Person:Jan Schwartz (1)

Jan Simon Schwartz
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Name Jan Simon Schwartz
Gender Male
Christening[1] 8 Feb 1756 New York City, New York, United States
Military[4] Private in Royal Yorkers
  1. Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York - Baptisms, in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)

    1756...Feb. 8
    Ouders: Hendrik Swartz, Eva Holing.
    Kinders: Jan Simon.
    Getuÿgen: Jan Simon, Maria Esther, z. h. v. [zijn huisvrouw]

  2.   Proceedings of Loyalist Commissioners, Montreal, 1787.

    932. Simon Swartz, late of Tyron Co.

    Claimt. Says:
    He was in Sir J. first Battn. at Montreal. Gave in Claim to Major Guy, his commanding officer, before the Regt. was disbanded.
    There was an order in the Regt. for them to give their claims.
    Is a Nat. of A------; lived in Tryon Co.; joined Sir John at Oswego. Came thro' the woods with 50 or 60 men under Agitant Miller. Thinks in '76. Served till end of War. Produces his Discharge Which says he had served 6 yrs. & 1/2.

    His mother came from New York in '83.
    His father, Henry had a House and 2 Lots of Land in New York. He died in New York Govt. He never came within the Lines. On his death this place came to his mother.
    He has now an elder Bro. In ye States and a Sister married to Capt. Grass. Household furniture at Bowman's Creek, at Capt. Grass' House, belonging to his mother taken by the Rebels.

    Capt. Grass Says.

    Henry Swarts died without a Will, so that the mother ed. have nothing but for Life in the Premises.
    The eldest son is in ye Colonies. The mother came within the Lines, New York, in June '83 & from thence to Canada. She was at Sorell in '83. Says the mother would not come in before the House & builds. were burnt, 2 Tenements, stable & shop, 2 Lots worth £200.
    The mother had effects at Witnesses house which were sold at vendue. Thinks to amt. of £50 York. They were taken with witnesses effects & sold at vendue, about the year '80.
    The Father had provided for the eldest son in his life time. Told the rest of the children to be easy. What was left should belong to them. There is only a brother & sister left, besides ye eldest. The effects at Witnesses house had belonged to the old man.

  3.   "Return of Disbanded Troops and Loyalists Settled in Township No 1 Cataraqui, Mustered 9th Day of Octber 1784", in Preston, Richard A. Kingston before the war of 1812 : a collection of documents. (Toronto, Ontario: Champlain Society, 1959)
    p. 95.

    Simon Swart or Swartz also had a town lot in Kingston but is described as a U.E.L. "of Ernestown." He was a soldier from the K.R.R.N.Y. He was born in America and lived in Tryon County. He joined Sir John Johnson in 1776 and served through the war. His sister, Margaret, was the wife of Michael Grass.

  4. Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865).

    To his Excellency the Right Honourable Guy Lord Dorchester, Captain, General, Governor, & Commander in chief of the Colonies of Quebec, Nova Scotia, & New Brunswick, & their Dependencies.

    The Memorial of Simon Swarts late private in the [?] Battalion Royl Yorkers.

    Humbly Sheweth

    That your Lordship's Memorialist has received two hundred acres of land & having duly improved the same, Humbly prays that his Lordship's Bounty of two hundred acres of land may be assigned to him in the Tenth Township.

    And your Memorialist as in duly bound will ever pray. [signature] Simon Schwarts

    Kingston June 30th 1790
    To his Excellency the Right Honourable Lord Dorchester in Council, Quebec.

    Surname: Schwartz
    Given Name(s): Simon
    Place: Kingston
    Year: 1790
    Volume: 494
    Bundle: S Misc. 1787-1794
    Petition: 345
    Reference: RG 1 L3
    Microfilm: C-2832

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