I am researching Peter McMicking for a friend who lives in a house on McLeod Rd; Niagara Falls. This home once belonged to Peter McMicking, a UEL who fought for the Butler's Rangers during the Revolutionary Wars in that area. The Niagara area will be holding a Bi-Centennial gala in 2012 and my friend was asked to research the owner of her home (during the 1812 era)& to portray Peter and his family. Your site states that Peter had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married David Tice Bastedo and had 9 children. To your knowledge did Peter have any other children and who was his wife? I have determined that Peter was a native of Colmonell, Scotland.
Thanks for any info you can provide. Sue
David Tice Bastedo was born December 3, 1769 in Schenectady, New York. He was the son of Jacob Bastedo and Clara/Clarissa Jean ďClaryĒ Van Slyke. Davidís middle name came from his Uncle, Gilbert Tice, whom David was very close to. Davidís motherís sister, Christina Van Slyke was married to Gilbert Tice, a well known Loyalist Officer. He was in Butlerís Rangers, a well known Loyalist unit. He is officially listed on The Old United Empire Loyalists' List, Appendix B, Page 265 as Captain Gilbert Tice. He is listed also on Page 136 of the List as being the Uncle of David Bastedo. They came to Canada together in 1783-84. David was only 14 years old at the time.
Gilbert Tice, aka Geysbert Tyce was a Loyalist officer who came to Upper Canada with his brother-in-law, Jacob Bastedo during the American Revolution. He was an officer with the Indian Department at Niagara. In 1775 he was a guide for Joseph Brant, the Mohawk leader, on his trip to England.
In 1796, David Bastedo married Elizabeth McMicking. Elizabethís father, Peter McMicking is also listed on the Old United Empire Loyalist List Appendix B, Page 228-as a Captain in Butler's Rangers.
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