New Brunswick Loyalist Pensions

transcribed by Cleadie B. Barnett, C.G. (C)

Old Revolutionary Soldiers and Their Widows Pensions
A Petition For A Pension Under The Foregoing - Mary Morehouse

OLD REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS AND THEIR WIDOWS PENSIONS

            There is a lists of Pensioners found in the printed volumes of the Legislative Assembly papers, and there are files that support application for these pensions.  The records that follow are found in the volumes for 1843 and 1846, Appendix pp. xcvii to cxxi. Contact the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick for the support papers.

     A Schedule of Old Revolutionary Soldiers and their Widows chargeable on the Relief Fund, 1843.

            NEW BRUNSWICK.  Schedule of Persons now receiving Relief under the Acts for the Relief of the Old Soldiers of the Revolutionary War and their Widows, specifying their ages, the Counties in which they respectively reside, and the year in which relief was first granted, - Furnished in answer to Address if 8th February. {1843}

1843
CARLETON COUNTY                                  AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Gabriel Davenport         80     1939
  • David Gage                76     1841
  • John Johnson              83     1842
  • Ann Wheeler               68     1839
  • Sarah Lovely              80     1839
  • Abigail Tompkins          79     1839
  • Elizabeth Wright          58     1839
  • Miriam Dwyre              72     1841
  • Isabella Vail             71     1841
  • Lavina Carvill            77     1842
  • Elizabeth Giberson        71     1842
  • James Dyer                95     1839
  • George Sinnett           109     1840
  • Cornelius Akerman         89     1841
  • Mary Rheims               74     1839
  • Eunice Thompkins          83     1840
  • Mary Hallett              75     1840
  • Elizabeth Clarke          87     1841
  • Sarah Crane               80     1841
  • Catherine M'Donald        69     1841
  • Rachael Jackson           84     1842
  • Mary Green                73     1843
  • Mary Tidd                 67     1842
  • Sarah Ann Cox             67     1843
  • 1843
    CHARLOTTE COUNTY                                  AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Dugald Clarke              91     1841
  • Rachael Carrick            80     1840
  • Elizabeth Budd             67     1842
  • Experience Thompson        77     1840
  • Margaret Dodd              89     1840
  • Neal M'Bean                86     1839
  • Dorcas Kennedy             74     1840
  • Patience Hastay            61     1839
  • Sarah Lane                 68     1840
  • Sarah Wallace              67     1841
  • Niel M'Nichol              93     1839
  • Isabella Dow               73     1840
  • James Grierson             95     1839
  • Margaret Tucker            85     1840
  • Henry Hervey               91     1840
  • James Pratt                76     1840
  • Lydia M'Vicar              80     1840
  • Elijah Greenlaw            76     1841
  • John Hanover               86     1840
  • John Davidson              79     1840
  • Susanna Waltman            99     1840
  • Susanna Cox                66     1840
  • Esther Carmichael          81     1841
  • Patience M'Farlane         81     1841
  • Janet Carmichael           63     1841
  • Duncan M'Farlane           88     1841
  • Rachel Turner              87     1841
  • Sarah Haley                92     1841
  • John Black                 83     1840
  • Elizabeth M'Ilroy          65     1841
  • Ann Flinn                  72     1841
  • Hannah Linton              65     1842
  • Henry Pulk                 91     1841
  • Elizabeth Barber           89     1840
  • Ann Towers                 79     1839
  • Patience Russel            82     1840
  • Ann Hailey                 86     1839
  • Stephen Pendleson          80     1840
  • Nancy Leonard              74     1839
  • Elizabeth George           73     1839
  • Henry Myers                83     1840
  • Abigail Hooper             77     1839
  • Elizabeth Ferries          71     1839
  • David Quigley              84     1839
  • Jacob Britney              91     1839
  • Wm. N. Hawkins             89     1839
  • Ann Calder                 85     1840
  • Mary Hendrick              75     1839
  • Catherine Haycock          75     1839
  • 1843
    GLOUCESTER COUNTY                                  AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Charles M'Lauchlan          82     1842   (supposed dead)
  • 1843
    KENT COUNTY                                                 AGE       YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Henry Pirie                 85     1841
  • 1843
    KINGS COUNTY                                               AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Amelia King                 65     1840
  • Esther Marr                 63     ....
  • Mary Graham                 60     1842
  • William Solder              88     1841
  • Samuel Gorum                84     1842
  • Mary Davis                  54     1840
  • Mary Hatfield               83     1840
  • Jane Spragg                 76     1839
  • Parnell Benson              75     1840
  • Grace Shelton               70     1842
  • Elizabeth Pitt              70     1842
  • Ann Young                   72     1840
  • Sarah Curry                 76     1840
  • John M'Donald               75     1839
  • John Sherwood, Sr           81     1840
  • Hannah Whiting              68     1840
  • Eleanor Scribner            71     1840
  • Susannah Belyea             94     1840
  • Martin Austin               80     1839
  • John Britney                87     1840
  • Assaneth Ross               67     1839
  • Enoch Groom                 90     1840
  • Susannah Dann               72     1839
  • Elizabeth Gillies           71     1839
  • William Cox                 82     1840
  • Sarah Cole                  67     1840
  • John Cromwell               86     1842
  • John Smith                  79     1841
  • Mary Ogden                  88     1841
  • 1843
    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY                      AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Abigail Porter              76     1839
  • James Murphy                81     ....
  • Sarah Mitchell              68     ....
  • Susannah Beckwith           71     ....
  • John Noble                  85     ....
  • Sarah M'Intyre              71     1840
  • James M'Kinnon              73     ....
  • Amy Gun                     63     ....
  • Isabella M'Innes            69     ....
  • James Nowland              100     ....
  • Frederick Weaver            86     ....
  • Elizabeth Robertson         67     ....
  • Frazer Ross                 61     ....
  • Ann Parker                  84     1841
  • Mary M'Graw                 65     ....
  • William Babcock             85     1842
  • Huldah Traverse             65     1843
  • Mary M'Donald               75     ....
  • 1843
    QUEENS COUNTY                                              AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • James Appleby               79     1839
  • Barnet Manzer               94     1839
  • Mary Sands                  60     1839
  • Joseph Hoyt                 78     1839
  • William Cameron             78     1840
  • Sarah Foster                76     1839
  • Jeremiah Johnston           98     1840
  • Asher Vail                  80     1840
  • Catherine Thorn             73     1840
  • Elizabeth Green             81     1841
  • Peter Foshay                80     1841
  • Sarah Brannen               ..     1842
  • 1845 January Session     {£10 paid to all pensioners}
  • Ashur Vail                  85     Gagetown
  • William Cameron             83     Wickham
  • 1845 June Session
  • Joseph Hoyt                 84     Petersv.
  • Elizabeth Green             ..     Johnston
  • Mary Sands                  67     Waterbro.
  • James Appleby               85     do
  • Mary Farris                 81     - not paid / Lives in Canada or US
  • Sarah Delong                74     Hampstead
  • Catherine Thorne            78     Canning
  • = The above gives the ages of the recipients in the years stated in the headings. Dates near age are those when payments were first made.

