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Compiled by Fred Blair, with the Assistance of Fraser Closson & Stephen Wood
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  • 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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Henry Jackson
On April 4, 1813, he was reported as sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y24A). On April 27, 1813, he was captured as a private at Fort York while serving in Capt. Denison’s Company (3Y46).

Profile: On Sept. 30, 1808, “Hemery” Jackson, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He wished to lease the Clergy Reserve on Lots 7 & 8, Block 16 ranging with the broken Con. B in Etobicoke Twp. Charles Cameron, a yeoman of Etobicoke Twp. would provide surety. The lease was recommended (Microfilm c-2116, pages 255-256).

“Hemery” Jackson, a yeoman of the Town of York, made a land petition. He had been in the province for 17 years and had served as a sergeant in the Queen’s Rangers. He had a wife and four children. The petition was approved (Microfilm c-2109, pages 646–648).

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

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

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

On May 25, 1829, “Hemery” Jackson, a yeoman of Etobicoke Twp., made a land petition. He had served 23 years in the army, six in the 91st Regiment, seven in the 40th Regiment, and the remainder in the Queen’s Rangers. In 1802, he was discharged, as a sergeant, at York. He was entitled to 500 acres which he had not received. He had received 200 acres as a settler. He had a wife and seven boys and five girls. John McGill certified that he had known Henry for 30 years. It was noted that Henry had received a patent on 200 acres on Lot 12 & 17, Con. 4, west of Yonge St. in York Twp. and that the men of the Rangers were not entitled to land grants (Microfilm c-2111, pages 269–273).

On Aug. 5, 1830, “Henrey” Jackson, of Etobicoke Twp, made a land petition. He had served in the Queen’s Rangers and been in the province for many years. He wished to lease the north part of Lot E on Lake Ontario. The land was “hilly and swampy” and he wished to “keep a house of entertainment for travelers” there. The lot contained about 40 acres and was near the mouth of the Humber River. It had been reserved for a landing or as an “appendage to the jerry across the said river.” The petition was not recommended (Microfilm c-2111, pages 338–340).

George Jarvis
In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). On Oct. 13, 1812, he was captured by the Americans (ABA page 156).

Profile: On July 2, 1817, George J. Jarvis, late a lieutenant in the 104th Regiment, made a land petition for 500 acres. There was no date of his discharge or how long he had been in the province (Microfilm c-2109, pages 999-1001).

Lieut. Samuel Peters Jarvis (1792–1857)
He was the son of William Jarvis, the Secretary of the Province (OBF page 69). On June 30, 1812, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the 3rd York Militia (3Y1). A lieutenant “Jarvie” volunteered from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC). On August 16, 1812, was present at the Capture of Fort Detroit where he received the General Service Medal (OBF pages 67-69). 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 March 18 to 24, 1813, he served at York (3Y135)(3Y435). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y427).

He was at the Battles of Queenston, Stoney Creek, and Lundy’s Lane (OBF 67-69). From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served at York and was on command from Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y380)(3Y399)(3Y452). From Sept. 12 to Oct. 24, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer’s Department at York with Capt. Heward (3Y129)(3Y417). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1814, he was on duty in the garrison at York with Capt. Heward (3Y117b).

On June 5, 1815, he was recorded as a lieutenant (3Y13). On July 10, 1816, he was promoted to captain (OBF pages 67-69). On Feb. 28, 1821, Samuel P. Jarvis, a barrister in Queenston and a former lieutenant in Capt. Heward’s Flank Company of the 3rd York Militia, received 500 acres on Feb. 28, 1821.

Profile at: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jarvis-2388: On Nov. 15, 1792, Samuel was born in Newark, Upper Canada to William Jarvis UE and Hannah Owens Peters. On Oct. 1, 1818, he married Mary Bayles Powell. On Sept. 6, 1857, he died in York.

On Feb. 28, 1821, Samuel P. Jarvis, a barrister of Town of Queenston and a former lieutenant in Capt. Heward’s Flank Co. of the 3rd York Militia, received 500 acres on the north half of Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, & 9, Con. 1 NLW in Elfreds Twp. on Feb. 28, 1821. (MLG63).

He was buried in St. James’ Cemetery in York (SJC).

Capt. William Jarvis/Jarvie (1756–1817)
There was also a Lieut. Wm. Jarvis. In Aug. , 1812, he served as a lieutenant at the Capture of Detroit and Queenston (OBF pages 67-69). In August, 1812, he volunteered from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to serve at Amherstburg (3YC). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132). In 1812, William “Jarvie” served as a lieutenant in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3Y100)(3YC). On Dec. 25, 1812, he was promoted to captain (OBF pages 67-69).

From March 19 to 24, 1813, he served as the Assistant Quarter Master General at York (3Y435). On April 27, 1813, he was taken prisoner at the Capture of York as a lieutenant (3Y54). On April 27, 1813, he was wounded and taken prisoner at the surrender of York (OBF pages 67-69). He served as a captain in the Incorporated Militia.

On Dec. 24, 1814, it was reported that Capt. William Jarvie had been wounded and gone to Scotland (3Y3). On June 5, 1815, it was reported that he had been disabled and pensioned (3Y11). On July 13, 1816, he resigned (OBF pages 67-69).

Profile at: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jarvis-2387: On Sept. 11, 1756, he was born in Stamford, Connecticut to Samuel Jarvis and Martha Seymour. On Dec. 12, 1785, he married Hannah Owen Peters in London, England. On Aug. 23, 1817, he died in York, Upper Canada.

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

In March, 1813, Wm. Jarvis was recorded in a household of five in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 96). In March, 1813, Wm. Jarvie was recorded in a household of one in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 97).

He died in Scotland (OBF pages 67-69). Family history had his death in York.

Lieut. William Munson Jarvis (1793–1867)
On May 20, 1812, he was commissioned as an ensign. From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y26)(3Y31). On Oct. 13, 1812, he was present at the Battle of Queenston Heights (OBF pages 67-69). From Oct. 15 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y195). From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201)(3Y204). On Dec. 25, 1812, he was promoted to lieutenant (3Y11).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served as an ensign at York (3Y419)(3Y435). From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served as a cornet in Capt. John Button’s Cavalry Troop in the 1st York Militia (OBF pages 63-64). In 1813, he served as a 2nd lieutenant in Capt. Cameron’s Incorporated Artillery Company (OBF page 39). On March 19, 1813, a Lieut. William Jarvis was commissioned as Assistant Quartermaster-General of the Militia (OBF page 32). On April 27, 1813, he was wounded and taken prisoner at the Capture of York. He was present at Stoney Creek and Lundy’s Lane (OBF pages 67–69).

On Dec. 24, 1814, it was reported that Lieut. William Jarvis had joined the Field Train Department (3Y3). On June 15, 1815, he was reported as a resident of Queenston (3Y13).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jarvis-2537: On Aug. 12, 1793, he was born in Upper Canada to William Jarvis UE and Hannah Owen Peters. On June 25, 1867, he died.

He was the son of Capt. William Jarvis. He was the third son of William Jarvis, the Secretary of the Province. He later became a sheriff in the Gore District (OBF pages 67–69).

Sgt. Thomas Jobbett/Jobbitt
From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). 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 as a private in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222).

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

Profile: On March 27, 1804, Thomas Jobbett, a yeoman of Etobicoke Twp., made a land petition. He had been in the province for about 12 years and had a wife and seven children. He had served with the Queen’s Rangers for ten years. The petition was recommended for 100 acres (Microfilm c-2109, pages 369-371).

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

In March, 1813, Thomas Jobbitt was recorded in a household of six in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 95).

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

Sgt. Andrew Johnson/Johnstone
From Oct. 17 to 24, 1812, he served as a private in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y195). From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 6, 1813, he served as a private in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 7 to March 24, 1813, he served as a sergeant in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y204)(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. Thomson’s Company (3Y46). From June 10 to 27, 1813, he served as a corporal in a detachment under Mjr. Wilmot (3Y8). 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 Dec. 26, 1813 to Jan. 4, 1814, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Darlington Township in Lieut. Secor’s Detachment (3Y254).

Profile: On Nov. 10, 1797, Andrew “Johnstone” made a land petition. He was a native of Scotland and had arrived in the province 18 months earlier. He wanted a town lot in York (Microfilm c-2110, pages 970-971).

