Colonel Simon Fraser, Commanding Officer
78th Regiment of Foot, 1757-63

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Letter from Colonel Simon Fraser to General Forbes, Feb. 1758

The following letter, dated 10 February 1758, is from Lt.-Col. Simon Fraser, Second Highland Battalion [78th Regiment], to Colonel John Forbes, Adjutant General. The main body of the letter focuses on the pending litigation against Serjeant Fraser for his involvement in the death of Corporal Mackay [an indictment laid for murder] in Connecticut, both men of the regiment. The colonel appears to be wrestling with the idea of having to turn the serjeant over for civil trial.

Dear Sir

Capt. Crauford Surprized me greatly yesterday by saying you wanted the Monthly Return of our Regiment for the 24th January, that Return I sent as I did the one for the former Month in a sealed Cover to General Webb, & my Servant deliver'd it Sunday was tonight the 29th at the Genl's house to an Elderly Man who seem'd to be a Servant out of livery.

From what you wrote me some weeks ago I was in hopes to have had Orders for Serjeant Fraser's tryal here by a Court Martial or for sending him to New York for that purpose. I have had great difficulty to prevent him being claim'd hitherto, not that they are desirous of trying him, on the contrary they had rather avoid it but they are afraid if they don't claim him he will not be tryed at all & that his guilt will fall upon the land; they declare all they desire is that he shou'd have a fair tryal, & that they woud chuse it shoud be a Military rather than a Civil one, but unleſs some directions are given imediatly about his tryal by a Court Martial, it will be impossible for me to persuade them that it is intended to be done at all; they consider it as a great compliment taking my word for it for some weeks past, during which time they say they have avoided interfering in order to see if My Lord intended a Military trial, for God's sake My Dear Sir, put My Lord in mind to do something about this poor unhappy Man, whose 'twere pity shoud be in the hand of uncultivated creatures, for the King has not a better Soldier.

I find you heard of a Soldiers being given up for a peccadillo at Stanford, it was done without my knowledge & I have since got him released, I don't know how far My Lord will chuse to have Men given up for triffling Offences when the people are capricious enough to desire it, especialy as our united experience thro all the Cantonments proves, that the people of the Country are apt to grow rather insolent upon great indulgence, & that a mixture of the Soure with the Sweet if necessary to keep upon good terms with them.

                                I am with great regard
                                 
                                                               Dear Sir

                                                                        Your most Obedient & most humble
                                                                            Servant S. Fraser

Stratford Febry 10th 1758

Source:
Fraser, Lt.-Col. Simon. Letter of Col. Simon Fraser to Colonel Forbes, Adjutant General, at His House in the Broadway or at the Fort, New York. NAS GD 45-2-29, pp.15-16. National Archives Scotland.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.  

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Colonel Simon Fraser's Recruits

Alexander Fraser [1860-1936], a native of Inverness-shire, who was the first Archivist of Ontario [1903-35], was an acknowledged authority on Scottish history in general and Fraser history in particular. In 1934 he advised a descendant of Malcolm Fraser of Mount Murray that the Rev. Dr. Archibald MacDonald - then quite an old man - had written a short history of the Lords of Lovat. In The Old Lords of Lovat and Beaufort [1934], Dr. MacDonald included the muster roll of 71 recruits raised in 1757 for Colonel Simon Fraser, by James Fraser of Belladrum, as well as extracts of correspondence between Belladrum and Bailie James Fraser, merchant, Inverness, which shed some light on Belladrum's involvement with the Fraser Highlanders. The following except and subsequent soldiers' muster roll originally appeared as part of that publication.

“...In connection with the enlistment of men for the Fraser Highlanders, the following roll of 71 recruits was raised in 1757 by James Fraser of Belladrum, and preserved among the Belladrum papers. The men were drawn chiefly from the district of Inverness, and their interest lies to some extent in the fact that none of them seem to measure more than 5 feet 9-1/2 inches in height.” 

Roll of Men Enlisted for the Honble Coll Fraser's Regimt by Jas. Fraser, 1757

Jan 15:
Name: Alex Cameron, Butcher, Invs
Size: 5: 6-1/2
Age: 21
Dn: 1st

Jan 17:
Jno MacKenzie, Do
Size: 5: 3-1/2
Age: 21
Dn: 3d

Jas MacKenzie, Do
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 32
Dn: 3d

Hugh Fraser, Do
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 27
Dn: 3d

Jan 18:
Jno Fraser, Weaver, Do
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 21
Dn: 3d

Jno Grant, Duthel
Size: 5: 9
Age: 31
Dn: 1st

Jan 19:
Willm Fraser, Hyrer, Invs
Size: 5: 5-1/2
Age: 33
Dn: 1st

Jan 20
Thos Campbell, Breakachie
Size: 5: 5-1/2
Age: 28
Dn: 3d

Jan 21
Jno McDonald, Weaver, Invs
Size: 5: 3-1/2
Age: 19
Dn: 3d

Jno McDonald, Pyper, Kinchyle
Size: 5: 3
Age: 21
Dn: 2d

Walter Simson, Kings, Milns
Size: 5: 5-1/4
Age: 19

Jan 24
Wm Mack Queen, Daviot
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 18
Dn: 3d

Jno MacKenzie, from Urray
Size: 5: 3
Age 18
Dn: 3d

Jan 25
Wm Williamson, Castlehill
Size: 5: 5-1/2
Age: 18

Collin McDonald, Invs
Size: 5: 6-1/2
Age: 30
Dn: 3d

Jno Shaw, Weaver, Kings, Milns
Size: 5: 3-1/2
Age: 19

Jan 26:
Alexr Vauss, Kings, Milns
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 27
Dn: 2d

John Fraser, Robbie, Invs
Size: 5: 2-1/2
Age, 18

Jan 27
Thomas Fraser, Baker, Do
Size: 5: 2-1/2
Age: 15

Alexr Fraser, Do, Do
Size: 5: 1
Age: 16

Dun McTavish, Aberaider
Size: 5: 3-1/2
Age: 23
Dn: 3d

Rod McKenzie, Aberaider
Size: 5: 3-3/4
Age: 18

Angus McArthur, Troternish
Size: 5: 6-1/4
Age: 36
Dn: 3d

Jno Robertson, Bewlie
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 20
Dn: 3d