    1843
    RESTIGOUCHE COUNTY                                 AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Thomas Ferguson             89     1840
  • James A. Dayle              79     1840
  • 1843
    SAINT JOHN COUNTY                                      AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Martha Campbell             68     1840
  • Phebe Buckhart              68     ....
  • John Stevens                89     ....
  • Rachel Ann Mills            66     ....
  • Abigail Alwood              80     ....
  • Jane Murphy                 56     1841
  • Dinah Kingsley              86     ....  {dead}
  • Huldah Debou                87     ....
  • Susannh Craft               88     1842
  • Catherine Bean              92     1840  {dead}
  • 1843
    SUNBURY COUNTY                                  AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Elizabeth Prieston       95     1839
  • Joseph Oblens            80     ....
  • Benjamin M'Donald        78     ....   (dead)
  • Eleanor Smith            80     ....   (dead)
  • Mary Howe                74     1840
  • Sarah Buckingham         72     ....
  • Sarah Creekmore          65     ....
  • Mariam Carr              66     ....   (since stopped)
  • Priscilla Grass          65     1841
  • Permelia M'Donald        76     1842   (dead)
  • 1843
    WESTMORLAND COUNTY                      AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Prudence Martin          74     1842
  • Isabella M'Almon         75     1839
  • Thomas Gordon            73     1842
  • Stephen Baxter           86     1841
  • Richard Budd             82     1840
  • Joseph Sears             94     1840
  • Enoch Gooden             68     1840
  • John Underwood           82     1840
  • John Ogden               79     1839
  • Hezekiah Lyon            84     1840
  • Susan Boiles             68     1839
  • 1843
    YORK COUNTY                                         AGE     YEAR OF RELIEF

