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SECOND REPORT 



OF THE .rj 

BUREAU OF ARCHIVES 

FOR THE 

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

* 
BY 

ALEXANDER FRASER, 

PROVINCIAL ARCHIVIST 

1904 



PART II. (pp. 705-1376) with index for Parts I. and II. 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF 

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO 





TORONTO 

Printed and Published by L. K. Cameron, Printer to the King's Mo*t Excellent Majesty 

1905 



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other Sons. Was exchanged. He continued to serve during the 
war. 

Went from Augusta at the same time with Govr. Tryon for 
England. Witness has heard he arrived at Portsmouth in the 
Beginning of last winter & died there. Witness believes he did 
not arrive in London. 

Witness is his eldest Son. Has 2 Sisters, Jane & Susan, alive 



and 2 Brothers who are now in E. Florida under Spanish Govern- 
ment. 

His 2 Brothers in E. Flor. are named Abner & Wilson. Has 
a Brother William now in the Bahamas. 

By Laws of North Carolina all real estate goes to the eldest 
son. Jane Williams married Nathaniel Ashley. Susan married 
Drury Fort. Both the Husbands were Loyalists & went from S. 
Carolina. Abner & Wilson Williams were also Loyalists & served 
in the war. Has another Brother, Jacob, now in England. 

Samuel Williams was possessed of a Saw Mill & Grist Mill 
on Peder River with a large Tract of Land adjoining. Wits. (46). 
thinks 7 or 800 acres. Took up some himself & bought other parts. 
Not a great Deal cleared. He built both the Mills. Finished 
about a twelve month before the Troubles began. Vals. them at 
,7 or 800 Ster. There were about 20 acres clear. 

Wits. vals. the Land with the Mills at 7 or 800 Ster. His 
Father had Deeds. Heard that they were advertized for sale. 
Witness had an Interest in these Mills & had paid 100 guis. to his 
Father & was to have paid more & was to pay 150 more, for which 
he was to have a moiety of the Mills without the Land. Produces 
affidavit from Willm. Williams taken in the Bahama Islands, stat- 



ing that his Father had a Company in E. Florida Bangers & gives 
an acct. of his serving under Col. Brown with Certificate from 
Genl. MacArthur that he believed the afft. true. 

Saml. Wills, had 4 Negroes at Fort Augusta. He had reed, 
an order to send them to the works. Wits, saw the order to uis 
father from Col. Brown. The same as the order to Witness. They 
were all taken there; 3 valuable ones & a likely Boy about 14. 
He had 5 horses taken at Augusta. 

Wits, is told to send an acct. about his Father, whether he is (47). 
dead or not, & whether he made a Will. 

MARTIN WEATHERFORD, Wits : 

Knew Samuel Williams. He was one of the first who left 
his home. One of the most Loyal. He & his sons served all the 
war. He was a Captn. in Florida E/angers. 

Heard of his having a very good Saw Mill. Knew that he had 
Negroes. He was at Fort Augusta & taken Prisoner there. ns?. 

Letter produced from Geo. Lecker in London to Messrs. Lim- 
burner & Co. at Quebec stating the Death of the late Samuel 
Williams. Certificate produced from Lt.-Col. Thos. Brown of the 
Loyalty & services of the late Samuel Williams & his Family in 
Strong Terms, stating services. 

Produces valuation of Property by Captn. John Legat & 3 
others. 

45 AU. 



706 THE REPORT OF THE No, 



1786. 



Produces order from L.-Col. Brown to the late Saml. Williams 



to send in his Negroes to fort CornWallis, dated April, '81. With 
certificate that 3 Negroes were accordingly sent & that they were 
captured. 

NEW CLAIM. 

591. Case of Jonx BONNELL, formerly of Georgia. 

Claimant appears & says he was in Georgia about 80 miles 
from Savanah, when it was evacuated & could not join the Brit, 
when they evacuated. Should have gone with them, could he have 
(48). got down in time. This was in 1781. He staid in Georgia till 
summer 1784, then went to St. Augustine. Did not hear of the act 
till he came to Augustine. Now. resides at Coppendoch in tnis 
Province. 

Says he joined the Militia under Col. Brown at St. Mary's. 
Served with him about 9 months. Went into Georgia, served till 
3 weeks before evacuation of Charles town, when he had leave to 
go up the Country. Says he staid 2 years. Had no opportunity 
of going before. His Father lived upon O'Geetchie in Georgia 
& Claimant had 60 Head of Cattle on his Farm of his own. Claim- 
ant was then 20 yrs. of age. His Father is now in that Province. 

When Genl. Prevost went from Charles town, Claimt. went 
up to fetch his Cattle down to Savanah. Thinks this was in 1781. 
Had got his Cattle & was carrying them away when he was taken 



by Rebels and made a Prisoner. The Rebels made a Prize of his 
Cattle. 4 Horses; lost when he was taken Prisoner. Left them 
on a farm near his Father. They were afterwards taken by the 
Rebels. 

PETER OGELVIE, Wits : 

Knew Claimant. He lived on O'Geetohie some time after 
troubles began. He went to E. Florida to join the Rangers under 
Col. Brown in E. Florida. Believes he came to Georgia with Col. 
Brown's men. Cannot say how he came to be absent from Savanah. 
/49) Says that he believes that Claimant afterwards was lurking about 
& if he had been discovered would have been apprehended & put 
to death. 

Thinks he had a large stock on his Father's Farm. Heard 
lie was taken Prisoner, with some of his Cattle. Cannot say how 
many he had on his own farm. Had 3 or 4 horses of his own pur- 
chased during the war. 

Claimant says that while he was in Georgia the Rebels were 
after him & threatened to murder him. Says he had not an horse 
or Company, which was his reason for not going sooner to E. 
Florida. 

Says his Father gave him 10 Cows on his marriage. The rest 
he had raised. His Father gave him them on his marriage. 

JOHN OGELVIE : 

Says Claimant's Cattle were marked different from his Fathers. 



They were marked in the ears. 
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1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 707 



Knew him from time lie was a child. Thinks he had 50 or 
60. Believes he was sick, which made him stay so long in Geor- 
gia. Some were drove off from O'Geetchie & some from Briar 
Creek at different times. Thinks it was in the course of more 
than a year. His father had Land at Briar Creek. Heard he was 
taken Prisoner & lost some of his Cattle then. (50) 

N.B. Claimant appears a suspicious character & his acct. 
scarce credible. 

(589). Further Evidence in Case of Col. PIERSON. juiy2? 

WILLM. MEEK, Wits : 

Says he knows vjiaimant's Plantation in 96. 30 or 40 acres 
clear. Saw Horses, Cattle, Hogs. Has seen the Place where his 
Mother lives. It is a Clever Place. 

Further Evidence in Case of THOS. YOUNG. 
MAJOR NJEELEY : 

Knew Claimant. Knew him first in 1779. He was then 
brought in Prisoner & confined in the same Gaol with Wits, in 
96 Dist. Knew that he afterwards joined the Brit. & served as 
Captn. under Witness & continued to serve during the war. Has 
been at his Plantation on Steven's Creek. Was there before the 



war. Remembers him in Possession. Seemed a good Plantation. 
Several houses built. Thinks it must have been Confiscated & sold. 
There were Negroes about his house. 

MARTIN WEATHERFORD, Wits : 

Knows Claimant. He was an active Loyalist & suffered fre- 
quently. Knew his Plantation at Steven's Creek. E/emembers 
him in Possession some years. They were good Lands. There 
were several Builds. He had Negroes, a considerable stock of 
Cattle & Horses. Heard he had some fine Horses. (51) 

NEW CLAIM. 
592. Case of JAMES JONES, late of S. Carolina. i" 86 - 

July 27. 

Claimt. appears & being sworn says : 

He resided 72 miles from St. Augustine. As soon as he heard 
of the act, sent down his Claim to Mr. Mills who was a Justice 
of Peace. He was so ill he could not go. It was about the time 
Captn. Thos. Young sent his Claim. Mills sent word he could 
not accept it, because Claimt. was not present. It was brought 
back to Claimant because Mills could not send it. Claimant was 
then too ill to move from home. 

He is a native American. Settled in 96 Dist. Was obliged to 
serve in American Militia at first & to take oaths. Joined the Brit, 



after Charles Town was taken. In Militia under Major Neeley 
& continued to serve during the War. Came from St. Augustine 
last April, 12 months. Now settled at Dartmouth. 



708 THE REPORT OF THE No. 



Was possessed of 250 acres in 96 Dist. Drew it himself. 
Had cleared 25 acres; a good house, Barn & 2 Stables. Has been 
in Possession 16 years. It is now in hands of Rebels. 

Left 3 horses, 12 head Cattle left on his Plantation. Rebels 
had them. 60 Hogs, furniture, Cash. 

(52). MAJOR NEELEY, Wits: 

Remembers Claimant. Came in & joined Militia after reduc- 
tion of Charles Town. He continued to serve after that. Knew 
a Plantation of which he was said to be the owner. A good Plan- 
tation. There might be 30 acres clear. Cattle & horses & Hogs. 

The family were driven off from the Property. 

nee. 593. Case of DANL. BOWEN, late of New Jersey. 

July 28. 

Claimant appears, being sworn saith : 

He is a native of America. Was settled in Cumberland Co., 
New Jersey, when Troubles began. At first took an active Part 
against the Rebels. Joined none of their Associations. Was car- 
ried before one of their Committees & gave security to appear at 



next Q. Sess. Had been fined for not joining the Militia. Joined 
the Brit, at Philadelphia, Aug. 1777. Acted as a guide to the 
Army in several Instances. Raised a Company of West Jersey 
Volunteers & was appointed Captn. 

Produces Commission from Sr. Wm. How, appointing Claimt. 
Captn. in Regt. Loyal New Jersey Volunteers, 21 March, 1778. 
Has now half pay. Regiment was draughted in about 6 months. 
Claimant was seconded. Continued at Long Island during the war. 

Came to this Province* in Octr., 1783, & is now settled at Wil- 
(53). mot. Produces Certificate from Major Vandyke, Commandr. of 
late West Jersey Volunteers, that Claimant joined Brit, at Phila- 
delphia, acted as a Guide, raised greater part of a Company & 
was appointed Captn. and to his Loyalty, 20th March, 1786. 

Claimant was possessed of a Lot consisting of \ acre in Rhodes 
lown, Co. of Cumberland. Purchased the Ground in 1770 in 
two Lots, in Considn. of 10 Jer. Cury. Built 2 houses, Wood 
house, brick house, finished in 1775. Cost 400 Jers. Cur. They 
are Confiscated & sold. 

Produces Certificate of Sale of House & Lot from Aaron Dun- 
ham Lost personal property left at his house. His stock was 
seized by the Rebel Militia & he believes some part was saved by 
his friends. Lost 1 Cow, 3 Hogs; all taken by the Militia. 2 
acres of Wheat on the ground. 



Certificate from Aaron Dunham; mentions sale of several 
1 rifling articles of personal Property. 

Produces Deposition from Willm. Kelsay, one of the Com- 

f 188 ^ 6 - 8 of forfeitur e> that he reed, from Claimt. 's Bror. a Bond 

,1< 7 Jers. Cur. from Moses Crosley, and a note for 6 from 

has Shepherd. It appears from Aaron Dunham's Certificate 

these sums were paid to the State. Produces Kelsay's Rect. 

to his Bror. for the said Bond & Note 



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NEW CLAIM. 

G 
Claimt. Sworn Saith : 



594. Case of HENRY GREEN, late of S. Carolina. nse. 

July 28. 



(54). 

He resided at Eawdon; gives the same reason for not sending 
his Claim as John Sanderson. 

He is an Irishman by Birth. Came to America about 17 or 
18 yrs. ago. Settled in 96 Dist. ; joined Loyal Militia at the 
fight at 96, under Cunningham. Joined the Brit, again before 
the seige & continued to serve till reduction of Charlestown. Came 
away on Evacuation of Charlestown. 

Produces Certificate from Col. Peavis that Claimant was in 



the engagement against the enemy at 96 in 1775. Was in Prison 
in the year 1776, by the enemy, & to his activity & Loyalty. 

Produces Certificate from Quarter Master Genl. Department 
in S. Carolina, that Claimt. had been employed as a Blacksmith 
in his Majesty's Serv., Novr., 1781. 

Was Possessed of 600 acres in 96 Dist. 

1. 150 drawn by himself, by his mother & step father. 

2. 150 acres. 

3. 100 by his Uncle. 

4. 100 by an Aunt. 

5. 100 by Purchase. 

Has lost his Grant & Deeds. Not much Improvt. on No. 1; 10 (55) 
or 15 acres clear on No. 2; a good house & shop. No improvmts. 
on No. 3; Do. on No. 4. 9 acres clear on No. 5. Gave 150 S. 
Car. Cur. for it. 16 Head Cattle, sold at Vendue when Claimant 
joined the Brit. Afterwards lost a mare & colt, taken by the 
Rebels. 3 more Horses, 60 Hogs. 

SAML. PROCTOR, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He jomed the Brit, early. Know that he had 
several Lots of Land in 96 Dist. 

Know No. 2. Considerable Improvmts. upon it. 12 or 13 
acres Clear. Know No. 5. Knows Claimt. had paid for Clearing 
6 acres. There was none Clear. He had a Considerable Stock of 
Cattle. 



595. Case of JOHN MEREDITH, formerly of Pensilvania. 17g6 

July 28. 

Claimt. Sworn Saith : 

He is a native of America. Was settled in Township of 
New Britain, Co. of Bucks, Pensilv. Took part from the first with 
the Brit. Discouraged all Rebel associations. Was obliged to 
quit home because lie declared against the measures carried on by 
the Eebels. Left home in June, 1777. Did not get to New York 
till July following. Was obliged to quit his home. Gave infor- 
mation to Genl. Pigot at New York of the Situation of Eebels. 



710 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Servd. a short time as a Militia in the Works at Brooklyn, 
Long Island. Kept guard often. Continued within the Brit. 
Lines during the War. Came to this -Province on Evacuation of 
New York. Now settled at Anapolis. 

Was possessed of 100 acres in the Co. of Bucks. Had been 
possessed many years. Came to him by his Father's Will, tho' 
he had been possessed before. 

Produces office Copy of his Father's Will, whereby he devises 
this Estate to Claimant for Life, after his Decease to the Heirs 
of his Body. His Father died in 1774, Claimant continued in 
possession. There has been no Recovery Sunrd. His children are 
now in the State of Pensilvania. Was very good Land; 80 acres 
meadow & Tillage, & about 20 acres Wood. 



Would have let for more than 30 Pens. Cur. pr. ann. Yals. 
at 8 or 9 pr. acre. 

This has been confiscated & sold. Produces Certificate from 
Geo. Wall, A^ent for forfeited Estates in Bucks Co., that Claim- 
ant had been attainted of High Treason, in consequence of which 
his Estate, consisting of a Tract of 100 acres in New Britain be- 
came forfeited, and was advertized & sold at public Auction. 

Produces anidt. from James Hutchinson of Anapolis; Know- 
ledge of Claimant's Estate & to Yaluation & to Loyalty. 
(57) Lost Horse, Wagon & wearing apparel, taken & plundered 

by the mob on acct. of Claimt.'s Loyalty. Horse worth 25, wag- 
on 14, wear, apparel 19. 

ISAAC STEV. HUTCHINSON, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He always opposed the exercise & training 
of Rebel Militia. He was ill used on that acct. Always declar- 
eu in Favour of King & Brit. Govrnt. Thinks he was obliged to 
leave his home on acct. of his Loyalty. He went within the 
Brit. Lines. Heard frenuently that he assisted at the Works of 
Brooklyn. Knew his Estate in New Britian Township, 100 
acres; had been his father's; good land, with a large interval; on 
the side of a small River. Land adjoining sold for 7 pr. acre. 
Wits, thinks this would have sold at that price. Heard he was 
plundered by mob on acct. of his opposing the measures of Reb- 



NEW CLAIM. 

596. Case of JACOB BLEWER, late of Mecklinburg Co., North 
Carolina. Y. Yol. 2, p. 19. 

EVIDENCE IN THIS CLAIM TAKEN DE BENE ESSE. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn, Saith : 

"FT* i? a native of America. Resided in Mecklinburg Co. when 
Troubles broke out. Always sided with the Brit. Joined the 
Brit, at Canada in 1780. Lord Cornwallis commanded. Contin- 
ued with him above a 12 month. Claimt. had been draughted 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 711 



into American Militia which was his reason for going off when (58) 
he did & joining Brit. 

Was taken Prisoner. Got afterwards to Charlestown b Con- 
tinued with Brit, till Evacuation of Charlestown. Now lives at 
Maagash. 

Had 166 acres in Mecklinburg Co., bought it in 1771 or 1772. 
Gave 104 N. . Cur. for it. 40 acres clear. Claimt. built a 
small house & repaired another. 

16 head Cattle taken by Eebels. 4 horses, 16 Hogs', 200 Bush- 
els of Corn, Some wheat & oats, furniture & Tools, Elax. 

NEW CLAIM. 
597. Case of SAMUEL SMITH, late of New Jersey. 1786. 

July 31. 

Claimant affirms : 

That he delivered his Claim to Stephen Skinner. Genl. 
Skinner's Brother, at New York in Oct., 1783, to be delivered in 
England. He was then going to England. Stephen Skinner 
wrote him one Letter after his arrival, in which he said he had 
not then delivered his Claim, but if anything was wanted from 
Claimant he would write to him again. Claimt. has not heard 
from him since. 

He is a native of America. Resided at Elizth. Town, New 
jersey, when Troubles broke out. When Troops landed from New 
York into New Jersey under Lord Cornwallis, met them at Elizth. 
Town, & by request of Genl. Skinner, to get information of the 
movements of Continental Army; furnished the Brit, army with 
information. 

Was taken up on suspicion of Supplying Brit. Army with 
Provisons. Was carried Prisoner to Chatham; was confined a 
short time; made his escape to Amboy. Never could return 
home, but continued within Brit. Lines till Evacuation of New 
York. Now settled at Anapolis. 

Produces Certificate from Major James Campbell that Claim- 
ant was reckoned a Loyalist & confidentially employed by Genl. 
Skinner, July, 1786. 



Produces Certificate from John Hicks, Depty. Inspector 
King's Provn. Tran, to Claimant's joining the Brit, on Lord 
Cornwallis entering Jersey; his services & Loyalty. 

Produces Rect. of Stephen Skinner for the Claimt., delivered 
Oct., 1783. 

Was possessed of 110 acres with House &rbuilds in Elizth. 
Township, Co. of Essex. The Deed was delivered to Stephen Skin- 
ner; purchased in 1770 of Jonathan Marsh, in Considn. 500 
Pens. Cury. Produces Deed from Jonathan Marsh, his father, 
to Jonathan Marsh of 100 acres in Elizth. Townshii), more or less 
in Considn. 79 Pen. Cur., dated 1758. The Deed from Jonath- (60) 
an Malrsh, the son, to Claimt. is in England. 

Claimant built upon ?he Place in addition to the former 
house & improved the Place. Yals. at 7 per acre. It has been 
sold by Commrs. 



712 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Produces Certificate of Conviction of Claimt. for joining the 
Enemies of the State. Produces a Certificate from Aaron Dun- 
ham, which mentions rec't. of Cash from Moses Tucker. Claimt. 
eays Moses Tucker purchased his Land. 



Produces affidavit of Jonathan Woodruff to Claimt. 's Estate 
at Elizth. Township being worth 750 Pen. Cury., & to its being 
confiscated & to his personal property, worth 282 Pen. Cury. 

Admits he owed about 70 Pen. Cury. 

Left all the Stock in the Schedule mentioned on his farm, & 
values them as in Schedule. 

30 Had of Cattle, 16 Sheep, 3 Hogs, 3 Horses, "Wagon, Slay. 
Furniture, .all taken by Americans. 

Claimant says he was frequently employed by Genl. Skinner, 
Genl. Yaughan, & Col. Manhood, while the Troops were at Am- 
boy & from Staten Island as a guide & to collect intelligence, for 
about 3 years for which he never reed, anything, except a few 
dollars from Gen. Skinner. 

( 6 i). Capt. Cameron of the 37th Regt., certifies to Mr. Pemberton, 

that he always understood Claimt. to have been an active, zeal- 
ous Loyalist, that he was frequently employed by the Commander 
officers from Staten Island, and that the greatest Reliance was 
laid on his Information. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 713 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF 

LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 

HALIFAX, 1786. 
VOL. IX. 

BEFORE COMMISSIONER PEMBERTON. 
Claimants. 

MSS. MSS, 

Polio. Folio. 

Benedict, Comfort 5 Maxwell, William 35 

Bownell, Isaac 25 Neeley, Major 29 

Brown, Gov 15 p ax ton, Joseph 23 

Crawford, Edward 2 Thomas 25 

Dona dson, William ... ...... 39 Robert l and 44 

R^ittSS JOhn ..V:. 9 .. and 19 T^ Nathaniel . 45 

Jamieson, Neil 18 Wai , Patrick 24 

Wallace, Michael 14 and 35 Wallace, John 



THE REPORT OF THE - No. 49 

THE EVIDENCE. 

NEW CLAIM. 
598. Case of ROBERT SLOAXE, late of S. Carolina. 

st3. 

Claimant says lie went from Charlestown to East Florida. 
Was near St. Augustine; about 30 miles from it, at a }-lace called 
St. Johns. Went to St. Johns in Aug.; was there all the Fall of 
1783. He was sick & likely to die & could not go to Augustine 
till Jany., 1T84. - There heard of .the Act. Made out his cla^m 
in Feby. Says no ship went from Augustine till 
Capt. Montgomery went, which was in the spring. Sent his 
Claim by Capt. Montgomery. Produces Capt. Montgomery's Re- 
1 cept for his Claim, April 1784. 

Says he is a native of Scotland. Settled in America in 1767, 
in 96 District; brought about ,70 with him. Had 200 acres i- n 
96 Dist., drew them himself in March, 1768. Cleared 50 acres; 
built a house & Barn, & made orchards. There had been former 
improvements which Claimant bought for 20. Lived there 
when Troubles began; served once in American Militia against 
the Indians; was fined for not serving; joined the Brit, after Re- 
duction of Charlestown, then joined Militia under Col. King. 
Then went to Georgia; was in the seige of 96 by Genl. Green. Af- 
terwards went to Orangeburg & to Charlestown. On Evacuation 
went to East Florida. 



Was possessed of 200 acres in 96 Dist. Yals. them at ,150. 
Produces Valuation of 3 persons on Oath, who value them at 
100. 

Had 35 Horses. He had bought a stock of breeding 
mares, English breed. Yals. them at 9 Ster. pr. head. 
200 Head of Cattle; bought a stock at first, reckoning: vounsr & 
old together. The horses & cattle were taken by the Rebels after 
Seige of 96. 80 Hogs, 260 bushels Corn. Cash in his house 22. 
He was robb'd of it by a party from Essex. Merchant goods of 
which he was robb'd, Furniture, Tools. 

Is told he must produce Witnesses to show his ill Health 
at St. John's, and to proof of his Property. 

Produces Certificate from Wm Shaw, Master Master at Hali- 
fax, that Claimant arrived in Cargo Packet from Augustine, and 
was mentioned as a Loyalist. Now resides near Submacady. 

NEW CLAIM. 
rc. 599. Case of EDWARD CRAWFORD, late of Georgia. 

ist 5. 

Claimant Sworn Saith : . 

He was at St. Augustine in the Fall of '83. Gave his Claim 
to Col. Hutchins in Novr., 1783. Claimant was acquainted with 
Col. Hutchins when he lived in Peder, which was his reason for 



sriving the Claim to Col. Hutchins. Sent at the same time a 
Letter to Sir James Wright. Claimant had served under Sr. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 715 



James Wright. Produces papers by whioh it appears the acct. 
was made out before Jas. Hume, C.I., Novr., 1783. One part 
went to England under Seal of Province. Produces duplicate 
now. Never heard of Col. Hutchinson since. 

He is a native of North Britain. Came to America with his 
Father & Mother in 1752 or thereabouts. Was setued in S. Caro- 
lina at first. Went in 1775 to Georgia & settled there. Joined 
the Brit, at Augusta as soon as they came, under Genl. Campbell; (3), 
had a Commission as Lieutenant of Militia under Col. Medley; 
had a Captn.'s Commission. Produces Captn.'s Commission 
from Sr. James Wright. Commission of Capt. of a Troop of 
Horse Militia, dated Oct., 1781. 

Produces Certificate from Col. John Douglas of Georgia Mil- 
itia that Claimt. had served in his Regiment with a Troop of 
Horse, & to his activity in service & Loyalty, St. Augustine, 1st 
March. 1784. 

Do. from Col. Thos. Brown, K's Rangers in strong terms. 

Produces Certificate from Sr. James Wright to Claimant 
having been appointed Captn. of Militia to his active services & 
Loyalty & recommending him to Govr. Try on, 4 July, 1782. 



Produces Certificate to his Services & Loyalty, Thos. Brown 
Arch. MacArthur, Saml. Raworth, April 19, 1784. 

Claimt. continued in Service till Evacuation of Savannah, 
then went to Augustine. Came to this Province in 1784. Now 
settled in Chisencook. 

Was possessed of 300 acres on O'Gretchie River, Georgia, 
Drew this in the year 1775, or beginning of yr. 1776. Cost him 8. 
Cleared 15 acres. Began building a Grist Mill. Had built some 
other small builds. Did it himself. Yals. it at 200 Geor. Cury. 

200 acres in Rocky Comfort, 8 miles from the other; purchas- 
ed after the other in 1777 or 1778, in Considn. 15. 12 acres 
Clear. Built a house. Lived there with his family. Vals. it 
at 45. 

150 acres on Beaver Dam, 1 mile & J from the other, pur- 
chased after the last in Considn. 10. 50 acres Clear. Vals.it 
at 50. 

Had a Negro Boy 12 years old. His wife left him with a 
friend. He was found out & sold by Rebels, worth 50. 6 Rid- 
ing Horses, 6 Working Horses, mare & colt, taken from the place 
by Rebels. Some by chance might be taken by the Indians. 

136 Head of Cattle, taken by Col. Parkers men, Rebels. 100 
Hogs, 25 Sheep, Goats, Furniture & Tools. Produces affidt. 
from 3 persons to the valuation of Claimant's Property as in his 
Schedule. 



WILLM. MORRIS, Wits., Sworn, Saith : 

Knew Claimt. ; that he joined the British at Augusta, & 
servd. faithfully & Loyally during remaining part of War. Knew 
his land on O'Gretchie, about 300 miles. Knew him in Pos- 
sion, 6 or 7 yrs. ago. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 

Knew No. 2. Remembers him in Possession. He lived 
there, flis house was burnt by the Rebels soon after Claimt. 
joined the Brit. Knew No. 3, on Beaver Dam. 

(5) Lands on O'Gretchie very good. Has seen 5 pr. acre given 

for clear Land. Rebels have the Lands in Possession. He had 
a very pretty stock. He had Horses of different kinds, saddle & 
working horses, about 100 Cattle, all left on the place to the 
mercy of the Kebels & the Rebels had them. Sheep, Hogs, Goats. 

NEW CLAIM. 
i6 600. Case of COMFORT BENEDICT, late of Connecticut. 

It 7. 

Reason assigned that he delivd. his Claim in Oct. 1783, to 
John Andrews who was going to England, to be delivered by him 
to Commrs. 

JOHN ANDREWS, Wits/, Sworn, Saith : 

He was at i\ew York in the Fall of '83. About Novr. '83, 2 
persons call'd on Wits. One was Claimant. He lodged papers 



with Witness to carry to England to lodge with Commrs. & made 
out a Letter of Attorney to Wits. Wits, took charge of this. 
Sail'd for Eng. Nov. 28. Still has the papers. He left his 
chest & trunk at Plymouth & they did not arrive till April or 
last March in London. 

Wits, says he lodged other Claims. Mr. Simpson was his 
Agt. & he paid Mr. Simpson 5 gns. for each memorial. Claim- 
ant's Claim was so small & with not having the money to pay 
Mr. Simpson, was the reason for not delivering the Claim. 
(6) Claimant Sworn Saith : He was at New York in the Fall, 

1783; celivered his Claim to John Andrews in Oct. or Nov. '83. 
Heard he was going to England, which was his Reason for send- 
ing it by him. 

He is a native of America. Settled at Danbury in Connecti- 
cut when troubles began; at first sided with Brit. 

In March, 1778, was draughted into Continental Troops. 
Was carried under a guard to Newhaven to serve m American 
Army. Made his escape in 4 or five Days. Concealed himself at 
Newtown; got within Brit. Lines in Long Island in June follow- 
Ing. Served under Col. Upham 6n Lloyds Neck. Col Up- 
ham had th j Command of the Refugees after Claimant went away. 
All his property was seized. 

Continued at New York till Evacuation, then came to 
this Province. Is now settled at Dartmouth. 



Was possessed of No. 1, 1-2 one house & builds &c., in Dan- 
bury. Had this by Will of his Father, he died in 1772. Claimt. 
entered on his Death. Claimt. had half & his Mother the other 
half. Vals. it at 140 Con. Cur. 

No. 2. A Lot in Colepit Hill, consisting of 6 acres had it un- 
der his Father's Will, consisted of an orchard & good plough 
Land. Yals. at 70. 



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No. 3. 3 acres & 1-2 called Sheep Pasture, had it under his 
Father's Will, vals. at 35. 

No. 4. 4 acres of Woodland in Danbury, purchased of (7) 
Mathew Stawe. Produces Deed from Mathew Stawe by which 
the Premises are Conveyed to Claimant in Considn 3.10, dated 
16 Nov., 1775. Claimt. says he gave other Lands which he had 
under his Father's Will in exchange for these Lands, vals. 5. 

Produces Copy of Conviction. Produces apraisement on the 
Oath of Danl. Dibbel & Ezra Dibble to Valuation of Estate as 
above. ) 

Produces Certificate from Joseph Cook, Judge of Probate that 
Major Taylor & Ezra Dibble were appointed by Orders of the Court 
of Probate to sell so much of Estate of Claimt. as might be suffi- 
cient to pay his Debts. 30.10.6. 

Produces Copy of particulars estate as delivered in at the 
Court of Probate, agreeing with the before mentioned acct. Stat- 
ing the Land to have been distributed to Claimant under his 
Fathers Will. [Produces Copy of Sale from Major Taylor and 
Ezra Dibble of No. 3, for 30.10.6. 



Produces Copy of Sale from John Lawrence, Treasr. of No. 1 
in Considn. of 42. Claimt. says part of the Dwelling house was 
burnt, after he left it, which made it of less value, fire happened 
in 1778 by Lightning. Rebels in Possession. Claimt. thinks it 
worth 100 in that state. Produces Copy of Sale from John Law- 
rence, Treasr. of No. 2, in considn of 70.3. Produces Certificate 
of Sale of No. 4. 

THEOPHELUS CHAMBERLAIN, Wits. 

Knew Claimant, recollects his joining the Brit. He went to 
them on acct. of his Loyalty. Knew that he was on Lloyd's Neck, 
under Col. Upham, looks upon him as very Loyal. 

Knew No. 1. He had it from his Father, remembers him in 
Possession. His Mother had J of it, vals. it at 150 Con. Cur. 

Knew No. 2, remembers the family in Possession. 

ISACC HOYT, Wits. 

Claimt. certainly from the first Loyal. Knew his Father's 
Property, understood he came to part of it, the whole of No. 1, 
worth 250. Knew No. 2, val. 14 per acre. Knew No. 3, val. 
10 per acre. 



NEW CLAIM. 
601. Case of Lieut. Col. JOHN FANNEN, late of S. Carolina. Au ^ 8 s 6 t - 10 



Claimt. Sworn Saith. 

He was at St. John's, E. Florida. He made out his Claim in 
the Fall, 1783. Made out at Augusta before Justice Mills, gave it 
to Capt. Tinsley who said he was going to England. Gave it 
Capt. Tinsley a few days after Col. Young left Augusta, says on 



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recollection that it was in the Fall of the year 1783 that he de- 
livered his Memorial. 

(9) THOS. YOUNG, Wits. 

Says he was at Augusta when Col. Fannen made out his claim 
He made out his Claim before John Mills. Wits, had valued 
his Estate & was sfworn bef . Just. Mills. Heard it was to go by 
Tinsley. It was in the same Fall when Witness sent his by Col. 
Hutchins, which was in the fall, 1783. Samuel Branning, Wit- 
ness & a 3rd person were the Apraisers, all sworn before Just. Mills. 
Capt. Tinsley was a Captn in the Light Dragoons under Col. Bal- 
four. Wits, heard he was going to England. 

Claimt. says Col. Hutchins was gone a little while before he 
went to Augusta, is quite sure he gave it to Capt. Tinsley in the 
same fall as Col. Hutchinson went away from Augusta. 



He sent it by Captn Tinsley, because Captn Tinsley's Claim had the 
Province Seal aifixed to it along with Claimants. 

He is a native of America, resided in Camden District on hi& 
own Property when Troubles broke out, joined the Brit, at Hud- 
son's Ferry in March, 1779, had been frequently called upon to 
join the American Militia & refused, & had been imprisoned on 
that acct. 

Joined Genl. Prevost, was first Captn Militia under Col. Turn- 
bul, was appointed Lieutenant Col. of Militia by Lord Cornwal- 
lis. He thinks in Jan. 1781 was constantly in service, was in the 
Engagement at Parker's Ferry. Had there a Troop of horse un- 
der Major Fraser. 

After Tarletons Defe'at at the Cow Pens had the care of the 
wounded men to conduct them to Camden, his Party were attacked 
& defeated. Wits, escaped being taken, was frequently employed 
by Lord Cornwallis, both to get him Information & in Service. 

Produces Certificate from Govr. Try on, June 1784, that 
Claimt. was appointed Lieut. Col. of Militia by Lord Cornwallis 
and to his Loyalty. 

Produces Certificate from Jas. Robinson, Lt. Col. S. C. Roy- 
alists to Claimt's Services as Lieut. Col. Militia & to his Loyalty, 
April, 1784. 



Produces Certificate from Genl. Mac Arthur to his Loyalty 
& serving as Lieut. Col. Militia, July, 1784. 

Produces Certificate from Several Officers of Militia to Claimts 
Loyalty & sufferings. Rob. Cunningham, Thos. Fletchall & sevl. 
others ^Jany., 1782. 

Claimt. came from Augustine to this Province, is now settled 
in Argyle, is to have Land in the Tusket. 

Claimant was possessed of 250 acres on broad River. Had it 
from his eldest Brother by Deed of Gift, after his Father's death. 
About a year before the War. It was left by his Father's Will to 
Claimant, but Claimant took a Deed of it from his eldest Bror. 
says it was a Lease & Release from his Bror. 



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100 acres Clear. His Father had been in Possession of it 24 
or 25 years ago. It has been Confiscated & sold as Claimt. has 
been told. His name was in the Bill of Attainder. Could have 
sold it for 20sh. Str. per acre. There were fine Improvements on 
it, a very good house, Barn & another Smaller house, orchards. 

No. 2. 200 acres on Broad River, purchased of William 
Crank & EliasS Brock 14 or 15 yrs. ago in Considn of 100 Prov. 
Money. Cleared 100 acres, built 3 houses, had need to let the 
houses & cleared Land at ,10 Provn. per ann. 



Has heard these Lands are Confiscated & Sold, one Hamilton 
& Woods were in Possession when Claimant heard last. Claimt. 
lost his Deeds, they were in his Trunk & plundered, when his house 
was rifled by Rebels. 

No. 3. 250 Acres in Sandy River, purchased of Curtis Culon 
since the War. in Considn 500, S. Car. Cur., Paid him in horses 
at the old Rates. Claimant lived there, cleared 60 acres, built a 
good house. There were other houses, vals. at 20sh. Str. per acre. 

Had 2 Negroes, Rebels took them from his house, after (12), 
Claimt. joined the Brit. Army, never got to any of his family. 
Prime Negroes, 27 Horses left at different places, on his joining 
Brit., which he thinks fell all into the Hands of Rebels, some very 
valuable, worth 8 Ster. each on an average, 30 Cattle, 70 Hogs, 
Household furniture & Tools, has a child now in the State of South 
Carolina. 

Claimt. says he was in the Course of the War, after joining 
the Brit, taken Prisoner twice, Was once put in Gaol, but made 
his escape & joined Lord Cornwallis. 

MR. THOS. YOUNG. Wits. 

Knew that Claimant was appointed Lieutenant Col. of Militia, 



by Lord Cornwallis. He was much employed, did a great deal 
of Duty, chiefly under Col. Balfour after he went to Charles- 
town. He was much distinguished & a great Deal of Trust re- 
posed in him. 

Knew No. 1, Left by his Father. Wits, saw the Will & 
knows that Land was given by his Father to all his Sons. Remem- 
bers Claimant in Possession of this Land. A great Deal clear. A 
very great Improvement. All his Brothers were Loyal & were 
obliged to quit that part of the Country. Thinks none of them 
can have only a part of the Family Estate. 

Knew No. 2. Heard that he purchased of Crank, had pur- 
chased long before his Father's Death. Land was very valuable 
on Broad River, the best Land in that Country. Heard that (is). 
Claimt. had Negroes. A great many horses & Cattle. 

AUGUSTINE HOBB, Wits. 

Knew Claimant, he served as Lieutenant Col. Militia. Wit- 
ness served under him. Knew No. 3, 50 or 60 acres clear, pur- 
chased just as troubles began. 



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Further Evidence in Case of THOMAS YOUNG, Y. Vol. 2. 

LT. COL. JOHN FANNEN, Wits. 

Has heard all Claimant's family were turned off Steven's 



Creek & that one Williams was settled on it. Heard 
that Claimt. had Land on Pimlico Sound. Knew of some of his 
Negroes & heard that they were in Possession of a Rebel. He was 
very Loyal, suffered great Hardships. 

NEW CLAIM. 

602. Case of MICHL. WALLACE, Partner with John Wallace 
& Co., late of Virginia. 

No part of the New Claim is admitted by Comrs. except the 
articles relating to Sloop Industry & Cargo taken by the Roebuck 
Man of War. 

Claimant Sworn Saith. 

The Company were settled at - - in Nansemond Co., Vir- 
ginia. Michl. & John Wallace & Co. on breaking out of the 
Troubles all took part with the Brit. & was obliged to leave the 
Country on that Acct. His Partners were never in America, but 
continued to reside in Scotland. Claimt. is Native of Scot. Set- 
tled in America in 1771. 

Were in Possession of a Sloop called the Industry, thinks 
it was taken Novr., 1775. It was in James River, had been fitted 
out from his own stores. Was goiner up James River in order to 
get out of the way of the Rebels. Was taken in James River by a 



Tender from the Roebuck. Thinks the knowledge of the Prohibi- 
tory Act arrived about a week before his vessel was taken. Cargo 
was rum, Wine, &c. Claimt. has been informed the Cargo was 
used by Sr. Andrew Hammond's fleet. The vessel was afterwards 
burnt at Norfolk by Ld. Dunmore's order in May, 1776. 

Has heard there was a Condemnation of this ship & Cargo at 
a Court of Admiralty appointed by Lord Dunmore at Norfolk. 
Yals. the Sloop & Cargo at 997.15.10. Virginia Cury. 

Claimant's Partners are five in No. This was a joint con- 
(15). cern. 

ustn. (543). Further Evidence in Case of GOVR. BROWN. Vol. 6, 

p. 107. 

As to property in Massachusetts. 

Produces Copy of Deed from Jos. Bowditch to Claimt. of a 
piece of Land in Southfield in cons. 75 Lawful, 1764. 

Produces Copy of Deed from Saml. Sarasy to Col. Saml. Brown 
of parcel of Salt Marsh in Salem County, 1 acre & J in considn 
20 passable Money, 1728. 

Produces Deed from Ebenezer Bowditch to Claimt. of a Lot 
in Salem containing 4 acres & J in considn 200 Lawful, 1760. 



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Produces Copy Conveyance from Luckin Thorndike, Israel 
Hutchinson, Dummer Jewett, the Commrs. of forfeited Estates, 
of a Parcel of Land in Salem on part of which the Mansion House 
formerly of Claimant stands, to Elias Heskel Derby in considn 
6,050, in Massts. Govert. Securities. They sell the same in fee 
& warrant the same in the name of the Commonwealth, to the 
Purchaser in fee. 

Produces Copy of Deed from Wm. Hynd to Col. Brown of 12 
acres in Marblehead in a Place called the Plain farms in Consid. 
50 Curt. Passable Money New England, 1728. 

Produces Copy of Deed from John Marston to Col. Saml. (ie). 
Brown of a Parcel of Land in Stage Point in Salem, Contains about 
3 acres in considn 54 Cury, dated 1718. 

Produces Deed from Wm. Saunders to Col. Saml. Brown of 
100 acres within Township of Salem in consr 400 Cury., dated 
1711. 

Produces Copy of Deed from James Derby to Col. Saml. 
Brown of a house & Land in Salem in considn 60 Cury., dated 
1716. 

Produces Copy of Deed from Jos. Flint, to Col. Sam. Brown, 
of 3 or 4 acres in Salem in Considn of 50 Cury., dated 1722. 

Produces Certificates to Claimts being possessed of a Pew in 



Meeting house at Salem & vals. at 20 Str. Signed Jas. Jeffrey 
Clerk of the Proprietors of Meeting house, April, 1786. 

Produces Certificate that Claimt. was entitled to 2-3 of 18 & J 
Common Rights in Great Pasture of Salem which have been sold 
by Commrs. of Confiscated Estates, signed Jos. Clough, Clerk of 
Proprietors, April, 1786. 

Produces Certificate that Col. Saml. Brown was one of original 
20 Associate Grantees of Land in Penobscot. 5,000 acres to each 
share. Silvanus Burn, Proprs. Clerk, May, 1786, Certificate 
that Claimt. was owner of one half the aforesaid share in 1774. (IT). 

Produces Certificate signed John Downing, Peter Boyer, Com- 
mittee for settling with Comrs. of Sale, that Conirs. of Sale sold 
in Co. of Worcester Lands the Property of Claimt. to amount of 
2,450 Lawful, equal to 1,860 Str. 

N.B. Claimt 's Agent Joseph Blaney says in a Letter, he is 
informed the Commrs. sold 1,700 acres for the sum mentd. in the 
above Certificate. 

As to Property in Connecticut, Produces affidavit of Eben- 
ezer Backus that he knew Claimant's Estate in Colchester, Lime 
'^ New London, tho' not exact No. of acres, very valuable from 
its situation, good farms & builds., well timbered, as valuable as 
anv Land in Province. Divided into farms, vals. it at 15 Dol- 
lars per acre. 

(539). Further Evidence in Case of NEIL JAMIESON, Y. A tll 
Yol. 6, p. 53. 



Produces Copy of Inquisition taken 28 March, 1780, before 
Mathew Godfrey, Escheator of Co. of Norfolk, which Inquisition 
finds that Claimt. possessed a Lot in Norfolk, and 93 acres in the 

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Co. subject to his Wife's Eight of Dower. Signed John Brown, 
Clerk Genl. Court. 

Produces Copy of Inquisition taken 29 March, 1780, before 
(is). Escheator, which finds that Claimt. Campbel Calvert & Co., pos- 
sessed 2 acres called the Thistle Distillery. 

Produces Certificate from John Pendleton, Auditor of Accts. 
for the Commonwealth of Virginia, stating that it appears by Re- 
port of Commrs. appointed by Act of Assembly to ascertain the 
Losses in Norfolk, that the Distillery was valued at 6,000, that 
17 houses of Neil Jamieson were valued 2,173, equal to Specie. 
Destroyd before 1 Jany., 1775, and it appears by the Returns of 
the Escheator that a Lot belonging to Neil Jamieson, in Norfolk 
was sold for 34,100, Aug., 1780, when Scale of Depreciation was 
70 to 1. 



Produces affidt. as to Tobacco burnt at Rocky Bridge by Brit. 
Troops, under Gen. Philips, April, 1781, 53 Hds. Property of 
Mess. Glasford & Co. 

Certificate that 2 houses belonging to James Lisle & burnt 
by Genl. Arnold, were worth 330, & the Tobacco houses at Rich- 
mond burnt by Ld. Cornwallis were worth 1,220.10. 

Then I give and Bequeathe unto my son, Stephen, and to his 
heirs & Assigns for ever all my Right & Title to the Land and the 
Store standing thereon, adjoining the great Bridge at the Head of 
Norwalk Harbour, also the remaining third of my Lands in the 
Common Field situate at Georgias Hill so called. 

d9). The above and foregoing - Coppy of that Part of the 

last Will & Testament of James Hoyt, Desd. of the Real Estate 
that he Bequeathed to his son Stephen. Witness, Goold Hoyt, 
one of the Exects., Abijah Odel, Wm. Peters. 

NEW CLAIM. 

nse. 603. Case of SARAH FOWLER, Widow of Solomon Fowler, 

August 12. late of New York, for Herself & Children. 

MRS. SARAH FOWLER Says. 

She staid at New York after Evacuation. Her husband's es- 
tate had been Confiscated, it laid at East Chester, it lay between 



the Lines so that the Rebels could not get it. Just before Evacua- 
tion Mrs. Fowler took Possession, but was afterwards turned out 
by a person who had got a Lease from the Comrs. of forfeited Es- 
tates. She disputed & there was an Ejectment brought by this 
Lessee who at last got Judgment & she was turned out. Says she 
kept Possession 1 year or more. 

Her Husb. Solomon Fowler was a native of America, settled 
at East Chester when Troubles broke out. At first opposed all the 
Measures of rebels in Training, &c. on acct. of which he was dis- 
armed. Concealed some time & joined the Brit, at Long Island. 
(20). Soon after their landing, was appointed a Captn of Militia under 
46a AE. 



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Col. Jas. De Lancey, was killed in the year 1780, attacking a 
party of Rebels at Horse Neck. 

Produces Certificate of Col. James De Lancey to Loyalty of 
Capt. Solomon Fowler to his activity at first & that he lost his 
Life afterwards in the Service, Anapolis, Aug., 3, 1786. 

Solomon Fowler was possessed of a Farm in E. Chester, con 
sisting of 200 acres. Came to him from his Father & Mother. It 
had been in the Family a great while. His Father left it to be 
sold, his Mother bought it & gave it by Will to Claimt's Husband. 
He had been long in Possession of it. A large Dwel- 
ling house 6 rooms on a floor, a large Mill house, a large 



Barn, 3 Orchards. Almost all Cleared, just enough Wood for the 
purpose of Repairs & Fewel. Most of it Tillage & Meadow. Ten 
fields well fenced. Yals. it at 2,000 New York Cur. 

Produces Office Copy of Will of Solomon Fowler bearing 
value it at 2,000. 

Produces Office Copy of Will of Solomon Fowler bearing 
Date 1763, whereby he gives all his Estate to his Wife & Daugh- 
ter Rachel, his then only child, and in case of the Death of 
Rachel, gives the whole real & personal to his Wife & her Heirs 
& Exrs, Rachel Fowler is dead without Issue. This estate has 
been confiscated & sold. 

Produces Copy of Conviction agst. Solomon Fowler. 

Produces Certificaie from Isaac Stoutenburg one ftf the Comrs. 
of forfeited Estates. That he & Philip Yan Cortlands sold 29 
June, 1785, a Tract of Land in West Chester Co. of Solomon Fow- 
ler, forfeited by his Conviction to one James Hunt in considn 
1,000. 

Produces Certificate from the Treasurer, Gerard Banker, 
that he reed. 254.4.6. from Thomas Barton due to Solomon Fow- 
ler, for the use of the State, reed, on 11 Novr., 1784, Signed 
Gerard Banker. 

Claimt. says that she made enquiries about her Dower, but 
was told by a Lawyer whom she consulted, that it would be in 
vain to make any application. 



Her Husband had several children, after the Date of his Will. 
Seven children were living, the eldest son Edmund is in Demerery, 
rest in New York. 

Lost five Horses, 4 taken from the farm at E. Chester, when 
her Husband went to Long Island, taken on acct. of her Husband 
having joined the Brit. The fifth was lost at Williams Bridge 
where Solomon Fowler lost his Life. 

Lost a Cart, a Yoke of Oxen, 3 Cows, taken when her Husband 
went to Long Island, 19 Load Wheat in the Ground destroyd, 
some taken from the Barn, about 12 Bushel, Oats, fowls, furni- (2 2). 
ture, Implements of husbandry. 

They took away a Negroe, they used him very ill & beat him. 
He got away & got home & died in 3 weeks. She thinks in con- 
sequence of his ill usage. 

Claimant now lives at Granville. 



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JOHN FOWLER, Wits. 

Solomon Fowler was a Relation of Claimant's, from the first 
declared in favour of Brit. Served as Captn under Col. De Lancey 
& Lost his Life in the Service. Knew his farm in East Chester, 
remembers him long in Possession. It had been in one family. 
Thinks about 200 acres, most of it clear. He thinks more than 
150 acres. Has known such Lands sell for 6, 7 or 8 per acre. 
Some 10. Yals. it at 2,000 New York Cury. 



Has heard that Solomon Fowler made a Will in Favour of 
his Wife. Thinks owing to his being taken off suddenly he mack 
no other Will. 

Rachel his first Child died an Infant without children. All 
the family of Fowlers are Loyal. Claimt. is a Steady Loyalist. 

N.B. It seems as if Mrs. Fowler was likely to return to the 
States. Her Children being there & she having no settlement in 
this Prov. 

MR. ISAAC WILLIAMS, Wits. 

Knew Solomon Fowler, loyal from the first, knew his farm 
in East Chester, it had been in the Family. Remembers Solomon 
(23). Fowler a great while in Possession. 3 parts of it tillable, wd. sell 
for 8 or 9 per acre. James Hunt is now in Possession. He 
bought it of the States. Her maiden name was Hunt. Her fam- 
ily are great Rebels. 

Further Evidence in Case of JOSEPH PAXTON, Y. Vol. 4, 
120. 

Produces Copy Will of Wm. Paxon dated 1731, whereby Tes- 
tator gives 200 acres to be surveyed at the East End of his Tract 
to James Paxon & his Heirs. 

By the Will the Claimant's Mother was to have half the Prof- 
its of real Estate, during her Life. She died in 1777. James 
Paxon died without a Will. 



Claimt. is his eldest son & Heir. 

Produces Letter from James Hicks dated at Abnry April 19, 
1786, in which he says that the Council have made a Resolution 
not to give any Certificates or memr. of forfeite- Estates, and as 
Claimant's Estate was made over to the Pensylvania University, 
it was not in his Power to procure him any evidence to avail any- 
thing. 

Produces Return from the Sheriff in Bucks County whereby 

he Certifies that 200 acres are allotted as the right of Joseph Pax- 

ton, on a Division of the Estate of James Paxton, under Writ, to 

(24). th? Sheriff, Certified as a Copy of Sheriff's Return by Saml. Ben- 

ezer, Bucks Co., April, 1786. 

August 19. Further Evidence in Case of PATRICK WALL. 

Produces Copy of Will of Crean Brush dated Octr., 1777, by 
which he gives his Estate real & personal to his wife Margaret for 



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Life or her Widowhood, whichever last longest. Directs the Es- 
tate to be sold to raise 3,000 if his Wife is Married. She is to 
have only her 3rd for her Life, 2-3 between 3 Daughters, Y. vol. 
5, 103. 

Produces Inventory of Crean Brushs real Estate with Valua- 
tion at 6,287 Lawful by 2 Appraisers. 

Produces Inventory of personal Estate amounting to 380. 
Afterwards Produces Copy of Order for the Comrs. of forfeiture 



to sell the sd. Crean Brush's Estate. 

Further Evidence in Case of ISAAC BOWNELL, V. Vol. 2, 128. August 19. 

Produces Certificate of Judgement for assisting the Army of 
Great Brit. Produces Certificate of sale from Aaron Dunham of 
2 Lots. 

Produces Certificate of David Olden, Agent for selling forfei- 
ted Estates that he sold a Lot in Amboy forfeited Estate of Claim- 
ant, March, 1786. (25). 

604. Case of THOS. EOBIE, late of Massachusetts Bay. ITSG. 

August 23. 

Claimt. Sworn Saith. 

He is a native of America, lived at Marblehead when Troubles 
broke out, did not take an active 'part, but shew'd himself inimical 
to the measures of the Rebels. Left Marblehead about the 6th 
May, 1775 & came to this Province, thought himself hardly safe 
in person as he had been threatened. He was reckoned a Tory & 
the\ were told the Tories would be put in the front of the Battle. 
Hostilities commenced on the 19th April. Claimant left New Eng- 
land in May following, broughts away some of his effects, there 
was then no Impediment to bringing away his effects if he had 



Convenience of Trunks - Vessels. Says his name was in the^list 
Actt ofPrecription. Left his house chiefly in the care of his Wife's 
Grandmother. 

In 1776 his house was entered upon by a Committee. Part of 
the effects were sold by his Wife's Grandmother, part of the ef- 
fects were stole. The house was his own, built it himself. Pur- 
chased the Land about 1772 in considn 140 Str. Built the house 
at about 750 Str. There were two Mortgages upon it, one for 
400 & the other for 800. No Interest having been paid, as 
Claimt. had no advantage of the house, the sum is now large, ad- 
mits the Mortgages are to the full value of the Estate now. The 
Mortgagee took Possession in 1783, "but have since brought an ac- 
tion here for the Debt and got Judgement. Claims Debts 1,410. (26). 

Produces an Acct. of Goods in his store in Deer., 1777, then 
seized by a Committee & sold. Produces Affidt. of Richard Harris 
that in Dec., 1777, several articles were then in Possession of the 
Committee as the Property of Claimant & sold, & the money, 
amounting to 427.19.11 Lawful Mon. of sd. State paid by the 
Committee of whom Harris was one to Henry Gardner, Treasurer. 



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Produces Rect. by Henry Gardner, Treasury Office, 18 Jany. 
1780, reed, of Committee of Marblehead 427.19.11 of the Estate 
of Thos. Robie. Claimt. cannot fix the sterling amount of this 
sum. 

Produces further Acct. from Fras. Felton that Claimt's Es- 
tate real & personal was taken Possession of & that several articles 



of personal Estate was sold. 

The Act produced mentions only Sundry articles in the Hard- 
ware Business. Fras. Felton was one of the Marblehead Com- 
mittee. 

Produces affidt. from Richd. Harris that Committee took Pos- 
session of Claimant's house & Land at Marblehead & leased & im- 
proved the same for the Benefit of the State. Vals. them at 40 
per ann. Rent. 

In Octr., 1783, one of the Mortgagees got Possession. Pro- 
duces Certificate from Genl. Thos. Gage dated London, 5 Ap., 
1776, that Claimt. did before 19th Apr., 1776, deliver in writing 
a Declaration purporting his hearty Disapprobation of the Measures 
adopted by the Americans against Supremacy of Brit. Parlt. 

It appears that the sum paid into the Treasury is in Sterling 
very little 20 or 30. According to several Letters from Claim- 
ant's friends in Marblehead, but Claimant says many of his effects 
were stollen out of his store, after they took Possession of it. 

Produces an acct. of several articles sold by his Wife's Grand- 
mother to amount of 209, laid out in Government Notes. 

FOSTER HUTCHINSON, ESQ., Wits. 

Knew Claimt. understood him a friend to Brit. Govermt. and 
an enemy of the Measures pursued by the Americans. Is satisfied 
he is amongst the persons proscribed. 



He was amongst the persons who addrest Govr. Hutchinson. 
H3 never recanted, some of them did. 

REVD. MR. WEEKS. 

Knew Claimt. Considered him as a friend to Brit. Govr. al- 
ways. Knew he had a brick house at Marblehead. Kept a store, 
chiefly in the Hardware Business. Left the Country early, came 
away before Trials & Proscriptions in general, but all the persons 
who addressed Govr. Hutchinson & did not recant were he thinks 
(28). proscribed. 

THOS. BROWN Wits. 

Claimt. signed the address to Govr. Hutchinson. Remembers 
seeing his name in the Newspapers, proscribed as an Enemy to 
his Country & people, forbid to have any Dealings with him. 
This was owing to his signing the address to Govr. Hutchinson. 
He had declared against New Importation agreement. 

Some of the persons who addresst Govr. Hutchinson re- 
canted. Claimant never recanted. 



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Had a large Store & good Business. He suffered greatly in 
Trade in Consequence of his Declaration of his Principles, and of 
signing the address. His Business was almost ruined by it. 



605. Case of Major NEILEY, late of South Carolina 

1786. 
. August 25. 

L/laimant Sworn Saith. 

He was at St. Augustine in the Fall of 1T83. Thinks in Novr 
Made out his Claim in the Autumn, 1783, sent it home by a ship 
of Mi\ Moss's which was wrecked on the Bar of St. Augustine in 
the Winter, 1783. 

Made out another Claim in Nov., 1783, to be carried by Col. 
Thos. Browne. Produces affidt. from Col. Thos. Brown that the 
Uaim thereto annexed is a Duplicate of the Original Claim sent 
Home by Col Browne to Mr. Geo. Randal, London, in Novr, 1783 (29) 

bworn before John Just. P., New Providence Bahama Ms. 

May, 1786. 

Claimant saith he has not heard of Mr. Randal. Claimant 
had served with Col. Brown & was well acquainted with him, 
which was the reason for sending by him, making him his attor- 
ney, Claimt. says he thought this had been delivered which 
was his reason for not sending home a New Claim. 

There was no New Claim delivered, except the address to the 
Comrs. at Providence which was brought by Captn Hood to this 
Place & which Claimant says he thought would be tantamount to a 
Claim. 

This address was signed by Claimant Deer., 1T85. 



Claimant says they had not seen the Comrs. notices requiring 
Affidt. of the Reason which prevented Delivery of former Claims. 

He is a Native of America, settled in 96 Dist. when Troubles 
broke out. From the first took part with Brit. Took arms in the 
year 1775, joined Col. Brown & Genl. Cunningham, was in the en- 
gagement at 69 in 75. Escaped into the Cherokee Country, came 
back in the year 1776 with some mon. and was way- 
layed by a Party of Rebels near 96 & shot thro the Body with 2 
Balls, left for dead in the spot. Continued there very dangerously 
ill, afterwards got home, laid about 9 months before he recovered. (30). 
Remained at home till Col. Campbell nenetrated as far as Augusta 
in 1779. He sent several Gentn. into ye Country to raise the Loy- 
alists. Claimant raised a body of men accordingly & joined the 
Militia; a party of about 600 were raised & were going to join Col. 
Campbell and cut off at a Place called Kettle Creek. 

Claimant was then gone> to bring up a party of 150 men. His 
party were afterwards cut off. Claimant made his escape, but 
was obliged to deliver himself up on Terms. His party were all 
imprisoned 29 in No. and tried for their Lives. Claimant was 
tried & Convicted & sentenced to die in 12 Days, but was discharg- 
ed on arrival of Govr. Rullege. Produces his discharge, on giving 



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Security in 10,000 Bail for good Behaviour & not to return to the 
District where his family were during the War. 

Remained in the Bounds to which he was confined, but in Be- 
ginning of 1780 went into 69 Dist., remained concealed^ there un- 
til Sr. Henry Clinton laid seige to Charlestown ; joined Col. 
Peavis at that time. Who came from Sr. Hen. Clinton to raise ye 
Militia. 

After Charlestown fell the Militia rose openly and reduced 

the Country to Allegeance, about 100 miles square. Claimant rais- 

(3i). ed a large Body & was with them in the service. Col. Innes came 

up & took ye command. Afterwards Col. Balfour arrived, was 

appointed Major in Col. Thos. Pearson's Regiment Militia in 1780. 

Produces another Commission from Col. Balfour in 1781, to 

same Rank. Continued to serve during the War, served under 

Col. Ferguson, served all the War. 

Went to St. Augustine on Evacuation of Charlestown. At 
the end of the War went to Bahama Islands, means to settle at 
Abaco. His family are at Providence. 

Produces Certificate from Govr. Tryon to Claimant's Loyalty 
& recommending him on his leaving East Florida, June, 1784. 



Produces 4 Affidts. to giving same acct. of Claimants loyal 
Conduct & Services as above stated by Claimant himself & to his 
Losses being very Considerable. All sworn at New Providence, 
June, 1786. 

Produces Certificate from Col. Brown to Claimants Loyalty, 
great & Early Services & the Expenses he was at and to his sub- 
sequent services as Major Militia. Confirmed by Genl. Mac- 
Arthur. Produces several Letters from Col. Stewart to show he 
was in his Confidence & Employ d by him in Service. 

Was in Possession of : 

(32). No. 1 400 acres on Saladu River, purchased 200 acres 18 

years ago, gave 15 or 20 for it, bought a man's right & improved 
it, drew the other 200 acres himself, 50 acres Clear, a dwelling 
house & various builds., one orchard, vals. it at 20 Sh. per acre, 
lived here. 

No. 2 150 acres near the former, purchased before the war 
in Considn. 20, nothing done upon it. 

No. 3 100 acres on Eucra River, left to Claimt. by his 
Bror. 15 years ago. Claimant was in possession, about 10 acres 
Clear, house & Barn. Vals. it at 10 Sh. per acre. 

No. 4 400 acres on Eucra, purchased about 12 yrs. ago for 
30, unimproved. 



Thinks th se Lands are sold, has had Letters from a friend of 
his that his Lands are sold. His name was on the List of per- 
sons banished. 

Produces Schedule of personal Estate : 

5 Nesrroes, 2 taken off from Claimant's Estate by a party of 
Rebels who came from Camtuch against the Estates of the Loy- 
alists, 2 were lost at the seige of 96 in the year 1781, 2 first were 



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worth 50 each, the 2 others 40 each, lost another at Charle 
town, stole from him. 

Wagon & Team. Entered into his Majesty's Service by 
Genl. Cunningham, appraised at 107 Ster., 4 horses taken in ser- 
vice, Fees for Doctor, Gaol Expenses, Debtte. 

30 Head Cattle taken from his farm, 10 Sheep, 5 horses & ( 33 ). 
mares, Corn, furniture & Tools, 42. 

THOS. YOUNG, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant. Very early distinguished himself by his 
Loyalty & was very active, was with him about the time of Re- 
duction of Charles town, he was very - in bringing the 
Country to Allegeance. 

Knew No. 1 That he had Land there, but does not know the 
Quantity. Knew other Lands reported to be his near the former. 
Knew him to have Negroes, Cattle & -horses and a good Stock. 

JAMES JONES, Wits. : 



Knew No. 1 About 50 acres Clear, good Builds. 

No. 2 A valuable Tract, 15 acres clear, has sqme five Neg- 
roes, Horses & Cattle, he had a great Character for his Bravery & 
activity & performed great Services in bringing the Country into 
subjection after Eeduct. of Charles town. 

COL. PEAVIS, Wits. : 

Remembers Major Neeley, he was very early in declarg. his 
sentiments, very a'otive, remembers his activity in bringing the 
Country under Allegeance on reduction of Charles town. He was 
the first who joined Wits., he was very badly wounded, heard 
of his being tried for his life. Knew his activity on many occas- (35)t 
ions. Speaks highly of his Exertions. Knew No. 1, very good 
Land, 50 or 60 acres Clear. Yals. it at 10 Sh. per acre. 

No. 2 Very fine Land, no Improvements. 

606. Case of Executors of WILLM. MACLELLAN. nse. 

August28. 

Claim is entered Jas. Wallace & Co., but should be in the 
names of Michael & John Wallace & Willm. Maxwell. 

MICHL. WALLACE, Wits. : 

Appears, says he is one of the Executors named in Wm. Mac- 
lellan's Will. The Claim was lodged by James Wallace, Bror. 
of Wits. & Brother in Law of the Testator, Wm. Maclellan. 



Wm. Maclellan resided at Tarborough, N. Carolina, had been 
settled there many years, came from Scotland. He was one of the 
persons proscribed & banished in the year 1776 on aqct. of his 
loyalty, in which he went to England. Came to New York 



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afterwards & went from thence to Chalrles Town, where he died 
in 1782. Made a Will. Produces Copy of Will bearing date 
1781, Whereby Wm. Maclelland after payment of Debts & Lega- 
tees, he directs residue to be delivered amongst his Sisters Children, 
appoints Mich. Wallace, John Wallace & Wm. Maxwell Execrs. 



(36). 



JAS. WALLACE, Wits. : 

Says the Claimt. lodged in the name of Jas. Wallace & Co. 
T7as lodged by his friend in England, to whom he sent home his 
acct. & was intended to be a Claim for the Property of the late 
Willm. Maclellan. Witness sent home the Estimate but gave 
no directions as to whose name it was to be lodged in, sent home at 
same time Copy of the Will. 

Wm. Maclellan, Testator, lived in Tarborough, refused the 
Oath of Allegiance to the States & was proscribed & banished, 
his name is in the Act of Assembly on which he went to England. 
Returned afterwards & died at Charles Town. 



Sent him Copies of his Title Deeds, the original Deeds are in 
Georgia with John Wallace, one of the Exec/utors. 

He was possessed of several Tracts of Land, 1 Tract near Tar- 
boro of 100 acres, Wm. Maclellan lived there, remembers him in 
Possession till he went away. A second Tract of 50 acres, five 
Lots in Tarborough, remembers him in Possession. 

Produces Copy of Proceedings of a County Court at Edgcomb, 
Whereby it appears that Mrs. Hill was summoned to show what 
right sh^ had to the property formerly Wm. Maclelland's, then in 
(37j . her Possession. It appears that Maclellan transferred all his pro- 
perty to James Hill, since deqd., but the transfer is set aside as 
fraud & the property is Confiscated. 

Witness knew his Negroes, 9 in number, val. 70 per head, 
some very valuable, 3 horses, 1 mare, 13 Cattle, 40 Hogs, Corn, 
Chair, Furniture, all these articles are declared to be Confiscated 
in the Proceedings of the Sd. County Court. 

Witness gives an acct. of the Sale of the above mentioned 
difft. Lots of real Estate from an acct. given him by a person who 
was at the Vendue. 

Will Contains Leeracies, to his Mother 100. She lives at 
Edinburgh. James Wallace, 400, he resided last in Charles 



town, but is now settled there. Michl. Wallace in Halifax, John 
Wallace in Georgia, Wm. Maxwell, New York, 50 each. The 
Children of his Sister now reside at Glasgow. Debts 2120. 

Copy of the Will is produced in hand writing of James Wal- 
lace, Witness, which he says he copied himself from Original 
Will. 



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Produces acct. under the hand writing of James Hill of the 
several articles purchased by him of Wm. Maclellan, being all 
the above property. 

Witness says Mr. Maclellan took a Bond from James Hill for 
the Amount, but Hill conveyed the whole back again afterwards. 

Produces the Bond from James Hill dated in June, 1777, for (38). 
2000. Bond is by James Hill, Jonas Johnson, Isaac Lessumes 
& Henry Hart. The three last, the Witness says, were* merely 
as Securities in 4000 in Consid. to pay 2000 North Car. Cur. 
on 1st Day Ja,ny., 1784T. The Lands were Conveyd back by 
James Hill to Wm. Maclellan in July, 1777. 

Produces Advertizement in Virginia Gazette, July 16, 1785, 
for Sale of the Several Articles above mentioned, sold by Wm. 
Maclellan and in Possession of Mrs. Hill. 

Witness is told he must get the Original Title Deeds from 
Georgia. 



NEW CLAIM. 
607. Case of WM. DONALDSON, late of Virginia. 1786 

September 2. 

Claimant sworn : 

Says he came from New York to Shelburn in Novr., 1783, 
heard of the Act but not with any certainty. Never expecited so 
much would come of it, but hearing Parson Walter was going to 
England, thought he would try what success his application would 
have. He was engaged in building a Log house 2 miles & \ from 
Shelburn, & therefore was too late to send his Claim by him, left 
it with Mr. Knox, a Notary at Shelburn, to be sent to Mr. Walter, 
it was sent to Halifax 1 but Dr. Walter was gone, it was sent after (39). 
him to England, but arrived too late. 

Dr. Walters Certifies that he reed, the Claim in England, 
but it came too late. Claimant says Dr. Walter told him it was 8 
Days too late. 

Produces Letter of Attorney to Dr. Walter which apprs. to 
h^ve been drawn up 20 Feby., 1784. 

Says he is a native of Scotland, came to America in 1763, 
settled at Portsmouth in Virginia, resided there when Troubles 
began, sided with the Brit. Govmt. at first. Was applied to to 
take the Oath to the States, which he refused. Joined Lord Dun- 
more on his first coming to Portsmouth. 

When Lord Dunmore went away he gave Claimant Leave to 
stay to settle his affairs. Claimant accordingly staid six weeks 
after Lord Dunmore went away. He was put in Confinement, 
was brought before 2 Rebel Cols. & ordered to depart & not come 
within 2 miles of the Town. Claimant accordingly went, having 
Concealed his property in a friend's house retired into the Country 
& about 4 or 5 months afterwards was taken up & sent to Wil- 
liamsburg Gaol, kept there 4 weeks. While he was in Williams 



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Gaol the house where his effects were was broken opsn by a mob 
& plundered. 

(40). Claimant was carried before Govr. Hendrie & discharged on 

giving Security for good Behavr. After this he kept Concealed. 
Joined Ctenl. Mathews at Portsmouth as soon as he came there 
in 1777 or 1778, continued with him & acted as a Guide to the 
Army to Col. Doyle & Major Despard, continued with the Army 
& went with them to New York. Went with the Army on then- 
way to Charles Town, but was taken Prisoner on his voyage ft 
carried Prisoner to Charles town & kept in Prison 4 months, so 
remained till Charles town was taken, then released. Remained 
at Charles town 18 months as a Volunteer. ^Went to Virginia, 
was taken Prisoner again, was Exchanged, joined Lord Corn- 



wallis at Portsmouth, continued with him till he was taken Pris- 
oner. Had a Store with the Army. Staid after Lord Cornwallis 
was taken Prisoner. Was on Parole. . Produces his Parole dated 
30th Nov., 1781. 

Had leave to go to Cabin Point for recovery of his health. 
Deer., 1781, staid 13 months at Cabin Point, was ill, thencp went 
to New York & staid till Evacuation, & on Evacuation came to 
Shelbourn. Now resides at Barrington. 

Produces affidt. of John Malcolm Herbert, taken before James 

MacEwen, at Shelburn, to Loyalty of Claimant & to his having 

(4i). had a shop & store at Norfolk, that he heard of his sufferings & 

Losses. Saw him afterwards at Charles town in Business again. 

Heard of his being taken Prisr. & of his Losses. 

Produces affidt. of James Dunn to Claimants Loyalty, that 
he had a store at Portsmouth, was ill treated, imprisoned, his 
store plundered. Heard of his being taken Prisoner again going 
from Charles town to Virginia & losing his effects. 

Had an house in York Town, took a Lease of the Ground as 
soon as the Army went under Lord Cornwallis, built a house upon 
it & left it there. Says he had Leave to stay behind when Lord 
Dunmore left Portsmouth. A party cfeme down against Lord 
Dunmore & plundered his store, 1 Hd. Molasses, 3 Yinegar, 3 Barls. 
do., Tobacco, various articles, these articles were carried away. 



12 months afterwards went away & packed up his effects & left with 
Mr. Thos. Stewart & they were plundered, chiefly Dry Goods. 

As Claimant was going from Charles town to Portsmouth he 
was taken Prisoner by a Body of men who plundered his property, 
lost 5 Punchuns of Rum, this was on the Eastern Shore, done by 
a parcel of Plunderers, 2 Hds. of Sugar, 3 Bbls. of fine Powder 
Sugar, 2 Pipes of Maderia. This was on the Eastern Shore 
Hog Island. 

(42) . Claimant meant to convey these things to Portsmouth, 3 Quar- 

ter Casks Wine, 1 Barrel Beef, vars. other articles. 



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Lost 4 Negroes, 3 were plundered from him on the Eastern 
Shore, a Wench & 2 Children, the other was taken by a mob from 
him near Portsmouth as he was going from Charles town, Cattle 
& horses at different times, all plundered. 

Furniture, Tools, James Eiver Bank Bills, Uebts about 300 
due to him. 

JAMES AMOT, Wits: 

Says he was apprentice to Claimt. before Troubles began, he 
resided in Portsmouth. From the first took part with the Brit. 
He joined Lord Dunmore on his first coming to Portsmouth, he 
continued with Lord Dunmore while he staid. Staid behind with 
leave as Wits, thinks. 



He was treated very ill after Lord Dunmore went away, rebels 
came down upon them when Lord Dunmore went away & plunder- 
ed the Refugees who were the most active. They then took some 
things from Claimant, Wits, cannot say exactly how much. 
He kept a grocery store, Vinegar, Molasses. 

Afterwards he packed up his effects in Barrels, Wits, helped 
pack up. All dry goods, 3 or 4 Barrels, they were removed into 
the shop of a Blacksmith, Mr. Stewart. He was sent to Williams- 
burg Gaol. While in Gaol he sent word to have these Things 
removed. Wits, had got Carts to remove them, Stewart persuaded < 43 )- 
Claimants Wife to let them continue. The next Day they were all 
taken away. Witness saw mobs about. Stewart had been tarred 
& feathered. Mobs were raised against the friends of Government. 

He had then a Negro Wench & one Child who went after- 
wards to Charles town, and Witness understood they were lost 
when Claimant was on the Eastern Shore Hog Island, going from 
Charlestown to Virginia, and many other things were then lost, 
plundered by Rebels as Witness heard. 

He afterwards bought another Negro in Virginia after his re- 
turn from Charles town who was taken from him by the Rebels, 
a? Claimant told Wit > 

Witness cannot ascertain the value of his store at Portsmouth. 
Says it was a pretty little store. 3 Horses, 2 Cows & Calves, these 
he had at first left behind when Claimt. went with the Brit. 

He had other Cattle afterwards when he returned from Char- 
les Town. Heard they were taken by Rebels. 

Cla'mt. left Furniture when he left Ports mouth with one 
Cheny. Witness heard it was plundered. Claimant cannot value 
his store with any exactness, had a Negro Wench with 1 Child at 
Ports mouth, she had afterwards another Child at Charles town. 

Claimant was removing from Charles town, he had landed his 
goods from a Brig that was driven on Shore & had secured the (44) . 
effects in the Custody of one Arthur Upshaw. The Mob came down 
& plundered all the things & took ye Negroe Wench & 2 Children. 



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No. 49 



1786. 
September 5. 



The Negroe boy lie bought ofterwards & lost him in Virginia. 
The Mob came & plundered him. Claimt. had bought Cattle at a 
Vendue which had been plundered by the Eefugees, he left 18 of 
these Cattle behind, which were taken by Rebels. 

[600]. Evidence in the Case of EOBT. SLOAN, V. first Page. 

Produces affidt. of Saml. Smith taken before Neil Eobertson, 
Just. Peace, Island Cape Breton, that Claimt. was dangerously 
ill in the Fall, 1783, that Witness assisted to move him to Town 



(45). 



September 25. 



Augustin (to house of James Lyle, where he lay long ill. 

Produces Affidt. from Jas. Lyle that Saml. Smith brought 
Claimt. to Witness* House in the Fall, 1783, that he was then very 
ill & continued long ill. 

