The Home District Loyalists Project

AIM: to identify UE Loyalists’ and their sons and daughters who settled in the Home District of 1837, with the emphasis on York.

At that time the Home District included: York County and Simcoe County, including the townships of:

Adjala
Chinguacousy
North Gwillimbury
Innisfil
Matachedash
North Orillia
Pickering
Scott
Thorah
Tossorontio
Whitchurch
Albion
Etobicoke
East Gwillimbury
King
Medonte
Nottawasaga
Rama
Sunnidale
Tiny
Uxbridge
Whitby
Brock
Essa
West Gwillimbury
Mara
Mono
South Orillia
Reach
Tay
Toronto (Old and New Survey)
Vaughan
York and the City of Toronto
Caledon
Flos
Georgina
Markham
Mulmur
Oro
Scarborough
Tecumseh
Gore of Toronto
Vespra

Also included are some townships that are now part of Grey Co.:

Collingwood Euphrasia St. Vincent

At this time Peel and Ontario counties were part of York County.

We would like to gather as much information as possible, including:
- Place and date of birth, parents
- Military status in the American Revolution, War of 1812, 1837 Rebellion, if applicable
- Settlement location, township, lot and concession
- The time period they were in the Home District
- The role they played in the Home District
- A short biography
- Spouse and children
- Death and burial

A full profile is our objective, but every mention, no matter how small is valuable. The sources for each piece of information must be fully cited. Copies to include in the files would be appreciated.

For further information: John Warburton UE, Kathie Orr UE or Martha Hemphill UE at

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