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Militia transcripts

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 1:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Oct 2010 3:28PM GMT
I am researching the 2nd Regiment of York Militia drawn from men living in several townships at the Head of the Lake which is now the area around Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Some of these men also served in the 4th and 5th Lincoln Regiments. I have published transcripts from the War of 1812 at http://www.ogs.on.ca/services/1812-militia.php. Additional transcripts for the 4th Lincoln can also be found at the olivetree genealogy website. I would be interested in corresponding with anyone with similar interests. I am also collecting biographical information on the men who served in the 2nd.

Re: Militia transcripts

Posted: 9 Dec 2010 12:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
What a wonderful site with interesting information. I have been using "Soldiers of the King" by William Gray, but obviously not everyone is included.

Thank you for making this information available.

Questions. I noticed that there are Middaugh and King in the Militia. Would they be related to Constant King from Augusta and Martin Middaugh from Osnabruck? I seem to remember that old Martin died in Trafalgar.

Do you have more information on Peter Updegrove? He received a military grant in Halton in 1819, probably because of service in war of 1812. I am trying to figure out if he is related to James Updegrove of Etobicoke.

Thank you.

Re: Militia transcripts

Posted: 10 Dec 2010 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 11 Dec 2010 4:36PM GMT
Surnames: King, Middaugh, Updegrove,Meddow, Medaugh,Medouch, Middaugh
Thank you for your query.

I have a copy of the flank company lists from Mr. Gray’s book. It appears to be a compilation from the company lists in Volume 1 of the Upper Canada Militia Records. There appear to be a number of errors in Mr. Gray’s list. I had the advantage of comparing hand-writing and names between several documents when compiling my transcripts.

I am compiling a directory of the over 700 names in the 2nd York musters and still have a large number of names to research.

At the moment I have the following information on the King, Middaugh, and Updegrove families:

Lieut. George King (-1812)
George was the son of Charles King of Fort Erie who settled in Aldershot in 1793 (HB). George married Barbara Chisholm, daughter of George Chisholm and Barbara McKenzie (Chi)(L). George fought in the Battle of Queenston Heights in 1812 (BU). Enlisted May 9, 1811 (O). Took oath Apr. 4, 1812 (O). On June 4, 1812, selected as a lieutenant in the first flank company (D95)(D113). Served Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1812 (D226). Served Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D81, D249). Served Nov. 25 to Dec. 10, 1812 (D83, D233). In December of 1812 George died of an illness contracted at Fort Erie and left a widow, Barbara (Chi)(OTW)(S).

Charles King
Charles may have been the son of Lieut. George King. Served Apr. 25 to June 24, 1813 (D301). Served Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, 1813 (D243). Employed building barracks at Burlington, Sept. 21 to Oct. 24, 1813 (D291). On duty at Burlington Heights July 4 to Aug. 10, 1814 (D253). Served Nov. 5 to 12, 1814 (D193).

Daniel B./J./V. King
On June 4, 1812, selected for service in the 1st Flank Company (D95, D113). Served Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1812 (D226). Served Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D249). Deserted to the enemy (D95).

George King (see Lieut. King)
George may have been the son of Lieut. George King. Served Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1812 (D226). Served Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D249). Served Nov. 25 to Dec. 19, 1812 (D233). Served in the 1st Flank Company in 1812 (D95). At Head of the Lake May 23 to 24, 1813 (D302). Served Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, 1813 (D243). Employed building barracks at Burlington, Sept. 21 to Oct. 24, 1813 (D291). On duty at Burlington Heights July 4 to Aug. 10, 1814 (D253). Served as a sergeant, Nov. 5 to 12, 1814 (D193). Recommended for promotion to Ensign on May 5, 1816 (D93A).

Isaac King
Served Oct. 17 to 24, 1812 (D216). Deserted Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D220).

James King (c1790-)
James may have been the son of Charles King of Aldershot and brother of Lieut. George King or George King’s son (BU). On June 4, 1812, selected at 22 for service in a flank company (D113). Served Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1812 (D226). James fought at the Battle of Queenston Heights on Oct. 13, 1812 (F). Served Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D249). On furlough Nov. 25 to Dec. 19, 1812 (D233). At Head of the Lake May 4 to 24, 1813 (D302). Served Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, 1813 (D243). Employed building barracks at Burlington, Sept. 21 to Oct. 24, 1813 (D291). On duty at Burlington Heights July 4 to Aug. 10, 1814 (D253). Served Nov. 5 to 12, 1814 (D193).

