Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Proceedings of a Court Martial held at the House of Thos McGrath in the Village of Consecon 20th June 1839 for the trial of Aliens and Delinquents of the 2nd Regt Prince Edward Militia

Home Page WorldConnect Family File Contact Me

Militia Records

Source: Military Records 1830-1839, Military Records 1839 3, Prince Edward County Militia, AO, F895 – MU2041, original document.

© CopyrightRandy Saylor, transcriber, Oct 2006
Note: transcribed as written so spelling can vary from current practice.


Members of the Court present

Capt John Young President

´Charles Biggar

“ John V Roblin

“ Thomas Flager

Lieut Reuben Young

 

The Court having proceeded to the Trial of the following persons and after hearing evidence for and against them severally came to the following decisions ~  viz

 

[The judgment (fines) and court costs have not been transcribed. Most of those convicted were fined 10 shillings and charged costs of 1 shilling, 8 pence. Some were awarded half that amount.]

Names

Charge

Acquitted or Convicted

Martin Miller

Delinquent

Acquitted

Matthias Marsh

do

Do

Thos Fairman

Do

Do

John Avery

Do

Do

Richd Hayes

Do

Do

John V Striker

Do

Convicted

Philander Clarke

Alien

Do

R P Clark

Do

Do

Charles Clark

Do

Do

Arra Ball

Do

Do

Wm Curlett

Delinquent

Acquitted

Robt Acton

Do

Do

Nicholas Long

Do

Convicted

Page 2

 

 

Danl Webster

Delinquent

Acquitted

Thos Garratt

Do

Convicted

Geo McDonell

Do

Do

Wm Ainsley

Do

Convicted

Abm Davis

Do

Acquitted

Timothy Sullivan

Do

Do

John Ivy

Do

Convicted

Isaih Ainsley

Do

Acquitted

Joseph Pettingill

Do

Do

Thos Richardson

Do

Do

Gilbert Nixon

Do

Do

Wm Tivy

Do

Convicted

Cicero Hancock

Do

Acquitted

Robt Osterhout

Do

Do

Henry Palmer

Do

Convicted

Chas Sayer

Do

Acquitted

Solomon Spafford

Do

Do

Jas J Palmer

Do

Convicted

Jas Handcock

Alien

Do

Abm Hubbs

Delinquent

Acquitted

Thos Downs

Do

Do

Townsend Garratt

Do

Convicted

Benj Crandle

Do

Acquitted

Wm Augustus

Do

Do

Nathaniel McDonell

Do

Do

Ethel P Henesay

Alien

Convicted

Gilbert Crandle

Delinquent

Do

John Coveny or Coverry

Do

Acquitted

Gilbert Barton

Do

Do

Jonathan Garratt

Do

Convicted

Page 3

 

 

Auty Gordon

Delinquent

Convicted

John Onderdunk

Alien

Do

Richd Pierce

Do

Do

Amos Alby

Do

Do

Friend O Paine

Do

Do

M Hams

Do

Do

V Hams

Do

Do

H Rowley

Do

Do

 

 

 

Nicholas Long

Delinquent

No Property

Wm Ainsley

Do

Do

Gilbert Crandle

Do

Do

Philander Clark

Alien

Do



Statement of Expenses incurred by a Court Martial held at the House of Thomas G McGrath …… [as above]  ….. by Colonel Honle Robt Chas Wilkins

Names of Claimants

Service Performed

Amount £ s d

Philip Flager

Serving Summons

1 10  6

Garret Garretsee

Witness

-  2  6

Samuel Jones

Serving Summons

1        2  6

John Cameron

Do & Witness

-  5  -

Wm Anderson

do     do

-         6  6

Joshua B Dorland

Do      do

-  6  2

John Huyck

Witness

-  2  6

Capt John Young

President of the Court

-  5  -

  Chas Biggar

Member  do

-  5  -

  John V Roblin

Do   do

-  5  -

Thos Flager

Do   do

- 5  -

Lt Reuben Young

Do   do

-  5  -

Nelson Weller

Serving Warrants

-  16  -

 

 

 



List of Officers of the Regiment with the dates of their Commissions and Places of Residence ….. Head Quarters at Carrying Place 15th day of June 1840

Rank

Names

Town or Township

Dates of Commissions

Colonel

Hon R C Wilkins

Ameliasburgh

26 Dec 1837

Lieut Colonel

James Pierson

Hillier

27 Sept 1838

Major

John Young

Do

27 June 1839

Captain

Chas Biggar

Ameliasburgh

28 May 1828

Peter Dempsey

Do

1831

John Roblin

 

 

Thos Flagler

Hillier

26 Dec 1837

E D S Wilkins

Do

26 Dec 1837

Wm Stapleton

Do

27 Sep 1838

Thos Young

Do

27 Sep 1839

Obed Simson

Do

10 Aug 1839

Reuben Young

Ameliasburgh

R J L Wilkins

Do

Lieutenant

Jas T Lane

Hillier

26 Dec 1837

Saml Peterson

Ameliasburgh

26 Dec 1837

Wm Dempsey

Do

26 Dec 1837

John Stapleton

Hillier

26 Dec 1837

Chas Wilkins

Do

Jany 1838

Paul Clapp

Do

27 Sep 1838

Cornl Vanhorn

Do

27 Sept 1838

Wm Babcock

Ameliasburgh

10 Aug 1839

Benj Stapleton

Hillier

J W Cryderman

Ameliasburgh

Ensign

James Peck

Ameliasburgh

26 Dec 1837

Thos McMahon

Do

26 Dec 1837

H W Shuter

Do

27 Sept 1838

R C H Cotter

Do

27 Sept 1838

R R Young

Hillier

27 Sept 1838

Joshua M Cadman

Do

27 Sept 1838

G Cunningham

Do

27 Sept 1838

Jos Piersons

Do

10 Aug 1839

Jas Redner

Ameliasburgh

10 Aug 1839

C B Weese

Do

“ “ 1839

Adjutant & Lt

John Sellick

 

