Research compiled by the Heritage Arts Legacy of Fort Erie
Fighting was intense during August and September 1814 when the Americans applied pressure and laid . During those two months, 150 men lost their lives in battle and were buried on the grounds of the fort in a mass grave.
The William Bryant Family of Westminster Township Surveyor General Office York, 20th August, 1816
I have the honour to acquaint you for the information of His Excellency the Lt. Governor that the Lot #32 in the 1st Concession of Westminster was reported by Sheriff Bostwick in the year 1812 to be settled upon and in some measure improved by one George Norton, and I have not heard of his removal from it.
Wiam Bryant and William Hart, discharged soldiers of the 82nd Regiment are willing to relocate in lieu of the aforesaid lot. The lot #36 in the 2nd concession of Westminster under the usual rules and regulations, which I request you will be pleased to submit to His Excellency.