Name: Francis Hogle
Birth: 1740 in Lansing, Albany County, NY
Christening: 29 Jun 1740 Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, Albany County, NY
Death: 3 Mar 1798 in Philipsburg (Missisquoi Bay), St. Armand Twp, Missisquoi County, Quebec, Canada
Burial: 6 Mar 1798 Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
Baptism: The Hogles were of Dutch descent from the Netherlands. 29 Jun 1740 Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, Albany County, NY
Event: The French and Indian War Begins
French and Indian War 1754
Event: The French and Indian War Ends
French and Indian War 1763
Event: Purchases land in Albany County, NY
Land 1771 Lansing, Albany County, NY
Witnesses at Francis' christening were Rycert and Annatje Van Vrancken.
The Hogles were of Dutch descent from the Netherlands (Holland). Holland is bordered by the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east. The country has many dikes built to keep out the North Sea. Holland is also known for its wooden shoes (clogs).
Event: The American Revolution Begins
American Revolution 1775 Lansing, Albany County, NY
In 1771, Francis and Mary bought land in Lansing, Albany County, New York. The property included 110 acres.
Event: Joins Peter's Corps
Military Service Jul 1777 Vermont
Francis Hogle, in Lansing, Albany County, NY, took up arms in 1775 and was commissioned to raise a company of men.
Francis Hogle was a Loyalist
From Wikipedia 2007:
"Loyalists were British North America colonists who remained loyal subjects of the British crown during the American Revolution. They were also called Tories, King's Men, or Royalists. They were evacuated by the Protestants in America on 1783. Those Loyalists who left and resettled in Canada called themselves the United Empire Loyalists."
Event: Brother John Killed in The Battle of Bennington
Military Action 16 Aug 1777 Walloomsac, Albany (Rensselaer) County, NY
Loyalist Captain Francis Hogle Sr. (1740 - 3 Mar 1798)
Hogle is Dutch and has been spelled Hogel, Hagel, Hogh, and Hoghill.
In May 1777, a leading American refugee, John Peters of Vermont, was selected by Lieutenant General John Burgoyne to raise a regiment of rangers to serve with his army in the invasion which was about to start. One month later, Peters was appointed Lieutenant Colonel, and his regiment, officially known as the Queen's Loyal Rangers, was ordered to join the army at St. Johns, Quebec, Canada. In less than one month, over 300 refugees had enlisted.
In general, the Queen's Loyal Rangers (1777-1781) were a battalion of men of New England stock, many of whom had settled first in the New Hampshire Grants and later in Vermont. Francis Hogle joined Peter's Corps in July of 1777 as an Ensign.
Francis Hogle, Gershom French, and the remainder of their men, served as a company in the Queen's Loyal Rangers. By June of 1778, this company consisted of themselves, a sergeant, and nine rank and file, six of whom were prisoners. (From the Memorial of Francis Hogel & Gershom French, 9 December 1777. Add. Mss., No. 21827, folio 92.)
Francis Hogle led Gershom French, as his Captain, up the Hudson to take part in the Burgoyne Campaign of 1777. Hogle and French claimed to have raised 216 men for Guy Carleton and Munfort Browne, 94 of whom they brought into Burgoyne's Army at Saratoga, but were "chiefly allured away with frivolous promises and have not since been restored." (From the Archives of Ontario, Henry Young Papers, MU 3201 and the Memorial of Francis Hogel & Gershom French).
In February of 1777, Francis Hogle had to flee into the woods, pursued by rebels. The rebels posted a reward for his capture, dead or alive. After being indicted and outlawed, he still continued to supply and protect loyalists. While on way to New York with a dispatch, Francis was intercepted by a rebel scout and held prisoner at Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York.
Branded a spy, he was taken to Poughkeepsie, NY, and confined there for three months in irons under sentence of death.
When the British took Fort Montgomery, NY, he was in a party of 200 prisoners to be moved into New England. And fortunately, he escaped into Canada after overpowering a guard (Memorial 24 February 1786 at Sorel).
The regiment took part in the operations around Fort Ticonderoga (July 6, 1777), and at the Battles of Hubbardton (July 7, 1777) and Bennington (August 16, 1777). Over 600 men served in the regiment from May 1777 through the Battle of Saratoga (October 7, 1777), after which some 90 survivors made their way to Canada.
