United Empire Loyalists in the Ottawa, Canada area
June 17, 2014: (corrected UEL E-mail address near bottom of this page)
Sir Guy Carleton Branch, United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada
United Empire Loyalist descendants are proud to have the privilege of putting the post-nomials "U. E."
after their name. This right was granted by Sir Guy Carleton, Lord Dorchester, in 1789.
His proclamation reads:
"Those Loyalists who have adhered to the Unity of the Empire, and joined
the Royal Standard before the Treaty of Separation in the year 1783, and all their Children
and their Descendants by either sex, are to be distinguished by the following Capitals,
affixed to their names: U. E. Alluding to their great principle The Unity of the Empire".
Many Loyalist sons and daughters received land grants in the area around Bytown. Those who were
given grants in Nepean are included in the book, "The Loyalists and Nepean", by Norman Crowder published
by the Nepean Museum in 1985. While most were already well-settled elsewhere and did not take up their
grants, their descendants did come to this area and have continued to do so for centuries. To maintain
the history of the Loyalists and their descendants, a branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association
of Canada was formed in Ottawa in 1962. This branch, the Sir Guy Carleton Branch, continues to be a
vibrant Loyalist resource in the Ottawa area, with regular meetings and a library of more than 800 books
on the subject of Loyalists. The library is housed at the City of Ottawa Archives at 100 Tallwood Avenue.
The Branch welcomes all interested persons as members whether or not they have a Loyalist ancestor.
Assistance is available to those who wish to prove their Loyalist ancestry. For more information please
visit our web site at:
Or contact us by e-mail:
E-mail Sir Guy Carleton Branch, United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada and Allan Lewis
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