Antill, Edward

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Antill, Edward Gender: M
born on 11 April 1742 Jul.Cal. (22 Apr 1742 greg.) at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Piscataway, New Jersey, 40n30, 74w24
Timezone LMT m74w24 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°16' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°52 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 01°17'


American soldier who participated at the Battle of Quebec in 1775.

Antill was the fourth of six children born to colonial politician Edward Antill (1701-1770) and Anne Morris (d. 1781). Antill was the grandson of New Jersey Royal Governor Lewis Morris (1671-1746). In 1762, Antill graduated from King's College (now Columbia University) in New York City. On 4 May 1767, Antill married Charlotte Riverin (1753-1785) of Quebec City. Their daughter Frances Antill married Arthur Tappan, the American abolitionist.

Antill was an American colonist living in Quebec City when in 1775 he joined the 2nd Canadian Regiment as an engineer and participated in the Battle of Quebec (1775) under General Richard Montgomery. He was present when Montgomery died from wounds received in the battle. He was sent to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia after the failed attack on Quebec City. He was taken prisoner at the second Battle of Staten Island in August 1777 so he was not with his regiment at the Battle of Brandywine. He was on a prison ship on the Hudson River for three years. After his release he followed the 2nd Canadian Regiment at Yorktown.

Antill died 21 May 1789 near Montréal in Canada.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes family bible in "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register," Volume 19, 1865, p. 165: "Edward, first son . . . was born at [Piscataqua, in the County of Middlesex, in East New Jersey] the 11th of April, 1742, at eleven of the clock in the morning."


  • Vocation : Military : Military career