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John BLACK

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  • Name John BLACK 
    Born [1761]  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1756-1774]  [2
    Birth [1760]  [3, 4
    Birth [1763]  [5
    Birth [1748]  [6
    Birth [Argyll, Scotland] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/74thRegiment_background.html

      In December 1777, the King authorized John Campbell of Barbreck to raise a Highland regiment within four months. He was to have colonelcy and the nomination of officers; therefore, 9 of the 11 most senior officers were surnamed Campbell. The recruits were to be 5'4" tall and aged 18 through 30. Of the 1082 men authorized, 987 men were raised (684 Highlanders, 282 Lowlanders, 12 English and 9 Irish). At the first muster (13 April 1778), 77 men were underage, 192 men were overage, 149 men were too short and 17 were in jail. Raised as the Argyll Highlanders, it was redesignated the 74th Regiment of Foot. In America, 2 companies were sent to New York and 8 to Penobscot. The Regiment was disbanded on 24 May 1784 in Scotland.

      March 1983
      Maine Historical Magazine
      Volume 8 ppg 55-7
      Robert Carver Brooks
      Reprinted: Downeast Ancestry
      December 1983
    Birth Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880: Douglas, Jane, Catherine
    Birth ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1880/1900: daughter Eliza
    Birth St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Immigration August 1778  [Greenock, Scotland to Halifax, NS] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1779  [8
    Penobscot, ME 
    Military June 1779 
    Penobscot, ME 
    Military 13 Jul 1781 
    Deserted: 74th Regiment 
    Military 1783  [3, 4
    Discharged at Penobscot 
    Arrived March 1784  [74th] [St Andrews, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://archive.org/stream/exodusofloyalist00sieb/exodusofloyalist00sieb_djvu.txt
      The exodus of the loyalists from Penobscot to Passamaquoddy : (with map) (1914)
      Author: Siebert, Wilbur Henry, 1866-1961
      Publisher: Columbus : The Ohio State University
      p 22

      In
      March a part of the Penobscot garrison, the 74th or Argyle Highlanders, arrived at St. Andrews, while others, it is said, landed at L'Etang (St. George's Town) to await, like the loyalists, the location of their lands.
    Immigration March 1784  [74th] Penobscot Bay, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://www.74thhighlandregiment.com/history.html
      The battalion companies stayed at Bagaduce, completing construction of a fort (Fort George) for the remainder of the war until 15 January 1784, when they evacuated Penobscot Bay

      THE EXODUS OF THE LOYALISTS from Penobscot to Passamaquoddy
      WILBUR H. SIEBERT, A. M.
      Professor of European History
      Published by: The Ohio State University, Columbus 1914
      By January, 1784, there were sixty or more houses at St. Andrews, and in February Governor Parr established a court there for the District of Passamaquoddy. In March a part of the Penobscot garrison, the 74th or Argyle Highlanders, arrived at St. Andrews, while others, it is said, landed at L'Etang (St. George's Town) to await, like the loyalists, the location of their lands. The main body of the Highland regiment had sailed for England more than two months before. By the first days of May.
    Residence 20 May 1784  Passamaquoddy, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 10 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://carensecord.ca/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/PenobscotGroupSorted.html
      From Library and Archives Canada, Ward Chipman Papers, Muster Master General's Office - Loyalists Musters, 1776-1785
      (M.G. 23, D 1, Series I, Volume 24, pages 172-177) Microfilm C-9818
      The list below has been sorted in alphabetical order by surname, in order to isolate possible family groups.
      Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1784
      Men: Jos Black
    Grant Bef 1785  Gagetown, Queens, NB? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • No other John Blacks in Esther Clark Wright's Loyalists to New Brunswick

      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name BLACK, JOHN
      Year 1785
      County Queens
      Microfilm F1026
      See petition of GRANT, FRANCIS
      . BLACK, JOHN
      . GRANT, FRANCIS
      . WILLING, JOHN

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1785 Emons, John - 1785 Husted, Jabez
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288448
      8191393
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191393?cat=78954

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire, Governor & Commander in Chief Etc Etc Etc
      The Memorial of Francis Grant
      Humbly Sheweth
      That he is the person in Possession of Lot No 19 Gagetown, drawn by John Black and another single man & that he has long waited in patient expectation of being paid for his improvement but the said John Black positively refuses to comply with the Orders of your Excellency & the other person, he cannot find. He therefore remains still uncertain whether he must eventually lose his farm and continue unable to make any thing therefore for his support. And humbly prays that the said Persons may be required to answer decisively according to the valuation formerly made and approv'd of by your Excellency. And that in case of refusal or declining an answer. Your Excellency would be pleased to confirm him in the said Farm, by giving Him a grant thereof. And your Memorialist is in duty bound Etc
      Francis Grant
      St John May 27th 1785

      Francis Grant states that he is in Possession of Lott No 19 Gage Town drawn by John Black and John Willing that they refuse paying him for his improvements etc

      In Council 28th May
      Let John Black & John Willing be notified in the Public Prints to show Cause by the 2d Tuesday in June before his H E in Council why Lot No 19 Gage Town should not be registered to Francis Grant they having failed to make the Compensation enjoind on them
      Recd 28th May 1785
    Grant 10 May 1785  St Stephen [Schoodic above the Glebe], Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 25 Aug 1793  [8
    New Brunswick Fencibles at Fredericton 
    Military 24 Sep 1795 
    disch: King's New Brunswick Regiment 
    • New Brunswick Genealogical Society/ Societe Genealogique du Nouveau-Brunswick, Generations
      https://nbgs.ca/upload/files/Generations/1991-1995/Vol%2015-1%20Iss%20055%20Spring%201993.pdf
      055 1993 15-1 08 The Soldiers of the King's New Brunswick Regiment Johnson, Daniel F.
      Black John, -. Capt. Clinch. disch. 24 Sept. 1795
      Callaghan Patrick, -, Capt. Clinch, 24 June 1796, discharged
      Dunham Joseph, Pte., Capt. Clinch, enl. 8 June 1793
      Dunham Samuel. Pte., Capt. Clinch, enl. 8 June 1793
      Goldsmith Henry, Ensign, Return 01 officers, 25 June 1794;
      Lt., Promoted vice Upham, 25 June 1796
      Parker William, , Capt. Campbell, enl. 3 Novr. 1797
    Residence 1800  Township 1 East of Machias [Perry], Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Black
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: John Black
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Township East of Machias, Washington, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [1756-1774]
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 [1775-1784]
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 2
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Machias, Washington, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 8; Page: 636; Image: 55; Family History Library Film: 218678
    Residence WAR OF 1812  [Deer Island, West Isles, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Eliza at that time was living on Deer island with her grandmother, and she would often accompany the men folks on their fishing trips to Grand Menan [sic] and other islands.
    Residence 27 Jul 1813  [Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baptism Malcolm
    Aged 2 Jan 1815  54 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Petition 2 Jan 1815  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS108/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=53985
      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name ROIX, JOHN
      Year 1816
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4179
      See petition of ROIX, JOHN
      All names on this petition : 7
      . BLACK, JOHN
      . MILITARY-- 74TH REGIMENT, -----
      . MILITARY--N.B. REGIMENT, -----
      . ROIX, JOHN
      . STUART, GEORGE
      . STUART, JAMES
      . STUART, JOHN

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name BLACK, John
      Volume 1
      Page 185
      Grant number 916
      Place Saint Patrick
      County Charlotte
      Date 1817-05-24
      Accompanying plan Yes
      Acres 200
      Microfilm F16307
      Comment 4 Others
      Other names on this grant (5):
      RIOUX, John Jr. * 300 acres
      ROIX, John Jr. * 1047 acres
      STEWART, George 200 acres
      STEWART, James Jr. 175 acres
      STEWART, John 172 acres

      To His Honor Major General George Stracey Smyth Esquire, president and Commander in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick, etc, etc, etc

      The Memorial of John Roix Junr, George Stuart, James Stuart Junr, John Stuart and John Black humbly sheweth,

      That your Memorialists John Roix Junr, George Stuart, James Stuart Junr and John Roix are the sons of old soldiers who served in the British Army during the American War, and your Memorialist John Black served six years and a half in the seventy fourth regiment, and two years in the first New Brunswick regiment. They are all residents in the parish of Saint Patrick in the County of Charlotte

      John Roix Junr is thirty eight years old, has a wife and four children

      George Stuart is twenty years old and unmarried

      James Stuart Junr is nineteen years old and unmarried

      John Stuart is eighteen years old and unmarried

      John Black is fifty four years old, has a wife and seven children. They all possess the means of improving as required and none of them have ever received any land from Government.

