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Ancestors of Daniel Glynn Thompson

Generation No. 8


      140. John Frederick Croft, born 1773; died Unknown. He was the son of 280. Jacob Croft and 281. Anna Maria Romkey. He married 141. Elizabeth Weinacht 1793.

      141. Elizabeth Weinacht, died Unknown.
     
Children of John Croft and Elizabeth Weinacht are:
  70 i.   John Leonard Croft, born 1797; died 1886; married Marg Mehlman 1828.
  ii.   Mary Elizabeth Croft, born 1801; died Unknown; married Fred Wambolt 1824; died Unknown.
  iii.   Anna Mary Croft, born 1803; died Unknown; married Leonard Frank 1823; died Unknown.
  iv.   Sophie Elizabeth Croft, born 1809; died Unknown.
  v.   John Frederick Croft, born 1806; died 1887; married Sophia Schneider 1839; born 1816; died 1901.
  vi.   Louisa Dorothy Croft, born 1815; died 1892; married Frederick Sarty 1836; born 1807; died 1854.


      144. William Dawson Lawrence, died Unknown. He married 145. Lady Athelston abt 1790.

      145. Lady Athelston, died Unknown.
     
Child of William Lawrence and Lady Athelston is:
  72 i.   William Dawson Lawrence, born 29 Sep 1791 in Guilford, Ulster, Ireland; died 30 Jun 1880 in Maple Grove, Hants Co, NS; married Mary Jane Lockhart 1816 in Lawrencetown, Ulster, Ireland.


      148. Caleb Putnam, born 15 Jun 1750 in Danvers, MA, USA; died 9 Sep 1838 in Maitland, Hants Co, NS. He was the son of 296. Caleb Putnam and 297. Elizabeth Nurse. He married 149. Letitia Hunter 1775.

      149. Letitia Hunter, born 1755 in New England; died 1785 in Maitland, Hants Co, NS. She was the daughter of 298. Robert Hunter and 299. Ester Moor.

Notes for Caleb Putnam:
      The first land grants in Maitland went to Luke Upham and William Putnam and were dated 30 Jan 1771. Apparently William and brother Caleb had one share each. William and Luke returned to Onslow, leaving only Caleb in Maitland. He is the ancestor of the Douglas Township Putnams.
     
Children of Caleb Putnam and Letitia Hunter are:
  i.   Elizabeth Putnam, born 7 Sep 1776 in Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Sep 1832; married Robert Brydon 1799; died 1856 in Tatamagouche, Col Co, NS.
  ii.   William Putnam, born 1 Feb 1779 in Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 10 Nov 1840; married Jennie MacKenzie 20 Sep 1817; died Unknown.
  iii.   Ester Putnam, born 14 Mar 1781 in Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Unknown; married (1) Robert Johnson 1803; died Unknown; married (2) Robert Hunter Johnson 1803; born 29 Dec 1781 in Truro, NS; died Unknown.
  iv.   Mary Putnam, born 7 Aug 1783 in Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Jan 1870; married James Douglas 1807; died Apr 1842.
  74 v.   Caleb Putnam, born 12 Jul 1785 in Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Aug 1850 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; married Catherine McDougall 1815 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS.


      150. William McDougall, born 1755 in Scotland; died 1812 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS. He married 151. Grace McDonald.

      151. Grace McDonald, born 1761; died 1816 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS. She was the daughter of 302. William McDonald.