James B. King
On June 4, 1812, selected for service in a flank company (D113). On furlough Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1812 (D226). Served Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D249).

James V. King
Served in the 1st Flank Company in 1812 but deserted to the enemy (D95).

John King (c1787-)
On June 4, 1812, selected at 25 for service in a flank company (D113). Served Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, 1813 (D243). Served Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 1813 (D341). On duty at Burlington Heights Aug. 5 to 10, 1814 (D253). Served Nov. 5 to 12, 1814 (D193).

Thomas King On duty Oct. 17 to 24, 1812 (D216).

William King
Sick Oct. 17 to 24, 1812 (D216). Served Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D220). At Head of the Lake May 4 to 24, 1813 (D302). Served Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, 1813 (D243). Employed building barracks at Burlington, Sept. 21 to Oct. 24, 1813 (D291). On duty at Burlington Heights July 4 to Aug. 10, 1814 (D253). Served Nov. 5 to 12, 1814 (D193).

James Meddow
Served with the 2nd Flank Company in 1812 but often deserted or did little duty (D95).
George Medaugh/Medouch (see Middaugh)
On duty Oct. 17 to 24, 1812 (D216). Served Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D220).

Martin Medaugh/Meddaugh/Medouch
Served Oct. 17 to 24, 1812 (D216). Served Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D220). On duty at Burlington Heights, Aug. 3 to 10, 1814 (D253).

Peter Updigrove/Updergrove/Uptegrove/Uptergrove/Upthegrove
Served July 3 to 11 and Sept. 25 to Oct. 24, 1812 (D226). Deserted Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1812 (D249). Served in the 1st Flank Company in 1812 (D95). Employed building barracks at Burlington, Sept. 21 to Oct. 24, 1813 (D291). On duty at Burlington Heights July 4 to Aug. 10, 1814 (D253).

Sources:

(BU) Burlington, Memories of Pioneer Days, by Dorothy Turcotte.
(Chi) Chisholm: George Chisholm, georgechisholm@sympatico.ca, 2010 and Robert Chisholm, nikaudesign@clear.net.nz, 2010.
(D###) My transcripts at http://www.ogs.on.ca/services/1812-militia.php
(HB) History of Burlington, Burlington Public Library, 2008,
www.bpl.on.ca/localhist/lochistory.htm.
(L) Loyalist Ancestors- Some Families of the Hamilton Area, by Hamilton Branch United Empire Loyalists’ Assoc. of Can., Pro Familia Genealogical Services, Toronto, 1986.
(O) Oath transcription, taken by Colonel Richard Beasley, 2nd York Militia, Mar. 25, 1812 before Wm. Applegarth J.P and oath transcription, taken before Colonel Richard Beasley, on Mar. 25 & Apr. 4, 1812 by 23 officers.
(S) Soldiers of the King, the Upper Canadian Militia 1812-1815, by William Gray, Boston Mills Press, Erin, 1995. Muster for 1st and 2nd Flanks.

Militia privates were entitled to a 200 acre land grant as veterans of the War of 1812. The OGS has an index to grant petitions. My cousin used it to confirm our ancestor’s service in the York Militias but he had to search the musters to discover that Private Ebenezer Blair served in the 2nd Regiment and the dates that he had served.

Fred Blair
Orillia

Re: Militia transcripts

Posted: 10 Dec 2010 10:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the information. I think not sure, but the Isaac King who deserted a lot was probably the son of Constant King UE of Augusta (he left Augusta after 1810 and was in Etobicoke in 1821, settling in York twp for a while before moving to Haldimand) He married Elizabeth Middaugh, daughter of Martin Middaugh of Osnabruck, UE. I think the private Martin Middaugh could be son of Martin Middaugh, the old one would be a bit old for war service in 1812. Old Martin Middaugh UE died in Trafalgar, not sure where. Some of the disaffected King could be brothers of Isaac King, and not from same family as George King.

I have not seen a lot on the family of Constant King UE. BUt Martin Middaugh has been researched a bit.

I have some sources for this information. Not sure if it is of interest to you or not.

Re: Militia transcripts

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 12:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meddaugh, Blair
I am particularly interested in George and Martin Meddaugh as they served with my ancestor Ebenezer Blair. I would like to learn where they were living as well as their family history at the time of the War of 1812. All men between 16 and 60 were required to serve militia duty.

fredblairorillia@hotmail.com
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