Court of King's Bench records of high treason trial of 1814 Help

Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-143

Court of King's Bench records of high treason trial of 1814

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Court of King's Bench records of high treason trial of 1814
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

15 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of the few remaining records of the High Treason Trials held at Ancaster during May and June 1814.

Included are the following documents: dockets regarding the outlawry of Matthias Brown and Benajah Mallory; two depositions against Eliazir Daggett, Oliver Gran and Eliakim Crosby; and the indictment against Luther McNeal and an exemplification of judgment against McNeal.

Also included with this series are the commissions and inquisitions regarding lands forfeited by those convicted of high treason. The commissions were issued in December 1817, and, the inquisitions were held in January 1818.

There is also a commission and inquisition for Samuel Thompson dated 1824.

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Related Material

See Series RG 22-134 (assize minutes), Volume 4, pp. 153-167 for minutes of Ancaster Treason Trials.

See also Series RG 22-3782 (Newcastle District Clerk of the Peace high treason in War of 1812 poster) and Series RG 22-3768 (Newcastle District Clerk of the Peace inquisition to declare certain persons alien).

Availability of Other Formats

This series has been microfilmed onto reel MS 7237. Researchers must use the microfilm as the original has been closed.
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These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1814-1824 :

Court of Queen's Bench (BA34)

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