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Alexander GREENLAW

Alexander GREENLAW

Male *[1742] - 1822

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  • Name Alexander GREENLAW 
    Born *[1742] 
    • Alexander was enlisted in the company of Capt Joshua Freeman at St Georges Fort by 1757. A muster roll suggest that he was there with the permission of his parents, being under age. So he must have been no older that 16 in 1757, probably 15.
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1740] 
    • Death notice
    Birth [1744] 
    Birth Aft 1741 
    • Under age in 1757 muster roll
    Immigration SUMMER 1753  Dolphin: Greenock to America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • https://archive.org/stream/annalsoftownofwa00lceato#page/84/mode/2up/search/dolphin
      Annals Of The Town Of Warren: With The Early History Of St. George's, Broad Bay And The Neighboring Settlements On The Waldo Patent 4 editions
      By Cyrus Eaton
      p 85 Greenlaw on the Dolphin 1753

      These offers attracted the attention of sundry persons in Stirling, Glasgow, and other places in Scotland, who, after consultation, entered into an agreement, the terms of which are not exactly known, to emigrate. Some of them, who were without families, agreed to work for Waldo four years in payment of their passage. Others, at stipulated times after their arrival, were to pay for their passages as well as for supplies furnished. Being collected for embarkation to the number of sixty, besides ten or more children, who went passage free, they went on board the brig Dolphin, Captain Cooters, in the summer of 1753, and, after touching at Piscataqua, where they remained a week or more, arrived in George's river in September. Dr. Robinson had contracted with Waldo to erect a house, and have it ready for their reception on their arrival. This he commenced near the house occupied by the late Capt. Dagget, since rebuilt by his grandson, E. B. Alford. He built the walls of logs, and partitioned the inside into fourteen rooms designed to accommodate the whole company, which contained that number of families. But from the want of materials, or other cause, the roof was never made, and the structure remained unfinished and unoccupied till the timber decayed. In consequence of Robinson's failure to complete this job, the emigrants scattered round and lived the first winter with the old settlers. Provisions were supplied them by Waldo; who appointed Boice Cooper a kind of commissary to take charge of, and deliver them out at stated times. The names of these emigrants were Archibald Anderson, John Dicke, Andrew Malcolm, John Miller, John Crawford, Thomas Johnston, John Mucklewee, John Brison, Andrew Bird, John Kirkpatrick, John Hodgins, John Carswell, John Brown, Robert Kye, Grenlaw, Wilke, Beverage, Auchmuty, and Anderson. They were mostly mechanics, and unacquainted with all agricultural operations, except reaping and threshing. Malcolm was a Glasgow weaver; and Archibald Anderson, who married his sister and belonged to Bannockburn, was of the same trade, and had worked in the same city. Dicke of Stirling, was a maltster and brewer, Miller a delfware manufacturer, Kirkpatrick a cooper, Hodgins a bookbinder, Crawford a shepherd or herdsman, and Auchmuty a slaie maker. Having the promise of lands within two miles of tide waters, they naturally looked forward to the comforts of city life to which they had been accustomed at home; and fearful of Indian hostilities, and unacquainted as they were with the wild beasts that frequented the woods, they could not think of going to separate farms, and fixing their habitations at a distance from each other.
    Military From 1 Oct 1757 to 4 Dec 1759 
    French and Indian War 
    Residence 1760  Second Parish [Cape Elizabeth], Falmouth, Cumberland, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1055547?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial period, 1622-1788
      Authors: Massachusetts. State Archives
      v. 128 -- Usurpation (from p.109), 1688 ; v. 129 -- Usurpation, 1688-1689 ; v. 130 -- Valuation of Towns (to p.436), 1760-1770.
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Film
      2400777
      7703441
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007703441?cat=1055547
      [832/1139]
      A List of the Polls and the Estates Real and Personal of the Several Proprietors and Inhabitants of the Second Parish Falmouth for the year 1761
      William Simonton
      William Cotton
      Humphrey Merrills
      Assessors for the Town of Falmouth for the year 17[torn]
      This to certify that there has Ben Several Persons moved out of the Second Parish in this Town Sence the List was taken in the year 1760 and Several that are taken in the first Parish.
      ...
      [834/1139]
      Jonathan Greenlaw [84+ acres]
      Polls rateable: 1
      Dwelling Houses and Still houses: 1
      Oxen four years old and upwards: 2
      Cows and Heifers of three years old and upwards: 1 [7?]
      Sheep one year old and upwards: 12
      Swine one year old and upwards: 1
      Acres of pasturage and what number of Cows it will keep yearly: 60-20
      Acres Tillage Land: 2
      Bushels of Grain and Corn of each Sort: 20
      Acres of Mowing Land: 20
      Tuns of English And upland Hay it yields in one year: 20
      Acres of Salt Marsh and what it yields in one year: 2-2
      Sum Total of Rents: 17 1 3 [By far the greatest value in the Parish
      [Next entry from Jonathan Greenlaw is William Green 1 poll rateable. There appears to have been a William Green living in Falmouth at the time.]

      [836/1139]
      Charles Greenlaw 1 poll rateable
      Ebenezer Greenlaw 1 poll rateable
      Alexander Greenlaw 1 poll rateable

      The foregoing lists is the Total of the Real Estate & Personal of the Town of Falmouth in the County of Cumberland Raken by
      William Cotton
      William Simonton
      Humphrey Merrill
      Assessors: For 1760
    Residence 1762  [Deer Isle, Lincoln, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • An historical sketch of the town of Deer Isle, Maine
      p 24
      Chapter II
      First Settlers

      The first permanent settlement was made in 1762 by William Eaton, although he was not the first who began one.
      Alexander Greenlaw, Charles Greenlaw, Ebenezer Greenlaw, Jonathan Greenlaw, William Greenlaw 1762
    Residence 1762  Campbell's Neck, [Deer Isle, Lincoln, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://books.google.com/books?id=dvc7AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      The Maine Historical Magazine
      Volume 8 Page 13
      Deer Isles and Settlers
      ...
      [1762] Jonathan, Charles, Ebenezer, Alexander and William Greenlaw settled on Campbell's Neck. They all moved to Castine and from thence to St Andrews, New Brunswick. Two of the sons of Jonathan returned and settled at Deer Isle.

      p 13-14
      Petition to the General Court 1762
      [For Deer Isle, Maine]
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Charles Greenlaw
      Alex Greenlaw
      William Greenlaw

      p 14
      1763 William Foster from Dedham, Massachusetts, settled on the Greenlaw lands; he had sons.
    Petition 4 Aug 1762  [Deer Isle, Lincoln, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://books.google.com/books?id=pdA-AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      Bangor Historical Magazine
      Volume 1: July 1883-June 1886
      Joseph W Porter, Editor and Publisher
      p 195
      Deer Island Papers

      Petition of Inhabitants 1762
      "Province of the Massachusetts Bay, to his Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq., Captain, General and Governor in Chief of the said Province, the Hon'ble His Majesty's Council and the Hon'ble House of Representatives in General Court assembled, Aug. 4, 1762.

      The subscribers humbly show that sixteen of them have been at considerable expense at transporting themselves to a certain Island at the eastward, within this Province, situated on the southwest of Egemogen Reach, known by the name of Deer Island, which at high water seems to be separated into two, tho' at low water appears to be one Intire Island, have built themselves Houses, and are with the rest of your Petitioners willing to bring forward a settlement there. Pray this Court for the Incouragement of so good a work, to make them a grant of the whole of said Island, or at least that end of it, settled upon as aforesaid ; which is accounted to be about six or seven miles in length, and two or three in breadth in the widest part thereof; tho' in some places not half a mile. Or otherwise to dispose of the whole of said Island to them, or only the southeast end aforesaid, as this Court in their Wisdom shall think fit for such sum or sums of money as may be judged reasonable, and your Petitioners beg leave further to add that they are not Petitioners included in the twelve townships already granted
      Daniel Wardwell
      Jeremiah Wardwell
      Dan'l Clark
      Dan'l Clark in behalf of Edward Jones
      Jno Stone
      Moses Sewall
      Daniel Holt
      Stephen Littlefield
      William Grinnell
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Charles Greenlaw
      Alex Greenlaw
      William Greenlaw
      George Lilly
      John Winn
      John Staple
      Ebenezer Low
      Samuel Low
      Nathan Closson
      David Torrey
      Joseph Thomas
      Michael Carnay
      John Tinker
      William Eaton
      Elakin Eaton
      John Cane
      Enoch Hutchins
      Nathaniel Webber
      [Massachusetts Archives Volume 46 page 488]

      "Resolve on the petition of the inhabitants of Deer-Island, granting and confirming one hundred acres of land to each of said settlers, on condition. March 22, 1786.