Jan 28:
Don Fraser, McWilliam, Moniack
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 20
Dn: 3d

Alexr Cameron, Culchuniack
Size: 5: 3-3/4
Age: 19
Dn: 1st

Alexr Vauss, Invs
Size: 5: 6-1/2
Age: 29
Dn: 2d

Geo McKenzie, Weaver, Invs
Size: 5: 9
Age: 20
Dn: 1st

Jan 29:
Jno McLeod, Invs
Size: 5: 3-1/2
Age: 18
Dn: 3d

Jan 31:
Alexr Baillie, Invs
Size: 5: 4-1/4
Age: 26
Dn: 3d

Simon Fraser, Culduthell
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 30
Dn: 3d

Jno Fraser, Muirtown
Size: 5: 6-1/2
Age: 18
Dn: 1st

Alexr MackLeod, Joyner
Size: 5: 8
Age: 28
Dn: 1st

Feb 1
Don Cameron. Glenstrafarer
Size: 5: 7
Age: 25
Dn: 1st

Feb 2:
Don Fraser, Croy
Size: 5: 7-1/2
Age: 21
Dn: 1st

Doug McDonald, Invs
Size: 5: 3
Age: 19
Dn: 3d

No. 37

Feb 2:
Archibald Mack Queen, Moy
Size: 5: 7
Age: 38
Dn: 3d

Jany 28:
John Gordon, Duthel
Size: 5: 3
Age: 21

Feb 5:
Alex Munro, Duthel
Size: 5: 3-3/4
Age: 17
Dn: 3d

Feb 7:
Alexr Mackay, Kingussie
Size: 5: 5-1/4
Age: 31
Dn: 4d

Dun McKenzie, Petty
Size: 5: 3-1/4
Age: 18

Jno Fraser, Dunain
Size: 5: 3
Age: 18

Dun Munro, Culkaiback
Size: 5: 5
Age: 18

Feb 9:
Willm Fraser, Cantra
Size: 5: 5-3/4
Age: 20
Dn: 1st

Feb 10:
Andw Mack Lean, Davochgarnoch
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 19

Feb 11:
Alexr Grigor, Croy
Size: 5: 3
Age: 17

Neil Mackleod, Invs
Size: 5: 4
Age: 34

Feb 12:
Jno McDonald senr, Weaver, Invs
Size: 5: 3-1/2
Age: 29
Dn: 3d

Feb 14:
Alex Mackenzie, Weaver, Invs
Size: 5: 3
Age: 34

Feb 15:
Alex Munro, Weaver, Invs
Size: 5: 9
Age: 22
Dn: 2d

Feb 18:
Murdoch Mackenzie, Do
Size: 5: 6-1/2
Age: 39
Dn: 4d

Feb 3:
James Mackdonald, Do
Size: 5: 1-1/2
Age:

Alex Fraser, Joyner
Size: 5: 1-1/2
Age:
Dn: 2d

Feb 15:
Jno Mack, Crae
Size: 5: 2
Age: 18

Feb 16:
Donald Munro
Size: 5: 2-1/2
Age: 20

Mar 1:
Alexr Fraser, serjeant
Size: 5: 6
Age: 23

Mar 3:
Donald McPherson,
Size: 5: 5
Age: 38

James Glass
Size: 5: 2
Age: 18

Donald McIntosh
Size: 5: 2
Age 17

Mar 9:
Donald Cameron, K's, Milne
Size: 5: 3
Age: 19
Dn: 4th

Feb 24:
Farquhar McGilvray, Moy
Size: 5: 4
Age: 28

Mar 2:
James Gregory
Size: 5: 9
Age: 40
Dn: 3d

Mar 11:
John Fraser, Wright, Culloden
Size: 5: 7-1/2
Age: 40
Dn: 2d

James Forsyth, Croy
Size: 5: 4
Age: 29

Mar 14:
John McDonald, Tobacconist
Size: 5: 6-1/2
Age: 19
Dn: 2d

Kenneth Mackenzie, Petty
Size: 5: 5
Age: 19
Dn: 2d

John Fraser, Culloden, 17 years old
Size: 5: 4-3/4
Age: 37

Mar 19:
Jno Shaw, Edenkilie
Size: 5: 8-3/4
Age: 25
Dn: 3d

Angus McDonell, serj, 26 Janry
Size: 5: 9-1/2
Age: 24
Dn: 4th

No. 70

Mar 29:
Neil Mack Lean, Troternish, Culloden
Size: 5: 4-1/2
Age: 19

Ap 2:
Thomas Fraser, Kinmylies
Size: 5: 6-1/4
Age: 27

Abbreviations:
Dn: Division
Do: Ditto

James Fraser of Belladrum was appointed lieutenant in Col. Fraser's regiment on 4 January 1757 and carried with the colonel on the official Army Lists through 1760, where he is listed as "resigns" from the regiment. He reappears as captain in the 87th Regiment of Foot [or Highland Volunteers, Germany] in 1761, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Murray Keith.

In 2001, it was asserted these 71 recruits never made it to North America with the main body of Fraser's men and were sent to fight with Belladrum in Germany in 1759. That claim, however, has not yet been substantiated. Serjeants Alexander Fraser [March 1] and Angus McDonell [March 19] both appear on the list of 170 Soldiers Discharged in North America; the former in Colonel Fraser's Company, the latter in Captain Alexander McLeod's Company. Additional sources also describe the original recruits of the 87th Foot as a nucleus of drafts from Lord Murray's supernumeraries of the 42nd Regiment, or Black Watch. 

Because such a limited amount of paperwork relating to the original recruitment of soldiers for Fraser's 78th Highlanders has survived, this document could prove quite valuable in identifying men from the regiment thought to have ancestral roots in northern Scotland.

A check of the records of the Fraser of Belladrum papers at the National Library of Scotland indicates the absence of this original muster roll from the collection.

Sources:
Bulloch, John Malcolm. Territorial Soldiering in the North-East of Scotland during 1759-1814. Aberdeen, 1914.

Fraser, Marie. The Old 78th Regiment of Foot. Clan Fraser Society of Canada, 2001.

Kronoskaf. Origin and History of the 87th Foot. http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=87th_Foot.

