Saturday, July 1, 2017

Soldiers of the 78th Regiment Discharged in America

Although 158 names appear in Col. J.R. Harper's The Fraser Highlanders [p.123-5,] this list contains 170 soldiers of the 78th Regiment of Foot discharged in Quebec, Canada in 1763. The list does not include commissioned officers. About 360 of Fraser's men joined the 15th Regiment, the 27th Regiment, and/or the 2nd Battalion 60th Royal American Regiment and participated in the continued securing of Quebec from 1763-68.

The following men who delivered in their swords were authorised three shillings sword money, and 14 days pay at the rate of seven shillings when they officially received their discharges. It's important to differentiate that, these men were discharged from the army and should not be confused with the former soldiers above who continued their military service. A more detailed analysis of the total number of soldiers of Fraser's 78th Regiment that remained in North America after 1763 can be located here.

The Colonel's Company
1. Drum Major Alexander Kennedy
2. Serjeant Alexander Fraser
3. Serjeant Donald Fraser
4. Serjeant Donald Gray
5. Corporal Thomas Fraser
6. Corporal Thomas Reid
7. Soldier Hugh Forbes
8. Soldier Alexander Fraser
9. Soldier John Fraser
10. Soldier Thomas Maitland
11. Soldier Robert Robertson
12. Soldier John Simpson

Major James Abercrombie's Company
13. Serjeant Hugh Tulloch
14. Corporal Donald McKenzie
15. Corporal Allan Shaw
16. Drummer John McDonell
17. Soldier John Anderson
18. Soldier Hugh Fraser
19. Soldier William Fraser
20. Soldier George McAdam
21. Soldier Donald McDonald
22. Soldier Evan McLachlin
23. Soldier John McLeod

Major John Campbell's Company
24. Serjeant William Fraser
25. Serjeant George Thompson
26. Corporal Allan Cameron
27. Soldier Angus Cameron
28. Soldier Evan Cameron
29. Soldier Donald Henderson
30. Soldier John Kennedy
31. Soldier Donald McGillvray
32. Soldier Kenneth McKenzie

Captain John McDonell's Company
33. Serjeant Donald Campbell
34. Serjeant Alexander McDonald
35. Serjeant James Thompson
36. Corporal Donald Fraser
37. Corporal William Porterfield
38. Drummer Thomas Fraser
39. Drummer John Hamilton
40. Soldier John Fraser
41. Soldier William Fraser
42. Soldier Allan McArthur
43. Soldier Evan McGillvray
44. Soldier John McPherson

Captain Alexander McLeod's Company
45. Serjeant James Carmichael
46. Serjeant James Gordon
47. Serjeant Angus McDonell
48. Serjeant Alexander Mcnaughton
49. Serjeant James Sinclair
50. Drummer Rory McDonell
51. Soldier Duncan Campbell
52. Soldier Allan McDonell
53. Soldier Allan McDonell

Captain Hugh Cameron's Company
54. Serjeant Gilbert Anderson
55. Serjeant Allan Cameron
56. Serjeant George McKenzie
57. Corporal Evan Cameron
58. Corporal Roderick Fraser
59. Corporal John Lamb
60. Drummer Duncan Mckenzie
61. Soldier John Chisholm
62. Soldier John Fraser
63. Soldier William Fraser
64. Soldier Duncan McDonell
65. Soldier John McDonell
66. Soldier David McLean
67. Soldier Duncan McMillan
68. Soldier George Sutherland

Captain Ranald McDonell's Company
69. Serjeant Alexander Ferguson
70. Serjeant William Fraser
71. Corporal Alexander McDonell
72. Corporal Donald Mcpherson
73. Corporal John Ross
74. Drummer Grigor McGrigor
75. Soldier Evan Black
76. Soldier John Carmichail
77. Soldier Miles Carmichail
78. Soldier Edward Davidson
79. Soldier John Ferguson
80. Soldier Alexander Grant
81. Soldier Peter Grubb
82. Soldier John Gunn
83. Soldier Duncan McGrigor
84. Soldier Donald Sutherland