On March 23, 1819, Andrew and Frances “Jonstone”, yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. They were the sons of Robert Johnstone of the same township and emigrated from Scotland ten years earlier. Andrew had a wife and one child (Microfilm c-2110, pages 281–282).

On Jan. 7, 1829, Andrew “Johnson”, a yeoman of the Town of York, made a land petition. He was discharged from the Royal Navy with a wounded shoulder. (Microfilm c-2111, pages 223-224).

Cyrus/Syrus Johnson
From Sept. 8 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Denison’s Co. (3Y27). From Oct. 16, 1812 to Jan. 12, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and was then absent without leave (3Y152)(3Y155)(3Y158)(3Y162).

George Johnson/Johnston (c1761–)
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).

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 William Johnson (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: On April 24, 1813, a George Johnston applied to the Loyal and Patriotic Society for four pounds to pay expenses incurred while his son Thomas was sick and on militia duty (LPS pg. 42).

On April 13, 1815, George Johnston, a yeoman of Etobicoke Twp., made a land petition. He was born in Pennsylvania, was 54 years old, and had lived in the province for 17 years. He wished to lease the Clergy Reserve on Lot 7, Con. 1 Block 16, Etobicoke Twp. Moses Dewar of the same township would provide surety (Microfilm c-2116, pages 296-299).

On Nov. 25, 1830, George Johnston, a native of Scotland, made a land petition. He had served over 20 years in the 71st Regiment. He had a wife and four children. There was no indication about when he was discharge or how long he had been in the province. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2111, pages 350-351).

Henry Johnston/Johnson (c1793–)
On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). On July 30, 1812, he was recorded as a deserter from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). In Aug., 1812, he was recorded as a deserter from Capt. Cameron’s Co. but returned on the 27th (3YC). On Aug. 29, 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Co. at the York Garrison (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company but deserted (3Y100). On Sept. 9, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YR66).

From Jan. 7 to 23, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and was then absent without leave (3Y162). From Feb. 9 to March 12, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and deserted on the 12th (3Y166)(3Y184).

From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served in the commissariat from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From Nov. 17 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer’s 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 Dec. 13, 1819, Henry Johnston, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He was a native of the US, 26 years old, and had lived in Canada for 22 years (Microfilm c-2110, pages 424-425).

Adjutant General John Johnston
From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in a detachment at York (3Y96). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67).

From Feb. 25 to March to 10, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

Sgt. John Johnson/Johnston
A John Johnson served in the 1st York with overlapping service records. From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222). From March 25 to April 8 and April 20 to 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served on command from 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).

Profile: On June 25, 1796, John Johnston made a land petition in York. He had purchased 400 acres. He was recommended for 200 acres (Microfilm c-2108, pages 718-719).

On July 30, 1817, John Johnston, a yeoman of York, made a land petition. He was the son of the late Thomas Johnston of York, was born in North Britain, was 24 years old (c1793), had lived in UC for over 16 years, and had served in the militia. He was granted 100 acres (Microfilm c-2109, pages 1017-1018).

On Dec. 23, 1819, John Johnston, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He was born in UC and was 21 years old (Microfilm c-2110, pages 422-423).

Joseph Johnson/Johnston (c1767–)
From Nov. 30 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y158). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 8, 1813, he was employed in the King’s Works and was then absent without leave (3Y162).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y166). From March 3 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. Ridout’s Company (3Y46). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York with Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

From Jan. 6 to 24, 1814, Thomas Henry served as his substitute in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y74). From Jan. 25 to Feb. 6, 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).

Profile: On June 13, 1797, Joseph Johnson made a land petition. He had settled on Lot 20 on the west side of Yonge Street. He had cleared about ten acres and had a house. Lawrence Johnson’s name was also on the petition. It was recommended that his title be “confirmed.” (Microfilm c-2108, pages 798–799).

In March, 1812, he was recorded as the head of a household of seven 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 11 in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 108).

On Oct. 2, 1815, Joseph Johnson, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition. He was born in Philadelphia and 48 years old. He had lived in the province for over 20 years. He was engaged by the North West Co. to build and sail a vessel on Lake Simcoe. He wanted a town and water lot in the Town of Gwillimbury on the Holland River on which to build his vessel. His grant was ordered (Microfilm c-2109, pages 846-849).

Sgt. Robert Johnson/Johnstone
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. 25, 1812 to Jan. 6, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and was then reduced to a private (3Y119)(3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 7 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served as a private in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201)(3Y204)(3Y210). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he was employed in the Engineer’s Department from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y222). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he was employed in the King’s Works with the Engineer’s Deptment from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Thomson’s Company (3Y46).

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

Profile: In March, 1813, Robt. R. Johnson was recorded as the head of a household of four in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 97).

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

On May 1, 1815, Robert Johnstone, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was a native of Scotland, 54 years old, and had lived in the province for six years. He had obtained a lease on Lot 20, Con. 2, Scarborough Twp. adjoining the lot where he lived. He was not aware that his lease had expired but had not been paying rent. George Ridout had petitioned for the lease. Archbald Thomson J. P. would provide surety. Robert was a widower with three children and a sister to support. He also supported his brother Andrew who was insane. The petition was granted (Microfilm c-2116, pages 271-278).

On July 30, 1817, Robert Johnstone, a yeoman of York, made a land petition. He was the son of the late Thomas Johnstone of York, born in North Britain, and 26 years old. He had lived in the province for 19 years. Capt. Thomas Hamilton certified that Robert had served in his 3rd York Company. He was granted 100 acres (Microfilm c-2110, pages 1013–1015).

On March 23, 1819, Robert Johnstone, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was a native of Scotland, arrived in the province ten years earlier, was 57 years old, and had four children (Microfilm c-2110, pages 273–274).

Thomas Johnson (#1 of 3 with discrepancies, records could not be differentiated)
From Sept. 8 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Samuel Ridout’s Co. (3Y29). From Oct. 16 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152)(3Y155)(3Y158). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 8, 1813, he was employed in the King’s Works and was then absent without leave (3Y162).

From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). From Feb. 18 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. having returned from the King’s Works on the 18th (3Y166)(3Y184). 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 served in Capt. Denison’s Co. at York (3Y23). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York with Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

From Dec. 25, 1813 to March 24, 1814, he was impressing teamsters with Capt. Heward (3Y87)(3Y93)(3Y99).

On June 10, 1814, William Kendrick 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 Thomas Johnston (IM77). From July 8 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395). From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and then in the Engineer’s Department to the 27th (3Y402)(3Y455). From July 17 to 24, 1814, he served on command in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399). 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. 8, 1814, he was on duty in the bateaux service under Ensign G. Denison (3Y268). From Sept. 11 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer’s Department with Capt. Heward (3Y129). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 11, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer’s Department at York with Capt. Heward (3Y417).

Profile: On June 13, 1797, Thomas Johnson made a land petition. He had settled on Lot 21 on the east side of Yonge Street and wished to have his title confirmed. Lawrence Johnson signed for him. The petition was confirmed (Microfilm c-2108, pages 804–805). Private Joseph Johnson had settled on Lot 20 on the west side of Yonge Street.

On June 22, 1802, Thomas Ridout Johnston, of the Town of York, made a land petition. He had come from Dumfries, Scotland to Quebec in the previous autumn. He had a wife and three sons and a daughter. He had served in the Royal Navy in his youth and other services were noted (Microfilm c-2109, pages 221-224).

On March 28, 1807, Thomas Johnson, of Yonge Street in York Twp., made a land petition on behalf of his wife Hannah. Four years earlier she was granted 200 acres as the daughter of John Dennis UE, late of York and then of Kingston where he served as a master carpenter and ship builder at the shipyard. The land was located on Lot 13, Con. 9, Whitchurch Twp. Thomas had completed the settlement duty on his location on Lot 21, the east side of Yonge Street but could not afford to do the same on his wife’s lot and wished to receive the patent without that payment. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2109, pages 256-532).

On May 18, 1809, Thomas Ridout Johnson, of the Town of York, made a land petition. He was a native of North Britain and had been in the province for many years. He had a “numerous” family and wished to have a second land grant. The petition was not recommended (Microfilm c-2109, pages 615-616).

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 four in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 104). In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of six in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 108).

