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Updated June, 2002

The United Empire Loyalist

Ontario is Canada's most populated province. It was first called "Canada West and Upper Canada" and was part of British North America. Many settlers in the late 18th century and early 19th century were Loyalists who had left the Thirteen Colonies at the time of the American Rebellion and migrated either directly to Ontario or to the maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia first, then on to Ontario (Upper Canada). Others were soldiers from the British forces that were granted land for their services in the rebellion or the War of 1812. Later many English, Scots and Irish settlers migrated directly to Upper Canada. Many of these settlers helped establish the province and later many migrated further west or into the United States.

This page is dedicated to those famous United Empire Loyalists who came to Canada during and after the American Revolution. As time permits other Loyalist information will be added. Watch for the complete database of about 7000 Loyalist names "The Old United Empire Loyalist List, Appendix B" Opening Here Soon!

Loyalists In The Family These men tho not all Wannamaker's did marry into the Wannamaker family.

The United Empire Loyalists Who were the UEL? This page was taken from the book Loyalist Lineages of Upper Canada

Loyalist Regiments 1777 - 1783
This is the list of 31 Regiments of Loyalists during the American Revolutionary War. It includes microfilm numbers and information about how to find them.

Loyalist Settlements of Upper Canada
There are 5 hand drawn maps of early Upper Canada, they include Loyalist settlements, first counties and districts of Ontario.

Donna Ristenbatt: Loyalist Muster Rolls
United Empire Loyalists American Revolution includes Wannamaker's, and many more. New Jersey Volunteers, Loyal American Regiments, New York Volunteers.

1st Regiment Hastings county, Upper Canada Militia ( Ontario )1818
There are 96 men in this muster.

2nd Regiment Prince Edward county, Ontario Militia 1822
You will find over 400 men in this muster. Many of those men are in my family tree, including my first ancestor to Upper Canada, Harmonius Wanamaker, spelled Harmannus Wannamaker in later records in Ontario.


The Old United Empire Loyalist List Appendix B
Very Important List of the People who first came to Upper Canada in Ontario after the American Revolutionary War. About 8000 names are in this list.

The United Empire Loyalist Registry
Register your proven United Empire Loyalists. This Registry is for everyone who has proven their ancestor was born in America and came to Upper Canada after 1775.

Other Important Loyalist Information Pages

My most Favorite

Early Ontario Records by Bill Martin
This is a Very Very Important site for everybody researching Ontario. Be sure you check it out. Very large databases here with thousands of names.It includes Loyalists, early settlers and much much more.

Loyalist Cultural Center in Adulphustown, Ontario One of the first Loyalist Landings in Upper Canada.
Loyalist Institute A must see website! Another Personal Favorite!

British Headquarters, Carleton Papers, King's Name Project
Cataraqui, Loyalist, Kingston, Ontario
County of Lennox and Addington United Empire Loyalist History
Cyndi's List-Loyalists
Edward Kipp United Empire Loyalists
Explore Prince Edward county, UEL, Quakers and History
Family Roots of Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Loyalist Citizenship Records
Loyalist History Articles
National Archives of Canada
North Carolina Loyalists
Rideau Cannal Loyalists
Settlement of Adulphustown,PE county, Ontario (Upper Canada)
The Abegweit Branch UEL and PEI Muster Rolls - 1784
The Loyalist Collection at the UNB
The King's Men - Units in NY and North America
The Olive Tree Loyalists
United Empire Loyalists
United Empire Loyalists Accociation of Canada
United Empire Loyalists Mailing Lists
United Empire Loyalists Statue Landmark
War of 1812

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