Van Alstine loyalists in Upper Canada

Richmond, Fredericksburgh, Niagara, Grantham Townships

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From time to time people share their difficult Vanalstine puzzles with me and we find that no easy answer can be found. Having recently worked on Major Peter Vanalstine and his nieces, I became curious about the relationship between the many Van Alstine loyalist settlers in early Upper Canada. Perhaps this collection below will provide a useful map of the early Vanalstine settlers for researchers. This page is about the Vanalstine settlers in the east in Richmond and Fredericksburgh Townships of Lennox and Addington County and those in the west in Niagara and Grantham Townships in Lincoln County. Information about Major Peter Vanalstine is presented on the separate page linked above.

Randy Saylor, Feb 2016

Use these links to jump up and down this page.
  1. Overview
    1. 1833 2nd Heir and Devisee Commission
  2. Lambert Van Alstine Sr UE of Richmond Tp (1710-1797)
    1. Isaac Van Alstine UE, of Richmond Tp (1734- )
      1. Isaac J Van Alstine SUE
      2. Jane Vanalstine DUE
    1. James Van Alstine of Fredericksburg Tp (1738-1782), wife Lydia Larraway UE
      1. Jonas Van Alstine UE of Richmond Tp (1767-aft 1838 ) married Jane, dau. of above Isaac
      2. Lambert Van Alstine UE of Richmond Tp (1765-1824), later Fredericksburg,
      3. by first wife Anne Bell, dau. of William Bell
        1. James Van Alstine SUE (1789- ) and his wife, Hannah Loucks
          1. Lambert Van Alstine
          1. Lambert Van Alstine SUE (c 1790-1847 )
          2. Jonas Van Alstine SUE (abt 1795- ) and wife Catherine Brants
          3. William Van Alstine SUE (1792- )
          4. Duncan Van Alstine SUE (1793- )
          5. Jacob or Jochem Van Alstine SUE (1794- )
          by second wife Maria Hannah
          1. John or Jonathan Vanalstine SUE (1804- )
          2. Bernard Van Alstine SUE (1806- )
          3. Alexander Van Alstine SUE (1807- )
          4. David Secord Van Alstine SUE (abt 1812- )
          5. Isaac Vanalstine SUE (1814- )
          6. Lydia McCay DUE (1817- )
          7. Ann Van Alstine DUE (1819- )
        1. Isaac J Vanalstine SUE (1773- ) of Richmond Tp.
        2. James Van Alstine SUE (1777- ) m. Rebecca Foshee
    1. Harmonius Van Alstine UE (abt 1737-abt 1804) of Niagara
      1. Jacob Van Alstine UE (1757-aft 1837) of Niagara, in Col Butler's Corps
        1. Catherine Van Alstine DUE
        2. John Van Alstine SUE
        3. Margaret Van Alstine DUE
        4. David Van Alstine SUE
        5. Sarah Van Alstine DUE
      2. Bartholemew Van Alstine UE  (1760- ) of Niagara, in Col Butler's Corps
      3. Sefrenies Van Alstine SUE
      4. Eve Vanderbarrow DUE
      5. Margaret Van Alstine DUE, wife of Benjamin Fairchild
      6. Dorothy Porter DUE
      7. Harmonious Van Alstine SUE
      8. Alexander Vanalstine
      9. Mary Vanalstine, wife of Stephen Vandeburgh
    2. Harmonius Van Alstine of Middleton Tp., Norfolk Co. - north shore of Lake Erie
    3. Robert Vanalstine UE of Kingston
    4. Who is this widow?
    5. Strays

    1. OVERVIEW
    There are many loyalist petitions of people named Vanalstine. After googling around and checking well known books, it appears that it is not clear how all these families and individuals are connected. Below are the contemporary records found for the people who are named in the list above. More information is welcome to put better clarity to the story.

    The focus here is on the first two generations of loyalists and their children and trying to sort out the relationship between them all. A few new people and facts have emerged making this effort worthwhile. The petitions are quite detailed and they are the bed rock against which later works are compared. Two other significant sources are used as an aid in figuring out the lineages.
    1. The first are the papers of Dr. H.C. Burleigh that are kept at Queen's University and are on line here in the Vanalstine folder of the Dr H.C. Burleigh Fonds. There are 238 pages of notes from a wide variety of sources some of which are cited. The Burleigh papers only involve the eastern part of the family and are well worth examining. They will be referred to as the "Burleigh Fonds." Burleigh does not cite where his lineage charts come from and it is possible that he had contact with living family in the 1950's that could inform him of relationships.
    2. The second source is the Van Alstyne - Van Alstine Family History, Vol 1, Lester Van Alstine, 1974 and it will be referred to as "VAFH."
    What are the family groupings?
    The Richmond Township group [section 2] is composed of the father Lambert and sons Isaac and James and their children. Parts of this family cluster also settled in Fredericksburgh.

    The Niagara and Grantham Township group [section 3] is the family of Harmonius Vanalstine and his older sons who are loyalists in their own right and then his younger children who are sons and daughters of Harmonius.

    Robert Vanalstine of Kingston is a loyalist as well and nothing more is known about him.

    How are these family groupings connected?
    Dr Burleigh clearly worked on this question in the 1950's [page 22 is dated 1959] and he successfully figured out how the Lambert Vanalstine family of Richmond Tp was related to Major Peter Vanalstine of Adolphustown Tp. The Burleigh Fonds has several pages where this is worked out: page 22, page 34page 196, page 210 and 212. Burleigh's note on James Vanalstine and his many descendants is on page 190. Lester Vanalstine's book, Van Alstine Family History [VAFH] was published in 1974 and it includes this same lineage.

    The chart below visually helps lay out this relationship. The progenitor of the Van Alstine's is Jan Martense Van Alstine who was born in Holland and came to New Amsterdam [New York city] before 1650 and later moved up to Albany where he was a trader. He and his wife had nine children. Only three sons are shown in the chart below: Herman, Abraham and Isaac. Note that Major Peter Vanalstine (b. 1743) is the grandson of Abraham and Lambert (b. 1710) is the son of Isaac. This makes the two men first cousins once removed. Peter grew up in Kinderhook in Dutchess County and Lambert grew up near Albany and they may have known each other.

    That leaves Harmonious of Niagara to place in the chart.
    Burleigh shows Harmonious as unplaced on page 34 so he was aware of this family. VAFH does not identify the Harmonious with his children who came to Upper Canada. See the Harmonious section for an argument that concludes that Harmonious was born about 1737. Examining VAFH yields two possibilities. Lambert (b. 1710) has a son Herman who was baptized in 1749 with no children listed. It is hard to imagine that this is the correct man. He would have to have been baptized as a 12 year old or so in order to have his son Jacob by 1757.

    Not shown on the chart is the fact that Lambert (1710) has an older brother Herman who was baptized 1700. His children are listed in VAFH but there is no Herman/Harmanus as a son. This line looks promising with names like Bartholemew, Dorothy and Eva; names that show up in the Niagara line. Perhaps the Harmonious of Niagara is an unrecorded son of this line.

    The remaining candidate in VAFH is the Harmanus born in 1738 and shown on the left of the chart below. VAFH gives no details beyond his baptism and placement in the family tree. He descends from Herman, another son of Jan Martense Vanalstine. For what it is worth, this Herman is being presented as the "Niagara man" and may be totally off base. An attempt to find a marriage and baptisms of his children might yield the needed support. No better alternative has been found.

    Further in this Overview, it will be argued that the Harmonious and Lambert sides of the family lived far apart and were not close.

    Jan Martense Vanalstine
    Herman b. 1648 Abraham b. 1650 Issac b. 1657
    Abraham b. 1685 Sander b. 1701 Lambert UE b. 1710
    Herman b. 1709 Major Peter UE b. 1743 Isaac UE b. 1734 James UE b. 1738 Herman b. 1749
    Harmanus UE b. 1738 His children: His children: His children:
    His children: Alexander SUE
    Isaac SUE Jonas UE
    Jacob UE b. 1757 Cornelius SUE
    Jane DUE Lambert UE*
    Bartholemew UE Alida DUE

    Isaac SUE
    Sefrenies SUE

    James SUE
    Eve DUE



    Margaret DUE

    *Lambert's children
    Dorothy DUE

    James SUE

    Harmonius SUE

    Lambert SUE

    Alexander SUE

    Jonas SUE
    Mary DUE

    William SUE




    Duncan SUE



    Jacob SUE

    Those in red not named in VAFH. John SUE




    Bernard SUE




    Alexander SUE




    David Secord SUE




    Issac SUE




    Lydia DUE




    Ann DUE


    Who are the brothers of Lambert Sr (b. 1710) that died in the war?
    In Lambert Sr's 1792 petition he states that he "had two brothers who served as privates in the first & second Battn of Royal Yorkers, they died." It is not known for certain who these brothers are but a good guess can be made. Note that in the 1781 roll below, a Jacob Vanalstine enlists in the 1st KRRNY and is named along with Lambert and Isaac. This is the only mention of Jacob and he could be one of the brothers. The other brother could be Simon Vanalstine who is shown in the 1782 roll of the 2nd KRRNY (see records for James [2B]). Simon enlists in 1780 a few months after Lambert and is still alive in Dec 1783. Jacob and Simon do not show up in post war records but do fit the statement that the two brothers served in the 1st and 2nd battalions of KRRNY. It is thus concluded that they are likely the two brothers who died during or just after the war. VAFH does name a Jochim as a brother of Lambert Sr but no Simon. This Jochim might be Jacob. There is no Simon named anywhere in VAFH.

    Where on the Susquehanna did they come from?
    There are a number of petitions stating that various members of the extended family lived on the Susquehanna before the war broke out.
    1. In 1788, Lambert Jr [2B2], grandson of Lambert Sr, personally attends the Loyalist Claims Commission and states that his grandfather Lambert Sr was from Litchfield, Connecticut and had moved to the Susquehanna before the war started in 1776.
    2. Also in a Loyalist claim, Lambert's son Isaac [2A] claims he "had 300 acres Land, Susquehanna, 5 years before the War."
    3. Lambert's other son, James is reported in an 1808 petition by his son Isaac [2B2xi] to have "resided at a place called Standing Stone, on the Susquehanna River in the province of Pennsylvania at the breaking out of the Rebellion ... ." This is Standing Stone Tp, Bradford Co., PA, about 60 miles north of Wilkes Barre, PA.
    These 3 records place Lambert Sr and his two sons, Isaac and James on the Susquehanna and if they moved together the timing would have been about 1771, 5 years before the war broke out.

    The Niagara group also have a connection with the Susquehanna. Bartholemew and Yockim (possibly his brother Jacob) are named on a 1778 roll of the Butler's Rangers as having enlisted "with a corps under Sir John Johnson and joined at Augquago on the Susquehanna River." The modern spelling of the village on the map of NY is Ouaquaga. The same location is also known by its Oneida village name, Onaquaga. The village is a little east of Binghamton and about 100 miles upriver of Standing Stone. This strongly suggests that the Niagara Vanalstines were not close to the Standing Stone group. Bartholemew and Jacob joined Butler's Rangers in 1778.

    Susquehanna records for Lambert and his sons, Isaac and James
    I thank Gavin Watt for sending me a copy of Identifying Loyalists on the Frontier; The Wyoming Valley Massacre, Stephen C. Young, Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, V 34, 2004, 293-324. This excellent article describes the early settlement history on the upper Susquehanna, called the Wyoming Valley, from Wilkes Barre, PA, north into New York State. The area was claimed by both New York and Connecticut and the conflict led to hostilities, Battle of Wyoming. The Susquehannah Company of Connecticut preserved many lists of people in the Wyoming settlements. Connecticut tax lists from 1776 and 1777 for "up the river" in Westmoreland County name "Old Vanalstine, Isaac Vanalstine and James Vanalstine" as settlers. Of the 479 men on the tax lists, 42 have been identified as loyalists and these three are among them. These tax lists were transcribed in a "List of Taxable Inhabitants in the Town and County of Westmoreland (Wyoming, PA), State of Connecticut, 1776-80", Proceedings and Collections of the Wyoming Historical and Genealogical Society, Vol 5, 1900, 205-18, online at archive.org.