WILLIAM WALLACE, Wits. : 

Knew him in South Carolina, heard he joined the Brit, after 
reduction of Charles town, heard him reported to be a Loyalist & 
to have been concerned in Skirmishes agst. Rebels, has been on 
Irs Lands, reported to be 200 acres in 96 Dist, betwixt 15 or 16 
acres clear, had seen one horse that he rode, breeding mare & Colt. 
He was reported to have a large stock of horses and of cattle, but 
more of Horses. 

SAML. PROCTOR : 

Knew Claimt., he was in the English Camp after fall of Char- 
les town. Understood him to be suppoiting the English Army. 
Has been on his Lands once, 200 acres, not much clear, stock small 
when Witness was on the Place, a good while ago. 

608. Examination taken de bene esse in the Case of 
NATHANIEL TAYLOR, now residing in Canada, formerly of Massts. 

SAMPSON SALTER BLOWERS, Esq., sworn, saith: 

Knew Claimant, he lived at Boston, he was uniformly Loyal, 



(46). 



actively so, was much persecuted on acct. of his Principles. He 
was Deputy Naval Officer thro' the Province of Massts., a Son of 
the late Sr. Frances Bernard was Principal, he had held it for 
several years. He had held it under Mr. Bernard's Predecessors 
in office, Communabus Annos. Thinks it was worth 500 Mass. 
Cury. He had an appointment from Mr. Bernard, thinks it very 
improbable any other Person should have been appointed to super- 
sede him, but supposes he would have continued to act. 

He continued to act after it had become a matter of Danger 
for the King's officers to act, & after many of the King's officers 
had been threatened & had resigned. He left Boston with the 
Troops, he could not have staid afterwards. 



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WILLM. TAYLOR, Esq., Wits., Brother to the Claimt., sworn, 
saith : 

The Claimant was native of America, resided at Boston. 
When Troubles began he had then the office of Deputy Naval Offi- 
cer in the Port of Boston for 20 yrs. before. Deputy Naval Officer 
thro the whole Province for about 4 years, he was Deputy to Mr. 
Bernard. Witness does not exactly know the Terms between his 
Brother & Mr. Bernard. 

From the first of the Troubles he was uniformly attached to 
the Brit. Government, he was particularly active at the time Govr. 



Hutchinson commended. He left Boston when the Troops did. He 
was proscribed, his name is in the first Ac>t. 

His Property was chiefly personal, he had some real Property, 
2 pieces of Ground in Boston, building Lots, but there was not any 
building upon them. 

The cffice was formed of Mr. Barnard, a very lucrative office, 
imagines it worth ,600 Ster. per An. 

GEORGE BRINDLEY, Esq. : 

Knew Claimant at Boston, from the first looked upon him as 
perfectly Loyal, & he continued uniformly so. He ~was Deputy 
Naval Officer at first of the Port of Boston for several years. At (4?) 
commencement of Troubles he was Deputy to Mr. Bernard, thinks 
that Deputation extended to several other Ports, thinks it extreme- 
ly unlikely he should have been turned out, he had been long in 
the office, even from his Infancy. Witness did not know the 
Terms he was upon with Mr. Bernard. 

Claimt. was much respeqted in his office & had a great Know- 
ledge of it & he therefore thinks he would not have been turned 
out, does not know the value, but says he supported a large Familv 
handsomelv out of it. Has generally understood that these De- 
puties continued while they conducted themselves well. 

GREGORY TOWNSEND, Esq. : 



Knew Claimant at Boston, always heard him reckoned a faith- 
ful Loyal subject. Knew him intimately & is convinced of his 
Loyalty. He declared h^s Loyalty from the first. 

He was proscribed early. Was obliged to leave Boston when 
the Troops went away. He was in Possession of the office of De- 
puty Naval Officer from a Boy, he had been in the office at Com- 
mencement of the Troubles, thinks Mr. Bernard was the Princi- 
pal. Does not know what Terms he was upon with Mr. Bernard. 
Looks upon it as a permanent office, unless for misbehaviour. He 
was a man of excellent Character & thorough Knowledge of the (4g) 
office, & therefore very unlikely to be turned out. 

The appointment was lucrative. Witness does not exactly 
know the value, thinks it supported him & his Family, who lived 
handsomely upon it. 



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September 29. Further Evidence in the Case of COL. FANNING. 

Captn. DANL. MACNEAL, Wits., sworn, saith : 

He lived formerly in N. Carolina. Knew the Tract of Land 
which from General Report he understood to be Col. Fanning' s, 
& had so understood for several years, it was near Cape Fear River, 
thinks about 640 acres, some clear, not much. Improvmts. not 
Considerable. 



There was a road thro the Land which Wits, often w-:nt. 
Land near tEe road excellent, he understood the other parts were 
N.B. Much too equally good. Thinks what he saw would sell at 2 Gns. per acre, 
tho there were little clearings upon it. Clearances were in bad 
order, but the Land excellent, Improvmts. ordinary. Knew he 
had a House at Hillborough, heard of his having Lands at the 
49 Hawfields. 






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737 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF 



LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 



ST. JOHNS, 1786. 



YOL. X. 



BEFORE COMMISSIONER PEMBEETON. 



Claimants. 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Acherly, Isaac 60 

Brisband, John 65 

Brown, John 66 

Bunnel, Solomon 37 

Callahan, Mrs. Rebecca 17 

Covert, Abraham .. 61 

Fowler, Jonathan , 39 

Fowler, Mrs. Sarah 50 

Golding, Nathaniel 64 

Hatfield, Isaac, Jr 37 

Horton, Solomon 67 

Jones, Josiah, Simeon, Stephen 

and Jonas 30, 36 and 51 

Jones, Mrs. Mahitabel 34 



MSS. 
Folio. 



Kipp, Samuel 55 

Lutkins, Hendric 

Mabee, Peter 59 

Obrien, John 69 

Ferine, John *' 

Ruggles, Brigadier Gen. Timothy... 

Smith, Arthur 

Smith, Samuel 12 

Sneden, Stephen 12 

Tobias, Joseph 40 

Tolten, James 60 

Vincent, Charles 62 

Willett, Walter ' 

Williams, Frederic 44 



47 AR. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



THE EVIDENCE. 

609. Ccise of Brigdr. Genl. TIMOTHY RTTGGLES, late of Hard- 
wick, Co. of Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Claimant sworn, saith: 

He is a native of America, born in Massts., resided at Hard- 
wick, took an active part in favour of Government in the French 
War, the War before the last, served under General Amherst, was 
the oldest officer & had the Command of the Provincial Troops. 
Had the Honor of particular Commendations for his Conduct in 
a Battle L,sar Lake George, took the French General Prisoner. At 
the end of the Campaign after the taking of Montreal, he retired 
to his Country Employment at Hardwick. He was second to 
Genl. Haviland, who Commanded one of the Divisions against 
Montreal. 

Was residing at Hardwick on his own Estate when the Troubles 
broke out. Always a friend of Brit. Govnt. In the .Disturbance 
about the Stamp Act, a Congress was chose to sit at New York, 
Claimant was chose one of that Congress by the Province of Massts. 
with 2 others, of whom Otis was one, attended that Congress. 
When he saw how violent they were, he dissented from their 
measures & would not sign an address because it denied the Power 
of Parlt. to bind the Colonies. On his return was reprimanded 
by the House of Representatives at Massts. for his unfaithful Dis- 
charge of his Duty. 



In consequence of this Reprimand, he moved for Leave to 
Publish the Reasons of his Conduct, which was at first granted, 
but afterwards retracted, but he afterwards published them at his 
own Expense & Risk. 

His publication quieted People in general, tho' many violent 
people were his enemies, yet he was so popular that he was re- 
turned representative to the House of Assembly. He continued 
there in great measure unmolested till there came out a mandamus 
for a new Council. Claimant acted under that mandamus as one 
of the Council. He had formerly .refused a seat at the Council 
(2) Board, but on this conjuncture of affairs, he was induced to accept 
the appointment, finding many people were alarmed & afraid to 
come forward & declare their Sentiments & many had refused. 

This particularly marked him as an object of Persecution to 
the Rebel Party. On his way to join Genl. Gage he was assaulted 
by a Mob & got thro' them at great Hazard about 10th Aug., 
1774. Never returned home. Went to Salem. On Evacuation 
of Boston came with the Troops to Halifax. Went to New York, 
came from thence on Evacuation. Now settled at Aylesford. Was 
amongst the first persons proscribed. His Property has been all 
Confiscated. 

Produces a Gazette printed at New York in 1775, mentioning 
Thomas Gage & Timothy Ruggles as proto Rebels & Wiqked Par- 
ricides. 

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Produces a Letter wrote to him while at Boston to caution him 
against secret attempts upon his Life, then thought to be concerted. 

Produces appointment from Sr. W. How to Claimt. to be Com- 
mandant of all the Comps. of Loyal Associated Volunteers, dated 
Octr., 17T5. 

Was possessed of an Estate consisting of Seven Farms in Har- 
wick, one Farm in Prince town & some Land in New Hampshire. 

No. 1 His Homestead Farm, purchased part by his Father 
in 1739 in Considn. of 500, made other purchases afterwards. 
Consisted altogether of about 400 acres, had been long in Posses- GO- 
sion, built upon it & improved it, a good mansion House well finish- 
ed, 2 Barns & outhouses, about 300 acres clear. Had let it. The 
rent was to be paid by improvement of farm. 

No. 2 A Pine Plain Farm on Ware River, purchased in 1753 
in Considn. of 200 lawful. Consists of 103 acres. 

No. 3 The Cooper Farm with several pieces, containing about 
150 acres. 

No. 4 The Cox Farm, containg abt. 150 acres, these two last 
Farms were in Claimts. Possession, but his Son was upon them. 
These Farms were well improved with good orchards, Stone Walls, 
Houses & Barns on each. 



No. 5 His Billings Farm, consisting of upwards of 100 acres. 

No. 6 His Gate Farm, consisting of upwards of 100 acres. 

No. 7 Farr Place with a Tract adjoining called Winslows, 
about 100 acres. 

Three Pews in the Meeting House. 

No. 8 Part of the Pot Ash Farm in Prince Town, consisting 
of about 500 acres. 

Thinks his Hardwick Estate consisted of about 1,109 acres, 
Vals. it at 12,000 Stn., including his part of the Pot Ash Farm in (4). 
Prince town. It was a fine Situation. Hardwick laid about mid- 
way from Connecticut River & the Places from which Cattle are 
usually driven for the Stall feeders. There was a fair twice a 
year at Hardwick. Had it in Contemplation to have turned his 
farm to a grazing farm & values it on that Idea. 

Produces an Inventory of the Claimts. Estate taken by 5 Ap- 
praisers appointed by the State of Massts. in 1777, who agree with 
the above acct. as to Quantity of Land. Produces Copy of Grant 
of Pot Ash Farm which appears to have been granted in Jany., 
1764, by the House of Representatives to Claimant in Considn. of 
his important services during the late War, more particularly 
while Commander in Chief of the Troops of the Province furnished 



for Reduction of Canada. 

Claimant had at different times parted with about 2-3 of this. 
1-3 was left, consisting of about 500 acres. 

Produces Letter from his Agent, Timothy Paine, from Wor- 
cester Co., informing him that his Estate had been declared Con- 
fiscated & disposed of, sends him Copy of the Valuation by 5 Ap- 
praisers, Nov. 7, 1785. 



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Produces an acct. from the Registers office in Co. Worcester, 
where all Conveyances of Land are registered, Containing Con- 
vejances of Land to Claimt. to the above amount in 21 Lots. 
(5). There was a Mortgage on two farms for 300 lawf. 

Claimant says the Schedule of his personal Estate delivered 
at the office is a true acct. of the valuation just. He set down all 
the particulars according to the best of his Recollection in order 
to be as exact as possible not with a view to enhance the value of 
his Estates. 

Has a Pension of 200 per Ann. v. Mandamus Council. 

Claimant had the office of Inspector of Unclaimed Lands in 
New Hampshire. Produces grant of this office during his Majesty's 
Pleasure, with a Yearly Salary of 300 per Ann., Dated 1770. 

This Salary was paid about the time Claimant came into this 
Province. At the time Claimant was doing the Duties of this 



appointmt., it was attended with Considerable Expense, so that he 
did not Clear much by it, as he thought himself obliged to pay 
those expenses. Most of those expenses would not have returned 
again so that he thinks he should have cleared 250 per Ann. by 
it. 

Produces Certificate from Committee appointed to settle with 
Committees of Sale, stating the neat Proceeds of real & personal 
Estate of Claimt. amounted to 1231.14 lawful, dated Boston 15 
Novr., 1785. 

Produces Letr. from Agent dated Novr. 17, 1785, which says 
that part of the Estate set off to the Claimts. Wife for 3rd is not 
included in Certificate above mentioned. 

JOHN RUGGLES, Witness: 

Knew the Estate jat Hardwick, it Consisted of seven farms. 
No. 1 He thinks it about 400 acres. His father lived there. 
Farm well fenced & improved. Land in excellent cultivation, on 
an average best lauds would sell at 20 Dollars per acre, unimproved 
Lands at 1-3. 

No. 2 Knew that farm. 

No. 3 Knew that fiarm. 

No. 4 Knew that also very well. The two last farms as good 
as the Homestead. 

iKnew also No. 5, equally good with the Homestead farm. 

Knew also No. 6, adjoining former, equally good. 

No. 7 Equally good. 

No. 8 Potash farm in Prince Town, not so good ;as Home- 
stead, but very valuable. 



His father had 34 horses, 50 Head of Cattle, of which 10 were 
oxen. 

RICHARD RUGGLES, Wits., Son of Claimant: 

Knew the Estate at Hardwick very well. Consisted of about 
7 farms. No. 1 Homestead farm, vals. it at 10 per acre alto- 
gether, including builds. 



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No. 2. Knew that farm. Had a large Quantity of Intervail 
Land. No. 3 & No. 4 equally good with the Homestead. No. 5 
& No. 6 adjoining equally good. No. 7 equally good. 

No. 8 in Princetown. His father had sold some of these 
Lands. Some of it very good. (7) 

His mother has now part of the Homstead, & part of another 
farm for her 3ds. The eldest son lives with her. Thinks there 
were 40 horses, near 100 head Cattle, 50 Sheep or more. 

Certificate produced that Claimt.'s real Estate in Massts. was 
sold as forfeited, excepting Part assigned to his Wife while she 
continues in the States. Signed John Fessenden, Willm. Paige, February 22. 
who were two of the Committee. 

NEW CLAIM. 
610. Case of WALTER WILLET, formerly of Pensilvania. i?8<>. 

October 16. 

Claimant sworn saith : 



In Jany., 1784, he resided at Granville. Heard of the act 
in Jany. Thos. Oldfield sent Marines on Board the Renown. Was 
then with Claimt. He made out his Claim. Got some Papers 
from the States, gave them to Mr. Oldfield, who was then going 
to England & made Mr. Oldfield his attorney, who expected to sail 
in a few days, but his ship was delaid A & did not sail so soon. 

Produces a Letter from Clementson & Denton, his new agents 
in London, dated Octr., 1785, who say that Lieut. Oldfield has 
lodged Claimant's memorial with them, but they could do nothing 
with it as it was too late. Claimant thinks the Renown sailed a 
little time after Lieut. Oldfield left him. 

Says he is native of America. Resided in Bucks Co., Pen- 
silvn., when Troubles broke out, in Septr., 1777. Joined the Brit. 
Army under Sr. Wm. How, just before the Battle of Germantown. 
Was with the army & frequently employed by Sr. Wm. Erskine 
to get Intelligence. 

In April, 1778, held a Commissn. as Lieut, of Bucks Co. 
LighF Dragoons in Captn. Sandford's Troops. Was attached to the 
Queen's Rangers under Col. Simcoe in 1779. Was with him when 
he was taken near Brunswick. Commanded the advanced Guard 
that Day. Had seven men killed & wounded that i)ay. 

Went to Savanah. Was attached to Tarleoon's Legion, 1780. 



and about June, 1780, was incorporated with the Legion, and now 
receives half Pay as Lieut, of the Legion. 

Came to this Province from New York before evacuation. 
Was chose agent for the officers of the Legion. Now settled at 
Granville. 

Was possessed of a Farm in Bucks Co., consisting of 173 
acres. Had it by marriage. It had been the Estate of Thos. 
Harding. Thos. Harding has 2 durs., one named "Martha, the 
other Rachel. He died many years ago, & the Estate came to his 
2 Daughters. Claimant married the eldest Daughter, Martha. 
In 1767 a Division was made of the Estate between the 2 Sisters. 



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Produces Copy of the Proceedings in the Court of Common Pleas, 
Bucks Co., on a Partition of the Estate in 1767, whereby it appears 
that 172 acres of the Estate late of Thos. Harding are assigned to 
Claimt. & Martha, his Wife, as her Eight. The other moiety is 
assigned to the other sister. 

Produces office Copy of Covenant to lead use of Eecovery, by 
which it is covenanted that a Recovery shall be suffered of the 
Lands, & they settled to the use of Claimant & his Heirs, dated 
14 March, 1775. Enrolled in Ct. of Com. Pleas. Produces Copy 
of Writ of Execution whereby it appears the said Eecovery was 
suffered agreeably to the aforesaid Covenant in March, 1775. 



Says he was proscribed and his Estate Confiscated both real 
& personal. Produces Copy of Certificate from George Wall, dated 
April 18, 1786, whereby he certifies that he had reed, from Martha 
Willet 7,000, the purchase money for the Confiscated Estate of 
Walter Willet 23 Aug., 1779. With affidavit from Isaac Hicks 
that the above is a true Copy from the original Certificate in 
Mrs. Willet's Hands, and that he was well acquainted with the 
hand writing of said George Wall, reputed agent of Confiscated 
Estates & believes the Hand writing of the original Certificate to 
be the sd. George Waters. Sworn before Timothy Taylor, one of 
Judges of Common Pleas, April, 1786. This 7,000 paid by 
Martha Willet was Congress money. Claimant's Father & Mother 
in Law let her have the money to purchase it. 

He cannot say what the Congress money was worth at time of 
purchase. Says his Father & Brother in Law borrowed this money 
& have been sued for it, but the Estate was sold again to pay the 
money. What it was sold for he cannot tell. 

Claimant's Father, Brother in Law, Wife & seven children 
are all living there. Whether they live on the Estate he does not 
know. He does not know whether the Estate is absolutely sold. 
Says this Estate is worth 12 Pensila. Cur. per acre. It has been 
appraized by two appraizers at 20 Dollars per acre, amounting to 



7.10. Claimt. therefore values it at 7.10 per acre. Says his 
wife has behaved very ill & he is now at variance with her. 

His personal Estate was Confiscated & sold at Yendue. All 
his personal Estate was seized soon after he joined the Brit. Army 
& sold. 

3 Mares, 2 Cows, 32 Sheep, 8 Tons Hay, 100 Bushels Wheat, 
Wagon, Cart, Beds & furniture. All these were sold & nothing 
restored afterwards to his wife. 

Says tnat by the Laws of Pensilvania his Wife is now her own 
mistress, & can purchase the same as if divorced. It is considered 
(11) as a Divorce. 

SAML. WILLET, Wits., saith : 

Claimant came in the Fall 1783. Saw Claimt. in April, '84. 
He then told him he had sent his Claim home by Mr. Oldfield. 
He saw Mr. Oldfield a few weeks before who told him the same. 
The Eenown went in the course of that summer. Knew his farm 



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in Bucks Co. It had been the Wife's Estate. He was offered 12 
per acre for it 2 yrs. before. Thinks it was worth less when Claimt 
left it. 

Knew his personal Estate. Says it was taken for use of Con- 
tinental Army. Whether sold he cannot, but thinks they were 
sold. A Brooding mare, 2 young Mares, 32 Sheep, 2 Cows, other 
things taken afterwards. Thinks Congress money in 1779 was as 
5 to 1. 



Produces office Copy of Conveyance by Commonwealth of November 27. 
Pensil. in March, 1778, to Martha Willet of a Plantation con- 
sisting of 172 acres in Consideration of 7,000 Cury., renting it 
to be the Estate forfeited by Claimt. 

Further Evidence in the Case of SAML. SMITH, of New Jersey. 

Claimt. lost 110 acres in Elizth. Township. Purchased of 
Jonathan Mash in Considn. 500, 17 yrs. ago. Vals. 750. 

34 Cattle, 3 Horses, 3 Hogs, 16 S^eep, Household furniture, (12). 
vars. or. articles. 

SAML. MOOR: 

Knew his Farm. Has been upon it. Heard of his purchasing 
it of one Mash. Thought to have got it cheap. He much improv- 
ed it. Heard he had a good stock & had many Cattle taken from 
him before he left home. 

NEW CLAIM. 
611. Case 'of STEPHEN SWEDEN, late of New York. 1786. 

October 17. 

Claimt. sworn saith : 

He was at New York in Octr., 1783. Had heard of the act 
& delivered his Claim to Mr. Joshua H. Smith at New York. He 
was a Lawyer & drew it up for the Purpose of being presented to 
ye Commrs. Pd. him 2 gns. & | for it. Never heard from Mr. 
Smith about it. Mr. Smith gave Claimt. his address where to 
write to him in England, which he produces & says it is Mr. 
Smith's Hand writing. 

Says he is a native of America. Resided at East Chester when 
Troubles broke out, on his own Estate. On Troubles breaking 
out, declared himself a friend of Brit. Govert., but signed first 
Association on the recommendation of Govr. Tryon as represented 
to Claimt. by Jos. Gedney & Col. Hunt. Joined the Brit, the day 
they landed on York Island in 1776. Carried several persons who (13) 
were coming to join the Brit. Returned home but joined the Brit. 
at Ward's House & chiefly continued with them, but went occa- 
sionally from within the Lines to visit his Family who continued 
at East Chester. In about a year & half his Family came to him 
at New York, there continued till evacuation. Acted on two oc- 
casions as a Guide to the army. 1st, when a Detachment went 
from Ward's house to Melesquan. 2nd, the next summer went 



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as a guide to a party under Genl. Tryon against Genl. Heath. 
Produces a protection from Sr. Wm. How, given at Ward's House 
27 Oct., 1776. Signed, Robt. Mackenzie. 

Produces Certificate to his Loyalty & that he had been per- 



secuted by the Rebels & obliged to quit his Property from Col. 
Stephen Delancey. To same effect from Jas. Delancey. 

Was possessed of 

No. 1. A Farm at East Chester, consisting of about 66 acres. 
Had it by Deed of gift from his Father. 

Produces Deed from his Father Saml. Sweden, whereby in 
Considn. of fatherly Love he gives 50 acres more or less in East 
Chester, dated 1 March, 1767. 

Produces Deed from John Odell, whereby he bargains & sells 
to Claimt. a piece of Salt Marsh containing 1 acre & J in Considn. 
of 18 Cury., dateH 11 Jany., 1773. Had about 14 acres & J left 
by his Father's Will. He died in April, 1778. Has not the Copy 



of the Will. 



The Farm was in very good order. A good Dwelling house 
& builds. Claimt. had built the Buildings himself. A good or- 
chard & good Deal of fresh meadow. 20 acres of fresh mead. 
About 20 acres Tillage, rest Wood & Pasture. Vals. it at 13 
Cury. per acre. 

This Estate has been sold by Trustees appointed by Supreme 
Court to pay the sum of 1,200 Cury., which Claimant owed for 
another Estate which he had purchased. 

Both the Estates were sold to pay the Debt. Has been in- 
formed that both together they did not amount to sufficient to pay 
the Debt. His Estate he thinks sold so low in consequence of its 
being damaged by the Troops, both the British & American Troops. 



Was possessed of another Farm in Harrison's Precinct, con- 
sisting of 200 acres. Produces Deed from James & Peter Innis, 
whereby they bargain & sell to Claimt. a mess. & Tract contain- 
ing 200 acres in Harrison's Precinct in Considn. 1,600 Cur., dated 
3 Apl., 1776. 

Claimt. says he paid 400 part of purchase money, chiefly' 
in paper money. 1,200 was left unpaid for which Claimt. gave 
3 Bonds in the sum of 400 each, to be paid yearly. Have put 
these Bonds in suit & the Estates of Claimant have been sold to 
pay this Debt. Vals. this at 1,600, the price he gave for it. Says 
at the time he purchased, paper money was as good as hard money. 

Lost a Negroe worth 60. Taken by a party of Rebels from 
his farm. Heard he was afterwards sold. Lost a yoke of oxen, 
taken by Rebels. Do. 2 Cows, 3 Horses. Lost 2 oxen, 2 Cows, 
taken by Brit. & Hess Troops. 

Produces a New York Packet, May, 1785, wherein is an ad- 
vertisement for sale of the above mentioned two Estates, from the 
Trustees for all the Creditors of Claimant. Said to be the Property 
of the Trustees of all the Credrs. of Claimt. Trustees are Thomas 
Thomas, Jesse Hunt & Benjn. Stromson. Claimt. supposes they 
were Trustees appointed by the Supreme Court. He had made no 
such Trustees himself. 



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EGBERT DICKSON, Wits : 



Knew Claimt. at East Chester. Has known him since 1774. 
He was very Loyal. When Brit, first landed on Long Island, he 
assisted in conveying several Loyalists to the Brit, in Company 
with Joshua Pell & others. Considers him as uniformly Loyal. 
Knew his Homestead at East Chester, which he had, as Wits, 
understood, from his Father. Has heard it vald. at 800 Curcy. 

JONATHAN ANDERSON, Wits : 

Knew his Farm in Harrison's Precinct. Worth 1,600 Cur. 
It had been sold 2 years before for 1,800. He was always con- 
sidered a friend of Government. 

COL. BERRY HUNT, Wits: a). 

Knew Claimant. At first he was not so well attached as Wits, 
wished, but afterwards he was a true friend to Brit. Govert. He 
was once appointed a Committee man for the Rebels & acted as 
one, but on Brit, landing on Long Island he joined them & had a 
Correspondence with them. He once with anor. Committee man N.B. ciaimt a 
called on Witness & wanted him to sign an Association. Continued 
steady after he joined the Brit. 

Knew his Estate at East Chester. He had it from his Father. 
Vals. it at 7 or 800. 

Heard of his purchase of another Estate in 1776 for 1,600. 
Knew of his having a Negroe. Heard he was taken by one Stephen 
Ward, a violent Rebel & sold. Heard of the sale of both his Es- 
tates, for a Debt of 1,200. 



The Estate having been damaged & there being arrears of 
Interest made his Estate sell for less than enough to pay the Debt. 
Thinks when ne purchased the second Estate, it was an improper 
time. 

612. Case of REBECCA CALLAHAN, Widow of Charles Calla- nee. 
han, formerly of Province of Mayne, Massts. 

Claimt. sworn saith : She is Widow of Charles Callahan, late 
of Pownalburg. He was Native of Ireland. Was settled at Pow- 
nalburg, before the Troubles began. From Beginning he declared 
himself a friend of Brit. Govert. ' '' r (i?). 

In the year 1777, he was so persecuted that he left his Home 
& went to Halifax. He had been in the sea farring way. He had 
the Command given him of an armed Sloop called the Genl. Gage. 
He continued as Commander of this Sloop for 2 years, when he 
was cast away & lost his Life on the Nova Scotia Coast. He was 
then going to pilot a Sloop of war called the North to Spanish 
River. 

Claimant continued at Pownalburg till 1778, then was obliged 
to quit it. 3 months after her Husband had left her, the Rebels 
came & seized all his Estate, real & personal, dispossessed Claimt. 
of her Husbs. property. Sold his personalities by auction. She 



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was obliged to fly & came to this Place. From thence she went f i 
Halifax. 

His real Estate was advertised for sale, but was not sold. 
Claimant has since been & taken Possession of it; found it much 
damaged. The house was greatly damaged, but she was suffered 
to take Possession of House & Lands. 

The real Estate consisted of an House in Pownalburg & 240 
acres of land. Claimant's Husband died without a Will. He left 
a Brother as she thinks, who was in the West Indies, but she nas 
not lately heard of him. She had in Possession, when the person- 
al property was seized, Furniture worth 200. It was a large 
(is). house, 2 story high. 3 yoke oxen, 9 Cows, 3 Horses, 14 Sheep, 
farming utensils worth 40. These articles were seized by one 
Nathanl. Thering, who was appointed agent by the Judge of Pro- 
bate, & produces office Copy of Appointment of Nathanl. Thering, 
which states that Charles Callagan had fled to the enemy & 
absented himself more than 3 months, leaving Estate of more than 
20 value. Therefore the Judge of Probate appoints the sd. 
Nathanl. Thering agent with power to take Possession of all the 
Estate of sd. Ch. Callagan & to dispose of the same according 
to Law, & to pay Debts & to return an Inventory to the said Court. 
Dated 17 Nov., 1T7T. 

In pursuance of this Power Mr. Thering took Possession & 
sold the personal Estate. 



She says her Husband owed no Debts. There were no claims 
on his Estate. She has had no claims for his Debts since his 
Death. 

Claimant says she left her Brother in Possession of the real 
Estate, who is since dead. His son she thinks is in Possession. 

Produces several Letters from some of the Committee of Cor- 
respondence, stating Charles Callagan to be a disaffected person. 
Summons from Committee of Safety and Complaint to Judge of 
Ptrobate, desiring him to appoint an agent for his Estate. 
(19) Says she should prefer living here if she could. Means to 

try & sell her Estate at Pownalburg & live here. If she cannot 
sell it, supposes she must live upon it. Taxes must be paid & so 
much laid out to put the Estate in Eepair, that she cannot live 
upon it unless she has something on first going to it. 

N.B. I infer from this, that she hopes to gel something from 
G. Brit, to enable her to go & take Possession of hr Estate. She 
Assures ye Commrs. by memorial yet she has no Indention to live 
in New England. 

Produces Commission to Charles Callagan to be Commander 
of Sloop Genl. Gage from I. Wilson, Judge of Ct. of Probate, 
Dominica, 22 Aprl., 1778. 

EEVD. MR. BAILEY: 

Knew the late Mr. Charles Callagan. He lived at Pownal- 
burg. On breaking out of Troubles he immediately sided with 



Government. He was obliged to quit his house in consequence 
of persecution from the Rebels. Went to Halifax, was employed 



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as Commander of the Sloop Gen. Gage, in which he lost his Life 
when he was piloting a sloop of war. 

There was then a Brig preparing for him at Penobscot. Knew 
(bis House & farm. His House very elegant, just finished, well 
furnished. Vals. furniture 200. Thinks it could not be less. 
3 yoke of oxen, 9 Cows, 3 Horses, 14 Sheep, farming utensils, ^40. 
Remembers this Property was seized & sold. Heard of no debcs 
on the Estate. Supposes the money was returned into ye Court 
bf Probate for use of the State. (20) 

Mrs. Callagan has got Possession of the real Estate, but Wit- 
ness thinks it can be of no value to her. The Estate is so damaged 
& she is so proscribed she cannot live there. Speaks of Claim- 
ant's ill Treatment after her Husband fled. 

Mr. JOHN MACNAMA'RA, Wits : 

Knew the la te Charles Callagan. He was very loyal. Obliged 
to quit Pownalburg in consequence of being called upon to serve 
in American Army, which he refused & being persecuted on that 
acct. was obliged -to fly. His Estate was soon after seized & his 
personal Estate sold; furniture worth 200. Had oxen, horses, 
& farming utensils. Thinks he did not owe a Copper. 



Charles Callagan had a Bror. who left America 14 years ago. 
Heard of his being in West Inds. 4 yrs. ago. junS 7 i4 

Produces Certificate, dated 10th April, 1787, from the Eevd. 
Mr. Bailey & sevl. respectable Inhabitants of Annapolis that 
Claimt. has resided there sevl. years & that they cannot learn she 
has any Intention of removing. 

NEW CLAIM. 
613. Case of HENDRIC LUTKINS, formerly of New Jersey. iw. 

October 18. 

Claimt. sworn saith : 

He came to this Province in fall of 1783. Heard of the act (2 i). 
a few Days af-ter Le had arrived here. With all expedition drew 
up his Claim & left it with Major Brown; that he shd. send it 
away to Halifax to go to England. Major Brown said he sent 
it right away to England. Major Brown told him he had sent 
them. They were safe enough. 

He is native of America. Lived at Hackinsac in New Jersey 
when Troubles broke out, on his own Estate. From the first be- 
ginning took part with Brit. Go vert. Signed no Association with 
Rebels. Joined the Brit. Army under Genl. How as soon as he 
came to Hackinsac. Continued with the Army; went to Stateu 
Island & then to New York, staid till Evacuation & then came to 



this Prov. & is now settled in Clements Precinct. Lives with one 
Yan horn. Acted once as a Guide to the Army. Was possessed 
of 20 acres of land at Hackinsac. Purchased 2 acres many years 
before ye Troubles. Produces Deed from Isaac Kess to Claimt. 
of a piece of Land in Precinct of Barbadoes in Considn. of 12.5 
Cury. of New York, dated Nov., 1772. 



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No. 49 



-.(22). 



N.B.-Claimt. 
seems a fair 
man. 



(28). 



1786. 
October 20. 



This was 2 acres. Yals. them at 6 per acre. An orchard 
upon it. Had 20 acres from his Father by Will. His Father 
died about 15 yrs. ago. Had it before his Father's Death. Con- 
tinued in Possession. Produces a Release from his 2 Brothers re- 
citing that Claimt. was entitled to these Lands, containing 20 
acres under his Father's Will & releasing all their Rights, dated 
1783. Claimt. says he was the eldest son, & released his Rights 
to some other Lands to his Brothers, which he did in order to Con- 
firm what he knew was his Father's Intention, to avoid Disputes, 
as there was some Doubt about the Will. 

There was a small house, 5 acres Meadow, 4 acres Wood, the 
rest Tillage, 3 miles from Hackinsac. Vals. it at 6 per acre. All 
this Land has been sold. Produces Certificate of Judgement & 
Confiscation. 

Produces Certificate from James Board, one of the Commrs. 
for the County Bergen, of Sale of Claimant's real & personal Es- 



Real Estate, 16 acres & 3 Qrs 473.3. 9 

Personal Estate 284.1.10 

This is in Congress Money. 

Says his personal Estate was seized & sold, consisting 1 horse, 
val. 20; furniture & farming utensils, 40, undervalued. 

JOHN FRANCIS RIERSON, Wits : 

Claimt. came to this Province in fall 1783. Understood he 
had his Claim made out at Major Browns to be sent to England. 
Witness advised him to it, & it was done. From the first Day 
Claimt. was a good Loyalist. His only 2 Sons & a Son in Law 
were in the Brit. Army. 

He joined the Brit, in the Fall 1776 when Troops came first 
to Hackinsac. -He served as a Volunteer & did Duty with Witness 
frequently. Continued with the Brit. Troops, attending on Skin- 
ner's Corps, frequently serving as Volunteer the whole war. 

Knew his Estate purchased of Isaac Kepp, about 2 acres. It 
was all an orchard, joining to his Land, lignt land, but situation 
good. Vals. if at near 10 per acre. Knew the Lands he had 
from his Father. Claimt. was the eldest Son. The Father divid- 
ed his Estate between all his Sons. Thinks Claimt. 's share might 
be about 20 acres. It was light land, 5 acres meadow very good. 
Vals. it at 10 Cury. per acre altogether. 



This being a small Parcel of Land would fetch more than a 
large Parcel. Knew his horse, very good. Worth 15 York 
Money. Furniture & Farm utensils worth 50. 

NEW CLAIM. 
614. Case of ARTHUR SMITH, late of New York. 

Claimant sworn saith : 

He was in the Province in the Fall of 1783. Resides in Gran- 
ville Co., 18 miles from Anapolis. His Wife came to him in Novr. 



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She brought the Act of Parlt. amongst other Papers. Claimt did 
not meet with Act of Parlt till Jany., 1784, then went to Col. N .B.- ught to 
.Beverley Kobinsori to have his Claim drawn up & sent home who h sent us as 
sent it home to his Father, Col. Robinson, then in England, but SrirS. 
it arrived in England too late. 

Produces Certificate from Col. Bevy. Eobinson that Claimt. N B.-ciaimt 
applied to him in Beginning of the year 1784 to have his Claim seei ^tohave' 
forwarded to the Commrs. which he forwarded to his Father, then eSSugh. tm 
in England, to lay before Commrs., but it arrived too late. 

He is a native of America. Lived in Orange Co. when Troubles 
broke out. From the first sided with the Brit. Govert. Was a 
Prisoner when the Brit. Army first came to New York. Had been 
taken up & committed to Prison by the Provincial Congress on 

acct. of his Principles. Was in Confinement at Fisk Hill when 
Brit, came to Long Island, then was suffered to go home on Parole. 
In beginning of 1777 was taken up again & released on Parole. 
In May, 1777, taken up & close confined in Orange Co. Gaol. In 
June committed prisoner on board a prison ship. In Aug. fol- 
lowing made his escape & joined the Brit. Army at Hackinsac in 
Septr. Continued with the Army in Government service, em- 
ployed by Col. Willard who was in the Commissary Depart- 
ment, in purchasing Horses, Cattle &c., for the Army. (25 ) 

In Novr., 1778, was taken Prisoner, while he was upon Govern- 
ment service, going to make purchases. Was taken prisoner on 
Long Island. Kept Prisr. till March, J 80, then escaped, & got 
to New York, there continued till he came to this Province, which 
was in the Fall 1782. Now settled at Willmot. His Wife & 
family came to him from New York in the Fall 1783. 

Was possessed of 257 acres in Orange Co. Produces Deed 
from John & James MacGreer to Claimant of Lot No. 7 in Chesa- 
cook Patent in Orange Co., containing 157 acres in Considn. 141 
N. York Cur., dated 1757. 

Produces Deed from Philip Livingston to Claimt. of Lot No. 
X in Chesa Cook Patent in Considn. 175 New York Cury., dated 
1764. 



This Lot No. X consisted of 100 acres. They were unimproved 
Lands when Claimt. purchased them. Claimt. built an house, good 
Barn, 4 barracks. The 2 Lots joined. Cleared almost the whole 
estate. It was chiefly Intervaile. Lived upon it. 3 orchards 
upon it. Was within 14 miles of Town of Gochen. Was offered 
for this estate 2,000 York Cury. 3 years before the Troubles, in- 
cluding the Crops on the ground. Yals. it at 2,000 York Cury. 
This estate has been Confiscated & sold. 

Produces New York Packet, dated Octr. 12, 1780, containing 
a summons from the Sheriff of New York for Claimant to appear (26). 
& traverse the Indictment found against, otherwise there would 
be Judgement against him. 

Has been informed by many People that this Estate was Con- 
fiscated & sold. Some of his own Family have been on the Estate 
since it was purchased by Saml. Brewster. 



750 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Says lie had other Lands but having no Deeds he made no 
Claim. Lands on Long Island, but has not heard wher. they are 
Confiscated, given by his Father. Had 22 Eights in Brookhaven 
& South haven, Long Island, given by his Father by Deed of Gift, 
worth 1,000, but has not heard whether iney are Confiscated. 
Had 225 acres in Orange Co. 12 miles from his before mentioned 
Estate, laid in Banker's Patent. Had it by Deed of Gift from 



his Father in Law. Says it is Confiscated, but he has no evidence 
of it. 

Claimt. is told he must get Certificates of Sale of the 2 Lots 
comprising his Estate of 257 acres. Imagines his lands on Long 
Island may have been seized by his eldest Brother & be in Posses- 
sion of it in his Children. 

Claimt. had it by Deed of Gift from his Father. The eldest 
Bror. sided strongly with Americans. Is since dead as Claimant 
has heard. The 225 acres may possibly be secured by his former 
Tenant, who is Grandson to his Father in Law, from whom Claimt. 
had it. 

(27). Had 8 yoke of oxen, 50 Cows, 24 3-yr. old Steers & Heifers, 

18 2-yr. old, 20 yearlings. His whole stock was about 150 Head. 
14 Horses, 160 Sheep, 30 Hogs, Farming Utensils, Tools, Corn & 
Boards, Household furniture, chiefly destroyed by the Rebels. 
Vals. furniture at 100. 

This property was seized & sold at public Yendue. 

JOSHUA OKES, Wits : 

Knew the Claimant, not much till lately. Heard he had been 
persecuted by the Rebels on acct. of his Loyalty. Heard he was 
always reckoned a Loyalist. Heard that he had been imprisoned. 
After ye Peace was in Orange Co. & saw the estate which was re- 
ported to have been his when he lived. Saml. Brewster was in 
Possession. Had bought it of the Commissioners. A great Deal 
of Meadow, 60 or 70 acres. A great Deal of cleared Land besides 



heard his moveable Estate was all sold by the Comrs. Thinks the 
Land would have sold altogether at 10 Dollars per acre. Wits, 
saw Saml. Brewster a little time afterwards, who said he had sold 
the Farm. 

JAMES SMITH, Wits : 

Son of Claimant. Says his Father was several times imprison- 
ed on acct. of his Loyalty. Was imprisoned on board a prison 
ship, made his escape & went within the Brit. Lines. He served 
in the Commissary Department purchasing Provisions till he 
was taken Prisoner on Long Island. 

Knew the Land in Orange Co. About 260 acres. He lived 
upon it. Thinks there were near 100 acres meadow. The Land 
was chiefly cleared. Had better than 100 head of Cattle, 14 horses, 
good farming stock. His house well furnished. Has heard of 
these Lands being Confiscated. 



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JOHN SMITH, Wits: 

Son of Claimt. Remembers his Father was several times im- 
prisoned on acct. of his Loyalty. He was always on the part of 
the British., R/emembers his being on board the Prison Ship & 
making his escape & going within Brit. Lines. Wits, was at home 
when they came & seized his Father's Estate. All the moveables 
were sold at Vendue. They afterwards seized & sold the Land. 

Witness has been since the Peace on the Land. Sely & Little 



were in possession when Wits, was there. Heard they bought it of 
Brewster for 1,400. 

Remembers when his Father's moveables were sold. A great 
many Cattle & Horses were sold. Left only one Cow for his 
Mother. They sold everything. His Mother bought 2 Cows & 
1 horse. 

BENJAMIN BADCOCK, Wits: 

Knew Claimant. He was always a Loyalist. Frequently im- 
prisoned. He was on board the Prison Ship. Eemembers his 
moveables being seized by the Commrs. Col. Marvill came & took 
ye Inventory. Saw the sale. 150 horn Cattle, 14 horses, 170 (29), 
Sheep, 30 Hogs, farming utensils, household furniture. Saw these 
articles sold. Mrs. Smith had 1 Bed, 1 Cow. 

Knew he had a large Estate. About 250 acres. A great Deal 
cleared. The Improvements had all been done by himself. Near 
100 acres Mead, clear. Near 100 acres new Plough Land. Has 
heard this Land has been Confiscated; that Brewster bought it. 

Nov. 27. Produces certificate of sale of personal estate, and of 
real estate to amount of 100 acres, with Letter from Major Bashley 
stating the difficulty of getting ye Certificate for real estate, but 
saying he is confident the whole was sold. 



615. Case of JOSIAH SIMEON STEPHEN & JONAS JONES, la^e 1780 

of Massts. October '-21, 

JOSIAH JONES appears & being sworn says : 

He & his Bros. Claim as Heirs to his Father who died in 1776. 
He died without a Will, leaving eleven Children. Nathan, the 
eldest son, now living in the States. Elisha, who died in this 
Province leaving a Widow & children. Israel now living in the 
States. Daniel who lived in the States now dead., having left a 
Widow & children. Elias in the States. Claimant Josiah in 
Nova Scotia. Ephraim now in Canada, who has served in the Brit. (so). 
Army the whole War. Josiah who now appears & lives at Sisseboo, 
Simeon who lives in New Brunswick. Stephen who lives at Sisse- 
boo. Jonas who lives in England. He left also one Daughter 
married to Issa Dunbar who lives in the States. 

Claimant says his Mother also is living & now lives in the 
States. His Father had a considerable landed Estate in Midsex 
Co., Massts. By his dying without a Will his Estate goes amongst 
lall his children, 2 shares to the eldest son. His Mother has no 
Jointure, but is entitled to her jjower. 



752 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Says his Father Elisha Jones was a native of America. Lived 
in Midx. Co. He had always been a friend to Brit. Government. 
Opposed all their Town meetings. Declared his sentiments openly. 



Jn 1775 he was then Col. of Militia of the Co. of Midx. and raised 
the Militia in order to oppose the violent measures of the Insur- 
gents. He was obliged to keep a guard of Militia round his own 
House for fear of being attacked. His Life was in Danger which 
was the Reason that he kept this Guard. Before Hostilities be- 
gan, the Mobs had come so often against him that he 'was obliged 
to leave home & went to Boston in the Fall 1774. Continued there 
to declare the same sentiments. Three of his sons were with him 
Jin Boston, and after the Battle of Lexington, embodied in Militia 
(si). .under Gen. Ruggles. Josiah & Stephen, two of the Claimts. & 
Elisha who is dead. 

His Father continued in the same Loyal Principles till his 
Death. Gen. Gage always consulted him & placed the greatest con- 
fidence in him. He died in 1776. 

Claimant, Josiah, lived in New Hampshire when Troubles 
began. Always took the part of Covert. Left home on 19 April, 
1775. Was obliged to go, as he was then so persecuted by Mobs, 
the whole Family having made themselves obnoxious by their 
^Loyalty, that he could not stay. Went to his Father at Boston. 
Continued under Protection of Brit. Arms. Was sent to this Pro- 
vince by Gen. Gage to procure Forage for the Army. In coming 
to this Province was taken Prisoner but made his escape & in 1776 



served in the Militia under Gen. Ruggles. They consisted of Loy- 
alists who were embodied at Boston. Served till Boston was evac- 
uated. Went with the army to Halifax, then went with the army 
to New York, having an employment in the Secretary's office under 
Captn. Mackenzie. Continued in this employment til] the year 
following then was employed in the office of the Inspector of Pro- 
visions, Francis Rush Clarke. Went with ye Army to Philadel- 
phia, afterwards employed in the Commissarys Line at New York. 
Was then in Govr. Wentworth's Genl. Volunteers & served till the 
Fall 1782, then came to this Province. 

His Father was possessed of 

(32) No. 1. 2,900 acres in Adams, Massts. His Father had a 

grant of it many years ago, above 20 years ago. This is still un- 
improved. The Grant was from the Province by purchase. Claimt. 
does not know what consideration was given. Yals. this at 11 
Shills. per acre, Ster. This is Confiscated. 

No. 2. 5,200 acres in Partridge Field. His Title was the 
same by Purchase from the Province, 20 years ago. The Land 
continues as it was. Yals. this at 11 shils. per acre. Produces a 
Quit Claim from Governor Bernard relative to this Estate. 

No. 3. 674 acres in Pitsfield & Washington, purchased by 
his Father of Charles Prescot. Produces Deed from Charles Pres- 
!cot to Elisha Jones of 600 acres in Considn. 133, 1,750. Yals. 
this at 15 shil. per acre. His Father had been offered this. The 
Land was unimproved, but from its situation very valuable. 



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No. 4. 75 acres at Western in Co. of Midx. This lie had from 
his Father. There was an elegant mansion house, & various builds. 
All the Land clear & improved, except what was kept for wood. 
Vals. 1,000 Ster. Produces Release from Elisha Jones' Brothers 
& sister to this Property. 

No. 5. 70 acres in West Town called Aliens Farm, purchased 
of David Allen. Produces Deed from David Allen to Elisha Jones 
of 70 acres in Weston in Considn. 250, 1,758. Yals. this at 350. 
His Father had much improved it. 

No. 6. 44 acres in Jerico purchased 15 yrs. ago of Randal ( 83) . 
Davies. Has seen the Deed. Vals. this 150 Ster. It was chiefly 
mowing Land, 15 miles from Boston. 

No. 7. 85 acres in Nonsuch. Produces 4 old Deeds to his 
IJather of land in Nonsuch. Various considerations, exceeding 
85 acres in Quantity but his Father sold part. This is chiefly in 
Weston, Notick & Sudbury, about 15 miles from Boston. Improved 
by his Father. Vals. at 382 Ster. 

No. 8. 60 acres in Prince Town purchased 25 years ago, then 
unimproved. Since improved by his Father, now consisting of 
Pasture. Vals. at 150 Ster. Produces old Deed from Isaac Jones 
of Release to Claimant of this Land. 

IVoduces Copy of Libel by the Attorney Genl. against his 



Father & Certificates of Sale agreeing with the above acct. 

Says his Mother has made application for her 3ds. but has got 
nothing. His Brothers who have continued in the States have got 
nothing except what was given by their Father in his life time. 
They are in Hopes of recovering some Lands not included in ye 
Confiscation. 

616. Case of Mrs. MAHITABEL JONES, Widow of Elisha Jones. nse. 

October 21 

Claimant sworn saith : 

She is the Widow of Elisha Jones. Elisha Jones lived in 
Boston Govert. when Troubles broke out. He joined the Brit, at (34). 
Boston. Went to his Father then. He was with the Army till he 
came to this Province, in the Fall 1782. He had been employed 
in the forage & wagon Department. He died in Jany., 1783, with- 
out a Will, leaving 7 children. His eldest son Elisha now of age 
is at St. Johns. His 2nd Son Alpheus & a daughter, Mahitabel, 
are in the States. Sereno, Upham, Asina, Unice, Robert are 
with their Mother. She claims a share for herself & children to 
the Estate of her Husband's Father for which see the preceding 
Case. 

Her Husband was possessed of 

No. 1. 105 acres in Adams. He had it by Gift from his 
Father 16 or 17 years ago. 



No great improvements. Produces Copy of deed from Reg- 
ister of grant to Elisha Jones of Pitsfield in Considn. of his 
building a Saw Mill by Elisha Jones. John Murray & Nathan 
Jones, 1768. Says he built a Saw Mill according to the above 
Considn. 

48 AR. 



754 THE REPORT OF THE No. 



No. 2. 230 acres in Pitsfield. Produces Copy from E/eerister's 
office of Deed, whereby Elista Jones in considn. of fatherly love 
grants, Elisha Jones, his son, 230 acres in Pitsfield, 1761. 

Her husb. lived at Pitsfield; built an house & barns & had 
a good store. 100 acres under Improvement. 

No. 3. 20 acres in South End Square, taken in execution for 
(35). a Debt of 40 lawf. Mon. 

No. 4. 18 acres, part of Lot No. 27, in Pitsfield, taken for 
a Debt. 

Produces Certificate that the above mentioned Lands, being 
the estate of Elisha Jones, late of Pitsfield, were forfeited to the 
State, from Court of Com. Pleas held for Berkshire, Feby., 1783. 
Produces Copy of Libel by Attorney General, which describes the 
Lands as above. N.B. No Certificate of Actual Sale. 

Her Husband was in Possession of all the moveables contain- 
ed in the Schedule, which she says are properly valued. They 
were all taken from her after her Husband went away by the 
Committee & sold at Vendue. They returned a few articles to 
Claimant. Now lives in Township of Digby at Sisseboo. 



Says she was in the Country when her Lands were sold. She 

claimed her 3rd but they would not allow her anything. Says 

she was in the House when the moveables were sold. They were 
sold by the Committee, Valentine was Chairman. 

JOSIAH JONES, Wits. : 

Says his Brother in Law Elisha was a Loyalist from the 
first. He servd. as Lieut of a Co. of Loyalists under Genl. Rug- 
gles, & was with .ue Army the whole War. 

No. 1. He had an Estate in Adams of 105 acres; given by 
(36). the Proprietors in Considn. of his building a Mill. He built the 
Mill. Improved, the Lands; built an house. 

No. 2. Had a farm of 230 acres in Pitsfield, given by his 
Father, which he had greatly improved. He lived there. There 
was an elegant mansion & fine orchards. 

Knew No. 3. He understood it was his Bros.'; heard of No. 
4 being his Brother's. These Lands have been sold under Con- 
fiscation, as Witness has heard from his Bror., who he thinks was 
at the sale, & from others. Col. Vanskerk was the purchaser & 
now lives on it. 

Looks at the Schedule of Moveables. Thinks he had the art- 
icles therein comprized. 

(615). Further Evidence in the Case of JOSIAH JONES. 
Says he practised in the Profession of the Law. Was set- 



tled in New Hampshire. His Clear profits 50 Ster. pr. ann. 
Claims for sufferings & expenses while in Concord Gaol. 

ELISHA WILLIAMS, Wits. : 

Says his Professional Income he thinks exceeded 50 pr. ann. 
48a AB. 



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NEW CLAIM. 

617. Case of SOLOMON BUNNEL, late of Massts. i 786 . 

October' 22. 

Claimt. Sworn Saith : He came to this Province in the Fall, 
1782; staid at Anapolis till the Spring, '83. Went to Sisseboo 
17 Septr., 1783. Heard of the Act; that there was to be Compensa- 
tion made, but did not hear of the limited time. (37) 

Claimt. admitting that he heard of intended Compensation 
in the Fall 1783, & having taken no steps in Consequence of that 
Information, is told his Claim cannot be admitted. 

NEW CLAIM. 

618. Claim of ISAAC HATFIELD, Junr., late of West Chester, | 78 6. 
Prov. New York. October 22. 

Claimt. Sworn Saith: 

He lived in this Province in the Fall, 1783, at Digby. Heard 
of the Act in the Fall, about the time of Evacuating New York. 
Manj people neglected to send. He was doubtful whether he 



should send any Claim. In Jany. or Feby., 1784 he delivered his 
Claim to Mr. Harday; he said he was men going to England. 
Claimt. delivered it at Halifax. It must have been early in 
Feby. or late in Jany., 1784. 

He is a native of America; resided in West Chester Co. 
when Troubles broke out. On breaking out of Troubles, from the 
iirst took part with Brit. Was required by rebels to serve in 
their Militia, & to sign their Association, which he refused. In 
consequence of this he made himself obnoxious. They fin'd him 
which he refused to pay, & he was obliged to quit home. 

Joined the Brit on their first Landing on Long Island. Join- (38) 
ed as Volunteer in Queen's Rangers. Continued all that winter 
in that service. Had the Command of a Company. Afterwards 
joined Col. Delancey. Afterwards had a Commission as Captn. 
in West Chester Militia and then Lieutenant Col. in same Mili- 
tia. Continued in the service during the "War, at his own ex- 
pense; has no half pay. Came to this Province from New York 
in Sumr. 1783. Now settled at Di^by. 

When he left Home in 1776 he lost 18 Head Cattle, 4 Horses, 
farm horses, 50 Sheep; left them on his farm in West Chester 
when he went away. Heard of some being taken by one person, 
some by another, some for fines. 

While Claimt. was stationed at King's Bridge with Com- 
mission from Govr. Tryon as Lieut. Col., he was attacked about 
Jan\. 1780 at his Quarters, the house set on fire, & he lost cash 



32.13.3. House, furniture, 13.1.4. Cloaths 58. Lost Horse, 
Yals. 42. It was kill'd in action at the time his Quarters were 
attacked. He was taken Prisoner & carried to New England; re- 
mained Prisoner about 3 months. Claims for expenses, 30. 



756 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



(39). 



THOMAS KEPP, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant. He was always reckoned a Loyalist. Wit- 
ness came within the Lines in 1779. He then servd. as an officer 
in West Chester Militia. In the Fall he raised the Regiment of 
Militia and had the Commission of Lieut. Col. Witness served, 
with him. He acted as Lieutenant. Remembers the attack on 
his Quarters at Morris House near No. 8, King's Bridge, Jany., 
1780. The House was. burnt. Claimant was taken Prisoner. 

Claimt. lost Clothes, furniture, --of his horses, money; he 
lost one horse shot by his enemy, worth 40 gns., a very fine horse. 
He remained Prisoner 3 months. He was then exchanged. 

Claimt. produces Comn. from Govr. Tryon dated 16 Nov., 
1779, appointing him Lt. Col. Commandr. West Chester Refu- 
gees. 

NEW CLAIM. 



October 23. 



1786. 
Oct. 22. 



Seems a very 
fine man. 



1780. 
Oct. 22. 



619. Case of JONATHAN FOWLER, late of New York . 

Claimt. appears, Sworn Saith : 

He came from New York just before the last Embarkation. 
Had heard of the Act. Some persons sd. that Claimant's Estate 



was confiscated; some said not. 

Produces a Letter dated 30 March, 1784, which mentions 
that it was said his Estate was not confiscated, owing to a mis- 
take of the Sheriff. Claimant has no doubt but that in fact his 
Estate was confiscated, tho' he did not know it for a certainty 
till lately. Did not hear of the mistake of the Sheriff till he reed, 
the above mentd. Letter. 

Claimant is told that as he took no steps till after Expirn. 
of Act of Parlt., and as the reason he assigns that he was led to 
suppose there might be no Confiscation from a mistake of the 
Sheriff, was not known to him till the Expiration of Act, His 
Claim cannot be admitted. 

620. Case of JOSEPH TOBIAS, late of Dutchess Co., New York. 

Claimt. Sworn Saith : 

He is a native of America; resided in Dutchess Co. when the 
Troubles firs.t broke out, on his own Estate. From the first de- 
clared his sentiments in favour of Brit. Govnt. ; never signed any 
American Association or served in their Militia. Joined the 
Brit. Oct. 1776 at King's Bridge. Servd. that Fall with the Loy- 
al Volunteers under Major Rogers. After Fort Washington was tak- 
en went to Long Island with a Pass from Genl. How. Continued on 
Long Island till he was taken prisoner. Was kept a prisoner at 
Norwalk in Connecticut State for 6 months. Then made his es- 



cape & joined the Militia Troop under Col. Hamilton. Continued 
there till taken JPrisr. a seed. time. Was put in Gaol at Hartford 
& let out on a Bond, near 2 years. Was paroled to come to New 
York & 'negotiate an exchange which he effectuated. Continued 



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there till taken into confinement in consequence of Writ by a 
person who had bought his Estate. His Bror. gave Bail immed- 
iately. Continued in Dutchess Co. till the Spring 1786, then came 
to this Province, and now lives with his Bror. Christian at Digby. 
Has been here ever since his arrival from ye States. Lived (41) 
with his Brother fn Dutchess Co. who had been Bail for him on 
an Estate of his Bror.'s. His Bror. now keeps a Store. Claim- 
ant acted as Clerk to him. 

Was possessed of 160 acres in Dutchess Co., g : .ven by Ins 
Father's Will. Has not a Copy. Could not obtain it from the of- 
fice. His Father died in 1774. Christian Tobias is his eldest 
son and heir. His Father left him this Estate. Says he was in 
Possession 3 or 4 years before his Father's Death & was in Pos- 
session when he 3oined the Brit. Then left his effects upon it. 
Built a Saw Mill upon it; the whole was under fence; 20 acres 
meadow, almost all the rest plough land. One House & Barn. 
Vals. it at 1,000 York Cury. 



Says his real Estate was seized by the Rebels in 1778 or 
J779 & sold. 

His moveables were seized soon after he joined the Brit. & 
sold. Produces Certificate from Henry Livingston, Jur., of sale 
of his personal Estate to amount of 188 & upwards, Aug. 1777. 
Heury Livingston, Jur., signs himself one of the Commrs. 

Produces cilice Copy of Judgment agst. him & that he for- 
feit his real & personal Estate. Judgment signed Feby. 1782. 
Says his real Estate was sold in 1777. Nathanl. Platt bought it. 
He is now in Possession of it. Says he tried to get Certificate of 
the sale of his real Estate, but could not obtain it. 

Says his reason for staying was his being taken by a Writ at (42). 
the Suit of Nathanl Plat. Does not know what the Writ was, or 
what sum his Bror. gave Bail for, .but it was not a large sum. 
Nothing has been done on that Writ ever since. Does not know 
wnat sum Nathl. Plat swore to in taking out the Writ. Thinks 
his Bror. gave Bail for 60. 

His personal Estate Consisted of : 

20 Head of Cattle, 5 Horses, 60 Sheep, 5 Hogs, farming uten- 
sils 10, Tools. Says his intention is to, stay with his Brother, 
Dr. Tobias at Digby. 

Gives additional Reasons for staying; that his wife was ill; 
she died in 1784; has 2 sons '. now living in the States; one with 
Claimant's Mother in Law, the other with Claimant's Sister. 
Says he acted as Clerk with his Bror,, Thos. Tobias, who lived in 



Dutchess Co., but had no share in Profits of Business. His name 
was not made use of as a Partner. 

DR. CHRISTIAN TOBIAS, Wits. : 

Bro. to Claimant. *:-ays he lived in Dutchess Co. on L;in<ls 
adjoining Claimant's. Thinks his Bro. never signed any Rebel 
Association or served in their Militia. Witness & Claimant left 
the Country together; both joined the Brit, at King's Bridge in. 
Octr. or Novr, 1776. Does not recollect that he served that Fall. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Claimt. got a Pass & went over to Long Island. He was tiiere do- 
ing business when he was taken Prisoner & carried ix?to Connecti- 
cut. This was on acct. of his Loyalty. He was at that time em- 
(43) ployed in Trade. Returned to Long Island after his Confine- 
ment in Connect. Served in Militia under Col. Hamilton. 

Witness came to this Province in the Fall 1783. Says his 
Bror. was in the Country & servd. with a Writ of Suit of one 
Plat. His Brother Joseph was Bail for him. His Bror. Thps. 
is in Trade. Joseph, Tobias, Claimant lived with Thomas. Wits, 
thought it likely Claimant reed, some Benefit from the Business. 
Did not Consider him as merely Clerk. 

Expects that he now means to settle with Witness. Intends 
to apply for Land. Wits, has supported him since he has been 
here, but means he should get Lands. 

Says his Bror. was possessed of 160 acres in Dutchess Co. 



He had it from his Father in his life time. Confirmed by his 
Father's Will. Witness is eldest son & Exer. & is satisfied this 
Estate was left to his Brother. 

It was good Land. There was a Saw Mill upon it. Yals. it 
at 1,000. A good orchard & good mowing ground. One Plat 
has bought the Estate, on the Sale by the Commrs.; his stock 
was good. Thinks he must have had 20 Head of Cattle, 5 
Horses, a good many Sheep. 

NEW CLAIM. 
. 621. Case of FREDERICK WILLIAMS, late of New York. 

23. 

Claimant Sworn Saith : 

He came from New York about June or July, 1783. Eeturn- 
(44). ed to fetch his wife & family from New York. Staid there about 
4 or 5 days, then set off for this Province on his return; had a 
very bad passage & did not get to Anapolis till about the begin- 
ning of the New Year, 1784. As soon as he arrived he drew up 
his Claim & sent it to Halifax to be forwarded to Col. James De- 
lancey, then in London. It was forwarded accordingly, but ar- 
rived a few days too late. 

bays he is a native of America. Lived at West Chester on 
Frogs Neck when Troubles broke out. At first appeared neuter 
& was quiet, but signed no Association nor servd. in the Militia. 
Joined the Brit, as soon as they landed on Frogs Neck. Had done 
them service before by dispersing Protections, by giving them 
information of the Rebel Works. He sent an acct. of their strength 
to Sir Wm. Erskine & Gen. How. On the Brit, landing Claimant 



joined them, at a great risk, having been pursued & in Danger 
of being intercepted. Embarked in the Boat with Gr. Wm. Ers- 
kine & Gen. How. Continued with them till sent forward with 
a Co. of Li^ht Infantry. Gave information of the ground to 
Col. Musgrave, who was wounded in an engagement while Claim- 
ant was with him. Returned with the Troops to New York. 



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After tliis returned home in 1777. Had a Commission as 
Captn. in Col. James Delancey's liegmt. of Militia. 

Produces Commission dated 31 March., 1777. Has no half (45). 
pay. Servd. during the War; raised upwards of 100 men. Came 
away in the Sumr. 1783. Now settled at the Head of St. Mary's 
Bay. 

Has made over his landed Estate to a Relative who has hith- 
erto preserved it. 

Lost. 13 Oxen, 7 Cows, 8 Young Cattle, 2 Hogs, 45 Sheep. 
They were taken by the Americans at different Times from his 
farm. Does not know what use they were put to. His House 
was Burne & effects in it by a party of Rebels. Val. 50. 

Lost 8 Horses taken away by Rebels. They were kept for the 
service, & some lost in service. Lost a Negro Man. He was taken 
by the British & served in Rogers' Co., & died. Lost a negro 
man & a Negro woman, & 4 Boys, taken when house was burnt by 
the Rebels. 



Lost a ferry Boat taken by Rebels. New, worth .50. 

Lost some articles by Brit. Troops, Negro before mentioned, 
forage to amt. of 15. Claimt. was with the party who took 
Col. Wells from Kis Encampmt., & Col. Green at another time. 

JACOB VEAL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. in Frogs Neck. He was a Loyalist. Joined 
the Brit, early at Frogs Neck. He had afterwards a Commission 
as Captn. ; was always out with the Army, & continued to serve 
during the War. Remembers that he lost many cattle, 40 or 50, 
taken by the Rebels; 40 Sheep. Remembers his house burnt. Re- 
members negroes taken by the Rebels, who came to plunder Elm (46) 
as being a Loyalist, engaged in arms agst. them. He lost a Ne- 
gro man & a Wench & 3 or 4 Children. Lost many effects from 
bis house. He lost a Considerable No. of horses, some in service 
and some taken by the Rebels when his house was burnt. 

THOMAS BAYEUX, Wits. : 

Knew that Claimant had a place at Frogs Neck. Knew that 
he served as Captn. under Col. Delanceji ; believes during the 
whole War. 

MAJOR HUGGERFORD : 

Knew Claimant; from the first considered him as a Loyalist. 
He joined the Brit. ; served as Captn. in Wits' Regiment of 
West Chester Refugees. He distinguished himself by his activity 
& Bravery. Witness employed him oftener than any officer in the 



Regiment & was always satisfied with his conduct. Remembers 
that at one time a large quantity of Cattle were taken from him 
bv the Rebels. Remembers that he had Negroes. The Parties that 
came down for this purpose, came particularly with a view 
against the property of distinguished Loyalists. He continued 
to have the Command of a Post at Frogs Neck during the War. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



'GIDEON PALMER, Wits. : 

Claimant had a great many horses & cattle. Lost all at dif- 
ferent times. Remembers his house being burnt, & he lost 
(47). that time a Negro Wench &. several Children. 

786. 622. Case of JOHN FERINE, late of New Jersey. 

ber 23. 

Claimant Sworn Saith : 

He came from New Jersey on purpose to have his CJUsjim, 
heard; means to settle here if he is spared by his family, but has 
lived in the States ever since the Peace. He is a native of Amer- 
ica; lived in Monmouth Co. when Troubles broke out, on his 
Father's Estate, with his Father. From the first took part with 
the Brit. Signed an Association but sorely against his will. 
Says the paper of Association was burnt in 1777. Joined the 
Brit, at Amboy. Did not serve but kept within the Line* during 
the War. Lived chiefly on Staten Island or New York. 



On Evacuation of New York remained on Long Island. His 
family is now in New Jersey. He now & then visits his family, 
but does it clandestinely. 

Says he assisted oaptn. Moody when he went to Philadelphia 
& brought him in safe to the Lines, also assisted a person sent 
out by ! Captn. Moody. 

Was 'possessed of a Lot of Land in JMidx. Co. in Township 
of Amboy; he bought it at Sheriff Sale. Produces Deed from 
Sheriff dated 1772, whereby it is convey d. to Claimt. in Considn. 
14 Cur. N. Jersey. It is about 15 acres. Yals. at 5 pr. acre 
No. 2. Was possessed of 172 acres in Amboy Township; 
Had it by Deed of Gift from his Father. Produces Deed bearing 
date 1763. This Land was in fine improvement. 1 20. acres Mea- 
dow. Above 100 in the Whole Clear. A good house. Yals. it 
at 1,000. 

No. 3. Had 47 acres in the same Township. Purchased of 
one- Longfield, 4 or 5- years before ye Troubles, at 6 pr. acre, 
New Jersey Cury. Has lost the Deed. Yals. it at 6 pr. acre. 
All this Estate has been sold by the Commissioners. Says 
the Certificates of Sale of his real & personal Estates were left at 
Halifax at one office by Gibertson. 

Says he had 30 Head of Cattle, 11 Horses, 30 Sheep, 11 
Hogs, farming utensils, house furniture. .Says his effects are 
enumerated in the Schedule sent to our office and there rightly 
valued. 

All this was seized on his going away & was sold. 



His wife & family bought in some of the moveables at the 
Yendue; not a large part. One Yorehese is now in Possession of 
his landed Estate. 

He had Debts; a Mortgage oW to him, which he sa^s were 
his reasons for staying. Altogether above 200. 



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THOS. HOOPER, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. & lias been well acquainted with, his conduct 
during the War. He was certainly very Loyal. Thinks his stay- 
ing in the States ever since the Peace has been in order to get 
monej due him, and that he had not the means to convey him- 
self & large family away. His Family are all there. But Wit- 
ness is satisfied that during t--e War he conducted himself as a (49)> 
Loyalist. Remembers that he assisted & protected Captn. Moody. 
Witness was in Company with him. 

Knew No. 2. It was a very good farm. Yals. it at 5 Cury. 
per acre. 

Thinks he & his Family would come under the Brit. Govern- 
ment if he had the means. Says he is a very deserving & honest 
man & always had that Character. 

N. B. The Claimant seems a very good man but an Inhab- 
itant of the States. 

ISAAC BONNEL, ESQ. : 

Knew Claimant. Considered him during the whole War as 
a Loyal subject, & that he had suffered on acct. of his Loyalty. 
He was on Staten Island while Witness was there several years. 



Witness Considered him as a suffering Loyalist. Thinks he was 
unable to leave the States from the lowness of his circumstances, 
his family being large, and that he staid to collect Debts. Wit- 
ness speaks of him as a very fine man. 

Further Evidence in Case of SARAH FOWLER. 1786 . 

October 24. 

Claimant appears. Produces Office Copy of the Will of 
Rachel Fowler whereby she gives 2-3 of her real Estate at Hutch- 
inson's to. her son, .Solomon Fowler, & his Heirs, -in Considn. that 
he pays 100 to Each of her 3 daurs,, Rachel Palmer, Hannah 
Butler, & Abigal Fowler. Will dated 1761. Rachel Fowler (50). 
died soon after making his Will. Produces Hects. for the Leg- 
acies to Tests., 3 Daurs., dated in 1762. 

Produces Copy of a Mortgage on Solomon Fowler's Estate of 
a Tract,of Land in .East Chester to the Loan office for 100 Cury., 
dated 1771. The Estate Consisted of 200 acres,, a double house, a 
mill; there was an house which was destroyed during the War. 

All her children are in the States except the eldest, who is 
in Demerary. 

THOMAS HUGGERFORD, Major of the West Chester Refugees, 

Wits. _ _ fi> . -_ , - . ,-_.',.-..:. 

Remembers Solomon Fowler. He was a Captn. in the West 
Chester Refugees. Joined the Brit, on Long Island. He was 



killed in an .Engagement at Horse Neck. in Connecticut. 

Saw his farm at East Chester. Was with him then during 
the War. A Considerable Farm, Well .Cleared & Cultivated. Land 
was very valuable in that situation. 



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He left a large family; by the Law of the Province the 
Estate of person who died without a Will goes amongst all 
children. The eldest son has a double share. 

FREDERIC WILLIAMS, ESQ., Wits. : 

Knew Solomon Fowler. He joined the Brit. Troops very 
(51) early. He was appointed a Captn. in the West Chester Refugees. 
He was killed at Horse Xeck in a Skirmish. Witness was with 
him; they were attacking an house where there was a picket. 

Knew his Farm. It was a very compact, good farm; thinks 
about 200 acres. Vals. it at 8 York Mon. pr. acre. By Laws of 
New York, Wits, thinks the eldest son is entitled to the Lands 
of person dying intestate. 

Solomon Fowler's eldest son is now about 14 or 15. Witness 
supposed he is in the States. 

ber24 615. Case of STEPHEN JONES, one of the Sons of the late 

EHsha Jones, of Massts. 

Claimt. appears & being sworn saith : 



He is the youngest son but one of the late Col. EHsha Jones. 
See before the Case of Josiah Jones. 

Produces Copy of Memorial presented to the Lords Commrs. 
of his Majesty's Treasury, presented in 1781, accompanied with 
copies of Certificates from Genl. Gage, Lord Percy, Gen. Bur- 
goyne, Sir W. How, Govr. Wentworth, Genl. Ruggles, Col. 
Small, to the Loyalty & services of Col. Jones & of his Family & 
their sufferings. Lord Percy mentions particularly the Loyalty 
of Josiah, Elisha & Stephen & that they servd. in the corps un- 
der Genl. Ruggles. 

Genl. Burgo^ne particularly certifies as to Jonas Jones, who 
(52). served in his army & is now in England. 

Sir Wm. How also certifies strongly in favour of Stephen 
Jones. Col. Small speaks highly of Col. Jones & thinks his 
Death was occasioned by his sufferings & maltreatment. 

Produces Copy of a Letter from Ld. G. Germain to Sir 
Guy Cooper, speaking in high terms of Commendation of Stephen 
Jones & recommending him to the Treasury. 

In consequence of this application, Josiah, Elisha, Simeon, 
& Stephen reed. 100 each, & Stephen 100 more for his ex- 
penses. Stephen was the person presented the memorial. Josiah, 
^iisha & Simeon were abroad. 

Produces a News Paper called Massts. Spy, dated Novr. 6, 
1783, containing advertisement for the sale of part of his Father's 
Estate. 

Claimant joined the Brit on the Day of Lexington engage- 



ment. Joined Lord Percy as he was coming to the assistance of 
Col. Smith & carried the first certain news of the number of the 
enemy who were collecting to Genl. Gage who ordered another 
Brigade to support Lord Percy. 



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Claimt. was employed by his Father in the Command of a 
foraging party from Boston. Went with the Troops & returned 
with them to New York. Was then in 'the Commissary Depart- 
ment. 

Servd. under Genl. Ruggles during the Blockade of Boston. 
In Feby., 1781, Claimant went to England & returned on Octr., 
1<&1, to Carolina with Col. Thompson & there served as adju- 
tar* *o the Cavalry. Since that had a Commission as Cornet in 
King's American Dragoons, given by Sir Guy Carleton. 

Says that he had Genl. Leslie's particular thanks for his 
Conduct in one engagement which Col. Thompson had with Genl. 
Maryon on the Santee River. He was slightly wounded on that 
occasion & knock'd off from his Horse. Has now half pay as Cor- 
net. His Father died without a Will, on which Claimt. says the 
real Estate goes to all the children, the eldest taking a double 
share. 

His Brothers, who are now in ihe States, were settled on 
Estates which they had from their Father before the War, and 
are now in possession. There are other parts of his Father's Es- 



tate unconfiscated, which there is a probability of being recovered 
by his Brothers in the States. Should that be the Case, they 
will obtain portions of their Father's Estate equal to the shares 
of the other Brothers, who have staid under Brit. Govrnt. 

He agrees in general with the acct. given by Josiah Jones, of 
ihe State of the Family. Nathan Jones, the eldest son, lived at 
Penodscot while possessed by Brit. Troops; was there as Yolun- 
teer during the Blockade. The Place where he lived is now given 
up to the States. 

Claimant sa^s that the children provided for by the Father 
in his life time, before they share in the rest of the Estate which 
the Father dying intestate leaves, they must bring into the acct. 
what they have reed, from their Father. Understands the Law of (54). 
the Province to be so. 

