Location: Adolphustown Lennox and Addinngton Ontario
Surnames/tags: Dorland Quakers Loyalists
The roles of the Dorland family members who were part of and thrown out of the Society of Friends around the before and after the Revolutionary War.
- They were originally from the Netherlands, Dutch Herritage
- Hempstead, Nasseau County, New York, New Netherlands
- Adolphustown Twp. Lennox and Addington, Ontario
The meeting house and Quaker Cemetery are located on John Dorlands land. Dorland-203
Dorlandt Wiki Dynamic Tree: https://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Dorland-32/7
There's drama going on all the time, even back in time. This family was split, some for the simple life and some for a life in public office and some for the life as as part of the UEL, United Empire Loyalists.
Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) Settlement at Adolphustown As a result of increased harassment of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the United States following the American Revolution (1775-83), members of the Friends settled in Adolphustown Township in 1784. The first Preparative Meeting of Quakers in either Upper or Lower Canada took place in Adolphustown in 1798 at the house of Philip Dorland (1755-1814). That year, a meeting house and burying ground were built on Dorland's farm at Hay Bay. By 1801, the local Quaker population had grown sufficiently to warrant the establishment of an Adolphustown Monthly Meeting. Although a new meeting house was built in 1868 to replace the original Hay Bay structure, many of the Quakers’ descendants had either moved away or joined the Methodists, greatly reducing the congregation’s size. The Adolphustown Monthly Meeting was discontinued in 1871. The Hay Bay meeting house gradually fell into ruin; all that remains is a small burying ground marking the site. http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/Ontario-s-Places-of-Worship/Inventory/Events.aspx?ID=23
The Quakers (Society of Friends) immigrated from New York, the New England States and Pennsylvania. They are a pacifist religion, and during this period were also a "plain folk" rejecting all ornamentation in clothing, speech and meeting houses (churches). The Children of Peace were founded during the War of 1812 after a schism in York County. A further schism occurred in 1828, leaving two branches, "Orthodox" Quakers and "Hicksite" Quakers. Preparative meetings and chain migration
West Lake The basic unit of Quaker organization is the Monthly Meeting, in reference to its monthly business meeting. The Monthly Meeting admitted members, disciplined them, and created committees of oversight. The Monthly Meeting had oversight of its constituent meetings for worship, which, when meeting for business, were called Preparative Meetings. The Monthly Meeting, in turn, reported to a Quarterly or Half Yearly regional meeting, which in turn joined other regional meetings in a Yearly Meeting.
Adolphustown Prepararatory Meeting was the first to be established in Upper Canada in 1798 under New York Yearly Mtg and initially under Nine Partners Quarterly Mtg, NY. It became a Monthly Mtg in 1801and was laid down in 1821 and became a Prep Mtg under West Lake.
In 1828 the Friends split into two groups - Hicksites and the Orthodox. It was a difficult time and in small communities it meant deciding who kept the old meeting house, burial ground, minute books and registers and who had to start new in the same area. In 1881 a further schism resulted in the formation of the Conservative group. Prior to 1828 they were all one group.
These various Preparatory Meetings below were under Adolphustown till 1821 then under West Lake after that. Kingston Prep: 1801 Ernestown: ? West Lake: Prep Mtg 1803; Monthly Mtg 1821. Bloomfield: ? Ameliasburgh: ? East Lake: ? Green Point: 1811 Cold Creek: Indulged 1815; Prep Mtg 1825 Hillier Prep Mtg: 1817 Wellington: ? Haldimand Prep Mtg, 1827
The largest collection of Canadian Quaker material is at the The Quaker Archives and Dorland Library at Pickering College in Newmarket, ON.
