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"The Loyalist Settlement of Long Point and Area in Norfolk County - Part IV"

Angela E.M. Files, August 1994, Vol.6 No.2, Pages 10-13

 


 

  The projection of land named Long Point, facing Lake Erie, became an early settlement for some uprooted Loyalists from the Maritime Provinces and the Niagara region.  Late Loyalists from the various American states also pioneered the Long Point area in early colonial times.  Unsuitable land allotments, poor soil and crowded conditions in New Brunswick, were among the factors which influenced certain Loyalists to accept the generous land offers in the Long Point area, made by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe.

 

1877 Atlas of Norfolk County

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  L. H. Tasker, in the Ontario Historical Society, Papers and Records, Vol. II, 1900, published a list of forty-seven names of Loyalists who settled in the Long Point region.  By using the list of these Loyalist names as a guide, I have added, where possible, their nationalities, American points of origin, military units and services, settlement in other parts of Canada (e.g. New Brunswick) and settlement and date in Norfolk County.  If a Loyalist is traced in our book Loyalist Families of the Grand River Branch U.E.L.A.C., I have placed a note in parentheses.

Long Point Loyalists in Alphabetical Order

1. Anderson, Capt. Walter
 

(Scottish), New Jersey, New Jersey Volunteers, served at Ward's Block House, N.J.

Lincoln, U.C., settled 1799, on Lot 9, Concession 4, in Charlotteville Township (Norfolk).

(Loyalist Families, pp. 68 - 76).

2. Austin, Solomon
 

(Welsh), Orange County, North Carolina, Queen's Rangers

Newark, Niagara, U.C., settled 1795, in Woodhouse Township (Norfolk).

(Loyalist Families, pp. 95 - 101).

3. Berdan, Albert
 

New Jersey, Sgt. 2nd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers

New Brunswick, Settled 3 July, 1815, in Woodhouse Township (Norfolk).

4. Bowlby (Boulsby), Capt. Thomas Sr.
 

Thomas Company, New Jersey Volunteers

Settled 1797 on Concessions I and II, on 400 acres of land in Woodhouse Township (Norfolk).

(Loyalist Families, pp. 122 - 125).

5. Brown, Samuel
 

New Jersey

Stamford, Niagara, Settled 1797 on Lot 59, in Charlotteville Township (Norfolk) and on Lot 22, Walsingham Township (Norfolk).

6. Buckner (Buchner, Boughner), Henry
 

(German), New Jersey.

Sgt. in Delany's (Delancey's?) Brigade.

Lyons Creek, Niagara, Settled 1800 in Windham Township (Norfolk).

7. Buckner (Buchner, Boughner), Matthias
 

(German), Brother of Henry, New Jersey.

"Royal Army" of Jersey.

Settled 1801 in Windham Township (Norfolk).

8. Cope, Pvt. William
 

Long Island, New York Regiment

Niagara, Settled 1798 in Walsingham Township (Norfolk).

9. Culver (Collver), Reverend Jabez
 

Presbyterian, Sussex, New Jersey

Settled 1794 on 600 acres in Townsend Township (Norfolk).

Rev. Culver died 11 November, 1841, 52 years.  Buried in Old Windham Centre.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 163 - 173).

10. Culver, Timothy
 

Cousin of Rev. Jabez Culver.

New Jersey, New York

Home District, Settled 1795, on Lot 6, on Concession XI, in Townsend Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 163 - 173).

11. Davis, Thomas
 

North Carolina Regiment.

Willoughby, Lincoln, Niagara (1790)

Settled in Woodhouse Township.

12. Dederick, Cpl. Lucas
 

(German), Pennsylvania, Butler's Rangers

Settled 1793  in Walsingham Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 180 - 188).

13. Dougherty (Daughterty, Dagherty), Anthony
 

Hillsborough, North Carolina

New Brunswick, Settled 1810 in Townsend Township.

14. Fairchild, Elder Peter
 

Founder of Boston Baptist Church, Ontario.

New York, "Royal Army".

Settled 1805 in Townsend Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 208 - 210).

15. Finch, Reverend Titus
 

(Irish), Soldier in the British army.

Halifax, NS

Settled 1798 on 600 acres in Charlotteville Township, Organized First Baptist Church, Vittoria, Ontario.

16. Foster, Elias, J.P.
 

Royal Regiment of New York.

In1783 near Fredericton, N.B., Settled 1800 in Walsingham Township.

17. Freeman, Reverend Daniel
 

Methodist, New Jersey.

Private, "Wilson Company".

Settled 1798 in Charlotteville Township.

18. Gilbert, Cpl. Josiah
 

New Jersey, King's American Regiment.