N.B. He is told he must send us an acct, what Estates his 
Father settled on his Bros., and how much they have now in 
Possession of their father's Estate, whether thus settled or recov- 
ered as not having been confiscated. 

Claimant has seen the valuation made by his Bror. Josiah & 
agrees with it. Thinks it reasonable. It is valued at the rate 
at which his Father used to sell his Lands. Claimant is now set- 
tled at Sisseboo. 

Says the Estate now claimed is above half what he was sup- 
posed to be worth. 



NEW CLAIM. 
623. Case of SAML. KIPP, late of New York. n86> 

October 30. 

Claimant Sworn Saith : 

He left New York in 1783 on 1st June ,and came to Nova 
Scotia, & settled on his first coming at Cumberland. In conse- 



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quence of having heard of a Letter from Col. Delancey to Captn. 
Anapp, lie drew up his Claim & swore to it before James Law, 
9th Nov., and gave it Gilbert Totten, Agent to Col. Delancey 's 
Regiment, who was to give it to Major Brace, who was going to 
England as Claimt. understood & was to deliver it there to Col. 
Delancey. This was about the month of Novr. Major Bruce went 
to Halifax. Thinks the Claim was forwarded to him there. He 
went to England, but the Claim came too late to Col. Delancey's 
Hands to be delivered in time. 

Produces Letter from Col. Delancey in which he admits he 
reed, the Claim, with many others, in No. 133, in July, 1784, 
with a Copjp of a note from Major Brace to Col. Delancey, dated 
12 July, 1784, in which he informs him that he sends him a 
Packet just reed, from Halifax, which he supposes should have 
been delivered before he left the country. 

Claimt. says he is a native of America; resided at North Cas- 
tle in New York Prov. when the Troubles began. Never signed 
any Association with the Rebels or served in their Militia. Joined 



the Brit, just after, the Battle at Long Island. Joined Col. Rog- 
ers and served under him as Volunteer in the Queen's Rangers 
that Campaign. The next summer served under Col. Delancey 
in Regt. of West Chester Loyalists. In 1779 had a Commission 
as Lieut, of Capt. Knapp's Troop of Refugee & Militia Light 
Horse. 

Produces Commission from Govr. Tryqn, dated 19 - Nov., 
1779. In 1780 had a Command of a Troop under C'ol. Delancey. 
Continued to serve under him during the War. Came in the 
summer 1783 to Nova Scotia & is now settled. 

Produces Certificate signed Marguard, aid de Camp to Genl. 
Losberg to. Loyalty & to spirited services of Claimt. 

(56). Was entitled fo i of a farm at North Castle in West Chester 

Co., left by his Father's Will. Produces Will of Benj. Kipp, 
his Father, dated 3 Aug., 1780, whereby he gives the remainder 
of his Estate after a few Legacies to his four sons, Willm., 
James, Saml., & Thomas. Testator died soon after making his 
Will at Morrisiha. His Father had been banished from his Es- 
tate on acct. of his Loyalty & persecuted by Act of the State. 

He joined the British & lived within the Lines till time of his 
Death. He acted occasionally as a Magistrate. He had before 
had a Commission as Magistrate. He was too old to bear arms. 



The Estate consisted of 317 acres in North Castle of which 
Claimant was entitled to J. 

His Father had been in Possession 30 or 40 years. All im- 
proved. Hardly enough woodland left. 60 of Meadow in one 
piece. A good house & Barn & orchard. Tals. the Estate at 
2,000 New York Cury. This Estate has been confiscated. 

Produces Copy of Judgement against Benjamin Kipp, Claimt /s 
Father, and Confiscation of his Estate. Claimant Bays the whole 
has been sold, but that one of his Brothers, Willm., who continues 
in the States, is allowed J for his share. 



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Lost 2 Horses & Colt when removing within the Lines. Taken (57) 
by the Enemy. 1 horse killed in service. 1 taken by enemies. 
1 horse & Cow taken by French. Lost household Furniture. Had 
furniture in his Brother in Law's house which was burnt, and 
Claimant lost furniture to amount of 20. Left 2 horses on his 
farm which he hired. Taken by the Rebels.- 1 Negree deserted 
to the enemy. Says he had no Half Pay, and reed, nothing for his 
services, except 50 Days' Pay as Captn. of a Troop of horse. Col. 
Delancey certifies strongly to his Loyalty & active services. 

THOMAS KIPP sworn saith : 

He is a Bror. to Claimt. His Father Benjamin was banished 
for his Loyalty & proscribed & joined the Brit, in "Nov., 1778. 
Died within the Lines. His Estate was confiscated. 



The Claimant joined the Brit, soon after the Battle of Long 
Island. Continued to serve during the war. Benjamin" Kipp died 
in 1780, having made his Will, & left the Remr. of his Estate to his 
4 Sons. Willm., eldest son, now in the States. James who came 
to this Country since dead. His Wife & Son are gone to the States, 
his eldest Son is an Infant. Saml. Kipp, 3rd. Bro., the Claimant. 
Thomas the present Witness who lived at Digby. 

The Will has not been proved. It is attested by Mary Free, 
Thomas Kipp, Wits., Saml. Kipp, a Cousin of Claimants, Benja- 
min Kipp had an elder Son, who died in his Life time, named Jesse (53). 
who has left a Son named Benjamin who lives in the States and 
is Heir at Law. Witness says that if his Father had died without 
a Will, or the Will is set aside, the whole goes to the Heir at 
Law by Laws of New York. The Land was sold. Willm. Kipp 
is allowed to hold his part i of the Estate. 

The farm consisted of 317 acres & J. Yals. it at 2,000. 
Knew that Claimant lost horses on moving within the Lines. 
Thinks he left horses behind him when he joined the Brit. Knew 
that he lost horses in service. 

JAMES DICKENS, Wits : 

Knew the Estate of Benj. Kipp, but not particularly, but vals. 
Lands situated as those were in West Chester at 6.10 or 7 New comrs. admit 

oss proved on 
ccision. 

York Curr. per acre. Thinks it was an average Price for Lands 
in that situation. 

Claimant is told he must get Certificates of the Sale. 

NEW CLAIM. 
624. Case of IPETEB, MABEE, late of New York. October so. 

Claimt. sworn saith : 

He came from New York in June, 1783, settled in Cumber- 
land. Sent his Claim by Col. Delancey. . Y. Case of Samuel Kipp. 



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THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



Is native of America. Lived on Cortland Manor when 

(59). Troubles broke out. Joined the Brit, in 1781. Was quite a Boy, 

which was his reason for not joining before. Served in Captn. 

Kipp's Troop in Col. Delancey's Regt. Served 2 years. Came 

away at the end. Had no real Estate. Lost 4 horses, 2 Saddles, 

Arms & Cloathing in Service. He served as a Seargent all the 

time. It does not appear that this Claim was sent to Col. Delancey. 

He is told that his Claim cannot be admitted, his name not 

being in Col. Delancey's List, but that he is no sufferer as he would 

not have been entitled to Compensation from us. 



NEW CLAIM. 



. 1786. 
October 30. 



625. Case of ISAAC ACHERLY, late of New York. 

Claimt. sworn saith : 

He came from New York in June 1783. Sent his Claim home 
by Col. Delancey. V. Case of Saml. Kipp. 

Served 3 yrs. in Col. Delancey's Regt., 1st as private then as 
Seargt. Lost 6 Horses in service. Provided horses at his own 
expense. The horses were taken. Produces his Discharge from 
Col. Emerchies Regt. in 1779. Afterwards with Col. Delancey. 



(60). 



October 30. 



NEW CLAIM. 

628. Case of JAMES TOLTEN, late of New York. 

Claimt. says : He came from New York in Septr. 1783. Settled 
in Cumberland. Sent his Claim by Col. Delancey. V. Case of 

Saml. Kipp. 

Served in Col. Delancey's Regt., & before Col. Delancey had 
it, as* a private. Lost 2 horses in service. Paid 12 York Cury. 
for one, the other was taken out of the Country. 



1786. 
October 31. 



627. 



NEW CLAIM. 
Case of ABRAHAM COVERT, late of New York. 



Claimant appears & being sworn saith : 

He came from New York in the Fall 1783. Sent his Claim 
home to Col. Delancey. 

He is a native of America. Resided in Dutchess Co. on an 
hired farm. Signed no Association, nor served in Rebel Militia. 
Fined for not serving. Joined Col. Delancey in April, 1781. Says 



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he did not join sooner, being confined to his Farm on security 
given by his friends. Had a Commission as Lieutenant, and acted 
in that capacity during the war. He resided on a Farm hired (6] ). 
of Roger Morris. He had a Lease. The Lease Was to continue 
while he paid Rent, at 3 per 100 acres. Had the Power of selling 
but the Land lord took 1-3 of the Purchase money. The Improve- 
ments were his own. 

Had 117 acres in Fredericksburg. There was an house & 
Barn and other builds. Purchased it 16 years ago of his Father 
for 100. Built an house & Barn. Planted an orchard. Did it 
all himself, therefore cannot say what he laid out. Cleared 15 
acres meadow. Cleared 40 acres upland. Fenced it himself. 
Says all this estate has been sold. His family were turned off about 
six Days after he left home. Vals. it at 300. 



The Land was seized as belonging to Roger Morris & sold. 
John Berry & John Maclean bought Claimt.'s Improvements. 

Lost 6 Cows, left on his Place when he left home & they were 
seized. A mare taken by the Rebel army. A horse left at home 
& seized, and farming utensils, 20. Charges for fines taken from 
him 195. 

Says he was advised to stay by General Clinton. His fines 
amounted so high from his continuing among them so long. Is 
now settled at Fannings Burg, called Ramsbay. 

CAPT. KNAPP, Wits. 

Knew Claimant. Considered him as a Loyalist from the first. (6 ._ ;) 
Thinks he joined Col. Delancey's Regt. about 1781, then served al bore 
as Lieutenant during the war. Knew his Plantation. It was on arms;' lost im- 
Phiiips Patent. Yals. the Improvements between 2 & 300. On cowstThoreef 
sale the Landlord took a fine, 1-3 was the highest. All this Land farm ; retains, 
has been sold. He had a considerable stock. Understood they 
were immediately seized when he joined the Army. 

NEW CLAIM. 
628. Case of CHARLES VINCENT, late of New York. ivse. 

October 31. 

Claimt. appears, sworn saith : 

He left New York in the sumr. 1783. Sent his Claim by Col. 
Delancey. 



Is a native of America. Lived at Fish Kill, Dutchess Co. 
Joined the Jtfrit. as soon as they landed in 1776, at New Rochell. 
Served as Volunteer in Queen's Rangers. Continued with them 
till they went to Philadelphia. Was detained by sickness. Served 
in Col. Delancey's Regt. afterwards, as a private & continued 
during the war. Settled in Cumberland. 



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No. 49 



Vals. it too 
High. 



(63) 



Had 46 acres at Fish Kill. Had it by Gift from Ms Uncle, 
four years before the war began. His Uncle had no children. It 
was under good cultivation; 2 or 3 acres meadow clear. 4 or 6 
acres upland on which he had raised one crop of wheat. The rest 
unimproved. A common house. Yals. it at 10 per acre. The 
whole together he vals. at 10 per acre. 

Was seized on his going away & Confiscated. Left Corn in 
his neighbours barn. 40 Bush. Wheat, 70 Bush. Buckwheat left 
it there. His neighbours took it, on acct. of his having joined the 
Brit., & sent his wife & family after him to New York. 5 Hogs, 
furniture, 15, taken by a Capt. Hill, a rebel Capt. who came & 
turned his wife away from his farm. Has been informed one Mac- 
gill lives upon it. Has no Witness present. 

There appears the name of Charles Vincent of Bateman's Pre- 
cinct in Anstey's List, but this appears not to be the Claimant. 
Is told he must prove Confiscation. 



NEW CLAIM. 
629. Case of NATHANL. GOLDING, late of New York. 

Claimt. sworn saith : 

56< He came from New York in the sumr. Sent his Claim to Col. 

>e'r3i. Delancey. 

He is a native of ^Rnerica. Lived at North Castle. Joined 
the Brit, in Long Island in 1777. Served with Col. Fanning as 
a private 2 yrs., then served at Morrisina with Bearman, Hat- 
field & then Delancey acted as .Seargent. Served till end of 
war. Now settled at Eamsbay. Had an house at North Castle, 
built by himself, on the road & partly on Quinby's Land. 
(64) He had Leave from Quinby. Lost 2 horses, taken by Capt. Sim- 
coe. 2 Cows, 7 young Cattle. They were at North Castle, on 
Moses Quinby's Land. They were plundered by what he calls 
Skinners. 

Lost cloathes, furniture; taken by the same Persons called 
Skinners. Charges for cash being laid out by him on recruiting 
service. 

Says his house had cost him 30. He lived upon it a little 
while. Built it near Quinby's Land. One Davis, an acquaint- 
ance of Claimants, is now on it. Says beside his own labour it cost 
him 6 or 7. 

Says he had raised Cattle on Quinby's Land, which was rented 
by his Mother. 2 Cows & some young cattle. Admits he himself 
had a small share in plunder taken by the Troops who sided with 



the Brit. 

Produces Col. Tanning's allowance to Claimt. later on recruit- 
ing service. 



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TIMOTHY DANIELS, Wits: 

Knew the house at North Castle. Claimant built it. He did N.s.-Hardiy 
the Carpenter work himself. Appears to know nothing of the t5jj* to be 
matter & drunk. 

NEW CLAIM. 

630. Case of JOHN BRISBAND, late of New York. 
Claimt. sworn saith : nse. 

October 31. 

He left New York in the sumr. Sent his Claim to Col. 
Delancey. 

He is a native of Ireland. Settled in America about 5 years (65), 
before Troubles began. Resided at Saratoga. Joined the Brit, 
in 1777. Served as Volunteer in Col. Jessup's Regiment. Was 
soon taken Prisoner, brought to ^Esopus Gaol. Escaped to New 
York. Continued at New York 2 yrs., then joined Col. Delancey. 
Served during the war, as seargent. Came to this Province. Now 
settled at Fannings Borough. 

Was possessed of 109 acres at Saratoga. Purchased of Cor- 
nelius Kyler in Considn. 120 New York Cur., 5 yrs. before ye 
Troubles. Paid part, was to pay the rest by Instalments. None 
clear when he bought it. Cleared 40 acres. Built an house & 
Barn. Yals. it at 300. 



Does not know what is become of it. Says he does not claim N.B. Nosuch 
for it as it is not Confiscated. Lost 2 yoke of oxen at Saratoga, ? e y e iist An6 ~ 
taken by Americans, because he was a Tory. 2 horses; lost in 
Morrisina when he was in service. Had one killed. Lost 3 Cows 
& 4 Calves, taken from his farm at Saratoga ; taken because Claimt. 
had joined ye British. Lost apparel & furniture & utensils, taken TOO high, 
from his house at Saratoga. Vals. them at 108. 2 Horses left 
on the Farm. 

JAMES BRISBANE, Wits., Son to Claimt. : 

Says his Father joined the Brit, in 1777. Was taken Prisr. 
afterwards. He served in Col. Delancey's Regt. till end of the (66). 
war. He had on his farm at Saratoga 2 yoke of oxen, 2 Cows & 
4 Calves, 2 mares & 2 Colts, part of his furniture & part of his farm- NB> _ Tobe 
ing utensils, not many. All these things were on the farm at 
Saratoga, taken by parties of Rebels sent on purpose to take ye 
things belonging to Tories. They seemed to shew orders for seiz- 
ing these things. 

NEW CLAIM. 

631. Case of JOHN BROWN, late of New York. October 31. 

Claimant sworn saith : 

He left New York in the sumr. 1783. Sent his Claim home to 
Col. Delancey. 

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No. 49 



N.B. A very 
fair man . 



(67). 



Native of England. Settled in America 7 or 8 years before 
the Rebellion. Lived at Horse Neck. When Troubles began, 
joined the Brit, in 1777, at King's Bridge. Served with Col. 
Delancey then under Col. Hamilton, afterwards with Col. Emer- 
ick as private, then with Col. Hatfield & continued in service the 
whole war. Now settled at Tannings Borough. 

Was possessed of house & 5 acres in Horse Neck. Purchased 
the Land at 50 shills. per acre & built a new stone house. Made 
a stone fence & planted fruit trees of various kinds. Vals. it at 
,50. Lost Wheat, Household stuff, one Cow. 

THOMAS MERIT, Wits : 

Knew his Land at Horse Neck, about 5 acres. He purchased 
it some years before ye Troubles. He built an house & greatly 
Improved it. Vals. it at 50 York Cury. He had one Cow. 
Heard particularly that Rebels took his Land & Cow & goods, 
because he joined the Brit. 

N.B. Claimant to be allowed almost the whole of his Demand. 

NEW CLAIM. 
632. Case of SOLOMON HORTON, late of New York. 

Claimt. appears & being sworn saith : 

He left New York in the summer 1783. Sent his Claim to 
Col. Delancey. 



Is a native of America. Lived on Philips Manor. Went 
within the Lines in 1777. Took an Oath of Allegiance at New 
York in 1777. Produces Certificate by the Mayor of New York. 
Produces Pass from Col. Fanning. Joined Col. Delancey about 
2 years before end of the war. Kept Guard at Col. Delancey 's 
Mill, 6 or 7 months. Afterwards did work with his Wagon & 
horses. Looked upon himself as under Col. Delancey. Now 
settled at Ramsbac. 

Was possessed of a Farm at Philips Manor, as Tenant. About 
130 acres. Had it from his Father, about a year or two before he 
left home. The House & Buildings & fence he calls Improvements, 
these belonged to the Tenant. This house & buildings built by his 
Father, cannot value the builds. All this was cleared Land except 
12 or 14 acres. 

He says his Father may be upon it now. He had a Writing 
from his Father. Says he went to the Landlord with his Father. 
His Father said Col. give my Land to my Son Solomon. He said 
very well. Does not know that anything was done by ye Col. or 
the Claimant, father's name was Samuel. Claimant has an elder 
Bror. now living near Cumberland. His Father sided with Am- 
ericans, and Claimant says he now lives upon it for his life by 
49a AK. 



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Agreement, when he gave it to Claimant. Vals. the Improvmts 
&c. at 500. 



Lost a yoke of oxen, 2 young Cattle, 5 Cows, 7 young Cattle, 
3 Horses. 

Claimant was taken Prisoner just before the Battle of the 
White Plains. Left all the above articles on his Farm at Philips 
Manor. Heard they were taken by Rebel Army. They drove 
all in the Place belonging to friends or foes. Took his furniture & 
farming utensils. Taken by the rebel army. Vals. them at 80. 

Had a small house at Morrisina, built on Morris Land. Had (69). 
no leave from Morris. Had a Protection from Genl. Tryon. Vals. 
this house at 15. Lost Pork & grain to amount of 35; in an 
House at Morrisina. Claimt. lived there. It was burnt and the 
above articles destroyed. Burnt by a party who came to take 
them. Col. Hatfield & several others were taken Prisoners. Has 
no Witnesses present. 

N.B. His farm on Philips Manor is too highly valued, but 
it does not appear to be lost. May be allowed for yoke of oxen, 
1 yoke young Cattle, 3 Horses, 5 Cows. 

NEW CLAIM. 
633. Case of JOHN OBEJEN, late of New York. 

17ob. 

October 31. 

Claimant appears, being sworn, saith : 

He left New York in sumr. 1783. Sent his Claim to Col. 
Delancey. 



Is a native of America. Lived in Dutchess Co. Joined the 
Brit, in 1780. Served in Capt. Kipp's Troop. Served during the 
war, as a private. Was possessed of a farm in Dutchess Co. 
Came to him on his Father's death. He died 3 years before Claim- 
ant joined the Brit, without a Will. Estate came to Claimt. as 
eldest son & Heir at Law. It consisted of 214 acres in Fredericks 
Burg. 20 acres mead, clear. 150 acres Plough land clear, the 
rest wood. Was in Possession 3 yrs. till he joined the Brit. Bels. 
it was Confiscated & sold. His Uncle bought it. Vals. it at 400. 

Does not appear in Anstey's List. Claimt. is told he must 
get Certificate of Confiscation. 

Lost 1 yoke of oxen, 4 Cows, 20 Sheep, taken from his farm (70), 
by Col. John Hyat, a Eebel, on acct. of Claimants joining Brit. 
Had been his Fathers. Lost 1 horse in action, 1 horse saddle & 
bridle, 1 2-yr. old Colt, suit of Cloathes, taken by the enemy at 
Morrisina. 

ABRAHAM COVERT, Wit : 

His Father had a Farm in Dutchess Co., lease Land under 
Col. Morris, about 200 acres. His Father died without a Will, 



772 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



about 6 years ago. Thinks the estate would have been divisible 
among all the children. There were 6 children. The Claimt. was 
no more in Possession than his mother & the rest of his Bros. & 
Sisters. 



There was a considerable stock on the Farm. 
(7i). N.B. Claimt. entitled only to 1-7 of his Father's Property. 



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773 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF 



LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 



ST. JOHNS, 1786. 
VOL. XI. 



BEFORE COMMISSIONER PEMBEETON. 



Claimants. 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Ackerly, Obadiah 45 

Angivine, John 34 

Angevine, Peter 21 

Botsford, Amos 22 

Brown, Jonas 49 

Cornwell, Samuel 46 and 48 

Crawford, John 35 

Eccles, James t> 

Embree, Joseph 17 

Embree, Samuel 4 

Fowler, Amos 38 

Gleeson, John 10 

Gordon, James 38 

Hayt, James 52 

Hunter, John 15 

Hyat, Nathaniel 18 

Jones, Elisha 46 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Jones, Mrs-. Mahittable 43 

Kerch, Robert 2 

King, Mrs. Kesia 1 

Knapp, Titus 7 

Lloyd, Mich 34 

Merrit, James 16 

Paine, William, M.D 62 

Palmer, Lieut. Gideon 31 

Pugsley, John 8 

Purdy, Gabriel 13 

Rundle, Jabez , 22 

Seaman, Stephen 9 

Smith, Abraham 3 

Teed, John 

Trenchard, Henry 12 

Wilson, John 18 



774 THE REPORT OF THE No. 



THE EVIDENCE. 

NEW CLAIM. 

1786. 634. Case of KESIA KING, Widow of James Kine> late of 

New York. 

Claimant sworn saith : 

Her Husband, James King, lived in Ulster Co., New York, 
on his own Estate. He joined the Brit, in Oct., 1777. He after- 
wards served in Capt. Purdy's Co. as a private till his Death in 
the year 1780. He died near New York. Made a Will & left 
Claimant his Estate. 

Claimant came in the year 1779 to New York. Lived at Mor- 
risina. Came to this Province in sumr. 1783. Sent her Claim 
to Col. Delaneey. Now lives in Cumberland. 

H). Her Husband was possessed of 192 acres in Ulster Co. He 

bought it of Jacob Garrow. Left it by his Will to Claimant. 
About 20 acres clear, a Log House & small orchard. Vals. it at 
250. Thinks it rather too high valued. 

Says she was turned away from this Estate, & they said her 
Husband had forfeited it. Does not know what has been done 
towards Confiscation, nor knows that it is sold. She was turned 
away & traveled on foot to New York. Lost a mare, val. 8. Lost 
several other articles, taken from her, when she left the Place, but 
did not put in her claim, because her Husband might have Debts 
to that amount. 



ROBERT CATCH, Wits : 

Knew James King. He joined the Brit, in 1777, & served 
in Capt. Purdy's Co. Went to a Place called Bergen Point. 
Died there in 1780. Made a Will in 1778, whereby he gives his 
wife all his Estate, real & personal. Attested by 3 Witnesses. 
The Claimant Kesia came within the Lines in 1779. 

claimant seems Knew James King's Estate in Ulster Co.; 192 acres. Re- 
c?ea h tu?| st 1K> r members James King in Possession, lie bought it of one Jacob 
Garrow. About 20 acres clear. Heard that some persons who had 
been in the Rebel Army, particularly John Stevens, was in Pos- 
session of it. 
,2). N.B. Name of James King does not appear in Anstey's List. 

NEW CLAIM. 

1786. 635. Case of ROB. KERCH, late of New York. 

October 31. 

Claimant appears & being sworn saith : 

He left New York in sumr. 1783. Sent his Claim to Col. 
Delancey. 

He is a native of America. Lived in Ulster Co. Joined tne 
Refugees under Col. Hatfield in 1779. Served all the war, till 
he came to this Province. Now settled in Cumberland. His 



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Father, William Kerch of Ulster Co., had acted as Lieut, of 
Militia. 



In 1777 came within the British Lines. Continued ill & died Note -seems 
in 1778. Left a Will, and gave Claimant an Estate. Produces S^i^fc^ 
his Father's Will, dated in 1778, whereby he gives a farm of 118 s iven them - 
acres, which he bought of Jacob De Gorma to his Sons, Robert, 
Job, David, William. Attested by 3 Wits. 

Claimant's share is 1-4 of 118 acres. Vals. the whole at 240. Name does not 
Heard that one Ebenezer Gilbert was in Possession. Cannot say a ^P ear - 
it was sold. 

KESIA KING, Wits : 

Knew the Farm which belonged to Claimant's Father. Re- claimant seem 
members him in Possession of it. He was Lieut, of Militia. He >l lair man - 
was a Loyalist. Went in the Brit. Lines & lost all by being a 
Loyalist. The son, Robert Kerch, has served a great while in 
Delaneey's Corps. (3) . 

His Brothers are in the States. He says they are not in Pos- 
session of the Estate. 

NEW CLAIM. 

636. Case of ABRAHAM SMITH, late of N~w York. 1786 . 

November 1. 

Claimt. sworn saith: 

He left New York in Sumr. 1783. Sent his Claim to Col. 
Delancey. 

He is a native of America. Lived in West Chester Co. Al- 
ways declared himself a friend to Brit. Go vert. Went within tne 
Brit. Lines about 3 yrs. before the Evacuation. 



He went withm the [Brit. Lines] because he was plundered 
for harboring refugees. He lived 8 or 9 miles beyond ye White Not to be^ 
Plain, between the Lines. Was plundered of Ten Tons of Hay Siing^trfctl 
& 70 Bush. Oats by Rebels. Horse & 3 Cattle, taken by the Brit. 
Troops. Was robbed of 18 Cash, & horse by 2 Scouts. Claimant 
was attacked on the Road. Household furniture, plundered at 
diflt. Times by the Rebels. 

Never signed any Rebel Association & was always ready to 
assist the Loyalists. (*) 

ELIJA SMITH, Wits : 

Claimant was always called a friend to Govert. Protected & 
harboured Loyalists. He lived between ye Lines. Was plundered 
at different Times. Plundered by the Rebels of furniture & horse 
taken on ye road & money. 

NEW CLAIM. 
637. Case of SAME. EMBREE, late of New York. nse. 

November 1. 

Claimt. sworn saith : 

He left New York in Sumr. 1783. Sent his Claim to Col. 
Delancey. 



776 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



He is a native of America. Lived at Morrisina, when the 
Troubles began. Never signed any Rebel Association. Joined the 
Brit, on their first coming to Morrisina. Col. Delancey formed 
a Company of Militia of which Claimant was one. Continued to 
serve. Had a Commission as Lieut., first in Col. Delancey 's Regt. 



in 1777, th n under Major Bearman, then served again under Col. 
Delancey. Served the whole war. Now settled at Cobblegate 
Mountain. 

Was possessed of 120 acres at Morrisina. This Land was pur- 
chased about 2 yrs. before the war of Col. Lewis Morris. Col. 
Delancey made the Purchase for him for 900 New Y. Cury. 
Claimt. paid the money. Had a Deed. Says the Deed is left at 
New York April 9. Produces Deed as above. 

Col. Lewis Morris got a Judgement against him for Trespass 

(5). in cutting Timber to make oars for the use of the Brit. He says 

he had not done the Tresp., but the Judgement was got under the 

Trespass Act & Col. Lewis Morris got Possession. It was sold 

by the Sheriff on the Execution, & Morris bought it. 

Produces Letter from Solomon Avery, Tenant of the Farm, 
to let Claimant know his Farm was sold by Sheriff, 22 Aug., 1785, 
& that Morris bought it. Produces Proceedings. Vals. the Farm 
at 900. 

Lost 8 horses, taken at different times by Rebel parties from 
his farm; 2 Cows do, furniture &c. Plundered at difft. times to 
amt. of 100. Thinks the plundering was general. Lost a great 
Deal when the houses were burnt at Morrisina. 

TOBIAS KNAPP, Wits: 

Knew the Estate which Claimt. had at Morrisina. Understood 
that Col. Delancey had purchased it for him. Saw Claimt. have 
the money to go & pay for it. Saw 3 or 400. He had been pos- 



sessed of it some time before Witness knew him. Witness went 
to live with him in 1779. Lived with him -2 years. Col. Delan- 
cey had been one of his security s in purchasing. Thinks there 
must Kave been 120 acres, chief part cleared. "Very valuable, 
thinks 8 or 900. Lost several horses in Service. 

NEW CLAIM. 
638. Case of JAMES ECCLES, late of New York. 

1786. 
November 1st. 

Claimt. sworn saith : 

Sent his Claim to Col. Delancey. He lived in Dutchess Co. 
Joined Col. Delancey in the year 1780. Served with him as a 
private to end of war. Now settled in Cumberland. 

Lost 1 horse at Morrisina, plundered, when the houses were 

burnt. Lost one horse a year before he left home. He was taken 

(6) Prisoner at the time, because he was suspected of intending to go 

to Brit. Col. Henry Ludington took the horse & at the same time 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 777 



took Claimt. Prisoner. Was taken Prisoner at Morrisina & kept 
close Prisoner 2 yrs. "2c 4 months at Lancaster, Philadelphia & 
other Places. 

Wearing apparel lost at Morrisina, when ye houses were burnt. 

HENRY PEERS, Wits : 

Remembers that Claimt. served under Col. Delancey. He lost 



an horse at Morrisina; plundered. A very good one. 

NEW CLAIM. 
639. Case of TITUS KNAPP, late of New York. 1786 

November 2nd 

Claimant sworn saith : 

Left New York in Septr., 1783. Sent his Claim to Col. 
Delancey. 

Lived at North Castle. Joined the Brit, at Morrisina in 1779. 
Joined the West Chester Refugees. Served till the end of the war 
as Seargt. 

Left one horse in the Country at North Castle on the farm 
of Thos. Clapp, taken by the Rebels from the farm, after he was 
a prisoner on suspicion. Lost 2 horses in Morrisina while he was 
in service. Lost 2 Cows & 2 Calves. He was sending them into (7) 
the Brit. Lines. Had bought them to send them into the Brit. 
Lines. This was before he joined the Brit, in 1779. Lost a 
Watch & money & Wearing apparel, taken from him at Morrisina. 

SAML. EMBREE, Wits : 

Remembers Claimt. in service. Heard he left an horse in the 
Country, in the care of a friend. Saw one horse of his taken from 
a stable at Morrisina. Claimt. was taken Prisonr. at same time. 
Heard he had bought 2 Cows & 1 or 2 Calves to send into ye Brit. 
Lines & they were taken. Resides in Cumberland. 



NEW CLAIM. 
640. Case of JOHN PUGSLEY, late of New York i?86. 

November 2nd 

Claimt. says he left New York in June & sent his Claim by 
Col. D. 

Is a native of America., resided at Philipsburg. Joined the 
Brit, at White Plains in 1776. Served as a Guide. Served as 
Lieut. & Adjutant to West Chester Refugees. Produces Certi- 
ficate from Melyanum Aid de Camp to Genl. Losbing to his having 
served as Adjutant to his zeal and Loyalty. 

Produces Certificate from Col. Emerick to his Loyalty & 
particular services. Served till Evacuation of New York, then 
came to this Province. Now settled at Cumberland. ^ (8). 

Lost a Negro. He would not come to Nova Scotia. He had 
worked 2 years during the later part of the War so Claimt. 



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No. 49 



was forced to leave him behind. Claimt. sd. he came away 
sooner than he thought of & had no opportunity of getting him. 
He had worked with Capt. Williams. The Negro is now at West 
Chester. Lost 6 horses while in service. Cow lost at Morrisina 
taken by the British. Wheat taken away from Philips manor 
by the Rebels. 

Had about 100 acres of Land adjoining Courtland manor. 
Came to him on his Father's death. His Father was killed by 
the Rebels. He died without a Will in 1779. Claimant is eldest 



cates, may 

have a com- 
pensation for 



son. 
seems a very His Father had bought this Land of in Considn. 

300 ' New Y - Curv -> 4 or 5 vears before tne War - His Mother 
wa s on it when he heard last. Whether she is warned off he does 

, 
not Know. 

Says he was promised 100 eruins. by Col. Emerick for going 
into ye Country. Was absent 3 weeks & performed the service 
at great Risk. 

JOHN GLEASON, Wits. 

Knew Claimant's Father. Remembers him in Possession of 
( 9 )- an Estate in Courtland manor. A free Estate. Remembers his 
father in Possession, a good House, Orchard & Barn, Thought 
it a good farm. Heard that the Grandfather bought it for the 
Father of Claimant. Wits, says he has bought Land of this 
goodness for 4 or 5 per acre. He heard his Father was killed 
by the Rebels. Claimant was the eldest son. Goes to the eldest 
son by Law of New York. 

NEW CLAIM. 



1786. 

November 2nd . 






641. Case of STEPHEN SEAMAN, late of New York. 

Sworn saith : 

He left New York in Sumr., 1783. Sent his Claim to Col. 
Delancey. 

Lived in Dutchess Co. Joined the Brit, immediately after 
their coming to New York in 1778. 



Served with Major Bearman, then Hatfield, then Delancey. 
Continued till end of the War as a private. Now settled in Cum- 
berland. Lived on an hired farm in Dutchess Co. 

Lost 2 Oxen, 2 Cows, 2 young cattle, 2 horses, 20 Sheep, 
part of household furniture, utensils, Tools, Wheat 60 Bushels, 
40 Bushels Corn. All this he left at home when he joined the 
Brit. 

Rebels came to get it as soon as he went away & seized it 
on acct. of his Loyalty. They let his wife have a Cow, but they 
sent her within the Lines & took away the Cow. Lost a Cow after- 
wards within the Lines. It was plundered & was robbed of some 
Cash. 



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MOSES SIMMONS, Wits. 

Knew Claimant. He went early within the Brit. Xines. 
Served a great while till end of the War. He lived on an hired TO be allowed, 
farm. Left, when he went away, Horses, Cows, 2 young Cattle, 
Sheep, furniture. Saw all these things sold after Claimt. went 
away. Heard of his having oxen. 

NEW CLAIM. 
642. Case of JOHN GLEESON, late of New York. 1786 

November 2nd. 

Claimant says he left in Sumr., 1783. Sent his Claim 10 
Col. D. 

Lived in North Castle. Joined the Brit, in 1779. Joined 



Major Bearman. Continued to serve during the War. Now 
settled on Cobblegate Mountain. 

Was possessed of a farm of 120 acres in West Chester Co. 
Produces Deed from James Burns to Claimt. of 120 acres in West 
Chester Co., in Considn. 400, 13 Feby., 1776. The Troubles 
ha^d begun. Says he* paid the Purchase Mon. in old Money 
except 66. The Land is now in Possession of James Leggat who 
has 2 Tenants upon it. (11) 

After Claimt. bought it built a Log house & builds. Made 
9 fields. Set out an Orchard. He laid out 200. Lost 1 horse 
at Morrisina taken by Rebels, 1 do. Left 25 sheep on the Farm 
when he went away. 100 Bushls. Wheat, farming utensils & TO be allowed. 
English goods taken from his house at North Castle to amount of 
40 or 50. Says he was in Debt 332. Offered his farm & his 
Books to his Creditors, which they would not take. Has 200 or 
300 due to him. 

Produces Certificate from six Justices to his Loss Goods by 
Water on his Coming into the Country. Brought several Things To be allowed, 
with him. Came to Cumberland & going from Cumberland to 
Mickam the Boat was lost & Claimt. lost Cash 100, Household 
furniture, Cloathes for himself & family, 100. 

JEREMIAH MERRIT : 

Knew Claimant. Remembers that he servd. in Col. Delan- 
cey's Regt. a good while. Knew his Farm at North Castle, bought 
of James Burnes. 



He had a good stock on his farm. Remembers he left soon 
when he joined the Brit. Remembers his bringing furniture from 
New York & heard of its being lost. 

STEPHEN SEAMAN, Wits. 

Remembers that Claimant served a long time with Col. De- 
lancey. Heard he brought a Considerable Property with him 
from New York & that he lost it. To be allowed for Cattle on 
his farm & his Loss on removal. 



780 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 

NEW CLAIM. 

November 2nd. 643. Case of HENRY TRENCHARD, late of New York. 

Sent his Claim to Col. D. Lived in Harrison's Purchase, 
West Chester Co. Joined Brit. 1777. Joined Guides & Pioneers, 
then served under Major Bearman, then Delancey. Seargt. Con- 
tinued to serve during the War. Now settled at Cobblegate 
Mountain. 

( 12 ). Lost 7 horses while in service under Col. Delancey. Bought 

them & pd. ye Cash for them. When he left home left furni- 
ture Yal. 40, Shop & Smith's Tools 28. Lost 2 Cows in Morrisina. 
Wearing apparel lost at Morrisina. The goods left at his house 
when he went away were seized by the Rebels on acct. of his going 
away. 



JOSEPH SEERS, Wits. 

Remembers that Claimant joined the Brit. Knew his Shop. 
Be had very good tools. He left them behind him. He left a 
good deal of Furniture and very good Cloathes. Heard they were 
taken on acct. of his joining the Brit. 

To be allowed a Trifle for Things left at his House when he 
went away. 

NEW CLAIM. 

644. Case of GABRIEL PURDT, late of New York. 

Sent his Claim to Col. D. Lived on Philips' manor. Joined 
the Brit, at the time of the Battle of White Plains. Served with 

(is). Col. , then with Major Holland, in the Guides & Pioneers, 

afterwards in Col. Delancey J s Regt. as Seargent. Served till 
end of the War. Now settled in Cobblegate Mount. 

Was possessed of the Improvmts. on a Leasehold farm in 
Philips manor. His Father was possessed of the Farm & gave 
it Claimt. His Father sd. he would have his name taken off the 
Book. Claimant's name put on. His Father told him the Col. 
Sd. he would do it. Claimant was in possession of it. The lot 
contained 140 acres. Vals. Improvmts. at 300 Exclusive of the 
Cols. fine. 

Left various articles on his farm when he joined the Brit. 
Thinks the H Brians took them aln?' st all. 



Says his Grandfather left by ye Mother's side 160 acres of 
Land on ^ the White Plains to be divided in different shares. 
Yal. his interest at 75. His Grandfather was a Loyalist, but 
remained on his Place during the War. 

HENRY PURDY, Wits. 

Claimt. served great part of the war. He joined the Brit. 
early. Knew the farm in Philips' Manor which belonged tp 
Claimant's Father. His father told Wit. he had given it to 
'Claimt: Witness & Claimt. are Brothers. Wits, knows hs* 
Father intended he should have it, but is dubious whethe rye 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 781 



Conveyance was made by the Col. His Bror. was in possession 
of it & raised grain. His Father is living. 

Witness has heard that his eldest Bror. has purchased it, & ( 14 ). 
is now in Possession. Thinks he had purchased the whole fm. 
The name of Claimt. shd. have been substituted for his Father 
in Philip's Books. Thinks if it was not done it was owing to the 
Distresses of the Times, which were then beginning in 1775. 

Vals. the Improvmts. at 300 besides what was to be paid 
to Col. Philips. 

Produces Lease & Release from Samuel & Winifred Purdy, Loyal, bore 
Father & Mother of Claimt. to Jacob Purdy, Henry, Gilbert, aiSwed b for 
Gabriel, Saml. & Gilb., Jun., of all the right which Saml. & jP r c y vements 
Winifred had in the estate of the Grandfather .under his Will. 
They state this right to be i of the Grandfrs. Estate, 1782. 



NEW CLAIM. 
645. Case of JOHN HUNTER, late of New York. November 2. 

Lived on Philips' manor. Joined the Brit, in 1781. Was 
then a young man. Continued to serve with Col. D. as private 
during the War. Now settled in Cumberland. 

Lost horse, taken from his Mother's farm, after Claimant TO be allowed, 
went within the Lines. It was taken because it was found out 
to be Claimants. His Bror. Claimed it, but it did not signify. 
Lost 3 in service. Lost Corn, etc., before he joined. Lost 
Cloathing. Some within ye Lines, some before. 

ADAM IRELAND, Wits. ( 16 >- 

Remembers Claimant living with his Mother & having an 
horse of his own. Heard he was taken after Claimt. went within 
the Lines because he belonged to Claimt., & heard that Claimt. 'a 
Bror. Claimed him but they would not allow it. He was reckond. 
a very fine horse. He was a Stallion. He belonged to ye young 
man. He had bred him on his Mother's land. Had some share 
in the Crop on his Mother's Lands. Lost horses & Clothing in 
the service. It is likely enough that he retaliated. 

May be allowed for one horse. 



NEW CLAIM. 

646. Case of JAMES MERRIT, late of New York. November 2. 

Sent his Claim to Col. D. 

Joined the Brit, in 1779. Served in Delancey's Regt. till 
end of the War. Now settled in Cumberland. Lived in White 
Plains before the Troubles. Had a Negro given him by his Father 
just as he went within the Lines. He was taken by a Rebel 



782 THE REPORT OF THE No. 



party, who came plundering & sold at auction. A young negro, 
worth <100. Lost a yoke of oxen; taken away before Claimt. 
had joined the Brit. 

( 16 )- He lived with his Father. It was known that he was a Tory, 

and they came & took all his Creatures : a yoke of Oxen, 3 Cows, 
3 head Cattle. They took these Cattle away from his Father's 
farm. They were sold. Lost 2 horses at Morrisina while he was 
in service. Left a wagon that he could not bring away from 
New York, Val. 20. 

SAMUEL EMBREE : 

Heard that his Father gave him a Negro, when he wns a 
boy. Came into the Lines when Claimt. came. Witness hired 
him of Claimt. -by the month. While he was in his Employ he 
was taken by a party who came plundering & sold at Vendue. 
Thinks the plunderers had ye money. Yals. 100 Cury. 

NATHANL. PURDY, Wits. 



Claimant had a pair of Steers which were kept on his Father's 
land. Claimt. bought them of Witj. Heard they were taken 
for the use of the rebel army. Did not understand that the per- 
sons who took them made any enquiries whose property they were. 

Claimant seems AMIJEL HALIDAY, Wits. 

Knew that Claimant left a Wagon behind him when they 
left New York because he could not bring it away. It was a very 
good Wagon. 

NEW CLAIM. 

November 2. 647. Case of JOSEPH EMBREE, late of New York. 

(17). Examination de bene esse. 

SAML. EMBREE, Wits. 

His Bror., Joseph Embree, joined the Brit, at the first form- 
ing of the Militia under Col. Delancey. Served the whole War 
as a private. Now settled on the Cobblegate Mountain. 

He lost 8 horses. Some taken privately some by parties. 
Taken in Morrisina by plundering parties. One taken from Wit- 
ness' house, carried into the Country & sold. He was taken Pris- 
oner & at the same time had an horse taken. Bought them all. 
Sometimes he had money for foraging. Sometimes got it for his 
share in things brought in. Bought one horse of Wits. Gave 
15 for it. The apparel & Cash was taken from him when he was 



taken Prisoner. Wits, is told that his Bror. neeu not attend 
on this Claim, but if he Claims a Legacy from his Father he must 
attend. This Legacy is left payable out of lands not confiscated 
but sold by Witnesses' Mother. The money is now claimed 
from the Estate by Col. Morris, who has got a Judgment on the 
Trespass Act against Joseph Embree. 



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NEW CIAIM. 

648. Case of NATHANL. HYAT late of New York. 

Examd. de bene esse. 

SAMUEL EMBREE : (18) , 

Claimt. served as Cornet sometime in Delancey Regt. Re- 
members that he lost 2 horses at Morrisina taken from Witness 
house. Another taken from his Mother's house. He had sent 
it up from Morrisina. It was claimed by some rebel. Lost an 
Ox, taken by the Legion. He was plundered of 2 Silver "Watches. 

Witness is told to inform Hyat that he need not attend in 
person. 

NEW CLAIM. 

649. Case of JOHN WILSON, late of New York. November 2. 



Sent his Claim to Col. D. 

Lived at the White Plains. Joined the Brit, in 1780. Served 
in Col. D.'s Regt. till end of war as a private. Now settled at 
Cumberland. 

Lost 2 yoke of oxen. Bought them within the Lines. Partly 
sold one pair. The man to whom he was to sell them took them 
without paying the money & carried them to the Rebels. Lost 
the other pair. Had them at Morrisina when they were driven 
off, the Cattle left were taken by the Rebels. They were brought 
within the Lines by Country people & Claimant bought them to 
sell again. Lost a horse before he left his home. It was taken 
because he was a friend to Govnt. by a party that came against TO be allowed 
the Tories. 

Cash left with a man in Morrisina. Claimt. sent for it when (]9) 
he came away, but the man would not let him have it. 

JAMES MERRIT, Wits. 

Thinks he had a horse that was taken from him before he 
left home. Gives the same acct. as to the 2 pr. Oxen. 

NEW CLAIM. 

650. Case of JOHN TWEED, late. of New York. November. 

Sent his Claim to Col. D. 



Lived in West Chester Co. Joined the Brit, in 1777. Joined 
Major Holland. Served all the War, except when Prisoner. 
Served at last with Col. D. Now settled at Ramsback. 

Lost a Negro. It was left to his Wife by her uncle, Isaac 
Covert. Claimt. never got possession of him. Isaac Covert lived He makes out 
in Courtland Manor. Has heard that several negroes which be- 
longed to Covert were distributed amongst Covert's 'Brother's 
Children. Has heard this negro was sold in New England. 



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No. 49 



Lived in a house of his own on his Father's farm when he 

(20). went away. Left 2 horses, 1 yoke Oxen, 4 Cows, 4 Cattle, 16 

Sheep, Household Furniture. Left his Wife in Possession. They 

were taken by the Rebels who were called Guides. Took them 

because he had left home. Sent his Wife to Claimant afterwards. 

ISAAC TEED Wit. 

Claimant lived in Courtland Manor. Had 2 horses, 1 yoke 
Oxen, 4 Cows, 4 Cattle, 16 Sheep. He left all these things be- 
hind when he went away. They were taken by Americans be- 
cause he went into the Brit. Lines. They sent his Wife after him. 



November 2. 



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NEW CLAIM. 
651. Case of PETER ANGEVINE, late of New York. 

Claimt. sent his Claim to Col. D. He lived in Philips Pat- 
ent. Joined in 1779. Served all the War. Now settled in Rams- 
back. 

Was possessed of 158 acres Leasehold in Philips Patent, Dut- 
chess Co. Had them from his Father, had been in Possession 3 
years. Yals. the Imprvts. at about 40sh. per acre, the Landlords 
generally took 1-3; in his Valuation he includes the Landlords 
part. Left 4 horses, 12 Cattle, 30 Sheep on his Farm. The Rebels 
took them & sold them. One Berry & his Party took them. Berry 
was a Committee man, lost a mare in service. 

ABRAHAM COVERT. 

Knew Claimt. He joined the Brit, early, served several years. 
Knew the Estate he had in Philips Patent. He had it from his 
Father. It was divided on his Father's death, between him & 
John his Bro. His Father died about 7 years ago. Witness valued 
the Estate. The whole was 316 acres. Claimt. was to have 1-2. 
Witness vald. the whole at 500. Wm. Hill was another apprais- 
er Agreed in the Valuation. Peter was entitled to half and had 
half. In Possession. 

They had a great Stock, there was a great Stock. 



November 2. 



When Wits. vald. it there were 25 head Cattle, 3 or 4 horses, 
20 or 25 sheep, three months after this Claimt. joined the Brit. 
Thinks he left the whole stock. He went off on being draughted 
into Militia. Heard they were all seized & sold on acct. of his 
going off. 

NEW CLAIM. 

652 Case of JABEZ RTJNDLE, late of New York. 

Joined the Brit, in 1779, Served all the war as a private, set- 
tled at Cumberland. 

Lost a fine horse. Lost in action, he was taken. Heard he 
was taken by a Scout who had it from the Americans & bought it 



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in. Claimant bought it. The persons who took it claimed it as 

their property. ( v 2 ). 

653. Case of AMOS. BOTSFORD, late of Connecticut. Novembers. 

Claimant Swo.n Saith. 

He is a native of America, was settled at New Haven in Con- 
nect. When Troubles began in the Profession of the Law. On. 
breaking out of the Troubles, declared in favour of Brit. Govert., 
and against their measures, refused to take the Oath of Allegiance 
to the States, & by that means was excluded from Professional 
Practice. In July, 1779 went within the Lines. He had been 
persecuted before, but on Genl. Tryon's Expedition two of his 



Brothers having acted as Guides, he had become so obnoxious that 
he was obliged to quit home. Went to New York. Made an of- 
fer of service and of raising men in a Corps intended to be raised, 
but it was not done. Continued at New York till the Fall, 1782. 
Came to this Country with a Letter from Sir G. Carleton to Sr. 
Andrew Hammond, was employd to look put for Lands for the 
settling of the Loyalists. 

Produces Authentic Copy of a letter from Sr. G. Carleton to 
Sr. And. Hammond, dated Sep., 1782, recommending Claimant & 
2 other persons as agent for the Loyalists, desiring him to give 
them assistance, and they may ha>ve access to Records of Prov- ( 2 3). 
ince. 

Was possessed of an House & Lot in the Town of Newhaven. 
A Lot was an acre & J, purchased the Land in 1770. Produces 
Deed from Benj. Douglas to Claimt. for a Lot in Newhaven con- 
taining 1 acre & 1-2 in considn 150, dated 1770. Built an house 
after the purchase at expense of near 600. Had just finished it 
before the Troubles. Had built out houses & builds. Made gar- 
den fences, lived there, it was in the centie of the Town. Vals. 
it at 1,000 Cury. Produces Valuation by Isaac Beers & Elijah 
Forbes on oath before John L. C. Roem, who values it at 1,120 
Lawful Mon. Cont. 



This Estate has been Confiscated & sold. 

Produces Copy of Conviction of Claimt & Confiscation. Pro- 
duces Inventory of his Estate. 

Home Lot 1-6 Grist Mill, moveables. Produces Certifi- 
cate of no incumberance on this estate. 

Produces Certificate of sale from Jonathan FitcE, Admr. on 
the Estate of Claimant of No. 1. 

No. 2. Was possessed of a small Tenement in North haven. 
Produces Deed from Saml. Clarke to Claimt. of a Lot in North- 
haven in considn of 40, dated 1777, Vals. 20, Produces Certi- 
ficate of no Incumbrance. 

No. 3. 1-6 part of a Grist Mill in North haven. Produces 
Deed from James Bradley to Claimant and John Chandler of 1-3 ( 24} , 
of Grist Mill in considn. 40, 15 March, 1775, produces Certifi- 
cate of no Incumbrance. Vals. his share at 20 Str. This share 
in Mill is included in Inventory. 

50 AH. 



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Left principal part of his furniture, val. 75 Str. at low Es- 
timation. Books, principally Law 37 Str, 1 Cow, 60 Sheep, his 
personal Estate is returned in the Inventory. 

Income. He practised as a Lawyer. Was at the Bar. His 
annual Income, he was in rect. of about 600 a year from his 
Profession. He states his Clear Income after expenses in sup- 
porting his family at 225 Str. Produces some .of his Books by 



which his Business appears to have been very extensive. 

Has now the appointment of Clerk of the Peace, Ct. of Com. 
Pleas, register of Deeds for the Co. of Westmoreland. The annual 
Income scarce exceeds 30 guins. per ann. Has reed. lOsh. per 
day for servs. to ye Loyalists for one year, and is to have some 
lands. Says he has sent a power of Attorney 3 Gent, at the 
Bar to recover his Debts. They have recovered none & he produ- 
ces an opinion from them that the State of Connecticut will not 
suffer a person whose instate has been Confiscated to maintain a 
suit for recovering a Debt if sd. Debt was contracted bef. Judge- 
(25) ment of Confisn. Signed Charles Chauncey, Tom Ingersoll, Piere 
point Edwards,. Newhaven, May, 1786. 

Produces another Letter from Charles Chauncey who says he 
cannot inform h^m of any adjudicn. but their statute is that every 
Estate shall afterConfiscation be treated as if the person was dead. 

Says there has been an Act of Assembly authorizing his aerent 
Charles Chauncey to collect firm debts due to Claimt sufficient 
for maintaining Claimant's Children at School in the States. 

Produces Copy of Deposition taken by the Comrs. at home 
that Claimt. if he rated his annual Income at 300 per ann., rated 
it very low. Signed, C. Monro, July, 1785. 



NEHEMIAH MARKS ESQ., Wits. 

Was acquainted with Claimt. Always looked upon him as 
a friend of Brit. Govert. Understood that his Life would have 
been in Danger had he Staid, he made himself so obnoxious by 
assistance to the Loyalists. Knew his house at Newhaven. He 
built it. It was very valuable, in a good situation. His house 
was well furnished, he lived as gentnly. as any man in Newhaven. 
He seemed to be in full as much Business as any young man of 
the Profession & seemd. rising very fast. Wits, adds that before 
he left Newhaven, he gave all the Professional assistance in his 
Power to the Loyalists & advised them to continue firm in their 
allegiance. 

(26). DANL. LYMAN, ESQ. 

Knew Claimt. in Newhaven. Always considered him as a 
Loyalist. He was obliged to leave Newhaven on acct. of his Loyal 
Principles. Knew No. 1. He built the house, in a good situa- 
tion, a very good house, it was amongst the most elegant Houses. 
Does not think it would sell for what it cost building. Yals. it at 
7 or 803 Ster., very low. The house was very well furnished. 
He was in considerable Practice, was amongst the first Lawyers, 

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had a very fair character, & had the fairest Prospects. He lived 
very well & seemed to be laying up money. 



654. Case of JOHN HORNEII, late of New Jersey. November 4th 

Claimt. affirms : 

He is a native of America, resided in Monmouth Co. when 
the Troubles broke out, took part with the Brit.,* went to them at 
Trentown, had a Protection from them. Continued within the 
Brit. Lines except now & then that he went out privately. After 
the affair at Trentown went io New York, went with the Army 
to Philadelphia, returned to New York, acted part of the way as 
a Guide, wa.s several times called upon by Sr. Wm. Erskine to 
give his advice about Guides. Had a Commission as Ensign in ye (2?), 
King's Militia Volunteers from Sr. H. Clinton, 1779. Products 
Commission. On Evacuation came to St. John's, now settled at 
Beaver Harbour in this Province. 

His Estate was confiscated on acct. of his joining ye Brit. & 
Sold. 

Was possessed of House & Lot in Monmouth Co. consisting of 
about 1 acre of Land, with house, shop, &c. Produces Deed from 
Mich. Mount to Claimant of a Lot in Township of Upper Free- 
hold Monmouth Co. in considr. 15.12. Prov. Money, dated 1768. 

Says he built house, shop & fences after he made the pur- 
chase. Vals. it 150 Prov. Mon. Could have rented it for 10 
per an. 



Produces Certificate from Joseph Laurence, one of the Comrs. 
that he sold this House and the personal Estate of Claimant. 

Was possessed of a Plantation in Burlington Co. purchased of 
Isaac Jones. Produces Deed from Isaac Jones to Claimant of a 
Lo!: called the Tavern in Township of Hanover, Berrington Co. 
containing 82 acres in considr 214 Cur., dated March, 1773. 

Produces Deed from the Sheriff to Isaac Jones of the Lot 
called the Tavern Lot in Considn 200.10, dated April, 1769. 

Improved the Place considerably after he purchased it. Re- 
paired the house, made new fences, Cleared Land, used to let it 
for 25 per aim. Cury. Claimant was to do the repairs. This 
Estate has been sold. Produces affirmation from Alexander How- 
ard that he applied to the Comrs. of forfeited Estates for a Certi- 
ficate of Sale & they absolutely refused. Yals. it at 350 Prov. 
Mon. 7s 6d. per dollar. 

Produces affidt. from Burzilla Groon, valuing Claimt 's real 
Estate 450, New York Cury., which Estate has been Confiscated. 
Yaluing moveable Estate at 200. Sworn at New York before a 
Notary Pub. 

The same valuation put on the Estate real & personal by An- 
thony Woodward. 

Claimt. says his moveable Estate consisted of 1 horse, 2 Cows, 
6 hogs, Carpenter's Tools, Timber 20, Household furniture 150. 



788 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



This was seized & sold. Certificate includes personal Estate, 
but does not specify the Quality. 

Claimt. adds that he conveyed private intelligence from Sr. 
Henry Clinton across the Country to the Admiral. 

ANTHONY WOODWARD, Wits. Affirms : 

Knew Claimt. He lived in Monmouth Co., he was a Loyal- 
ist from the first. He came in on Brit, first coming to Trentown. 
(29). Went backwards & forwards after the Defeat of the Hessians at 
Trentown. He went to New York to the Brit. He continued 
with the Brit, till end of War. He had a Commission in the 
King's Militia Volunteers '. Some of the men of that Regiment 
were raised, know not if all. Claimt. served in Engineers Depart- 
ment. His Estate real & personal was seized & sold. 

Knew No. 1. It formerly belonged to Michl. Mount. Claimt 
purchased it & built house & shop. Vals. it Land 20. His 
builds, might have cost 100. No. 2. Knew No. 2. Claimt. 
purchased it of Isaac Joins, about 80 acres, Claimt. he believes 
kit the Lands, there was an house upon it which was kept as a 
Tavern. It was a public road. 



Vals. it at 300 or more. 

This land was sold & bought in by his wife & sold again. She 
has now come into the Country. Seems to admit he valued the 
moveable estate too high formerly when he valued it at 200. 

Knew his house & some of his persnl. Est. 

N.B. Seems to know little of his moveable Estate & to have 
been hasty in his first valuation. 

Does not think Claimant's Wife purchased the land in Bur- 
lington till some time after the sales made by the Comrs. of for- 
leited Estates^ 

N.B. Congress money must have been very low when his 
(30). Wife purchased. 

JOHN HORNER, Claimt. says : 

He believes Michl. Mount bought it, and is now in Posses- 
sion of it. Denies that his wife had any share in the purchase 
of this. 

No. 2. His wife got a man to purchase it for her. His 
name was Joseph Taylor. He gave 1,000 & more Congress 
Money for it. She gave him 33 provn. Mon. in gold & Silver 
above the Congress Money, which he gave for it. She has now 
sold it, is to have 280. 

His Wife bought some of the moveables by means of a friend. 
Knows not how much, but believes some were bought. She sold 
considerably of what she had bought, when she came away. 



JOHN LEONARD Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He resided at Monmouth Co. He was always 
held a Loyalist. He went early in the Brit. Lines. Continued 
with the Army. Knew his Est. in Monmouth Co., house & lot, 
decent house & shop. Vals. it at 150 Phila. Cury. 7s. 6d. pr. 
Dollar, has heard that Mount bought it. 



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Knew No. 2. Heard that it had become the property of his 
Wife after he left the Country. On first time of selling the Es- 
tate, they sold for a mere trine. Produces Deed from the Comrs. 
John Buller & Jos. Borden, to Joseph Taylor of Lands in Bur- 
lington, the forfeited Estate of Claimt., in considn 1,005, dated 
22 May, 1779. (8 i,. 

NEW CLAIM. 

655. Case of Lieut. GIDEON PALMER, late of New York. November 6, 

Claimt. sent his claim to Col. D. 

He is a native of America, lived in Frog's Neck. Joined the 
Brit, soon after landing in Long Island, gave Information, joined 
Delancey when he raised his horse, served with him during 
Delaiicey's & Beardmore's Command, as a Lieutenant served all 
the War. Now settled in Westmoreland Co. this Province. 

Produces Certificate from Col. D. that Claimt. had served 5 



years as Lieutent. with West Chester Refugees . Produces Com- 
mission from Sir Guy. Carleton in 1783 to be Captn. of Militia 
destined for Cumberland. 

Lost a Negroe Man. He listed in the Queen's American Ran- 
gers. A Yoke of Oxen. Claimt. bought them of 2 men in Dys. 
Regt. some more came from Horseneck & took them for him, 1 
horse, stolen from Claimt. from the Bowry at New York. A Negro 
runaway, but Claimt. got him back on paying 20 to a man for 
fetching him back. 

A Negroe, bought of Ben Townsand in Delanceys Co. during 
the War. He deserted to the Enemy. 

Was possessed of \ the Sloop Fame. Produces Rect. from (82). 
Henry Puntein of 250 New Y. Cury. from Thos. Mnllinpr & 
Claimt. for the purchase of the Sloop Fame, 13 Deer., 1778. 

Claimt. had sent her at his own risk to bring a Load of Wood 
from Huntingdon to New York to the Army. She was taken by 
an American whale boat. It would have been a profitable ven- 
ture, had not the Sloop been taken. 

The Sloop Fame had been taKen by Captn. Gardiner of the 
Ship Maidstone and had been condemned at the Vice Admiral's 
Couit, New York, in 1778, before Claimt. purchased her. Produ- 
ces Copy of Condemnation in 1778. Lost a small Sloop of about 
30 Tons. She was at Frog's Neck taking in forage for the Army. 
Was taken by an American whale boat and retaken. 



Clainat. pd. for her recapture 32, this was in 1780. 

Left a crop in the Ground when he left New York. Left his 
Father & Bror. in possession of the Land, it was his Father's Land. 
Horse taken, left at his Father's when Claimt. went to Long Is- 
land to join the Brit, taken because Claimant had gone away to 
join the Brit, had a Cow, a pair of Steers & 6 Hogs, on his Fath- 
er's Lands when he went to join the British. 

There came a party down to his Father's & plundered nine (38) 
of the above articles CL many more of his own & threatened his life 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 



on acct. of Claimts having gone away to the Brit. They came 
immediately after Claimt. had gone away. 

JOHN BAKER Wits. 

Knew Claimt. Claimt. joined Brit, on Long Island, remem- 
bers him well serving as Lieut, in Col. D.'s Regt. Remembers 
he had an horse of his own on his Father's Lands, thinks he had 
some stock of his own too on his farm. His Father's Estate was 
plundered on Claimt. J s acct. as Wits, thinks & on the Father's 
acct. too, as they were reckoned a Loyal family. Had a Negroe 
named Prince who listed in ye Queen's Rangers & died in service 
Had a Negro who deserted to the enemy, remembers his being 
part owner of the Sloop Fame. 



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NEW CLAIM. 

656. Case of JOHN ANGIVINE, late of New York. 

Claimt. sent his Claim to Col. D. 

Lived in Dutchess Co. joined the Brit, at Long Island, 1776. 
Served all the War, except the time he was Prisoner, as private, 
Now settled in Ramsback. ' 

Was possessed of Tenant Land in Philips Patent, 158 acres, 
was entitled on his Father's Death, his Father Died in 1778, there 
was a Division made between Claimt. & his Bror. v. case of Peter 
Angevine, Claimt. to be allowed the same, for Estate & for Cattle. 

NEW CLAIM. 

657. Case of MICH. LLOYD, late of New York. 

Sent his Claim to Col. D. Native of Ireland, at Philadelphia. 
Joined the Brit, in 1777. First in 52 Regt. then 57th Regt. Then 
served with Bearman, then with Hatfield, thenTJol. Delancey, till 
end of War, now settled in Cumberland. 

Lost 3 horses while in service with Col. D. at Morrisina. Left 
3 behind him at New York when they came away. He' is told to 
expect nothing. 



CASE OF BRIGR. /GEN. RUGGLES. 

JAMES PTJTMAN, ESQ. 

Knew his Home Farm at Hardwick, very good Land & well 
fenced & in a good state of Cultivation, good house & builds. & 
good Conveniences Thinks this fairly worth 5 Ster. including 
the Buildings, does not know the other parts of his Estate. 

He had a remarkably fine Breed of horses, that used to sell at 
an higher In ce tiian any other Person's Horses in the Province 
The old Genl. used to set an higher value upon them than other 
people did. 



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NEW CLAIM. (35). 

658. Case of JOHN CRAWFORD, late of New York. 

November 6. 

Sent his Claim to Col. D. 

Lived at Pondridge in West Chester Co. Joined the Brit, in 
the year 1780. He was persecuted, beat & abused. Was tried 
for his Life on suspicion of being Pilot, was taken by a mob who 
were going to hang him, he had a large family could not leave 
them. Thinks he did not sign any Rebel Association. Was fined 
for not serving in Militia he came to Delancey but was not able 
to serve but continued with him and worked at the Trade of Cord- 
wainer & Shoemaker till Evacuation of New York. Now settled 
at Cumberland. 

Was possessed of 60 acres of Land with house & Barn in West 



Chester. Had 40 acres by his Father's Will. Produces Copy of 
Will of his Father John Crawford, whereby he gives his son John 
the Claimant, 40 acres of Land, dated 1TTO. 

Robert, the eldest son, is dead, leaving Children. Claimant 
had been in Possession of these Lands 3 or 4 years before his Fath- 
er's Death continued in possession till 1780 built an House & Barn 
upon it, bought 20 acres adjoining to the above about 1771, of his 
Brother James Crawford at 40sh. per acre, improved & fenced it. 
The whole lot was valuable Land, near 20 acres Meadow, about 
20 acres Plough Land, Vals. it at 400. 

This Estate has been Confiscated, Produces Judgement against (36) 
Claimt. & Confiscation of his Estate, does not know who has bought 
it, nor who is in Possession. Heard that Capt. Jos. Lockwood & 
Amos Scofield were in Possession. 

Lost 4 Oxen, they were all taken for fines, 2 Cows & 6 young 
Cattle, taken for fines. Claimt. himself sold some & paid fines 
with the money. 2 Cows were taken as he was coming into the 
lanes. Withdraws claim for 20 Sheep as they have been sold & 
he has got the money, lost 2 horses, 1 taken for a fine, another tak- 
en after he was within the Lines, plundered Indian Corn grow- 
ing on a small piece of Land that he had hired. 



JAMES CRAWFORD, Wits. : 

Claimt. was always Considered as a Loyalist & ill treated 
on that aqct. He was much 'abused by the Mob. Heard he was 
tr'ed for his Life. He was Considered as having piloted the Brit. 
Army from King's Bridge to Bedford, he was tried for it & ac- 
quitted. He had 60 acres of Land, 40 under his Father's Will, 
he purchased 20 acres of Witness, at about 40 Sh. per acre. 

He was in Possession of 40 acres before his Father's Death. 
It was understood in the family that he was to h;rv9 what was left 
bj his Father's Will forever. He was Clear <,f Debt. Vals. the 
40 acres at 10 per acre. Knew that he had a good stock. The 
eldest son of the elder Brother Robert is now living at Boston. 
The Son is now of age. 



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No. 49 



TITUS BROWN, Wits. : 

Claimant was always a Loyalist, suffered as much as a man 
could & live. Knew his Land, he had it from his Father & 
Brother, Yals. the land at 8 per acre, he means Cultivated Lands 
would fetch 8 New York Curc|y. 

His Stock was mostly taken for fines. 



November 7. 



November 8. 



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(39). 



NEW CLAIM. 

659. Case of AMOS. FOWLER, late of New York. 

Claimt. came to Cumberland in Oct., 1783, sent no Claim 
home that year. 

Is told his Claim cannot be admitted. 

660. Case of JAMES GORDON, late of Georgia. 

Claimt. sworn, saith : 

He went to America in 1772, in Consequence of a Proclamation 
from Sr. James Wright to make a Settlement in Georgia & engag- 
ed in that undertaking with Mr. Jonas Brown & Mr. Thos. Brown, 
afterwards Lieut. Col. King's Rangers. They were at a consider- 
able expense in preparing for this undertaking. Carried a great 
many indebted servants. 

There being some Difficulty about making a settlement in tha 
Frontier ; s intended, Claimant purchased a place in S. Carolina 
for a Temporary settlement & settled the persons whom he had 
brought with them. Afterwaras, in obtaining Lands from Govr. 
Wright. He parted with the Settlement in S. Carolina & removed 
into Georgia & settled on Broad River, was settled there when the 
Troubles broke out. One of his Partners, Mr. Thomas Brown, 
being young & active & violent against the rebel measures, used to 



attend their meetings & oppose their measures. Claimt had the 
same sentiments but did not declare them with so much warmth. 
On acct. of Col. Brown's open Declaration, a party came down 
to their settlement and took him Prisoner, carried him to Augusta, 
tarred & feathered him. Col. Brown went after this to Saludu 
River. Claimt. & he had concerted measures with Cunningham 
who was raising a party thereabouts to come & join them in order 
to get Possession of Augusta. Cunningham let the scheme fall 
to the ground. After this Brown went away to Chariest own, but 
Claimant staid in order to secure his Property if possible. Claim- 
and continued but -a short time on his settlement, being contin- 
ually molested & having constant Depredations made upon him by 
persons who were forward in promoting the Rebellion in that Pro- 
vince, and havinsr reed. Information of an Intention to plunder 
& destroy his settlement, he went away with his servants. Claim- 
ant was obliged to go on foot. Carried away what effects lie could 
which were very few & went to back Parts of S. Carolina. Thinks 
this was in the summer of 1775. 



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Claimant looks upon the joint Concern to be from that time 
at an end. 



He then made a purchase on his own private acct. about 8 
miles below fort Charlotte on the Savanah River & settled there. 
Continued there quiet as well as he could, but the people of the 
Country inveigled away his servants. He was called upon to 
serve in their Militia & obliged to send a Substitute. Claimant 
continued there till after the Fall of Savannah in 1779, Col. 
Brown then coming to the Post at fort Augusta, Claimant went 
to him & joined him there. 

The Country being at this time quiet, Claimt. returned to his 
Settlement. Claimt. afterwards joined Col. Conger & Col. 
Allen who were going to take Post at 96 & gave them ( 40 )- 
what Information & assistance he could. Left them in 
Possession of the Post at 96 & returned to his own 
settlement. Continueu about 2 months, having Information 
of Designs against him. Had got every thing in readiness 
to go aw>ay when a party came down, took away all his horses, 
seven in number. Claimant found himself obliged to quit his 
Settlement, packed up his things as many as he could & sent them 
down by a canoe & marched on foot with his Negroes thro' the 
woods to Auarusta & joined Col. Brown, then went to Charlestown, 
leavin- his Negroes in the charge of one Mr. Keating & left his 
baggage with Col. Brown. 



His Baggage was lost on the Fall of Fort Augusta, and the 
Negroes left with Mr. Keating were taken as being known to be 
Claimants. 

Claimant having thus lost all his property applied to Col. 
Balfour & by his means was 'appointed Deputy Commissr. of 
Sequestered Property. Continued at Charlestown acting in that 
Employment till Evacuation, then went to the West Indies; 
continued about 16 months in the West Inds., then came to this 
Country & is now settled tit Musk Wash in this Province. 

Claimant was Possessed of a Plantation consisting of 450 
acres on the Savannah River, S. Carolina, purchased it in begin- 
ning of year 1775 of one Brown for 300 Ster., it was very vain- ^ 
able, 15 or 20 acres Clear, there were 80 or 100 acres of Swamp 
which were valuable. Had a Deed from Mr. Brown which was 
left in Cha lest own, built an house & stable & houses for his 
Negroes. Yals. this Plantation 300 Ster., Houses & build. 350 
Ster. This was all his own concern, with which ^is Partners had 
nothing to do. The Rebels are in Possession of it. He has en- 
deavoured to get accts. from the Country but cannot. 

Lost 15 Wo king Negroes & seven Children, he carried them 
with him to fort Augusta, they were taken from Possession of Mr. 



Keating, near fort Augusta, with whom Claimt. left them, 
they were taken as being known to be Claim-ants. They 
were carried awav into the mountainous part of the 



794 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Country & never got back. Left furniture at his house when 
he went away. All the things mentioned in the Schedule which 
it was impossible to carry away, Yal. .570 Ster. 

Lost seven horses, taken from him by a party who understood 
Claimant was going off & came & plundered them. Lost other 
articles of Cloathes, Linen, Books, furniture, that were in Col. 
Brown's Possession when fort Augusta fell. Val. 300. Had 
arms in his house which were taken from him. Yal. 25.10. 

(42). WILLIAM WELSY, ESQ. : 

Knew Claimant in Georgia, always understood him Loyal. 
Remembers his going out with a large party to make a settlement 
in Georgia on Ceded Lands in 1773 with a number of servants. 
Mr. Brown, afterwards Col. Brown, was concerned in the under- 
taking. Witness understood they purchased and settled on the 
ceded Land. Col. Brown had been exceedingly active against 
the measures of the Insurgents, he was tarred & feathered. Under- 
stood Claimt. was soon obliged to quit the Settlement & went to 
S. Carolina. 

On our recovering Georgia heard that Claimant came to Fort 



Augusta. Heard that Claimt. had a Settlement of his own, Pri- 
vate Concern, in S. Carolina, near Camden, having a Plantation 
in that part of the Country, he must have had Negroes. 

Has heard that his Baggage, such as he could bring with him, 
was at fort Augusta when it fell & was plundered. Remembers 
him acting in the office of Mr. Cruden as Gommssr. of Sequestered 
Estates, remembers him acting in that Department all the while 
Witness was in Charlestown, looks upon that as a "trust of great 
Importance. 

Col. Brown was much distinguished for his zeal & activity & 
Claimant was always considered as perfectly Loyal & firm in his 
attachment to Brit. Govnt. 

(618). MAHITTABLE JONES, Widow of Elisha Jones of Pits- 
field, Massts. Y. Vol. 10, p. 77. 

ELISHA JONES, Eldest Son of the late Elisha Jones of Pits- 
field appears, & being sworn, saith : 

His Father, Elisha Jones, was 2nd Son of Col. Elisha Jones. 
He joined the Brit, at Boston & served. Was with them till his 
Death. He died in 1783 without a Will, leaving Claimant, his 
Eldest Son, & 6 other Children. For acct. of his Family & for 



acct. of his Property, v. the case of Mrs. Mahittable Jones. 

Claimant is 24 yrs. of age in June next. 

Claimant was at School when his Father went to Boston. 
Joined the Brit. Army at New York when 16 yrs. of age, served 
as Yolunteer above 3 years. He claims his share in his Grand- 
father's Estate. 



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His Father was in Possession of No. 1. One Hurd is now in 
Possession, he bought it of the Commrs, he paid for it by a Quan- 
tity of Boards. His Father had agreed to sell it to Hurd, but no 
Deed had been drawn up. His Father was to sell it for a number 
of Boards, he cann>t say the exact No. (44) 

Knew No. 2, his Father lived upon it, Confiscated & sold. 
Vanskort is now in Possession, there was a Saw Mill & Grist Mill 
upon it, sold for 600 lawful. 

No. 3 was his Father's, Vanskort is now in Possession. 

No. 4 was his Fathers. No. 5 His Father was also possessed 
of about 80 acres, took it for a Debt, cyalled Webb Lot, Intervail 
Land, cannot say who is in Possession, it has been Confiscated and 
sold, vals. about 100. His Father had 2 Negroes, both enlisted 
in the American Army. 

His Father had certainly 11 horse kind, 1 yoke oxen & ome 
young Cattle, 7 or 8 Cows, 40 Sheep, furniture & farming utensils, 
had Bonds & Notes which were taken from his Mother. His Father 
owed also a great deal of Money. No. 1 vald. at 300 Ster. 



