Christopher Gist's Company OF Scouts 1756

Transcription of Christopher Gist's Muster Roll, July 1756

This is my copyrighted transcription of the muster roll for Christopher Gist's Scouts, July 1756. The original of this is in the George Washington Collection at the Library of Congress, and is online. A copy of the original also may be seen, along with my notations, at the American Crossroads Gist Pages http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~amxroads/Gist/orig.html
  NAME DATE ENLISTED PLACE ENLISTED AGE SIZE TRADE COUNTRY DESCRIPTIONS
1 Philip Socketts 1755 Nov 13 PA; Lancaster 27 5 ft 8 in Farmer Pennsylvania Dark
2 Robert McDonald 1755 Nov 14 PA; Lancaster 25 5 ft 5 in   Dublin Dark
3 John Connor 1755 Feb 17 PA; Lancaster 21 5 ft 6 in Hunter Tipparary Dark
4 William Summers 1755 Nov 19 PA; Lancaster 23 5 ft 5 in   Ni(?) England Dark
5 Cornelius Henley 1755 Nov 19 PA; Lancaster 21 5 ft 6 in Hunter Ireland (?) Dark
6 Richard Rice 1755 Nov 19 PA; Lancaster 19 5 ft 6 in Blacksmith Pennsylvania Dark
7 Colloe Logan 1755 Nov 19 PA; Lancaster 30 5 ft 5 in   Ireland Dark
8 Patrick Hughes 1755 Nov 19 PA; Lancaster 22 5 ft 8 in Soldier Ireland Dark
9 Thomas Dyer 1755 Nov 20 PA; Lancaster 29 5 ft 4 in Sailor England Fair
10 David Daw(ss)on 1755 Nov 22 MD; Baltimore 24 5 ft 4 in   England Fair
11 Alexander Turnbull 1756 Jan 7 PA; Lancaster 35 5 ft 4 in Soldier Ireland Fair
12 Timothy Tole 1756 Jan 16 VA; Frederick 23 5 ft 7 in Carpenter Maryland Fair
13 Thomas White 1756 Jan 29 MD; Baltimore 28 5 ft 6 in Soldier England Dark, well set
14 Richard Posey 1756 Jan 30 VA; Frederick 22 5 ft 11 in Farmer Maryland Fair
15 Henry Francis 1756 Feb 1 VA; Frederick 22 5 ft 7 in Shoemaker Maryland Dark
16 George Jackson 1756 Feb 5 VA; Frederick 31 5 ft 10 in Weaver England Fair
17 John Moore 1756 Feb 4 VA; Frederick 26 5 ft 4 in   Ireland Fair
18 Richard Davis 1756 Feb 5 MD; Baltimore 22 6 ft Planter Maryland Fair stout burly (&?) fresh colored(?)
19 Matthew Forster (*Fowler; KB) 1756 Feb 5 MD; Baltimore 20 5 ft 9 in Planter Maryland Fair thin and spare
20 Mordecai G(o)(a)rsnell 1756 Feb 5 MD; Baltimore 22 6 ft Planter Maryland Fair well set and rawboned
21 Henry Reese 1756 Feb 5 MD; Baltimore 22 5 ft 8 in Soldier Germany Fair
22 Thomas Hammond 1756 Feb 7 MD; Baltimore 19 6 ft Planter Maryland Fair stout and burly
23 Jeremiah Hurley 1756 Feb 10 VA; Frederick 24 5 ft 6 in Weaver Ireland Dark, tender eyed (?!)
24 Patrick Constantine 1756 Feb 10 MD; Baltimore 18 5 ft 6 in Planter Maryland Fair, well set
25 Edward Tully Constantine 1756 Feb 10 MD; Baltimore 19 5 ft 3 in Planter Maryland Fair
26 Francis Brothers 1756 Mar 10 MD; Baltimore 21 5 ft 6 in Hunter Maryland Fair and well set
27 William Ashby 1756 Mar 10 MD; Baltimore 27 5 ft 6 in Soldier England Dark stout and well set
28 James Ba(n)(rne)(u)tt 1756 Feb 10 MD; Baltimore 24 5 ft 6 in Planter Maryland Fair stout hearty and well set
29 William Stockstill 1756 Feb 14 MD; Baltimore 17 5 ft 7 in Planter Maryland Dark, hearty and well set
30 Cornelius Chapman 1756 Feb 14 MD; Baltimore 19 5 ft 5 in Planter Maryland Dark and well set