      Your Memorialists therefore humbly pray that your Honor will be pleased to grant them ? Of Survey as follows

      To John Roix Junr a small gore between the rear Line of the Maguagadavick Grant and the East Line of the Grant to McElroy & Stuart near the Mouth of the Digdeguash River, and sufficient of Land to make up three hundred Acres in all in the rear of the Grant to McElroy and Stuart and joining thereon Line of the Maguagadavick Grant.

      To James Stuart Junr and John Stuart each two hundred acres adjoining John Roix application and also in rear of the Grant to McElroy & Stuart.

      To George Stuart two hundred acres to be fronted on the Shore, west of the Line of James Stuart Senr Lot, & extending to the rear until it meets the lower Line of the Lands applied for in this Memorial.

      And to John Black two hundred Acres of Land or such further quantity as to you Honor may seem fit, fronting on the Water between Walter Flinn Lot, & a Lot allotted to Henry Underwood, and extending to the rear until it meets the lower Line of the Lots apple for in this Memorial.

      And your Memorialists as in Duty bound will ever pray

      John Roix Junr [S]
      Geoe Stuart [S]
      Jas Stuart [S]
      John Stuart [S]
      John Black [His mark]

      St Andrews
      January 2nd 1815

      Witness: Colin Campbell

      I hereby certify the Truth of the Facts stated in the above Memorial
      Robt Pagan JoP

      Referred
      1 Febry 1816 The situations applied for on this Memorial are Vacant
      George Sproule
    Assessed 10 Oct 1822  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Saint Patrick Assessment 1822
      Assessment of the Parish of Saint Patrick in the County of Charlotte in Pursuance of a Warrant of the General Sessions of the Peace for the said County, to levy the sum of thirty Pounds Currency for the County debt, dated the tenth day of October one thousand Eight Hundred and twenty two.
      Names of Persons Ratable: John Black
      Poll Tax: - 1 1
      Amot at which each Person is assessed: 12 - -
      Real Estate of Non-residents:
      Rate thereon at [ ] Per Cent:
      Total Assessment: - 1 7

      George Fisher
      Mathew Reardon
      William Carson
      Thomas Carson
      George Spyres
      John Black
      Ephraim Black
      Andrew Grier
      John McCallum
      Walter Flinn
      John Flinn
      Samuel Dean Senr
      Samuel Dean Junr
      John Baldwin Junr
    Residence 30 Jul 1823  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume H Page 350
      No 277
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick
      Andrew Greer Saint Patrick
      $20
      Ten acres situated in Digdeguash
      Bounded on the North by John Black
      West by Ephraim Deely
      South by William Carson
      East by John Black
      30 July 1823
      John McCallum
      Hugh McGowan
    Assessed 18 Nov 1823  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Statement & Assessment for property in the Parish of Saint Patricks for the year 1823
      Filed 18 November 1823
      Names of Persons: John Black
      Poll tax: - 1 -
      Amt at which each Person is assessed: 12 10 -
      Real Estate of Non Residents:
      Rate thereon: 2/4 per L100
      Total assessment: - 1 3 1/2

      George Spires
      John Black
      Ephraim Black
      Andrew Grear
      John McCallum
      Walter Flinn
      John Flinn
      Samuel Dean Junr
      John Baldwin Junr
    Residence 8 Aug 1827  [Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Catherine
    Residence 6 Jan 1838  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • http://archives.gnb.ca/DigitizedDocuments/OldSoldiers/RS24/1838-Petition-275-p1.jpg

      To the Honourable House of Assembly Etc Etc Etc

      This Petition of John Black
      Humbly Sheweth

      That your Petitioner served as a private soldier in Her Majesty's 74th Regiment Argyleshire Highlanders in the Revolutionary War with the United States
      That he served in the Batalion of said Regiment when the Americans attacked them at Penobscot in the year 1779.
      At the conclusion of the War he was discharged at Penobscot and then came with the Rest of the disband part of the Regiments to Saint Andrews in the County of Charlotte where he has remained ever since except a short time he served in the New Brunswick Fencibles, he is now an old infirm man and in very indigent circumstances and unable to earn a sufficiency to support himself from being a burden to such as may be so charitably disposed as to bestow upon him a part of their own scanty subsistance.
      He therefore craves your Honour's attention to his past services in the army which if considered worthy of compensation that you will grant him such aid as in your wisdom you may thin necessary to make him comfortable in his declining years.
      And as in duty bound will ever pary etc

      John Black [His mark]

      Saint Patrick
      January 6th 1838

      2 February 1838
      I do certify that that I know John Black and have been as an old in the late 74th Regiment and that ? and ? distress circumstances.

      Thos Wyer JP
    • http://archives.gnb.ca/DigitizedDocuments/OldSoldiers/RS24/1838-Petition-275-p4.jpg

      The Petition
      John Black a meritorious old Soldier in the Revolutionary War praying for assistance in his destitute condition.

      22d Jany 1838
      by Mr Wyer
      Old Soldiers Com
    • http://archives.gnb.ca/DigitizedDocuments/OldSoldiers/RS24/1838-Petition-275-p3.jpg

      This is to certify that John Black a pensioner to His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor and to the Honourable Her Majesty Council and the Honourable House of Assembly, praying for some aid to support him in his declining years, served as a Soldier in His Majestys 74th Regiment ov [sic] Argyleshire Highlanders in the Revolutionary War with the States till discharged at Penobscot at which time he came in the same Vessel with me to Saint Andrews
      Peter McCallum JP
      Saint Patrick Jany 16 1838
    Aged 10 Apr 1840  80 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 10 Apr 1840  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • http://archives.gnb.ca/DigitizedDocuments/OldSoldiers/RS148/N5b-Files/05-Black/N5b-05-1840b.jpg

      I John Black of Saint Patrick in the County of Charlotte aged eighty years so swear that I served in the Revolution in America in the 74th Regiment that I was attached to a Company Comanded by Captain Archibald Campbell that I was lawfully dishacharged from the Service at Penobscot in the year One thousand seven hundred and eighty three, that I now reside in Saint Patrick, in the County of Charlotte and that I did actually reside in the Province of New Brunswick at the time of the passing an Act made in the second year of the Reign of Her Majesty's Queen Victoria, entitled "An Act for the relieft of old soldiers of the Revolutionary Was and their Widows" and that I am not directly or indirectly in the receipt of any pension from Her Majexty's Government and that I am in indigent circumstances having no property by or from which I can support or maintain myself and that I have not put out of my hands power or disposal any property in order to serve or provide my support or maintenance.