MacDonald, Archibald, Reverend. The Old Lords of Lovat and Beaufort. Northern Counties Newspaper and Publishing, 1934.

War Office Records. List of General and Field Officers as they Rank in the Army, 1757-1761. National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, U.K.

Inventory of Family papers of Fraser of Belladrum [GB233/Acc.11244]. National Library of Scotland Manuscripts Division, Edinburgh, Scotland.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Payroll Account of Corporal Hugh Tulloch, 78th Regiment of Foot, 1758

Much like today, accounting books were used in the eighteenth century for documenting military pay and other related expenses accrued over periods of time. The payroll account of Corporal Hugh Tulloch, 78th Regiment, covers the period of July 5, 1757, through April 24, 1758.

Note: Category headers and bracketed script have been added for clarification and do not appear in the original document. Additionally, it would not be uncommon to discover accounting errors as these were gentlemen who created inaccuracies the same as you and I.

Income

To 9 Weeks arrears & Pay Due from y'e. 5th July to y'e. 5th Septr
  £: 2 | Sh: -- | d: 10 1/2
To 5 Weeks arrears of Pay Due from y'e. 5th Septr to y'e. 10th Octr
£: -- | Sh: 8 | d: 1 1/2
To 3 Weeks arrears @ 

To 6 Weeks Pay & arrears Due from y'e. 17th Octr to y'e. 28th Novr
£: 1 | Sh: 7 | d: 3
To 21 Weeks arrears of Pay Due from y'e. 28th Novr 1757 to y'e. 24th
Aprl 1758
£: 1 | Sh: 14 | d: 1 1/2

[Total]  £: 5 | Sh: 10 | d: 4 1/2
To 4 Weeks Pay Due on y'e. march in Ireland from Drummore 
to Cork
£: -- | Sh: 18 | d: 2

[Total]  £: 6 | Sh: 8 | d: 6 1/2

Expenses

To 1 Pair Shoes & 1 Napsack
£: -- | Sh: 6 | d: 6
To 2 Haversack & 1 Cocade
£: -- | Sh: 2 | d: 8
To 1 Pair Garters & 1 Sett Buckles
£: -- | Sh: 1 | d: 4
To 1 Turn Key Screw brush & wire
£: -- | Sh: -- | d: 9
To 1 Kilt & Small Belt
£: -- | Sh: 1 | d: 4
To Provision at Glasgow
£: -- | Sh: 4 | d: 8
To Spruce Beer at Halifax
£: -- | Sh: 2 | d: 8
To 2 Cheq'd. Shirts
£: -- | Sh: 7 | d: --
To Y'e. Proportion of a Cooks Frock
£: -- | Sh: -- | d: 8
To 10 months stops for y'e. Payment Serjt. @ 1 1/2p Month
£: -- | Sh: -- | d: 10
To 7 D'o. D'o. for y'e. barber @ 2p D'o.
£: -- | Sh: 1 | d: 2
To 4 Weeks Pay given into y'e. Hospt. at Halifax
£: -- | Sh: 15 | d: --
To cash given you at Fairfield
£: -- | Sh: 18 | d: 8
To cash advance by Y'e. Colonel in Ireland
£: -- | Sh: 15 | d: --

[Total]  £: 3 | Sh: 18 | d: 3

[Income minus Expenses equals Cash Paid] 

To Cash Paid him as Ball'ce. of y'e. Above
       £: 1 | Sh: 12 | d: 1

[Total]  £: 5 | Sh: 10 | d: 4 1/2
To more Cash Paid him as ball'ce for 4 weeks Pay & arrears
in Ireland
£: 6 | Sh: 8 | d: 6 1/2

To Cash Paid him as Ball'ce. of y'e. Above
£: 2 | Sh: 10 | d: 3 1/2


Halifax 17th May 1758 Rec'd. y'e. above ball'ce. in full of my Pay & arrears of Pay Due from y'e. Date of my attestation to y'e. 24th Apr. Last as witneſs my hand
                                                                                             [signed]  Hugh Tulloch

Source:
Payroll Account of Corporal Hugh Tulloch, 78th Regiment of Foot, 1758. MS NAS GD125-34-5, pp. 14-15, Military Account Book at Halifax. National Archives Scotland, n.p.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Colonel's Company

The following is a list of the officers and men of the 78th Regiment [Fraser's Highlanders] attached to The Colonel's Company when the regiment was discharged in 1763. Of the approximately 865 enlisted men and NCOs of the regiment, only 170 men are documented as discharged in America. The other soldiers that stayed were transferred to different regiments in the area.

It should be noted that in these subsistence rolls there are female names appearing in italicised script type. And the more interesting question of what part they played in the regiment can be found in the following notes:

1. In "Louisbourg, Key to a Continent" by Fairfax Downey, p. 160: "--- yet more draft had to be manpower, no animals being available, and it proved to be womanpower as well. Among the parties who tugged on the drag ropes, one thousand strong with frequent shift changes, were several hundred laundresses, a number being allowed to each British regiment by regulation, and carried as 'married and on the strength'. Heavy fire from [the guns of] Louisbourg disconcerted them no more than it did the men."

2. In "The Great Fortress" by William Wood, p. 112: "The practice of assigning laundresses, usually the wives of NCOs to military units was frequently followed. In the U.S. Army, where four were allowed each company, it persisted through the Indian Wars."

3. In "The Fraser Highlanders" by J.R. Harper, p. 73, appears: Included in Wolfe's final orders for embarkation to Quebec from Louisbourg, May 17, 1759: "The regiments are to receive provisions for no more than three women per company of 70, and four per company of 100 men."

These rolls should prove to be of great historic value to those who claim ancestry to soldiers who fought at Louisbourg and Quebec with the 78th Regiment. Many of the soldiers who chose to enlist in Fraser’s Highlanders, did so for the money, and those who stayed when the regiment was discharged in 1763, likely felt that their chances of land ownership were better in the New World than they would have been had they returned to Scotland.