No. 2, 3, 4 at 939 Ster. by 3 Apraisers on Oath from Massts. 

Says his 2nd Bror. & Sister, Mahittable, are coming from the 
States. The Mother & all the Brothers are to settle together at 
Sissiboo. 

NEW CLAIM. 
661. Case of OBADIAH ACKERLY, late of New York. November 9. 

Sent his Claim to Col D. 

Joined D. in 1777 in the first Troop of horse which he raised, C 45 )' 
served till that Troop was discharged, then with Major Bearman, 
then Hatfield, then Col. D. as a Private. Now settled at Cum- 
berland. 

Lost some/ of his furniture before he left home, he lived in 
Courtland Manor. Rebels came & put him in Confinement beaquse 
he was a subject to the British & traded with them & assisted, took 
cloathes & furniture, val. 30 York Crcy. Lost all his horses in ser- 
vice, lost the rest of his furniture while xii the Lines at Morrisina, 
lost 2 Cattle, he lived on the outlines, a party came down & took 
them a few Days after the Peace. Claimt. bought them of Aaron 
Hurd. The people who took them came in the night, were called 
Skinners. 



NEW CLAIM. 
662. Case of SAML. CORNWELL, late of New York. November 9. 

Claimt. saith: Sent his Claim to Col. D. Lived in Duchess 
Co. Joined the Brit. April, 1777, served under Major Holland, 
then Col. Emerick, then Hatfield, then Dy. as Seargent till end of 
the War. Now settled at Cumberland. 



796 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Abominably Was possessed of an house at King's Bridge, built at his own 

high> expence during the War, within the Lines, not his own Land, 't 

was rebel Land, by that means lost his house. Says he gave 120 
N. Y. Curcy. for the Boards, Nails & Shingles & Carpenters Work. 
Lost 2 horses, one killed, one taken in action. Cattle taken by 
Brit. Troops. Slay & horses, he was getting wood for the use of 
(46). the Army under a Contract & they were taken by a Plundering 
Party by force of Arms. 2 horses taken in the same way, in the 
service, 1 horse died while he was in pursuit of Rebels. Lost 
Cash when taken Prisr. in 1778, Cloathes at same time, 2 horses 
more. 

663. Case of ELISHA JONES, V. 108. 



field. 



ABRAHAM FROST, Wits : 

Knew the late Elisha Jones, Son of Col. Jones, lived at Pits- 



Remembers him in Possession of Considerable real Estate in 
Pitsfield, should think near 400 acres. Remembers him a good 
while in Possession, there was a good 2 Story house, a large Barn 
& other builds. Lands in very good order, a vast Deal of Clear 
Land. Sometimes thev sowed 50 acres of Wheat. Wild Land 
used to sell from a Dollar to 2 Dollars. Good Meadow was very 
hi<?h. He crannot fix value of improved Lands as they were so 
seldom marketable. Wild Lands they were continually buying. 
Good Meadow might be worth from 15 to 20 Dollars per acre. 
(47) . Plough Land from 10 to 15 Dollars, 6 Sh. to Dollar. 

Elisha Jones had a large stock, he kept a Tavern & large Store 
& had a Pot ash Work. He had an English Stallion and very 
fine horses. 

RICHD. SQUIRE, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant's Father, Elisha Jones, he was very Loyal. 
Knew his Farm, but not the exact particulars, it was a large farm, 
a good house, great Improvements had been going on for ten or 
eleven years. In Lanesboro Witness bought Lands with little 
Improvements for 20 Shils. per acre. Meadow Land would fetch 
5 or 6 per acre lawful, Plough land not so much. Saw his Wife 
& family after Elisha Jones went away, she was in Distress & com- 
plained of being stript of every thing. 



He dealt largely, had a Pot Ash . Must have had a good 
Deal of Money owing him. Witness thought him in a very thriv- 
ing way, he seemed to be making money. 

Case of SAML. CORNWALL. Y. 113. 

ABRAHAM COVERT, Wits. : 

Remembers Claimts serving with D. Remembers his house 
at Kings Bridge, he built it on rebel ground, it was a frame, rather 
more than an Hut, not much finished, things were very high. 



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NEW CLAIM. 

664. Case of JONAS BROWN, THOS. BROWN & JAMES GORDON, 
of Georgia. V. Supra. 

Claimant, James Gordon, gives the acct. of his & his Partners 
engaging in an adventure to make a settlement in the Ceded Lands 
in Georgia at Supra in his own Claim. 

Claimant went out first in the year 1772 to make Prepara- 
tions. Thos. Brown, afterwards Lieut. Col., arrived in the Fall, 
1773, with a number of Servants. Claimant, Jas. Gordon, at first 
made a Purchase in S. Carolina after Col Browns arrival, they 
continued there some time, parted with that settlement & went to (49). 
settle on the Ceded Lands about the Fall. 

They had obtained Warrants of Survey for 5,000 acres on 
Broad River, for which Deposit had been paid of 8d. per acre. 
This 8d. was to be accounted as part of the Purchase money, but 
the Price per acre was to be settled by Commrs. afterwards, the 
best land not to exceed 5 Shils., the worst not less than 1 Sh. per 
acre. These Warrants were dated in the end of 1773, or begin- 
ning. Clamant & Co. went on in that understanding & proceeded 
to build houses for Servts., built houses, cleared Lands. 

The Settlement was in this improving situation when the 
Troubles broke out. Col. Brown friom the first was rery active & 



violent in opposing the Measures of the Rebels. 

In Consequence of Col. Brown's open & warm Declaration 
against the Measures of the Rebels, a party came down to the 
Settlement & took him Prisoner, carried him to Augusta. 

Claimant, Jas. Gordon, continued on this Settlemt. till many 
of his servts. were inveigled away & he was obliged to go, this was 
in the later end of the Summer, 1775. 

As soon as Claimant went away the Rebels came & plundered 
their Houses & Stores, took away their Tools, &c. 

The Partnership was in Possession of the said 5,000 acres 
under Warrants of Survey. Vals. these at the sum given ^'n the 
Deposit, 166.13.4. 38 horses at 5 each, 190, Grey Mare. 

No. 2 200 acres on Euchee River, purchased in 1773 in Con- 
sidn. of 25 Georgia Money. Expense in getting the Convey- 
ance, 2.10. 

Claimant says that a Law was past in 1776, as he thinks, for 
the purpose of declaring the Estates of persons who did not reside 
forfeited in Consequence. Several persons who resided in the 
Ceded Lands got Possession of this Settlement. Claimant thinks 
they obtained an order or grant from the State for that purpose. 



Claimant says this Property was sold before he left Charles 
town. He left Directions to have a Certificate of the Sale sent to 
him, but has not yet reed, it, but perfectly recollects his receiving 
unquestionable Information of its being sold & heard what it sold 
for. 



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Lost at the time this Settlement was plundered 

16 Horses, 12 each 192.0.0 

Tools, Yal ' 220.0.0 

N.B. They had Tools of various kind, for Carpenters, Black- 
smiths, Coopers, &c. 

Goods in hand for the new Settlers 100.0.0 

Wagon 15.0.0 

Furniture 50.0.0 

Arms, &c 75.0.0 

Cattle, about 80 in No 70.0.0 

Provisions 50.0.0 

Col. Brown is now in the Bahama Islands. Mr. Thos. Brown 
is now in England. 

WILLM. WELSY, Esq., Wits. : 

Remembers Col. Brown & Mr. Gordon coming to make a 
Settlement on the Ceded Lands in Consequence of Govr. Wrights 
Proclamation. They brought out many Servts. with them & Wit- 
ness reaollects that these servants went upon the Settlement. No 
doubt they had Tools for ye different Artifices. 

Witness recollects that a great many Servts. were brought, he 



thinks at two Embarkations. 

It was notorious that Col. Brown had been driven from his 
settlement & treated cruelly & horridly after he was taken Prisoner. 

665. Case of JAMES HOYT, late of Connecticut. 

November 14. Claimt. sworn, saith: 

He is a native of America, resided at Norwalk, Connect. 
Prov. When Troubles broke out was in Trade. From the first 
dec/lared in favour of the Brit, but took no active part. Before 
the Ba tie of Lexington had been imprisoned on Suspicion of bring- 
ing Tea into the Country. Was taken up in 1776 on Suspicion of 
having Conveyed Intelligence to the Senegal Frigates, but dis- 
charged in a few days. Was much persecuted till he went within 
the Brit. Lines in Octr., 1777. On first joining went as a Volun- 
teer with the Army, till his friends procured him a Vessel, it was 
a private trading Vessel. In the Spring, 1778, was taken by a 
(52) Privateer, carried to New London & kept in Prison, was Exchang- 

ed in the Fall, after that he had the Command of the Swift Priva- 
teer. After quitting the Privateer Business went into Trade at 
New York. Was in Trade a twelve month till appointed Cashier 
to the Barrack Masters Departmt. by Col. Crosbie. He was after- 



wards Continued by Brooke Watson as Clerk in the Fewel De- 
partment. Came here on Evacuation of New York. Claimt. has 



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now half pay as Quarter Master to Prince of Wales American 
Regimt. 

This half pay was Continued by Sr. Guy Carleton in Conse- 
quence of Certificates from several persons of Character to Claim- 
ants Loyalty & his spirited Exertions, particularly while he was 
acting as Volunteer. 

Before he went within the Lines his property was plundered. 
Claimant was suspected to have secreted his Property in a Store at 
Stratfield, which Store belonged to his Father. The Mob came & 
took Possession of a Yessel called the little George belonging to 
Claimt. which lay at the Dock near the store. She was carried up (58). 
the River & ran on shore, this was in the year 1777. The vessel 
was afterwards sold. Claimant does not know by what Authority, 
but supposes it was by Authority from Genl. Silliman. She was 
bought bv Ward & Sherman, zealous Americans. Claimant had 
built this Yessel himself, her Burthen was about 30 Tons, she was 
new. Yals. her at 360 York Money. 

Claimant lost in like manner by Plunder 63 Boxes of Tallow 
Candles, they were thought to be secreted in his Father's Store, 



as other people had sent their things up into the Country to pre- 
vent their falling into the Hands of the Brit. Troops. 

A (Party headed by Seargt. Halley took them as being the pro- 
perty of Claimant, they were afterwards carried to Fairfield & 
sold at public Yendue for acct. of the State. Thinks they were 
sold by Genl. S. Merriman, who acted as States Attorney, or Major 
Abels. Thev were sold before Claimant had gone into the Brit. 
Lines. The property was Condemned as having been secreted for (54 ). 
the use of the Enemy. Yals. these at 226.16.0. 

There had been proceedings at the Court at Fairfield for the 
purpose of Condemning- these Goods. 

Lost 86 Boxes of Soap in the same manner, which were also 
Condemned, Yal. 258.8.0. 

The Yessel was sold after Claimt. had joined the Brit. Troops, 
the other goods were sold before. 

The Senesrals Boat had carried off his Brother's Property in 
order to secure it some nights before, & Claimant supposes this 
Circumstance made them suspicious that he had the same Inten- 
tions of Carrvinor off his Property likewise. 

Savs Jie & his whole Family were known to be Zealous Friends 
to the British Governmt. His Father suffered great Persecution 
on artct. of his Loyalty. He now lives at Stratfield with Sir Guy 
Carleton's full approbation. 



666. Case of JOSEPH ROBINSON, Lieut. Col. of S. Carolina nse. 
Rovalists, La^e of S. Carolina. 

Claimant appears & being sworn, says: 

He is a native of America, resided on Broad Eiver, S. Caro- 
lina. Took a very early part in Favour of Brit. Government. 
Had a Command under Lord Wm. Campbell in 1775. as Major of 



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(). Militia. About Nov. of that year was Concerned in the first En- 
gagement at 96. Had 2,400 men under his Command. In this 
Engagement Claimant was successful, but his men dispersed afrer- 
wards, & on the assembly of them under Patrick Cunningham they 
proved unfortunate. Claimant went into the Cherokee Natin., 
during which time his settlement was plundered, his house brrnt 
& his Family driven from Home. 

Claimant went thro' the Creek Nation to Pensacola, thence 
went to Augustine, joined the Regiment of S. Carolina Royalists 
under Col. James at St. Johns River in East Florida, 1778. Had 
a Commission in May, 1778, as Lieut. Col. of that Regt., had al- 
most the sole Command as Col. James did not often attend. Had 
been acting before he reed, his Commission in the capacity of 
Lieutent. Col. Continued to serve during the War. 

On Evacuation of Charlestown went to East Florida where 
he staid about a twelve month after the Peace, went thence to 



Jamaica & staid about a twelve month there & then came to this 
Province. Is now settled on the Kennibeckasis, has Half Pay. 

Claimant was possessed of a Tract of Land on Broad River. 
No. 1, Consisted of 300 acres, purchased some years before the 
(56). War, there was some little Cultivation, it was purchased partly 
for mone^ & partly on Exchange of Cattle of one Boneau, a French- 
man in Charles Town. Had a Deed which was destroyed when his 
house was burnt. He built a dwelling house, Barn & Stables after 
he made the Purchase. There was about 30 acres Clear. Claim- 
ant lived upon it, it was very good land, it was valued by two 
Gentlemen on Oath at 3 Ster. per acre. This appraisement was 
sent with his Papers to England. Claimt. thinks his valuation 
rather too high. He had a very good Fishery upon it, which had 
been made by the Indians. Thinks he could have sold it for 
500. 

Claimant saw his name amongst the Persons whose Estates 
were forfeited. His Estate being early seized he believes it was 
shared out amongst anv plunderers who could get Possession. 
They were not regular in keeping the acct. of Estates which were 
seized at that time, nor returned any regular acct. of the sales. 
When last he heard one John Moore was in Possession. He was 
a neighbour & Claimt. imagines he had purchased it. 



No. 2 Another Tract in 96 District of 100 acres, purchased 
of Jacob Garner about 6 years before the War *n Considn. of 30 
Provl. money. 

Cleared about 15 aores & built an house, Vals. it at near 100 
Provl. Claimt. imagines Moore is also in Possession of this Tract. 

Lost a Negroe Wench & Child. Left at 96 when Claimt. 
went to the Cherokee Nation. The Rebels came & plundered him, 
07). took his Wife Prisoner, took ye Negroe & Child, thev kept the 
Nesrroe & Child. On Claimants going away they came down & 
plundered his settlement, No. 1, & burnt his house, they took 5 
horses, 26 Cattle, 10 Sheep, Household furniture to amt. of 60 
Ster., Clothing, Arms, Wheat, C^rn, Hemp, &c. in the Barn to 



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val. of 100. He had a very valuable Library which he had pur- 
chased himself, Law Books & Books in different Languages. Had 
60 Vols. of Law Books, 100. 

He had the Place of Deputy Surveyor in South Carolina. 
The rate of Surveying was at 30 Sh. Provl. per 100 acres, he can- 
not estimate the annual value of it. 

MOSES WHEALLEY, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant before Troubles began, he was settled on 
Broad River. From the beginning he took a decisive part in 
Favour of Government. He had the Command of Militia at 96 



against the Americans in 1775, he had an Engagement with them. 
He Commanded it was said 2,000 men & was successful. He after- 
wards disperst the men. (He went to the Cherokee Nation, a'fter 
whicjh they came & burnt his House. Witness saw his house & 
all his Goods burnt that they could get at. 

Remebmers his having the Command of S. Carolina Loyalists 
He was Lieut. Col., was very active in forming that Regiment & 
served during the War. 

Knew No. 1 Remembers his purchasing it & building upon 
it. A good Deal was Clear, 30 acres or more. 

There was a Shad Fishery which was Valuable. 

It was valuable Land. Wits, bought some Land on that (58). 
River at 20 Sh. per acre, taking the whole together he bought 
about 300 acres, there were some acres Clear. 

Knew No. 2 It Consisted of 100 acres. Remembers Claimt. 
in Possession, he purchased it of Jacob Garner. When his house, 
was burnt his stock was plundered, thinks more than 5 horses, 
reckons about 20 Cattle, some furniture & Books ournt, a great 
martv things burnt. Remembers that he had a Negroe Woman 
& Child who were taken away & kept by the Rebels. 

Witness has heard the Landed Estate was sold. 

Has heard his, Claimts., name was on the Confiscation List 
in the Carolina News Papers. 



667. Case of STEPHEN KENT, late of New Jersey. November ie. 

Claimt. sworn, saith : 

He is a native of America. Resided in Woodbridge, Jersey, 
when Troubles broke out on his Father's farm in an house which 
had been built near his Father. On breaking out of the Troubles 
both Claimt. & his Father took part with the Brit. Signed no 
rebel Association. Was trained at first in their Militia once or 
twice but never served. Paid fines to be Clear. 

In the Beginning of 1777, Claimant & his Father went to 
Staten Island. They were forced to quit their Home, they skulk- (59) 
ed about till they could get to Staten Island, then went to New 
York. 

51 AE. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Produces several Passes from Gen. Vaughan, Lord Cornwallis 
& others to Claimt. & his Father. 

Oaimt. produces Certificate of his Loyalty from Gen. Skin- 
ner. Produces anonymous Letter to his Father in 1775, threaten- 
ing his Life for opposing the Measures of the Committee of Safety, 
&c. 

Claimt. served as Volunteer in the Town. His Father, David 
Kent, died at New York in 1778, having made his Will. 

His Father was possessed of 215 acres in the Town of Wood- 
bridge. His Father had purchased some, some came from his 
Grandfather. His Father had been in Possession near 30 years 



of almost all. Produces Deed from Stephen Kent, great Grand- 
father to Stephen Kent, Father of Claimt., of 140 acres, 1714. 

Produces Deed from Willm. Kent to David Kent of 21 acres 
in Considn. 751751. 

Produces Deed from Wm. Stone to David Kent of 75 acres in 
considn. 422.10 New Jersey Mon., dated 1759. 

Produces Deed from John Geddes to David Kent of a Lot in 
Woodbridge in Considn. 84.9 dated 1762. Claimant is the only 
Son. 

Produces his Father's Will Whereby he gives that Piece of 
Land bought of William Stone to his 3 daughters, gives his Books 
& apparel and all his Lands & real Estate to his Son Stephen, the 
Claimt. Makes him Exect. dated 9 May, 1775. The Estate has 
been Confiscated & sold. 

Produces Certificate from Ebenezer Ford that he & Willm. 
Manning, another Commr. for Co. of Midx., sold 214 acres in 
Woodbridge, the Property of David Kent, forfeited by his adher- 
ence to the King of Great Britain. This includes the 75 acres 
left to his Daughters. 

The Testators 3 Daughters Holday married & lives in Wood- 
bridge, Eachel, since dead without Children, leaving Stephen her 
heir, Zernia, who lives in this Province with Claimt. 



Claimt. came to this Province after Evacuation of New York, 
now settled on the Kennibekasis. 

This Estate was between Amboy & Eemingtown, on Eareton 
Eiver. Says his Father was offered 7.10 per acre. It was all 
Clear, 2 very good houses & barns, there was fresh meadow & salt 
meadow. Produces Valuation by apraisers valuing Land at 7 
per acre. Valuing Improvements at 550. Vals. the whole at 
8 per acre, including the buidings. 

JOSEPH ALWARD, Wits. : 

Knew David & Stephen Kent, both very Loyal. Witness was 
employed to get Intelligence & he found he could always depend 
upon them as true friends to the Loyal Party v Knew his Estate 
at Woodbridge, Vals. it at 7 per acre, Builds, at 550. 

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JOHN FORD, Wits. : 

Knew David Kent, lie was very Loyal from the first, had made 
himself more obnoxious than any one. Suffered all but Death. 
Was obliged to fly within the Lines, his son went with him. 
Stephen was also very Loyal, always opposed the Eebels. Knew 
his farm at Woodbridge, it consisted of two Lots, containing up- 
wards of 200 acres, it was bought at different times. Eemembers 
the Father in Possession a long time. One Brooks & are 



now in Possession, they bought it of Commrs. as Witness has 
heard. Yals. it 7.10 per acre without the builds. Yals. Builds, 
at above 500, there were 2 houses & Barns & outhouses. 

Claimant claims also his Father's personal Estate under his 
Father's Will as Execr. His Father lost 13 Cattle kind, 1 horse, 
very good, taken by night from his farm by a Party who came 
against him as being a Tory in Feby., 1777. Before they went 
off 3 horses, 6 Sheep, farming utensils, some articles of furniture 
left on the Farm when they went away. They had removed many 
of their things. Has Debts due to him in the States to above 20. (62). 

668. Case of WM. PAINE, M.D., late of Massts. nsa. 

November 17. 

Claimt. appears & being sworn, saith : 

He is a native of America. Was situated at Worcester in 
Business in the Physical Line when the Troubles broke out. From 
the first openly declared his sentiments in favour of Brit. Govnt. 

In Aug., 1774, signed a Protest against a resolution of a meet- 
ing at Worcester. Judge Putnam & others signed it, all after- 
wards recanted except Claimt, Judge Putnam & another person. 

In Consequence of this Protest Claimt. was obliged to leave 



his Home very suddenly. Went to Boston & joined the Brit. 
Troops under Genl. Gage, went from thence to London. 

In Octr., 1775, was appointed Apothecary to the Army in 
America. Went from London to Ireland & sailed under ye Com- 
mand of Earl Cornwallis for North Carolina. Sr. Peter Parker 
Commanded the Fleet, arrived in N. Carolina, sailed afterwards 
to S. Carolina. 

He was the only person able to do Business of the 
Hospital in that Climate, owing to the siqkness of the 
others. Went afterwards to New York with the Fleet, attended 
Sr. H. Clinton to Rhode Island, there remained till Evcauation 
of that Garrison. Came to New York, did duty at the Hospital 
till ordered to travel with Lord Winchelsea to attend upon him, 
left Ld. Winchelsea at Lisbon, went to London. 

Joined the Army again in the Spring, 1782. Was appointed 
Physician to the Army at New York in the Fall, 1782. Was sent 
to Halifax by order of Sr. Guy Carleton in consequence of a malig- 
nant Fever then raging amongst the Troops at Halifax. He is 
now continued in the service on half Pay. 



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Claimant was possessed of J a Shop & Lot in Worcester. 
Claimt. v.as in Partnership with Shepherd & Hunt and had pur- 



chased \ the Shop & building & Lot in Considn. of 50 Curqy. in 
the year 1772. Laid out money upon it afterwards. Yals. his 
Interest at 50 Ster. Produces Certificate of Confiscation & Sale 
of this Land. 

Personal Estate Produces an Inventory of all his personal 
effects returned by Wni. Davis, Agent on the said Estate. Val- 
uation by 3 appraisers at 2,238. 

Produces Certificate of Joseph Wheeler, Regr. of Probates, 
of sale of his personal Estate. 

Claimant hau a Considerable No. of Professional Books, very 
valuable ones, which were sold. He has considered the Inventory 
(64). of his effects & is satisfied that he values them low at 325.6. 

Claimt. paid 67.10 to his former Partners in Consequence of 
his leaving the Place. Says he has now owing to him in the State 
of Massts. Debts to amount of 5,000 that money. 

JUDGE PUTNAM : 

Knew Mr. Paine at Worcester, he was in very good Profes- 
sional Business. He distinguished himself very early as a friend 
to Brit. Govmt. in 1774 when Town Meetings were frequent to 
adopt Resolutions against the Government. In Worcester the 
Loyalists were not afraid to declare their sentiments at the meet- 
ings. 

70 Persons at one of the meetings declared their Dissent 



against an unconst tutional Resolution that had been carried by 
a small majority. Claimt. was one of the Protesters. Some of 
the Protesters were afterwards taken up. Witness was obliged to 
go away to avoid Persecution on this acct . Claimt. did the same 
rather than to recant. All that staid were obliged to recjant. 

Claimant afterwards served in the British Hospital, Witness 
believes with orreat credit & did great service. Witness "is fully 
persuaded of his Loyalty. 

(65) He was in Partnership with Shepherd & Hunt. Understood 

the Shop & Goods were between them. The Shop was new & 
good, not worth he thinks less than 200. 

He had a house very well furnished with new furniture, it 
very good furniture. Witness scarce ever saw better furniture. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF 



LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 



ST. JOHNS, 1787. 



VOL. XIV. 



BEFORE COMMISSIONER PEMBERTON 

Claimants. 



Admas, Nathaniel 

Allward, Benjamin 

Babbet, Daniel 

Beardslee, Zephaiiinh 

Bedel, John 

Bickle, Nicholas 

Campbell, Capt. Peter 

Chase, Reuben 

Clark, Nehemiah 

Cochrane, Capt. John 

Cook, Zedicia 

Cowperthwaite, Hngli 

Crawford, James 

Dickinson , Gilbert 

Dickinson, Samuel 

Earl, Justus 

Earle, Capt. Edwarc 1 

Fairweather, Thomas 

FlewelHng, Abel 

Flewelling, Francis 



MSS. 
Folio. 

.. 2 
.. 9 
. 6 
. 69 
60 
66 
56 
23 
63 
53 
41 
39 
15 
28 
20 
18 
17 
13 
32 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Grey, William 29 

Hoyte, Israel 37 

Jones, Ed 44 

Jones, Simon 31 

Laurence, William 52 

Loder, Jacob 47 

Macdonald, John 22 

Miller, Moses 5 

Millican, Benjamin 60 

Ogden, Mrs. Rachel (nee Wetmore) 49 

Partelow, Amos 7 

Peters, Thomas 1 

Pickens, Andrew .. 68 



Picket, David 

Terrill, Anthony 

Underbill, Nathan i?l 
Vandeburg, Peter .. 
Waterbnry, Silvan i 



42 
36 
11 
51 
46 



Wilson, John 25 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



THE EVIDENCE. 



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NEW CLAIM. 
669. Case of THOMAS PETERS, late of New York. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith : 

He came from New York in April, 1T83. Went up the River 
in May. Went up about 60 miles, near Majorfield. Continued 
there 2 years. 

The Act of Parliament was talked of. He cannot saj he 
not have sent his Claim, but thought only real estates 
would be allowed a Compensation. 

He is a native of America; resided in Dutchess Co. Declared 
from the first in Favour of Brit. Was frequently imprisoned. 
Was sent to Philadelphia Gaol & kept there 4 months. Got 
within the Brit. Lines at New York about Feby. 1777. Lived at 
Long Island during the War. Did not serve. Came away before 
me Evacuation. Now settled at Gage Town. 

Was possessed of 10 Cows, 3 on his own farm, 7 were hired 
out to his neighbours, who were to return them in 3 years with 
Calves. This was an usual waj of letting Cows; 4 2-yr. old, 3 
were let out; 4 yearlings, 2 were let out; 1 pr. oxen, 1 mare, 20 
sheep, 100 Bushels of Wheat in ye House, 5 Tons Hay. Produces 
an acct. of his personal Estate seized & sold by Comrs. of Seques- 
tration. Signed, Peter Curtmens. 



Says several Cows & Cattle were taken, which are not men- 
tioned in the acct. 

WM. PETEIIS, Wits. : 

Says his Bror., the Claimant, was imprisoned on acct. of Ms 
Loyalty. Kept a long while in Prison. After his discharge on 
Parole he got within the Lines. He had considerable stock when 
he went within the Lines. Some let out, but had some at Home, 
both Horses & Cattle. 

NEW CLAIM. 

670. Case of NATHANIEL ADAMS, late of New York. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith : 

He came from New York in the summer of ihe Evacuation. 
Went up the River to Majorfield. Continued there all the 
Winter. Never heard of the Act till he heard of Capt. Yand.'s 
ffoing Home & intending to take claims, on whicn he gave his 
Claim to Capt. Y. ; he had no opoprtunity before. 

Is a native of America. Was settled on the White Plains as 
a Blacksmith. Never signed an;v Association. Joined the Brit. 
as soon as he conveniently could. Went to New York in the 
Spring, after the Battle of White Plains. Served one Campaign 



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in the Guides & Pioneers; then served at Morrisina under Col. 
Delancey. Came away in the sumr. Now settlecl in King's Co. 



Was possessed of one House, Barn & Shop on ye White 
Plains. There were five acres of Land; bought it in ye year 
1770. It was sold by the Sheriff on an Execution. He gave .290 
lork Mon. Paid the whole in gold &" silver. Says he was offered 
~oo8 for it before he went into it. Says he repaired the House 
alter he purchased. Yals it at 353. 

This house was burnt by Col. Green by order of an American 
General, after the Brit. Troops left White Plains. It was burnt 
in order to prevent its affording shelter to Brit. Troops. 13 or 14 
houses in that neighbourhood were burnt on the same Reason. Has (3), 
heard one Dr. Graham, a neighbour, has taken Possession of the 
Land. 

Had a house & land a;t Greenwich, Connect.; it had belonged 
to his Father. Came to Claimt. on his Father's Death. His 
mother has it for life. She is now in Possession. It was not sold 
when Claimant was in the Country in 1783. Lost 2 Horses at 
Morrisina while he served. Lost 1 Ox, 6 Cows, & some Hogs. 
There were taken when the house was burnt. One Stevens took 
them for the use of American Army, Smiths' Tools, &c., in his 
shop, when his house was burnt. Grain in the house. 

MOSES MILLER, Wits. : 



Knew Claimant. He was a Loyalist. Eemembers his going 
within Brit. Lines. He served in Delancey 's Brigade a good 
while. new his place at White Plains. Ifemembers him several 
years in Possession; it was bought of the Sheriff. There was 
about five acres of Land. Yals. the Land at near 20 per acre. 
There was an House, Barn & Shop. They were burnt by the 
Americans. 

JONATHAN HANKSHURST, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant. He was always a Loyalist. He went with- 
in ye Brit. Lines in 1777. He was first in the Pioneer Service, 
then in Delancey's. 

Knew his place at White Plains. Eemembers Claimt. buy- (4 ), 
ing it. It was sold by the Sheriff. It had belonged to one Boyd. 
There were about 5 acres of Land; was very valuable then. The 
Buildings were new. Could not have been built for less than 
150. He had a good stock of Tools. He commonly 2 or 3 
-ows, some Sheep & Hogs. 

MRS. MARY BURTIS, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant. He was a Loyalist. Remembers his purchas- 
ing his Place at White Plains. Dr. Graham has taken Possession 
of "the Land & fenced it in with his own. Thinks he had 5 or 6 
Cows. He had horses & hosrs. His house was burnt. His shop 
& everything destroyed by the Rebels. 



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No. 



NEW CLAIM. 
January 22. 671. Claim of MOSES MILLER, late of New York. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith : 

He came in the last Fleet from New York. Went up the Riv- 
er about 40 miles; staid there all the Winter. Heard of Mr. 
Hardy & heard of Capt. V., but was not able to send his Claim. 

He is a native of America. Lived at Philips Manor; had a 
farm there; was taken prisoner for being a Tory. About the 
year 1780, went on Parsons Island near Hellgate, which was 
within ye British Lines, to be protected. Came away when ye 
Troops came away. Now settled in Queen's County. 

Had a farm on Philips Manor of 150 acres; paid <o.4.6 pr. 
ann. Could have sold the Improvements for 500. Says he gave 
440 for the improvts. 8 or 10 jirs. before ye Troubles; paid 
the whole. It was in York money. Had laid out money after- 
wards. Vals. ye improvments 500 York Mon. Lost 2uJ Bush. 
Wheat, taken by American Army in ye year 1780. Lost 2 
Horses, 32 Sheep, 16 Hogs, taken by American Army when the 
^rit. first came on the White Plains. The Eebels took his farm- 
ing utensils & furniture. 

MR. NATHANL. ADAMS, Wits. : 



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Knew Claimant. He was a Loyalist. Was imprisoned as a 
suspected Tory. He went within the Brit. Lines some time after 
Witness. He had a farm on Philips Manor. There was a good 
Barn; the House somewhat old. Heard of the American Army 
taking away his Corn & Things from his house. This was just be- 
fore the Brit, went upon White Plains, to prevent their faJlimr 
into ye hands of the Brit. Army. 



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NEW CLAIM. 

672. Case of DANIEL BABBET, late of New York. 
Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith: 

He came from New York in the last Fleet. Had heard of the 
Act. When he came here, went above ye Falls; staid there 4 
weeks. 

On further examination, says he is sure he came here in the 
course of the summer. Went up the river about the first of 
Septr. "Went to Gage Town. Had no opportunity of sending hi* 
Claim by Capt. V. 

He lived at Dutchess Co.; went within the Brit. Lines; went 
to King's Bridge,, when Stoney Point was taken. Continued 
within the Brit. Lines; took ye Oath of Allegiance. Went ta 
Long Island; there worked at his trade of Blacksmith. Now set- 
tled in Gage Town. 



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Had a Lease of Col. Beverly Robinson's Land, 67 acres. Gave 
2uO for ye Improvemts. just before ye Troubles. 

Had a Lot in Fredericksborpugh. This was on Col. Robin- 
son's Land. Improvemts. belonged to Claimt. Gave 40 for ye 
Improvemts. 4 years before ye Troubles. He added greatly to the 
Buildings; lost 2 Horses, one was Stollen, 4 Cows, 1 Yoke Oxen, 
28 Sheep, 4 2-yr. olds, 2 yearlings, Farming Utensils, Furni- 
ture, Tools. Left these things on his farm. Has been iold the (7) 
Comrs. seized them & sold them. 

Produces Certificate to his Loyalty from Col. Beverley Rob- 
inson. 

ANTHONY TIRRELL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant. He had a Lease on Col. Robinson's Land. 
He had a house in Fredericksburg. Agrees in acct. of his move- 
ables. 

NEW CLAIM. 
673. Case of AMOS. PARTELOW, late of New York. January 22. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith : 

He came to the Province in May. Went up to Majorfield, & 
in the fall went higher up the River at a Place 90 miles dist. 
from this Town. Heard of Captn. Vand.'s going to England & 
carrying Claims. Never heard of the Act before that time. 



He is a native of America. Lived in Dutchess Co. Joined 
the Brit, in Jany. 1777, on Long Island. He was obliged to quit 
home on acct. of his Loyalty. He had refused sserving in their 
Militia; refused signing their Associations, but admits he signed 
one. Served in Govr. Brown's Corps for 4 months, then put a man 
in his place. 

Produces Leave of Absence for 10 Days from Col. Patterson. 
Was a Seargt. in Govr. Brown's Regt., then went to New York 
& there remained on Long Island till he came here. Now settled 
in this Town. Works at his trade as a Shoemaker. 

Had a Farm of 54 acres in 9 Partners, Dutchess Co. Pro- 
duces Deed from Ebenezer Reynolds to Claimt. of one moiety of 
100 acres more or less in Considn. 60 New York Mon., Sep. 1772- 
Besides this sum of 60 he engaged to take care of two old peo- 
ple, relations of Ebenezer Reynolds. There was a good orchard, 
all under Improvemt.^ except 13 acres. Vals. it at 240 York 
Mon. Expects Proof of Confiscation. His name appears in An- 
stey's List. He says one Plat first bought it. 

Had 4 Cows, 36 Sheep, 5 Hogs, Wheat in stock, 20 Bushels, 
Hay, 7 tons; Furniture, 15; Tools. These things were left on 
his farm & taken on his going within ye Brit. Lines. 



MATHEW PARKSON, Wits. : 

Says his Bror. had from the first been Loyal. He went into 
ye Brit. Lines about ye Beginning 1777. He served in Govr. 



810 THE REPORT OF THE N . 49 

Brown's Eegt. His Bror. had a farm at 9 Partners, which he 
bought; he thinks about 50 or 60 acres, Some of it very good 
Land. He had some Cows & some Sheep. 

NEW CLAIM. 

January 23. 674. Case of BENJAMIN ALL WARD, late of New Jersey. 

(9) Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith : 

He came from New York in July 1783. Went up the River 
to Majornela. Staid there a twelve month. Had no opportunity 
of sending his Claim. 

He lived at Woodbridge; from the first he declared himself 
in favour of Brit. He had been often obliged to attend their 
Committee & imprisoned. Went to New York in the Spring 
after the Brit. Troops had been in the Jerseys. Continued in New 
York. Is now settled at Mahogany. 

Was possessed of a farm of about 200 acres in Woodbridge. 
Bought it 20 years ago of Timothy Bloomfield. Produces Deed 
from Tim Bloomfield to Claimt. of 250 acres in Considn. 550, 
dated 1750. He sold a little of it. 



He lived on this Farm. 40 acres Meadow; more than 60 
acres Plough Land. Yals. it at ,6 pr. acre; was offered it. 

-o. 2- Another Farm of about 40 or 50 acres at Woodbridge. 
Bought it a year after the other. Yals. it as high if not higher 
than first. 

Produces Deed from Saml. Alward to Claimt. of 30 acres, 
more or less, in Considn. 200, 1759. 

Produces Certificate of Sale by Ebenezer Ford, one of the 
Comrs., stating the No. at 315 acres. 

Produces Certificate to his Loyalty from Saml. Holland, 
Surveyor Genl., requesting his Bror. officers to protect him & his 
(io) property, dated Bridgetown, 1776. His Estate had been plund- 
ered on acct. of his being a Tory. 

3 Horses, 2 Colts, 1 Colt, 7 Cows, 8 Young Cattle, furniture, 
Fa ming utensils. 

JOHN FORD, Wits. : 

Remembers Claimant at Woodbridge. He and his family 
were amongst the first to declare in Favour of Brit. Govnt. They 
had suffered a great deal on acct. of it. Has seen the Claimt. 
taken before their Committees. Heard of his Imprisonment. He 
went within the Brit. Lines in the Spring, after Lord Cornwall is 
had boen in the Jerseys; Continued there during the War. 

Knew No. 1. Yals. it at 6 pr. acre exclusive of Buildings; 
the dwelling house was very good; a large Barn. There were sev- 



other buildings. Knew No. 2. The land was equally valu- 
able; there was no build. 

He had a good stock. Knew some of his horses particularly. 



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STEPHEN KENT, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant. He was distinguished for Loyalty. Knew 
No. 1. Vals. it at <6 pr. acre exclusive of builds. There was a 
good house, barn & various builds. Knew No. 2. Yals. the land 
full as high as the other. One Freeman was in possession when (ii), 
they heard last. 

N.B. Some of the Witnesses say that Claimt. first proposed 
an Association of Loyalists, and a Paper was drawn up by Genl. 
Skinner, and a great many signed it on Claimt. 's application. 
The purport of it was to support his Majesty, & the Brit. Govrnt. 
All Claimt. 's sons signed it. 

NEW CLAIM. 
675. Case of NATHANIEL UNDERBILL, of .New York. January 24. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith : 

He came from New York in the sumr., 1783. Staid nere 
about 4 Days. Went up the River to Majorfield. Settled thero. 
Staid there all the W T inter. Sent his Claim. by Captn. Yand. Had 
no opportunity before. -"'.. 



Is a native of America. Lived in West Chester Co. Joiner- 
the Brit, in 1777. Went into New York. Joined Col. Delancey's. 
Served with him one year; then was in Tarleton's Legion, 3 or 4 
years. 

Produces his Discharge signed George Hanger, New York, 20 
Oct., 1781. Continued on Long Island till he came to this Pro- 
\ince. Now settled in Majorfield. 

Produces Copy of Recommendation from George Hanger, 
Certifying that he had behaved with spirit, & also had been of 
service to Govr. Tryon as a Guide, July, 1782. 

Was possessed of 2 Farms in Philipsburg. He withdraws his 
Claim for these Farms, having sold the Improvemts. He says he 
got <423 York for his Improvemts. Says in Improvmts. he reck- 
ons only Buildings ; does not reckon what is laid out on ye 
lands. 

Lost 6 Horses; Genl. Stirling had 2; four taken by the Reb- 
els, 2 were sold, 5 Cows ,8 Calves, 1 Yoke of Oxen, 26 Sheep, 
Wheat, 160 Bushels, Utensils, furniture. These things were on 
his Farm and were taken by the American Troops a little before 
the Battle of White Plains. 

f 

MOSES M:LIAR, Wits.: 

Says Claimt. had a large stock. Thinks his stock was lost 
about the Time of the Battle of !he White Plains. 



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676. Case of THOMAS FAIR WEATHER, late of Connect. 

January 24. Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith : 

He is a native of America. Lived at Norwalk. Joined Gov- 
ernor Tryon about the time Xorwalk was burnt. Went with 
Govr. Tryon within the Brit. Lines. Contin'd at Long Island. 
Served as Volunteer when Refugees were called upon. At first 
had served in Rebel ivulitia; took no further part. Says he 
was obliged to serve. 

Had an Estate in ISorwalk Consisting of an house & 9 acres 
(13 ). of Land. Purchas'd it 15 years ago of Joseph Hitchcock for 215 
Connect. Cury. Had improved it greatly. The Deed has been 
lost. There was a very good house, newly repaired. This was 
burnt at the Fire at Norwalk. Yals. ye house at 150. Vals. ye 
Land at 170 or 180 at 20 pr. acre. Does not know what is be- 
come of the Land, or who is in possession. After he came away 
there was one Execution for a Debt which he says was only 47, 
which he justly owed & they have got possession of all the land 
for it. They have run up the acct. so high by costs & expenses. 

No. 2. Had a small piece of Land in Norwalk, which he 
bought of his Brother. Produces Deed from Hanford Fairwea- 
ther to Claimt. of a piece of Land in Norwalk in Considn., 40 



York M., dated 31st. Aug., 1775. 

This Land was a Quarter of an acre with an house upon it. 
This house was also burnt. Yals. it at 25 lawful. Lost furni- 
ture burnt at Norwalk, to amount of 80. 

Vars. articles of Provisions, Corn, Boards, lost at the same 
time. Tools, 1 Horse, 2 Cows 17 Sheep. These were plundered 
(14). by the Rebels after ye town was burnt. Is now settled in Kings- 
ton on ye Kennebikases. 

JONATHAN CATCHUM, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He was a Loyalist. Does not know that he 
was so at first, but lately he has been active in helping of ye Loy- 
alists to get to ye Brit. He went with Govr. Tryon within ye 
Brit. Lines. 

Knew his house in Norwalk. Remembers him in Possession. 
It was burnt at the fire at Norwalk. It was a clean house, new re- 
paired. Lost a good Deal of household & shop goods & tools. He 
had a mare. Knew 2 Cows, a flock of Sheep. 

Knew No. 2. That he bought of his Bror. ; there was a shop 
upon it. Supposes it was burnt. 

SAML. CATCHUM, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He was not Loyal at first, but was afterwards. 
Went within the Brit. Lines with Govr. Tryon in 1777. He had 
servd. in ye Rebel Militia. 



Remembers some Brit. Prisoners coming to Norwalk & 
Claimant proposed to attack the Guard & take off the Prisoners & 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 813 

he himself went to look after a Sloop, on which they were all to 
go on board, but the sloop not comin.? the scheme did not succeed. 

Knew his house at Norwalk. Thinks there were about 7 acres. 
The house was burnt. Yals. the whole at 300. Thinks the 
house at 200. He lost some house furniture ; lost some Tools, / 15 v 
Provisions. He had a Mare, 14 Sheep, 2 Cows. 

Knew No. 2, which he had of his Bror. 

NEW CLAIM. 
677. Case of JAMES CRAWFORD, late of New York. January 24. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith : 

He came here in May, 1783. Went up to Burton; Continu- 
ed there all Winter. It is 60 miles up the River. Sent his Claim 
by Capt. Y. 

He is a native of America. Lived at North Castle, West Ches- 
ter Co. Remained quiet at first. In the year 1777, joined the 
Brit, at New York; servd. in the Corps of Guides & Pioneers, then 
went to Long Island. Is now settled at Long Reach. 

Had a Farm in West Chester Co. Had it from his Father, 
John Crawford. His Father died in 1773. His Father had a 
Deed which is burnt. 



Produces Probate of his Father's Will, whereby he gives 57 
acres to Robt. Crawford, his eldest Son, 57 acres to Archibald, 
John 40 acres, & gives the Residue of his Lands to James, the 
Claimant. Claimant had been in Possession of this Farm before 
his Father's Death. Continued in Possess, of it till he went with- 
in ye Lines. 

There were about 80 acres, 7 acres Meadow, about 10 acres 
wood, the rest Plough Land, 2 story house. Yals. it at 10 pr. 
acre, including Builds. 

Produces Judgment of Confiscation of Claimant's Estate. 06). 
The last acct. he heard was that a Priest & Lawyer were living in 
the house. 

Lost 3 horses, 1 pr. Oxen, 3 Cows, 8 Young Cattle, 24 Sheep, 
left on his farm; the Comrs. took part & sold it before his wife 
came away. Says his Father owed about 100, most of which 
Claimant had paid. 

TITUS BROWN, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant. He was always reckoned a Loyalist. In 
1777 he joined the Brit. Troops; servd. with the Guides & Pio- 
neers. Knew his Farm in West Chester Co. It was his Father's. 
Remembers Claimt. in Possession after his Father's Death. His 
Bros, had other Estates. There was a large, double house. 



Yals. ye land at 10 per acre, including builds. One John 
Haynes, who was a leading man in the Rebel service, was in 
Possession after Claimt. went away. 



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No. 49 



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NEW CLAIM. 
January 26. 678. Case of CAPT. EowD. EARLE, late of New Jersey. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith : 

He came to this Province in Octr., 1783. Went up the River 
to Frederickton. Sent his Claim by Hardy. The Claim was 
delivered here by his Brother, who Continued in this Town. 

He is a native of America; resided in Hackinsac when Trou- 
bles broke out; joined the Brit, in 1776 when Lord Cornwallis 
first came into ye Jerseys. Had a Commission as Lieut, in Col. 
Buckirk's Corps; afterwards had a Captain's Commission in same 
Regt. Has now half pay. Servd. all the War. Is now settled 
on the Grand Lake, Queen's Co. 

Claimant & his Brother, Justus, were in Possession jointly 
of a farm in Hackinsac. It was left to them two jointly by their 
Father's Will. His Father had been dead near 20 ^ears. The 
Land was not divided, Claimant being under age, so that^ it con- 
tinued jointly in Possession of the 2 Brothers. It consisted of 
about 200 acres & upwards. There was a good House & Barn. 



(18). 
January 26. 



The elder Brother, Justus, was in Possession of the whole. 
Produces Probate of his Father's Will, whereby his Father, Sil- 
vester Earl, gives Justus Earl & Claimt. the Plantation in which 
he lived, equally to them & their Heirs, paying 300 when 
Claimt., Edward, came of age, to three Daughters of Testr. Will 
is dated in 1768. His Father died soon after. 

Produces Copy of Judgment agst. Claimant Confiscating his 
Estate with Valuation by 2 appraisers at 2,000 York Cury. 

NEW CLAIM. 
679. Case of JUSTUS EARL, laie of New Jersey. 

He is a Brother to Edward Earl. The Claim is entered in 
both their names. The landed Estate belonged to them equally, 
the moveable Estate belonged to Claimant. Says he gave his 
Claim to Mr. Hardy, before Mr. Hardy went to Halifax. He 
gave it in the joint name of himself & Bror. 

Claimt. lived at Hackinsac; joined the Brit, on their first 
coming to ye Jerseys. Servd. first as a Volunteer. In Apl. had 
a Comn. as Ensign in Col. Buskirk's Regt. Had afterwards a 
Comn. as Lieut. Continued to serve during War. Has now half 
pay. Lives in Queen's Co. 



Was possessed of a Farm in Hackinsac which belonged to 
him & his Brother, it was given by his Father's Will. The farm 
consisted of above 200 acres on ye survey after Confiscation, it 
measured he thinks 250 acres. There were between 30 & 40 
acres of Meadow, 110 Plough Land, the rest Woodland. Farms 
in that Precinct if in good cultivation used to sell from 10 to 
15 per acre. 



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Produces Copy of Judgement against him and Appraise- 
ment at 2,000 York Cury. The Estate was sold. Claimt. saw 
an advertizmt. of sale. Abraham Bardolph bought it & is now (19). 
in Possession. By his Father's Will 300 was to be paid to 
his 3 Sisters, 100 each. One is dead; the second Hannah, mar- 
ried to Wm. Sorel, at Shelburne; the 3rd died in the States. 

The moveable Estate belonged to Claimt. It was left on 
ye Farm. It consisted of 5 horses, about 20 horned Cattle, 29 
Sheep, furniture, Farming Utensils, a Considerable Quantity of 
Corn in the Barn. 

This was seized for the use of the American Army ; does not 
know that any part was sold by Comrs. It was chiefly pillaged 
& taken for use of Army. 



NEW CLAIM. 

680. Case of SAMUEL DICKENSON, late of New York. January 26. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith. 

He sent his Claim by Mr. Hardy in the Winter 1783. 

He lived in Dutchess Co. On breaking out of the Troubles 
took part with Brit. Refused to sign a Rebel Association on 
which he was disarmed. 

In June, 1779 went within Brit. Lines at Frogs Neck. Did 
not bear Arms, but kept guard & assisted the Brit. Troops all he 
could. Continued at New York till he came to this Province; now 
settled at Gage town. Had 2 Leasehold Farms in Fredericksburg. 
The first was in a share in a Lease made to his Father. The ori- 
ginal Lease was by Col. Morris to his Father, James Dickenson (20). 
for his own Life, Life of Gilbert Dickenson & of Claimt. On his 
Father's death Claimt. & Gilbert Dickenson divided the Lands. 
Claimant had for his share 119 acres, paying 6. Says he could 
have let it for 30 per ann. 

He estimates his Loss by the Difference between Rent receiv- 
ed & the Rent which he could have got. 

No. 2. The other Farm was a Lease to Claimant himself for 
Life from Col. Morris. It was near 20 years since he had the 
Land. The farm consisted of 396 acres, paying 30 Bushels of 
Wheat. Claimt. sold 100 acres in the year 1776 & got upwards 
of 100 New York Mon. for it. Some part paid in Goods & some 



in cash. Could have let these 296 acres for 50 pr. ann. 40 
acres Meadow, larger part of the residue of Estate under Im- 
provts. 

One Benjamin Crosby is now in Possession, who has bought 
the farm in fee under Confiscation of Col. Morris's Estate. 

Lost 4 Cows, 15 sheep, 6 swine, 1 horse, farming utensils, fur- 
niture, corn, hay. Left all these things on the Farm, No. 1. They 
were seized or plundered after he went away. 



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(21). Produces an Inventory from the Auditors Office containing a 

few articles & amongst others a Negroe Woman who belonged to 
his Bror. Gilbert.. 

Had half a Schooner, purchased after he went within the 
Lines, & employd in getting wood for the Town & Garrison at 
New York; taken by a Privateer, vals. it at 100. Claimt. after- 
wards says he vals. Improvmts. at so much an acre. His own at 
5 Dollars per acre. 

SELICK DAN, Wit. 

Knew Claimt. Always reckoned a Loyalist. Knew his 
Farms. He had 2 Leasehold farms under Col. Morris. Knew No. 
1. Thinks it would have let for nigh 30 York Money. Knew 
his other farm. It had been upwards of 300 acres. He parted 
with some of it. Thinks ye remt. would have let for 40. 



JOHN YEOMAN s, Wit. 

Knew Claimt. He was always reckoned a Loyalist. Knew 
his Farms. Knew the Farm No. 1. Thinks it would have let 
for near 40 per ann. Knew his other farm. Thinks it would 
have let for more. 

NEW CLAIM. 

January 26. 681. Case of JOHN MACDONALD, late of New York. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith. 

(22). He came from New York in Aug., 1783, went up the River 

to Burton Township, was there all the Winter, never heard of any 
opportunity till he heard of Capt. V , sent his claim by him. 

He is a native of Scotland, settled in America about 20 years 
ago. Lived in ye 9 Partners when troubles broke out. Was im- 
prisoned for not signing a rebel Association & for enlisting now 
in the King's Army. First in Pughkepsie, then sent to Litch- 
field, then to Exter Gaol. Close Confinement there 9 months, 
broke Prison, joined the Brit, at Reduction of ^Esopus, continued 
with the Army, was sent by Genl. Vaughan to carry Despatches 
to Genl. Burgoyne, found him a Prisoner. Continued with the 
Army. Employd. in secret services frequently, was in several 
skirmishes. He had been at first offered a Commission by the 
Rebels, but he refused it. 



Lost his household goods near the 9 Partners. He lived in 
a school house where he taught school. The house did not be- 
long to him, but he had furniture. Soon after he was first taken 
up a party came to plunder his house because he was a Loyalist. 
Produces an Inventory of Things lost. Had 2 Cows, 1 horse, fur- 
nit ure, Cloathes, Tin makers Tools; now lives in Burton. 

JOSHUA GEDNEY, Wits. 

(23). Thinks him a good Loyalist. Remembers his keeping school 

near the 9 Partners, lived in a school house. 



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NEW CLAIM. 
682. Case of REUBEN CHASE, late of New York. January 27. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn saith. 

Went up the River in the Summer, 1783 & staid there all next 
Winter; sent his Claim by Capt. V . 

He is a native of America, lived in Dutchess C., was dis- 
armed; draughted with the Rebel Militia, on which he left ye 
Country and joined the Brit, in Jany., 1777. Went to Long Is- 
land. Worked at Stoney Point, and Lloyd's Neck as Carpenter. 
Continued in ye Brit. Lines. Now settled in Gage town. 



Had a farm at Frederieksburg, one of Col. Morris's Short 
Lots, consisting of 130 acres; Bought it of one Win. Lovelace, 
gave him 100 York Mon. for it 2 yrs. before ye Troubles. Had 
time allowed him for payment, paid him chiefly in Congress 
Money. Improved it after he bought it. Yals. it at .1 per acre. 
Has heaid this Estate has been sold by Comrs. 

Left a Stock on his farm when he went awav, Grain 50 bush- 
els, 2 pr. Oxen, 3 Cows, 3 yearlings, 1 horse, 25 sheep, 17 Hogs, 
Coopers & Carpenters Tools, farming utensils, these things \vere 
taker chiefly for fines, for his & his sons not serving in their Mill- (24). 
tia, some pillaged & some for Retaliation. 

GILBERT DICKENSON, Wits. 

Knew Claimant, Considered him always as a Loyalist. Knew 
his farm, it was a Tenant Farm under Col. Morris. The Im- 
provts. belonged to Claimt. Says Improvemts. of a farm well 
cultivated and to be reckoned worth as much as the soil itself. 
Used to val. the Land at 40sh. per acre. Vals. the Improvemts. 
on this Farm at 150. Speaks of a pr. of Oxen & some Cows. 

SOLOMON MABEE, Wits. 

Knew Claimant's Stock. Knew that the Rebels took a Yoke 
of oxen for a fine. They were sold at Yendue; heard also of a 



Cow being sold. He went within ye Brit. Lines in Jany., 1777, 
because he would not serve with the Rebels. 

SAML. DICKENSON, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. Considered him always a Loyalist. Knows of 
a pr. of Oxen & a pr. of Steers of his. 

NEW CLAIM. 
683. Case of JOHN WILSOJT, late of Jersey. January 27. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn saith. 

He came to this Province in the May Fleet. Went up to 
Majorville immediately; continued there all that Winter, except (25). 
when he was absent at Meriamachee, says he did not hear of the 

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Act till lie returned from Merimachee, March, 1784. 

He is a native of America. Resided in the Co. Midx. Jer- 
sey, when the Troubles broke out, joined the Brit, at Woodbridge 
when the Army came from the White Plains. Was in the Forage 
Department under Commissary. Continued within the Lines 
all the War; is now settled at Merimachee. 

Was possessed of one Estate in Piscatua, came by his Father's 
Will. Produces Probate whereby it appears that his Father John 
Wilson gives to Claimt. after a few Legacies, all the Remr. of his 
Estate real & personal, to him & his Heirs, Will dated 4 March, 



1773. Claimant had 2 elder Brothers, who were both provided 
for in his Father's life time. His Father died in April, 1775. 

Claimant was in Possession with his Father & continued in 
Possession after his Father's Death till he came away. 

The Estate consisted of about 100 acres, purchased by his 
Father at different times. Produces Deed from Stephen Arnold 
to Claimt's Father of 32 acres in Considn. 30, dated 1728. 
(26). Produces Deed from Charles Wilson to Claimt's Father of 9 

acres in Considn. 18, 1743. 

Produces Deed from Saml. Leonard to Claimt's. Father of 
12 acres 'n Considn. 16, 1734. 

Produces Deed from Robt. Martin to Claimt's Father of 12 
acres in Considn 60 Cury. at 8c the dollar, 1764. 

Produces Deed from Do. to Do. of 28 acres in Considn. 130 
Cury. at Do., 1766. 

All these lands laid in Piscatua. 

Produces Deed from John Johnston to Claimt. himself of a 
piece of Salt Meadow in Considn. 9, 1773. 

These Lands were in his Father's Possession, after he had 
portioned jout Claimant's 2 Brothers. All these Lands laid to- 
gether, near 50 acres clear. There was a large orchard, an dwell- 
ing, House & Barn. Yals. it atl,000 York Cury. The Land has 
been Confiscated & sold. It has gone thro several Hands; was in 
Possession of Simeon Randal, and one Little, whom Claimt. heard 
last. 

Left a stock on his Farm, 4 horses, 2 Cows, 4 young ca_ttle, 
farming utensils, some furniture. 

These Articles left on his Farm when he went within ye Brit. 
Lines, heard they were sold at public sale. 

Lost 5 Cows when he- served with the Army from Piscatua. 
He left them in the Forage Yard; heard that one Dun, a rebel, 
took them. 

(27) SAMUEL SHARP Wits. 

Knew Claimant, came off with him to the Lines in Deer., 
1776, to Woodbridge, joined the Brit. Troops there. He was a 
very firm Loyalist. Knew his farm at Piscatua. Knew it while 
his Father lived. Knew the two Elder Brothers. The Father 
had portioned them out with other Lands. They were both set- 
tled. The Homestead was intended for the Claimt. His Father 
continued there till his Death, from his death he remembers 
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Claimant in Possession. Thinks ye Quantity about 100 acres. 
Enough of the Farm was clear. 

Lands sold sometimes at 5. Sometimes at 10 per acre. This 
Farm was well improved, buildings good. Yals. it about 6 



or 



7 per acre. Has heard it was Confiscated & sold. A Rebel Com- 
missary was the first Purchaser. 

He had a good Team & was in good Circumstances. 

684. Claim of GILBERT DICKINSON. January 27. 

JOHN MACDONALD Wits. 

Says he conversed with Mr. Dickinson about sending his 
Claim home. They talked of Hardy first, this was in the Winter 
after they came to this Province, whether before or after New 
Year's Day he cannot say. Wit. asked him why he did not send (28). 
by Capt. Yand. There was then a rumour that Capt. Yand was 
going, told Mr. D. There was a talk of Capt. Yand's going. 

Witness did not himself know nor could he tell Mr. Dicken- 
son for certain that Captn. Yand. was going. Witness came to 
this Town & \_ie Conversation was at Mr. Squeers. 

N.B. This contradicts Witnesses own acct. on his own claim, 
he says he was up ye Country all the Winter. 

- HUNGERFORD, Wits. 

Remembers Claimt. applying to Mr. Hardy to carry his 
Claim to England. This was in the Winter of 83, before Mr. 
Hardy went to Halifax. Mr. Hardy asked a Guinea. Mr. Dick- 
enson sd. he had no money & could not get any. Does not re- 



collect whether there were or were not other opportunities of send- 
ing to England after this. Supposes there might have been other 
opportunities. 

NEW CLAIM. 

685. Case of WM. GREY, late of New York. January 29 

Claimt. apprs. & being sworn saith. 

He came to this Province in Aug., 1783 & went up the River 
in about 10 Days, a little below Majorville, continued there above 
a year. 

He is a native of America, resided in West Chester Co. On (29). 
breaking out f the Troubles opposed the metting of the Com- 
mittees. There was Protest signed by many Loyalists against send- 
ing members to Congress. Claimt. went down to sign it & did it at 
the hazard of his Life. Name was advertized amongst the persons 
who signed the Protest, which made him very obnoxious to ye 
Rebels, he was carried before their Committee & fined. Left his 
home in March, 1777, took Refuge in the Brit. Lines at New York. 
Continued within ye Lines, now settled at the Head of Belle Isle 
Bay. 



820 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 

Was possessed of a Farm of about 156 acres in West Chester 
Co. It was not Confiscated. He has employ d a man to sell it, 
who is likely to cheat him. He has sold it to his sons for half the 
value. 



Was possessed of a Personal Estate when he went away, Ne- 
groe Wench, & 2 Negroe Children, 1 pr. Oxen, 4 Cows & 6 Young 
Cattle, 2 horses, & 1 Colt, 22 Hogs, 16T Sheep, 200 Hides, 13sh. 
6d. each. Farming Utensils, Furniture. Left these things ou his 
Farm. They were all seized & sold by the Comrs. at a Yendue. 

The Negroe Wench & 2 Children were sold to Wm. Drake. 
Has Debts owing to him upwards of 400 York Cur. 
(30). Came as a Captn of Loyalists to this Province with Commis- 

sion as Captn. 

ME JUSTUS SHEBWOOD, Wits. 

Knew Claimant. He was one of the first who opposed ye 
Rebels. Signed a Protest against them. Heard of his name be- 
ing advertized as one of the Protestors against the Rebels. Knew 
his Negroes, a Wench & 2 Children; seized & sold by the Comrs. 
to Witnesses Knowledge; Had the largest stock of sheep of any 
man in that Country, double. The Commrs. got them. 

He was a Shoemaker & Tanner by Trade. Had a great many 
hides. He used to lay in 200 Hides in a year. His vats were full 
of Hides, when he went away. Comrs. got some, others were pil- 



laged. Yals. them at about 2 Dollars each untan'd or under. 
When tanned they were at a double value. 

Speaks to ye Damage done to his house & builds. The Troops 
encamped on his Lands & they did a vast Deal of Damage, out of 
particular spite. 

PETER DOUKE, Wits. 

Knew Claimant, he was forward in declaring hi's sentiments 
openly against the Rebels. He opposed Committees & Congress. 
Knew of his having a Negroe Wench & 2 Children. 

He had a large flock of sheep, bought 55 of Witness. He was 
< 31 )- a Tanner & carried on a great Deal of Business. 

January so 686. Case of SIMEON JONES, late of Massts. Yid. Yol. 10, p. 

6T. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith. 

He is one of the younger Sons of Col. Elisha Jones, & claims 
his share in his Father's Estate; his Father having died Intes- 
tate. 

Claimant lived at Hevisdue, New Hampshire. Had been 
Clerk of the Court in the County of Cheshire. Had always de- 
clared in Favr. of Brit. Govert. Had assisted his Bror. Josiah 
to make his escape from Gaol, on which he was himself imprisoned 
& made his escape & got within the Lines in 1777. Went to New 



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York, .served as Volunteer in Govr. Wentworth's Volunteers, then 
served as Lieut, in the King's American Dragoons, nas now half 
pay; came to this Province in April, 1783; now settled at Prince 
William, 20 miles above St. Anns; agrees with the acct. of the 
Family given by his Brothers. 

Besides his share in his Father's Estate, claims for Profes- 
sional Losses. He had the Place of Clerk of the Ct. in Sheshire. 
Had had it for five years. Was appointed by Govr. Wentworth; 
was worth under 100 Str. pr. ann. Vals. it at 97 pr. ann. 

Claimt's name is included in the Certificate mentd. in the 
examinatio of Stephen Jones. Vol. 10, p. 127. 

ELIJAH WILLIAMS. 

Knew Claimt. Remembers his holding the Place of Clerk of 
the Court of Common Pleas, in Co. of Cheshire. It was hardly 
ever that such officers were turned out. Vals. at 100 per ann. 
Thinks it worth so much as that. 

NEW CLAIM. 
687. Case of ABEL FLEWELLING, late of New York. Januarys]. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith. 

He came to this Prov. in June, 1783. Sent his Claim by Mr. 
Hardy in Deer. 

Is a native of America, lived in Ulster Co. Had signed a 



Protest against Delegates to Congress for which he was prosecu- 
ted & very ill used, in March, 1777; Went to New York for Pro- 
tection; went as Pilot on Board Admiral How's Ship; carried a 
Brig up the North River, when the Expedition was going on asrst. 
D anbury. Was Pilot when Fort Montgomery was taken. Was 
2 years in the Engineers Department, master of a Yacht waiting 
on Capt. Mercer. 

Continued all the War within the Brit. Lines, now settled up 
the River on Long Reach, ten miles from Town. 

Was possessed of a Farm in Newboro, purchased 3 yrs. before 
ye troubles, Produces Deed from Gilbert Denton to Claimt. of 149 
acres in Newburg in Considn. 390 Lawful mon. New York, Septr. 
1773. 

He afterwards sold 40 acres of this at 1 per acre. This was 
enough Land & the most inconveniently situated. Vals. it at 
400 New York Cur. 

Produces Valuation by Wm. Palmer at that sum who men- 
tions in his affidt. that it had been Confiscated & Sold. 

Produces Copy of Judgement & sentence of Confiscation of his 
Estate. 

Produces Certificate from Cadwallader Colden to Loyalty of 
Claimt. & to his having been possessed of a good freehold Estate. 

One Joseph Pier son is now in Possession. Ho was a Rebel 



Commissary. 



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Was possessed of 2 Yoke of Oxen, 7 Cows, 4 young Cattle, 1 
Horse, 13 Sheep, furniture, Farming Utensils. Left all these 
things. They were seized by Comrs. & sold. His wife was on 
the Premises, when they came & sold the Things. The things 
were sold at Yendue. 

MARY HUSTON, Wits. 

Was a neighbour of Claimants at Newboro, Ulster Co. He 
had a house & farm. Remembers him in possession of it, from the 
first was loyal. He had stock & was considered as a man in good 
circumstances. 

JOHN WIGANS Wits. 

Knew Claimt's Farm at Newboro. Remembers him in Pos- 
session. Thinks above 100 acres, tolerably good Land, an old 
settled place; Considerable part of it clear. He was called a good 
farmer. Remembers his riding a good horse, & that he had a 
good Team of Oxen. 

NEW CLAIM. 

January 31. 688. Case of FRANCES FLEWELLiNG, late of New York. 

Claimt. apprs. & being Sworn Saith. 

He came to this Province in the Sumr. 1783. About a fort- 
night after his arrival went up the River about 40 miles. Never 



heard of the Act till they heard of Vandbs. going. Sent his 
Claim by him. 

Lived at North Castle, West Chester Co. Lived quiet at first. 
Joined the Brit, at Morrisina in 1779, served 3 months under Col. 
De Lancey, then moved on Long Island. Continued there during 
the War. Now settled on Musquosh Island. Had Land but sold 
it before he went away. He afterwards went on another man's 
farm, which he had sown, but was obliged to quit, when he went 
& joined ye Brit. Left 9 acres of Wheat, 9 acres of Corn in ye 
ground, 10 Tons of Hay then cut & in Stack, taken by the Rebels. 
20 Sheep left on this Place which he heard the Rebels had, 5 
(35) horses, some before he went on this farm & some after. House- 
hold furniture, Farming utensils, plundered at different times, 
generally paid his fines in Continental money. 

JOSEPH FLEWELLING, Wits. 

Claimt. joined the Brit. Morrisina, & continued within the 
Lines. He served a little time under Col. De Lancey. He had 
sold his land to his Brother, he moved in to another Place, be- 
longing to a Rebel & carried his own stock there. A couple of 
horse's, some sheep, some took one thing & some another. 

ABEL FLEWELLING, Wits. 

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Farm to his Brother. When he joined the Brit. heard he left 
stock behind him. 

SAML. TILLEY, Wits. 

Knows Claimt. to be Loyal. He had Property, but heard he 
sold his Land, believes his moveables were taken, has heard so. 

NEW CLAIM. 
689. Case of ANTHONY TERRILL, late of New York. January 31. 

Claimt. apprs. & being Sworn Saith. 

He came to this Province in May, 83, went up ye Eiver im- 
mediately 45 miles, continued there all the Winter. Never heard 
of it till Mr. Hardy had gone to Halifax, then came down to this (36). ' 
Town, & Mr. Hardy being gone, could not send it by any body 
else. 

Lived in Dutchess Co. when Troubles broke out. Always de- 
clared in Favr. of Brit. Govert., joined the in 1779 at New 
York. Applied to serve in the Garrison Battalion in which his 
Father had a Company, but did not get it. So did no't serve. 
Was at Morrisina, was in five expeditions as Volunteer with Col. 
De Lancey's Corps, now settled in Queen's Co. 

Was possessed of a Tenant Farm in Fredericksburg 169 acres. 
His Father had a Lease from Col. Robinson of 337 acres. He 



gave half of this to Claimant in 1778, when he, the Father,, went 
within ye Brit. Lines His Father is dead, he died in Bahama 
Islands without a Will leaving Willm. Terrill his eldest son, his 
sister has half the Lease & now lives in the States. 

It was a Lease for 3 Lives, his Fathers, his Brothers & his 
own. Vals. > at 130. His Father gave 270 for the whole Lease 
at first. He gave it to Col. Robinson. Lost a Yoke of Oxen, 
15 Sheep, 2 Heifers, Corn, &c. in ye ground, left these things on 
ye Farm, they were sold by Comrs. Says his Sister is in Pos- 
session of half ye Lease. Does not know who had ye other, but (37). 
says it was sold by Comrs. Has old Paper Money to amount of 
80 Dollars for which he claims. 

NEW CLAIM. 
690. Case of ISRAEL HOYTE, late of Connect. February i. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn Saith. 

He came from New York in May. Came here in May, staid 
here a short time. Then went up the River to Kingston. Says 
he lived two miles from the Road. A great many Neighbours 
came down in the Fall for Provisions, but Claimant says he 
never heard of the Act till he heard that some Claims had been 
sent by Mr. Harding, of which he was not informed, till Mr. 
Hardy had gone to Halifax. 



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He lived in Norwalk Connect. Joined the Brit, in 1777. 
had been apprehended in June preceding & carried before a 
committee & insulted by a Mob, imprisoned in order to be tried 
for his life. Broke Gaol & made his escape to New York. Sent 
on board a Tender for a short time. Got a Protection for cut- 
ting Wood for City of New York. Continued within the lines 
during the War. Now settled at Kingston. 
Produces Protection in 1778 & 1779. 

Had a House & 1 acre of Land in Norwalk. Purchased it in 
(38). 1769. Produces Deed from Nehemiah Street to Claimt. of House 
& Barn in Norwalk in considn of 70 New York 1769. Laid 
out a great Deal in Reprs. after he purchased it. Yals. it at 
100. It was sold by Commrs., one Danl. Jackson is in Pos- 
session. 

Claimant was taken in 1781 when on his return, after hav- 
ing been taken Prisoner & then saw Jackson who has bought it. 
His Wife secured some of his moveables. After he had broken 
Gaol, they went & seized what they could get at. 

Produces Appraisement made by order of the Admr. of Con- 
fiscated Estates, who value the Prems. at 350, in Connect. Money. 
6 Dollars for one. Says the house had suffered by fire which made 
it of less value. Lost Household furniture, burnt, Tools, burnt 
at the Fire at Norwalk. They were in the house of his Wife's 



Molher. 

SILAS RAYMOND, Wits. 

Knew Claimant. He was from the first, Loyalist. Heard of 
his being taken up, & imprisoned, understood he broke Prison 
& came within the Lines. Knew his house & Land in Norwalk. 
There was about an acre of Land. Vals. it at 100. He was a 
shoemaker, his house was tolerably well furnished. He had tools 
& Implements for Trade and to keep 2 or 3 People to work. 

NEW CLAIM. 

February ist. 6 ^1. Case of HUGH CowpERTHWAiTE, late of Jersey. 

The Wife of Claimant appears & says her Husband is so ill 
(89). he cannot attend. She is told she must send a Certificate of his 
Illness from an Apothecary or Justice of Peace. 

Mrs. Cowpennwaite being sworn saith. Her Husb. came 
from New York in ye Sumr., 83, went up ye River to Majorfield. 
Never knew of the Act, till they heard of Vand., sent his Claim by 
him. 

Her Husband lived in Salem Co., New Jersey. He joined 
the Brit, at Philadelphia. He had carried Intelligence to Lord 
Cornwallis when he first came into the Jerseys of General Waine 
having crost ye Delaware. When the Brit, left the Jerseys, he 
kept hid, but afterwards got to Philadelphia. 



Went as a guide to Col. Manhood & Major Simcoe, raised a 
Company under Col. Vandyke but never had a Commission. He 



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was ill of a Fever when lie should have had his Commission & did 
not recover, till the Regiment was draughted into other Corps. 
He then went to Morisira, did Duty there under Col. Delancey 
as a private. Witness & her Children were sent into New York, 
al out IT months after h?r Husband went :^way. 

Her Husband was possessed of a Farm containing 260 acres in 
Salem Co. He had bought it of his Brother for 500, 11 years 
before the Troubles, had been in Possession of it till he went 
away. The Comrs. came & rented it for one year & then sold it. (40) 

Thinks there were about 15 acres Meadow, 200 acres clear 
Plough land. A good Log house & new good Barn. They were 
offered .900 for it, a year jbefore her Husband went away, he 
afterwards built a new Barn. 

Produces Inquisition. Produces Certificate from Aaron Dun- 
ham of Sale of Eeal Estate 1815, of personal 402. 

Produces Valuation by two Freeholders of Salem Co. at 44. 
Her Husband left 6 Cows, 9 young Cattle, 2 horses, Corn & all 
sorts of .Grain in the Barn. 

Farming Utensils, Furniture. 



After her Husband went away as soon as they heard lie w<\< 
gone to Philadelphia, they came & seized his Things & sold them 
at Yendue at another Tory's house, 2 miles from the Place. They 
left her nothing except the clothes on her back. Says the money 
owing to her Husband stated in his Claim, was paid into the Comrs. (4i). 
She was informed so by one of the Comrs. 

Feby. 26. Wm. Hubbard, Justice of Peace, certifies that 
Claimant was in an ill state of Health & unable to attend the 
Comrs. 

NEW CLAIM. 
692. Case of ZEDICIA COOK., late of Connct. February i 

Claimt. apprs. & being Sworn Saith. 

He came here in July, went up the River directly to the up- 
per end of Majorfield, 65 miles up the River. Was up there all 
the Winter, never heard of the Act till it was too late, first heard 
of it ajter Capt. Yand was gone. 

Lived in Newhaven, Connect., took part from ye first with 
Brit. Quitted Home about 1779, he had been so tormented he 
could not stay. They had threatened to put him into the mines. 
Got to Lloyd's Neck, Continued in the Garrison there for 18 
months. Was in the Barrack Masters Department for 4 or 5 
Months on Long Island. Had a Lot consisting of House & Barn 
at Newhaven. Produces Deed from Ebenezer Townsend to 
Claimant of a small piece of Land in Newhaven in considn of 105 
Lawful, 1769. 



He finished ye house & built a barn after he purchased it. 
Yals. it at 150 Lawful. 

Produc s Certificate of there being no Mortgage. 



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Produces Judgement of Confiscation of real & personal Estate. 
Lost a Stage Wagon & 2 fine horses, taken from the Premises 
after he went away. They made Love to his Things. Claimant 
(42) kept a State Wagon. Used to go through the different States. 
Yals. them at 50. 

NEW CLAIM. 
mry2 ^93. Case of DAVID PICKET, late of Connect. 

