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Loyalist Directory: Anthony Westbrook

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Surname : Westbrook
Given name : Anthony
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Home District, Lot 43, Lot 33, Concession 1, Ancaster Township, Upper Canada
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Brant's Volunteers (click for details)
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : 2 September 1738 at Machackemack, Orange County, N.Y.
Baptised at Minisink Church
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death : 1793/4 Methodist Hill, Brant County, U.C.
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Sarah Dekker/Decker (dau. of Andries Dekker & Divertje Maul) b. 29 May 1739 at Machackemack, Orange County, N.Y.; bur. at Brant “Old Plank Road” Cemetery, Brant County, U.C.
Children : Johannis (b. 1763)
Alexander (b. 1766)
Elizabeth (b. 1768) m. Benjamin Becraft U.E.L
Johannis (b. 1770)
Aenderis (b. 1773)
Hagge (b. 1775)
Biography : Read about the personal decisions and conflicted roles Anthony and son Andrew played in the American Revolution and War of 1812 respectively. A fascinating history, well researched and documented with extensive notes by Doug Massey UE. This history is entitled Anthony and Andrew Westbrook: A Fascinating Narrative of Disunity
Proven Descendants : Governor Simcoe 1982.06.15; Grand River 1981.10.27; Grand River 1982.02.15; Grand River 1988.04.12; Grand River 1990.04.12; Hamilton 2008.08.05; Hamilton 2012.03.26; Grand River 2015.06.11 (Marie Evelyn Chambers, Robert Emerson Chambers);
Military Info : Read about Brant's Volunteers in Benjamin Becraft, U.E.L., by Doug Massey – A detailed record of Benjamin's war time activities, actual and possible, with a good description of how dirty war is.

In Brant's Volunteers - Westbrook - War of 1812-14 read more about Anthony in Brant's Volunteers in the Revolutionary War, and about sons John and Hagge in the War of 1812, in which John was a Captain and fought at the Battle of Stoney Creek.
Loyalist Genealogy : See certificate application to Anthony Westbrook by Rev Charlotte Moore.
Family History : John Westbrook married Elizabeth Gage. Read more about her family story in Mary Jones and Elizabeth Gage Westbrook. They are both buried in the Westbrook Cemetery; more information in Westbrook - Brant Cemetery Records and in Westbrook Burial Ground.
Family Genealogy : See the Westbrook family tree with Anthony Jansen Westbrook born in 1620 in Westbroek, Netherlands.
Sources : Information submitted by Rev Charlotte Moore
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