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British at Fort Chambly

Type: Document

After the Conquest in 1760, the British moved into Fort Chambly. This website describes the role of the fort during the invasion of Canada by the Americans in 1775-1776 and again in the War of 1812.

Site: Parks Canada

Loyalist Biographies - Joseph Brant ‘Thayendanegea’ ( 1743 - 1807 )

Type: Document

Joseph Brant ‘Thayendanegea’ had a long and varied military career. Here are some of the highlights of a life that reflected his concern for his people, his interest in religion, and his support of the British Empire.

Site: Parks Canada

Loyalist Biographies - Sir John Johnson, 2nd Baronet of New York ( 1742 - 1830 )

Type: Document

Once the second richest man in North America, Sir John Johnson gave it up to remain loyal to the British Empire. With his land in the United States confiscated to fund the rebel war effort and labeled a traitor, he eventually became Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. His colourful career is documented on this site.

Site: Parks Canada

Loyalist Biographies - Edward Jessup (1735 - 1816 )

Type: Document

Branded a traitor in the United States, Edward Jessup fought in defense of the Canadian border. Eventually he became a magistrate for the new Loyalist settlements. Jessup sacrificed much for his adopted land. How Canada benefited from his sacrifice is documented on this site.

Site: Parks Canada