The Marion Cronk Fonds is at the archives in Pickering and the Rachel Cronkhite Fonds is at the Archives of Ontario. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~saylormowbray/quakwestlake.html
Quaker settlers who planned on moving were to request a "minute of membership" to bring to the Quaker meeting in their new neighbourhood. This was to ensure that Quakers remained in touch even in frontier regions. As Quakers moved westward, into unsettled regions like Upper Canada, their home meeting might authorize a new Preparative Meeting in that locale. Nine Partners Monthly Meeting in the lower Hudson River Valley of New York state thus authorized a Preparative Meeting for its emigrating members to West Lake in the Bay of Quinte region of Upper Canada in 1798. These new Canadian meetings thus remained in touch with their home meetings (and relatives left behind) and their Yearly Meeting. They also served as a receiving station, easing the flow of settlers from east to west and ensuring they had an established network of Friends to turn to. This is a classic example of the process known as chain migration. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_of_Friends_(Upper_Canada)
- Classification: Protestant
- TheologyVariable; depends on meeting
- Polity: Congregational
- Distinct fellowships: Friends World Committee for Consultation
- Associations: Friends United Meeting, Evangelical Friends International, Central Yearly Meeting of :Friends, Conservative Friends, Friends General Conference, Beanite Quakerism
- Founder: George Fox
- Origin: Mid-17th century England
- Separated from: Church of England
- Separations: Shaker
[Removal] From Oblong 16th of 11th mo 1789. To Nine Partners. John Dorland hath removed with the family within the verge of your Monthly Meeting..& his wife Elizabeth...and on enquiry it doth not appear but that he hath settled his outward affairs to satisfaction, their daughter Bathsheba is also a member...free from marriage engagements, their other children viz Gilbert, Joseph, Meribeth, Thomas & Elizabeth are likewise members...we recommend them to your christian care… Jesse Zane Clerk Sarah Howland Clerk
[Removal] From our Monthly Meeting held at Oblong the 14th. of 7th. Mo. 1794. To the Monthly meeting of friends at Nine Partners … Abigail Dorland wife of Enoch Dorland hath removed from us to live within the verge of your meeting … we recommend her to your Christian care … William Merritt Clerk Sarah Howland Clerk
Image 68 [Religious Visit] To the friends of the Southern States. Our beloved friend Elizabeth Haight having had a concern for some time attending her mind to pay a religious Visit to the meeting of friends in Your parts, and apprehending the time to perform that service being nearly come, did in a weighty manner lay the same before our meeting for our Sympathy therein which being deliberately weighed by us meets our unity and Concurrence and we leave her at liberty to perform the same as hath shall opend the way and recommend her to your Brotherly Notice and regard, she being a member & Minister in unity with us, desiring that he who went most hath called her forth to work in his Vineyard may she has support through her various exercises, and when her service is over she may be favoured to witness to her family and friends with the reward of peace in her mind. Signed in and on behalf of our Monthly Meeting held at Nine Partners in the State of New York the 17th. of 9th. Mo. 1794 by Lophar Green, Garet Burtis, Wm. Valentine, Tripp Mosher, John Hoag, Abishai Coffin, Wm. Mitchell, Enoch Dorland, Benjamin Mosher, John Allen, Sylvanus Gardner, Isaac Thorn, Ebenezer Pinkham, Lawrance Dean, Philip Hoag, Reuben Palmer, Augustin Titus, Jeddiah Tallman, Joseph Mitchell, Daniel F. Dean, David Smith, John Christy, Samuel Dorland Junr., Stephen Beall?, Clark Willson, Tristram Hughill, Pontius Wolley, Abraham ???, John Woolley, Mary Griffen, Susanna Clark, Lydia Barker, Mary Dean, Anne Gardner, Seboran Valentine, Mehitable Brown, Phebe Underhill, Mary Smith, Elizabeth Pinkham, Martha Haight, Mary Dean, Hannah Hiller, Hannah Clapp, Rebecca Palmer, Ruth Osborn, Mary Allen, Abigail Dorland, Phebe Haight, Anna Reynolds, Elizabeth Coleman, Anna Thorn, Anne Merritt, Joanna Swift, Leah Green, Mary Haight, Lydia Mitchell.
