Loyal Hill & Captain John Grant, UNITED EMPIRE LOYALIST


There is a monument to a Highlander in the Loyal Hill Cemetery at Summerville, Nova Scotia who became a United Empire Loyalist.

Captain John Grant was born in Strathspey, Scotland in 1729 and served with the 42nd Regiment of Foot ( Black Watch ) in France and America. He retired from his Regiment to live in New York where he had married and started a family.

During the American Revolution he served with the British forces and afterwards was exiled to Nova Scotia where he received as a United Empire Loyalist a large land grant in Hants County for his military service. He called his new home 'Loyal Hill'.

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