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COCKRON, Elizabeth
ANNABLE, John Lewis
CLARK, Catherine
ANNABLE, John, Sgt.


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2. SHEETS, Mary

ANNABLE, John, Sgt. 3 4 5

  • Born: 28 Jul 1751, Kirk Ireton, , Derbyshire, England 4 5
  • Baptized: 28 Jul 1751, Kirk Ireton, , Derbyshire, England 3
  • Marriage (1): PRESCOD, Ann on 25 Jul 1784 in Greasley, , Nottingham, England 1
  • Marriage (2): SHEETS, Mary in 1800 2
  • Died: 4 Jul 1814, Moulinette, Stormont, Ontario, Canada aged 62 3 4 5

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Source: http://templeton.vsb.bc.ca/students/courses/bused/assignmentsit11/infotech11e/be22/Famliytree.htm

1771, discarged from the British Army of Serjt.John Annable dated Dec/24.

John Annable, who came from Derrbyshire, England, came to New York State in 1774 and to Canada in 1776, thus starting the United Empire Loyalist "Annable" family in Canada.


bullet  Facts and details for Sgt. John Annable:

• He immigrated as a United Empire Loyalist to Johnstown, Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1776.
United Empire Loyalists, Part II 1096. Claim of John Annable, late of Tryon Co.

Claimant says he was in Sr. John 's first Battalion and gave his claim to his Commanding officer, Captain Anderson in October 1783. Produces Copy of such claim, dated in October 1783 , as given in at that time.

Is a native of England. Came to America in 1774. The war was near beginning, but it was before the affair at Lexington or Bunkers Hill. He settled on some lands belonging to John Turnecliff, near the Mohawk. Came into Canada and joined Sr. John in 1776. Has served all the War. Produces his Discharge as Seargent. Lives at New Johnstown.

In 1774 he and James Massie went and settled on some Lease Lands taken of John Turnecliff , near the Mohawk. Had girdled 100 acres. Had about 12 acres Clear for crop. Built a house. James Massie joined the British in 1776. He served in Sr. John 's Regiment several years. Went to England. Claimant says he was very ill when he heard of him last.

They bought 200 acres Woodlands about 50 off on the Antigo River. This was in 1775. They had paid £25 York. Says he had a Deed from Mr. Wells. The Lands sold at £25 York per 100 acres. Claimant had paid for clearing 6 acres. They had 19 Head of Cattle, 7 Horses, utensils, furniture.

Says he and Massie were taken Prisoners from their Farm in May, 1776. Were carried to Albany ; kept 3 weeks in Confinement. They made their escape and got into Canada. Never returned to their Place again. All the above Stock was on their Farm. Says he had £50 when he came upon the Lands and settled first, Cattle and Money. Massie had £50 also.

John Brooke , witnessed that he was a neighbour. Knew his Farm, taken of Turnecliff. There was a good clearance. He had bought 200 acres on the Antigo River. Had paid for 100 acres. Massie was his partner. Cannot say when it was bought. It was in 1774 or 1775. They had 19 head of Cattle, large and small, 7 Horses. Remembers them being taken up and carried to Gaol. They never got to their Farm again and thinks all their Property was lost. Sr. John Johnson certifies to the services of claimant and Massey.

• Alternate Marriage: 1783, Île de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. 4

• He owned land 5th Concession W1/2 Lot 28 and 6th Concession Lot 24 on 1 Nov 1786 in Cornwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canada. 6 From the book 'Lunenburgh, or the Old Eastern District' By J. F. Pringle, Judge County Court. Published in 1890

• Reunion: Newspaper article, in 1958, in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada. Annable 'Loyalists' Hold First Reunion

Seventy members of the "Loyalist Annable Clan" met last Saturday at the Kemptville Agriculture School grounds for their first reunion.

They were descendants of Sgt. John Annable (1754-1817) and some represented the eighth generation in Canada. The majority of the sergeant's descendants live in the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Valleys.

Many From District

Many of those who attended the reunion came from Winchester, Cornwall, Ottawa, Navan, Iroquois and Kingston, Ont.; Dorval and Rosemere. Que., and Messina, NY. One couple, Mr, and Mrs. Jim ,Annable, flew in from Beamsville, Ont. Three others, Mrs. David McDavid (nee Stella Annable), her son, Donald, and his wife, motored from Stettler, Alta.

Messages of good wishes were received from Saskatchewan, Wisconsin, Alaska, California and England.

After a short sports program a business meeting was held. Officers elected for 1958 were
President, Kenneth C. Annable, Ottawa; vice-president, Mr. Caryl Baker, Cornwall; Secretary-treasurer, Ed. McCullough, Dorval; sports convener, Mrs. Willis Robinson, Winchester.

Interest in such a reunion was as sparked as a result of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development, which is rapidly changing the scenery at Moulinette, where the Annables first settled in Canada in 1783.

The reunion was organized and presided over by Kenneth C. Annable, a mathematics, teacher, in Glebe Collegiate, Ottawa. He illustrated the lineage by a display of cards, and gave the following brief outline of the family history.

Family History

John Annable came from England in 1774 and settled along the Mohawk river in New York State. When the Americans sought their independence in 1776, he joined the Butler's Rangers. He was in the first batallion under Captain Anderson in Sir John Johnson's Regiment. After seven and a half years of service in the British Army, Sgt. John obtained his discharge and settled as a United Empire Loyalist on lot 28, concession 2, Cornwall Township, on the Post Road just north of Moulinette.

His first wife was Anne Pescod of Whitehaven, Old England. They had a family of four boys and four girls. There were two sons in his second family. Only five of these 10 lines have as yet been traced, due largely to a fire which destroyed records in the early Methodist Church at Moulinette.

Anyone having information concerning the lines of Catherine (Mrs. A. Fletcher), Elizabeth (Mrs. Alexander McNairn), Hannah (Mrs. Jacob Waggoner), Mary (Mrs. E. Rawley), or George Annable (1791-1890), are asked to communicate with one of the committee members.


John married Ann PRESCOD, daughter of John PRESCOD and Mary, on 25 Jul 1784 in Greasley, , Nottingham, England.1 (Ann PRESCOD was born on 14 Nov 1766 in Whitehaven, , Cumberland, England,3 4 5 7 died on 31 Aug 1799 in Moulinette, Stormont, Ontario, Canada 3 4 5 7 and was buried in Morrisburg, Dundas, Ontario, Canada 7.)


John next married Mary SHEETS in 1800.2 (Mary SHEETS was born in 1777 in , , Vermont, United States 3 8 and died in 1852 3.)



1 Ken and Emilia Annable, The Annable Family in Canada, Page 1. Year of marriage transposed as 1748 instead of 1784.

2 Family Tree, Annable Family Tree: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3068589/family/familygroup?fpid=-1772536116&sid=-1772536119.

3 Ken and Emilia Annable, The Annable Family in Canada, Page 1.

4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R), Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997.

5 Family Tree, Annable Family Tree: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3068589/family/familygroup?fpid=-1772536116.

6 Internet web site, http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/eastern.htm.

7 "Find A Grave," database (www.findagrave.com : accessed 7 Oct 2015), Ann Pescod Annable - Memorial# 103272675.

8 1900 U.S. census, Cuyahoga, Ohio, population schedule, Cleveland, enumeration district (ED) 152, sheet 15, p. 30, dwelling 226; digital images, Census - USA - 1900 - Ohio - Cuyahoga; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623.