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Return of First Regiment Hastings Militia

1812 - 1814

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Below are Returns of the 1st Regiment of the Hastings Militia created in 1812-14. Returns normally list the officers and the number of men under their command. Rolls differ in that they list the men (privates) under the command of a Captain. In this case, two of the Returns do list the names of privates.

Note that the deaths of Capt Samuel Birdsey Gilbert and Lieut Joseph Le Moine are noted in the later returns.

Source for 1st set: War 1812, Returns, Nominal Rolls and Pay Lists, R1022-11-6-E, former RG 9, IB7, V15A, 1-2, LAC, T-10383, film at Canadiana Room, Toronto Public Library


Source for 2nd set: War 1812, Returns, Nominal Rolls and Pay Lists, R1022-11-6-E, former RG 9, IB7, V15A, pages 3 to 20, LAC, T-10383, film at Canadiana Room, Toronto Public Library

Copyright
Randy Saylor, transcriber, March 2011
Note: transcribed as written so spelling can vary from current practice.


17 May 1812 - Return of Officers and men who volunteered for actual service [Hastings Militia]
Sir: I have the honor to acquaint you, that at a company meeting of Four Companies of the battalion of militia of the County of Hastings, the undermentioned Officers and Men formed out? Volunteers, to serve under such Orders and Directions, as it may Please His Excellency Major General Brock to direct: they are all sufficiently near to the usual ?? of readyness here, for being exercised, as often as His Excellency may deem proper.  

Captains John McIntosh, Jacob Walden Meyers, Alexander Chisholm and Simon McNabb
Lieutenants John Thompson and Phillip Zwick
Ensigns Hugh Fairman, John Reid, and Archibald Chisholm
Sergeants Peter Holms, Lawrence Badgeley, Gilbert Ostrum, William Thrasher, Robert Adams, Abram Caniff
Sergeants Peter Holms, Lawrence Badgeley, Gilbert Ostrum, William Thrasher, Robert Adams, Abram Caniff
  Privates  
Samuel Rosebush Francis Dickson John Akerman
Shubal Foster Solomon Reid George Clute
Edward Cook John I Caniff Samuel Badgely
Daniel Fraser Assola? Jones Robert D Liddell
James Lidden Jacob Hendrix Thomas Bradshaw
William Bradshaw Dennis Palmer Corns Gonzales
Phillip Embury John Thrasher Caleb Benedick
Joseph Sales? John Lake Gideon Turner
Smith Demarce?? David Cotter Andrew Althouse
Jonathan Horten Joseph Thrasher John Garrison
John Carter James Martin William Bonter
David Munro Warren Case Martin Pitman
Thomas Petonan?? David? Harrington George Thompson
William Thompson Robert Thompson Stephen caverly
David Seeley Henry Seely Ruliff Purdy
James Farly? Lewis Davis Ezekiel Lawrence
Jacob Aucker George Young Isaac Mott
Stephen Smith John Smith Richard Davis
Isaac B Glover David Peterson Pete Morgan
Solomon Mott John Ackles?? Solomon Marchers?
Together with six others whose names, were by some mistake, left out of the List handed to me. If it is not presuming in me I would take the liberty, should His Excellency be pleased to accept of them to recommend Captains McIntosh and Meyers ??? ??? To command the men.
I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient and most humble servant
John Ferguson, Coll, Hastings Militia
[sent to] Major General Shaw, Adjutant General of Militia, Yorke


Returns of the 1st Regiment of the Hastings Militia 1812 - 1814
Note: There are 13 Returns [A to M] submitted by Ferguson in this series. The chart lists the date and nature of each Return. The next chart lists the name of each man and the Return(s) on which his name appears. In the Returns, the number of men under each Captain have not been transcribed but it typically is about 24 men. Abbreviated names are recorded in full (Wm = William) to aid in digital searching.
Return Page #
Dates
A 3 24 Mar 1812 Return
B 3 24 Mar 1812 Names and rank of officers in the Battalion of 1st Regiment Hastings Militia
C 5 24 Dec 1812 Return
D 6 24 Dec 1812 Names and rank of officers in the 1st Regiment Hastings Militia
E 8 24 Dec 1813 Return
F 10 24 Mar 1814 Return
G 12 5 Jun 1814 Return
H no number 5 Jun 1814 Names and rank of officers in the 1st Regiment Hastings Militia
I 14 10 June 1814 Return of the detachment of the 1st Regiment of Hastings on duty at Kingston.
J 16 24 Sept 1814 Return
K 17 24 Sept 1814 Names and rank of officers in the 1st Regiment Hastings Militia
L 19 24 Dec 1814 Return
M 20 24 Dec 1814 Names and rank of officers in the 1st Regiment Hastings Militia

