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John Lott UE, 1740's - 1822

Sidney Township, Hastings County

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Pioneers of the Bay of Quinte

Why I am interested in this man.
In attempting to learn more about a Jacob George Smith of Sidney Tp it was found that in 1796 both John Lott and Jacob George Smith petitioned together. It is unusual for two men to petition together for land so the idea was to learn more about John Lott in the hope that it might shed some light of Jacob George Smith. I would like to thank Peter Johnson and Gavin Watt for their help with Revolutionary War records.

David Lott has brought to my attention the book, Lott Family in America by A.V. Phillips (1943). David searched the book to find the Johannes Lott from the Albany area who eventually came to Canada as a loyalist. He writes that "I looked painstakingly (in a hard to navigate online edition) for a Peter, John or Johannes Lott anywhere near Albany or the Obling, and found none in this Lott family history."
Source: email David Lott, July 2012


Randy Saylor, June 2012

Use these links to jump up and down this page.
  1. Overview
  2. Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte account
  3. Revolutionary War Records
  4. Petitions of John Lott Senior
  5. Three petitions on the same day!
  6. Petition of Andrew Lott
  7. John Lott, son of John Lott Sr
  8. Barbara Lott, daughter of Jacob Smith UE of Ernestown
  9. Peter Lott, son of John Lott Sr
  10. Catherine Rogge, daughter of John Lott Sr
  11. Petition and will of Philip Lott and son Jonas
  12. Extra bits
1. OVERVIEW
We learn from the petitions below that John Lott was born in the Oblong part of New York - a narrow northerly strip between NY and CT - and that he later moved to the Claverack area for 8 years before the Rev War started in 1777. One of the war records supplied by Gavin Watt below states that John Lott was born in 1758, probably calculated from an age given on a return. However the war record may not be for the same man and given that John Lott's wife was 60 in 1801, and given the birth years of his children it seems more likely he was born in the 1740's. There are on line accounts of his birth in April 1743 but this researcher has not tried to find supporting NY church records - they probably exist. John died about 1822 as stated in the petition of his son Peter.

Records below show that John Lott joined the British side in 1777 and fought with Burgoyne and later with Jessup's Loyal Rangers and was prisoner at his own farm. The farm was confiscated at the end of the war. He came to Upper Canada in 1787, though one affadavit states 1784. There is no Loyalist Claim record for John Lott (or other spelling). In 1811 he is forced to petition to have his name restored to the UE list. His children successfully petiton for land as sons and daughters of a Loyalist.

In 1796 John Lott petitions along with Jacob George Smith for the remaining 50 acres of his 450 acres and it states that he has already been granted 400 acres of lot 10, Concessions 1 and 2 in Sidney.

In 1796 there is a petition from Andrew Lott of Sidney for land. He claims to be 29, from Dutchess County and a labourer. He makes no claim to be a son of John Lott. In 1812, John Lott Sr sells his lot 10, Con 1and 2 to Andrew Lott and Baltus Lott. We know that Baltus Lott is a son of John Lott Sr from his petition but Andrew is a question mark. It is my opinion that he is possibly the oldest son.

In 1801 John Lott Senior was married to Eve [Finkle] Lott, born 1741, the daughter of George Finkle UE. This could be a later wife given that PLBQ states that John Lott, the pioneer, married a daughter of John Smith in Sidney. There are a number of errors in the PLBQ account so not much weight is given to this statement. In 1796 John states that he has 6 children and a wife. PLBQ names his children as Jacob, John, Peter, Andrew, Charles and Lanie. No records have been found for Jacob, Charles and Lanie, and only the one petition for Andrew saying nothing of a relationship. However there is circumstantial evidence suggesting that Andrew is the eldest child. No will for John Lott Sr has been found.

Therefore, 6 known children of John Lott Sr and his wife Eve Finkle are:
  1. Andrew, b. 1767, circumstantial evidence suggests he is a son.
  2. John, b. about 1772
  3. Peter, b. about 1776 or before
  4. Catherine, b. about 1796 and marries Charles Rogge of Kingston
  5. Margaret, [Peggy], b. about 1781 and married John McMullen about 1803.
  6. Baltus, b. about 1780 or before
John Lott Jr married Barbara Smith , the details of which are in sections 7 and 8 below.

There is also a Philip Lott in the area at this early time and he dies around 1816 and is father to Jonas, Elizabeth and a another John. Any connection between Philip and John is unknown at this time. Anyone who has information is encouraged to come forward.

