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Article posted: March, 1998



Militia Rolls of Upper Canada Roll of Captain William Fraser's Company (probably 1790)
Copy of Original Record Provided By The National Archives of Canada
Transcribed by Rick Roberts & Fawne Stratford Devai


We are grateful to the National Archives of Canada for providing copies of the original lists. N.A.C. Reference M.G. 19 F 35 Series 2, Lot 679, Pages 3 - 4.

The following listing of militia officers and enlisted men is a transcription of the original Roll of Captain William Fraser's company of Militia of the Battalion of Cornwall, District of Lunenburg. Undated, (probably 1790). The original is on file at the National Archives of Canada. N.A.C Reference: M.G. 19 F 35 Series 2, Lot 679, Pages 3 - 4. This Muster Roll only recently came into the custody of the NAC and is scheduled to be microfilmed sometime in the late spring or summer of 1998. Reference photo-copies have been taken and are on file at the NAC.

Legend:
First number on the left side of the page denotes age
Then follows name and rank
Then Regiment

The series of five numbers at the end of each line indicate the following:

First number indicates if the man was married,
Second number indicates if the man was single
Third number indicates if the man was absent during roll taking
Fouth number indicates if the man was infirm
Last number indicates "Fusils"
("1" means yes, "0" means it was left blank.)

The hand writing was very difficult to transcribe so allow for potential transcription spelling errors.

"Those Loyalists who have adhered to the Unity of the empire and joined the Royal Standard before the Treaty of Separation, in the year 1783 and all their children, and their Descendants by either sex, are to be distinguished by the following Capitals, affixed to the names: U.E., alluding to their great principles - The Unity of the Empire. "

William Fraser, Captain

Daniel Campbell, Lieut.

30 Sgt. William Fraser 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,1

32 Sgt. John McDonell 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,1

36 Angus McDonell 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,1

38 John McDonnell --- 1,0,0,0,1

22 Donald McDonell U.E. 1,0,0,0,0

28 John McIntosh -- 1,0,0,0,0

40 William Cameron 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,0

46 Duncan McDonell 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,0

33 Angus McDonell 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,0

41 Patrick McGuire 62nd Regiment 1,0,1,0,0

54 Angus McDonell 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,0

32 Daniel Cameron 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,0

45 John Forbes U.E. 1,0,0,0,0

18 John McDonell U.E. 0,1,0,0,0

16 Angus McDonell U.E. 0,1,0,0,0

46 John McIntosh 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,0

42 Donald McMullen U.E. 1,0,0,0,0

25 Angus Fraser U.E. 0,1,0,0,0

38 John McDonald U.E. 1,0,0,1,0

58 Keneth McDonell 84th Regiment 1,0,0,0,0

20 James McDonell U.E. 0,1,0,0,0

24 Archibald McPhalls 0,1,0,0,0

35 Ranald McGillis 1,0,0,0,0

28 Nadab Eastman, Rogers Corps 1,0,0,0,0

63 Duncan McDonell, 84th Regiment 1,0,0,1,0

66 Daniel Fraser, 84th Regiment 1,0,0,1,0

24 Roderick McDonell 0,1,0,0,0

"Dan'l Campbell Lt signs in absance of Captain Fraser". About Fawne Stratford-Devai
Fawne Stratford-Devai's work on Land Records and early Ontario records is well known in the genealogy community. A published author of several Canadian and UK research books, she has also contributed articles to the Ontario Genealogical Society's newsletter "Families" as well as writing for the online family history newsletter the "Global Gazette". Biography




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