The United Empire Loyalist Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present
Duncan Robertson loyally served the King of England during the American Revolution. Let’s see what we can do for his profile.
- This profile is well on its way to being a super profile. There is information and explanatory text, but it needs sources and inline references. See also his brother Hugh’s profile.
- There are some sources on the profile. But some of them are unclear as to their nature, and where I might find them. (I’m not familiar with Canadian sources.)
- His wife’s profile mentions they had no children. That should be reflected in his profile.
- Let’s add some general detail about what Jessup's Regiment was involved in during Robertson’s enlistment.
- Pictures? Background?
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United Empire Loyalist Project
A United Empire Loyalist is a title given to any individual, male or female, who was a Loyalist (as defined below), and all their lineal descendants.
Any individual who can document their lineage to a Loyalist may become a regular member of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), regardless of their citizenship or residency. These individuals may use the honorary post-nominal UE as a membership identifier, however this confers no special status or privilege.
Individuals may also become associate members to gain access to the genealogical resources held by the UELAC branches which are located in a number of communities throughout Canada; frequently associate members are individuals who claim Loyalist descent and are undertaking research to substantiate their claim.
Definition of a Loyalist
(aka Loyalist Ancestor):
- Either male or female, as of 19 April 1775, a resident of the American colonies, and joined the Royal Standard prior to the Treaty of Separation of 1783, or otherwise demonstrated loyalty to the Crown, and settled in territory remaining under the rule of the Crown; or
- A soldier who served in an American Loyalist Regiment and was disbanded in Canada; or
- A member of the Six Nations of either the Grand River or the Bay of Quinte Reserve who is descended from one whose migration was similar to that of other Loyalists.