(3Y201).

From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

Profile: In 1875, Lyman Herrick, an 82-year-old resident of Markham, received a pension (1875).

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

Profile: In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of four in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 105).

On Oct. 6, 1818, Hugh Heward of York made a land petition. He had served as an issuer in the Commissariat Dept. during the late war. He was granted 300 acres (Microfilm c-2047, pages 763-767).

On Nov. 3, 1820, Hugh Heward made a land petition as a former clerk in the Commissariat Dept. He had received 300 acres in Asphodel Twp. on Con. 7 near the Broken Front on the River Trent. He wished to purchase the 170 acres between his lot and the river to give him access to the river. The purchase was recommended (Microfilm c-2048, pages 797-798).

Capt. Stephen Heward (c1777–c1828)
On April 16, 1812, he was commissioned as a captain in the 3rd York Militia (3Y1). In 1812, he commanded the 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). In August, 1812, he was present at the Capture of Detroit with a detachment of the 3rd York (3Y16)(OBF pages 67-69). On Oct. 13, 1812, as the Americans began crossing, they were stationed on the heights. His company was in the left wing of Gen. Sheaffe’s attack on the heights (DH5 pg. 7). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he commanded his company (3Y81).

From July 30 to Aug. 4, 1813, he commanded a detachment of ten men from the 1st and 3rd York Militias, that escorted prisoners of war from Scarborough Township to the Newcastle District and returned to York (3Y425). From Dec. 25, 1813 to June 24, 1814, he commanded detachments impressing teamsters (3Y87)(3Y93)(3Y99)(3Y105)(3Y111)(3Y117a).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he commanded his company at York (3Y380)(3Y399)(3Y452)(3Y458). From Sept. 11 to Nov. 24, 1814, he commanded a mixed detachment employed in the Engineer Department at York (3Y121)(3Y129)(3Y417). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he commanded a mixed detachment on duty in the garrison at York (3Y117b). From Dec. 11 to 26, 1814, he commanded a detachment impressing teamsters (3Y126).

On June 5, 1815, he was recorded as a captain (3Y13). On May 31, 1816, he was promoted to major (OBF pages 67-69).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Heward-81: He was born in England. On Nov. 26, 1806, he married Mary Robinson, the sister of Capt. John Beverley Robinson.

In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of nine in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 92).

In March 1813 he was recorded as the head of a household of six in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 95). In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of a household of seven in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 99).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of eight in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 106). In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of five in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 107).

On March 20, 1820, he received a militia land grant, as a resident of York Twp. and a former captain of a flank company, of 800 acres on five lots in Innisfil Twp., Simcoe County (MLG157).

John Higgins
On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Hamilton’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From March 10 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the public service at York with Ensign Thomson as a substitute for John Chapman (3Y297). From Aug. 24 to Sept. 1, 1814, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Hamilton with Ensign Kuck (3Y289).

Profile: On April 7, 1819, John Higgins Jr., a blacksmith of Toronto Twp., made a land petition. He was the eldest son of John Higgins Sr. of the Town of York. He was born in Kingston and arrived in the York area in 1813. He was currently carrying on his trade on Dundas Street in the “Town of Toronto.” He had served in the late war (Microfilm c-2048, pages 279-280).

On Dec. 3, 1817, John Higgins Sr., an armourer in the Indian Dept., made a land petition. He was discharged from the British Army in 1810 after having served during the American Revolution. On April 27, 1813, he volunteered to serve under Major Givens to defend the Town of York but did not otherwise serve in the militia. He had a wife and five children (Microfilm c-2047, pages 490-492).

On April 7, 1819, a William Higgins made a land petition as a yeoman of the Town of York. He was born in the town and was the son of John Higgins Sr. of the Town of York, who was a blacksmith to the Indian Dept. and brother of John Higgins Jr. He was not old enough to have served in the last war and was going to school in Montreal at that time. He was 20 years old (Microfilm c-2048, pages 293-294).

William Higgins/Higgens
A Wm. Higgins served in the 1st York. From March 25 to April 10, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in public service at York as a substitute for John Chapman (3Y237).

