Wesley Johnston's Loyalist Lake Family History Main Page
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to conceive.


My 4th great grandmother Mary Ward was the daughter of Sarah Lake, whose father Christopher Lake and his parents and some of his siblings were Loyalists during the American Revolution. After the Revolution, these Loyalist Lake families moved to the area of Ernest Town Township in Upper Canada (what is now Ontario), south of what is Kingston. This web page is the main page that organizes all the other web pages and files that I have put together on the Loyalist Lake families.

While I am working on this long-term task, here are links to two of my earlier places with useful Loyalist Lake family information. These will eventually be integrated into this web page.

  • Here is a repository of all Lake research I have gathered. I have yet to integrate all but a tiny fraction of this into my tree. So there is a huge mass of information here that is still untappedl
  • Here is a PDF file of maps that shows the location of the 1761 land grant to the Lake family members that extended from White Creek, NY to what is now Bennington, VT and changed jurisdictions several times from 1761 to 1801, by which time they had come to what is now Ontario. This chronological sequence of historical maps showing the county and state locations of these places (and of Cambridge, NY) was created with Animap software.

Here are tools to quickly research two Ontario online resources.


Contents

Upper Canada Land Petitions

The Loyalists who came to Upper Canada (what is now Ontario) were able to petition for land grants from the government. These records are now online at the Library and Archives of Canada web site, but they take some learning to know how to find what you seek. So I will be creating a web page about how to do such searches.

But I have downloaded images of all petitions of the Lake family and some related families. And this section presents all of those. After each petition, two links labeled I (for Images) and T (for transcription) allow you to see either a PDF file of the original images of that petition or a web page with a transcription (and in some cases additional information) of the petition.

There are multiple ways to out the petitions in order: chronological, alphabetical by name, by microfilm-bundle-petition number. I have decided to do it chronologically, by the date when the petition was made, with the earliest ones first. NOTE that I use the dates the petitions were originally made, while the LAC index apparently uses the dates that the petitions were granted. In some cases, these dates are as many as 10 years apart.

In cases where a petitioner self-identified as being from a particular township, I use that township below. In the other cases, I use the location of the signing of the document as the township. Clearly, this may not be the petitioner's actual residence, but it is the only township identified in the record, so that it is what I use. In some cases, the petitioner's parent is identified as being from a township, but there is no location for the petitioner, so that I use the location of the signing of the document in those cases.