      John Black [His mark]

      Sworn before me this 10th day of April 1840
      George Mackay JP

      Saint Patrick April 10th 1840
    Residence 11 May 1840  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence April 1841  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aged 12 Apr 1841  81 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 12 Apr 1841  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • http://archives.gnb.ca/DigitizedDocuments/OldSoldiers/RS148/N5b-Files/05-Black/N5b-05-1841a-p1.jpg

      I John Black of the Parish of Saint Patrick in the County of Charlotte aged Eighty one years do swear that I served in the Revolutionary War in America in the 74th Regiment that I was attached to a Company Comanded by Captain Archibald Campbell that I was lawfully discharged from the service at Penobscot in the years 1783 that I now reside at St Patrick in the County of Charlotte and that I did actually reside in this Province of New Brunswick at the time of the passing the Acr made in the 2nd year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoriaentitles "An Act for the relief of Old Soldiers of the Revolutionary War and their Widows" and that I am not directly or indirectly in the Recpt of any pension from Her Majesty's Government and that I am in indigent circumstances, having no sufficient property by or from which I can support or maintain myself, and that I have not put out of my hands power or disposal any property in order to serve or provide for my support or maintenance.

      John Black [His mark]

      Sworn before me at St Patrick this 12th day of April 1841
      George Mackay JP
    • http://archives.gnb.ca/DigitizedDocuments/OldSoldiers/RS148/N5b-Files/05-Black/N5b-05-1841a-p2.jpg

      This is to certify that I have examined the despondent, and that I verily believe that the several matters and things set forth in his affidavit to be ture.

      George Mackay JP
      St Patrick 12th April 1841
    Residence April 1842  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 11 Apr 1842  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence April 1843  Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence April 1844  Pennfield, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence April 1845  Pennfield, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aged 24 Apr 1845  82 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 24 Apr 1845  Pennfield, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • http://archives.gnb.ca/DigitizedDocuments/OldSoldiers/RS148/N5b-Files/05-Black/N5b-05-1845.jpg

      I John Black of Pennfield in the County of Charlotte, aged 82 years, do swear that I served in the Revolutionary War in America in the 74 Regiment. That I was attached to a Company Commanded by Colonel Campbell under the D??? of Argyle, That I was lawfully discharged from the Service at Bagaduce in the year (cannot remember) and That I did actually reside in the Province at the time of the passing of an Act made in the Second Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria entitled and ACt for the relief of Old Soldiers of the Revolutionary War and their Widows and that I am not directly or indirectly in Receipt of any Pension from Her Majesty's Government and That I am in Indigent circumstances having no sufficient property by or from which I can support or maintain myself and That I have not put out of my Hands power or disposed any property in order to provide for my support or maintenance.

      John Black

      Charlotte
      On this 24th day of April in the year 1845 came and appeared before me the above named John Black who subscribed and made oath to the facts above stated - which I verily believe to be true.
      Joshua King JP
    Death 1846  Beaver Harbor, Pennfield, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Death 1846  St George, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Death 1846  [11
    Aged 1846  98 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Aged 3 Feb 1846  106 years Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Occupation Cooper  [7
    Residence [17 Jun 1779]  [Castine, Hancock, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence [Eastport, Washington, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth John

      Eastport: Incorporated 1798 from Plantation No. 8 Putnam Survey. Moose Island. Land was set off to form Lubec in 1811.
    Residence [Adam's Island, West Isles, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth Dugald
    Residence [Perry, Washington, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth Dugald
    Residence [St Andrews, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth Eliza
    Residence [Lubec, Washington, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth Eliza
    Residence [Deer Island, West Isles, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth Eliza
    Residence [Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth daughter Jane
    Residence [1811]  [Digdeguash, Saint Patrick, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage [Birth] Catherine
    Residence *[MAY 1816]  Letete, St George, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military [1776-1783]  [1
    74th Regiment 
    • http://www.74thhighlandregiment.com/history.html
      A History of the Regiment.
      December 1777: King George III granted letters of service to John Campbell of Barbreck, Scotland, to raise a regiment of foot, 1,082 men strong. Of the private men, only 590 were from Argyllshire County, the rest being from Glasgow and the western districts of Scotland. Of the 1082 men authorized, 987 men were raised (684 Highlanders, 282 Lowlanders, 12 English, and 9 Irish).
      13 May 1778: Major-General Robert Skene inspected the 74th Regiment, mustering 960 rank and file, in Glasgow.
      August 1778: The regiment embarked from Greenock, Scotland and was to land at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
      11 February 1779: General Sir Henry Clinton ordered Brig Gen Francis McLean to send the flank companies of the 70th, 74th, and 82nd to headquarters at New York City.
      Spring 1779: The battalion companies took possession of Bagaduce with the intention of establishing a post there.
      28 July 1779 - 13 August 1779: The 74th and a detachment of the 82nd, under the command of Brig Gen McLean, defended their positions and kept the rebels from advancing.
      December 1779 - June 1780: Southern Campaign to South Carolina, captured Charleston.
      15 January 1784: The battalion companies stayed at Bagaduce, completing construction of a fort (Fort George) for the remainder of the war until 15 January 1784, when they evacuated Penobscot Bay.
    • http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/74thRegiment_background.html
      December, 1983 issue of Downeast Ancestry
      At the first muster (13 April 1778), 77 men were underage, 192 men were overage, 149 men were too short and 17 were in jail.

      http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=2446&p=topics.Military.uk.britarmy
      JeffH01 Posted: 19 Aug 2013 3:40PM GMT
      Classification: Query
      As far as I am aware (or can trace) there are no surviving records in the National Archives, Kew for the short lived 74th Regiment of Foot (Argyllshire Highlanders) aka Campbell?s Highlanders. The regiment was raised Xmas Day 1777 for service in N.America and was disbanded at Stirling 24th May 1784.
      As there is no lineal descent recognised by any British Army regiment; particularly the 91st (The Argyllshire) Regiment of Foot & 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot (raised by the East India Company in 1787) there will be nothing in any British Regimental Archives.
      http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?o=10&m=2446.2.1.1&p=topics.Military.uk.britarmy
      I visited the National Archives in Kew England in November 2014 and read through the box of reports from the 74th Regiment. There were few reports there from the Revolutionary War. The reports were mainly from New York and Stirling Scotland. The New York reports did not give the names of the men, unless they were killed (very few) but focused on Numbers of men available. The ones from Stirling were all after 1784 and again only had numbers, not names. After a day of reading, I did not learn anything relating to names and actions of the 74th Regiment. I have also read a book on the Chelsea Pensioners, but it only has names of those who got a pension for their service in the Revolutionary War. I have been informed that if disbanded men took a land grant when discharged, they did not get a pension. I am still looking for new resources. Bill McElroy

      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C601072
      Reference: WO 17/195
      Description: 74 Foot:
      1761 Nov to 1763 Feb: 74th Regiment of Foot; colonel: John Irwin.
      1778 Apr: Campbell's Regiment; colonel: John Campbell.
      1789 Jan to 1789 Feb: 74th Regiment of Foot; colonel: Sir Archibald Campbell.
      1806 Apr to 1809 Feb: 74th Regiment of Foot; colonel: Sir John Stuart.
      1810 Feb to 1812 Dec: 74th (Assaye) Regiment of Foot; colonel: Alexander Hope; includes returns from detachments to Portugal and Spain (Peninsular Wars).
      Date: 1761-1812.
      Held by: The National Archives, Kew
      Legal status: Public Record(s)
      Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

      http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/details.aspx?reference=GD13%2f90&st=1&tc=y&tl=n&tn=n&tp=n&k=&ko=a&r=GD13%2f90&ro=s&df=&dt=&di=y
      Reference Title Date
      GD13 Papers of the family of Campbell of Balliveolan, Argyll 1628-1829
      Country code GB
      Repository code 234
      Repository National Records of Scotland
      Reference GD13/90
      Title Attestations (22) by volunteers for the Argyllshire Highland Regiment of Foot; giving personal details of each individual volunteer - age, appearance, etc.
      Dates Jan-Mar 1778
      Access status Open
      Location Off site
      Level File
    • History of the Scottish Highlands: Highland Clans and Highland Regiments ...
      edited by Sir John Scott Keltie
      p 539
      Argyle Highlanders
      Old Seventy-Fourth Highland Regiment
      1778-1783
      raised by Col John Campbell of Barbreck
      letters of service granted December 1777
      regiment complete May 1778

      The 74th embarked at Greenock in August 1778, for Halifax, in Novas Scotia, where they were garrisoned along with the Edinburgh Regiment (the 80th) and the Dure of Hamilton's (the 82d), all under the command of Brigadier-General Francis Maclean. In spring, 1779, the grenadier company, commanded by Captain Ludovick Colquhoun of Luss, and the light company by Captain Campbell of Balnabie, were sent to New York, and joined the army immediately before the siege of Charlestown.

