Lt. Allan MacNab

Male 1768 - 1811


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  • Name  Lt. Allan MacNab  [1
    Title  Lt. 
    Born  1768  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  03 May 1811  Fuentes d'Onoro, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • At Fuentes d' Onora (Almeida) on May 3rd, 1811, Lieutenant Allan MacNab, died of his wounds, and to his memory a small tablet was inserted in the wall of the enclosure at Inchbui bv his cousin, Archibald MacNab.
    Person ID  I9273  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Robert MacNab, 2nd of Dundurn, Perthshire, Scotland,   b. Abt 1740, Glendochart, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1785 
    Mother  Jean Stewart, of Ardvorlich,   b. Abt 1748, Balimeanach, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Nov 1771  Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F26856  Group Sheet

    Family  Anne Nancy Napier,   b. Aug 1772, Quebec, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 May 1792  Holy Trinidad Cathedral, Quebec, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Children 
    >1. Sir Allan MacNab, Premier of the Province of Canada,   b. 19 Feb 1798, Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake), Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1862, Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. David Archibald MacNab
    Family ID  F27004  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    MacNab  Tartan
    MacNab Tartan
    Excerpt: The Scottish Clans and their Tartans

    Histories Ancestral Lines of Chester Everts Howell - (PDF 39MB)
    Compiled by Jesse Howell Finch - Public Domain (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes 
    • Lt. MacNab was Usher of the Black Rod in York. (The "Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod" was an officer of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada, as he is to-day of the Senate at Ottawa. He is sent to desire the attendance of the Commons at the opening of parliament, and he is responsible for arrangements for invitations, seating, etc. Bourinot's Parliamentary Procedure, page 168.)
      Lieutenant MacNab, Allan's father, was an incurable spendthrift and for the non-payment of his debts was frequently in gaol. The sheriff was always on his heels. In the "Upper Canada Gazette" of April 14, 1798, published at Niagara, we read the following notice: "Two Hundred dollars reward! Home District (4) of Upper Canada, Newark, April 14, 1798. Broke the gaol of this district on the night of the 1st instant [the 1st of April, let it be noted], Lieutenant Allan MacNab, a confined debtor. He is a reduced Lieutenant of Horse on the half-pay list of the late corps of Queen's Rangers, aged 38 years, or thereabouts, five feet three inches high, fair complexion, light hair, red beard: much marked with smallpox, round shouldered, stoops in walking, a native of the Highlands of Scotland." Such is the description of the person of Sir Allan Napier MacNab's father as given by the wag Alexander Macdonell (5) the then sheriff of the Home District.
      (Excerpted from "The Conversion of Sir Allan MacNab, Baronet (1798-1862) by The Rev. Brother Alfred [Dooner], F.S.C., LL.D.)
    • Allan MacNab Sr. was a lieutenant in the 71st Regiment and the Queen's Rangers under Lt-Col. John Graves Simcoe.
    • Among those who fought in India were Captain James and Captain Robert Macnab who were of the House of Kinnell and were brothers to Allan MacNab who died at Almeida.
    • Although Jean Stewart was clearly the mother of Lt. Allan MacNab, it is unclear whether she was his natural mother, or his step-mother.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18812] The Clan MacNab, 23.

    2. [S18812] The Clan MacNab, 22.


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