Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution: With an Historical Essay, Volume 2
Little, Brown, 1864 - 609 pages
This book contains an historical essay and short biographies on those who stayed loyal to Britain during the American Revolution in the American colonies. The essay focuses on the coming of the Revolution and the reasons for American rebellion or loyalism, and the sparse biographies, organized in alphabetical order, offer what is known about the loyalist and their journey.
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1776 an Addresser 1782 a Loyalist accompanied Addresser of Hutchinson Addresser of Lord Addresser of Sir aged appointed Attainted of treason banished in 1778 Battalion British Army Brunswick Captain Charleston Clinton in 1780 Colonel Colony Committee Connecticut Crown granted daughter embarked at Boston England Ensign estate confiscated family of four family of three fifty acres GEORGE Georgia Governor graduated at Harvard granted him fifty grantee of St Halifax jail JAMES Jersey Volunteers JOHN JOSEPH King's American Regiment Lieutenant Long Island Lord and Sir losses in consequence Loyalist Associator loyalty were estimated Massachusetts merchant North Nova Scotia officer peace Pennsylvania Philadelphia property confiscated proscribed and banished Province Provincial Congress Queen's County Queen's Rangers Residence unknown Rhode Island Royal Army SAMUEL servants settle at Shelburne Sir Henry Clinton Sir William South Carolina surrender taken prisoner THOMAS town lot Virginia water lot Whigs wife York to settle York to Shelburne
Page 145 - Nathan Palmer, a lieutenant in your King's service, was taken in my camp as a Spy — he was tried as a Spy — he was condemned as a Spy — and you may rest assured, Sir, he shall be hanged as a Spy." " I have the honour to be, &c. "ISRAEL PUTNAM. rt His Excellency Governor TRYON.
Page 106 - He lingered there, till duty called him away ; but he was careful to intrust his secret to a confidential friend, whose letters kept him informed of every important event. In a few months intelligence came, that a rival was in the field, and that the consequences could not be answered for, if he delayed to renew his visits to New York.
Page 244 - That we will not acknowledge or submit to the pretended authority of any Congress, Committees of Correspondence, or any other unconstitutional assemblies of men ; but will, at the risk of our lives, if need be, oppose the forcible exercise of all such authority.
Page 553 - Vol. II., p. 580.—" Sproule, Andrew. New York. At the peace, he went from New York to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, where the Crown granted him one town lot. He was twenty-eight years of age, and unmarried." JJ ELDER INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA STEWART ELDER — Information is requested as to the name of the wife and descendants of Stewart Elder (son of John Elder, by his wife, Jane Stewart), who emigrated to Pennsylvania about 1820 from Roughan, within eight miles...
Page 234 - ... on half-pay from the crown, he thought proper not to accept it ; that he had fought two battles in Algiers under the Dey ; that he was now on a design to take care of some large grants of land made to him ; that he was going to visit his sister at Moor's Town, and then to return by Merrimac River to visit his wife, whom he had not yet seen since his return from England ; that he had got a pass, or license to travel, from the Continental Congress...
Page 445 - Jr., one of the two clerks of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Court of Common Pleas for...
Page 20 - Lippencot did was not the effect of malice or ill-will, but proceeded from a conviction that it was his duty to obey the orders of the board of directors of associated loyalists, and as he did not doubt their having full authority to give such orders, he was not guilty of the murder laid to his charge, and therefore they acquitted him.
Page 124 - That each colony have a governor and council appointed by the crown, and a house of representatives to be elected by the freeholders...
Page 139 - Resolved that the prayer of the Petition be granted and that the said Martha Oxnard be & she is hereby permitted to go to Penobscot, by the way of a Flag as prayed for in the petition and that she have leave to take with her two servant Maids, and such part of her Household Goods as the Selectmen of Falmouth shall admit...
Page 38 - ... were sometimes without sufficient food and water. After reaching Georgia the party formed themselves into two companies. One division became the prisoners of the Whigs; the other, after surmounting many difficulties, reached Savannah in safety. The captives were soon released. Among those who arrived at Savannah were two daughters of General Lyman, both of whom died at that place. Such was the calamitous issue of the life of a gentleman who enjoyed, before the Revolution, a reputation possessed...
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