MOHAWK VALLEY LOYALIST CLAIMS

Claims 280, 282-288




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A NEW CLAIM.

    Evidence on the Claim of PETER McGREGOR, late of Tryon County, N.Y. Province. [Montreal, 12th November, 1787]

    Says he was in Couteau de Lac in 1783, & sent his Claim to the Adjt. at Montreal.
    He is a native of Scotland. He came to America in 1757 as a __ to Canada in 1776 and served the whole War in his Regt. [Note: this error appears in the original transcription.]
    In 1775 he was settled on Sir John Johnson's Lands & came to Canada in 1776 & served the whole War in his Regt. (3)
    He now resides in New Johnstown.
Property.
18 acres cleared & improved on 100 acres - a Lease forever from Sir Wm. Johnson - with a House, Barn & 2 Stables.
    He had a Mare & Colt, 3 Cows, a Bull, a Heifer & an Ox & some Hogs, Farming Utensils, some Blanketts, Crop in the ground.

    Wits., JOHN McGREGOR, Sworn.

    Knew Claimts. Farm. He thinks he had 20 acres Cleared. He had a mare & Colt, Cows, etc., & was tolerably settled.


A NEW CLAIM.

    282. Evidence on the Claim of ALEXR. GRANT, late of Tryon County. [Montreal, 12th November, 1787]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    He gave his Claim to Capt. Alex. McDonald in 1783. Produces a Certificate from Capt. Alex. McDonald, King's R. Regt. of New York. Thinks Claimt. gave him an acct. of his in 1783.
    He is a native of Scotland & came to America in 1773. He lived in Johnstown in 1775.

    He came to Canada in 1777 with Capt. Alexr. McDonald. After Sir John went he lived in the woods.
    He served all the War in Sir John Johnston's Corps. Produces his discharge and now resides in New Johnston.

    Property:
    8 Acres cleared on Sir John Johnston's Land, with a House.
    3 Cows, Some Clothes & Furniture.

    Wits., WM. McLEOD, Sworn.

    (6) He was a Loyal Man. He had a House & some Acres Cleared & some Cows.


A NEW CLAIM.

283. Evidence on the Claim of WM. McLEOD, late of Tryon County, N. York Province. [Montreal, 13th November 1787]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    Says he gave his Claim to the Adjt. of Sir John Johnston's Corps in 1783. He was then at Couteau de Lac.
    Produces Certificate from Capt. Alexr. McDonald that he gave in Wm. McLeod's Claim in 1783.
    He is a native of Scotland, and came to America in 1773 & settled soon after on Sir John Johnston's Lands.
    He always opposed the Americans & Came into Canada in 1777, when he joined Sir John's Regt. & served in it all the War.
    He now resides in New Johnston, No. 1.
    8 Acres cleared on 50 Acres of Sir John's Lands. He made this Clearance in 2 years with the Assistance of 2 indentured Servts., and had built a House & Barn.
    200 Acres of Land at Segondaga he got from Capt. Norman McLeod in 1774. He was Claimt's. relation & he gave nothing for it - waved. Says he did not take Possession, & it was Wild Lands. He never got a deed for this, as it was not surveyed. He had a Mare, value £20. He was offered that by a person of the name of Stewart, who said he was a Loyalist in hiding - He lost 7 Cows - & who ran away with her. 1 year & a half of an indentured man Servt. He came into Canada and served in the 84th Regt.

    Wits. DONALD McDONELL, Sworn.

    Knew Claimt. in Tryon County. He was always Loyal. He had made some Clearance on Sir John Johnston's Land, about 8 acres. He had built a House, Barn, etc.
    He had a mare, which was taken from him by a person who escaped to the rebels. (7)
    He had several Cows. He had an Indentured Servt., which made his improvements better.


A NEW CLAIM.

    284. Evidence on the Claim of RONALD McDONELL, late of Tryon County. [Montreal, 12th November, 1787.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    Says he lived at La Chine in 1783 & did not hear of the Act of Parliament.
    Is a native of Scotland. He came to America in 1773, and in 1775 he was settled on Sir John Johnston's Lands & joined Gen. Burgoyne's Army in 1777 & served some time in Gr. McLean's Regt., the 84th, (8) but was discharged on account of his age, & during the remainder of the War he had a pension of £30 per an. until the Peace.
    He now resides at No. 1, New Johnston, 1st Lot of 1st Township.
    8 Acres cleared on Sir John Johnston's Lands, with a House & Barn. He had several Cows but they were sold by his wife, all but one. The small crop in the ground & some Utensils. The rebels took all these.

