Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-3782

Newcastle District Clerk of the Peace high treason in War of 1812 broadside

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Newcastle District Clerk of the Peace high treason in War of 1812 broadside
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Physical Description

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Scope and Content

Series consists of a broadside entitled, "Names of Persons who have been attained of High Treason committed in Upper Canada, or who have been returned as having absconded from the Province during the late War with the United States of America".

The document contains an alphabetical listing of individuals found guilty of High Treason, and who were declared aliens under the Alien Act (Statutes of Upper Canada 1814, chap. 9). The Act stipulates that the Canadian lands of any American-born subject who returned to the United States after 1 July, 1814 were subject to forfeiture. Commissions or inquisitions of confiscated estates were held to determine the extent of such lands as they became vested in the Crown. The document was issued under the authority of J. B. Macauley, Clerk of the Commission of [Forfeited Estates].

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Ontario. Clerks of the Peace (1777-1968)
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Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication.
Related Material

See also Series RG 22-143 (Court of King's Bench records of high treason trial of 1814), RG 22-144 (Alien Act commissions, inquisitions and related records) and RG 22-3768 (Newcastle District Clerk of the Peace inquisition to declare certain persons alien).

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1821 :

Clerks of the Peace (BA505)

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