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Loyalist Directory: Gilbert Purdy

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Surname : Purdy
Given name : Gilbert
Rank : Unknown, probably a Private.
Where Resettled :  
Status as Loyalist : UEL Cert No. MC3530-85, 31 July 1985
Source : Regiment Guides and Pioneers, in Gen Howe's Army
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Guides and Pioneers in Gen Howe's Army
Enlistment Date : 1777 at New York
Date & Place of Birth : Abt 1721, Newburgh, Ulster County, N.Y.
Settled before war : Newburgh, Ulster County, N.Y.
Date & Place of Death : 1777 at Chesapeake, with Gen Howe's Army, en route to Philadelphia
Place of Burial : Unknown
Wife Name : Mary Dorland, UEL, Born 1734, Died 16 Jan 1813, Frontenac Ct, Kingston, ON
Children : David, B 1756 UEL, M Abigail Ostrum (dau of Rulif)
Mercy, B 1758, M Major John Everett(Br Army, UEL) Capt of Ship “Mercy”
Gilbert B 1763 M Unknown, Kingston, O.C. 1800
Micajah B 1766– D 1844
Rhoda B 1768, no Info, probably remained in US.
Catherine B 1770
Charlotte B 1773, M Nicholas Herchmer of Kingston, ON
Samuel, B 1775 went to Kingston, ON
Biography : After the farm, land and live stock, were confiscated, Mary Dorland, with her children fled to New York. where, along with other “Associated Loyalists” a convoy of 8 ships set sail July 1783, under the overall command of Capt Michael Grass. Their destination was Quebec, with stop-offs along the way. Mary Dorland and family spent the winter at Sorel, Que. then sailed by bateau up the St. Lawrence to Kingston, ON. Mary petitioned for 200 A of land for herself and 350 A for her 7 children.
Proven Descendants : UEL Cert No MC 3530 -85, William Earl “Ronald” Makin Governor Simcoe Branch, Toronto 31 July 1985
Kingston & District 1992.11.15;
Kingston 1992.11.15;
Toronto 1997.06.28
Military Info : None
Loyalist Genealogy : 1) Gilbert Purdy UEL Abt 1721 –D 1777, m. - Mary Dorland, 1734 – 1813
2) Gilbert Purdy 1763 – 1851 m.- Ann Elizabeth Jennings 1771-1844
3) Robert Aikens, 1792-1857 m.- Martha Purdy, 1797-1860
4) John Jackson UEL– 1911 m.- Charlotte Aikens 1835 - ?
5) William Edward Makin 1872 – 1934 m.- Emma Alice Jackson 1875 – 1949
6) Rev. William Ross Makin, 1903 – 1982 m.- Anna Pearl Hodgins, 1910 -1996
7) William Earl Ronald Makin
Family History : 1) Francis Purdy B Abt 1615-16, D 1658. emigrated 1632 to US from Yorkshire, UK and settled Salem, MA, then to Fairfield, CT,US
2)Matthew Makin, 1769-1830, b Coventry, Warwickshire, UK, emigrated to ON 1830, settled in Storrington Tp, Frontenac Ct, ON
3)Robert Aikens, 1792-1857, B Hillsboro, NH, emigrated Unknown, Married July 31, 1818, Kingston, ON. Aikens in NH were strong Patriots, whereas Purdys strong Loyalists.
4)Henry Jackson, London, UK 1606-1686, emigrated 1635, to Watertown MA, to Fairfield CT, Most of the Jacksons were UEL’s
5) Hodgins Brothers from Ireland, Abt 1820-30 some settled in Pontiac Ct, Que (north of Ottawa), and some settled in Biddulph Tp (north of London, ON) Hodgins were strong Orange Lodge Protestants.
Family Genealogy : Genalogical Records (Family Tree) By Ron Makin
Other Info : 1) BMD – Original Certs
2) PURDY FAMILY GENEALOGICAL RECORDS, by Clayton C. Purdy, U.S.
3) THE OLD UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS by Milton Rubincam, 1976
4) THE LOYALISTS IN ONTARIO, by William D. Reid
5) Genealogical Records (Family Tree) by Ron Makin (ronmak@idirect.com)
6) VOYAGE OF A DIFFERENT KIND, by Larry Turner, 1984
7) LOYALIST LINEAGES OF CANADA, by Toronto Branch, UELAC, 1991, Vol 2, pps. 896-897
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