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Cape Breton Militia Papers

"A Return showing the Number of men Capable of bearing Arms in Cape Breton"

"Description and Service of Roll of Captain John Higgins' Company Second Regt. C. Breton Militia, Eighth Military Division"
year ca. 1813 (River Inhabitants, Bear River, and Gut of Canso)

Source: Cape Breton Militia Papers "A Return showing the Number of men Capable of bearing Arms in Cape Breton,"
dated Sydney, 1 June 1813. Hugh Swayne papers at the National Archives of Canada (NAC, MG 24)

Transcribed and Contributed by Lark Szick
This page was originally created 24 March 1998

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Names
Age Place of
Birth
Residence Occupation Length of
Service in
Army & Corp.
Quantity of
Land
# of Acres
Grant or
Lease
Women Boys Girls Total # of
People
John McRae
50 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 4yr Vol Corp 48 c. lease 1 0 3 5
Donald Murray
32 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       1 3 0 5
Alex. McGreggor
52 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   400 c. lease 1 2 4 8
Donald McKaskell
40 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 4yr Vol Corp 200 c. lease 1 2 3 7
Murdock Morrison
32 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       1 2 1 5
Allen Cammeron
35 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 1 0 0 2
Archibald Cammeron
47 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 7yr Vol Corp 200 c. lease 1 5 1 8
Donald McLean
39 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 7yr Vol Corp     1 3 4 9
Hugh McDonald
32 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   800 c. lease 1 3 2 7
Alex. McPherson
26 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   600 c. lease 1 0 1 3
Donald McDonald
48 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   800 c. lease 1 0 0 2
Alex. McPherson
69 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 4yr Fen. Corp 400 c. lease 1 0 0 2
Donald McIntosh
59 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 7yr Fen Corp 300 rent 1 2 3 7
Ronald McDonald
26 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   235 rent 1 2 1 5
Dougald McCormick
52 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 8yr Vol Corp 239 rent 1 2 0 4
Donald McEachern
29 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 1 1 2 5
Philip McLennan
40 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 7yr Fen Corp 200 c. lease 1 0 5 7
Alex. McEachern
33 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 1 3 2 7
John McInnis
36 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 1 3 3 8
John Cammeron
60 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   400 c. lease 1 0 3 5
Roderick Cammeron
20 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 0 0 0 1
John Cammeron
18 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
John McIntosh
57 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 1 3 2 7
Donald McDonald
61 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   450 c. lease 1 0 3 5
Alexander McDonald
31 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 0 1 1 3
Donald McDonald
27 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       1 0 0 2
John Bane McDonald
33 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 4yr Vol Corp 700 c. lease 1 2 0 4
John McDonald
58 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   360 c. lease 1 2 3 7
John McDonald
30 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 0 1 0 2
Donald McDonald
26 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       1 0 0 2
Roderick McDonald
18 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
James Lamy
42 Ireland River Inhabitants Farmer   400 c. lease 1 3 2 7
John McLond
30 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       1 1 3 6
Finley McDonald
28 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       1 0 5 7
John Morrison
43 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 1 5 4 11
Neil McFee
31 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       1 1 0 3
Allan McDonald
30 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
Adam McPherson
22 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
David McPherson
20 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
Roderick Steel
33 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       1 0 2 4
John Steel
28 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 purchase 1 1 0 3
James Grant
40 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer   400 c. lease 1 5 5 12
John Upton
62 U.S.A. River Inhabitants Cooper 7yr Prov reg't 1 8 2 12
John Proctor
45 Nfld River Inhabitants Farmer 2yr Prov reg't 400 c. lease 1 5 4 11
Robert Proctor
21 N.S. River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
James Proctor
18 N.S. River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
Peter Renouf
36 Jersey River Inhabitants Farmer       1 1 3 6
John Hines
18 Cape Breton River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
Michael LaBay (Baille)
24 Cape Breton River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
Thomas Critchel
40 Ireland River Inhabitants Farmer 8yr Vol Corp 360 c.lease 1 1 4 7
David McNammara
43 Ireland River Inhabitants Farmer   360 c.lease 1 3 3 8
James Hosford
52 U.S.A. Bear Island Farmer 7yr Vol Corp     1 0 2 4
Samuel Scott
26 U.S.A. Bear Island Farmer       1 1 0 3
Thomas Jones
60 Ireland River Inhabitants Farmer       1 0 0 2
Hugh McCormick
21 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
John McCormick
19 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
Archibald McCormick
16 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
Alexander McIntosh
24 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
Irad Hart
45 U.S.A. Bear Island Farmer       0 0 0 1
Samuel Oliver
50 U.S.A. Bear Island Farmer 3yr Prov reg't 200 c.lease 1 2 4 8
Michael Doody
35 Ireland Bear Island Farmer   60 purchase 1 0 0 2
Stephen Cash
40 S. America Bear Island Farmer       1 1 1 4
John Laffin
60 Ireland Bear Island Farmer   20 purchase 0 0 0 1
John Cables
44 U.S.A. River Inhabitants Cooper       0 0 0 1
Charles Freeman
53 Ireland River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 0 0 0 1
James Upton
16 N.S. River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
Ami Landre
60 Cape Breton River Inhabitants Farmer   200 c. lease 1 0 2 4
John Landre
30 Cape Breton River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
James McNammara
16 Halifax River Inhabitants Farmer       0 0 0 1
John Cammeron
37 Scotland River Inhabitants Farmer 11yr Fenc Corp 750 c. lease 1 2 1 5
John Homes
40 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 1 3 1 6
James Beaver
30 N.S. Gut of Canso Farmer       1 1 1 4
James Stuart
63 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 1 2 4 8
James Stuart
23 N.S. Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 0 0 0 1
John Wheaton
25 N.S. Gut of Canso Mariner       0 0 0 1
Thomas Langley
28 Ireland Gut of Canso Farmer 4 S. Rangers 200 no title 1 1 1 4
John O'Brien
28 Ireland Gut of Canso Cooper   500 grant + lease 0 0 0 1
John Thomas Johnstone
27 N.S. Gut of Canso Cooper   200 no title 1 1 2 5
Thomas Langley
56 Ireland Gut of Canso Farmer 6yr S.Ranger 200 no title 1 2 2 6
Henry King
40 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 1 1 4 7
Henry King
16 N.S. Gut of Canso Farmer       0 0 0 1
John Butterworth
65 England Gut of Canso Farmer   200 c. lease 1 0 0 2
John Butterworth
21 N.S. Gut of Canso Farmer       0 0 0 1
Josiah Whitney
68 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Farmer   200 c. lease 1 0 0 2
Joseph Carter
72 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Farmer   200 c. lease 1 0 1 3
William Butterworth
27 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Cooper   200 c. lease 1 1 1 4
Henry Linden
40 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 1 2 3 7
Henry Linden
22 N.S. Gut of Canso Farmer       0 0 0 1
William Linden
18 N.S. Gut of Canso Farmer       0 0 0 1
Joseph Wheaton
25 N.S. Gut of Canso Mariner       1 0 0 2
Stephen Raynolds
40 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 1 2 1 5
Berry (Asberry) King
35 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 1 3 3 8
John Le Fevure
35 Jersey Gut of Canso Farmer   200 c. lease 1 0 0 2
John Wheaton
50 U.S.A. Gut of Canso Trader   200 purchase+ lease 1 2 1 5
James Welsh
22 N.S. Gut of Canso Farmer       1 0 0 2
John Higgins Esq.
69 Ireland Gut of Canso Land Surveryor   300 grant 1 0 1 3

Total 96 men, 66 women, 103 boys, 121 girls.

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