2. PIONEER LIFE ON THE BAY OF QUINTE [PLBQ]
The famous book PLBQ states that, John Lott, the pioneer, cleared lands and settled the back of Sidney, near a settlement that was called Johnstown. Another John who settled nearby was John Smith, whose daughter married the pioneer. Their children were Jacob, John, Peter, Andrew, Charles and Lanie. Of these John married Caroline Rose. Charles Lott, son of John Lott, the pioneer, married Mary Jane Gardner.

It also states that the four Lotts: John, Baltus, Andrew and Jonas, who came from New York after the Revolutionary War and settled in Upper Canada, were not four brothers, "as are generally supposed" ... and are distantly related to one another. Missing in this account is Philip Lott who died sometime around 1816, [491-2].

On the whole the account in PLBQ does not match well with what the record shows so little credence will be given to this resource which was published in 1904.


3. REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS
In 1796, John Lott is noted on a petition as a loyalist and in 1811 he petitions successfully to have his name restored on the UE list. His children successfully apply for a land grant as sons and daughters of a loyalist. He provides evidence that he was with Burgoyne in 1777 and with Major Edward Jessup's Loyal Rangers which was formed in 1781. He was a prisoner held on his own farm.

The various UE lists that are about do not show John Lott of Sidney. Peter Johnson contacted Gavin Watt, a loyalist scholar, who supplied the notes below. Gavin remarked that, "I think this fellow is legitimate, as James Robins and Hans Walter Meyer both support him. I believe John Lott is the man below. You will see that he has an abnormal number of spellings to his surname; one of them being Lott on Eben Jessup’s 1777 Expense account."
 
[1] Pte John Loeb. Personal: Spelled – Leep. b.1758-Am. 5’11”.(T8) John Loup settled at RT7 by 1785.(T10) Particulars: KLA roll of enlistments and casuals for 25Jun-24Oct77, John Loeb in Wehr’s Coy. Enlisted 22Sep77 and under the Convention.(P8) Wehr’s Coy return of 06Apr80, Loeb commenced 22Sep77.(T43) KLA roll of 14Jul81, John Lebb enlisted 27Aug77.(T47) On Convention Call Roll of 17Oct77, John Lape in Wehr’s Coy.(T31) KLA 1777 pay roll, spelled – Loet.(P14) KLA subsistence roll for 25Jun-24Oct77, spelled – Loep.(P16) Eben’s 1777 expense account, spelled – Lott.(T35) KLA roll of 12Jan78, spelled - Loeb.(P17) KLA roll of 16Oct78, John Loeb in Wehr’s Coy.(T41) John Leab, a blacksmith on list of men proposed for two companies of artificers, 01Jan80.(T96) KLA list of 24Oct80, John Lape “in Kings Works” at Quebec.(T45) KLA rolls dated 01May81 and 14Jul81, John in the Engineers’ dept.(T46,T47) Leep, Jonathon Jones’s Coy, LR, 01Dec83.(T8)
Source: email Gavin Watt to Peter Johnson, June 2012


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4. PETITIONS OF JOHN LOTT SENIOR
Three petitions for John Lott Sr have survived and confirm he was a loyalist, coming to Upper Canada in 1787 and by 1796 had a wife and six children. He was granted Lot 10, Concessions 1 and 2 including the broken front in Sidney. He sold this land in 1811 to Andrew and Baltus Lott and a piece also to John W Meyers. See the records below.

1796 PETITION
[44] 21 June 1796, Jacob George Smith and Johannes Lott each having recieved 400 [acres] each only of the annexed certificate for 450 acres of land - pray for 50 additional acres.
[fold 44a] No 769 Jacob Geo Smith and Johannes Lott. Recommened for 50 acres for each of the petitioners. Read 14 July. Entered in land Book B, page 126
[44b] 6 Sept 1787, Kingston. John Lott Loyst, wife and 6 children being entitled to 450 acres have drawn lot 10 in the first and second concessions consisting of four hundred acres in seigneurie No 8 [Sidney]. [signed] John Collins DSGl.
[44d] Identical printed form for Jacob George Smith Loyst wife and Six Children ..... has drawn lot 15 in Concession 1 and 2.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V448a, S2/44, C-2806, pp 644-49

1798 PETITION
9 June 1798, Sidney, The petition of John Lott Senr Humbly Sheweth, That your Petitioner is a UE Loyalist and has drawn only 100 acres of land for himself and fifty acres for each of his Six children which amounts to four hundred and fifty acres in the whole. Wherefore your Honors Petitioner prays  .... to grant to him the residue of the lands that he is entitled to  .... John his X mark Lott

I do hereby certify that I was acquainted with the above mentioned John Lott as a private in the Loyal Rangers in Major Jessups Choir [sic] and he has been in this Province since the year 1784 with his family.
[signed] Alexander Chisholm J.P.