[Removal] To the Monthly Meeting at Easton … Jonathan Dorland a member of your Meeting sometime since remove to Argyle - in the compass of yours … Clear of any Marriage Engagements … we recommend him to your watchful care … Signed in & by Direction of Nine Partners Monthly Meeting held 20th. 7 Mo. 1796 … Philip Hoag Clerk
[Removal] From our Monthly Meeting at Oswego 20 of 8 Mo. 1800. To the Monthly meet’g at Nine Partners … Deborah Clapp (wife to William) a member of this meeting hath removed to Settle at Upper Canada in the Compass of your Meeting … we recommend her to your care … Philip Hoag Abigail? Dorland Clerks
[Removal] To Nine Partners Monthly Meeting … Philip Allen … removing within the verge of your Meeting … his wife Elizabeth … we recommend them with their little son Trave? to your Christian Care … Given fourth by Oswego Monthly Meeting held 17 of 3d. Mo. 1802 … Samuel Dorland Junr. Clerk Ann Shipley Clerk
[Removal] From our Monthly Meeting held at Oswego 16 of 5 Mo. 1806. To the Monthly Meeting of friends to be held at Nine Partners … John Edgworth has removed with his wife Ruth & Settled in the Verge of your meeting … we recommend them with their little Daughter Eliza to your care … Samuel Dorland Junr. Clerk Ann Shipley Clerk
[Acknowledgment Accepted] To the Monthly Meeting at Oswego … we have accepted the acknowledgment of Jonathan Dorland as he resides within the compass of your meeting we reconned him as a member … Sign’d in and on behalf of our Monthly Meeting held at Ninepartners 16 of 1st. Mo. 1806 … Isaac Thorne Junr. Clk
[Removal] To the Monthly Meeting of friends held at Dewwainsburgh … Sarah Dorland wife to Timothy having removed & settled with her Husband at Bridgewater in the Compass of your meeting … we recommend her with her Little Daughter Eliza, to your Christian Care … Signed in & on behalf of Nine Partners Monthly meeting 19 of 3 Mo. 1807 … Isaac Thorne Junr. Sarah Talcot Clerks
Image 128 [Removal] To the Monthly Meeting of friends at Scipio … Anna Dorland wife of Joseph Dorland … about to remove & settle within the Compass of your meeting … we recommend her to your Christian care … Signed by direction of Ninepartners Moly meeting held 18 of 5 mo. 1820 … Philip Hoag Mary Bristol Clerks
[Removal] To Oswego Monthly Meeting … Samuel G. Dorland hath Settled in the Verge your meeting … we recommend him to your Christian care … Signed on behalf of Ninepartners Monthly meeting held 20th. of 10 Mo. 1825 … Elias D. Garmo Clerk
- Nine Partners Digest
1769 - 1897 A book of mostly removals. This book, called a Digest, was filmed by the LDS and recorded as Vol. 1160. Images were provided by Swarthmore College Archives to CFHA in pdf format for transcription. The transcribers were Carman Foster, Moira Greenlee, Doug Smith and Randy Saylor. It was completed 12 April 2015.
At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners the 19th 3d. mo. 1779 The representatives ware all presant The friends appointed on the account of Philip Dorland [Became a loyalist then later moved to Upper Canada.] reported that he is gone away and that they were informed that he carryed a pistel when he was here, therefore the same friends are desired to inspect further into the mat[t]er and make report at next monthly meeting how things are on his account The friends appointed to read the testamony against Peleg Hoxsie reported it was read according to appointment
At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners the 16th 4th mo. - 1779 [some repeated minutes but written by a different hand than the above] The reresentatives ware presant except one and a reason given for his absence The friend appointed on the account of Philip Dorland [Became a loyalist and later moved to Upper Canada.] that according to appointment they have inspected into the matter on his account and do not find but that he is guilty of what is contained in the complaint against him and furthermore informed he carried pistole to defend himself and also that he has absconded therefore this meeting appoints Stephen Dean and Israel Titus to draw a testamony against him and produce it to next monthly meeting
At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners the 21st. 5th. mo. 1779 The representatives ware presant except one and a reason given for his absence The friends appointed to draw a testmony against Philip Dorland produced it here which is approaved of and signed - Thomas Barnard & Ladowick Hoxsie are appointed to read it at the close of a first day meeting at Oswago & Ninepartners and make report at next next [repeated word] monthly meeting producing of it there [Note: Philip Dorland joins the British and after the war ends up as a Loyalist and rejoins the Quakers in Upper Canada.]
