Do you have ancestors who may have been soldiers serving with Pennsylvania Regiments during the French and Indian War (aka Anglo-French Rivalry {by Canadians}; and La guerre de la Conquête (“The War of Conquest” by the French-Canadians). The actual war itself technically ran from 1754 to 1763, but warring conflicts with the French and their native American allies went back as early as 1688.

The Pennsylvania Archives, Series 5, Volume 1 includes lists officers and soldiers in the service of the Province of Pennsylvania from 1744 to 1765. Free access is extremely valuable date is found at Fold3.com. You may search this database, in fact the entire Pennsylvania Archives, by name or you may browse pages. The listing from the Pennsylvania Regiments during the French and Indian War are found on 368 pages. I found it fascinating to browse the pages, picking up all kinds of details about the troops during this most difficult period in American history.

The following listings give the names and often personal details of thousands of Pennsylvania soldiers, many of whom were directly involved in the American expanion into the Ohio country. In studying the many listing of muster rolls, and recruits, it’s immediately evident that many, if not most, of these soldiers were mountain men, Scots-Irish and German immigrants whose natural inclination was to move west into the largely unsettled areas of the Applachians and the Ohio country.

John Deimer’s Company; Sept 1746; p 6-8
Capt. William Trent’s Company; Sept 1746; p 8-11
Capt John Shannon’s Company; Sept 1746; p 11-14
Samuel Perry’s Company; 4 Aug 1746; p 14-17
Officers of the Assoc. Regiment of Foot of Philadelphia; Dec 17, 1747; p 17-18
Officers of Assoc. Regiment of Bucks County; 1747-1748; p 18-19
Officers of the two Assoc. Regiments of Chester County; 1747-1748; p 20-22
Officers of the Regiment of the West End of Lancaster County; 1747-1748; p 22
Officers of Assoc. Regiments or the West End of Lancaster County, on the Susquehanna; 1747-1748; p 22-24
Officers of the Assoc Regiment of Lancaster County, Over the River Susquehanna; 1747-1748; p 24-25
Officers of the Two Regiments of New Castle County; 1747-1748; p 25-27
Officers of the Associated Companies of Kent County; 1747-1748; p 27-28
Officers of the Assoc Regiment in the County of Philadelphia; 1748; p 28-29
Richard Gardiner’s Comp’y Belonging to the PA Regiments, Commanded by William Denny; 1749; p 29-30
Provincial Officers; 1754; p 30
Officers of Provincial Service; 1755; p 31-32
Officers Present, Killed & Wounded on the banks of the Monongahela 9 July 1755; 600 soldiers killed & wounded including General Braddock; p 32-37
Inhabitants of Cumberland County “Heartily” Joined as a Company; 7 Aug 1755; P 37-38
Captain John Venetta’s Allegation of Solder’s; 12 Jan 1756; p 38-39
Company of Foot, New Town, Bucks County; 7 March 1756; p 39-40
Independent Company of Foot, Philadelphia; 1756; p 40-41
Men of Captain Jameson’s Company Killed or Wounded near McCord’s Fort (Franklin County); 2 April 1756; p 41
Station of the Provincial Forces; June 1756; p 41-42
Officers in the Province Pay by Dates of Their Commissions; 1755-57; (includes lists of soldiers killed at Kittanning; Sept 1756; In 1756, the Indian village was destroyed by John Armstrong, Sr. at the Battle of Kittanning during the French and Indian War. During the attack, a blast from the explosion of gunpowder stored in Captain Jacobs’s house was heard in Pittsburgh, 44 miles away.) p 42-47
Associated Companies, York County; 1756; p 47-48