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M
Colonel John Ferguson  
Lt Colonel William Bell  
Major George W Meyers  
                             
Captains                            
  Gilbert Harris  
  Leonard W Meyers                    
  Jacob W Meyers  
  John McIntosh  
  Simon McNabb    
  Alexander Chisholm      
  Samuel Birdseye Gilbert              
  David Simmon                      
  John Thompson                  
  John McMichael                  
                             
Lieutenants                            
  John Wiest                      
  John Thompson              
  John McMichael                
  Phillip Zwick                
  John Reid                
  Abel Gilbert                
  William Ketcheson                
  Francis Vandervoort                    
  Archibald Chisholm                    
  Joseph Le Moine                        
  Allan Taylor                    
                             
Ensigns                            
  Francis Vandervoort                      
  Archibald Chisholm                      
  Allan Taylor                      
  Robert Dennison Liddel                
  Peter W Meyers                      
  William Zwick                
  Henry Hagerman                
  Joseph Lemoine                        
  Joseph LeMoine                        
  Hugh Cunningham                    
  Peter Holms                    
  Benjamin Ketcheson                    
  Barce Chard                    
  Thomas Ketcheson                      
                             
Adjutant                            
  Lt John Thompson              
                             
Acting Adjutant                            
  Peter Holms                        
                             
Sergeant                            
  William White                        
                             
Quarter Master                          
  Capt John McIntosh                
                             
Surgeon                            
  Seth Meachum                  
                             
Privates                            
  Elijah Chard                        
  William Fradenburgh                        
  Eli Benedict sub. by Lohn Loucks                        
  Henry Jones                        
  George Lawrence sub by Ezekiel Lawrence                        
  Peter Vandervoort                        
  Robert Davis                        
  Matthias Ross sub by Jonn? Brandon                        
  Penel? G Seldon? sub by Tobias Burnham                        
  Benjamin Clap sub by Jacob Stearing?                        
  Luke Potter - Serving in lieu of a man who has absconded.          
  Nathan Sherard - Serving in lieu of a man who has absconded.          
  Jonas Lot - hired and sent down a substitute who has not joined the detachment.          
  William Thrasher  - Absconded          
  Samuel Potter  - Absconded          
  Aaron Simmon  - Absconded          
  John Gruber  - Absconded          

Extra notes made on some of the Returns.

A John Mcintosh and Simon McNabb are "on duty at Kingston" with 45 and 47 men respectively.
C John Mcintosh "Kingston" with 64 men.
D Officers on duty at Kingston: Captain John McIntosh, Lieut John Thompson and Ensign Joseph Le Moine.
E and F Capt. S. B. Gilbert is with Col John Ferguson; J. Thompson is with Lt Col Wm Bell and J McMichael is with Major George W Meyers.
G Capt. S. B. Gilbert is with Col John Ferguson; J. Thompson is with Lt Col Wm Bell and J McMichael is with Major George W Meyers. Ensign Peter W Meyers having removed to Marysburgh, another was appointed in lieu of him, but having since having returned to Hastings is a Supernumerary. 
H Written beside Joseph Le Moine is the word "dead".
J Written beside Joseph Le Moine is the word "dead".
K Capt. J. Thompson is with Lt Col Wm Bell and J McMichael is with Major George W Meyers. Written beside the names Capt Samuel Birdsey Gilbert and Lieut Joseph Le Moine is the word "Dead". Capt John McIntosh resigns the situation of Quarter Master.
L Capt. J. Thompson is with Lt Col Wm Bell and J McMichael is with Major George W Meyers. Written beside the Col Ferguson are the words "Capt dead" referring to Samuel B Gilbert.