Monday, February 23, 2015

War of 1812

23 Feb 1815
Booklet - Col. Christopher Myers  1774 - 1817
This booklet has been published by Archives Lanark
  by Michael J. Jaques  ISBN 978-0-9811929-6-3
Available P.O. Box 512, Perth, ON. K7H 3K4    $10.00 + postage
"In 2008, volunteers at Archives Lanark discovered that  the
block containing the historic courthouse in the town of Perth
was once known as Mount Myers. Was named after
Col. Christopher Myers, Deputy Quarter-Master-General
for the Canada's.
This book is the result of subsequent research and covers
the life and immediate family of Col. Chris. Myers and after
his death, events within his family"

26 Feb 1815
Napoleon escapes/leaves Elba for Paris

18 Feb, 1915
German U-boat blockade of Britain begins
19 Feb 1915
Allies commence naval attack on the Dardanelles
20 Feb 1915
Australian and NZ troops ordered to the Dardanelles

26 Feb.1915
Napoleon escapes/leaves Elba.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Goulbourn Settlers, 100th Regiment

15 Feb 2015
Settlers with Surname B

Barry, Jonas  Settled Con. 10 Lot 14 W, 24 Oct 1822
                        Royal Sappers and Miners.
Barr, David   Settled Con. 4, Lot 14 E, 22 Apr 1822
                       99th Reg't  Born Co. Derry c.1794
Barton, John  Settled Con. 8, Lot 15 E, 5 Jun 1822
                        37th Reg't
Beaman, James  Settled Con. 2, Lot 2 E, 24 Oct 1821
                        99th Reg't.  Born Co. Down c. 1799
Boyle, Charles  Settled Con. 1, Lot 5 W, 24 Oct 1821
                        99th Reg't
Boyle, Robert  Settled Con. 3, Lot 15 E, 24 Oct 1821
                        99th Reg't  Born Co. Down c 1789
Bradley, Edward Sands  Settled Con. 4, Lot 24 N 24 Oct 1821
                        99th Reg't Ensign [note he died shortly after settling]
Brady, John  Settled Con. 5, Lot 10 W 24 Oct 1821
                        99th Reg,t Born Co. Cavan c 1784
Brady, Michael Settled Con. 6, Lot 14 W, 24 Oct 1821
                        99th Reg't
Brown, Thomas Settled Con. 5, Lot 4 E, 24 Oct 1821
                       99th Reg't Born Co. Derry c 1796
Brownlee, Joseph Settled Con. 7, Lot 18 W 21 Oct 1821
                       99th Reg't Born Co. Cavan, c1798
Brownlee, Nathaniel Settled Con. 7, Lot 17 E, 21 Oct 1821
                       99th Reg't. Sgt
Bruce, John Settled Con. 6, Lot 16 W, 5 Jun 1822
                       37th Reg't
Bulbeck, Henry Settled Con. 2, Lot 6 W, 5 Jun 1822
                        8th Reg't
Burns, Andrew  Settled Con. 2, Lot 13 W, 24 Oct. 1821
                       99th Reg,t Born Co. Tyrone c1796
Butler, James Settled Con. 5, Lot 6 E, 24 Oct 1821
                      99th Reg't. Born Co. Clare c 1792
Byers, Hugh Settled Con. 3, Lot 16 W, 24 Oct 1821
                      99th Reg't Born Co. Sligo c 1799
Byrns, Jeremiah Settled Con. 9, Lot 21 W 24 Oct 1821
                     99th Reg't Born Co. Wicklow c 1791
Above is a listing of settlers from the military who settled in Goulbourn
starting in the fall of 1818. Some/a lot of them left early on. Those who stayed will be listed starting in early 2017

Monday, February 9, 2015


7 Feb 1915
1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigades of 1st Division prepare to depart
from England for France

9-11 Feb 1915
1st Canadian Div. crosses from England to France. Bad weather
makes for a long and nasty crossing. The 4th Brigade remains
in England as a training reinforcement unit.

War of 1812
Maj. General John Lambert, now British Army Commander, landed troops on Dauphin Island and prepares to lay siege to Ft. Bower, which guards the entrance to Mobile, Alabama. On St. Valentines day, 14 Feb 1815, a British
ship arrives with news of the signing of the peace treaty. [Ghent]. It still
has the be ratified by the Americans [Ref. 'And All Their Glory Past' by
Donald E. Graves  page 323/24]
In the above book, to pg 331, Col Murray and the Marquis of Tweeddale are mentioned, both who were with the 100th Regiment.
In late April 1815 it was learned that Napoleon had escaped from Elba and
returned to France and proclaimed himself emperor

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Goulbourn Settlers, 100th Reg't

15 Jan 2015
I intend to post each month the soldiers with consecutive surnames
[ie, A-Jan 2015, B- Feb. 2015 etc. until the last, Z -Feb 2017]
we will see how this works as we go along. The settlement of
Goulbourn [Richmond Military Settlement] did not actually
start until the fall of 1818. I will list the soldiers first then at a later
date start with the civilians  but after the fall of 1818.
Data is from H-166 a file held by Goulbourn historical Society
at the Library in Stittsville and;
B5509 a microfilm reel at Library and Archives Canada.

Austin, Joseph. Pte
Attested 25 July 1814, age 18. born Dublin c1786
Lived Concession 6, Lot 9 West 1/2, 10 Oct 1856
1842 census, in Province since 1829
1851 census, Goulbourn, Joseph; Elizabeth, wife; Jane, dau.
1861 census, Goulbourn, Joseph.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

200th Anniv 11/01/15

Sir John A. Macdonald
1st Prime Minister of Canada - 1867-1873 & 1878-1891
b. 11 Jan. 1815    Glasgow, Scotland.
d. 6 June 1891  Ottawa, On
bur. Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, On

A very detailed account of Sir John A.s life can be found
by searching  under his name.
He was married twice and had 3 children. Above web site
lists a number of books of interest

Thursday, January 8, 2015

War of 1812

8 Jan 1815

Battle of Orleans  200th Anniversary
Ref; And all their Glory Past  by Donald E. Graves
M/General Pakenham, who is a brother-in-law of Wellington,
attacked, with just under 7,000 troops, against Jackson who
had 4,400 well entrenched troops. Pakenham did everything
wrong and when the battle was over he and another General were killed
as well as 1939 officers and men on the British side.
Jackson lost 45 soldiers killed or wounded.

New commander of Br. Forces was M/Gen. Lambert

Signed copy of Treaty of Ghent arrived at New York on 11 Feb 1815

In early 1915 the PPCLI are in the line at St. Eloi, having left England
on 21 Dec 1914 and endured a 'rough' trip.

In WW1 Canada's population was about 8 Million persons

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

War of 1812

Today is 24 Dec. 2014
200 years ago the Treaty of Ghent was signed by the Americans led by
John Q. Adams and a British Representative Henry Goulbourn in the city of  Ghent Belgium  on 24 December 1814
We shall hear the name Goulbourn over and over again in this blog.

To come in early 1815 will be the Battle of New Orleans.
Napoleon escapes from Elba in Feb. and returns to France and he meets his
Waterloo in June, then exiled to St Helena

To continue this blog I will enter names of soldiers who settled in Goulbourn Twp starting in the fall of 1818. Names will be entered in alpha
order, A - Jan 1815; B - Feb 1815, which will take up to Feb 1817. Some
soldiers did not stay too long and those who stayed will be noted in more
 Genealogical detail later, TBA.