St. Vincent & Puke’s Land Association; 10 May 1756; p 48-49
Philadelphia Regiment. 1756; p 49
Independent Troop of Horse, Philadelphia; 1756; p 50
Independent Company of Foot, Philadelphia; 1756; p 50-51
Assoc Battery Company of Philadelphia; 1756; p 51
Officers of the Lower Regiments, Newcastle County; 1756; p 52-53
Officers of the Upper Regiments, New Castle County; 1756; p 53-54
Officers for the Regiment of Militia for Kent County, upon Delaware; 1756; p 54-56
Officers for the Regiment of Sussex County; 1756; p 56-57
Assoc Companies, Lancaster County; 1756; p 57
Assoc Companies, Bucks County; 1756; p 58
Muster Roll of Capt Joseph Shippen’s Company in the First Regiment of Foot in the Pay of the Province of PA; 1756; p 58-59
Muster Roll of Major Burd’s Company in Province of PA; 1756; p 60
The First Regiment of Foot in the Pay of PA; 1756?; p 61
Officers in the Province Pay with Dates of Their Commissions; 1756-1757; p 62-63
Soldiers Enlisted by James Burd at Fort Granville With Amount of Money Advanced; 3 June 1756; p 64
An Account of the Provincial Clothing delivered to the Soldiers of Captain Shippen’s Company; 4 Aug -1 Oct 1756; p 65-66
Names of Persons Killed, Wounded and Missing out of Several Companies in the Expedition Against Kittanning; p 67-68
Prisoners Retaken From the Indiana at Kittaning; 14 Sept 1756; p 68-69
Officers in the Province Pay with Dates of Their Commissions; 1756-1757; p 70-72
A Return of Col Clapham’s Regiment; Fort Augusta; 18 Oct 1756; p 73
First Battalion of the Pennsylvania Regiment; 20 Nov 1756; p 73-74
Capt Joseph Shippen’s Company; 1756-1757; p 74-79
Soldiers and Their Clothing Distributed Within Capt Shippen’s Company; Fort Augusta; 1 May 1756-1 May 1757; p 79-81
Report of 7 Companies of Col William Clapham’s Regiment of Foot in the Pay of the Province of PA; Fort Augusta; 19 January 1757; p 82-83
Muster Roll of Capt Joseph Shippen’s Company in the First PA Regiment of Foot in Garrison at Fort Augusta, Major James Burd – Commander; 10 May 1757; p 84-85
James Patterson’s Company; 25 June 1757; p 85-86
Officers, Seamen and Landsmen Belonging to the Province Ship Pennsylvania; 17 Aug 1757; p 86-88
Officers in the Pay of the Province of PA; Dec 1757; p 88-91
Muster Roll of Jame’s Burd’s Company of the Augusta Regiment of Foot; 10 May-1 Oct 1757; p 92-94
The Augusta Regiment of Foot commanded by James Burd; Fort Augusta; 1 Dec 1757; p 95-97
Officers & Soldiers, PA Regiment of Foot; 1757; 98-99
Battoe [Bateaux–flat bottomed double ended shallow draft boat] Men Hired by the Province of PA; 1757; p 100-101
Return of the Augusta Regiment of Foot, 8 companies commanded by Major James Burd, Fort Augusta; 1 Jan 1758; p 102-104
Officers in the Pay of the Province of Pennsylvania; 1757-1758; p 105-109
Return of the Augusta Regiment of Foot, 8 companies commanded by Major James Burd, Fort Augusta; 1 Feb 1758; p 110-115
Return of the First Battalion of the PA Regiments, Commanded by Col William Denny; 24 Feb 1758; p 115-116
Muster Roll of James Patterson’ Company; 1757-1758; p 116-17
Muster Roll of Men Enlisted for 3 years in Captain John Nichols Weatherholt’s Company, stationed in Heydelberg Township, Northampton County; Mar-Apr 1758; p 118-119
Officers in the Pay of the Province of Pennsylvania; 1757-1758; p 120-122
Return of Fort Augusta, detachments from the 1st & 2nd Battalion of the PA Regiment, Lt Col James Burd, Commandant; 1 May 1758; p 123-125
Capt John Singleton Enlistments; May 1-8, 1758; p 126-127
PA Regiment of 3 Battalions, William Denny Colonel in Chief; 1758; p128-132