      The battalion companies, with a detachment of the 82d regiment, under the command of Brigadier-General Maclean, embarked at Halifax in June of the same year, and took possession of Penobscot...

      General Maclean returned to Halifax with the detachment of the 82d, leaving Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Campbell of Monrie with the 74th at Penobscot, where they remained till the termination of hostilities, when they embarked for England. They landed at Portsmouth, when they marched for Stirling, and, after being joined by the flank companies, were reduced in the autumn of 1783.

      https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/index.php?topic=12171.0
      74th Highland Regiment of Foot
      Campbell's Highlanders
      1787-1846
      History

      The battalion companies stayed at Bagaduce, completing construction of a fort (Fort George) for the remainder of the war until 15 January 1784, when they evacuated Penobscot Bay; more than a year after the Treaty of Paris (3 September 1783) was signed.

      http://archives.gnb.ca/exhibits/forthavoc/html/Passamaquoddy.aspx?culture=en-CA
      THE EXODUS OF THE LOYALISTS from Penobscot to Passamaquoddy
      By WILBUR H. SIEBERT, A. M. Professor of European History
      Published by The Ohio State University Columbus 1914

      In March a part of the Penobscot garrison, the 74th or Argyle Highlanders, arrived at St. Andrews, while others, it is .said, landed at L'Etang (St. George's Town) to await, like the loyalists, the location of their lands.
    Military 74th Regiment  [6, 10, 13
    Military 74th Regiment of Foot  [11, 12
    Military 74th Regiment of Highlanders  [14
    Military Archibald Campbell's Company, 74th Regiment  [3, 4, 5
    Military 1776? 
    DeLancey's Brigade, Long Island, New York? 
    • Esther Clark Wright: John Black Cpl 1 DeLancey's Charlotte [Loyalist Institute: The 1st Battalion, DeLancey's Brigade was authorized to be raised in September of 1776 for the defence of Long Island and other places.]
    Military Discharged at Bagaduce  [5
    Military [1793-1795]  [1
    First New Brunswick Regiment [King's New Brunswick Regiment] 
    Military Private: 74th Argyleshire Regiment  [8
    Died 3 Feb 1846  Pennfield, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I42009  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2020 

    Family Jerusha SEELEY,   b. *[1779], [NY] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1857 and 1860 
    Married *[2 Feb 1794 - 1794] 
    • Married by Henry Goldsmith Esq? David Owen?
    Married [1794]  [11
    • You Petitioner was married to the said John Black fifty two years [d 1846 so m? 1794]
    Married 1793  Campobello, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. John BLACK,   b. [1800], [Perry, Washington, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1891 CENSUS
     2. Dugald BLACK,   b. [Adam's Island, West Isles, Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1893, Pembroke, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eliza Ann BLACK,   b. [1805], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1901, Milbridge, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catherine BLACK,   b. [1811], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900 CENSUS?
     5. Malcolm S BLACK,   b. *[1813],   d. Bef 1870 CENSUS?
     6. Jane BLACK,   b. *[1815],   d. 3 Aug 1892, Eastport, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lucinda BLACK,   b. Letete, St George, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1875, Deer Island, West Isles, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F12449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    John Black Grant
    John Black Grant
    A discussion about John Black's grant of Lot 7 in Digdeguash, and how it was divided.
    John Black Pension File
    John Black Pension File

  • Notes 
    • Washington County Deeds: John Black grantee 1823-, grantor 1817-
      Calais Vitals 1 & 2: Nil
      Esther Clark Wright: Nil
      Loyalists to Canada: Nil
      St Andrews Assessment 1822: No Blacks
      St Andrews Assessment 1831: in Town Neal Black (no land ); Country Robert Black (no land)
      Assessment Saint Patrick 1822: the only Black
      Assessment Saint Patrick 1831: Nil
      Assessment Saint Patrick 1841: Nil
      Assessment Saint Patrick 1846: Nil
      St George Assessment 1822: John Black is the only Black
      West Isles Assessment 1831: Nil Black
      West Isles Assessment 1843: Nil Black
      West Isles Assessment 1844: Nil Black
      West Isles Assessment 1846: Nil Black
      Washington County Probate: Nil
      Queens County Registry Books: Nil
      York County Registry Books: Nil
      Christ Church Anglican: Nil
      Kirk McColl Indexed: Nil
      Charlotte County Probate: Nil
      War of 1812: John Black and John Black Jr in Ulmer's Regiment
      Loyalist Claims: Nil
      St Ann's Anglican Campobello: Nil Marriages, Baptisms, Burials
      Library and Archives of Canada [British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series)]: Nil for Revolutionary and NB Fencibles
      Charlotte County Court of Equity: Nil [See letter on file]
      Artificers: Nil
      Smugglers Quoddy: Nil
      Early York Marriages: Nil
      Otty Database: Nil
      First Families: Nil

      Is the John Black in Gagetown, Queens the same? American Loyalists to New Brunswick: The Ship Passenger Lists, mentioned a single John Blake who came on the Spring Fleet.

      All Saints Anglican St Andrews, NB
      bap 25 October 1795 Black 2 children of Charles Black p 10

      From Arnie Krause
      Crown Land Grant Index: New Brunswick
      Shows the following information for John Black, Sr.
      #7 Digdeguash Harbour, St. Patrick Parish, Charlotte Co., 200 acres, 17 May 1817, Vol #1, No. 916
      #1 Lower Niles Brook, St. George Parish, Charlotte Co., NB, 100 acres, 13 March 1826, Vol 9, No. 1978

      The only other entry for a John Black in Charlotte Co., NB, appears to be for John Black, Jr as it is issued in 1847 after John Black, Sr. had died. This was for Lots 5,x Beaver Harbour, Pennfield Parish, Charlotte Co., 100 acres 7 Jan 1847, Vol. 30, No. 3671
    • Evidence for children

      Petition 1816: wife and 7 children (John, Dugald, Eliza, Catherine, Malcolm, Jane, Lucinda)

      John: petition for pension
      Dugald: married d George Spurrier m Mary Seeley. John Black sold land to Spurrier; lived at Pembroke; census 1880 father born Scotland mother born New Brunswick
      Eliza Ann: Jerusha Seeley lived in Lubec "with her daughter". Thomas Francis was a witness to a petition.
      Catherine: married in Eastport; lived at Digdeguash
      Malcolm: lived at Pembroke
      Jane: baptism d Mr Black; lived at Digdeguash; census 1880 father born Scotland mother born New Brunswick; died at Eastport
      Lucinda: married at Eastport

      No other Black families in Saint Patrick, St George, Eastport, St Andrews

      John, Catherine, Malcolm, and Lucinda were all married in Eastport
    • No other John Blacks in Esther Clark Wright's Loyalists to New Brunswick

      RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name BLACK, JOHN
      Year 1785
      County Queens
      Microfilm F1026
      See petition of GRANT, FRANCIS
      . BLACK, JOHN
      . GRANT, FRANCIS
      . WILLING, JOHN

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1785 Emons, John - 1785 Husted, Jabez
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288448
      8191393
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191393?cat=78954