[fold] received 8 July 1798
[read] June 18 1800
Recommended for 200 acres under PR [Peter Russell]
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V285, L5/15, C-2125, on line starting at image 9

PETITION 1811
[7] 18 Feby 1811, York, The Petition of John Lott Senr of the Township of Sydney, Yeoman, .. that your petitioners name has been inserted on the UE list but by some means suspended herefrom. That your Petitioner Annexes Certificates of his Services, Loyalty and suffering and humbly prays Your Excellency in Council will restore his name to the UE list that his children may partake of the King's Bounty in Lands. John his x mark Lott

[7a] 20 February 1811, York, Personally appeared before me, William Allan, Esquire, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Town of York, John Lott, of the Township of Sydney, Midland District, who maketh and sayeth that he was born in the Oblong, then the Province of New York, afterwards moved to the Claverack, in the County of Albany, where he remained for eight years, previous to the American Rebellion, that he joined the British Standard, in the year of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven [1777] was afterwards made prisoner, and confined to his farm until the cessation of Hostilities, when all his property was confiscated. John X mark Lott
[signed] W Allan JP

[7c and e] 18 February 1811, York, I do hereby certify that I have known John Lott Senr since the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven [1787] and to the best of my knowledge and belief he was born in America and has resided in the province ever since.
[signed] Willet Casey

[7d] 24 August 1809, Kingston, This certifies that the bearer John Lot Joined His Majesty's army Commanded by General Burgoin as a soldier with me, and did do duty as a soldier, in the Loyal Ranger, Commanded by Major Edward Jessup untill he was taken prisoner.
[signed] James Robins
Lieut of the late Corps of Loyal Rangers

[7f] [undated] To Whom it May Concern. This may certify that John Lott Senr was in the Kings Army at Still Water in the year of our Lord 1777 and came in Upper Canada as a settler in the year 1787.
[signed] John W Meyers

[7g fold]
The petition of John Lott Senr to get his name restored on the UE List
Received from himself 20 Feby 1811 [signed] John Beikie ? Clerk
21 Februray 1811, Referred to the Executive Council
21 Feby 1811, Read in Council
Recommend that the name of John Lott be restored to the UE list
[signed] Thos Scott, Chairman
Approved Entered on the UE list
Entered in land book E, apge 23
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V286, L10/7, C-2126, online starting at image 334

SALE OF LOT 10, CON 1 AND 2
On 4 March 1812, John Lott Senior sells all the land he received as a Crown patent. He sells all of Con 1 including the broken front to Baltus Lott. He sells the south half in Con 2 (100 acres) to Andrew Lott and the north half to John W Meyers.
Source: Abstract index, Sidney Township, Hastings County, AO, GSU 197974


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5. THREE PETITIONS ON THE SAME DAY!!
These three nearly identically worded petitions were all made the same day, in the same handwriting of John Bleecker, JP, and confirm that:
  1. 60 year old Eve Lott is the wife of John Lott Senior UE and a daughter of George Finkle, UE. She would have been born about 1741. It is possible that EVE is a second or later wife.
  2. Margaret (Peggy) Lott is the daughter of John Lott Senior UE and born about 1781 and about 1803 marries John McMullen.
  3. Baltus Lott is a son of John Lott Senior UE and born about 1780 or earlier.
PETITION 1801
20 June 1801, Eve Lott, wife of John Lott, daughter of George Finkle, that your petitioner is sixty years of age and has never received lands, UE prays for 200 acres. Sworn before John Bleecker JP
[fold] The name of George Finkle appears on the UE list, Read 28 July 1801
Recommended for 200 acres as DUE
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V285, L5/27, C-2125, on line starting at image 659

