Kingston Branch UEL Library Catalogue

Note that some titles may be listed under more than one category. This catalogue is intended as a thematic guide rather than a shelf-list.
Thanks to branch librarian E.J. Chard for compiling this list, updated to September 2006.

I.      KINGSTON/ONTARIO LOYALISTS:

  1. Primary References for Kingston and District Loyalists
  2. Primary References in Three-Ring Binders and Large Books
  3. Kingston Area Loyalist Books
  4. Ontario Loyalist Books
  5. Loyalist Family History Collection
  6. Brief Loyalist Family History Collection
  7. Loyalist Genealogical Sources

II.    VITAL STATISTICS SOURCES:

  1. Census Records
  2. Church Records
  3. Cemetery Records

III.   MAPS OF KINGSTON AREA LOYALISTS

IV.    QUEBEC LOYALIST BOOKS

V.    MARITIME LOYALIST BOOKS:

  1. New Brunswick
  2. Nova Scotia
  3. Prince Edward Island

VI.   MILITARY

VII.   STORIES AND NOVELS ABOUT LOYALISTS



I-A. PRIMARY REFERENCES FOR KINGSTON AND DISTRICT LOYALISTS (arranged according to usefulness) (Book Rack No.1):

Loyalist Lineages of Canada 1783-1983, Vol. I, compiled by the Toronto Branch, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, published by Generation Press, Agincourt, 1984. This book is a compilation of vital statistics and Loyalist family lineages from approved members’ applications from all branches that have been deposited at the Dominion Headquarters since 1971. Each entry has been checked with primary and documentary resources. ISBN 0-920830-24-2, index, 897 pp.

Loyalist Lineages of Canada, Vol. II, Part I, A to M compiled by the Toronto Branch, United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, published by John Deyell Co., 1991. ISBN 0-9695178-2-3, 1 to 728 pp, index for Parts 1 and 2, 262 pp

Loyalist Lineages of Canada, Vol. II, Part 2, M to W compiled by the Toronto Branch, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, published by John Deyell Co., 1991. ISBN 0-9695178-2-3, 729 to 1563 pp, index for Parts 1 and 2, 262 pp

Loyalists In Ontario: The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada by William D. Reid, published by Hunterdon House, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1973. Vital statistics of Loyalists, spouses and children arranged alphabetically. Excellent for initial use. Added index of stray names 55 pp; addenda, 418 pp

Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, 1904, Part I by Alexander Fraser, Provincial Archivist. Printed by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Toronto, 1905. Section on United Empire Loyalists: Enquiry into the Losses and Services in Consequence of their Loyalty, Evidence in the Canadian Claims, 704 pp. (Note: index for part I is at end of Vol, Part II.)

Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, 1904, Part II by Alexander Fraser, Provincial Archivist. Printed by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Toronto, 1905. Twelve hundred and eighteen Loyalist claims and legal proceedings are recorded, 57 pp of index for both Part I and II, 705-1436 pp

The Parish Register of Kingston, Upper Canada 1785-1811: Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals, Recorded in St. George's Cathedral, by A.H. Young of the Kingston Historical Society, Kingston, Ontario. Published by The British Whig Publishing Co. Ltd, 1921, illus, notes, index, 217 pp

The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884. The Celebrations at Adolphustown, Toronto and Niagara with an appendix containing copy of the U.E. List in Crown Lands. Published by the Centennial Committee, Rose Publishing Co., Toronto, 1885 and preserved in the Crown Lands Department at Toronto. Includes “Old U.E. List” that lists the U.E. Loyalists' residence and descendants. Includes Cataraqui. 334pp

Early Ontario Settlers: A Source Book by Norman K. Crowder, published by Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1993. ISBN 0-8063-1375-7. The book is mainly lists of Returns of Loyalists and Settlers, Disbanded Troops and Men, Women, Children and Servants, with remarks and location. All areas covered from Detroit to Quebec. It is a clear, quick and easy documented source. Source notes, biblio 30 pp, index, 239 pp.

Ontario People, 1796-1803. Transcribed and annotated by E. Keith Fitzgerald with introduction and index by Norman K. Crowder, published by Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, Baltimore, 1993. ISBN 0-8063-1366-8. Material taken from the National Archives; charts of the Loyalists in the Districts of Eastern, Midland, Home and Western; biblio, locations in Upper Canada, 20 pp; index; 250 pp

(contained in Book Rack No.2):

The New Loyalist Index Vol. I, by Paul J. Bunnell, F.A.C.G., U.E.; published by Heritage Books Inc., Maryland, 1989, ISBN 1-55613-234-4. Factual, gives following in code: line 1 - name of Loyalist and source code; line 2 - vital statistics if available; line 3 - home if available and where settled; line 4 - regiment, rank and claim made. Loyalists listed alphabetically.

The New Loyalist Index Vol. II, by Paul J. Bunnell, F.A.C.G., U.E., published by Heritage Books Inc., Maryland, 1996. ISBN 0-7884-0400-8. More descriptive than Vol. I and specific of settlement in present Canada. Alphabetically arranged, index of buried names, 218 pp.

