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8851 {{War of 1812|2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada}}

== Biography ==

Henry was born in 1793.
During the War of 1812, Henry Beasley served as an ensign in his father’s militia regiment, the 2nd York. He was commissioned as an ensign on October 25, 1812 and was assigned to Capt. Thompson’s Company. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10383, pages 1043-1044
In March, 1813, he was stationed at Burlington Heights. David Richard, Beasley, From Bloody Beginnings, Richard Beasley’s Upper Canada, Davus Publishing, Simcoe, Ontario, 2008, page 270
He served March 22 to June 24, 1813. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, page 172
In 1813, during one of the occasions when the American fleet was off Burlington Heights, he impressed a horse and quickly rode to the Town of York to alert the British there. After his return home the horse died from over exertion.
He served July 24 to 31, 1813. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 179-181, 186-188, & 191-192
In Niagara District, he served from September 17 to October 24, 1813 in Captain Samuel Ryckman’s Company. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, page 11, 14-15, & 194-197
He served December 6 to 24, 1813. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 207 & 210-212
Thomas McCormick certified that in September, 1814, he had witnessed the Americans taking possession of a bateaux full of goods, on its way from the carrying place in the District of Newcastle to the Head of the Lake, from W. Henry Beasley. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1127, Page 351
A memo was written listing the articles saved by W.H. Beasley on Sept. 6, 1814. Among the many goods were soap, sugar, putty, iron, wine, cordial, a keg of gun powder, steel, and a box of window glass. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1127, Page 357
In 1814 after the ice had melted, his father sent him to Montreal with flour, livestock, and furs to trade for manufactured goods. David Richard, Beasley, From Bloody Beginnings, Richard Beasley’s Upper Canada, Davus Publishing, Simcoe, Ontario, 2008, page 298
In September, he was captured with others transporting goods in boats along the Canadian shore of Lake Ontario and was imprisoned in Watertown. David Richard, Beasley, From Bloody Beginnings, Richard Beasley’s Upper Canada, Davus Publishing, Simcoe, Ontario, 2008, pages 308-309
He served November 5 to 12, 1814. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, page 62-66
In the summer of 1815, he returned from American imprisonment. David Richard, Beasley, From Bloody Beginnings, Richard Beasley’s Upper Canada, Davus Publishing, Simcoe, Ontario, 2008, page 314
He was recommended for promotion to Lieutenant on May 5, 1816. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10383, page 1122
On June 5, 1816, he had a lieutenant’s commission in the 2nd Gore Militia. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10383, pages 1124

== Sources ==
 
Beasley, Henry (P12)
 
8852 {{War of 1812|2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada}}

== Biography ==
David was born in 1794.
During the War of 1812, David Beasley served in his father’s militia regiment, the 2nd York. From October 17 to 24, 1812 he served as a private in Captain Hector G. McKay’s Company. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 912-914
He served October 25 to November 24, 1812. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10383, pages 1111-1112
He was commissioned as an ensign on November 5, 1812. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10383, pages 1043-1044
On March 4, 1813, reported as having acted as an ensign and was promoted for commissioning by Lieut. Col. Richard Beasley. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10383, pages 1040-1042
He served March 22 to June 24, 1813 in a detachment under the command of Capt. Samuel Ryckman. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, page 173
He served July 30 to 31, 1813. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 180-181, 187-188, & 191-192
He served in the Niagara District, September 17 to October 24, 1813 in Capt. William G. Hepburn’s Company. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 11, 19, & 79-80
He worked on Dundas Street in Capt. Samuel Ryckman’s Company from October 25 to November 8, 1813. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 202, 204, 208, 234, & 236
He was at Hutes Huas near St. David’s scouting the Americans, July 4 to 24, 1814. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 36-38, 40-44, 51, & 55-59
He served July 25 to August 12, 1814. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 40-42 & 51
He served in Capt. Samuel Ryckman’s Company at Burlington Heights from August 13 to 24, 1814. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, page 216
He served November 5 to 12, 1814. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 62-66
He was recommended for promotion to a lieutenant on May 5, 1816. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10383, page 1122
On June 5, 1816, he had a lieutenant’s commission in the 2nd Gore Militia. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10383, pages 1124

He became a coroner for Barton, Ontario. He died at an early age, because of his being with so many diseases. He was buried with his parents in Barton, Ont.

==Sources==

* Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Cemetery - Hamilton, Ontario
* {{FindAGrave|63568386}} 
Beasley, David Clement (P15)
 

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