    Wits. WM. McLeod, Sworn.

    Claimt. was always Loyal. He had cleared the same as Wits. They cleared together. He had 2 or 3 Cows and farming Utensils.


A NEW CLAIM.

    285. Evidence on the Claim of ADAM BANGELL, late of Albany County, N.Y. Province. [Montreal, 13th November, 1787.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

[Margin note: His son John Bangell interprets for claimant, who is German.]

    Says he was in Montreal. A soldier in Sir John Johnston's Regt. in 1783 & gave his Claim to his Officer.
    He is a native of Germany & came to America in 1765, & in 1775 he lived on Mohawk river. At no time joined the Rebels. He came to Canada in 1782.
    He is an old man & could not get into the British Lines sooner. [Margin note: A good old man.] (9)
    When he came in he enlisted in Sir John Johnston's Regt.
    He now resides at Terre Bonne.

    Property:
    100 Acres of Land on the Mohawk river. He purchased this when he arrived in America.
    He had Cleared 30 Acres and had a House & Stable. He had 4 Horses, 6 Cows, Corn, etc., etc.

    Wits. JOHN BANGELL. Swears to the truth of the above.


A NEW CLAIM.

    286. Evidence on the Claim of DONALD GRANT, Jr., late of Tryon County, N.York Province. [Montreal, 15th November, 1787.]

    Clamt. Sworn.

    He was a soldier in the 1st Batal. of Sir John Johnston's Regt., in 1783, & gave a Claim to the Agt.
    Says he is a native of Scotland & came to America in 1773 & was settled in 1775 on Sir John Johnston's Lands.
    He never joined the Rebels & came to Canada with Sir John in 1778.
    He is now resident at Riviere Raisin.
    (10) He had 12 Acres of Cleared, with a House, & he had 5 head of cattle & a sheep and some Skeples of Grain, & a good deal growing. He had some little Furniture.

    Wits. FINLAY GRANT, Sworn.

    He knew Donald Grant. He had 12 Acres Cleared. He was an Industrious Man. He had 5 Cows and some Grain.


A NEW CLAIM

    287. Evidence on the Claim of DONALD GRANT, SEN., late of Tryon County. [Montreal, 15th November, 1787.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    He was a Soldier in the 1st Batal. of Sir John Johnston's Regt., in 1783.
    He is a native of Scotland. He came to America in 1773, and was settled on Sir John Johnston's Land in 1775. He came to Canada in 1776 & served with him all the War. He now resides at Riviere de Raisin.

    Property:

    He had Cleared 10 Acres, with a House & Barn. 4 Cows. A Mare & Colt. He left them behind when he came to Canada. 3 Sheep, a Sow & 4 Pigs. The Grain was in the ground. The Cash was taken from his Wife at Home. (11)

    Wits. ANGUS GRANT, Sworn.

    Knew Claimt's. Farm. He had 10 Acres Cleared & a House. He had 4 Cows, a Mare & Colt. He believes he lost 9 pounds out of his House, as he is an honest Man. All the neighbours believe that he lost it. Says that he brought money from Scotland with him & is a Weaver to Trade.


A NEW CLAIM.

    288. Evidence on the Claim of ANGUS GRANT, late of Tryon County, N. York Province. [Montreal, 15th November, 1787.]

    Claimt. Sworn.

    He was a soldier in the 1st Batal. of Sir John Johnston's Regt., & gave a Claim to his Officer in I783.
    He is a native of Scotland & came to America in 1774, & in 1775 he lived on Sir John Johnston's Lands. He came to Canada with Sir John Johnston & served the War. (12)
    He now resides on Riviere Raisin.

    Property:

    He had cleared 12 Acres & had a House & Barn. He had 5 Cows & a Calf, 3 Sheep, a Hog & some Pigs.

    Wits. DONALD GRANT, SR.

    Knew Claimt's. Farm. He had 12 Acres Cleared. He was a hard Worker & money to hire people to work. He had 6 Cows & 3 Sheep.
    He had a very good House & some Furniture.




Claims 280, 282-288 were prepared by Steve Mabie.

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

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