Royal Sappers and Miners disbanded at the Rideau Canal
Ontario, Canada, in December 1831
July 30, 2016:
Source for the following scan is Labour and Capital in Canada, 1650-1860 by H. Clare Pentland,
James Lorimer and Company Publishers, 1981, ISBN 0-88862-379-8, page 52
September 3, 2010:
You've probably seen this list below (from http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/passengerlists/chelseaa.htm#s), but just in case...
"By August 1834, free land grants were no longer to be made to discharged soldiers. The single and
temporary exception to that rule was in the case of the Sappers and Miners who had been employed on the Rideau Canal,
to whom a special expectation of grants of lands was held out in 1829, so a further twelvemonth was allowed in
which they could advance their claims".
Head Quarters, Royal Sappers and Miners,
Woolwich, 28th July 1834.
... Anne Burgess
Nominal List of Non-commissioned Officers, Privates and Buglers
of the Companies of Royal Sappers and Miners disbanded at the Rideau Canal in December 1831.
William Muchmore (Mutchmore)
William R. Broad
Robert Clements (see note on the Ramsayville Cemetery page)
John Serjeant / Sargent
March 31, 2015:
Thanks to Jason who has sent along a copy of the original list. He has also sent in some very interesting information
from the book History of the Royal Sappers and Miners by T.W.J. Connolly, published in 1857.
There were two companies which came with Colonel John By in 1827, the 7th and the 15th.
They were disbanded in December, 1831.
Here is the book title page. This book ranges in price up to about $500.00 for a copy of the original -- it can be purchased
on CD for $8.00 through abebooks.com.
and here is an excerpt from page 286:
and here is the list of names:
Thanks again, Jason!
April 15, 2016:
Thanks to Mr. Jim Stanzell for the following. Jim is the expert regarding the Royal Sappers and Miners and also for
the 1818 Military Settlers in Goulbourn Township.
FYI, there are 3 issues of OB News 2007, Vol. 40, No. 3,4,5 which contain lists of subject etc
No. 3 Royal S and M builders of the Rideau canal 1826-1832
No. 4 Same title as above. [Those who died building the canal]
No. 5 S and miners as settlers
These issues also contain other pertinent data
You may be able to ref to these volumes in your site if you wish.
Note: These publications are available in .pdf format through the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society web site.
April 24, 2016:
The Royal Sappers and Miners Cemetery, Newboro, Township of Rideau Lakes,
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario. This is an interesting article by Mr. Don Cooke.
E-mail Anne Burgess, Jason and Al Lewis
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