The New Loyalist Index Vol. III, by Paul J. Bunnell, F.A.C.G., U.E., published by Heritage Books Inc., Maryland, 1998. ISBN 0-7884-0987-5. More detail given than in former volumes. Alphabetically arranged, 177 pp.

Ontario Families, Vol. I and II (Combined): Genealogies of United Empire Loyalist and other Pioneer Families of Upper Canada by Edward M. Chadwick. Published 1894, reprinted 1970 and 1983 by Hunterdon House, Lambertville, New Jersey. Contains numerous separate Loyalist family histories and genealogical lists from across Ontario. Vol. I includes addenda, index, 215 pp; combined with Vol. II, 110 families, addenda, index, 207 pp.

The Loyalist Trail. Loyalist Settlement, Cataraqui and The List of Loyalists of 5 Townships by R.M. Bruce, privately printed; Part I - History of the American Revolution; Part II - The Loyalist Settlement: Cataraqui Townsite, Townships 1 to 5 from Cataraqui to Adolphustown and Mohawk Township. Lists all male Loyalist settlers and their regiments or as Associated Loyalists and those on Carleton Island, Part III - Documents. The Loyalist Trail refers to the route traveled by the Loyalists, that is, from Kingston by No.2 and No. 33 Highways to Trenton. Illus, maps, 168 pp

Lunenburgh or the Old Eastern District by J.F. Pringle; published originally in 1890 by Standard Printing House, Cornwall, republished by Mika Publishing Co., Belleville, 1972. Content includes causes of events from 1750 up to the Revolutionary War; lists of first Loyalist settlers, disbanded troops; settlement from Cataraqui to Cornwall — detailed account; regiment rolls, genealogical charts, appendix 77 pp, index, 421 pp

To Their Heirs Forever by Eula C. Lapp, published by Mika Publishing Co., Belleville, Ontario, 1977. ISBN 0-919303-15-3. A detailed account of the author's ancestry mainly Carscallen family and other connections, as they left Germany in 1709 and went to Ireland, then Camden Valley, NY, Quebec, the Royal Townships, Cataraqui Townships and Quinte, to settle mostly in Kingston region. Appendix 25 pp, notes 28 pp, illus, charts, index, 390 pp

Voyage of a Different Kind: The Associated Loyalists of Kingston and Adolphustown by Larry Turner, published by Mika Publishing Company, Belleville, 1984. ISBN 0-919303-81-1, extensive well-documented material on the Kingston Loyalists, illus, map, appendices, brief Loyalist biographies, biblio, tables, charts and index, 180 pp

Rolls of Provincial (Loyalist) Corps, Canadian Command American Revolution Period prepared by Mary Beacock Fryer and Lt-Col Wm.A. Smy, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1981. ISBN 0-919670-56-3. The book lists all the members of the various corps, giving rank, names, origin, service and remarks for Royal Highland Emigrants 84th Foot; King's Royal Reg't of New York; Butler's Rangers; The Loyal Rangers; and the King's Rangers, map, 104 pp

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B. PRIMARY REFERENCES FOR KINGSTON AND DISTRICT (in Three-Ring Binders)(Book Rack No. 3)

Crown Patents Within the Geographical Township of Kingston in the Province of Ontario, from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Crown Land Registry Office of the Surveyor General. A Land Index Listing Crown Deeds for Kingston Township, 153 pp

Crown Patents Within the Geographical Township of Ernestown (Loyalist Township) in the Province of Ontario from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Crown Land Registry, Office of the Surveyor General. A Land Index Listing Crown Deeds for Ernestown (Loyalist) Township, 66 pp

The Parish Register of Kingston Upper Canada 1785-1811 (St. George's Cathedral 1785-1811), Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals. [copy] Blue one-inch thick, three-ring binder, index.

Report on Canadian Archives, 1891, by Douglas Brymner, Archivist, Ottawa. Settlements and Surveys of Niagara, Cataraqui and Kingston Townships, Quinte, etc., Upper Canada State Papers, - all names given on last 177 pages

Sources for Loyalist Research in Queen's University Archives, blue duo-tang, 7 pp

Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists 1784-1884, celebration at Adolphustown, Toronto and Niagara, index, appendix B, 191 pp

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C. KINGSTON AREA LOYALIST BOOKS (Book Rack No.4)

Sir John Johnson, Loyalist Baronet, by Earle Thomas; published by Dundurn Press, 1986. ISBN 1-55002-012-9. "Father" of the United Empire Loyalists and his life with the Indians, Royal Yorkers, the Loyalists. Appendix A, B, C, biblio, illus, index, 191 pp

Kingston, The King's Town by James A. Roy, published by McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, 1952. James A. Roy was a Professor of English for thirty years at Queen's University. Chapter 3, pp15-21: Carleton Island, John Collins, Maj. Ross, Molly Brant, Peachey the artist, R. Cartwright, etc. Chapter 4: Michael Grass, Loyalists arrive, Rev. John Stuart, early Kingstonians. The book is mostly devoted to Kingstonian names, dates, events up to 1950, related with absorbing interest that makes Kingston impressive in Canada's history; biblio. 8 pp, illus, index, 364 pp

