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Lottridge, U.E.?

Posted: 2 May 2003 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Seeking clues to the family of Robert Lottridge, b. estimated 1747 possibly in NY and died before 15 Oct 1796 in Ontario. There is a probate record dated 15 Oct "96" for a Robert Lottridge who was a Loyalist Captain in Her Majesties Indian Dept. According to reel info, the 96 could be 1796 or 1896, but based on what his occupation had been listed as, I am guessing it would more likely be 1796. The question remains though, is this Robert, Sr or Jr? Depending, he is either a 6th great-uncle or 7th gr-grandfather.

Re: Lottridge, U.E.?

Dal (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jul 2003 4:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi! I have a Captain Robert Lottridge who marries Sarah Ryckman. Aprox date: 1771, place: Ontario.Any connection?

Re: Lottridge, U.E.?

Posted: 12 Aug 2011 2:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

This message might surprise you, but I think you'll find it interesting. Our 6x great-grandmother, Elizabeth Brownlee Guthrie, was rescued by Captain Robert Lottridge. (Source: A Captive's Tale, written by Anna L. Warren of the Westmoreland County Historical Society in Westmoreland, PA).

She was captured by the Indians in a raid on Hannastown, PA. She had gotten ill and the Indians intended to torture & kill her, but Capt. Lottridge intervened and convinced them to take her to Niagara in exchange for rum.

Apparently, his family were in the hands of the colonials. His wife and children were listed as prisoners. (Haldimand Papers, Public Archives of Canada Microcopy A-682:424)

Also, "Return of the Persons under the description of Loyalists Specifying the Number, Age, Sexes and Number of Rations Drawn by FAmalys in the Indian Department, Niagara, 1st December 1783" - Robert Lottridge, age 34; Mary Lottridge, age 30; John Lottridge, age 13; Robert Lottridge, age 11.

Ms. Warren indicates that the names Mary, John and Robert are bracketed with the notation "In the colonies." Ibid., 375. She thinks his 2 daughters might have died in captivity.

I hope this helps! I am interested in as much information on Captain Lottridge as possible as well. Hoping to find a descendant that has information about the captives. (Elizabeth Guthrie survived, remarried (her husband had been killed) and have 10 children. My husband is descended from one of them. So hundreds of Guthrie descendants have Capt. Lottridge to thank for helping her...

Re: Lottridge, U.E.?

Posted: 24 Jan 2012 2:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
On Capt Robert Lottridge Jr., see James Richardson The Destruction of Hanna's town Part 1 Western Pennsylvania History vol. 90(2):17-25 and Part II, Who Were Those Guys: The Destruction of Hanna's Town Western Pennsylvania History Vol 90(3):27-35, 2007. Reprinted by Westmorland Historical Society in Westmorland History, The Destruction of Hanna;s Town Part and Part II, Vol. 15(2):13-21, 2010 and Vol. 16(1):18-26, 2011. There is an unpublished manuscript on Lottride by Stevens that I can send if interested.

Best Jim Richarfdson Curator Emeritus, Carnegie Museum

Re: Lottridge, U.E.?

Posted: 2 Feb 2012 5:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is so great to find - thanks for posting this! Captain Robert Lottridge is my 6th great grandfather, I am a descendant of his son John Lottridge. Would you be able to send me any information you were able to find on this family? Thank you!
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