Captain John Fraser's Company
85. Serjeant Malcolm Fraser
86. Serjeant James McDonell
87. Serjeant Mure Trotter
88. Corporal Benjamin Allen
89. Soldier John Chisholm
90. Soldier James Forsyth
91. Soldier John Fraser
92. Soldier Simon Fraser
93. Soldier Donald McDonald
94. Soldier Farquhar McGillvray

Captain Archibald Campbell's Company
95. Serjeant Simon Fraser
96. Serjeant James Robertson
97. Serjeant John Watson
98. Corporal John Campbell
99. Corporal Hector Ross
100. Soldier James Campbell
101. Soldier Donald Cuthbert
102. Soldier Alexander Johnston
103. Soldier Alexander McArthur
104. Soldier Lachlan McIntosh

Captain Alexander Campbell's Company
105. Serjeant John Fraser
106. Serjeant Edward Mcpherson
107. Serjeant Duncan Wier
108. Corporal Evan Mcpherson
109. Corporal Lewis Stuart
110. Soldier Duncan Cameron
111. Soldier Murd. Cameron
112. Soldier James Fraser
113. Soldier John McKay
114. Soldier John Mcpherson
115. Soldier Thomas Mcpherson
116. Soldier John Smith

Captain John Nairn's Company
117. Serjeant Allan McDonell
118. Corporal Donald McKinnon
119. Corporal William Ross
120. Drummer William Bruce
121. Soldier James Forbes
122. Soldier Donald McIntosh
123. Soldier William More
124. Soldier Alexander Munro
125. Soldier Alexander Ross
126. Soldier Archibald Stuart
127. Soldier William Thompson

Captain Hugh Fraser's Company
128. Serjeant John Clark
129. Serjeant Alexander Fraser
130. Serjeant Alexander McKay
131. Corporal Duncan Forbes
132. Corporal George Geddes
133. Drummer Alexander Fraser
134. Drummer John Stuart
135. Soldier Peter Campbell
136. Soldier John Fraser
137. Soldier John Fraser
138. Soldier Murd. Mcpherson
139. Soldier Peter Stuart
140. Soldier John Sutherland

Captain Hugh Montgomerie's Company
141. Serjeant Alexander Shaw
142. Serjeant William Watson
143. Corporal John Ferguson
144. Corporal Donald Fraser
145. Corporal Hector Munro
146. Drummer John Provan
147. Soldier Alexander Cormak
148. Soldier Thomas Davidson
149. Soldier Alexander Fraser
150. Soldier James Johnston
151. Soldier Roderick McKenzie
152. Soldier Donald McLean
153. Soldier James McQueen
154. Soldier Donald Morrison
155. Soldier Donald Munro
156. Soldier John Ross

Captain Alexander Wood's Company
157. Serjeant Alexander Fraser
158. Serjeant William Gunn
159. Serjeant Ranald McDonell
160. Corporal John Fraser
161. Corporal John McDonell
162. Corporal Donald McIntyre
163. Drummer Donald McKenzie
164. Soldier James Crawford
165. Soldier William Grahame
166. Soldier John Kennedy
167. Soldier John McDonell
168. Soldier Ranald McDonell
169. Soldier John McIntosh
170. Soldier Alexander Mckenzie

Notes:
1. Drummer Alexander Kennedy joined the 2d Bn., 60th Foot, August 1763.
120. William Bruce actually reported to the 15th Regiment at Quebec, 25 August 1763. In less than one year, on 15 May 1764, Bruce and three other soldiers from General Amherst's Company deserted the regiment. Two additional soldiers from the same company deserted four days later.
146. Drummer John Provan joined the 2d Bn., 60th Foot, August 1763.

Sources:
Treasury Board Papers, "An Account of His Majesty's Royal Bounty of Fourteen Days Subsistence, also the Sword Money paid the following Men of the 78th Regiment Discharged in America." LAC, Series RG4, C2, vol. 1, Microfilm 10462.

War Office Records. Muster Books and Paylists: General, 15th Regiment, 1760-1767. LAC, W.O. 12, vol. 3228, Microfilm C-9202.

War Office Records. 2nd Battalion, 60th Foot, 1764-1783. Commissary General of Musters Office and successors: General Muster Books and Pay Lists. TNA, W.O. 12/6935.

©  Jeffrey Campbell, Fraser's 78th Regiment of Foot, 2017. 

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