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire, Governor & Commander in Chief Etc Etc Etc
      The Memorial of Francis Grant
      Humbly Sheweth
      That he is the person in Possession of Lot No 19 Gagetown, drawn by John Black and another single man & that he has long waited in patient expectation of being paid for his improvement but the said John Black positively refuses to comply with the Orders of your Excellency & the other person, he cannot find. He therefore remains still uncertain whether he must eventually lose his farm and continue unable to make any thing therefore for his support. And humbly prays that the said Persons may be required to answer decisively according to the valuation formerly made and approv'd of by your Excellency. And that in case of refusal or declining an answer. Your Excellency would be pleased to confirm him in the said Farm, by giving Him a grant thereof. And your Memorialist is in duty bound Etc
      Francis Grant
      St John May 27th 1785

      Francis Grant states that he is in Possession of Lott No 19 Gage Town drawn by John Black and John Willing that they refuse paying him for his improvements etc

      In Council 28th May
      Let John Black & John Willing be notified in the Public Prints to show Cause by the 2d Tuesday in June before his H E in Council why Lot No 19 Gage Town should not be registered to Francis Grant they having failed to make the Compensation enjoind on them
      Recd 28th May 1785
    • Lot 7 Digdeguash
      Granted: 1817
      Disposed: by 1830

      Ephraim Seeley occupied the southwestern 10 acres of Lot 7 granted to John Black, located on the Digdeguash River and Cannon's Creek as late as 30 July 1823. That portion seems to have reverted to John Black, because he sold it to George Spurrier 14 January 1824. It is likely that Ephraim Seeley died in that period. Just to the east of the Ephraim Seeley/George Spurrier parcel was another 10 acre parcel that was owned and occupied by Andrew Greer. He sold the lot in 1826 and soon moved to Deer Island. North of the Seeley/Spurrier parcel, and south of Walter Flinn's grant was a parcel of 13 acres, sold to Samuel Dean Junior in 1828.

      At some point John Black must have sold the 20 acres of the lot along the road to John McCallum (perhaps he mortgaged it to him), because McCallum conveyed those 20 acres to Samuel Dean Jr in 1829. The remaining 145 acres Black sold to Dean in 1829. It was probably about this time John Black moved to St George to live with his son John. He died there in 1846.

      RS686 :: Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997
      Name BLACK, John
      Volume 1
      Page 185
      Grant number 916
      Place Saint Patrick
      County Charlotte
      Date 1817-05-24
      Accompanying plan Yes
      Acres 200
      Microfilm F16307
      Comment 4 Others
      Other names on this grant (5):
      RIOUX, John Jr. * 300 acres
      ROIX, John Jr. * 1047 acres
      STEWART, George 200 acres
      STEWART, James Jr. 175 acres
      STEWART, John 172 acres

      Volume H Page 350 [357/547]
      No 277
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick
      Andrew Greer Saint Patrick
      $20
      Ten acres situated in Digdeguash
      Bounded on the North by John Black
      West by Ephraim Deely
      South by William Carson
      East by John Black
      30 July 1823
      John McCallum
      Hugh McGowan

      Volume H page 349 [356/547]
      No 276
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick
      George Spurrier yeoman Saint Patrick
      On the north and west bounded by the Digdeguash River
      on the south by land owned and occupied by William Carson
      on the eastward by a certain hemlock stump marked X
      10 acres
      $10
      said land being at the place generally known and commonly called Cannon Creek
      14 January 1824
      John Black [His mark]
      Wit: Hugh McGowan, Abraham Seely [His mark] [Abraham Seelye s Ephraim Seelye]

      Volume I Page 114 [117/553]
      No 87
      Andrew Greer yeoman Saint Patrick
      Patrick Bearney yeoman Saint Patrick
      3 pounds 4 shillings
      Digdeguash, Saint Patrick
      10 acres
      Bounded on the North by land belonging to John Black
      West by land belonging to Ephraim Deely
      South by land belonging to John Black
      6 January 1826
      Andrew Greer [His mark]
      Wit: S W Whitlock [Samuel Hallet Whitlock , Atty, b St John]
      William Carson [b Fermanagh i 1812 m Sarah Acheson 1830 r Elmsville]

      Volume J page 100 [103/553]
      No 80
      John Black farmer Saint Patrick
      George Spurrier farmer Saint Patrick
      4 pounds
      bounded on the west by land belonging to George Spurrier
      south by Thomas Carson
      East by land belonging to Andrew Grier
      north by a spruce marked X
      thence west or thereabouts to a birch tree marked X at Cunning Creek
      8 March 1827
      John Black [His mark]
      Jerusha Black [Her mark]
      Wit: Thomas Carson, Andrew Grier

      Volume N Page 293
      No 233
      Patrick Bearney yeoman Saint Patrick
      William Carson yeoman Saint Patrick
      3 pounds
      in Digdeguash
      10 acres
      on the north by land belonging to John Black
      on the west by land belonging to Ephraim Seelye
      on the south by land belonging to William Carson
      1 November 1827
      Patrick Bearney
      Wit: Peter McCallum Jr

      Volume J page 19 [22/553]
      No 18
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick and Jerusha his wife
      Samuel Deane Jr yeoman Saint Patrick
      5 pounds
      beginning at a birch tree near the coal pit so called joining on land heretofore sold by the said John Black and his wife Jerusha to George Spurrier and running along the line of said land east and by north fifty rods
      thence north and by west forty four rods
      thence west by south and parallel with the first mentioned line to the shore
      thence along the bank of the shore to the first mentioned bounds
      13 acres
      being part and parcel of Lot number 2 granted to the said John Black in a grant to George Fisher and others
      8 January 1828 John Black [His mark]
      Jerusha Black [Her mark]
      Wit: Peter McCallum, George Spurrier

      Volume K Page 397
      No 355
      John McCallum yeoman Saint Patrick
      Samuel Dean Saint Patrick
      25 pounds
      20 acres
      part of Lot 2 granted to John Black
      lying on the Saint John Great Road of Communication
      Oblong figure square
      extending on the said great Road from one side of the said Lot Number 7 to the other
      thence taking in such a width to the westward as will contain the twenty acres
      13 April 1829
      John McCallum
      Wit: Peter McCallum, Archibald McCallum

      Volume K page 396
      No 354
      John Black yeoman Saint Patrick and Jerusha his wife
      Samuel Deane Jr yeoman Saint Patrick
      11 pounds 5 shillings
      beginning at Walter Flinn's boundary line within 24 rods of the Main Road
      thence running a South course to William Carson's line
      thence West till the Parish Road
      145 acres
      part and parcel of Lot 7 granted to the said John Black in a grant to George Fisher and others
      22 March 1830
      John Black [His mark]
      Jerusha Black [Her mark]
      Wit: James Allenshaw, George Spurrier

      Volume O Page 93 [95/557]
      No 58
      Samuel Dean yeoman Saint Patrick
      Charles Green yeoman Saint Patrick
      35 pounds
      commencing at a hemlock stump at the bridge of the old road to Saint Andrews and opposite Hugh McAbneys house
      running thence westerly until it strikes a large rock on Shingle Hill
      thence northerly until it strikes Walter Flins south line
      thence east along said line until it strikes the main road leading from St Andrews to Saint John at a maple stump
      thence southerly until it strikes the first mentioned bounds
      [Apparently part of Lot 2 John Black]
      90 acres
      8 April 1835
      Samuel Dean [His mark]
      Wit: Fras McLowan, Edwd Reynolds

      Volume P Page 407 [410/550]
      No 362
      Charles Green yeoman Saint Patrick and wife Catherine
      Jeremiah O'Donoghue
      30 pounds
      Commencing at a hemlock stump at the bridge on the Old road to St Andrews and opposite Hugh McAlevey's house
      running thence westerly until it strikes a large rock on Shingle Hill (so called)
      thence northerly until it strikes Walter Flinn's south line
      thence East along said line until it strikes the main road leading from Saint Andrews to St John at a maple stump
      thence southerly until it strikes the first mentioned bounds
      90 acres
      15 November 1836
      Charles Green [His mark]
      Wit: Thomas Wyer, Gilbert Ruggles Junr

