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About the UELAC

The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians through knowledge of the past, in particular the history of the United Empire Loyalists and their contribution to the development of Canada.

The United Empire Loyalists were generally those who had been settled in the thirteen colonies at the outbreak of the American Revolution, who remained loyal to and took up the Royal Standard, and who settled in what is now Canada at the end of the war. For more about the Loyalists, read “History of the Loyalists.”

In addition to perhaps one Canadian in ten having a Loyalist ancestor, many others of Loyalist descent live elsewhere – in the United States, in commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand, and scattered around the world. The subjects in the menu to the left reflect the activities of many members of the Association, the branches, and the Association itself.

Activities of the UELAC are guided by six key directives stated in its Mission Statement.

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Spring 2020 Loyalist Gazette

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Loyalist Trails

Loyalist Trails weekly e-newsletter

Weekly Loyalist e-newsletter

Hello from the 2019 UELAC Conference!

Greetings from Ottawa–Gatineau, Ontario!

Although several people wear their period clothing for several of the events over the course of the conference, everyone who has brought such an outfit wears it for the Saturday gala banquet. Sylvia Powers, Sir Guy Carleton Branch, seated at left, was the Conference Chair; seated third from the left is Mary Steinhoff, Manitoba Branch, Co-chair for the 2020 Conference in Winnipeg. Mary holds the Loyalist flag which – as is customary – had just been presented to her by Sylvia.

Loyalist Sites: Shelburne, NS

In 1784, with the arrival of a second wave of Loyalists, Shelburne was briefly the fourth largest city in North America – after New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston.