    Young's article includes a short biography of 4 Vanalstines (318-19). Below are the facts and citations recorded by Young.
    1. Isaac: b. 1741
      • settled on 300 acres on the upper part of the river about 1771 [Second Report of the Bureau of Archives, 1905, Alexander Fraser, 1030, on line at archives.org.]
      • "There were three or four brothers living in the neighbourhood of Standing Stone by the name Van Alstyne, who were connected by marriage with the Wintermute family of Wyoming. These young men were in ill repute among the Whigs [patriots] of the valley." [History of Bradford County, PA, David Craft, 1878, 51, 62, online at archive.org. See also A History of Wilkes Barre, Oscar Jewell Harvey, 6 vols, 1909, 861, 1049n]"
      • Isaac joined the KRRNY as a private in 1778.
      • "Below Wintermoot's it is not known that there was a single tory house or family. Above Wintermoot's extending to Wyalusing, the Tory families were scattered, their settlements being recent, holding but a partial intercourse, no sympathy existing between them and the Connecticut inhabitants. On a list ... of Col Butlers, containing 61 names, only 3 are from New England. The names are of a different people, Wintermoots, Larraways, Van Alstines, Secords, etc, from the Mohawk, Kinderhook, Minnisink and West Chester, New York."[ History of Wyoming, in a series of letters, from Charles Miner to his son William Penn Miner,  J. Crissy, 1845, 245 , online at archive.org]
    2. Jacob:
      • probably one of the 4 brothers referred to in some references [History of the Certified Township of Kingston, PA, 1769 to 1929, William Brewster, 1930, 138]
      • identifed as one of the Tories who lived on the upper Susquehanna, a former resident of Westmoreland (Harvey, cited as p. 45 but not found.)
      • not listed on the tax lists
      • served in Butler's Rangers as a private (Fryer and Smy, 77). [Probably incorrect and this Jacob enlisted with KRRNY.]
      • A person of this name is included in the (Niagara 1783, Ontario Register, 1968, V 1, #4, 199). See also the transcription on Niagara Settlers. See also the Haldimand Papers reference on this site for Jacob.
    3. James:
      • probably a brother of Jacob and Isaac,
      • he also lived in the neighbourhood of Standing Stone (Craft, 51);
      • appears in the "up the river" tax lists of 1776 and 1777;
      • served as a private in the KRRNY.
    4. Lambert: 
      • Identified as "old" on the tax lists and presumed to be the father or close relative of the three above,
      • seems to have served as a private in the KRRNY.
      • Other relations with this surname were Tories and all of this family seem to originate from Kinderhook, NY, (Fraser, 440, 445-7, 1033-34.)
    My thoughts about those on the Susquehanna.
    There is little doubt that Lambert Sr and his sons Isaac and James are in the 1776 and 1777 Susquehanna tax records. This matches the statements in petitions that they were in Standing Stone on the Susquehanna. Miner's letters, published in 1845, state that there were 3 or 4 Vanalstine brothers. The truth is most likely that Lambert was the father and his sons Isaac and James were two of the brothers mentioned on the Susquehanna. Jacob could be the third brother. Stephen C. Young has Jacob as the Jacob who joins with Butlers Rangers but we know that there is also a Jacob in KRRNY. The Jacob who enlisted with Butlers Rangers and ended up in Niagara most likley enlisted at Ougquago, NY with his brother Bartholemew. Therefore Jacob of Standing Stone area would more likely be the Jacob who enlists with KRRNY. This fits better with Isaac, James and "Old" Vanalstine who all enlisted with KRRNY. Simon Vanalstine of KRRNY is not mentioned anywhere on the Susquehanna. Also, in the 1792 petition attributed to Lambert Sr of the 1st KRRNY, it states that Lambert had two brothers who died and it was argued earlier that these could be Jacob and Simon. Jacob might be the brother of Lambert Sr. There are still questions that do not have clear answers. Harmonious of Niagara and his sons Jacob and Bartholemew enlist much further north in Butlers Rangers at Ouaquaga, NY, also on the Susquehanna. It is doubtful these two sides of the family knew each other.

    What about Lambert Sr living in Litchfield, CT?
    In the 1788 Loyalist Claim mentioned above, grandson Lambert states that his grandfather was "from Litchfield, CT." Lambert Sr was born around Albany, NY and his children were baptized there. The family was on the Susquehanna around 1771 on land with a Connecticut connection and it seems a stretch that Lambert Sr had lived there. Miner states that the Vanalstines, Larraways, etc came from the Albany area and this seems to make more sense.

    Are there any records that are tricky?
    There is confusion in attributing the petitions in 1791, 1792 and 1797 [below] by Lambert Vanalstine.  Were these by Lambert Sr (b 1710) or his grandson Lambert (b. 1765). All three state that Lambert was in the 1st Battalion of KRRNY. The 1788 Loyalist Claim presented in person by the grandson states that his grandfather was in the 1st battalion KRRNY and was too old to travel. This deposition was verbally made to the commission and recorded by the clerk at the moment so is considered as reliable as any record can be. Therefore the 1791, 1792 and 1797 petitions by Lambert Vanalstine are all attributed to Lambert Sr because they all state he was in the 1st Battalion. His grandson Lambert was in the 2nd battalion as a teenager so these petitions should not be confused with him. However the fly in the ointment is a petiton in 1797 by Isaac, son of Lambert Sr, stating that his father died in 1792!

    Further, the buck does not stop here. As a result of the 1797 petition, Lambert was granted lot 12, con 7 in Darlington Tp, Newcastle District. Nothing was done with this land till in 1833 when two descendants made conflicting claims on the lot. They were Issac J Vanalstine [2A1] and James Vanalstine [2B2i]. See the transcriptions below of the many pages in the case that came before the 2nd Heir and Devisee Commission. In 1834 the commissioners granted the land to Issac J Vanalstine which supports the idea that Lambert Sr was still alive in May 1797 in order for him to be the original nominee of the Darlington lot that was granted as a result of his 1797 petition.

    1A. Heir and Devisee Record
    The H&D Commissions were held from time to time to settle land disputes. Both James and Isaac, first cousins once removed, entered competing claims to the Commission that was held in July 1833, along with affidavits to support their case.

    Two opposing claims
    10 Feb 1833: James Vanalstine, Fredericksburgh Tp., yeoman, will claim lot 7, con 7, Darlington Tp, Newcastle District, 200 acres, as the oldest son & heir at law of Lambert Vanalstine, deceased, the original nominee at the sitting of the Commissioners under the heir and Devisee Act, July next.

    1 July 1833: Isaac J Vanalstine, yeoman, claims lot 12, Con 7, Darlington Tp, is the eldest son & heir at law of Isaac Vanalstine, Richmond Tp, deceased who was the eldest son & heir at law of Lambert Vanalstine late of Fredericksburgh, yeoman, deceased - the assigned nominee from the Crown for the said lot.

    Affidavits in support of James
    29 June 1833: Abraham Loucks [James's father in law], William Hawley, yeomen of Fredericksburgh, well acquainted with Lambert Vanalstine of Fredericksburgh, deceased, his wife the daughter of William Bell ... they are both dead and left no will ... James Jr is the eldest son and heir at law. Jonas Vanalstine, brother of James ... said "and from what he has heard at various times that he has good reason to believe" that Lambert [his father] was the original nominee.

    23 July 1833: Peter Perry, MP for Bath, "can be proved by a hundred persons if necessary" that James is the heir to Lambert Vanalstine who married the daughter of William Bell ... that the Lambert who Isaac claims was not married to the daughter of William Bell but one Van Valkenburgh. There were two Lambert Vanastines and Isaac is heir to one and James heir to the other.

    Affidavits in support of Isaac
    13 Mar 1833: Jane Vanalstine of Tyendiaga, spinster [sic: Jane was already married to Jonas Vanalstine and perhaps the clerk made an assumption based on her surname], that Isaac J Vanalstine now of Richmond Tp., yeoman, her brother, is the eldest son of her father the late Isaac Vanalstine of Richmond, yeoman, deceased, who died without having made any will; that the said Isaac Vanalstine her father was the eldest son of Lambert Vanalstine late of Fredericksburgh, yeoman deceased, who this deponent believes made no will.

    20 June 1833: Catherine Bowen, personally acquainted with Lambert Vanalstine, 1st battalion, KRRNY, resided in Richmond Tp till shortly before his death when he was taken to Isaac's where he died, Isaac J Vanalstine is the eldest and only son of Isaac Vanalstine who died about 40 years ago, intestate. The deponent also swears that Lambert Vanalstine, a son of James Vanalstine (a younger brother of the aforesaid Issac Vanalstine, died about 8 or 10 years ago in Fredericksburgh.

    20 June 1833: John Olliver or Allsion, John Sager Sr, Elizabeth Sager, Mary Sager and St?? Sager all make the same declaration as above in almost the same words and written by the same hand on the same day.

    24 June 1833: Jonas and Jane Vanalstine, Innkeeper, Tyendiaga, swear that Isaac J Vanalstine employed by his father Isaac Vanalstine of Richmond and Fredericksburgh, deceased, to locate lands that were due to Isaac heir at law of Lambert Vanalstine, Fredericksburgh, then deceased, about 30 years ago, always understood the location to have been made in Darlington Tp. Also state that Lambert, late of Fredericksburgh, father of James, died 11 years ago and he was married to Anne or Nancy Bell, daughter of William Bell, and grandson of Lambert Vanalstine who died upwards of 40 years ago.

    Surveyor's report
    3 July 1833, A Search in the Surveyor Generals Office, York, certifying that lot 12, con 7 Darlington Tp, 200 acres is located under Order in Council 12 July 1797 in the name of Lambert Vanalstine

    Commissioners remarks
    Undated: A hearing of this claim is directed in pursuance, the 6th Section of 45 gro 3 ch 2.
    In consequence of a letter of P. Perry Esq, 23 July 1833, produced by the agent for James Vanalstine [to] the Comissio[ner]s entertaining a doubt which Lambert Vanalstine was the original nominee. On a search into the petitions ... leads to the belief that the location was made to Lambert VA, the father of of Isaac, and a soldier in Sir J. Johnson Corps of York Rangers, upon his petition dated 18 May 1797 - but in a petition of Isaac Vanalstine dated Oct 1797 this Lambert Vanalstine is stated to have died in 1792 - so it requires to be explained how this I[saac] VA the ancestor of Isaac, if he died in 1792. to have received a location upon a petition in his own name in 1797. 
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    but on 11 Sept 1833, before this report was signed, a rehearing of this claim was ordered pursuant to 6 Sec of  45 Gro 3 Ch 2. and directed that this ?? to not [be] acted upon.

    Isaac gets the lot in July 1834
    1083, Isaac Vanalstine, Richmond, yeoman, claim 1E, 2 July 1834, lot 12, Con 7, Darlington, Newcastle District, Att Genl Fiat, 19 Feb 1835
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 114, V 91 , p 15

    Personally, in reading these affidavits, it reads like both sides honestly felt they were right given that 36 years had passed. Perhaps Lambert Sr did die in 1792 and James should have received the land. One wonders if bad feelings persisted.



    2. LAMBERT VAN ALSTINE SR UE (1710 - 1797)
    VAFH records Lammert [Lambert] was the son by his father's second wife and baptized in 1710 and married in 1733 to Margarita Van Valkenburgh. Lambert werved in the 1st Battalion of KRRNY as stated in his petitions below. In 1784 he settled in Richmond Township along with sons Isaac and grandson Lambert.

    There is uncertainty over Lambert Sr's year of death. A "Lambert Sr" petitions in May 1797 and is granted his extra 200 acres. Then in Oct 1797, Isaac, son of Lambert Sr, petitions stating his father is deceased and died in 1792! The conclusion in the Heir and Devisee Commission in 1833 is that it was Lambert Sr (b. 1710) who petitioned in May 1797. However it is possible that he did in fact die in 1792 and Lambert Jr is the one who petitioned in May 1797 and for some reason describes himself as "Lambert Sr". This researcher accepts the decision made in 1833 and attributes the May 1797 petition to Lambert Sr (b. 1710). Therefore it follows that Lambert Sr died between May 1797 and Oct 1797 when his son Isaac petitions and describes his father as "deceased." This remains a controversial topic. Online genealogies usually show 1792 as the death year.

    In 1788, Lambert Jr [2B2], grandson of Lambert Sr personally attends the Loyalist Claims Commission and states that his grandfather is too old to travel and was in the 1st Battalion of KRRNY. Also in this claim it is stated that Lambert Sr was from Litchfield, Connecticut and had moved to the Susquehanna before the war started in 1776.

    Birth & marriage
    Lammert Van Alstyne, 7th child of Isaac Janse Van Alstyne and Jannetje Van Valkenburgh, baptized 30 Apr 1710. Married 29 Oct 1733 to Margarita Van Valkenburgh. They had children Isaac (1734), James (1738), Jannetje (1740), Jochem (1742), Eva (1746), Harmen (1749), Jannetje (1751) and Margaritta (1758).
    Source: VAFH, 287, 307

    1779 Committee of Conspiracies
    12 May 1779, Albany, Lambartus Vanalstine appeared before the board declaring the innocence of Francis Barbo
    Source: Minutes of the Commissioners ... detecting and defeating Conspiracies, 1778-1781, V 1, State NY., 1909. p. 342. See also Burleigh Fonds, page 235

    John Van Alstyne and Teunis Van Alstyne, and others are apprehended for harboring emissaries of the enemy. These may be connected in some way.
    Source: Minutes of the Commissioners ... detecting and defeating Conspiracies, 1778-1781, V 2, State NY., 1909. p. 741. See also Burleigh Fonds, page 235

    May 1781, 1st Bat. KRRNY
    #67, Lambert V Alystn, enlisted 1 Feb 1780 [image 482, 1st column]
    #204, Isaac V Aletyn, enlisted 1 Feb 1780, [image 482, 3rd column]
    #322, Jacob V Alstyne, enlisted 26 Oct 1779, [image 483, 1st column]
    Source: A Roll of Non Commissioned Officers, Drummers & privates ... for the 1st Battalion of the Kings Royal Regiment of New York since the formation of it to the present date by Col Sir John Johnson ...at Pointe Claire, 17 May 1781, Haldimand Papers, B-158, Add Mss 21818, p. 208-12, H-1652, on line at Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at  image 481The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, 325-6, includes full citations. Burleigh Fonds page 69.

    1782
    5 May 1782, In the 2nd Batt KRRNY, "old man, left in Canada with women & children
    [Note: This record has not been checked.  All other documents state that Lambert Sr was in the 1st battalion. Perhaps in May 1782 he was left in Canada with the 2nd battalion having transferred from the 1st.]
    Source: Officers and Men of 2KRR NY left in Canada, 5 May 1782,WO28/5, p. 141 as cited in The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, 325 and 359.

    1783 KRRNY
    Lamt Vanalstine, 1 male, NY, farmer [224]
    Issac Vanalstine, 1 man, 1 woman, 1 male under 6, 2 females over 12, 1 female between 12 and 6, from NY, farmer [226]
    Source: Return of the 1st Battalion of the KRRNY July 1783, Haldimand Papers, B-166, Add Mss 21826, p. 223-35 (see page 226) , H-1654, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at image 846. The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, 325-6, includes full citations.