History of Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, from 1749-1879 by Thad W.H. Leavitt, published by Recorder Press, Brockville, 1879, re-printed by Mika Publishing Co., Belleville, 1986. Includes many biographical sketches, illus, index 33 pp, 200 pp

Ernestown, Rural Spaces, Urban Places by Larry Turner, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1993. ISBN 1-550002-187-7. Survey of history – pre-history before 1784 to the present; illus, maps, endnotes, biblio, index, 283 pp

Heritage Kingston by J. Douglas Stewart and Ian E. Wilson. Published by Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, 1973. Chapter III, pp 31-68 – the Kingston Loyalists. illus, notes, index, 218 pp

Lilacs and Limestone: An Illustrated History of Pittsburgh Township, Ontario, 1787-1987 by William J. Patterson [an Honorary Vice President of the U.E.L. Association of Canada for many years and a retired superintendent of history for Upper Canada Village]. Published by the Pittsburgh Historical Society, 1989. ISBN 0-96933944-0-3. Profusely illustrates fascinating bicentenary history, 336 pp

Frontenac, Lennox-Addington Ontario Illustrated Atlas by J.H. Meacham & Co., Toronto, 1878 (original). Donated by Charles F. Young. Contents: township, city, town and village maps. Pictorial, historical and biographical sketches, 109 pp. Note: this volume may not be borrowed.

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D. ONTARIO LOYALIST BOOKS “Arranged according to usefulness.”

Ontario Families, Vol. I and II (combined): Genealogies of United Empire Loyalist and other Pioneer Families of Upper Canada by Edward M. Chadwick. Published 1894, reprinted 1970 and 1983 by Hunterdon House, Lambertville NJ. Contains numerous separate Loyalist family histories and genealogical lists from across Ontario. Vol. I includes addenda, index, 215 pp; combined with Vol. II, 110 families, addenda, index, 207 pp

Lunenburgh or the Old Eastern District by J.F. Pringle, published originally in 1890 by Standard Printing House, Cornwall, re-published by Mika Publishing Co., Belleville, 1972. Content includes causes of events from 1750 leading up the Revolutionary War; lists of first Loyalist settlers, disbanded troops; settlement from Cataraqui to Cornwall-detailed account; regiment rolls, genealogical charts. Appendix 77 pp, index, 421 pp

Rolls of Provincial (Loyalist) Corps, Canadian Command American Revolution Period prepared by Mary Beacock Fryer and Lt-Col Wm.A. Smy, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1981. ISBN 0-919670-56-3. The book lists all the members of the various corps, giving rank, names, origin, service and remarks for Royal Highland Emigrants 84th Foot; King's Royal Reg't of New York; Butler's Rangers; The Loyal Rangers; and the King's Rangers, map, 104 pp

Historical Sketches of Prince Edward County (Ontario) by W.K. Burr, printed by the Picton Gazette Publishing Co., Picton, Ontario, 1974. Extensive contents of Loyalist family histories and stories, also cemeteries and church county records. Illus, detailed table of contents, 364 pp

The Butler Bicentenary: Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Colonel John Butler (1728-1796), published by Colonel John Butler (Niagara) Branch U.E.L. Association. ISBN 0-9682277-1-6. Each of the five chapters is written by a special author. Chapters deal with John Butler of Niagara, Molly Brant, Butler and the Indians, Butler before the American Revolution, Butler's Rangers, and the Loyalist settlement. Maps, census records, references, 86 pp

Loyalist Settlements, 1783-1789, New Evidence of Canadian Loyalists Claims, the Archives of Ontario Research and transcription by W. Bruce Antliff, published by Ministry of Citizenship and Culture, Ontario, Toronto, 1985. ISBN 0-7743-9890-6. Proceedings of The Loyalist Commissioners in Halifax, NS, St. John, NB, Quebec and Montreal, 1786-87. Omissions from Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for Ontario, index to the evidence, 33 pp, index, 423 pp

United Empire Loyalists: Pioneers of Upper Canada by Nick and Helma Mika, published by Mika Publishing Company, Belleville, 1976. ISBN 0-91930309-0. Exceptionally well illustrated, entertaining survey of the history of the United Empire Loyalists from the onset of the American Revolution to this century, and the placing of a commemorative plaque beside Ontario Legislature in 1967. Illus, maps, index, 256 pp

The Loyalists, Revolution, Exile, Settlement, by Christopher Moore; published by McClelland and Stewart Inc, 1984. ISBN 0-7710-6093-9. Part one Revolution, Part two Exile, Part three Settlement New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Upper Canada 1784-1800; notes, biblio, index, 280 pp

Loyalist Mosaic, A Multi-Ethnic Heritage, by Joan Magee, published by Dundurn Press, 1984. ISBN 0-919670-85-7, illus, colour, maps, notes, index, 246 pp