Claimt. apprs. & being Sworn Saith. 

He came to this Prov. in May, 1783. Went immediately up 
the River, 35 miles, & then encamped till they got a surveyor & 
had the Lands surveyed & got to their Lots in the course of the 
Fall. Heard in the Winter of Mr. Hardy having carried claims 
home. Heard afterwards that Capt. Yand had carried Claims, 
but did not hear till Capt. Y was gone. Afterwards explains from 
his circumstances that he could not know of the Act till Feby., 
21st. 



He lived in Stamford. Left Stamford in Septr., 1T76, Joined 
the Brit, on Long Island. He had been advertized as an enemy 
to his Country. After a Trial by a Committee in Consequence of 
having signed a Paper to manifest his Loyalty, which was the 
reason of his quitting Home. 

Continued with the Army in the Wagon Depart, a short time. 
His family were sent to him in the next Spring. Continued in 
the Lines. 

Now settled in Kingston. 

Was possessed of a House & Lot in Stamford. Land about 
acre. Purchased about 1766, for 47, subject to a Widow's 
Thirds. Laid out a good Deal in Eepairs. Bought the Widow's 
third, made an addition to ye house, vals. it at 150. 

Produces Copy of Judgement of Confiscation of his real & 
personal Estate. 

Lost Weaving Implements worth 40, furniture, Provisions, 
1 Cow, 1 Steer, 1 yearling, lost 15 Ibs. Tea, which he had on board 
a Boat & meant to sell, \ a Schooner employed in carrying Wood. 
His house was plundered on Long Island & he lost some money 
&c. Left the things just mentioned at his house when he went 
away. His wife was turned off in 11 days, after he- went away. 
She got some of the furniture away. 

ISAAC BELL Wits. 



Knew Claimt. at Stamford. From the first he declared his 
tLoyalty & suffered as much as any one. Eemembers his being 
advertized as an enemy to the state. Witness was obliged to assist 
his Family privately during that time. Knew his house & Lot. 
Remembers his purchasing it. He did a good Deal to it after he 
bought it. Yals. it at 160 lawful mon. 

(44) He was a Weaver & carried on a good Deal of Business. 

Thinks he saw 2 or 3 Looms going. He was an honest good man. 



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Used to see two or 3 Cattle about the Place. Was Witness to his 
Wife being turned off the Premises. Understood the Things had 
been seized. 

NEW CLAIM. 
694. Case of ED. JONES, late of Pensilva. Februarys. 

Claimt. apprs. Says he came to this Prov. in May '83. Went 
up to Majorfield. Staid at Burton that winter, 60 miles off. Heard 
of the Act just before Capt. Yand. went, sent by him. 

Lived in Bucks Co., Pensilvania. Joined the Brit, in the 
fall after they came to Philadelphia. Served in the Bucks Co. 
Militia Volunteer. Served all the War. Now settled on Spoon 
Island. 

Had a Farm in Bucks Co. consisting of 100 acres. It be- 
longed to his Father, Edward Jones. 



He died intestate about 2 years before the Troubles, leaving 
several children. Claimant was eldest son. He paid his Brother 
& Sisters about .150 for their Interests on which he was to have 
the Farm before mentioned, being half his Father's Estate. 6 
acres meadow, 40 acres Plough. The rest in Wood. A good stone 
house. Vals. it at 7.10 per acre. This has been confiscated & 
sold. 

Lost 1 Cow, furniture, farming utensils; left on the Farm 
when he went away. The Rebels came & took every thing away 
from his Wife. 

Produces Deed of Quit claim & Release from his Brother & (45). 
his Sisters & their Husbs., whereby they release to him all their 
Eights in 109 acres in Hilltown in Considn. 176, dated 1774. 

Says his Bror., Jonathan Jones, had the other half of his 
Father's Estate, paying the same Considn. his Sisters & Claim- 
ant as Claimt. paid. 

His Bror. Jonathan is now in Pensilv. One Saml. Mackin- 
stin is now in Possession of the Estate. He bought Claimant's 
share. His Bro.'s share was also Confiscated. Joseph Gruse 
bought it, & was in Possession when Claimt. heard last. 

Is told to bring Certificate of Conficn. & Witnesses who knew 
his Estate. Claimt. says he saw an advertizt. for the Sale of his 
own Estate in a Philadelphia News Paper. 



695. Case of SILVANUS WATERBURY, late of Connect. 



February 3. 



Silvanus Waterbury being so ill as not to be able to attend, 
which was Certified to the Comrs. by their Clerk, Mr. Betts, who 
went up for the Purpose of seeing him, hi's attendance was dis- 
pensed with & his Wife Sarah appearing for him, she was heard 
upon her Husband's Claim. 

Silv. Waterbury lived at Stamford, Connect. He was from 
the first in favour of the Brit. Government. Had been active in 
seizing some Powder which was Conveyed up the Country for use (45). 



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of the Eebels, in 1777. Went within the Brit. Lines at New York, 
served as a Pilot several years, occasionally. 

He was obliged to stay at Evacuation of New York on acc/fc. 
of illness. He had there had a second paralytic stroke. In con- 
sequence of his continuing in New York he was taken up for back 
rents and imprisoned, & they were obliged to pay about 43. As 
soon as he was released from his Imprisonment he came away from 
New York; got here in June '84. Now lives in this town. 

He had a House & Lot in Stamford. Purchased it about 2 
years before he went to New York of James Rogers. The Deed is 
sent to England, together with Certificate of Confiscation. 

Yals. it at 150 lawful mon. It has been valued at that sum 



by 2 persons of this Place, Mr. Jervas & Mr. Halley. 

Household furniture. Her Husband left to the amount of 
40. Witness endeavoured to secure it & put some in one place 
& some in an other, before she went to New York. The Committee 
afterwards got some to amount of 18 York mon. The rest was 
pillaged & on her going back sne could not get any part of it. 
Lost 400 Dollars in the year 1776. It was Continental money. 
Her Husband supplied Abraham Bates, her Brother in Law, with 
money to purchase a Vessel & Cargo to go off from the Country, 
they prest everybody into their service. Joined Genl. Try on & 
(47). there sold the Cargo. 

NEW CLAIM. 
fi96. Case of JACOB LODER, late of Connect. 

Claimt. apprs. Says he came to this Prov. in July '83. Went 
immediately 60 or 70 miles up the River. Continued there all 
the winter. The first he heard was of Capt. Vands going home 
to England. Never heard of the Act before. Sent his Claim by 
him. 

Lived in Stamford, Connect. Joined the Brit, in April, 1777. 
Had been draughted into Militia. When New York was taken 
they prest everybody into their service. Joined Genl. Try on & 
came over to Long Island. Continued in Trade at New York. 



Now settled at Majorfield. 

Had a House & Lot consisting of about 11 acres in Stamford. 
Produces Deed from Danl. Loder to Claimt. of a Tract of 3 acres 
' in Stamford in Considn. of 33, dated 1771. 

Produces Deed from Danl. Loder to Claimt. of 6 acres in 
Stamford in Considn. 100 York, dated 1773. The Quantity was 
about 11 acres. A very good house finished after he bought the 
Place. The Land was orchard, Grass & Plough Land. Yals. it at 
400 York mon. 

(48). This Estate is now in Possession of one Avery who purchased 

from the Cmrs. Produces Copy of Writ to the sheriff &c. to seize 
the Lands of Claimt. lying in the District of sd. Sheriff, with re- 
turn by the Constable that had attached 7 acres in Stamford to- 
gether with Dwelling House &c. of Claimt. 



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Produces Copy of Writ to Sheriff &c., requiring him to give 
notice to Claimt. to appear to shew cause why his Estate should 
not be declared forfeited. 

Left his personal Estate with his Wife. His Wife came to 
New York about 2 years after he had gone there. They took some 
furniture, val. about 5. 

When he went away first he left some Hides. Some his Wife 
sold & some were taken. About 8 Hides were taken. 

ISAAC BELL, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. He left the Rebel Militia as soon as he could. 



He was always one of the Tory Party. Witness considered him 
as a good Loyalist. Knew his House & Lot; should have thought 
about a dozen acres. It had been his Fathers & Brothers, & 
Claimant purchased it. Vals. it at 300 lawful, 6sh. Dollar. 

Claimt. says he owed about 27 York on the Estate, which 
he expects was claimed from the Estate. 

A NEW CLAIM. 

697. Case of RACHEL WETMORE, Widow of Benjamin Ogden, Februarys, 
formerly of New York, Now Wife of Timothy Wetmore. Admitted 
for her Children Under Age. 

Claimt. appears & says her first Husband was Benj. Ogden. 

He lived at New York. He was apprehended as a friend of 
Govert. in 1775. In 1776 he was Confidentially employed by ( 49) . 
Govr. Tryon. He staid on Board the Asia, then on board the 
Dutchess of Gordon. Went with the Troops to Long Island. 
Raised men for a Captns. Company in Govr. Brown's Regt., but 
he failed to get the Commission as Capt., but had that of Lieut. 
Continued as L^'eut. till he lost his Life in action at Hanging Rock, 
S. Carolina, in 1780. 



He left Claimt., his Widow and 4 Children. Rachel married 
to George Wetmore at Antigonish, 25 or 26 years of age. Benja- 
min Ogden at Antigonish. He served during the war. Has half 
Pay as Ensign, new 21. Albert, at Antigonish, 17 years of age, 
Andrew here. Her Husband left only personal Estate. 

Claimant herself came to this Province in July '83. Con- 
tinued here during the Winter. 

Lost furniture, Tools &c., when her Husband went on Board (50). 
the Asia. Taken on acct. of his going to Govr. Tryon. Furniture 
amount of 40. Tools for turning, Tools for joiners & Carpenters' 
Work, 3 Sets Compleat Det. Books, 50 Boards & Stuff, Sashes & 
Pediments. 

Produces Attestation to shew her Husband raised 45 men. 
Produces Wart, to enlist men in Gen. Brown's Brigade. Produces 
Certificate from Major Garden that Lieut. Benj. Ogden was killed 
in action Aug., 1780. 



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No. 49 



AZOR BETTS, Wits : 

Knew the late Benj. Ogden. He was a very active Loyalist. 
He was the first man lie thinks apprehended & confined on acct. 
of his Loyalty at New York. He served & lost his Life in Action. 
Left 4 Children, when he went on Board the Asia. He had an 
house well furnished. He had at sundry times things seized after 



(51). 



February 3 . 



Februarys. 



(52). 



he had went on board the Asia. He had a large Quantity of Join- 
ers & Carpenters Tools; enough to supply from 12 to 20 workmen 
Chiefly. 

BENJ. CLOSE, Wits : 

Knew Benj. Ogden. He was an active, zealous Loyalist. 
Knew him on Board the Dutchess of Gordon. He was confiden- 
tially employed by Govr. Tryon. His house at New York was well 
furnished. He had been a House Carpenter & employed a good 
many apprentices. Saw many Tools when Mrs. Wetmore came 
to Staten Island. She sd. she had been obliged to quit the house 
& had been stript of many things. 

Andrew Ogden appeared & expressed his Desire chat the money 
allowed him shd. be paid to his mother, & said it would be very 
Convenient that the money allowed for his Bror. Albert- shd. also 
be pd. to her. 

A NEW CLAIM. 
698. Case of PETER VANDERBURG, late of New York. 

Claimt. appears. Says he came in the first Fleet; went up 
the River. Staid there all the Winter. Never heard till Capt. 
Vand, his Brother, went to England. 

He lived at PughKepsie. Joined the Brit, when Fort Mont- 
gomery was taken. Never served. Lived within ye Lines. Now 



settled in Conway Township. 

Lost 3 Cows, 2 horses, 9 Sheep, 7 Hogs, furniture. Left them 
at Pugh Kepsie, when he went within the Lines. They were seized 
& sold at Vendue. 

NEW CLAIM. 
699. Case of WM. LAWRENCE, late of New York. 

Claimt. appears. Says he came to this Prov. in Aug. '83. 
Went up the River to Gage town. Had no opportunity of sending 
but by Capt. V. Sent by him. Sure he never heard of it, till 
they heard of Capt. V. 

Lived in Dutchess Co. Joined the Brit, at New York in 1777. 
Was obliged to quit home, because he would not serve with the 
Rebels. Did Duty as a Guard at the out Post for about a month 
or 6 weeks. Continued on Long Island. Now settled in Gage 
Town. 

Had a Tenant Farm under Col. Morris, consisting of about 70 
acres. Bought the Improvements of 66 acres of one Eben Hoyt, 



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about 6 years before ye Troubles. Gave him 80 York mon. Was 
to pay 50 Shills. Kent. Says the Landlord used to have 1-6 part 
on the sale. On the first sale. The Landlord had 1-3 afterwards 



1-6. Improvemts. takes in Land & Buildings. Vals. them at 
160. He had much Improved the Place. 

Lost 5 horses, 2 pr. Oxen, 3 Cows, 1 pr. 2-yr. old Steers, 2 
Heifers, 3 yearlings, 12 Sheep, 6 Hogs, farming utensils, Corn 
in ye ground. Left all these Things on his Farm. They were 
all taken away. They were inventoried & taken away. 

\ 

THOMAS CARL, Wits : 

Knew Claimant; always looked upon him as a staunch friend 
to Government. He went within ye Brit. Lines, because he would (53). 
not stay amongst the Rebels. Knew his Farm. It was a choice 
farm. Yals. ye Improvements at 150. Remembers 3 horses, 
some Cattle, Oxen & young Creatures, Sheep. 

NEW CLAIM. 
700. Case of CAPT. JOHN COCHRANE, late of New Hampshire. Februarys. 

Sarah, Wife of Claimant, appears & being sworn saith : 
Her husband came to this Province in July '83. They went 
to Mahogany. Her Husband had a paralytic stroke before he left 



New York. When he arrived here he was not capable of doing 
any Business. About six or seven weeks after his arrival he was 
taken very ill again. He Continued very ill the whole Winter; 
had no more strength or understanding than a Child. He is now 
better. If present, he could hardly be understood. His memory 
is gone. Thinks the journey to this might be attended with great 
Danger. 

This acct. is Confirmed by Mr. Paddock, an Apothecary of this 
Town. On these circumstances the Claim is admitted & Capt. 
Cochrane's attendance for the present dispensed with. 

Her Husb. is a native of America. Lived at Fort William 
& Mary in New Hampshire. Commanding officer at the Fort. 
Appointed by Govr. Wentworth. He was appointed in 1771. (54). 
Continued in this Command till the Fort was dismantled by the 
Govr. order & left in Aug., 1775. He went with Govr. Wentworth 
on Board the Ship Canso to Bosfon. He was occasionally employed 
in the Navy. Went on a Voyage as Pilot on Board the Lively. 
He Continued with the Army ; always ready to give them his assist- 
ance by Land or Sea. 

He was employed by Genl. Prescot on Rhode Island to attack 
an Enemies out Post, which he performed & took ye Picket. He 
was on a Cruise with Mr. Leonard. 



Went with Dispatches from Rhode Island to New York, and 

was employed on various occasions. Now settled at Mahogany. 

His Pay at 10s. per Day as Comr. of Fort William & Mary 



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was Continued till Octr., '84, & has since that time been stopt. 
Produces Certificate from Govr. Wentworth to Claimt. 's Loyalty 
& active services, to his having acted as Capt. of Yolunteers with 
Commission from Sr. W. How, and in general agrees with the 
acct. above given & speaks of his merits in the strongest terms & 
of his personal activity. 

Witness says her Husb. was possessed of a farm in London- 
derry in New Hampshire. Produces Deed from Saml. Hogg to 
Claimt. of 30 acres in Londondery in Considn. of 1,000 lawful 
Moy., dated 1752. 

No. 2. Produces Deed from Hannah Lasley to Claimt. of a 
piece of Land in Londondery at 1.10 lawful per acre, 1772. It 
measured above 80 acres. Produces Deed from Robt. Rogers to 
Claimt. of 12 acres in Londondy. in Considn. 15 lawf., dated 
1774. 

No. 4. Produces Deed from Wm. Rogers to Claimt. of 34 
acres & 26 acres in Considn. 300, 1772. 

Produces Valuation of the above farms by Saml. Allison & 
John Morrison who Value 



No. 1 254 

2 369 

3 18 

4 186 

The name of Claimant appears 4th in the Bill of attainder, 
1778. 

It appears in Govr. Wentworth's Letter that Claimt. had 
Rights in Tamworth & Whitfield. Witness says these Rights are 
on the Borders. Does not know where in Vermont. 

Lost Household furniture, Provs. & utensils to amt. of 150 
lawful. When her Husb. went to Boston with Govr. Wentwortn, 
(56). about 2 months after he went, she was ordered to quit the Pre- 
mises, which she did & was moving her goods, on which a Mob 
rose & took every thing she had, calling them ye goods of a Tory. 
She got part back, but lost to amount of 150 lawful. Gives an 
Inventory of some of the Furniture etc., which was lost. This 
acct. is confirmed by Deposition of Eben Louring & John Potter 
who were employed to convey ye goods. 

Februarys. 701. Case of CAPTN. PETER CAMPBELL, late of New Jersey. 

Claimt. appears & being sworn saith : 

He was settled at Trentown when the Troubles broke out. 
Joined the Brit, when they first came to the Jersey in Decer., 1776. 



Had a Wart, to raise a Company in Genl. Skinner's Brigade. Had 
raised part of his men. After the affair at Trentown while en- 
deavoring to join the King's Army, was taken Prisoner & sent 
to Philadelphia. Was kept close confined 11 months in different 
Gaols. Made his escape from Carlisle & joined the Brit, at Wil- 
mington in 1777. 

He was not paid for his expenses or for his sufferings during 
confinement, not having compleated his Company he had no Pay. 



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Went as a Volunteer with Col. Ferguson to Egg Harbr. His Con- 
duct was represented so favourably by Col. Ferguson on that oc- 
casion, that Claimt. was allowed to purchase a Company which he 
accordingly did, in Skinner's Brigade & went with Col. Allen wun 
the first Troops under Col. Campbell to Georgia. 

Was at the taking of Savannah, at the Defence of 96. Was 
severely wounded at Enone in South Carolina. Was shot thro, 
the shoulder. Went from Charles Town to New York on the 
Evacuai?ion. Now settled in York Co. Has half Pay. 

Was in Possession of a House & Lot in Chesnut St., Phila- 
delphia. Had it by his Father's Will. Produces authenticated 
Copy of his Father's Will, whereby His Father, Thomas Campbell 



of Philadelphia, devises to Claimant & his Heirs his House & Lot 
in Chesnut Street, Philadelphia, and also 3 acres of Meadow. 
Will dated 1762. 

Testator died soon after. Claimant was then a minor. His 
Guardians took Possession for him. Claimant was just of age 
when the Troubles broke out. He had not settled with his Guard- 
ians. 

Produces Valuation of the Estate by Chas. Jervis & Thos. 
Conly, who state that the Estate had been sold as forfeited on 
attainder of Claimt. They value ye house & Lot at 5,500 Pens. 
Cur. The Lot of Mead, at 150. 

Claimt. saw an advertizement for the sale of this Estate in (58) 
a Philadelphia Paper. His Guardians used to let from 100 to 120 
per ann. Pen. Cur. Claimt. was there 2 years ago. One Captn. 
Colwell was in Possession. He had purchased it of the Cmrs. 
His name appears in a Philadelphia News paper, '82, amongst 
those whose estates were forfeited. 

He had 2 Negroes, when he joined the Brit. One of his 
Negroes went with his Wife to Philadelphia; was afterwards leized 
& sold. This was a very valuable Negroe. Claimt. gave 100 
for it. The other was left in the Jerseys & he does not know what 
became of him. 

BENJAMIN DAVIES, Wits., affirms : 

Knew the house & Lot m Philadelphia. Claimt. 's Father's 



Estate, & left to Claimant. It was a very good House with stables 
& Coach house. It was a double Lot. The ground thereabouts 
used to let at 30s. per foot Ground Rent. Has not known a house 
so good as that let under 200 per ann. Speaks of 2 or 3 yrs. 
before the War. Thinks the Builds, would have cost 2,000 Pen. 
Cury. Vals. it at 4,000 at the lowest rate. Has understood it 
has been sold under Confiscation. Meadows in the situation where 
Claimt. was used to sell for 50 pr. acre. 

COL. ISAAC ALLEN : 

Claimt. took a decided part very early. Had a Wart, to raise 
a Company in SMnner's Brigade. He was taken Prisoner before (5 9). 
he had compleated it, & kept a long while in Confinement. 

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ant distinguished himself in an expedition under Col. Ferguson, 
who spoke in high Terms of his Conduct. He went with Witness 
to the Southward. He was a very gallant officer & particularly 
distinguished himself at 96. Wits, heard Col. Moncrief speak 
highly of him. He was severely wounded before the affair at 96. 

Knew the house & Lot at Philadelphia. It was his Fathers. 
Remembers hearing it was let at 120 per ann. Cannot set a 
value upon it. 

Remembers a valuable Negroe that Claimt. gave 1,00 for. 



Knows the person who purchased his House. Understood he 
purchased it of the Comrs. 

Claimt. admits there is an Incumbrance of 500 Pens. Cury. 
on the house & Lot, which was paid off on the sale. 

Nov. 27. Produces Certificates of Sale of the House in Phila- 
delphia and of the Piece of Meadow. Produces Copy of the Mort- 
gage upon the Estate, by which it appears it was only for 200 
lawf. in 1776. 

uarys. ^02. Case of JOHN BEDEL & BENJAMIN MICHEAN, late of 

New York. 

JOHN BEDEL, one of the Claimts. appears & being sworn saith : 

He & Benjamin Michean were Partners in Trade on Staten 
Island. Benjamin Michean has continued on Staten Island & is 
there now. Claimant John Bedel continued there till May, '84, 
(60.) then came to this Place. Is now settled up the River. 

Clainiant was apprentice at New York when Troubles began. 
Mr. Michean was settled on Staten Island. Claimant set up a 
Trade for himself on Staten Island at the Fresh Kills. Two or 
3 yrs. after the Troubles, entered into a Partnership with Benja- 



min Michean & carried on Trade at a Place near Richmond. 
Claimt. says he removed there because Mr. Michean's store at 
Fresh Kills nad been plundered. Removed near Richmond as 
being a safe Place. Carried on a Trade with the Garrison & In- 
habits. It was a valuable Trade. 

Their store was plundered at this Place near Richmond by 
parties of the American Army, in the years '79 & '80. Claimant 
& his Partner had declared themselves in favour of Brit. Govert. 
Admits that these Parties used to plunder indiscriminately. 
Claimant was taken Prisoner by a Party who plundered his store, 
each time. Was kept near a month, but had his Parole very soon, 
and was on Parole when he was taken Prisoner a second time. 

The Goods which were plundered he vals. at 1,200 New Y. 
Cury. Lost cash to amt. of 74. Did not make out this acct. from 
their Books but only from their Judgement of Things lost. Says 
they looked upon themselves as safe, by being so near the Brit. 
Post at Richmond. Says that he had been active in the Militia. 

Produces Copy of a Letter which Witness sent to Genl. Skin- 
ner May, 1781, in which he mentions that Claimt. J s Shop had 

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been plundered to amount of 180. This was wrote with a view of 
having a party to pursue the Plunderers that they might retake 
me Inings if possible. 

XT, e - d S not recollect whether a party was sent, but is satisfied 
the Things were not returned. The party who came to the Store 
must nave past another which belonged to a person of a doubtful 
Character. 

Col. Bellop speaks very favourably of Claimt.'s Character & 
Loyalty. Says their Trade on Staten Island did not prove advan- (62) 
tageous. Thinks they have not pd. their creditors, & been out 
with the Brit. Troops which had made him obnoxious to ye Rebels. 
& particularly pointed them out for being plundered. 

Produces Certificate to the Loyalty of himself & Partner. 
Signed by several Persons who also Certify their Belief as to the 
Losses of Claimt. 

COL. BELLOP, Wits: 

Eemembers Claimt. Bedel on Staten Island. He had been 
an apprentice at New York. He was certainly a Loyalist. He 
was very active. He went frequently out with the Militia. Re- 
members his carrying on a Trade in partnership with Michean; 
the principal business was with the Garrison. Remembers he 
moved from Fresh Kill to a Place near Richmond. It was thought 



a safe Place. Heard of his store being plundered. Witness was 
at Richmond & went on the alarm to ye Place. It appeared to have 
been plundered. They plundered the Loyalists particularly, not 
the stores belonging to their friends. Heard of his being plunder- 
ed another time. 

NEW CLAIM. 

703. Case of NEHEMIAH CLAEK, late of Connect. February 6. 

Claimt. apprs. & being sworn saith : 

He came here in Septr., '83. He delivered his Claim to Mr. ( 63 )- 
Hardy in Deer. 

He lived at Hertford, Connect. Had declared his sentiments 
in Favr. of Brit. Govert., which made him obnoxious at that Place 
so far, that he was obliged to remove to Reading where there were 
many Loyalists. This was soon after the Tea was destroyed at 
Boston, in 1774. 

Claimant went in Feby., '75, to Hertford to settle some affairs. 
He was insulted & treated by a mob with great cruelty so that his 
Life was in Danger. He was attended by a Physician, who thought 
him in great Danger. He made his escape at last with Difficulty. 

After his return to Reading he was taken again by a mob & 



obliged to sign a Bond of 1,000 that he would not join the Brit. 
He was then obliged to secrete himself & got to the Brit, at Long 
Island in Dec., 1776, joined the Army, served as Lieut, under his 
Bror. in Col. Brown's Regiment, afterwards as Surgeons mate to 
Col. Hartehey's Regt. Afterwards appointed Surgeon to the 
Chasseurs under Col. Emerick. Served till that Corps was 



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draughted, then was appointed Surgeon in Quarter Master Genls. 
Department. Continued in that Department till he came hither. 
Is now settled in York Co. Has no Half Pay. 

Was possessed of a house in Hertford. Produces Lease from 
Aaron Bull, reciting a former Lease from the South Society to 
Aaron Bull, for 999 years, to Claimant of half the Premises so 
demised for 900 years reserving 42 shils. Re^it 1771. It appears 
by Indorsement that this Lease is entered on the Records of the 
Town of Hertford. 

Claimant afterwards built a house, a Barn & out buildings 
on the Premises. He laid out 560 York Cury. Produces Valu- 
ation on Oath, by 2 appraisers at 350 lawful New Engl. Claim- 
ant let it the year he came for 12. Once to Dr. Gibson for 15. 
He produces a Letter from Wm. Heron, New York, who states that 



he had procured an appraisement of his house. Authenticated 
under seal of the States, which has miscarried. 

Claimt. says the South Society took Possession of it & sold 
it to Dr. Gibson. 

Lost furniture at Reading to amount of 125. Almost all 
this was taken by a Rebel General. They allowed his Wife scarce 
anything. Left a Chaise. His Business brought him in 400 
lawful, one year with another. He includes bad Debts. 

REVD. JOHN BRADSLEY, Wits : 

Knew Claimant at Hertford. He was from the first a de- 
clared friend of Brit. Govert. He suffered greatly. Was adver- 
tized as an enemy to his Country. Went with the Witness within 
the Lines. Served first with his Bror. in Col. Brown's Regt., 
afterwards as Surgeon in Col. Emerick's Regt., then in the Quarter 
Master General Department. Remembers his house at Hertford, 
the Town. All the builds, were new. Should think the whole 
worth 500 York Cury. Has been at his house at Reading. It 
seemed decently furnished. Speaks of him as a man of Honour 
& Integrity. 

DR. HUGGERFORD : 



Remembers Dr. Clarke serving in several Regts. during the 
war. Speaks highly to his character & Loyalty, and to the suffer- 
ings of Claimt. & his family. 

JOSEPH CLARKE, Wits : 

Claimt. joined the Brit, early. He had suffered greatly at 
(66). Hertford from Insults, from the Mob. He served in several Regts. 
Knew his house at Hertford. Could not have been built under 
400. His business was very extensive between 3 & 400. His 
house at Reading was well furnished. Understood the Rebels had 
taken it, Nov. 26. Prods. 2 Affidts. that the South Society in 
Hertford granted a Lease for 999 years of a piece of Land in Hert- 
ford to Claimt. & that he built a house &c. upon it. That the 
Society re-entered for non payment of back rents & afterwards 
leased the same to Dr. Gibson with appraismt. at 260 lawful. 



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NEW CLAIM. 
704. Case of NICHOLAS BICKLE, late of New Jersey. February e. 

Claimt. says. He came to this Prov. in May. Went up the 
Kennebikasis. Staid there all ye winter. Never heard of the act 
during the winter. Some of his neighbours told him last winter. 

Lived in Humberton Co., Jersey. Was taken up & carried 



before the Committee. Eefused to take oath to the States. Was 
fined 30. Was several times imprisoned, broke Gaol & got to 
Philadelphia where he joined the Brit. Was in Wagon Depart- 
ment, then worked as Blacksmith. Afterwards went to New York 
with the Army. Worked there as a Carpenter 2 years in the En- 
gineer Department. Came from New York 1783. Now settled on 
Kennebikasis . (6?) . 

Lost Household furniture, 130 Pens. Cur., 3 horses, Wagon, 
1 yoke oxen, 1 yoke Steers, 3 Cows, several Hogs, several Sheep, 
Tools, Farming utencils, Grain cut, Flax cut, Potatoes, oats in ye 
ground. 

Produces Aaron Dunham's Certificate of sale to amt. of 109. 
Says he lived on a hired farm. Left all these articles on the 
Farm. They were taken & sold. 

ANDREW DICKENS, Wits : 

Was a Neighbour to Claimt. Claimt. was always Loyal. 
He had been imprisoned & suffered a great Deal. Broke Gaol to 
join the Brit. Knew he had a stock; 3 horses, 3 Cows, a yoke of 
oxen, some Sheep, 6 Hogs, middling furniture, Blacksmiths' Tools, 
Farming utensils. They were taken & sold. 



NEW CLAIM. 



705. Case of ANDREW PICKENS, late of New Jersey. February 6. 

Claimt. says. He came to this Prov. in June, '83. Went 
up the River. Staid there all the winter. Did not hear of the 
act till last month. 

Lived in Huntindon Co. From the first declared in Favor 
of Brit. Govert. Was taken up before several Committees, was 
imprisoned, broke Gaol & joined the Brit, at Brunswick in 1777. 
About 40 men had raised to join the Brit. Was joined by 2 or 
3 parties. On coming into Brunswick Claimt. was shot thro, the ( 68 >- 
thigh. His party was dispersed. He was taken Prisoner. Was , .,, 
afterwards sent to the Hospital. Got to the Brit. Lines at New 
York in Oct., 1777. Continued within the Lines. Served occa- 
sionally. Went out with parties. Worked sometimes in the En- 
gineers' Department. Now settled on the Kennebekasis. 

He was possessed of 250 acres in S. Carolina, but waives the 
Claim not having Proof. 



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Lost 4 Wagon horses, Wagon, 2 young horses, 6 head of 
Cattle, 28 Sheep, 19 Hogs, farm utensils, Household furniture, 
grain in stock, ,30, Oats do, 10, Indian Corn & Buckwheat. Ihese 
things were taken & sold. 



Produces Inventory with Apraisment. 

Produces Certificate from Aaron Dunham of Sale to Amt., 
218. 

NICHOLAS BICKLE, Wits. : 

Was a neighbour to Claimt. He was always Loyal. He was 
Imprisoned; wounded. Before this he helped to raise men. 2 
persons were hanged for it. Claimt. would have shard, the same 
fate had he not made his escape. 

Knew that he had a good stock of Cattle. Large stock of 
sheep & hogs. Furniture very good. He had grain in the Stock. 
He had a larger stock than Wits. 

NEW CLAIM. 

(69). 
February . 706. ZEPHANNAH BfiARDSLEE, late of Connect. 

Claimt. says he came in the June Fleet. Went to Majorfield; 
staid there all Winter. Sent his Claim by Captn. Vand. Never 
heard before. 

Lived at Stratford, Connect. Was from the first a Loyalist. 
Joined Col. Ludlow at first. Suffered a great deal from cruel ill 
treatment which he experienced several times. Has not yet re- 
covered. Servd. under Col. Ludlow several years from soon after 
the fight at Danbury till end of the War. Now settled at Westf- 
field. 



Had a small house & shop at Stratford; built it himself. 
Paid a trifle to the Landlord; it was his own, & he could have 
(70). sold it it having been built with leave of Col. Joseph Wooster, 
his Landlord. Vals. it at 30. 

Was a Weaver. He had a Loom & furniture. Everything 
was seized after he went off & joined the Brit. He followed also 
fashing; had a Boat; had a share in two Seines, 1-4 in one, 1-6 in 
another. 

His wife was robb'd, his house & shop pulled down & every 
thing destroyed, when he went to ye Brit, on that acct. 

COL. LUDLOW, Wits. : 

Speak's very favourably of Claimt. & confirms the acct. of 
his having served under him most of the War. 



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839 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF 



LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 



ST. JOHNS, 1887. 



VOL. XY. 



BEFORE COMMISSIONER PEMBERTON. 



Claimants. 



Ms. 

Page. 

Allward, Asher 34 

Anderson, George 22 

Berten, Peter 51, 62 and 75 

Betts, Dr. Azor 57, 61 and 75 

Bull, Jacob 73 



Caldwell, William 
Cochran, Captain 



1 
23 



Golden, David 35 

Cory, Mrs. Sarah 79 

Crannel, Bartholomew 7 

Dickson, Joseph 18 

Eagles, John 31 

Hamilton, John 5 

Harding, William 75 



Ms. 

Page. 

Harkey, David 68 

Ives, Capt. David 59 

McEwan, Patrick 4 

Montgomery, Alexander 47 

Montgomery, Alexander, Jr. 49 and 56 

Redout, Maria (Mrs. Tredwell) 24 

Richards, Charles 6 

Sealey, Benjamin 78 

Smith, Daniel 63 

Stow, Edward 27 

Summers, Philip 72 

Vincent, Charles 70 

Whepley, Oliver 20 



840 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



THE EVIDENCE. 

NEW CLAIM. 
February?. 707. Case of WM. CALDWELL, late of Pensily. 

Claimt. says he came to this Prov. 14th Sep. '83. Knew of 
the Act before he left New York, 7 or 8 days; staid over 2 
nights. Went up the River to Major . Had no opportun- 
ity till by Capt. Vand. Sent his Claim by him. 

Is a native of England. Was settled in Union Township, 
Pensilva., before the troubles. 

(i) e In the year 1775 had declared his sentiments in favour of the 

British Govrnt. at several Town Meetings in Union Township. In 
consequence of which he was summoned to attend a Committee at 
Reading, 14 June, 1775. Was tried on 15th & sentenced to be 
tarred & feathered, which sentence was put in execution. 200 
men in arms attended in order to see the sentence put in execu- 
tion. 

On the 15th two Militia officers came to his house & demand- 
ed his goods & carried them away. Claimt. was dismist & ordered 
to leave ye Country. 

Went to Phila., purchased a house for his family & went to 
Virginia. Joined the Brit, at Brunswick, Feby., '77. 



Served as a guide principally to Col. Mathews & to several 
other Detachments and continued to serve during the War. 

Now settled in Queen's Co. 

Produces Book containing Copy of the Order for his attend- 
ance before a Committee of Bucks Co., Pensa., 14 June, 1775. 

Produces minutes of his Trial. 

While with the Army at Philadelphia, was employed by Jas. 
Galloway to go to Willm. Moor, Esq., for Intelligence. He pro- 
cured the Intelligence & was taken on his return to Philadelphia 
& his horse & money taken from him & Maryland Bills to amount 
of 114. 

He was tried f r his life & sentenced to be hang'd. Made his 
escape by bribing a Sentinel & got to Philadelphia. 

Lost the following articles : Shop of Goods to the Val. of 
-800 that Cury. ; Waggon & 2 horses. 

After his Trial in June, 1775, 2 Militia officers came & de- 
manded his effects. Went into his shop; took Claimt. 's Waggon 
& horses & carried the things away. Says his Books containing 
the acct. of his shop Goods were lost on removal of his Family. 

Lost when taken going with Intelligence from Wm. Moor, 
Esq., to Phila. 



A horse, Cash, 56, Bills, 114. On his coming to Phia. he call- 
ed at John Robt. Williams' house to bring away some money 
which he had lodged there, which, was ye reason for his having 
so much. 



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Produces certificate from J. Galloway that Claimt. was a 
friend to Govt. & had been employed in its service. 

Produces Certificate from Major Marlland that Claimt. had 
been a guide to 2nd Batal. L. Infy. & on several occasions very 
serviceable. 

Produces Certificates from Col. Bev. Robinson that Claimt. (3) 
had been employed as a guide & behaved well, also that he had a 
Commission to man one Whale Boat. 

Produces Letter of Govr. Franklin speaking of Claimt. as a 
brave Loyal subject. 

Bought a house in - - Street, New York, in the year 
1782. It appears by his Books that he pd. 75 York Cur. ior it. 

One Vanrypee, now at St. Anns, is a Witness to Claimt. 's 
Loss. 

James Callaghan, of Merimichee, is also a Witness. TEey 
were two of the Rebel Militia who took his shop goods in 1775. 



708. Claim of PATRICK McEwEN, late of S. Carolina. February?. 

Claimt. says he is a native of America. 

Lived in the Jerseys when Troubles began. Was called upon 
to serve in the Rebel Militia which he refused & went to North 
Carolina. There had been several Battles in the Jerseys before 
he went. 

He purchased 100 acres of Land in North Car. Staid there 
about 2 yrs. After Charlestown was taken joined the Brit. Servd. 
with Captn. Sutherland of the 71 . Went to Camden in '96. Was 
under Gen. Cunningham in the S. Carolina Militia. At the time 
of the engagement of '96 was taken Prisr. Came from Charles- 
town to Nova Scotia. Now settled on J3elle Isle Bay. 

Had 100 acres on the Waters of 2 Creek, purchased of one 
Knox, since ye Troubles. Gave him as good as 50 that mou. 
Gave a Mare & was to pay some cash. 

Lost Leather & Shoemakers Tools & Clothing; left them when 
he went to join the Brit. Left them with one George Marshal, 
who was a Loyalist. There were 30 sides of Leather. Lost a 
horse, &c., while he was in Service. 



DAVID BLACKENEY, Wits. : 

Remembers Claimt. 's serving in S. Carolina Militia. Under- 
stood he came from N. Carolina; he was a shoemaker & saddler. 
Remembers his being taken Prisoner, when he lost a horse & sad- 
dle, &c. Understood he had some Land in North Carolina. 

709. Claim of JOHN HAMILTON, late of S. Carolina. 

Claimt. says. He is an Irishman. Was settled in Coty 
Dam Creek. Served the Brit, from the first. Served under Col. 
Hamilton in 96 Militia during the War. Has been in 2 or 3 
Skirmishes. Joined at 96*. Was at the first engagement there. 

Had 100 acres on - - Town Waters. Had lived there 15 
years. Had 15 acres Cleared. Had a good stock of Cattle. Speaks 



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No. 



with certy. of 8, 2 Mares & one Horse, 12 Sheep, furniture & uten- 
sils. Left these things on his Farm. His wife & family were 
sent away & the things taken. Now settled on Patago Jack Riv- 
er, Cumberland. 

Col. .Hamilton delivers a Memorial for Claimt. in which he 
speaks of his Knowledge of Claimt. 's Loyalty & Services & his 



(6). 



(7). 



Having a Plantation & stock. 

DAVID BLAKENEY, Wits. : 

Remembers Claimt. serving in the Militia of 96. Has been 
at his house. He had a pretty Plantation on Cuffy Town Waters; 
a smart Clearance. He had a pretty stock, has some Cattle & 
Sheep. 

NEW CLAIM. 
710. Case of CHARLES RICHARDS, late of Jersey. 

Claimt. says he came in MLay, '83; went up the River soon; 
staid there all the Winter. Never knew of the Act till last Win- 
ter with certainty. 

He lived in Elizth. Town. Joined the Brit, at New York in 
1778. He could not stay he was so harrassed. Was imprisoned. 
Fined; was tried for his life, so that he was forced ^o get away. 
He was tried because he was a Tory. 

When he removed from Elizth. Town lie endeavoured to ire- 
cover his effects, but the Rebels got information & took them. 

2 Yoke o'f Oxen, 7 Cows, 2 horses, 6 Colts, furniture, 2 
Waggons. 



Lost some sheep before this and a yoke of oxen & 1 Cow tak- 
en at Newark after Lord Cornwallis had been there. Whether 
taken by Lord Cornwallis' Army or ye Rebels does not know. 
Now lives in Long Beach. 

711. Claim of BARTHOLOMEW CRANNEL, late of New York. 

Claimt. upon being Sworn Saith : 

He is a native of America. Lived in Dutchess Co. when the 
Troubles began. At the first appearance of the Disputes he ex- 
erted all his influence, which was considerable, to keep people 
from taKIng any part against the then Established Govrnt. 

He thought so early as 1774 -that the Whig Party had Inde- 
pendence in Contemplation. Is not quite certain as to dates, but 
says that when There was a Plan for establishing Committees of 
Correspondence in Dutchess Co. he opposed it with all his in- 
terest & he thinks ne so far prevailed as to prevent it. Continued 
uniformly to pursue his conduct. 

In 1775 recvd. an anonymous Letter threatening his Life. 

In 1776 the Congress determined to build 2 Frigates at 



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Poughkeepsie and a great number of ship builders came from 
New York who were all violent in support of the Rebellion. 

;About June T7T6 there came an order from Congress to sev- 
eral Counties to summon meetings to consider about declaring In- 
dependence & taking sence of the people upon it. The Commit- 
tees in Duchess Co. meeting for this purpose. Claimt. & Mr. Snei- 
diker were then mentioned as persons who would be likely to pre- 
vent such a measure in Dutchess Co. Claimt. being informed of 
the opinion entertained of by the Committees & the violent 
speeches against them. Thought it prudent to withdraw & went (8). 
to Orange County intending to have returned home in about 3 
weeks. He was taken at Goshen by a body of horse & car- 
ried before the Committee of Orange Co. He was detained 2 or 
3 days. Was then taken before a joint Committee of 2 Counties. 
There was an order to carry him from Committee to Committee 
and so to have conveyed him home. The last Committee in 
Orange Co. thought the order irregularly & discharged him. 

Gives an acct. of his being persecuted in various ways. Was 
forced to leave his House and abscond; found it impossible to 



stay. In Deer., 1776 arrived in Long Island. Continued within 
the Lines. Came here with a Company of Refugees. 

Produces threatening Letter in May, 1775, calling him Trai- 
tor & threatening vengeance. 

Produces an order of a Committee for 2 Precints that he 
should be conveyed under a Guard from Committee to Committee 
till delivered to a Committee at Pughkepsie. 

iHad an appointment of a Dollar per Day & 5 Rations from 
Dr. Henry Clinton on an application to Sir Guy Carleton. He (9). 
allowed him .50 pr. Quarter York Cury. This ceased on leaving 
New York. 

Has now the Appt. of Clerk of the City of St. John which is 
of very little profit. 

Claimt. was possessed of considerable property in the town of 
Pughkepsie. Part of it had belonged to Peter Yanclerk, Father 
to Claimt. 's wife, and Claimt. had become entitled to it partly 
in right of his wife & partly by purchase from the Yanclerk fam- 
ily. It consisted of : 

No. 1. 3 acres & 22-10 near the Dutch Church. Yals. this 
at 174.7.6 

No. 2. 2 actres on the South side the Road including Dwell- 
ing House, &c., 337.10. 



No. 3. 4 acres with Mills & Mill Pond; Mill Pond covered 
3 acres, 1125.0.0. 

No. 4. 85 acres & J. Yals., 1442.16. 

This Estate had belonged to Peter YanCleek. Claimt. mar- 
ried Sarah, Daughter of Peter YanCleek. He had 6 Children. 
Claimt. 's wife was entitled to 1-6 Part of her Father's real Es- 
tate, under his Will. Claimt. produces a Lease from himself and 
Sarah his wife to Lancaster Green of a 6th part of the real estate 
of Peter YanClerk, his wife's Father, decesd., dated 1746. This (io). 



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Lease was for the purpose of Conveying the Wife's Estate to the 
Claimt. in Fee and accordingly there was a Release the next day 
made to Lancaster Green and the case was examined before a 
Judge, which was sufficient to Convey away her interest where- 
upon the Estate was Conveyed to Lancaster Green in fee, but it 
was declared to be in Trust for Claimt. & his Heirs. The Re- 
lease is Lost. 

Claimt. Produces Deed of Partition between himself, Laur- 
ence, Leonard, & Peter YanCleek whereby the Estate of Peter 
YanCleek is divided into different Lots & distributed amongst the 
parties, dated in 1756. 

He Produces Deeds from Peter YanCleek & Leonard Yan 



Cleek, Conveying particular parts of their Father's Estate to 
Claimt. in part in 1756 in Considn. 60, the 2nd in 1762 in Con- 
sidn. 700 including the Mills. 

Produces an agreement on part of Sarah Yan Cleek to sell 
her share in Considn. of 180 & 10 annually for 6 years in 
1756, with receipt of the purchase money. He did not obtain the 
till since the Peace, but produces it now from her & her Husband 
bearing Date from the time of agreement. He has parted with 
(ii). some of the Lands. He Produces a survey of the Estate with 
acct. of the quantity of the different Lots. 

On examining the Deeds & Survey, the Quantity appears cor- 
respondent to the above acct., 1-4 of which the Claimt. has from 
his wife, the rest by Purchase from the Yan Cleek Family. 
The release The Mills were erected in their present state in 1759 by 

has been lost of Claimt. & Leonard Yan Cleek. Claimt. afterwards bought Leon- 
makes an ard's share for 700. 

affidavit. 

Go on with No. 5. 

No. 5. Produces Deed from John Brady to Claimt. of 17 
acres in Pughkepsie in Consid. 58 York Cury. 1767. 
Yals. it at 5 pr. acre. 



No. 6. 35 acres in Pughkepsie. Produces Deed from John 
Yan Denbogist to Claimt. of 33 acres in Considn. 80, 1767. 

Says it measured 35 acres. 

Yals. it at 5 pr. acre. 

No. 7. 30 acres adjoining former. Produces Deed from 
Jacob Counter to Claimt. of 30 acres in Considn. of 100. 1771. 

Yals. at 5 per acre. 

No. 8. 45 acres Pughkepsie. Produces Deed from Barnet 
Lewis to Claimt. of 45 acres in Considn. of 250. 1772. 

Claimt. says he has had this Deed since the Peace. But the 
Bargain was made in 1770; in 1772 he got Possession. Was in 
Possession till he left the Country. 

Yals. this at 5 pr. acre. 

No. 9. 5 acres in Pughkepsie. Produces Deed from Thomas 
Boyle, Claimt. & Murray Lister of 10 acres in Considn. 48. 
Claimt. claims half. Yals. it at 5. 1765. 

No. 10. 38 acres in 9 Partners. Produces Deed from Cor. 



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Osborne to Claimt. of 38 acres & f in great 9 Partners in Con- 
sidn. 107. 1769. 

Vals. this at 7.10 pr. acre. 

Used to let No. 8 at 25 pr. ann. Thi's was in his own Pos- 



session or of his immediate Tenant. 

Produces Copy of Judgment of forfeiture of real & personal 
Estate. 

Claimt. has been informed of the Sale of his back Lands, viz. 
those purchased by himself that had not belonged to the Van 
Cleeks. 

Pughkepsie was the Seat of Government during the War, and 
No. 2 was made use of as the Government House. The Govrnt. 
took Possessio-x cf his other Lands that had belonged to the Yan 
Cleeks. Has not heard of any sale of these Lands. (13) 

When ye Govr. of New York left Pughkepsie quitted ye 
Premises which had been Claimt. 's. He recommended it to two 
Gentn., Dr. Topper & Mr. Lewiston, sons in law to Claimt., to get 
it if they could. They have endeavoured to do it, and presented 
E memorial to the Assembly for that purpose, offering to pay the 
mortgage, but a Claim being thrown in by Leonard Yan Cleek 
exects. of a Debt of 1,000; the matter has been suspended since 
& no grant made. 



He thinks if th'is Debt of 1,000 was out of the way they could 
obtain ye grant. 

Says this is a mere ideal Debt; that he does not owe a farth- 
ing. Bels. Dr. Toppen is in Possession. 

'One Dr. Cook has located on No. 5, 6, 7 & 8 & is in Posses- 
sion as Claimt. is imformed; he has paid for 5, 6, & 7, but not 8. 
There being some doubt about the Title on a Claim set up by (14) 
Barnet, Lewis & Son on a supposition that his Father did not 
grant Claimt. a Deed for this. 

His influence in opposition to the measures of the Rebels. 
Remembers particularly his opposing the Committee of Corres- 
pondence. Thinks his influence had more weight than anything 
else in defeating that scheme. 

Remembers his leaving Pughkepsie about the time of declar- 
ing Independence. He was imprisoned afterwards on suspicion 
of collecting persons to oppose that measure. 

In short in everything which countenanced the commencing 
Rebellion, he did all in his power to oppose the measures carried 
on by the Rebels. 

Knew his Property in Pughkepsie in general. 

Knew No.l to be their own Land in the Centre of the town 
as that was. Sells from 100 to 120 York Cury per acre. 

Knew No. 2 Claimt. built that house himself; there was 
an excellent garden. 

Yals. it at 1,000. . 

No. 3. Knows the Mills. He purchased in shares with Upl. 
Yan Cleek. The Mills were not of any great donsequence when 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 



they bo ight them. Claimt. afterwards bought Col. Yan Cleek's 
share. A great Deal of money was laid out aboui them. The 
(15). t.reek w r as cleared at great expense. The Mill was converted in- 
to a double Mill. A great deal of money might have been laid out 
by Mr. CranLel upon them. These Mills must have been very 
valuable - - None on which so many persons depended; 

having their Corn ground. Thinks it would have sold for more 
than 2,000 York. 

Knew that he had Lands which he had purchased of the Yan 
Cleek family to Considerable amount. Looks at the Survey and 
says he remembers his being in Possession of Lands correspond- 
ing with the accf. given bv Claimt. in his Schedule. This includes 
No. 4. 

Yals. this at about 35 York pr. acre. 



Remembers Claimt. in Possession of all this Est. ever since 
he came into the Par., which is some years before the -War. 

Knew No. 5 very well. Values it at between 5 & 10 pr. acre. 

No. 6. Remembers Claimt. purchasing it. ^als. at *the 
same. 

Xo. 7. Remembers his purchasing it. 

Yals. at the same. 

No. 8. Remembers Claimt. :in possession Remembers his 
letting it. Witness once thought of purchasing this. 

Yalues it at 400. 

Knew No. 10. Part in 9 Partners, part in Pughkepsie. Wood 
Land. Bought as he recollects, of Dr. Osborne. 

Yals. at 10 pr. acre. 

Claimt. 's house No. 1, very well furnished. He kept the 
Mill in his own hands. There was a considerable Quantity of 
flour in hand; that he understood was seized by Comrs. Some 
was secreted by Mrs. Crannel & some was discovered & taken. 

Mr. Crannel 's Business was very extensive, more than that 
of any other Lawyer in the Place. 

HENRY VANDERBURG, Wits. : 



Remembers that Claimt. was very active from 'the first against 
the measures of the Rebels. His influence was Considerable. He 
opposed the Plan for Committees of Correspondence. 

He had a Considerable Estate that belonged to ye Yan Cleek 
family; partly by his wife, partly by purchase from her family. 
Knew No. 1. Yals. the house & Lot at 800. 

Knew the Mills; in valuing these mills* says he must go by 
what he has heard of the sale of other Mills. Remembers Mills 
on this Stream, about a mile off sold for 3,600 York Cury. 

Says he has seen the Schedule delivered in by Claimt. Re- 
members him in Possession of the Lands contained in the Sche- 
dule & agrees in the Valuation. 

Remembers . his house was well furnished. He had Wagons, 
Sleigh, & a - - Stock of every kind. He had the Mill in his 
hands. Had a considerable stock of Flour. Heard of some being 
secured by his wife & afterwards discovered. 



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His Business was very extensive. He was high, in Credit. 
(There are six pages of this testimony gone. 

C. H.) 



NEW CLAIM. 
712. Case of Jos. DICKSON, late of Connect. February 9. 

Claimt. says. He came in June '83. 

Says he went up the River and did not hear of it till after 
Capt. Yand. returned. 

Is a native of America. Lived in Fairfield when troubles 
broke out. Joined the Brit, in 1776. Went to the Queen's Han- 
gers where his Bro. was an officer. He sent him to recruit which 
he did. Was employed a good while in the service. Brought in a 
good many men. The next Spring enlisted in Major Stark's Regt. ; ( 18 )- 
servd. about 2 years. Had his Discharge; afterward served with 
Loyal Rangers at Loyds Neck. Was in every expedition in the 
Sound. Servd. once as an Ensign under Col. Upham. Came 
here with Commission as Lieut, to ye Loyalists. Now settled in 
Kingston. 

Had 6 acres & J in Norfield Par., Fairfield Co., purchased 4 
years before the War of one Seth. Sherwood at 6.10 per acre. Pd. 
in hard money. "Built an house, & cleared it. Has a Deed but 
left it behind him. Left it with a frienu to be pu't on Record. 

Part taken by his Bro. for which Claimt. reed. 40, about 
half Quantity. The other part was taken by a person, Eben 



Bigsby, who pretended to have a Debt due to him from Claimt. 
He is now in Possession. 

Says he did not owe 20sh. in ye world. 

Yals. the whole Estate at 100 Cur. of that Prov. 

Produces Certificates from Major Upham to his having 
served as Ensign, to his good Character & Loyalty. 

ANDREW PATCHEN, Wits. : ( 19 ) 

Remembers Claimt. joining the Brit. He was employed in 
the recruiting service. He served in Major Clark's Regt. under 
Col. Lockwood near a yr. Afterward with Loyal Refugees at 
Loyds. 

Knew his Place. 6 acres & J; a good house. He bought the 
land and built upon it. Yals. it about 100. His Bro. has part, to 
the Yal. of 40. One Ebenezer Bigby took ye residue on pre- 
tence of Debt. Witness was there & Bigby told him if he had not 
got it somebody else would, so he procured Capt. Duncans to 
carry on a Law Suit to get the Prems. & Capt. Duncans was to 
have half. 

They were in possession when Witness was there. 



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NEW CLAIM. 
Feuruary9. 7 1 3. OLIVER WiiiLPLEY, late of Connect. 

Claimt. says lie came in May. Went up the River 100 miles. 
Staid at Oromokto the whole Winter. Heard nothing of the Act 
till they heard of Capt. Yamd. They sent their Claims to him but 
he was gone. 

He lived at Fail-field, Cont. Joined the Brit, at Lloyd's 
Neck in 1777, was in the Barrack Department. Served till he 
had his leg broken. Staid within the Lines till he came hither. 
(20). Now settled at Kingston. 

Had a house & 13 acres Land in Greenwich, Fairfield Co., 
had it from his Father. 

His Father gave him this Land in 1776, his Father went off 
to the Brit, Claimt. staid behind, but did not dispose of it. He 
joined the Brit, in 1777. Says it is Confiscated, was told so by a 
man who came here. His Father bought it a good while ago, 
had it ever since. Claimt. remembers there was 9 acres of mea- 
dow, the rest plough Land. Yals. it at 160. 

Savs his Father was once offered 20 per acre for the meadow. 

His Father is now here came from New York to this Province. 
Now lives at Kingston. 



ciaimt seems ^"^ k^ s Brothers & Sisters are here. 

an honest Lost 2 Cows, they were taken just after his Father went away, 

the Rebel Committee took them & sold them on acct. of his Father 

going away. 

JONATHAN SCOFIELD, Wits. : 

Remembers that Claimt. was a Loyalist & went within the 
Lines. Knew the Estate which was his Father's, heard his Father 
say he gave it to him. Claimt. staid after his Father left the 
Country. His Father gave it to him lately. 



(21) There was an house, 4 acres and meadow which used to be 

called 7 acres. Meadow very good, worth 10 per acre. House & 
Home Lot not so good. He had 2 Cows. 

The Rebels Confiscated the Estate & Sold H. 

DAVID SCOFIELD, Wits. : 

Claimt. is a Loyalist & so is his Father. Knew his Father's 
Estate some years ago. His Father gave him the Estate before 
he left the Country. He had a house & Lot & heard of his having 
some Meadow. 

He says his Father gave it up to him, tho' he did not give a 
Deed, before he went into ye Brit. Lines. 



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NEW CLAIM. 

714. Case of GEORGE ANDERSON, late of South Carolina. Februarys 

Claimt. says this Claim is for his Father's Estate, is admitted 
for himself & Sister, they being the Infants. 

Claimt. says his Father lived in 96 Dist., S. Carolina. Serv- 
ed in the Brit. Army under Col. King, served about a year, died 
at Dorchester, was then in the Army. 

Left a Widow, since Dead. 1st William, since dead with 
Children. 2, Claimt. George. 3rd, Elizth. in the States. 4, 
John, in the States. 5, James, do. 6, David, do. 7, Jane, do. (2 2). 
8, Susan, now with Claimt., aged 7. 

Claimt. has served. Served at 96 during the Seige. Was 
taken ill of the Small Pox, as soon as he got well went to the Army 
again. Was in the Militia of 96 District. Came from Charles 
Town to Nova Scotia, is now 23 yrs. of age. Settled on Bell Isle 
Bay. 

His Father had 300 acres on Reedy Branch. His Father 
went there from Ireland near 20 yrs. ago, drew those Lands. 30 
acres were Clear. Says the Eldest Son is heir to the Land. 

He had 6 horses, 12 Cows, 24 Cattle, 40 Hogs, 8 Sheep, Corn, 
Leather, Furniture, Utensils. 

Most of these things left on his farm when he went to the 



Brit. Some had been taken before they were all taken off by the 
Rebels. 

COL. JOHN HAMILTON : 

Knew Claimts. Father, he was a Loyalist, died while in -^r- 
vice in the Army. He had a Plantation of 300 acres en Reedy 
Branch. 

"His Wife & family were driven ^'uin t^p Place. 

The Claimt. is a Loyalist, has served in the Brit. Army. 

There were about 40 acres Clear. The Father hau lived 15 or 
16 yrs. upon it. He brought a pretty property with him into the 
Country. 

Has seen his Estate, it was very considerable. 

Claimt. is his Eldest Son now living. The Land goes to the 
Eldest Son. 

Gives the same acct. of the Family. 

Susan, the youngest, now lives with Witness. 

[703]. Further Evidence in the Case of CAPTN. COCHRAN. 

COL. WlLLARD, Wits. : February 10. 

Claimt. was very forward in giving Intelligence. Joined 
the Brit, very early. Considers him as perfectly Loyal, no one 
more so & very active. 

The Township of Londonderry was an Extraordinary good 
Township for Land, the Land was very valuable. 

Has been at Claimants Places & knew he had an Estate there. 

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850 THE REPORT OF THE No. 41) 



Thinks them certainly not overvalued at 10 Dollars per acre, ex- 
clusive of Buildings. His Land was m a very good part of the 
Town, near the meeting house. They are common farm houses. 

Claimt used to let them. 

Has understood Claimts. Estate was amongst the first adver- 
tized for sale. Thinks the persons in the first Bill of Attainder 
in New Hampshire were in the same situation as the notorious 
C p in Massts. 
(24). Saw the advertisement for sale. 

NEW CLAIM. 
February jo. 714. Case of MARIA REDOUT, late of Connect. 

Claimt. says she came in May, '83. Her Hub., Ephraim 
Tredwell, came with her. They went up the Eiver, immediately 
settled on Musquosh Island. Thinks she did not hear of the Act 
till about 2 years ago. 

Her Husb., Ephraim Tredwell, lived in Fairfield Co. He 
joined the Brit, at Danbury, went with the Army to Long Island. 
Their Eldest Son went to Danbury with his Father, he died "ji 
the Brit, service. Her Husband continued at Long Island till 
he came to this Province. He died in '84 without a Will, leaving 



8 Children, the Eldest Son, Mathew, lives with Claimt. now, 24. 

All the Children are in this Province. 

Her Husb. had a farm of 93 acres in North Fairfield. Pur- 
chased about 15 years ago. Was in Possession till he went away. 
Clu,iint. staid 2 years after him when she went into the Lines with 
a Flag. 

There was a chore house, very good Land, almost all meadow 
& Plough land. Thinks it is greatly undervalued in her schedule. 

Does not know what is become of the Lands. One Bennson 
was in Possession when she heard. 

( 25 )- Left 20 Sheep with a neighbour which she knows nothing of 

since. Her Husb. was plundered when he lived at Long Island. 

Things were taken out of a Vessel which belonged to her 
Husband. Had a Boat of his own from whence these things were 
taken, to value of 28. 

Lost some Cord Wood, burnt at Eatens Neck,, where thev 
staid a little time before they got to Loyds Neck. The Eebels 
attacked their house there, burnt 10 Cords of Wood. 

The Land goes among the Children. She has eierht now liv- 
ing Nathaniel. Frederick Samuel live with their Mother, Abel 
Majorfield, Epheraim in St. John. Eueben with his Mother, 
Ruth Camb at the Falls. Rebecca with her Mother, Mary with 
her Mother. 



lives at Majorfield. Maintains the Children that live 
with her. 

Is told to get Certificate of Confiscation. 

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NATHANIEL TREDWELL, Wits. : 

Says his Father joined the Brit, at Danbury. He could not 
stay because he was draughted to go into Washington's Army for 

9 months, on which he went into the Brit. Lines. He had a 
Bro. who died in the Brit, service. 

His Father continued in the Lines during the War. He 
died here without a Will. His Father had a house & Land, 33 . (26). 
acres in North Fairfield. His uncle told him the Estate was Con- 
fiscated & sold for 100. 

He had 20 Sheep. Knew one Biggs who bought some of 
them. Witness was draughted into the Militia in which he went 
off. 

His Father was plundered of Things which he was carrying 
in a Boat which he meant to sell to ye garrison. Lost some things 
at Eatens Neck, vars. articles, money, Clothes, furniture. Near 

10 Cords Wood burnt. 

His Mother maintains all the Children here except Witness, 
who is able to maintain himself. Has tried to get Certificates 
of Confiscation from the States. 



NEW CLAIM. 
715. Case of EDWARD STOW, late of Massts. February 12. 

Claimt. says came here in June, '83. Went up the River 
immediately, continued there all the Winter. Did not hear of 
the Act till he heard of Capt. Yand going home. He then got 
a Copy of the Act & sent his Claim by Capt. Yamd. Could not 
possibly have sent it sooner. 

He is a native of England. Has been at Sea from the age of (2?). 
nine till the last 20 or 30jrears. Now between 70 & 80 years of 
{age. Is an old Master & Commander. 

Lived at Boston before the Troubles began, from the first de- 
clared himself a Friend to Brit. Govt. Had an opportunity un- 
der Comrs. of Customs to ex'amine Cargoes going out of Boston. 

He seized two Gun Cans., a pair of Swivels & a Coho^n for 
the use of his Majesty. He was mobbed, insulted & had Libels 
stuck up at his Door, his house tarred, surrounded & mobbed. 
his life threatened. Had 2 Gentries to guard his Door. Was 
forced to leave Boston at the Evacuation. Came to ^Halifax. 
Went with the Fleet to New York, came from thence in '83. Now 
settled in this town. 

Produces an Appointment from the Comrs. of Customs, Bos- 
ton, to seize prohibited & uncustomed goods, 17 Jany., 1775. 

Produces one of the Libels stuck at hi's Door abusing him in 
the grossest terms as an outrageous Tory. 

Was Possess of 

House, Land, Wharf & Buildings in Orange Street. 

Produces Deed from Abar. Scamuel to Claimt. of a Tene- 
ment or Dwelling House with Land thereto belonging, bounded 
on Orange Street in Considn. 124, 1758. 



No 1, 



852 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



He laid out a great Deal in Improvements, lived upon it. 
(28). It was a house 3 Story high, there was a store, Chocolate house, 
Garden, every thing complete. Yals. it at 650 Strg. 

Was Possessed of another house in Boston adjoining to the 
former. 

Produces Deed from Thos. Thompson to Claimt. of 2-5 of 2-3 
of a Piece of Land & buildings in Orange Street, and likewise 
2-5 of 1-3 after the Death of Elizth. Thompson, Mother of Thos. 
Thompson, who had the same for her Dower in Considn. of 80 
lawf., 1T68. , 

Says after the Purchase there was a Partition of the Estate 
by order of Judge of Probate. An house adjoining No. 1 was 
allotted to Claimt. for his share and he was to have 2-5 of the 
part allotted to the Widow after her Death. 



He laid out a great Deal about it. Vals. it at 440. 

No . 2 . Was also Possessed of a fine house & Land in Cambridge. 

Produces Deed from Josiah Brown to Claimt. of 2 pieces of Land 
in Cambridge containing 4 acres with Dwelling house, Barn & 
Apparts. in Considn. of 146. 

Produces Plan by which it appears to measure 5 acres. He 
says he laid out 1,000 Dollars on these Prems. after he bought 
them. Yals. it at 225 Stg. 

(79 ) Produces Certificate of the sale of Claimants Dwelling house 

& Wharf in Orange Street to Benjamin Thompson for 610. 

Claimt. says Benjamin Thompson was one of the Heirs of 
Thomas Thompson, and he thinks he has continued under this 
Purchase to get the other house, No. 2, which belonged to his 
family formerly. He thinks Elizth. Thompson, the Dowr^ss, is 
living and therefore he cannot produce any Certificates of the 
Sale of the Lot. 

Benj. Thompson having got Possession of this house & the 
Widow being still living this has not been sold as he imagines. 

Produces Certificate of the Sale of the Estate at Cambridge. 



He could not remove his Household goods & furniture on the 
Evacuation of Boston. 

He removed his Plate & Some Artices but left a great Deal 
behind. There was such an Hurry such Difficulty to remove 
things that he left he imagines to amount of 100 in Furniture, 
Tools, Loft Sails, Anchors, Cables, &c., belonging to a small 
Schooner. 

NATHAL. DICKSON, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. a.'t Boston. Remembers his being harissed, 
insulted & abused by the Mob on acct. of his Loyalty. He was 
as good a friend to Government as any man in the world. He 
met with orreat abuse on acct. of it. 

Knew his 2 houses in Orange Street. 

Knew the house where he lived, No. 1. 

Grandly furnished, he bad a great Deal of good furniture. 
Knows that he had it, not in his power to get these things away 



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from Boston. It was. a Capital house. Remembers hearing that 
Claimt. had detected tome Rebels in carrying ut arms & ammuni- 
tion & seized them for his Majestie's use. Saw him once attended 
by a guard to protect him. The Soldiers were obliged to keep 
off the mob with their Bayonets, they abused & insulted him 
greatly. 

COL. WINSLOW, Wits. Says Claimt. was very acttive in op- 
posing the rioters at Boston & was in Consequence personally 



insulted. He was so obnoxious that an Officer of one of the Re- 
giments at Boston was ordered to pay attention to the saiety of 
his Personal Property. 

He was appointed to examine - going out of Boston, 
which he executed with fidelity. 

NEW CLAIM. 
717. Case of JOHN EAGLES, late of New York. February 13 

Claimt. says he left New York in July, 83, bound for Ana- 
polis. Was driven by distress of Weather to Bermuda. Arriv- <31)> 
ed there a little before Xmas. Would have gone to England 
himself from there had there been any Vessel that started for that 
Place. Staid there till April, no Vessel went during that time 
for Europe. Says no Claim was sent home from Bermuda dur- 
ing the time that he was there. Went from Bermuda to Anapolis 
in April, arrived in May, 84. 

Resides near this Town. He is a native American. Resid- 
ed near the White Plains. 

Raised a Company before March, 1776, by Direction of Genl. 
Tryon. Capt. Banes himself raised above 50 men. Clai'mt. was 
to have had Commission as Lieut, in the York Volunteers, but 



he resigned his Claim in order to get Commission as Capt. in 
Queen's Rangers. He raised a Company & had a Commission in 
the Queen's Rangers in Aug., 1776, in 1777 he was superceded 
with 26 other officers, from that time he remained within the 
Lines. 

Produces Notarial Copy of his Commission as Capt. Queen's 
Rangers from Sir W. How, 25 Aug., 1776. 

Produces Certificates from Col. Robt. Rogers, late King's 
Rangers, that Claimt. raised his full Company of men in 1776 
& was superceded without ye Benefit of a Ct. Martial in 1777, (32 ). 
that he acted while under his Command as a Loyal subject & 
continued his Loyalty tho' after distressed by the Rebls, New 
York, 1783. 

Was Possessed of 2 houses in New York. Produces Lease 
from Ann Leake to Josl Gedney of a Piece of Ground in New Xo 1 
York for 21 yrs., paying 30 yearly, 1780. 

With Indorsement by which Joseph Gedney assigns the Pre- 
mises to Claimt. in Considn. 650 York Cur., May, 1781. 

Claimt. says Gedney built an house on the Premises after 



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THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



NO. 2. 



(33). 



he got the Lease which he had not furnished, 
it after he purchased the Lease. 
Yals. this at 650. 



Claimt. furnished 



Was possessed of another house in New York. 

Produces Lease from the Govrs. of the College at New York 
to Saml. Ward, of a Lot in New York for 21 years, payment 15 
Dollars annually, 20 June, 1780. 

With Assignment from Saml. Ward to Claint. in Considn. 
5 Gn, 10th May, 1781. 

He built an house on this Ground afterwards. Yals. it at 
400. 

The first house was Confiscated as the Estate of Joseph Ged- 
ney. Produces judgment agst. Joseph Gedney. 

Says Lewis Morris is in Possession of the second house for 
Damages done on his Land. 

He produces a Letter from a friend in 'New York mentioning 
that Lewis Morris is in Possession of No. 2, as is said for Dama- 
ges done his Land. 

He resided on some Land of Ed. Philips, near the White 
Plains. He lost 4 Cattle at time of Battle "of White Plains, 
thinks the Brit. Troops had them. 

15 Sheep, 3 Hogs, lost furniture & farm utensils, cannot 
give any acct. of them. The Brit. Troops were there. The Am- 
ericans had the ground first & then the JBrit. 

Lost a mare afterwards. She was stole from the Manor of 
Fordham. 



(34). 



Nothing to be 
allowed. 



February 13. 



One Israel Horn vail, who was Comr. of forfeitures, had her. 

A crop of wheat destroyed at Morrisina by the French & 
Rebels in the year 80, when the French made a Feint of attack- 
ing New York. 

JOSHUA BARNES, Wits. : 

Claimt. raised men for the York Volunteers together with 
Witness. Afterwards had a Company of Queens Rangers. 

He purchased a house of Jos. Gedney at New York. He 
had another house which he had brought from Morrisina & put 
it up on some ground which he had hired. 

He had a fine mare at Morrisina taken by a Dutchman. The 
mare was taken up bv Claimt. by a Writ, and he let him go on 
the man saying he would pay him. 

Witness understood that the man who took ye mare sold it 
to a Rebel officer. 

Worth 60. 

NEW CLAIM. 

718. Case of ASHER ALLWARD, late of Jersey. 

Claimt. says he came to this Province in July, '83, staid a 
week. Went up to Majorville, staid there a year. Came down 



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once in Novr., staid only 2 or 3 Days. The first he heard of it 



was when Capt. Vand. was going. 

He lived in Woodbridge with his Father, went to Staten Is- 
land in the Summer, 1777, within the Brit. Lines. Worked 10 
months in the Engineer Department. Continued within the 
Lines till he came to this Prov. Now settled in this Town. 

He had some Property on hi's Father's farm, he had 4 horses 
of his own, 3 Cows. They were taken away by the Rebels from 
his Father's farm at Woodbridge. They were mixt with his 
Fathers & all taken together. 

BENJAMIN ALL WARD, Wits. : (3 5). 

Claimt. ent within the Brit. Lines soon after the Troops 
had been thro' Jersey. He continued in the Lines. He worked 
some time in the Engineer Department. He had some Creatures 
on his Father's farm. Hi's Father allowed him to have them. 

719. Case of DAVID GOLDEN, ESQ., late of New York. February 14. 

Cadwallader Golden, an Infant of the age of 18, the only 
son of David Golden, deced., appears by Chief Justice Ludlow, 
his Guardian. Chief Justice Ludlow being sworn, saith : David 



Colden was second Son of Lieut. Govr. Golden, of New York. 
Lived on Long Island at the Commencement of the Rebellion in 
Queens County. Stood forward i'n support of Goverment. _ Ex- 
erted all his influence in Queens County to keep the Inhabitants 
there true to their allegiance. Contributed to prevent Delegates 
"being sent to Congress, and in general Ch. Just. Ludlow speaks 
of the conduct of David Golden on the Commencement of the 
Troubles in the highest terms. Speaks of him as one of the 
most meritorious Loyalists of whom they considered as the head (3 6). 

of their Party. , 

The trouble increasing, he joined the Brit., being obliged 

to take Refuge in New York. 

During the War for 9 years he was Superintendent oi tne 
Police on Long Island in Conjunction with Wits. & so continued 
till the Evacuation. . 

He was attained in the first Act. He determined, however, 
to stay, which the Commander in Chief approved of, but the New 
Govr & Lieut. Govr. of New York contrived to get him from 
Long Island & he went into the neighbouring of New_Jersey an 
in about 6 months he set off for England, taking his Eldest bon, 
ye Claimt,, with him. He arrived there in the summer of 1784. 
Died soon after his arriving. Witness thinks misfortunes Has- 



tened his Death. 

No. 1. David Colden was Possessed of a Mansion House & 
Builds, on Long Island, consisting of 300 acres. 



856 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Produces Deed from John Willet & ors. to Cadwalader Col- 
den of 140 acres on Long Island in Cons. 2,000 York Curcy., 
dated 1762. 

Produces Deed from Thos. Gunel to Do of 23 acres Salt 
Meadow in Cons. 159, 1763. 

(37) Produces Deed from John Keys to Do of 6 acres Salt Marsh, 

Cons. 53, 1756. 

Produces Deed of Gift from Cadwallader Golden to David 
Golden of the above Premises, 1770. 

Produces Deed from Adam Lawrence to David Golden of 88 
acres Upland, 32 Marsh, Cons. 715, 1760. 

Produces Deed from Saml. Cornell to Dav. Golden of 13 
acres & J Upland, Cons. 145, 12th Oct., 1775. 

These include No. 1 in the Schedule. 

Cadwr. Golden after his Purchase laid out a great deal in 
the Improvmts. of this Place. Meant it for his Place of Resi- 
dence, built largely upon it & fenced it. 



The Improvements were made at a great expense. There 
were two farm houses upon it. 

Thinks it upon the whole undervalued in the Schedule when 
it is estimated at 15 per acre York Cury. 

Thinks it was worth the money to a farmer. The place 
next to it Gold in his opinion at a higher rate. 

No. 2. Was Possessed of 1,000 acres in Ulster Co.. They 
were originally in 2,000 Patent. 

Produces Deed from Saml. White to David Golden of J of 
4,000 acres on West Side of the , Cons. 200 1761. 

Produces Deed of Partition by which 1,000 acres is allotted 
to Davi'd Golden, 1765. 

These Lands are unimproved. They have been valued as 
he thinks at 14 Shs. per acre. 

