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ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Papers and Records
Volume 1, Published in Toronto in 1899
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THE CAMERON ROLLS, 1812.
The MS. from which the following extracts are taken was sold to
the Ontario Historical Society by a Mr. H. King who could give
no information respecting how it came into his possession,
beyond the statement that he "bought it from another man," whose
name he did not know, some three or four years ago. There can,
however, be no doubt as to its genuineness.
It is written on loose sheets of small letter paper bearing the
watermark 1809, and is mainly in two hands, some changes,
corrections, and additions having been made by others.
There is scarcely anything in the sheets themselves to guide one
as to their chronological arrangement, but the "Rolls" of CapT.
Cameron's company have been placed in their present order on
account of the fact that in the first one, George Smallman (No.12)
appears as a private, whereas in the second, he is entered
as a sergeant, the presumption being that he was promoted. D.B.
ROLL OF CAPTAIN CAMERON'S COMPANY OF THE REGIMENT OF
Lieut. G. Ridout
1 Thomas Bright Sergeant
5 ?? McMurkuson do*
2 John Thompson Sergt
3 Edward McBride Sergt
4 George Patterson Sergt-
joined Capt Howard's Co.
1 D'Arcy Boulton-promoted 15 Thomas Simpson
2 James Hands-dismissed being 16 George How
an appren'c 17 John Boss
3 William Shaw X 18 Henry Webster-David Mitchell sub'e
4 Michael Doyle-Dead
5 William Myers 19 Simcoe Wright
6 Henry Hall-Dead
7 Jonathan Cawthrae
8 John Cawthrae
9 Alexander Legg-served by substitute
10 Ely Ludden-deserted
11 Robert Bright
12 George Smallman
13 William Harley
14 Thomas Humberston
*The name here entered is not in the same hand as the body of
the roll and seems to have been inserted at this place as there
was no room after number 4. It looks suspiciously like an
interpolation by some comparatively recent hand.
20 Isaac White 49 Joseph Crawford-Dead
21 Charles Dennison 50 Henry Powell
22 Richard Graham 51 Benjamin Reynolds
23 Samuel Lewis 52 Abram Culver
24 Francis Lee 53 Abram Stoner-joined Capt
25 Simeon Devins-Dead Howard's Co'y
26 James Finch 54 Assa Lee
27 Osburn Cox-discharged 55 Samuel Cochrane
28 John Couvillion* 56 Sheraid G-**
29 Isaac Pilkington X 57 John G **subject to
30 Johnson Yeomans convulsive fits and disch.
31 Henry Johnson [discharged]
32 William Lawrence 58 John Matthews
33 Henry Thompson X 59 Thomas Major
34 Luther Rawlins 60 Edward Laurence
35 Edward Thompson 61 Cornelius Flumerfelt
36 Joseph Secord-deserted 62 Andrew Hubbard-joined
37 Peter Stoner Capt Howard's Co.***
39 Richard Thompson 64 John Stoner ****
38 William Cornell-deserted 63 Andrew Laurence **** two men
40 John Kenedy joined Capt Howard's Co.
41 Andrew Kenedy 63 Rueben Pattrick ***** do. do.
42 William Knowls-subs. 64 William Jones
Henry Stiver 65 Henry Ernest-for a Drummer
43 Roderick Macdonell Matthias Tewilleger
44 Timothy Webster-joined Ebenezer Ransome jun'r
Capt. Howard's Co'y Abram Burkholder
45 Adam Ward H. K. Cross
[4 Rec'd from Capt. Howard's Company]
46 Seth Cook 63 Jeremiah Whipple
47 John Baril-dead 64 Stephen Kaul - 2 black men p'e
48 Peter Whitney-joined Capt 65 John Kaul - [private] servts'
Cap. Sub. Serj. Dr. Privates.
1, 3, 5 1 60-70.
*This is no doubt the same name appearing on the following roll
as "Cuveyon," No. 21.
**Both names are cancelled and unreadable. No. 56 appears to be the same
as No. 51 in the second roll (following) where it is also doubtful.
***The name is cancelled but the number remains.
****In both cases names and numbers are cancelled.
*****The name only is cancelled.
ROLL OF CAPT. CAMERON'S COMPANY OF YE 3RD REG'T OF
YORK MILITIA, VIZ.