On Feb. 8, 1819, Thomas Johnston, a butcher of York, made a land petition. He was a native of Scotland, the son of the late Thomas R. Johnston of York, also a butcher, was 28 years old, had resided in the province for 14 years, and had served in the militia during the late war. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2110, pages 156-157).

Thomas Johnston/Johnson of Humber in Etobicoke Twp. (#2 of 3)
In 1812, Thomas Johnston served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). He received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (YS page 187). On Sept. 8, 1812, Thomas Johnson was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll (3YR66). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he was on command coming to York in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81).

On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Ridout’s Company (3Y46). On April 24, 1813, a George Johnston applied to the Loyal and Patriotic Society for four pounds to pay expenses incurred while his son Thomas was sick and on militia duty (LPS pg. 42).

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 25 to 27, 1814, he was on command from Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y452).

Profile: On Dec. 15, 1815, Thomas Johnston, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was the son of Private George Johnson of the same township. He served in a flank company during the late war (Microfilm c-2109, pages 851–855).

On Sept. 15, 1822, Thomas Johnston received a militia land grant, as a farmer in Etobicoke Twp. and a former private in Capt. Heward’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the west side of Lot 7, Con. 2 WCR, Caledon Twp., Peel County (MLG223).

Thomas Johnson of York (#3 of 3)
From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). Two men with the same name served in this payroll, the other one was from the Humber.

William Johnson/Johnstone
From Jan. 3 to 24, 1814, he served in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson (3Y74). 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). On June 10, 1814, George Johnstone 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 Williams Johnston (IM77). 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 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).

Profile: On Sept. 8, 1801, William Johnson made a land petition. Lawrence Johnson UE, of Yonge Street, certified that his son was born on Aug. 29, 1790 (Microfilm c-2109, pages 160-162).

On March 16, 1819, William Johnston, of Etobicoke Twp. made a land petition. He was a native of the US, had arrived in the province 20 years ago, and served in the militia for several months during the late war (Microfilm c-2110, pages 283-284).

Charles Joler/Joller
On April 4, 1813, Charles Joller was reported as over sixty years old in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y24A). On April 27, 1813, Charles Joler was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Heward’s Company (3Y46).

From July 7 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399).

James Jones (1783–1879)
A James Jones served in the 1st York. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). On Jan. 12, 1813, Capt. Thomson applied for aid for James’ wife and family who were living in the York garrison because there was no support for them at home. They received free accommodation in the garrison but no food rations as the garrison wives of British regulars. The Loyal and Patriotic Society provided the family with immediate relief and a five shillings per week while James’ remained on duty. He resided in Scarborough (LPS pages 21–22 & 34). 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 July 8 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jones-72338: On March 5, 1783, he was born in New Jersey to William Jones. On May 13, 1879, he died in Scarborough.

James Jones (c1784–1879) lived in Scarborough Township. His sister married Jacob Brooks.

He was the son of William Jones UE (c1784–1833) and Mercy Jones, who arrived in Upper Canada in 1796 and settled in Whitby with the Smith Settlers. William Sr. was a shoemaker and cordwainer (Stephen Wood).

On Aug. 14, 1804, a James Jones, a yeoman of York, made a land petition. He had served in the Queen’s Rangers and other regiments. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2109, pages 385-386).

On April 12, 1809, James Jones, a yeoman of Scarborough, made a land petition. He wished to lease on Lot 28, broken Con. C in the township. William Jones, his father of the same township, would provide surety. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2116, pages 268-269).

On Jan. 30, 1812, a James Jones, a yeoman of York, made a land petition. He was born in Maryland, began to serve the British in 1780, and served in the Queen’s Rangers and other units listed. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2109, pages 786-793).

On March 6, 1819, James Jones, a yeoman of Scarborough, made a land petition. He was born in the US, had lived in the province since the age of ten, was 32 years old (born about 1787), and had a wife and three children. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2110, pages 271–272).

In 1875, as a 90-year-old resident of Scarborough Twp., he received a pension (1875). He had served under Capt. Cameron, was at the Battle of York, and was wounded in the right arm by a scythe: J. George Hodgins, Journal of Education for Ontario, Vol. 27-28, Hunter, Rose & Co., Toronto, 1874, pp. 172–173.

William Jones (c1794–1857)
On July 17, 1812, he was on a leave of absence until July 25th from Capt. Cameron’s Co. but returned on the 24th (3YC). In Aug., 1812, he volunteered from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3Y100). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132).

From June 10 to 27, 1813, he served in a detachment under Mjr. Wilmot (3Y8).

From Jan. 7 to 24, 1814, he served in a detachment at York with Ensign Thomson (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 (3Y294). From July 7 to 27, 1814, he served on command from 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).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jones-17938: On Nov. 7, 1794, he was born in the U.S. On Aug. 13, 1857, he died in Brock Twp.

William Jones (ca. 1794–1857) lived in Scarborough and later Brock Townships. He was James Jones’ brother. In 1816, he married Janet Thomson in York County (Stephen Wood).

On Oct. 17, 1798, a William Jones made a land petition in York. The petition was dismissed (Microfilm c-2109, pages 400-401). This may have been William Sr.

On March 23, 1819, William Jones Jr.  a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was born in the U.S., was the son of William Sr. of the township, was 24 years old (born about 1795), and had a wife and two children (Microfilm c-2110, pages 276–280).

On Nov. 24, 1820, he received a militia land grant, as a farmer of Scarborough Twp. and a former private in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the west half of Lot 11, Con. 8, Brock Twp. (MLG1805).

In 1847, he received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (GSM) (YS page 187).

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

From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Cameron’s Company (3Y46).

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

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 he was recorded as the head of a household of nine in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 95).

On June 10, 1813, he was charged with refusing to billet wounded soldiers in his hotel (CF page 309).

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

About 1815, John and Jane Jordan made a war loss claim for losses between Sept. 1813 and July 1814 to British regiments for a fence, damage to their house, and potatoes. Jane refiled the claim on July 18, 1823 as the widow of John. War Loss Claim: https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=7rof0v2l3ja6ap5o4e0hlch3b1cukpnsaerc1phle06svlkev0b1&sqn=311&q2=33&q3=2801&tt=1223

On Nov. 17, 1819, John Jordan, an inn keeper in the Town of York, made a land petition to renew the lease on Lot 6, Con. 2 from the bay in York Twp. It had been held by his wife’s deceased husband Paul Mariame. Renewal of the lease was ordered (Microfilm c-2112, pages 362-368).

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Jacob Kafer
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 16, he served but was absent without leave on the 16th (3YR71).

Jacob Kaiser (c1795–)
No service records found. Was this Jacob Kafer?

Profile: In 1875, as an 80-year-old resident of Edgeley, Vaughan Twp., he received a pension (1875).

In 1875, he reported that he under Capt. Dennis and had not served in any battles. J. George Hodgins, Journal of Education for Ontario, Vol. 27-28, Hunter, Rose & Co., Toronto, 1874, pp. 172–173.

John Kanada (see Kennedy)
From Jan. 25 to April 24, 1814, he was impressing teamsters with Capt. Heward (3Y93)(3Y99)(3Y105). From Dec. 27, 1814 to Jan. 13, 1815, he served in a detachment employed in impressing teamsters (3Y300).

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

Profile: On June 18, 1806, John “Karr” (signed as Carr), a yeoman of Darlington Twp., made a land petition. He was the son of Norris Karr UE of the same township. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2117, pages 434-436).

On April 21, 1807, John Carr of Darlington married Betsy Woodruff of Pickering with the written consent of her father. Present: Norris Carr and wife, James Burk and wife and Mr. Woodruff’s son (Stephen Wood).

On Feb. 18, 1817, John Karr, of Whitby and a lieutenant in the 2nd York Militia, made a land petition for a lease on Lot 12, Con. 2, Whitby Twp. which adjoined his property. He was the son of a Loyalist and had arrived in the province in his infancy. During the late war, he served as a lieutenant in the Durham Militia. The signature was similar to the 1806 petition (Microfilm c-2124, pages 114-116).

John J. Karr/Kerr
On April 4, 1813, he was reported as sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y24A).

From July 7 to 16, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402). From Sept. 21 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer’s Department with Capt. Heward (3Y129). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer’s Department at York with Capt. Heward (3Y417).