The Colonel's Company
Time of Entry: Aug. 23, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 21

1. Sergeant Donald Grey
2. Sergeant Donald Fraser
3. Sergeant Alexander Fraser
4. Corporal John Grant
5. Corporal Thomas Ried
6. Corporal Thomas Fraser
7. Drummer Thomas Gunn
8. Private William Anderson
9. Private Alexander Cameron
10. Private Alexander Cameron
11. Private Thomas Cameron
12. Private William Cameron
13. Private John Cameron
14. Private Donald Cameron
15. Private William Cameron
16. Private William Cameron
17. Private Donald Cameron
18. Private Donald Cameron
19. Private Donald Cameron
20. Private Donald Cameron
21. Private Donald Cameron
22. Private Donald Cameron
23. Private Alexander Cameron
24. Private John Fraser
25. Private John Fraser
26. Private John Fraser
27. Private John Fraser
28. Private John Fraser
29. Private Alexander Fraser
30. Private Thomas Fraser
31. Private Thomas Fraser
32. Private Thomas Fraser
33. Private Hugh Fraser
34. Private William Forbes
35. Private John Gunn
36. Private Thomas Maitland
37. Private Donald McBain
38. Private John McBain
39. Private William McDonald
40. Private Alexander McDonald
41. Private Alexander McDonell
42. Private Peter McDonell
43. Private Donald McDonell
44. Private Peter McGregor
45. Private Murdoch McKenzie
46. Private Donald McKenzie
47. Private Donald McKenzie
48. Private Colin McKay
49. Private Alexander McKay
50. Private Alexander McKay
51. Private Evan McPhie
52. Private Hugh Ross
53. Private Alexander Ross
54. Private John Ried
55. Private Robert Robinson
56. Private Walter Simpson
57. Private William Stewart
58. Private Donald Thompson
59. Mary Kennedy
60. Ann Simpson

Time of Entry: Aug. 29, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 7

61. Private D. Cummins

Time of Entry: Aug. 30, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 14

62. Captain-Lieutenant Donald McBain
63. Lieutenant Simon Fraser
64. Ensign Malcolm Fraser

Time of Entry: Sep. 6, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 7

65. Surgeon Mate Donald Morrison

Sources:
Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Public Archives Quebec, 1763. Print.

Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom, 1763. Print.

Fraser, Marie. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763, Clan Fraser Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2001. Print

McIntosh, Walter H. 78th or Colonel Simon Fraser's Regiment, pp. 1-5. Topsfield, Massachusetts. n.d. Print.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.

Major James Abercrombie's Company

The following is a list of the officers and men of the 78th Regiment [Fraser's Highlanders] attached to Major James Abercrombie's Company when the regiment was discharged in 1763. Of the approximately 865 enlisted men and NCOs of the regiment, only 170 men are documented as discharged in America. The other soldiers that stayed were transferred to different regiments in the area.

It should be noted that in these subsistence rolls there are female names appearing in italicised script type. And the more interesting question of what part they played in the regiment can be found in the following notes:

1. In "Louisbourg, Key to a Continent" by Fairfax Downey, p. 160: "--- yet more draft had to be manpower, no animals being available, and it proved to be womanpower as well. Among the parties who tugged on the drag ropes, one thousand strong with frequent shift changes, were several hundred laundresses, a number being allowed to each British regiment by regulation, and carried as 'married and on the strength'. Heavy fire from [the guns of] Louisbourg disconcerted them no more than it did the men."

2. In "The Great Fortress" by William Wood, p. 112: "The practice of assigning laundresses, usually the wives of NCOs to military units was frequently followed. In the U.S. Army, where four were allowed each company, it persisted through the Indian Wars."

3. In "The Fraser Highlanders" by J.R. Harper, p. 73, appears: Included in Wolfe's final orders for embarkation to Quebec from Louisbourg, May 17, 1759: "The regiments are to receive provisions for no more than three women per company of 70, and four per company of 100 men."

These rolls should prove to be of great historic value to those who claim ancestry to soldiers who fought at Louisbourg and Quebec with the 78th Regiment. Many of the soldiers who chose to enlist in Fraser’s Highlanders, did so for the money, and those who stayed when the regiment was discharged in 1763, likely felt that their chances of land ownership were better in the New World than they would have been had they returned to Scotland.

Major James Abercrombie's Company
Time of Entry: Aug. 23, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 21

1. Sergeant John Campbell
2. Sergeant Duncan McPhie
3. Drummer John McDonell
4. Corporal Finley Fraser
5. Corporal Donald McKenzie
6. Corporal Allen Shaw
7. Private John Anderson
8. Private Niel Beaton
9. Private John Clarke
10. Private Donald Cameron
11. Private Donald Fraser
12. Private Donald Fraser
13. Private John Fraser
14. Private John Fraser
15. Private John Fraser
16. Private Alexander Fraser
17. Private Alexander Fraser
18. Private James Fraser
19. Private James Fraser
20. Private Hugh Fraser
21. Private Hugh Fraser
22. Private Duncan Fraser
23. Private William Fraser
24. Private David Fullerton
25. Private Archibald Henderson
26. Private Duncan Kennedy
27. Private John McDonald
28. Private John McDonald
29. Private Donald McDonald
30. Private Donald McDonald
31. Private Alexander McKay
32. Private Donald McPhie
33. Private John McLeod
34. Private Andrew McCulloch
35. Private Colin McCulloch
36. Private Evan McLachlin
37. Private Alexander Mckenzie
38. Private Duncan McKenzie
39. Private Chr. McKenzie [female?]
40. Private Gregor McGregor
41. Private John McMillan
42. Private Evan McMillan
43. Private Peter McIntyre
44. Private Alexander McPherson
45. Private Niel McArthur
46. Private William McGillivrae
47. Private James McCulloch
48. Private Thomas Ross
49. Private Donald Ross
50. Private Hugh Shaw
51. Private John Summer
52. Elizabeth McDonald
53. Chr. Fraser
54. Jean McCulloch

Time of Entry: Aug. 30, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 14

55. Major James Abercrombie
56. Lieutenant John Chisholm
57. Ensign Keneth McCulloch
58. Private George McAdam
59. Private Angus McPherson
60. Private Evan McBean
61. Private Archibald Henderon

Time of Entry: Sep. 6, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 7

62. Hugh Tulloch

Sources:
Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Public Archives Quebec, 1763. Print.

Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom, 1763. Print.

