Saturday, February 8, 2014

Petition Of Jacob Markle Signed By William Applegarth

Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)
Microform: c-2200
Petition #446c

Fort George
8 February 1816

Certified that Jacob Markle a Private in the 2nd Regt. of York Militia served the the Flank Company under my Command during the Summer of 1812 on the Niagara Frontier.....

William Applegarth

From The Gore District Militia of 1821-1824-1830 and 1838 ; [and] The Militia of West York and West Lincoln of 1804, with the lists of officers...:

William Applegarth was not a U. E. Loyalist. He came from Standrop, Durham, England, in 1791, and received the Crown Grant for the land in East Flamboro, known as "Oaklands." The first grist mill in the neighborhood was built by him in 1809, when sea salmon were plentiful at the Credit, and in his own mill stream. The mill was destroyed by fire in 1812.

His [William Applegarth's] wife was Martha Cooley, U. E. L., whose sister Mary (Polly) was the wife of Richard Hatt. John Applegarth, and his brother Joshua, followed William, their brother, to Canada in 1801, and John formed one of Capt. Samuel Hatt's company at Detroit in 1812. He opened the first store in the town of Hamilton after the war.

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