“Loyalist Trails” 2006-46 December 3, 2006

In this issue:
U.E.L. Heritage Centre & Park Nominated for Award
Died This Day 28 November 1698, Count Frontenac (Globe & Mail)
Updates to Loyalist Directory
      + William Scoles
      + Peter McIntosh
      + Benjamin Frelick


U.E.L. Heritage Centre & Park Nominated for Award

Earlier this year Bay of Quinte Branch’s U.E.L. Heritage Centre & Park received the Napanee and District Chamber of Commerce’s 2005 Tourism Development of the Year Award. The local Economic Development Coalition has nominated the Branch’s heritage preservation project as 2006 Tourism Business of the Year. The awards dinner is November 29th in Napanee.

…Brandt Zatterberg, U.E., Executive Director, U.E.L. Heritage Centre & Park (a preservation project of UELAC Bay of Quinte Branch)

Died This Day 28 November 1698, Count Frontenac (Globe & Mail)

Soldier, born Louis de Buade, on May 22, 1622, at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris.

Born to a life or privilege he had a reputation for haughty arrogance that often landed him in trouble. In 1672, he pulled strings in court and was given the job of governor of Canada, mainly to elude his creditors. He soon began abusing his authority and jailed or exiled officials who questioned his methods. He also upset the church by selling brandy to the Indians. In about 1675, he began openly feuding with the Intendant, Jacques Duchesneau. The quarrel about earnings from the fur trade ended with their recall and dismissal in 1682. Reinstated at the outbreak of the war with the Iroquois Confederacy, he sent raiding parties against the Iroquois headquarters in New York, which sparked off a naval siege of Quebec City by the British. When the Royal navy demanded his surrender, he responded: “I have no reply to make, except from the mouths of my cannons.” The siege failed and he then launched a devastating guerrilla war on the American colonies and on the Iroquois. All the while, he pursued an illicit scheme to get rich off the fur trade. His death in office likely saved him from a second dismissal.

Updates to Loyalist Directory

The Loyalist Directory

The three subsequent items are updates to the locally-hosted Loyalist Directory. Click on the link for more.

William Scoles

William Scoles, born about 1762 somewhere in the Thirteen Colonies, had served in the American Revolution with the 33rd Regiment of Foot. He had been in the fishery business after his discharge. He petitioned for land in 1788 and was granted it in Sandwich Point, Halifax County, Nova Scotia. He died and was buried at Ferguson’s Cove. Contributed by Kim Hurst UE, Bicentennial ranch.

Peter McIntosh

Peter McIntosh, born in Invernesshire Scotland, served in the KRRNY during the revolutionary war and settled afterwards in Lancaster Township, Glengarry County.

Proved and submitted by Grant McIntosh UE.

Benjamin Frelick

“In 1776 he joined Butler’s Rangers and served six years as a sergeant and corporal. In January 1781 he was at Fort Niagara serving as a sergeant under the command of Lieutenant John Turney. In April of the same year he was court marshaled, along with two officers, Lieutenant Peter Ball and 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Ferris. The Court Martial files have disappeared from the records in the British Library, but a sense of the crime can be determined in the General Order. Sergeant Frelick tried for being concerned with Lieutenants Jacob and Peter Ball and 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Ferris in writing an anonymous letter to Brigadier General H. Watson Powell, Commanding the Upper Posts, and Charging Lieutenant Colonel Butler and other Officers of said Corps with Capital Crimes and to stir up a mutiny and sedition among the men of the Corps of Rangers, and for speaking disrespectfully of the Commanding Officer of the Regiment, is found guilty of the 3rd Charge exhibited against him, and sentenced on account of the undoubted testimony of his general and good character in the Corps, and likewise on sundry occasions, only to be reduced to the ranks.” Alan D. Woolley. This is found in the Haldimand Papers.

Proved and submitted by Kim Hurst UE