From Abby Maria Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer, page 216, for the town of Pownal, Vermont:
"In the summer of 1777, Burgoyne hastened from the north to make a junction with General Clinton. Arrived at Saratoga, the military stores at Bennington attracted his greedy attention. Hessian soldiers were immediately dispatched, but the disciplined forces were conquered by our militia under General Stark. Certainly after the battle every one had his exploits and narrow escapes to relate. The Tories had expressed their hostility to the popular cause by uniting with the enemy. Deal, Hogle, and Forsburgh took their station behind the breastwork of the British."
Burgoyne Campaign of 1777
Fall of Ticonderoga (July 6, 1777)
Fall of Skenesborough (July 6, 1777)
Fall of Fort Anne (July 7, 1777)
Battle of Hubbardton (July 7, 1777)
Fall of Fort Edward (July 31, 1777)
Battle of Bennington (August 16, 1777)
Battle of Freeman's Farm (September 19, 1777)
Battle of Bemis Heights (October 7, 1777)
His brother, John Hogel (1738 - 16 Aug 1777), was killed at the Battle of Bennington (Vermont), which actually took place in Walloomsac, New York.
Peter's Corps regiment was almost wiped out in a raid and never recovered, for lack of recruits. In 1781, it was amalgamated with the King's Loyal Americans. The new unit, under Edward Jessup, was called The Loyal Rangers. The Loyal Rangers saw no active service as a unit, but at the war's end Major Edward Jessup was given charge of settlement in Royal Townships 6, 7, and 8 in Ernestown near Cataraqui. Ernestown is a historic township in Lennox and Addington County in eastern Ontario.
Property Claim for Hogle / Hogel, Francis, Lansing, Albany Co., N.Y.
110 acres and two houses in Albany Co. (where claimant was born), purchased in 1771 (Reference: A013/13/278-285).
Other references: Monthly Return of the Queens Loyal Rangers Commanded by Lieut. Col. John Peters, Busherville, 1st June 1778. New York State Library, John Peters Papers, CL 3585.
The son of Captain Francis Hogle Sr., Sergeant Francis Hogel Jr., married Mary Babcock in Sorel, Quebec. They had a daughter together named Georgiana Glorain Hogle (1807 - 26 May 1844). Georgiana, who went by "Gloraini," married a Scotsman, Orange Smith Clark, in about 1823. Orange Smith Clark is my gr-gr-gr-grandfather.
Clinton Shirley Clark
gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandson of Captain Francis Hogle.
From the book, Lunenburgh (Loonenburg, Greene County, NY), or the Old Eastern District, by J. F. Pringle, Judge County Court. Published in 1890.
SERIES B. VOL. 167 P. 322
List of the officers of different corps of Royalists in Canada, specifying the time they joined the King's troops, in what rank they commenced pay, and to what corps they belong, with remarks, 15th May, 1781:
Name: Christian Wehr
Joined: Jessup's Corps August, 1777 as a Lieutenant
Name: William Snyder
Joined: Jessup's Corps Nov 4, 1776 as an Ensign
Name: Francis Hogel
Joined: Peter's Corps July, 1777 as an Ensign
Name: Henry Young
Joined: Leake's Corps August 17, 1777 as a Lieutenant
Name: John Ruiter
Joined: Leake's Corps August 17, 1777 as a Captain
Name: Conradt Best
Joined: Leake's Corps August 17, 1777 as a Lieutenant
Name: Hermanus Best
Joined: Leake's Corps August 17, 1777 as an Ensign
Roll of the 2nd Battalion of the King's Royal Regiment of New York, copied by permission of Dr. Canniff from his work, "The Settlement of Upper Canada."
The original roll is in the possession of Mr. Sills. See page 439 of Dr. Canniff's book.
Alexander Clark, Thomas Clark
Jacob Clark, John Clark, Peter Deal, Peter Deal, Adam Deal, Henry Deal, Thomas Gates
Daniel Smith, John Smith, Stephen Smith, Jacob Smith, Jacob Snyder, Michael Smith, Philip Smith, William Smith, Peter Smith, Isaac Traux, John Wehr
Daniel Young, Peter Young, Stephen Young, Peter Young, Cain Young
Event: Moves from home in New York to home in Vermont
Moves Bef Sep 1780 Vermont
Event: Family Forcibly Relocated From Home In Vermont
Family Relocated Sep 1780 St. Johns, St. Johns County, Quebec, Canada
John Hogle is killed at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, Albany (Rensselaer) County, NY, on 16 Aug 1777.
