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dc.contributor.authorCarl, Sharon
dc.descriptionButler's Rangers were disbanded in 1784. In 1788, British officials organized the Nassau Militia. Nassau was one of the Districts of Upper Canada, Niagara being only part of the district. The Nassau Militia was a military presence from 1788-1793. With the reorganization of the province into sixteen counties in 1792, Lincoln County (with 20 townships) came into existence. The militia was renamed as the Lincoln Militia. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, the Lincoln Militia was organized into five regiments. Later, members of the Lincoln Militia were called out for duty to track and subdue insurgents during the 1837 Rebellions. In 1846, Lincoln County divided into Lincoln and Welland counties, and militia regiments were reformed. This changed many times until 1936 when they became known as The Lincoln and Welland Regiment.en_US
dc.description.abstractCollection of militia lists, company rolls, lists of officers, pay lists, orders, account/letter book, etc., of militia in the Niagara Region ca. 1790-1859. Bulk of materials are from 1837-1838. Includes a list of customers, James Macklem’s store, Chippawa, 1815-1816, transcribed in the Welland Telegraph, Feb. 4, 1916. Collected by Esther Summers. All are photocopies of originals.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEsther Summers is a well-known and respected historian of the Niagara area. She is the author of several publications.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 186
dc.subjectGreat Britain. Army. Lincoln County Militia -- Registersen_US
dc.subjectCanada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838en_US
dc.subjectCanada -- Militia -- History --19th centuryen_US
dc.subjectNassau (Ont. : District) -- Militia -- Registersen_US
dc.subjectLincoln (Ont. : County) -- Militia -- Registersen_US
dc.subjectWelland (Ont. : County) -- Militia -- Registersen_US
dc.subjectLincoln (Ont. : County) -- History -- Sourcesen_US
dc.subjectWelland (Ont. : County) -- History -- Sourcesen_US
dc.subjectLincoln (Ont. : County) -- Genealogyen_US
dc.subjectWelland (Ont. : County) -- Genealogyen_US
dc.subjectChippawa (Ont.) -- Genealogyen_US
dc.titleEsther Summers Niagara militia collection,en_US

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