  • Mary York               70     1839
  • Catherine M'Donald      66     ..
  • Nelly Cain              84     ..
  • Thomas Thornton         79     ..
  • Mary Kelly              67     ..
  • John Pond               77     ..
  • Sarah Bate              83     ..
  • John Moore              79     ..
  • Catherine Stewart       79     ..
  • John Manzer             84     ..     {since stopped}
  • Ann Munroe              60     ..
  • Abigail Sutherland      65     ..
  • Ann Collings            63     ..
  • Lavinia Carville        74     ..     {removed}
  • Musco Wright            88     ..
  • Nathaniel Seabrook      88     1839
  • Jacob Thompkins         ..     1840   {removed}
  • Catherine West          89     ....
  • Catherine Drake         74     ....   {dead}
  • Gershom Bonnell         82     ....
  • Holden Turner           80     ....
  • Mary Whitelock          75     ....
  • Lyman Gray              84     ....
  • William Cornelison      70     ....
  • Mary Reach              63     ....
  • Charles Hazelton        82     ....
  • Peter Allan             79     ....   {dead}
  • Sarah Anderson          70     ....
  • Mary Fisher             83     ....
  • Catherine Flint         83     ....
  • Andrew Rudh             74     ....
  • Elizabeth Chandler      75     ....
  • John Regan              72     ....
  • Isaac Mills             87     ....
  • Ann Grant               69     ....
  • Catherine Fero          72     ....
  • David Bruce             89     ....
  • Joshua Stone            85     ....
  • Ruth Todd               77     ....
  • Julianna Hillsgrove     90     ....
  • Ruth Beard              88     ....
  • Wm. M'Pherson           88     ....   {dead}
  • Donald M'Donald         85     ....
  • Isaac Adams             81     ....
  • Sarah Brown             66     ....   {removed}
  • Alexander M'Kenzie      84     ....
  • Martha Dunlap           59     ....
  • Timothy Heustis         74     1841
  • Sarah Young             82     ....
  • Mary Young              82     ....
  • Mary Fowler             97     ....
  • Lydia Sheppard          64     ....
  • Elizabeth Lawrence      56     ....
  • William Harper          83     ....
  • Joseph Madgett          85     1842
  • Lucy Ann Vance          81     ....
  • Dorcas Allan            69     ....
  • Sarah West              62     ....
  • Mary M'Pherson          78     ....
  • John Howard             72     ....
  • Elizabeth Brown         69     ....
  • 1846
    CARLETON COUNTY                               AGE         RESIDENCE

  • Cornelius Ackerman      92     Wakefield
  • George Sinnett         112     Brighton
  • James Dyer              98     Brighton
  • Elizabeth Brown         73     Wakefield
  • Mary Hallett            78     Brighton
  • Catherine M'Donald      72     Woodstock
  • Rachael Jackson         87     Woodstock
  • Elizabeth Clarke        90     Northhampton
  • Sarah Ann Cox           70     Woodstock
  • Mary Teed               73     Woodstock
  • Mary Green              76     Wicklow
  • Abigail Davenport       70     Northhampton
  • David Gage              78     Wicklow
  • Mary DeMerchant         76     Kent
  • Sarah Lovely            83     Brighton
  • Nancy Wheeler           70     Brighton
  • Abigail Tompkins        82     Brighton
  • Isabella Vail           74     Brighton
  • Elizabeth Wright        60     Kent
  • Elizabeth Holmes        71     Wicklow
  • 1846
    CHARLOTTE COUNTY                            AGE        RESIDENCE
    April Session:

  • Experience Thompson     79     St Andrews
  • Elizabeth Budd          69     do
  • David Quigley           86     Grand Manan
  • Susanna Wattman        101     St George
  • James Pratt             78     do
  • John Hanover            88     do
  • John Davidson           81     do
  • Susanna Cox             68     do
  • Elijah Greenlaw         79     do
  • Margaret Tucker         87     do
  • Ann Towers              81     St David
  • Rachael Turner          89     St Patricks
  • Janet Carmichael        65     do
  • Ann Flynn               74     do
  • Elizabeth M'Ilroy       67     do
  • Ann Harley              88     West Isles
  • Henry Myers             85     do
  • Nancy Leonard           76     do
  • Abigail Hooper          79     do
  • Mary Flinn              78     do
  • Sarah Lane              70     St Stephen
  • Elizabeth George        75     do
  • Margaret Dodd           91     do
  • John Black              85     Pennfield
  •     Note: "do" means "same as"

