MILITARY: New York Colonial Muster Rolls 1664-1775

These records provide the Colonial muster rolls of troops who were in the service from the capture of New York by the English in 1664 to the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775.  During this period, a bounty of 15 pounds a man was paid.

War had been declared between France and Britain. France had determined upon a policy of invasion of New York and New England to capture territory and other political agenda.

A Muster Roll of the Men Raised and Passed in the Company of Queens & Kings For Captn Grant’s Company, May 10, 1762. This included:

John Gillaspie II, 6 days of inlestm’t, age 38 born Ireland, labourer, 5 ft 10 1/2 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion.

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Captain James Clinton’s Company, Raised and Passed For Guarding the Western Frontiers of the Counties of Ulster and Orange, Nov 28, 1763

James Gillaspy II, enlisted Nov 24, age 24, born Ireland, farmer, coming out of Captain Neely’s Militia. enlisted by Captain Clinton. 5 ft 8 inches tall, brown eyes, brown hair.

Samuel Gillaspy, enlisted Nov 25, age 19, born Ulster County, farmer, coming from Captain Graham’s militia, enlisted by Captain Clinton. 5 ft 8 inches. light hair. Fair.


Source of Records: Book New York Colonial Muster Rolls 1664-1774, Volumes 1 & II.

 

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