      Volume R Page 158 [161/659]
      No 155
      Jeremiah Donahue farmer Saint Patrick
      Charles Green Saint Patrick
      30 pounds
      commencing at a hemlock stump at the Bridge on the old road leading from St Andrews to St John
      and opposite Hugh McLeenan's house
      running thence westerly until it strikes a larger rock on Shingle Hill so called
      thence northerly until it strikes the - - this lot of land granted to Walter Flinn deceased
      thence east along the said line until it strikes the road leading from St Andrews to St John aforesaid at a maple stump
      thence southerly until it strikes the first mentioned boundary
      90 acres
      Jeremiah Donahue [SS]
      Wit: Robert Walton, John Wilson
      25 January 1838

      Volume U Page 323
      No 494
      George Spirrier farmer Saint Patrick
      Alexander McMinn farmer Saint Patrick
      Beginning at a pine tree at the northwest corner of land formerly granted to William Carson
      to run east till it strikes the land formerly owned by Andrew Grier
      thence north along said line till it comes to a spruce stump at land owned by Samuel Dean
      thence west along said land untill it comes to Cannons Creek
      thence southerly along the windings of the shore to the place of beginning
      18 March 1847
      George Spirrier [His mark]
      Wit: James Brown, Daniel McFarlane

      Volume W Page 389
      No 2033
      Samuel Dean yeoman West Isles and wife Susan
      Charles Green yeoman Saint Patrick
      15 pounds
      beginning at a pine stump on the shore at Walter Flinn's south line
      thence running due east till it strick Charles Green's line
      thence running south til it strikes William Carson's line
      thence till it strikes Andrew Grier's...
      thence running along the said line till it strikes the shore at the coal pit
      thence following said shore to the place of beginning
      15 July 1851
      Samuel Dean [His mark]
      Susan Dean [Her mark]
      In presence of George Mackay
    • Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coasts, and Great Lakes Passenger Lists, Roll 7: 1820-1835
      Name: William Black
      Date: Oct 1836
      Destination: New Brunswick
      Port of Arrival: Passamoquoddy, ME
      Occupation: Laborer
      Age: 38
      Sex: M (Male)

      William Black, "United States Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874"
      Name: William Black
      Event Type: Immigration
      Event Date: 1836
      Event Place: United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 38
      Birthplace: New Brunswick
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1798
      Affiliate Publication Title: Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (Excluding New York), 1820-1874
      Affiliate Publication Number: M334
      Affiliate Film Number: 12
      GS Film number: 000418172
      Digital Folder Number: 004882067
      Image Number: 00836

      U.S., Atlantic Ports Passenger Lists, 1820-1873 and 1893-1959
      Name: William Black
      Age: 38
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1798
      Gender: Male
      Arrival Date: Aprth Quarter 1836
      [1836]
      Port of Arrival: Passamaquoddy, Maine
    • Wm Black, "United States Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874"
      Name: Wm Black
      Event Type: Immigration
      Event Date: 1849
      Event Place: United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 46
      Birthplace: New Brunswick
      Ship Name:
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1803
      Affiliate Publication Title: Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (Excluding New York), 1820-1874
      Affiliate Publication Number: M334
      Affiliate Film Number: 12
      GS Film number: 000418172
      Digital Folder Number: 004882067
      Image Number: 00808

      U.S., Atlantic Ports Passenger Lists, 1820-1873 and 1893-1959 about Wm Black
      Name: Wm Black
      Age: 46
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1803
      Gender: Male
      Arrival Date: Febnd Quarter 1849
      [1849]
      Port of Arrival: Passamaquoddy, Maine

      Wm Black, "United States Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874"
      Name: Wm Black
      Event Type: Immigration
      Event Date: 1833
      Event Place: United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 28
      Birthplace: New Brunswick
      Ship Name:
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1805
      Affiliate Publication Title: Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (Excluding New York), 1820-1874
      Affiliate Publication Number: M334
      Affiliate Film Number: 12
      GS Film number: 000418172
      Digital Folder Number: 004882067
      Image Number: 00810
    • http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/74thRegiment_background.html
      The land available at Digdeguash was not sufficient for the needs of the regiment. A series of land petitions describes the difficulties encountered by the non-commissioned officers and men of the 74th in getting the remaining land grants to which they were entitled. These documents were dated Jan. 27, 1785, Jan. 31, 1785, Feb. 10, 1785, and Mar. 14, 1785. The first was signed by Peter McCallum, Alexander McNiven, and John Campbell, and the other three were signed by Peter McCallum and Alexander McNiven. All three were sergeants in the regiment. After Digdeguash, they were promised the so-called Indian Lands in the parish of St. Stephen, and some of the men did receive grants there. However, as the Jan. 27 document makes clear, they were promised all of that land but were forced to share with other groups. Again, some men were not accommodated. Next they asked for land near Oak Point Bay, but the Cape Ann Association was given that land instead. Finally, they asked for land in Mascarene, in the parish of St. George, and a number of the men of the 74th settled there.
    • John and Jerusha Black of Digdeguash

      Timeline
      1760: Born Argyle, Scotland
      1777: [Probably] Part of the 74th Highland Foot Regiment raised in Argyleshire, Scotland
      1779: At Penobscot when the Americans attacked the 74th
      1783: Removed to St Andrews on the same ship at Peter McCallum
      1784: At St Andrews
      1785: At St Andrews
      1793: Married at Campobello
      1796: Eliza Black born. Conflicting evidence puts her birth up to 9 years later
      1799: John Black, Jr, born
      1805: circa. Dugald Black born
      1815: Land petition indicating that John Black has 7 children
      1817: Granted 200 acres at Digdeguash
      1823: 10 acres to Andrew Greer
      1823: John Black, Jr, married Sarah Justason in Eastport
      1824: 10 acres to George Spurrier/Spears
      1824: Eliza Black married Thomas Francis
      1826: Dugal Black married Eunice ?Mosley?
      1828: 13 acres to Samuel Dean
      1817-1827: Lot to Ephraim Seelye. Reverted to John Black.
      1827: Ephraim Seelye lot to George Spurrier
      1817-1829: 20 acres to John McCallum.
      1829: McCallum lot to Samuel Dean
      1830: 145 acres to Samuel Dean
      1830: John Black, Jr, living in L'Etete, St George
      1834: John Black, Jr, living in Pennfield
      1840: circa. Jane Black married Joseph Holland
      1842: Eliza Black Francis and family move to Lubec, Maine
      1846: John Black died at Beaver Harbor at his son John's house
      1850: Jerusha moved to Lubec to live with daughter Eliza.
      1851: Jerusha said to be living in Campobello
      1857: Jerusha files a complaint that she had not received her widow's pension
      1857-1860: Jerusha Black died.
      1861: Eliza Black Francis marries Richard Pinkham, settles in Milbridge, Maine.
      1880: Jane Black Holland living in Eastport.

      Who was Jerusha?
      The name Jerusha smacks of New England Puritanism, and her roots probably go back to colonial Massachusetts. Ephraim Seeley had a daughter names Jerusha. He lived on a partion of John Black's grant. No deed ever was recorded for the transfer, so John Black probably gave the land to him. It is likely that Ephraim Seeley and his wife Ann were the parents of Jerusha.

