I recently ran across the following:
This is a paragraph from The Scotch Irish in America Voume 2 by Charles Hanna. Page 57.
The heading in the middle of the page says CANADA.
"Not being permitted to remain in the United States after the
termination of the Revolutionary War, the Scotch retainers of Sir John Johnson were granted lands in Canada by the British government. The officers and men of the first battalion settled in a body at Glengarry, Ontario, occupying the first five townships west of the boundry line of Quebec province, being the present townships of Lancaster, Charlottenburgh, Cornwall, Osnabruck, and Williamsburgh. Those of the
second battalion removed farther west to the Bay of Quinte, settling in the counties of Lennox and Prince Edward. They were joined in the month of September, 1786, by five hundred of their kinsfolk from Knoydart who sailed with the Rev. Alexander MacDonald from Greenock, in the ship
Does anyone have any information on this ship, and/or it's passengers? Or of the Scotch retainers of Sir John Johnson??? Or how to research Crown Grants?
My ancestor is Roderick McDonald who was born in Scotland about 1776. According to the 1851-2 Census of the Township of Charlottenburg in the County of Glengarry, Ontario, Canada the family of Roderick and Jane McDonell was at that time living - Concession 5 lot 12 Indian Lands (Charlottenburg Township). This lot of land is situated to the north and east of the Town of Cornwall. A copy of the Abstract for that lot shows Roderick received part of this lot by Crown Grant in 1853.
I have no information how he got from Scotland to Canada. I am thinking it is a good possibility this new information from the Hanna book will help me.
Does anyone have ANY information that will help me locate more information about these folks?