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Posted by: John Sheppy Date: February 22, 2002 at 20:41:51

There is one short chapter on each of the McCleish and Montross families in E. A. Owen's book "Pioneer Sketches of Long Point Settlement".This states that McCleish (or McLeish) was a Scottish United Empire Loyalist with one son and 11 daughters. He settled in Charlotteville Twp., Norfolk Co., ON.
If you will send me a snail mail address, I will send you these chapters which are probably hard to find in Texas.
A good source of further information would be their petitions for land in Upper Canada (early Ontario). Look in the Family Search in the Library catalogue under "Ontario Land and Property: Petitions for Land Grants and Leases, 1791-1867: Upper Canada, Executive Council". First you will have to get the index films for McLeish, McCleish and Montross. If you find the names you will also get NAC film
numbers. Then go back to the catalogue, same section as before and find the films you need. I have found very good information in these petitions.
Where do You fit in the Shippy family?
My gggrandfather was John Shippy (the first), Thomas Shippy's older brothe. We started spelling our name as Sheppy about 150 years ago.

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