Recruits Raised by Capt Robert Boyd for the PA Regiment; 15 May 1858; p 133-134
Recruits by Capt John Blackwood for the PA Regiment, Philadelphia; 15 May 1858; p 135-140
Recruits by Capt John Bull for the PA Regiment; 16 May 1758; p 141
Return of a Full Company Enlisted for the Campaign in the Lower Counties by Capt John McClughan; 17 May 1758; p 142-144
Recruits by Capt John Singleton, PA Regiment at Philadelphia; 17 May 1758; p 145-147
Men to be Reviewed, signed by Robert Eastburn; 19 ay 1758; p 148
Capt John Hasslet’s Company; 21 May 1758; p 148-149
Recruits Raised by Robert Boyd for the PA Regiment; 22 May 1758; p 150
Capt John Blackwood’s Company of PA Regiment; 22 May 1758; p 151-157
Return of Recruits by Capt Richard Walker for the PA Regiments; 25 May 1758; p 158-161
Return of Recruits by Capt Robert Eastburn for the PA Regiment at Philadelphia; 15 May 1758; p 162-165
Return of Recruits by Capt John Bull; 24 May 1758; p 166
Recruits Raised by Capt Paul Jackson for the PA Regiment; May 1758; p167-171
Return of Recruits by Capt Charles McClung for the PA Regiment; May 1758; p 172-173
Return of 23 New Companies of the PA Regiment [Officers]; May 1758; p 174-175
Return of Capt French Battell’s Company of the Lower County Provincials; 1758; p 176-177
The PA Regiment Consisting of 3 Battalions Commanded by Col. William Denny; p 177-180
Second Battalion Officers [includes a brief first-hand account of the march on Fort Du Quesne (now Pittsburg)]; 1757-1758; p 180-183
Third Battalion Officers; 1758; p 183-185
New Levies; May 1758; p 185-186
Return of Men Enlisted by Lieut M’Clay for Capt Montgomery; May-June 1758; p 186
Return of the Recruits Raised by Capt Benjamin Noxon; 1758; p 186-189
Muster Roll of Lieut Col James Burd’ Company of the 2nd Battalion of the PA Regiment of Foot; 10 Sept-1 June 1758; p 190-193
Muster Roll of Major Joseph Shippen’s Company of Foot of the 2nd Battalion of the PA Regiment, commanded by Col James Burd; 10 Sept 1757-1 June 1758; P 194-196
Recruits Raised by Capt Paul Jackson for the PA Regiment; Apr-May 1758; p 197-199
Return of Fort Augusta, commanded by Capt Levy Trump; 2 June 1758; 200-201
Letter from George Stevenson at York dealing with wagons, clothing, with names of officers and their commission dates; 6 June 1758; p 202
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses (by twp) from Northampton County; 10 June 1758; p 203
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses from Whitehall twp, Northampton County (with owners names); 8 June 1758; p 204-205
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses from Weisenbarg twp, (with owners names); 1758; p 206
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses from Heidelberg twp, (with owners names); 1758; p 206-208
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses from Macunge twp, (with owners names); 1758; p 208-209
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draft and Back Horses from Bathleham twp, (with owners names); 8 June 1758; p 210
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses from Mountbethel twp, (with owners names); 1758; p 211
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses from Lower Socam twp, (with owners names); June 1758; p 212-213
A List of the Wagons, and Horses of the inhabitants in William twp, Northampton County (with owners names); 1758; p 214-215
Wagons, and Horses Taken Ton (?) in Upper Sacum twp, Northampton County (with owners names); 5 June 1758; p 215-216
