Born December 18, 1789 near Manchester, Lancashire, England, in January 1807, at the age of 18, William Henry Horricks enlisted in the British Army as a Private in the 6th Regiment of Foot. In army records his surname is also spelled Horrocks and Horrax. From April of that year through June 1808 he served garrison duty at Gibraltar then, that summer, became part of a force landed at Mondego Bay, Portugal, joining the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington).
1812 Militia lists found the Vollock’s in Lawe Company of the 1st Lincoln Regiment, Cornelius aged 37 in 1812, present at battle of Lundy’s Lane ; Isaac, resident of Louth also at Lundy’s Lane; James in company in 1813 , Jonas in Company in 1814. No ages and no further info.
1812 Militia lists found the Vollock’s in Lawe Company of the 1st Lincoln Regiment, Cornelius aged 37 in 1812, present at battle of Lundy’s Lane ; Isaac, resident of Louth also at Lundy’s Lane; James in company in 1813 , Jonas in Company in 1814.
Charles Rainsford was commissioned as an Ensign in the New Brunswick Regiment of Fencible Infantry on 17 July 1806 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 25 November 1808. The regiment was elevated to line status in 1810 and became the 104th Regiment of Foot. Rainsford participated in the epic march from Fredericton to Kingston in the winter of 1813 and appears to have been at the Battle of Sackets Harbor on 29 May 1813. He served with the regiment in Upper Canada (Ontario) during the war and in Lower Canada (Quebec) after the war ended. Rainsford was promoted to Captain on 6 June 1815.
James Keating was born in the parish of Templeshort, county of Wexford, Ireland in 1786. His father was murdered when James was in his teens which likely prompted him to join the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the age of 18 in 1804.
He received a medal for his good service at Martinique and eventually made his way to the Canadas for the War of 1812.
Natives of Massachusetts Jabez Eaton and his wife Sarah Millard lived in Vermont for a number of years before moving to Upper Canada where they settled in Leeds County.
200 years later
We commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on Christmas Eve 1814 to end the War of 1812, which was formally ratified by the United States on February 18, 1815 to cease hostilities. The Treaty of Ghent was signed December 24 1814 between 4 pm and 6 pm by British and American Diplomats ending the War of 1812 and defining the borders of Canada.