~Revolutionary War - Soldiers/Settlers,
New Brunswick Names~
84th REGIMENT (ROYAL HIGHLAND EMIGRANTS)
The Young Emigrants - Craigs of
The Magaguadavic, pub. 2005, - gives a good account
of a Revolutionary War - British/Loyalist unit - the 84th
REGIMENT, (Royal Highland Emigrants), - 2nd Battalion;
and Lieut. Sam BLISS & other soldiers who were early
settlers in Charlotte County, New Brunswick
1783/85. Many others from the Battalion, settled in Nova
Scotia - Annapolis, Kings, Hants, Colchester & Pictou
Counties, & PEI during the same time. Most of the
soldiers had been recruited in Atlantic-Canada, New England, NY
and "The Carolinas". During the War they
served at Forts in NS, NB & Nfld., and also in NewYork, GA,
SC, NC & VA.
I have compiled a draft Nominal Roll of the Batt'ln., & have gathered considerable detail, but still need more facts regarding the following men, most of whom would have been born in the 1750's or 1760's. I am seeking descendants or anyone else who has data about any of the soldiers listed below and might be able to advance this study. I hope that perhaps Enlistment Dates, Discharge Certificates, copies of Muster Rolls, etc., might be found.
Are there pertinent records at Digby,
Annapolis, Bridgetown, Kentvillle, Windsor, Halifax, Truro,
Pictou, etc. including birth, marriage, death,
occupation, place of settlement?
This request is being posted on Rootsweb lists: Annapolis, Digby, Kings, Hants, Halifax, Colchester & Pictou, along with the Charlotte County, NB ones. I will happily share information with anyone connected to the 84th Regiment, Regt. (RHE). I especially would be grateful for any assistance to improve the link between some of these soldier-settlers & the Regiment.
BURNS, John, destination unknown.
CALLAHAN, Richard, destination unknown.
CLARK,(E), John, destination unknown.
CONNORS, John, destination unknown.
CRAIG, John, Passamaquoddy.
CRANE, Israel, Passamaquoddy.
GRANT, William, Passamaquoddy
FOY, Christian, Passamaquoddy
GOSS, John, Passamaquoddy
LANE, John, Passamaquoddy
MACLEOD, John, Passamaquoddy
MCDONALD, Patrick, destination unknown.
MCGONIGLE, Edward, Passamaquoddy
MCKENZIE, Ken, Passamaquoddy
RYAN, James, Passamaquoddy
SMITH, John, Passamaquoddy
WILKINSON, Donald, Passamaquoddy
WISHART, James, Kings & St. John
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Cal Craig, Bonny River, NB, Canada