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John Pardo

Born Born 1732 at Worcestershire, England
Died Died 17 Sept 1818 on his farm at Colchester Twp., Essex Co., Ontario
Married Married to Lois Loomis


  • Father: unknown
  • Mother: unknown


  • John Pardo; burned to death in infancy
  • Mary Pardo
  • John Pardo
  • Samuel Pardo
  • Richard Pardo
  • William Pardo
  • Thomas Pardo; b. 28 March 1799; d. 15 Nov 1874
  • Nancy Pardo
  • Nathaniel Pardo
  • Elizabeth Pardo
  • Lois Pardo

Johnís Early Years

John Pardo was the founder of the family in Raleigh township and was born in Worchestershire in England in about 1732. He served ten years in the British army, spending the greater part of his service in connection with the American Revolutionary struggle. John was present at the battle of Bunker Hill. At the close of the war, he was mustered out and received a soldier's grant of land, Lot 75, Consession 1, upon which he located. The plot was in Colchester township, County of Essex in Ontario, then known as Upper Canada.

At that time, however, many of these grants were not regarded as very valuable, as this same John Pardo purchased another grant for a barrel of cider1.

John and Lois

John married Lois Loomis, a native of Connecticut who, with her sister, was captured by the Indians after her father had been slain. The sisters were brought to Detriot, being obliged to walk the greater part of the way, and here they were purchased by the British and set free. Lois became the wife of John Pardo, and her sister married a Mr. Butler. Notwithstanding her troubles, Mrs. Pardo became a most excellent wife and the mother of a large family, whose descendants are among the best known residents of this country. Her death is not noted1.

The Final Years for John

John died on his farm in Colchester township, and his will, dated Sept. 17, 1818, is still preserved. This sturdy old pioneer lived to the age of eighty-six, surviving his wife a number of years1.


Notes on the children1:
  • John, who was burned to death in infancy;
  • Mary, who married first a Mr. Story, then second a Mr. Roach;
  • John, who is represented by descendants in Raleigh township;
  • Samuel, who served in the War of 1812, and took up land on Talbot Road, Raleigh;
  • Richard, who went to the State of Kentucky during the commencement of the War of 1812-15, and was not heard from until the close of the American Civil War in 1866;
  • William, who took part in the battle of Lundy's Lane;
  • Thomas; who married Rachel Hughson;
  • Nancy, who married John Hughson;
  • Nathaniel, who died in infancy;
  • Elizabeth, who moved East and married; and
  • Lois, who married first a Mr. Draper, and (second) James Little.


  1. "Commemorative Biographical Record of the County of Kent Ontario"; published 1904 by J. H. Beers & Co., original at Central Library, Chatham, Ontario

-- JimBenedict - 07 Feb 2006
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