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E. BOUND LOYALIST FAMILY HISTORIES   (see also Brief family histories, below)

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F. BRIEF LOYALIST FAMILY HISTORIES (Also refer to Regular Individually Bound Family Histories)

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G. LOYALISTS' GENEALOGICAL SOURCES and Specific References to Assist a Person to Search and Document One's Family for UEL Application

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II. VITAL STATISTICS SOURCES

A. CENSUS RECORDS

1851 Census of Kingston Township, Frontenac County, Canada West, transcribed trom Public Archives, Microfilm Reel No. 11721 compiled by John Buck for the Kingston and District Branch, United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, November 1984. Index, 66 pp

Census 1851 of Kingston Township by Russ Waller, revised 1988, index, 114 pp

Census 1861, City of Kingston, Frontenac County by Russ Waller, revised, 1990. Index, 262 pp

Census 1851 Portland & Hinchinbrooke Townships, Frontenac County by Russ Waller, revised 1988, index, 60 pp

Census 1851 Wolfe Island by Russ Waller, revised 1988, index, 62 pp

Census 1851 Richmond Township by Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1985, 129 pp

Index to the 1871 Census in Ontario: Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, Addington, by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, 1988, 315 pp

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B. CHURCH RECORDS

Reverend John Stuart, Anglican Parish Register, Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals, Kingston, Upper Canada 1784-1811, copied by Russ Waller, 1990. Illus, index, 87 pp

Anglican Registers 1787-1814, Rev. John Langhorn, Rector of Ernestown, Upper Canada. Published by Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1980, includes marriages, baptisms, burials, index, 105 pp

Parish Register of St. George's Cathedral, Kingston, Pewholders, 1794-1803, blue duo-tang cover, 8 pp

Lutheran Church Record, 1793-1832, transcribed from the Ontario Historical Society "Papers and Records", 1987. ISBN 1-55034-009-3, index, 67 pp

Presbyterian Register 1800-1841, Rev. Robert James Mcdowall, Missionary to Upper Canada. Published by Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1980. Includes mainly marriages and baptisms, index, 92 pp

Hay Bay Church, Canada's Oldest Methodist Church, First Built in 1792. Published by the United Church of Canada, 1962. History of the Church, pamphlet, illus, 18 pp

Checklist of Parish Registers of Canada, 1981. ISBN 0-662-51495-5, 97 pp

United Church, White Church at Morven, 1856. The history of the succession of church at Morven and circuit. Pages 18 to 22 list baptisms of children with names of parents from 1790 to 1823. Photos and history of each Minister, illus, maps, 59pp

Vital Statistics Copied from British Whig of 1876, 1878, 1895, 1896 by John E. Buck. Bound in one and one-half inch three-ring binder.

Vital Statistics Copied from Late 1970s Whig-Standard by Grace Street. Bound in one and one-half inch three-ring binder.

Farmersville Marriages (Athens): Yonge Township, Leeds County, ON 1858-1896, by Edwin A. Livingston, CD, U.E., 1986. Extensive lists, ISBN 0-92099222-6, 36 pp

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C. CEMETERY RECORDS

Cataraqui Cemetery Records, Vol. I, Burial Register 1853-1875, by the Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1987. Includes all-denominational Protestant Cataraqui (Kingston) cemetery records. ISBN 0-920036-99-6, 81 pp

Cataraqui Cemetery Records, Vol. III, Burial Register, 1888-1900, by the Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1987. ISBN 1-55034-000-X, 63 pp

Cataraqui Cemetery of the Cataraqui United Church, from "Loyalist Graves In The Bay of Quinte", by Dr. H.C. Burleigh, also History of the First Methodist Church in Kingston Township, 90pp, along with numerous pamphlets, in dark green three-ring binder

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kingston, by Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society 1986, ISBN 0-920036-91-0, index, 201 pp

Sydenham Cemetery, Frontenac County, Loughborough Township. Recorded by Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1985. ISBN 0-920016-84-8, index, 46 pp

Parham & Wagarville Cemeteries, Hinchinbrooke Township. Transcribed by Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1986. ISBN 0-92003696-1, index, 32 pp

Latimer Cemetery, Storrington Township, Frontenac County. Transcribed by Robert A. Little for the Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1986. Burials since 1830s. ISBN 0-920036-95-3. Includes Spooner Vanluven (Battersea) and Snook Cemeteries, illus, index, 20 pp

Desert Lake and Wilmer Cemeteries, Loughborough Township, and Opinicon Cemetery, Storrington Township, Frontenac County. Recorded by Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1981. illus, index, 46 pp

Mountain Grove and St. John's Cemeteries, Olden Township, Frontenac County. Transcribed by Ron and Ruth Brittain for the Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1985. Burials from 1951. ISBN 0-92003697-X, illus, index, 18 pp

Adolphustown, South and North Fredericksburg, County of Lennox and Addington. Transcribed by Kingston Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1981, index, 110 pp