      Whereas it appears to this Court from a survey and plan of a certain island, lying within the county of Lincoln, called Deer-Island, taken by Rufus Putnam, Esq.; in the year 1785, together with a small island lying near the west shore of the said Deer-Island, called Sheep-Island, that the said islands contain in the whole, sixteen thousand eight hundred and seventy-six acres, whereon were eighty settlers, before the first day of January, 1784; and whereas Joseph Tyler and others, settlers on the said islands, have petitioned this Court for a grant of the same, to them, their heirs and assigns: Therefore

      Resolved, That there be, and here is hereby granted and confirmed to the said Joseph Tvler, and the other settlers, who settled thereon and made a separate improvement before the first day of January, 1784, their heirs and assigns, one hundred acres each, to hold in severalty, to be laid out so as to include their respective improvements, as a compensation for settlement; on condition, that the aforesaid settlers pay into the treasury of this Commonwealth, within one year from the date thereof, for the survey, and other charges, one hundred and twenty pounds, in specie, with interest until paid ; provided that where any original settler has sold, or otherwise disposed of his improvements, the purchaser of such improvements, his heirs and assigns, shall hold the same lands which such original settler would have held by virtue of this resolve, if there had been no such sale or disposition.

      And be it further Resolved, That the remainder of the said Deer- Island, with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging, be, and is hereby granted and confirmed to the said
      Joseph Tyler
      Mark Haskell
      Joseph Colby
      John Campbell
      Charles Pressey
      Ignatius Haskell
      Thomas Saunders
      Edward Haskell
      Joshua Haskell
      Thomas Haskell
      Jonathan Eaton
      Ezekiel Marshall
      George Tyler
      Thomas Stinson, Jun
      Belcher Tyler
      Nathan Dow
      John Pressey
      Thomas Stinson
      Nathan Closson
      Elijah Donham
      Theophilus Eaton
      Levi Carman
      Ezra Howard
      Ambrose Colby
      Nathaniel Bray
      Robert Nason
      Benjamin Cole
      Ezekiel Moory
      John Hooper
      Lot Curtis
      Chase Pressey
      Thomas Saunders
      Samuel Frunday
      John Raynes
      Samuel Raynes
      Thomas Smalley
      Job Smalley
      Charles Sellers
      Josiah Crocket
      Thomas Robbins
      William Babbage
      Joseph Whitmore
      William Greenlaw
      George Frees
      Cortney Babbage
      John Frees
      Peter Hardy
      Jeremiah Eaton
      William Eaton
      John Closson
      Thomas Thompson
      Robert Lin
      Marcy Staples
      Charles Greenlaw
      Simon Fowier
      David Torry
      Jonathan Torry
      Samuel Crombie
      Joseph Donha
      their heirs and assigns ; on condition, that they appropriate three hundred acres of land for the use of the ministry, and three hundred acres for the use of a grammar school, and that they pay into the treasury of this Commonwealth, within one year from the time of passing this resolve, one thousand two hundred and forty-one pounds, eight shillings, in consolidated securities of this Commonwealth, with interest."
    • The Bangor Historical Magazine, Volume 1
      edited by Joseph Whitcomb Porter
      p 195
      Deer Island Papers
      Petition of Inhabitants 1762
      ...
      [For a grant of land on Deer Island]
      ...
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Charles Greenlaw
      Alex. Greenlaw
      William Greenlaw
      ...
      [Massachusetts Archives Volume 46 Page 488]

      ...

      "Resolve on the petition of the inhabitants of Deer-Island, granting and confirming 100 acres of land to each of said settlers, on condition. 22 March 1786"
      ...
      80 settlers before 1 January 1784
      ...
      "whereas Joseph Tyler and others, settlers on the said islands [Deer and Sheep], have petitioned this Court for a grant of the same, to them, their heirs and assigns:"
      ...
      settle and improved before 1 January 1784
      pay for survey
      appropriate 300 acres for the ministry
      ...
      to
      ...
      Robert Nason...
      William Greenlaw...
      Charles Greenlaw...

      Town incorporated 30 January 1789
    Petition 11 Jun 1775  Eggemoggin Reach, Deer Isle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation March 1780 
    Laborer 
    • The Maine Genealogist. Farmington, ME: The Maine Genealogical Society, 1977-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014.)
      Volume 26 Page 51
      The Artificers and Inhabitants who Built Fort George, Penobscot, 1779-1780
      by Robert Carver Brooks
      p 58
      Inhabitants Employed During September 1779
      Skill - Pay Rate - Name - No Days
      Laborer 1/- Cha Greenlaw 8
      Laborer 1/- Eben Greenlaw 8
      Laborer 1/- Jon Greenlaw 8

      p 62
      Inhabitants Employed During March 1780
      Laborer 2/6 Jon Greenlaw 8 1/2
      Laborer 2/6 Cha Greenlaw 8 1/2
      Laborer 2/6 Alex Greenlaw 8 1/2
      Laborer 2/6 Will Greenlaw 10

      The Maine Genealogist. Farmington, ME: The Maine Genealogical Society, 1977-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB531/rd/14529/58/265106018
      p 58
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB531/rd/14529/62/265106304
      p 62

      The lists of names presented below were compiled from over 300 pages of payrolls and accounts which name the artificers, military personel, and inhabitants who built Fort George, Penobscot. All accounts are marked "Duplicate" and were kept by the Engineer Department at Majabigwaduce (now Castine). The accounts are dated from 22 May 1779 to 30 June 1780 and, following 28 blank pages, from 1 March 1783 to 31 December 1783. The volume is now preserved at the Public Record Office (PRO), Great Britain's national archives at Kew in Surrey. It was microfilmed in 1991 for the National Archives of Canada. The PRO citation is:
      AO [Audit Office] 3/141 Account Books 1764-1783
    Residence 10 Oct 1783  Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 10 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence August 1784  Back Lands, Penobscot Grant, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannbfam/CH.pdf

      RETURN OF THE BACK LANDS OF THE PENOBSCOTT LOYALIST - 1784
      [August 1784 per http://genforum.genealogy.com/trott/messages/117.html]
      {This may match the item that follows, althoush the papers seem to be separate in the PANBreference file.}
      A = Settlers B = Women C = Children D = servants E. = no. of acres

      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Women: 1 [Eunice]
      Childeren: 7 [11 children assumed in return of 10 June 1784]
      Servants: -
      Acres: 400

      Mathew Limeburner
      ...
      Alexr. Linkleter
      John McIntosh
      Finley Malcom
      Patrick Callahan

      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Women: 1 [Elizabeth]
      Children: 8 [10 children assumed from return of 10 June 1784. William and Robert returned to Maine. So: James, Thomas, Jonathan, Jean, Ebenezer, Sarah, Elizabeth, Rebecca.]
      Servants: -
      Acres: 450

      John Carlow
      John Rigby
      Benjm. Pumroy
      Samuel Trott

      Alexr. Greenlaw
      Women: 1 [Hannah]
      Children: 6 [6 children assumed from return of 10 June 1784: Walter, Hannah, Abigail, Jane, Elizabeth, William]
      Servants: -
      Acres: 350

      John Nason
      James Malony
      Lachn. McCurdy
      James Stewart
      John Dowling

      27 Greenlaws. 3 not mentioned are the family of William Greenlaw and Rebecca Babbage. So who are the missing 6 between June and August?
    Residence 23 Dec 1785  [St Andrews, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume A Page 144
      [147/485]
      James Stewart yeoman
      Dinley Malcom mariner
      100 pounds
      100 acres
      Lot 59 east side of Scoodiac River granted to James Stewart in the Penobscot Association
      23 Deember 1785
      James Stuart
      Temperance Stuart
      Wit: James Doty, Alexander Greenlaw, Benjamin Pomeroy, MacKeages Coumbes, Joab Bragg
    Residence 29 Sep 1789  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death From 12 May 1822 to 15 Jul 1822  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 12 May 1822 
    • Wallace Hale's Early New Brunswick Probate, 1785-1835
      Reference 8146
      Family Name GREENLAW
      Given Names Alexander
      Was there a Will? Yes
      Date of Will 1822-05-12
      Date Will was proved 1822-07-15
      Was an inventory completed? No
      County Charlotte
      Parish St. Andrews
      Probate is for a woman? No
      Abstract references a vessel? No
      Abstract Parish of St. Andrews, Charlotte County, Yeoman. Will dated 12 May 1822, proved 15 July 1822. Son-in-law David SMITH my farm, the east half of Lot 45, if he provide for my wife during her lifetime. Wife, un-named, all other goods. David SMITH sole executor. Witnesses: William C. CARPENTER, John EASTMAN, John FOLEY.
      RS number 63
    • Charlotte County Registry of Deeds

