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Loyalist Directory: William (Wilhelmus, Wilhelm)
(brother of James, John, Frederick and Henry) Markle

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Surname : Markle
Given name : William (Wilhelmus, Wilhelm)
(brother of James, John, Frederick and Henry)
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Ancaster Twp., Wentworth Co.
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : 1817 SUE land grant to son Gilbert Markle.
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment :  
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : (Bapt) 22 Jan 1754 Marbletown, Ulster Co., New York
Settled before war : New York
Date & Place of Death : bef June 1837 Ancaster, Wentworth Co.
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Agnes
Children : William b. 1782, m. Sarah or Nancy Green
Gilbert b. 1783, m. Elizabeth Sager
James William b. 1784, m. Catharine Swartz
George b. bef 1794, m. Hester
Henry b. bef 1794, m. Jane Vanderlip
John William b. 1791, m. Catharine Bowen
Isaac b. 1792, m. Gertrude Kerr
Sarah b. abt 1793, m. Asa Owens
Abraham William b. 1797, m. Phoebe VanEvery
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : Beverley Murphy of Hamilton Br. on 2011/09/26;
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History :  
Family Genealogy : William was the son of Wilhelmus and Sarah (Koch) Merckel of Marbletown Twp., Ulster Co., NY. He was the brother of Loyalists James, John, Frederick and Henry Markle who all served with Butler's Rangers.
Sources : Information provided by Kirsten Bowman.
Email to: viking AT rvi DOT net

After searching for a couple of years, documentation for a fifth brother, William Markle, has finally been located. William's land petition was filed in 1794 and he was granted 1,000 acres in Ancaster. Extensive searches have failed to turn up the petition itself; the closest we can come is a copy of the Executive Council meeting minute confirming the grant which makes no mention of Loyalist status and his name does not appear on the old UE list. After still more searching, however, we have been successful in locating the SUE petition for William's son Gilbert, which does clearly identify his father as a Loyalist.
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