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Loyalist Directory: John McDougall

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Surname : McDougall
Given name : John
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Digby, Nova Scotia then to York, Home District in 1793
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) : See his Petition; read this day; Order in Council 1807/February/4
Regiment : Wagon Department
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth :  
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death :  
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Sarah
Children : Mary, wife of Joseph Harrison m. 24April 1802 at St. James
Ann, wife of John Jeffery m. 27 July,1804 at St. James
Dorothy. wife of Jairus Ashley m. Tuesday, 29 December, 1807 at St. James
Sarah, wife of Leonard Ashley m. Monday, 7 February, 1814
Hannah, wife of John Holmes m. 25 January, 1819 by special license
Helen McDougall
John McDougall m. Mary Porter 31 May, 1816, by special License
Daniel McDougall

For details about land petitions by John and his children in Upper Canada, see:
Records of the McDougall family of York township – John McDougall by Guylaine Petrin
Biography : According to his numerous petitions, John McDougall of York township in the Home District, joined the Royal Standard and served in the wagon department during the American Revolution. It is quite likely that he knew Christopher Harrison both in the Wagon Department and later in Nova Scotia. John McDougall moved to Upper Canada in time to be added to the UE list, unlike his neighbour Christopher Harrison who moved a few months too late.

In 1784, the McDougall went to Nova Scotia, but did not draw land there since John was engaged in business.

John McDougall's wife and children moved to Upper Canada in 1793, while John stayed in Digby to sell his goods. He followed his family in 1794 to Upper Canada.

In 1793, his wife Sarah McDougall petitioned for land on behalf of her husband. At that time, she had 4 children.
Proven Descendants : Governor Simcoe 1973.11.15; Governor Simcoe 1978.12.18; St. Catharines 1979.01.02; Winnipeg 1985.06.03; Vancouver 1986.11.17; Thompson-Okanagan 2001.06.30;
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy : See the certificate application by Edmund Lester
Family History : Daniel McDougall was the father of William McDougall, Father of Confederation. 
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Information submitted by Guylaine Petrin and by Edmund Lester
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