Redmond Keating Nova Scotia Canada

On an older incarnation of the site, Ray Keating wrote:

G’day All,

I am interested in finding the link back to Ireland for my particular branch of the Keating family but I have been basically stopped at Redmond Keating who fought on the British side in the American Revolutionary War with Jacob James troop of the Pennsylvania Light Dragoons, part of Tarleton’s British Legion. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Cowpens in January 1781. He went to Nova Scotia with many other members of the Legion after the war in 1784 where he received a land grant of 100 acres at Port Mouton.

His son Redmond (II) was born in 1832 in Guysborough Co. NS. His son Redmond (III) is my great-grandfather.

If anyone has information beyond this, I would be very appreciative if you would drop me a line or post the information here.

Thanks

Ray Keating

4 Replies to “Redmond Keating Nova Scotia Canada”

  1. There were several Redmond Keatings and Redmond de Keatings. They were related to the famous Barron John Keating who helped USA in the revolutionary war. Perhaps you are related.

  2. I am not (that I’m aware of, although I’d love to have one of their Keating-line descendants take a Y-Dna test), although I’ve been in touch with a handful of their descendants. There are multiple books to be written about the adventures of their family.

  3. You’re talking about my great seven captain Redmond Keating born 1755 he married Elizabeth Sherry Spinney born 13th of November 1769 in Granville Annapolis Nova Scotia Canada daughter of Samuel Spinney and Hannah Smith 1871 Redmond died in 1824 in Guysborough Nova Scotia Canada Redmond fought on the British side in the American revolution war with Captain Jacob James Hussar troop of the Pennsylvania Light dragons part of the Tarleton’s British Legion he was taken prisoner at the battle of Cowpens in June 1781 and came to Nova Scotia with many other members of the Legion after the war in 1784 He first settled at port Mouton but worked his way up the province to settle finally in Manchester on the Milford Haven River Guysborough County was captured 17th of June 1781 various records he shown as Redman Ceaton (Celtic )or Caton (indigenous )or Keatton (piccadilly). I have lots of oral history about him passed down to me The old men told me that he helped The indigenous and other peoples with their quest for freedom including my own he has saved my life three times before I was 16 he had the slow Irish boil any man that has his name is blessed with the warrior for righteousness

  4. You’re talking about my great seven grandfather captain Redmond Keating born 1755 he married Elizabeth Sherry Spinney born 13th of November 1769 in Granville Annapolis Nova Scotia Canada daughter of Samuel Spinney and Hannah Smith 1871 Redmond died in 1824 in Guysborough Nova Scotia Canada Redmond fought on the British side in the American revolution war with Captain Jacob James Hussar troop of the Pennsylvania Light dragons part of the Tarleton’s British Legion he was taken prisoner at the battle of Cowpens in June 1781 and came to Nova Scotia with many other members of the Legion after the war in 1784 He first settled at port Mouton but worked his way up the province to settle finally in Manchester on the Milford Haven River Guysborough County was captured 17th of June 1781 various records he shown as Redman Ceaton (Celtic )or Caton (indigenous )or Keatton (piccadilly). I have lots of oral history about him passed down to me The old men told me that he helped The indigenous and other peoples with their quest for freedom including my own he has saved my life three times before I was 16 he had the slow Irish boil any man that has his name is blessed with the warrior for righteousness

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