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses in Linn twp, (with owners names); 1758; p 217
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses of Salesbury twp, Northampton County (with owners names); 1758; p 218
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses of Foarks twp, Northampton County (with owners names); 1758; p 219
A List of the Number of Wagons, Draught and Pack Horses in Easton twp, (with owners names); 1758; p 220-221
A List of the Number of Wagons, and Horses in Upper Milford twp, (with owners names); 1758; p 222-223
Officers and Soldiers in Camp at Carlisle; 27 June 1758; p 224-225
Capt John Singleton’s Company at Carlisle Camp; 28 June 1758; p 226
Return of Soldiers in John Bull’s Company; 1 July 1758; p 227-228
Return of Capt Samuel Jones’ Company; 1758; p 228-229
Militia Officers for the Lower District of Mother-Kill Hundred, Kent County, in Delaware; Mar 1758; p 230
Militia Officers for the Upper District of Mother-Kill Hundred; Mar 1758; p 230
Militia Battalion for Sussex County, in Delaware; 18 Mar 1758; p 230-232
List of Officers of the Lower Government on Delaware; 1758-1759; p 232-233
Return of Soldiers in My {Capt Eastburn’s} Company; 1 July 1758; p 234-238
List of Officers & Soldiers Killed & Wounded at the Attack of Ticonderoga; 8 July 1758; p 239-240
Return of the Disposition of the Provincial Troops a Posts Eastward of the Susquehannah for the defense of the Frontier Inhabitants; Lists Forts, Blockhouses, Ferries, posts; 9 July 1758; p 241
Companies of the PA Regiment Wanting Kettles and Canteens; 10 July 1758; p 242
Return of Capt Hambright’s Troop of Horse Camp at Rays Town; 11 July 1758; p 242-244
Return of Fort Augusta, commanded by Capt Levi Trump; 1 Aug 1758; p 244-245
Return of Fort Augusta, commanded by Capt Levi Trump; 1 Sept 1758; p 246-247
Return of the 1st Battalion of the PA Regiment, commanded by Col John Armstrong, camp at Loyal Hannon; 10 Sept 1758; p 248-252
Officers & Soldiers Killed, Missing & Returned From Action Near Fort Du Quesne; 14 Sept 1758; p 253-254
Muster Roll & Pay List of Col Burd’s Company in the 2nd Batt. Of the PA Regiment; 1 Aug-1 Oct 1758, Exclu. Camp Loyalhanning, the 30th Sept 1758; p 255-257
Return of 1st Battalion of the Royal American Regiment Loyalhannon; 2 Sept 1758; p 258-259
Name of Sarg & Privates of the 2nd Battalion of the PA Regiment that are to Stay at Fort Aygyle; 2 Nov 1758; P 260-261
Return of Fort Augusta, Commanded by Capt Levi Trump; 1 Dev 1758; p 262-263
Officers who Served in the PA Regiment of 3 Battalions with Their Ranks They were Promoted to After That Time; 1758-1759; p 264-267
Return of the 1st Battalion of the PA Regiment commanded by Col John Armstrong, Carlisle; 17 Jan 1759; p 268-270
Return of the 1st & 2nd Battalions of the PA Regiment, William Denny Col in Chief; 17 Jan 1759; p 271-274
Men Killed in the Battoe; 28 Mar 1759; p 275
Muster Roll of Capt John Singleton’s Company of New Levies; 6 May 1759; p 276-277
Roll of Recruits Enlisted into Capt John Wright’s Company; 11 May 1759; p 278-279
Roll of Recruits Enlisted into Capt Johnston’s Company; 12 May 1759; p 279-280
Recruits Enlisted by Capt Samuel Grubb to Serve in the PA Regiment; 16 May 1759; p 281-284
Recruits Enlisted by Capt John Haslet; 20 May 1759; p 285-286
Recruits Enlisted for PA Service by Capt David Hunter; 26 May 1759; p 286-287
Men Enlisted by Capt James Armstrong for the PA Regiment; 1 June 1759; p 287-288
Men Recruited by Capt Andrew McDowell for the 2nd Battalion of the PA Regiment; 4 June 1759; p 288-289