Profile: On Dec. 9, 1800, John J. Kerr (signed as Karr) made a land petition for a town lot. He had lived in the province for three years and worked in the Town of York for one year as a mason. He was recommended for a tradesman’s lot (Microfilm c-2117, pages 244-245).

In March, 1812, John J. Karr was recorded as the head of a household of five in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 89).

In March, 1813 John I. Karr was recorded as the head of a household of seven in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 94).

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

Kaul (see Caul)

Daniel Kemp
From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was sick at home with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

Lieut. Duke William Kendrick (1766–1813)
On Sept. 9, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as having joined from Capt. Playter’s Co. (3YR66). From Sept. 9 to 22, 1812, he served (3YR71)(3Y26)(3Y29). His wife, Susannah, later signed for his pay (3Y26). From Oct. 16, 1812 to Jan. 2, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152)(3Y155)(3Y158)(3Y162).

On Jan. 1, 1813, he died while serving in the Town of York (OBF pages 67-69). On Jan. 2, 1813, he died (3Y162).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kendrick-1637: In 1766, he was born in New Jersey to John and Dorcas Kendrick. He was a Loyalist. In 1793, he arrived in York with his brothers. He settled on Lot 7, Con. 1 west of Yonge Street (YS pages 70–76).

He and his brothers made a number of Upper Canada Land Petitions. Two of Duke’s are recorded below. On Jan. 23, 1808, John, Duke W., Joseph, and Hiram Kendrick, all of York Twp. and the sons of Dorcas Kendrick (a widow), made a land petition. They wished to have their names put on the Loyalist List. The petition was not recommended. This petition included dates and places of birth and military service (Microfilm c-2117, pages 584–591).

On Oct. 15, 1808, he and Hiram Kendrick made a land petition for a patent on a water lot opposite Lot 2 on Palace Street in the Town of York on which he wanted to build a house and ship yard. The petition was approved (Microfilm c-2117, pages 614–617).

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

On Jan. 8, 1817, his widow, Susannah, received a pension (YS pages 70–76).

George Kendrick (c1799–)
From July 7 to 17, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and in the Engineer’s Department from the 24th to 27th (3Y402)(3Y455).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kendrick-2288: He was the son of Joseph Kendrick, Duke Kendrick’s brother. On May 11, 1818, he married Anna Robe at St. James’.

Ira Kendrick
On June 10, 1814, Ira Kendirck 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 Peter Lawrence (IM77).

James Kendrick (1787–1822)
In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100).

From Feb. 25 to March 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from 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 employed as a contractor in the King’s Works while absent from Capt. Playter’s Co. (3Y27b).

From July 7 to 13, 1814, he served in Capt. Playter’s Co. (3Y393).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kendrick-2289: On May 17, 1787, he was born in New Brunswick. He was the son of Duke Kendrick. On Oct. 22, 1822, he died in York.

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

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

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

Sgt. Joseph Kendrick/Kindrick (1768–)
From July 30 to Aug. 4, 1813, he escorted prisoners of war from Scarborough Township to the Newcastle District and returned to York with Capt. Stephen Heward (3Y425).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kendrick-1589: He was born in New Brunswick and the brother of Lieut. Kendrick. He married Sarah Rodney. He arrived in York sometime after 1784.

On Jan. 23, 1808, John, Duke W., Joseph, and Hiram Kendrick, all of York Twp. and the sons of Dorcas Kendrick, made a land petition. They wished to have their names put on the Loyalist List. The petition was not recommended. This petition included dates and places of birth and military service. Joseph was born in 1768 (Microfilm c-2117, pages 584–591). Joseph made 4 additional land petitions from 1796-1798.

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

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

After the war, he filed a war loss claim for the loss of his garden fence, boarded shed, and windows and doors to the 89th Regiment. Probably on April 27, 1813 for the loss of his schooner, “Hunter”, which was burnt by the Americans. He received 300 pounds from Gen. Dearborn but valued the schooner at 650 pounds. The claim for the schooner was rejected because Joseph had already received a fair value. War Loss Claim: https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=7rof0v2l3ja6ap5o4e0hlch3b1cukpnsaerc1phle06svlkev0b1&sqn=870&q2=33&q3=2800&tt=1367

William Kendrick (1795–c1854)
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). On June 10, 1814, William Kendrick 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 Thomas Johnston (IM77).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kendrick-2290: On Dec. 16, 1795, he was born in York. In 1815, he married Mary Ann Montgomery in York.

On Nov. 22, 1836, William Kendrick, the son of Duke William Kendrick UE and of the City of Toronto, made a land petition. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2120, pages 196-198).

Andrew Kennedy (1792–1865)
On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). On July 19, 1812, he was on a leave of absence until July 25th from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). From Aug. 9 to 15, 1812, he was on a leave of absence from Capt. Cameron’s Co. but did not return until the 21st (3YC). On Aug. 16, 1812, he was recorded as a deserter from Capt. Cameron’s Co. but returned on the 21st (3YC). On Aug. 29, 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Co. at the York Garrison (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3Y100). He received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (YS page 187). On Oct. 13, 1812, he was wounded and disabled at the Battle of Queenston Heights. He was of Markham Twp. and did not have a wife or children (3Y19). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he was reported wounded and in the hospital in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132). Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. He remained in the hospital at Fort George with a severe wound until February (3Y16).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kennedy-3331: On Feb. 25, 1792, he was born in New York to John Kennedy and Nancy Wasson. His father died in Scarborough Twp. in 1818.

On Feb. 19, 1813, he received aid from the Loyal and Patriotic Society because he had lost his leg (LPS pages 31-32).

In March, 1813, a John Kennedy, the father of Andrew Kennedy who had lost a leg while serving, received a weekly allowance for Andrew’s care from the Loyal and Patriotic Society. Andrew also had a brother named John (LPS page 33 & 41).

In 1817, he received a wounded pension: http://images.ourontario.ca/TrafalgarTownship/3571955/data?dis=dm

On May 27, 1817, Andrew Kennedy, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was born in the U.S., was 25 years old, and had been in the province for about 17 years, had served in a flank company of the 3rd York at Queenston, and had lost a leg there. He was granted Lot 30, Con. 4, Scarborough Twp. (Microfilm c-2117, pages 978-982).

On May 6, 1827, he received a militia land grant, as a farmer of Scarborough Twp. and a former private in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the north half of Lot 30, Con. 4, Scarborough Twp. (MLG31).

John Kennedy (1789–1867) (see Kanada)
A John Kennedy served in the 1st York but was younger. On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). From Aug. 9 to 15, 1812, he was on a leave of absence from Capt. Cameron’s Co. but did not return until the 21st (3YC). On Aug. 16, 1812, he was recorded as a deserter from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). 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. but returned on the 3rd (3YC). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. He became very ill and was allowed to return home (3Y16). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3Y100).

From April 22 to 24, 1813, he was on duty at Scarborough with a cavalry detachment (3Y413).

From Jan. 14 to March 24, 1815, he served in a detachment employed in the transport service under the command of Lieut. Eli Playter (3Y242)(3Y248)(3Y250). From July 7 to 27, 1814, he was sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455).

 Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kennedy-3332: On Jan. 7, 1798, he was born in NY to John Kennedy and Nancy Wasson. In 1867, he died in Ohio.

On March 25, 1819, John Kennedy, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp. , made a land petition. He had served in the 3rd York Militia during the late war and had lived in the province since he was 12 years old. He was born in New York, had lived in the province about 20 years, and had not received any land. The petition was recommended for 100 acres (Microfilm c-2118, pages 283-284).

On April 4, 1820, he received a militia land grant, as a farmer of Scarborough Twp. and a former private in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the south half of Lot 18, Con. 9, Innisfil Twp., Simcoe County (MLG34).

Samuel Kennedy/Kenedy/Kenady (1790–1861)
From Jan. 30 to Feb. 24, 1813, he was absent without leave with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From Feb. 25 to March 19, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y135).

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).

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

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kennedy-3335: He was born in New York to John Kennedy and Nancy Wasson. He married Eleanor Press. In 1861, he died in Ohio.

On March 25, 1819, Samuel Kennedy, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was born in the U.S., served in the 3rd York Militia during the late war, arrived in Upper Canada as a child, and had lived in the province for 20 years (Microfilm c-2118, pages 265-266).

