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Loyalist Directory: Catharine Reid Munro - Widow Leech

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Surname : Leech
Given name : Catharine Reid Munro - Widow
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Where Resettled : 1803, Front of Yonge Twp, Leeds & Grenville Co, ON
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) : See Petition of her Daughter; Catharine Proctor; read this day; Order in Council 1808/February/8
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Wife Name : Husband was John Munro
Children : John, Samuel Reid (Sr), Catherine (Kitty), Daniel, Timothy, Robert, Mary, Sarah, Freelove
Biography : C2490
I the subscriber do certify that [in] the Fall of 1782 - was sent by General Haldimand, then Commander and Chief of the Province of Quebec &c &c &c - as a ??????? to take a number of prisoners, men, women &c to East Bay at the south end of Lake Champlain in the State of New York &c and when ?? arrived there found three families waiting for an opportunity to get to Saint Johns in the Lower Provinces - and after Landing the prisoners sent three boats back to Crown Point to the shiping and the families waiting (Viz) - Mrs Spooner and Children, John Atkins, wife and children and Mrs Catherine Leech and Children - and do certify that Mrs Catharine Proctor is Daughter to the said Mrs Leech.
Given under my hand in Yonge this 17th Jan'y 1808
Thomas Smyth J.P.

Catharine Leech sent a petition from Augusta Township in August, 1789:
"That your Petitioner had Considerable property taken from her in the Colonies, & her husband was Murdered By the rebels, on account of his attachment to the British Government. That your petitioner is Desirous of becoming an Inhabitant in this District. She therefore prays the Home Board will be pleased to Grant her two Hundred acres of Land, as a Compensation for her Losses and Sufferings." As a result, she was "admitted for two hundred acres".
There is no discernible evidence that Mrs Leech was asked to provide proof of her husband's allegiance or service to the Crown.
(NA, RG 1, L 3, Upper Canada Land Petitions, Vol 306, L Bundle Miscellaneous, No 158; microfilm C-2138)
Proven Descendants : Governor Simcoe by Jo Ann Tuskin 2008.04.21; Governor Simcoe 2011.11.28; London & W. Ontario 2012.01.02; Chilliwack 2012.05.07; Governor Simcoe 2012.10.29;
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy : Certificate application by Jo Ann Tuskin
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Sources : Information provided by Jo Ann Tuskin
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