      Volume G Page 336
      [345/450]
      Alexander Greenlaw
      No 196
      Will
      In the name of God, Amen. I Alexander Greenlaw of the Parish of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte yeoman being sick and weak in body but sound mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first of all I give and bequeath to my son in law David Smith one cow and two oxen. And my will is and I hereby order that in case my son in law David Smith shall find and provide my wife sufficient victuals cloathes and wood for fuel during her life and shall also allow my said wife to use occupy possess and enjoy the South room in my present dwelling house with the Bed room adjoining and also the south garden for and during the term of her life, then and in such case and not otherwise I hereby give devise and bequeath to the said David Smith all my farm situate in the Parish of Saint Andrews aforesaid being known and described as the Eastern half of Lot number Forty-five with all the rights, privileges, members, and appurtenances thereunto belonging to Hold to my said son in Law David Smith and his heirs and assigns forever. And all the rest, residue, and remainder of my worldly goods and assets whatsoever, I give devise and bequeath to my said wife and I hereby nominated and appoint David Smith my executor of this my last will and testament bereby revoking all former will and wills by me heretofore made

      In Witness whereof I have have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two

      Alexander Greenlaw (LS)

      Signed, Sealed, Published and declared by the above Alexander Greenlaw as, and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witness thereto in the presence of the said testator and in the presence of each other, William C Carpenter, John Eastman, John Foley

      Charlotte County Ss

      New Brunswick. Be it remembered that on the fifteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty two, at Saint Andrews in the County aforesaid, and Province aforesaid, before me Harris Hatch Esquire, Surrogate and Judge of Probates in and for the said County personally came and appeared William C Carpenter and John Eastman, both of the Parish of Saint Andrews, in the said County, yeoman, and subscribing withnesses to the before written instrument, who being duly sworn upon the holy evangelists of almight God, did then and there severally, depose, and declare, that they were present, and saw the before named Alexander Greenlaw, sign, seal, publish and declare the said before Instrument of writing as his last will and testament that the said Alexander Greenlaw, at that time, appeared to possess a sound mind, and capable of disposing of his effects in the manner within mentioned, and that these deponents, with John Foley, who was then and there present, subscribed the said will as Witnesses in presence of the said Alexander Greenlaw

      Sworn to as aforesaid the day and year aforeaid before me

      William C Carpenter
      John Eastman

      H Hatch Surrogaate & Judge of Probates for Charlotte

      This will is therefore, proved, approved and allowed by

      H Hatch

      Surrogate and Judge of Probates for Charlotte

      Saint Andrews
      Chart County Ss Recd and Regd 15 July 1822
    Died 24 Jun 1822  St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Proved 15 Jul 1822 
    Residence [1760]  Deer Isle, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 18-19 1785-1786
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11367
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007919199?cat=352440
      Volume 18 Page 221
      Alexander Greenlaw yeoman Lincoln County
      William Foster blacksmith Roxbury
      5 pounds 10 shillings
      Land on Deer Island
      a lot of land fronting on Eggemagan Reach the southside line adjoining Jonathan Greenlaw's Land bounded by an oak tree near a small brook at the shore
      then running a west course 2 miles back
      then beginning at a said south line and running a north Course 47 rods
      thence an east course to Eggemagan Reach to an heap of Stones encircling a stake
      together with a fifth part of the undivided land lying between fish Cree and the small carrying Place so called
      the said undivided belonging to John Campbell, Ebenezer Greenlaw, Jonathan Greenlaw and said Alexander Greenlaw and Charles Greenlaw
      together with a fifth part of a fresh meadow belonging to said Company and 1/2 of the Island known by the name of Black Island lying in said Reach which land I have been in quiet possession of 23 years [1760]
      10 October 1783
      Alexander Greenlaw
      Hannah Greenlaw
      Wit: Thomas Thompson, John Child Junr
    Residence Lot 45, Bayside, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military REVOLUTIONARY 
    Nathan Phillips's Company 
    • Loyalist Claim
    Person ID I16688  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2020 

    Father William GREENLAW,   b. Bef 1707,   d. [1776] 
    Mother Jane,   d. [1783-1786] 
    Married C 1726 
    Family ID F4727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah NASON,   b. C 1753,   d. BY 4 Apr 1831  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married C 1768  [Deer Island, Hancock, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah GREENLAW,   b. [1769],   d. 2 May 1828, Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Abigail GREENLAW,   b. [1770], NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860 CENSUS?
     3. Jane GREENLAW,   b. Bef 1772,   d. 1816?
     4. Elizabeth GREENLAW,   b. Deer Isle, Hancock, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1847
     5. Walter GREENLAW,   b. SAY 1774,   d. [1835]
     6. Lucy GREENLAW,   b. [BEFORE 1774],   d. C 1796
     7. William GREENLAW,   b. 1776,   d. 2 Jan 1842?
     8. Catherine GREENLAW,   b. *[1785],   d. 10 Apr 1857, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Alexander GREENLAW,   b. [1787],   d. [1819-1823]
     10. Harriet S GREENLAW,   b. [1791], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1861
     11. Sarah GREENLAW,   b. [1794], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1868
     12. James Nason GREENLAW,   b. [1795], Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871 CENSUS
    Family ID F4726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    A look at the families living on the Penobscot Association Grant in the rural part of St Andrews, New Brunswick, around 1805.
    Notes on the First Greenlaw Generation in Maine and New Brunswick
    Notes on the First Greenlaw Generation in Maine and New Brunswick
    Greenlaw Land on Deer Isle before the Revolutionary War
    Greenlaw Land on Deer Isle before the Revolutionary War
    Ebenezer Greenlaw Loyalist Claim
    Ebenezer Greenlaw Loyalist Claim
    Timeline of the Greenlaws during the Revolutionary War
    Timeline of the Greenlaws during the Revolutionary War
    Timeline of the Greenlaws during the Revolutionary War
    Determining the Children of the New Brunswick Greenlaw Brothers
    Determining the Children of the New Brunswick Greenlaw Brothers
    Greenlaw Deer Isle Deeds
    Greenlaw Deer Isle Deeds
    Greenlaw Land on Deer Isle Before the Revolutionary War
    Greenlaw Land on Deer Isle Before the Revolutionary War
    Greenlaw French and Indian War Records
    Greenlaw French and Indian War Records
    The French and Indian War and the Arrival of the Greenlaws in Maine
    The French and Indian War and the Arrival of the Greenlaws in Maine
    Petition for Deer Isle 1762
    Petition for Deer Isle 1762

  • Notes 
    • Scotland's People Website 5 October 2014: Nil
      Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine Volumes 1-4: Nil
      Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England (NEHGS): Nil
      All Saints Anglican: Checked
      British Military and Naval Records [Including War of 1812 and Revolutionary War ] (RG 8, C Series) - INDEX ONLY [Library and Archives of Canada]: Nil Greenlaws
      Charlotte County Court of Equity: Nil [See letter on file]
      Penobscot Inhabitants Certified Loyal 1783 [Carver]: Nil
      Falmouth Assessment 1761: Nil

      2/10 children named a child Alexander

      Evidence for Children:

      Return of Back Lands 1784: Alexr Greenlaw, 1 woman [Hannah], 6 children [Hannah, Abigail, Jane, Elizabeth, Walter, Lucy]

      Petition 1807: 2 sons [James Nason. Alexander Jr is a petitioner, so probably not included in the number of Sr's children.] 6 daughters [Sarah, Harriet, Catherine, Elizabeth? ? ?]
      [Hannah m c 1788, Abigail m c 1794, Jane m 1792, Elizabeth m 1804, Walter m 1798, William m c 1799, Catherine m 1811, Alexander m by 1809, Harriet by 1851, Sarah m 1816, James Nason m 1819]