      What was Dugald Black's wife Eunice's maiden name?
      The 1826 marriage record that was recorded for Dugald Black named his wife as Eunice Mosley of Saint Patrick. However, the death records of three of their children name their mother as Eunice Spears or Spurrier. Death records are notorious for erroneous birth information for parents, but since the name Spears was repeated three times, there might be something to it.
      Was Eunice married prior to marrying Dugald Black? Eunice was quite young when they were married in 1826, perhaps as young as 17. It seems unlikely that Dugald was her second husband. Furthermore, the name Mosley does not occur in Saint Patrick, or the rest of Charlotte County for that matter. Maybe Eunice's surname was simply recorded wrong in the Charlotte County Marriage Register. This is quite probable, but we are unable to confirm this since they were married by Peter McCallum, a Justice of the Peace. So there would be no independent record, such as a church register, to check the marriage record against.
      Given that Eunice was probably truly a Spears and not a Mosley, it would be reasonable to suggest she was related to George and Mary (McLean) Spears. George Spears was born in England and came to New Brunswick around 1809. He was married to Mary McLean shortly after his arrival in the Province. They settled in Digdeguash on John Black's grant. Black sold him ten acres on the Digdeguash River in 1824 and an adjacent lot in 1827. Was Eunice Spears/Mosley George's daughter?

      Who were John and Jerusha Black other Children?
      When John Black petitioned for land in 1815, he claimed to have had seven children. Only five of those are known: John, Dugald, Eliza, Malcolm and Jane. Who were the others? It is unknown whether the other two children were male or female, whether they survived to adulthood, whether they stayed in the area or not. There are few possibilities. I contend that the wife of Andrew Greer was one of John and Jerusha Black's children.
      Several years after his petition was complied with and the land in Digdeguash was granted to him, John Black began selling off portions of the lot. In 1823, he sold 10 acres to Andrew Greer; 1824, 10 acres to George Spears; 1828, 13 Acres to Samuel Dean; 1830, 145 acres to John McCallum. A deed does not exist for the sale of a portion of the lot to Ephraim.
      Black's relationship to George Spears is the theoretical: that his son Dugald married a relative, perhaps a daughter, of George. Samuel Dean's brother Asa Dean was apparently the first husband of Black's daughter Jane. John McCallum was the brother Peter McCallum, a sergeant with the 74th Highlanders. John Black and Peter McCallum came to New Brunswick on the same ship.
      Although there is no direct evidence that Andrew Greer's wife was a Black daughter, the possibility is consistent. Little is known about Greer's wife: She was born in New Brunswick; she married Andrew Greer about 1821; so she was born before 1801. John and Jerusha were married in 1793 and had children through, at least 1813. Further evidence is needed, but there are very few records to consult. I can only hope for something to turn up.
      The other child might be Lucinda Black. It is not clear exactly when she was born. Some records put her birth as late as 1821, but perhaps as early as 1816. So she could have been born before or after John Black's petition. A death record of one of her children gave her place of birth as St George. She married Daniel Harris in Eastport in 1835, but settled in Deer Island, where she died in 1875. Deer Island is where Andrew Greer and Samuel Dean eventually settled.
      Did John Black have a relation with Ephraim Seelye as well? I believe the answer was Yes!

      Ephraim and Ann Seelye
      Ephraim Seelye was born in Connecticut and came to New Brunswick with the Loyalists in 1783. He first settled in Queens county, where six of his children were baptized in 1794. In 1798 he sold off his land in Waterborough and moved to Maine. By 1823 he returned to New Brunswick, this time settling on John Black's land in Digdeguash. There were never any deeds recorded in Charlotte county either of Ephraim buying or selling land, but there were several mentions of his occupation of part of John Black's grant. Although it was often the case that deeds of land transactions did escape official record keeping in the early years, the lack of Seelye's deeds suggests to me that he and John Black were close enough that such formalities were unnecessary. Ephraim Seelye was John Black's father in law.
      The few points of data the we have on the early lives of the Seelyes and Black in New Brunswick are slightly out of joint though. Ephraim Seelye was known to have had a daughter named Jerusha, who was baptized with her siblings in Queens County in 1794. The widow Jerusha Black claimed to have been married in 1793. However, none of their children are known to have been born until around 1799. With the lack of a record of their marriage, it is impossible to say just when they were married, only that they were married before 1799.
      Although, it would be ideal to conduct further research into these family, there are few records from this period. Our only hope in uncovering more evidence of this claim is that new records emerge.

      A Few Notes on the Children of Ephraim Seelye
      The children of Ephraim and Anna Seelye who were baptized in Queens County in 1794 were: Polly Olmstead, Joseph Gidney, Jerusha, Gideon, Isaac and Jemima. When the family was enumerated in Maine in the 1800 census, clearly most of these children were in the household headed by Ephraim. But by the time he moved back to New Brunswick around 1820, Gideon, Isaac and Joseph each headed their own households, in Edmonds, Eastport, and Perry respectively. I contend that Jerusha married John Black and had settled in Digdeguash. What became of Jemima and Polly?
      One possibility that can't be overlooked, is that the wife of Andrew Greer was not indeed a daughter John Black, but a daughter of Ephraim Seelye, namely Jemima or Polly. Ultimately, Jemima and Polly could have been married in New Brunswick or Maine, moved away or simply died without a trace.
    • All petitions of John Black indicate his service with the 74th, and no mention of DeLancey's Brigade. Esther Clarke Wright contends that John Black belonged to DeLancey's.

      Title: British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series) - INDEX ONLY
      Mikan Number: 105012
      Microform: c-11795

      [408/5910]
      John Black
      King's American Regiment 1781
      C.1902 p 44, 56

      [409/5910]
      John Black
      Private 2nd Battalion DeLancey's Brigade
      24 June 1781
      c.1879 p 15

      [418/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Serjeant DeLancey's Brigade
      August 1777
      c.1878 p 12

      [419/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Serjeant DeLancey's Brigade
      December 1777
      c.1878 p 15

      [420/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Serjeant DeLancey's Brigade
      February 1778
      c.1878 p 24

      [421/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Serjeant DeLancey's Brigade
      26 February 1778
      c.1878 p 23

      [422/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Serjeant DeLancey's Brigade
      27 April 1778
      c.1878 p 44

      [423/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Serjeant DeLancey's Brigade
      26 October 1778
      c.1878 p 30

      [424/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Serjeant DeLancey's Brigade
      1778-79
      c.1878 p 55, 65

      [425/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Private 2nd Battalion DeLancey's Brigade
      24 April 1781
      c.1879 p 6

      [426/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Private 2nd Battalion DeLancey's Brigade
      24 December 1781
      c.1879 p 18

      [427/5910]
      Jonathan Black
      Private 1st Battalion DeLancey's Brigade
      24 June 1782
      c.1877 p 13

      [428/5910]
      Jonathan Blacke
      Corporal 1st Battalion DeLancey's Brigade
      24 February 1783
      c.1877 p 41

      [429/5910]
      Jonathan Blacke
      Corporal 1st Battalion DeLancey's Brigade
      2 March 1783
      c.1877 p 45

      [430/5910]
      Jonathan Blacke
      Corporal 1st Battalion DeLancey's Brigade
      24 June 1783
      c.1877 p 30

      [431/5910]
      Jonathan Blacke
      Corporal 1st Battalion DeLancey's Brigade
      24 October 1783
      c.1877 p 25

      http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/rhist/delancey/1delhist.htm
      A History of the 1st Battalion, DeLancey's Brigade
      he 1st Battalion, DeLancey's Brigade was authorized to be raised in September of 1776 for the defence of Long Island and other places. The 1st & 3rd Battalions DeLancey's remained on Long Island from the time of their raising through 1778. They garrisoned such places as Hallett's Cove, Lloyd's Neck, Huntington, Setauket, Newtown and Flushing.

      In October of 1778, the 1st & 2nd Battalions DeLancey's were ordered to embark on an expedition under the command of Lt. Col. Archibald CAMPBELL of the 71st Regiment.