At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners the 16th. 7th. mo. 1779 The representatives ware all presant This meeting takeing into consideration the apeal of Echabed Boreman [ [Bowerman] from the judgment of this meeting therefore this meeting appoints the following friend are appointed ??? ??? the next quarterly meeting with the [m]inutes and papers relateing thereto and speak to it as need shall require Viz. Jerdel Titus, Samuel Dorland, Paul Hoag, Edward Palmer, Jacob Dean, Samuel Hallock Jedediah Allin sent a paper to this meeting condemning his going into David Arnolds field and calling him rascal and threatening to kill his dog and throwing stones at his dog when he was a luging? his cattle therefore this meeting appoints the following friends to visit him and make report at if inquiry into the circumstance of the case and make report at next monthly meeting how things are Viz. Israel Titus, Zophar Green, Samuel Dorland & John Dean The queries were read and the ansers are as followeth Viz ~ An 1 - Meetings for worship and discepline are attended tho there is a shortness in some especialy one week dais, some care taken the hour mostly prety well obsarved Image 15 3d - There is a good degree of love and unity subsists amongst us but not so fully wil all as is desired some care taken 5th - Endavours are used to end defferance when any apear 6th - We know not of any that take oaths, pay Priests wages, bears arms or any other way consearned in military sarvices or defraud the King of his dues 17 - We know of no Regrows imported, bought, sold or any other wise disposed of so as to keep them in slavoury, some care taken to instruct the youth to read and other wise to fit them for business 20 - Some care taken to deal with offenders in a spirit of meekness agreeable to discipline The friends appointed to attend the sarvice of next quarterly meeting are Joshua Haight, Samuel Dorland, Reuben Palmer, Solomon Barton, Edward Hallock, Israel Titus, Samuel Hallock Obediah Frost This meeting adjourns to the usual time next month
At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners the 17th 3d. mo. 1780 The representatives ware presant except one A complain came to this meeting by way of last preparitive meeting at Ninepartners against Samuel Keese for being neglectful in attending our religious meetings and not being plain in his apparil and keeping disorderly company and going a place of daversion called a froluk and useing corrupt language and being consarned in military sarvice such as teaming therefore this meeting appoints William Mitchel, Philip Mosher, Silvenus Gardner & Thomas Hallock to treat with him and make report at next monthly meeting A complaint came to this meeting by way of last preparitive meeting at Ninepartners against William Parks for drinking strong drink to excess therefore this meeting appoints Solomon Haight and Abisha Coffin to treat with him and make report at next monthly meeting Also a complaint came to this meeting by way of last preparitive meeting at Ninepartners against Obediah Haight for marrying contrary to the order used among friends after being precautioned therefore this meeting disowns him from being any longer a member of our society untill by his conduct he shall manifest a cincear repentance and make satisfaction to our monthly meeting. Volintine Barnard and Joshua Haight Jurn. are appointed to give him a coppy of this minute ina inform him of a right to appeal and make report to next monthly meeting √ A complaint came to this meeting by way of the preparitive meeting at Oswago against Samuel Dorland Junr. for following the vain fasions of the world also frequenting places of diversions & wagering money on a horse race and marrying out of the unity of friends after beinging precuasioned therefore this meeting appoints Ladowick Hoxsie & Tristram Russell to inform him that this meeting ??? to disown himand draw a testimony against him and produce ti at next mo,ly [monthly] meeting
A complaint came to this meeting by way of the preparitive meeting at Oswago against Samuel Dorland Junor. for following the vain fasshions of the world also for going places of diversions and waging money on horse raccing and marrying out of the society of friends after being precautioned therefore this meeting appoints Lodowick Hoxsie and Trustram Rusel to inform him that this meeting expects to disown him and draw a testamony against him and make report to next monthly meeting Also a complaint came to this meeting by way of the preparitive meeting at Oswago against Thomas Dorland for going to places of devarsions also to the marriage of one that went out from us also wagering money on a horserace therefore this meeting appoints Lodwick Hoxsie and Tristram Russel and Volintine