PETITION 1801
20 June 1801, Peggy Lott, daughter of John Lott UE, she is twenty years of age [thus born about 1781], never received lands, prays for 200 acres. [signed] Margaret Lott. Sworn before John Bleecker JP
[fold] The name of John Lott appears on the UE list, Read 28 July 1801. Not  recommended before Petitioner is ?? of the age of 21 years and married.
Entered Land Book 4, page 698. See also LB 5 page 309.
25 Oct 1803
Recommended for 200 acres as DUE
Approved
The written named Margaret Lott is now married to John McMullen of Sydney, yeoman. Daniel Adams
9 Jan 1804, York
Warrnt W29 to W Daniel Adams
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V285, L5/26, C-2125, on line starting at image 657

PETITION 1801
20 June 1801, Baltes [sic] Lott of Sidney, son of John Lott a UE loyalist is Twenty one years of age [thus born about 1780], has never received land and prays for 200 acres. Sworn before John Bleecker JP
fold] The name of John Lott appears on the UE list, Read 28 July 1801
Recommended for 200 acres as SUE
B29 page 18 Warrant Book
Gave an order to Alex Chisholm 26 Oct 1803
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V285, L5/28, C-2125, on line starting at image 661


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6. ANDREW LOTT
Andrew is 29 so therefore born about 1767 in the then province of NY. There is no stated evidence that Andrew is a son of John Lott Sr. However he does buy a part of the farm lot 10, con 1 from John Lott Sr along with Baltus Lott who is a son. Note that Andrew and John Jr (below) both petition on 2 April 1796 and neither state that they are sons of John Lott Sr UE at that time. I am making the guarded claim that Andrew is the eldest child and a son of John Lott Sr based on the circumstantial evidence above. Perhaps Andrew died or left the province shortly after buying the farm in 1811 and never petitioned again.

MARRIAGE
Andrew Lott married Peggy McMullen 25 Dec 1795 at Kinderhook [Columbia Co. NY]
Source: Marriage Records of Kinderhook Reformed Church Kinderhook NY 1717-1899. Transcribed & Indexed by Arthur C.M. Kelly. Kinship Book 15 Apr 1986. The Dutch Reformed Church is the church the McMullens used for most baptisms and some marriages, including the the baptism of Margaret (aka Peggy, & Margareth). Email Cheryl McMullen, June 2012


PETITION 1796
2 Apr 1796, Sydney, Andrew Lott, 29 years of age born in Nine Partners, State of New York, by trade a labourer, prays for land. [signed] Caleb Gilbert JP
[fold] Recommended for  200 acres
28 June in Council, PR [Peter Russell]
Gave a W[arrant] 4 July 97
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V283, L1/11, C-2124, on line starting at image 572

CHILD
Andrew & Margaret are in Sidney Twp by c.1795. Their first child is born in Sidney 1796 (PHILLIP).
Source: email Cheryl McMullen, June 2012


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7. PETITIONS OF JOHN LOTT Jr, SON OF JOHN LOTT Sr
In 1796 John Lott Jr states he is 24 years of age so he was born about 1772 in the then province of NY. It is very likely that John Lott Jr married Barabara Smith. See the section below.

1796 PETITION
2 Apr 1796, Sydney, John Lott Junr of 24 years of age born in the state of New York possessing the Christian religion and by trade a shoemaker ... taken the oath as prescribed is recommended for a Location of 200 acres ...... [signed] Caleb Gilbert JP
[fold] Rec'd 26 June 1797, Read 8 Nov 97, Recommended for 200 acres
A War[ann]t 13 Nov 97
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V284, L3/27, C-2125, on line and starting at image 9

1804 PETITION
24 July 1804, Thurlow, John Lott Junr wishes to have a lease for a small tract of land between Murray and Sidney being 463 acres of land being a gore between the two Districts. Witness present Alex Chisholm
These are to certify that John Lott Junr is the son of John Lott Senr and is an honest sober industriou man. [signed] A Chisholm
[fold] Rec'd 3 Aug 1804.This tract has not been applied or part of the 2/7th & therefore not within the scope of reference to the Suveyor General, Chewett & Ridout
The land we thus prayed for being within a Crown or Clergy reserve cannot be complied with.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V305, L Leases 1799-1819, #9, C-2137, on line and starting at image 328

1809 PETITION
5 Feby 1809, York, John Lott Junr, Sydney, being desirous of obtaining a lease for lot 16, con 8 in Township of Sydney ... offers Gilbert Harris as his security for the payment of the rent and performance of the covenant .... signed in the presence of James Mcnabb and Richard Cartwright Junr
[fold] Received 6 Feb 1809 from james McNabb Esq
Lot no 16 in the 8th Concession not reserved.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V305, L Leases 1799-1819, #22, C-2137, on line and starting at image 361

