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soldier information from War of 1812

soldier information from War of 1812

Posted: 28 Mar 2009 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Robinson
Where would I go to find information on a soldier, if I don't know his regiment? I'm looking for William Robinson, born about 1789 in County Down, Ireland, who came to Canada during the War of 1812 with his regiment. He was a British soldier before coming to Canada. He eventually settled in Lanark County, Canada.


Re: soldier information from War of 1812

Posted: 23 May 2009 12:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
My suggestion would be to first try to find an obituary, if one exists. That would depend on date and location where he died, and I believe there would have been a cost so this also restricted people from placing a notice.

There are a few compiled sources of early Ontario death notices, and I'll have a look at the indexes to see if his name comes up.


Re: soldier information from War of 1812

Posted: 16 Oct 2011 4:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Where you able to solve this question? My ancestor also fought in War 1812 and settled in Lanark Co, a 'private in the Canadian Fencibles' but I can find no record of him on any lists and I don't know who was his commander.
Kingston, ON

Re: soldier information from War of 1812

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
some stuff is now online check this page

specifically muster rolls of the regiments
he might also be listed in land grants which were common after the war for soldiers
per page

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