      Hannah: Daniel Nason Baldwin s John Baldwin m Hannah Nason
      Abigail: m Walter Greenlaw
      Jane: Named children Alexander and Hannah.
      Elizabeth: Marriage record names father. Sells part of Lot 45 original grant.
      Walter: m Abigail Greenlaw. Named a son Alexander
      Lucy: r St Stephen. Not a daughter of Charles.
      William: 3 William Greenlaws in St Andrews 1784. It is far more likely that William m Hannah Hersey is a son of Alexander than of William.
      Catherine: Daniel Malloch witness to 3rd marriage
      Alexander: sold granted Lot 45 to Alexander Jr
      Harriet: m David Smith wid Elizabeth Greenlaw. Sells part of Lot 45 original grant.
      Sarah: Chase family history has her father as Alexander Greenlaw.
      James: James Nason Greenlaw in 1833 deed.
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aek740/PL-150.jpg
      List of Cattle brought down in the Sloop from Penobscot
      20 June 1784
      W F Ganong compiled the following list from an old account book (author unknown, no not found). In the original, against each name was a mention of the number of cattle and other livestock carried.
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Matther Limburner
      Jonethean Greenlaw
      Alex Greenlaw
      John Nason
      James Rusel
      Mr Thomson [James?/Dugal?]
      Daniel Brown
      Mr [William] Cooksons
      Mr William Sween [Swain]
      New Brunswick Museum MS F61, book IV, p 370
    • Lot 45 St Andrews

      Alexander Greenlaw Jur s Alexander Greenlaw m Hannah Nason
      James Greenlaw Jr s Alexander Greenlaw m Hannah Nason
      Jane Greenlaw wid Alexander Greenlaw Jr

      Eastern half to David Smith in Will of 1822.

      Part of Lot 45 [Granted to Alexander Greenlaw] is sold by Alexander Jr to James Greenlaw Jr 1819. James Greenlaw Sr [s Ebenezer m Eunice] and James Greenlaw Jr moved to Charlotte, Maine, in late 1819. James Greenlaw s Alexander m Hannah Nason was married in 1819.

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name GREENLOW, Alexander
      Volume NS-A
      Page 176
      Grant number 96
      Place Passamaquoddy
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 100
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/08/03: Penobscot Association

      Volume E Page 432 [437/511]
      No 303
      Alexander Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews
      Alexander Greenlaw Junr
      100 pounds
      one half Lot 45 containing 45 acres
      half the stock of cattle on the farm: 1 yoke of oxen, 6 cows, 12 sheep
      lot extending from county road to the salt water
      7 December 1816
      Alexander Greenlaw [SS]
      Hannah Greenlaw [Her mark]
      Wit: Thaddeus Luce?, Amos Ordway

      Volume E Page 474 [479/511]
      No 338
      Alexander Greenlaw Junior yeoman St Andrews
      James Greenlaw Junior
      200 pounds
      whole of my part of a lot of land containing 45 acres part of Lot 45
      whole of my stock of cattle upon said farm, 2 yoke of oxen, three cows 12 sheep
      3 June 1819
      Alexander Greenlaw Junr [SS]
      Jane Greenlaw [Her mark]
      Wit: William Simpson, Don McLachlan

      Volume H Page 75 [78/547]
      No 60
      James Greenlaw Junr farmer St Andrews
      Jane Greenlaw widow St Andrews
      150 pounds
      southwestern half of Lot 45 Penobscot purchased by me from Alexander Greenlaw Junr
      bounded southwesterly by the St Croix
      25 March 1823
      James Greenlaw [His mark]
      Wit: Colin Campbell, James McIlroy

      Volume O Page 12
      [14/557]
      Thomas Wyer Esq St Andrews sole surviving executor of the last will and testamnet of Miriam Pagan late of St Andrews widow deceased
      "Whereas heretofore and in the life time of the said Miriam Pagan since deceased to wit on the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two, one Alexander Greenlaw by a certain bond or writing obligatory bearing that date became bound to the said Miriam Pagan as Executrix of the last will and testament of the said Robert Pagan in the Penal sum of two hundred and forty pounds as lawful money of New Bryunswick which said Bond or writing obligatory was and stll is sybject to a certain condition thereunder written whereby the same was to be and become void upon payment by the said Alexander Greenlaw his heirs executors administrators or assigns to the said Miriam Pagan as Executrix as aforesaid of our hundred and twenty pounds with lawful interest thereon on or before the first day of May which was to be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine. And whereas also the said Alexander Greenlaw on the said first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two by a certain Mortgage Deed indentia bearing the same date in consideration of the said bond and as collateral security for the payment thereof And also in consideration of the further sum of Five shillings to him in hand paid by the said Miriam Pagan Executrix as aforesaid did grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said Miriam Pagan her heirs and assigns all the premises then in the occupation of the said Alexander Greenlaw being one half part of the Lor known and distinguished as Lot number forty five (No 45) in the front location of the Penobscot Loyalists together with the dwelling house, band outhouses and all and singular the erections and improvements whatsoever in and to the said half lot of land belonging or in any with appertanainces and also all theestate right title interest dower right of dower property possession claim or demand whatsoever of the said Alexander Greenlaw in or to the said premises to have and to hold the said half lot of land unto the said Miriam Pagan Executrix as aforesaid her heirs and assigns for ever in which said Mortgage Deed it was provided that if the said Alexander Greenlaw his heirs executors Administrators or assigns should well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Miriam Paga Executrix as aforesaid her heirs Executors administrators or Assigns the just and full sum of one hundred and twenty pounds with interest thereon according to the condition of the said bond in part herein before recited that the said Mortgage Deed and every clause article and thing therein contained were to cease and determined to be utterly void and of none affect anything therein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding which said bond as also the said Mortgage Deed by the nonperformance of the several conditions thereof have sunce become forfeited in law as by the said Bond and the said Mortgage Deed reference being thereunto had will more fully appear And whereas also the said Miriam Pagan is since deceased having first by her last Will and testament duly executed appointed the said Thomas Wyer and one John Dunn And one John Campbell the executors of her said last Will and testament And whereas also the said John Dunn and John Campbell are since deceased And the said Thomas Wyer hath syrvived them. Now Know Ye that the said Thomas Wyer sole surviving Executor as aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of one hudnred and fifty pounds to me in hand paid by David Smith of Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte farmer the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have transfered assigned and set over, and by these presents do assign transfer and set over unto the said David Smith his heirs and Assigns as well the said Bond in part herein before recited ad all use benefit profit and advantage that may have arisen or may arise therefrom. And all and every sum and sums of money now due oor to become due thereon to me the said Thomas Wyer as sole urviving Executor as aforesaid, as also the said Mortgage deed and all the use benefit profit and advantage that may have arisen or may arise thereon and all the right or title of me the said Thomas Wyer sole surviving Executor as aforesaid in Law or equity which I now have or might hereafter have had to the land and premises therein particularly described And also the right which I now have to equity to the foreclosure of the Equity of redemption of the said Mortgage Deed. And further know ye that I have constituted and do hereby constitute and appoint the said David Smith to be the true and lawful attorney in my name but for his own propery use and sums of money which may have accrued or may accrue as well on the said Bond as on the said Mortgage Deed And on receipt thereof and acquittances and discharges to give and further to do and received concerning the premises all things which I myself might or could have done with regard to the same...
      3 December 1830
      Thomas Wyer Executor to Miriam Pagan's Estate
      Wit: F E Putman, David Hopkins

      Volume U Page 114 Warranty
      [117/819]
      No 176
      4 April 1831
      David Smith farmer St Andrews and wife Elizabeth
      Daniel Mallock farmer St Andrews
      75 pounds
      land in St Andrews
      east side of Lot 45
      David Smith
      Elizabeth Smith
      Wit: Alfred L Street, Geo D Street

      Volume 2 Page 364
      [367/669]
      No 312
      Jane Cookson r St Andrews formerly wife of Alexander Greenlaw deceased
      Daniel Grant yeoman St Andrews
      200 pounds
      land in St Andrews
      westerly end of Lot 45
      beginning at the River St Croix and extending easterly by two parallel lines to the public highway
      45 acres
      27 October 1834
      Jane Cookson [Her mark]
      Wit: Peter Stubs, Harris Greenlaw
      Rcd 11 December 1855

      Volume Y Page 147 Warranty
      [150/668]
      No 2826
      David Smith carpenter St Stephen and wife Harriet
      John Wyley ship carpenter St Andrews
      25 pounds
      northerly half of Lot 45, easterly side of the road
      northerly by David Eastman
      southerly by heirs of Daniel Malloch
      27 November 1852
      David Smith
      Harriet S Smith
      Wit: S H Hitchings
    • Town Lot St Andrews

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name GREENLOW, Alexander
      Volume NS-A
      Page 165
      Grant number 95
      Place Saint Andrews
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 0
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/06/01: Town Lot