31 Abraham Wittaker 1756 Feb 14 MD; Baltimore 19 5 ft 8 in Hunter Maryland Fair, stout hearty and well set
32 Isaac Wittaker 1756 Feb 14 MD; Baltimore 21 5 ft 6 in Hunter Maryland Fair
33 John Jacob Peter Grammar 1756 Feb 16 MD; Baltimore 26 5 ft 8 in Soldier Germany Dark stout and hearty
34 John Christopher Tooth 1756 Feb 16 MD; Baltimore 21 5 ft 9 in Soldier    
35 Henry Jefferson 1756 Feb 17 MD; Baltimore 22 5 ft 9 in Hunter Maryland Fair, thin and spare
36 Zadock Gowen 1756 Feb 20 MD; Baltimore 24 5 ft 6 in Hunter Maryland Very dark stout (__) well set
38 Thomas Brown 1756 Feb 21 MD; Baltimore 20 5 ft 7 in Hunter Maryland Dark stout and hearty
39 Thomas (C)(P)ritchard 1756 Feb 21 VA; Frederick 30 5 ft 8 in (L)(S)awyer Pensilvania Fair
40 Robert Craighead 1756 Feb 21 MD; Baltimore 21 5 ft 6 in Hunter Maryland Dark
41 Gist Vaughn 1756 Feb 21 MD; Baltimore 21 5 ft 7 in Hunter Maryland Fair
42 James Lynch 1756 Feb 23 MD; Baltimore 26 5 ft 5 in   Ireland Dark
43 John Little 1756 Feb 23 MD; Baltimore 19 5 ft 4 in   Maryland Fair
44 Robert C(re)(ar)swell 1756 Feb 22 MD; Baltimore 22 5 ft 5 in   Maryland Dark
45 John Hall 1756 Feb 22 MD; Baltimore 17 5 ft 5   Maryland Fair
46 Samuel Saunders 1756 Feb 28 MD; Baltimore 22 5 ft 8 in Hunter Maryland Fair stout and well set
47 Thomas Hud(ss)on 1756 Feb 28 MD; Baltimore 27 5 ft 7 in Farmer England Fair stout and well set
48 Peter Williams 1756 Feb 28 MD; Baltimore 20 5 ft 5 in Planter Maryland Fair stout and well set
49 John Pardoe 1756 Feb 28 MD; Baltimore 22 5 ft 6 in Planter Maryland Fair red haired and well set
50 Joseph Roberts 1756 Mar 1 VA; Frederick 27 5 ft 6 in Carpenter Penys (?) Dark
51 John Crawley 1756 Mar 2 VA; Frederick 28 5 ft 8 in Distiller Ireland Dark
52 John Cross 1756 Mar 2 MD; Baltimore 20 5 ft 7 in   Maryland Dark
53 John Carpenter 1756 Mar 1 MD; Baltimore 19 5 ft 2 in   Maryland Fair
54 Aquilla Wilson 1756 Mar 2 MD; Baltimore 21 6 ft 1 in Maryland Dark
55 Samuel Wilson 1756 Mar 2 MD; Baltimore 19 5 ft 10 in   Maryland Dark
56 William Talbot 1756 Mar 2 MD; Baltimore 22 5 ft 5 1/2 in   Maryland Dark
57 James Clifts (?) 1756 Mar 2 MD; Baltimore 24 5 ft 4 in Soldier England Dark
58 John Barrett 1756 Mar 15 VA; Frederick 22 5 ft 10 in Miner Ireland Dark
59 John Ho(l)(t)sson 1756 Mar 15 MD; Baltimore 23(?) 5 ft 5(3) in   England Dark
60 (__)arl Stewart 1756 Mar 19 MD; Baltimore 17 5 ft 8 in   Maryland Dark
61 Thomas Tuder 1756 Mar 19 MD; Baltimore 24 5 ft 7 in   Ireland Fair
62 William Mason 1756 Mar 26 MD; Baltimore 20 5 ft 5 in   Maryland Dark
63 William Connell 1756 Mar 30 VA; Frederick 21 5 ft 7 in Farmer Virginia Fair, well set
64 John Burgi(ss) 1756 Apr 7 MD; Baltimore 21 5 ft 8 in   Maryland Dark
65 Thomas Adams 1756 Apr 7 MD; Baltimore 23 5 ft 6 in   Maryland Dark
66 Matthew Haggert(l)y 1756 Jun 3 VA; Frederick 31 5 ft 7 1/2 in Farmer Ireland Fair
67 William Pattisson 1756 Mar 15 MD; Baltimore 24 5 ft 4 in   Maryland Fair
68 William McMath 1756 Feb 15 MD; Baltimore 40 5 ft 9 in   Ireland Dark


Last Updated on 24-Jun-2000
By Carolyn McDaniel, copyright June 2000
Email: cmacdee@teleport.com