From the book 'Lunenburgh, or the Old Eastern District'

By J. F. Pringle, Judge County Court.  Published in 1890.


APPENDA. I. HALDIMAND COLLECTION, B. 213, PAGE 15.
Return of Officers of the First Battalion of His Majesty's Regiment of Royal Highland Emigrants. Isle Aux Noix, 15th April, 1778. RANK Date of Names Joined the Former Rank in the Army Appointment Regiment Lieut. 13 Jan. Allan McLean Jan. 1775 Lieutenant-Colonel Col. 1775 Major Donald McDonald Never up to date of return Captain 15 June William Dunbar Aug., 1775 Capt., late 78th Regt. 1775 26th. April, 1761. " 14 June John Nairn 1775 " 21 Nov. Alex Frazer July 1775 Lt. late 78th Regt., 1775 Feb., 1757 " Geo. McDougall Nov., 1775 Lt., 60th Regt., 1775 May, 1759. " 12 June Malcolm Fraser July, 1775 Lt., late 8th Regt., 1775 25 Sept., '59 " 14 June Danied Robertson July, 1775 Lt., 42nd Regt., 1775 19 April, 1762 " Nov., 1776 George Laws Lieut. Neil McLean* Never up to Lt., 7th Regt., 1762 (prisoner) date of return " 14 June, John McLean Oct., 1777 Lieut., late 114th Regt. 1775 1761 " 31 Dec., Alex Firtelier Aug., 1775 1775 " 14 June Lachlan McLean April, 1777 1775 " 31 Dec., Fran. Damburgess Aug., 1775 Ensign, 21st Nov., 1775 1775 (Prisoner) " 16 July, David Cairns " Ensign, 1st June, 1775 1776 " 21 Nov., Don. Mckinnon " Ensign, 20th Nov., 1775 1775 " 25 Oct. Ronald McDonald " Ensign, 14th June, 1775 1776 Has served 18 years. " 9 April John McDonell Ensign, 14th June, 1774 1777 Alex. Stratton Never up to (a prisoner) date of return Hector McLean " Ensign 14 June, Ronald McDonald Sergeant for 21 years. 1775 In serviee in North America and West Indies. " 12 June, Archibald Grant Nov., 1775 1775 " 14 June, David Smith Aug., 1775 1775 " 14 June, " George Daine Aug., 1775 " 14 Jan., " Arch'd McDonald June, 1776 " William Wood Oct., 1775 " John Pringle June, 1776 " Hector McLean Never up to (Prisoner) date of return Chaplain John Bethune " (Prisoner) Adjutant 14 June, Ronald McDonald Aug., 1775 1775 Qr.Master June, Lachlan McLean June, 1776 1776 Surgeon June, James Davidson " 1776 Surg's Mate James Walker June, 1777 *When the First Battallion was at Carleton Island in May, 1779, there were two Neil McLean's in it-one a captain, the other an ensign. N.B.-It is said that there is a Lieutenant David Price, as also one Ensign Henry May, who have commissions in this battalion, but the regiment never mustered them, though they have drawn some money to account for their pay. John Nairne, Captain Royal Highland Regiment. 2. In Mr. Brymner's report on Canadian Archives for 1890, page 52, it is stated that Mr. John Bryan was in charge of the Episcopal or English Church congregation at Cornwall, at a salary of 50.0.0. The exact date at which he took charge is not given, but it was probable that he did so in 1786 or 1787.