    1786
    Lambert Vanalstine Sr at Mohawk settlement [probably Tyendiaga], soldier, woman, boy older than 10
    Source: Early Ontario Settlers, Norman Crowder, 1993, as cited in The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, 325 and 370.

    1788 Loyalist Claims
    26 Feb 1788, Montreal, Evidence on the Claim of Lambert Van Alstine, late of Litchfield, Connecticut
    Lambert Van Alstine, Grandson to Claimant, sworn: Says that his Gd father was a soldier in the 1st Battal. K. Regt of N. York in 1783 & gave claim to Capt Leake.
    Says his Gd. father is above 70 years of age & is unable to travel.
    Before the war he lived on the Susquehanna.
    He had a House & 6 acres cleared, 3 Horses, some Cows, Furniture & Farming Utensils.
    Source: Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, part 2, 1904, p. 440, online at archive.org

    Loyalist Records
    12 Sep 1790, Lambert Van Alsteni, 34.0.0
    Source: A list of Certificates sent to Colonel Dundas for his signature. Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, part 2, 1904, p. 1333, on line archive.org

    1791 Petition
    7 Feb 1791, Kingston. The memorial of Lambert Van Alstine, late private in the first Battn in the King's Royal Regt of New York [KRRNY] ... has received one hundred acres and prays for 200 ... in the tenth township.
    [fold] granted 16 Feb 1791, No 509, Mecklenburgh Dist
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V513, U-V bundle Misc/19, 1784-1794, C-2842, image 737

    1792 Petition
    7 Feb 1792, Kingston, Memorial of Lambert Van Alstine, late private of the first battn Royal Yorkers ... had two brothers who served as privates in the first & second Battn of Royal Yorkers, they died ... prays that the portion of land they were entitled to had they lived, be assigned to him ... [signed] Lambert Vanalstine
    [Fold] No 727, Mecklenburgh Dist, Report page 6, 7 Mar 1792, Rejected [grants not given to brothers, only children.]
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V513, U-V bundle Misc/20, 1784-1794, C-2842, image 739

    1797 Petition
    18 May 1797, Fredericksburgh Tp, memorial of Lambert Vanalstine Senr late private soldier in the first Battalion of the Kings Royal Regt of New York ... has been settled on lands assigned him in Richmond Tp since 1784  ... has not received 200 acres as a loyalist ...
    [fold] 12 July 1797, Recommend 300 acres military lands if not granted before. 25 Jul confirmed. Warrt 21 Sep
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514, U-V bundle 3/14, C-2947, image 34
    Note: petition 33 by Lambert on this film is shown as "missing"

    Land Board
    1790c, Lambert Vanalstine, granted lot 14, Con 1, Richmond Tp.
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, AlV, Land rolls & Schedules, MS 400, r 7, V9, p 105 and V 11, p. 129

    17 Mar 1791, Lambert Vanalstine granted 16 Mar 1791, lot 14, Con 1, 200 acres, Richmond
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, Vol 7, 273, C-14027, image 573

    12 July 1797, Lambert Vanalstine, Lot 12, Con 7, Darlington Tp
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 13 , p 214

    Land Board
    1790c, Lambert Vanalstine, granted lot 14, Con 1, Richmond Tp.
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, AlV, Land rolls & Schedules, MS 400, r 7, V9, p 105 and V 11, p. 129

    17 Mar 1791, Lambert Vanalstine granted 16 Mar 1791, lot 14, Con 1, 200 acres, Richmond
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, Vol 7, 273, C-14027, image 573



    2A. ISAAC VAN ALSTINE UE (1734- ), of Richmond Tp, son of Lambert Vanalstine SR, UE
    Isaac states in his Loyalist Claim below that he resided on the Susquehanna in Pa before the War in 1776. Isaac enlisted in 1st KRRNY on the same day as his father in 1780. Also, Jacob is shown in the same roll in 1781 below and he may be an uncle, brother to his father. His father states that two of his brothers died in the war. Isaac has a son named Isaac and a daughter Jane. They both petition successfully in 1797 as children of a loyalist. Jane marries Jonas Vanalstine, a nephew of her father Isaac.

    Birth

    Isaac Van Alstyne, oldest son of Lammert Van Alstyne and Margarita Van Valkenburgh, baptized 1 Sept 1734, Albany, NY. No wife, children or death date are recorded in VAFH.
    Source: VAFH, 307.

    May 1781, 1st Bat. KRRNY
    #67, Lambert V Alystn, enlisted 1 Feb 1780 [image 482, 1st column]
    #204, Isaac V Aletyn, enlisted 1 Feb 1780, [image 482, 3rd column]
    #322, Jacob V Alstyne, enlisted 26 Oct 1779, [image 483, 1st column]
    Sources: A Roll of non Commissioned Officers, Drummers & privates ... for the 1st Battalion of the Kings Royal Regiment of New York since the formation of it to the present date by Col Sir John Johnson ... at Pointe Claire, 17 May 1781, Haldimand Papers, B-158, Add Mss 21818, p. 208-12, H-1652, on line at Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at  image 481The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, 325-6, includes full citations. Burleigh Fonds page 69.

    Loyalist Claims
    Sept 28, 925. Issac Van Alstine, late of Pennsylvania
    Claimant resided at Cote de Lac in '83, Is a native of America. Resided at Susquehanna when Rebellion broke out. Joined in '78. Served in Sir John's Regt all the War.
    Had 300 acres Land Susquehanna, 5 years before the War; had no deed. Cleared 4 or 5 acres. Built a house. Lost 1 horse, driven off by the Rebels, furniture, utensils very little.
    Isaac Larraway witness: Claimant had cleared 4 acres. He had been in possession before the War. Had a mare. He had a plow & harrow & a little furniture.
    Source: Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, part 2, 1904, p. 1030, online at archive.org

    Petition
    10 Oct 1797
    , Fredericksburg, petition of Isaac Vanalstine, [his] father the late Lambert Vanalstine Senr only received 100 acres of land which he settled and improved in the year 1785 in the Township of Richmond Tp ... and died in the year 1792 [sic] ... requests to grant 200 acres to his heirs ... [signed] Isaac Vanalstine Senr
    [fold] Recommend to grant 200 acres to the heirs in addition to which he may have received. See petition of Lambert Vanalstine senior read 12 Jul 1797
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514, U-V bundle 3/16, C-2947, image 54

    UE List
    Isaac Van Alstine, resides Richmond, KRRNY, a soldier, KRRNY, Land Book Mecklenburg 1790, 200. Genl Haldimand 100. Stamped Book. Provision List Kingston 1786
    Source: Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, Rose Pub, 1884, 267, on line at Archives.org

    Land Book
    1790c, Isaac Van Alstine, granted lot 15, con 4, Frederickburgh Tp., Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, AlV, Land rolls & Schedules, MS 400, r 7, V 9, p
    27



    2A1. ISAAC J VAN ALSTINE SUE of Richmond - son of Isaac Van Alstine Senr UE
    Birth
    Issac is not recorded in VAFH

    Petition
    18 May 1797, Fredericksburg, petition of Isaac Van Alstine Junr, son of Isaac Van Alstine Senr, Loyalist ... not having received ... land ... prays quantity of land ... in the Midland District
    [fold] 8 July 1797, Recommend for 200 acres as UE. 24 Jul Confirmed. Warrt 9 Aug 1797
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514, U-V 3/37, C-2947, image 112

    1797 Land Book
    Warrt 4554, Isaac Vanalstine Jr, UE [indexed as Tracie but clearly a miss transcription of Isaac in OLRI], lot 6 Con 13 Rawdon Tp, 8 Jul 1797, 200 acres, 11 Jul 1801,
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 14 , p 380

    1833 Heir and Devisee Commission
    Issac was a claimant for a lot in Darlington Tp, Newcastle District. See the transcription for all the details.

    Petition

    9 Feb 1837, City of Toronto, petition of Isaac J Vanalstine of Richmond, yeoman ... son of Isaac Vanalstine of Richmond, now deceased ... that his late father was a UE Loyalist  ...entitled to 300 acres ... only received 100 acres ... prays for remainder of the lands ...
    [fold] 22 Feb 1837, Surveyor Office reports that Isaac Vanalstine original nominee for half of lot 15, 4th Con, Fredericksburg Tp, 100 acres. In Council 23 Mar 1837, not recommended. The within can assume to be an attempt, not fraudulent, to obtain lands in the name of the father of the Petitioner under the pretense that the original nominee had not obtained his full quantity, it happening to be omitted on the books of the Surveyor Genls Office to note the whole of the locations made in the name of the nominee on enquiry at the Inspector Generals Office it appears.
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, VV20/20, C-2948, image 1198



    2A2. JANE VANALSTINE, DUE, - daughter of Isaac Van Alstine Senr UE
    Jane is not recorded in VAFH. She marries Jonas Vanalstine [2B1] who is the son of James, her father's brother. Therefore Jane and Jonas are first cousins.

    Petition of Jane's husband

    10 May 1797, Fredericksburg, memorial of Jonas Van Alstine, Private in the late 2nd Battn of K.R. Regt of New York ... is married to Jane Van Alstine, daughter of Isaac Van Alstine, Private in the 1st Battn of K.R. Regt of New York ... 200 acres in the Midland District for his wife ...
    [fold] 8 Jul 1797 recommend for 200 acres. 24 July confirmed. Warrant 4 Aug. See subsequent petition 18 Aug 1820 respecting the OC of Jane his wife on this petition.
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514, U-V 3/32, C-2947, image 94
    8 Jul 1797, Jonas Van Alstine, no grant details shown, Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 13, p 178



    2B. JAMES VAN ALSTINE UE (1738-1782) and his wife LYDIA [LARRAWAY] VAN ALSTINE UE, son of Lambert Vanalstine SR, UE

    Jacobus (James) Van Alstyne, baptized about 1738, married 1759, Lydia Larroway. James died about 1782. Lydia married second in 1785/6, Isaac Crowther or Crowder. She died 1794.

    Burleigh records that James Van Alstine, deceased, late of Tryon Co., NY, served all war in Sir John Johnson's 1st battalion. Lydia was in Montreal in 1782 and later married Israel Croutha.

    James's son James [2B4] stated in his 1802 petition that "his father served in Sir John Johnston's Royal Regiment and who died in Montreal in 1780" and his son Isaac [2B3] in 1808 stated that James died in 1782. VAFH states he died in 1798. The KRRNY list below shows him alive in Aug 1780. Let us settle on 1782 as his death year.

    Because James Vanalstine died during the war he was not technically a Loyalist. This was not a problem for his oldest sons, Jonas and Lambert, as they were loyalists in their own right. However the younger sons, Isaac and James were too young to serve . So in 1808 son Isaac petitioned successfully for his mother Lydia to be placed on the UE list. See the full petition below in Isaac's section, [2B3]. Isaac states that his father "died in His Majestys service in 1782. That your petitioners mother, Lydia Van Alstine came into this Province in 1784 and resided in the Midland district until her death in 1794. Prays ... to order the name of Lydia Vanalstine to be inserted on the UE list." Further, Richard Cartwright certifies "that Isaac Van Alstine lived with him as a servant in 1786 at which time his mother resided in the Midland district and ... that she removed into this Province from Lower Canada in the year 1784."

    In addition, in Isaac's 1808 petition, there is an affidavit by Parshall Terry stating "that James Van Alstine resided at a place called Standing Stone, on the Susquehanna River in the province of Pennsylvania [Standing Stone Tp, Bradford Co., PA; south of the Finger Lakes a little below the NY/PA border.] at the breaking out of the Rebellion ... he joined the Royal Standard in 1778 and was a Private soldier in Sir John Johnsons Regiment at the time and he died in Montreal in 1782."

    Birth, marriage, death
    Jacobus (James) Van Alstyne, baptized about 1738, married 1759, Lydia Larrowa[y] who was born 11 Nov 1745, daughter of Simeon Larrowa[y] and Jannetje Van Valkenburgh. He was killed in the Revolutionary war in 1778. She married second in 1785/6, Isaac Crowther or Crowder. She died 1794.
    Source: from VAFH, 307. Burleigh Fonds, page 61, and page 201.

    Loyalist Claims
    935. Lydia Van Alstine, wid. of James Van Alstine, late n.c. [non commissioned] of tryon Co. Isaac Crouther, present: Husb. of Lydia Van Alstine appears. Says his wife was at Montreal a year before the Regiment discharged. Her first Husb. was in St John's 1st Battalion [sic - should be 2nd Batt.] Died during the war. She sent a claim by Capt Leake in '83. James van Alstine left 5 children. They appear to have been all under age in '83. They all are here. The eldest son Lambert served in Sir J. Regt as Fifer. Jas Van Alstine had served all the war in Sir J. Johnsons Regt. Lived on Susquehanna. Had lands on Susquehanna.
    Issac van Astine witness: Jas Van Alstine had cleared 10 acres, built a house, had 2 cows, 1 mare, the rebels took them.
    Source: Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, part 2, 1904, p. 1033-4, on line at archive.org

    May 1781, 2nd Bat. KRRNY
    #274, James V Alstyne, enlisted 25 Aug 1780
    #275, Lambert V Alstyne, enlisted 25 Aug 1780
    #276, Simon?? V Alstyne, enlisted 25 Aug 1780
    Source: A Roll of men inlisted in the 2nd Battalion of the Kings Royal Regiment of New York ...17 May 1781, Haldimand Papers, B-158, Add Mss 21818, H-1652, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at  image 487. Burleigh Fonds page 69

    1783, 2nd Batt KRRNY
    #276, James Van Alstine, 22 May 1780
    #277, Lambert Van Alstine, ditto
    #278, Simon Van Alstine, ditto
    #303, Jonas van Alstine, 12 Nov 1781
    Source: Men Raised for the 2nd Battalion of the KRRNY for which levy money was granted ...24 Dec 1783, Haldimand Papers, B-158, Add Mss 21818, p. 345-9 (see page 347) , H-1652, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at image 619. The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, includes full citations. Source: Burleigh Fonds page 69

    UE list
    Lidia Van Alstine, Deceased widow of James Van Alstine who died in His Majesty's service. Order in Council 16 Feb 1808. [Placed on the UE list]
    Source: Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, Rose Pub, 1884, 267, on line at Archives.org



    2B1. JONAS VAN ALSTINE UE (1767 - aft 1838) of Richmond, son of James Vanalstine, UE
    Jonas states he was in the 2nd battalion of KRRNY in his 1797 petition. He was a drummer and age 17 at the end of the war about 1783 so he was born about 1767. He married Jane Vanalstine [2A2], daughter of his uncle Isaac Van Alstine UE [2A] above.