      Volume D Page 388 [392/473]
      No 431
      Alexander Greenlaw yeoman St Andrews
      Joseph Garnett Esquire St Andrews
      1 pound 5 shillings
      Town Lot 8 Block K Bulkley's Division
      17 May 1787
      Alexander Greenlaw [SS]
      Wit: Mary Tailer, Richd Smy

      No Disposal - 1854 by Garrnett
    • Petition for Pleasant Ridge

      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name JOHNSON, Nicholas
      Year 1807
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4171
      See petition of JOHNSON, NICHOLAS
      BERRY, JAMES
      CARLON, JACOB
      CARLON, MARTIN
      CARPENTER, ANTHONY W.
      COOKSON, WILLIAM
      FOULERTON, ALEXANDER
      GILCHRIST, GORDON
      GOODELL, EBEN
      GRANT, DANIEL
      GREENLAW, ALEXANDER
      GREENLAW, EBENZER
      GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      GREENLAW, SOLOMON
      GREENLAW, THOMAS
      HARVEY, WILLIAM
      HITCHINGS, AMOS
      HITCHINGS, GEORGE
      HITCHINGS, JAMES
      HITCHINGS, WILLIAM
      JOHNSON, BENJAMIN
      JOHNSON, NICHOLAS
      JOICE, JOHN
      MACCULLOCH, DONALD
      MANSFIELD, J.
      MCCURDY, ALEXANDER
      MCCURDY, JAMES
      MCCURDY, LACHLAN
      MCCURDY, NEAL
      MCGEAR, WILLIAM
      RIDEOUT, BENJAMIN
      RYAN, JOHN
      SMITH, JOSEPH
      STINSON, CHARLES
      STINSON, DAVID
      STINSON, JOSEPH
      THOMSON, DOUGALD
      TRADWELL, REUBEN
      TURNER, EPHRAIM

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1806 Arnold, Oliver - 1808 Connors, Nathaniel
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288467
      8191404
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191404?cat=78954
      [623/846]

      To His Honour Gabriel D Ludlow, Esquire President of the Province of New Brunswick &c &c

      The Memorial of Nichs Johnson and other Inhabitants of the parish of St. Andrews, and its vicinity, in the County of Charlotte. ---

      Humbly Seweth

      That your Memorialist in general are of the number of those Loyalist, who emigrated into this country at the peace with America in 1783, or their sons now of age, and were mostly comprised among those Loyalist denominated the Penobscot Association, who settled in and about Passamaquoddy bay, and were promised One hundred acres of lands for themselves, and Fifty for their wives, and for each child. ---

      That from various intervening impediments your Memorialist never received their full allotments of land which Government had at first given them good reason to expect would not have been delayed.

      That during this long lapse of time your Memorialist have laboured under great difficulties to maintain themselves, and bring up large families of children, who, by the divine blessing have increased to a pleasing degree, as Your Honor will perceive by the annexed list of them. ---

      That your Memorialist, stimulated by parental affection to provide for their offspring have anxiously sought for unoccupied lands whereon to form a settlement for themselves and families so that by their united endeavours they may be enabled to surmount their present hardships ---

      That your Memorialist are informed of a Tract of Land lying between this county and the Oromocto river commonly called Pleasant Ridge, being in a wilderness ungranted, which if secured to your Memorialist by a Grant, might answer all their claims as to quality, and they believe is a good quality, and calculated for a large settlement. ---

      Your Memorialist therefore humbly pray Your Honor will be pleased to Grant them such a portion of the above Tract of Land as may be sufficient for their accommodation and also reserve and lay out such portions of the same, as Your Honor may deem expedient for public purposes, as they with satisfaction look forward to a large and flourishing settlement there if their Memorial is compiled with, and Your Memorialist as in duty bound will ever pray ---

      St. Andrews 21st August 1807

      The following is a list of the families of the Subscribers attested to in the Memorial hereto subjoined ...

      Nichs Johnson wife 5 sons 1 daughter
      Neal McCurdy wife 2 sons 4 daughters
      James McCurdy
      Somo Greenlaw wife
      Laughlan McCurdy wife 2 sons 4 daughters
      John Ryan & his mother
      Willm Cookson wife 2 sons 1 daughter
      Anthy W Carpenter wife 5 sons 4 daughters
      Thos Greenlaw wife 3 sons 1 daughter
      Martin Carlow wife 2 sons 3 daughters
      Jacob Carlow
      Joseph Stinson wife 4 sons 2 daughters
      Alex. McCurdy wife 2 daughters
      Donald McCullich wife 4 sons 2 daughters
      Alex Fullerton
      Ephrm Turner
      Eben Goodel wife 4 sons 1 daughter
      Danl Grant wife 5 sons 4 daughters
      Jona Greenlaw Senr wife 1 son 5 daughters
      Josh Smith wife 2 sons 2 daughter
      Reuben Tredwel wife
      John Joice wife 6 sons 1 daughter
      Bena Rideout
      Javin Manser wife 4 4 daughters
      Amos Hichens wife 3 sons 3 daughters
      James Hichens
      Geoe Hichens wife 1 son
      Willm Hichens
      Gordon Gilchrist wife 1 son 2 daughters
      Benja Johnson wife 1 son 3 daughters
      Willm Harvey wife 2 sons 4 daughter
      Chas Stinson wife 3 daughters
      Willm McGear wife 1 son 4 daughters
      James Berry wife 5 sons 3 daughters
      Dougal Thompson wife 5 sons 4 daughters
      Alex Greenlaw Senr wife 2 sons 6 daughters
      Alex Greenlaw Jr
      Ebenr Greenlaw wife 3 sons 3 daughters
      Total: 33 Men 27 women 61 boys 67 girls

      We certify that we are acquainted with the foregoing Memorialist in general --- That they are Loyal Subjects, and useful Settlers --- And we most Respectfully beg leave to Request that the prayer of their Memorial may be compiled with.

      Hugh MacKay, JP
      Robt Pagan
      Thos Wyer
      Danl Mc[Inaiter]
      Don McLachland

      13th Jul 1808 The Lands are Vacant in the Situation applied for in this Memorial and have been frequently reported to me to be of a very good quality - A settlement in that situation will completely open the inland communication between Fredericton and Charlotte County ---

      Geo Sproule S Genl
    • Canada, Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835
      Name: Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Previous Residence Place: Massachusetts
      Record Type: Account of Losses
      Piece Description: New Claims B-I
      US Region: Massachusetts
      The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835; Class: AO 13; Piece: 050.

      p 491
      A True Account of my Sufferings
      By the Rebels for My Loyalist to the Government of Myself & Family from the first Movement of the Rebellion untill I moved by family fown to Pasmaquady. They abused myself and family. But More Especially in the time of the Seige of His Majesty's Fort george at Penobscot. four Brothers of us was in our Own Vessel in the Beach Call'd egamagon, the Pallace Brig came down under British Colours, brought us too lock us on Board & Put us imediatly into irons hands and feet Bolted us down to the deck took our Vessel & their Captain with a Number of them went on Shore to our Farms and Kill'd Our Creatures Plundered Our houses and destroyed What we had Growing & Reported that they had hangd us four. By the Capt's Orders & To Conirm their Report hoisted up Block up to the Yards arm in form of a Person for fiteen Minutes or so Sussesivly four times to terrify Our families and sent us in irons on board a Small Boat up to their Comador. We was brough before him who asked us if we Would assist our answer was no. Who said we Remain Prisoners during the Expedition and so put us on board four different Ships. I myself on board the Black prince, then in a Little time they took hold of me & Took me up upon the forcastle and pull'd & hauld be and tied my hands behind my back put a Roap about my neck and haul'd my Cap Over my face and went to hoist me up to the Yards arm hoisting me to tiptoes. Consider Gentlemen and please your honrs the terrors of an approaching death, then they Let me go and one of them asked me to eat a Little & the said he Would Rather run a Knife through my heart after sun set their Lieut came on board who Call'd me and examined me and on Watson said I had piatiled on of the Kings tenders and taken on of their prizes then he told me to be gone & if I step one foot one way or other to run me through with the Byonet and afterwards I had my threatned
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
    • Canada, Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835
      Name: Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Previous Residence Place: Massachusetts
      Record Type: Account of Losses
      Piece Description: New Claims B-I
      US Region: Massachusetts
      The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835; Class: AO 13; Piece: 050.