St. John, N.B., Settled 1799 in Woodhouse Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 239 - 244).

19. Glover, Sgt. Jacob
 

New Jersey, Connecticut.  "Lord Rawdon's Company".

Settled 1810 in Windham Township.

20. Green, Sgt. Reuben
 

First Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers

Settled 1811 in Townsend Township.

21. Haviland, Capt. John
 

(English), Colonel James Delancey's Regiment, N.Y..

Settled 1803 in Townsend Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 255 - 261).

22. Hazen, Sgt. Daniel
 

New Jersey, "Barlow's Company" (Burlow's Corps?), New Jersey Volunteers.

New Brunswick, 1792, Chippawa (Brant), settled 1797 in Walsingham Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 262 - 266).

23. Hutchinson, Capt. William
 

New Jersey Volunteers.

St. John River, N.B., Settled 1788 in Walsingham Township.

24. Johnson, Cpl. Lawrence
 

(Dutch), Pennsylvania, Colonel Robinson's Regiment.

Nova Scotia, 1784, Settled 1799 on Lot 3 in Charlotteville Township.

25. Maby (Mabee), Frederick
 

Cousin of Peter Secord, joined "Royal Standard".

St. John, N.B., 1785, Settled 1793 in Charlotteville Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 334 - 341).

26. Matthews, James
 

New Jersey Volunteers.

Lyons Creek, Niagara, Settled 1799 in Woodhouse Township.

27. McCall, Donald
 

New Jersey, King's Regiment.

New Brunswick, 1783, Settled 1796 in Charlotteville Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 369 - 371).

28. McMichael, Capt. Edward
 

Pennsylvania, Niagara.

Settled 1794 in Walsingham Township.

29. Millard, Cpl. Daniel
 

85th Regiment.

Niagara, 1786,  Settled 1799 in Woodhouse Township.

30. Montross, Peter
 

Loyal American Regiment.

New Brunswick, Settled 1799 in Charlotteville Township.

31. Munro (Monroe), Lieut. James
 

St. John, N.B., Settled 1796 in Charlotteville Township.

32. Powell, Abraham
 

No information on place of origin or military service.  Placed on the U.E. list of U.E. Loyalists by Order-in-Council, 13 January, 1807.

Living in Windham Township ca. 1799, settled 1809 in Charlotteville Township.

33. Ryerse (Ryerson), Joseph
 

(Dutch), Younger brother of Samuel, New York, New Jersey Volunteers.

New Brunswick, Settled 1799 in Charlotteville Township.

34. Ryerse (Ryerson), Samuel
 

(Dutch), Fourth Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers.

New Brunswick, Settled 1795 in Woodhouse Township.

35. Secord, Peter
 

(French Huguenot), New York.

New Brunswick, Settled 1793 in Charlotteville Township.

36. Secord, Silas
 

(French Huguenot), New York, Butler's Rangers.

Niagara, Settled in Walsingham Township.

37. Shaw (Shoaf), Pvt. Michael
 

(German), Butler's Rangers.

Niagara, Settled in Townsend Township.

38. Smith (Schmidt), Abraham
 

(German), New Jersey Volunteers.

New Brunswick.  Settled 1794 in Charlotteville Township.

39. Smith (Schmidt), Hart
 

(German), New Jersey Volunteers.

New Brunswick, Lincoln, U.C., Crowland Township, Settled 1811 in Windham Township.

40. Spurgin, William
 

North Carolina.

Settled 1811 in Windham Township.

41. Teeple, Sgt. Peter, J.P.
 

Butler's Rangers.

Settled 1800 in Charlotteville Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 336 - 338).

42. Tisdale, Lot
 

(Welsh)

Saint John, N.B., Settled 1798 in Charlotteville Township.

43. Welch (Walsh), Thomas
 

Quartermaster in one of the contingents of the Maryland Loyalists, Maryland.

New Brunswick, Lincoln, Settled 1794 in Charlotteville Township.

44. Williams, Capt. Jonathan
 

(Welsh), New York, Loyal Rangers.

Settled 1800 in Woodhouse Township.

(Loyalist Families, pp. 602 - 615).

45. Wilson, Sgt. Jacob
 

Brother of Joseph, New York, New Jersey Volunteers.

Niagara, Settled 1805 in Woodhouse Township.

46. Wilson, Pvt. Joseph
 

"Barton's Division", New Jersey Volunteers.

Niagara, Settled 1805 in Woodhouse Township.

47. Wycoff (Wickoff), Peter
 

(Dutch), Long Island, N.Y..

Niagara, Settled 1801 in Woodhouse Township.