1834 PETITION
[Note: This petition is in the identical handwriting to his brother, Peter's petition, both dated the same day and processed together.]
23 Apr 1834, Kingston, The petition of John Lott, Sidney, yeoman, is the son of John Lott the elder, late of the said Township, yeoman, deceased, a UE loyalist, that he has never received lands or order for land from the Crown. ... prays for 200 acres Peter his x mark Lott
Three affadavits swear that he is who he says he is and he appears in the Court of Quarter sessions and he retained his loyalty during the last War ....23 Apr 1834
[fold] Inspector General reports that he has not received land 17 Nov 1834
In Council 27 Nov 1834
Order issued 4 Dec 1834
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V293, L18/152, C-2130, on line starting at image 649


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8. BARBARA LOTT, DAUGHTER OF JACOB SMITH UE OF ERNESTOWN
Barbara Smith, daughter of Jacob Smith, UE of Ernestown married a Lott. She is 81 according to the petition below in 1850 so was born about 1769. Her sister, Mary Smith married a Stickle. Based on the baptism records in Fredericksburg, it is concluded that Barbara Smith married John Lott Jr. Thanks to Anne Redish and Cheryl McMullen for pointing this out. John Lott Jr and Barbara Smith had these children: Peter 1798, Jacob, 1801, John 1808, Andrew 1811 and Charles 1814.

LUTHERAN and other RECORDS
There is a ‘younger’ woman listed in Lutheran Records  (Anglican Diocese Kingston) as “et ux. Mar. Barbara” which may be Margaret Barbara Smith/Schmidt since she (too?) is later known as Peggy? on land records, listed as wife of John Lott, with Births of children Peter Lott in 1798 and Jacob Lott in 1801. Later children are in McDowell, John 1808, Andrew 1811, Charles 1814. There may be other children.
Source: Email from Anne Redish, June 1012

FREDERICKSBURG BAPTISMS
As for Barbara Smith--she was married to John Lott Jr.
Fredericksburgh Births & Baptisms 
Lott, Peter born 26 Oct 1798 parents John & Mar. Barb.
Lott, Jacob born 19 May 1801 parents John & Barbara
Source: email from Cheryl McMullen, June 2012, from the Adolphustown Fredericksburg Heritage Website

1850 PETITION  - MARY [SMITH] STICKLE
2 Jan 1850, Belleville, the petition of Mary Stickle, Sidney, is the daughter of Jacob Smith, late of the Township of Ernestown, yeoman, deceased, an UE Loyalist, that she has arrived at the full age of 61 years and hath never received lands ... prays for 200 acres ... Mary her X mark Smith

Mary Smith maketh oath ... before William ?? Clerk
George Lott, Sidney, yeoman maketh oath ....

[fold] 23 Apr 1850, The name of jacob Smith of Ernestown is not on the UE list.
23 May 1850, The name of Jacob Smith of Fredericksburg is on the UE list and as Ernestown is adjacent t is probable that petitioner's father is that person. There is another jacob Smith Jr but petitioner is too old to be his child. SGO.
27 May 1850, Recommended for scrip equal to 200 acres
4 June 1850, approved in council
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V484, S5/169, C-2826, on line and starting at image 910

MARRIAGE MARY SMITH
John Stickle & Mary Smith, Sydney, 22 Feb 1807
Source: Presbyterian Register of Rev Robert James McDowell, Loral and Mildred Wannamaker, OGS, Kingston, 1980, p. 6

1850 PETITION - BARBARA LOTT
27 May 1850, Adam Henry Meyers, of River Trent, assignee of Barbara Lott of Sidney, ?? of the right to scrip of the ?? of 200 acres of land as the daughter of Jacob Smith of the Township of Ernestown, deceased, an UE Loyalist ..... Barbara Lott is as shown in the said petition of the age of eighty one years  ... and is the elder sister of Mary Stickle also an applicant for land. [signed] Adam H Meyers