27 Sept 1838

 

 

 

10 Aug 1839

Qr Master

John Wilson

 

10 Aug 1839

Surgeon

Benj S Corey

 

  “ 1839


Second Regiment

Half Yearly return of Recommendations and Appointments

Ameliasburgh 18th June 1839

Robt C Wilkins Col commanding the 2nd Regiment Prince Edward Militia

Rank

Names

Recommended

Rank

Vice or instead of

Vice

In order of seniority

Country

Lieut

Jas T Lane

Captain

P Dempsey

Babcock resigned

In order

Nova Scotia

Do

SamlPerterson

Do

W Stapleton

Young promoted

 

Do

Canadian

Do

WmDempsey

Do

R J S Wilkins

Sager removed to

Reserve battalion

Do

Do

Do

John Stapleton

Do

McArthur resigned

Do

Do

Ensign

Jas Peck

Lieut

Jas T Lane

Simson promoted

Do

Do

Do

ThosMcMahon

Do

S Peterson

Young do

Do

Do

Do

H W Shuter

Do

Wm Dempsey

Wilkins  do

Do

Do

Do

R C H Cotter

Do

Jno Stapleton

Babcock

Do

Do

Do

R R Young

Do

Stapleton

Do

Do

Sergt

Andrew Dorland

Ensign

Jas Peck

Cryderman

Do

Do

Do

Saml Jones

Do

T McMahon

Gross resigned

Do

American

Do

Isaac Losie

Do

H W Shuter

 

Do

English

Do

Post

Do

R C H Cotter

Wm Dempsey who resigns the quarter master only

Do

Irish

Do

Davi Sprung

Do

R R Young

 

 

 

Do

Jas Young

Do

 

 

 

 

Surgeon

Wm Dougall

Asst Surgepon

Moore

 

 

 



List of Officers of the Regiment with the dates of their Commissions and Places of Residence

Rank

Names

Town or Township

Dates of Commissions

Colonel

Hon R C Wilkins

Ameliasburgh

26 Dec 1837

Lieut Colonel

James Pierson

Hillier

27 Sept 1838

Major

John Young

Do

“ June 1839

Captain

Chas Biggar

Ameliasburgh

28 May 1828

Jno P Roblin

Do

          1831

Thos Flagler

Hillier

26 Dec 1837

E D S Wilkins

Do

26 Dec 1837

Thos Young

Do

27 Sep 1838

Obed Simson

Do

10 Aug 1839

Reuben Young

Ameliasburgh

10      

James T Lane

Hillier

21 Oct 1841

Saml Peterson

Ameliasburgh

    

Wm Dempsey

Do

    

John Stapleton

Hillier

    

Lieutenant

Chas Wilkins

Hillier

Jany 1838

 

Paul Clapp

Do

27 Sep 1838

 

Corl  Vanhorn

Do

    

 

Wm Babcock

Ameliasburgh

10 Aug 1839

 

Benjn Stapleton

Hillier

    

James Peck

Ameliasburgh

21 Oct 1841

Thos McMahon

Do

    

R C H Cotter

Do

    

Reuben R Young

Hillier

    

Ensign

Joshua M Cadman

Hillier

27 Sept 1838

George Cunningham

Ameliasburgh

    

Joseph Pierson

Hillier

10 Aug 1839

James Redner

Hillier

    

C B Weese

Ameliasburgh

    

Gazetted             6

Andrew Dorland

Hillier

21 Oct 1841

9

Saml Jones

Do

    

7

Isaac Locie (Loosie)

Do

    

10

Elisha Post

Ameliasburgh

    

11

David Sprung

Do

    

8

James Young

Hillier

    

Adjutant & Lt

John Sellick

Hillier

27 Sept 1838

Qr Master

John Wilson

Ameliasburgh

10 Aug 1839

Surgeon

Benj S Cory (Corey)

 

    

[Note: a second list with the same names as above is repeated in the booklet with a few minor differences. These additional bits are combined above.]


 Return of the men and their ages  1st Aug 1842

Cavalry

Capt

E D S Wilkins

1st Compy

C Biggar

2nd do

J P Roblin

3rd do

Thos Flagler

4 do

Thos Young

5 do

O Simson

6 do

R Young

7 do

J T Lane

8 do

S Peterson

9 do

Wm Dempsey

10 do

Jno Stapleton

[Note: beside each Capt’s name there is chart tallying the number of unnamed men in various age groups. There are 762 men in total. A numerical field return dated 5 June 1843 reports that at Consecon, 682 men were assembled on parade with some sick and absent for a total of 751 men.]

 

[Note: the last numerical field return is dated 4 June 1844 at Consecon and shows 521 men on parade out of a tota;l of 704 men.]

 

[ In different ink, the name George J Chadd , Trenton Ont is written at the top of the front page. Presumably he owned the document at some time.]