Barnard to treat with him and make report at next monthly meeting how it is with him the friends appointed to Draw a Testamony against Samuel Dorland Junr Produced it here which is approved os and signed Ladowick hoxsie and Tristrum Russel are appointed to Read it at the Close of a fist Days meeting at Oswego . also to Give him a coppy and inform him of a Right to to appeal and make Report to next Monthly meeting producing of it there Two of the friends appointed to ?Treat with Thomas Dorland Report that they with another friend have Visited him and he Did not appear in a Disposition to make a Sutable satisfaction and he said he did not Desire that friends should wait upon him therefore Ladawick Hoxsie and Tristrum Russel are appointed to Inform him that the meeting Expects to Disown him also to Draw a Testamony against him and produce it at next Monthly meeting
At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners at the Creek Meeting House the 19th 5 mo. 1780 The representatives were prasant William Park produced to this meeting a paper condemning his outgoing in drinking strong drink to excess which is defered untill next monthly meeting under the care of the friends that was appointed on his account The friends appointed to read the testamony against Samuel Dorland Juner. reported the appointment is answered and produced the testamony The friends appointed to draw a testamony against Thomas Dorland produced one here which is approved of and signed and Tristram Rusel and Abisha Coffin are appointed to read it at the closer of a first days meeting at Oswago also to give him a coppy of it and inform of a right to apeal and make report to next monthly meeting produceing of the testamony
At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners in the Creek meeting house 16, 6mo. 1780 The representatives were presant John Mott son of James Mott deceased and Jane Mabbett appeared at this meeting and offered proposals of marriage with each other. Abisha Coffin and Jacob Thorn are appointed to make enquirey into the young mans clearness in relation to marriage and make report at next monthly meeting where they are desired to come for an answer The friends appointed to read the testamony against Thomas Dorland reported it has been read according to appointment and produced the testamony here and they athy have took a considerable pain to see him but have not had an opertunity and therefore still desired to indavour to preform their appointment to him
At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners at the Creed meeting the 22d. 12th. mo. 1780 The representatives were presant except one and a reason given for his absence John Dorland informed this meeting by way of the preparitive meeting at Oswago that he is desireous of a cartificate of removal directed to Oblong monthly meeting, therefore Joseph Hoxsie and James Clapp are appointed to draw a few lines for him if the way be clear and produce them at next monthly meeting
At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners the 19th. 1st. mo. 1781 The representatives ware presant except over the river no account The friends appointed to draw a cartificate of John Dorland are still continued in that sarvice
X At a Monthly Meeting Held at Ninepartners the 16th. 2d. mo. 1781 The representatives ware presant except one The friends appointed to draw a cartifycate of removal for John Dorland produced one at the last setting of this meeting which is approved of and signed This meeting adjourns to be held here next month at the usual time if the Lord permit
The friends appointed some time since to visit Jesse Clapp (son of Thomas Clapp) on account of his request reports that on inquirey they find that he hav a right of membership therefore this meeting appoints Samuel Dorland & Zebulon Hoxie to inform him thereof
At a Monthly Meeting Held at the Ninepartners the 15th. of the 5th. mo. 1782 The representatives were present This meeting appoints Isaac Thorn Clerk for one year The friends appointed last month to attend the quarterly meeting reports they attended to their appointment A minute of our last quarterly meeting was produced here which was read and concured with and is as followeth At a quarterly meeting held at Oblong the 2d. of ye 5th. mo. 1782 The inconveniency and unprofitableness of such large numbers going out at the close of the meeting for worship gave great uneasyness and many made so long a stay that their coming in