    Sept. Session:

  • Rachael Carrick         82     St Andrews
  • Mary Kendrick           77     CampoBello
  • Catherine Haycock       77     do
  • Sarah Wallace           69     St George
  • Isabella Dow            75     do
  • James Grierson          97     do
  • Hannah Linniken         67     St David
  • Neal M'Bean             88     St Stephen
  • Patience Russell        84     West Isles
  • Thomas M'Donald         89     do
  • Patience Hastay         63     St Stephen
  • Jacob Britney           93     Pennfield
  •     Note: "do" means "same as"

    1846
    KINGS COUNTY                                 AGE          RESIDENCE

  • Mary Worden          77     Greenwich
  • Jane Spragg          79     Springfield
  • Hannah Whiting       74     Kingston
  • John Britney         92     Greenwich
  • Elizabeth Pitt       73     Kingston
  • Mary Hatfield        87     Springfield
  • John McDonald        80     Springfield
  • Samuel Gorum         87     Kingston
  • Elizabeth Gillies    78     Springfield
  • Parnell Benson       82     Springfield
  • Pamelia King         69     Sussex
  • Ann Young            78     Kingston
  • Sarah Cole           77     Westfield
  • Sarah Curry          82     Kingston
  • Grace Shelton        73     Westfield
  • Susannah Dann        76     Springfield
  • Note: Not in on time:
  • Mrs. Asseneth Ross   75     Norton
  • William Cox          ..
  • Eleanor Scribner     ..
  • 1846
    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY       AGE       FIRST GRANTED

  • Abigail Porter       78     1839
  • James Murphy         83     1839
  • Sarah Mitchel        70     1839
  • Sarah Beckwith       73     1839
  • John Noble           87     1839
  • Sarah M'Intyre       73     1840
  • Jane M'Kinnon        75     1840
  • Amy Gunn             65     1840
  • Isabella M'Innis     71     1840
  • Frederick Weaver     88     1840
  • Elizabeth Robinson   69     1840
  • Frozen Ross          63     1840
  • Ann Parker           63     1841
  • Mary M'Graw          67     1841
  • William Babcock      87     1842
  • Hulda Travis         67     1843
  • Mary M'Donald        77     1843
  • RESTIGOUCHE COUNTY               AGE          FIRST GRANTED

  • James A. Doyle       83     Durham
  • SAINT JOHN COUNTY                   AGE       RESIDENCE

  • Elizabeth Ferris     73    St John
  • Phoebe Bookhout      75    do
  • Sussanna Craft       92    do
  • Hulda Debow          92    do
  • Jane Murphy          59    Par Portland
  • Abigail Alwood       85    St John
  •     Note: "do" means "same as"

    SUNBURY COUNTY                      AGE        RESIDENCE

  • Mary Howe         ca 81    Maugerville - widow of Nathaniel Howe
  • Priscilla Grass      68    Burton - widow of Jacob Grass
  • Joseph Obbens        87    Lincoln
  • WESTMORLAND COUNTY           AGE         RESIDENCE

  • John Underwood       87     Shediac
  • Isabella M'Almon     80     Hopewell
  • Prudence Martin      77     do
  • Enoch Gooden         73     Westmorl'd
  • Frederick Baxter     90     do
  • Thomas Gooden        76     do
  • Joseph Sears         99     Sackville
  • John Ogden           85     do
  • Richard Budd         87     Dorchester
  •     Note: "do" means "same as"

    YORK COUNTY                               AGE          RESIDENCE

  • Mary York            76     Fredericton
  • Julianna Hillsgrove  98     Fredericton
  • Gershom Bonnell      87     Fredericton
  • Ruth Todd            82     Douglas
  • Elizabeth Whitehead  61     Douglas
  • Joshua Stone         90     Douglas
  • Elizabeth Lawrence   60     Douglas
  • Lydia Shepherd       64     Douglas
  • Ruth Beard           91     Douglas
  • Lucy Ann Vance       86     Douglas
  • Anne Grant           71     Douglas
  • Anne Collins         71     St Marys
  • Abigail Sutherland   69     St Marys
  • Anne Munro           62     St Marys
  • Donald M'Donald      94     St Marys
  • John Pond            82     St Marys
  • Anne Bruce           65     St Marys
  • Mary Whitlock        79     St Marys
  • William Harper       86     Pr. Wm.
  • Elizabeth Chandler   80     Pr. Wm.
  • John Rigar           78     Pr. Wm.
  • Andrew Rush          78     Pr. Wm.
  • Martha Dunlap        67     Southampton
  • Thomas Thornton      85     Southampton
  • Sarah Brown          70     Southn.
  • Sarah Anderson       77     Southn.
  • Catherine Flint      78     Southn.
  • Nathaniel Seabrook   83     Dumfries
  • Sarah West           64     Kingsclear
  • Mary Kelly           81     Kingsclear
  • John Hayward         73     Kingsclear
  • Mary Keach           72     Queensbury
  • Charles Hazelton     88     Queensbury
  • William Cornelison   77     Queensbury
  •     {Signed: Geo. J. Dibblee, Clerk Peace, York County.}

