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Loyalist Directory: William Read

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Surname : Read
Given name : William
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Nova Scotia , Granted 300 acres in Manchester Twp on the Gut of Canso, County of Sydney as a St Augustine Loyalist- October 1784 First Applied for land (from Quebec City in 1794) in Lower Canada -Twp of Hinchinbrook, District of Montreal Lot 16 C 3……abt 1795/96 moved to Twp of Elizabethtown . Applies for land in Upper Canada. Granted 800 acres in Bastard & Kitley Twps Leeds Co in 1801
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : certificate application
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Brown's Florida Rangers
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : 12 May 1748 Donagel, County Antrim, Ireland, IGI Ancestral file v 4.19
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death : 8 February 1828 in Leeds County
Place of Burial : Frankville, Leeds County, ON
Wife Name : Agnes (Nancy) Russell, dau of David Russell and Jennet Lyle, born in Ireland. Married probably in Queensborough, Georgia. Died and buried in Leeds County.
Children : Jane (Jennet), William, Mary, John, Samuel, David, Isabel, Agnes (Nancy), Margaret (Peggy), Elizabeth (Betsy), Sarah
Biography : These books contain data about William Read:
1. Leeds Loyalist: The Story of Major William Read by William J. Miller 1981; On file in the UEL library (Toronto Branch).
2. A brief history of William Read in the book Kitley 1795-1975 by Glenn J. Lockwood 1974.
Here is a short biography provided by Donna Magee UE.
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info : Served in Brown's Florida Rangers in Rev. War. Was a Major of Leeds Militia, Second Regiment, in War of 1812
Loyalist Genealogy : Certificate application submitted by Donna Magee, Gov. Simcoe Branch.
Family History :  
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : contribution by Donna Magee, Gov. Simcoe Branch
Reserved :