Michael Harris was born into a distinguished family in Dublin, Ireland in 1795. Little is currently known of his younger years there.
Michael enlisted with the 100th (H.R.H. Prince Regent’s, County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot (later renumbered as the 99th). Michael was only ten years old when the regiment sailed from Ireland to British North America for garrison duty in the colonies. It is unclear at this time if Michael actually sailed with the regiment in 1805 because of his young age but it was not uncommon for young boys to enlist. (and an actual date of enlistment has not been found)
Family Links: son of William Brown Bradley
William Fiegehen was stationed with the British Garrison in Lower Canada and later on Drummond Island on Lake Huron, Upper Canada. He received a grant of land in appreciation for military service of the 200 acres on Lot 16 Conc 13, West Gwillimbury in 1837.