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Pvt. Nicholas Lake U.E.L. (Lake)

Birthplace: Somerset Co, NJ
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. John Lake U.E.L. and Margaret "Margrietje" Mary Lake (Snyder)
Husband of Rhoda (Rhonda) Broadwell
Father of Mary Lake; John Lake; Hannah (Princess, Grail Empress) Lake U.E.; Sarah Lake; Elizabeth Lake and 5 others
Brother of Maria Margaret Lake; Elizabeth Bashaba Hogle; Thomas Lake; Christopher Thompson Lake; John Lake, Jr. and 2 others

Occupation: farmer/logger enlisted 1777 imprisoned for one year.
Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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About Pvt. Nicholas Lake U.E.L.

Nicholas Lake of Haldimand




We are also related via marriage to the Simcoe and Hamilton Families.

Landowner, signed up for war. Battle of Bennington was also fought on Lake lands. House burned and possessions lost, lands in downtown NY, Staten Island, NJ and 25,000 acre forest plus lands in Montgomery and Herkimer County NY (All Claims unsettled). Signee of the 1775 NY Constitution "Live Free or Die" 'Liberty or Death' alongside other English, French, German, Dutch and Mohawk.


Surname : Lake

Given name : Nicholas

Rank : Pvt.

Where Resettled : lot 32 concession 5, Sydney Township Hastings Co. 200 acres after a brief stay in Addington Co.

Status as Loyalist : Proven

Source : UEL List

Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :

Regiment : Queen's Loyal Rangers

Enlistment Date : Fought at Bennington so must have joined around that time. i.e. c. August 1777

Date & Place of Birth : c. 1750 Somerset New Jersey

Settled before war : White Creek (Cambridge)

Date & Place of Death : c. 1801

Place of Burial : Probably Longwell Cemetery Conc.5 Pt. Lot 35, Sydney Twp, Midland District, Upper Canada

Wife Name : Rhoda (Rhonda) Brudenell (Bradwell/Broadwell)

Children : Margaret, Phoebe, Elizabeth, Richard, Polly (Mary), Hannah, Sarah, John, Letty, James

Biography :

Proven Descendants : Bay of Quinte 1986.09.03; Sir Guy Carleton 1988.07.05; Sir Guy Carleton

1989.11.02; Vancouver 1987.09.25; Vancouver 1988.03.21

Military Info :

Loyalist Genealogy : Family History :

Family Genealogy :

Other Info : REFERENCES:

- IGI '88:

- Upper Canada Land Petitions :L3 /3 Vol. 284

- Audit Office Claims; Omissions N.C. Feb. 27 1788 Omitted from Dundas 13, MSS 18,622 P.143

- W.O. Records of Queens Loyal Rangers;1780

- A History of My People and Yours C.N.Mc Millan;

- Samul Sherwood's Account Book 1794/95 P.151,152,176,177

- Ontario Land Records, Crown Patent for Lot 36 C. 5 Twp.of Sydney 1801 to Nicholas Lake (from the Abstract book for C. 5 Twp. Of Sydney Hastings County)

- Schagticoke (Rensalaer Co. N.Y.) Dutch Reformed Church Baptismal Records: 1750-1896

Information provided by Marg Hall UE

Reserved :


Lake Christopher Ernest Town Proven UEL List Detail

Lake James (Sr.) Ernest Town Proven UEL List Detail

Lake John Jr. Ernest Town Expunged UEL List Detail

Lake John Sr. Ernest Town Proven UEL List Detail

Lake Nicholas Pvt. lot 32 concession 5, Sydney Township Hastings Co. 200 acres after a brief stay in Addington Co. Proven UEL List Detail

Lake Thomas Proven UEL List Detail

Lake Thomas Sr. Proven Detail



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Pvt. Nicholas Lake U.E.L.'s Timeline

Somerset Co, NJ
Age 18
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Age 23
August 2, 1782
Age 25
Port Hope, ON, Canada
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