      p 492
      County of Charlotte in the Province of New Brunswick

      Alexander Greenlaw late of Penobscot maketh Oath that he resided at Penobscot and Saint Andrews from the 15th of July 1783 to the 25th of March 1784 and this deponent further Saith that he was utterly incapable of preferring or delivering to the commissioners sppointed by Act of Parliament passed in the Twenty third year of the Reign of his present Majesty entitled An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the Losses and Service of all Such persons who have Suffered in their Rights properties or possessions during the late unhappy dissentioned in American in Consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government or at their Office any Memorial Claim or request for Aid or relief on Account of thie Deponent Losses during the late unhappy dissention in America within the time allowed by the Said Act for the delivery of Such Claims by reason that this deponent during all Such time Viz between the 15th of July 1783 and the 25th of March 1784 lived or resided at Penobscot & Saint Andrews and although he had heard of the Act and that Claims were to be delivered in a certain time - yet the anxiety he was in respecting the removal of his family to a new Settlement - prevented his paying attention to forward his Claim in Season
      Alexander Grenlaw [Signature]
      Sworn this 6th day of April 1786
      before me Robr Pagan J Peace

      p 493
      County of Charlotte in the Province of New Brunswick

      Jonathan Greenlaw and Ebenezer Greenlaw late of Deer Island but now of Saint Andrews make Oath & Sy that they resided at Penobscot and Saint Andrews from the 15th of July 1783 and the 25th of March 1784 and these deponents further Say that they were utterly incapable of preferring or delivering to the Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament passed in the Twenty fifth year of the Reign of his present Majesty entitled an Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire into the Losses and Services of all Such persons who have Suffered in their Rights, properties and possessions, in Consequence of their Loyalty to His Majesty and Attachment to the British Government pray their Office any Memorial Claim or request for Aid or relief on account of these deponents Losses during the late unhappy dissentions in America within the time allowed by the Said Act for the delivery of Such Claims - by reason that these deponents during all Such time Viz between the 15th July 1783 and the 25th march 1784 lived or resided at Penobscot and Saint Andrews but having never Seen the Act of anything relating to it but having only report to proceed on - they were obliged to attend to the removal of their families which engaged their whole time and thoughts - till it was out of their power to forward their Claims to be delivered in Season
      Jonathan Grenlaw [Signature]
      Ebenezer Grenlaw [Signature]

      Sworn this 29th day of March 1786
      at Saint Andrews before me
      Robert Pagan J Peace
    • Canada, Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835
      Name: Jonathan Greenlaw
      Residence Year: 1786 - 1788
      Previous Residence Place: Deer Island
      Record Type: Memorial
      Piece Description: Evidence
      US Region: Massachusetts Bay
      The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835; Class: AO 13; Piece: 011.
      p 57
      (New claim)
      To the Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament for enquiring into the Losses and Services of the American Loyalists
      The Memorial of Jonathan, Ebenezer and Alexander Greenlaw
      Humbly Sheweth
      That your Memorialists had formerly taken up Lands on Deer Island near Penobscot, on which they had made great Improvements (besides clearing thirty acres for their aged Parents who died ten years ago) tho they had no Title from the Crown to hold those Lands being prevented by the War from obtaining it.
      That they were always esteemed Loyal Subjects, and when the British Troops took Post at Penobscot, they with another Brother went and took the Oath of allegiance before General McLean who permitted them to return to their Families. That this proceeding gave great offence to their Rebel Neighbors. On the arrival of the Rebel Force against the Fort your Memorialists finding it impossible to give their assistance to the British retired into the Woods for a time, and after returning home were advised to go up and satisfy the Rebel Commadore that they were not in the Fort and thereby save their Property. That on their wy up for that Purpose with their other Brother in a Vessel of their own they were taken by the Rebel Brig Pallas, and were treated with every Indignity by the Crew who made a Prize of their Vessel, plundered their Farms, frightened and abused their Families, and carried your Memorialists to the Commadore, who ordered them to be closely confined on board of different ships where they were abused in a most inhuman manner, insomuch that their Brother Charles is at time bereft of his Sences. That after the Siege your Memorialists returned home, and as the place was under Subjection to the British two of them remained upon their Farms until the Evacuation, when knowing it would not be possible to live in peace under the Rebel Government removed to St Andrews, but previous to his coming away Ebenezer disposed of his Farm for an invaluable Consideration which has not yet been fully made, rather than lose his whole Improvement.
      That Jonathan Greenlaw removed his Family to Penobscot where he built a House which at the Evacuation he took to Pieces and brought with him to St Andrews at a great Expence.
      Your Memorialists therefore having stated their Cases beg your Honors will be pleased at attend to their Claims which are hereto annexed, and as each of them has a large Family and His Majesty's allowance of Provisions is almost at an end, the smallest Compensation will be accepted with Gratitude.
      And your Memorialists etc.
      St Andrews April 1786

      p 115
      Losses Sustained by Jonathan Greenlaw during the late unhappy dissentions in America in consequence of his Loyalty to His Majesty and attachment to the British Government for which he craves Compensation.

      1/4 part of a small Schooner, Salt & Provision Clothing and other necessaries taken by the Pallas brig....10 - -
      2 Cows @L5 - 30 Sheep @ 15/ L22 10....32 10 -
      1 young Ox L8 3 one Quarter Beef @ 20/....9 3 -
      60 lb Pork L1 10 Six Cheeses L4 60....6 6 -
      2 Quintals Codfish....@ 15/....4 10 -
      2 Muskets L2 one pair Silver Buckles 35/....3 15 -
      2 Silver Spoons 5/ four Dollars 20/....1 5 -
      8 yards Cloth 24/ four new Sheets 40/....3 4 -
      Wearing apparel....13 18 -
      Household Furniture....- 17 -
      Clearing 10 acres of Land for my Parents (since dead) @ 20 Dollars per acre....50 - -
      Loss in taking down a House and bringing it to St Andrews....20 - -

      Halifax Currency 165 8 -
      Diffce of Currency 16 10 9
      Sterling 148 7 3

      p 116
      Account of Losses sustained by Ebenezer Greenlaw during the late unhappy Dissentions, and for which he craves Relief.
      1/4 part of a Schooner....L20 - -
      2 Cows L10 five Sheep L3 15....13 15 -
      3 Cheeses 30/...7 lb Butter 10/....2 - -
      Vegetables L5. 2 Tons Hay L7 10....12 10 -
      12 lb Flour 5/. 1 Gun - Lines, Leads & Hooks 45/....2 10 -
      40 Acres of land cleared in Mowing Pasture and planting with an Orchard of 80 young Apple Trees @ 20 Dollars per acres....200 - -
      1 Dwelling House and Barn....15 - -
      250 Acres of Wood Land @ 10/....125 - -
      Clearing 10 Acres of Land for his Parents who are since deceased....50 - -
      1 Crow Bar 20/ - 40 lb Flax 25/....2 5 -
      Potatoes and other Roots taken after he fled with his Family to Penobscot....15 - -
      458 - -
      Deduct 40 ? Boards@ 30/ which he was obliged to take for his Farm & possessions or lose the whole....60 - -
      Halifax Currency....398 - -
      Exchange 1/10....39 4 -
      Sterling L 358 16 -

      p 117
      Losses sustained by Alexander Greenlaw during the late unhappy Dissentions in American etc etc for which he solicits Relief
      1/4th Part of a Fishing Schooner./...L20 - -
      1 Cow L5. Sow and 7 Pigs L3....8 - -
      12 bushels Corn @ 5/. 3 Bushels Pease @ 7/6....4 2 6
      Wearing Apparel....7 6 -
      1 Ring, 1 pair Sleeve Buttons and breach....1 5 -
      7 Dollars L1 150 Furniture L3....4 13 -
      6 Cheeses L3. 6 Sheep L4 10....7 10 -
      1 Barrel Salt 20/. Line Lead & Hooks 17/....1 17 -
      12 Bushels Potatoes 30/ a pot Butter 6/....1 16 -
      Clearing 10 Acres Land for his Parents who are since dead @ 20 Dollars per Acre....50 - -
      Loss in selling a Farm 40 Acres Cleared....50 - -
      Another Farm containing 80 Acres....10 - -
      Halifax Currency....L166 11 6
      Difference of Exchange....16 13 1
      Sterling....L149 18 5

      p 118
      St John 22d March 1787
      Evidence on the Claim of Jonathan Greenlaw, late of Massachusetts.
      Claimant Sworn
      Says he lived at Deer Island before the War, went to Penobscot, staid 2 years, went away on the Evacuation to St Andrews. Had no opportunity of sending his Claim home from St Andrews. Knew of no vessel going to England.
      He came into the Garrison at Penobscot under General McLean, lived there for Protection, went in in the Fall after the Siege, He had been in Irons because he would not serve the Rebel Army.
      He served the last War with General Amherst. He had petitioned for lands in Deer Island but had no Grant. Dr Califf was to have got his Grants. Had began an Improvement.
      His father and all his Children settled there above 20 years ago, it was then a new Country.
      Claimant had 300 acres, had built an House and cleared 40 Acres.
      Lost two Cows, one Ox, Thirty Sheep Cloathes and Furniture.
      p 119
      When Penobscot was besieged the Rebels came and took these Things because they would not join them.
      There was a Schooner belonging to himself and three Brother. Claimant was entitled to 1/4th. She was seized by the Rebels.

