Friday, November 30, 2012

Mention Of A Court Martial

In David McCready's Petition:

              Bundle M-3, Petition 56, Image 354, Microfilm #2192

August 5, 1780
...Of Mr. David McCready, the sum of four hundred Continental dollars being for a fine by a Court Martial thereof Lieut. Cotton & ____ was President & hereby __ John Tillman, Jr.

In the same Petition (#56), date line Schenectady, 18th July 1795, indicated that the Bearer, David McReady, desiring to settle in the Province of Quebec....[vouching for his loyalty]

Also in the same Petition, "...David McReady, of Elizabethtown, in the County of Leeds, ...has on account of his loyalty and attachment to the British government sustained many losses in the last unhappy contest which prevented him from accepting his Majesty's most gracious offer of bounty untill now.  Your petitioner has now a wife and four children, viz, three sons and a daughter...[requesting 1,000 acres] 16 May 1797

Was Margaret McCready his daughter?

Was Lieutenant Cotton this Nathaniel Cotton?

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