    Birth
    Jonas is not recorded in VAFH. However he is recorded by Burleigh [197] with an uncited birth year of 1767, probably calculated from the War Office record below. He married his first cousin, Jane Vanalstine [2A2], daughter of his uncle, Isaac Vanalstine UE.

    1781, 2nd Bat. KRRNY
    Jonas V Alstyne, joined 2nd Batt 12 Nov 1781 [left col, 3rd block down]
    Source: A Roll of men inlisted in the 2nd Battalion since 25 Oct 1781, Haldimand Papers, B-158, Add Mss 21818,, p. 239, H-1652, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at  image 511. The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York , Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, 325-6, includes full citations.Source: Burleigh Fonds page 69

    1781 KRRNY
    Jonas Van Alstine, at Carleton Island
    Source: Effective Roll of the Corps of Royalists Commanded by Robert Leake Esquire, 1 May 1781, Haldimand Papers, B-166, Add Mss 21827, p. 319 , H-1654, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at image 1237. The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, 325-6, includes full citations.

    1783, 2nd Batt KRRNY
    #276, James Van Alstine, 22 May 1780
    #277, Lambert Van Alstine, ditto
    #278, Simon Van Alstine, ditto
    #303, Jonas van Alstine, 12 Nov 1781
    Source: Men Raised for the 2nd Battalion of the KRRNY for which levy money was granted ...24 Dec 1783, Haldimand Papers, B-158, Add Mss 21818, p. 345-9 (see page 347) , H-1652, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at image 619. The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, includes full citations. Source: Burleigh Fonds page 69

    War Office
    2nd KRRNY, no date (1783?)
    Jonas Van Alstine, Drummer, age 17, 5'4", served 4 years and 3 mos.
    Lambert V Alstine, age 19, 5'8", served 3 years
    Source: Burleigh Fonds, page 198

    UE List

    Jonas Van Alstine, resides Richmond, 1787, Collins 100. Fifer KRRNY 1786, Stamped Book
    Source: Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, Rose Pub, 1884, 267, on line at Archives.org

    Petition
    10 May 1797, Fredericksburg, memorial of Jonas Van Alstine, Private  in the late 2nd Battn of K.R. Regt of New York ... is married to Jane Van Alstine, daughter of Isaac Van Alstine, Private in the 1st Battn of K.R. Regt of New York ... 200 acres in the Midland District for his wife ...
    [fold] 8 Jul 1797 recommend for 200 acres. 24 July confirmed. Warrant 4 Aug. See subsequent petition 18 Aug 1820 respecting the OC of Jane his wife on this petition.
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514, U-V 3/32, C-2947, image 94
    8 Jul 1797, Jonas Van Alstine, no grant details shown, Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 13, p 178

    1 Feb 1810, Kingston, petition of Jonas Van Alstine of the Township of Richmond, yeoman, that your petitioner served in Sir John Johnsons Corps for nearly seven years was discharged at the conclusion of the War ... has only drawn 100 acres in the third township ... prays for 200 acres additional ... [Not located - see 10b & c below]
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V513, V bundle Misc/29, 1796-1837, C-2842, image 954

    Petition
    27 Oct 1838, Toronto, petition of Jonas Vanalstine of Tyendiaga Tp, ... came into this country in 1784 being then under the command of Sir John Johnson and has resided in the Upper Province from that period to this ... begs to state he has heretofore not drawn any of the land to which he was entitled as an UE Loyalist, but has empowered Isaac J Vanalstine of Richmond Tp to locate 200 acres ....
    [10a] 5 May 1837, Richmond Tp, affidavit of Jonas Vanalstine of Tyendiaga nominating Isaac J Vanalstine of Richmond as attorney
    [10b & c] 31 July 1819, Richmond Tp, petition of Jonas Vanalstine of Richmond Tp, yeoman,  ... served during the American rebellion in Capt Lecke's Company of Royal Regt of NY and shortly after the Peace received the east half of lot 5 in Con 4 of Fredericksburgh Additional which is all he has drawn. That in 1810 ... petitioned for a part of 200 acres in addition to complete his allowance ... your petitioner had received in addition to the half lot above mentioned an order in council on the 8 July 1797 for 200 acres but had made no location ... it will be found that the authority issued erroneously in the name of your petitioner instead of his wife to whom the order in Council was granted as a DUE and not to your petitioner ... prays for 200 acres as a military claimant
    [10d] 4 Nov 1818, York, affidavit whereby John Carscallen of Camden Tp, Esq makes oath that well acquainted with Jonas Van Alstine late of Richmond Tp ... did duty in Capt Lakes Company in KRRNY where the deponent was a sergeant ... Vanalstine was discharged at Kingston in 1784 and has resided in province ever since
    [10e] lengthy notes ... 27 Dec 1820 recommended for a further 200 acres as UE. Order in Council 30 Dec 1820. Entered in Land Book H, pages 435, 481, 516, 548
    [10f] 8 Nov 1838 Order in council of 27 Dec 1820 still unlocated. 8 Feb 1839, In Council, recommended petitioner gets copy of Surv Genl report.
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, V21/10, C-2949, image 50
    27 Dec 1820, Jonas Van Alstine, Richmond, no grant details shown, Military Claimant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 105, V81 , p 201

    Probable wife "Jane" referred to above
    8 Jul 1797, June Vanalstine, no grant details, Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 14 , p 379

    Land Board
    Vanalstine, Jonas, granted 1/2 lot 16, Con 1, Richmond, 100 acres
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, V 12, p. 50/1, c 1800, C-14028, image 121

    Vanalstine, Jonas, granted 1/2 lot 4 and 1/2 lot 16, Con 1, Richmond, 200 acres
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, V 13, p. 69 & 70, c 1800, C-14028, image 219

    1790c, Jonas Vanalstine, granted lot 5, con 4, Fredericksburgh Additional, free grant
    1790c, Jonas Vanalstine, granted lot 16, con 1, Richmond Tp, free grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, AlV, Land rolls & Schedules, MS 400, r 7, V 9, p 28 & 105 &  Vol 11, p 48 & 129



    2B2. LAMBERT VANALSTINE UE, (1765- 1824), son of James Van Alstine UE and Lydia Larraway.
    It has been accepted that Lambert was born in 1765. Lambert and his brother Jonas, were teenagers during the war. Lambert is listed as a fifer in the 1st Battalion of KRRNY. He married Anne Bell, the daughter of William Bell [see Heir and Devisee report] in 1788. They had 6 children and he later married Maria Hannah and had 7 more known children. In Lambert's 1822 petition below, he states that he has 16 children and 7 are still living with him. He died in 1824.

    Lambert first settled on his land grant in Richmond Township (Lot 4, Con 1) and later moved to Fredericksburgh Township. Three of his children petition in 1819 and state that Lambert Sr is "of Fredericksburgh." It is further confirmed in two affidavits in 1837 and 1839 in petitions by his children David and Ann that Lambert was "formerly of Richmond." His 1810 petition is about his lot in Fredericksburgh and so it is concluded that Lambert moved to Fredericksburgh at least by 1810.

    Baptism, marriage
    Lambert Van Alstyne, baptized 4 Mar 1765, married 22 July 1788 to Anne Bell. He was born in Catskill, Greene county, NY. ... married second Mary Hanna.
    Source: VAFH, 307, 315. Burleigh Fonds, page 61

    4 Mar 1765, Baptism Lambert, son of Jacobus (James) Van Alstein and Lidia Larrowa[y]
    Source: Dutch Reformed Church, Catskill, Greene Co., NY, as recorded by Burleigh, 199 and also page 61.

    Death
    Lambert died in 1824 as stated in a petition by his son David Secord Vanalstine [2B2x] where David writes that, "said Lambert Vanalstine a UE Loyalist at the time of his death was 64 years of age which was in the year 1824." This gives a birth year of 1760 which is not a huge concern in that it differs from 1765; perhaps he was baptized when he was 5 years old. Further off the mark is the 1828 petition of son Alexander [2b2ix] that includes an affidavit stating that "Alexander Vanalstine is a son of Lambert Vanalstine ... that Lambert would be 80 if still living." This would give a birth year of 1748.

    Rev War record

    Lambert enlisted in the KRRNY in 1777 at age 13 and was a fifer. See this KRRNY list of drummers in the first battalion on the Kings Royal Yorkers web site.

    Lambert Jr, 2nd KRRNY enlistment sequence
    20 Jan 1780, Lambert Vanalstine censured for grumbling about rations.
    24 Jun 1780, Lambert Vanalstine, Capt John Munro's Company.
    25 Aug 1780 - entered 2nd Battalion of KRRNY - see below.
    24 Aug 1781 -still attached to Munro's Coy till this date.
    Oct 1782 - in Capt Crawford's Company
    Source: Papers of Marinus Willett, NYHS; Roll of Cpt John Munro's Company, Pay Bill ... 2 KRRNY .. Capt Munro, 24 Dec 1781, Roll of Wm Redford Crawford's Coy, 2KRR NY, 25 Oct 1782, as cited in The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, 326, 358-9, 364

    1781, 2nd Bat. KRRNY
    #274, James V Alstyne, enlisted 25 Aug 1780
    #275, Lambert V Alstyne, enlisted 25 Aug 1780
    #276, Simon? V Alstyne, enlisted 25 Aug 1780
    Source: A Roll of men inlisted in the 2nd Battalion of the Kings Royal Regiment of New York at Pointe Claire [Quebec] ...17 May 1781, Haldimand Papers, B-158, Add Mss 21818, p. 214-15, H-1652, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at  image 487 as cited in The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, 326, 366. Burleigh Fonds page 69.

    1783, 2nd Batt KRRNY
    #276, James Van Alstine, 22 May 1780
    #277, Lambert Van Alstine, ditto
    #278, Simon Van Alstine, ditto
    #303, Jonas Van Alstine, 12 Nov 1781
    Source: Men Raised for the 2nd Battalion of the KRRNY for which levy money was granted ...24 Dec 1783, Haldimand Papers, B-158, Add Mss 21818, p. 345-9 (see page 347) , H-1652, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca, starts at image 619. The History and Master Roll of The King's Royal Regiment of New York, Cruickshank and Gavin Watt, revised 2006, includes full citations. Source: Burleigh Fonds page 69

    War Office
    2nd KRRNY, no date (1783?)
    Jonas Van Alstine, Drummer, age 17, 5'4", served 4 years and 3 mos.
    Lambert V Alstine, age 19, 5'8", served 3 years
    Source: Burleigh Fonds, page 198

    1788 Loyalist Claims
    26 Feb 1788, Montreal, Evidence on the Claim of Lambert Van Alstine, late of Litchfield, Connecticut
    Lambert Van Alstine, Grandson to Claimant, sworn: Says that his Gd father was a soldier in the 1st Battal. K. Regt of N. York in 1783 & gave claim to Capt Leake.
    Says his Gd. father is above 70 years of age & is unable to travel.
    Before the war he lived on the Susquehanna.
    He had a House & 6 acres cleared, 3 Horses, some Cows, Furniture & Farming Utensils.
    Source: Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, part 2, 1904, p. 440, online at archive.org

    UE LIST
    Lambert or Lumber Van Alstine, resides Richmond. Soldier, KRRNY, M Roll. Land Book Adolphustown 1791, 200. a wife and one child. Provision List Kingston 1786.
    Source: Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, Rose Pub, 1884, 267, on line at Archives.org

    Marriage
    22 July 1788, Lambert Van Alstine of 3rd Twp [Fredericksburgh] m. Anne Bell of same place. Witnesses: V Monizal, Laurance Sills, Elizabeth Finkle
    Source: Anglican Register 1787 - 1814, Rev John Langhorn, OGS, 1980, 2

    Petition
    5 Feb 1810, York, petition of Lambert Vanalstine, agent Thos Dorland, [torn] ... claimed before ... half of lot 7 Con 4, Fredericksburgh Tp, by some accident the report has been made for the West half of said lot that your petitioner claimed under Adam Kelder who is entered in the Plans for the East half of said lot ... prays for east half
    [fold] hard to read
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514A, V9/20, C-2947, image 688