David Hill
Nov. 2 to 8, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co., was in gaol from the 9th to 10th, and returned to service from Nov. 11 to 24, 1812 (3Y155).

From March 18 to 31, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y184)(3Y430).

Profile: In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of three in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 90).

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of a household of four in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 97).

Moses Hill
From Sept. 9 to 16, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from Capt. Burn’s Co. (3YR66).

William Hill
From Oct. 16 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152)(3Y155)(3Y158). From Dec. 25 to 31, 1812, he was employed in the King’s Works and was then absent without leave (3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was sick at home from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y166). From April 20 to 24, 1813, he was on command at Hamilton from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). 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 on duty with a detachment and absent from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served in the commissariat from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395).

Profile: On Sept. 21, 1802, William Hill of York Township made a land petition. He was the son of Thomas Hill a Loyalist of the same township. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-2045, pages 174-175).

In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of six in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 89).

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the head of a household of ten in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 97).

On March 7, 1814, he was recorded as a pathmaster in York (Mosser, p. 102). In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of six in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 107).

George G. Hiltz/Hilts (1794–)

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 Sept. 20 to 22, 1812, he was on leave (3YR69). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in a detachment at York (3Y96).

Profile: On Feb. 23, 1819, George Hilts, a yeoman of Markham Twp. made a land petition. He was an American who had lived in the province for 18 years, was 25 years old, and had a wife and two children. He was the son of Godfrey Hilts of the same township (Microfilm c-2047, pages 990-991).

Sgt. Frederick Hinds
From July 8 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455).

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

Russel Hoag (c1765–1824)

In August, 1812, Russell Hoag Jones served in Lieut. Playter’s Whitby Co. (3YP).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was contracted on the Kings Works with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

Profile: He lived in Whitby Twp. He had a son named Russel born about 1798 (Stephen Wood).

On Sept. 14, 1802, Russel Hoag of Whitchurch Twp. made a land petition. He was a Quaker from New York and had a wife and seven children (Microfilm c-2045, pages 172-174).

In 1804, he received a patent in Whitchurch Twp. On Feb. 19, 1805, he made another petition as a yeoman of the same township. He had been in the province over 18 months and now had eight children. Thaddeus Gilbert, an innkeeper in York, was his agent. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-2045, pages 416-420). On Oct. 20, 1807, he made a third petition.

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

Corp. Thomas Hollingshead
From Oct. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served as a private in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y155)(3Y158)(3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to March 28, 1813, he served as a private in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y166)(3Y184)(3Y430). On March 29, 1813, he was promoted to corporal and served until April 24th in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). On April 27, 1813, he was captured as a corporal at Fort York while serving in Capt. Ridout’s Company (3Y46).

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 Oct. 16 to Nov. 16, 1814, he was employed as a private in the Engineer Department at York with Capt. Heward (3Y121)(3Y417).

William Hollinghead/Hollingshead/Hollinshead
From Oct. 16 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152). From Nov. 2 to Dec. 24, 1812 he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y155)(3Y158). From Dec. 25 to 31, 1812, he was employed in the King’s Works and was then absent without leave (3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, was absent from Capt. Ridout’s Co. and contracted to the King’s Works (3Y166). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). On April 27, 1813, he was captured as a corporal at Fort York while serving in Capt. Ridout’s Company (3Y46). From June 10 to 20, 1813, he served in a detachment under Mjr. Wilmot and then deserted to the 24th (3Y8). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

From May 23 to 30, 1814, he was employed in the batteaux service in a detachment under Ensign G. Denison (3Y262). From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served in the commissariat from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From Sept. 21 to 24, 1814, he was on duty from Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y129).

Profile: On July 10, 1798, William Hollinshead made a land petiton. About a year before he had received Lot 30 on the east side of Yonge Street but found it “broken and swampy”. He wished to have another land grant (Microfilm c-2044, pages 685-686).

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

William Holloway/Hollaway/Hallaway Sr. (c1776–)

On June 10, 1814, he 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: William arrived in Upper Canada in 1792. He married Eliz. who died about 1818. On July 31, 1821, he married Elizabeth Coates/Cootes.

