Queen's Rangers - Hugh McKay


Hugh McKay was from Sutherlandshire, Scotland and an officer of the Queen's American Rangers Regiment of Foot during the American Revolutionary War. After the war he came to New Brunswick with many of his loyal soldiers and settled in the St. George area. He received three grants of land at Bonny River, north of St. George. He then divided this land among his soldiers, my ancestor Charles Cox was one of them. The following is one of the last musters of his company while in New York, prior to their departure to St. John, New Brunswick.

MUSTER ROLL of Captain Stair Agnew's Company, Queen's Rangers,
John Graves Simcoe, Esq., Lieut Colonel Commandant, from
25 February to 24 April 1783.

Nr Rank Name Remarks
Captain Agnew, Stair by leave of absence In England
1 Lieutenant McKay,Hugh
1 Ensign Haight, John .
1 Sergeant Appleby, Elnathan prisoner in country
2 " Kearn, Robert  "
3 " Gardner, Robert "
1 Corporal Lightfoot, John "
2 " Johnson, Jeremiah "
1 Drummer Ellis, Andrew within the lines
1 Private  Cox, Charles "
2 " Taylor, John "
3 " Gill, William prisoner in country
4 " Flint, James "
5 " Becket, James  "
6 " Armstrong, Thomas  "
7 " McConnell, Daniel  "
8 " Walters, John  within the lines
9 " Harris, John  "
10 " Tuttle, John  "
11 " Beaty, Thomas  "
12 " Wilson, George  prisoner in country
13 " Boswell, John  "
14 " Lesack, Robert "
15 Sumner, John  "
16 " Hunt, Joshua "
17 " Frier, Robert taken prisoner, 1 June, 1778
returned; deserted 1 Sept 1782
18 " Reynolds, James prisoner in country
19 " Thomas, George within the lines
20 " Britt, James prisoner in country
21 " Reynolds, John "
22 " Wise, John "
23 " Smith, Thomas "
24 " Miller, John  "

The above has been supplied courtesy of   Jon Cole
Nov 3,1999
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