    Petition
    30 Mar 1822, Fredericksburg Tp, petition of Lambert Vanalstine, resides on a block of land between the 5th and 6th concessions of Fredericksburg Tp in the rear of lots 16, 17 and part 18, has been in quiet possession for 12 years and improved 30 acres  ... said block is suppose to contain 200 acres ... that he is the father of 16 children and that 7 of them and his wife compose his present family whom with himself, by industry and strict economy ? enables by Providence to support in decency and comfort ... has been in the Revolutionary and late war ... prays to locate the said block
    [fold] Read 17 Apr 1822, report requested from surveyor, entered in land book L, p. 216
    [10b] 23 Jan 1822, We the undersigned, Inhabitants of Lennox and Addington, do certify that Lambert Vanalstine joined the Royal Standard in the year 1778 and ever remained in His majestys Dominions since that period, lost his father and two elder brothers in the revolutionary war and that he has always done his duty when called on in the late war, four of his sons with him against the enemies of Britain. [signed] Alexr Clarke Capt LM, Davis Hawley Capt AM, Joseph Pringle Lieut Len, Gilbert Hayens, Andw Rimmery L Len, Garret Vn D Bergh, Elijah Williams, John Dafoe Capt Lm, Fredk Hesford, Martin Hawley, St?? Sagar
    [10c] 1 Mar 1822, affidavit certify he has lived on the block of land and signed by these inhabitants: Frances V D Bogart, Jacob Van Ancun, Isaac Carscallen, Staul Sagar, John German Park, Joseph Pringle, Martin Hawley, Joshua Anderson, Joshua Long, Alexr Hannah, Darius Hearns, Daniel Bowen, Gilbert Hearns, Wm Tidd, Lehill Hawley
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V515, V13/10, C-2948, image 9

    Land Records
    Vanalstine, Lemuel [clerk error, should be Lambert], granted 1/2 lot 4, Con 1, Richmond, 100 acres
    Vanalstine, Lemuel [should be Lambert], granted 1/2 lot 4, Con 2, Richmond, 100 acres
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, V 12, p. 50/1, c 1800, C-14028, image 121

    1800c, Vanalstine, Lem [should be Lambert], granted lot 4, Con 1 and 2, Richmond Tp., FG
    1790c, Vanalstine, Lem [should be Lambert], granted lot 4, Con 1, Richmond Tp., FG
    1790c, Vanalstine, Samuel [should be Lambert], granted lot 4, con 1, Richmond Tp., FG
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, AlV, Land rolls & Schedules, MS 400, r 7, V 11 , p 129 and 130 and also V 9, p 105

    1 Oct 1787, Lambert Vanalstine, granted E 1/2 lot 4, con 1, Richmond Tp., Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 21, V 15, p 485

    Vanalstine, Lemuel [also indexed as Samuel, should be Lambert], granted 1/2 lot 4, Con 2, Richmond, 100 acres
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, V 13, p. 69 & 70, c 1800, C-14028, image 219

    8 Jul 1797, Lambert Van Alstine, no grant details shown, Free Grant
    18 Nob 1797, Lambert Vanalstine, no grant details shown, Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 13, p 176 and V 14, p 295

    Nov 1798, No. 3917, Lambert Vanalstine, 200 acres, OC 18 Nov 1797, see 10 & 12, 11 Con Rawdon, 8275
    Source: C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 14, p 295

    Ann [dau of Wm Bell] Vanalstine
    [A petition for Anne has not been found. Some of the affidavits in the 1833 Heir and Devisee records name her as the daughter of William Bell.]
    11 July 1801, Ann Vanalstine, 200 acres, OC 7 July 1797
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, Vol 6, 34, C-14027, image 267



    2B2i. JAMES VANALSTINE SUE (1790 - ), son Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth
    James Van Alstyne, born 1790 in Fredericksburgh Tp., m. 1 Mar 1811 to Hannah Loucks. Their 8 children are named with details about marriages and children.
    Source: VAFH, 307-315 and also Burleigh Fonds, 45

    James is the oldest son of Lambert and Anne Vanalstine as stated in the Heir and Devisee record of 1833.

    Petition
    26 Jan 1830
    , Adolphustown, petition of James Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp is the son of Lambert Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp, UE Loyalist ... attained age of 21 ... taken the oath ... never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [3b] undated, certifying he is "son of the late Lambert Vanalstine an UE Loyalist"
    [3a] in Council 1 Apr 1830, recommended, SUE, order issued 2 Apr 1830,
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V516, V16/3, C-2948, image 386

    Land Book
    1 Apr 1830, James Vanalstine of Fredericksburgh Tp., granted lot 15, con 7 Hungerford Tp, SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 83, p 74

    HANNAH VAN ALSTINE DUE - daughter of Abraham Loucks UE and wife of James
    23 Apr 1833, Kingston, petition of Hannah Van Alstine of Fredericksburg Tp .. is the daughter of Abraham Loucks of Fredericksburg, UE Loyalist and the wife of James Van Alstine Jr of Fredericksburg ... she is married,.. never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [fold] 8 Mar 1833, DUE, In Council 18 May 1833, Recommended, order issued 21 May 1833
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V517, V18/4, C-2948, image 681

    Land Board
    18 and 24 of May 1833, Hannah Vanalstine of Fredericksburgh, granted lot 10, con 10, Richmond Tp, DUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 83, p 139

    1833 Heir and Devisee Commission
    James was a claimant for a lot in Darlington Tp, Newcastle District. See the transcription for all the details.

    War 1812 - probable same man as above
    13 Sept 1841, Kingston, petition of James Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp, yeoman ... served as a private in a Flank Company of the 1st Regiment of Lennox Militia in 1812 ... prays grant of land
    [fold] In Council 12 Oct 1841, Recommended. approved 28 Oct 1841. Order issued 17 Nov 1841
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, V1/3, C-2949, image 225



    2B2ia. LAMBERT VANALSTINE - son of James Vanalstine Senr
    This Lambert is likely the son of the above James Vanalstine SUE. Lambert would not qualify because his father is not an original Loyalist and that is why the land board refused the petition. By 1834 his father was the most senior James living. He is not mentioned in VAFH.

    Petition

    29 Jan 1834, Adolphustown, petition of Lambert Vanalstine, son of James Vanalstine Senr a UE Loyalist of Richmond Township, in the Midland District, ... that he has attained age of 21 ...
    [fold] the name of James Vanalstine is not in the UE list.
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V513, V bundle Misc/36, 1796-1837, C-2842, image 981



    2B2ii. LAMBERT VANALSTINE Jr SUE (c1790-1847) - son of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth
    Lambert is not mentioned in VAFH. For some reason he waits till 1824 to petition for land as a SUE. In 1835 he is said to reside in Kingston in a land grant and so the burial of Lambert Vanalstine in 1847 at age 60 in Kingston is assumed to be the same man. This gives a birth year of 1787 however his parents are married in 1788 and his brother James is stated to be the oldest son so Lambert would be born c1790.

    Marriage

    7 Apr 1812, Lambert Vanalstine m. Margaret Maden, Ernestown
    Source: Presbyterian Register of Rev Robert McDowall, 1800-41, OGS, 1880, 12 and also Burleigh Fonds, 45

    Death
    [This is assumed to be the man above but there is no document tying them together. He resided in Kingston so the assumption is probably accurate.]
    Lambert Vanalstine, died 9 Oct 1847, aged 60 year [1847-60 = 1787]
    Source: Cataraqui United Cemetery, Burleigh Fonds, Vanalstine, 43

    Petition
    24 Sept 1824, York, petition of Lambert Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp is the son of Lambert Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp, UE Loyalist ... attained age 21 ... taken oath ... never received lands ... prays 200 acres
    [fold] Recommended, 29 Sep 1824, order issued 1 Oct 1824, entered in Land Book M, p. 155
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V516, V14/7, C-2948, image 136

    Land Board
    9 Sep 1824, Lambert Van Alstine, resides Fredericksburgh, granted lot 12, Con 11, Dawn Tp.
    2 Feb 1835, Lambert Vanalstine Jr, resides Kingston, granted  North and South parts lot 29 Con 14, Brooke Tp. FG, military
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 83,  p 19 and r 140, V 133, p 11

    Cartwright Papers
    1. 23 Dec 1826, Bond, Lambert Vanalstine, Kingston Tp, to James Fraser, Ernestown Tp. This bond is for 750 and the E 1/2 of lot 24 and east 50 acres of E 1/2 of lot 23 in Con 5, Fredericksburgh are used as collateral.
    2. 1 Jun 1826, three promissary notes to pay to John Kirby approx 28 on 18 April 1832, 1833 and 1834.
    Source: Cartwright Family Papers, F 24-1, AO, film MS1988



    2B2iii. JONAS VANALSTINE Jr SUE (c1795-aft 1840 ), son of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth
    Jonas is not mentioned in VAFH. Given that he is at least 21 years of age by 1819 it can be concluded that he is born by 1798 or earlier. His wife was born in 1796 and usually men married women younger than themselves and they married in 1817 when she was 21. He petitioned on the same day as his brother Duncan not that that means much. Let's estimate he was born c1795. For sure his mother was Anne Bell.

    Petition
    27 Jan 1819, Adolphustown, petition of Jonas Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp is the son of Lambert Vanalstine of Fredericksburg, UE Loyalist ... attained age 21 ... taken oath ... never received lands ... prays 200 acres
    [2b] ordered that Jonas Vanalstine of Fredericksburg, yeoman, ... grant of 200 acres .. as son of Lambert Vanalstine formerly of Richmond ... now of Fredericksburg, UE loyalist
    [fold] 18 Feb 1824, in council, recommended. Entered in Land Book M, p. 5
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V516, V14/2, C-2948, image 115

    Vanalstine, Jonas - granted 1/2 lot 5, Con 4A[dditional], Fredericksburg, 100 acres
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, V 12, p. 28, c 1800, C-14028, image 108. See also V13, page 35 & 40 (image 203)

    Marriage
    20 Jan 1817, Jonas Vanalstine m. Catherine Brance, Fredericksburgh,
    Source: Presbyterian Register of Rev Robert McDowall, 1800-41, OGS, 1880, 17

    CATHERINE VANALSTINE DUE - daughter of Henry Brants UE
    29 Jan 1819, Adolphustown, Catherine Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp, wife of Jonas Vanalstine ... is the daughter of Henry Brants of Fredericksburg, UE Loyalist ... has attained age of 21 ... never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [fold] recd 5 Sep 1828, in council 8 Sep 1836, recommended. Order issued 14 Sept 1836
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, VV20/11, C-2948, image 1148

    Burial of Catherine
    Catherine, wife of Jonas Vanalstine, died 3 Dec 1849, aged 53 yr 5 mo 21 dys. [Thus born: 12 Jun 1796]
    Source: Bay Centre (Sand Hill) Cemetery, North Fredericksburgh, Burleigh Fonds, Vanalstine, 43

    Land Book

    8 Sep 1836, Catharine Vanalstine, resides Fredericksburgh, granted north 1/2 lots 6&7, Con 10, Tecumseth Tp., DUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 84, p 146 and also r 158, V 6, p 104

    Petition
    15 Jul 1840, petition of Jonas Vanalstine Jr of Fredericksburg Tp, son of Lambert Vanalstine, Fredericksburg Tp, UE Loyalist ... attained age of 21 ... never received lands ... prays 200 acres
    [fold] In Council 13 July 1841, granted 200 acres. Order issued 23 July 1841
    [1b] 20 Feb 1841, Napanee, Archd McNiece? JP certifies that Jonas Vanalstine is the son of Lambert Vanalstine Senr late of Fredericksburg Tp deceased and the brother of Lambert Vanalstine Jr and that Lambert Vanalstine Jun has no sons grown up.
    [1c] undated, Davis Hawley of Ernestown, ESQ, certifies that Jonas Vanalstine is the son of Lambert Vanalstine Sr that he served in the KRRNY and that had he lived till the present he would now be about 75 or 76 years of age and that Jonas is the son of Lambert Sr and not his brother Lambert Jr.
    [1d] 12 Dec 1840, Napanee, Thomas Kerns of Fredericksburg certifies the same as above.
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, V1/1, C-2949, image 208
    13 Jul 1841, Jonas Vanalstine of Fredericksburg, grant not detailed, SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r106 V 85, p 63



    2B2iv. WILLIAM VANALSTINE SUE (1792- ), son of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth
    Baptized, 10 Jun 1792, William, son of Lambert & Anna Van Alstine, Richmond
    Source: Anglican Register 1787 - 1814, Rev John Langhorn, OGS, 1980, 52

    William Van Alstyne, son of Lambert Van Alstyne Jr and Anne Bell, born 10 Jun 1792.
    Source: VAFH, 315

    Petition

    14 July 1835, Midland District, petition of William Vanalstine of Pittsburgh Tp ... son of Lambert Vanalstine Fredericksburgh Tp, UE Loyalist ... has attained age of 21 ... never received land s... prays 200 acres
    [4a] 4 Oct 1841, James Vanalstine of Fredericksburgh Tp, yeoman, maketh oath ... William Vanalstine is the son of Lambert Vanalstine late of Fredericksburg Tp, UE loyalist ... Lambert Vanalstine removed form Richmond Tp where he at one time resided into Fredericksburgh Tp many years ago and that if living now ... would be 80 years
    [fold] 28 Oct 1841 in Council, recommended, order issued 9 Dec 1841
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, V1/4, C-2948, image 228

    Land Book
    10 Dec 1841, William Vanalstine, resides Pittsburgh Tp, grant not located, SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693 r 106, V 85 , p 65



    2B2v. DUNCAN VANALSTINE SUE (1795-1834), son of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth, marriage, death
    27 Oct 1795, Duncan Bell, son of Lambert & Nancy [Anne Bell] Van Alstine, Richmond
    Source: Anglican Register 1787 - 1814, Rev John Langhorn, OGS, 1980, 57

    Duncan Bell Van Alstyne, born 27 Oct [1795], married 5 Jun 1820, Phebe Purdy. They both died of cholera in 1834 and are buried at Cataraqui, ON.
    Source: VAFH, 315. Presbyterian Register of Rev Robert McDowall, 1800-41, OGS, 1880, 21. See also Burleigh Fonds, page 44.

