Hull Militia List, 1808
First Male Settlers in Hull / Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
and The First Customers at Philomen Wright's Store
also, Miscellaneous Early Philomen Wright Settlement Papers
November 21, 2010:
Thanks to Carol Hutchinson for the following transcription of the 1808 List of Men who
were included in the Militia in Hull, Quebec. All able-bodied men between the ages of
19 and 39 formed the militia units. Some (volunteers?) are older than 39.
Here is a corrected transcription of the 1808 Militia List,
there should be another James Green age 19 after Samuel
Edey, and Robert Vortrez should be Robert Norton.
I am including a new word file for this, and also the scan of
the original record. Page 67873 is probably the cover page,
but it looks like when it was copied, there was another page
underneath it, so I didn't add that to the above 1808 list.
I do not have a complete scan of this other page.
I also have an 1813 militia list, when I get to it, I will send it
also. This has been a collaborative effort between several
'cousins' and myself. One was able to go to the archives, she
sent it to another cousin who copied it and sent it to me. I then
made a transcription and 2 cousins proof read it for me. Hence,
These papers were found in the Library and Archives of Canada.
On the back of the papers was:
Library and Archives Canada
This copy is provided for research purposes only. Responsibility regarding questions of copyright that may
arise in the use this document is assumed by the recipient.
File - Wright Papers 1808 - 1818
So, I do not know what the legal status of posting the list, or the
actual images on the internet. Hopefully you know the answer.
and hope you can post it.
... Carol Hutchinson
Carol: I'm posting your transcribed list and an excerpt from the original image. It appears
that this document was numbered by Library and Archives Canada as being page number 67872 and
is included in the Philomen Wright Papers.
1808 Militia Roll, Hull, Quebec
Copy of a return sent to Col. Robson of the Capt. Wright Comp. and there (sic) ages and [assn?]
[?]onens Names Ages [Annis?]
Jonathan Sunard 26
Elisha Warner 47
Nathan Marifield 37 Merrifield / Merryfield
Dudley Moore 35
Dudley Moore 59 1
Luther Colten 29 Colton
Isaac Remmec 36 (Remic at Remic Rapids)
George Wood 55
Robert Norton 29
Benjamin Moore 18
Roger Moore 35
Richard Chamberlin 32 Chamberlain
James McConnel 35 McConnell
William McConnel? 21
William Gibson 24
Fransuay (Francois?) Cyoel 25 1
Leson Gobet 44 1
Asa Townsend 33 1
William G[uinis?] 31
Eliud Waller 21
Eder Waller 25
David Benedict 34
Samuel Benedict 63
Samuel Benedict 30
Samuel Edey 21
James Green 19
James Green 42
Harvy Parker 27 1
Edmond Chamberlin 35
Nathaniel Chamberlin 20
Ephriam Chamberlin 29
Benjamin Chamberlin 25
Thomas Wright 24
Elisha Sheffield 26
Simond Heath 37
Baptist Boushere [blank]
Tiberius Wright 19 1
Philemon Wright 26 1
Charles Chambers 20
Martin Ebert 24
Henery Anderson 20
Martin Lower 24
John Wright 22
Benjamin Hopper Wright 18
Robert Chambers [blank]
Joseph Bouchere 19
Frederick Whitmark 33
Daniel Wyman 28
Amasa [P]olley 54
Martin Moore 22
London Oxford 40 (First black settler in the Ottawa area)
Samuel [Cofren?] 32
John Rich or Elisha Blake [blank]
Samuel Marsh 47 1
Jeremiah Colvin 42 1
Persey Colvin 19 1
Joseph Moore [tarrer?] [blank]
Nathan Merifield 31 / Merrifield
John Albere 35
Jonathan Mund 29
John Sayer [blank]
John Rish or Elisha Blake [blank]
Jonathan Simonds 26
Elisha Warren 47
Robert [Muckhanson?] [blank]
(on the next page, probably the same list)
Jeremiah Colvin 42
0 officers & sergents
6 persons exented [exempted?] and for what
Source: Excerpted from Library and Archives, Canada, Wright Papers
December 9, 2010:
The First Customers at Philomen Wright's Store
(Anson Gard went through the Philomen Wright Account Book, 1801-1809)
Source: Pioneers of the Upper Ottawa and the Humors of the Valley, by Anson Gard, page 83
December 13, 2010:
I have attached some archive info on the land petition for a group of settlers that Philomen Wright brought over in 1816.
William Cook petitioned for a change of lots since the land was unsuitable for culivation in 1819.
The intial lot numbers and the new lot numbers are provided.
At the bottom of the letter are the the names:
William Cook , John Brilion, John Hayworth, John Rogers, Jimy Cliton and
Richard Auston / Austin?.
Page 1 starts the appeal. Page 2 shows the Ranges and lots along with the names of the men petitioning.
The full petition document is 31 pages. These pages provide a pretty good chronology of petition requirements.
Application, clearance requirements, survey to confirm the requirements were met etc. All the way through to
completion around 1824.
If you go on line to the Library Archives Canada web site and search "William Cook and
others" in the genealogy section, you will find the complete set.
See also the 1813 Hull Militia List.
E-mail Carol Hutchinson, John and Al Lewis
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