Fraser, Marie. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763, Clan Fraser Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2001. Print

McIntosh, Walter H. 78th or Colonel Simon Fraser's Regiment, pp. 1-5. Topsfield, Massachusetts. n.d. Print.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Major John Campbell's Company

The following is a list of the officers and men of the 78th Regiment [Fraser's Highlanders] attached to Major John Campbell's Company when the regiment was discharged in 1763. Of the approximately 865 enlisted men and NCOs of the regiment, only 170 men are documented as discharged in America. The other soldiers that stayed were transferred to different regiments in the area.

It should be noted that in these subsistence rolls there are female names appearing in italicised script type. And the more interesting question of what part they played in the regiment can be found in the following notes:

1. In "Louisbourg, Key to a Continent" by Fairfax Downey, p. 160: "--- yet more draft had to be manpower, no animals being available, and it proved to be womanpower as well. Among the parties who tugged on the drag ropes, one thousand strong with frequent shift changes, were several hundred laundresses, a number being allowed to each British regiment by regulation, and carried as 'married and on the strength'. Heavy fire from [the guns of] Louisbourg disconcerted them no more than it did the men."

2. In "The Great Fortress" by William Wood, p. 112: "The practice of assigning laundresses, usually the wives of NCOs to military units was frequently followed. In the U.S. Army, where four were allowed each company, it persisted through the Indian Wars."

3. In "The Fraser Highlanders" by J.R. Harper, p. 73, appears: Included in Wolfe's final orders for embarkation to Quebec from Louisbourg, May 17, 1759: "The regiments are to receive provisions for no more than three women per company of 70, and four per company of 100 men."

These rolls should prove to be of great historic value to those who claim ancestry to soldiers who fought at Louisbourg and Quebec with the 78th Regiment. Many of the soldiers who chose to enlist in Fraser’s Highlanders, did so for the money, and those who stayed when the regiment was discharged in 1763, likely felt that their chances of land ownership were better in the New World than they would have been had they returned to Scotland.

Major John Campbell's Company
Time of Entry: Aug. 16, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 28

1. Lieutenant John McDonell
2. Lieutenant James Henderson
3. Chaplin Robert McPherson
4. Surgeon Lachlin McPherson
5. Sergeant John McAllum
6. Sergeant George Thomson
7. Sergeant William Fraser
8. Corporal John Campbell
9. Corporal Duncan McFarlane
10. Corporal Allan Cameron
11. Drummer Donald McDonald
12. Drummer Donald Black
13. Private Archibald Buchanan
14. Private Donald Campbell
15. Private Duncan Campbell
16. Private Collin Campbell
17. Private Keneth Cameron
18. Private Angus Cameron
19. Private Alexander Cameron
20. Private Evan Cameron
21. Private Donald Cameron
22. Private Donald Cameron
23. Private John Clarke
24. Private John Duffie
25. Private John Ferguson
26. Private Roderick Ferguson
27. Private Malcolm Ferguson
28. Private Andrew Ferguson
29. Private Duncan Ferguson
30. Private William Fraser
31. Private William Grubb
32. Private Duncan Gillis
33. Private John Gray
34. Private Colin Henderson
35. Private Donald Henderson
36. Private Peter Hill
37. Private John Kennedy
38. Private John Kennedy
39. Private James Lamb
40. Private John Livingston
41. Private Donald McDonald
42. Private John McMillan
43. Private Donald McMillan
44. Private John McKimin [?]
45. Private John McArthur
46. Private Alexander McArthur
47. Private Donald McArthur
48. Private Allen McArthur
49. Private Allen McDougall
50. Private Donald McCulcan
51. Private John McKenzie
52. Private Keneth McKenzie
53. Private Lachlin McQuarry
54. Private Donald McIlnay
55. Private Robert Monro
56. Private John Monro
57. Private Donald Innes [?]
58. Private Donald McIntyre
59. Private Duncan McIntyre
60. Private John McNicol
61. Private Malcolm McLeod
62. Private Keneth McLeod
63. Private Duncan McLachlin
64. Private Lachlin Sinclair
65. Private Donald Thompson
66. Private Donald Thompson
67. Margaret Gillis
68. Jennet McKenzie
69. Mary Campbell

Time of Entry: Aug. 23, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 21

70. Private Thomas Campbell

Sources:
Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Public Archives Quebec, 1763. Print.

Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom, 1763. Print.

Fraser, Marie. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763, Clan Fraser Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2001. Print

McIntosh, Walter H. 78th or Colonel Simon Fraser's Regiment, pp. 1-5. Topsfield, Massachusetts. n.d. Print.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.

Captain John McDonell's Company

The following is a list of the officers and men of the 78th Regiment [Fraser's Highlanders] attached to Captain John McDonell's Company when the regiment was discharged in 1763. Of the approximately 865 enlisted men and NCOs of the regiment, only 170 men are documented as discharged in America. The other soldiers that stayed were transferred to different regiments in the area.

It should be noted that in these subsistence rolls there are female names appearing in italicised script type. And the more interesting question of what part they played in the regiment can be found in the following notes:

1. In "Louisbourg, Key to a Continent" by Fairfax Downey, p. 160: "--- yet more draft had to be manpower, no animals being available, and it proved to be womanpower as well. Among the parties who tugged on the drag ropes, one thousand strong with frequent shift changes, were several hundred laundresses, a number being allowed to each British regiment by regulation, and carried as 'married and on the strength'. Heavy fire from [the guns of] Louisbourg disconcerted them no more than it did the men."

2. In "The Great Fortress" by William Wood, p. 112: "The practice of assigning laundresses, usually the wives of NCOs to military units was frequently followed. In the U.S. Army, where four were allowed each company, it persisted through the Indian Wars."

3. In "The Fraser Highlanders" by J.R. Harper, p. 73, appears: Included in Wolfe's final orders for embarkation to Quebec from Louisbourg, May 17, 1759: "The regiments are to receive provisions for no more than three women per company of 70, and four per company of 100 men."

These rolls should prove to be of great historic value to those who claim ancestry to soldiers who fought at Louisbourg and Quebec with the 78th Regiment. Many of the soldiers who chose to enlist in Fraser’s Highlanders, did so for the money, and those who stayed when the regiment was discharged in 1763, likely felt that their chances of land ownership were better in the New World than they would have been had they returned to Scotland.

