Papers : 1770-1862.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LFR .S3J6P3|
|Creator:||Savage, John, 1740-1826.|
|Description:||1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
John Savage was born in Ireland. He emigrated to New York with his brothers, James and Edward, and they settled near Spencertown. His wife was Ann Pratt (1741-1822), the daughter of Elisha Pratt, and their family included one son, Lt. John Savage Jr.(1780-1840), and five daughters. Before the American Revolution, John Savage owned a large tract of land and a fine house. Early in the war he was confined in the Albany jail when he refused to command a company of rebel soldiers on behalf of Congress. He escaped, and made his way to New York where he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Loyal Rangers. On several occasions, he was captured while carrying despatches for the British and confined in jails, usually in irons, in Kingston and Fishkill, New York, and in Hartford, Connecticut. On one occasion he narrowly escaped hanging. At the end of the war all his property was confiscated by the rebels, and he was not allowed to reside in the district. He was forced to flee with his family and his brother Edward from Spencertown to Quebec by way of Lake Champlain. Both his family and his wife's family were sharply divided during the Revolution, with members of each family fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.
The microfilm reel of the John Savage Papers in the Loyalist Collection is divided into three distinct sections, with each section being separated from the next by a considerable length of blank film. Each section contains a microfilm copy of records held in a different repository. The order of the three collections is as follows:
|Originals:||The records are held by three repositories: Bishop's University, Brome County Historical Society, and the National Archives of Canada.|
|Archival Ref. No.:||NAC MG 23 G III 12. Microfilm Reel M-5904.|
A copy of the National Archives of Canada finding aid for this microfilm reel is available in print and as a PDF under the electronic finding aids section.
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Researchers who wish to consult the John Savage Papers on Reel 4 of the Brome County Historical Society Collections may find that it contains some material which duplicates items on this reel, and other material which supplements the records that have been included in this microfilm reel.
The National Archives of Canada holds a microfilm copy of the Brome County Historical Society Collections. A copy of the Collections is also available in the Loyalist Collection and is shelved at the following location: MIC-Loyalist FC LSC .Q4B7C6.
The dates that are given at the beginning of each subject category on the microfilm reel of the John Savage Papers are not always accurate. Researchers should consult the dates that are given in the Contents section of this Inventory description.