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Duncan Grant KRRNY

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Re: Duncan Grant KRRNY

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Here are my notes on Peter:

Could be Patrick or Phadrig.

Peter was born in Scotland, probably in Glenmoriston, Inverness-shire. He was a soldier in the KRRNY and received property in the Front in Charlottenburgh as a United Empire Loyalist. According to John Ban Grant's (his son) land petition, his service was distinguished. He lived in New York, in the Mohawk Valley, on Sir John Johnson's land prior to moving to Canada.

According to the Land Record with the Archives of Canada, OA Record Group 1, Series RG 1 - 515-4029. Peter was a Loyalist. He received land from the Crown for his service in the Revolutionary War. Received the E 1/2 of Lot 10 on the Front Concession of Glengarry known as Charlottenburgh. He was a soldier with the Kings Royal Regiment of New York.

Land Petition: I have ordered microfilms. The films on the LAC website do not have his online. John, his son's land petition dated Feb 7, 1803, mentions that he was the son of Peter Grant, a UE Loyalist.

John, his son lived on Lot 10, 1st Concession on the Front. I have that Warranty Deed. The Land was given to Peter Grant, Crown to Peter Grant, 1798/04/04. Duncan to John Grant 1807/05/30 then John Grant to Peter Jr. 1845/06/16. Evidently Peter either was dead or lived on another lot in 1807 when Duncan sold the lot to John at $0.

United Empire Loyalists Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario: Page 1061, Claim 984, Nov 1, 1787, Case of Peter Grant, late of Tryon Co.
Claimt. says he was in Sir John's first Batal. Was at La Chine in fall 83.
Is a nat. of Scot. Came to Amer. in 74. Settled on Sir Wm. J. Lands. Joined Sir John at first. Served all the War.
Had a Lease of 100 acres. Cleared 10 acres, built house, barn & Stable.
Los 4 Cows, 1 Ox, 1 Heifer, Utensils, furniture. Left the things at Home when he went away. The Rebels took them.

John McDonnell, Wits. (a good man)
Knew Claimt's Farm, 9 acres clear, saw 4 or 5 head horned Cattle.

The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York by Cruikshank and Watt:
Pg 226, Grant, Peter 1, Born: 1736-N.B.(North Britain) [75], Enlisted 19Jun76 [5], BN 1 (1st Battallion KKRNY), Highest Rank Held (Private), Service Details Ltlnf Coy, '76-78. [5,8,30] Munro's Coy, '80-'81, [40, T47], Ang McD's Coy, '82-'83, [75, T59]. Domicile/Trade Tryon, Wm Johnson's lands. Farmer. [T100]. Where Settled and With What Family Wife & two children exch'd to Canada, Nov 80, -T112] in '84, RT1, soldier, woman, two boys>10, girl<10. [100].

Early Ontario Settlers A Source Book, Norman K. Crowder:
Pg 37, 1794 Provisioning Lists Return of Disbanded Troops and Loyalists settled in Township No. 1 (Charlottenburgh) Mustered this Day 16th October 1784 (continued)- B143, Peter Grant, 1 man, 1 woman, 2 boys over 10, 1 girl under 10, 5 total, 4 1/2 rations per day, Family on their land. Other familiar names, John Cameron, Andrew Summers, Donald Grant, Jacob Summers, Duncan Grant, John Gratn, Alexr Grant,
Pg 143, 1786 Provisioning Lists-Loyalist Victualing List of Township No. 1 (Charlottenburgh) Commencing the 25th August and ending the 31st August 1786, G743, No. 13, Peter Grant 1 Man, 1 Woman, 2 Boys over 10, 1 Girl under 10, 4 1/2 Rations per day, 31 1/2 rations per week. Other familiar names: Andrew Summers, Duncan Gran, Alan Grant, Finlay Grant, John Cameron, Donald Grant, John Grant, Archd Grant, Wilm Chisholm, Peter Ferguson, Angus Grant, Alexr Grant, Peter Grant (single man), John MacLennan, Duncan Grant, James Grant, John Grant, Alexr Grant, Widow Grant, Duncan Grant, Jacob Summers,

Notes for research: Don't know his wife's name. Son John, Son Duncan, and Son Peter JR. I THINK! I think he is buried in the St. Andrews Church in Williamstown. In Alex Fraser's Gravestones of Glengarry, Volume 1 Williamstown, pg 112 is a notice "In memory of Peter Grant, a native of Glenmorrison, Inverness-shire, Scotland who died at Martintown, Glengarry, 19 November 1813 aged 74 years." That would make him born in 1739 so the dates don't match with the KKRNY date of 1736. He is buried near Andrew McLennan and William Chisholm. No wife is listed. Duncan Grant, U.E.L was married to Henny McLennan and is buried nearby.
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