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Loyalist Directory: Peter Fitzpatrick

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Surname : Fitzpatrick
Given name : Peter
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Eastern District
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Kings Royal Regiment of New York (under Sir John Johnson)
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : 1752 Ireland
Settled before war : Guy Park; Tryon County NY
Date & Place of Death :  
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Catherine Warner
Children : William (1773); Hugh
Biography :

Peter Fitzpatrick was born in Ireland in 1752. The story of his father is interesting, and quite a contrast to his own. (Patrick has his own separate record in the Loyalist Directory.)

Peter Fitzpatrick, after arriving in America, was indentured to the Johnson's - it is not known if this was Sir William Johnson, or his nephew Guy Johnson. However, he was living in Tryon, New York on the property of Guy Johnson, and laboring for Guy Johnson at Guy Park. Peter was called to alarm by Guy Johnson in April, 1775, accompanying Guy Johnson to Canada, and later returning to the Mohawk Valley in 1776.

According to events related in hi Loyalist papers. Peter Fitzpatrick served in the Kings Royal Regiment of New York under Sir John Johnson. Peter Fitzpatrick was serving as a spy, and was captured in 1781 and imprisoned in Albany sentenced to death. Somehow he was saved and released after the Peace.

He went to Montreal for a short time, and then moved his family to Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

Peter was married to Catherine Warner about 1772, and had at least two sons: William Fitzpatrick - born in 1773, and Hugh Fitzpatrick. The only blot on his Loyalist record is a notation on Official UE listings that he had "deserted from the Royal Canadian Volunteers" reportedly in 1786, although this militia unit only existed in the years of 1796-1802. This seems to be an error in the records.

[From the "Old United Empire Loyalist List, Appendix B": Fitzpatrick, Peter.... East District, Ld.Bd [Land Board]., Royal Yorkers, (he deserted from Royal Canadian Volunteers), P.L.2d [Provision List East District], 1786, son William.]

Proven Descendants : Bay of Quinte 2000.04.26; Grand River 2002.03.11; St. Lawrence 1989.01.13; St. Lawrence 1989.03.27; Hamilton 2015.01.15 (John Martin Fitzpatrick); Vancouver 2019.09.23 (Sarah Catherine Fitzpatrick);
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Sources : Information submitted by Jon Fox (2006).
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