Information on the Loyalists
Loyalist Directory: John McIlroy
(For a short explanation of each row, click on the row title ex. "surname")
|Given name :||John|
|Where Resettled :||Digdeguash, NB|
|Status as Loyalist :|
|Proof of Loyalty :||NYGBS; V38 N3 Jul 1907|
|Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :||Disbanded Solder 74th High. Regt.|
John McIlroy is listed number 31 in the Roll of the Disbanded Men, Women and Children of the regiment
|Regiment :||74th Regt Argyll Highlanders|
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|Date & Place of Birth :|
|Settled before war :|
|Date & Place of Death :||St. Patricks Parish, Charlotte County, N.B.|
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|Wife Name :||Elizabeth (surname unknown)|
|Children :||John m. Hannah Yerxa, dau. of John and Hannah (Gerow) Yerxa |
Jane, Mary, Archibald, Sarah, James, Thomas, Anne, Henry, Charity, Gordon, all named in Will dated 31 Jan. 1834, proved 25 March, 1834.
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|Family History :||Sgt. John's eldest son, John, wended his way from Charlotte County through York (where he married Hannah, dau. of John and Hannah (Gerow) Yerxa, ultimately settling in Benton, Carleton County. John, and at least some of his descendants, were sawmill operators. The last McIlroy/McElroy sawmill was located in Grafton, Carleton County, and ceased operation after the 1933 Grafton fire. A few of the name still reside in Careton County.|
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|Sources :||Reference letters E; F; R|
The muster roll when the 74th Argyle Highlanders were disbanded.
"Early New Brunswick Probate Records.
Information provided by R. Wallace Hale.