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William GORE - died 1838, near Prescott. Any help wanted please!
« on: Tuesday 17 March 15 10:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi. I am totally unfamiliar with Canadian research, and am hoping some of you can help me with information or point me in the right direction.

I have a relation, WILLIAM GORE, who appears to have died at the Windmill in 1838, near Prescott, and his wife and two children were paid compensation by the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada for the relief of loyalists.

I know he was born in Ireland in 1800 give or take 10 years. How do I find his military record? Could he have married in Canada or elsewhere? How do I get more details on his death, and the wife and children he left behind?

Any assistance welcome.

Katharine.

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Re: William GORE - died 1838, near Prescott. Any help wanted please!
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 March 15 15:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

The Digital Kingston site says that Hannah Gore, wife of William Gore received compensation.  (there is a list of all recipients), 

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01eyq/

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01eyp/

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Re: William GORE - died 1838, near Prescott. Any help wanted please!
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 March 15 16:00 GMT (UK) »
Good morning Katherine,

For now, I am assuming you are referring to Prescott, Ontario. you may want to contact the local library there to do a look-up for his death record/obit. I would think family members would be shown in that. You may want to contact the local genealogy/history group there as well.  The Old Forst Henry museum may have a library and able to help you out - they were a major British garrison in that area.

 I have attached a few links for you to look at.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onpresco/
http://www.leedsandgrenvillegenealogy.com/
http://www.prescott.ca/library.aspx
http://www.kingstonmuseums.ca/fort-henry-national-historic-site-of-canada

Hope this helps,

JDC
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Re: William GORE - died 1838, near Prescott. Any help wanted please!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 March 15 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

The Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid has 2 William Gores in Grenville county.  Not all cemeteries in Ontario are included on this site, but it is still a good place to start. 

Both have the middle initial M by the way.  One is Roman Catholic - in Prescott.

It might be worth contacting the cemeteries or the Leeds and Grenville branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.  (link posted above by jdc)

http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php

In addition to the great links posted by jdc, you could also try the Kingston Public Library.  They have a really good collection of local history materials, and I have found that the librarians there are extremely helpful.

http://www.kfpl.ca/

RK

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Re: William GORE - died 1838, near Prescott. Any help wanted please!
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 March 15 20:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi again,

Civil registration didn't start until 1869, so you have to look at parish registers/newspapers etc.  The marriages from that time were recorded in District Marriage Registers.  I think the district for Prescott area was Johnstown. 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/pdf_files/Pre1869VitalRecs.pdf

Also, you can check the Anglican Church Archives or the Roman Catholic Church archives (whichever might be appropriate for this family)

http://www.anglican.ca/resources/gsarchives/incanada/

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/microfilm/ontario_religious_records.aspx#roman

RK

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Re: William GORE - died 1838, near Prescott. Any help wanted please!
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 March 15 07:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone for the links and relevant info. I have contacted Prescott library to start and will wait and see what they come up with in regard to an obituary.
Any ideas on working out what regiment/army he was in? I would presume British Army, but could be wrong.
Katharine.

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Re: William GORE - died 1838, near Prescott. Any help wanted please!
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 18 March 15 20:08 GMT (UK) »
just read in another newspaper article he was a volunteer.

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Re: William GORE - died 1838, near Prescott. Any help wanted please!
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 March 15 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi katherine,

As a volunteer, does that mean he was in the British miliia? I am wondering if the British GRO would have militia records? 

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Cole - Devon
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Rayment - Herts & Kent
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Re: William GORE - died 1838, near Prescott. Any help wanted please!
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 19 March 15 16:29 GMT (UK) »
It seems quite likely that he was local militia, rather than regular British Army.  So far, I am not seeing any military records on FindMyPast for him. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wellington

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/windmill/index.aspx

I hope the Prescott library can come up with something for you.  That battle is an important piece of history for that area.

RK