so unseasonable much disturbed the quiet of the meeting, it is therefore desired that friends be verry carefull of going out without real necessaty, and it is concluded that in future the Overseers and representatives both in the quarterly and monthly meetings be careful to see that those who do go out stay no longer than is necessary that the disturbance occationed thereby may be remidied and that they also inspect whether none remain in those meetings that are not members And the Clerk is desired to hand copies thereof to our several preparative meetings which are desired to observe and put in practice the advice therein contained The friends appointed to erect school houses reports that there is little or no progress made since last month, they are continued in that service and desired to report at the monthly meeting in the ninth month next The womens meeting informed this that Lettee Bedal? formaly Lettee Dorland hath marrid out of the unity of friends and having been laboured with to little or no satisfaction and think best to disown her with the concurrance of this meeting under consideration thereon this meeting leaves them at their liberty to inform her that this meeting finds a necessaty to disown her and inform our next meeting
David Hoag, Peter Barnard & John Dorland attended this meeting with a minute from the monthly meeting of Oblong requesting this meeting to appoint a committee to confer with them on account of altering the time of holding Oblong, Nineparters & the Creek monthly meetings. This meeting concurs therewith & appoints the following friends to confer with them & report at next meeting viz. Zophar Green, Soloman Barton & William Volintine
A paper of acknowledgment was produced to this meeting from Enoch Dorland condemning divers disorders for which he was disowned, requesting to be restored to membership again, therefore this meeting appoints Reuben Palmer & Benjamin Jacakx to visit him & report their satisfaction at next meeting The friends appointed to Visit Enoch Dorland on account of his acknowledgment Report they have been to Visit him but he was not at home. They are Continued in that appointment & Desired to Report at Next meeting The friends appointed to Visit Enoch Dorland on account of his acknowledgment Report they have Visited him and he appeared to be in a tender Disposition of mind, therefore after Consideration thereon this meeting accepts his acknowledgment & appoints Garrett Burtis & Joseph Dean to Read it at the Close of a first Day meeting at Oswego & Report at Next meeting producing of it there The friends appointed to Read the acknowledgment of Enoch Dorland Report the appointment answered but Did not produce the acknowledgment they are Desired to produce it to Next meeting
- Nine Partners Monthly Meetings
1779 - 1783 This minute book was filmed by the LDS and recorded as Vol. 67. Images were provided by Swarthmore College Archives to CFHA in pdf format for transcription. The transcribers were Carman Foster, Moira Greenlee, Doug Smith and Randy Saylor. It was completed January 10, 2015. http://www.cfha.info/
" It is well known in Quinte historical circles that in 1792, Philip Dorland, a Quaker, was elected to the first Assembly in Upper Canada but refused to take the oath because of Quaker principles and thus forfeited his seat.
What is not as widely known is that he was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War and was granted 2100 acres as a Loyalist. This was and still is very much against Quaker principles
Philip Dorland was a Quaker living in Dutchess County, NY and in 1779 he was disowned because "he carried [a] pistole to defend himself and also that he has absconded" taking up with the British. He was made a Lieutenant in Abraham Cuyler's Corps in Long Island. In Dec 1780, Philip's father, Samuel Dorland, paid a fine for having one son who had "gone to the enemy." The Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, have as one of the cornerstones of its Discipline something called the Peace Testimony. Friends have refused to bear arms and they have often been fined or imprisoned for not participating in military action. Quakers were held to account for their actions and it was clear that Philip was disowned in 1779 for taking up arms.
Philip's brother, Thomas Dorland, was a sergeant with the Associated Loyalists and likely disowned as well though no disownment for him has been found. Some secondary sources state that Thomas was a Captain during the Revolutionary War and with Burgoyne in 1777. Thomas was 18 in 1777 and was not a Captain. The record shows that in 1780, Samuel Dorland paid a fine for having one son with the enemy and that would be Philip. Further, in Dec 1781 Samuel Dorland posts a bond of £100 "to ensure that Thomas would not leave Beekman." Loyalist records state that Thomas was a sergeant with the Associated Loyalists. He may have been a sergeant in an earlier unit after 1781 because the Associated Loyalists were formed under Peter Vanalstine and Michael Grass in 1783 for the evacuation of Loyalists from New York which was a major undertaking.