1. Duncan Cameron, Captain 2. Arch'd McLean, Lieutenant
1. Wm. Jarvie, Lieutenant 3. Geo. Ridout, Ditto
1. Robert Moor, Serjeant-Major Staff
1. Edward McBride, Quartermaster Serjeant Seargeants
1. Thomas Bright, Serjeant 3. John Thompson, Serjeant
2. George Smallman Ditto 4. George How, Ditto
1. Henry Ernest*Drummer
1. William Shaw, Private X 22. Simeon Devins Private Dead
John Lyons substitute 23. James Finch " X
2. Michel Doyle Private, Dead Jacob Miller substitute
3. William Myers Ditto 24. Osborn Cox Private X Dead
4. Henry Hale Ditto Dead** 25. Jeremiah Whipple Private deserted
5. Jonathan Cawthra Ditto 26. Hazen K. Cross deserted
6. John Cawthra Ditto
7. Alexander Legg Ditto X 27. John Cuveyon(?) **** "
Philip Philips substitute armourer
8. Ely Ludden Private X 28. Isaac Pilkington Private X
9. Robert Bright " 29. Johnson Yeomans "
10.William Harley " 30. Henry Johnson "
11.Thomas Humberstone " 31. William Laurence "
12.Thomas Simpson " 32. Andrew Thompson " X
13.Matthias Tewilliger " 33. Luther Rawlins "
14.John Boss " 34. Edward Thompson "
15.Henry Webster " 34. Joseph Secord "
16.Simcoe Wright " deserted
17.Isaac White " 36. Peter Stoner deserted
18.Charles Davidson " 37. William Cornell "
19.Richard Graham " 38. Richard Thompson Private
20.John Quick " 39. John Kennedy Private
dismissed, being over age*** 40. Andrew Kennedy "
20.Samuel Lewis Private 41. William Knowls H Stiver,
21.Francis Lee " substitute.
*Name afterwards cancelled.
**In a different hand and with fainter ink.
***Entry cancelled and the next one takes this number.
****See 28 in former roll.
42. Roderick McDonell Private 58. Thomas Major Private
43. Adam Ward " 54. Edward Laurence "
44. Seth Cook " 55. Cornelius Flummerfelt "
45. Joseph Crawford " 56. William Jones "
46. Henry Powell " 57. Ebeneser Ransome "
47. Benjamin Renions " 58. Abraham Burkholder "
48. Abram Culver " 59. John Tirey X ** "
49. Assa Lee " 60. Harden Ellsworth "
50. Samuel Cochrane " 61. Stephen Kaul - 2 Black men p'e
51. Stunard Gerau(?)* " Private serv' to officers.
George Allen subst 62. Richard Kaul *** Discharged
52. John Matthews Private 62. Philip Haynes
ROLL OF A DETACHMENT OF CAPTAIN [CAMERON'S] COMPANY WHO VOLUNTEERED
ON SERVICE TO AMHERSTBURG.****
Sergts. George Howe
1 Thomas Humberstone 18 Asa Lee
2 Edward Thomson 19 Samuel Cochran
3 David Mitchell 20 Simeon Devins
4 Roderick McDonell 21 William Jones
5 Cornelius Flumerfeldt 22 Henry Stiver
6 John Matthews 23 John Tyner
7 John Ross 24 Charles Denison
8 Luther Rawlins 25 Abraham Burkholder
9 William Lawrence 26 Richard Thomson
10 Simcoe Wright 27 William Harley
11 William Myers 28 John Cawthra
12 Isaac White 29 Benjamin Runions
13 Robert Bright 30 Elias Anderson
14 Adam Ward
15 Johnson Yeomans
16 Abraham Culver
17 Francis Lee
*This name has three cancel lines drawn through it, thus making an
already doubtful name still more difficult to decipher.
**These crosses after certain names appear to be used as checkmarks,
the purpose of which is not clear.
***This name is cancelled, and the word "discharged" after the brace
relates to him only.
****This roll is written by a different band, and varies in some
respects from the former.
ROLL OF CAPT. CAMERON'S COMPARY REMAINING IN YORK
GARRISON, 30th JUNE, 1812.
Capt. Cameron PRIVATES.