Notes for William McDougall:
      Private William McDougall was a member of the 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment). The 1st Battalion members were recruited and stationed in Quebec and as such does not play any role in our family history. Recruits for the 2nd Battalion came from several locales; North Carolina, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Boston while others were from the settlements where detachments were posted. Still other recruits came from the emigrant ship Glasgow. On 3 Oct 1775, the ship arrived in New York from Glasgow, Scotland. The 255 emigrants on board could not disembark because of the unsettling conditions caused by the Revolution. Two days later authorities ordered the ship on to Boston where Major John Small interviewed them and proposed they all join the Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment. Families would be kept together; the men provided normal subsistence, wives a half ration, and children one quarter. They accepted en bloc. The ship, after being re-commissioned Glasgow Packet, transported the recruits and their families to the regimental training base at Halifax, arriving 2 Jan 1776. Major Small was the battalion commander and detachments were scattered throughout Newfoundland and Nova Scotia to protect against American privateers, which were attacking coastal communities. The remainder of the battalion served in the Carolinas with a detachment in Jamaica. British control of South Carolina waned in 1782 causing troops and refugees to congregate at still British controlled Charleston for evacuation to Nova Scotia. The fleet left Charleston 24 Oct 1782, and arrived in Halifax about three weeks later. By this time, Battalion Headquarters had been moved to Fort Edward, at Windsor, Nova Scotia, and it was here, the companies that had served in the province were disbanded 10 Oct 1783. Lt-Col Small had applied for and received land grants for himself and others of his corps.
      William McDougall, private citizen, emerges from somewhere in the preceding paragraph. Just when he arrived in Nova Scotia could not be determined. He could have joined the 84th anywhere in North America, perhaps even here in Nova Scotia. I have arbitrarily chosen 10 Oct 1783, the date the regiment disbanded, for his arrival. He received two hundred acres from the grant of Lt-Col Small as his share for service. Donald McQuin sold him one hundred fifty acres at some point in time. Two sections of land were bequeathed to James and Alexander without specifying the actual acreage. He also purchased five hundred acres for 40 from Donald Smith, an Ensign of the late 84th, living in Careiff, Scotland. The land purchased from Smith is described as -
      Now know ye, that he the said Donald Smith by his said attorney for and in consideration of the sum of Forty Pounds currency of Nova Scotia to the said Kenneth McDonald his attorney aforesaid in hand paid by William McDougal of Shubenacadie River, County of Hants and Province aforesaid Yeoman, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained and sold, [----] and confirm unto the said William McDougal, his heirs and assigns forever, all his the said Donald Smith right or share of Land in the Township of Douglas in the said County and Province (being part of the land granted by government in trust to Lieut. Col. John Small for the officers and men of the said late 84th Regt.) containing Five hundred acres more or less, and is the half of one thousand acres drafted by William Duncan, Chaplain to the said late 84th Regiment and him the said Donald Smith, known and described by Number Nineteen Letter K as registered in the Registers Office in Windsor the first day of July, One Thousand Seven and ninety four may more fully appear - The said five hundred acres being the half of said one thousand acres so numbered and lettered, and being the said Donald Smith's share, is situate lying and being and beginning at the North Eastern corner bound of lands, occupied by William McDonald on the River Shubenacadie, thence to run West six hundred Rods, thence North one hundred and sixty rods, thence East six hundred Rods or until it comes to the River Shubenacadie and thence by its several courses up stream to the bounds first mentioned.
      Douglas Township was born out of these grants for the soldiers and families of the 84th. Unfortunately, many problems were encountered including the inability to obtain clear title causing frustration and finally abandonment by some of the ex-soldiers. William, on the other hand, was one of the men that persevered and propagated.
      William and his descendants played a prominent role in the early development of South Maitland. They were involved in farming, lumbering, seafaring and shipbuilding. Twenty ships, from 150 tons to 1350 tons, were built in the several McDougall yards in the village during the last half of the nineteenth century. AF Church maps of 1871 show that a McDougall headed ten of the fifty-three households in what is now South Maitland.
      William and Grace are buried in the McDougall cemetery, South Maitland.

     
Children of William McDougall and Grace McDonald are:
  i.   Duncan McDougall, born 1784 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 15 Oct 1871; married Catherine MacDougall 1812; born 13 Nov 1785; died 8 May 1866.
  ii.   Nancy McDougall, born 1785 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 17 May 1809 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; married John Graham; born 1775; died 24 Apr 1862 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS.
  iii.   Mary McDougall, born 1790 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 1826; married Dougal MacDougall; born 16 Jan 1789; died 1826.
  iv.   Daniel McDougall, born 1797 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 1 Jul 1875; married (1) Lucy A Smith Bef. 1826; born Feb 1804; died 18 Mar 1834; married (2) Jane Cameron Aft. 1834; born 1812; died 29 Aug 1893 in Truro, NS.
  Notes for Daniel McDougall:
Daniel and Lucy are buried in the McDougall cemetery, South Maitland.

  v.   John McDougall, born Bef. Mar 1791 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Unknown.
  vi.   William McDougall, born Bef. Mar 1791 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Unknown; married Janet MacDougall 1812; born 21 Jun 1781; died Unknown.
  vii.   Alexander McDougall, born Aft. Mar 1791 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Unknown.
  viii.   Andrew McDougall, born Aft. Mar 1791 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Unknown.
  ix.   James McDougall, born Aft. Mar 1791 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Unknown.
  75 x.   Catherine McDougall, born 1793 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 15 Feb 1858 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; married Caleb Putnam 1815 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS.
  xi.   Margaret McDougall, born abt 1798 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Unknown.
  xii.   Elizabeth McDougall, born 1801 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died Unknown.


