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Loyalist Directory: Richard Jr Cartwright

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Surname : Cartwright
Given name : Richard Jr
Rank : secretary
Where Resettled : Kingston
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Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
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Regiment : Butler's Rangers
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Date & Place of Birth : 2 Feb 1759 Albany NY
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Date & Place of Death : 27 July 1812
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Biography : Died This Day 27 July’ 1812’ Richard Cartwright - Globe & Mail
Businessman’ judge’ militia officer and writer born in Albany’ N.Y.’ on Feb. 2’ 1759.
A committed Loyalist’ he was expelled from New York a year after the start of the U.S. War of Independence. He served as secretary to John Butler's Rangers’ an irregular militia regiment in the British Army that was known for its savagery. After the war’ he settled in Kingston’ went into commerce and became a business and political leader. A dedicated churchman’ he influenced Bishop John Strachan and held Yankee attitudes that often clashed with the decidedly British views and anglophile policies of lieutenant-governor John Simcoe. Later’ he came to support the Upper Canada Conservative status quo.
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