Lt. McLean 16 Isaac Pilkington
Lt Ridout 17 Andrew Thompson-D
Sergt. Thomas Bright 18 Joseph Secord
Sergt. John Thomson 19 Peter Stoner
20 William Cornell
1 William Shaw 21 Andrew Kennedy-D
2 Michael Doyle 22 John Kennedy-D
3 Henry Hale 23 Henry Johnson-D
4 Jonathan Cawthra 24 Seth Cook
5 Philip Philips-D 25 Joseph Crawford
6 Eli Ludden dismissed 31 Augt 26 Henry Powell-D
7 Thomas Simpson 27 Thomas Major-D
8 Matthew Teowellegar 28 Edward Laurence-D
9 Richard Graham 29 Ebenezer Ransome-D
10 Samuel Lewis 30 Harnden Ellsworth* prisoner
11 Jacob Miller 31 George Allan deserted
12 Ozbern Cox discharged 21 Augt 1812 32 Stephen Kaul
33 Richard Kaul dismissed
13 Jeremiah Whipple-D 34 Philip Haynes**joined 18th
14 Hazen K. Cross-D August
15 John Couvillion
*See No. 60 In Roll 2.
PRIVATES OF CAPT. CAMERON'S COMP'Y TO WHOM LEAVE OF ABSENCE
HAS BEEN GRANTED, VIZ.
NAMES WHEN UNTIL RETURNED.
1812 1812 1812
Francis Lee 15 July 19th July 18th July
Andrew Thompson do do 18th July
William Cornell do do 18th July
Luther Rawlins do do 18th July
Thomas Simpson 16th July do 19th July
Matthew Tewilliger 17th do 25th July 25th July
Wm. Jones 17th do 25th do 24th July
Wm. Laurence 17th do 25th do 25th July
Johnson Nuomans*17th do 25th do 25th July
Andrew Kennedy 19th do 25th do 25th July
Eb. Ransome 19th do 25th do
Joseph Crawford 19th do 25th do 25th July
Henry Powell 19th do 25th do
Samuel Lewis 19th do 21st do 21st July
Simon Devins 22nd do 25th do 25th July
Charles Dennison25th do 26th do 26th July
John Kennedy 9th August 15th August 21st August
Andrew Kennedy do do do do
Edward Lawrence do do 28th August
Matthew Teowillegar do do 18 August 1812
Joseph Crawford do do 15th August
Peter Stoner 18th August 19th August 19th August
Mathias Twilliger 24th August 30th August
Saml Lewis 26th do 31 August 31 Augt
Joseph Crawford 29th Augt. 5 Sept'r retd 5 Sept'r
Richard Graham 30 do do
Peter Stoner do do retd 31 Augt.
John Kennedy do 3rd Sept retd 3d Sept'r
*Probably the same name, the name that appears on Roll No.1 as " Yeomans."
LIST OF DESERTERS FROM YORK GARRISON, 30TH JULY, 1812.
1 Henry Powell 6 Hazen K. Cross
2 Thomas Major. 7 Andrew Thomson
3 Ebenezer Ransom 8 William Cornell
4 Jeremiah Whipple 9 Joseph Secord
5 Henry Johnson. 10 Phillip Phillips
Harnden Elsworth retd 15th August 1812
the 9th August 1812
George Allan deserted 16th August 1812
John Kennedy deserted 16 Augt 1812 Returned 21st August 1812
Andw Kennedy deserted 16 Augt 1812 Returned 21st August 1812
Edwd Lawrence deserted 16 Augt 1812 Returned 21st August 1812
Thomas Major retd 28th August 1812
Henry Johnson retd 27 do do
LIST OF CAPT. CAMERON'S COMPANY
IN THE DETACHM'T TO THE HEAD OF THE LAKE.
Sergt McBride Thomas Simpson
Saml Lewis Jonath'n Cawthra
Michael Doyle Peter Stoner
Seth. Cook John Thomson Sergt
ROLL OF CAPT. CAMERON 5 COMPANY IN YORK GARRISON
29TH AUGUST, 1812.
Capt Cameron 9 Samuel Lewis
Lt McLean 10 Jacob Miller
Lt Ridout 11 John Couvilion
Sergts Thomas Bright 12 Isaac Pilkington
John Thomson 13 Peter Stoner
PRIVATES. 14 Andrew Kennedy
1 Wm. Shaw 15 John Kennedy
2 Michael Doyle 16 Henry Johnson
3 Henry Hale 17 Seth Cook
4 Jonathan Cawthra 18 Joseph Crawford
5 Eli Ludden discharged 19 Thomas Major
6 Thomas Simpson 20 Edward Lawrence
7 Matthew Teowelligar 21 Stephen Kaul
8 Richard Graham 22 John Bright
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