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Capt George DAME

Capt George DAME

Male 1750 - 1807  (57 years)

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  • Name Capt George DAME  [1
    Prefix Capt 
    Born 30 Jan 1750  Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    American Revolution
    Military Flag
    Military American Revolution - British Army 
    Died 18 Apr 1807  Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • George was a loyalist and fought for the British during the Revolution.
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      The British Army Lists from 1770 through 1774 show a George Dame as Lieutenant of the 8th Foot, and mentions in the correspondence of the comandants of Fort Niagara in the Haldimand Papers (British Library, Additional Manucripts Collection) suggest that he had gone onto half-pay before the war, then was commissioned with the Royal Highland Emigrants (later the 84th Foot) in 1775, but then is commissioned Captain in Butler's Rangers on 11 November 1779. At wars end, he was granted 3,000 acres in Bertie Township, Niagara District (vicinity of St. Catherines, Ontario). I will need to go into work to check my sources for these things, but I believe the Royal Highland Emigrant connection could be checked via Todd Braisted's Loyalist Institute or Kim Stacey, the current 'guru' of all things 84th Foot. For the best information on loyalist land grants, I could put you in touch with Gavin Watt of the U.E.L. main office in Toronto.

      I was further surprised to see the Theophilus Dam entry as likewise, he is listed as an officer of the King's Regiment (or at least "Theophilus Dame" is). From information on both the Army Lists (1757 through 1771) and the 1767 General Inspection Return, he was a Lieutenant in the regiment from 1757 until promoted to Captain on 27 March 1770, but he retires(?) in 1771.

      This isn't too surprising however when it is seen that he was probably born in 1724, making him the oldest captain in the regiment at the time, but not the eldest in terms of his commission, making it unlikely that he would have been promoted to Major.

      Eric Bloomquist Interpretive Programs Manager Old Fort Niagara Association
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      A family record of 1877 states that he was “A Captain in the British Army who retired at half pay to Three Rivers, where he died”. The Grant family record states: “A Captain in the 8th and 84th Foot Soldiers and served with them in India”. The British Army list of 1775 reads: Ensign George Dame was commissioned on 12 Jun 1775 and joined the 84th Foot or Royal Highland Emigrants in August 1775 remaining until the regiment was disbanded in 1783.
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      Captain, Butler's Rangers. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Served in the army 24 years. "A subaltern from the 84th Regiment." Commission as a Captain dated 11 Nov 1777. His company posted to Carleton Island in Apr 1782. Family at Three Rivers, Quebec, during the war. Wife and four children in 1784. Granted 3,000 acres in Bertie Township, Niagara District. On the UE List, 1797. Died at his residence in Three Rivers, Quebec, 16 Apr 1806. His son granted 600 acres of land in Upper Canada in Apr 1798., [1, 2]
    Person ID I1669  main
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2016 

    Father Theophilus DAM,   b. 1726, Newington, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1800, Dover, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Ann KENNARD,   b. 1724, Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1797, Dover, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet

    Family Mary CHASE,   d. 29 Sep 1805, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1769  [1
    Children 
    +1. Sophia DAME,   b. 30 Apr 1770, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1828  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Amelia DAME,   b. 1 Dec 1771, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1817  (Age 45 years)
     3. George Theophilus DAME,   b. 12 Mar 1773, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1777  (Age 4 years)
    +4. John Frederick DAME,   b. 5 Jul 1775, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Upper Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Dr Alexander Augustus DAM,   b. 23 Aug 1777, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1840  (Age 63 years)
     6. George Charles DAME,   b. 25 Apr 1781, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1786  (Age 4 years)
     7. Amelia Eloisa DAME,   b. 24 Sep 1785, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. George Theophilus Adolphus DAME,   b. 21 Mar 1789, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Caroline Matilda DAME,   b. 9 Jul 1791, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1872, Riviére du Loup, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +10. Augusta Armina DAME,   b. 9 Jul 1791, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Esther Cordelia DAME,   b. 5 Apr 1794, Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Riviére du Loup, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F542  Group Sheet