James McMillan was also known as James McMillen. James McMillan was also known as James McMullen. He was born at Dublin, Ireland. He served as a Sergeant with the 89'th Regiment and Glengary Light Infantry. He was discharged in 1815. He ran an advertisment in the York Gazette, August 15, 1815, informing the inhabitants of York of his tailoring business. An image of the advertisment, transcribed by J. Ross Robertson, can be found here. He and Millennium Hale, daughter of Eliphalet Hale and Mercy Ballard, were married by Reverend John Strachan on Saturday, 21 September 1816 at St. James Church, the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada, by special license. They were both of this parish and he was a tailor. Pat Strange and Ann Robe witnessed the marriage. He witnessed the marriage of Joseph Rushmore and Clarissa Hale, Sunday, 15 December 1816 St. James Church, the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada. He kept a tavern on Yonge Street in 1817, got into debt to D'Arcy Boulton Jr., and was imprisoned for the debt. On 14 August 1817 at St. James Church, the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada. He was on the list of inhabitants in 1818 and 1819 at the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada. An image of the Lists of Inhabitants can be found here. He witnessed the marriage of David McBride and Amanda Hale, Saturday, 3 October 1818 the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada. He petitioned for land on 15 December 1819. He states he has been a resident of York and it's vacinity for upwards of four years, is a married man with family, and he has served his Majesty upwards of 12 years, 10 years of which he was a sergeant, and that he has never received lands for his services or otherwise. An image of the Land Petition can be found here. He petitioned for land on 20 September 1820 at the Town of York, Home District, Upper Canada. He states he is a native of Dublin Ireland and he has been in this province for upwards of 8 years, and has not yet received a grant of a Town lot from the Government. He is interested in receiving lots in the Township of Gwilllimbury near the Holland River so he can establish himself there in his profession and business. An image of the land petition can be found here. In 1830, Town of York, he was refused a tavern licence because of the contiguity of his house to other stands. Only two other stands were on this street, one of them owned by D'Arcy Boulton Junior, one of the magistrates that refused him a licence. Regarded as a martyr by the radicals, he was appointed market clerk in 1834 by William Lyon Mackenzie (of rebellion fame) when Mackenzie was mayor of Toronto. He was dimissed for incompetence three months later.
|Millennium Hale b. 1800, d. 17 Jun 1875|