Event: The Family's Property Was Confiscated
Property Confiscated 1781 Lansing, Albany County, NY
When British General John Burgoyne began marching south with his army in 1777, the Loyalist families in upper New York and Vermont, felt that the uprising of the rebels would be over soon and joined in the fighting to keep their part of the world loyal to the King. Left behind to manage the farms and families alone, when their husbands left to fight, the Loyalist women served as providers and caregivers, sometimes for very large families. But they were to play another role as well, which became very important to the Loyalists. They became shelters for escaped prisoners, drop-off points for the Loyalist agents passing through and food-providers for those heading north. They were aware that if they were caught, they would either go to jail or worse. The Vermont Council of Safety recounted the various ways in which the Loyalist women aided the enemy: by providing intelligence or by feeding, housing or supplying the Loyalist or British soldiers. The Council resolved that these families be removed to within Patriot lines.
Most of the colonies adopted similar laws, but the Loyalist wives were not forced to leave immediately, so that they continued serving a very useful purpose, helping the British cause by allowing messages to get through between the Loyal Block House on Lake Champlain and General Clinton in New York City. The families stayed on their farms until the farms were confiscated. The women and children were given twenty days to leave the area or be imprisoned.
One such case was the family of Henry Ruiter, which was living near Hoosick, in upper New York State. Their sons were nearing the age of twelve and fourteen and would soon be forced to join the State Militia. Henry Ruiter wrote to Major Mathews at Quebec in May 1780, asking him to bring the boys into Canada with the next raiding party and also stated that his wife Rebecca was greatly oppressed. Rebecca had been threatened at gun-point if she would not tell the rebels where her husband was hiding. The boys must have been rescued, because when Rebecca Ruiter was forced to leave in September 1780, she had two girls with her. Other women who accompanied Rebecca at that time were: Sarah Cameron, wife of Duncan Cameron; Catherina Best, wife of Jacob Best, Sr.; Elizabeth Best Ruiter, wife of John Ruiter; Elizabeth Tretcher; Arcante Weis; Maria Young; and Susannah Lampman. "And from Vermont" the following women were forced to depart within twenty days, providing the necessary supplies for the trip themselves: Elizabeth Hogle, wife of "John Hogle," who had been killed at the Battle of Bennington; "Jane Hogle," wife of "Francis Hogle," along with three children of Simeon Covell; and Elizabeth Bowen, who left with five other women, thirty-one children and only one pair of shoes in all. Rebecca Ruiter died in Chambly in 1781, probably as a result of the terrible conditions under which she had been living for several years.
There had to be secrecy within the neighbourhood. People were divided in their loyalties and it was difficult to know whom to trust. Sometimes the husbands would come home during the night, but not often, and only if they were delivering messages to other agents. The whole family was sworn to secrecy, because one word by a child to another playmate could cause the family to be sent away or jailed.
When the blow came and they were ordered to leave, it was a sad day for everyone, but they took what they could carry and paid to get to Crown Point, on Lake Champlain. From here they were transported by ships, which the British provided, to carry them to Pointe de Fer and then on to St. Johns (now Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu).
Again there was more disappointment! Their husbands were in Loyalist units in the various posts. Barracks had been built in refugee centres to house the many families coming into Quebec. As early as 1779, the following Provision Lists give the numbers: Montreal: 202; Pointe Claire and Lachine: 126; Machiche: 190; Sorel: 87; St. Johns: 209. The numbers increased as the years progressed and by 1783, when it was learned that there would be no provisions in the Treaty of Paris to assist the loyal Americans, the Government took a stand and decided to settle the families west of the Ottawa River and along the St. Lawrence, which became Upper Canada and then Ontario.
After the Constitutional Act of 1791, the land in Lower Canada, for which the Loyalists had been petitioning for several years, was surveyed into townships, and granted to those who had stayed in the area. Henry Ruiter was granted part of the Township of Potton. He married again and had a large family here, where he built mills and roads. Many had accepted the grants in the western part of Quebec (Upper Canada after 1791) and had left to go there in 1784. But the Loyalist women felt that they had waited long enough and wished to get started on the final chapter of their last adventure. These courageous women were the pioneers of the Eastern Townships ... together with the Loyalist men.
By Jean Darrah McCaw, U.E., C.M.H.