[13b] Crown Land Department
Toronto 29 Nov 1850
The statements made in the petition are correct, the petition of Barbara Lott and the papers in support of her claim as the daughter of Jacob Smith an UE loyalist were filed in the Department before the expiration of the time prescribed by the provisions of the Land Act but they have been lost or mislaid either here or in the office of the Inspector General and cannot after the most diligent search be found. That they were of a satisfactory character may be inferred from the fact that the sister of Barbara Lott, Mary Stickle, has lately received scrip as the daughter of Jacob Smith and privileged as such by the Deputy Inspector General and the former has never received any land, order for land or scrip it is recommended that the usual grant be made to her assignee.
[fold] Petition of Adam H Meyers
Ref B2 No 389
Referred to Inspector General 24 June 1850
RB26/41
In Committee 6 Dec 1850
The committee recommends that scrip equal 200 acres be granted as prayed for.
Approved in Council same day
9 Dec 1850
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V484, S6/13, C-2826, on line and starting at image 1147


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9. PETITIONS OF PETER LOTT
Peter is "of age" in 1797 so is born about 1776 or before. The 1824 petition tells us he is disabled and that his father died two years before - 1822.

1797 PETITION
11 Aug 1797, Sydney, Peter Lott, is the son of John Lott, a UE Loyalist and that your petitioner is of age .... prays to grant 200 acres ... [signed] J Bleikie
[fold] Rec'd 29 Aug 1797
Read 31 Aug, Recomended for 200 acres as a UE
Warrant 1 Sept 1797
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V284, L3/42, C-2125, on line starting at image 74

1824 PETITION
16 Oct 1824, Sidney; The petition of Peter Lott of the Township of Sidney, in the Midland District, yeoman, son of John Lott, late of said Township, deceased, most respectfully and humbly sheweth to your Excellency in Council, that your Petitioner five years ago took possession of the westerley part of the broken front of Lott number one in the first concession of the said Township of Sidney, containing about 80 acres, that he has cleared and fenced about eight acres, off of which he has raised and gathered two crops of wheat and corn, that he has had for five years past, and at present has, peaceable and quiet possession of the same, and in addition to the above improvement he has considerable chopping done. Your Petitioners Father was a UE Loyalist, and died about two years since, and in his life time having a numerous family to support and bring up, had but little to leave his children.
Previous to the late War, your petitioner became in a great measure disabled for labour from drinking cold water when he was much heated, and is still much weakened in constitution thereby; to which circumstance he attributes the reason of his never having been called into actual service during the War; he did some small service but not worth mentioning, however it was all that he was called upon to do. Your petitioner has been a resident in Upper Canada for nearly 40 years, has a wife and six children, most of whom are as yet helpless, to support by the sweat of the brow. Your petitioner therefore humbly prays your Excellency in Council to take his case into your most gracious consideration, and trusts that you will allow him to draw the said part of the broken front, on as favorable terms as the nature of the case will allow, by which measn, with Industry and frugality, will insure his family a decent and comfortable living. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. [signed] Peter Lott

[52b] 16 Oct 1824, Sidney, We the undersigned inhabitants and Freeholders of the Township of Sidney, .... Do hereby certify we have been acquainted with Peter Lott ... for many years ... that about five years ago he took possession of the lot ...and that peter Lott is an honest, sober, industrious man and worthy of consideration ....
[signed]
Tobias W Meyers
Leonard W Meyers
John W Meyers
Kenney Bongard
Phillip V Stickle

[Fold] SGO, 30 Oct 1824; The west part of Lot 1 in the broken front on the Bay of Quinty ... has not been located or described to any person. This lot with others of similar description are subject to your Exellency's order in Council of 4 March 1819 - Reserving the same for public sale for Public purposes. Lot 1, in the 1st Concession has been described (many years since) to the Honble Thomas Dunn of Quebec, Justice of the Court of Kings Bench under Mr Collins certificate. [signed ] Thos Ridout Surv Genl

In Council 2 Dec 1824
Not Recommended.
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V290, L14/52, C-2128, on line starting at image 242

BAPTISMS
Anson Ladd, son of Peter Lott of Sidney and Margaret his wife, was born 1 mar 1824 and privately baptized 10 may 1824. Thomas Campbel Rector.
Source: Parish Register, St Thomas Ch, Belleville, Baptism 1821-1827, Anglican Archvies, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, #85, WRS 5470

Charles Bonisteel, son of Peter Lott of Sidney& of Margaret his wife, was born 14 Apr 1826 and was baptized on Sunday 1 July 1827. Parents sponsors. Thos Campbell Rector.
Source: Parish Register, St Thomas Ch, Belleville, Baptism 1821-1827, Anglican Archvies, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, # 217, WRS 5598