In March, 1812, William Alloway was recorded in a household of three in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 88).

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

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

On May 24, 1822, William Holloway Sr. made a land petition. He was the lighthouse keeper at Gibraltar Point at York. The petition was on behalf of Mary Coote, the infant daughter of the late Robert Coote, an immigrant from Ireland (Microfilm c-2049, pages 150-152).

William Holloway Jr. (c1798–)
June 10, 1814, William Allaway was drafted into Capt. Jarvie’s Co. from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y77).

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

Profile: On May 8, 1821, a document recorded that William Allaway was entitled to a land grant for his service in the Incorporated Militia from June 10 to Dec. 31, 1814. Holloway Family, RG9 IB4, Vol. 18, File 3, pg. 151-154.

On June 5, 1826, William Holloway Jr. received a certificate that he had been attached to the Incorporated Militia in June, 1814 and joined them on June 10th. He served one month at York and was then attached to the Government Printing Office and also volunteered as a boatman for two trips from York to Niagara. The certificate was signed by Ely Playter. Holloway Family, RG9 IB4, Vol. 18, File 3, pg. 151-154. Transcribed from a hard copy of the Land Grant confirmation and Certification Kate Price received from the NAC in 1996.

On Oct. 21, 1828, William Allaway (Jr.), of York Twp. and a private in the Incorporated Militia, received 100 acres on the north half of Lot 7, Con. 10, Brock Twp. The title was obtained in 1830 and sold that year (MLG2924).

Peter Honer
No service record has been found.

Profile: On Aug. 1, 1820, Peter Honer, a farmer of Scarborough Twp. and a former private in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. of the 3rd York Militia, received 100 acres on the west half of Lot 14, Con. 7, Aspedele Twp. on Aug. 1, 1820 (MLG95).

Joseph Hough (see Joseph Huff)

Luke Houghtenborough/Houtenburg
After April 28, 1813, Luke Houghtenborough was taken prisoner by the Americans at York in order to gain plunder. He was to receive three-months militia duty as punishment (3Y44).

From July 2 to 24, 1814, Luke Houtenburg served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309).

Martin Houghtenborough/Houtenburg
After April 28, 1813, Martin Houghtenborough was taken prisoner by the Americans at York in order to gain plunder. He was to receive three-months militia duty as punishment (3Y44).

From July 2 to 24, 1814, Martin Houtenburg served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309).

William Houghtenborough
After April 28, 1813, he was taken prisoner by the Americans at York in order to gain plunder. He was to receive three-months militia duty as punishment (3Y44).

William Houley
From July 7 to 16, 1814, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. and then transferred to the Engineers Department until the 24th (3Y399).

Sgt. George Howe
In August, 1812, he volunteered from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC). A Sgt. George Howe served in the 2nd York Militia as well. From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Company (3Y100)(3YC).

Profile: In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of one in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 90).

Andrew Hubbard (c1790–)
He received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (YS page 185). 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).

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served in a detachment under Lieut. Matthews (3Y35). 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 June 25 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309)(3Y338)(3Y371).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hubbard-6351: He married Content Webb and died in Pickering Twp. He was buried in Brouham Cemetery.

On Jan. 30, 1823, he received a militia land grant, as a yeoman of Pickering Twp. and a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres on the north half of Lot 27, Con. 6, Mariposa Twp. (MLG2294).

Thomas Hubbard
From July 11 to 16, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395).

Allen Hudson
From Nov. 11 to 12, 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).

Erastus Huff
From Jan. 4 to 24, 1814, he served in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y74). From Jan. 25 to Feb. 4, 1814, he was employed in public service at York in a detachment under the command of Ensign Thomson (3Y294). On June 10, 1814, Erastus Huff was recorded as a member of Capt. Jarvie’s Co. of the Incorporated Militia as drafted from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3rd York) as a substitute for William Huff (IM77). From July 8 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395).