Captain John McDonell's Company
Time of Entry: Aug. 16, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 28

1. Lieutenant Archibald McAllester
2. Lieutenant Alexander Fraser
3. Sergeant Daniel Campbell
4. Corporal Donald Fraser
5. Corporal John McMillan
6. Corporal William Porterfield
7. Drummer James Hamilton
8. Drummer Thomas Fraser
9. Private Alexander Baine
10. Private John Cameron
11. Private John Cameron
12. Private Duncan Cameron
13. Private Donald Cameron
14. Private Donald Cameron
15. Private David Campbell
16. Private Andrew Canvan
17. Private Andrew Calder
18. Private John Chisholm
19. Private Alexander Dunbar
20. Private John Fisher
21. Private Donald Forbes
22. Private John Fraser
23. Private John Fraser
24. Private John Fraser
25. Private Hugh Fraser
26. Private William Fraser
27. Private Alexander Ferguson
28. Private John Ferguson
29. Private William Gow
30. Private Lewis Grant
31. Private John Livingston
32. Private William Harley
33. Private Ranald Thomson
34. Private James Lawson
35. Private Alexander McCauley
36. Private Allen McArthur
37. Private John McKay
38. Private Phanis Knowles
39. Private Archibald McDougall
40. Private John McDonell
41. Private James McDonell
42. Private Donald McDonell
43. Private John McDonell
44. Private John McDonell
45. Private John McDonell
46. Private John McDonell
47. Private Even McDonell
48. Private Alexander McDonell
49. Private Alexander McDonell
50. Private Alexander McDonell
51. Private Samuel McDonell
52. Private Angus McIntosh
53. Private John McIntyre
54. Private Alexander McLeod
55. Private Evan McMillan
56. Private Duncan McMillan
57. Private Angus McNiel
58. Private Roderick McNiel
59. Private John McPherson
60. Private Even McGillvray
61. Private Alexander Monro
62. Private Robert Morris
63. Private William Mills
64. Private Donald Ross
65. Private Alexander Tolmie
66. Private Peter McGregor
67. Betty McMillan

Time of Entry: Aug. 23, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 21

68. Private James Thomson
69. Private Angus McDonell
70. Private Donald Cameron
71. Private Angus Cameron
72. Private Peter McKay
73. Private Niel McPhie
74. Private Peter Stuart

Note: An additional Victual report for this Company, dated July 19, 1763, a month earlier, was also received by the writer from the Public Records Office and checked against this one. This earlier report, judging from the difference in handwriting, was transcribed from the Company clerk's records by a different person. This accounts in part, no doubt, from each individual's interpretation of the Company clerk's scrawl which may have been fairly illegible at times. Note also that there were a few personnel changes, perhaps transfers or discharges, which took place during the month.

1. McAllester spelled McAlester
30a Add Ronald Johnston
35. McCauley spelled McAuley
36. Allen spelled Allan
38. Phanis spelled Phelix
46a Add John McDonell
47. Even spelled Evan
47a Add Alexander Dunbar
57. McNiel spelled McNeal
58. Roderick McNiel is Rodrick McNeal
61. Monro is Munro
63. Mills is Milles
67. Betty McMillan is Mrs. McMillan
68. James Thompson is shown as Sergt with other NCO's

Sources:
Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Public Archives Quebec, 1763. Print.

Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom, 1763. Print.

Fraser, Marie. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763, Clan Fraser Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2001. Print

McIntosh, Walter H. 78th or Colonel Simon Fraser's Regiment, pp. 1-5. Topsfield, Massachusetts. n.d. Print.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.

Captain Hugh Cameron's Company

The following is a list of the officers and men of the 78th Regiment [Fraser's Highlanders] attached to Captain Hugh Cameron's Company when the regiment was discharged in 1763. Of the approximately 865 enlisted men and NCOs of the regiment, only 170 men are documented as discharged in America. The other soldiers that stayed were transferred to different regiments in the area.

It should be noted that in these subsistence rolls there are female names appearing in italicised script type. And the more interesting question of what part they played in the regiment can be found in the following notes:

1. In "Louisbourg, Key to a Continent" by Fairfax Downey, p. 160: "--- yet more draft had to be manpower, no animals being available, and it proved to be womanpower as well. Among the parties who tugged on the drag ropes, one thousand strong with frequent shift changes, were several hundred laundresses, a number being allowed to each British regiment by regulation, and carried as 'married and on the strength'. Heavy fire from [the guns of] Louisbourg disconcerted them no more than it did the men."

2. In "The Great Fortress" by William Wood, p. 112: "The practice of assigning laundresses, usually the wives of NCOs to military units was frequently followed. In the U.S. Army, where four were allowed each company, it persisted through the Indian Wars."

3. In "The Fraser Highlanders" by J.R. Harper, p. 73, appears: Included in Wolfe's final orders for embarkation to Quebec from Louisbourg, May 17, 1759: "The regiments are to receive provisions for no more than three women per company of 70, and four per company of 100 men."

These rolls should prove to be of great historic value to those who claim ancestry to soldiers who fought at Louisbourg and Quebec with the 78th Regiment. Many of the soldiers who chose to enlist in Fraser’s Highlanders, did so for the money, and those who stayed when the regiment was discharged in 1763, likely felt that their chances of land ownership were better in the New World than they would have been had they returned to Scotland.

Captain Hugh Cameron's Company
Time of Entry: Aug. 16, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 28

1. Captain Hugh Cameron
2. Lieutenant Malcolm Fraser
3. Lieutenant Robert Menzies
4. Ensign James McQueen
5. Sergeant Allan Cameron
6. Sergeant George McKenzie
7. Sergeant Gilbert Anderson
8. Corporal Roderick Fraser
9. Corporal Evan Cameron
10. Drummer Duncan McKenzie
11. Private John Beaton
12. Private Evan Cameron
13. Private Evan Cameron
14. Private Evan Cameron
15. Private John Cameron
16. Private John Cameron
17. Private John Cameron
18. Private Donald Cameron
19. Private Donald Cameron
20. Private William Cameron
21. Private John Campbell
22. Private William Chisholm
23. Private Alexander Fraser
24. Private James Fraser
25. Private Jeremiah Fraser
26. Private John Fraser
27. Private Alexander Fletcher
28. Private John Gibbon
29. Private John Hutchinson
30. Private James Hunter
31. Private John Lowe
32. Private John McGillivrae
33. Private John McDonald
34. Private John McDonald
35. Private Alexander McDonald
36. Private Duncan McCraw
37. Private Duncan McDonald
38. Private Robert McDonald
39. Private Alexander McDougal
40. Private John McIntyre
41. Private Lachlin McIntyre
42. Private Alexander McKenzie
43. Private David McLea
44. Private John McPhie
45. Private Evan McMillan
46. Private Evan McMillan
47. Private Duncan McMillan
48. Private Robert McKinn
49. Private John McFarlane
50. Private Alexander Murray
51. Private Willam Nichols
52. Private John Ross
53. Private James Rhind
54. Private Alexander Ramsey
55. Private George Stuart
56. Private George Sutherland
57. Private George Thomson
58. Private Donald Williamson
59. Elizabeth Hunter
60. Mary McDonald