Branch Genealogist, Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch
The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada
1. Janice Potter-MacKinnon, While the Women Only Wept, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993.
2. Walter S. White, Pages from the History of Sorel 1642-1958, Berthierville, Quebec, 1958.
3. Provision Lists. Public Archives of Canada, Haldimand Papers, Microfilm Roll MG 21 V.B 166.
4. Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch, UELAC, Loyalists of the Eastern Townships. of Quebec,1984.
From the book, The Loyalists of the Eastern Townships of Quebec p. 24
(Forced to leave New York State), they were taken to Crown Point where they boarded the Bristish ships for their journey to Pointe au Fer and then on to St. Johns. Among those Loyalists were Rebecca Ruyter (Ruiter), Sarah Cameron, Catherine Best, Elizabeth (Best) Ruiter, Hanna Simpson, Elizabeth Letcher, Arcante Wies, Maria Young, Susannah Lampman, Elizabeth Hogle, wife of John Hogle (killed at Bennington), Jane Hogle, wife of Francis Hogle, and the children of Simeon Covell.
Event: The American Revolution Ends
American Revolution 3 Sep 1783 Paris, France
From the book, New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, by Roberts & Mather, second edition 1898. p. 230
Numerous debts owing to parties who had been imprisoned, or who had gone over to the enemy, were paid to the State Treasurer.
In 1781 and 1782, Col. Marinus Willett sold, or converted to the use of the State, considerable property on the frontiers belonging to inhabitants who had been removed, on account of their attachments to the enemy.
Col. Willette also took provisions from such inhabitants, and delivered them to James Pratt.
A strict accounting was made by Col. Willett, under the law of April 22, 1785.
These names appear in the documents: William Clark and Francis Hogel
Also from this book:
p. 239, British Prisoners of War: Isaac Hogel
p. 255, Estates Confiscated: John Hogel and Arthur Hogel
p. 42, The American Prisoners of War: Peter Hogel
United Empire Loyalists, Parts I-II
Court, Land, Probate Results
Certificate of Capt. Francis Hogel, that he was obliged to fly in 1776 in consequence of his Loyalty; that he had received assistance from claimant's family and that he had a good Dwelling House, Barn and Blacksmith's Shop.
Event: Muster Roll at Sorel
Military Service 1785 Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
The United States and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Paris of 1783, officially ending the war.
Event: Eastern Townships are surveyed for settlement
Land 1787 Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
1785 Location List
Settlers at Sorel, 1785
Muster Roll No. 1
Joseph Jessup, Jeremiah, Hilliker, John Hilliker, Abraham Hilliker, Jonathan Phelps, Daniel Scott, Major Jessup's Family, David Beatty, Francis Hogle, Philip Cook Jr, Rev. John Doty, Philip Cook Sr, Benjamin Galloway, John Clow, Charles Evans, John Smith, William Clark, Alexander Young, John Hogle (eldest son of Francis), Isaac Friot, Douglas Cameron.
Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s
Name: William Clark
Place: Sorel, Quebec
Source: Norman K. Crowder, Early Ontario Settlers, A Source Book, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1993.
Event: Hung the First Church Bell at Sorel, Quebec
Land 1789 Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
The petition sent to The Honorable Lord Dorchester in 1787 eventually brought results and the Eastern Townships were surveyed for settlement.
The following list is a record of those settlers of the Seigniory of Sorel who moved to the Eastern Townships:
Philip Cook, Jr. - Grantee in the Township of Sutton.
Francis Hogle, Sr. - St. Armand West
Francis Hogle, Jr. - St. Armand West
John Hogle - Stanbridge Lot #10 in 6th range & others
Daniel Scott - Granted land in Hemmingford Township (but settled in Dunham)
Abraham Lampman - Lot 41 St. Armand
Jeremiah Hilliker - Bolton Township
John Hilliker - Dunham Township
John Cook - Eaton Township (Cookshire)
Abraham Hilliker - Township of Barnston
Buried 6 Mar 1798 Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
From the book, "The Loyalists of the Eastern Townships of Quebec."
Starting on p. 39
By the spring of 1784 several thousand people had made up their minds as to where their future homes would be located. Many took the opportunity to go west. Then there were those who preferred to live near the Atlantic Ocean. On June 9th 1784, 403 people left on the boats headed down the St. Lawrence to the Gaspe Coast. There was a sizable settlement already underway at Missisquoi Bay, much against government sanction.