History of New Oswegatchie (Augusta Twp., Ontario) and the Blue Church Cemetery, 1780-1986 by Edwin A. Livingston. ISBN 0-920992-03-X, its history, burials and inscriptions, and some genealogies and bibliographies from cemetery records, illus, alphabetical lists, sources of information, 147 pp

Lansdowne Cemetery, Twp., Leeds and Grenville County. Published by Leeds & Grenville Branch 1982, Ontario Genealogical Society. ISBN 0920300-27-8, index, 32 pp

North Augusta Cemeteries, Augusta Twp., Grenville County. Recorded by The Grenville County Historical Society. Includes North Augusta Presbyterian Church Cemetery; St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery, and Sandy Hill United Cemetery. ISBN 0-920300-37-5, index, 46 pp

Maynard Cemetery, includes Soldier's Memorial Monument, Augusta Township, Grenville County. Published by Leeds & Grenville Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. ISBN 0-920300-45-6, index

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III. MAPS OF THE KINGSTON AREA LOYALISTS

Located in the Branch Library in a large Map Carrying Case (These maps are not for loan, but may be consulted at the time of branch meetings. The 11 maps listed below were donated to the Library by E.J. Chard, November, 1992.)

  1. Kingston Township, Original Plan, 1797 Ministry of Natural Resources, Survey Records, Original Plan, Kingston Township - Micro #1424 B20, Kingston, 25th March 1797, Alex Aitken, District Surveyor, Midland District
  2. Ernestown Township [Loyalist Twp] Original Plan, 1783, with the Proprietors' names in the Lots. Ministry of Natural Resources, Survey Records, Original Plan, Ernestown Township, Micro #97935.B2. Plan of Township of Ernestown in the District of Mecklenburg, Survey in 1783 by John Collins, District Surveyor General
  3. Kingston Township Map, 1783, Ontario Archives Ref: C-22 Kingston Townships FACS (1783). Ontario's First Survey for Settlement, copy of Survey by John Collins, D.S.G. 27th October 1783. Township No. 1 was located at Cataraqui in the Province of Quebec and is now part of the City of Kingston and the Township of Kingston, Ontario. Dorothy Geiger, 1983. Original survey map held in the Public Record Office, London, England.
  4. Plan of Kingston Map with Military Reservations, 1815, Ontario Archives Ref: C-22, Plan of Kingston, FACS #18. Upper Canada Office of the Surveyor General. Plan of the Town of Kingston Shewing Its Environs Three Miles of the East and West sides thereof and Six Miles to the Northward of Said Town. 21 st October 1815. Facsimile No. 18 Canadian Heritage Publishers [ca. 1980]. Original held Public Record Office, London, England.
  5. Kingston Township Map, 1850, C277-1-220-0-4, from Ontario Archives Ref: C-22 Kingston 1850 (Copy of 1797 map). Copy of Alex Aitken's plan, dated 25th March 1797, showing the subdivisions of the Townships into School Sections, March 20th, 1850.
  6. Ernestown Township Patent Plan Map, Ontario Archives Ref: RC-1-100 (81), Patent Plan Emestown A-8. Granted names by lots, First to Seventh Concessions.
  7. Map of Fredericksburgh Township Patent Plan, Ontario Archives LG1-100 (A-8) Patent Plan South Fredericksburgh
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  9. North and South Fredericksburgh Township Patent Plan Map, Ontario Archives Ref: RG-1-100 (No.8-) Patent Plan North and South Fredericksburgh Townships.
  10. Wolfe Island Township Map, Patent Plan. Township of Wolfe Island includes Simcoe Is., Garden Is., Horseshoe Is., and Bayfield Is. Copy of Chewett's Plan. Ontario Archives Ref: RG-1-100 (C-69) Patent Plan Wolfe Island.
  11. Pittsburgh Township Map - Patents Plan, 1878, Ontario Archives Ref: RG-1-100, (C-27). See file 137982 (not official Patent Plan). This plan taken from Atlas published by J.H. Meacham & Co., 1878 and donated by Registry Office at Kingston showing the method used in laying patents on plan. Lots in the Township of Pittsburg were according to Concessions numbered northward from the lake on the west boundary of the township.
  12. Amherst Island Township Patent Plan, 1790. Patented to the Hon. Sir Johnson Baronet. Shoreline surveyed by Alex Aitkens, 1790. Archives of Ontario RG-l-100 + C-106, Map #17.