David Embury, son of Peter Lott of Sidney & Margaret his wife, was born 18? Apr and baptized 22 April 1822. Thomas campbell Rector. Parenst Sponsors.
Source: Parish Register, St Thomas Anglican Ch, Belleville, BMD's Jan 1828 - Apr 1836, Anglican Archvies, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, WRS 5627


1834 PETITION
Note: This petition is in the identical handwriting to his brother, John's petition, both dated the same day and processed together.]
23 Apr 1834, Kingston,The petition of Peter Lott, Sidney, yeoman, is the son of John Lott the elder, late of the said Township, yeoman, deceased, a UE loyalist, that he has never received lands or order for land from the Crown. ... prays for 200 acres Peter his x mark Lott
Three affadavits swear that he is who he says he is and he appears in the Court of Quarter sessions and he retained his loyalty during the last War ....23 Apr 1834
[fold] Inspector General reports that he has not received land 17 Nov 1834
In Council 27 Nov 1834
Order issued 4 Dec 1834
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V293, L18/152, C-2130, on line starting at image 653


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10. CATHERINE ROGGE, DAUGHTER OF JOHN LOTT SR
Catherine Lott would have been born before 1796 in order to be 21 years of age by 1817. The 1834 petition is curious. Is this the same woman? Why does she not petition as a widow? The 1817 petition was granted - did she not claim her land grant? In 1834, George Finkle is a witness and he is the father of Eve Finkle, the wife of John Lott Sr. In 1834 Catherine is about 40 years old so born about 1794. I suspect these are the same woman but there is room for wondering.

PETITION 1817
26 April 1817, Kingston, the petition of Catherine Roggie [sic] of the Town of Kingston, is the daughter of John Lott of Sydney, yeoman a UE Loyalist is married to Charles Roggie of the Town of Kingston yeoman ..... never received lands and prays for 200 acres and permit Allan McLean of York Esquire to locate the same and take out the deed ...
[signed] Catherine Rogge
[affadavit] 26 Apr 1816, John W Meyers maketh oath  .. is the person she therein describe to be and that she is married to Charles Roggie. In the presence of Alex Fisher and Allan McLean
31 Dec 1817, Kingston, The above named John Lott is an old and infirm man. A McLean
[fold] Rec'd 21 Feb 1818, entered Land Book J, page 306
Read in Council 18 Mar 1818, granted, Warrant 2160?, issued 31 Mar
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V427, R11/60, C-2742, on line and starting at image 899

1834 PETITION
[47a] 2 Jan 1835, Petition of Catherine Lott of Thurlow .. that has attained the age of twenty one and has never received lands ... prays for 2000 acres.
[47] 8 Mar 1836, Toronto, I  certify that I am acqauinted with the petitioner and that judge her to be forty years of age or upwards [thus born about 1794 or earlier]. I certify the petitioners father was formerly? of the township of Thurlow. [signed] H W Yager
[47b] 27 Jan 1835, To wit, George Finkle maketh oath that he was present and saw Catherine Lott sign? the foregoing Rebellion .... [signed] George Finkle [note: George Finkle was her grandfather]
[47b] 27 Jan 1835, Court house at Adolphustown, We John Macaulay Esquire Chairman and James Nickalls Esquire Clerk of the Peace certify that Catherine Lott  .... is recognized by the Magistrates to be daughter of John Lott a UE Loyalist, who retained his Loyalty during the late war ....
[fold] Catherine Lott UE Claim, York House, 1 Mar 1836, Referred to the Inspector General ... , the petitioner has not received any lands AGO 7 Mar 1836, In Council 17 Mar 1836, Order issued 24 Mar 1836
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V294, L19/47, C-2130, on line and starting at image 986


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11. PETITION AND WILL OF PHILIP LOTT AND SON JONAS
There is no petition for Philip Lott. Any relationship between John Lott Senior and Philip Lott is unknown at this time. On 28 Jan 1811, Philip Lott bought the west half of lot 12, concession 1, Sidney from David Simmons, 160 acres more or less [Book B, indenture 174]. I have looked for Philip Lott's earlier farm but not found it in Sidney. Philip Lott had at least three children: Jonas, John and Elizabeth. There is no record showing that Philip Lott is a Loyalist.

