island

COLONIAL

CORRESPONDENCE


 

Return of Militia for the Island of Cape Breton 1 August 1790

Transcribed by Janice Fralic-Brown

AReturn of the number of resident Inhabitants in the Island of Cape Breton and its Dependencies, who are enrolled and liable to serve in the Militia thereof Sydney, 1st Augt 1790

 

 

Sydney District

Town of Sydney

125

 

South West branch of the River

19

 

North West branch of the River

44

 

South East side of the River

35

 

Coal Mines

56

 

St. Ann’s and Baddeck

22

 

Town of Main a Dieu

36

 

Louisbourg and Gabarus

15

 

Total in Sydney District

355

Mount Grenville District

Arichat Great

67

 

Arichat Little

30

 

Petit de Gras

35

 

D’isgouse

21

 

L’ardois

20

 

Bear Island

10

 

Gut of Canso

10

 

Port Hood

20

 

Cheticamp

30

 

Total in Mount Grenville District

243

 

Total of Resident Militia

598

 

Supposed number of Jersey men who come every summer

500

 

General Total

1098

Commissioned Officers

Sydney District

Mount Grenville District

Lieut. Colonel

James Edwd Boisseau

Major

Niel Robinson

Major

George Moore

Captains

Lawrence Kavanagh

Captains

Richard Stout

 

John Luce

 

David Mathews

 

John Bennel

 

Patk Rooney Nugent

 

Philip Hammon

 

Charles Martell

   
 

Edwd Kavanagh

   

Wm. Macarmick
Lt. Gov. of Cape Breton

NB. The Subalterns are to be recommended by the respective Captains, which will take place on the [????] when the fishing for this season will end, and when a Meeting of the Militia in the several Districts is expected to take place.

Source: Colonial Correspondence, Cape Breton ; CO 217, Vol. 107, p. 273

 

Contributed by Janice Fralic-Brown
Page written 21 May 2000
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