The images are not always easy to read, the filming is often out of focus but I've done my best to transcribe these lists. If you recognize an ancestor and I've erred in transcribing the name, please leave a comment on this blog entry.
I will eventually be publishing all the transcribed lists on my website Olive Tree Genealogy under the Ontario section. Here is the first of my transcriptions:
List of Civilian Prisoners Sent to York (present day Toronto) from Burlington Heights 7 June 1814
List dated June 19, 1814
Daniel Whitman for murder
Lewis Lyons for robbery [See my Footnote 1]
Joshua Thomson for robbery
T--- Vail [BDM notes perhaps Jacob Vail]
Warren Fenton [see Footnote 2]
Benjamin --- [BDM notes this is Benjamin Soveran (Sovereign?)]
Peter Vanaten (Van Atten?)
signed Alex Cuppage? (can't read rest)
Note at bottom left of list: N. Warren Fenton, William Sickle and Griffith Colver were before confined, sent up to Ancaster for [next 6 words difficult to read] (signed) T. T.
Source: Microfilm C 4544 Upper Canada Sundries. Civil Secretary's Correspondence. Volume 20 May-August 1814 p. 8510
Footnote 1: I also found this reference at http://archive.org/stream/jstor-1134290/1134290_djvu.txt to Lewis Lyons and what interests me is the connection to my Ontario Peer family. Lewis' mother was Marcia Peer sister of my ancestor Levi Peer:
Lewis Lyons was convicted at York (now Toronto) in November, 1814, before Chief Justice Thomas Scott, of stealing a sum of money in the
dwelling house of Harklan [Lorine's note: this should be Harkar]
Lyons, but pardoned on the recommendation of the trial judge. Can.
Arch., Sundries, U. C, Sept.-Dec, 1814.
Lewis' petition to Sir Drummond is found in Vol. 6, p. 36 of RG 5B3
but this is an old reference. I am looking for updated descriptions and references
Footnote 2: Warren Fenton has a petition to Sir Drummond on file Vol. 6, p 30-32
of RG 5B3