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Re: Militia transcripts

Posted: 10 Dec 2010 3:25PM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 11 Dec 2010 9:36AM 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
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