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Loyalist Directory: Thomas (Brother of Peter and John) McMicking

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Surname : McMicking
Given name : Thomas (Brother of Peter and John)
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Home District - 1791
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Stamford, Ontario
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List; Ration list
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Butler's Rangers
Enlistment Date : March, 1781
Date & Place of Birth : Apr 1750 Stranraer, Scotland
Settled before war : Tryon County, New York - abt 1774
Date & Place of Death : 19 Feb 1830 Stamford, Ontario
Place of Burial : Stamford Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Stamford, Ontario, Canada
Wife Name : GASS, Isabella b 14 Sept 1767, Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland; m 1786, Niagara-on-the-Lake; d 2 Nov 1830, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Children : Janet (1788);
Eleanor (1790);
Margaret (1791);
Thomas (1794);
Sarah (1797);
Jane (1799);
Mary (1801);
William (1805);
John (1807);
James (1811);
Biography : Thomas was the half brother of Capt Peter McMicking. Thomas and his full brother John McMicking, immigrated to the colony of New York in July, 1774, settling in Tryon County, New York. Thomas provided supplies to units of Butler's Rangers and Joseph Brandy operating in the area. Thomas was arrested and imprisoned at the Albany Gaol for his acts. After release he joined the British army at Fort Niagara in March, 1781. According to Thomas's Claims for Revolutionary War Losses, in his own words he stated at the behest of Joseph Brant, Thomas returned to Tryon County and acted as a spy supplying intelligence and to help supply British units operating in the area. Thomas was also an Officer with the Indian Agency. Following the war Thomas was granted land from the Crown and settled at Stamford, Ontario where is was active in his community. Thomas was a founding member of the Stamford Presbyterian Church and Cemet! ery and sat on it's board for 30 years. Janet Mulwain, mother of Thomas and John was the first burial in the new cemetery. Thomas died in 1830 at the age of 80 years leaving many sons and daughters.
Proven Descendants : Governor Simcoe 1986.09.03; Col. John Butler 2017.06.07 (Robert John Parker);
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Thomas was the half brother of Capt Peter McMicking U.E., same father, different mothers. Janet Mulwain was the mother of Thomas and other siblings. Thomas's grandfather was Sir Gilbert McMicking of Miltonise.
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : UEL List
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