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IV. QUEBEC LOYALIST BOOKS

History of the Eastern Townships, Quebec, 1869, in Three Parts by Mrs. C.M. Day, printed by John Lovell, Montreal, 1869; re-printed by Mika Publishing Co., Belleville, 1989. ISBN 0-921341-28-8, with index of 25 pp, 475 pp

The Loyalists of Quebec, 1774-1825 by Heritage Branch, United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada (John Ruch, compiler). Published by Price-Patterson Ltd., Montreal, 1989. A diverse coverage of Quebec Loyalists, centering mainly on Montreal area, biblio, appendix, charts, index, 500 pp

Loyalists of the Eastern Townships of Quebec, 1783-84; 1983-84, Bicentennial by Bicentennial Book Committee, Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch, The United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, Stanbridge East, Quebec, June 1984. Mostly historical sketches, biographical descriptions, annals, narratives, illus, 210 pp

History of Brome County, Quebec, from the Dates of the Grants of Land Therein to the Present Time with Records of Some Early Families, Vol. II by Rev. Ernest M. Taylor, published by the Brome County Historical Society, printed by John Lovell & Son, Ltd., Montreal, 1937, genealogy of 55 pp, illus, maps, appendix, 297 pp

Nicholas Austin, the Quaker and the Township of Bolton by Harry B. Shufelt. Published by the Brome County Historical Society, Knowlton, Que, 1971. Story of Nicholas Austin, 1736-1821, relating his obtaining a grant of land in Lower Canada in township of Bolton, Illus,. appendix, tables, charts, chapter notes, index, 230 pp

History of the Counties Argenteuil, Quebec and Prescott, Ontario by C. Thomas, re-printed by Mika Publishing Co., 1981; originally published, Montreal, 1896. ISBN 0-919302-55-2, index to names 25 pp, index, 694 pp

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V. MARITIME LOYALIST BOOKS

A. NEW BRUNSWICK

Early Marriage Records of New Brunswick: Saint John City and Country from the British Conquest to 1839 by B. Wood-Hold, published by Holland House Inc., Saint John, N.B., 1986. Marriage lists in chronological order, listed separately from churches in the area. Appendix, biblio, index, 359 pp

Greener Pastures: The Loyalist Experience of Benjamin Ingraham [of Fredericton, NB] by Earle Thomas, published by Mika Publishing Co., Belleville, ON, 1983. ISBN 0-919303-76-5. A fascinating story that conveys the rigorous life of a well known Loyalist. Illus, map, notes 19 pp, biblio, index, 243pp

The Loyalists of New Brunswick, by Esther Clark Wright, printed by Sentinel Printing Ltd., Yarmouth, NS, 1955-1985. A history of the Loyalists’ movements from New England to Nova Scotia, then to New Brunswick and their settlements. An authoritative reference book, notes 12 pp, list of New Brunswick Loyalists 90 pp, biblio, index, 365 pp

New Brunswick Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute by Sharon Dubeau, published by Generation Press, Agincourt, ON, 1983, ISBN 0-9208-30-18-8. Provides short records of the Loyalists who went to New Brunswick - 160 pages of the families in alphabetical order; biblio, maps, index, 172 pp

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B. NOVA SCOTIA

The Loyalist Guide: Nova Scotian Loyalists and Their Documents in Public Archives of Nova Scotia compiled by Jean Peterson, published by Nova Scotia Public Archives, 1983, ISBN 0-88871-044-5. A comprehensive annotated listing of Loyalist names, places, and other references directed to primary research sources in the Nova Scotia Archives, 12 pp index, 272 pp

The Siege of Fort Cumberland, 1776: An Episode in The American Revolution by Ernest Clarke, (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995), ISBN 0-7735-1323-X. Explains the critical significance of this Nova Scotia battle in 1776 at the outset of the American Revolution in turning the several factions to Britain's support. A prize-winning book and a fascinating story. Mr. Clarke is a past president of the Halifax-Dartmouth U.E.L. Branch. Illus, maps, appendix, documented notes 63 pp, index, 302 pp

Rawdon and Douglas: Two Loyalist Townships in Nova Scotia by John Victor Duncanson, re-printed by Mika Publishing Company, Belleville, 1989; originally published 1879. ISBN 0-921341-34-2. Townships of Rawdon and Douglas are in Hants County on the Minas Basin adjacent to Truro. Chapters 4 to 9 deal with the arrival of the Loyalists from South Carolina and Florida and also 84th Regt. Lists of Loyalist grants; biographical and genealogical section, 535 pp; index, 605 pp

Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol. 3., No.2, 1983. ISBN 0227-4752. A magazine devoted to the Loyalists in its bicentennial year. Chapters on the Loyalists of Sydney, Digby, Col. James DeLancey’s Regt, Annapolis Valley and families of St. Mary’s Bay region and Yarmouth.

The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, Heart of Acadian Land, by A.W.H. Eaton, reprinted by Mika Studio, Belleville, 1972, originally published Salem, Mass, 1910, ISBN 0-919302-49-1. (Kings County is located on the south shore of Minas Basin and the Bay of Fundy.) Most of the book is pre-Loyalist. Chapter VI on Aylesford Twp deals briefly with 1500 Loyalists. Grantees list, index, 898 pp

North Sydney Nova Scotia: Windows on the Past by Elva E. Jackson, reprinted by Mika Publishing Company, Belleville, 1982; originally published 1874. ISBN 0-919303-62-5. The story of Sydney, NS from early times to the present. Chapter 10 deals with Loyalist topics; notes, biblio, index, 260 pp

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C. PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