Thomas Kennedy (1796–1890)
On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Thomson’s Company (3Y46). From June 10 to 27, 1813, he served in a detachment under Mjr. Wilmot (3Y8). 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).

From July 7 to 27, 1814, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455). From Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, 1814, he was on duty in the bateaux service under Ensign G. Denison (3Y268).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kennedy-3339: On March 19, 1796, he was born in New York to John Kennedy and Nancy Wasson. He married Hannah Chapman. On Jan. 31, 1890, he died in Illinois.

On March 25, 1819, Thomas Kennedy, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was born in the U.S., served in the 3rd York Militia during the later war, and arrived here as a child about 20 years previously. He was the brother of Samuel Kennedy (Microfilm c-2118, pages 281-282).

Daniel Kerby
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).

Kerr (see Karr)

Kerrick (see Herrick)

Jesse Ketchum Jr. (1782–1867)
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 July 7 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ketchum-736: He was born in New York. He married Mary Ann Rubergall in 1830. He died in Buffalo.

On April 30, 1804, Jesse Ketchum Jr., a tanner in York Twp., made a land petition. He had been in the province about five years and had a family. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2117, pages 351–354).

In March, 1812, a Jesse Ketchum (Sr.) was recorded as the head of a household of 13 in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 88).

In March, 1813, he was recorded as the Overseer of Highways in the New Town (Mosser, p. 94). In March, 1813, he was recorded in a household of ten in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 96).

In March, 1814, he was recorded as the head of a household of 13 in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 103).

On April 20, 1816, Jesse Ketchum (Jr.), Collin Drummond, and Ezekiel Benson made a land petition as trustees appointed to superintend the building of a schoolhouse in the Town of York. They wished to build a brick schoolhouse and have it completed the ensuing summer. They wanted a lot between the old and new Town of York. Six acres to the rear of the church had been reserved for a school (Microfilm c-2117, pages 576-577).

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

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

Isaac King
From July 8 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).

Joel Kinnee (c1791–)
No militia service records have been found. Joel Kenny/Kinney served in the 1st York.

Profile: In 1875, as an 84-year-old resident of Weston, York Twp., he received a pension as a veteran of the 3rd York Militia (1875).

Sgt. Mjr. William Knott Jr. (c1795–)
From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served as a sergeant in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). He received the General Service Medal as a sergeant for Fort Detroit (YS page 188).

On April 27, 1813, he was captured as a sergeant at Fort York while serving in Capt. Hamilton’s Company (3Y46). From June 10 to 27, 1813, he served as a private in a detachment under Mjr. Wilmot (3Y8). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served as a sergeant at York in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From July 7 to 14, 1814, he served with the field staff at York (3Y379).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Knott-1143: He was the son of Wm. Knott. On Jan. 13, 1864, he died in Toronto.

In March, 1812, Wm. “Nott” was recorded as the head of a household of ten in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 88). On March 2, 1812, Wm. Nott Sr. was the Pound Keeper in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 85).

In March, 1813, Wm Knott Jr. was recorded as the Pound Keeper in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 94). In March, 1813, he was recorded in a household of ten in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 96).

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

On Feb. 13, 1816, William Knott Jr., of the Town of York, made a land petition. He was born in the town, was 21 years old, and had served as a sergeant major in the late war. He had been promoted to sergeant major on July 7, 1814. (Microfilm c-2117, pages 246-247).

On March 8, 1819, William Knott Jr., a tailor in the Town of York, made a land petition. He was 24 years old, had served in the 3rd York Militia, and his father had served as sergeant in the Queen’s Rangers and had been discharged at York in 1802 (Microfilm c-2118, pages 245–248).

On March 10, 1820, he received a militia land grant as a tailor in the Town of York and a former sergeant major, of 300 acres on Lot 19 and the south half of Lot 18, Con. 5, Tecumseth Twp , Simcoe County (MLG43).

Sgt. William Knowles (c1759–1825)
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 1 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. 15, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Knowles-4900: On May 18, 1825, he died in Scarborough. He was a blacksmith.

On July 11, 1810, William Knowles, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition to lease Lot 3, Con. 2, in the same township. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2141, pages 191–193).

Ensign George Kuck
On Sept. 9, 1812, he was recorded as a sergeant in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from Capt. Heward’s Co. (3YR66). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in a detachment at York (3Y96). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served as a private in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). In 1812, he served as a sergeant in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). On Dec. 25, 1812, he was commissioned as an ensign (3Y11). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served as a sergeant on the Niagara Frontier with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67).

From March 31 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y430). On April 27, 1813, he was taken prisoner at the Capture of York (3Y54). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served in a detachment under Lieut. Matthews (3Y35).

From Aug. 24 to Sept. 1, 1814, he commanded a detachment that was escorting prisoners of war from York to Hamilton (3Y289). From Sept. 28 to Oct. 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410).

George “Kuch” was promoted to sergeant major (OBF pages 67-69). On June 5, 1815, he was recorded as an ensign (3Y13).

Profile: On March 13, 1812, George Kuck of York Twp. made a land petition. He was born in England and had lived in the province for five years (Microfilm c-2117, pages 796–799). In 1812, a George Kuck received a patent in Scarborough Twp.

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

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 three in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 106).

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

Profile: On June 8, 1822, David Lacker, a baker of the Town of York and having served in the Incorporated Militia, received 100 acres on the west half of Lot 11, Con. 6, Nelson Twp. new survey (MLG101).

Robert Lackey
On Sept. 11, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as a transfer from Capt. Heward’s Co. (3YR66). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). In 1812, Robert Lackey served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100).

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

From Sept. 11 to 24, 1814, he was in the commissariat from Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y129).

Profile: In March 1812, Robert Lacky was recorded as the head of a household of eight in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 89).

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

On March 6, 1822, Robert Lackie received a militia land grant, as a baker in the Town of York and a former private in Capt. Heward’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the east half of Lot 3, Con. 5, Nelson Twp. , Halton County (MLG89).

Joseph La Compte/Lacompt/LeCompte
From Oct. 25 to Nov. 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y16). From Nov. 10 to 24, 1812, he served in a detachment at York (3Y96). In 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). He received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (YS page 189).

From March 25 to April 7, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. and transferred to an artillery company on the 8th (3Y437b).

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) (IM77). From June 25 to Sept. 10, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y309)(3Y338)(3Y371).

Profile: On Feb. 3, 1816, Joseph La Compte, a yeoman, made a land petition. He was born in Lower Canada, 24 years old, had a wife and two children, and had resided in the province for 12 years. He had served in a flank company of the 3rd York Militia at Detroit and Queenston Heights in 1812 (Microfilm c-2126, pages 533–536).

On Feb. 3, 1816, Susannah La Compte, of York Twp., made a land petition. She was the daughter of Elias Anderson Sr. UE of the same township and the wife of Joseph (Microfilm c-2126, pages 537-540).

Andrew Lamereux/Lamereaux
From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y81). In 1812, Andrew Lemereux served in Capt. Heward’s 2nd Flank Company (3Y100). (YS page 189)

From June 10 to 27, 1813, he served in a detachment under Mjr. Wilmot (3Y8). 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: On April 27, 1850, Andrew Lemereaux received a militia land grant, as a resident of the Home District a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres worth of scrip (MLG5556).

Isaac Lamoreaux/Lemereaux/Leamereaux/Lamereaux (1777–1868)
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. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). 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 Dec. 26, 1813 to Jan. 4, 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 sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402)(3Y455). From Sept. 30 to Oct. 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lamoreaux-44: On March 6, 1777, he was born in Phillipstown, New York to Joshua Lamoreaux and Eliz. Ogden. On April 9, 1968, he died in Ohio.

On March 21, 1809, Isaac Lamoree, a farmer of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He wished to lease Lot 34, Con. 3, in the same township. John Lamoree would provide surety. The lease was granted. On Dec. 30, 1815, George Ridout paid the lease for Isaac Lamoreaux (Microfilm c-2137, pages 582-584).

James Lamoreaux/Lamereaux/Lamareaux (c1764–)
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 Sept. 12 to 17, 1812, he was on leave but was discharged on the 15th (3YR69).

From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y427). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he deserted from a detachment under Lieut. Matthews (3Y35).