Return of Capt Hn. Van Bibber’s Company of the Lower Counties on Delaware Troops, New Castle; 4 June 1759; p 289-290
Recruits Enlisted by Captain John Mather Jr.; 15 June 1759; 290-291
Return of Capt Robert Boyd’s Company; May-June 1759; p 292-293
Return of Capt Charles Stewart’s Company; June 1759; p 293-294
Recruits Raised by Capt Richardson of the 3rd Battalion in the Provincial Service; 1759; p 294-295
List of Officers of the New Levies & Dates of Their Commissions; 1759; p 295-297
Officers of the PA Regiment; 1759; p 298
Return of the Recruits Raised by Capt Robert Curry, Belonging to the PA Regiment; June 1759; p 298-299
Officers of the 3rd Battalion of the PA Regiment; 1759; p 300-301
List of the Detachment PA Regiment in Garrison at Fort Before Under the Command of Lt Col Joseph Shippen, 24 Jan 1760; p 302-307
Roll of Col Burd’s Company; 1760; p 308
Roll of Men Belonging to Mr Hunter’s Party Received at Harris’s & Recruited by Col Burd & Major Clayton & Arrived at Augusts 24 Dec 1760; p 309-310
The Philadelphia Company; 1760; p 311
List of officers for the PA Regiment; 1760; p 311-314
Return of Ordnance, Tools & Store Belonging to Fort Augusta; 1 Apr 1761; p 315
List of James Bird’s Company; 10 May 1761; p 316-317
Col James Burd’s Company on Their March to Pitsburg, Lancaster; 22 May 1761; p 317-318
Roll of Capt John Little’s Company; 26 May 1761; p 319-320
Men Enlisted for 3 Months Under the Command of Capt Jacob Wetterholt, stationed at Lor Shmit Fill twp; July 1763’ p 321-323
Return of the Strength, Arms, Ammunition, etc of the 1st Battalion of the PA Regiment of Foot (not including 2 companies at Fort Augusta); 2 July 1764; p 324-325
Muster Roll & Pay List of Col James Burd’s Company in Garrison at Fort Augusta; 1 Nov 1763-1 June 1764; 326-328
Return of the 2nd Battalion of the PA Regiment Commanded by Lt Col Asher Clayton, at Carlisle; 31 July 1764; 329
Return of Deserters from the 2nd Battalion of PA Regiment, commanded by Lt Col Clayton, Camp at Ft Loudon; 25 Aug 1764; p 330
List of Deserters from the 1st Battalion of the PA Troops, Commanded by Lt Col Turbett Francis Since the Officers Received Orders to Levy Recruits for Said Battalion; 1764 with no date; p 331-334
A List of Officers of the PA Regiment Commanded by Hon. J Penn, Esq’r; 1764; p 334-337
A Return of the Troops Commanded by Major Asher Clayton, Stationed on the Frontiers of Lancaster, Berks and Northampton Counties; 1 June 1764; p 337-338
Report of the 3 Companies on the Northern Frontiers; 2 Oct 1764; p 338
Fort Augusta Pay Certificates; 10 June 1765; p 338-339
List of Sundry Stores Left at Fort Augusta for Want of Sufficient Craft to Carry Them Down, by Order of Col Turbut Francis; 11 June 1765; p 339-342
Muster & Pay Roll of Captain Caleb Graydon’s Company at Fort Augusta; 1 Jan-13 June 1765; p 343-346
Oath of Alexander Quay; p 346
Nomination of Thomas Edwards, Captain of the Militia Company of Foot, Earl Town, Lancaster County; p 346-347
List of Persons Employed in the Sept of the Deputy Quarter Master General and Their Pay; p 348-350
List of Lt Col Shippen’s Company in the 2nd Battalion of the PA Regiment; p 351-352
Roll of Col Burd’s Company; p 352-353
Officers & Soldiers, Rays Town; 3 Oct 1758; p 354
Absent Officers (many prisoners of the French); p 355-356
Return of Recruits by Capt William Biles of the PA Regiment; p 357-361
How the Forces are to be Posted Between the Susquehanna and the Delaware; p 362
Return of Recruits Raised by Capt Samuel Neilson for the PA Regiment; p 363-368