An Island Refuge: Loyalists and Disbanded Troops edited by Orlo Jones and Doris Haslam, published by Abegweit Branch of The United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, 1983. (Mrs. D. Haslam is past genealogist and president of the branch.) This book was produced to observe the Bicentennial of the arrival of the Loyalists on the island of P.E.I., 1783-1795. ISBN 0-9691389-0-3. The book covers Loyalist settlements, Loyalist families, genealogies, and histories, 323 pp. Disbanded regiments: Saint John's Volunteers, Royal N.S. Volunteer Regt (Hierlihy's Provincials), Kings Rangers (1st Battalion), Royal Highland Emigrants, Germans in the American Revolution, Butler's Rangers; Muster Rolls. Illus, index of families, 379 pp

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VI. MILITARY

The Burning of the Valleys: Daring Raids from Canada against the New York Frontier in the Fall of 1780 by Gavin K. Watt, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1997. ISBN 1-55002-271-7. The book covers raids of Indian Territory, Lake Champlain, White River Region, Schoharie Valley, Stone Arabia and Mohawk Valley. Illus, maps, 46 pp of notes, 44 pp of appendix, biblio, index, 392 pp

King's Men, The Soldier Founders of Ontario by Mary Beacock Fryer, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1980. ISBN 0-919670-51-2. The book includes the role of Provincial Troops, Indian Dept., Provincial Corps, Royal Highland Emigrants, King's Royal Highland, The King's Royal Regt. of New York, Sir John Johnson, Oriskany, Mohawk Valley, 1780, Maj. John Ross's Expedition 1781, Oswego 1782, Butler's Rangers, King's Loyal Americans, Jessup's, Queen's Loyal Rangers, The Loyal Rangers, The King's Loyal Rangers, Special Services, Justus Sherwood, and the resettlement of Displaced Loyalists. Illus, maps, footnotes, biblio, index, 392 pp

Skulking for the King: A Loyalist Plot by J. Fraser, published by Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario, 1985. ISBN 0-979183-20-1. It is an intriguing and easily read story of Daniel Fraser. Appendix of claims and losses list of McAlpine's men; notes 16 pp, maps, illus, index, 142 pp

King's Royal Regiment of New York by E.A. Cruikshank, index by Gavin Watt, published by The Ontario Historical Society, 1931, reprint 1984, muster roll, illus, index, 295 pp

The Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley, St. Leger Expedition, 1777 by Gavin Watt, published by Dundurn Group, 2006, ISBN 1-55002-376-4, illus, endnotes, index, 429 pp

Redcoats and Minutemen, The American War of Independence, Real Life Gamebook by Simon Farrell and Jon Sutherland, printed in Britain, 1987. ISBN 0-233-98085-7, three hundred steps in the war game, illus, 168 pp

Kingston Before The War of 1812, A Collection of Documents by Richard A. Preston, published by the Champlain Society, 1959. Footnotes on most pages have listed most valuable listings of primary Loyalist genealogical research sources, for persons compiling one's own family history for Loyalist membership applications; maps, biblio, index, 428 pp

Butler's Rangers, The Revolutionary Period by E. Cruikshank, Lundy’s Lane Historical Society, and The Settlement of Niagara, index, 122 pp

The Flockey, The Defeat of the Tory Uprising in the Schoharie Valley by Gavin K. Watt, 2002, ISBN 0-9692366-2-x, maps, illus, index, 111 pp

History of the Butler's Rangers, Vol. I, Beginnings Jan. 1755 by Burt G. Loescher, 1946, illus, maps, 438 pp

Uniforms of the American Revolution in Colour by John Mollo, published by Macmillan Publishing Co., 1975. ISBN 0-02-585580-8, biblio, 228 pp

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VII. STORIES AND NOVELS
More story books have been added recently to our UEL Library for young children, teenagers and grandparents to read to grandchildren - and the reverse.

Sarah's Diary, by Doris Wilson, U.E., 2002, of the Grand River Branch, United Empire Loyalists' Association. It is a delightful Loyalist story to be read by or for children, well illustrated, 44 pp

Flight of a Loyalist Family, by Connie Brummel Crook, U.E., of Peterborough and Belleville, published by Stoddart Publishing Co., Ltd., Toronto, 1991. ISBN 0-7737-5457-1. Young adult fiction series. A lively, fascinating story describing the family's frightening and dangerous flight from New York to the Kingston, Ontario area, with lots of action. 292 pp

Meyers' Creek, by Connie Brummel Crook, U.E., published by Stoddart Publishing Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1995. ISBN 0-7736-7436-5. Juvenile fiction; a true-life experience that enthralls the reader. The story of Mary Meyers, nineteen year old, life among the U.E.L. It centres mostly on Belleville area as well as on Kingston. 293 pp

Meyers' Rebellion, by Connie Brummel Crook, U.E., published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006. ISBN 1-55041-943-9. An exciting story of fifteen year old John Meyers caught in a rebellion. 279 pp

Perilous Year, by Connie Brummel Crook, U.E. Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003. ISBN 1-55041-818-1. Story of 'The Hungry Year' in the period 1791-1841. It is a fascinating tale. 197 pp