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/Lamoureaux-55: Sometime after 1861, he died in Pickering.

Sgt. John Lamoreaux/Lamereaux (see Lemereux) (c1779–1848)
From Sept. 8 to 15, 1812, he was recorded in Capt. Ridout’s muster roll as having joined from the Pickering Co. (3YR66). From Sept. 9 to 15, 1812, he served in Capt. Samuel Ridout’s Co. (3Y29). From Sept. 13 to 20, 1812, he was on leave but was discharged on the 15th (3YR69).

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served in Capt. D. Thomson’s Co. (3Y28a).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lamoreaux-31: On July 19, 1779, he was born in Phillipstown, New York to Joshua Lamoreaux and Eliz. Ogden. On Oct. 2, 1848, he died in Iowa. He was a Latter Day Saint. Four brothers had arrived in Pickering: James, John, Joshua Jr., and Isaac.

In 1819, he made a land petition supporting Wm. Marsh Jr’s lease of a lot for a mill pond in York Twp. (Microfilm c-2235, pages 1216–1238).

On Oct. 1, 1831, John Lamoreaux, of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He had served as a sergeant in the Scarborough Company of the 3rd York Militia. He arrived in the province in 1808 from New Brunswick. He had a large family. In 1812, he had applied for a land grant, but the petition was not acted upon. He had been exempted from serving in the militia as the result of an accident but had served anyway by hunting and apprehending deserters. He had captured several deserters and had taken them to the York Garrison where they were tried and punished. Some had violently resisted arrest. He had been thrown in a fire while holding a loaded pistol and had a half pound of powder in his pocket. He had made enemies of some neighbors who had objected to his arrests. On Nov. 24, 1812, Thomas Hamilton certified that John was a loyal subject. On Nov. 28, 1812, John made an earlier land petition. He had been born in NY and was 33 years old. His father had joined the British standard in 1775 (Microfilm c-2129, pages 459-466).

On June 24, 1837, he received a militia land grant, as a resident of Scarborough Twp. and a former sergeant, of 200 acres on Lot 21, Con. 12, Vespra Twp. (MLG3123).

Jonas Lamereaux
From Sept. 10 to 24, 1814, he was on command at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371).

Profile: In 1819, he made a land petition supporting Wm. Marsh Jr’s lease of a lot for a mill pond in York Twp. (Microfilm c-2235, pages 1216–1238).

Joshua Lamereaux/Lameraux/Leamereaux (1770–1853)
From Oct. 17 to 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y195). From Oct. 24 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served on command at Niagara from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119). From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (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 was absent without leave from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). 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 Dec. 26, 1813 to Jan. 4, 1814, he was escorting prisoners of war from York to Darlington Township in Lieut. Secor’s Detachment (3Y254).

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/Lamoreaux-26: On Jan. 9, 1770, he was born in Phillipstown, New York to Joshua Lamoreaux and Elz. Ogden. In 1809, he purchased Lot 33, Con. 3, Scarborough. On July 3, 1817, his will was written in Scarborough. About 1837, he sold his land. On Feb. 18, 1853, he died in Ontario.

On March 14, 1817, Joshua Lamereaux/Lemereaux, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp.  made a land petition. He was born in New York, had been in the province for eight years (c1809), and had served in the militia during the late war. He had purchased land adjoining Lot 33, Con. 4 and wished to lease that land.

On March 26, 1817, he received a lease on Lot 33, Con. 4, Scarborough Twp. On June 5, 1820, he was still paying rent (Microfilm c-2137, pages 598–601).

On April 20, 1819, Joshua Lamoreaux/Lemereaux, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp. made a land petition. He was born in the U.S., lived in New Brunswick, and arrived in Upper Canada in 1783(?). He had a wife and nine children (Microfilm c-2127, pages 162–163).

On Dec. 13, 1825, Joshua Lamoreaux, a yeoman of Scarborough Twp., made a land petition. He was born in New Brunswick, had resided in the province for 17 years (c1808), had a wife and ten children, and had served in the militia during the late war. On April 22, 1819, he had been granted 100 acres in Toronto Twp. He was recommended for an additional 200 acres (Microfilm c-2128, pages 589-590).

William Lancaster (–1812)
He was born in Ireland and arrived in Upper Canada from New York about 1805. He was a carpenter (YS pages 81–84). From Sept. 7 to 19, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132). Between Dec. 26 and 29, 1812, he died of an illness, the result of fatigue. His widow, Sarah, received a pension and remarried (YS pages 81-84).

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

James Langsdale
From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201)(3Y204).

B. Lawrence
From Feb. 25 to March 8, 1814, Richard De Clute served as his substitute (3Y297).

Edward Lawrence/Laurence
On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). From Aug. 9 to 15, 1812, he was on a leave of absence from Capt. Cameron’s Co. but did not return until the 28th (3YC). On Aug. 16, 1812, he was recorded as a deserter from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). On Aug. 29, 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Co. at the York Garrison (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3Y100). He received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (YS page 189).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1814, Richard De Clute served as his substitute (3Y294). From Oct. 1 to 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410). From Oct. 1 to 10, 1814, he served at York (3Y410).

Profile: On July 20, 1820, he received a militia land grant, as a farmer in Pickering Twp., and a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres on the south half of Lot 4, Con. 4, Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe County (MLG692).

Fredrick Lawrence
From Nov. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201)(3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was employed in the King’s Works and absent from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

John Lawrence/Laurence (#1 of 4)
A John Lawrence served in the 1st York. As there were two or more men with the same name, it has been difficult to sort their service records from each other. From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York with Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y25).

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 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). From Aug. 25 to Sept. 20, 1814, he served at York in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y371). From Sept. 12 to Oct. 25, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer’s Department at York with Capt. Heward (3Y121)(3Y129)(3Y417).

John Lawrence (#2 of 4)
From July 11 to 24, 1814, he was on command 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).

John Lawrence Sr. (#3 of 4)
From Oct. 17 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the Engineer’s Department at York with Capt. Heward (3Y417).

John Lawrence Jr. (#4 of 4)
From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1814, he was absent without leave from Capt. Heward’s Detachment (3Y121).

Profiles: In 1797, a John Lawrence, of Burlington, New Jersey, made a land petition. He wanted to build a grist mill on the Humber. He wanted Lots 1, 2 & 3 broken fronts on the east side of the Humber River and about 30 acres on the west side on the road from the head of the lake for a mill and house with access to the saw mill already erected or any water work’s the government might prefer built and other considerations listed. He also wanted lands for William & James Lawrence, his sons, Jackson B. French, James Goclet, and John Parker, his sons-in-law. He preferred Lots 77, 78, 85, 86, & 87 on the west side of Yonge Street. The petition was not recommended in part because these men were not living in the province (Microfilm c-2124, pages, 892–894, 910–912 & 969–970).

On April 20, 1798, a John Lawrence of York Twp. made a land petition for a lot in the Town of York. He was recommended for one acre (Microfilm c-2125, pages 465-466).

In March 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).

On June 9, 1818, a John Lawrence, of Vaughan Twp., made a land petition. He was born in New Jersey and had served in the 1st Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers during the American Rebellion. In 1783, he settled in New Brunswick. He had arrived in Upper Canada about 20 months ago. He had a wife, seven sons, and four daughters of whom all but two were in the province. He had been the Commission of the Peace in New Brunswick for over 29 years and a captain in the militia there (Microfilm c-2126, pages 266–269).

On April 13, 1819, a John Lawrence, a blacksmith of Darlington Twp., made a land petition. He had served during the late war. He was the son of Richard Lawrence UE formerly of York Twp. Robert Johnston, a yeoman of York, was his agent. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2127, pages 144-146).

Monis/Menis Lawrence/Laurence(c1764–)
From Jan. 1 to Feb. 24, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y427). 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 in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399)(3Y452).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lawrence-11727: Judah Monis Lawrence was the son of Judah M. and Rachel Lawrence. He was known as Monis and signed his name that way. In the early 1800s, he was the Town Clerk of York.