    8 Aug 1834, Mr Duncan Vanalstine and wife of Kingston died of cholera
    Source: J.C. Clark Diary, as recorded in Burleigh papers, page 238.

    Petition
    27 Jan 1819, Adolphustown, petition of Duncan Vanalstine, Ernestown Tp, son of Lambert Vanalstine, Fredericksburgh, UE Loyalist ... attained age of 21 ... taken oath ... never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [fold] Recd and read 11 Mar 1819, SUE, order issued 12 Mar 1819, entered land book F, p. 42
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V515, V12/5, C-2947, image 1076

    Petition
    1 Apr 1820, Ernestown, petition by Lt Col Matthew Clark, Addington Militia and signed by his men praying for land for their service in the War of 1812. Duncan Vanalstine is a signee on page 23076.
    Source: Upper Canada Sundries, RG 5 A1, LAC, 23073-78, on line at heritagecanadiana, C-4604, see image 1357

    Land Book
    11 Mar 1819, Duncan Van Alstine of Ernestown, granted lot 11, con 1, Essa Tp., SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 105, V 81, p 167

    8 Dec 1835, Duncan Vanalstine, Ernestown, granted east 1/2 lot 32, con 1 and 3 Essa Tp., Military
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 140, V 132 , p 37 and also locations, r 158, V 6, p 36

    4 Mar 1836, Duncan Van Alstine, granted lot 11, con 1, Collingwood Tp., SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, Cl4, Locations, MS 693, r 158, V 6, p 52

    Will
    His will and probate not found on the film but is indicated in the AO online index.
    Source: Duncan Vanalstine, Surrogate Court, Frontenac Co., Kingston, 1834, RG22-159, AO, GS1, reel 1224

    2B2vi. JACOB VAN ALSTINE SUE (1794- ), son of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    There are no petitions or land grants under the name Jochum/Jochem Vanalstine but the birth register clearly records that name. The later records are all in the name of Jacob Vanalstine and it is concluded here, without any real evidence, that Jochum and Jacob are the same person. VAFH records Jochum's baptism with no additional information.

    Baptism

    Jacob is not recorded in VAFH but Jochum is.
    3 Feb 1794, Jochum, son of Lambert & Anna Van Alstine, Richmond
    Source: Anglican Register 1787 - 1814, Rev John Langhorn, OGS, 1980, 54. VAFH, 315

    Marriage
    20 Mar 1815, Jacob Van Alstine m. Margaret Jones, of Richmond
    Source: Presbyterian Register of Rev Robert McDowall, 1800-41, OGS, 1880, 14 and also Burleigh Fonds, 45

    Petition
    recd 11 Mar 1819, undated, petition of Jacob Van Alstine, Haldimand Tp, son of Lambert Vanalstine, UE Loyalist of Fredericksburg [see 6b] ... attained age of 21 ... taken oath ... never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [fold] Recd 11 Mar 1819 from Duncan Vanalstine, SUE, order issued 12 Mar 1819, entered land book F, p. 42 or 420?
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V515, V12/6, C-2947, image 1078

    Land Book
    11 Mar 1819, Jacob Van Alstine of Haldimand Tp., granted lot 8, con 2, Collingwood Tp., SUE
    24 Feb 1836, Jacob Van Alstine granted lot 8, con 2, Collingwood Tp., SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 105, V 81, p 167 and also Locations, r 158, V 6, p 49

    Assault
    Jacob Van Alstine, assault. This box not retrieved.
    Source: Newcastle District Court General Quarter Sessions, RG22-31, AO, 1824

    2B2vii. JOHN VANALSTINE SUE (1804- ), son of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    There are no petitions under the name Jonathan Vanalstine. Perhaps the John born in 1804 died and a later son was named Jonathan but went by John. Or perhaps John and Jonathan were sons considered to have different names and maybe the later Jonathan died young. Taking the lead from VAFH, the John who survived childhood and married Anna Borner is recorded as the one born in 1804.

    Birth
    John Van Alstyne, born in Canada in 1804, married Anna Borner, born in Canada. Their children and grandchildren are listed in VAFH.
    A Jonathan Van Alstine, born about 1810 is listed as a later son. No further information is given. [334]
    Source: VAFH, 315-318

    Petition

    27 Jan 1835, Midland District, petition of John Vanalstine of Whitby Tp., son of Lambert Vanalstine, UE Loyalist of Fredericksburg Tp ... attained age of 21 ... never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [fold] 28 Feb 1835, in Council., recommended. order issued 6 Mar 1835
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V517, V18/40, C-2949, image 833

    Land Book
    28 Feb 1835, John Vanalstine, resides Whitby, grant not located, SUE
    24 Sep 1835, John Vanalstine, no location, UE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 84, p 95 and also Locations, r 158, V 6, p 19



    2B2viii. BERNARD VANALSTINE SUE (1806-1893), son of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth, marriage, death
    Barnard Van Alstine, born 1806, died 1893, married first Sally Barnhard, married second Esther Allen, daughter of William and Clara (Lewis) Allen. Their children and grandchildren are listed in VAFH.
    Source: VAFH, 318-334

    Petition

    28 Apr 1830, Kingston, petition of Bernard Vanalstine of Kingston Tp., son of Lambert Vanalstine, UE Loyalist of Fredericksburg Tp ... attained age of 21 ... never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [fold] 9 Nov 1835, in Council., recommended. order issued 16 Nov 1835
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V517, V19/13, C-2948, image 1002

    Land Books
    9 Nov 1835, Barnard Vanalstine, resides Kingston, granted lot 24, con 13, Sombra Tp., SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 84 , p  117 and also r 158, V 6, p 41



    2B2ix. ALEXANDER VAN ALSTINE SUE (1807- ),  son of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth
    Alexander Van Alstine, born about 1807
    Source: VAFH, 334

    Birth, marriage, death
    Barnard Van Alstine, born 1806, died 1893, married first Sally Barnhard, married second Esther Allen, daughter of William and Clara (Lewis) Allen. Their children and grandchildren are listed in VAFH.
    Source: VAFH, 318-334

    Petition
    Recd 12 Jan 1828, Niagara Dist, petition of Alexander Van Alstine, Thorold Tp, son of Lambert Van Alstine of Fredericksburg Tp, UE Loyalist ... is of the full age of 21 ... never received any lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [5a] 12 Jan 1828 ... was too young to do duty in defense of this Province during the late war [of 1812]
    [5b] 4 Oct 1824 ... James Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp maketh oath that Alexander Vanalstine is a son of Lambert Vanalstine ... that Lambert would be 80 if still living
    [fold] 28 Oct 1841 in Council, recommended, order issued 9 Dec 1841
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, V1/5, C-2949, image 232

    Land Book
    10 Dec 1841, Alexander Vanalstine, resides Thorold, grant not located, SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693r 106, V 85, p 65

    Petition
    Recd 31 Jan 1837, petition of Alexander Vanalstine, son of Lambert Vanalstine UE Loyalist and is entitled to 200 acres. Prays to be granted ... lot 4, 4th Con of Leeds, County of Leeds.
    [fold] Surveyor reports lot is vacant. In Council 23 Feb 1837, Not recommended
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, VV20/19, C-2948, image 1195



    2B2x. DAVID SECORD VANALSTINE SUE (1812- ),  son of Lambert Vanalstine JR UE
    Birth, marriage
    David Secord Van Alstine, born about 1812. married Jane --. Their children and grandchildren are listed in VAFH.
    Source: VAFH, 334-5

    Lived at Big Creek, Burleigh, 212

    Petition

    24 Jan 1837
    , Adolphustown, petition of David Secord Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp, son of Lambert Vanalstine, Fredericksburg Tp, UE Loyalist ... attained age of 21 ... never received lands ... prays 200 acres
    [10a] 11 Jun 1840, Richmond, Mary Vanalstine personally acquainted with David Secord Vanalstine  son of Lambert Vanalstine deceased ... [he] is now 24 years of age ... said Lambert Vanalstine a UE Loyalist at the time of his death was 64 years of age which was in the year 1824.
    [10c] 27 Nov 1837, Isaac J Vanalstine of Richmond Tp ... maketh oath that Lambert Vanalstine , father of David Secord Vanalstine formerly resided in Richmond Tp and died in Fredericksburg Tp
    [fold] In Council 25 Jun 1840, recommended. Order issued 3 July 1840
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, VV22/10, C-2949, image 171

    Land Book
    25 Jun 1840, David S Vanalstine of Fredericksburgh, grant not located, SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 85, p 52

    Larceny
    Defendant: David Secord Van Alstine, charged with larceny, Frontenac County.
    This film has not been examined.
    Source: Frontenac County, RG22-392, , AO, 1862, reel MS8448


    2B2xi. ISAAC VANALSTINE SUE (1814- ), son of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth, marriage
    Isaac Van Alstine, born 9 Nov 1814. married May --. Their children and grandchildren are listed in VAFH.
    Source: VAFH, 335-6

    Isaac, son of Lambert and Mary Vanalstine, b. 15 Sept 1816, bap, 11 Feb 1817.
    Source: no citation, Burleigh Fonds, 45

    26 Jan 1836
    , Midland District, Isaac Vanalstine of Kingston Tp., is the son of Lambert Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp, UE Loyalist ... attained age of 21 ... never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [fold] recd 23 Feb 1836, In council 14 Apr 1836, recommended, order issued 18 Apr 1836
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V517, V19/13, C-2948, image 1007

    Land Board
    14 Apr 1836, Isaac Vanalstine, no grant details, SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 84 , p 134



    2B2xii. LYDIA McCAY DUE (1817- ),  daughter of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth, marriage
    Lydia Van Alstine, born about 1817 married Matthew McCoy. Three children are listed in VAFH.
    Source: VAFH, 336

    Petition

    28 Apr 1830
    , Kingston, Lydia McCay, Kingston Township, daughter of Lambert Vanalstine, Fredericksburg Township, UE Loyalist ... prays for 200 acres ...
    [fold] recommended, in Council, 6 Oct 1831, order issued 7 Oct 1831
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V353A, M17/5, C-2842, image 193



    2B2xiii. ANN VANALSTINE DUE (1819- ), daughter of Lambert Vanalstine UE
    Birth, marriage
    Ann Van Alstine, born about 1819 married John Hosey. Two children are listed in VAFH.
    Source: VAFH, 336

    Petition

    9 Oct 1839
    , Midland Dist, petition of Ann Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp ... daughter of Lambert Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp, deceased, UE Loyalist ... is 21 years of age ... never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [6a] 12 July 1843, Kingston ... John Kimmerly of Richmond Tp, UE yeoman, certifies personally acquainted with the late Lambert Vanalstine of Fredericksburg Tp ... formerly of Richmond Tp. [added] Ann Vanalstine is the sister of Jonas, William and Alexander Vanalstine.
    [fold] 7 Sep 1843, committee recommends 200 acres as DUE. Approved in Council 8 Sept 1843. Order issued 7 Oct 1843
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, V2/6, C-2949, image 360



    2B3. Isaac Van Alstine SUE (1773- ), son of James Van Alstine, UE
    Isaac was too young to serve in the Revolutionary war. His 1790 petition as a SUE was rejected because his father James died before the end of the war. However he successfully petitioned again on 15 Feb 1808 for his mother Lydia to be placed on the list and she is placed on the list the very next day! This suggests that a back room agreement had been made. Isaac petitions 10 days later as the son of Lydia and gets a grant on land. He also petitions for the 200 acres that Lydia would receive were she alive. This is refused.