John Huff
From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y158). From Dec. 25 to 31, 1812, he was employed in the King’s Works and was then absent without leave (3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was sick at home from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y166). From April 8 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 July 7 to 24, 1814, he was absent without leave from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). 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 Oct. 13, 1798, John Huff made a land petition in York. He had served with Capt. Brant’s Indians during the last war (Microfilm c-2045, pages 350-352).

On Oct. 15, 1805, John Huff made a land petition as a yeoman of Queenstown. He purchased Lot 21, Con. 2 east of Yonge Street in York Twp. from the grantee and wished to lease the Clergy Reserve Lot 20, Con. 2. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2106, pages 7-8).

In March, 1812, John Huff Jr. was recorded as the head of a household of three in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 91). In March, 1812, John Huff was recorded as the head of a household of ten in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 92).

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

Joseph Huff (c1793–)
On Sept. 17, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a prisoner who was committed to jail that day (3YR66).

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 Nov. 17 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 Feb. 23, 1836, Joseph Huff, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was the son of the late John Huff. On Aug. 29, 1797, his father had been granted 200 acres which he had not located. Joseph wished to have that grant. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2095, pages 776-778).

In 1875, Joseph “Hough”, an 82-year-old resident of Scarborough Twp received a pension (1875).

He served under Capt. Ridout, was at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, and was never wounded: J. George Hodgins, Journal of Education for Ontario, Vol. 27-28, Hunter, Rose & Co., Toronto, 1874, pp. 172–173.

Obadiah Huff
From Sept. 9 to 16, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from Capt. Playter’s Co. (3YR66)(3YR71. From Sept. 9 to 16, 1812, he served in Capt. Samuel Ridout’s Co. (3Y29). From Nov. 2 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y201). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (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. Playter’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was employed as a contractor in the King’s Works while absent from Capt. Playter’s Co. (3Y27b).

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 served in the Engineers Dept. at York (3Y338).

Profile: In 1801, Obadiah Huff, as a resident in a township in the province and late of Vermont, made a land petition. He was recommended for 100 acres (Microfilm c-2044, pages 1036-1037).

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

William Huff
A Wm. Huff served in the 1st York. From Jan. 15 to 20 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier and deserted on Jan. 20th (3Y64). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Ridout’s Company (3Y46).

On June 10, 1814, Erastus Huff was recorded as a member of Capt. Jarvie’s Co. of the Incorporated Militia as drafted from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3rd York) as a substitute for William Huff (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). From Sept. 28 to Oct. 16, 1814, he served at York (3Y410).

Sgt. George Hughson
From July 17 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399)(3Y452).

William Hull
From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served in the commissariat from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395).

Ensign Thomas Humberstone (1776–1849)
In August, 1812, he volunteered as a private from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC)(OBF pages 67-69). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. From the 6th to 13th, he had a leave of absence to act as Mjr. Gen. Brock’s orderly (3Y16). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in a detachment at York (3Y96). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he was on command as a sergeant in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132). On Dec. 25, 1812, he was commissioned as an ensign (3Y11). In 1812, he served as a private or sergeant in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. (3Y100)(3YC).

He joined the Incorporated Militia (3Y3). On April 27, 1813, he was taken prisoner at the Capture of York. On April 20, 1814, he escaped from an American prison in Philadelphia (OBF pages 67-69). On June 10, 1814, Mrs. Humberston, the wife of Lieut. Thomas Humberston of the York Militia applied for assistance because her husband was believed to be still imprisoned and she had six children to support and had difficulty procuring labourers to work on her farm (LPS page 132).

On July 17, 1816, he was promoted to lieutenant (OBF pages 67-69).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Humberstone-42: In 1776, he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Samuel Humberstone. On June 15, 1800, he married Ann Nancy Humberstone in York. On Oct. 17, 1849, he died in York.

On Aug. 10, 1801, Anne Humberstone, the wife of Thomas Humberstone on Yonge St. in York Twp. and daughter of Christopher Harrison U. E. of Yonge St. and late of Nova Scotia, made a land petition. Her brother Joseph Harrison had received a lot. Her father’s name was not found on the U. E. list and the petition was rejected (Microfilm c-2044, pages 907-908).

