CPL. PETER SR. MACLAGGAN born in 1754 in Toggerate, Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland. I am looking to trace back from him. If anyone out there has info on this family please drop me a line.
He married MARGARET MACINTOSH born in 1769 in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland. They both lived and died in Nashwaak New Brunswick, Canada. PETER died in 1843 and MARGARET in 1858.
Peter McLaggan was a member of the 42nd Highland Watch Regiment. And after the Revolutionary War, they disbanded and came in 1783 to the Nashwaak River area after losing all their belongings in the Saint John fire in the winter of 1784-84. They received lots along the Nashwaak River, around the mouth of the Tay River and for about 10-12 miles up along the Nashwaak, consisting of about 11,343 acres of land, granted to 112 army officers (Loyalists). Corporal Peter McLaggan recieved Lots # 171, 173, 174, 176, 177 on the upper end of this 42nd granted Land. (Campbell Grant).
Peter now owned 7 lots (850 acres) and so many of his descendants settled on these lots, and some buying other lots, its no wonder there was a time when this area was known as McLaggans Settlement, and the bridge crossing the Nashwaak River being called The McLaggan Bridge. Still referred to by this name today.
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