    Birth
    Issac Van Alstine, baptized 6 Jan 1773 in Pennsylvania.
    Source: VAFH, 340

    Petition
    17 Nov 1790, Kingston, the memorial of Isaac Van Altine [sic], son of James Van Altine [sic] late private in the Royal Yorkers. That your memorialist being of lawful age, ... wishes that 200 acres of land may be assigned as the son of a loyalist in Ameliasburgh Tp. [signed] Isaac V Allstine [sic]
    [fold note] Dist Mecklenburgh, 1790, No 429, Report page 7. Rejected [because father died before 1783 thus not on UE list.]
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V513, U-V bundle Misc/22, 1784-1794, C-2842, image 744

    Land Board
    Vanalstine, Isaac - granted lot 80, Con ?, Ameliasburgh, 200 acres
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, V 12, p. 44/5, c 1800, C-14028, image 117

    1800c, Isaac Vanalstine, granted lot 80, con 1BS, Ameliasburgh, Free Grant
    1790c, Isaac Vanalstine, granted lot 80, Ameliasburgh, Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, AlV, Land rolls & Schedules, MS 400, r 7, V 11, p
    93 and also V 9, p 81

    1808 Petition
    [Isaac petitions a second time under his mother and succeeds.]
    15 Feb 1808, York, petition of Isaac J Vanalstine of Richmond Tp, yeoman, is the son of James Van Alstine, UE Loyalist, who died in His Majestys service in 1782. That your petitioners mother, Lydia Van Alstine came into this Province in 1784 and resided in the Midland district until her death in 1794. Prays ... to order the name of Lydia Vanalstine to be inserted on the UE list.
    [17a] 15 Feb 1808, York, Richard Cartwright certifies that Isaac Van Alstine lived with him as a servant in 1786 at which time his mother resided in the Midland district and "share reason to believe that she removed into this Province from Lower Canada in the year 1784."
    [17b] 12 Feb 1808, York, Parshall Terry maketh oath that James Van Alstine resided at a place called Standing Stone, on the Susquehanna River in the province of Pennsylvania [Standing Stone Tp, Bradford Co., PA; south of the Finger Lakes a little below the NY/PA border.] at the breaking out the Rebellion ... he joined the Royal Standard in 1778 and was a Private soldier in Sir John Johnsons Regiment at the time and he died in Montreal in 1782.
    [fold] read in Council 16 Feb 1808, recommended that the name Lydia Vanalstine be inserted on the UE list. Entered in Land Book G, p. 463
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514A, V8/17, C-2947, image 522

    Land Book
    9 Mar 1808 and 19 May 1808, Isaac J Van Alstine of Richmond, granted lot 3, con 3, Gwillimbury (W) Tp., SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, Cl4, Locations, MS 693, r 157, V 3, p
    23 and also C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 105, V80, p 111

    UE list
    Lidia Van Alstine, Deceased widow of James Van Alstine who died in His Majesty's service. Order in Council 16 Feb 1808
    Source: Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, Rose Pub, 1884, 267, on line at Archives.org

    1808 Petition
    26 Feb 1808, York, petition of Isaac J Van Alstine, of Richmond Tp, yeoman, is the son of Lydia Van Alstine, of Fredericksburgh, deceased, a Loyalist, that he is upwards of 21 years of age ... never received lands ... prays for 200 acres
    [21b] 9 May 1801, oath of allegiance
    [fold] Read 9 Mar 1808, recommended for 200 acres as SUE. Approved. Warrant issued 12 Mar 1808, p. 63
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514A, V8/21, C-2947, image 540

    1808 Petition
    recd 26 Feb 1808, petition of Isaac J Van Alstine of Richmond, yeoman, ... petitioner's mother, the late Lydia Van Alstine deceased, a UE loyalist, never received lands ... presumes that had she applied in her life time for His majesty's Bounty ... she would have been intitled to 200 acres as UE Loyalist. ... prays ... order 200 acres to be located in the name of Lydia Van Alstine in order that her two heirs may claim the same ...
    [fold] recd 26 Feb 1808, read 9 Mar 1808, not recommended
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514A, V8/22, C-2947, image 544



    2B4. JAMES VANALSTINE SUE (1777- ), of Fredericksburgh - son of James Vanalstine UE
    James married Rebecca Foshee or Forsher before 1800. James petitions for land in 1802 as the son of James Vanalstine and was denied. His older brother Isaac was refused in 1790 on the same grounds that their father died during the war thus was not a loyalist eligible for a grant. Isaac, above, petitioned in 1808 and got his mother on the UE list and got his grant as a result. In a petition too faint to read James petitions again, presumably under his mother Lydia and gets a grant as a SUE in 1810.

    Birth, marriage
    James Van Alstine, born 21 Jun 1777, in Pennsylvania, married Rebecca Forsher. Their children and grandchildren are recorded in VAFH.
    Source: VAFH, 340-5

    Child - Baptism
    9 May 1800, Cobus Van Alstine baptized, parents Janis [James] Van Alstine and Rebecka Foshee, Fredericksburgh
    Source: Presbyterian Register of Rev Robert McDowall, 1800-41, OGS, 1880, 35
    Source: Van Alstine Family History, Vol 1, 1974, Lester Van Alstine, 340

    Family
    See the lineage chart prepared by Dr Burleigh
    Source: Burleigh Papers, Queens University, online, page 28

    1802 Petition

    10 Feb 1802, Fredericksburg Tp, Petition of James Vanalstine, son of James Vanalstine, Royal Regt of New York, but by reason of his dying in the Hospital in Montreal, before the UE list was framed, his name was not put on it at that time - Your Petitioner, now of age, prays that his fathers name may be put on the list  ... prays ... petitioner be granted the usual quantity of land allowed to Loyalists children ...
     ... John Embury Esq JP of the Midland District, certifies the petitioner never received lands and that his father served in Sir John Johnstons Royal Regiment and who died in Montreal in 1780 ...
    [Fold] James Vanalstine son of a UE, Fredericksburgh Tp. ... To enquire whether the father was ever settled in this province. [Father not on UE list as he died before 1783 and thus did not settle in Upper Canada and qualify for the UE list.]
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V513, V bundle Misc/16, 1796-1837, C-2842, image 903

    1810 Petition
    Petition of James Vanalstine is too faint to read. [The LAC index states that he is from Richmond so it is assumed he is the brother of Isaac J Vanalstine. May have applied via his mother. Check the land books.]
    [15b] 9 May 1801, oath of allegiance
    [fold] Received 9 Feb 1810 from Thomas Dorland Esq [this implies it is from Adolphustown Tp]. Read in Council 16 Feb 1810. Recommended for 200 acres as the son of a UE Loyalist. Approved. Warrant U70 issued to Thos Dorland
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514A, V9/15, C-2947, image 663

    Land Book
    No Date, Jas Van Alstine, Fredericksburgh, grant not located, Free grant
    16 Feb 1810, James Vanalstine of Richmond, lot 22, con 10, Portland Tp, SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 140, V 133, p 105 and also r 105, V 80, p 142 and also Locations r 157, V 3, p 62



    3. HARMONIUS VANALSTINE UE (abt 1737 - abt 1804) of NIAGARA
    No petition has been found from Harmonious Vanalstine UE but he was a loyalist, received a grant and settled around Niagara. His children did petition and from them we learn something about the man. His daughter Margaret's 1834 petition is most informative stating that "Harmanus Vanalstine was an inhabitant of the US before 1775 near Albany, NY and joined the Royal Standard about 1777 as volunteer under Col Houston, not sure how long he served, Harmanus Vanalstine died in Niagara Township about 30 years ago", making his death about 1804.

    Two of his older sons (Jacob and Bartholemew) served in Col Butler's Rangers and are UE loyalists in their own right. His five other children are younger and petition starting in 1796 as sons and daughters of a Loyalist. The oldest son is Jacob and he was born about 1757. Thus if Harmonious was about 20 when Jacob was born then Harmonious had to be born about 1737.

    Committee of Conspiracies
    22 Jun 1779, State of NY,  evidence that at Harmanus Van Alstyne's a Sergt and a Corporal came in search of his son who had deserted their regiment ... 3 men came and took away the Sergt and Corporal.
    Source: Minutes of the Commissioners ... defeating Conspiracies, 1778-1781, V 1, Albany Co., 1909. p. 368. See also Burleigh Fonds, page 233



    3A. JACOB VANALSTINE UE (1757 - aft 1837) - probable older son of Harmonious Vanalstine UE
    Jacob is 26 years of age in 1783 thus born about 1757. Jacob's younger sisters and brothers speak of having  brothers in Butlers Rangers. These brothers would be Jacob and Bartholemew and thus they are also sons of Harmonious even though no record has been found that directly states that relationship. Jacob settled in Grantham Township, Lincoln County which is today amalgamated into the city of St Catherines.

    In Jacob's 1796 petition below he states that he married a daughter of a loyalist. She has not been identified.

    War Office
    Jacob Vanalstine, for Canada with families, about 30 Sep 1781?
    Source: PRO, London, UK, W.O. 28, Vol 4, pt 1, M326, as recorded in Burleigh Fonds, page 62

    Nov 1783 Butler's Rangers
    Bartis Vanalstine, age 23, 1 man, zero women and children, 1 ration received
    Jacob Vanalstine, age 26, 1 man, zero women and children, 1 ration received
    Source: Return of Persons under the description of Loyalists ... in Captain Bradts Company in the Corps of Rangers, Niagara, 30 Nov 1783, Haldimand Papers, B-105, Add Mss 21765, p. 390, H-1448, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca, image 298

    UE list
    Jacob Van Alstine, resides in the Home District. Order in Council 24 Jan 1797, Butlers Rangers, Niagara Stamped Book, SPL 2nd 1786
    Source: Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, Rose Pub, 1884, 267, on line at Archives.org

    Land Book
    26 Mar 1795, Jacob Vanalstine, granted lots 1 & 2, con 5, Grantham Tp., Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, MF MS81, V 50, p 69

    27 Jun 1795, Jacob Van Alstine, granted land in Oxford, Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 13, p 60

    Petition
    8 Dec 1796, Niagara, Jacob Vanalstine served in Colonel Butler's late Corps of Rangers during the American War ... never received but 200 acres of lands ...
    That your petitioner married the daughter of a Loyalist UE who has never received lands ... prays for her 200 acres and an additional 100 acres due him as a discharged soldier ...
    [fold] Recd 8 Dec 1796, Read 14 Jan 1797, ordered 100 acres additional as a soldier & 200 acres when a certificate is produced of her being a DUE. 17 Mar 1797 certificate produced. Warrant 17 Mar 1797, ditto to Charity his wife 200. Entered in land book B, p. 201. See a subsequent petition read in council 27 Jun 1839.
    [32b] 9 Dec 1796, John McNabb certifies that the late Harmanus Vanalstine of the late Col Butlers Rangers was formerly returned as a Loyalist and came under the description of those that joined the Royal Standard ... distinguished by the letters UE ...
    Source: UCLP, V514, U-V 3/32, C-2847, image 6

    Land Book
    14 Jan 1797, Charity Van Alstine, grant unlocated, Free Grant
    14 Jan 1797, Jacob Van Alstine, grant not located, Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 13, p 96 and 123

    9 May 1837, petition of Jacob Vanalstine of Niagara Township, yeoman, ... by an Order in Council if 24 Jan 1797 as entitled to 100 acres as a soldier and 200 acres for his suffering ... never located the land ... is now upwards if 88 years of age and being in poor and distressed circumstances ... prays to be allowed to locate
    [fold] Report ... 9 Dec 1802 issued for lots 1 and 2, Con 5, Grantham, 200 acres is Rev Robert Addison. Original Nominee Jacob Vanalstine UE under the ? Claim Niagara Commission 1801.order issued 8 July 1839.
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V518, V21/13, C-2949, image 64



    3A1. CATHERINE VAN ALSTINE DUE - daughter of Jacob Van Alstine UE
    Petition
    14 May 1816, Niagara, petition of Catherine Van Alstine, daughter of Jacob Van Alstine of Grantham Tp, UE Loyalist ... full age of 21 ... never received lands ... prays 200 acres
    [fold] recd 12 Apr 1817. DUE. Granted 20 May 1817. Warrant M152, issued 8 May 1817. Entered Land Bk J, p. 179
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V515, V11/8, C-2947, image 919

    Land book
    20 May 1817, Catharin Van Alstine of Grantham Tp, granted lot 32, con 6, Missouri Tp., DUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 105, V 81, p 127



    3A2. JOHN VAN ALSTINE SUE - son of Jacob Van Alstine UE
    Petition
    14 May 1816, Niagara, John Van Alstine, Grantham Tp, son of  Jacob Van Alstine of Grantham, UE Loyalist ... is of full age of 21 ... never received lands ...
    [fold] recd 12 Apr 1817, SUE, Read and order issued 15 Nov 1820
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V515, V12/39, C-2947, image 1184

    Land Book
    15 Nov 1820, John Vanalstine, of Granthm Tp, granted lot 24, con 7, Caradoc Tp., SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 81, p 201
    1 Jun 1820, John Vanalstine of Grantham Tp, granted west 1/2 lot 23, con 5, Missouri Tp., Military
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 140, V 132, p 32



    3A3. MARGARET VAN ALSTINE DUE - daughter of Jacob Van Alstine UE
    Petition
    13 Apr 1817, Niagara, Margaret Van Alstine, Grantham Tp, daughter of  Jacob Van Alstine of Grantham Tp, UE Loyalist ... is of full age of 21 ... never received lands ...
    [fold] recd 24 Jun 1819, DUE, Read 30 Jun 1819 and order issued 2 Jul 1819. Entered land Bk H, p. 175
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V515, V12/21, C-2947, image 1127

    Land Book
    20 Jun 1819, Margaret Vanalstine of Grantham Tp, granted lot 31, con 6, Missouri Tp., DUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 81, p 180



    3A4. DAVID VAN ALSTINE SUE - son of Jacob Van Alstine UE
    Petition
    11 Apr 1820, petition of David Van Alstine of Grantham Tp, son of  Jacob Van Alstine of Grantham Tp, UE Loyalist ... is of full age of 21 ... never received lands ...
    [fold] recd and read 22 May 1820, SUE, Granted 200 acres. Order issued 25 May 1820. Entered land Bk H, p. 420
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V515, V12/39, C-2947, image 1184

    Land Book
    22 May 1822, David Van Alstine of Grantham, granted lot 34, con 6 Missouri Tp., SUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693 r 105, V 81, p 194



    3A5. SARAH VAN ALSTINE DUE - daughter of Jacob Van Alstine UE
    Petition
    9 Oct 1822, Niagara, petition of Sarah Van Alstine daughter of Jacob Van Alstine of Grantham Township, UE Loyalist ... never received lands ... prays 200 acres
    [23b] certifying she is an unmarried woman
    [fold] recd 11 Jan 1826 DUE. In Council 31 Jan 1826 Recommended. Order issued 1 Feb 1826. Entered in land book M, p. 553
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V516, V14/23, C-2948, image 198



    3B. BARTHOLEMEW VANALSTINE UE (1760- ), older son of Harmonious Vanalstine UE
    Bartholemew is 23 years of age in 1783 thus born about 1760. His loyalist leanings were evident in 1777 when he was arrested but later released. By 1778 he was with a corps under Sir John Johnson and joined at Augquago on the Susquehanna River. [This location has not been identified.] Bartholemew states in a 1797 petition that he has not collected any of his land suggesting that he did not come immediately to Upper Canada. His signature on the 1784 discharge letter [6c] enclosed in the 1797 petition shows a strong hand suggesting a good education. There are no petitions from children so either he moved back to the USA or he died shortly after 1797 with no children. The land board states that he must "appear in person" suggesting they suspected he was not settled. No land was granted to him as a result of his petition. It is doubtful that Batholemew settled in Upper Canada.