On Feb. 2, 1816, he made a war loss claim as an innkeeper in the Town of York. His inn was broken into on two different occasions in 1813 and 1814 and items were taken by the men of the 8th and 89th Regiments and the 19th Dragoons. He lost cash, a silver watch, 25 pair of shoes, a new coat, a pair of pantaloons, two new vests, four shirts, four pair of stockings, ten blankets, ten gallons of spirits, and some goods left in the bar by travelers. The soldier who stole the money was arrested and tried. Frederick Lawrence certified the claim. Ezekiel Benson witnessed the signatures. In 1823, Monis received 32 pounds and six shillings of his 125 pounds & ten-shilling claim (Microfilm t-1129, pages 928–935).

A Morris Lawrence was a resident of the Town of York (Mosser, pp. 86, 94, & 103).

On Feb. 2, 1825, Monis Lawrence, an innkeeper of York, made a land petition. He was born in the U.S. but had resided in the province for 19 years. He had a wife and nine children. He had lived in Whitchurch Twp. and taken the oath in 1807. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2128, pages 326–328).

Peter Lawrence (1788–1860)
From Oct. 16 to 21, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. and then joined a rifle company (3Y152).

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from 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).

From May 23 to 30, 1814, he was employed in the batteaux service in a detachment under Ensign G. Denison (3Y262). On June 10, 1814, Ira Kendirck 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 Peter Lawrence (IM77). From July 8 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3Y395).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lawrence-172: He was born in Hunterdon Co. , New Jersey to Sylvanus Lawrence/Lorentz and Jemima Dickerson. He married Elizabeth Cummer.

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 two 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. 107).

On June 10, 1818, a Peter Lawrence, a tanner in York Twp. made a land petition. He was 29 years old, born in New Brunswick, had a wife and two children, had lived in the province for nearly eight years, and the son of John Lawrence of Vaughan, a former officer in the New Jersey Volunteers during the American Rebellion and a resident and justice in New Brunswick. He was granted 300 acres (Microfilm c-2126, pages 875–877).

William Lawrence/Laurence
On July 17, 1812, he was on a leave of absence until July 25th from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). In August, 1812, he volunteered from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3Y100). From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. He became very ill and was allowed to return home (3Y16). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132).

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 in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

From July 7 to 24, 1814, he was sick at home from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. and returned from the 25th and 27th (3Y402)(3Y455).

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

On Oct. 31, 1820, he received a militia land grant, as a tavern keeper in Barton Twp. and a former private in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the west half of Lot 22, Con. 5, Oro Twp., Simcoe County (MLG84).

Andrew Lawson (c1774–)
From Oct. 17 to 19, 1812, he served in Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y152).

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served in a detachment under Lieut. Matthews (3Y35).

Profile: On May 27, 1816, Andrew Lawson, a yeoman of Pickering Twp., made a land petition. He was born in New York, was 44 years old, and his father had moved to New Brunswick as a Loyalist. Andrew had arrived in the province about ten years ago and had done his duty during the late war. His father had petitioned for a lease on Lot 24, Con. 4, Pickering Twp. on Oct. 13, 1807. The lease was to be transferred to Andrew. Andrew was on Lot 27 and his father on Lot 24. Six years ago, they had left the district and sold their improvements to Levy Van Kluck. Two years ago, they returned and tried to buy back Lot 27, but Levy had refused to sell it back as he had earlier agreed. Andrew now wanted to lease Lot 24, which Levy occupied. John Majors, of Pickering, would provide surety. Levy was ordered to declare his intentions for Lot 24 or the lease would be granted to Andrew (Microfilm c-2137, pages 603-611).

On April 3, 1819, Andrew Lawson, a yeoman of Pickering Twp., made a land petition. He was born in New York, 45 years old, had lived in New Brunswick, and had served during the late war (Microfilm c-2127, pages 165-166).

Joshua Leach
From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y201). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he was employed in the King’s Works from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y204).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he was with the King’s Works from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222). From March 25 to April 24, 1813, he was a contractor with the King’s Works from Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y437b). On April 27, 1813, he was captured at Fort York while serving in Capt. Hamilton’s Company (3Y46). From June 30 to July 15, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Detachment (3Y235). From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he was absent without leave from Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y30).

On June 10, 1814, Isaac Vanderburgh was recorded as a member of Capt. Jarvie’s Co. of the Incorporated Militia as drafted from Lieut. Miles Co. (1st York) as a substitute for Joshua Leach from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3rd York) (IM77).

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

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

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

After the war he made a claim for a chest of carpenter tools taken by the Americans at the York dock yard on April 27, 1813. The claim was rejected because the tools were found on his premises. War Loss Claim: https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=7rof0v2l3ja6ap5o4e0hlch3b1cukpnsaerc1phle06svlkev0b1&sqn=864&q2=33&q3=2800&tt=1367

Lieut. Isaac Lear
On May 18, 1812, he was promoted from ensign to lieutenant (OBF pages 67-69). No service records were found in the 3rd York.

Asa Lee
In August, 1812, he volunteered from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3Y100). He received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (GSM). From Dec. 25, 1812 to Jan. 13, 1813, he served on the Niagara Frontier (3Y64).

On Feb. 19, 1813, he deserted with Mjr. Wm. Allan (3Y67).

Profile: In June, 1842, he received a militia land grant, as a resident of Hope Twp. and a former private in a flank company, of 100 acres worth of scrip (MLG4839).

Francis Lee
On July 15, 1812, he was on a leave of absence until July 19th from Capt. Cameron’s Co. but returned on July 18th. In August, 1812, he volunteered from Capt. Cameron’s Co. to accompany Gen. Brock to Detroit (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. (3Y100)(3YC). In 1847, he received the General Service Medal for Fort Detroit (GSM).

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).

On April 16, 1820, a Francis Lee received a militia land grant, as a yeoman of Oxford Twp. and a former sergeant in the Incorporated Militia, of 200 acres on the Lot 10, Con. 7, Tecumseth Twp., Simcoe County (MLG691).

Profile: On Dec. 19, 1811, Francis Lee, a mason of York Twp., made a land petition to lease Lot 13, Con. 3, York Twp. east of Yonge Street. Henry Mulholland, a yeoman of York Twp., would offer surety. The petition was approved (Microfilm c-2137, pages 563-565).

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 one in York Twp. (Mosser, p. 100).

On April 12, 1832, Francis Lee, of York Twp., made a land petition. He had been at the Capture of Detroit and Queenston Heights while serving with Capt. Cameron. He later served as a sergeant in the Incorporated Militia. He asked for a second land grant for his services. The petition was not recommended as he could only claim one Militia Land Grant (Microfilm c-2129, pages 652-655).

Surgeon William Lee
No service records were found in the 3rd York.

Profile: On Nov. 1, 1815, William Lee, of the … medical staff, made a land petition at York. He had been practicing his profession in the province for over 19 years. He had served the militia during the late war and the Indian Department. He had served the Crown for nearly 30 years and was now reduced to half pay. He was recommended for 1200 acres (Microfilm c-2126, pages 488-491).

On July 7, 1817, William Lee, of York and late of the Military Medical Staff, made a land petition. He was granted 500 acres (Microfilm c-2126, pages 748-750).

Sometime after 1819, William Lee, of York Twp. and a surgeon for the flank companies of the 1st and 3rd York, the 1st Durham Militias, and Capt. Button’s Cavalry, but did not receive 800 acres (MLG125).

On Sept. 13, 1824, William Lee Sr., of York Twp. and a surgeon to the flank companies, received 300 or 800 acres on Lot 24, Con. 4, and the east half of Lot 24, Con. 3, Oro Twp. (MLG#2640).

Alexander Legg
From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). In 1812, he served as a substitute for Philip Philips in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. (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).

From July 7 to 16, 1814, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. and from the 17th to 24th in the Engineer’s Department (3Y399).

Profile: On Dec. 24, 1803, Alexander Legg, a carpenter in the Town of York, made a land petition. On Nov. 24, 1801, he was granted 200 acres. He was approved for an additional 200 acres (Microfilm c-2125, pages 805-807).

On March 2, 1812, he was recorded as the Town Warden in York and living in a household of one (Mosser, pp. 85 & 87).

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

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

On April 7, 1818, Alexander Legge, of the Town of York, made a land petition. He possessed Lot 2 on Palace Street in the town. He wished to obtain the opposite lot on the east half. The petition was approved (Microfilm c-2126, pages 841-842).

Henry Lemay
From Nov. 11 to 24, 1812 he was absent without leave from Capt. Ridout’s Co. (3Y155).

