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Loyalist Directory: James Fulton (Fullton)

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Surname : Fulton (Fullton)
Given name : James
Rank : Capt
Where Resettled : Home District
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Source : UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Governor Wentworth's Volunteers 1777-1781; King's American Dragoons 1781-1783
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : c. 1759, probably Londonderry, Rockingham Co, New Hampshire
Settled before war : Londonderry, Rockingham Co, New Hampshire
Date & Place of Death : 1 Nov 1829, Markham Twp, York Co, Home District, UC
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Mary ---; d 3 Aug 1831, probably Markham Twp, York Co, Home District, UC; m 1783, probably Parrtown, New Brunswick
Children : 1. Clarissa, b c. 1785, d 20 Apr 1845, m William Fairfield
2. James Jr, b c 1790, d 31 Jul 1833, m Elizabeth Munshaw
3. Caroline, b c 1790/1, d 30 Mar 1864, m John Munshaw
4. Elizabeth, b 12 Aug 1795, d 1 Oct 1840, m Richard Vanderburgh
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : Graham Egerton Harcourt Brown (deceased) of Col. Edward Jessup Br on 1984.10.02;
Peter Gerard Hood of Grand River Br on 1991.03.21;
Elizabeth Ann McLeod of Toronto Br on 2011.11.21;
John Edmond McLeod of Toronto Br on 2011.11.21;
Wallace Edmond McLeod of Toronto Br on 2011.11.21
Military Info : Pte, Governor Wentworth's Volunteers, 1777; Quartermaster by 1781; commissioned Lieutenant, King's American Dragoons, 1781; undercover mission to recruit Loyalists in NJ, PA, and MD 1781; promoted to Captain 1781
Loyalist Genealogy : See Loyalist Lineages of Canada, Volume II Part 1 (Toronto, 1991), pp. 404-405 (descent of Graham Egerton Harcourt Brown). The descent of Wallace Edmond McLeod and his children Elizabeth Ann and John Edmond is as follows:
James Fulton (c. 1760-1829)
Elizabeth Fulton (1795-1840)
James Fulton Vanderburgh (1822-1899)
Ellen Vanderburgh (1859-1894)
Mary Ann Elta Shier (1890-1975)
Wallace Edmond McLeod (1931-), father of:
Elizabeth Ann McLeod (1961-)
John Edmond McLeod (1963-)
Family History :  
Family Genealogy :  
Other Info : T.A. Emmett, "Sir Henry Clinton's Original Secret Record," Mag of Am Hist, 1884, 437-8;
Prov Arch NB, Land grant to J. Fulton and 54 others, 10-10-1786 (Land Grants, B, 1, 43, mfm F16302);
UC Land Petns of J. Fulton (some with T.C. Drew and/or others), Lib & Arch Canada, 22-3-1793 (149, D1, 70, mfm C-1742), undated (149, D1, 71, mfm C-1742), 29-6 -1796 (185, F2, 72, mfm C-1893), 30-6-1796 (185, F21, 6, mfm C-1893), 5-10-1796 (185, F2, 50, mfm C-1893), and 19 -6-1806 (187, F8, 8, mfm C-1895);
Reg of Fiat to J. Fulton, 6-8-1796, Regs for Fiats, 13, 18, Arch ON, mfm MS 693-20.
James Fulton's children received land as children of a Loyalist, by Order in Council: Caroline Munshaw 26-3-1811, James Fulton Jr 16-4-1811, Elizabeth Fulton (later Vanderburgh) 16-12-1815, Clarissa Fairfield 3-11-1836; see W.D. Reid, Loyalists in Ontario (1973), 121.
L. Sabine, American Loyalists (1847), 306, has conflated this James Fulton with a Nova Scotia judge of the same name (1739-1826), for whom see Dict Can Biography.
Contributor: John McLeod john.mcleod@louisville.edu
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