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Peter Pilkey "Le Pelletier" of Canada

Updated December 8, 2001

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Our family has been in Canada since at least the 1700's and my research stems from one man Peter Pilkey who was born in Trois Rivieres Quebec in 1775. He later came to Toronto and joined the army as a baker at Fort York.

When the Americans attacked Toronto (York) during the war of 1812 rather than handing over Fort York to the Americans we blew it by blowing up the powder megasin. This task was, according to family legend and some historical books, was given to Peter Pilkey to do.

After the war Peter was given a land grant in Scarborough (Wexford) just east of Toronto were he farmed and raised a large family of 9 sons.

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