    1777

    Bartholomew Vn Aelsteyn was taken in early Aug 1777 with several others [1116] and confined by the Albany Committee. Batholemy Van Alstine was released in Jan 1778 on giving his Oath of Allegiance to the State of NY. [1136]
    Source: Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence, 1775-1778, Sullivan and Flick, V 2, Albany, 1925. Mentioned in The British Campaign of 1777, St Leger Expedition, Gavin Watt, 2001, 236.

    1778
    Bartholomy Van Alstine, Butlers Rangers
    Yockim Van Alstine [Possibly Jacob, but could be a different man.]
    Source: List or Roll of a Party of men who came Under the Command of Thomas Garnett appointed senior captain by the late Mr Howelton in a battalion ??? in order to form a brigade for Sir John Johnson Bart and joined His Majestys Forces at Augquago on the Susquehanna, 1 Sep 1778, Haldimand Papers, Add Mss 21818, B158, p. 35, H-1652. transcription on line at heritage.canadiana.ca, image 291. Note, the modern spellings of Augquago are Ouaquaga NY or the Oneida village, Onaquaga.

    Nov 1783 Butler's Rangers
    Bartis Vanalstine, age 23, 1 man, zero women and children, 1 ration received
    Jacob Vanalstine, age 26, 1 man, zero women and children, 1 ration received
    Source: Return of Persons under the description of Loyalists ... in Captain Bradts Company in the Corps of Rangers, Niagara, 30 Nov 1783, Haldimand Papers, B-105, Add Mss 21765, p. 390, H-1448, transcription on line Heritage.canadiana.ca,  image 298

    1797 Petition

    [1797] undated ... petitioner served ... in the Corps of Rangers, private and was discharged on the peace at Niagara. ... entitled to 300 acres  ... received no part thereof ..
    [fold] rec'd 28 Mar 1797 ... to appear in his proper person
    [6b] 24 June 1784, Niagara, To Whom it may concern, By John Butler Esq Lieutenant Colonel Commander of a Corps of Rangers - these are to certify that the bearer here of Bartholemew Van Alstine Private soldier in Capt Bradts Company of the above said Corps hath served honestly and faith fully in the said Corps these years and in consequence of His majestys order for discharging the said Corps, he is hereby discharged, and is intitled by his Majestys late order to the portion of land s alloted to each private soldier ... to become a settler in this province of Quebec he having first received all just Demands of pa, arrears of pay, clothing etc from the entry into the said Corps to the day of his Discharge as appears by his receipt on the back here of [signed] John Butler
    [6c] I Bartholemew Van Alstine do acknowledge that I have received all my clothing, pay ...
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V513, V bundle Misc/6, 1796-1837, C-2842, image 873



    3C. SEFRENIES VANALSTINE SUE - son of Harmonius Vanalstine
    Petition
    14 Dec 1796, Niagara, petition of Sefrenies Vanalstine, son of Harmonius Vanalstine, a loyalist, and had two brothers in Colonel Butler's late Corps of Rangers ... has never received lands, he having lived hereto on his deceased father's lands ... prays 400 acres ...for his family having in the beginning of the War adhered to the British Empire ...
    [fold] recd 14 Dec 1796, read 24 Jan 1797, ordered 200 acres, issued warrt 25 Jan 1797, entered in Land Book B, page 202
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514, U-V 2/24, C-2842, image 1239

    Land Books
    11 July 1801, Suffrenius Vanalstine, 200 acres, OC 28 Aug 1797
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, Vol 6, 36, C-14027, image 268

    9 Mar 1802, Suffrenus Van Alstine, 200 acres .. 24 Jan 1797
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, Vol 6, 45, C-14027, image 272

    24 Jan 1797, Sefrenies Vanalstine, grant not located, Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 20, V 14, p 388



    3D. EVE VANDERBARROW DUE - daughter of Harmonius Vanalstine
    Petition
    14 Dec 1796, Niagara, petition of Eve Vanderbarrow ... daughter of Harmonius Vanalstine, a loyalist and had several Brothers in Colonel Butler's late Corps of Rangers ... never received lands ... prays ...
    [fold] recd 14 Dec 1796, read 25 Feb 1797, recommend 200 acres, gave a warrt for 200 acres 28 Feb 1797, entered in Land Book B, page 230
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514, U-V 2/19, C-2842, image 1224



    3E. MARGRET VANALSTINE DUE - daughter of Harmonius Vanalstine, wife of Benjamin Fairchild
    Petition
    10 Jan 1797, Niagara, petition of Margret Vanalstine ... daughter of Harmonius Vanalstine, deceased, who was in this Province during the American War, and that your petitioner has several Brothers in Colonel Butler's late Corps of Rangers ... prays ... grant her such proportion ... never yet received lands
    [note] See petition of Margaret Fairchild read in Council 12 Jun 1834
    [fold] recd 10 Jan 1797, read 24 Jan 1797, ordered 200 acres, entered in Land Book B, page 202, The petitioner is now married to Benjamin Fairchild of the Township of Niagara, 3 Mar 1812, order issued 14 Jun 1834
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514, U-V 2/25, C-2842, image 1242

    Petition
    10 Jun 1834, Toronto, petition of Margaret Fairchild of Niagara, wife of Benjamin Fairchild Interpreter Indian Department. That your petitioner is the daughters of Harmanus Vanalstine late of the Township of Niagara, deceased, who was born in one of the British Colonies in the now United States, and who joined the Royal Standard during the American Rebellion & served as a Volunteer under Colonel Huston? and remained in this province soon after the peace of 1783 and remained therein until his decease which took place many years since. That all the children of the said deceased who settled in this province except your petitioner received land as children of a UE and your petitioner was granted 200 acres as DUE by OC 24 Jan 1797 but no deed has yet issued to her and it appears her fathers name is not yet on the UE list ... prays the name of her father to be inserted on the UE list.
    [fold] recommended ... entered on the UE list, 14 June 1834.
    [96c] 1826, John Vanderburg of Thorold and Jacob Vanalstine of Louth? in Niagara Township both swear that Harmanus Vanalstine was an inhabitant of the US before 1775 near Albany, NY and joined the Royal Standard about 1777 as volunteer under Col Houston, not sure how long he served, Harmanus Vanalstine died in Niagara Township about 30 years ago.
    [96e] 25 Feb 1830, Jacob Vanalstine of Grantham Township, farmer ... that his late father Harmanus Vanalstine joined the British Standard and remained till 1783 ... removed into this province with his wife, six daughters and two sons and remained till his death ... Harmanus Vanalstine were regularly enrolled on the UE list in consequence the whole family received ... land ... excepting his daughter Margaret ...
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V193, F18/96, C-1899, image 715
    Source: see also, UCLP, V196, F Misc, 1789-1839/92, C-2023, image 138
    Source: see also, UCLP, V196, F Misc, 1789-1839/95, C-2023, image 151
    Source: see also, UCLP, V196, F Misc, 1789-1839/98, C-2023, image 156

    Land Book
    5 Jun 1834, Margaret Vanalstine, resides Sidney Tp., grant not located, DUE
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 106, V 84, p 58



    3F. DOROTHY PORTER DUE - daughter of Harmonius Vanalstine
    Petition
    28 Jun 1797, Dorothy Porter, daughter of Harmonius Vanalstine, UE Loyalist ... prays for 200 acres
    [fold] read 14 Feb 1798, ordered 200 acres, warrant 15 Feb 1798 [Note: there is a wonderful drawing on the fold of this petition.]
    Source: UCLP, V400A, P4/70, C-2489, image 1003



    3G. HARMONIUS VANALSTINE SUE - son of Harmonius Vanalstine
    Petition
    7 Dec 1797,
    Niagara, petition of Harmonius Vanalstine is a son of a Loyalist and had several Brothers in Colonel Butler late Corps of Rangers and that your petitioner came into this Country in 1784 ... having taken usual oaths ... never received lands ... grant him the usual allowance ...
    [note added] 27 Aug 1833, petitioner states that he now lives in Thorold Tp
    [fold] recd 14 Dec 1796, read 7 Feb 1797, ordered 200 acres as the son of a UE Loyalist, gave warrt 8 Feb 1797, entered in Land Book B, page 222. Harmonius Vanalstine is located for lot W 13, Con 5, Clarke Tp, 200 acres for which no discipline has issued. Warrant issued 27 Aug 1833
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V514, U-V 2/20, C-2842, image 1227

    Land Book
    7 Feb 1797, Harmonius Vanalstine of Thorold, granted lot 13, con 5, Clarke Tp, Free Grant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 21 V 15, p 585 and also r 20, V 13, p 75

    Cemetery
    Harmonius Vanalstine, 1777 - 1867
    Mary his wife,  1786 - 1866
    Source: Fonthill Cemetery, ON, Canadian Headstones



    3H. ALEXANDER VANALSTINE
    Died at 10 years of age in 1834.
    Source: Fonthill, Pelham Cemetery, Canadian Headstones



    3I. MARY VANALSTINE
    Wife of Stephen Vandeburgh, died 1838
    Source: Fonthill, Pelham Cemetery, Canadian Headstones



    4. HARMONIUS VANALSTINE of Middleton
    Probably he is the same man as Harmonius, son of Harmonius Sr above [3G].

    Petition

    26 Nov 1823, Port Talbot, petitioner was located by Colonel Talbot on 200 acres on Talbot Road east in 1817 ... prays grant him the lot ... ready to pay the fees
    [18a] 10 Dec 1825,  receipt for fees paid
    [18b] 14 May 1825, oath taken at Charlottville
    [18c] Col Talbot reported in his return of locations in 1817 the Entered in Land Book M, p. 451. Lot 174, Talbot Rd East, Middleton Township, 200 acres. 9 Nov 1825 recommended. Warrant No 1744 issued 10 Dec 1825
    Source: UCLP, RG1 L3, LAC, V516, V14/18, C-2948, image 181

    Land Book
    9 Nov 1825, Harmonius Vanalstine of Middleton Tp, granted 174 S Talbot Rde, Free Grant, FF
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, C13, Fiats and Warrants, MS 693, r 5? V 33, p 41



    5. ROBERT VANALSTINE of KINGSTON
    No Robert Vanalstine has been identified in VAFH or Burleigh that might help explain who this man is.

    Land book
    Vanalstine, Robert - granted 1/2 lot 16, Con 1, Kingston Township, Mecklenburg District
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, V 12, p. 6 & 12, c 1800, C-14028, image 98. See also V13, page 11 (image 187)

    1790c, Robert Vanalstine, granted 1/2 lot 16, con 1, Kingston Tp
    1800c, Robert Vanalstine, granted lot 16, con 1, Kingston Tp
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, AlV, Land rolls & Schedules, MS 400, r 7, V 9, p
    5 and also V 11, p 18



    6. WHO IS THIS WIDOW?
    The land records below are not dated but are circa 1800 and reflect locations made to date. Lambert (presumably Lambert Sr) and a widow are granted adjacent lots in Williamsburgh Tp., Dundas County and this strongly suggests a connection. This widow could be Lydia Larroway, be the wife of James Vanalstine, who died near the end of the war. In 1808, Lydia, posthumously, was given UE status so her children could be granted land as children of a loyalist. See the James section for more details. If it is not Lydia then who is it? Could it be the wife of Simon Vanalstine, the probable brother of Lambert who was still alive in 1783 but died.

    The Williamsburgh abstract index to the land records show that Lambert's grant from the Crown is dated 7 Mar 1806 but the other half is shown granted to John Chrysler on 24 Apr 1806. Lambert sells his west half to Chrysler on 28 Mar 1807 and registers it 4 July 1808. Why did the widow's half of this lot end up with Chrysler? Perhaps the Township papers might shed some light.

    Lambert Vanalstine, granted 1/2 lot 12, Con 2, Williamsburgh Tp, Free Grant
    Vanalstine, widow - granted 1/2 lot 12, Con 2, Williamsburgh Tp, Lunenburg District
    Source 1: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, V 12, p. 119, c 1800, C-14028, image 158. See also V13, pages 123 & 128 (image 250)
    Source 2: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, AlV, Land rolls & Schedules, MS 400, r 7, V 8, p70



    7. STRAYS - unplaced people
    Vanalstine, John - granted 1/2 lot 15, Con 4, Fredericksburg, 100 acres
    Source: Land Boards of Upper Canada 1765-1804, LAC, V 12, p. 28, c 1800, C-14028, image 108. See also V13, page 35 & 40 (image 203)

    Lot 12, Con 4, Sheffield Tp.
    24 Jul 1837, Samuel Vanalstine, granted west 1/2 lot 12, con 4 Sheffield Tp., Lennox and Addington Co., Claimant
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, Clll3, V 1, p 225

    W 1/2 Lot 8, Con 7 Richmond Tp, Canada Company
    Feb 9 1841, lot to Edward W McBride then in March 1842 to Patrick O'Hare & Simon Vanalstine then in Dec 1856 to Simon Vanalstine.
    22 May 1843, Stephen O'Hare & Simon P. Vanalstine to Angus Harrison, W 1/2 Lot 8, Con 7 Richmond Tp
    Source: Ont Land Record Index (OLRI), microfiche at AO, Canada Company, MS 729, r 5, V 34, p 79 and r 2, V 25, p 404