In February 1787 a petition addressed to The Honorable Guy Lord Dorchester states that: the settlers of Sorel are not able to support their families on the small lots which have been granted them, i.e.80 acres in or near the Village of Sorel, and they wish to take the balance of their land, 120 acres, in the area between Missisquoi Bay and Pike River or near the south branch of the River Yamaska. This is signed by nearly all of the settlers of Sorel. Their agent was Dr. Samuel Adams.
Return of disbanded troops and Loyalists settled on the seigniory of Sorel.
Muster the 12th day of September 1784:
Nicholas Clow, Francis Hogle, Jona Phelps, Daniel Scott, Patrick Smith.
As recorded in the Reverend John Doty Records, "Captain Francis Hogel" hung the first bell in 1789 . . . it was said to be the first Protestant bell to be heard in Canada. These settlers who had been without any organized religious services for several years took great pride in the new church, which was to be known as the first Church of England in old Canada.
The Reverend John Doty traveled widely among the settlers in other parts of Lower Canada. In his records are references to performing a marriage, christening, or burial service at Caldwell's Manor, St. Armand, or Christie's Manor. He was granted land near Three Rivers where he retired in January 1803 and died after 1826.
First published in The Loyalist Gazette, June 1985 at pp. 6-7
The continued influx of Loyalists during the year 1783 into the Seigniory (of Sorel) prompted the population to search out a permanent Minister, and so at the end of the year, a petition was sent to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, begging them to send a Minister of the Gospel to reside in the Seigniory.
Following the request, the Reverend John Doty embarked during the month of April 1784 at Gravesend, England, and arrived at Quebec in June and at Sorel on the 4th July 1784, where he celebrated Divine Service and preached his first sermon. This is the date of the foundation of the Anglican parish in Sorel and the first Anglican mission in Canada.
The chapel where the faithful united was a wooden building located at the end of King Street, a few steps from the Richelieu market. This building had already served as a military storehouse.
The interior was cleaned and redecorated, and a tower was added, in which was installed a bell donated from one of the visiting ships of the period (hung by Captain Francis Hogel). This same bell is the one which is heard calling the faithful to services today at Christ Church in Royal Square.
by the late Walter S. White, author of Pages from the History of Sorel, and Governors Cottage, and several other publications.
Present at the interment were Friedrich Hennon, Adam Deal, Christian Wehr, and Ludwig Streit.
Father: John Hogle b: Abt 1715 in Schohaire, Albany County, NY c: in Reformed Dutch Church, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, NY
Mother: Eva Catherine Ruiter b: 9 Dec 1717 in Schohaire, Albany County, NY c: 1 Apr 1733 in Loonenburg, Greene County, NY
Sarah Jane Young b: 17 Feb 1745 in Eastham, Barnstable County, MA
in Schaghticoke, Albany (Rensselaer) County, NY
- John Hogle b: 28 Nov 1761 in Albany, Albany County, NY c: 6 Dec 1761 in Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, Albany County, NY
- William Henry Hogle b: 28 Sep 1763 in Albany, Albany County, NY c: in Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, Albany County, NY
- Elizabeth Hogle b: 26 Dec 1764 in Albany, Albany County, NY c: in Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, Albany County, NY
- George Hogle b: 7 Nov 1766 in Albany, Albany County, NY c: 23 Nov 1766 in Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, Albany County, NY
- Francis Hogle b: 1767 in Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
- Catherine Hogle b: 8 Feb 1771 in Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
- Henry Hogle b: 5 May 1773 in Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
- Abram VanVliet Hogle b: Abt 1775 in Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
- Dorothy Hogle b: Abt 1779 in Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
- Anna Maria Hogle b: Abt 1781 in Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
- Thomas Carleton Hogle b: 19 Sep 1785 in Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada c: 2 Oct 1785 in Sorel (Fort Richelieu), Christ Church, Richelieu County, Quebec, Canada
- Title: Lunenburgh (Loonenburg, Greene County, NY), or the Old Eastern District
Author: J. F. Pringle, Judge County Court
Publication: Published in 1890
- Title: The Loyalists of the Eastern Townships of Quebec
Author: Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch, Cornell Museum, Missisquoi Historical Society
Publication: 1783-84: 1983-84 Bi-centennial
Stanbridge East, Quebec J0E 2H0