On Feb. 16, 1813, Thomas Humberstone, a potter in York Twp., made a land petition for land in the Town of York. He was the son of Lieut. Samuel Humberstone U. E., had lived in the province for 14 years, and had accompanied Brock to Detroit. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2046, pages 949-952).

On March 11, 1813, he made a second petition as the son of Samuel Humberstone of Augusta Twp. He had a government contract to produce a large number of bricks. He had bought a house for 200 pounds that was in the northeast part of the Market Reserve and currently being used as a schoolhouse by the Rev. Strachan. The house had been built by Thomas Gough without permission from the authorities. He had received recommendation for a half-acre lot in the town and wished to have it located where his house was situated on the Market Reserve. As the land had already been granted to the town, the petition was rejected (Microfilm c-2044, pages 955–957).

On March 2, 1812, Thomas Humberson was recorded as the Pathmaster from the center of Herrons Bidge to number 17 north of Yonge St. in York (Mosser 85). In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of 11 in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 90).

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 13 in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 108).

After the war, he claimed for the loss of clothing and linen taken by American prisoners who he had been escorting to Kingston when they attacked their guards and escaped. In Jan., 1814, he left some baggage at Monis Lawrence’s tavern that was stolen by British soldiers. War Loss Claim at: https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=7rof0v2l3ja6ap5o4e0hlch3b1cukpnsaerc1phle06svlkev0b1&sqn=199&q2=33&q3=2803&tt=1403

Caleb Humphrey
From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in the King’s works (3Y64). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Hamilton’s Company (3Y46).

Profile: On Nov. 24, 1801, Caleb Humphrey, a yeoman of York, made a land petition. He had been in the province for three years (Microfilm c-2044, pages 964–965).

In March 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of 11 in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 86).

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

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

On Sept. 4, 1820, Caleb Humphrey, a house carpenter and joiner of the Town of York, made a land petition. He wanted a building lot in the Town of Gwillimberry near Holland Landing on which to practice his profession. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2048, pages 659-661).

John Hunter (–1813)
A John Hunter served in the 1st York. From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). From Oct. 25, 1812 to Jan. 15, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and died on the 15th (3Y119)(3Y201)(3Y204).

Profile: He was a blacksmith in York and had served as a constable in York. On Jan. 15, 1813, he died (YS pages 68-69).

On Dec. 23, 1807, John Hunter, late of Roxboroughshire, Scotland and a farmer of the Town of York made a land petition. He was a native of North Britain and arrived in the province about one month before. He arrived with his sister, a widow, with five children. The petition was approved (Microfilm c-2046, pages 151–154).

On April 27, 1813, during the American occupation he lost over 37 pounds in Quebec Army Bills, a trunk with clothing in it, a bed, and a blanket. He had a room in the House of Assembly. War Loss Claim at https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=7rof0v2l3ja6ap5o4e0hlch3b1cukpnsaerc1phle06svlkev0b1&sqn=619&q2=33&q3=2799&tt=1394

James Huntington
In August, 1812, he served in Lieut. Playter’s Whitby Co. (3YP).

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y33). From Nov. 12 to 14, 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 Dec. 31, 1813 to Jan. 14, 1814, he served in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y74).

From Jan. 25 to 31, 1814, he was employed in public service at York in a detachment under the command of Ensign Thomson (3Y294).

Ensign William Huntington/Huntingdon
From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served as a sergeant in Capt. Heward’s Co. On the 18th he was given leave to support his parents in Whitby (3Y16). 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).

From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served as a quarter master sergeant in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y427).

On April 27, 1850, he received a militia land grant, as a resident of the Home District and a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres worth of scrip (MLG5560).

Profile: On Feb. 7, 1812, William Huntington, a yeoman of Whitby Twp., made a land petition. He wished to lease Lot 15, Con. 1, Whitby Twp. Surety would be provided by David Demery, a yeoman of Whitby Twp. (Microfilm c-2108, pages 7-8).

John Hutchison/Hutchenson
From Feb. 4 to 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135). On April 19, 1813, he deserted from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b).

Profile: In 1818, John Hutchinson, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He had arrived in the province in 1817.

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