      156. Daniel McDougall, born 1797 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 1 Jul 1875. He was the son of 150. William McDougall and 151. Grace McDonald. He married 157. Lucy A Smith Bef. 1826.

      157. Lucy A Smith, born Feb 1804; died 18 Mar 1834.

Notes for Daniel McDougall:
Daniel and Lucy are buried in the McDougall cemetery, South Maitland.
     
Children of Daniel McDougall and Lucy Smith are:
  78 i.   William McDougall, born 1829 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 2 May 1886 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; married Sarah Smith.
  ii.   Dougald McDougall, born 10 Jul 1826 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 10 Nov 1912 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; married Hannah Woodworth; born 15 Apr 1830; died 18 Aug 1913 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS.
  iii.   Maria McDougall, born Oct 1831 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 15 Mar 1835 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS.
  iv.   Sarah McDougall, died Unknown; married Daniel McDougall 8 Mar 1852; died Unknown.
  v.   Job McDougall, born 1836 in South Maitland, Hants Co, NS; died 26 Aug 1840.


      158. Job Smith, born 1808; died Unknown. He married 159. Ruth.

      159. Ruth, born 1811; died Unknown.
     
Child of Job Smith and Ruth is:
  79 i.   Sarah Smith, born 26 Aug 1832; died 1915; married William McDougall.


      160. George Bayer, born 1755; died 10 Oct 1829 in Petpeswick, Hfx Co, NS. He was the son of 320. George Bayer and 321. Eva Catherine Rouche. He married 161. Elizabeth Martin 28 Mar 1776 in Halifax, NS.

      161. Elizabeth Martin, born 1760; died 19 Mar 1835.

Notes for George Bayer:
      George purchased the one thousand acre lot from one of the original grantees, George Francheville, on 1 Mar 1777 for 0-5. It is probable he moved there soon after and not to his father's property as has been stated in some articles. This was two years to the month before his father bought additional property in the big grant.
      Although they were the first to settle there under the British flag, they were not the first settlers in the area. A few Acadian and several Indian families were already established there. The birth or baptism of most of his children is recorded in the records of St Paul's and St George's churches at Halifax. The Royal Gazette of 1 April 1800 shows he is surveyor for the road from Musquodoboit River to Gay's River. He is listed as a 1st Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, Halifax Militia in the 1797 Almanac.
      He inherited from his father 3000 acres at Petpeswick, four properties on the Musquodoboit River and a garden lot in the town of Halifax. One of the four properties was of 100 acres, granted 13 April 1793, another was of 500 acres purchased from Thomas Haxford. The third property was purchased from Harry Stingle and the fourth from Catherine Shneck. The river properties included all woods, underwood, trees, waters, houses, mills (sawmills), barns and other buildings of whatsoever kind or nature. In addition, his father forgave him his debts to him up to the time the will was written, which indicates more were anticipated.
      George with his brother John acquired a land grant in their own names on the west side of Petpeswick Inlet. It comprised one thousand acres mostly along the shore but extending west from the shore more than one-half mile. Included in the grant was the adjacent Cross Island which is now owned and inhabited by my son Phil. The thousand acres was originally granted to Lieutenant Charles Crouse in 1773 and then escheated and granted to John and George 18 May 1791.
      According to legend George was an excellent singer. The Duke of Kent is supposed to have said he would give him a grant of land if he would sing him a song. So George sang for the Duke and obtained land at Musquodoboit Harbour "for a song". Unfortunately, the only land grant I can find given to a Bayer during the period the Duke of Kent was in Nova Scotia (1794 - 1800) is a lot in the town of Halifax to George1 dated 28 May 1798 and which I was unable to read. This does not mean the legendary grant does not exist in some corner of PANS or NS Department of Natural Resources.
      On 30 May 1788 George and John Taylor signed an agreement to construct a small dam for the sawing of lumber near the lower falls of the Musquodoboit River at the head of the tide on Lot #1 on the west side of said river belonging to George2. Taylor owns a lot on the east side of the river opposite George's. They paid each other 0-5 to bind the agreement.
      The following is excerpted from the agreement -

      John Taylor's land adjoins Martin Martins lot and the said mill is so situated or placed between the said George Bayer's lot and the said John Taylor's lot so as to make it convenient to hold their said lots in common as they now hold the mill, and logs and other wood for the supply of said mill may be cut from either lot.

      LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF GEORGE BAYER 1829

      In the name of God Amen,

      I, George Bayer Jr. of Petpeswick, being in good health and of sound mind do make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament revoking, cancelling and annuling all former Testaments.
      Imprimis, I commit my Body to the ground, and command my Soul to God, in hopes of a joyful Ressurrection, through the merits of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
      2dly - I bequeath to my Son William all that part of land lying at the East side of the Harbour of Petpeswick called the East Head, beginning at a large single rock, lying on the shore of the Beach called Phelan's Beach, thence running East, to the Channel of the Harbour and Sea Coast, to the entrance of Petpeswick, th the bounds first mentioned including all the Islands within the said Limits.
      3dly - To my Son George and Justina Sophia my daughter, jointly and severally I leave my present residence being Lot No. 4, with all my personal property, - Also, that part of land, lying on the West side of Petpeswick and extending in the shore of the Harbour from a Point called Flying Point, to Grancis Greno's Bounds, being a small Brook, with all the Sedge Banks, lying on the West Side of the Channel of Petpeswick Harbour.
      4thly - To my Son John, I leave one Dollar, he having had his portion of land at the time of his marriage, by Deed of gift.
      5thly - To my Son Nutting, during his life, I leave all that part of land, from the Point called Flying Point, running South to to the Sea Shore.
      6thly - To my Son Benjamin, that part of Lot No. 2, now in his possession and bounded on the North by Lot No. 1 and South by Lot No. 3 and East by port of said Lot, No. 2.
      7thly - To my Sons James and Francis I leave all that part of Lot No. 2 lying and being, on the West Side of Musquodoboit Harbour, and bounded on the West by that part bequeathed to Benjamin Bayer.
      8thly - To my Son Henry I leave Lot No. 5 bounded on the North by the Lot No. 4 and South by Lot No. 6.

9thly - To my Daughter Eliza McDonald I leave all that Port of Land beginning at a Brook, called Loop's Brook, thence 40 Rods South along the shore, thence South 60 degrees East, thence North 60 degrees West, to the bounds first mentioned.
      10thly - To my Daughter Juliet Greeno I leave all that port of land beginning at a small Brook below her House, and running North to the end of this Lot lying on the West side of the Harbour of Petpeswick.
      11thly - To my Daughter Louisa, it is my will that each and every one of my Sons property, left by this Will, be charged with three Pounds yearly, and every year to be paid by my Sons, to Louisa during her life.
      12thly - I leave my dearly beloved wife, Elizabeth Bayer, sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, and expect every attention will be paid to her wishes and comfort by all my children.


                                         
                                          George Bayer (ls)

      Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of


                  J. H. Reynolds
                  Azor Stevens
                  John Allen, Junr.

      This thirty first day of May in the year of our Lonr One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine.
      Since writing the foregoing Will, I find that I owe about Fifty Pounds, therefore, I reserve from the portion mentioned for my son William, all those Islands known by the name of Martionie Islands, for the payment of said Debt, unless William pays or settles the same Note, the interlining of the word Beginning in the sixteenth line of the aforementioned Will is correct and done before signing.


                                          George Bayer (ls)

      Signed & Sealed in the presence of

                        J. H. Reynolds
                        Azor Stevens
                        John Allen, Jr.

      May, Thirty first in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-nine.
      N.B. In the Fifth clause of the before mentioned Will, I mention the portion allotted to my Son Nutting only during his life but do not mention who the property fall to after his death. This therefore, will decide that the property goes to his, the said Nutting's Heirs.
      Signed and Sealed this Thirty first day of May in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-nine before

                        J.H. Reynolds
                        Azor Stevens
                        John Allen, Jr.

     
Children of George Bayer and Elizabeth Martin are:
  80 i.   Henry James Bayer, died Unknown; married Jeanette Horner 3 Dec 1825.
  ii.   William Bayer, died 24 Aug 1857 in Petpeswick, Hfx Co, NS.
  iii.   George Bayer, died Unknown.
  iv.   Justina Sophia Bayer, died Unknown.
  v.   John Bayer, died 10 May 1879.
  vi.   Benjamin Bayer, died Unknown; married Margaret Currie 3 Dec 1825; born in Sheet Harbour, Hfx Co, NS; died Unknown.
  vii.   James Bayer, died 30 Apr 1890; married Margaret Horner 3 Dec 1825; born in Chezzetcook, Hfx Co, NS; died Unknown.
  viii.   Francis Bayer, died Unknown; married Polly Horner; died Unknown.
  ix.   Catherine Elizabeth Bayer, died Unknown.
  x.   Juliet Bayer, died Unknown.
  xi.   Louisa Bayer, died Unknown.
  xii.   Jacob Nutting Bayer, died Unknown; married Maria Horner; died Unknown.



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