  1. 1797 - Christopher LAKE - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2125 - Bundle L-8 - Petition 30 (LAC: "Lake, Christopher, Kingston, 285A, L 8, 30, RG 1, L3, C-2125") - I - T
  2. 1797 - Phoebe (LAKE) SMITH - Sydney Township - Microfilm C-2807 - Bundle S-3 - Petition 252 - I -
  3. 1802 - Sarah (LAKE) WARD - Ernestown Township - Microfilm C-2951 - Bundle W-6 - Petition 12 - I -
  4. 1803 - John LAKE - Ernestown Township - Microfilm C-2125 - Bundle L-6 - Petition 13 - I -
  5. 1803 - Hannah (LAKE) HAGERMAN - Sydney Township - Microfilm C-2045 - Bundle H-7 - Petition 23 - I -
  6. 1803 - Hannah (LAKE) TEEPLE - Ernestown Township - Microfilm C-2833 - Bundle T-6 - Petition 22 - I -
  7. 1806 - Ann (LAKE) HICKS - Ernestown Township - Microfilm C-2045 - Bundle H-7 - Petition 49 - I -
  8. 1807 - Benjamin LAKE - Adolphustown Township - Microfilm C-2126 - Bundle L-8 - Petition 48 - I -
  9. 1807 - Christopher LAKE - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2125 - Bundle L-8 - Petition 18 - I - T
  10. 1807 - Elizabeth (KELLER) LAKE - Ernestown Township - Microfilm C-2125 - Bundle L-8 - Petition 21 - I -
  11. 1807 - Jane (LAKE) LAKE - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2125 - Bundle L-8 - Petition 22 - I -
  12. 1807 - John LAKE - Ernestown Township - Microfilm C-2125 - Bundle L-8 - Petition 19 - I -
  13. 1807 - Richard LAKE - Sydney Township - Microfilm C-2126 - Bundle L-9 - Petition 24 - I -
  14. 1808 - Henriette (LAKE) HARDY - Wolford Township - Microfilm C-2046 - Bundle H-9 - Petition 13 - I -
  15. 1809 - Henrietta (LAKE) WOOD - Fredericksburg Township - Microfilm C-2952 - Bundle W-9 - Petition 27 - I -
  16. 1809 - James LAKE - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2126 - Bundle L-9 - Petition 19 - I -
  17. 1809 - James LAKE Junior - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2126 - Bundle L-9 - Petition 20 - I -
  18. 1809 - Mary (LAKE) FRIEL - Loughborough Township - Microfilm C-1895 - Bundle 9 - Petition F-46 - I -
  19. 1810 - Aaron LAKE - Adolphustown Township - Microfilm C-2126 - Bundle L-9 - Petition 38 - I -
  20. 1810 - James LAKE Junior - Ernestown Township - Microfilm C-2137 - Bundle L-Leases - Petition 48 - I -
  21. 1810 - John LAKE Junior - Ernes Town Township - Microfilm C-2138 - Bundle L-Miscellaneous - Petition 37 - I -
  22. 1810 - Margaret (LAKE) HICKS - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2046 - Bundle H-9 - Petition 65 - I -
  23. 1810 - Mary (LAKE) LAKE - Ernestown Township - Microfilm C-2138 - Bundle L-Miscellaneous - Petition 35 - I -
  24. 1811 - John LAKE - Sydney Township - Microfilm C-2126 - Bundle L-10 - Petition 9 - I -
  25. 1812 - John LAKE (revise 1803 purchase) - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2126 - Bundle L-10 - Petition 21 - I -
  26. 1818 - George LAKE - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2127 - Bundle L-12 - Petition 37 - I -
  27. 1818 - Henrietta (LAKE) WOOD - Loughborough Township - Microfilm C-2953 - Bundle W-11 - Petition 62 - I -
  28. 1818 - James LAKE - Sydney Township - Microfilm C-2126 - Bundle L-11 - Petition 49 - I -
  29. 1818 - Maria (LAKE) PARROTT - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2491 - Bundle P-11 - Petition 89 - I -
  30. 1818 - Mary (LAKE) FELLOWS - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-1896 - Bundle F-11 - Petition 49 - I -
  31. 1818 - Mary (LAUGHLIN) LAKE - Loughborough Township - Microfilm C-2126 - Bundle L-11 - Petition 36 - I -
  32. 1819 - John LAKE (leasee) - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2137 - Bundle L-Leases - Petition 72 - I -
  33. 1819 - John LAKE (restore to U. E. list) - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2127 - Bundle L-11 - Petition 103 - I -
  34. 1829 - Mary (LAKE) FELLOWS - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-1898 - Bundle F-15 - Petition 49 - I -
  35. 1834 - James LAKE 3rd (assigner) - Ernestown Township - Microfilm C-2824 - Bundle S-3 - Petition 165 - I -
  36. 1835 - Catharine (HARTMAN) LAKE - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2130 - Bundle L-19 - Petition 44 - I -
  37. 1835 - Margaret (FRAZER) LAKE - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2130 - Bundle L-18 - Petition 169 - I -
  38. 1838 - William LAKE - Loughborough Township - Microfilm C-2132 - Bundle L-1 - Petition 42 - I -
  39. 1842 - Mary (HOGLE) LAKE - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2135 - Bundle L-5 - Petition 95 - I -
Related Families
  1. 1797 - James WARD - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2951 - Bundle W-3 - Petition 83 - I -
  2. 1797 - Moses WARD - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2951 - Bundle W-3 - Petition 89 - I -
  3. 1797 - Samuel WARD - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2951 - Bundle W-3 - Petition 88 - I -
  4. 1797 - William WARD - Ernest Town Township - Microfilm C-2951 - Bundle W-3 - Petition 74 - I -


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Last updated February 6, 2017 - Verify links for all 33 of 43 thus far posted; add letters to bundle numbers; completed posting of all 43 petitions
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