In the fall of 1783, Philip and Thomas were in New York City waiting to be evacuated to Canada. Philip sailed with Major Peter Vanalstine on the ship Three Sisters & Grace to Sorel, Quebec, where they overwintered. Thomas may have come overland or on another ship as he was also in Sorel with his wife receiving their rations. In 1784 Philip and Thomas came with Peter VanAlstine to Adolphustown and were granted land. By 1791, after a series of land grants, Philip had been granted 2100 acres of land and Thomas received 1200 - examine the grants starting here.
Thomas Dorland ends up obtaining the lease to operate the ferry from Adolphustown to Glenora as mentioned in petitions in 1809 and 1812. Thomas becomes a Captain in the militia and was active in the war of 1812. He was elected as the representative of Lennox and Addington in the 4th and 5th sessions of the Upper Canada Legislative Assembly from 1805 to 1812. Thomas remains a non Quaker.
In August 1792, Philip was elected to the first session of the Legislative Assembly in Upper Canada as a representative for Prince Edward and Adolphustown. When the representatives first met on 17 Sep 1792, Philip Dorland refused to take the oath due to his Quaker principles and thus forfeited his seat. On 19 Sep 1792 the returning officer was instructed to elect another member and Peter Vanalstine was subsequently elected to replace Philip.
Interestingly, Philip Dorland was not a Quaker in good standing at that time. He had been disowned in 1779 and never asked to have an acknowledgment accepted. So on 12mo 1792, Philip requested Nine Partners to accept his acknowledgment; which they did.
Whereas I have had a birth right amongst you and by not giving heed to the Divine Monitor have widely deviated from the principles of Truth which led me into divers disorders such as departing from Plainess, keeping Company with one not of our Society & Commiting Fornication with her (that is now my wife) and also took up arms for my defense which misconduct brought a blemish on Truth which I am sorry for & do heartily Condemn & I do desire you to pass by the same & receive me under your Care. 12 12mo 1792 Philip Dorland
What do we make of this? Philip Dorland was a birthright Quaker and in 1779, at the age of 24, took off with his pistol to join Col Abraham Cuyler in Long Island. He was disowned for violating the Peace Testimony which has always been central to Quaker discipline. He had birth roots in Long Island and perhaps there was family and land to protect. "
This is copied exactly from the web page to use as notes. Still collecting data from various sites and books.
Land grant petitions http://www.ontariogenealogy.com/uppercanadalandpetitions/d_landpetition.html Loyalists and discharged soldiers often mentioned the regiment in which they served. Sons and daughters of Loyalists gave their father's name. Civilian petitioners sometimes indicated their country or place of origin. Further information that can be found in some of the petitions includes arrival date in Canada, previous residence, date and place of birth, age, marital status and names of other family members, oaths of allegiance, and character references.
DORLAND (GOIS) ALLEY .. ADDINGTON .. 1797 DORLAND (HUYCK) JANE .. ADDINGTON .. 1807 DORLAND (TRUMPOUR) ELIZABETH .. ADDINGTON .. 1807 DORLAND ANDREW .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1836 DORLAND ANDREW M .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1839 DORLAND ANDREW M .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1847 DORLAND ARNOLD .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1818 DORLAND DANIEL B .. ADDINGTON .. 1808 DORLAND EDWARD (JOHN LAHAY) .. LANARK .. 1838 DORLAND ELIZABETH .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1819 DORLAND GILBERT .. ADDINGTON .. 1797 DORLAND GILBERT .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1835 DORLAND JOSEPH .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1811 DORLAND PETER V .. ADDINGTON .. 1816 DORLAND PHILIP .. ADDINGTON .. 1797 DORLAND PHILIP JR. .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1807 DORLAND SAMUEL .. ADDINGTON .. 1808 DORLAND SARAH .. PRINCE EDWARD .. 1809 DORLAND THOMAS .. ADDINGTON .. 1797 DORLAND THOMAS .. ADDINGTON .. 1807 DORLAND THOMAS (ALAN MCLEAN) .. MIDLAND DISTRICT .. 1807 DORLAND THOMAS (MATHEW CLARK) .. ADDINGTON .. 1820
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