    A hand written set of records for Kings County were found in MC 2, Kings County, at PANB.  They have additional names recorded below.

    July 1839                                         paid

  • John Whitnack     27 Nov
  • Martin Austin     28 Oct
  • Richard McDonald  22 Oct
  • Hannah Odell       6 Nov
  • Jarvis Worden     26 Nov
  • March 1840                                    paid
  • Ann McKenzie       7 Jul
  • Jane Murphy        9 Jul
  • Isaac Corson      23 Jun
  • October 1840                                          paid
  • Amos Young        14 Jul 1841
  • William Wright    18 Feb 1841
  • John Cronk        26 Jan 1841
  • Jane Nase          3 Mar 1840
  • October 1841                                         paid
  • William Pitt      19 Jan 1842
  • {The fact these people are not on the later list MAY mean they died or moved away.}

    A PETITION FOR A PENSION UNDER THE FOREGOING MARY MOREHOUSE

    {Mrs. Elizabeth Sewell, knowing my interest in the Morehouse line, gave me a copy of papers on file for Mary Morehouse, d/o Daniel & Jane.  This is the Morehouse family whose home was moved to the Kings Landing Historical Site in recent years. This is a sample of what you might find in these petitions. Not every petition had the same type of material.}

            Following is Mary's petition, and a marriage certificate which represent the file used to secure her pension.

    To the Queen's Most Excellent
    Majesty.  May it Please your Majesty.
         The humble Petition of Mary Morehouse of the Parish of Queensbury in the County of York, the Province of - New Brunswick.  Most Humbly Sheweth -
         That Petitioner is the only Daughter of the late Daniel Morehouse {late Quartermaster on the half pay of the Queen's American Rangers} and of Jane his wife, who were lawfully married as by the accompanying Certificate of Marriage will appear.
         That Petitioners Father came to your Majesty's Province of New Brunswick in the year 1783, having previously served in the cause of his King, a period of Seven Years in the Revolutionary War in North America and that he was in the receipt of a Quartermaster's halfpay from the time of his arrival in this Province until his decease in 1835.
         That the Queen's American Rangers was one of Four Regiments raised during the Revolutionary War in America, who were put on the same footing with regard to pay, Pensions, e&c. as Regiments of the Line raised in Great Britain.
         That Petitioners Father has not preferred any claim, neither has received any compensation other than his halfpay and Military Location of Land, for Losses sustained by reason of leaving his native place on account of Loyalty to his Majesty's Predecessors, and attachment to the British Constitution.
         That Petitioner's Mother died in 1830, and previous to the decease of Petitioners Father and consequently did not receive any Pensions from Government, and Petitioner being born 1st. April 1784 is now nearly 59 years of age, and being unmarried, is since the decease of her Father dependant on her Brothers for support and maintenance.  Petitioner's age precluding her from much exertion in supporting herself.
         Your Petitioner therefore most humbly prays Your Majesty to grant her in consideration on her Father's Service and Loyalty to Your Gracious Majesty's Predecessors, such an allowance towards your Petitioners relief, as to your Majesty may seem meet.
         And your Majesty's Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray -
    Queensbury 24th
    March 1843 Mary Morehouse

    The marriage licence:

    There are to Certify, That Daniel Morehouse and Jane Gill, of Lancaster, by authority of a licence dated the same day were lawfully joined in Matrimony the thirtieth Day of April - in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and eighty three per me, Witness my Hand, Henry Muhlenburg. C.D.M.

    {NOTE: Henry Muhlenburg was a Lutheran pastor at Lancaster, Penn. / from Donald Wright.}


    Updated:Saturday, 07-Dec-2002 11:48:05 MST