John Walden Meyers: Loyalist Spy, The Experiences of Capt. John Walden Meyers During the American Revolution, by Mary Beacock Fryer, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1983. ISBN 0-919670-72-5. This biography tells of Meyers and the Jessup Battalion, his numerous secret raids on Revolutionary forces and his carrying British dispatches. He was greatly feared by the American troops. A thrilling story. Biographical notes, 15 pp, appendix 10 pp, notes on regiments, biblio, illus, maps, 264 pp

Laura Secord: The Legend of the Lady, by Ruth McKenzie, published by McClelland and Stewart, Ltd., Toronto, 1971. ISBN 0-7710-5819-5. A biography of Laura Ingersoll - her life and her heroism. It has a few references to the Loyalists. (Laura's sister, Magdalen, married Richard Cartwright of Kingston). Illus, index, 142 pp

The Three Faces of Molly Brant, A Biography by Earle Thomas, published by Quarry Press, Kingston, 1996. ISBN 1-55082-176-8. A fascinating story of Lady Johnson: her early days in Canajoharie, her support in the family of Sir William Johnson, and her invaluable assistance as an ally of the Loyalists. Illus, maps, notes, biblio, 160 pp

Mistress Molly, The Brown Lady: Portrait of Molly Brant (1736-1796), by Helen Caister Robinson, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1980. ISBN 0-919670-49-0, juvenile literature (wife of Sir William Johnson); illus, biblio, 159 pp

Joseph Brant, A Man for his People, by Helen Caister Robinson, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1986. ISBN 1-55002-016-1. An intriguing and inspiring story for youth and adults alike; the Mohawk war chief. Biblio, 178 pp

Joseph Brant, by A. Roy Petrie, published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., The Canadians Series, 1978. ISBN 0-88902-217-8. This book has been written for young readers. It is profusely illustrated. 62 pp

Drums Along the Mohawk, by Walter D. Edmonds, published by Bantam Books, Toronto, 1936, twenty-eighth printing, 1988. ISBN 0-553-24712-0. An epic novel that recaptures the fierce days of the American Revolution for readers ages 12 years and up. It is an enthralling and exciting story. (This copy has fine print.) 466 pp

Life of the Loyalists, by Rosemary Neering and Stan Garrod. Published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside; Growth of A Nation Series, 1995, 1975. ISBN 0-88902-182-1. Juvenile literature for use in schools. Information useful for all ages. Period from American Revolution to growth of Kingston. Mainly illus, colour, maps, activities, 64 pp. Donated by Philip Smart.

Sir John Johnson, Loyalist Baronet by Earle Thomas, published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1986. ISBN 1-55002-012-0. Sir John Johnson is regarded as the 'Father of the Loyalists of Canada'. The man and the book are basic knowledge for each Loyalist; it is a story well told. Illus, maps 13 pp, notes, appendix, biblio, index, 191 pp

Tales of Amherst Island [County of Lennox & Addington, Ontario], by H.C.Burleigh, M.D., printed by Brown & Martin, Kingston, Ontario, 1980. Chapter III on the Loyalists and remainder includes entertaining tales; Dr. Burleigh was a co-founder of the Kingston U.E.L. branch, a renowned early genealogist. Illus, detailed table of contents, 124 pp

The Trail of the Black Walnut, by Elmore Reaman, published by McClelland & Stewart, Ltd., Toronto, 1957, re-printed 1974. Professor Reaman, who started the Ontario Genealogical Society, relates the migration of ten separate religious groups from Europe to America. The story covers the migration and settlements to Upper Canada mainly from Essex County or Windsor, eastward to the Niagara peninsula. The historical facts are generally accurate. Appendix 22 pp, biblio 10 pp, illus, maps, 267 pp

Loyalist Mosaic: A Multi-Ethnic Heritage, by Joan Magee. Published by Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1984. ISBN 0-919670-84-9. Each chapter is devoted to a selected Loyalist from a European Country to illustrate title. Illus, maps, notes, biblio, index, 246 pp

True Blue: The Loyalist Legend, by Walter Stewart, published by Collins Publishers, Toronto, 1985. ISBN 0-00-217468-5. A particularly readable book highlighted by the author-journalist's own opinions from general research and told in colloquial language. It also covers the post-Loyalist period of Governor John Graves Simcoe. Chapter notes, biblio 16 pp, index, 275 pp

The Crown in Canada, by Frank MacKinnon, published by Glenbow-Alberta Institute, McClelland and Stewart, Calgary, 1976. ISBN 0-7712-1015-9. Professor MacKinnon, O.C., Ph.D. is an Honorary Vice President of the U.E.L. Association. The book discusses the Monarchy; the political arena, the Queen, Governors, power, unity, diversity. Notes, biblio, index, 189 pp

Inheritance: Ontario's Century Farms Past And Present, by John and Monica Laden, published by MacMillan of Canada, Toronto, 1979. ISBN 07705-1792-7; some Loyalist content at the beginning including Loyalists Along the Front and Prince Edward County. Illus, notes, biblio, index, 274 pp

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