Chief Just. Ludlow thinks that unimproved Lands in that 
neighbourhood may be valued at 14 Sch. per acre. 

In Tryon Co. 

No. 3. 2 Lots on South Side Mohawk River on a Tract of 
Butters Purchase. 

Produces Deed from Hendrick Crossny, Grantee under the 
Crown, of 2 Lots to David Golden in Cons. 200, 1761. 



This is Yald. at 4s. per acre. 

Produces Deed from Chr. Blundell, one of the general 
Grantees, to David Golden of 1-8 on a Tract on both sides Mo- 
hawk River in Consd. 5 Sh., 1761. 

This Consists of 5,000 acres, is Yald. at 8 Sh. per acre. 

Produces Deed of 2-13 of 13,000 acres on South Side Mo- 
hawk River, Culd. - part of McKees Purchase, Consn. 
100, 1770. 

Consists 2,000 acres, Yal. 4 Sh. 

Produces Deed from Isaac Yrooman for Sir Wm. Johnson 
of 2,000 on N rth Side Mohawk River, Consn. 100, 1770. 
(39). Yal. at 4 Sh. per acre. 



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Divers Lots in Col. Croghan's Patent. Produces Deed from 
Cadwalr. Golden, Jr., to David Golden of several Lots in Col. 
Croghan's Patent in Consn. 10 Sh., Decer., 1775. 

Val. 2 Sh. per acre. 

Produces Deed from Col. Croghan to David Golden of Lot 

No. 4. Consist, of 1,000 acres in Township of Belvedere, 
Consn. 50, 1772. 

Vals. 3 Sh. per acre. 

All these Lots in Tryon Co. are new Lands & unimproved. 

Nou 4. Albany Co. 

Was Possessed of Seven Lots in Snyder's Patent. 



Produces Deed from C - Brush of 7 Lots in Co. of Albany 
on East Side of Hudson River part of 10,000 acres granted to 
Henry Snyder, Consn. 100, dated 1762. Contained 1,000 acres. 
One of these lots has been leased in 1767 at 7.10 per Ann., Rent 
to commence 5 yrs. after ye Date. Vals. at 8 Sh. per acre. 

Only one of these Lots has been let. 

'No. 5. In Charlotte, Cumberland & Gloucr. Cos. 

Produces Deed from Thos. Chandler to David Golden re- (40 ), 
citing a Patent granted to Thos. Chandler & ors. in July last past 
of 1,000 acres in ^ons. 20, Dec., 1766. 

Produces Deed from And. Myers to Dav. Golden of 1-7 
of 6,900 acres in Whittingham Towns, in Cons. 50, 1770. 

From Cornelius Ryerson of 1-29, being 1,000 acres in 
Readsborough Patent in Cons. 50, 1772. 

From Peter Stoutenbouyt of 1,000 acres in Hilsboro in 
Cons. 50, 1770. 

From John Willet of 1,000 acres in Dunmore, Cons. 50, 1770, 

From Ttobt. Doughty & Geo. Hicks, of 4,000 acres in Bes- 
boro, Cons. 100, 1770. 



From John Kelly, of 2,000 acres in Kingsborough in Cons. 
162, 1771. 

From Dr. Bunekerhoff, of 1,000 acres in Halton, Cons. 
50, 1770. 

These Lands in Vermont are Valued at 3 sh. & 3d. per acre. 

All these Grants are Grants from New York Govt. 

Chief Justice Ludlow says in a Contest in the year 1773, 
when there were several Ejectments brought for Lands in Benn- 
ington which involved the Question between the Rights of New 
York & New Hampshire, he endeavoured at a Compromize & he 
took all the Pains he could to form a Valuation of the unimproved 
Lands, which he fixt at last after the best Information he could 
obtain at 1 Dollar per acre. 

Mr. Golden had no other Title but under the above men- 
tioned Deeds. Had no immediate Tenants. 

.d.11 the above Articles David Golden possessed by Purchase. 
He was entitled to other Property under the Will of Cadwallader 
Golden, Sr., his Father. 

Produces Probate of the Will of Cad. Golden, Whereby he 
gives 1-5 of his real & personal Estate to his Son, David Golden. 



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No i In Tryon Co. 

Cadwallader Golden, Snr., was possessed of 5 Lots of Glens 
Patent. 

Produces Patent to Patrick Maclaghey & Andrew Mac- 
Dowen of 5 Tracts in Glens Patent, 1783. 

tiSn S thec?n en " Produces Certificate from Caderwallader Golden, Jur., that 

he had the Deed from Pat. Maclaghey & And. MacDowen to 
CaderwalJr., Senr., formerly in his Possession, but could not pro- 
cure it. Certifies that the sd. Conveyance was a Conveyance of 
all the Lands granted to Pat. Maclaghey & And. MacDowen. 

David Golden' s share in these Lots amts. to 965 acres. Yal. 
at 8 Sh. per acre. 

(42) Produces a Deed from Col. Croghan to Cadwallader Golden 

of 40,00u in Tryon Co. in Cons. 1,840 in 1771. 

Produces Original Patent to Skinner & from thence to Geo. 
Croghan in 1770. David Colden's share is 7,788. Vals. at2Sh. 

Cader. (Jolden had 6,000 acres by Deed from John Kelly, 
23rd Sep., 1775. 

Produces Certificates taken before a Notary Public from Geo. 
Falliett & Phil. Kearney of their having inspected a Deed from 
John Kelly, Cadwllr. Golden, of 6,000 acres near the Susque- 
hana, Tyron Co., Sep., 1775. 



David Colden's share amounts to 1,200 acres. Yal. at 2s. 6d. 

Caderwallader Golden was in Possession of 2 Tracts in Dun- 
more of 9,000 & in Hillsbora of 9,000. 

No. 2. Produces Certificates from Geo. Falliot & Phil. Kear- 
ney, attested before a Notary Public, of their having inspected 
the Conveyances of Cadwallader Golden of the above mentioned 
Tracts in Dunmoi & Hillsbora in 1770 & Conveyance of 5,331 
acres in Readsborough in 1783, in Trust for the Legatees under 
the Will of Cadwallador Golden. Dav. Colden's share in the 2 
first Traats is 3,600 acres. 1,066 acres in the Readsborough 
Lands. Yald. at 3s. 3d. per acre. 

Cadawallader Golden Ser. died in the Fall 1776 he appointed 
Cadawallader Golden, Jun., David Golden & Eliz. Delancey 
Execrs. 

Cadawallader Golden was the only acting Execr. He pos- 
sessed hi'mself of the Personal Estate of the Testr. 

David Golden died in London in 1784, leaving Cadawallader 
D. Golden, the present Claimt., his Eldest Son, now settled in 
St. Johns, Alice Golden in New York Prov., Mary Golden do, Eliz. 
Ann. do, Catharine do. 



His Wife survived him but is since dead. 

Produces Will of David Golden, Whereby he gives all his 
Lands in the Cos. of Ulster, Albany & Tryon to Clai'mt. in fee, 
except the Lands comprized in his Father's Will. 

He gives the Flushing Estate & the Estate left by his Fathers 
Will and his personal Estate, except a few Legacies to his Wife, 
Claimt. & 4 Sisters in equal shares. 

The Flushing Estate is that in Long Island. 

The Lands in Charlotte, Cumberland & Gloucester, except 
those in Eeadsboro, to his Wife & 4 daughters in equal shares. 



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The Readsboro Lands to Claimt. He appoints Cadwallader (44). 
Golden, Jr., Chief Justice Ludlow & his Wife & Mr. Watts his 
Executors. 

The 4 Daughters are now Infants, living with their uncle, 
Cadwallader Golden, in New York. The outstanding Debts due 
to Cader. Golden, Ser., amount to 7,468. David Golden is entitled 
to 1-5. 

David Coldens personal Estate. 

Outstanding debts 579, the rest of the personal Estate has 
been in a great measure disposed of in maintaining the family. 

David Golden had the office of Surveyor General of New 
York, to which he was appointed in 1774, during good Behavior. 



Produces Grant of the office dated 20 Decer., 1774. 

Govr. Tryon was then at home. The Lieut. Govr., Cad- 
wallader Golden, made this Grant to his Son. 

Col. Fanning was at home & procured the appointment by 
means of Govr. Tryon. 

His grant was antedated so as to bear date before the appoint- 
ment of David Golden. This was done by the Treasury at home 
and it was a grant during pleasure. (45). 

The annual profits from this office would have been at least 
500. If arrears are to be allowed it would be for 10 years. 

The Chief Justice says that he applied for a Pension for the 
Widow & Children of David Golden, which he thought he should 
have procured, as the merits of David Golden had been so very 
eminent. 

But as the Widow & daughters were in the States of New 
York he could not procure it. He procured 30 pension for the 
Son, whom he left in England with Col. Farmington. 

The Son applied to the Board that he might have his Pen- 
sion continued when at New York, which was not allowed, & by 
going without that Leave he lost his Pension. 



The Chief Justice says he left him without much money to 
support him & he believes Col. Farington was rather tired of 
keeping him, or of contributing to his suport, & gave him leave 
or rather wished him to go. 

The Chief Justice sent for him from New York; has been ap- 
pointed his Guardian by the Govr. here, and has placed him 
with Wiley to study law, and now supports him. As far as his 
right as Guardian goes, he means to keep him here and he is sat- 
isned that the young man himself has no thoughts of returning. 

Claimant himself speaks of his determined Resolution to abide (46). 
under the British Government. 

Chief Justice says. He should have sent for the children if 
he could have got a pension for them. They are now supported 
on 'the Charity of their Uncle. The eldest daughter is to come 
here this summer. The rest of the family would come hither ^f 
they could have nothing to support them. As far as his Power 
p-oes he means they should. 

The Uncle who has supported them in ye States has a Fam- 
ily of his own. 



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Chief Justice Ludlow certifies by Letter to the Commrs. that 



4 Miss Coldens are arrived in New Brunswick, Nov. 27. 

COL. LUDLOW, Wits. : 

Agrees with Chief Justice in his acct. of David Colden'& 
Loyalty & Services. 

He was one of about 12 or 14 who made a Protest against a 
Provincial Congress. Was very well acquainted with the Pro- 
perty on Long Island. Was called upon once ?o Value it with 
Mr. Maceons; they vald. it at 4,500. Thinks it is worth that 
since Nov. 27. Produces Certificate of Sale of David Colden's 
(47). Estate in Queen's County. 

NEW CLAIM. 

February 15. 720. Case of ALEX. MONTGOMERY, late of New York. 

Claimt. says he came to this Province May '83. Went up the 
River to Burton very soon. Staid there all the Winter. Never 
came to this City once during ye Winter. Had no 
opportuntiy of sending by Capt. Vand . Sent it by him. He is 
a native of Ireland. Came to America in 1754; lived in Spencer 
Town when Troubles. Declared his sentiments at first in favour 
of Govrt. Was summoned often & often before their Committees 
for being a Tory. Wa& too old to serve himself but serit his two 



sons into the British service. They were taken Prisoners & kept in 
Prison 18 months. Claimt. supplied them with necessaries while 
they were at Pughkeepsie. 

His sons sent him a Letter, which fell into the hands of the 
Rebels, and on thaX; acct. they persecuted him more & more. Left 
his house and went to his mother in law's. Staid there two 
months. On his return home they sd. he hadibeen with the enemy. 
30 people came armed to take him. He jumped out of a window, 
made his escape into ye woods & got to the Sound, & was going in 
a Boat to Long Island; was taken prisoner, carried back; then 
lost his papers, but made his escape. Got into ye Brit. Lines. 
Continued there till he came to this Province. 

Had a Lot of Land with house & Buildings in Spencer Town. 
Containing 78 acres. Gave a Deed of it to one John Taylor be- 
fore he left home. He did this in order to secure it. Sold it for 
400, not half the value, and has not received any part of the 
money. He had taken Lands in exchange for others! since yje, 
Commencement of ye War. Gave Lands that cost him 800 for 
them. 

Had a Lot in Col. Jessup's Patent above Albany, Purchased 
3 years before the War of Col. Jessup; this lies in Kaiodyrascras. 



Purchased at 5sh. York money pr. acre. ' He paid Col. Jessup by 
furnishing provisions for him & his servts., by finding him 
Board & Lodging. Says two men have been put upon it & have 
made some improvements. Claimt. was never there himself. 



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Says it would have brought 20s. pr. acre before ye War be- 
gan. 

Lost Wheat in the Barn taken from him as being a Tory ; tak- 
en for the use of the Continental Army. Vals. abou't 20. 

Lost a Mare, taken from him while making his escape. (49) 

Produces Copy of Deposition of one Thomas Gardiner to his 
Knowledge of Claimt. being possessed of the Lands mentioned : n 
his Schedule. 

NEW CLAIM. 

721. Case of ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY, Jun., late of New February i5th, 
York. 

Evidence De Bene Esse. 

Alex. Montgomery, Snr., says his son came here in Sumr., 
'83. Went up the River. Is now settled at Gage Town. He 
served with Col. Uphraim & Col. Hewlet on Lloyds Neck, and 



on Expeditions in different Places almost all the War. 

Gresham Lockwood, Father of Witness' wife, left by will a 
Lot of Land of 10 acres in Greenwich to Witnesses' wife. She 
dying in his Life Time he added a codicell that is was to go 
amongst his children. 

Testr. died about the beginning of the War. One David 
Brown was in Possession of the Lot in Trust for Witness. Chil- 
dren by Witness' order says that he gave security in 700 to act 
as Guardian for his children to the Cr. of Probat, but never got ( 50 ) ( 
possession himself, but directed David Brown to take possession. 
David Brown has left it as Witness believes; perhaps his 
Brother in Law may be in Possession, one Willm. Hurry, who 
has married Witness' sister. 

There was 16 acres notmen tioned in the Will, which will go 
amongst all the Children; 'there were 9 children. Witness' wife 
was one of the children. John, his eldest son, now amongst the 
Genoese, Alexander, the Claimt., Archibald, aged 22, at sea; 
Hugh, infant, at Sea; David, infant, here; Mary, inarried, in the 
States ; Sarah & Susannah now here. 

Knew the Lot of Land in Greenwich very well; thinks it is 
vald. at 6 pr. acre. 



Yals. it at that. 

The 16 acres were more valuable; they were valued at 15 
pr. acre. 

HI'S son, Alexr., was taken Prisoner when endeavouring to 
make his escape within the Brit. Lines. 

Lost Cash, &c., to amt. of 20. He was taken Prisoner a 
2nd time while on Government service. Suffered a long Impris- 
onment. 

Witness says he had furnished him with money to carry him 
off within the Brif. Lines. 

His son is very ill with a swelling in his arm & could not 
come to St. Johns. 



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NO 



NEW CLAIM. 

February 15. 722. Case of PETER BERTON, late of New York. 

Claimt. says lie came here June '83. Went up St. Johns 
River about 24 miles, at Oak Point. Came down in the first part 
of the Winter, thinks after Xmas. 

Savs he staid but one night. Knew of no opporty. but of 
Cap*:. Yand.'s, but Capt. Vand was gone. 

He is a native of America. Has been in the sea faring Line. 
Has been master of a ship since the year 1756 to 1770. Was set- 



tled at New York as mercht. at the commencement of the War. 
Dedared in favr. of Brit, bovrt. 

He was called upon to take a Commission in the Rebel Mili- 
tia, which he refused. This made him suspected. He was perse- 
cuted, & he thousrht he could not stay safely any longer. Went 
to Long Island in Feby., 1776. May following was obliged to 
secret himself till Brit. Troops came. Then took Possession of his 
Place again & continued in Long Island. Came here Capt. of 
Loyalists. 

(52). Produces his Commission. Produces Protections for himself 

& family after Brit. Troops arrived in Long Island. 

Was possessed of a Farm in Long Island; purchased part in 
1776 & part in 17SO; about 22 acres near New Town; cost him 
1,500 New York Mon. Only 300 pd. in Congress Mon. Vals. it 
at 3,500. 

It has been seized by one Frances Lewis, who was one of the 
joint owners with Claimt. of Sloop Dolphin, which was taken by 
his Majesty's ship Argo. He says the sloop was sent to sea 
against his consent & therefore he has a claim on Claimt. for the 
Loss & has seized his Land on that acct. Supposes he got judg- 
ment against him for a Debt. 

Was possessed of 5-8 of Sloop Commerce, 60 tons. She was 
taken Oct., 1775, by his Majesty's ship King Fisher at Sandy 
Hook on her return from Charles Town, with the Corps of Col. 
Edw. Fenwick. 

Mr. Thos. Ming then & now of New York had the other 3-S 

Capt. Mountague brought her into New York in the year 
1776. Claimt. asked what right he had to her. He said s'he was 
condemned at Halifax. 

Produces the orders of the Capt. of ihe Sloop by which he i 
dm cted to carry the Body of Col. Fenwick to Charles Town & to 
(>3). return as soon as he can to take Passengers back, but no goods. 
10 July, 1775. 

She was ready to return when she was taken possession of bj 
orders of a Rebel Committee & employed by them 27 or 28 days; 
thinks this was the Pretence for Caj>t. Mountague's seizing H. 

Produces Bill of Sales of the whole Sloop Commerce for 133 
from the ship builders, Robert Baker & Thoe. Dodore, 1774. 

This was only for the Hull. The Rest of the Expense in fit- 
ting her for Sea amoun s to above 770. Vals. her at 800 as fit 
for Sea. 



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Claimt. has sold 3-8 and is entitled to 5-8. 



Had i the Sloop Ranger. Burthen, bet. 40 & 50 tons. Had 
left her to Win. Yandeusent, who was removing to Amboy. He 
was to pay 30 Shils. pr. Day & to run the risk of her being ship 
wrecked. 

She was taken in March, 17T6, by his Majesty's ships, at 
bandy Hook. She was scuttled & sunk. 

Produces Bill of Sale of 1-4 for 60 in 1774; of his original 
1-4 from the ship builder for 25. 

Vals. his half at 120 when sunk. (54). 

Was possesed of 1-8 of the Dolphin, burthen, 120 tons. 
She was on her passage to England from a Whaling Yoyage to 
the Coast of Brazil & taken by His Majesty's ship Argo in March, 
1776, at Dominica & there condemned. 

Produces office copy of Condemnation of Sloop Dolphin & 
her cargo as belonging to persons inhabiting within the Province 
of New York, by the Admiralty Court at Dominica, 18 March, 
1776. 

He had 1-8 of the Dolphin, the other 7-8 belonged to persons 
who were friends to the Rebel Cause. Claimt. was ship's Hus- 
band, and as such had the Direction of her. 

Yessel & cargo was consigned to Neave & Co., London. Her 
was 256 Barls. Spermacets Head matter. 



Yals. the vessel at 1,500 

The Cargo 1,536 

1,260 

She sailed from New York, Aug., 1775. The Custom House 
was then open and it was properly cleared then. 

Thinks the Custom House was shut soon after. Thinks there 
was no Rebel Custom House at New York during ye War. 

Had 100 Int. in the Whaling Copany at New York, bought 
in 1773 & 1774. The Co. consisted of 60 or 70 subscribers. Their (55). 
stock was about 10,000. The Co. had 4 Brigs., 2 Sloops; they had 
made one voyage; were on the 2d., when most of the vessels were 
taken by ve King's ships. One Sloop got back with her cargo; 
this was divided amongst the Proprietors, but the Tories were ex- 
cluded. 

Lost 5,350 Square feet white oak, 9 masts, &c., intended for 
the use of the Navj at home. This was on Carter's Hook in 
Feby., 1776, when Claimt. left New York. Part was taken by 
ihe Rebels, part carried on board his Majesty's transports, part 
was carried into ye King's Yard. 

Had 8 4-pounders; thoy were seized by a Rebel Committee in 
the Winter, 1776; taken from Ross's Wharf. 



He had 2 Boxes of Small Arms which he destroyed to pre- 
vent their getting into the Hands of the Rebels. 

Had goods in his store when he quitted New York, according 
to his Inventory. They were all taken after he went away. He 
heard that two Captns. of Privateers with their crew broke open 



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No. 



(56) 



February ^15. 



February 16. 



(57). 



,(58). 



the store & divideH the stores between them; even fought for 
them; they were almost all in the shipping way. 

Had a little store in Long Island which was plundered in 
Aug., 1776; thinks they were general plunderers. Was plunder- 
ed of a Penace & Pettiangre in New Town Creek about ye same 
time. 

(721.) Continuation of Evidence in Case of ALEXR. MONT- 
GOMERY, Jnr. 

CAPT. IVES, Wits. : 

Speaks of Alexander & Archibald; they served within his 
Knowledge. Came very young to the Army. They were very 
Loyal & good young lads. 

JAMES HAIT. Wits. : 

Remembers their both serving; they were very active & ser- 
viceable; the 2 Montgomeries were mentioned as excellent sol- 
diers. 

Knew a man at Greenwich of the name of Gersham Lock- 



wood. He was a man of some property. Speaks of their bravery 
in boarding a French vessel in the Sound ; the number on board 
were double that of the asasilanfs; the vessel was taken. 

NEW CLAIM. 

723. Case of Azon. BETTS, late of New York. 

Claimt. Says. He came to this Province in May, '83. He 
was in the Physical Line. Went up the River in 3- weeks. Con- 
tinued there that summer & the ensuing Winter. Sent by Capt. 
Vand; had no opportunity before did not hear of it before. 

He is a native of America. Settled in New York in the 
Practice of Physcn. From the first declared in Favour of Brit. 
Govrnt. Was confined by a Committee for carrying Intelligence 
on Board the Duchess of Gordon & Asia., and for attempting to 
spike same at King's Bridge. Was banished to (Esopus by the 
Provincial Congress. He returned to New York. Was confined 
again. Made his escape just before New York was taken. Got 
to the Brit. & came in with them. 

Was made Surgeon of Queen's Rangers by Genl. How; was 
afterwards suspended with many other officers. 



Had a Warrant as a Capt.'s Lieut, in the King's American 
Rangers. He recruited men in consequence of this Warrant. 

Was 18 months at the Post at Morrisina as Surgeon by Re- 
quest of Col. Delancey & Major Haggerford. 

There being a great want of a Surgeon at Morrisina, he got 
Leave of Absence to go there, where he acted as Surgeon. Came 
away in the first I^ieet to this Place. 

After his return from (Esopus the Claimt. was tried by the 
Provincial Congress for carrying Intelligence to ye Enemies *~ 



& 



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was sentenced to die, and was lying in Gaol under that sentence 
just as the Brit, troops came. 

About the time of his first confinment by order of the Com- 
mictee, the Rebel Barrack Master went and broke open his 
house. 

His Books, his Medicines & furniture were lost at that time. 
The damage done to him was at least 50. They went in search 
of him & were attacked by a mob. 

Was in Possession of a house in New York jointly with Capt. 
Purdie. Began it in 1779. It was on Corporation ground with a 
reserved Eent of J a Joe, payable after ye War. This was finish- 
ed in that & the ensuing year. 



This hou e he Yals. at 600; Claiint.'s share at 300. 
His Practice was worth 500 per ann. 

NEW CLAIM. 
724. Of CAPT. DAVID IVES, of New York. February ie. 

Claimt. says came in May, '83. Went up the River to Oro, 
2 months. Staid there; did not come down in the Winter. Sent 
by Capt. Yand. ; chis was the first he heard of the Act. 

He is a native of America. When troubles broke out was in 
Charlotte Co., now Vermont. Informed the Comr. at Ticonder- 
ago that General Arnold was coming against that place. Went 
to Canada. Joined the Brit, under Genl. Carelton the Sumr. 
after. Was employed by Genl. Carleton to carry Despatches in- (59). 
to the Country. Did not get back that Winter. The next 
Spring was taken Prisoner; was tried for his life under Genl. 
Way^ne at Ticonderago & condemned & was under sentence 'of 
Death, when Genl. Burgoyne came before that place. Was then 
forwarded to Albany & so to (Esopus & thence to Litchfield. Was 
released there on giving Bail of 1,000. A year after he got to 
New York. Was at first in Quarter Master's Department, during 



which time he was taken Prisr. & carried to Hertford Gaol. Kept 
3 months. 

Afterward had a Commission as Captn. in the Associated 
Loyalists. Servcl. at Lloyds Neck, first under Major Hubble, 
then Major Upham. Servd. till end qf the War. Now settle^ 
in Burton. 

Had 1,000 acres in Township of Shoreham, Charlotte Co., 
Vermont. 

Had cleared & improved 20 acres. Purchased 2 Bights & i 
in Shoreham Township for 15 a Eight. Purchased of one Rose, 
3 yrs. before the war. 2 Eights & \ contained 1,000 acres. 

Had 100 acres in Puttney purchased for 25 3 yrs. before the (60 ) 
war. 

100 acres in Wells bouerht of Titus Ives. He bought 300 acres 
for 4.10, & sold 200 for 30. Claims for ye other 100 acres. 

375 acres in Mouleton, purchased for 15 3 years before the 
war. 

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THE REPORT OF THE No. 4<J 



The patentees of whom lie purchased held under New Hamp- 
shire Grants. 

He had a considerable Stock in Shoreham Township when he 
was beginning his Improvmts. 

4 Oxen & 1 horse, were taken by the Committee when he was 
taken Prisoner & carried to Ticonderago. 



Farming utensils taken at same time sold at Vendue. 

2 Cows were taken in Connect, on pretence of a Debt. All his 
Lands in Vermont have been sold as he hears for payment of Taxes. 

When taken Prisoner while serving in Quarter Master Gen- 
erals Department lost Cloaths & some horses. These horses were 
hired by Claimant & James Hoyte of two persons who have brought 
an action against Hoyte & he has brought an action against Claimt. 
& obtained Judgement in the inferior Court at Sunbury. 

JOSHUA BLISS, ESQ. : 

(6i). Certifies to his activity & Loyalty & good character. Served 

a year or more under Witness at Lloyds Neck. He was very 
spirited & ready to do his duty. 

723. Continuation of AZOR. BETTS. 
MRS. WITMAN, Witness : 

Remembers Claimt. at New York'. Distinguishes himself 
early by his Loyalty. He was continually harrasd. Amongst the 
first persecuted. 

Remembers his being carried before a Committee before he 
was banished to (Esopus. 

His house was very well furnished. She heard he had his 
Things taken away & destroyed. 

He was in good Business. Had a great Deal in the Insarta- 
tion way. 

Geo. Leonard certifies to his bravery & conduct as an officer 
& Loyalist. 

722. Continuation of Case of PETER BERTON. 

WILLIAM PAGAN, ESQ., Wits: 

Knew Claimt. He was an active Steady Loyalist. He was 
formerly Master & Commander of a ship belonging to Leave & Co. 
(62). Afterwards set up as a merchant. Did Business with Leave & Co., 
Merchts. in Land. 

Remembers that he had a share in the Sloop Commerce. As 
far as he recollects of the Sloop should suppose it cost between 7 
& 800 fit for Sea. 

Remembers that he was concerned in a Sloop employed in the 
whaling Business. Thinks it prouable that this vessel was Con- 
signed to Neave & Co. 

Is of 120 Tons Burthen & completely fitted out for the Whal- 
ing Business. Thinks this Sloop might be worth 1,500 or near it. 
The Cargo as described in the Schedule was very valuable. 



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Speaks highly of his Character as a man & his public conduct. 
He had a share in the Whaling Co. of 100<. 

A NEW CLAIM. 

725. Case of DANL. SMITH, late of Connect. February 16. 

Claimt. says. Came in May, '83. Went to Majorfield. 
Never heard of the act till Dr. Betts told him that Capt. Vand was 
going home. Sent his Claim by him. He was down here, but < 63) 
it was on business. He made no stay, but returned directly. 

Lived in New Milford, Lichfield Co., Connect., when Troubles 
broke out. Declared at first in Favr. of Brit. Govert. Was one 
of the opposers of Committees. Was before their Committees & 
confined. 

In 1776 went to Long Island. It was the Day Fort Wash- 
ington was taken. Was employed in bringing off Loyalists, the 
ensuing winter. Had a Warrant for raising men in Connect he 
- a good many. In March, 1777, was apprehended Broke 
Gaol after a Confinement of some months, got within the Lines 
in Octr. Lived in Long Island & New York. 



Went out occasionally on various expeditions. Served as a 
guide in the exped. against New Haven, Fairfield & Norwalk. 
Continued within the Lines till end of the war, except the time 
that he was kept as a Prisoner. 

Now settled in Burton. 

Was Possessed of a House & Lot in New Milford, consisting 
of 113 acres. 

Produces Deed from Eliz. Taylor to Claimt. of a Tract in New No j 
Milford, part of Lot No. 21, containing 14 acres & J; Considn. 20. 

Produces Deed from Elnathan Curtis to Claimt. of 108 acres in (64). 
Cons. 210, 1762. 

Produces Deed from Elnathan Curtis to Claimt. of 2 acres & 
1 Quarter, with a Dwelling house; Cons. 90, 1762. 

One acre & i of this was taken for a Debt. 8 acres purchased 
by his wife from ye Commrs. Therefore he deducts these 2 par- 
cels. Claims now for 113 acres. He had laid out a great Deal 
of Money in Improvemts. He had kept a public house. 

Vals. it at 1,000 lawful. 

Produces Copy of Writ to Sheriff &c. of Lichfield to seize 
Claimt. 'B real estate, he having joined the Ministerial Army 1777, 
with Indorsement by the Constable that he had seized several 



Pieces of Land & Dwelling House of Claimts. 

Produces a Lease of Claimt. 's Estate 'for a year from the 
Admr. in the year 1780 at 10.16 per an. Part of the Estate had 
been disposed of before this. 

Produces a Lease from 2 of the Committee in 1777 of part of 
Claimt/ s estate for one year at 10<. 

His Wife was allowed part for her dower, but on his coming 
away, the whole is to be sold, & his son had a Letter that says it 
was advertized for sale since Claimt. 's Wife came away. No 2 . 

He had a Farm in Kent Township, Lichfield Co. Produces 
Deed from Saml. Courwims of 55 acres in Kent in Cons. 88, 1769. 



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(65). He Conveyed away some little part himself. Pt. was taken for 

a Debt which reduced it to 47 acres. Produces Deed from Jethro 
Hatch & others to Claimt. & Jonathan Wright of 96 acres in Cons. 
33, 1773. 

Says he paid the whole money, Wright pacing none. Ac- 
knowledged here before a Justice that the whole belonged to 
Claimt. 

Produces Writ to ye Sheriff to seize Claimt. 's Real Estate in 
Kent, March, 1777, with endorsement by Constable that he had 
seized 49 acres & J, 96 acres. 



Had Lands in Susquehana. Bought a Eight Pierse, Son of 
one of the first Patentees, for 12 5 years before the Troubles. 
It lies on the outskirts towards the Indians. The settlers there 
have been drove off by the Indians. Had a Deed of it. It consist- 
ed of 2,000 acres. Nothing had been done but laying out Lots. 

His moveables were seized at New Milford. Produces Writ 
from Justice of Peace to Sheriff &c. to attach Claimt. 's personal 
estate, Jany., 1777. 

(66). With Indorsement by the Constable of several things which 

lie seized. 

His Wife got back some of the things mentioned in the Re- 
turn by the Constable but he lost all the things mentioned in his 
Schedule. The wheat mentioned in the Schedule taken at Kent 
was growing on ye ground. 

Says there were no Debts, but what he has before mentioned. 

Mentions several persons who are now in Possession of his 
Estate, who have purchased different Parts. 

CALEB MALLORY, Wits : 

Knows Claimt. He was from the first a Loyalist. Remem- 
bers his opposing Committees. He was taken up & confined. He 



went in the year 1776 within the Lines. 

Afterwards was employed in raising men in Connect. 

He served on several Expeditions. Served frequently with 
Witness. 

Knew No. 1. Remembers him in Possession. Thinks some- 
where about 120 acres. A very valuable farm; almost the whole 
was under Improvemt. Yals. it at 1,000. 

Knew his other farm in Kent, but not so well. Not so valu- 
able as No. 1, nor so much Improved. Yals. it at 3 per acre. 

These Estates have been sold. Witness has privately been 
there & heard of its being sold. Was in the county when it was 
Confiscated. 

JOEL MURRAY, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was always considered very Loyal. Suf- 
fered Confinement on acct. of it. Knew his Estate at New Mil- 
ford, upwards of 100 acres; very valuable; almost all Improved. 
Yals. it at 10 per acre. 

He had another Farm in Kent not so valuable. Yals. it at 
3 per acre. 



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He was in very good circumstances. Had a good stock & good 
furniture. Was in the Country when Claimt. 's Estate was Confis- 
cated. It was bought in different parcels by different People. It 
was taken from his Wife, first let, afterwards sold. 

Remembers different Persons in Possession of different Par- 
cels who purchased it. A Eebel Col., Col. Star, had part given 
him. 

NEW CLAIM. 

726. Case of DAVID HARKEY, late of North Carolina. February 17. 

Claimt. says. He came in the 2nd Fleet. Went up the River 
before the winter. Came down once. Never heard a word till (68). 
he heard of Capt. Vand. Sent by him. 

He lived in New Montgomery, North Car. Joined the Brit. 
Army under Lord Cornwallis in S. Car. in '80. Raised a Company 
of men as Militia in the back Country. His men were defeated. 
He made his escape himself & joined the Brit, in Cambleton. 
Staid with Ld. Cornwallis till taken Prisr. at York Town. Had 
25 men under him. Was in the Commissiary Department. 
Was 19 months Prisr. before he got to New York. Now settled 
on Grand Bay. 

Produces a letter from Charles Stedman to shew he was con- 
cerned in the Commissary Department. 

Had 300 acres in New Montgomery. Bought of Geo. Crouch 



in 1777, for 60 & a horse. His Wife & children were driven off 
& the Land sold. 

Lost 7 horses, 3 Cows & 7 Cattle, Mon. & Cloaths, Wagon, 
Furniture. All left behind when he went to join the Brit.. Corn 
in the ground. 

HENRY UNDERWOOD, Wits : 

Remembers Claimt. in Lord Cornwallis's Army. He had a 
Company of men under him in the Commissiary Department. He 
had a Commission signed by Booth, by Lord Cornwallis order. He 
continued with Ld. C. till taken. Heard he had been raising 
Militia before he came to Lord Cornwallis. Heard he had lived 
very well & had a pretty Plantation. He was raising men & 
was to have a Company. 



ST. JOHN, 17ra FEBY., 1787. 

This is to certify that I know David Harkey in North Caro- 
lina and that I believe him to be a Loyal Subject and have heard 
that he lost much in Consequence thereof. 

DAVID FANNING. 

(The original of which this a Cofy is included in the Yol. 

C. H.) 



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No. 



NEW CLAIM. 
727. Case of CHARLES VINCENT, lale of New York. 

Claimt. says. Came here in July. Went up the River 40 
miles. Came down in the winter. Never knew of any opportunity 
till he heard of Capt. Vand, but it was then too late. Now lives 
on the Kennebaccasis. 

Lived in Dutchess Co. Joined the Brit, soon after the Battle 
of White Plains. He was so persecuted he could not stay. He 
continued within the Lines. Now & then went home private] y. 
Served occasionally under Col. Delancey & Col. Emerick. Brought 
men in for them. Conducted some of Burgoyne's Prisoners to 
New York. 

Had 200 acres in Dutchess Co. It was a tenant farm held of 
Mr. Rt. Gibb Livingston. Had a Lease for 3 Lives. Bought 
about 10 years ago, just before the war. One of the 3 Persons 
was dead when he bought the Lease. Gave 230 for it. Paid it 
all before he came away. Some York Pap. Mon., some Jersey 
Pap. Money; all before ye war. Vals. it at near 500. 

Had a house & 6 Lots in New York. Produces Lease from 
Geo. Stantbn, Attorney, from Jas. DeLancey to Claimt. of 6 Lots 



(10}. 



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for 21 yrs., paying 9 annually. 24 July, 1782. 

Had a Negroe Wench & Boy in Dutchess Co. His Father 
gave them to him. She would not come away & therefore his 
Wife was forced to leave her behind. Lost Wagon, Cart, yoake 
of oxen. 

Taken for the use of the Rebel Army. 

JOHN MASTIN, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was always a Loyalist. Suffered greatly 
He joined the Brit, very soon. He piloted Loyalists frequently 
within t^e Lines. Piloted Burgoyne's men within ye Lines. 

He had a Leased Farm in Dutchess Co. Thinks he bought 
it of one Vincent long before the war. He was reckoned a Con- 
siderable Farmer. 

He had a black girl & child. 

Says the Landlord would add a new Life in the Lease for 5. 
He had Cattle. 

Capt. Vandenburg speaks highly of Claimt. 's Loyalty. He 
was serviceable in getting intelligence from the Country. The 
officers used to place great confidence in him. He was very use- 
ful. Col. Emerick often employed him. 



NEW CLAIM. 

728. Claim of PHILIP SUMMERS, late of Jersey. 

Claimt. says he came in Fall 83 went up to Majorford sent 
his claim by Capt. V. 



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Lived in New Jersey, joined the Brit, when Genl. How came 
to Brunswick, was first under Genl. Meadows, acted for him. 
Was a soldier undr Col. Allen 7 years. 

Had a house at Bound brook & 5 acres & 3-4 Land. Purchas- 
ed of Henry Simpson, he gave 577 Prov. Mon. Paid at 3 times. 
Purchased 'in the year 1772. 

His house was burnt. The Rebels have taken the Land. The (72). 
furniture was sold at Vendue, Baker 1, Tools, &c. Had a Cow & 
1 Horse. 

Produces affi.it. Geo. Bridges Rodney that Claimt. had a house 
Barn, &c. & 5 acres 3-4 Land in Bound brook bought of Henry 
Simpson. 

Col. Winslow certifies that Geo. Br. Rodney is a man of Char- 
acter & credit. 

That Claimt. declared his sentiments openly at first Was for- 
ward in assisting those persons who hoisted the King's Flag. Was 
confined, refused taking the Oath to the Rebels. Served after- 
wards during the War. His house was burnt on acct. of his Loy- 
alty & a small stock & furniture taken. Col. Allen certifies to his 
having served under him. Understood he had property, Conjec- 
tured about 100. 



NEW CLAIM LODGED AT HOME. 

729. Case of JACOB BULL, late of New York. 

Claimt. says He came in 83. Went up the River; heard Febmary 
nothing till he heard of CaptYand, sent his Claim by him. 

Lived in Duchess Co. Always joined the Brit. Had a Son 
in Col Robinson's Regimt. Another Son with Col Delancey 

W ; ent within the Lines, moved to Long Island. His wife & 
Chldren were sent to hm. Was so persecuted that he was fre- 
quently obliged to secrete in Woods. Was summoned before the 
Committees. Lives at the Grand Lak. . 

Had 2 Tenant farms in Dutchess Co. under Robt. G. Levin- 
stem 1 Lease of 120 acres for 3 Lives. Purchased of Christian 
Sacchorader, gave 300 for it many years ago, 21 years ago, made 
great improvements since. Not one of the Leases was out Ther 
were fine Meadows. It was near the road which made it valuable. 

9if/Lease for 150 acres & 50 acres Timberland. This was 
a leafe f or 3 Lives bought of the Widow Haws for 135 25 years 

aero. 

Vals. it under 400. 

Says in his Memorial he Yald. his farm at <00 

There was a good house & Tan Yard on the second farm. 

Had a Stock, 1 Yoke of Oxen, 1 of Steers, 10 Cows, 9 horses, 
60 Sheep, 7 Hogs, Farming Utensils, Carts. These Things were 
seized by Comt. & sold. 

Hau 60 Debts owing to him. 



872 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



ABRAHAM VAN AMBURG. 

Knew Claimt. He was reckoned very Loyal, and was obliged 
to quit his home on Acct. of his Loyalty. He had been much 
persecuted. 

Knew one of his Farms. The first he bought many years ago. 
Thinks it 100 & odd acres, good Land & buildings. Such a Farm 
would sell for 400. Knew that he had another farm above the 
other. He had a very good stock. A Considerable Flock of 
Sheep. 

He was a man in very good circumstances. 

CAPT. VANDERBTJRG Wits. 

Heard he had two excellent farms well stocked. Heard him 
always considered as a very honest man. Heard of his Stock & its 
being seized. 

Has heard from his Father that he was very Loyal in his 
Principals. Says these Leases sold very high, almost equal to the 
soil right. About J the val. of fee simple. 



725. Continuation of Case of PETER BERTOW. 

COL. LUDLOW says Claimant had been Master & Commander of 
a Ship & was settled as a merchant in New York. Speaks of iiim 
as a man of Integrity & very Loyal, decided Loyalist from tb^ 
first. 

726. Continuation of Case of DR. AZOR BETTS. 

CAPT. E/ICHD. YANDERBURG. 

Remembers Claimt. settled in Business at New York. lie was 
(75). a very zealous active Loyalist. Speaks of his services as being 
very great & distinguished. Understood his Practice had been ex- 
tensive. Estimates his Annual Income from his Profession at 
200. 

He laid in CEsopus Gaol at the time Capt. Vand'.s Father was 
there & was a most distinguished Loyalist. 

NEW CLAIM. 
730. Case of WM., HARDING, late of New York. 

Claimt. Says: He went to Anapolis in 82. Came here in 
April, 83. Went to Majorville, was once down here, now settled 



on Bell Isle Bay. Had no opportunity of sending his Claim but 
by Capt. Yand. 

Lived in Ulster Co;-^- Joined the Brit, in 1776. Went on 
Board the Asia, arid joined the Brit, at New York soon after it was 
taken. 

Served as Pilot on tlie L North Eiver in ye King's Ships and 
served occasionally with' the Loyalists under Major Ward. 

Produces Certificates to his having fetched a Sloop under ye 
command of Capt. Dun, 1778. 



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Had a sloop, about 40 Tons. 

Produces Bill of Sale of Sloop, crshd the Debby, wi.th.in 12 
loads in Consdn. ^50 Curry., dated 25th Mar., 1776. (7 6 ). 

When he went to New York left his sloop at Newbury Dock. 

It was seized as soon as he went away to New York and was 
sold by Comrs. after heard that it was employd in the Continental 
service. 

Produces Letter from one Lieut. Smith dated March 29, 
1785, which mentions tkat the Sloop was taken & sold by the 
Comrs. 

Had conveyed his farm to Lieut. Smith & John Flewelling 
for a Debt of about 40 due to Lieut. Smith & 60 due to Flewel- 



ling. Lieut. Smith had cheated him in the. sale of the Farm & 
J hn Flewelling has obliged him to give a New Bond for the 
Money due. 

When he left Newboro they took 3 horses & one Cow. 

Claimt. was despatched by Sir Hen. Clinton to the Revolters 
under General Wayne then near Trentown. was taken Prisoner 
on his return, was wounded & imprisoned, was confined to a Dun- 
geon 3 weeks in Irons. Broke Gaol by bribing the sentries. 

Geo. Leonard Certifies to his Bravery & Loyalty. 

Major Upham Certifies him to be a faithful enterprising de- 
serving Loyalist, Ditto. Amos Botsford. 

MRS. HUSTIN Wits. 

Remembers a Sloop which was said to be Claim t's. He left 
it at the Wharf at Newboro when he went to New York, he never 
got it again. Thinks the Comrs. took it. They took & sold ye 
things of the Loyalists who were off at that time. 



NEW CLAIM. 
731. Case of BENJ. SEALET, late of Connect. February 17. 

Claimt. says : He came in May, 83, went up to Majorfield, 
did not hear of the Act. He lived at Stratford, joined the Brit. 
at Lloyd's Neck. Sometimes kept Guard on the neck. Chopt. 
Wood. Continued within the Lines. He had been carried to Gaol 
before he went within the Lines. He was taken up by 3 officers 
from the committee. He was robbed of 17 in silver & gold. 
Lost Beef. When sent to )Gaol the officer took his horse & saddle. 
Lej-t some c rn on ye ground, a piece of Chintz, some furniture. 

He was taken to Gaol for. aiding. & assisting the Loyalists. 

CALEB MALLORY Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was a Loyalist. He assisted Loyalists to 
get witin the Lines. He lost a horse. Heard of his losing a crea- 
ture. He assisted Witness in carrying Despatches, he came in & 
brought Intelligence of an Intention to fire New York. 



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No. 



He was put to Gaol on acct. of having assisted Witness to get 
off Sound Money. He was put to Gaol & they took his horse. He 

had money about the same time, 3 gs. hard mon. & some Continen- 
tal Money. 

CHAPMAN JUDSON Wits. 

Claimt. was a Loyalist, assisted Loyalists in getting away. 
Heard of his being plundered. He had made money by carrying 
Loyalists. Knew of his horse, heard he lost money. 

NEW CLAIM. 

732. Case of SARAH CORY, WIDOW & THOS. CORY, ELDEST 
SON of GRIFFYN CORY, Deceased, late of New York. 

Claimt. says : He & his Mother came in Sep. 83, came to this 
place, landed up the River at Gagetown, there remd. Heard of 
Capt. Yand, but it was too late. 

Griffyn Cory lived in Courtlands Manor, West Chester Co. 
He had 2 Sons in the Brit. Service, he was too old to bear arms. 
He went to Long Island, had a Protection there, died there in 
Aug., 1780, made a Will a short time before his death whereby 
he gave his wife Sarah a Legacy 120 out of the Estate in Court- 
lands Manor & his moveable 20 to 3 of his children, Claimt. & 
Sisters to be raised out of the said Estate. 



And the rest of his Estate between his 5 Sons, to be pd. when 
they come of age, makes his wife Claimt. Thos. & John Cory, 2nd 
Son, his execrs. 

He left Sarah his Widow, one of the Claimts. Thomas Claimt. 
John died in the Brit, service without Issue. 

Gilbert at Gage Town 4 mos. Dead without Issue. Griffyn 
do. Lewis do. Morris do. 

Claimt. Thos. has been in the Brit, service all the War, in 
the New York Volunteers. 

His Father Griffyn had an estate in Courtlands Manor. 

Produces Deed from Moses Travers to Griffyn Cory of 99 acres 
in Cons. 300, 1770. 

Produces Deed from Peter Secord to Griffyn cory of 82 acres 
in Cons. 410, 1774. 

These 3 Farms adjoined to each other, says his Father was 
offered 1,600 for them. 

About 30 acres Meadow, there was not more than a sufficient 
proportion of Timber Land. 

Produces Copy of Judgement against Griffyn Cory declaring 
his Estate forfeit, 

Joseph Osborn bought it. 

There was a Mortgage of the Farm bought of Moses Travers. 



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875 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF 



LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 



Si. JOHNS, 1787. 
VOL. XYI. 



BEFORE COMMISSIONER PEMBERTON. 



Claimants. 



Ms. 

Page. 

... 15 
... 7 
... 52 
31 



Barker, Thomas 

Beaman, Thomas 

Bears, William 

Bellia, John 

Bulyea, Henry 35 

Burt, David 36 

Cable, Mrs. Ann 74 

Carpenter, Archelaus 11, 19 and 28 

Compton, John 63 

Golden, David 6 

Cory, Mrs. Sarah 1 

Dorington, John 23 

Flagler, Simon 26 

Flewelling, Thomas 3 

Foster, Ebenezer 40, 49 and 52 

Free, William 29 

Gray, William 25 

Green, Mrs. Elizabeth 48 

Hendrick, Conrad 23 

Ingraham, Benjamin 60 

Jones, Edward 44 

Jones, Ephriam 8Q 

Jones, Josiah, Simeon, Stephen and 

Jonas . 80 



Ms. 

Page. 

Jones, Mrs. Mehitaphel 81 

Morehouse, Daniel 39 

Ogden, John 24 

Oram, James 21 

Pine, Stephen 45 

Pote, Jeremiah 64 

Quicr. Hugh 27 

Reece, Anthony 54 

Secord, William 30 

Shaw, John 19 

Thorne, Joseph 73 

Thorne, Robert 14 

Underbill, William 46 

Vandeburg, Richard 51 

Van Tassel, Isaac 13 

Vernon, Gideon 55 and 63 

Wheeler, George 71 

Wheler, John 33 

Willard. Col. Abijah 7 

Wyer, David 70 

Wyer, Thomas 67 

Yerxa, John 29 



876 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 

THE EVIDENCE. 

February 19. (732). Continuation of Claim of SARAH & THOS. CORY. 

Claimt. Sarah says : She went up the River immediately. 
Never heard of the Act till she heard of Capt. Yand. 

Her late Husb. lived in Courtd. Manor from the first he was 
a friend to the Brit. Govrt. Suffered greatly from Imprismt. & 
(i) abuse. At last he was obliged to quit his home & went within the 
Brit. Lines at Long Island. Claimt. & family were sent to him 
about 7 or 8 months after he went away. He died at Long Is- 
land in the year 1T80, v. acct. of his Estate Supra., besides the 
Mortgage to ye Loan Office on his Estate, there was some trifling 
debt. 

Cannot say how much, has heard of one Bond. It was ad- 
vertized for Sale. 

Her Husb. was away in Feby., 1778. In the following 
April they took Possession of his Farm, let Claimt. have a Room. 
Took his moveables before they took Possession of the Farm. They 
sold the moveables at Yendue, allowed her very little. 

Claimt. has been there since her Husbd. Death. One Hunt a 
Commissr. of forfeited then on it. One Osborn bought it after- 



wards. Lost 17 Cattle, 3 Cows, 1 horse, furniture, 10 Hogs, 30 
Sheep, farming utensils, corn in the chamber. 

All her children are now here. The eldest has served all the 
War. 

Gilbert served in a British Privateer. Silvaneus now 22 yrs. 
of age, the others Infants. 

SOLOMON DINQUY, Wits. 

Knew Griff yn Cory. He was always reckoned a Loyalist. 
Heard frequently of his Confinement. He came within the Lines 
in Feby., 1778, his family was sent to him. 

Knew his Estate in Courtlands Manor, 3 Farms bought at 
different times. Remembers him in Possession. Above 250 acres. 
A very good faim, 40 acres Meadow, 160 Tilage, the rest Wood 
Lands. Heard him offered 1,600 York Cury. for it. He refused 
it. Asked 2,000 York Cury. for it. Yalues it at 6 or 7 per acre. 

Never heard of any Debt buf the Loan Office Debt. He had 
a good stock of Horses, Cattle, Sheep. Thought him a man of 
Property. Not in Debt. 

The whole to be pd. to the Mother. 

JOHN YEOMANS Wits. 

Knew Griffyn Cory. He was uniformly Loyal. Knew his 

Farm in Courtlands Manor. Remembers him in Possession. Yals. 
the farm near 2,000 York Cury. 

Looked upon him as a man clear in his Circumstances, & not 
incumbered with Debt. 



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He had a considerable stock. 
Witness understood all the family are here. 

NEW CLAIM. 
733. Case of THOS. FLEWELLING, late of New York. February 19. 

Claimt. says he came in Aug., 83, went up the Biver, was 
not there during the Winter. Heard of Capt. Yand, came down 
intending to send by him but he was gone. Lived at North Cas- 
tle, from the first declared in Favr. of Brit. Govt., had 4 Sons in 
Brit. Service. Frequently went within the Lines, but did not 
entirely leave Home till 1779. He had been much abused and (3). 
ill treated before he went, tho old went in the service. Went 
with Col. Simcoe & Tarleton as a guide ^several times. Went fre- 
quently as a guide the first year. The 2nd year was stationed at 
Frogs Neck. Claimant had two of his sons with him, was after- 
wards 2 yrs. at Lloyd's Neck. Now settled in Queens County. 



Produces Certificate to his taking Oath of Allegiance to ye 
King. 

WM. TRYON, GOVR., 1777. 

Pass from Geo. Beckwick. 

Was possessed of a farm in North Castle near 300 acres. 40 
acres by Deed of Gift from his Father, 40 years ago. 

Purchased 168 acres of Nichs. Outhouse at about 20 shils. 
per acre, not much improved, above 20 years ago. 

37 acres purchased of Benj. Griffin 2 or 3 years after his first (4). 
purchase, all new Land, at about 20sh. per acre. 25 acres pur- 
chased of one Wm. Dusenburg soon after the other purchase 
at near the same price, 9 acres of John Furman, 3 acres Meadow 
of John Miller. 

Has Deeds, he left them at Home, he had buried them in his 
Garden, took them up for fear of their being spoilt & Loclged them 
with a friend, but they were found out by the Rebels, the Box 
broken open & the Deeds taken or destroyed. 

He laid out a great Deal in Improving his Farm after his 
Purchase. His Farm was improved almost throughout. There 
was no timber Land that he meant should stand. 



There was a Saw Mill & otEer Buildings. 

Yals. it at 4< per acre York Money, two neighbours of his 
valued it at that Price about 1773. 

After his family went away it was located by some Rebel 
Officers. 

His Stock was seized after he got within the Lines. Thinks 
most of the Cattle was taken for the Army. 

2 yoke of Oxen, 2 fat Heifers, 8 Cows, 3 2-year olds, 2 Yearl- (5). 
ings, 2 Mares, 1 Stallion, 2 Colts, 62 Sheep, 4 Hogs, Wool 80 
Pound, Furniture, Farming Utensils. 

All the above articles were taken from his Farm at Newcastle. His name is in 

/~1 * T 11 T T TT i A IIS Ley S IjlSt ~ 

\jOttsiderable part sold at V endue, istoidtoidto 



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No. 49 



cat d es f of S" fi " Was plundered at Long Island by a party who came over in 
Whale Boats of Arms to Amt. of 



February 20. 



(6). 



February 21. 



February 21 . 



(7). 



JOSEPH FLEWELLING Wits. 

Knew Claimt. at North Castle. He was always a Loyalist. 
Knew his Estates, some by his Daddy. The rest purchased pf 
2 or 3 persons, imagines it near 300 acres. Remembers him in 
Possession very well. Most of it improved, only a proper Quan- 
tity of Timber Land left. Vals. it at 4 or 4.10 per acre. 



He had a pretty good Stock. Understood a Rebel Capt. was 
on it when they heard last. 

THOMAS WAGSTAFFE, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was always considered particularly Loyal. 
He had a farm between 2 & 300 acres. Eemembers him in Pos- 
session. A Good Farm property & Stocked, 2 Yoke Oxen, Sheep, 
horses &c. 

Remembers his coming within the Lines, he had 2 Sons in 
the Service. 

Produces Certificate of his Character & Loyalty from Timothy 
Witmore. 

718. Case of DAVID GOLDEN. 

Chief Justice Ludlow says : He had been credibly informed 
that one Lewis Cornwal located on the Estate in Long Island. 
Mrs. Golden was turned off. Witness understands Lewis Cornwall 
is now in Possession. 

The Daurs. of David Golden are Ifkely to come into this 
Country. Thos. Golden who has now half pay & is coming 
hither in the Spring is a person rightly to have the Protection of 
them. And Capt. Willet is coming hither too. These two per- 
sons most likely to have the care of them. 



734. Case Claim of COL. ABLJAH WILLARD, Actiner Exect. 
to the Will of Thos. Beamson, late of Massts. 

COL. WILLARD Appears. 

Says Thos. Seaman died, lived at Petersham, Worcester Co. 
at the Commencement of the Troubles. He was very Loyal. He 
was Confidentially employ d by Genl. Gage to go through different 
parts of the Country in order to find out the sense of the people. 
Was a guide to Genl. Smith & Lord Percy on 19th Apl., 1775. He 
was appointed Wagon Master to the Army by Sir Win. How. 
Continued in that employment till his Death. He was very zeal- 
ous in his principals & active in his conduct. He died at Bed- 
ford, Long Island in the year, 1780. 

Produces Probate of his Will, bearing date 8th Oct., 1780, 
whereby he gives 1-3 of his real & personal Estates to his Wife. 

Gives all the Remr. of his effects to his Children, Eliz., Thos., 
Sarah, Ebenezeer, Abigail, Joseph & Witness. 



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He died soon after making His Will. Col. Willard has 
proved the Will & acted as execr. The Widow Elizth. is now at 
Digby. Elizabeth his eldest Daur. is now in New England, but 
is coming hither. Col. Willard expects her here every day. About 
22 yrs. of age. 



Thos. the eldest Son, is in the Seafaring Line, Mate on Board NO. i. 
a Sloop belonging to this harbour, but has a farm besides of 200 
acres. Sarah in New England under age. Ebenezeer settled at 
Lancaster, just gone to New England to fetch his sisters. Abi- 
gail dead. Joseph & William, Infants at Digby with their 
Mother. 

Thos. Beaman was possessed of a Farm at Petersham with a 
Mansion house, &c. Purchased of Silvanius How in the year 
176L 

The Deed has been sent to England. 

Col. Willard produces a Certificate from Danl. Clap, Register (8). 
of Worcester Co. that there appears on the Records a Deed from 
Silvanius How to Thos. Beaman of 83, May, 1761, and no Con- 
veyance from him about 2 acres. 

There was a good Mansion House, Mr. Beaman lived there. 
He built the house himself, all inclosed & fully improved. 

Yals. it at 500 Str. 

Produces Certificates from Jonathan Grant, Admr. of his 
personal Estate, that he understood his real estate was Confisca- 
ted & sold, that he was present at the Sale. 

Produces Certificate of Sale from John Fessenden one of the 
Comrs. * 



Was possessed of a Farm in Murrayfield, Hampshire Co. Col. NO. 2. 
Willard says he sold the late Thos. Branian 120 acres in Murray 
field in Cons. 120 Lawful in the year 1770. He built a small 
farm house after the Purchase, cleared 40 acres after he bought 
it. Set out an orchard. Vals. it at 200 Str. 

Col. Willard has seen,, an advertizmt. for the sale of this & 
has no doubt but what it is sold, expects Certificates. 

He had 13 acres Timber Land in Lancaster Co. given him by NO. 3. 
his Faher by Deed of Gift many years ago. Wits, remembers 
him in Possession. 

Yals. it at 40sh. per acre. 

Witness when he lodged the Claim did not know the particu- 
lars of his other real Estate, tho' he understood he had other 
Lands, but not being particularly acquainted with it did not men- 
tion it in his Claim. 

Produces Deed from Philip Philips to Timothy Shaw, Father 
31 acres in Petersham, Cons. 30, 1773. 

Produces Deed from Silas Benter to Thos. Beaman & Wil- 
liam Baron of 40 acres in Petersham in Con. 100<, 1772. 

Remembers him in Possession of these Lands. The last let 
was mowing ground chiefly & Pasture. 



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The moveable Estate consisted of the Articles in the Schedule 
was sold before Mrs. Beaman left the Country, they would not al- 
low her any part. 

The family are coming as soon as possible, they have no de- 
pendence upon any persons in the States. 

One of the Sons, Ebenezer, lives near Witness, is a very in- 
dustrious man & means to bring his sisters from the States. 

Mrs. Beaman is settled at Digby with the two youngest chil- 
dren, has 200 acres of Land. 

COL. MURRAY, Wits. 

Knew Mr. Thos. Beaman, a firm Loyalist, very active. Wit- 
ness recommended him strongly to <Genl. Gage. He had been ac- 
tive & very serviceable in Collecting the sense of the Inhabitants. 
He was very serviceable to Lord Percy on 19th April, 1775. He 
was appointed Wagon Master to the Army greatly in consequence 
of Witness Recommend. He was a firm resolute man. 

Knew No. 2. 120 acres, remembers Mr. Beaman in Posses- 
sion of it. He improved it after the purchase. 

Vals. it above 1 per acre. 



He had some other out Lands but Witness did not know them 
particularly. 

Testator's Wife & some of the youngest children are now set- 
tled at Digby. 

NEW CLAIM. 

February 22. 735. Case of ARCHELATJS CARPENTER, late of New York. 

Claimt. says he came here in 83, did not stay above 3 or 4 
days, went to Majorfield, came down once. Staid here but one 
day. Thinks it was after Xmas. Admits that he had heard of 
Hardy's going before he came down. 

(ii). Lived in Westchester. Left home in 1777, went to New York. 

He had harboured a good many Loyalists & always declared in 
favour of Brit. He harboured 200 Loyalists at a time & victuald 
them. Lived in New York, then on Long Island, all the War. 
Now settled at Mouth of Washydoemack. 

Was possessed of an Estate at North Castle, Westchester. 

Produces Deed from Caleb Fowler to Claimt. of 80 acres 3-4 
in North Castle in Cons 670, parted with 6 acres 3-4, 1769. 

Produces Deed from Jacob Carpenter to Claimt. of 17 acres, 
Cons. 153, 1772. 



Produces Deed from Wm. Fowler to Claimt. of 6 acres, Cons. 
3, 1769. This was Woodland. 

He had on this Farm improved & fenced it. 20 acres mea- 
dow, 40 Plough, Vals. it 900. 

Produces Certificate of Sale, it sold for 490. 

30 acres Morgaged for 58 to Loan Office. 

Had another Tract in North Castle. Produces Deed from 
Walter Franklin to Claimt. of 125 acres in Cons. 450. Sep., 1774. 



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He had pd. 80 Mortgd. it for the rest, does not know what (12). 
is become of it. Franklin may have put somebody in Possession. 

Left his moveables on his Farm. They were taken by a Com- 
mittee & Sold. 

3 horses, 1 yoke oxen, 4 cows, 4 young cattle, sheep, house- 
hold furniture, utensils. 

ROBT. THORNE, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was reckoned Loyalist. When Witness 
went from the Country, there were near 200 Loyalists. Claimt. 
brought their Yictuals. Went within ye Lines afterward. 

CONS. CARPENTER, Son of Claimt. 

He helped carry abundance of Yictuals to Loyalists in the 
Woods. Abundance of times. 



He staid at home when his Father went into the Lines. They 
came & seized his moveables. They sent Witness, his Mother & 
family off. They went to New York. 

NEW CLAIM. 
736. Case of ISAAC VAN TASSEL, late of New York. February 22. 

Claimt. says : he went up the River, sent by Capt. Vand. 
It was his first opportunity. 

He lived at Phips Manor. He sold his Land. He sold 100 
acres for 100 Dollars. 

Went within ye Lines in 1779, served under Delancey. Pro- (is), 
duces Cap1. Yanderburgh Certificate to Loyalty. 

Lost some wheat, taken after he left home, taken by Contin- 
entals. 30 Bushels Wheat in the Stack after he went within ye 
Lines. He bought a small house at Morisina. 

REUBEN WATRIVERS, Wits. 

Claimt. came on Philips Manor to the home of Witness's 
Wife's Mother to shair in the Profits, was to have 1-3. 

After he went away ye Rebels took it. Knows not how much. 
No f hing to be allowed. 



NEW CLAIM. 
737. Case of ROBT. THORNE, late of New York. February^, 

Claimt. says. He sent his Claim by Mr. Hardy. 

Lived in Dutchess Co. Always declared in favor Brit. Was 
imprisoned 2 months. Joined the Brit. 1777 at New York. Con- 
tinued within ye Lines. Had a schooner, supplied the garrison 
with Fruit &c. Continued within the Lines all the war. Now 
settled at Gage Town. 

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Had a Lease in Dutchess on Col. Bateman's Estate. Produces 
Lease from Col. Bateman to Claimt. of 209 acres for the Lives of 
Name appears Claimt., his Wife & Son, paying 23 Bushels wheat annually, 1770. 
o? personal 8 ' Built an house & Barn. Laid out 200. Cleared 100 acres. 

Says he was offered 500 for it. Vals. it at that sum. 

Lost 6 Cows, 1 horse, 5 young Cattle, 5 Hogs, 30 Sheep, house- 
hold furniture. 

Produces Certificates from Capt. Vand to his Loyalty & suf- 
ferings. 

THOS. BARKER, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. He was always reckoned a Loyalist. Could 
not stay in the Country. Went off with the other Loyalists. 

Has seen his farm in Bateman's Precinct. Understood he 
was a Tenant. 



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(16). 



Seemed a pretty good house & Barn. A pretty Deal of clear 
Land. About the vear 1774, as well as he can judge, such a 
Farm wd. sell for uOO, ; rather more as the Barn was so good. 

Speaks of his stock particularly of between 20 & 30 sheep. 

JOSHUA GIDNEY, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was very Loyal. He had a farm in Bate- 
man's Precinct. Considerable Deal of cleared Land; good builds., 
orchard. Betwixt 70 or 100 acres appeared to have been cleared. 
The Price of the Improvements on these Tenant Earms varied very 
much. Depended a good Deal on the situation. He seemed to 
have considerable stock. 

738. Claim of THOS. BARKER, ESQ., late of New York. 

Claimt. says. He lived in Dutchess Co. Was in the Com- 
mission of Peace. He very early, in the year 1773, exerted him- 
self in support of Govert. Opposed the choosing a Committee 
for Charlotte Precinct, at a public meeting. In a great measure 
by Claimant's means a great majority declared against having a 
Committee. Claimant then drew up a Form by which the sub- 
scribers declared Allegiance to his Majesty & that they would sup- 



port his Govert. This was signed by a great many. He was taken 
up on pretence of having enlisted men for his Majesty's service. 
Carried to Pughkeepsie, carried before the County Committee. 

He reed, a Proclamation from his Majesty for suppressing the 
Rebellion which he communicated to General Try on. 

In 1776 was sent to Litchfield Gaol, Connect., thence to Pugh- 
keepsie. Kept there 4 months; to Fish Kill, then New Hampton. 
Was released in Jany., 1777; went home; secreted himself in the 
Woods. 

In the beginning of year 1778, got within the Lines at New 
York, then to Long Island. Continued during he war. Now 
settled at Frederickton. 

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Was Possessed of an Estate in Charlotte Precinct. Produces 
a Deed from Cornelius Yan Vleit to Claimt. of a Tract in the lower 
9 Partners, describing the Boundaries, consisting of 200 acres 
more or less, in Consd. of 500< Cury., Deer., 1762. 

His Buildings which he made after the Purchase cost him 
800. Cleared a great Deal. Stone fences, 25 acres meadow, 90 
acres Ploughland. 

Produces appraisment by two persons on Oath who valued 
it at 1,400. 



Claimt. has no doubt but he could have got that sum for it. 
Subject to a Mortgage to Loan office of 75. 

Had a Tract in Orange Co. 

Produces Deed of Gift from his Father, Thomas Barker, to 
Claimt. of all his right in Caskeat or New homestead in Orange 
Co., 1763. 

There were 18 original Purchases of Cakeat Patent for 900 J. 
His grandf. was one. The particular quantity of Land is not yet 
ascertained. A great Deal is still undividecl. There had been 
some Divisions. He had a right to a Lot of 180 acres; very valu- 
able; well improved & settled. His right has been contested by 
a Cousin. He had a right to another Lot of 73 acres; well improved. (17) 
His Proportion of divided Lands amounted to 783 acres. Yals. 
it at more greatly than 600. He had sold one Lot of 205 acres 
at 1 per acre. 

Henry Humphries bought No. 1 and had lived upon it when 
Claimt. heard last. Claimant was there in June, '84. Hum- 
phreys was then in Possession. Has near* that Judge Coe located 
on some part of the Cakisat Patent. Has heard his son is in Pos- 
session of this Lot of 180 acres before mentd. 

His moveables consisted 

3 Horses, 1 pr. Oxen, 12 Cows, 9 Cattle. Had 80 Sheep, 



Furniture, 50, farming utensils, Hay, 25 ton. They were most 
of them sold at Vendue. 

Produces Deposition from Stephen Badgely that he was pre- 
sent at the sale of Claimt. 's personal estate by Commrs. 

Produces strong Certificates to his Loyalty, Conduct & ser- 
vices from Capt. Clements & Lieut. Reed. 

CAPT. JOHN HOWARD, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He distinguished himself very much by his 
Loyalty at first of the Troubles. Heard of his opposing Com- 
mittees & proposing Declaration of Allegiance to his Majesty which (\s). 
was signed by many. He was active in getting people to sign it. 

Has been at his House in Charlotte Precinct. It was an im- 
proved farm. He used to have good horses. Witness thought 
him in good circumstances. He was a Magistrate of the Co. Re- 
members his imprisonment. 

JOSHUA GIDNEY, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He distinguished himself very much by his 
Loyalty < Olpposed Precinct meetings. Kne(w his Farm!. A 
clever Place. The Land was valuable thereabouts. He seemed ifi 
very good circumstances. Witness observed a good stock. 



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Revd. Mr. Odell speaks to his Loyal Conduct & Character. 



first. 



(735). Continuation of Claim of ARCHILAUS CARPENTEB. 
GILBERT PURDIE, Wits: Says Claimt. was Loyal from the 



Knew No. 1, near 100 acres. A piece of good meadows. A 
good Deal of clear. 

Vals. it at 8 per acre. 

He had another farm purchased just before ye troubles. 



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(20). 



NEW CLAIM. 
739. Case of JOHN SHAW, late of New York. 

Claimt. says. He went up the River. He only came down 
once & staid a short time. Is settled in Queens Co. 

He lived in Dutchess Co. Joined the Brit, in 1776 at New 
York. Had from the first declared in favr. of Brit. Govert. He 
was confined several times which obliged him to go within the 
Lines for Protection. His Family were sent to him in 1777. 

Had a farm in Dutchess Co., inherited it on his Father's 
Death. 

Produces Deed from Philip Philips to Timothy Shaw, Father 
of Claimt., of his Right & Title to Improvmts. on Gregory farm, 
forever. There is no date to this assignment but Claimt. says : t 
was 15 years ago. 



Says Philip Philips gave his Father the farm for services. 
One of the Gregorys is now living. 

Says his Father was in Possession for 7 yrs. before the war. 
His Father died on Long Island, 1779, without a Will. It seems 
from Claimt. 's acct. that Gregory had had a Lease, but Mr. Philips, 
the Landlord, turned out Gregory and then gave the Improve- 
ments to Claimt. 's Father. 

His Father made no Will. Claimt. is his only son. Has a 
sister living in the States. 

There appears by a survey 186 acres. 

His Father had been a Loyalist & was confined on which he 
went within ye Lines, where he died. Does not know who has 
the Land. Says his Father improved the Place greatly after he 
got it. 

Yals. it at 500. 

The stock was chiefly his Fathers. Some part his own. It 
consisted of 

4 horses, 15 Cows, 2 pr. Oxen, 8 fat Cattle, 25 head Cattle, 
25 sheep, 14 Hogs, Corn in the Barn, Hay, Farming utensils. Of 
these 1 horse, 8 Cows, 7 young Cattle, 14 Sheep, 10 Hogs, Wheat 
belonged to Claimt. The rest belonged to his Father. All this was 
taken away after he went away. 



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ALEXR. BROWN, Wits: 

Knew Timothy Shaw, Father of Claimt. He was Loyal. 
Went within the Brit. Lines for Protection. Claimt. was also 



Loyal & went on that acct. within the Lines. The Father died at 
Long Island. Claimant is his only son. He has a sister in the 
States. 

Knew the Farm. Thinks it was given to Timothy Shaw about 
1766. There was a mob by the Tenants against the Landlord, 
Mr. Philips. Timothy Shaw was one who assisted Philips for 
which & other services he gave him the farm. Witness understood 
that Philips gave the Gregories a Farm elsewhere, but they still 
made a Claim and in 1766 they turned the old man out, but he 

got Possession again & then staid till he went within the Brit. 

T . \Q)' 

Lines. 

Is told the Gregories are not in Possession. The farm was ms name is ii 
about 200 acres, chiefly improved. Mm? State to 

Knew the Stock. Heard of its being seized & sold. 30 or 40 moveabils. for 
head of Cattle, 4 horses, 1 yoke of oxen, 13 Sheep, 10 Hogs, Hay. 
Understood it was seized & sold by Commrs. 



740. Case of JAMES ORAM, late of Pensilvania. 

Claimt. says. He lived in Pensilvania Co. near Philadephia . 
Was a gardener, nurseryman & Seedsman. In ye year 1777 joined 
the Brit. in German Town. Says he refused a Capts. Commission 
in Rebel Army. Continued with them. Served as Conductor of 



February 24. 



horse to the field Artillery under general Cleveland. Served five 
years. Was with Lord Cornwallis & taken Prisoner at York Town. 
Was discharged at Charles town. Produces his discharge Oct., 
1782. Signed Alexr. Forbes & P. Traill, who Certify his having 
served 5 years & behaved faithfully. Now settled on Long Reach. 

He had a garden & nursery in which he lived of Mr. Gurney. 
He had no Lease. Jtle left his wife there. The Rebels coming 
down she came into Philadelphia. All his garden was destroyed. 
His furniture was destroyed. 

His garden was in the way of march of the Army, but had he (22). 
not been a Tory they would not have meddled with him. 

Ross CAR VIE, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. He was a Gardener near Philadelphia. Hired 
the garden of Mr. Gurney. He had several hundred fruit trees. 
It was beyond the Lines, but the Rebel Troops came with Design 
to injure as well Mr. Gurney as the Claimt. 

He had some moveables. This was in the Fall 1777. Wit- 
ness on going there found that the house was destroyed. The 
house was Gurneys. The nursery was laid waste. 

Says that this Depredation would not have been committed 
had Mr. Gurney & Claimt. joined the Brit. 



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Xo. 49 



Speaks favourably of the character of Claimt. He was an 
old soldier. 

Thinks 7s., 6d. per Doz. not too much for apple trees. 

February 24 741. Further Evidence in Case of CONRAD HENDRICK v 

Vol. 12, Page 140. 

Mrs. Hendricks produces Will of her late Husband, Conrad 
Hendricks, after payment of his Debts he gives all his estate to 
his Wife for Life, with power to dispose of it if not disposed of 
(23). then to his three children now herewith, Sarah, James & John. 
With Power to his wife if his son, David English, comes into this 
Province to grive him such part of his estate as may make his share 
equal with the other three. Empowers his Wife to Sollicit Com- 
pensation from Government. Makes her sole Exer, Will, dated 
May, 1784. 

NEW CLAIM. 
742. Claim of JOHN DORINGTON, late of New York. 

Claimt. says. He came in May, '83. Went immediately up 
the River. Did not come down. Could not send till by Capt. 
Vand. Sent by him. Lives in Kennibickasis. 

Lived in Orange Co. Joined the Brit, soon after Fort Wash- 



(24). 



ington was taken. He served in the 55th B/egt. as private, last 
war. Produces Certificates to shew it after he came into the Lines. 
Cut wood for the Garrison & city. Continued so employed all the 
war. Lived some time on Long Island. 

When he left Orange Co. left 3 Cows, 7 horses, 2 oxen, 2 
Wagons, 7 Sheep, 100 Bushels Wheat, 50 Bushels Eye. 

When he went to the Brit, these things were taken & sold. 
Says they were sold by one Esq. Cowper, Justice of Peace. 

On further examn. says he lost 3 of the horses & one Wagon 
while cutting wood for the garrison & city; 4 Cash then. 

Says the Continental Army took the wheat & Rye. Produces 
no Witnesses. 

NEW CLAIM. 
743. Case of JOHN OGDEN, late of New York. 

Claimt. says. He came in July, '83. Went up to Gage 
town. Did not come down. Never heard of the act till last year. 
Now settled in Queens County. 

Lived in Westchester Co. Went within the Brit. Lines on 
Long Island, the spring after New York was taken. He was 



draughted in the Militia & did not choose to serve, on which he 
went into the Brit. Lines. 

Lost yoke of oxen, 2 horses, 2 Cows, 2 Calves, 17 Sheep, 2 
2 years old, 5 Swine, Cart, farm utensils. 