Time of Entry: Aug. 23, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 21

61. Private Donald McIntyre
62. Private Duncan McRaw
63. Private James Taylor

Time of Entry: Sep. 6, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 7

64. Private John Lamb
65. Private Donald Gunn
66. Private William Cameron
67. Private Dougal Campbell

Note: An additional Victual report for this Company, dated July 19, 1763, a month earlier, was also received by the writer from the Public Records Office and checked against this one. This earlier report, judging from the difference in handwriting, was transcribed from the Company clerk's records by a different person. This accounts in part, no doubt, from each individual's interpretation of the Company clerk's scrawl which may have been fairly illegible at times. Note also that there were a few personnel changes, perhaps transfers or discharges, which took place during the month.

6. McKenzie spelled McKinzie, listed as Corporal
10. McKenzie spelled McKinzie
19a Add Duncan Cameron
22a Add John Chisholm
29. Hutchinson spelled Hutcheson
31. Lowe spelled Law
32. McGillivrae spelled McGilavrie
41. Lachlin spelled Lauchlan
42. McKenzie spelled McKinzie
43. McLea spelled McLay
48. McKinn spelled McKimie
49. McFarlane spelled  McFarline
51. Nichols spelled Nicoll
55. Stuart spelled Stewart
57. Thomson spelled Thompson
59. Shown as Marjory Hunter [?]
60. Shown as Henreta McDonald [?]

Sources:
Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Public Archives Quebec, 1763. Print.

Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom, 1763. Print.

Fraser, Marie. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763, Clan Fraser Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2001. Print

McIntosh, Walter H. 78th or Colonel Simon Fraser's Regiment, pp. 1-5. Topsfield, Massachusetts. n.d. Print.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.

Captain Archibald Campbell's Company

The following is a list of the officers and men of the 78th Regiment [Fraser's Highlanders] attached to Captain Archibald Campbell's Company when the regiment was discharged in 1763. Of the approximately 865 enlisted men and NCOs of the regiment, only 170 men are documented as discharged in America. The other soldiers that stayed were transferred to different regiments in the area.

It should be noted that in these subsistence rolls there are female names appearing in italicised script type. And the more interesting question of what part they played in the regiment can be found in the following notes:

1. In "Louisbourg, Key to a Continent" by Fairfax Downey, p. 160: "--- yet more draft had to be manpower, no animals being available, and it proved to be womanpower as well. Among the parties who tugged on the drag ropes, one thousand strong with frequent shift changes, were several hundred laundresses, a number being allowed to each British regiment by regulation, and carried as 'married and on the strength'. Heavy fire from [the guns of] Louisbourg disconcerted them no more than it did the men."

2. In "The Great Fortress" by William Wood, p. 112: "The practice of assigning laundresses, usually the wives of NCOs to military units was frequently followed. In the U.S. Army, where four were allowed each company, it persisted through the Indian Wars."

3. In "The Fraser Highlanders" by J.R. Harper, p. 73, appears: Included in Wolfe's final orders for embarkation to Quebec from Louisbourg, May 17, 1759: "The regiments are to receive provisions for no more than three women per company of 70, and four per company of 100 men."

These rolls should prove to be of great historic value to those who claim ancestry to soldiers who fought at Louisbourg and Quebec with the 78th Regiment. Many of the soldiers who chose to enlist in Fraser’s Highlanders, did so for the money, and those who stayed when the regiment was discharged in 1763, likely felt that their chances of land ownership were better in the New World than they would have been had they returned to Scotland.

Captain Archibald Campbell's Company
Time of Entry: Aug. 23, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 21

1. Serjeant John Watson
2. Sergeant James Robertson
3. Sergeant Daniel McAlpin
4. Corporal James Gow
5. Corporal John Campbell
6. Corporal Hector Ross
7. Drummer Simon Fraser
8. Drummer Donald McGillivray
9. Private John Buchanan
10. Private Roderick Baine
11. Private John Browne
12. Private Donald Black
13. Private William Campbell
14. Private Angus Campbell
15. Private William Campbell
16. Private Duncan Campbell
17. Private Donald Campbell
18. Private Donald Campbell
19. Private Evan Cameron
20. Private John Cameron
21. Private John Chisholm
22. Private John Fraser
23. Private John Fraser
24. Private Alexander Fraser
25. Private James Fraser
26. Private Simon Fraser
27. Private Angus Fletcher
28. Private John Gordon
29Private David Gallahan
30. Private Alexander Johnston
31. Private James Knight
32. Private John McCallum
33. Private John McKenzie
34. Private Roderick McKenzie
35. Private Duncan McCraw
36. Private John McPherson
37. Private John McPherson
38. Private Alexander McPherson
39. Private Donald McPherson
40. Private Donald Gibbon
41. Private Alexander McDonell
42. Private Donald McDonell
43. Private Evan McDonell
44. Private Donald McLeod
45. Private John McIntosh
46. Private John McIntosh
47. Private Peter McGregor
48. Private Duncan McNicol
49. Private Donald Cuthbert
50. Private Lachlin McIntosh
51. Private Alexander McArthur
52. Private John McDougal
53. Private William Rose
54. Private Arthur Rose
55. Private William Ross
56. Private John Robertson
57. Private Alexander Smith
58. Catharine McNicol
59. Catharine Noble
60. Catharine Ross
61. Private James Black

Time of Entry: Aug. 30, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 14

62. Captain Archibald Campbell
63. Lieutenant Arthur Rose
64. Ensign Alexander Campbell
65. Private Lachlin McPherson
66. Private James Campbell
67. Private Duncan McNicoll
68. Private Duncan McDougal
69. Private John McBain
70. Private John McCarter
71. Private Finlay Monro
72. Private Hugh Monro
73. Private George Noble

Time of Entry: Sep. 5, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 7

74. Private James Smith
75. Private James Wright
76. Private John McLeod

Sources:
Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Public Archives Quebec, 1763. Print.

Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom, 1763. Print.

Fraser, Marie. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763, Clan Fraser Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2001. Print

McIntosh, Walter H. 78th or Colonel Simon Fraser's Regiment, pp. 1-5. Topsfield, Massachusetts. n.d. Print.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.

Captain John Fraser's Company

The following is a list of the officers and men of the 78th Regiment [Fraser's Highlanders] attached to Captain John Fraser's Company when the regiment was discharged in 1763. Of the approximately 865 enlisted men and NCOs of the regiment, only 170 men are documented as discharged in America. The other soldiers that stayed were transferred to different regiments in the area.

It should be noted that in these subsistence rolls there are female names appearing in italicised script type. And the more interesting question of what part they played in the regiment can be found in the following notes:

1. In "Louisbourg, Key to a Continent" by Fairfax Downey, p. 160: "--- yet more draft had to be manpower, no animals being available, and it proved to be womanpower as well. Among the parties who tugged on the drag ropes, one thousand strong with frequent shift changes, were several hundred laundresses, a number being allowed to each British regiment by regulation, and carried as 'married and on the strength'. Heavy fire from [the guns of] Louisbourg disconcerted them no more than it did the men."

2. In "The Great Fortress" by William Wood, p. 112: "The practice of assigning laundresses, usually the wives of NCOs to military units was frequently followed. In the U.S. Army, where four were allowed each company, it persisted through the Indian Wars."

3. In "The Fraser Highlanders" by J.R. Harper, p. 73, appears: Included in Wolfe's final orders for embarkation to Quebec from Louisbourg, May 17, 1759: "The regiments are to receive provisions for no more than three women per company of 70, and four per company of 100 men."

These rolls should prove to be of great historic value to those who claim ancestry to soldiers who fought at Louisbourg and Quebec with the 78th Regiment. Many of the soldiers who chose to enlist in Fraser’s Highlanders, did so for the money, and those who stayed when the regiment was discharged in 1763, likely felt that their chances of land ownership were better in the New World than they would have been had they returned to Scotland.

Captain John Fraser's Company
Time of Entry: Aug. 16, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 28

1. Captain John Fraser
2. Lieutenant Alexander Cameron
3. Lieutenant Alexander Fraser
4. Corporal James McDonald

Time of Entry: Aug. 29, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 14

5. Corporal Alexander Kennedy

Time of Entry: Aug. 16, 1763
Number of Days Victualled: 28

6. Corporal James Sutherland
7. Drummer Thomas Fraser
8. Private Benjamin Allen
9. Private Alexander Cameron
10. Private Alexander Cameron
11. Private William Cameron
12. Private Murdoch Cameron
13. Private Hector Cameron
14. Private John Chisholm
15. Private John Chisholm
16. Private William Chisholm
17. Private William Chisholm
18. Private Keneth Chisholm
19. Private John Fraser
20. Private John Fraser
21. Private John Fraser
22. Private John Fraser
23. Private John Fraser
24. Private William Fraser
25. Private William Fraser
26. Private Alexander Fraser
27. Private Donald Fraser
28. Private Simon Fraser
29. Private Hugh Fraser
30. Private John Forbes
31. Private James Forsythe
32. Private John Innes
33. Private James Lawson
34. Private Hugh McTormet
35. Private Alexander McBain
36. Private Alexander McTavish
37. Private Duncan McTavish
38. Private Hugh McTavish
39. Private Tavish McTavish
40. Private Niel McDonald
41. Private John McDonell
42. Private Donald McDonell
43. Private Hugh McDonell
44. Private Dougal McDonell
45. Private James McIntosh
46. Private John McIntosh
47. Private Donald McGregor
48. Private Donald McGruer
49. Private Farquhar McGillivrae
50. Private John McKay
51. Private Donald McKay
52. Private Duncan McCraw
53. Private John McKenzie
54. Private John McKenzie
55. Private Donald McLean
56. Private John McLean
57. Private John McPherson
58. Private William McNabb
59. Private James [Reoch or Resch?]
60. Private Donald Monro
61. Private William Stewert
62. Private John Waters
63. Private Murdoch McLean
64. Catharine Noble
65. Private William Noble

Note: An additional Victual report for this Company, dated July 19, 1763, a month earlier, was also received by the writer from the Public Records Office and checked against this one. This earlier report, judging from the difference in handwriting, was transcribed from the Company clerk's records by a different person. This accounts in part, no doubt, from each individual's interpretation of the Company clerk's scrawl which may have been fairly illegible at times. Note also that there were a few personnel changes, perhaps transfers or discharges, which took place during the month.

2a Add Evan Cameron, Lieutenant
4. McDonald spelled McDonell, shown as Corporal
5. Kennedy ranked as Drummer
7. Fraser ranked as Corporal
8. Allen spelled Allan, shown as Corporal
30. Forbes spelled Forbis
31. Forsythe spelled Forsyth
34. McTormet spelled McTormitt
35. McBain spelled McBaine
40. McDonald spelled McDonell
49. McGillivrae spelled McGilavrie
52. McCraw shown as McGrah
53. McKenzie shown as McKinzie
54. McKenzie shown as McKinzie
56a Add Murdoch McLean
59. Reoch, possibly Reach
60. Monro spelled Munro
61. Stewert spelled Stewart
64. Catharine spelled Katharine

Sources:
Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Public Archives Quebec, 1763. Print.

Treasury Board Papers. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763. T.1, vol. 422, pp. 329-340. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom, 1763. Print.

Fraser, Marie. Subsistence Rolls of Fraser's Highlanders (the 78th), 1763, Clan Fraser Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2001. Print

McIntosh, Walter H. 78th or Colonel Simon Fraser's Regiment, pp. 1-5. Topsfield, Massachusetts. n.d. Print.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2018.  All rights reserved.