Thursday, June 20, 2013

Myndert Harris's Petition

Title: Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)
Microform: c-2043
H, Bundle 2

June 20, 1796

The Petition of Myndert Harris, who joined his Majesty's Service in Col. Brinckerhoff's Battalion in the year 1777...


"The crown deeds for Hope Township indicate that lot 3 of concession 1 was originally assigned to Myndert Harris, one of the original settlers of Port Hope. In 1819, Harris sold the property... ." [Source]

This one?
"...recommended Myndert Harris, now under sentence of death, as an object of your Excellency's clemency."
Not related; no further information.


Chuck said...

I am a direct descendant of Myndert Harris and I am gathering information about his life- specifically between the years of 1778 and 1783. If you are able to share part of my family's history, I would like to get in contact with you. Please email Chuck at
Thank you!

PalmsRV said...

Sorry, Chuck, I'm not affiliated with your family and don't have any additional information. Found your ancestor's information while browsing and thought it was interesting, though.

Chuck said...

Does anybody know the name of the colonel of Myndert's battalion? I cannot read the name on this petition. I am interested because Myndert is also listed on the roll of a 1775 battalion from the Revolutionary War stationed in Dutchess County, NY.

Thank you for your response, PalmRV.

PalmsRV said...

Does he fit?


Good luck,

Cathy at palmsrv

Chuck said...

Hello Cathy,
I could not find Myndert's name on a muster roll for Timothy Hierlihy- a Loyalist regiment named on this land petition.

My confusion is that on this original posting of this petition, it says that Myndert was in Brinkckerhoff's battalion 2nd Regiment- an American regiment

Any insight as to how to resolve my confusion would be grateful.