      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbcharlo/disbanded.htm
      From Library and Archives Canada, Ward Chipman Papers, Muster Master General's Office - Loyalists Musters, 1776-1785
      (M.G. 23, D 1, Series I, Volume 24, pages 162-164) Microfilm C-9818
      Muster Roll of the 74th Regiment, Argyle Highlanders Disbanded at Passamaquoddy at the close of the Revolution. The muster listed all the men, women, and children, present at St. Andrews, Passamaquoddy Bay, Nova Scotia, May 24th 1784
      Men
      John Black
    • There does not appear to be an accompanying pension file for this service. Pensions were first granted to soldiers who were disabled while in the service and to heirs of soldiers who died during the war. The first pension acts based on service were not passed until 1871 and a second was passed in 1878. So this could be the same John Black. Joseph Seeley and George Spurrier belonged to Ulmer's Regiment. However, since this John Black served in a regiment raised at Prospect and served at Belfast, it is unlikely that he is the same John Black.

      John Black
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      Name: John Black
      Company: 2 REG'T (ULMER'S) MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 18
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

      John Black Jr
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      Name: John Black Jr
      Company: 2 REG'T (ULMER'S) MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 18
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

      Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia
      Militia Rosters by Regiment
      p 301
      Capt J Dow's Company, Liet Col J Ulmer's Regiment
      From Sept 2 to Sept 21 1813. Raised at Prospect. Service at Belfast.
      Privates
      John Block, John Block 2nd
    • Washington County Land Records
      1785-1829
      Alex Baring et al to John Black Power of Attorney Volume 14 Page 390
      David Cobb to John Black Quit claim Volume 14 Page 217
      Cyrus W Foster to John Black Warranty Deed Volume 16 Page 519
      Peter Hammons to John Black Volume 17 Page 294
      Moses Hovey to John Black Volume 17 Page 362
      Aaron L Raymond to John Black Volume 15 Page 222
      Peter Talbot to John Black Volume 17 Page 361
      Alex Baring et al to John Black et al Power of Attorney Volume 20 Page 161
      John Richards et al to John Black Volume 20 Page 163
      John Black to Turner Smith Warranty Deed Volume 18 Page 567
      John Black to Peter Talbot Volume 17 Page 360
    • See
      http://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2009/11/maine-militia-war-of-1812-lieut-col_20.html
      John Block and John Block 2d service at Belfast

      John Black
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      Name: John Black
      Company: 2 REG'T (ULMER'S) MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 18
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
      Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, 234 rolls.

      John Black Jr
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 No Image
      Name: John Black Jr
      Company: 2 REG'T (ULMER'S) MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 18
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
      Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, 234 rolls.
    • John Black Petitions

      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name BLACK, JOHN
      Year 1789
      County Northumberland
      Microfilm F1036
      See petition of FORSYTH, WILLIAM
      Researchers should note that when a 'Name' has been drawn from a petition submitted by someone else or by a group, the 'See Petition of:' column directs them to the name under which the document is filed and microfilmed.
      5 other Petitioner(s) were on this Petition
      FORSYTH, WILLIAM
      HUNTER, JAMES
      PRENTISS, JOHN
      PRENTISS, SAMUEL
      ROBERTSON, GEORGE
      1 Military Unit(s) related to this Petition
      84TH REGIMENT
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1789 Ackerman, James - 1790 Bell, William
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288458
      8191396
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191396?cat=78954
      [209/831]
      ...Altho neither of the Partners applying are Personally resident in th Provice of New Brunswick yet, I ? myself that the business they have done for several years past, in that Province, tro their agents, Mr John Black at St John, Messrs James Fraser & Jas Thomas at Miramichi, who are interested in the business they conduct...
      ...
      Affidavit of John Black's inspection of the house at Miramichi...
      Fredericton
      11th March 1790


      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name BLACK, JOHN
      Year 1819
      County Saint John
      Microfilm F4183
      See petition of DONALD, WILLIAM
      15 other Petitioner(s) were on this Petition
      BLACK, COLLIN
      BLACK, DANIEL
      BLACK, DUGAL
      BLACK, JAMES
      DONALD, WILLIAM
      FARQUHAR, ANNE
      KNUTTON, JOHN
      KNUTTON, MARGARET
      MALLARD, ANN
      MALLARD, ISABELLA
      MALLARD, MARGARET B.
      MALLARD, MARY
      MALLARD, THOMAS
      SANGSTER, JANE
      SANGSTER, JOHN
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1819 Blakslee, Henry - 1819 Gould, Francis
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288479
      8191265
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191265?cat=78954
      [490/784]
      ...John Black of the Parish of Lancaster St John farmer
      ...nephew and devisess of James Black who died 1817
      ...came from Scotland 2 years since

      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name BLACK, JOHN
      Year 1820
      County Saint John
      Microfilm F4186
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1820 Baker, Nathan - 1820 Gilling, Jeremiah
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288482
      8191268
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191268?cat=78954
      [79/849]
      John Black Jr
      b Argyleshire, Scotland
      r Little Dipper Harbour
      i 1817

      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name BLACK, JOHN
      Year 1821
      County Kent
      Microfilm F4191
      See petition of RANKIN, COLIN
      3 other Petitioner(s) were on this Petition
      LIVINGSTON, COLIN
      RANKIN, COLIN
      RANKIN, DONALD
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1821 Nicherson, Ezekiel - 1822 Black, John
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288487
      8191272
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191272?cat=78954
      [151/850]
      ...recent immigrants from Scotland

      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name BLACK, JOHN
      Year 1822
      County Queens
      Microfilm F4191
      1 Military Unit(s) related to this Petition
      74TH REGIMENT
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/78954?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land petitions, 1783-1857
      Authors: New Brunswick. Crown Land Office
      1821 Nicherson, Ezekiel - 1822 Black, John
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288487
      8191272
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191272?cat=78954
      [839/850]
      John Black ae 28 [1794] no children
      discharged from the 74th Regiment 25 December 1820
      ...
      Fredericton 26 March 1822
    • DeLancey's Brigade

      The John Black in the British Military Records Index is actually Jonathan Black.

      https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/mass-digitized-archives/british-military-naval-records-index/Pages/british-military-naval-records-index.aspx
      Title: British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series) - INDEX ONLY
      https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/mass-digitized-archives/british-military-naval-records-index/Pages/item.aspx?PageID=421366
      Bishop, W.C. - Boudreau, Joseph 6 C-11795
      [406/5910] John Black Begins
      [409/5910
      John Black. Private, 2nd Battalion DeLancey'e Brigade 24 June 1781 C.1879 Page 15

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/397529?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      British military records, "C" series, 1757-1899, located at the National Archives of Canada
      Format: Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
      Vol. 1876 - vol. 1881, p. 93 Loyalist muster rolls: De Lancey's Brigades, 1st & 2nd, 1777-1783; 3rd, 1777-1781 (NAC film no. C-4220)
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1631545
      8341985
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008341985?cat=397529
      [423/783]
      Page 14
      Jona Black. [Several other Jona Blacks in the index]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3967] Petition of John Black and Others 2 January 1815, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (2 January 1815).

    2. [S2920] Census, US Federal, 1800, Department of Commerce, (1800).

    3. [S3962] Petition of John Black 10 April 1840, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (10 April 1840).

    4. [S3963] Petition of John Black 12 April 1841, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (12 April 1841).

    5. [S3964] Petition of John Black 24 April 1845, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (24 April 1845).

    6. [S3969] Petition of Jerusha Black 28 January 1850, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (28 January 1850).

    7. [S3971] Death Certificate of Eliza Pinkham, State of Maine, (d 19 December 1901).

    8. [S3961] Petition of John Black 6 January 1838, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (6 January 1838).

    9. [S21] Obituary of Eliza Black Francis Pinkham, Boston Globe, ([December 1901]).

    10. [S3970] Petition of Jerusha Black 8 November 1851, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (8 November 1851).

    11. [S3960] Petition of Jerushy Black January 1847 [1848], Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (January 1847 [1848]).

    12. [S3966] Petition of John Black [Jr] 17 February 1846, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (17 February 1846).

    13. [S3965] Petition of Jerusha Black 9 February 1857, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (9 February 1857).

    14. [S3968] Petition of Jerushy Black 15 January 1849, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, (15 January 1849).