Records of the War of 1812

Library and Archives Canada has now placed the digitized records of the War of 1812 online. You can access these records at the Library and Archives Canada. Under “Browse by Type”, click on Digitized Microforms. At the bottom of the list of Digitized Microforms, you will find the link to War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, RG 9 1B7 (Archived). Click on this link and you will find the 14 volumes available for research. York Region was covered by the 1st Regiment of York, which consisted of 11 companies. An index to the records pertaining to York Region is provided. A more detailed explanation of the records was published in the August 2014 issue of York Region Ancestors.

Index to Various Records: War of 1812 First Regiment of York Militia

Volume 16: Reel 10383

  • Quarterly Return (officers), 1st Regt. York, 24 Sept. 1813, pg. 1031
  • Quarterly Return (officers) 1st Regt. York, 24 Dec. 1814, pg. 1036
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, Oct. 23-Nov. 24, 1812, pg. 1078-1080
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, Nov. 25-Dec. 24, 1812, pg. 1081-1083
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, Jan. 24, 1812, pg. 1084-1085
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, Jan 25-31, 1813, pg. 1087-1089
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, Jan. 25-31, 1812, attached to 3rd Regt. Pg. 1090-1091
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, Jan 31, 1813, pg. 1092-1093
  • Pay List, various officers, March 7 – November 19, 1814, pg. 1158
  • Detachment 1st Regt. (under Capt. James Mustard) to apprehend deserters 10-17 Nov. 1812, pg. 1161
  • Detachment 1st Regt. York (James Fenwick) retreating to Hamilton Court House, 27 Apr. – 18 May, 1813, pg. 1165-1166
  • Capt. James Fenwick, July 21-25, 1813 embodied at York, pg. 1167-1170
  • Capt. James Fenwick, Aug. 6-9, 1814, pg. 1171-1173
  • Detachment, 1st Regt. York to work on Dundas St. 27 Aug. – 3 Sept. 1813, pg. 1174
  • Detachment 1st Regt. York to work on Dundas St. 26 July – 1 Aug. 1813, pg. 1176-1177
  • Sgt. Major John C. Stokes, Sept. 25-Oct. 3, 1813 & July 8-27, 1814, pg. 1179-1181
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 25-27 April 1813. Taken prisoners at Battle of York, pg. 1182-1183

Volume 17: Reel 10384:

  • Capt. Thomas Selby Embodied Militia, 25 July – 24 Aug. 1814, pg. 297-299
  • Capt. Thomas Selby Embodied Militia, 25 Aug. – 21 Sept. 1814, pg. 313-316
  • Embodied Militia (Capt. James Mustard) 25 Sept. – 24 Oct. 1814, pg. 330-334

Volume 18: Reel 10384:

  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, Sept. 25-Oct. 3, 1813, pg. 625-626
  • Capt. Rueben Richardson, Sept. 25-Oct. 3, 1813, pg. 678-679 (duplicate)
  • Capt. John Button, 25 Sept. – Oct. 3, 1813, pg. 620
  • Capt. James Fenwick, Sept. 25-Oct. 3, 1813, pg. 631-633
  • Capt. James Mustard, Sept. 25-Oct. 3/1813, pg. 634
  • Capt. Thomas Selby, Sept. 25-Oct. 3/1813, pg. 623-624
  • Capt. James Fenwick. Sept. 25-Oct. 3, 1813, pg 684-685 – Duplicate
  • Capt. Thomas Selby, Sept. 25-Oct. 3/1813, pg. 676-677 – Duplicate
  • Capt. James Fenwick, Sept. 25-Oct. 3/1813 (Duplicate), pg. 684-685
  • Capt. James Mustard, Sept. 25-Oct. 3/1813, pg. 687 – Duplicate
  • Lieut. James Miles, Sept. 25-Oct. 3/1813, pg. 688-689
  • Payroll, Commissioned & Warrant Officers, 1st & 3rd Regt. York & 1st Regt. Durham, 25 Oct.-24 Nov. 1812, pg. 715
  • Power of Attorney, Lieut. Wm R. Ross, Peter Robinson’s Co. p. 716-717
  • Payroll, Comm. & Warrant Officers, 1st & 3rd Regt. York & 1st Regt. Durham, 25 Nov. – 24 Dec. 1812, pg. 763
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, pg. 723-725
  • Captain John Wilson, 1812, pg. 726-733
  • Captain John Arnold, 1812, pg. 734-737
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, 25 Nov. – 24 Dec. 1812, pg. 766-769
  • Capt. Thomas Selby, 25 Nov. – 24 Dec., 1812, pg. 770-773
  • Capt. John Wilson, 25 Nov. -24 Dec. 1812, Pg. 786-787
  • Comm. & Warrant Officers, 1st & 3rd Regt. York & 1st Regt. Durham, 25 Dec./12 – 24 Jan, 1813, pg. 797
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, 25 Dec./12 – 24 Jan. 1813, pg. 801-802
  • Capt. John Willson, 25 Dec. 1812 – 24 Jan, 1813, pg. 805-806
  • Comm. & Warrant Officers, 1st & 3rd Regt. York & 1st Regt. Durham, 25 Dec. 1812 – 24 Jan. 1813, pg. 815 (duplicate)
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, 25 Dec. 1812 – 24 Jan. 1813, pg. 819-820 – duplicate
  • Capt. John Willson, 25 Dec. 1812 – 24 Jan. 1813, pg. 823-824 – duplicate
  • Capt. John Willson, 25 Mar – 24 April, 1813, pg. 857-860
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 25 Mar – 24 April, 1813, pg. 861-863
  • Capt. Peter Robinson, 10-24 April, 1813, pg. 876-878
  • Capt. John Willson, 25 Mar. – 25 April, 1813, pg. 948-950 – duplicate
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 25 Mar. – 24 April, 1813, pg. 952-954 – duplicate