UELAC: What's New

  • Jan. 15: Information about William Ward Atwater has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Jan. 15: Information about Thomas Biggin has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Jan. 14: Information about Israel Conkey has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Jan. 13: Information about Thomas Merritt (Jr. and Sr.) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Jocelyn Currie who contributed new information.
  • Jan. 13: Information about Thomas Welch has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Jan. 8: Information about Lt. Col. John Peters and his son Ensign John Peters has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Jan. 8: Information about Thomas Millidge has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Jan. 8: Information about James Cooke has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Jan. 8: Information about Charles Carroll has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Jan. 8: Information about Richard Dunning has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Jan. 4: Information about Richardson Webb has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Jan. 1: Happy new year from the UELAC!
  • Dec. 31: Information about Patrick Dwyer has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 30: Information about Thomas Dwyer has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 30: Information about Casper Van Dusen has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Dec. 29: Information about Walter Willett has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 28: Information about Martin Dwyer has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 28: Information about Edward James has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 25: Merry Christmas from the UELAC! Best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season.
  • Dec. 24: The Loyalist Directory and the list of UE Certificates have been updated based on the certificates issued from mid-September to year-end.
  • Dec. 24: The UELAC face mask is now available in black! Check out the promotional catalogue for other items.
  • Dec. 24: Information about Mathew Gigg has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 24: Information about Franklin Etter has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 23: Information about Peter Vail has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Dec. 23: Information about Hezekiah Ingraham has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 23: Information about Jacob Hutt has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 23: Information about Nicholas Conahan has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 23: Information about John Carpenter has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 18: Information about Samuel Embree has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 17: Information about Benjamin Farrar has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 17: Information about Joshua Thomas has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Dec. 17: Information about John Hench has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 17: Information about Robert Bethel has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 17: Information about Seth Bangs has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 14: Information about Benjamin Willcox has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Ted Olsen who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 11: Information about Andrew Eastman has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 11: Information about Thomas Embree has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Andrew Payzant who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 10: Information about Hazelton Spencer has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Dec. 10: Information about John Camp has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 8: Information about Samuel Lewis Hayden has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 4: Information about William Hayden has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 3: Information about Richard Slingerland has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Dec. 3: Information about James Lewis Hayden has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Dec. 3: Information about Guysbart Sharp has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Nov. 27: Information about Nicholas Sewell has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Nov. 27: Information about Alexander Smythe has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 26: Information about Dudley Wells has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 26: Information about Johann Leonard Scratch (Kratz) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Nov. 25: Information about Francis Stephenson has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Guylaine Petrin who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 20: We are pleased to announce that Loyalist Trails has a new home on the UELAC.ca website. The existing archive of issues will remain where it is for now, but new issues will be posted only on the new website.
  • Nov. 20: Information about William Livesay has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 20: Information about Henry Gordonier has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Nov. 20: Information about Paul Trumpour has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Mark Trumpour who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 19: Information about Enoch Groom has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 19: Information about Jesse Purdy has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Nov. 13: Information about Abraham Iredell has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 12: Information about James Alpin has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Michael Umpherson who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 11: Information about Reuben Hughes has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Michael Umpherson who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 11: Information about Titus Knapp has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Barry Curran who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 9: Information about George Harding has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Nov. 6: Information about Joseph Aplin has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 5: Information about Neil McGraw has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Carl Stymiest who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 4: Information about George Jakes has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 3: Information about James Hughes has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Michael Umpherson who contributed new information.
  • Nov. 2: Information about William Graham has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Oct. 30: Information about James Carr has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Noble who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 29: Information about Aaron DeVal has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 29: Information about James Dingwall has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Oct. 29: Information about David Dinsmore has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to William Lindsey who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 27: Information about Frederick Shelp has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Arden Wade who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 27: Information about John Adam Pabst (Papst) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Richard Poaps who contributed an updated biographical document.
  • Oct. 26: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#42, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 23: Information about Augustus Killcash has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 23: Information about Hugh Clark has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Oct. 23: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#41, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 23: Information about John Throckmorton has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 15: Information about Thomas Thomas has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 15: Information about James Carr has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Oct. 15: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#40, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 14: Information about Edward Mainwaring has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Kevin Wisener who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 14: Information about Nathan Field has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Ronald Norris who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 7: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#39, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Oct. 7: Information about John Barnhart has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Oct. 7: Information about David Daley has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 6: Information about Martin Alguire has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Vicki Holmes who contributed new information.
  • Oct. 1: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#38, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Sept. 30: Information about Isaac Hall has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Sept. 30: Information about William Banks has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Sept. 27: The Loyalist Directory and the list of UE Certificates have been updated based on the certificates issued from mid-July to mid-September 2020.
  • Sept. 27: Issues 2020-#36 and 2020-#37 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Sept. 16: Information about Paul Carrigan has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Sept. 15: Information about Gysbert (Gilbert) Bogert has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Sept. 11: Information about Johan Philip Eamer has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Vicki Holmes who contributed new information.
  • Sept. 10: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#35, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Sept. 10: Information about Conrad Barnet has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Sept. 9: Information about Abraham Blois has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 25: Information about Walter Scott has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 25: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#34, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Aug. 25: Information about James Kelsey has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Garry Kelsey who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 24: Information about Ezra Benedict has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 24: Information about Dougald McMillan has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Sunday Moran who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 20: Information about Daniel Belding has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 18: Information about Alexander Clark (Clarke) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 17: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#33, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Aug. 17: Information about John Burley (Burleigh) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 13: Information about Pvt. John (Johannes) Marcelis has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to William R. Morrison who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 12: Information about Isaac Lamb Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 12: Information about Samuel Covey has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 12: Information about Capt. Michael Grass has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 12: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#32, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Aug. 10: Information about Gideon Corey has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Aug. 7: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#31, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Aug. 6: Information about Barney Gilroy has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Carolyn Brown who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 5: Information about Capt. James Kerr has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • Aug. 3: Information about Robert Hallett has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • Aug. 3: Information about Elizabeth Grant has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Mary J. McCutcheon who contributed new information.
  • July 30: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#30, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • July 30: Information about John London has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Dalton London who contributed new information.
  • July 29: Information about Lodewick Tousack has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • July 29: Information about Moses Holt has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Waugh who contributed new information.
  • July 29: Information about Matthew Hawley has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 23: Information about Capt. John Howard has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Waugh who contributed new information.
  • July 23: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#29, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • July 22: Information about Joseph Mercer Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 22: Issue 2020-#28 of Loyalist Trails is now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • July 20: Information about Jemeriah Johnson has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Dalton London who contributed new information.
  • July 20: Information about John Manzer has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Christine Manzer who contributed new information.
  • July 20: Information about Wilhelm Price Jr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • July 20: Information about Wilhelm Price Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • July 20: The Loyalist Directory and the list of UE Certificates have been updated based on the certificates issued in June and early July 2020.
  • July 16: Information about Mahlon Knight has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 16: Information about Thomas Stockford has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Dalton London who contributed new information.
  • July 16: Information about Ralph London has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Dalton London who contributed new information.
  • July 14: Information about Joseph Ryerse (Ryerson) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 13: Information about Zebedee Hammond has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to Pam Wood Waugh who contributed new information.
  • July 10: Information about Michael Pillar has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 9: Information about William Lawson has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 9: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2020-#27, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • July 7: Information about William Casey has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 7: Information about Patrick McIntee has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.
  • July 2: Information about John Hickey (Sr.) has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 2: Information about Nicholas Peterson [1] Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to volunteer Jo Ann Tuskin who contributed new information from branch records.
  • July 1: Happy Canada Day from the UELAC!
  • June 30: Information about Barnabas McIntee has been added to the Loyalist Directory. Thanks to John Haynes who contributed new information.