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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(Judic 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 29 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
Angus Grant
36 Scotland Judic Farmer   400 c. lease 1 4 1 7
Alexander MacDonald
40 Scotland Judic Farmer   470 grant 1 4 2 8
John Walker
51 Scotland Judic Farmer   280 c. lease 1 1 4 7
John MacDonald
85 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 c. lease 1 4 3 9
John Chisholm
50 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 no title 1 8 0 10
John Chisholm
28 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 0 0 0 1
John Graham
63 Scotland Judic Farmer 7yr 71reg't 500 licence 1 3 1 6
Hugh Gillis
40 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 c. lease 1 3 1 6
Duncan Gillis
42 Scotland Judic Farmer   310 c. lease 1 1 5 8
Donald Gillis
61 Scotland Judic Farmer   500 licence 1 0 0 2
Donald McDonald
42 Scotland Judic Farmer   250 no title 1 4 2 8
John Cameron
67 Scotland Judic Farmer 2yr 71reg't 500 no title 1 6 4 12
Donald Cameron
21 P.E.I. Judic Farmer   200 no title 0 0 0 1
Alexander Cameron
26 P.E.I. Judic Farmer   200 no title 0 0 0 1
John McInnes
78 Scotland Judic Farmer   450 no title 1 0 1 3
Donald McInnes
33 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 c. lease 1 2 1 5
Alexander MacInnes
26 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 c. lease 0 0 0 1
Ronald McEachran
25 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 c. lease 0 0 0 1
Duncan McEachran
66 Scotland Judic Farmer   500 no title 1 0 0 2
Angus McEachran
22 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Archibald McEachran
16 U.S.A. Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Hugh McEachran
23 Scotland Judic Cooper       0 0 0 1
Widow J. McInnes
50 Scotland Judic Farmer   250 c. lease 0 1 3 5
Archibald McDonald
30 Scotland Judic Taylor       1 1 0 3
William Chisholm
40 Scotland Judic Farmer   240 c. lease 1 2 0 4
Ronald McDonald
42 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 c. lease 1 4 4 10
Alexander McDonald
58 Scotland Judic Farmer   400 c. lease 1 2 5 9
John McEachran
40 Scotland Judic Farmer   250 no title 1 2 4 8
Duncan Linechan
22 Scotland Judic Labourer       1 0 0 2
James McDonald
25 Scotland Judic Labourer       1 0 0 2
Alexander McDonald
17 P.E.I. Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Alexander McDonald
32 Judic Judic Farmer       1 3 1 6
Donald McEachran
48 Scotland Judic Farmer   400 no title 1 3 4 9
Donald McEachran
18 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Angus McEachran
53 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 1 1 5 8
Malcolm McDonald
24 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 purchase 1 0 0 2
Donald McEachran
22 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Patrick O'Henly
24 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 c. lease 1 2 1 5
John O'Henly
24 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 1 0 1 3
Neil McMullen
40 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 1 1 4 7
John McDonald
50 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 c. lease 1 2 1 5
Donald McMaster
24 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 1 0 0 2
Donald McMaster
66 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 0 0 0 1
Angus McMaster
29 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 1 0 2 4
John Guilles
33 Scotland Judic Farmer   250 no title 1 3 4 9
Alexander Guilles
37 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 no title 0 0 0 1
Hugh Guilles
17 Scotland Judic Labourer       1 2 2 6
David Gorey
17 Jersey Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Alexander Chisholm
22 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Widow H. Chisholm
  Scotland Judic Farmer   500 purchase 1 2 2 6
Colin Chisholm
45 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 c. lease 1 4 6 12
John Chisholm
33 Scotland Judic Farmer       1 0 0 2
________
  Scotland Judic Farmer       0 0 0 1
Donald Guilles
30 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 no title 1 2 2 6
Angus McDonald
40 Scotland Judic Farmer   270 c. lease 1 4 2 8
Archibald McDonald
25 Scotland Judic Farmer       1 0 0 2
Hugh McDonald
19 Scotland Judic Farmer       0 0 0 1
Alexander Chisholm
36 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 1 2 1 5
Daniel O'Connor
18 Ireland Judic school teacher       0 0 0 1
Widow McInnes
  Scotland Judic Farmer   250 no title 1 2 2 6
Allan McDonald
17 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Allan McDonald
21 P.E.I. Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Allan McDonald
56 Scotland Judic Farmer   400 deed 1 6 1 9
John Guilles
30 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 1 1 2 5
Hugh Connel
19 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Hugh McEachran
27 Scotland Judic Labourer       1 1 1 4
Widow McEachran
  Scotland Judic Farmer   350 no title 1 1 2 5
Lauchlan McEachran
26 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 no title 1 0 1 3
Malcolm Guilles
60 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 no title 1 0 2 4
Donald Guilles
30 Scotland Judic Farmer       1 0 0 2
John McEachran
55 Scotland Judic Farmer   350 no title 1 0 2 4
Donald McEachran
51 Scotland Judic Farmer   300 no title 1 4 4 10
Donald McLean
64 Scotland Judic Farmer   500 c. lease 1 0 2 4
John McLean
27 Scotland Judic Labourer       1 0 0 2
Hugh McLean
18 Nova Scotia Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Duncan McLeod
28 Scotland Judic Shoemaker       1 2 0 4
Duncan Grant
24 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 c. lease 1 0 0 2
Widow N. McInnes
  Scotland Judic Farmer       1 2 2 6