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Left all these things on a hired Farm. They were taken from 
the Place. His Wife was there. They would not let her have 
anything. She came to New York. Part sold by Yendue. The 
sheep were taken for the Rebel Militia. 

Produces Certificate of his taking the Oath of Allegiance. 
Mathews, Mayor of New York, 27th March, 1777. 

JOSEPH FERRIS, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. He was always reckoned a Loyalist. He went 
within the Lines, rather than serve in the Militia. Believes him 
a very honest man. Knew of his having some stock; yoke of 
oxen, 2 horses, Cart. 

Heard of his stock being taken on acct. of his Loyalty. 

(688). Continuation of Case of WM. GREY v. B. 14, 
P*ge 74. 

Says he came down in beginning Feby., '84, or end of Jany. 
Came on Saturday & went away on Monday morning next. Will 
not say positively that Hardy was gone. 



Thinks he could not have advised any person to send their 
Claim by Hardy, as he had quareld with Hardy. Admits he 
heard in the winter that Hardy was going home & crd. Army 
Claims. Cannot answer positively whether he did or did not ad- 
vise any one to send their Claim. Possibly might have done it, 
but does not recollect it. 

NEW CLAIM. 
744. Case of SIMON FLAGLER, late of New York. February 26. 

Claimt. says. He came in June, '83. Went up the River. 
Was there all the winter, except once that he was down here. He 
then staid only a day & a half. Bid not know that he cd. send his 
Claim. 

Lived in Dutchess Co. Joined the Brit, in New York in 
1779. He had been in before and had once endeavoured to get 
30 men within the Lines to join Capt. Howard. Continued at 
Long Island. Went out to work for the garrison. 

Lost 1 pr. oxen & 1 Cow and 1 horse, taken for forces. Lost 
one horse when endeavouring to make his escape. Lost 4 young 
horses, Sled, Wagon. These last were taken & sold at Vendue, for 
assisting the enemy. Produces Certificate of Sales Corresponding 
with the last acct. 



745. Further Evidence in Case of HUGH QUIG v. Vol. 12, February 26. 
P. 147. 

GEORGE BROWN, Wits., says he knew Claimt. in Morris Co. 
He came in at the first of the war. Fetched in a good many men 
whom he had listed. 

He belonged to Brown's Brigade & brought in men to that 
Brigade. He had afterwards Wagons. His Lands have been sold. 
Witness has been there since ye Peace. One Millar bought it & 
rents it out for 10 per ann. About 20 acres clear. Witness 
understood Claimt. had worked for Lord Sterling who paid him 



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No. 49 



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(28). 



February 27. 



by giving him Lands. Witness lived near him before the war. 
Remembers him in Possession of this Land, which Millar now 
owns. 

Knew his stock. Remembers 2 Stills, 8 oxen, 13 head of 
Cows, Wagon, 2 Carts. He was a distiller. 

Heard these things were seized & sold after he went within 
the Lines. A guard was sent before his family got away. Wit- 
ness saw th'e Guard. 

WILLIAM CAIN, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. Always Loyal; at first supported Tories. Car- 
ried them within the Lines. Yictuald them at his own expense. 



He went in with a good many men into the Lines. Thinks he was 
a soldier himself for a while afterwards in the Wagon Department. 

Knew his Estate that he had from Lord Sterling. A great 
piece of Meadow clear. Cost him a great Deal. He had more 
Land. 

Has been informed the Land was sold. Knew 7 Cows, 5 
2-year old, 8 oxen, Wagon & carts. Two pretty large Copper 
Stills. Witness saw ye Cattle Yendued. Heard the other Things 
were vendued. 

Witness says he has known him supply Loyalists with food 
for weeks together, till he could get them within the Lines. 

(735). Contiuation of Claim of ARCHILAUS CARPENTER. 

FRANCIS FLEWELLING, Wits: Knew Claimt. He was very 
Loyal. Used to assist Loyalists. Used to help victual great num- 
bers. Knew his Land. Thinks about 100 acres. He was in Pos- 
session 5 or 6 years before the war. Considerable mead. Lands 
sold from 5 to 8, Woodland from 2 to 3. He had a consider- 
able stock. Saw the Rebels take his stock. Understood it was 
carried to be sold at Yendue. 



NEW CLAIM. 
February 27. 746. WM. FREE, late of New York. 

Claimt. says. He came in July. Went up the River. Never 
heard till he heard of Capt. Yand. 

Lived on Courtlands Manor. Joined the Brit, at Frogs Neck. 
Served with Col. Delancey 4 years. 

Lost a Heifer, taken for a fine. Left 10 Sheep on hired place. 
Lost a horse in service. Lost anr. in action. 

JOHN TERXA, Wits : 

( 29)f Claimt. served with Delancey. Knew he had sheep left on the 

Manor of Courtland. Many were lost. Cannot tell how many. 
Witness went to look for them. They found 4. 

Supposes Continental Militia took them. The Brit. Troops 
had been there. 



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NEW CLAIM. 
747. Case of JOHN YERXA, late of New York. February 27 

Claimt. says. He came in Aug. Went to Majorfield. Sent 
by Capt. Vand. Could not send before. Lived on Courtland 
Manor. Joined the Brit, in the year '80. Served with Col. De- 
lancey as Volunteer. 

One Cow taken by Continental Militia, but after he got with- 



in the Lines, he bought her & carried her in. Lost cash, taken 
from him & money spent in Prison. 

WM. FREE, Wits : 

Claimt. served under Col. Delancey. Knew the Rebels took 
a Cow from him, for his not serving in Militia. This was in '78, 
two years before he went within the Lines. 

NEW CLATM. 
748. Case of WILLIAM SECORD, late of New York. Feoruaryi?. 

Claimt. says he came in July. Went up to Majorville. Sent 
his Claim by Capt. Yand. Was down once. (so.) 

He lived in Orange Co. Joined the Brit, in 1777. Worked 
in the Ship yard. Produces Oath of Allegiance, Protection, Passes, 
Recommendation from De Yeber, Justice of Peace. Came here; 
Lieut, of Company of Loyalists. Produces his Commission from 
Sir Guy Carleton. 

Lost grain in the ground and farming utensils at Newboro. 
In the year 1766 went to Newboro. Sowed some grain there; left 
it. Came down to New York; left farming utensils & 1 Cow at 
Newboro. Moses Hunt took them of whom he had hired ye ground. 
Lost Household goods. Moses Hunt took some. 2 horses, one at 



his Fathers, taken by one Ticker after Claimt. went within the 
Lines. One horse left at Cownkas after, taken by one Smith after 
Claimt. went within the Lines. 

Yoke of Steers, 2 Cows & Heifer left at his Fathers, taken by 
one Sicker & his Co. Sicker belonged to Militia. Has no evidence. 

NEW CLAIM. 
749. Case of JOHN BELLIA, late of New York. February 27. 

Claimt. says. He came in '83, in Septer. Was discharged 10 
Oct. as a soldier in Capt. Halebes Company. Went up the River ( 31 >- 
in 3 or 4 days Time, 24 miles. Would not send his Claim. Pro- 
duces his discharge. He lived in Philips Borough on a Tenant 
Farm. Joined the Brit, in Oct., '76. Went on Board the Tartar. 
Went on shore, was taken Prisoner ; kept in Prison 6 weeks ; broke 
gaol & joined Col. Fanning at New York. Served with him 3 
years, and then 4 with Col. Beverly Robinson. 



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Had 200 acres in Philips Borough. Had it about 10 years 
before the war. His Brother in Law left it to him to take care of 
his Family. Col. Philips consented to its being assigned to Claimt. 

He says he pd. his Bro. in Law's Debts, above 100<, besides 



maintaining his Family. Pd. Col. Philips 20. 

When Claimt. went away he left his wife & family on his 
Farm. In 3 years time they were driven off & came to New York. 

The Land was almost all clear. 

Left farming utensils, furniture, 5 horses, 8 Cows, 1 pr. oxen, 
40 Sheep, 300 Bushels Wheat, 200 Bushels Corn, Cyder. 

Left these things when he went. They were taken from his 
wife. His stock was taken away at once. Taken by force. Taken 
by one Gilbert. They were in the Rebel Militia. 

One Wiley took Possession of the Land. 

WILLIAM BAZBY, Wits : 

(32). Knew Claimt. in Philips burg. He went to the Brit, soon 

in the war. Served as a Brit. Soldier. Knew his Farm. He had 
it 3 years before ye war. Had it of Robert Williams. One Wiley 
had it. He was a Rebel. He had it during the war. 

Knew some of his stock .The Rebels sent a Party to take thorn, 
while he was a Prisoner, after he had been on Ship board. He 
had a pretty good stock. 

Produces Certificates from Lieut. Ward to Claimts. having 
served since '78, & to his Loyalty. 

JAMES BULLIA, Wits : He is half Brother to Claimt. Claimt. 



went to the Brit, in 1776. He served with Col. Fanning & Col. 
Robinson. 

Knew his Farm. A smart orchard and considerable salt & 
fresh meadow & almost all clear Land. 

Robert Williams, his Brother in Law, owned it & made it 
over to Claimt. 8 or 10 years before the war. He was to take care 
of Robt. Williams family. Thinks he paid Robt. Williams 
Debts. Jacob Wiley had it, when they heard last. Philips Land 
was all sold. Witness supposes Wiley bought this Place. There 
(33). was a Privilege of 2 Fisheries, and a fishing Dock, which Claiint. 
had built himself. 

Knew his stock, taken by the Rebels after he went on Ship 
board. They were driven away by one Gilbert. Does not know 
what Anthony Gilbert had. Heard they were sold at Vendue. 

Henry Bui yea, Father of Claimt., says his son was to take 
care of Robt. Williams Children till they were grown up, & put 
them to Trade. The small children lived with Claimt. 

NEW CLAIM. 
750. Case of JOHN WHELER, late of New Jersey. 

Claimt. says. He came in May, '83. Went up the River. 
Came down once & a while. Heard of Hardy & Vand. 



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Lived at Newark. Joined the Brit, in 1776 at Burash. Con- 
tinued within the Lines during the war. Served now & then as 
Volunteer. Was twice Prisoner. Settled now on the Kennibekasis. 

Had a house & Lot at Newark containing about 20 acres. 
Left him by his Uncle many years ago. He has been in Posses- 
sion till he left home. 

There was a house & Barn & 20 acres of Land, a Double house. 
The Land was chiefly orchard. Vals. it at 700. 

Produces Certificate of Sale. It once was let for 14 per ann. ( 34 ). 

Lost a horse & furniture &c. A good Deal has been saved. 
Produces Certificates of Sale of personal Estate to amt. of 28. 

STEPHEN FAREND, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was always reckoned a Loyalist. Went 
within the Brit. Lines 1777. Continued within ye Lines during 
the war. He was a man of Estate. He had a decent kind of 
House. Shd. value ye house alone at about 150<. Does not know 
the No. of acres. Some for 20, some more. There were Home 
Lots, some for 7<. Outlands sold sometimes for 5<. 

March 24, Mrs. Wheler. This was an Incumbrance of 100< 



York Cur. A Mortgage on the Estate to Capt. Jos. French. He 
staid in the States. 

There was a Bond of 60 but this was not on the Estate. One 
Zebedee Wilson bought the Estate. He or his Son are now in Pos- 
session. Vals. it at 500 York Cur. 

Her Husb. was in Possession as soon as he came of age. 

NEW CLAIM. 
751. Case of HEXRY BULYEA, late of New York. . February 27. 

Claimt. says. He came in July. Been up the River all the (85)t 
time. Sent by Capt. Vand. 

Lived on Courtlands Manor. Had \ a farm. Went within 
ye Lines '81. Continued within the Lines. Had 5 Sons in the 
Brit. Army. His Son & he had a Farm between them of 180 acres. 
Bought the Improvmts. 40 years ago. Gave 25. Afterward did 
a great Deal; built, fenced & planted orchard. Vals. ye whole 
Improvmts. at 300. 

Lost 2 horses, 2 Cows, 2 2 year olds, 2 yearlings, 2 Sheep, 
some Corn, taken by Eebel Militia. Taken from him because his 
Sons were gone into Army & he was reckoned a Tory. 

EGBERT BULYEA, Son of Claimt. : 



Claimt. & his Son Joseph had a farm betwixt them, 180 acres. 
His Father has had it a long while. There were scarce any Im- 
provements when he first had it. 

The Eebel Militia took his stock; 2 Cows, 2 horses, 2 2 yr. 
olds, 2 Calves, 2 Sheep, Seven Hogs. 



892 THE REPORT OF THE No. 



JOHN YERXA, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He went into ye Lines towards the end of 
war. He was Loyal from the first. He had a farm on Courtlands 
Manor between him & his Son. 
(36). Yals. Improvmts. at 300. 

NEW CLAIM. 
February 28. 752. Case of DAVID BUB/I, late of Connect. 

Claimt. says. He came here in Septr. Went up to Gage 
Town. Staid there all the winter. Did not come down once. Sent 
his Claim by Yand. Lived at New Haven, Conect. Joined the 
Brit, in April, 1777. Enlisted first in the Queen's Rangers. Was 
discharged at Philadelphia. Went to Long Island. Came from 
there to this Country. Lives now 20 miles above St. Anns. 

Produces his discharge, dated 22 Deer, at Philadelphia. 

Was possessed of an Estate in Ridgefield Consisting of 15 



acres & J & J of a Grist Mill. 

Had 10 acres under his Father's "JVill. His Father died about 
2 years before the war. 

Purchased the rest of Joshua Tongue 14 yrs. ago for 125 
York Cur. 

There was an house & Barn. Most of the Land was orchard, 
except-about 3 acres of Woodland. 

House & Barn not built for less than 150 New York. Th^y 
were on the Place when he purchased. Yals. the Land at 8 Cur. 
per acre; House & Barn 100. 

Produces Judgement of Confiscation of his real & personal 
estate. Produces certificate from Town Clerk, that he was possessed 
of 6 acres with Buildings &c., also 6 acres & 66 Rods, also 40 in 
Ridgefield in the year 1775, and that there was no Improvemts. 

Produces Copy of Writ to Sheriff to seize his real estate, with 
return by Constable that he had seized 12 acres of Land & Build- 
ings, also 3 acres of Woodland. 

He had J of a right in a grist Mill. His Father built the 
mill on a stream belonging to the town. The mill belonged to 
him as long as he kept it in Repair. Had been built many years. 
His Father left it to 4 Sons. Claimt. one. Had it after his 



Father's Death. They used to grind 90 Bushels in summer Days. 
Thinks his share worth 20. 

Lost moveables, 1 Cow, some furniture. 

Produces Writ to Sheriff to seize his personals with return 
by Constable that he had seized 1 Cow & some articles of furniture 
which he specifies. 

Produces appraisment by two Persons on oath who valued his 
real estate at 125.5, as Land sold in 1775. Also valued his per- 
sonal est. They add that the sd. landed Estate had been sold. 
(38). Says his mother has 1-3 of the Land which was his Fathers, 

for her Life. She is there now. 



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DANL. MOBJEHOUSE, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He went within the Lines in the year 1777. 
Served 8 or 9 months, in the Queens' Bangers. Knew his Estate, 
about 15 acres, House & Barn. Remembers him in Possession. 
He had good part from his Father, above 9 acres. Orchard very 
good. Good Woodland. Vals. it at 10 per acre, including 
Buildings. 

There was a grist Mill which belonged to the four Brothers. 
The stream belonged to the Town. The Brothers had the Mill on 
Condition to keep it working. Yals. the Mill at 500<. 



NEW CLAIM ADMITTED IN ENGLAND. 
753. Case of DANL. MOREHOUSE, late of New York. February 23. 

Claimt. says, he came in Sept., was disbanded 10 Oct. Moved 
up the River to Barton. Sent his Claim by Vand. 

He lived in Westchester Co. Joined the Brit, in 1776, before 
New York was taken. Served in the York Volunteers during the 
War. 

Now settled 9 miles above St. Ann's. 

Had 15 acres of Land in Courtlands Manor. Bought it of 
one Loudell 3 or 4 yrs. before ye War at 3< per ann. (39)t 

Vals. it at 5 per acre. 

Does not know that it has been Confiscated. On further ex- 
amination it seems to have been only Tenant Land held under HI* name is 

not in Al list. 

Delancey. 

Had 3 acres: of Land in Ridgefield, Connect. Part came by 
his grandfather Samuels Will. His grandfather diel about 
16 years -ago. He took Possession on his Death. Bought some 
more of his two Brothers at the rate of 3 per acre. 

He moved from Connect, about 7 years before the War, and 
then he let his Land in Connect., does not recollect for what. 
He let it to his Brother in Law, who came to this Country. 

He had 15 Sheep on Courtlands Manor left when he joined the 
Brit., some few farming utensils. Does not know what became 



of them. 

DAVID BURT, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he joined the Brii. early, served all the War 
in New York Volunteers. He was a very, good soldier. 

Knew he had a piece of Land in Courtlands Manor, 15 acres. 
He had it some time before the War, bought it of one Lobdel. 

Claimt. lived there. Thinks it was a Tenant's farm & it must 
have been only Improvements. 

He had some Land from his Grandfather in Connect., but 
Witness cannot say how much. 



894 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 

NEW CLAIM. 
February 28. 754. Case of EsEXEZEK FOSTER, late of Xew Jersey. 

Claimt. says he came here in May '83, went up the River 
directly. Did not hear of the Act till about 15 Nov., and t/hen 
nothing certain. Intended ^o have come down as soon as the 
(40)t River was froze & passable. Lives about 23 miles up the River, 
and did not come down that "Winter any more. Said he had no 
opportunity of sending in the course of the Winter. He sent to 
Mr. William Taylor in England in the course of the Summer. 



He says that the Place where he livens is about 7 miles from 
the Winter Road, it was a very uncommon thing to see a Winter 
Passenger. 

Wm. Taylor Certifies that he reed, the Claim in England, but 
it came too late. 

Was settled in Woodbridge. One of the Judges of the in- 
ferior Court. 

From the first opposed the measures of the Rebels. Had 
influence enough to have a Committee dissolved of which he had 
been returned a member, and opposed, the choice of other Com- 
mittees tho' in vain. 

His conduct rendered him so obnoxious that he was frequent- 
(4i). ly dragd before the Town. 

When the Brit. Troops landed in Staten Island in conse- 
quence of an order from Govr. Livingstone to apprehend persons 
suspected, he was taken up & was confined under Bond of 1,000 
for some months. 

In Dee., 1776, went within the Lines, joined Lord Corn- 
wallis at Brunswick. Lord Cornwallis gave him Protection. Had 
a Commission to administer Oaths of Allegiance, in consequence 
of which he administered the Oath to Members. This conduct 
marked him out as an object to the Rebels. His house was beset. 
General Winds with a party came with a view to take him, on 
which he left home & did not. 



Went to Staten Island. Continued there a long time & then 
went to New York. 

Produces Commission from Genl. Skinner to Claimt. & 3 
others to to administer Oath of Allegiance, to select 10 Compan- 
ies of Militia, &c., dated 3 Deer., 1776. 

Claimt. was possessed of 149 acres with Buildings in Wood- 
bridge, Midx. Co. 

No. 1 72 acres came to Claimt. by Descent from his Mother, 
Margaret Heddon. His Mother died in 1767 or thereabouts, it 
came to him on her Death. 

Produces the Title Deed of his Mother, Margt. Heddon, of 
60 acres together with an Island of Meadows. Produces Deed 
(42). from Chs. Wright to Claimt. of 22 in Woodbridge in Cons. 129, 
1753. 

From David Wright to Do. of 22 acres in Do. in Cons. 145, 
1754. 



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From Jos. Shortwell to Do. of 10 acres in Cons. 52, 1755. 

From Benj. Shortwell to Do. of 3 acres & J in Cons. 14.14 
E.N. In. Cur. 

From Silas Walk-er to Do. of 19 acres in Cons. 173, 1764. 

All these Lands laid together, amounting to 149 acres. 
Claimt. lived there. A good house & Barn. 



Vals. it from 10 to 11 per acre, including Buildings. Be- 
sides this had 12 acres Meadow that belonged to his Mother, came 
on his Mothers Death. Mentioned in Title Deed. 

Yals. it at <7 per acre. 

Had an Estate in Bergen Co. 

Produces Deed from Geo. Sly to Claimt. of b2 acres & J in NO. 2. 
Bergen Co. Cons. 100 Cncy. 1771. 

Planted an Orchard & Improved. 

Vals. it at 150. 

Produces Copy of Inquisition in Midsx. Co. & Judgment & 
Copy of Writ to the Commrs. to sell. 

Produces Certificate from Aaron Dunham of sale of real & 
personal Estates. ( 43 )- 

Produces advertisement in New York Paper for sale of 53 
acres, formerly Claimts., Nov. 27, 1786. 

Personal Estate 

Lost A Negroe Woman about 15 years of age, left her at his 
house at Woodbridge when he went away. She was taken when 
his other property was seized, a yoak of Oxen, 8 Cows, 3 3 yr. old, 
10 2 yr. olds, 7 Yearlings, 30 Sheep, furniture, very considerable, 
25 Bushels Wheat, 200 Bushels Indian Corn, 20 Bushels Buck 
Wheat, 20 Oats, had 4 horses. 

Left these at his farm at Woodbridge. 



They were seized before his family came away. 

Lost a horse on Staten Island, taken by a Party under Genl. 
Sullivan. 

Aaron Dunham's Certificate states amount personal Estate at 
145. 

Judge Allen Certifies that Claimt. is a man of Integrity & 
good Character. He was an active intelligent Magistrate and 
uniformly Loyal. 

He stood forward at first & took an active part. 

Thinks he possessed a Clear Estate. Understood he was un- 
incumbered & in good Circumstances. 

(694). Further Evidence in the Case of EDWARD JONES. 

EVAN THOMAS, Wits. : 

Knew Eu. Jones. He joined the Brit, at Philadelphia. Serv- 
ed with Buck's Co. of Volunteers. 

Knew his farm, he had it from his Father, has often heard 
he had 100 acres, it was in Hilton Township, Bucks Co. Claimt. 
was possessed several years before ye War. 



896 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



February 28. 



(45). 



Name not in 
Anstey's List 
but claimt 
seems a fair 
man, and the 
things were 
taken before 
first Confisca- 
tion Act. 



(46). 
March 1. 



Vals. it about 7< 10 per acre. , 

About 2 years ago Witness was there. 



A man was then in 



Possession who bought it at Vendue. It was sold by Comrs. 
Thinks his name was Makinstree, he was no relation to Claimt. 
He had a good Stock. 

NEW CLAIM. 

755. Case of STEPHEN PINE, late of New York. 

Claimt. says he came in May. Went up the River. Sent 
his Claim by Capt. Vand. 

He lived in Ulster Co. Was obliged to leave home on acct. 
of his Loyalty. Weni on Board the Dutchess of Gordon in Feb., 
'76, afterwards on board the Tartar. Got within the Lines & 
was in the Wagon Service, then entered as a guide. Was with 
the Army & continued in the Lines all the War. Now settled 
in Queens Co. 

He had sold his Lands, for which he had taken Bonds, part 
now due. 

His Lands were in Dutchess Co. He moved to Ulster Co. after 
he sold his Lands & carried his stock. 

Left his stock when he went within the Lines on a farm he 
had hired. His family were sent down to him at New York. 
Before they came down his things were seized. 

1 Yoke Oxen, 8 Cows, 2 Mares, 1 horse, furniture, farming 
utensils, a Loom & tackling. 

Alpheus Pine, Son to Claimt. 



He continued in the Country after his Father went within 
the Lines. Was at home when some Rebel officers seized his 
Property on acct. of his having gone within the Lines. 

Sometime after his Father was gone they took farming uten- 
sils, household fu niture, the Stone house & 1 Mare. They took 
the Oxen before. There was a Yendue at Newboro but does not 
know whether their things were sold at Yendue. He says the 
things were taken because his Father was a Tory & had gone 
away. 

NEW CLAIM. 

756. Case of WM. UNDERBILL, late of New York. 



Claimt. says he delivered his Claim to Col. Robt. Rogers at 
New York abou t last Septr., '83, who promised to carry it to 

Stephen Baxter England. 

He lived at Philipsburg, Westchester Co., joined the Brit. 
as soon as they landed on Long Island. Served 9 months as Capt. 
in Queen's Rangers, raised 162 men. Afterwards had a Wart, 
to raise men from Col. James Rogers. He was going after some 
of Burgoynes men when he was taken Prisoner. Kept Prisoner 
2 yrs. & 9 months. He was on Parole when Andree came to 
Genl. Arnold. 



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Claimt. advised him to go to Capt. Kips Company in the 



Wood & they would get him within the Lines. He was taken 
soon after. 

Claimt. was known to have had some Conferences with 
Andree, on which he was so ill used that he was left for dead on 
the ground. Was carried off by some of Delanceys Corps. From 
that staid within ye Lines all the War. 

Now lives at Spoon Island. 

Had a Tent. Farm of 200 acres in Philipsburg. His Father 
had it from the uncle or grandfr. of Col. Philips 40 yrs. ago. On 
his Father's Death it came to Claimt. He paid one of his Brothers (47). 
something for his Interest. His Father died 30 years ago. 
Claimt. was in Possession till he left home. 60 acres tillable, 25 
acres Meadow. Rent was 3.4.6 per ann. 

Yals. it at 500. 

Isaac Waldron was in Possession, hired it of ye Comrs. 

1 pr. Oxen, 1 pr. Steers, 8 Cows, 2 horses, very valuable, 62 
Sheep, furniture, farming utensils. Most of these things were 
taken after his Conversation with Andree, in which he was said 
to have broken his Parole. 

He lost Wheat, 150 Bushels; Buckwheat, 300 Bushels; Oats, 
50; Corn. 



Savs Col. Simcoe offered him 56< for one of his horses. HIS name is 

Produces Certificates to his being brought in a number of J5 S A 1 Personal 

Recruits for the Provincial Corps, &c., & to his Loyalty from 

Col. Winslow. 

STEPHEN BAXTER, Witness : 

Knew Claimt. Speaks very favourably of him. He entered 
very early in Brit, service. Raised a Company, was very active, 
served 8 or 9 months. He was taken Prisoner. Witness saw him 
in Close Confinement. He was afterwards on Parole. (48) 

!Knew his farm, it was called 200 acres, supposes it was more. 
About 70 acre!? Clear. Yals. Improvmts. at 400. He had a 
good Stock, many Sheep. 

NEW CLAIM. 

75T. Case of ELIZABETH GREEN, late of New York. March i. 

Claimt. says: Her Husb. dieol 6 yeara ago last October. 
She came here in Aug. Went up the River. Sent her Claim 
by Capt. Yand. 

Her Husband lived on Courtland Manor. He Joined the Brit. 
at King's Bridge. Served under Col. Emerick till they were dis- 
banded, then served under Col. Delancey till his Death. 

He had a house in Courtland Manor built by the road si'de, 



a little Log house, gave 5 for it 4 or 5 years before he went to 
the Brit. 

57 AR. 



898 THE REPORT OF THE No. 40 



Claimt. staid at this Place when her Hub. went to the Brit. 
Rebels came & took everything, drove her away. They took ye 
little furniture she had, 2 Cows & 2 Calves. Now lives at St. 
Ann's. 

JACOB YAN WART : 

Knew Claimts. Husb., he lived in Courtland Manor. Was 
very Loyal. Served as a Soldier. 

Knew his house, stood on Witnesses Land, he hired it, could 
not have sold it. Witness thinks the house was his, the Witnesses. 
He had 2 Cows, a Tittle furniture, thinks the People destroyed 
(49). them, no young Cattle. Remembers his 2 Cows driven away by 
the Rebels 4 or 5 months after Thos. Green went within the 
Lines. 
March 5. 754. Continuation of the Case of EBENEZER FOSTER. 

STEPHEN FOSTER, Witness: 

Son of Claimt. Says his Father from the first took a part 
against the Rebels. He was chose once one of tne Committee. 
He resigned & opposed all Committees. 

He administered the Oath of Allegiance to persons in the 
Town of Woodbridge. 



His Homestead consisted of about 150 acres, most of it Clear, 
only a small (part) of Woodland left. 

Knew the Estate in Bergen Co. 

Remembers the Negroe, she was taken away by the Rebels, 
all the horned Cattle, amounting to near 40. He had 6 horses. 

LAURENCE FOSTER, Wits. : 

Son of Claimt. He staid at Home after his Father went 
within the Lines. The Rebels took all his landed Estate & took 
his Stock. Made Witness help to drive them. They took ye 
(60). Negroe. Thinks they took about 30 horned Cattle, 6 horses, 29 
sheep. They took furniture at different times. Drove all the 
family away at last. All went to Staten Island.* 

JOSEPH THORN affirms: 

He knew Claimts. Estate in Woodbridge, about 150 acres, 
very good Land. He has had it many years. It was the best 
part of the Country. Thinks it would go to 10 per acre Jersey 
Cur. Wits, had been employed in doing masons work to the 
house many years ago. Thinks he was Judge of the County 
Court. 

He had Meadow besides his home Place, had a good stock. 



March 6. 

758. Continuation of the Case of CAPT. J^ICHD. T 7 ANDERBURG. 
CHARLES ROBERTS, Wits. : 

Says he knows the Estate late Mr. Rapalgies at Bashwick, 
about ?0 acres, a very good farm, there was a good house. A 
57a All 



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good stand for a public house. The Land was mostly upland, 
not much meadow. 

Vals. it at 1,000 York Cncy. 

Witness was there in July last. Mr. Wailey was in Posses- 
sion. 

Young Mr. Rapalgie was there. His uncle was trying to re- (5i). 
cover the Estate for him. He lost the action, which was renewed 
while Witness was in the Country. 

It was reported that Mr. Wailey had bought it privately of 
Commrs. He turned out a Tailor, one Gilbert, who had taken 
Possession. 

Capt. Yanderberg says he has had a Letter from his Brother 
in Law, Gilbert Bogart, then Abraham Rapalgie, the Infant, has 
failed in his renewed action and Capt. Yanderburg expects Proof 
of Confiscation & Sale. 



(754). Further Evidence in Case of EBENEZER FOSTER. March s. 

VILLIAM BEARS, Wits. : 

Knew his Estate at Woodbridge, No. 1, thinks about 150 
acres. Remembers him offered 1,300 for it before he made Im- 
proyemts. After the Improvemts. Yals. it at 11 per acre. 

Knew that he purchased in Bergen Co. He had a large stock. 
He had a Negroe Wench, thinks 5 horses. 

He was a very active Loyalist from the first. Administered 
the Oath of Allegiance to many persons, to Witness amongst 
others. 

NEW CLAIM. 

(52). 

759. Case of WM. BEARS, late of New Jersey. Marcus. 

Claimt. says: He came in July, '83. Went up to Major- 
ville. wame down once in the Winter. Never heard of it till 
he heard of Capt. Yand. going. Sent his Claim by him. 

He lived in Woodbridge. Joined the Brit, in the Fall, after 
they took Nevv York. Has been in the Engineers Department 
ever since during the whole war. Discharged at New York. 

Had a House & Lot in Woodbridge. 

Produces a Deed from Job Thorp to Wm. Gadbeer of a Mes- 



suage &, Land in Woodbridge. Considn. 30<, 1760. 

Gadbeer was his name, but he has of late gone by the name 
of Beers. His name having been so entered in the Engineers 
Roll by mistake. 

He built upon this spot, laid out some 200. Yals. it at 
200. 

It has been sold at Yendue, one Thomas Force, a Comrr.itw 
Man, bought it. 

Left Stock on his Place when he went away. He was obliged 
to leave home in the night. 2 horses, 3 Cows, 12 Sheep, 2 Hogs, 
Household furniture, Provisions, Wheat 20 bushels, Rye, 2 Looms 
& tackling worth 20, Farming Utensils. 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



The Rebel Troops ,.ame to his house the Day after he left it. 
destroyed most of the Things. 



EBENEZER FOSTER, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He was very Loyal. Joined the Brit, at 
New York. Served in the Engineers Department. Knew his 
house & Lot in Woodbridge, about 1 acre & J Land, House & 
Barn. His proper name is Gadbeer. Witness remembers Claimt. 
in Possession of this Place. He did a good Deal to it. 

Vals. it at 150. 



(54). 



(55) . 



He was Clear in the World, Saving & in good Circumstances. 

Has frequently heard his Land was sold, bels. it to be so. 
The Rebels took Possession of his House, as Witness believes, soon 
after he went away & is satisfied he could bring nothing away. 
Witness speaks very favourably of his character. 

NEW CLAIM. 
760. Case of ANTHONY REECE, late of Connect. 

Claimt. says : He sent his Claim by Mr. Hardy. 

He is a native of West Indies. Lived at Middle town, in 
Connect., when Troubles began. He went to Quebec & joined 
Genl. Burgoyne's Army in 1777, with the Promise of a Commis- 
sion. Went with them on the expedition. Left him at Skeens- 
boro with Dispatches to Sir Wm. How. He was taken on his 
return but made his Escape. Went to New York, reed, a Pen- 
sion of | Dollar per Day from Sep., 1777, to April, 1783. 

Served as Volunteer in the Army at Philadelphia & Charles 
Town. 

Produces Certificate of Bevy. Robinson that he was on the 
List Extra guides & received \ Dollar per Day. 



He had no real Property. Is entitled to the Estate of an 
Uncle of his, to whom he is heir at Law. His Widow is now in 
Possession. 

NEW CLAIM. 

761. Case of GIDEON VERNON, late of Pensilva. 

Clamt. says : He went to Campo bello, Ireland, Passma- 
quoddy Bay, Sep., 1783, from New York. Had not heard of the 
Act having passed when he left New York. ; The first he heard 
with certainty was when Mr. Hardy called there on his way from 
New York in Octr., '83. Claimt. sent to Mr. Hardy in Dec. fol- 
lowing, with an acct. of his Losses desiring Mr. Hardy to take 
what sfeps were necessary, sent it by Mr. Lacy, Master of a small 
vessel from Shelburne. Does not know what Mr. Lacy did with 
the Letter, it did not come to Mr. Hardy's hands. 

Had no opportunity of sending to England. No Vessel went 
immediately to England that he knew of. Has since ht-^rd that 



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one vessel went in January. She went from St. Andrews, 20 
miles from Campo bello, Ireland. They had scarce any boats 
in CamjK) bello Island & had not means therefore of Commnuica- 
tion with the Vessels at St. Andrews. During months of Deer., 



Jany., February, Claimt. recollects 110 other Vessels but that 
Commanded by Lacy going from Campo bello to St. John's, and 
no vessel went to England during that time from Campo bello. 

He lived in Providence Township, Chester Co. When (56) 
Troubles began he from the first took a Loyal part. Had made 
himself obnoxious to the rebel Party in the year 1775 by object- 
ing to an alteration proposed by the popular party in the Day 
for choosing Sheriffs, Assembly men & other officers. 

Claimt. & others of the Loyal Party adhered to the Day for- 
merly appointed for that Purpose. In Septr., 1777, left home. 
Went to the Brit. Army, had a Conference with Capt. Eustace 
& Lord Clinton. He was desired to go & make his observations 
in the American Army, which he did, & reported to Capt. Eustace. 

A Party came in Persuit of him on which he fled & got on 
Board the Eagle. Was sent by Lord How with Despatches to 
Sir Wm. How at German town. He was frequently employd 
in going backward & forward from Sir Wm. to Lord 1 How. 

Remained till Philadelphia was Evacuated. After em- 
ployd as guide to small Scouting Parties & sent to reconnoiters. 



In Consequence of Claimts. Report a party of 60 Rifle men 
were surprized at Fox Chase & most of them taken. Claimt. 
Conducted the party who surprized them. 

Went to New York with the Troops. 

In Novr., 1779, was employd by Sir Henry Clinfoii to go 
with Despatches to Philadelphia & back part of Pensilvania, 
which he performed. 

In 1781, had a Commission as Capt. of Associated Loyalists 
from Sir Henry Clinton, by Direction of Board of Directors. 

Produces his Commission, 9 April, 1781. (57) 

Was employd in intercepting mails. -He intercepted four & 
got two mails safe into the Lines. 

He was particularly employed to intercept a mail from Phila- 
delphia to general Green in May, 1781. He succeeded & sent it 
to Head Quarters. 

He produces his Memorial to Sir Guy Carleton for Recom- 
pense for this Service on which appears an observation from 
Robt. Alexander, that Claimt. intercepted a mail from Phila- 
delphia which was sent to Head Quarters. 

Confirmed by Anthony Stewart. 



Mr. Alexander was a Director & Mr. Stewart Secretary of 
the Board of Directors of Associated Loyalists. Both of them 
also say that they were informed! by Govr. Franklin of Claimt. 
having be'en employd in secret Business by Sir Henry Clinton. 

Olaimt. has at present no half Pay. 

He is now settled on the Magadary River. 



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No. 1. Was Possessed of 73 acres in Chester Co. under his 
Father's Will. 

Produces Probate of the Will of his Father, Moses Yernon, 
Whereby he devises to Claimant 71 acres in Chester Co. Will 
(58). dated 1767. Testr. died soon after. 

Claimt. has been in Possession ever since till he left home. 

No. 2. Purchased about 60 acres near the former. Produces 
Deed from Elias Vernon to Claimt. of 60 acres in Cons. 350 
Pens. Cur., June, 1774. 

He lived at another house of his Brother's, but held these 
Lands himself. 

Of No. 1, there were 5 acres meadow, 50 acres tillage. 

Of No. 2, 10 acres meadow, 40 acres tillage. A farm House 
& Barn on eacE. A good orchard on one. 

Vals. at 10 per acre Pens. Curcy. 



Produces Certificates from Thos. Lewis, Agent for Sale of 
forfeited Estates, that he sold 2 Plantations, 160 acres, the other 
42 acres in Providence Township belonging to Claimt., with ap- 
praisment by 2 persons at 75 per acre. 

Had 10 fat Bullocks taken by Rebel Militia on Claimt. leav- 
ing home, 1 yoke of Oxen Do., 11 Steers Do., 2 horses lost in Ser- 
vice. Hay, about 40 Ton, Potatoes, 400 Bushel. 

( 59). Had a Lease of a house in New York. Produces Lease from 

David Clarkson of a Lot in New York to Claimt. & Jacob Ruffing- 
ton for 7 years on the Rents & Covenants mentioned in the Lease, 
dated 1781. 

Claimt. bought Mr. Buffington's Interest in the Lease. 

1-3 part of the Sloop Fury purchased about 6 weeks before 
he left home. She was for the purpose of carrying Wheat & car- 
ried' 7,000 Bushels. 

She was taken by Col. Pape, a Rebel Col. 1-3 belonged to 
Mr. Lloyd, a Loyalist the other 1-3 belonged to a person of Doubt- 
ful Character. 

Claimt. has understood Col. Pape sold it, that the owner who 
was not a Loyalist got his share. 



Yals. his own share at 50. He gave 65 in Wheat for it. 

Produces Instructions from Head Quarters, April, '81, for 
Claimt. to proceed with party under his Command on the Plan 
proposed. Do. from Directors of Associated Loyalists to Claimt. 
os Commandary on Excursion on the Delaware, April, '81. 



NEW CLAIM. 
hioth. 762. Case of BENJ. INGRAHAM, late of New York. 

Claimt. says : He came here in the summer, was disbanded 
(GO). Or.t. 10. Went up to St. Ann's in 10 Days, staid there/ all the 
Winter. Knew nothing of the Act. 



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He lived in Co. of Albany, New York Prov. He endeavoured 
to get to the Northern Army under Genl. Burgoyne but could not. 
He returned, got to New York Deer., 1776. Served in King's 
American Regiment all the War, first private then Seargent. 

Produces his Discharge 10 Oct., 1783. Now lives at Fred- 
ericton. 

Was Possessed of a farm in Albany Co., King's District. 
Produces Deed from Isaac Hamlin & John Frost to Claimt. of 
76 acres in Cons. 65, 1773. 



From Samuel Shaw to Claimt. of 8 acres in Cons. 8, 1774. 

From David Castle to Claimt. of 8 acres, Cons. !!<, dated 
24 March, 1776. Says the Purchase was made in 1775. 

From James Lockwood to Claimt. of a Dwelling house & 
Piece of Land in Coiis. 20<, 1774. 

The whole farm contained 93 acres, laid all together, 10 acres 
Meadow, all under fence & Improvements, except a small Quan- 
tity of Woodland. A new house. Says he improved it greatly 
after he bought it. Vals. it at 100<. 

Produces affidt. from Alex. Montgomery, sworn at Gage (6t) 
Town before Wm. Tying, that he was in the 'Country when Com- 
mittee seized the Estate of Claimt. 'They first had the Land & 
forbid his Wife to meddle with the Stock. 

Produces permit from these Comts. for Claimts. Wife to 
continue at her Habitation, which Claimt. says was his house. 
She continued there till the Peace. Came from New York with 
her Husband. 

His Stock was seized by Committee & Sold. 1 yoke Oxen, 
Do. Steers, 7 Cows, 4 young Cattle, 35 Sheep, 6 Hogs, Farming 



Utensils, some little furniture, 140 Bushels Wheat in Stack, Eye 
30 Bushels, 40 Oats, 150 Corn. 

N.B. His name is in both Ansteys Lists. 

Produces Letter from Capt. Clements speaking very favour- 
aby of Claimts. conduct & that he was universally esteemed by 
the officers of ye Regiment. 

ABIJAH NEGRAHAM, Wits. : 

He is Bro. to Claimt. Says Claimt. endeavoured to get to 
the Northern Army. He had been imprisoned & put in Irons on 
acct. of his Loyalty. He could not get to Gen. Burgoyne's Army. ( 62 ) 
Got to New York. Served all the War. 

He had a farm with a small framed house, containing 90 
acres of Land & more, it was very well Improved. Agrees with 
Claimts. acct. of the Stock. 

Was on the farm after his Brother went away. Witness took 
care of the family. 

The Committee seized the Estate. They first rented the 
farm, have since sold it. 

Sold the Stock at Yendue as he has been informed. 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 4<J 



(63). 



Continuation of the Case of GIDEON YERNON. 

Claimt. says he owed 80c but had given no mortgage, it has 
not been claimed from the Estate, but has been demanded of 
Claimt. here. 

JOSEPH TAYLOR, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant, he was very active & considered as very ser- 
viceable to the King's Party. He was possessed of an Estate in 
Chester Co , thinks about 140 acres, part by his Father, part by 
purchase. 

Vals. it at 5 per acre. 

He was in good circumstances & had a good Stock of Sheep, 
horses & Cattle. 

Produces Certificates to his Loyalty from Dr. Paine & that 
Claimt. had been on several occasions confidentially employ d. 

Mr. Robt. Pagan Certifies in the most favourable mann'er of 
his Character & Conduct since he has been in this Country. 

Ditto Mr. Clenck & Hugh MacKay. 

NEW CLAIM. 

763. Case of JOHN COMPTON, late of New Jersey. 

Claimt. says : He came in July. Went up to Majorville. 
Came down in Octr. Staid Nov. & Deer. Employd as a Brick- 
layer here & at Carleton. 

Did not send his Claim till Capt. Yand. went, did not know 
it before. 

Rejected as he was here in the Town & Carleton near 3 
months of the Winter. 

764. Claim of JEREMIAH POTS, late of Massch. 

Claimt. says: He is a native of America. Lived at Fal- 
mouth, Casco Bay, when Trouble broke out. He did everything 
in his Power against the measures of the Rebels. He happened 
to be one of the select men at Falmouth whose business it was 
to give notice of Town Meetings. Claimt. refused to notify the 
Meetings desired by the Rebels. In consequence of this he was 
persecuted. Was imprisoned several times. Had his Thing-' 
taken from him by Force, so that he was forced to quit home, got 
away in May, 1777. Got to Nova Scotia, went in an open boat. 
Went from Halifax to New York in 1778. Was employd by Ad- 
miral Gambin to pilot a Yessel to New Hampshire which was go- 
in^ with Sir Henry Clinton Manifestoes. 

Had been employd as Pilot on Board the Rainbow before that 
time. 

When he went as Pilot of the Yessel which was carrying the 



(64). 



Manifestoes, the Yessel was seized & the Whole Crew made Prison- 
ers & kept in Prison during the Winter. 



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Went to Penobscot in 1780 & to St. Andrews in the beginning 
of 1784. 

Produces Certificates from Capt. Osborn of the Ariadne that 
Claimt. acted as Pilot to the Rainbow on a three months Cruise in 
1777, to the satisfaction of the Capt. & Officers. 

Was possessed of a House in Falmouth, purchased it in the 
year 1770 of Saml. Cobb, gave a house & Land in the Country, 
about 12 acres, in exchange for this house & gave 100 J Joes i i 
addition. *) 

It was a Town Lot, a Dwelling house, a Store & out build- 
ings, Wharf & Warehouse, Lime Kiln. 

Buildings were all destroyed by Capt. Mowat in Octr., 1775. 

The Land has been Confiscated. 

sVals. the Whole at 600 Sterl. 

Produces Certificates of Sale of a Lot in Falmouth and a Pew 
in the Meeting House. 

Vals. the Pew at 12. 

At the time of the Fire at Falmouth lost a Cable worth 
21.12, furniture wortht 40. 

Had also a Pew in the Church which, was burnt, worth .15. 

Lost the Sloop Jolly, 30 Ton Burthen. Taken fro :i Claiint. 
by a Committee of Falmouth & Sold. Produces Certificates that 



the Agent on the Estate of Claimt. accounted for a small Sloop, 
sold for 77. 

Vals. her at 150 Sterl. Had two Scows taken at the time the 
Sloop was worth 40. 

Had an interest in the Schooner Favourite. Mr. Pagan was 
the owner of 7-16, Claimt. 9-16. She came to Falmouth the Day 
before the Fire. They were oBliged to send her off without a 
Cargo. She went to the West Indies. The restraining Act had 
come out just before the schooner arrived there. The Master was 
to have got freight & carried her to England & done the best he 
could with her, but he could not stay at Tobago, he a/E last sold (6). 
her at - - for 337.10. She was worth 750. 

The Sloop Jolly which had been Claimts. was taken by 
the Tender of a Man of War. Claimt. got her again by paying 
salvage of 10. The Rebels had her about three years, so she 
was not worth 80< Crcy. when he got her. 

Produces Protection from Capt. Mowat, Oct., 1775. 

MR. THOS. MYER, Wits. : 

Lived at Falmouth. Mr. Pots from the first showed himself 
very Loyal & took an active Part. He was sent a Prisoner to the 
Provincial Congress at Watertown. 

Knew his Lot at Falmouth, it was a very fine situation. 



The buildings were all destroyed by the fire. Knew the 
Cable which was burnt, worth about 20. He had removed a 
good deal of furniture, but lost a great Deal. 

Knew his two Scows, they carried 8 or 9 Cord Wood. Re- 
members his having the Sloop Jolly. 



906 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



EOBT. PAGAN, Wits. : 

Liaimt. was very Loyal, as much, so as any man. Knew the 
Lot at Falmouth, it was in best Part of the Town. 
Vals. the property at 1,000 Sterlg. 

March mh. 765. Case of THOS. MYER, late of Massts. 

(67). Claimt. says : He lived at Falmouth wKen the Troubles 

broke out. From the first did all he could to support the Govrt. 
he was taken up & abused as a soldier, he refused to serve, on which 
he was taken up & abused by the mob, obliged to pay a fine. 
Was taken up to the Provincial Congress. Was obliged to quit 
Falmouth in 1777. Went to Nova Scotia with Mr. Pots in an 
open boat. Went to New York. 

Commanded an Armed Vessel there & had two Smart En- 
gagements with 2 Rebel Privateers at different times. 

Went to Penobscot in the year 1780 & from thence to St, 
Andrew's 



Produces Protection from Capt. Mowat, Oct., 1775. 

Produces Attested Copy of Commission to Claimt. to Com- 
mand the Brigantine British Tar, to be manned with 65 men the 
year 1779. He acted in this Command 9 months, during which 
time he had two Engagements. The vessel was so bad a sailor, 
tha. he was obliged to give her up. He then was for some time 
in the Transport Service. 

Had a House & Lot in Falmouth, the house & buildings were 
(68). destroyed at the time of the Fire by Capt. Mowat. 

Produces Deed from Lewis Detters to Claimt. of a Lot in 
Falmouth in Cons. 170 Conf. Mon., 1773. 

He laid out a great Deal after the Purchase, it was a mere 
bake house when he bought it, he made it a Comfortable Mansion 
Laid out upwards of 100<. 

Vals. it at 250. 

Produces Certificates of Sale of Lot in Falmouth. 

Lost furniture at same time to amount 15<. 

Had \ the Cargo of a Sloop caled the Defiance, lying at tht 
Still house Wharf, Falmouth, & burnt. 

The Cargo consisted of Lumber. Claimts. share in Lumber 
was 52.17.10. Produced Rect. to show he had paid so much 
for this Lumber, the rest of the Cargo was worth above 20, 
Claimts. Share, 75. 

Pew in the Church, Vals. 12. 

Schooner Mariann left at Falmouth, taken by the Com 
mittee, sold by them, they gave his Wife about 10. She was 
worth 75. 

Built an house at Penobscot in the year 1781. There was u 
grant to Mr. Pagan, Mr. Wright & Claimt. of Land, each took 
, 69 . their share & built upon it. Claimt. admits he now might sell it. 
Vals. it a. 500. 



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MR. ROBT. PAGAN, Wits. : 

Claimt. has always been a Loyalist. He had the Command 
of an Armed Brig, of which Witness was part Owner. He dis- 
tinguished himself by a very spirited Engagement & continued 
in that Command to the satisfaction of his Employers till the 
vessel was Converted into a Schooner. 

Knew his Lot in Falmouth, worth 2 or 300<. Recollects 
that a Sloop was burnt at the time of the Fire, in which Mr. 
Myer was Concerned as part Owner of the Cargo. 



Produces Copy of order, Nov. 28, of House of Assembly for 
Claimt. J s Wife to 90 Newport or Halifax in a Casket, and that 
the Committee of Safety take Possession of Claimt. 's Estates, real 
& personal., 

766. Case of DAVID MYER, late of Massts. March mh. 

THOS. MYER, eldest son of David Myer, deed., appears. Says 
his Father lived at Falmouth. He was Tide Surveyor. He was 
an officer under government almost all his Life. He declared his 
sentiments most freely against the Rebellion, in consequence of 
which he suffered great abuse. He continued at Falmouth sup- (70 ). 
ported by Witness. When Witness was settled at Penobscot, his 
Father came to him there. He died at St. Andrews in March 
last, without a Will. 

He lived in an hired house at Falmouth. Witness knew he 
had the furniture mentioned in the Schedule. He had nobody to 
assist him & Witness is satisfied it must all have been lost & it is 
wor h the sum stated in Schedule. Witness is his eldest son. He 
has 2 Sisters both in the states. 

Produces the Commission to his Father in 1769 to be Tide 
Surveyor. 



767. Case of GEN. WHELER, late of New York. March mh 

NICHOLAS WHELER, one of the younger Sons of Geo. Wheler, 
deed., appears. Says his Father lived in Livingstons Manor, 
Albany Co. He had always declared in Faivour of the Brit. 
Govert. He had 2 Sons in the Brit. Army. He tried 3 or 4 times 
to get within the Brit. Lines but could not. He was several times 
imprisoned. Kept several months in Prison. All his moveables 
were taken at different times. The Rebels drove him from his 
Place & sold it. He did not get within the Lines till the Peace. (?i). 
Came here on Evacuation of New York. Died Novr. last at Oro- 
mokte. Left a Widow Polly & 10 Children. 

The eldest son & 2 Brothers & 1 Sister are now in the States. 
The Widow & 6 Children are here. 

His Father had a Tenant Farm of above 200 acres. He had 
a Lease of two Lives, his own & his Wifes. Could sell the Im- 
provents. He haa 7 horses, 8 Cows, 2 pr. Oxen, 18 Heifers, 6 
young Cattle, 30 Sheep, 7 Hogs, Furniture, farming utensils. 
Most of it was seized & sold. 



908 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Produces 2 affidavits sworn at Frederickton to the Loyalty of 



Geo. Wheler & his sufferings, and that his property was publicly 
sold. The Deponents value his Property at 7 or 800 this Cury. 

Claimt. has no settlement of his own. He works at Major- 
ville, but his home is with his mother at Oromookto. His Brother 
B/einhard is with his mother, older than Witness. Served in Brit. 
Army during the war. Elizabeth Wheler now with her mother. 
Edward in Majorville for work, but will return to his mother. 
Mary now at Majorville. Catharine with her mother. Wishes 
whatever is paid may be paid to his mother. 
(72). Name of Geo. Wheler, Dutchess Co., is in Anstey's List. 

Claimant's Father was driven from his Place & had gone to 
Xew Milford in the Fall 1782. Got in New York in April, '83. 
Went with him. 

The Place was sold in March '83. The moveables were taken 
at different times. Some he sold himself to support liim in Prison. 

His Mother proposes that Mr. Sandys shd. be her Agent. 



March. 768. Case of JOSEPH TIIORXE, late of Xew Jersey. 

Claimt. says. He came to Campo bello from Xew York in 
Aug., '83. Staid there all the Winter. Removed next spring 
to Beaver Harbr. Xow settled there. Had no opportunity of 
sending from Campo bello. Was settled at Pescatua, Midsex Co., 
(73). Jersey. Went to Lord Cornwallis's Army in the Winter 1776. 
Produces Protection from Lord Cornwallis Dec., 1776. Produces 
Certificates from C. Manhood of his having subscribed a Declar- 
ation agreeable to the Proclaman. by Commrs., Jany., 1777. 

Carried Forage to the Army during the Winter. Was taken 
Prisoner with his son. Kept 3 Days there. Left Home when the 
Army Evacuated Xew Jersey. Produces Pass, dated 10 June, 
1777. Had his Family removed to Staten Island. Remained ther^ 
during the war. Saved two Regiments on Staten Island from 
being surprised by giving notice of an attack intended by Genl. 
Sullivan. 

Had 37 acres in Piscatua. 

Produces Deed from Lawrence Eikengen to Claimt. of 37 
acres, 4-10 in Piscatua, Cons. 135, dated 29 March, 1774. 

He repaired it considerably. Built a Xew Barn. 



Vals. it at 112 Sterl. It is Mortgaged for 100 Jersey Cur- 
rency. 

Produces Certificate of Sale with appraisment at 160. 

Lost a horse, taken from his house at Piscatua by the Rebels, 
after he had been imprisoned in the winter 1776. A party came 
to his house, took & destroyed his furniture, left a wagon. Col. 
Webster's men had taken the weels so he could not bring it off. 
Lost 2 horses &c. by the Brit, in Staten Island. 

Produces Certificate from Col. Bellop that Claimt. came to 
Staten Island as a Loyal Refugee in 1776 or 1777. Speaks of him 
(74). as a good subject. 



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NEW CLAIM. 

769. Case of ANN CABLE, Widow and the Children of John March nth. 
Cable, Deed., late of Connect. 

ANN CABLE, Widow : 

Says she came in May, '83. Went up the River. Never 
came down in the winter. Never heard till Capt. Vand. was gone, 
of the act of Parl. 

Her late Husb. lived at Glasstenberry, Connect. He went 
from Home in the spring & joined the Brit, in Dec., 1776. 



He had a vessel of his own which served as a Tender to Capt. 
Askew of the Swan. 

Produces Copy of Certificate from James Ayscough that John 
Cable served with him as Yolunteer with his Vessel & 10 men 
from the - . 

Produces Journal kept by - which appears authentic, cable, 

wherein he states he left home August, 1776, to go to the Kings' B. ie. 
Troops, but returned. Helped People over to Long Island. Went p - 164 - 
to different Places & was at great expense to keep People faithful. 

States that in Nov., 1776, he went to Horse Neck & bought (75). 
two vessels & left one there to be Laded. Went to Fairfield. Was 
carried before a Commission on Suspicion. Sent for his Brother 
to come round from Horseneck that they might go away together. 
Was carried before several Committees. Was acquitted by the 
Committee of Fairfield Dec., 1776. Prepared to go off. A mob 
collected again. His Brother came in haste to inform him that the 
vessel at Horseneck had been seized. The Journal goes no further. 

In his acct. he states the Sloop Sally as his own. Yals. her 
at 246.10. 

Says her Husb. lost &c., &c. 



Action at Danbury to this Day 8 Feby., 1778. 

As to his Loyalty, he was ready to serve on every occasion, 
when it was in his Power. 

He died in Decer., 1779, witht. a Will. Left Ann, his Widow, 
John, his eldest son, aged 29; James, 24; Peter, 22; Anthony, 
21; DanL, 17; Jane, 25; Marianna, 15. All in this Province & 
live with their Mother. 

Claimt. says her Husband lost the Sloop Greenwich or Sally. 
She was taken at Horseneck with a cargo of Flax Seed. 

He had two other vessels. 

Claimt. says she staid a year & half after her Husband's De- (76 ). 
parture from Glossenburv. Went with her family. She was 
obliged to give up her all. They took his Books & furniture to 
amount near 40. Mentions particular articles. 

He had a real Estate bought in 1772 for 300. Consisted of 
25 acres with a Mill. He built a Dwelling house & stores. Haa 
no Deeds. There was a mortgage for 409 to one Mr. Brown. 
Supposes Mr. Brown may be in Possession. 



THE REPORT OF THE N . 



WILLIAM PECK, Witness : 

Remembers John Cable. He was a Loyalist. He went off to 
ye British in 1776. Served with a vessel along with Capt. Ays- 
cough for a twelve month. 



There was a sloop at Horseneck of 25 Tons. Witness built 
her for George Peck & Joseph Ferris, producing Bill of Sale to 
George Peck & Joseph Ferris, Consn. 103, 1771. 

There appears an Indorsement by which George Peck & Joseph 
Ferris give up all their Eight to Witness, March 31, 1777. 

He cannot say what he gave. Says that John Cable bargained 
for her before, in the Fall 1776. The Mob took her in Deer., 
1776. A guard was put over her. 

Witness got Possession of her in January next. She was 
taken again from Witness & the Cargo landed. The Rebels made 
a Gaily of the Sloop afterwards. The Seed was put in a Store at 
Horseneck & burnt, when Govr. Tryon burnt the Place. 

Witness considered the vessel as his own, but meant Cable 
should have her. Considered the Seed as Cables. Sloop Andrew 
was saved. He lost the Sloop Primeus & Cargo. 

JAMES CALEHAN, Wits : 

Knew John Cable. Remembers his serving under Capt. Ays- 
cough with a small vessel of his own. A Brother of Claimt. came 
off from Glossonbury at the same time. 

About Christmas, 1776, Witness had a Conference with John 



Cable at Fairfield & he agreed to go off with him, as they could, not 
continue at home. John Cable had two vessels, one the Primus. 
The name of other Witness does not recollect. Believes it might 
be the Andrew. The Mob on Suspicion of their Intentions stopt 
the two vessels, took away the sails. When Cable & Witness were 
carried before a Committee they were at last cleared. Went away 
in January. Witness with John Cable went in the Andrew. The 
{7g) other vessel, the Primus, sailed in Company. They were obliged 
to go away in a great Hurry. They thought the Mob rising & 
therefore Witness said they must go, or they should be taken by 
the Mob if they did not. 

John Cable's Brother came & gave the alarm. Told them that 
the vessel left in his care had been seized at Horseneck. 

They proceeded in Consequence of this for Huntingdon. The 
Andrew got safe. The Primus was lost. Vals. her at 250 Dollars. 
C ble lost 440 Bushels Flax Seed, 9s. 6d. per Bush. 

Witness says they were obliged to retreat in this way, other- 
wise the vessels would have been seized. He understood both these 
vessels belonged to Cable. They would not have sailed at that 
time & in such weather, had it not been from fear of the Property 
falling into the hands of the Mob. Witness understood that John 



Cable had an Interest in the vessel at Horseneck & in the Cargo. 

William Peck is a Relation of John Cable's. Conjectures that 

the vessel might have been Cables, tho. they thought it prudent 



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to pass it in the name of Peck, as Cable had other vessels & there 
might be more Danger of getting them off. 

WILLM. PECK, Witness, called again. Says the Sally was 
about 25 Tons. Vals. her at 206. She was loaded with Flax 
Seed. Produces his Book of accts. whereby it appears that he 
made John Cable Debtor for 754 Bushels of Flax Seed at 3s. 9d. (79). 
lawf. per Bushel, and another cash worth 4<.ll. Makes him also 
Detter for money paid Capt. Peck, 33.9 lawf. This cash was part 
of Payment for the Sloop. Says he was present when John Cable 
bargained with Joseph Ferris & Geo. Peck for the vessel in the 
Fall of 1T76. 

Says that his Reason for taking the Assignment from them 
to himself was because John Cable was gone off & if taken in his 
name the Rebels would have kept her, without any chance of get- 
ting her again. 

Meant certainly that Cable should have had her. Witness 
paid one half for which he charged Cable. Is Cable to pay the 



other half now. 

JABEZ CABLE : 

Remembers John Cable serving under Capt. Ayscough with a 
Tender of his own for 6 or 7 months. Witness was Pilot to Capt. 
Ayscough. 

The Tender was of great service to tliem. Cable was very 
active & zealous & served as a Volunteer. Has often heard Cable 
speak of the vessel taken at Horseneck as being his own. 

JAMES CABLE, Wits : 

Says that he & all his Brothers & Sisters wish that Payment 
should be made to the Mother. Says that his Mother had several 
articles of furniture taken from her when she came off & she was 
allowed to take very little. (go). 

Claim of JOSIAH, SIMON, STEPHEN & JONAS JONES. supra* ' P ' 3 

This is a Claim by the children of the late Col. Elisha Jones 
of Massts. for the real Property of their Father who died Intestate 
in the year 1776. 

This being a Claim for the Father's Estate the Comrs. Consider 
all the Children, who are Loyalists themselves, as entitled to 
Claim for their share and therefore it is the Intention of the Comrs. 
to admit Ephraim Jones, one of the Sons now resided in Canada, 
to Claim for his share in the Estate, tho. he is not mentioned by 



name in the Claim. 

The late CoL Jones left six children besides his, the five sons 
above mentioned all which six children were handsomely provided 
for in his Life time. Five are now in the States. One Son named 
Elisha, who was also provided for by the Father, died in Nova 



912 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Scotia, leaving a Widow & family, who have an allowance made 
under the Claim entered in the name of Mehettaphel Jones and 
others. 

(si). The children in the States besides the Provision before men- 

tioned, are likely to recover great part of their Father's Estate, 
which has not been Confiscated. 

By the Law of Massts. the Estate by the Father dying intes- 
tate became divisable amongst all the children with a double share 
to the eldest son, and those children who had been provided for in 
their Father's Life time were obliged to bring in what they had 
formerly reed, to account which has been certified of the Attorney 
General of this Province. 

The Sons who are now under the Brit. Government have not 
beon provided for by their Father and if they divide all the Con- 
fiscated Estate, it will not make their share so large as their 
Bi others in the States. 



On this ground the Conirs. divide the Property proved to be 
Confiscated into five shares. 

They have already named three of the Brothers and reportd 
them for Compensation 1-5 to each. They mean to examine 
Ephraim in Canada, transmit the Evidence which has been taken. 
They in this case as Jonas, one of the Brothers, now resides in Eng- 
land & will be examined there, that if the Board at home agree 
(82). with the Comrs. here, he may the same allowance. 

This being the case of a very meritorious Family, the Comrs. 
have made their Report as expeditiously as it has been in their 
Power tho. perhaps a little out of the common course with a view 
to serve them as much as possible. 



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BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 



913 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF 



LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 



QUEBEC, 1787. 
YOL. XVII. 



BEFOKE COMMISSIONER PEMBEETON. 



Claimants. 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Adams, John 85 

Barnet, Mrs. Ann, (now Mrs. Hall) 40 

Brian, Mrs. Rachel (Mrs. Mclntosh) 58 

Cameron, Duncan 59 

Campbell, Mrs. Elizabeth 30 * 

Cox, John 36 

Cruikshank, Alexander 32 

Dunham, Daniel 80 

Frost, James 12 

Hoffnail, Michael 74 

Holland, Samuel 2 

Hyatt, Abraham 52 

Jebare, Joseph ..., 66 

Jones, Josiah, Simeuu, Stephen, 

and Jonas 10 

Mcllmoyle, James 45 

Macnaughton. Alexander 1 

Macneil, Archibald 11 and 14 

Macquin, Daniel 87 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Marsh, Abraham 89 

Miller, Garret 48 

Mack, John 54 

Monro, Hugh 68 

Morris, Lieut. -Col. John 9 and 26 

Orr, Thomas 25 

Parp-ott, James 83 

Perry, Samuel 22 

Ruiter, Capt. Henry 62 

Scot, Walter 50 

Skimming, John ... v 82 

Smith, Alexander 43 

Stewart, William 67 

Swan, Thomas 56 

Taylor, Nathaniel 19 and 26 

Waite, John 46 

Weber, Christian 65 

Wragg, Richard 78 



58 AR. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



THE EVIDENCE. 

NEW CLAIM. 
770. Case of ALEXR. MACNAUGHTON, late of Georgia. 

Claimt. says. He went on Evacuation of Charlestown to St. 
Lucia. Went from St. Lucia to Tortola & thence to St. Augustine 
in April, 1784. Could not send his Claim from Lucia or Tortola. 
Did not know of the Act till he came to Augustine. Claims many 
of them were sent home. 

Lived in Georgia at Briar Creek. Joined the Brit, when Col. 
Cambell first came in Was with the army till evacuation, then 
went to Charles town. Was in the Militia. Was in several en- 
gagements. 

Had 200 acres in Briar Creek. Had them 15 or 16 years. 
Had them on first coming from Ireland. Took them up, cleared 
30 acres. Heard he was on the black List at St. Augustine. 

Lost 4 horses, 30 Cattle, 80 Hogs, furniture, utensils, Corn. 

His home was destroyed by the Rebels and all his things 
plundered, after Ash's Defeat. 

Capt. Wm. Read Knew Claimt. 

He was very Loyal. Remembers his serving in the Militia. 

Came in on Col. Campbell's Landing. Continued to serve till 
evacuation of Savanah. 

He had a Farm on Briars Creek. He had a considerable num- 
ber of Cattle. 

Knew his Farm very well. A good Plantation. A good Deal 
Clear. Remembers him in Possession. From first he cleared H 
himself. 

N.B. Witness wishes to have his Militia Commission & Cer- 
tificates. 

ec 771. Case of SAMUEL HOLLAND, ESQ., late of New York. 

21st. 

(2). Claimt. appears & being sworn saith : He lived at Amboy, 

New Jersey, when the Troubles broke out. He came out to Am- 
erica in the year 1756, as Lieutenant in the 60th Regt. He acted 
as Engineer to Genl. Wolf in the seige of Louisbourg & in the con- 
quest of this Country. He had a Company afterwards in the 60th 
Regiment. Was 2nd Engineer in this Province, afterwards prin- 
cipal Engineer. Produces his Commissions. 

In the year 1764 was made Surveyor of this Province which 
he now holds, and about the same time Surveyor General of the 
Northern District of North America. Produces Commissions. 



His business had carried him to Amboy where he was residing 
when the Troubles broke out. 

The Americans wanted to make Claimant their Chief Engineer 
or Master of Artillery. 

By General Tryon's Direction he said in the Country to get 
some Information. In Novr., 1775, he went on Board the Dutchess 
of Gordon & was sent home by Genl. Tryon with Dispatches for 
58a AH. 



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Lord Geo. Germain & to give Information. In 1776 returned to 
America as Brevet Major & aid de camp to Genl. Hyster, Com- 
mander of the Hessian Troops. He resigned this appointment 
in 1777, raised the Corps of Guides & Pioneers. (3) 

Went to Danbury with Genl. Try on. Was at the taking of 
Fort Montgomery & on different skirmishes. He having the care 
of the Guides, the chief of the Intelligence went thro, his Hands. 
Continued in this service till 1778, when he came to this Province 
by order of G~nl. Haldimand. He was appointed Muster Master 
of the German Troops here. He continued in the Province ever 
since. 

Has now the Place of Surveyor of this Province with Salary 
of 300. Has no half pay. 

His Place as Surveyor of the Northern District had no salary 



annext to it, but his allowance for House Rent & Provisions amount- 
ed to about 100 per ann. 

It was intended that he should have had a Benefit from the 
Publication of his Maps & Plans, which he had been employed in 
taking for ten years, but Des Barnes has cheated him out of this. 
He has frequently reed, the Thanks of the Board of Trade for his 
services. 

Claimt. was possessed of 3,105 acres in the Township Rumney NO. i. 
& Campton called Hollandville. 

Produces Grant from Govr. Wentworth of 3,105 acres in the 
Province of New Hampshire 1773, with a survey of the same by 
Jas. Roudge, Surveyor General. 

Before this Grant was made to Claimt. there was a Dispute 
between the two Townships Rumney & Campton & Claimt. could 
not have the grant till he had settled the dispute & paid the De- 
mands of different Persons upon the Lands. Claimant settled with 
the different Townships, gave Lands to some persons & bought out 
others, and paid to different persons to buy out their rights. The 
sum of 562.8 Sterling. 

He obtained a vote from the Proprietors in the Township of 



Campton Confirming the Grant of 3,105 acres, with exception of Benning wcnt- 
500 acres to Benning Wentworth and any 100 acre Lots already 
laid out under ye hand of Proprietors, dated 1773. 

Produces his Books kept by George Durboge, his Clerk, by 
which it appears that the above sum of 562 was expended on agent, Ed. 
acct. of the Estates of Hollandville. 

When he purchased there were about 4 Huts upon it & about 
150 acres clear. Claimt. built a large house for a Tavern, 2 other 
Houses & Barns. Cleared 400 & some of the most valuable Lands, he bought ou 
Had paid \ a Joe for clearing the Interval Land. Most that he th 
cleared was Interval Land. It cost \ Joe first clearing & then 4 
Dollrs. 

He says he sold his Commission of Captn. of 60th Regiment (5>. 
for 1,500<, all of which was laid out upon this Estate. He had 
granted several Leases. The Tenants were to pay out the Profits 
on the Lands & in the year '80 were to pay Rent. The rent in 
1780 would have been worth 220 per ann. 



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He was offered by a Relation 5,000< for this Estate. Says 
be would have sold it for that, taking Bonds & Mortgages. Does 
not think he could have got such a sum in hard money. 



This lies in New Hampshire in a well settled part of the 
Country. 

Claimant's name was in the act of Proscription. It is now 
in Possession of several persons who had it as a Reward of their 
services. 

One Everitt who served as Capt. in the Rebel service is now 
in Possession of the Tavern and Peter Mayhew is in Possession of a 
large Farm and all the Possessors are adverse to Claimant. 

He had no Debts or Incumbrances on this estate. 

N.B. It appears on his acct. Books kept by George Durboge 
that Claimant is in good circumstances & had a large Ballance 
owing to him. 

NO. 2. Had an Estate in Corinth, Yermont. Had 1-3 of the Town- 

ship in his own right, 7,308 acres. Purchased of the New Hamp- 
shire Grantees at different times for about 136 & got it confirmed 
by the New York Government. He had been in Possession from 
1773, till the Rebellion broke out. Had made surveys & divided 
the Lands. Had let out several parcels and laid the whole out in 
Lots. He had pd. the expenses of getting the grants in New York. 



They used to sell for a Dollar per acre. The purchasers were 
to pay 3d. per acre after 10 years quit rent. 

Claimt. has made all this over to a friend Asher Potter to save 
it if Possible. Potter has not got Possession of any part. Some 
part has been sold to pay taxes. 

He had purchased 1,050 acres in the same township in the 
name of his two Sons John & Henry who are trying to recover it. 

A great many hundred acres were cleared by the different 

Tenants. He had sold a Considerable part subject to quit Rent 

(7). after 10 years. He had sold about 1,100 acres. The money had 

not been paid. 

i. Had 2-3 of the Township of Top sham in Yermont, adjoining 

to Cornith, about 16,000 acres. He purchased of the New Hamp- 
shire grantees & got the Title confirmed by New York Govrt. Had 
completd his Purchase in 1773. 

Has been in Possession & run the boundary lines & laid out 
the Roads. Had not parted with this to any Tenants. 

He had laid out no more than in purchasing of the New Hamp- 
shire Grantees & paid for expense of New York Grants. 
Withdrawn Claim for Estate at Barnet. 



Had several undivided Rights in Rumney; a Right con- 
sisted of 350 acres. These purchases cost him about 84< in the 
year 1773. 

Was possessed of his several Bonds mentioned in the Sched- 
ule. There was a Mortgage from John Armory to John Watts 
of House & Land in New York for 1771 Dollars. Assgined by 
Watts to Claimt. in 1773. 



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Amory continued in Possession till his death, before the Re- 
bellion. Watts being a Loyalist now in England, is not allowed 
to recover any thing, neither is Claimant. 

Claimt. supposes the mortgage may have been paid in Paper 
Money to tlfe state on Watt's acct., who has been prosecuted. (*) 
Produces Letter of Abraham Lott of New York by which it appears 
that Aldoma Leffert bought it with the Mortgage upon it & had 
the Mortgage cancelcL, paying the money due to Watts on Mort- 
gage into ye Treasury, Watts being a Loyalist & his Estate Con- 
fiscated. 



772. Case of LIEUT. -CoL. JOHN MORRIS, late of New Jersey. May 25. 
Exam, de bene esse. 

ISAAC OGDEN, Witness : 

Says he was acquainted with Claimt. for many years. He 
lived in Monmouth Co., New Jersey. He was then an officer on 
half pay, having served the war before last. 

In 1775 he stood forward in support of the Brit. Govert. He 
was appointed Commissioner to take the Oaths of Allegiance in 
1776. After the Trentown affair he retired to Sandy Hook & held 
the Post there. He raised a E/egiment in Genl. Skinner's Bri- (9). 
gade which he Commanded. Served the whole war, at least till the 
Eegiment was reduced & was much distinguished for his Loyalty 
& activity. 

Understood he had an Estate in Monmouth Co. Does not 
know the value. 

Knew the Family of the Leonards, one of whom has appraised 
Claimant's Estate. They were a respectable family. Is not par- 
ticularly acquainted with the hand writing of Saml. .Leonard. 



Case of JOSIAH, SIMEON &c., JONES, late of Massts. (Supra). Ma 29 

EPHRAIM JONES, one of the sons of the late Col. Elisha Jones 
appears & being sworn saith : 

Says he is one of the younger Sons of Col. Elisha Jones, deed., 
of West town & Claims the same share with his other Brothers 
of his Father's Estate. 

He lived at East Hoosack when Troubles began. Joined the 
Brit, at Point au fur. Joined Genl. Eidehazte, after was with 
Sir Guy Carleton. Was appointed Commissary of Forage in Genl. (10) 
Burgoyne's Army by Sir Guy Carleton. Was with Genl. Bur- 
goyne & taken Prisoner at Saratoga. He continued on subsistance 
of 3s. 8d. per day for some time. 

In 1781 entered as a Volunteer in the Eoyal Eangers & served 
till that Eegiment was reduced in Canada. 

Is now settled above Montreal in Seventh Township. Has no 
appointment now or half Pay. 

Was Commissary for the Loyalists but that has now ceased. 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



29. 773. Case of ARCHIBALD MACNEIL, late of Massts., Deed. 

Elizabeth MacNeill, Widow of tlie deed. Archibald, has been 
appointed admr. 

