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NSARM MG 100 Vol. 226, No. 30 see also: PANS, Vol. 227, Doc. 118 — Return to Ships to and from Nova Scotia 1815-1838

brigantine Prince William, Sutherland to Pictou 1815

From early grants of land in Pictou County, it is sometimes possible to learn the name of the ship of arrival for some of the petitioners. Many of the petitioners below, can also be found named in Scottish Settlers to Pictou 1815. The petition of John McKay and 18 other "heads of household" for land at Pictou, was received October 4th 1815. The petitioners had personally appeared before Hugh Denoon, J.P., prior to September 30th 1815.
note: The unit of the Local Militia of Scotland in which they served was probably the Lord Reay Fencibles, of whom several had previously come to Pictou. That regiment was almost entirely composed of McKays and though a Fencible Regiment and only enlisted for service at home, actually did serve in Ireland.

To His Excellency—
Sir John Cope Sherbrooke, Knight of the most Hnble. Order of the Bath, Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia and its Dependencies, &c. &c.

The Memorial of the Subscribers late Emigrants in the brigantine Prince William, from the Shire of Sutherland Nr. Britain most Humbly Sheweth—
That your Memorialists Nineteen heads of Families as numbered annexed to their names have lately arrived at this Port been obliged to look for an Assylum [sic] in this His Majesty's Province owing to the Land Holders of their Native Country having disspossed [sic] them by letting the Farms which they Occupied to Sheep-holders.
Your Memorialists have served His Majesty on the Local Militia of Scotland & taken the Oath of Allegiance they have been & ever will continue loyal Subjects—and they most Humbly pray Your Excellency will be pleased to order them a Location of Lands in this District or in its Vicinity when vacant in proportion to the number in their families, and as in Duty bound shall ever pray—

Petitioners No. in
No. of Acres
in Pencil
John McKay 8 400
Robert McKay 4 300
John McKay 9 450
Hugh McKay 3 250
Donald McKay Sr. 6 300
Donald McKay Jr. 3 250
Robert McKenzie 11 500
William McIntosh 12 500
William McKay 5 300
John McKay 8 400
Alex. Munro 5 300
Kenneth Munro 6 300
John McKay 10 500
William Ross 5 300
William Neall 8 400
widow McKay 5 300
her husband died of his wounds in Ireland (there are 3 "widow" McKay named in the settlers' list)
James McKay 3 250
Hugh McKay 6 300
William McKay 5 300
Total—19 heads


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