Fenian Raids Bounty Lists

Records: 154,699 · Complete: 100%

Between 1866 and 1871, the Fenian Brotherhood, Irish nationalists based in the United States, launched raids against Canada in an effort to force the British government to withdraw from Ireland. The raids took place at Campobello Island, New Brunswick; Ridgeway, Ontario; along the Quebec/US border at Eccles Hill and Huntingdon; and in 1871, an attempt was made to invade the province of Manitoba. To combat the Fenian threat, the Canadian Militia in both Ontario and Quebec was called out on several occasions, often for only a few days at a time. The Fenian scare was so widespread in British North America that the Nova Scotia Militia was also called out from time to time, although no raid took place in the colony. Decades later, the federal government decided that all those who participated in the defence of Canada during the Fenian raids (and who were still living) would be provided a grant or bounty of $100 upon application under the terms of the Fenian Raid Volunteer Bounty Act (1912). This database consists of lists of names, applications (2 sided), both allowed and disallowed, for the bounty as well as some records relating to pensions for those who were wounded, taken ill or killed while on active duty.

Source Information

Fold3, Fenian Raids Bounty Lists (/title/993/fenian-raids-bounty-lists : accessed October 18, 2019), database and images,

Publication Title
Fenian Raids Bounty Lists
Total Records
Records: 154,699 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
Library and Archives of Canada logoLibrary and Archives of Canada
Published on Fold3
May 30, 2017
Last Updated
May 30, 2017
Description
The Fenian Raids Bounty Lists is a collection which consists of bounty lists for veterans who claimed land grants for having served during the Fenian Raids of 1866 to 1871 in Canada.