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Officers: First Regiment Northumberland Militia

1813 and 1816

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This group of records of Officers returns, lists and a pay list are dated from Oct 1813 to June 1816. A number of the lists are very similar so have been combined with a few notes to indicate where they differ. List #3 below states that Asa Burnham died 10 March 1813. A number of promotions are evident during the period, especially between 1813 and 1816.

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  1. Returns of Officers from Dec 1813 to Dec 1814.
  2. Pay list dated Oct 1813.
  3. List of Officers from Mar 1813 to Dec 1813.
  4. List of Officers dated June 1816.
Source: War 1812, Nominal Rolls and pay lists, RG 9, IB7, LAC, V15F pages 255 to 257a and V15H pages 238 to 253,T-10383, film at Canadiana Room, Toronto Public Library

Copyright
Randy Saylor, transcribed April 2012
Note: transcribed as written so spelling can vary from current practice.


1. Return of the first Regiment of Northumberland Militia 24th Dec 1813 [and the same men named on the 24 March 1814, 24 June 1814, 24 Sep 1814 and 24 Dec 1814 lists]

V15H, 239, 241, 244, 246, 249, 252
Captains John Spencer

Timothy Porter

Richard Hare

Robert C Wilkins

Asa Burnham *

Zackeus Burnham

Thomas Ward

John Vaughn [also Vaughan]

Roger Woolcut [also Woolcot]





* "NB. Capt Asa Burnham, deceased". [only named on 24 Mar 1814 and not named thereafter]

Lt Jas Norris moved to Lower Canada. [24 Sep 1814 and 24 Dec 1814 lists]

Ensign Henry Ruttan doing duty in the Incorporated Militia, Kingston [Note that is added to all lists]

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2. I, John Peters, Lieut Colonel, Commanding the 1st Regiment of Northumberland Militia, do acknowledge to have verified the following Sums, being the Nett Pay of the undermentioned Officers on Duty, under my command, from the 6th to the 18th October 1813 inclusive

V15F 255 and 256.
Rank Names # Days Rate of pay
Lt Colonel John Peters 13 17/-
Major Elias Jones 8 16/-
Captain John Spencer 11 10/3 1/2

Timothy Porter 5 "

Richard Hare 11 "

Robert C Wilkins 10 "

Zackeus Burnham 6 "

Thomas Ward 10 10/6

John Vaughan 11 10/3 1/2

Roger Wolcott 11 "
Lieutenant Abraham Simmons 10 6/3 1/2

Barnabas McKies 6 "

Joseph A Kieler 6 "
Ensign Adam Henry Meyers 10 5/0 1/2

Thomas M Spalding 6 "

John Peters 6 "

Samuel Brock 11 "
Qr Master  Benjamin Ewing 6 6/3 1/2
Note: The "Period" present, "Amount of Gross Pay, Amount of Deductions for Income Tax" and "Amount of Nett Pay" are not transcribed.

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3. List of Officers in the first Regiment of Northumberland Militia, according to seniority, 24 Mar 1813, [and the same men named on the 24 Dec 1813, 24 Mar 1814; 24 June 1814, 24 Sep 1814, 24 Dec 1814 list]
V15H, 239, 242, 245a, 247, 250, 253

Rank Names
Lt Colonel John Peters
Major Elias Jones
Captain John Spencer

Timothy Porter

Richard Hare

Robert C Wilkins

Zackeus Burnham

Thomas Ward

John Vaughan [also Vaughn]

Roger Woolcut [also Woolcot] *
Lieutenant
Roger Woolcut [24 Mar 1813 only]

Abraham Simmons

Elisha Jones

Bays M Eddys

John Grover

James Norris

Barnabas McKies

Joseph A Keeler *

John Richardson *
Ensign Saunders Hodges [24 Mar 1813 only]

John Richardson [24 Mar 1813 only]

Adam H Meyers

John Burnham

Thomas M Spalding

John Kelly

John Peters

Henry Ruttan *

Samuel Brock *

Joseph I Losie *
Adjutant Archd Blanchard
Quarr Master  Benjamin Ewing

1. This note is on the 24 Mar 1813 list: "Captain Asa Burnham died the 10th instant, to fill the vacancy, I beg leave to recommend for his Honor the Presidents approbation Lieutenant Roger Woolcut, to be Captain, Ensign Saunders Hodges, to be Lieutenant and Mr Samuel Brock to be Ensign. [signed] Jno Peters Lt Col."

2. * These men were recommended for promotion to the rank as listed by Lt. Col. Peters on 24 Dec 1813. There is a continuous note saying these promotions not in the Militia General Orders from the "President" and not commissioned by Dec 1813, March 1814, 24 June 1814, 24 Sep 1814, 24 Dec 1814. The men however continue in their recommended rank.

3. On the 24 Sep 1814 list Lt Col Peters recommends Adam H Meyers to Lieut in place of Lt James Norris who has left the province and Mr Samuel S McKenney to be Ensign and Adjutant. Not commissioned by 24 Dec 1814 and not shown in their new recommended rank.

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4. A List of Officers in the first Regiment of Northumberland Militia 24th June 1816

V15F 257a

Lieut Coll  John Peters,             commissioned
Major Elias Jones,              commissioned
Captains Richard Hare,                   Do

Zackeus Burnham,            Do

Roger Woolcut

Abraham Simmons

Elisha Jones

Bays M Eddys

John Grover

Barns McKies

Joseph A Keeler

Henry Ruttan
Lieutenants Adam H Meyers

John Burnham

Thomas A Spalding

John Kelly

John Peters

Samuel Brock

John Singelton

Joseph I Losie

Benjamin Ewing

Epheram Perry
Ensigns Alexander McDonell

Thomas D Sanford

Benjamin Young

Epheram Barnham [sic]

James Ewing

Ebenezer Allen

Osum Strong

Eliakim Squires

John R Blacker

David M.G.R. Peters
Adjutant Thomas D Sanford
Quartr Mastr Benjamin Ewing, commisioned
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