To the Hon'l. Board of Commissioners appointed by the Act of Parliament
to inquire into the losses and services of all such persons who may have
suffered in their right properties and possessions during the unhappy
dissention in North America in consequence of their loyalty to his
Majesty and attachment to British Government.----
The Memorial of John Mock formerly of the county of Albany Province of
New York but now and since the year of our Lord 1777 in Canada, and since
that time a soldier in the King's Loyal Rangers commanded by Edward Jessup,
Major and Commandant.
That the losses sustained by your Memorialist in consequence of the (),
amounts to the sum of Nine Hundred Fifty One pounds, nine shillings and
four pence New York Currency according to the following Particulars which
he hereby claims, prays may be allowed to him. Viz:
One farm or lot of land 300.0.0
by cash 80.0.0
225 bushels of wheat 70.0.0
Wheat in the straw reckoned 300 bushels 122.13.4
Six horses 36.0.0
Four oxen 40.0.0
Four steers 16.0.0
Two young steers 6.0.0
Eight cows 40.0.0
Two heifers 2.0.0
Fifty two sheep..~ 30.0.0
Sixteen swine 12.16.0
One wagon and harness 20.0.0
Farming utensils 10.0.0
Bedding, clothing and house furniture 150.0.0
Rye,Indian corn, Buckwheat and Oats 15.0.0
Names of the Evidences to Prove the within Account, Viz:
Caldwell's Manor, February 20, 1786 appeared before me, John Mock and
declared on his oath that the within is a true account to the best
of his knowledge.
Henry Ruiter. Justice of the Peace
June 22, (1786)
Evidence on the Claim of John Mock late of New York.
Says he lived at St. Johns in the fall, 1783...sent a claim by Captain
Leaks. he did not arrive in time.
He is a native of Germany, came to America 20 years ago, settled near
Albany when the troubles began. joined General Burgoyne at Fort Edward
and served that campaign as a soldier. Was at Saratoga got away before
Burgoyne, came here is now settled in Massisickay.
Had a farm near Albany about 130 acres, he took it up and cleared it,
at least 60 acres clear.A new framed house and buildings.
It belonged to Ransellar who lived at Albany and had a large estate.
His time for payment of rent money was just coming,he had no lease,would
have had one if the troubles had not come on. Values it at 300 pounds.
Ransellar now resides at Albany and has sold the lands that had belonged
to the Tories. Had 6 horses,4 oxen, 4 steers,2 young steers, 2 heifers,
54 sheep, 16 hogs furniture, utensils, wagon, 300 bushels of wheat in
the chamber, 200 in straw taken by the Rebel Army when Burgoyne was taken.
Philip Dayrick.. Sworn
He knew claimant..he joined Burgoyne's Army and served the Campaign.
He was always considered very loyal. Knew that he had a farm about
9 or 19 miles from Albany. remembers him in (progress?) before the war.
It was held of one Rancellor..there were fine improvements upon it..he
would have sold the improvements..there was a new framed house and good
buildings..he had cleared a fine piece of land. values it at about 300
pounds York currency...
He had a very large stock..all taken by the Rebels on account of claimant
being a Tories.
Source: Public Archives of Canada
A.O. 12, Series I,(MG 14)
Vol.26,pp.304,305,306. Reel B....1161)