PHILIP LOTT WILL
12 Jan 1813, I Philip Lott of Sydney, Yeoman, being very sick  and weak in body ....... to be buried in a decent Christian burial .... First, I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved wife one third part of all my estate. Also I give to my son Jonas Lott, whom I constitute my executor, to have what remains of Elizabeth, my wife, upon her decease.
Also give to my daughter Elizabeth Lott a comfortable maintenance provided she remain single, upon marriage receive two good milk cows and one third part of all household goods. Also give to my son John Lott and daughter in law Margaret five pounds lawful money.
Witnessed by Abner Wright, Franklin Butterfield, Charles Rogge
26 Jan 1816 Probate letter signed by Jonas Lott.
Source: Surrogate Court Wills, AO, 1801-1858, GS1, reel 1223

JONAS LOTT
2 Apr 1796, Sydney, Jonas Lott of 21 years of age, born in the State of New York, labourer .... prays for 200 acres. [signed] Caleb Gilbert JP
[13a] 26 June 1797, Granted to Andrew Lott Jonas Lott 200 acres if not granted before
We made and issued a Warrant 20 June 1809 for Jonas Lott
[fold] in Council 28 June, aW 4 July 97, see page 6
Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V284, L3/13, C-2124, on line and starting at image 1040

RENSSELAER CO., NY
Town of Schodack (from map c.1780)
In the southeast corner were the lots of J. Mandego, E. Spaulding, D. Sweetland, D.Sluyter, Lurrey & Roker, PHILIP LOTT, W.Sluyter, J.Peters, A.Ostrander (on the line), Thomas Tobias, E.Bedell, J.V.B.B., A.Wilson, Moses Vail, H.M.MCMULLEN, E. Smith, --Ferguson, J.MCMULLEN, & J. Leonard.
Source: History of Rensselaer Co.,New York: With Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men & Pioneers by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester. Published 1880. p.401, email Cheryl McMullen, June 2012



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12. EXTRA BITS

1. Magdalene Lott, m. 1823
George Bargar?, farmer of Sidney, Bathchelor & Magdalene daughter of John Lott of Sidney, spinster, married by banns, Wednesday, 12 March 1823. Present: Jacob Branagar?, John Tuke, John N Stickle
Source: Parish Register, St Thomas Ch, Belleville, Marriages 1821-1827, Anglican Archvies, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, WRS 5425

2. Lydia Lott, m. 1823
Peter, son of George Martin one of the Mohawk Indians at the Grand River, Batchelor, and Lydia daughter of John Lott of the same tribe in the Bay of Quinte, spinster, married Thursday, 13 March 1823
Present: George Sheridan and Simon Macaulay
Source: Parish Register, St Thomas Ch, Belleville, Marriages 1821-1827, Anglican Archvies, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, WRS 5425

3. Andrew Lott m. Eliza Belknap 1829
Andrew Lott bachelor & Eliza Belknap, spinster both of Sidney married by licence, Thursday, 15 Oct 1829, Present: Source: Parish Register, St Thomas Anglican Ch, Belleville, BMD's Jan 1828 - Apr 1836, Anglican Archvies, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, WRS 5652

4. William Henry Lott, b. 1836
I am not a Lott descendent but there is a Saylor - Lott connection. There was a William Henry Lott b. 1836 of Sidney who m. Julia Sloan. He died in 1881 and their daughter, Laura Ethel Lott married George Wellington Saylor. I have not been able to find the parents of William Henry Lott.

5. Hiram Lott m. Catherine Vandervort, 1836
Hiram Lott of the Township of Sidney, bachelor, married Catherine Vandervort of the same place, spinster, by after publication of banns, 23 Feby 1836.
This marriage was celebrated between us [signed] Hiram Lott, Catherine Vandervort
Witnesses Josiah Hawley, Susan Hawley
John Grier, Minister, St John's Ch., Murray [Carrying Place]
Source: St John's Church, Carrying Place, Register, p. 119, #319, emailed by Linda Smith, July 2012

6. Peter Vanaltine m. Pamela Lott, 1839
Peter Vanalstine of the Township of Sidney, widower, married Pamela Lott of the same place, spinster, by licence, 20 October 1839.
This marriage was celebrated between us [signed] Peter Vanalstine, Pamlea her x mark Lott
Witnesses Dorland W Meyers, Tobias W Meyers
John Grier, Minister, St John's Ch., Murray [Carrying Place]
Source: Register, St John's Anglican Church, Ameliasburgh, 1833 - 1848, marriage 319, image 127, held at Anglican Archives, Kingston, 2-A-1, in file AA Ameliasburgh 781-1043

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