From Jan. 2 to 4 and Jan. 12 to 14, 1813, he was employed in the King’s Works and was then absent without leave (3Y162).

Aaron Leonard
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).

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

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

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

Charles Leonard
From Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Co. From the 18th, he was given leave to assist his distressed family (3Y16). From Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, 1812, he was on command at Niagara in Capt. D. Cameron’s Co. (3Y132).

Andrew Lewis
From July 10 to 24, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y402).

Benjamin Lewis
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. 13 to 18, 1812, he was on leave but returned on the 19th (3YR69).

From April 13 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 25 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y455).

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

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 nine in the Town of York (Mosser, p. 103).

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

Samuel Lewis
On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). From July 19 to 21, 1812, he was on a leave of absence from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). From Aug. 26 to 31, 1812, he was on a leave of absence from Capt. Cameron’s Co. (3YC). On Aug. 29, 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Co. at the York Garrison (3YC). In 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Detachment at the Head of the Lake (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 served in a detachment at York (3Y96). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. (3Y100)(3YC).

Profile: On Sept. 3, 1806, Samuel Lewis, a baker in York Twp., made a land petition. He was the son of John Lewis UE who served in the KRRNY and was imprisoned in 1777 and died there. Samuel was left with his mother and five sisters. Upon coming of age, he joined the Royal Cdn. Volunteers. He wished to have his father’s name put on the Loyalist List so that he could obtain a land grant (Microfilm c-2125, pages 1010-1012).

On May 14, 1808, Moses McGrath, a yeoman of York Twp., made a land petition to lease “Lot 20, in the second broken front or Con. B from the River Humber” in Etobicoke Twp. His brother-in-law, Samuel Lewis, a yeoman of York Twp., would provide surety (Microfilm c-2235, pages 113-114).

On March 2, 1812, he was recorded as the Pathmaster from the crossroads on Yonge St. to the line between D. Tiers and B. Davis on the Humber River and was recorded as the head of a household of four in York Twp. (Mosser, pp. 85 & 93).

On March 2, 1821, he received a militia land grant, as a farmer of Etobicoke Twp. and a former private in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co., of 100 acres on the west half of Lot 26, Con. 5, Albion Twp., Peel County (MLG838).

Sgt. Eleazer/Eliazar Lockwood
In August, 1812, he was drafted as a sergeant into Lieut. Playter’s Whitby Co. (3YP).

In 1813 and 1814, he served as a private. From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, 1813, he served at York in Capt. Robinson’s Co. (3Y33). From Jan. 1 to 22, 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). From March 25 to April 12, 1814, John Trull served as his substitute (3Y237).

Profile: Eleazer Lockwood made a land petition for Lot 7 Broken Front in Whitby Twp. The petition was recommended (Microfilm c-2124, pages 841-842).

On June 23, 1797, Elezer Lockwood made a land petition. He had lived in the province for four years and settled on Lot 7, Con. 1, Whitby Twp. and wished to have his title to that land confirmed (Microfilm c-2125, pages 165-166).

On Jan. 1 & 21, 1798, Elezer Lockwood made a land petition as the son of a Loyalist. He had settled on Lot 7 Broken Front, Whitby Twp. “Jeames” Lockwood served in the KRRNY in the late war and was taken prisoner. His petition was rejected because he had already received a land grant (Microfilm c-2125, pages 488-492).

In 1812, Eleazer received the grant to Lot 7 and in 1815, the deed. His wife’s name was Rusha: https://oshawaexpress.ca/a-piece-of-land-on-the-lake/

James Long (Coloured)
From March 3 to 24, 1814, he was employed in the public service at York with Ensign Thomson as a substitute for Andrew O’Keeffe (3Y297). From March 25 to April 3, 1814, he served in a detachment employed in public service at York with Lieut. Playter as a substitute for Andrew O’Keefe (3Y237).

Profile: After the war, Sarah Long, a coloured woman, made a war loss claim for the loss of her mare which was impressed by the Royal Scots for transporting baggage to Queenston in Feb., 1815. It had died of fatigue on route. Boards and fencing had also been taken by troops. In 1823, she was recorded as a widow: https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=7rof0v2l3ja6ap5o4e0hlch3b1cukpnsaerc1phle06svlkev0b1&sqn=1033&q2=33&q3=2803&tt=1403

On July 29, 1818, James Long, of the Town of York, made a land petition. He was the son of Peter Long, “a man of colour”, who was born in Massachusettes and joined the British in 1777, settled in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and arrived in Upper Canada in 1793. He wished to have his father’s name put on the List of Loyalists. Peter died in Prescott in 1813. The petition was not recommended (Microfilm c-2126, pages 928-930).

On May 19, 1819, James Long, a farmer in the Town of York, made a land petition. He was born in Nova Scotia and had lived in UC for over 20 years. He was a “man of colour” (Microfilm c-2127, pages 200-201).

Irels/Seelo/Selo Longsdon/Longsden
From Jan. 30 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).

From July 9 to 27, 1814, he served in Capt. Heward’s Co. (3Y399)(3Y452).

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

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

Ely Ludden
On June 30, 1812, he was at the York Garrison in Capt. Cameron’s Co. On Aug. 29, 1812, he was in Capt. Cameron’s Co. at the York Garrison but was discharged. On Aug. 31, 1812, he was dismissed (3YC). In 1812, he served in Capt. Cameron’s Flank Co. but deserted and joined the Americans (3Y100)(3YC).

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

Jabez Lynde/Lyne/Lynds (1773–1856)
In August, 1812, he served in Lieut. Playter’s Whitby Co. (3YP).

From March 25 to Aug. 24, 1813, he was on duty at Whitby with a cavalry detachment (3Y413)(3Y463)(3Y486)(3Y497)(3Y535).

Profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lynde-130: On Feb. 12, 1773, Jabez was born in Brookfield, Massachusetts to John Lynde and Sarah Warren. He married Clarissa Woodruff. During the war, he was a dispatch rider between York and Kingston. In April, 1813, his inn in Whitby Twp. was plundered by the retreating British army. In 1814, his unit was transferred to another regiment. On July 28, 1856, he died in Whitby, Canada West.

On July 31, 1810, Jabez Lyndes, a yeoman of Whitby Twp., made a land petition. He had purchased Lot 31, Con. 2, Whitby from Mr. Russell and wanted a lease on Lot 30 beside it. Jordan Post, a watchmaker in York, would provide surety. The lease was recommended but rescinded in 1816 (Microfilm c-2137, page 527-531).

On Nov. 15, 1816, Jabez Lynde, a yeoman of Whitby, provided surety for Matthew Terwilliger’s land lease (Microfilm c-2841, pages 854-856).

After the war, he made a claim as an innkeeper of Whitby for losses to British soldiers on April 27, 1813. War Loss Claim: https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-119.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=vk5lr216qg3eceqaha6dk2po4lsd1p8rv0upr06h6q8fj6928re0&sqn=1165&q2=33&q3=2816&tt=1352

Corp. John Lyons/Lyon
A John Lyon served in the 1st York. In 1812 and 1813, he served as a private. From Sept. 7 to 22, 1812, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y31). From Oct. 25, 1812 to Jan. 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y119)(3Y195)(3Y201)(3Y204). In 1812, William Shaw served as his substitute in Capt. Cameron’s 1st Flank Company (3Y100)(3YC).

From Jan. 25 to March 24, 1813, he served in Capt. Hamilton’s Co. (3Y210)(3Y222). From March 25 to 30, 1813, he served in Capt. Robinson’s Co. and on the 31st transferred to the artillery company (3Y437b).

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

Profile: On June 14, 1797, John Lyon made a land petition for land on Yonge Street. He was one of the first settlers “in the back country of York” and received 190 acres. His father had served during the Revolution (Microfilm c-2138, pages 492–494).

On Jan. 10, 1800, John Lyon of Yonge Street made a land petition. He and his family had been in the province for about five years and he had located on 200 acres on Lot 33 on the east side of Yonge Street. At that time Gov. Simcoe had promised him additional land when he had developed the lot that he was on (Microfilm c-2138, pages 566-567).

On Jan. 16, 1800, John Lyon and a number of other men petitioned to have Yonge Street improved so that they could take their produce to market in York (Microfilm c-2980, pages 381–382).

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

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