Abraham BLOIS

Male 1747 - 1839


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  • Name  Abraham BLOIS 
    Born  1747  Dengay, Hundreds, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Jan 1839  Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At Gore, Douglas, on Friday the 25th ult., Mr. Abraham Blois, aged 92 years. Mr. Blois was a native of Essex, England which he left at an early age for America. He was a man of honest, sober and industrious habits.Acadian Recorder, 9 February 1839
    Person ID  I2276  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2013 

    Father  Thomas BLOIS,   b. 1725, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1418  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Margaret KILCUP,   b. 16 Sep 1773, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1849, Gore, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Nov 1788  Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Oliver BLOIS,   b. 14 Apr 1789, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1873, Gore, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William BLOIS,   b. 7 Jul 1790, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1854, Gore, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John BLOIS,   b. 21 Apr 1792, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1883, Rawdon, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Frances Marie BLOIS,   b. 16 Feb 1794, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1852, Gore, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James BLOIS,   b. 29 Apr 1796, Clarksville, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1859, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Isaac BLOIS,   b. 24 Mar 1798, Clarksville, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1830, Gore, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Thomas BLOIS,   b. 16 Apr 1800, Clarksville, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1864, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Daniel Garrett BLOIS,   b. 21 Mar 1802, Clarksville, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Clarksville, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mary Ann BLOIS,   b. 9 Oct 1803, Clarksville, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883
     10. Hanna Lutches BLOIS,   b. 28 Sep 1805, Clarksville, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1838, Douglas, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Abraham BLOIS,   b. 30 Nov 1807, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1866, Abington, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Harriet Jane BLOIS,   b. 27 Jun 1809, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Lavina BLOIS,   b. 22 Jul 1811, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Joseph Sampson BLOIS,   b. 12 May 1814, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875
    Family ID  F809  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • He was a native of the Parish of St. Lawrence, Dengay in the Hundreds, Essex Co., England. In 1774 he took a passage to America aboard the ship Peggy for Baltimore, Maryland. He is listed in the ships records as an indentured servant, husbandman from Essex. On Aug 11, 1777 Abraham enlisted in the 4th Maryland Reg of the Continental Army for a 3 yr period. His regiment took part in the battle of Germantown, MD on Oct 4, 1777. He deserted from his regiment and was officially discharged from the Maryland troops in Dec 1779. He joined the 84th Reg of Foot (formerly His Majesty's Young Royal Highland Reg also known as the Royal Highland Emigrants).His enlistment in the 84th probably took place when detachments of that regiment were stationed in New York, before being sent to join the Brisish forces in the Southern campaign. After the final battle of the Revolutionary War at Eutaw Springs in the Carolinas, Abraham's detachment of the 84th Regt. joined the British garrison at Charleston, South Carolina. Sometime before the evacuation of Charleston by the British Abraham Blois was among the troops selected to be sent to the Island of Jamaica to defend the island against attacks by the French and Spanish. The detachment of the 84th regt. which served in Jamaica did not return to Nova Scotia until Nov. 7, 1783, that is a month after the other companies of the 2nd batt, 84th Regt. were disbanded at Fort Edward, Windsor, NS (FOR further information on Abraham Blois and his life during the Revolution War see Ralph S. Blois' Blois-Smith Family-Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Beaverton, Oregon, 1986)
      The Craig indes of the 2nd Bn., 84th Regt. shows Corporal Abraham Bloyce as a member of the 9th co. in the final muster rolls before the disbanding of the batt. Since Abraham served in the Southern Campaign and on the Island of Jamaica he was not disbanded with the other companies of the battalion which he served in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and what is now the province of New Brunswick.
      Abraham Blios was one of the ex-soldiers of the 84th Reg. who remained in Hants co. to receive a share of the regimental lands granted in Douglas Township to Col.John Small for the benefit of the officers, men and families of th 2nd Bn 84th Regt. There is a record of Abraham receiving 4 acres if the regimental lands from Col. Small on Dec 30, 1785 and there is also Abraham's own statement in a land petition that he had received 200 acres in Douglas Township. In another land petition Abraham states that he had settled on "lands of Messrs. Cochrane" which probably meant that he had acted as foreman or overseer for the Cochran lands. His name appears on the Poll Tax Records for Windsor, NS in 1791 which probably indicates that he was in that area as a Farm Foreman on one of the Windsor estates owned by officials of Halifax.
      The Whittier Notes quote from Abraham Blois' land petitions. In one he stated that he had a wife and 12 children--"four have arrived nearly to man's estate". He asked for an additional 500 acres. On March 16, 1809 the Council at Halifax approved 300 acres. In 1811 he again applied for land and requested that his sons Henry and William receive grants. Abraham, William and Henry were granted land on 21 Feb 1815 on the Gore line of Douglas. Abraham receiving 500 acres (Lot #1), William, 100acres in Lot 2 and 100 acres in Lot 3 and Henry received 200 acres in Lot #3. The land was bounded on the Gore line of Douglas adjacent to lands of Nathan Smith, Thos. Walsh, James Campbell and others,the rear line of the Kennetcook lots, James and Peter McDonald and the Blois lands. (The King to Abraham, William and Henry Blois, regt. by the Prov. Sect. 27 Feb 1815)
      When Gen. John Small, the former commander of the 2nd Bn., 84th Regt. died in 1796. while serving as Governor of the Isle of Guernsey, the government of Nova Scotia took the unusual step of escheating the grant made to Small in trust for the officers, men and the families of the 2nd Battalion. This action left th families of the ex-soldiers of the 84th Regt., who had received land deeds from Col. Small without formal titles to their lands. In order to solve the Douglas land problems the government appointed commissioners to review all land claims. The report of the commissioners dated 1800 listed Abraham Blois as the owner of land on the Gore or Beechwood (Douglas Township). Blois had received this land by purchase from Abraham England who had also served in the 2nd Bn., 84th regt. When the commissioners made their report, there were 10 in the Blois family and it was reported that"considerable improvements are making on this lot" Abraham moved to the Gore area in 1794 since he was listed in the Windsor, NS assessment for 1792-1793 and in the Douglas assessments of 1794 and 1795 when he showns as a resident of Kennetcook.
      The official record of Abraham Blois 500 acres in Douglas Township shows that it was located in a block of 6,950 acres (Lot 9) bounded on the rear line of Small's grand and being the rear line of Alexander Grant's lots. (George 3 to Farquhar McDonald and others, 11 Jan 1810.