In Consequence of Loyalty – A pioneer history – John and Kay Chesser

QFHS Library book # UEL-HG-157.9 C5 2002

Book donated by the authors in 2005

This book of 177 pages deals with a young Scottish soldier who fought with the British Army in 1757 during the Seven Years War.

The flight of his family from New York State to Canada.

A son of this Scottish soldier prospered and raised a large family in the bicultural surroundings of Lower Canada.

The authors describe the exodus routes taken by hundreds of Loyalists from 1783 onward from Albany, New York, through Saratoga, Fort George, Lake George, Fort Anne, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Plattsburgh to Québec.

A second exodus route originated in Bennington, Vermont, through Fort Edward, Skenesborough, Burlington, Milton to Québec.

The authors describe the hamlets in which the Loyalists settled into; Hemmingford, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (St. John’s), Chateauguay, Chambly, Sorel, Saint-Eustache, Pointe Fortune, L’Orignal, Papineauville.

Other books within the United Empire Loyalist section at QFHS describe the exodus routes taken by other families to regions such as Machiche (Yamachiche), Berthierville, Sorel, Brandon (Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon), Three Rivers (Trois-Rivières)

Other books describe the exodus routes from Stanford County of the region of Fairfield in Connecticut.

Other books describe the exodus routes from Rhode Island to the Yamachiche (Machiche) region of Québec and subsequently to the Gaspé Peninsula.

Other books describe the exodus routes from a region described at the time as the Catskill State of New York, the latter group of Loyalists appear to have settled hamlets along the shores of the Richelieu River and Missisquoi Bay.

This precious collection of books within the United Empire Loyalist section contains dozens of books about the Loyalists of Québec.

Posted on March 30, 2014, in Social history. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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