      Ebenezer Greenlaw Sworn
      Says his Brother's Lands were seized for a Debt.

      p 120
      St John 22d March 1787
      Evidence of the Claim of Ebenezer Greenlaw
      Claimant Sworn
      Gives the same account as his Brother that they had no opportunity of sending their Claims to England.
      He was settled on Deer Island in the years 1761.
      Was taken by the Rebels and put in Irons because he would not serve with them at the Siege of Penobscot. After that came in to the British, confined there a twelvemonth, returned to Deer Island, but came away to St Andrews about the time of the Evacuation of Penobscot.
      Served during the last War in His Majesty's Service he and five brother.
      He had 300 Acres, 40 acres clear, built a House and Barn.
      Sold it in 1783 before he came away for Boards Value about L60.
      Lost 1/4th part Schooner with Salt etc values his Share at L.20 Value Ship alone at 75 Dollars.
      Cow, five Sheep, Hay, Potatoes, taken by the Rebels because they would not Serve.

      p 121
      Claimant says he and his Brothers had been particularly obnoxious by carrying General McLean's Proclamations thro the Country.
      His Father had 300 acres which came amongst three Sons. Values the Wild Lands at one Dollar per Acre. Cultivated at 20 Dollars.

      p 122
      St John 23d March 1787
      Evidence on the Claim of Alexr Greenlaw
      Claimant Sworn
      Says he went with his Father and Brothers to settled on Deer Island many years ago. Parted with his Lands for a quarters of its Value.
      His Father had 300 acres which came on his death amongst his three Sons who had supported him and done Work. Near 20 Acres of this Father's Land clear.
      Lost a Cow, some Corn in the House, Furniture, Provisions, Utensils, taken by the Rebels on account of his having refused to serve with them.
      Claimant was imprisoned and in Irons during the Siege, his Life was threaten'd if he did not agree to their Measures.
      Doctor Califf Sworn
      Says the three Greenlaws went to St Andrews in September 1782, Witness left them there, thinks no Ship went that Winter from St Andrews for England. They carried some Stock, but Witness understood they had lost some before which had been taken from their Farms on Deer Island.
      They are all three very Loyal and industrious Settlers.

      p 123
      He was at their Settlements, they seemed to have each a considerable Stock and very good Improvements.
      As soon as the Siege of Penobscot began they were taken Prisoners by the Rebels, and kept in Irons as they refused to join the Rebels.
      After they came in to Penobscot, they were enlisted in Nathan Philips Compy.



      Canada, Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835
      Name: Jonathan Greenlaw
      Residence Year: 1782 - 1783
      Record Type: Minutes
      Piece Description: Minute Book
      The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835; Class: AO 13; Piece: 098.
      p 324
      Thursday 22d March 1787
      Present
      Both the Commissioners
      Have the Memorials of James Brittain, Sarah Grant Widow, Thomas Walker, Northrope Marple, John Heard, Ebenezer Greenlaw, Jonathan Greenlaw, Peter Partior, Matthew Lymburner, and Jonathan Munday and examined the Evidences thereon

      Determined in the Claim of Stephen Thorne.
      Hear the Memorial of Mary, Samuel & Charles Henry Chander for Temporary Support and determined thereon

      Ordered that the Decision Cotransmitted to the Lord of the Treasury.
      Adjourned till Tomorrow
      at 10 o'Clock

      p 325
      Friday 23d March 1787
      Present
      Both the commissioners
      Heard the Memorials of Alexander Greenlaw, Samuel Mallows, and Seth Squier, and examined the Evidences thereon.
      Heard further Evidence in the Cases of William Domayne, and Thomas Gummersall, and William Wright.
      Determined on the Claim of Jame Cable.
      Adjourned till Tomorrow
      at 10 o'Clock
    • Lot 2 Saint Patrick

      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name GREENLAW, ALEXANDER
      Year 1815
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4177
      See petition of GREENLAW, THOMAS
      . CRAIG, JAMES
      . GRANT, JOHN
      . GREENLAW, ALEXANDER
      . GREENLAW, THOMAS
      . TURNER, EPHRAIM
      . WALKER, CHARLES
      . WALKER, GEORGE

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name GREENLAW, Thomas [s Jonathan Greenlaw m Elizabeth Lamb] [Lot 1 263 acres]
      Volume 1
      Page 235
      Grant number 987
      Place Saint Patrick Parish
      County Charlotte
      Date 1818-05-21
      Accompanying plan Yes
      Acres 2185
      Microfilm F16307
      Comment With Eight Others
      CRAIG, James 282 acres [Lot 6 282 acres]
      GRANT, John 189 acres [Lot 8 189 acres]
      GREENLAW, Alexander 263 acres [Lot 2 263 acres]
      GREENLAW, Solomon 189 acres [s Charles Greenlaw m Mercy Hawthorne] [Lot 9 189 acres]
      TURNER, Ephraim 263 acres [Lot 3 263 acres]
      WALKER, Charles 263 acres [Lot 4 263 acres]
      WALKER, Charles Jr. 189 acres [Lot 7 189 acres]
      WALKER, George 282 acres [Lot 5 282 acres]
    • https://loyalist.lib.unb.ca/sites/default/files/finding_aids_docs/689B.pdf
      Index of Names
      MacNutt, William Stewart : 1908-1976.
      Select Loyalist Memorials : 1975
      Greenlaw Brothers Deer Island, Maine p 107-109
      Ebenezer Greenlaw Deer Island, Maine p 109-111
      George Christie Bennington, NY p 376-378
    • Lincoln County, Maine, Registry of Deeds

      Book 17 [1784-1785]
      p 43 John Greenlaw to Thomas Oxnard
      p 116 William Greenlaw to Alexander Greenlaw

      Book 18 [1785]
      p 221 Alexander Greenlaw to William Foster

      Book 22 [1788]
      p 199 Jonathan Greenlaw to John Campbell
    • https://books.google.com/books?id=UUUsGkMSq24C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      An Historical Sketch of the Town of Deer Isle, Maine
      George Lawrence Hosmer
      Press of Stanley and Usher. Boston. 1886

      p 19
      Jonathan Greenlaw, who came as early as 1762 or 1762, one of the family of that name who came shortly after, and next to William Eaton, the first settler, gave a deed to Kent of a tract of land containing a mile square, in consideration of the erection and maintenance of a grist-mill.

      p 43
      Greenlaw - The next persons who came were five by the name of Greenlaw. They settled on Campbell's Neck, and the farm of Mr Samuel W Campbell, and that of Mr William Foster's heirs - in all about five hundred acres. Their names were Jonathan, Charles, Alexander, Ebenezer, and William, and whether they were all brothers or not, I do not know. They were natives of Scotland, and had emigrated from that country not long before, and were endeavoring to find a place to settled upon with which they might be suited. The places they took up did so, and they commenced settlements. After the occupation of Bagaduce by the British in 1779, they made frequent visits there, as they were zealous loyalists, and were suspected of carrying information - a cause of displeasure to their neighbors, who almost all were friendly to the American cause. They were the persons before spoken of as going with the British in 1783 to the Provinces, where they settled, and their descendants still reside there. Some time after, two of the sons of Mr Jonathan Greenlaw, Messrs William and Richard Greenlaw, came back and remained will their deaths. They were brought back by the brothers in law of Mr William Greenlaw - Messrs Joseph Whitmore and Captain Seth Hatch - who went after them in a vessel.

      p 51
      Mr [William] Foster settled upon a part of the land formerly occupied by the Greenlaw family, but whether he came here before they left or not is not known to us, but as he had a two hundred acre lot it is probable that he purchased the rights of one of them at least, which with his own would entitle him to that quantity.

      p 52
      [John Campbell was a large landed proprietor, owning one lot of two hundred acres, another known as the Campbell's Neck lot of 77, and the island near known as Campbell's Island, of 88 acres, and it is probable that he purchased the rights of some of the Greenlaw family, as he would of his own right be entitled to but 100 acres.