Volume 19: Reel 10384:

  • Capt. John Button, 25-27 July, 1814, pg. 1198
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, July 25-27, 1813, pg. 1199-1202
  • Detachment of lst & 3rd Regt. Under Major Samuel Wilmot, 1812, pg. 1030-1032
  • Capt. Jeremiah Travis. 1814, pg. 1055-1056
  • Detachment under command of Ensign William Tyler, 1814, pg. 1061-1064
  • Capt. Jeremiah Travis, 1814, pg. 1068-1070
  • Detachment under command of Capt. Thomas Selby, 1814, to escort American Prisoners of War from York to Kingston, pg. 1080-1082
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, Dec. 1813-Jan. 1814, pg. 1087-1089
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, Jan.- Feb. 1814, pg. 1097-1098
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, Feb.-March 1814, pg. 1104-1105
  • Capt. John Button, 8-24 July, 1814, pg. 1168
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 8-24 July, 1814, pg. 1169-1172
  • Capt. Jeremiah Travis, 8-24 July, 1814, pg. 1173-1175
  • Capt. James Fenwick, 8-24 July, 1814, pg. 1176-1179
  • Capt. John Button, 25-27 July, 1814, Pg. 1198
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 25-27 July, 1814, Pg. 1199-1201
  • Capt. Jeremiah Travis, 25-27 July, 1814, Pg. 1202 (incomplete record – End of Reel)

Volume 19: Reel 10385:

  • Staff Officers, 1st & 3rd Regt. 7-24 July, 1814, Pg. 20
  • Capt. John Button, 8-24 July, 1814, pg. 21
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 8-24 July, 1814, Pg. 22-25
  • Capt. Jeremiah Travis, 8-24 July, 1814, Pg. 26-28
  • Capt. James Fenwick, 8-24 July, 1814, Pg. 29-33
  • Staff Officers, 1st & 3rd Regt. 25-27 July, 1814, Pg. 49
  • Capt. John Button, 25-27 July, 1814, Pg. 50
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 25-27 July, 1814, Pg. 51-53
  • Capt. Jeremiah Travis, 25-27 July, 1814, Pg. 54-56
  • Capt. James Fenwick, 25-27 July, 1814, Pg. 57-59
  • Staff Officers, 1st & 3rd Regt. 25 Nov. -27 Dec. 1813, Pg. 74-75
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 25 Nov. – 24 Dec. 1813, pg. 76-77
  • Ensign Arad Smalley, 25 Nov. – 24 Dec. 1813, pg. 78
  • Capt. James Mustard, 25 Oct. – 24 Nov. 1813, pg. 87-88
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 25 Oct. – 24 Nov. 1813, pg. 89-91
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 25 Sept. – 24 Oct. 1813, pg. 103-106
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, 20-24 Sept. 1813, pg. 114-116
  • Detachment of 1st Regt. Of York Militia under command of Major Samuel Wilmot, pg. 124-127
  • Capt. John Willson, various dates, pg. 135-170
  • Capt. Reuben Richardson, various dates, pg. 171-178
  • Capt. Jeremiah Traviss, various dates, pg. 179-194
  • Capt. Thomas Selby, various dates, pg. 195-215
  • Capt. John Arnold, various dates, pg. 216-220
  • Lieut. James Miles, various dates, pg. 221-226
  • Lieut. James Fenwick, various dates, pg. 227-237
  • Ensign Andrew Thompson, various dates, pg. 238-244
  • Ensign William Tyler, 11-27 April, 1814, pg. 245-248
  • Lieut. James Fenwick, 1 Sept. 1813-June 24, 1814, pg. 249-250

Submitted by Doris Bourrie