Monday, November 12, 2012

Shaw's Upper Canada Petition

A partial transcript of William Shaw's petition for 700 acres of land:

Images 319

The petition of William Shaw...His Majesty's 52nd Regiment in 1774...transferred to the 5th Regiment in America in 1778...made a noncommissioned officer...and was for some years a sergeant in the Grenadiers...
That your petitioner has married the daughter of a Loyalist...

Information on Image 320 includes:

That when the militia was on the River Thames volunteered their services to repel Mr. Wayne's Invasion, your memorialist lent his aid in the capacity of ensign and did duty as such in Detroit.

Image 321 mentioned the 700 acres.

How to find the petitions.

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