Thursday, July 10, 2014

Prince Edward Militia And Its Training Site

The Militia of Adolphustown, Fredericksburgh, Ernesttown, and probably of Kingston were accustomed to meet on Finkle's Place below the wind mill, before the war 1812. Strange as it may now seem, the place for training of the Prince Edward Militia was for many years at Grassy Point in the Sixth Town. All the way, not only from the extreme point of Marysburgh, but from Amherst Island, and from the western part of Ameliasburgh, the sparsely settled inhabitants were wont to come, by anything but even roads, to this point for their stated training. They met at this place until the year 1800, after which they all met at Hallowell, Picton. Those from Ameliasburgh required two days to reach the training place. Some years later a second place was allowed. [Source]

(Partial) Muster Roll and Pay List of the Prince Edward Sedentary Militia (same militia organization?):

Microfilm t-10383   (Image 601)
War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, RG 9 1B7
Library and Archives Of Canada

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