Widow M. McDonald
  Scotland Judic Farmer   200 c. lease 1 1 0 3
Angus McDonald
19 P.E.I. Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Angus McEachran
21 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Stephen O'Henley
16 Nova Scotia Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Donald McInnes
37 P.E.I. Judic Farmer   250 no title 1 2 3 7
John Cammeron
41 Scotland Judic Farmer   440 grant 1 3 5 10
Alexander McInnes
35 P.E.I. Judic Farmer       1 2 2 6
Donald McDonald
21 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
John McDonald
19 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Collin McDonald
23 Scotland Judic Farmer   250 no title 0 0 0 1
Malcolm McDonald
45 Scotland Judic Farmer   400 purchase 1 3 5 10
Alexander Chisholm
19 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Collin Chisholm
17 Scotland Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Hugh Cammeron
19 P.E.I. Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Angus Cammeron
16 P.E.I. Judic Labourer       0 0 0 1
Donald Cammeron
34 Scotland Judic Farmer   200 purchase 1 0 3 5
Ebenezer Lebiter
26 Nova Scotia Gut of Canso Farmer       1 2 2 6
George Swyer
22 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer       0 0 0 1
Thomas Fox
60 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   260 c. lease 1 5 3 10
Thomas Fox
16 Cape Breton Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Francis Doucet
45 Quebec Gut of Canso Farmer   130 c. lease 1 5 0 7
John McIntyre
40 Scotland Gut of Canso Black smith   200 no title 1 2 4 8
Alexander McNeil
22 Cape Breton Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
John McDonald
40 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer   200 no title 0 0 0 1
James McNeil
19 Cape Breton Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Hector McNeil
30 Nova Scotia Gut of Canso Labourer       1 0 0 2
John McNeil
50 Scotland Gut of Canso Tayler 7yr 82 reg't 200 no title 1 1 1 4
Michael McNeil
16 Cape Breton Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Alexander McDonald
22 P.E.I. Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Allen McDonald
18 Nova Scotia Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
John McDonald
18 Nova Scotia Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Norman McDonald
16 Nova Scotia Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Alexander McDonald
46 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   500 purchase 1 5 3 10
John MacDonald
20 P.E.I. Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Allen McEachran
32 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   230 c. lease 1 1 2 5
Angus McDonald
63 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   500 c. lease 1 0 2 4
Roderick McDonald
27 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 1 1 2 5
Alexander McDonald
22 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
John McIsaac
35 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   300 c. lease 0 1 2 4
Dougall McDonald
52 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   300 no title 1 3 5 10
John McDonald
55 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 1 1 2 5
John McNeil
26 Nova Scotia Gut of Canso Labourer       1 1 1 4
Norman McIsaac
45 Scotland Gut of Canso Trader   300 c. lease 1 5 1 8
John McKinnon
30 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       1 0 0 2
Charles McKennon
27 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Lachlan McKennon
27 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Donald McKennon
40 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       1 1 1 4
Hector McKennon
74 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer       1 0 0 2
John McKennon
20 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Hector McQuarrie
58 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       1 2 1 5
Neil McQuarrie
28 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       1 1 1 4
Hector McQuarrie
57 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer 5yr 82 reg't     1 1 0 3
Donald McQuarrie
21 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Hector McQuarrie
16 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Edward Walsh
39 Ireland Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 1 3 3 8
Patrick Duggan
23 Ireland Gut of Canso Weaver       0 0 0 1
Hugh Skinner
27 Scotland Gut of Canso Mill wright   500 c. lease 1 0 0 2
Donald McLeod
55 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer 7yr 71 reg't 200 no title 1 3 5 10
Widow Bailhache
Jersey Gut of Canso Trader   380 grant + lease 1 0 0 2
John McNeil
26 Nova Scotia Gut of Canso Labourer       1 1 1 4
James McDonald
26 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   200 no title 0 0 0 1
Allan McDonald
46 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   300 no title 0 0 2 3
Donald McDonald
19 P.E.I. Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
Angus McDonald
16 Nova Scotia Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
___ McDonald
45 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   300 no title 1 3 2 7
Donald McMaster
47 Scotland Gut of Canso Weaver   200 no title 1 3 2 7
Duncan McMaster
21 Scotland Gut of Canso Labourer       0 0 0 1
John McMaster
40 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   250 no title 1 4 4 10
John McLean
47 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   300 c. lease 1 0 3 5
Roderick McLean
54 Scotland Gut of Canso Farmer   300 no title 1 3 5 10

Total 148 men, 91 women, 171 boys, 178 girls.

Note: the original list states 141 men, but the addition on the first page is incorrect. it states 69 men instead of 76 men.

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