      p 61
      William Greenlaw was the first settler near what is called Fish Creek. He was the son of Mr Jonathan Greenlaw, mentioned before, who went with the British to New Brunswick in 1783. As before stated, the subject of this sketch returned with his brother Richard. The wife of Mr Greenlaw was Miss Rebecca Babbidge, a daughter of Mr William Babbidge; and at the time of their marriage there was no person qualified to solemnize marriages nearer than Bagaduce, where the chaplain to the garrison officiated. The person who performed the duties of chaplain, as well as surgeon, was Dr John Calef, a refugee from Massachusetts, in which State he was born, in Ipswich; and when the troops evacuated the place, he went with them into the Province of New Brunswick, where he lived the remainder of his days. Mr Greenlaw was married in 1780, and he and Mr Joseph Whitmore, with their intended wives, who were sisters, went there for the purpose, and they were both joined in marriage on the same day. Mr Greenlaw and wife were the parents of 10 sons and 1 daughter, who lived to manhood and womanhood. The eldest of the sons was William, who was lost at sea on a whaling voyage, when a young man. The second son was the late Captain John Greenlaw, who was a capable and intelligent master-mariner, who died in 1870, at the age of 87 years, after having lived with his wife in wedlock 66 years. He was the father of the present Captain Jeremiah H, Ebenezer, and William Greenlaw. Another son was Mr James Greelaw, who was drowned not far from 1830, leaving a family. Anotehr was Captain Jonathan Greenlaw, who removed to Eatport, out of which place he sailed many years. Another was the late Captain Richard Greenlaw, the father of the present Mr Thomas R Greenlaw. Another was Thomas Greenlaw, who was drowned when a young man. Another was Mr Ebenezer Greenlaw, the father of the present Mr Eben Greenlaw 2d. Another was the late Captain Walter Greenlaw, well known in his day, who died at sea in about the year 1847. Another is the present Levi Greenlaw, the sole survivor, at te age of 79 years in 1882. And the other was the late Mr William Greenlaw. The daughter was the wife of Mr Daniel C Copp, who removed from this place to Castine, who was by trade a ship carpenter and joiner, and from Castine he removed to the city of Ellsworth, where he died.

      About this family there was one singularity; of the 10 sons there were 5 who could use no food or drink in which there was anything sweet, operating upon them as an emetic; while upon the remaining 5 it had no such effect. Mr Greenlaw was one of whom every one who knew him spoke in praise, as a quiet, honest, and upright man. The land occupied by him was not a part of that taken up by his father and uncles, as that passed into other hands; but as he was here so early, he was entitled to a settler's right, and the place is still the property of his descendants.

      p 142
      Richard Greenlaw was the youngest son of Mr Jonathan Greenlaw, who settled here shortly after William Eaton and went when a child to New Brunswick with his father in 1783, but returned with his brother William. He was not the owner of any real estate, we think, but resided upon the farm of his son during the later years of his life. His wife was Miss Mary Jordan, a daughter of Mrs James Jordan, and he was by trade a ship-carpenter. Their sons were: Richard, who removed to the town of Kilmarnock, Maine, which is now called Medford. Another was the late Mr James J Greenlaw. Another was the present Mr Joseph S Greenlaw. Another was Mr Samuel J Greenlaw. Another was Mr William L Greenlaw, who resides in Newburyport. Another was Mr John C J Greenlaw, who died many years ago. The daughter were the wives of Mr George Barbour and Mr Thomas V Howard; and two live in Massachusetts.
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1055547?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial period, 1622-1788
      Authors: Massachusetts. State Archives
      v. 179 -- Rev. Council Papers, Second Series (from p.64), 1782-1783 ; v. 180 -- Rev. Petitions (to p.208), 1775-1776
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Film
      2425132
      7703478
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007703478?cat=1055547

      [944/1317]
      Volume p 38
      To the Gentlemen of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts Government ? ?
      Sendeth Greeting Humbly Representing unto Your Honrs Out distressed Condition. On account of the General Distress that Ariseth from a Bad Statesman & King at Home By Sending an army & Vesels of forse destressing boting & Stoping all trade and Comerse Rendering us incapable of procuring the Least Sustainance of Bread or Other Sustainance for us or Our families as We formerly use to enjoy & as we avow ourselves sons of Liberty for the Comen Wealth of Ourselves & Others

      We Humbly Petition Your Honrs to take this Our destressed Condition into your Most Wise Consideration & thereupon May Be pleased to send us Such Nessary Supplies as mose asuredly is Wanted for our Lumber Which we use procure Such Charge is Been of no use to procure Such things 1stly Bread Corn Molases Coffee Salt & pork Sheeps wool flax Shoes & Other Cloathing & Latley powder and Ball. Or lead So that we may By these Stand against yours & our Enemies One or two of Our Brethren will afirm the Same or tell it Your honrs By Word of Mouth we do not Ask those Nessarys for Nothing But Are willing to pay for them in Lumber when these destressing times are Over

      So praying that God May Grant your Wisdom & Guide your honrs into all truth & presernce us from hands of all any yours & Our enemies
      Farewell
      Egemagan Reach No 4
      June 11 1775
      Our Nates as Followeth
      Vizt
      Robert yard
      John Carter Junr
      John Cater Senr
      Daniel Bridges
      John Billings
      Elisha Hopkins
      Daniel Bredges
      Smith Woodward
      John Carson
      Jacob Orcutt
      Solomn Maken
      Moses Eaton
      Jonathan Grenlaw
      Ebenezer Grenlaw
      Josiah Harden
      Elijah Richardson
      Richard Wells
      John Eaton
      Alexander Greenlaw

      p 39
      The comte on the petition of a Number of the Inhabitants of Egemagan Reach No 4 so called beg leave to Report by Wat of a Resolve Vixz June 20 1775 Resolves that the Committee of Correspondance the town of Salem

      In Provincial Congress Watertown June 20 1775 on the Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants of Egamagon Reach No 4 so called praying for a small Supply of provisions. Resolved

      that it be Recommended by this Congress to the Committee of Safety or Committee of Correspondence of the Town of Salem or the Like Committees of any other towns within that province to Supply Messrs Robert Byard & Alexander Greenlaw of Egemagen Reach No 4 for there present Relief of the said Inhabitants with the Following Articles viz forty bushels of Indain Corn and Five Barrels of Pork and cake in Return for the same Cord wood or such other payment as the said Robert Byard and Alexander Greenlaw may be able to make: and in Case they the said Byard and Greenlaw Should not make Satisfaction for the Same: in a Reasonable Time it Shall be allowed and paid out of the publick Treasury of this province and the said Byard and Greenlaw Shall Refund the Same a Soon as may be

      Accepted
    • American Migrations 1765-1799, Coldham, Peter Wilson
      Genealogical Publishing Co
      Surrey, England 2000
      p 37
      Greenlaw, Ebenezer of Penobscot. He was settled on Deer Island in 1761 and served with his five brother during the French War. At the beginning of he rebellion he was taken by the rebels and put in irons because he would not join them in the siege of Penobscot. After coming within British lines for a year, he returned to Deer Island but, when Penobscot was evacuated, came away to St Andrews, NB. His father divided his estate between three of his sons. Claims for a fishing schooner part owned with Jonathan and Alexander Greenlaw; a house and 40 acres; 250 acres of woodland.

      Greenlaw, Jonathan & Alexander of Penobscot. Memorial, St Andrews, NB, 1786. They are two of four brothers who, with their brother Charles Greenlaw, took up lands on Deer Island near Penobscot and cleared 30 acres. When the British came there they all took the oath of allegiance to the Crown and, on the coming of the rebels, the four brothers were drived into the woods before trying to escape on their own vessel, the Egamagan. They were intercepted by the rebel brig Pallas flying British colours and were schackled hand and foot to the deck while their estate was plundered. They were so badly abused that their brother Charles is not sometimes out of his senses. Ebeneer Greenlaw had disposed of his estate but at a small consideration. Jonathan Greenlaw, when Penobscot was evacuated, took his house to pieces and brought it with him to St Andrews. Claim for a small schooner with cargo of salt & provisions; pork, fish, etc. Account [undated] of the Sufferings of Ebenezer Greenlaw.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3975] Loyalists to Canada: The 1783 Settlement of Quakers and Others at Passamaquoddy, Theodore C Holmes, (Picton Press 1992).

    2. [S3977] Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1, (http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/PenobscotGroupSorted.html).