David Shoolbred appears in her behalf. 

Says the late Archibald Macniel lived in Boston in Business 
of a Baker which he carried on in an extensive Line. From the 
first he distinguished himself by his Loyalty. He was one of the 
town Association. Left Boston with the Troops. 

(ii)- In the year 1774 & 1775 the Tradesmen at Boston had refused 

supplying the Troops with Bread & Flour, on which occasion Mr. 
Macneil & a Mr. Hill engaged to do it & supplied them for a long 
time. 

Went to Halifax on Evacuation of Boston. Came from thence 
to Quebec & settled here in June '85, going from this Place to 
New Brunswick. He was murdered by some Indians. 

He had made no Will. He left a Widow, who is appointed 
admr. Lives at Quebec. 

Eldest Son, Archibald, in Jamaica, a Clerk in the house of 
Balentine, Fairly & Co. 

He served in the Engineer Department during almost the 
whole war. 

Wm. Henry a Clerk with Wilson Taylor of Montreal. Eliza- 



beth, Wife of Witness. Nancy, Wife of Thos. Hill, now of Bos- 
ton. Sarah, unmarried, with her Mother at Quebec. 

Mary, wife of John Walter, mercht. of Quebec at present as 
Witness thinks in England, his Wife is now at Boston, but Wit- 
ness supposes Mr. Walter means to come here or to stay in Eng- 
land. 

Produces Copy of Warrant for banishing him from the State 
of Massts. Signed John Hancock, 1784. 

774. Case of JAMES FROST, late of Rhode Island. 

Claimt. appears & being sworn saith : 

He is a native of America. Was in Quebec when the Troubles 
first broke out. He had come from Rode Island. Had the Com- 
mand of a ship. Had been several years in the Trade to this 
Country. He left his Family in Rode Island. 

In 1775 entered into the Brit, service. Served on Lake Cham- 
plain in different Commands, first under General Carleton & then 
under Govr. Haldimand's appointment. Continued to serve till 
the year 1782, when he was sent for to Quebec. Made Captn. of 
the Port there and enjoys that appointment now. 

Produces Certificate from Capt. Schank to Claimt. to skill & 



Services in Strong Terms. 

Produces Letter from Ditto in strong terms of Commendation 
of Claimant's Conduct & Loyalty. 

Claimt. says he was possessed of a House & Lot in New Port, 
Rode Island. It had been his Fathers. His Father, Millar 
Frost, left it him by Will. He died in 1769. Claimant was then 



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at Sea, but took Possession as soon as he arrived at Newport. Con- 
tinued in Possession. Was master of a ship & sailed to, different 
parts of the world. His home was Rode Island. He happened (is), 
to be in this Province just as the Troubles broke out. Offered his 
services & his ship to Sir Guy Carleton, which was accepted. The 
ship was fitted out as an armed ship & served him during the seige 
in 1775, till the winter set in. She was then hauled on shore. 
Claimant served in the Garrison with Commission as a first Lieu- 
tenant. After the seige was over, was ordered in service on the 
Lakes nl Supra. 

Claimt.'s Father had been in Possession a long time. He 
bought the land & built the house himself. Claimant was eldest 
son. He had a Brother living at his Father's Death, and has a 
sister now living. Yals. this house at 600<. It was a good house 
in the centre of the Town. This house has been Confiscated & sold. 

Capt. Martin brought a Newspaper when this house was ad- 



vertized for Sale. Capt. Martin's house was advertized in the 
same Paper. 

Claimant has not been able to get any Certificates of Confisca- 
tion or Copies of proceedings he has wrote, but had no answers 
to his Letters. His Wife & family are in this Province. 

His furniture was also sold at the same time. It was adver- 
tized for sale with the house. 

Yals. it at 50. 

V. Vol. 11. Col Dundas's Book, 18 July, '87. 

Further Evidence in Case of ARCH. MACNEIL, deed. June 5. 

DAVID SHOOLBRED, Wits : 

Produces Pass for Arch. Macneil, Septr. 1774, Boston. Signed ( 
John Small. 

Produces Deed from Isaac Freeman to Archibald Macneil of NO. i. 
Messuage & Land in Marlboro Street, Boston, in Cons. 660. 13s., 
dated 1753. 

Appears a Mortgage. Witness Produces Deed from Mary NO. 2. 
Ross to Arch. Macneil of a Mess &c. in Marlboro Street for 30 
Conditionally for Payment of said sum & Interest, dated 1775. 

Produces Deed from John Hunt to Archd. Macneil of 2 Lots NO. 3. 
in Grenville containing 55 acres each in Consn. 47.13 Lawful 1768. 

Produces Deed from John Hunt to Archd. Macneil of a Lot NO. 4. 



containing 84 acres in Granville in Consn. 36< Lawful, 1768. 

Produces Deed from John Hunt to Archd. Macneil of 2 Rights No 5 
in Valentine Township, Connect., to each of which 100 acres has 
been already laid out in Consn. 36<, 1772. 

He had 5,000 acres in North Yarmouth, Casco Bay. These NO. 6. 
Lands had belonged to Mr. Roland Houghton. 

Roland Houghton gave by Will, dated 1744, 600 acres in 
North Yarmouth to his sons John & Richard & Grand children 
Joshua & Anna Winock, also all the Rights he had in the Islands 
belonging to Township of North Yarmouth equally amongst his 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



said children. Gives the Residue of his Estate to his Widow, Ann 
Houghton.* 

Mr. Macneil married Ann Winock, one of the Legatees in the 
above Will mentioned. Mr. Macneil had one child by his first 
Wife. The child is dead & the Wife is Dead. 

Produces Copy of Will of Joshua Winock, whereby he gives 
Arch. Macneil all his Estate, real & Personal, after payment of 
Debts, 1748. 

Produces Deed from Anna Houghton, Widow of Rowland 
Houghton, whereby she conveys to Archibald Macneil one 150th 
part of a Gore or Tract of Land in North Yarmouth in Consn. of 
10, dated 1751. 

Produces short Abstract from the Books of the Proprietor in 



North Yarmouth, whereby it appears that several Rights were sold 
to Rowland Houghton. Signed by Proprietor's Clerk. 

Produces a subsequent Letter from the said Proprietor's Clerk 
to Archd. Macneil relative to building an House on the Lands there, 
to shew Mr. Macneil was interested in these Lands. 

Produces Mortgage from Amos . Silvester of 40 acres in North 
Yarmouth, 1774. 

Penobscot Lands. Produces a Deed from Anthony Coverley 
(i 6 ). to Mary Taylor, his Daughter, of half his right which he bought 
of Charles Chauncey containing ten Leagues at a Place cald. Mus- 
congus, 1765. 

Taylor & his Wife, formerly Coverley, sold their Interest to 
Archibald Macneil. 

Produces Copy of Assessment on the Proprietors of Lands in 
Penobscot amongst which Mr. Macneil's name appears. 

SARAH MACNEIL, Witness : 

Says she remembers that there was a kind of Combination 
amongst many of the Tradesmen not to work for the Troops, on 
which her Father stood forward & worked for the Army. 

He always continued to shew the same Loyalty. He continued 
as long as the Troops staid. Went away with them. He came 
to Halifax & afterwards to Quebec. 



He died without a Will & Mrs. Macneil is adsx. 

Mrs. Macneil appears, says she has been appointed adminx. 

Certificate of the sale of Mr. Archibald Macneil's Estate in 
Suffolk Co., Massts., for the sum of 1,000 lawful. Signed Saml. 
Barnet, Chairman of Committee. Produces Valuation by 3 ap- 
praisers who value it at 2,500 lawful & that it would have rented 
for 130 lawful. 

SARAH MACNEIL, Witness, says : 

(17) There was a large Dwelling House, 2 Bake Houses, Stable, 

garden. The bake houses & outhouses & storehouses were built 
after the Purchase from Freeman. 

He was offered 1,000 Sterl. before he built the house at the 
end of the garden. 



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His Son in Law, Thos. Hill, tried to buy it in, but was not 
allowed. He would have given 2,000 for it. 

Remembers her Father in Possession of Lands in Granville 
purchased of Mr. Hunt; No. 3 & No. 4. Did not hear of any- 
thing laid out by her Father after ye Purchase. 

Heard also of his being in Possession of Lands in Valentine 
Township, No. 5. 

He had Lands in North Yarmouth. She does not know how 
much. Mrs. Macneil, the first Wife, & her Bro. Joshua were the 



only Heirs to Rowland Houghton. Mrs. Macneil, the first Wife, 
died before her Brother Joshua. 

Her Father had Lands in Penobscot purchased of a Mrs. Tay- 
lor. Thinks her Father had a X)eed. 

They have tried to get Certificates of Confiscation of their 
Lands but could not obtain them. 

' Her Father had a Sloop of 115 Tons. It was taken into the (18) 
King's Service by Major Sheriff. Her Father therefore had ne- 
glected to get her ready to take away. It was left at Boston on the 
E'vacuation & there sunk by the Americans. The notice was so 
short that her Father would not have been able to have carried 
it off. Her Father purchased it at auction. 

He left the largest part of his furniture behind at Boston; 
large Glasses, Tables & one very valuable horse & chaise. 

Her Husb. had Debts due 1,67T. 

JOHN COFFIN, ESQ. : 

Knew the late Archibald Macneil at Boston. He was dis- 
tinguished iroin the first for his Loyalty. Witness speaks clearly 
& decidedly & strongly to that point. Thought him in good cir- 
cumstances as he lived well. He had a great Deal of Business 
from the Army. 

Knew No. 1. Yals. it at 1,000 Sterl. 

Heard of his having Lands in other parts of the Province. 



Understood he had a large Tract about Penobscot. His house was 
very well furnished. 

'CONSTANTINE FREEMAN, ESQ. I 

Knew Macneil. Heard of his having Lands in Penobscot & 
Grenville. 

NATHANIEL TAYLOR, ESQ., Wits., says: 

Knew Archibald Macneil. He always was distinguished as 
very Loyal. Knew his house at Boston, No. . There was a 
large lot, Garden, Bake House, &c., in a public, well situated 
Thinks it worth between 1,000 & 1,500. Heard of his having 
other Lands. Considerable property to the eastward. Under- 
stood it was a Property in what was called Plymouth Purchase, 
which extended from Kennebec to Penobscot. Thinks he had 
other Lands. 



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Heard lie had a Sloop at Boston. Witness thinks he regis- 
tered a Sloop for him & that it was left at Boston. A Sloop of 
that burthen, 115 tons, was worth from 200 to 400 Lawful, accord- 
ing to the Condition she was in. 

775. Case of NATHANIEL TAYLOR, ESQ., late of Massts. 
N.B. Evidence heard de bene esse at Halifax. 

Claimant sworn saith : 

He is a native of America. Lived at Boston. He was Deputy 



Naval officer there. Had been in that office from the year 1755. 
Benjamin Pemberton was the Principal. Claimt. acted as his 
Deputy for many years. Afterwards acted as Deputy to the sons 
of. Sir Francis Bernard. Produces the last appointment from 
John Bernard in 1772. 

He was discharging the Duties of this office when the Troubles 
(20). broke out. When Boston Port was shut up, he went first to Ply- 
mouth, then to Salem & executed the office there. During this 
time he was stationed at Salem from Aug., 1774, till after the 
Battle of Lexington. He was desired by Genl. Gage & the Quarter 
Master General to send Provisions for the King's Service to Boston 
which he did & sent in many vessels while he was in the Custom 
house at Salem in the year 1775. He understood there was a 
Design to seize his person & hold him as an Hostage in case Genl. 
Gage should seize any person at Boston, on which he made his 
escape & got on Board a man of war & got to Boston. Continued 
at Boston till Evacuation, having left a person to execute his office 
at Salem. Came to Halifax on the Evacuation & from thence 
to this Province. His name is in the first Act of Proscription. 

He was possessed of 2 Lots of Vacant Land in Boston. He 



had purchased the principal part 3 or 4 years before the Troubles. 
1-8 part belonged to his children, the rest he had purchased for 
about 150. He was offered 150 Stel. for one, the other he sold 
at 100 lawf . He had let the 2d. Lot at 6 per ann. 

This Land has not been sold. Claimant has sent a Power of 
Attorney to sell it, if possible. At present therefore suspends his 
Claim as to this Property. 

When he left Boston he left considerable personal effects. He 
left merchandize & furniture to the value of 500 which he could 
(21). not bring away. Part has been disposed of for the Benefit of his 
children. He thinks about half. The rest has been lost to him- 
self & family. It was left under ye care of Mrs. Tailor's Father 
who died 2 or 3 years ago. '.Fart was seized as soon as the Rebels 
entered the Town. 

Claimt. cannot give a very exact acct., but says he can con- 
fidently say he lost above 100 Sterl. value. Several persons who 
had lost property from the King's Troops retaleated & took pro- 
perty of the Loyalists. He lost that way. States Debts to amount 
of 600 Sterl. 



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His Place was worth from 450 to 500 Sterl. after paying the 
Principal. j.t was increasing in value. It arose from Fees. He 



had been in the office above 20 years. It comprehended all the 
Ports in the Province. There was no chance of his being turned 
out. He recvd. fees till the Day he left Boston, March, 1776. 
He has now no Place or appointment. Has not reed, any Provisions. 

The Claimant had advanced his Principal, Mr. John Bernard, 
574 which has not been repaid. He was also security for 200 
for Mr. Bernard which he is liable to be called to acct. for. 

Claimt. was entitled in right of his Wife to half an undivided 
Estate in North Carolina. 

His Wife's name was Minott. It had been the Estate of her n jJ? s F 
Mother, whose name was Morr. It came by Will to her Mother, consisted of 
On the Mother's Death it came to Mrs. Taylor & her Sister Eliza- 
beth Hall as heirs, but Mr. Minot was entitled to his Life Interest 
in it. He died in 1784 & then Mrs. Taylor & her sister's right } 
commenced, but the sister had been allowed to keep Possession in isnowinpos- 

TTI ji ? T *j* .L* session. The 

ye .bather s Liie time. . first parcel of 

land was well 
improved. 

NEW CLAIM. 
776. Case of SAML. PERRY, late of New York. Junes. 

Claimt. appears & being sworn saith : 

He lived at Sorel in the summer of '83. Had been there a 
year or two. Says he did not hear of the Act with certainty till 



the spring of 1784. Does not remember any Claims sent home 
from thence at that time. 

Came in the spring 1784 to Quebec & sent his Claim by 
Captn. Gomersal that Fall. Does not think any Claims went from 
Sorel in the Fall '83, except some that might have been carried 
by Col. Jessup. 

He lived at Saratoga. Was always a friend to Go vert. Was 
going off in 1776 to Col. Jessup to have come with him to Canada. 
He was taken Prisoner & Confined. 

In 1777 joined Genl. Burgoyne's Army at Ticonderago. 
Served with Col. Jessup, brought in 47 men. Served till Genl. (23). 
Burgoyne's Retreat, then made his escape & got to Canada. 

He neglected to get a Commission tho. he brought in a suffi- 
cient No. of men to have obtained one had he asked it at first. Now 
lives on Bay Chaleur. 

He had 111 acres at Saratoga in the Township of Parmintown. 
This was a new township. Laid out in Lots 3 or 4 years before 
the War. 

He bought about ye sumr. 1773, at a Dollar & J per acre. Pd. 
2-3 of it. Then unimproved. Bought it of Lefferts, one of the 
Proprietors. Had a Deed. Yals. it at 40sh. per acre, York Cury. 
Has heard that it was to be sold. There remained 45 due on the 
Purchase money. 



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Lost 2 horses. The Eebels got them. 2 Bullocks, 6 Cows, 2 
yearlings, 3 Calves, 30 Hogs, taken by an American Committee 
after he joined Genl. Burgoyne. 

Lost Wheat, oats & Corn, near 500 Bushels, but ye Indian Corn 
was in the ground. 

Lost furniture & farming utensils, taken in same manner. 
One of his Brothers tried to save some but could not. 

(24). Produces list of No. of men whom he carried in amounting 

to above 40. Produces affidavit of Isaac Man, Junior, & of Mrs. 
Loes Naughton to Loyalty & good character of Claimant & his ap- 
pearing in good circumstances. Man's affidt. mentions Claimt. 's 
joining the Brit, at Ticonderago. 

JAMES WITTSER, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. Remembers his joining Genl. Burgoyne's 
Army. He brougnc in between 40 & 50 men of which he was 
looked upon as Commander. He continued to serve that Cam- 
paign. 

Knew his Land in Parmintown, 10 miles to West of Saratoga. 
Thinks he had 50 acres clear. He had it between 3 or 4 years. 
A snug house. He seemed to have a good stock. He had horses, 
oxen, Cows & was in a thriving way. Speaks strongly to his Loy- 
alty. Often went with messages to him on secret service from Col. 
Jessup. He was informed by several Loyalists that Claimt. sup- 
plied them in the Woods. 



NEW CLAIM. 
8. 777. Case of THOMAS OUR, late of New York. 

Claimt. says he was at Montreal in Sumr. '83, 9 miles from 
Montreal at Busherville. Did not hear of the Act, or of any Claims 
going home during that year. Was at Montreal several times. 
He was then a Soldier in Col. Jessup's Regiment. Heard a flying 
report. 

He lived at White Creek near Fort Edward in 1777. Joined 

(25). the Brit, at Skeensboro. Was first in the Bateaux service, then 

in Major Jessup's Regt. Was taken at Saratoga. Came back to 

Canada, was discharged in 1784. Produces his Discharge. Now 

settled in Quebec. 

Had 78 acres by Lease from Dr. Clarke. Had the Lease in 
1774. 7 years free & then to pay 1 sh. per acre. 

Had cleared 6 acres & built a Log House. Left a small crop 
standing. Left cloaths & furniture & money. Left at home. 
ia. They were taken by Rebels because he joined the Brit. 

Produces 2 affidts. to his Loyalty & Character. 

Produces Lease from Dr. Clarke, dated in 1776. 



(775). Further Evidence in the Case of NATHANIEL TAYLOR. 

Claimt. produces Copy of Wills of Maurice Moor, dated 1742, 
whereby he gives to his daughter Elizth. Brown & her Heirs 600 
acres on Prince George's Creek where she then lived. 



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Elizabeth Brown afterwards married George Minot. She died 
in 1747, leaving Mrs. Taylor & Mrs. Hall her. only Daughters. 

There was a mansion House & other buildings on this spot. 
Land well Improved. 

Mrs. Taylor was interested in a Tract of Land near the former. (26 ), 
Claimt. produces a Letter from his agent, stating that a Tract of 
1,000 acres granted to Maurice Moor had descended on Death of 
a Mrs. Corbyn amongst 4 persons as Heirs to Maurice Moor of 
whom Mrs. Taylor is one. 

Claimt. thinks the first Lot would have sold for 10 sh. per 
acre. Vals. the 2nd at ye same. 

(772). Further Evidence in Case of JOHN MORRIS. juneio. 

Claimt. sworn saith : 

He lived in New Jersey. Had been an officer in the war be- 
fore last in '47. Produces Commission. 

In 1775 took an active part in favor of Brit. Govrt. 



Was appointed to administer ye Oath of Allegiance in 1776. 

He joined Sir Wm. How in July, 1776, on Staten Island. In 
Dec., 1776, went to Monmouth Co. to administer ye Oath of Allegi- 
ance, which ne did to numbers. Raised a great many men with 
whom he joined the Brit. Forces & served. 

In Deer., 1776, was appointed Lieut-Col. Commander 2 
Batal New Jersey Volunteers . Continued to serve till the Regt. 
was draughted into other Batallions on which he was seconded (27) 
1782. He came to this country on Evacuation of New York. 

Was possessed of 

250 acres of Land with House & outhouses in Shrewsbury 
Township, purchased in 1773. Produces Deed from William 
Pearce Ashfield to Claimt. of a Tract at Trenton Falls, Shrews- 
bury Township, Mon., in Cons. 1,200 New York Cury. 

Produces Survey of Land in 2 Pieces 1 55 acres, the other 224 
& a 3rd piece above 50, which and the Boundaries of the Deed, 
but Claimt. admits he sold some which reduces it_to 250 acres. 

He made Improvements by Buildings after he purchased. 



The Part he sold he sold at 10 per acre. 

Yals. the Estate at 8 per acre. 

Produces Certificates from Saml. Leonard valuing Claimt. 's 
Estate, real & personal, 2,900 & Certificate from John Smith to 
Mr. Leonard's Character. 

This Estate was seized when Claimt. joined the Royal Army 
& has been sold. 

Produces Letters from his Agent in New Jersey, Saml. Brien, 
stating that Proceedings had been against him. Says he could 
get Certificates of sale of his Estate & Copies of Proceedings but 
had no money to pay for them. 

Produces affdt. from Edward Antell sworn before a Magis- 
trate, at 3 Rivers, that Claimant's Estate at Trenton & Rivers 
had been Confiscated & Sold. 



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He was indebted to Mr. Walton 600 & Interest. He lived 
at New York. He did not Claim on the sale of Claimant's Estate. 

Walton had a Bond but no mortgage from Claimt. 

He had lands at forked River. Produces Deed from David 
Ogden to Claimt. of 1,200 on forked River in Consn. 1,145, 1768. 
He sold 700 acres to one Woodmansey. 

In 1775 he sold 500 acres to John Holmes. John Holmes gave 



a Bond & Mortgage on these Lands for 628 in 1775. Gave also 
2 Bonds as Collateral Security. 

He has continued in Possession & sold the Lands. 

Lost 2 Negroes, seized when He joined the Brit. Army. Horses 
& stock as in Schedule. Says he lost ye whole. Heard they were 
sold. 

Claimt. says he has no half pay. He has been struck off the 
half pay List on acct. of having reed, half Pay as Lieut, in 47th 
Regiment while he received full Pay as Lieut. -Col. in Provincial 
Regiment. This appears in a Letter from Wm. Cullen, dated July, 
(29). 17S5. Says in fact he reed. Lieutents half Pay the whole time he 
served. 

He reed, a Letter, dated Aug., 1784, informing him he was 
then on the Provincial half Pay List. 

Claimt. not knowing that Provincial half Pay would be granted 
had then drawn for his Pay as Lieut, in 47 Regt. 

After receiving Information of Letter sent in Aug he drew 
for his Provincial Half Pay. 

Thinks his drawing for both, which was a mistake, has occas- 
ioned his loosing both. 

He has reed. 100 temporary Provision. Produces Certificates 
of Confiscation & Aaron Dunham's acct. of Produce on Sale of real 
& personal Estate. 



7 778. Case of ELIZTII. CAMPBELL, Widow of Moses Campbell, 

16. now Elizabeth Finlason, late of New York. 

Claimt. being sworn saith : 

Her Husband was a native of Scotland. Had been a Seargent 
in war before last. Was settled on Lake Champlain when the 
Troubles broke out. On Major Allen Campbell's Lot between 
Crown Point & Ticonderago. In the last Rebellion he joined Genl. 
Fraser immediately. Was afterwards employed in Indian De- 
partment. Continued so employed till he died in 1781. 

Produces Certificate to his character from Col. John Campbell 
(30). who adds that Genl. Fraser sd. he had been very useful to him in 
1776 & 1777. 

^Produces Certificates from Genl. Fraser in strong Terms to 
entitle him to 8 Rations, with several Certificates to his Loyalty & 
activity & the service he rendered Genl. Fraser. 

He has left a Widow, the Claimt. & 8 Children. Alexander, 
eldest son, now lives near Johnstown of age. Elizabeth Bland 
Allen. Nancy, now Mrs. Sutherland. Catherine, Isabell, James 
& ifohn. All in this Province. 



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4 Young Infants live with their Mother. Elizabeth Bland 
lives in this Town. Mr. Sutherland lives in Point Murellea 
Township. Allen in same Township, the other four live with 
their Mother. 

He had 200 acres in Major Campbell's Lot, granted at the 
end of war before last. He had cleared about 20 acres, built an 
house, Barn & 'Outhouses. One of the Rebels now lives upon it. 
Does not know of any Confiscation or Sale. It was a good Tract 
but does not know how to value it, thinks 250. 

Lost 2 horses, Wheat in the Barn, 100 Bushels, Carpenter's 
Tools, Household Furniture, farming utensils. 

Most of thes3 things taken by the Rebels when her Husband 
first joined Genl. Eraser. 

Lost Hay, Boats, Buildings, &c. Destroyed after General 
Burgoyne's Defeat. Does not know by whom they were destroyed. 

Alexander Campbell appears, Eldest Son of James Camp- 
bell. Says he is 21 years of age. Entitled as he supposes to the 
Lands. Lives at Mr. Noel's, Shoemaker, in this Town. 

CAPT. "FRASER, Wits.: 'Says he knew the late Moses Camp- 
bell. Eemembers he joined the Army in 1776 & Served the 'Cam- 
paign in 1777, he was a remarkably good man for his line of Life 
& active & Loyal. 



Knew his Lot, it was about 5 miles above Crown Point. A 
tolerably good house, an appearance of Considerable Improvemts. 
He seemed in Circumstances to support his family tolerably well. 
Major Allen Campbell had a large Lot of Land there & Moses 
Campbell h d been a Seargent in the same Regiment. 

779. Case of ALEXANDER CRUIKSHANK, deed., laie of New June ie. 
York. 

CATHERINA, Widow of Alex. Cruikshank, dec'd., appears: 

Says her Husband died about last August, 2 year, without a (32). 
Will, left 3 Children, 3 Girls, Elizabet., Ann, Sarah, all Infants, 
now living with Claimant. 

Her Husband was a native of Scotland. Lived in Albany, 
had been settled there some time when the Trouble began. He 
always declared in Favour of Brit. Government, on which he was 
imprisoned & kept in Prison 9 months. He had been at New 
York in beginning of 1777, it was thought he had been to cjarry 
Information. On his return he was taken up on Suspicion of 
having carried Information to the King's Troops. Was first in 
(Esopus Gaol, then on Board a Prison Ship till he made his Es- 



cape & joined Genl. Jriurgoyne, continued with him till they were 
taken at Saratoga on the Capitulation. Came to Canada. Re- 
sided in Canada till his Death. Claimt. lives in this Town. 

Her Husbanu was possessed of 

No. 1 House & Lot in Albany. It belonged to John Klyne 
& was purchased by her Husb. 

Produces Deed from John Klyne to Alexander Cruikshank of 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



House & Lot in Albany, as also of another Lot adjoining the above 
in Consd. 1,500, 10 Dec., 1776. 
(33). Produces, the Old Title Deeds of John Cleine. 

There was a good 2 Story House where they lived, an Orchard 
& Outhouses & a small house which was let out to a Silversmith 
at 8< per Ann. On the 2d lot was a Tan Yard & 3 Several Build- 
ings, let out at 40< per Ann. 

Bought in Deer., 1776, pafd paper money. Claimant took 
Possession in the Spring following, her Husband being then : n 
Gaol. After her Husband joined Genl. Burgoyne, they came to 
the House & turned Claimant out, seized the household furniture, 
seized 2 horses. The horses were sold & part of the furniture, 
but Claimt. saved some trifling Articles. The rest in the Sched- 
ule were sold. 



She looks at the Schedule & says most of the Things were 
seized when she was turned out of Possession of the House. 

Before her Husb. purchased the House of Clem, he lived in 
a house near the Dutch Church, where he kept a shop. Claimt. 
had got the Things out of this shop, lodged them with a person 
who made away with most of them. These are the first Articles 
in the Schedule. 

(34). Her Husband had a Negroe Wench. Produces Bill of Sale 

of a Negroe Wench for 70 in the year 1777. She was taken by 
the Rebels & sold. They found her out at Albany. Claimant 
was in hopes to have saved her but could not. 

Produces Copy of Notice from the Sherif of Co. of Albany, 
amongst others, for Alexr. Cruikshank to appear to an Indict- 
ment found against them for adhering to the Enemies of the State. 
Unless he appeared, Judgment would be entered & his Estate, 
real & personal, forfeited. 

The House & Lot was sold, one Hornebec, a Dutchman, is 
in Possession. 

Does not know that her Husband owed any Debts. 

Says her Husband was offered 500 for the Bargain he had 



made after the Purchase. 

MAJOR EDWARD JESSOP, Witness: 

Says he knew the late Alexr. Cruikshank. He was settled 
of Albany. Speaks to his Loyalty. He joined Genl. Burgoyne 
in 1777, pievious to which he had been Confined. Continued 
with the Army till they were taken at Saratoga. 

Thinks he was included in the Convention. Knew his house 
in Albany, it was a very good house, it had been one dyne's, 
thinks it worth abt. 800 Cncy. Heard the house was seized & 
the Widow turned out. 

(35) Before the Troubles he had been in Trade as a Retail Shop 

Keeper, in Considerable business. 

Understood the Widow was in Possession of the house pur- 
chased of C/line & had been in Possess, for some time, & supposes 
she carried furniture, &c. there. 



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LIEUT. PHIL. LANSING, Wits. : 

Knew the late Alexr. Cruikshank. He was a Merchant in 
Albany. Was truly Loyal. Was very ready to give assistance 
to the Loyalists. Kept a shop in an house of Witness Father's. 
He afterwards purchased Cline's house. Mrs. Cruikshank kept 
Possession of the house, their furniture was removed there. Wit- 
ness had often been there, house seemed well furnished. The 



Comrs. took Possession of the house. Speaks of one Mase. Vals. 
the Lot bought of Cline at 1,200. 

780. Case of JOHN Cox, late of Ne'w Jersey. juueis. 

Claimt. appears: 

He is a native of America. Lived in Woolwich Township, 
Gloucester Co., when Troubles broke out. Was a seafaring man. 

From the first declared against the measures of the Rebels. (35) 
Refused to take up their arms, or serve in their Militia, on which 
hi* property was seized for fines. 

When Lord How's Fleet came up the Delaware in 1778, 
Claimt. had been taken Prisoner for giving Information to ye 
Fleet. Made his escape, went on Board the Eagle. Served oc- 
casionally by Land at Billings port, being acquainted with -the 
Country. 

Was also Employd in carrying Provisions to Garrison at 
Philadephia when Philadelphia had charge of some sick & wound- 
ed & went round to New York. 

Got a Privateer at New York which he Commanded for 2 
years. Afterwards settled at Yendue Master at New York. 

On Evacuation of New York went to Antequa. Has been 



ever since in the West Indies, Trading in the Islands, is now 
settled at St. John's, in Island of Antiqua. 

Produces Affidt. from Capt. Cozens to Claimants Loyalty & 
Services & to his Information that Claimts. Estate, real & personal, 
had been Oonfis ated & Sold. 

Produces Affidt. from Capt. Wallis Urim to Claimts. Loy- 
alty. That he had been taken Prisoner for giving Intelligence 
to the Army & Navy in 1778. His property plundered, that he 
made his Escape & joined the Fleet, and speaks to Claimants 
services. 

Produces Letter from Capt. Cayton stating that Govr. Frank- (37). 
lin & Mr. Shoemaker had recommended Claimant as a Loyal, 
good subject. Produces Letter from Thos. AsEton Cox that 
Ciaimt. was recommended to him as an honest man & good Loyal 
subject. 

Claimt. was P ssessed of 150 acres 'with 2 Dwelling Houses NO. i. 
at Woolwich, Gloucester Co., near the Delaware, given him by 
his Father. 

Produces Deed from his Father of 100 & [a blank] acres in 
Woolwich Township in Cons. 200, dated 1767. 
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930 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



There was then a Mortgage on the Estate to Mathew Gill, 
which he paid off. 

Claimant Produces Certificates from James Bowerman Pro- 



fchonatary that the Mortgage was paid off to Mathew Gill. 

Claimt. when he paid off the Mortgage got a Sheriff's Deed 
to Confirm the Title, and purchased it of the sheriff. Produces 
the Sheriffs Deed dated 1769, Whereby it appears the Land was 
150 acres. 

Claimant lived in one of the houses, let the other at 20 per 

Ann, The farm consisted 30 acres Meadow, the rest Arable 

& "Woodland, not more Woodland than necessary. Yals. it at 

(38). 1,500 Pensil. Curcy. Meadow was valued at 30 or 40 per 

acre, Pensilv. Curcy. Other Lands worth 4 or 5 per acre. 

It has been sold. Saw an advertisement for sale. There 
was a Debt to the Loan Office of 100. Phoenix Fezelow is now 
in Possession, he purchased of the Commrs. at Public Sales. 

Was possessed of 23J near the other. Produces Deed from 
the Sheriff of Co. Gloucester to Claimt. of 23 J acres in Woolwich 
Township in Consdn. 40, April, 1776. 

Says the Consn. 40 was inscribed by the Sheriff in the Deed, 
but that in fact it cost above 100, paid in ready money. 

Vals. it at 210. 

11 acres meadow, the rest Swamp. 



His personal Estate was seized when he gon on board the 
Fleet. They plundered his house, took 3 Horses, 11 Cattle, 40 
Sheep, Hogs, furniture & utensils, very good, cost him a good 
Deal of money. Rebels sold them at Public Sale. 

They took a Negroe, but he made his Escvape from them. 
Claimt. has lost him. 

Produces Valuation of his Personal Estate by Isaac Justuson v 
Jesse Richards, as in Schedule delivered. 

EVAN GRIFFITH, Wits. : 

Says he .lived in Pensilvania. Remembers Claimant, just 
after the Army came to Philadelphia, being with them & assist- 
ing both the Army & Fleet. Went with them -to New York. 
Understood he had good Property in Gloucester Co., has been near 
the Place, but never on the Spot. Lands along the River are very 
valuable. Meadow Land well diked. Witness has known sell 
at 40 per acre Pens. Woodland about 6. Understood from the 
neighbourhood that all Claimts. Estate, real & personal, had been 
Confiscated & Sold. 

Produces Certificates of Confiscation & Sale of Plantation in 
Woolwich and appraisement at 600 New Jersey Curcy., and 
Aaron Dunham's Certificates of Sale of real & personal Estate. 



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NEW CLAIM. 

781. Case of ANN, formerly Widow of CONRAD BARNET, now June is. 
HALL. 

Claimt. appears : 

Says she lived in Montreal in the Fall 1783. Sent her Claim 
to Mr. Powell in England. 

This is Confirmed by Certificates from Wm. Dunmore Powell, 
that he received the Papers in England & did not lodge them be- 
cause Mr. Foster told him a personal Examn. of Claimant was 
necessary. 

Says her late Husb., Conrad Barnet, was a German. Lived 
at Still Water. He was a soldier the War before last, shows his (40.) 
discharge from 47 Regt. He was top old to serve this War, was 
taken up and put in Gaol for supporting his King in 1777, by it 
appears Certificate of Philip Skene that he was imprisoned 6 
months. Produces a Pass from Philip Skene, Aug., 1777. 

Produces a Pass for Conrad Barnard, his Wife & 3 Children, 
Aug., 1777. 

Her Husband had been to give Generel Burgoyne Information. 
The Rebels came & seized his Things & took away all the Cattle 
& Every Article of Property. 

Claimant & her Children went into the Woods. She & her 
iiusband & Children afterwards came into Canada. Her Hus- 



band died 3 months after he came into Canada, at La Prairie. 
He made his Will but the Will was lost. 

By the acct. given of the Will it appears he left his Estate 
to his Wife & Children, therefore the Estate must go as the Law 
directs. 

He left John, the Eldest Son, William, Mary, all Children. 

Her Husband was in Possession of a Leased farm at Still 
Water, held, under General Skylr, 150 acres, paying 7 per 
Ann., it was forever. 

Her Husband had made all the Improvemts. himself, a block ( 41 )- 
house & Stables $; Barn & Orchard, 100 acres Clear & good fences. 
On an Exchange once proposed the Estate was valued at 600 
York. 

Has heard her Husband say it was worth 600<. 

Produces Certificates from Major Gray & many other officers 
that Conrad Barnet of Stil Water was obliged to leave the Place 
for his Loyalty with his Wife & Children. 

When her Husband had been to give Genl. Burgoyne Infor- 
mation, the Rebels came & seized his Property. 

14 Cows, horses, 6 Steers, & all the articles mentioned in the 
Schedule. They were seized by the Continental Army. 

PHILIP P. LANSING, LIEUT. : 

Knew the late Conrad Barnet. Remembers him settled at 
Still Water. He was a worthy, good man & a true Loyalist & 
was driven into Canada with his Wife & family. 



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THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



He had a Lease from Genl. Skyler, thinks about 150 acgres. 
Lease forever, paying of Produce l-10th. Remembers him in 
Possession some years. 

He had made great Improvements, he had built house & out- 
houses. The Landlord would have had 1-3 of Purchase money 
in the Sale. It would have sold at <20 sh. an acre, this includes 
the Landlord's fine. 

Knew him to have a good Stock. He was a very industrious 
man. 

Claimt. Produces the Lease which appears a Lease from 
Philip Skyler to Conrad Barnard & his heirs forever, paying 10th 
part of the produce annually. Says the Landlord had settled the 
Rent at 7 per Ann. with her Husb. 

Claimant now livs in St. Lawrence Suburbs. Is at the Ex- 
pense of Educating her Children which seems confirmed by some 
Certificates. 



(42). 
Allowed 205. 



ELLIAS WILLASD, Wits. : 

Says he has lately resided at Still Water, near the Place 
where her Husband lived. Knew the farm, thinks about 150 
Genl. Skyler has let this farm & another joining /farm 



acres. 



lately & there are now new Tenants upon them. Understood 
they were Leases for years. Has heard of the family being in 
good Circumstances. It seemed a good farm. 



June 18. 



(43). 



No. 1. 



NEW CLAIM. 
782. Case of ALEXR. SMITH, late of Philadelphia. 

Claimant appears : 

Says he sent his Claim to Mr. Powell in England, sent it 
from hence in the Fall, 1783. Mr. Powell Certifies he reed, the 
Claim but dm not deliver it because he understood the personal 
appearance was necessary at Examn. 

He is a native of North Britain. In 1769 settled in Phila- 
delphia. Was a White Smith by trade. Had a good Deal of 
Trade there. 

On the Troubles breaking out declared against the Rebels. 
Signed no Association. When Troops came joined them immed- 
iately. Left Philadelphia on the Evacuation on Board the Fanny 
to New York. Came from there on Evacuation. Now settled 
here. 

Produces Certificates to his Loyalty from S. Shoemaker. 
Ditto from Danl. Cox & that Claimt. was proscribed & lost an 
Estate in Philadelphia & in Cumberland Co. 



He had a house & Shop at Philadelphia. 

Produces Deed from Jacob Ducke to Isaac Craig for a Lot 
in Pine Street, paying 23 Dollars per Ann. for ever, with Assign- 
ment from Isaac Craig to Claimt. in Consn. 5, 1773. 



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Says he built an house & Shop after he bought it. Vals. it 
at 250< Pensil. Crcy., exclusive of the stock. 

Says he could not carry any of his Shop goods, left to Value 
of 25 behind him. 

Produces Certificates signed J. Sproat, Secry., that a Lot of 
Ground & Shop, late Alexander Smith, was Confiscated & vested ( 44 ) 
in the University & rents at 30 per Ann. 

He had an Estate in Cumberland Co., consisted of 270 acres. NO. 2. 

Produces Deed from James Scott to Hugh Gilmore of 100 
acres in Bedford Co., the same as Cumberland, in Consn. 9. 18s, 
dated 1771, Assigned to Claimt. in 1771, Considn. was 60. He 
produces several Tlects. to show payment. 

Says this was called a 100 acre Lot, it was on Dunlap Creek, 
it measured in fact 270 acres. He built house, Barn, &cv, after 
the purchase. 20 acres Clear. Vals. it at 200. 

Produces Letter from his Agent in Philadelphia inclosing a 






Certificate of the Confiscation of his Property in that City. Says 
he can do nothing as to the Lands to the Westward, the Return 
not having been made to the office from thence, but says there is 
no Doubt of the Confiscation. 

Govr. Penn has paid the Debt stated in Claimts. Memorial. 



NEW CLAIM. 
783. Case of JAMES MC!LMOYLE, late of New York. 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Montreal in the Fall 83. Gave his Claim to Mr. (45) 
Kyln at that time, he was then going to England. 

He is a native of Ireland & Lived in Balstown, New York 
State. Joind. Gnl. Burgoyne at Skeensboro in the year 1777. Ser- 
ved in the Engineer Department. Made his Escape a few Days be- 
fore the Army was taken at Saratoga. Got to Canada & has there 
continued. 

Lives at Aswegatchy. 

Had been in Gaol before he joined Genl. Burgoyne on acct. 
of his Loyalty. 

In ye year 1777 after he joined Burgoyne a Rebel Capt. 
named Collins went to his Father's house, took his Father's 

Cattle, Claimants Cloaths & Watch & Carpenter's Tools. Capt. 
Collins was a neighbour of Claimant's. Does not know what he 
did with things taken. Claimt. had a watch which he brought from 
Ireland. 

Says Collins had an order from the Commander of the Rebel 
Army against all disaffected persons in that settlement. 

Produces Certificates to his Loyalty & spirit & that he had 
Conducite'd a good i^any Loyalists from this Province into Can- 
ada. Signed John Nairn, Major 53rd. 



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THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



(46). 
June 20. 



784. Case of JOHN WAITE, late of New York, deed. 

Jane, the Widow of John Waite, appears : 

'Says her Husband died 2 years ago. Has left Seven Child- 
dren. Her Eldest Son, George, appears. 

Her Husband was a native of England. Settled in America 
about 13 years ago. 

Settled on Sir John Johnson's Lands, in Tryon Co. Had 3 
Sons & 2 Sons in Law in the King's Service, on which the Rebels 
came & burnt their house on that acct., took Witness & her Hus- 
band Prisoner & Confined from May to Christmas, took the Cattle 



(47). 



If this true 
U.E. Loyalist. 



If claimt can 
be found, must 
explain it. 
John Prescott 
says it was 
August, 1775, 
when he 
landed with 
Waite at N. 
York from 
England. 



when they burnt the House. 

She & her Husband made their Escape & came to this Country. 
All her Children are in this Province. 

Her Husband had a Lease of 150 acres on Sir John John- 
son's Land 13 years ago, they were to have it 5 years for nothing 
& then to have a Lease & pay as others pd. 

Her Husband had built an House & Cow house. Cleared 14 
or 16 acres. 

2 Cows, 2 Hogs, Household goods & Tools brought from Eng- 
land burnt in the house. Now lives with her Children. 

GEORGE WAITE says : 

His Father lived on Sir John Johnson's Estate. When the 
Family first came to America they heard of the Battle of Bunk- 
ers Hill. His Father landed at New York, then went up to Johns- 
town, in Tryon Co., & settled there 

Witness & 2 Brothers & 2 Brothers in Law were in the King's 
Service, on which his Father & Mother were persecuted & impris- 
oned. Heard the house & all their property was burnt. They 
had 1 Cow, 1 heifer, 2 hogs, there were Tools & farming utensils 
& some furniture. Heard they were destroyed. 



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NEW CLAIM. 

785. Case of GARRET MILLER, late of Cambden, Charlotte 
Co. 

Claimt appears : 

Says he was at Sorel in the Fall of '83, sent his Claim home by 
Major Leake in Nov., '83, but he did not deliver it. 

He is a native of Ireland. Came to America in 1772. Went 
first to Virginia, afterwards settled in Campden, New York Prov. 
in the year 1775. Joined the King's Army at Crown Point in 
1776. Was taken Prisoner in 1777. Served under Col. Peters. 
Was continued a Prisr. for 2 years. Made his Escape & came 
into this Province. Now lives at Sorel. 

Says he bought a Lot of one Peter Sparling in Campden in 
1774, it consisted of 188 acres was to pay 110< York Money. 

Had pd. between 30 & 40. 



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He produces a Bond from Peter Sparling dated 31 Deer., 
1774, in the sum of 200 on Condition to Convey to Claimt. his 
right & Interest in the Township of Campden on or before 1st 
Novr., 177b, on payment of 110. 

Robert Sparling never made the Deed because the money was 
not pd. 

Says he gave his Bond to Sparling for the money. Sparling 



is a Loyalist & Claimt. heard he was at Halifax. 

Says he Cleared 12 or 13 acres. 

The Commrs. took it away, took it from his Wife while 
Claimt. was a Prisoner, sent her away. 

Vals. Land unimproved at 12sh. & 6 per acre. Could have 
sold it. 

28 acres were Clear when he bought it. 

Vals. improved Land at 3.15 per acre. 

He lost 1 Cow, 1 Steer, 1 Heifer, 1 Calf, Hogs, Tools, &c., 
Utensils, Wheat in the ground, when he left home. 

These things were .plundered or destroyed before his Wife 
was driven away by the Americans. 

PETER MILLER, Wits. : 

Says he remembers Garret Miller purchasing a Lot in Cam- 
den of one Sparling. Thinks there were 180 acres. Remembers 
his joining the King's Army at Crown Point, he served as a 
Quarter Master Seargent, he was wounded & taken Prisoner. 
Remembers having a yoke of Oxen, 2 Steers, 2 Cows, Tools, Mare 
& Colt. 

Witness sold a yoke of oxen & 2 Steers for him in Genl. Bur- 
goyne T s Army. Heard the rest were taken by the Rebels. 






Says the Claimt. had made Considerable Improvements. 
Cleared 9 acres himself. Unimproved Land sold at 20 sli. or 12 
sh. York Money. 

NEW CLAIM. 
786. Case of WALTER SCOT, late of New York. june2i. 

Claimt. says : He resided at Montreal in 1783 & has been 
here ever since. Sent a Claim in the Fall by Lawyer Powel, de- 
livered it to him when he was going to England, but he after- (50)> 
wards returned it. 

He is a native of Ireland. Came to America 2 years after 
the French War. Settled at Still Water, lived there when the 
Rebellion broke out. At first took the Part of his King. Was 
Imprisoned for a Tory. His Sons joined the Brit. Troops. He was 
kept in different Gaols in the year 1776 from June to Christmas, 
then released to his own farm & there was on Parole till Genl. 
Burgoyne came. 

Claimant & 2 Sons joined Genl. Burgoyne & continued with 
him till he was taken, then came to Canada. Now lives at Isle 
Aux Noix. 



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Produces Certificates to his Loyalty & Pass from Philip 



Skene. In Certificates Philip Skene remembers Claimts. Im- 
prisonment. 

He had 200 acres under a Lease from Genl. Skyler. 

Produces Lease from Phil. Skyler to Claimt. forever of 198 
acres, paying 4.19.3 annually after the year 1772 & paying 
Taxes, &c., dated 1768. 

Says he had a house & 2 Barns, 2 Stables & other outbuild- 
ings & cleared 130 acres, had 2 orchards. 

Genl. Skyler has got the Land again & has let it. 

After he had joined Genl. Burgoyne's Army his stock was 
(5i) all taken. 

7 Horses, 15 Cows, 4 Steers, 150 Bushels of old Wheat in the 
house, Hogs, 20 Sheep, furniture, Cloaths. 

Taken by the Rebels, heard they were sold. 

CAPTN. LA MOTT, Wits. : 

Knew his farm. Knew Claimt. at Still Water, good Land, 
well situated. Speaks of his Loyalty & that of his family. He 
had many Cattle. Lived in Comfortable circumstances. Has 
other attested Witness with Provisions, &c., for ye Indians, &c. 

LIEUT. PHILIP LANSING, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he lived at Still Water. He was very Loyal, 
he & all his Family. Heard of his Improvement. 



Claimant & his Sons joined Genl. Burgoyne. Came into this 
Province before the Convention. 

He had a Lease under Genl. Skyler. 

Claimt. was a hard working, industrious man & did a great 
Deal to his farm. Had 100 acres or near it clear. Buildings 
were in good state. He had planted Apple Trees. It was Land 
well situated. ^Claimt. cd. have got a large sum for it, SO Sh. 
per acre taking it all together. He nad a Considerable Stock 
which he bels. was taken by the Rebels. Parties from the Rebel 
(52). Army & Militia used to come particularly to seize the property of 
persons who had shown themselves well affected towards ye Brit. 
Govt. 

A NEW CLAIM. 
June 22. 787. Case of ABRAHAM HYATT late of New York. 

Claimt. being sworn, saith : 

He came into Canada in the year '80. Lived at St. John's 
all the Fall of '83. Gave a Claim to Capt. Mices to forward to 
Quebec in the Fall of that year, but it was too late. 

Now lives on Masisco Bay on Lake Champlain within the 
Province of Canada, 15 miles from the Isle au Noix Settlement. 

Hfe is a native of America, lived at Skenackady, Albany Co. 



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When Troubles began joined Genl. Burgoyne in the year 1777. 
Servd in Capt. Mac Alpine's Corps. Had not servd in Rebel Mili- 
tia. Was at Saratoga. Was ill at the time of the Convention. 
Continued at his own Place till the year 1780. Was several times 
fined. At last was put in Gaol, kept 3 or 4 weeks, then discharged 
on Bail. 

Went off on account of the Persecution he met with. 

He had a farm of his own in Ball Town, 100 acres, purchased No L 
of Beriah Palmer about 3 years before the War, gave 2 Dollars 
per acre, it was Wild Land. Sd. he had cut down the Wood of 
3 or 4 acres. Yals. it at 30 Sh. per acre. ( 53) . 

Does not suppose the Rebels have taken possession of it. 

Had a Tenant farm 125 acres at Skeneckady. Had a Lease, No 2 . 
bought a year before ye War. Abraham Fundy was the Land- 
lord. 

Claimt. had an Assignment of the Lease, which was for 
16 years. Was to have the Land till end of the Lease, then give 
it up, he had nine years to come. 

He made Improvemts., some buildings,, about 30 acres were 
clear. 

Lost 5 horses. His Wife sold some of them, 4 out of the 5, 
16 Sheep lost by the Indians & Continentals while he was in Bur- 



goyne's Army. 

Lost Cattle & Cows. His Wife disposed of some before she 
came away, 8 Hogs, furniture was partly plundered, his Wife sold 
some. 

Had some Boards which were taken by a neighbour, a Rebel. 

JAMES MACYLMOIL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. before ye War. He joind Genl. Burgoyne & 
&ervd the Cmpaign. He had a farm at Skmackyda where he 
lived. He followed ye Trade of a Shoemaker & had stock about 
the house. 

A NEW CLAIM. 
788. Case of JOHN MOCK, late of New York. (54) 

June 22. 

Claimt. appears & being sworn, saith : He lived at St. 
John's in the Fall of 1783. Sent his Claim by Capt. Leake, he 
did not arrive in time. 

He is a native of Germany. Came to America 20 years ago, 
settled near Albany. When Troubles began joined Genl. Bur- 
goyne at Fort Edward & Servd that Campaign as a soldier. Was 
at Saratoga, got away before Burgoyne & came there, is now settled 
in Massisco Bay. 

Had a farm near Albany, about 130 acres. He took it up & 



Cleared it, at least 60 acres Clear, a new framed house & builds. 

It belond to Rancellor who lived at Albany & had a large 

Estate. His time for payment of rent was just coming, he had 



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no Lease, would have had one if the Troubles had not come on. 
Vals. it at 300. 

Rancellor now resides at Albany & has sold the Lands that 
had belonged to the Tories. 

seems a very Had 6 horses, 4 oxen, 4 Steers, 8 Cows, 2 young Steers, 2 
honest man. Heifers, 54 Sheep, 16 Hogs, furniture, utensils, 300 Bushels 
(56.) Wheat in the Chamber, 200 in Straw, Wagon. 

Taken by the Rebel Army when Burgoyne was taken. 

PHILIP DATRICH, Wits. : 

He knew Claimt. He joined Burgoyne' s Army & Servd the 
Campaign. He was always considered very Loyal. 

Knew that he had a farm about 9 or 10 miles from Albany. 
Remembers him in Possession before the War. It was held of 
one Rancellor, there were fine Improvemts. upon it, he could have 
sold the Improvemts. There was a new frame house & good 
Builds.. He had Cleard a fine Piece of Land. 

Vals. it at about 300 York Curcy. 

He had a very large stock, all taken by the Rebels on acct. 



of Claimt. being a Tory. 

788. Case of THOMAS SWAN, late of Massts. 

Claimt. appears, says : 

He is a native of America, lived at Groughton, Co. of Midx. 
on a farm of his own & was also in Trade. 

On breaking out of the Troubles he took part of the Brit. 
Govt. He had shown the same Principles before, when he lived 
with a person who opposed the non Importation against which 
Claimt. also did. This had made him obnoxious, he was obliged 
to leave his Home. He left home in April, 1777, took^ Refuge 
with the Army, first Escaped to Rhode Island & after to New 
York. 

In 1779 His family were driven away by order of the State 
of Massts. & came to Claimt. 

Claimt. servd as a Volunteer in Govr. Wentworth's Volun- 
teers & went on several Parties with them. 

Before Claimt. left home, he had made over his Landed Pro- 
perty to his Brother for fear of its being lost under the Act of the 
Assembly past against Absentees. 

His Brother has sold it for Paper Money & the Estate has 



not been Confiscated, but by his Brothers taking Paper Money 
the whole is lost. 

When he went away some of his Property was plundered by 
his neighbours. 

His Wife & family disposed of some. He left the articles 
mentd. in the Schedule. 

Is now settled at Montreal. 



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He had purchased the farm above mentd. about the com- 
mencement of the War, it consisted of 100 acres, finely improved 
& in good Condn, gave 45 lawf., paid some in hard money, some 
in Paper. (5?>. 

He thought as the War was putting an end to Trade, par- 
ticularly as he had opposed the Non Importation Agreement that 
it was the best way to his money, &c., in the Purchase of Lands. 

His Claim was given in by a friend at home without any par- 
ticular Directions from Claimt. & his friend has given in several 
Charges which Claimt. would not have made. 

Says he served with George Leonard in his Naval Excursions. 
Claimt. speaks of his present Distresses. 

HOLLAND SPARKS, Wits. : 

. Knew Claimt. at New York. He served in Wentworth's 
Volunteers. Was on frequent Excursions with them. Was active 



in the service. Witness was in the same Company in whicjh 
Claimt. servd. W .s on Board one of Mr. Leonard's vessels in his 
Expeditions. 

A NEW CLAIM. 

790. Case of RACHEL BRIAN, late Widow of James Macin- june22. 
tosh, New York. 

Claimt. appears : 

She & her late Husb., James Macintosh, were at St. John's (58). 
in the Fall of '83. Her Husband died last March, 2 years ago. 
Made a Will & left everything to. Claimt. Left no Children. 

Her Husb. was a native of North Brit., was a soldier in War 
before last, settled at Ticonderago before ye Troubles on a Tenant 
farm. He would not take arms with the Rebels. He joined 
Genl. Burgoyne as soon as he came, piloted the Army cross the 
Lakes. Continued with the Army. Was in the Convention. Came 
to Canada. 

Produces several Passes. Produces order from Genl. Eraser 
mentioning that James Macintosh had been entirely ruined by 
the llebels & allowing 3 Rations. 



Her Husband had 215 acres near Ticonderago, purchased 9 
years before ye Rebellion. He cleared 40 acres. A good dwelling 
house & Barn. 

The Rebels burnt the house on acct. of her Husb. joining ye 
Brit. Army. Thinks her Husb. pd. 60 for it. 

Had the stock mentioned in the Schedule all taken by the 
Rebels when her Husb. Joined Genl. Burgoyne. 

Says they kept a public House & had a great many articles 
of various kinds. They used to carry on a little Trade, & she says 
they had all the things mentioned in the Schedule. 

Her present Husband belongs to the 31st Regt. Is to send 
the Will & Leases. 



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NEW CLAIM. 
791. Case of DUNCAN CAMERON, late of New York. 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Port Chamblee in the Fall '83; all the Fall. Had 
the care of the People who worked at the King's Saw Mill. Was 
under Capt. Twiss in the Engineer Department. Sent a Claim to 
Major Leake to be carried to England in the Fall '83. 



He is a native of Scotland. Came long ago to America. 
Lived at a Place called Mapletown, 36 miles from Albany. 

Had declared his sentiments from the first in Favor of Brit. 
Govert. 

In Aug., 1777, joined Genl. Burgoyne. Served with the Loy- 
alists under Col. Foster. Brought 30 People in with him. On 
Col. Fosters Death the Loyalists were Commanded by Capt. Mc- 
Koy. They were afterwards joined to Sr. J. Johnson's Eegt. 

Had the Commission of Ensign. Served during the Campaign. 
(GO). Came to Canada after Convention of Saratoga. Was in the En- 
gineer's Department till the year 1784. Has now half Pay as 
Ensign. Settled on Lake Champlain. 

Had a Tenant farm of 160 acres in Mapletown, near Benning- 
ton, but not in Vermont. 

Had a Lease from Alex. Golden, dated 1769. It was a Lease 
forever, paying 1 sh. per acre rent. 

Took it as Wild Land. Built a house & Barn & had improved 
60 acres. They were well cultivated & fenced. 

It was hired of Alexander Golden. He used to be called 
Governor from his or his Father's being Lieutent. Govr. of New 



York. Was Post Master General. 

Claimt. had leased out 80 acres, half the Estate, receiving 
6. 3s. yearly. 

Claimt. was to be answerable for ye Rent to Govr. Golden. 
About 12 acres of these Lands were cultivated when he let it off. 

Vals. the 80 acres which he reserved for himself at 170 or 180< 
York Money. 

The part which Claimt. held has been Confiscated & sold. It 
was sold at Albany. 

The tnt. of the other 80 acres enjoys them still, but does not 
(6i). pay the rent. This is a loss of 2.5 annually to Claimt. 

He made a Claim of 1,500 acres in "Vermont in the Claim sent 
Home by Major Leake, but withdraws it. 

When he joined Genl. Burgoyne his stock was seized; 8 Cattle, 
5 horses, 3o Sheep Stacks of Wheat, Peas, oats & Corn, Barley, 
Hay, Utensils. Saved his furniture. 

There were Parties sent from the Rebel Army to seize the pro- 
perty of Tories. A Party was sent from Bennington under the 
Command of Isaac Clark who took Claimt. 's Property. 



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JOHN RUYTER, Wits : 

Remembers Claimt. serving the Campaign in Burgoyne's 
Army. He lived at Mapletown. Heard he had a great farm. Has 



been thro' the Place where Claimt. lived, but did not particularly 
know the Lands. 

1T87, July 1st. 

Claimt. produces Lease forever, dated 2nd Octr., 1769, from 
Alexr. Golden to Clt. of a Lot of Land in the E. Side of Hudsons 
River, Albany Co., containing 160 acres in Consn. of Clt.'s dis- 
crarging the Quit Rents due & to .become due & also to paying Is. 
pr. a. pr. an. after 5 years from the Date of the Lease. 

Also Deposition of James Williamson, dated 28th April, 1780, 
taken before the grand Jury at Albany, charg. Clt. with having (62), 
joined the British Army . 

Produces appraisement at 3 per acre by Thos. Sickel who 
mentions that 79 acres & \ have been sold as Claimt. 's property 
by ye Court of Forfeiture. 

JNEW CLAIM. 
792. Case of CAPTN. HENRY RUITER, late of New York. June 23. 

Claimt. says : In the Fall of '83 he was at St. Johns. He sent 
a Claim by Major Leake; gave it him in the Fall of '83. 

Is a native of America. Lived in Pitts town when the troubles 
broke out. From the first declared against the measures pursued 



by the Rebels. Was obliged to leave Home & had been sculk- 
ing in the woods till he could join Gen. Burgoyne. Joined 
him in Aug., 1777. Carried in several men. Was first under Col. 
Foster, then McKoy & afterwards under Major Rogers. Had a 
Capt.'s Commission under Major Rogers, in the Kings' Rangers. 
Has now half Pay. Resides on Caldwells Manor, Lake Cham- 
plain. 

Had 260 acres in Pits Town. Produces Deed from Wm. Smith 
to Claimt. of 303 acres in Pits Town in Consn. 272 York, dated 
30 June, 1774. 

Had pd. some & given a Bond for the rest. He had sold (63). 
about 40 acres. After ye purchase he built a Saw Mill. Cleared 
about 50 acres. Built a house & another small house. 

Yals. it at near 700. 

The Estate has not been sold. It has been taken Possession of 
by several persons. Has heard it was advertized for Sale. His 
name was amongst the Persons indicted. 

No. 2. Had a Lot in the New City. Produces a Note by 
which Jacob Lansing promises to give a Deed to Claimt. of a Lot 
in the Township o? Stonecody in Cons. 25, dated 1768. Claimt. 
never had the Deed. 

No. 3. Had a Lease in Hsick. Lived there before he went 
to Pits Town. It belonged to Danl. Bratt. Was to have had a 



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Lease for 40 years. Was to have been paid for tlie Improvemts. 
He had sold the Improvemts. 

When he joined Burgoyne he left 20 head of Cattle, 13 horses, 
10 Sheep, Farming utensils & furniture. He got some, but most 
were taken by the Rebel Army, chiefly by one Capt. Bentley & 
Captn. Wright, 2 days after ye Battle of Benningxon. 

Produces an order by which his family were banished from 
the State of New York in 1780. 

HERMANUS BEST, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. at Pits Town. Always considered him as a 
(64). Loyalist. 

He joined Genl. Burgoyne. He had a farm at Pits Town. 
Claimt. had bought it several years. Bought it of Ch. Just. Smith. 
He had built a Saw Mill. 30 or 40 acres olear. He had built a 
Dwelling house & lived there. Witness did not particularly know 
the Land. 

Witness vals. such Lands, Wild, at a Dollar or more. Cleai 
Land at 4 or 5 Dollars. 

He had a good stock & seemed in good circumstances. 

Produces Albany Gazette with advertizmt. for the sale of the 
Equity of Redemption of Claimt. 'a Estate in Pits Town. 



J\EW CLAIM. 
793. Case of CHRISTIAN WEBER, late of New York. 

23. 

Claimt. says: Was at St. Johns in the Fall '83. Gave a 
Claim to Major Leake in Feby., '84. He was then going to Eng- 
land by the way of New York. 

Is a native of Germany. Lived at Claveroak, Co. of Albany. 
Joined Genl. Burgoyne in the year 1777, at Patent Kiln. Served 
in Jessup's Regt. as Captn. Served the Campaign. Came to 
* Canada after the Convention of Saratoga. Was afterwards on the 
new arrangement made Lieut, in Sir John Johnson's Regt. Has 
now half pay. 

Claimt. was in Possession of 30 acres in Cloveroak, 30 miles 
from Albany, which he had from his Father in Law. This was 
vacant Land when taken Possession of by his Father in Law, 
Christian Haver. He possessed it many years; gave it Claimt. 
in 1773. He had no Deed, but Claimed it by possession. 

One Eancellor also Claimed it, pretending to have an Indian 
Deed. 

Claimt. had also taken Possession of 100 acres of Vacant Land 
adjoining in 1773. 

Claimt. did not send in his Claim for the Land, because he did 



not think it would be lost, but he finds a Committee man has got 
Possession of it. 

There was a good framed house, which Claimt. had built him- 
self. The Land was good, all clear. 

Vals. this Lot of 30 acres at 150 York Money. 



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Lost 2 Cows, 2 Heifers, 18 Sheep, 14 Hogs, furniture & uten- 
sils. The Rebels took them in the winter 1778. There was an 
order from a Committee for seizing Claimt. 's effects. They took 
5 Slay Loads of effects from the House. Some shop goods & dif- 
ferent things were taken. Above the value m Schedule in the 
year 1781. The Rebels took 2 Trunks of Cloaths & other Things (66) 
which he had secreted & was endeavouring to bring away with 
her to Canada. 

Produces affidt. of Christian Haver sworn before Herr Ruiter 
to Claimt. 's personal Estate being taken by Rebels, and that 
Claimt. had a farm. Cannot say how much Land A that a Rebel 
Capt. moved into it. 

794. Claim of JOSEPH JEBARE, late of New York. j un e23 

Claimt. says : He is a native of America. Lived at Saratoga 
when Troubles broke out. Joined the Brit. Army at Fort Edward 



in the year 1777. Worked in a Blacksmith's shop with the Army. 
Continued till Burgoyne was taken, then came to Canada. Now 
lives in this Town. 

Had a Lease from Genl. Skyler of 60 acres. Had it about 
4 years, but had no Deed. He had made Improvemts; cleared a 
Dozen acres & built a house. 

Lost 2 horses & 3 Cows. The Rebels took farming utensils, 
furniture. 

JOHN PLATT : Claimt. joined the Army in 1777. He worked 
for the engineers. He had a little Farm hired of Genl. Skyler & 
a little stock. He was a poor man. He came into the army & 
came to the Province with ye Loyalists. Witness always considered 
him Loyal. 

JNEW CLAIM. 

795. Case of WILLIAM STEWART, late of New York. 

Claimt. says: He is a native of Scotland. Was settled in 
New York State at Cambridge near Albany. Served in American 
Militia 2 Days when General Burgoyne came into the Country. 
Deserted from Militia. Continued with him till he was taken. 
Served under Major Hughes. Came to Canada. Now lives at 
Montreal. 



Lost a horse & some Cloaths, taken and sold directly after he 
joined Genl. Burgoyne. Taken by one of the Rebel Committee 
men. Does not know what became of it. He had Debts owing 
him, great part of which he has recovered since. 

JOHN SKIMMING, Wits : 

Speaks to Claimt. 's Loyalty. He had a horse & some good 
Cloaths. 

They were plundered when Claimt. & Witness joined the Brit. 
Army, owing to his having joined the Brit. Army. 



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796. Case of HUGH MONRO, late of Albany Co., New York. 

Claimt. says : 

He is a native of Scotland. Had been a Seargent the war be- 
fore last. After the Peace settled in America. Lived near Al- 
bany on the Kydoseros Patent. When the ^Troubles broke out 
joined one of the Rebel Meetings or Associations. In July, 1777, 
joined Genl. Burgoyne; was appointed to Captns. Hank. First 
served in Jessup's Regt., afterwards had the Command of a Com- 
pany of Batteaux men. Continued till Burgoyne was taken, then 
came to Canada; then went into the Engineer's Department under 



(69). 



(70;. 



Capt. Twiss at Quebec. Was so employed about 2 years. Now 
settled in Oswegatchy. Has not half pay. 

Produces Certificates from Capt. Shank that Claimt. joined 
him at Saratoga with his Company of Batteaux men in Sep. 1777. 
Speaks very favourably of his Conduct, and that he was wounded 
while doing his duty. 

Produces a Certificate from Capt. Wilcox that Claimt. had the 
care of transporting Provisions from Fort Edward & to his good 
Conduct. 

Produces Certificate from Capt. Twiss that he had been em- 
ployed under him in Engineers Department after Aug., 1779, to 
January, T781, without additional Pay & to his good Conduct. 

Was possessed of 

279 acres in Kayodoscros Patent, purchased of Mr. Isaac Low 
in 1771. Purchased at 20 sh. per acre. 

Purchased a large Tract in 2 parcels & sold all except one 
parcel of 279 acres. He purchased the whole at 20 sh. pr. acre. 
There was a Mortgage to Isaac Low of 300< York Cury. on this 
Estate of 279 acres. Yals. it at 25 sh. per acre Halfx. Cury. 



There was a place for a Mill on this Lot. 

The whole of this is valued by Major Jessup, Capt. Jones & 
Mich. Hofnayl at 207 Hal. Cury. Has been informed that the 
Place was sold. 

Had a Lease of BOO acres in the said Patent, 1 mile from ye 
other Tract, called Fort Miller. Took it in 1776, Fanning Fisher. 
It was a Lease forever at 15 York Cury. per ann. 

Had a Lease but it is lost. The Landlord took the Land on 
Claimt. J s going away. 

Claimt. took the Improvemts. for a Debt of 70<. Laid out 
money afterwards; lived there. 

Yals. the Improvemts. at 125<. 

Claimt. sold a Tract before mentd. for 1,400 to one Robt. 
Hoaksley in 1776. He was also to saw a thousand Logs for Claimt. 
The Logs were sent to the Mill in the Winter 1776. Hoaksley 
sold the Land to Platt who was to saw the Logs. Part was sawn 
after Burgoyne's Depart., then Logs & Planks were all taken by 
the Rebels for rebuilding the Barracks. Says they were known 
to be his Boards & Planks & taken as such. 

Yals. them at 287.10. 



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Had also some other Boards & Planks which Claimt. had left 
at the same Mill. 

Yals. them at 28.15. 

Hoaksley & Platt were both Loyalists. 



Hoaksley was with Burgoyne. Platt went into Canada. 

When he joined Genl. Burgoyne he left Negroes & his other 
property with his Wife at No. 2. 

Lost 2 Negroes, man & woman, 5 Cows & 2 Horses. His Wife 
was driven away & went down to Albany. 

The Negroes were driving the Cattle & horses. The horses 
were taken away from the Negroes at Stillwater. The Negroes & 
Cattle were taken by the Rebels. He does not exactly know when. 
Says his Wife did not dispose of them. Lost also farming utensils 
& furniture, at his house. Plundered by the Rebels after he joined 
Genl. Burgoyne. (7i). 

MlCHL. HOFNAIL, Wits I 

Knew Claimt. He was always considered a Loyalist. Joined 
Genl. Burgoyne. Had the Command of a Company of Batteaux 
men. Served the campaign. Was afterwards in the Engineer's 
Department in this Province. 

Remembers his purchasing a large Tract of Mr. Low. Sold a 
good deal. Kept about 2 or 300 acres. Remembers the Lot that 
he kept. The Land was some of it, that in the Front very good. 

Vals. it at 20 sh. per acre. 

Knew his Lease at Fort Miller, No. 2. He lived there. The 



Improvemts. were good. 

Heard of his having Logs at a Mill which were taken by the 
Rebels. He had a Negroe man & woman. 

JOHN JONES, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. He was always Loyal. Joined Genl. Bur- 
goyne. Was Capt. of a Company of Batteaux men. 

Knew that he had part of a Tract, purchased of Mr. Low in 
Kayodosereas Patent. Witness with Major Jessup made a Valua- 
tion of these Lands and estimated them at 207< Hal. Cury. 

He lived at Fort Miller. Witness had valued them Im- (72) 
provemts. with Major Jessup after Deductions for Rent &c. at 
125. Has seen a Negroe man & woman at his house, horses & 
cows. His house was Comfortably furnished. 

Witness knows nothing of Claimt. J s right to the Logs, but if 
the numbers was as represented by Claimant says they are rightly 
valued. 

MAJOR JESSUP, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. He served as Capt. of a Co. of Batteaux men. 
Knew of the small Tract purchased of Isaac Low. Does not speak 
of knowing him in Possession, but understood the Purchase of a 
large Tract was made some years before the war. 
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Yals. what was left at 3 Dollars per acre. 



Knew the ground at Fort Miller. Heard of his taking a 
Lease of it. 

Yals. the Improvements at 125. 

Did not know of the Claimt. 's Right to the Boards, &c., but 
if he had such Right they are properly valued in the Schedule. 

JOHN PLATT, Wits: 

Bought a Tract of Land of Mr. Hoaksley who bought it of 
Claimt. The Land was sold for a sum of money, he thinks 1,400, 
& the Purchase was to said 1,000 Logs for Claimant, Witness tak- 
ing the Bargain was obliged to saw the Logs. 

When Witness took Possession in 1777, there were a great 
many Logs drawn to the mill for sawing which belonged to Mr. 
Munro. Witness himself sawed 431. There were more Logs 
ready. He cannot speak to the exact No., but there were a great 
many, besides what Witness sawed. 

JOHN WRAGG, Witness : 

Remembers a great many Logs at the Mill which had been 
purchased by Mr. Platt. Did not hear whose the Logs were, but 
there were many at the Mill in the year 1777. A great many were 
sawed. A great many Piles of Boards & Planks were taken away 
by the Rebels. Saw them taken. The rebels said they took them 
for the use of Congress. 



NEW CLAIM. 

797. Case of MICHL. HOFFNAIL, late of Kingsbury, in New- 
York. 

Claimt. says. He lived in the Sumr. 1783 near Chamblee. 
In Octr. went on Business to Lachine. There was told by Major 
Jessup that he was outlawed and that his estate in the States would 
be lost, which he thought was safe. He came back thro' Montreal 
& was going to Albany to recover his Estate, it having been Con- 
fiscated after the Peace, but heard at St. Johns it was too late & 
did not go. 

His home was near Chamblee during this Time. 

His Estate had been Confiscated since the Peace. 

All the Proceedings have been since ye Peace. 

He lived in Kingsbury when Troubles broke out. Never was 
in their Militia. Refused serving as an Assembly man. Joined 
Genl. Burgoyne at Fort Ann. Assisted in conveying forage & 
Provisions. Was employed on Secret Service by Major Jessup & 
Capt. Eraser. Being suspected he was obliged to fly & came into 
Canada. Went back to Albany in '84, having some houses there 
that had been secured to him. He exchanged the Houses for 600 
acres on Killingland Creek, when he settled within the American 
Lines. Now settled there. 



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Produces Certificate from Major Carleton to enable Claimt. 
to Provisions. St. Johns, 1780. 

No. 1. Had a Lot in Kingsbury, No. 10, containing 242 
acres, purchased in 1771 for 20s. per acre of Joseph Smith. Built 
2 Mills under one Hoof & a Blacksmith's Forge. Built an house 
& Barn. There were 50 acres clear. Says he laid out 2,000 Y. 
Curry, on ye Place. 

Yals. it at 1,500 York Cury. 

Produces proceedings whereby it appears he was indicted, 25 
July, 1783. Final judgement entered 29 Dec., 1783. 

Col. Williams located upon the spot, who sold it to Henry 
Hart. Claimt. has brought an eject, against Hart, but has not 
been able to get a hearing. 

Produces Valuation by 3 Appraisers who value it at 1,500. 

Says all his Deeds & Papers were taken by the Rebels from 
Mr. Adams, in whose care Claimt. had left them. 

No. 2. Had another Lot in Kingsbury, No. 18. 242 acres 
purchased in 1775 of James Mackennice & ors., for 500<. He 
had a Mortgage before on the Lands. Altogether cost him 500<. 
There was a great Deal of clear Land; 70 acres clear. He moved 
a great Deal of Hay. Yals. it at 500. 



The Heir of the person of whom Claimt. bought it has got 
Possession & holds it, having found out that Claimt. had lost the 
Deed. So that it is not Confiscated at present. 

No. 3. Had 750 acres, Charlotte Co., in the Artillery Pat- 
ent, bought in 1772 of James Panton. 40 or 50 acres were clear 
when he bought it. Claimt. Leased 250 acres of it. 

He had not paid the whole money & has been obliged to pay 
150 that he owd upon it for which he gave a Bond. 

Yals. it at 20 sh. per acre. It is valued by 3 appraisers at 
562. 

This is Confiscated. Does not know who is in Possession. (76). 
Dr. Williams has got a Deed of it. Hart bought it. Claimt. had 
brought Ejectmt. against Hart but cannot get a hearing. 

His furniture, Cattle,, &c., were taken at his House at Kings- 
bury. Plundered and taken by the Indians of Burgoyne's Army. 

MAJOR JESSUP, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. Always looked upon him as a Loyalist. Wit- 
ness had such Confidence in him, that he employed him in Secret 
Services in Associating the Loyalists, which he performed to Wit- 
ness's satisfaction. 

Is satisfied of his Loyalty. He frequently assisted & gave 
Intelligence to ye Loyal Party. 



Remembers the house where he lived at Kingsbury. It was 
a comfortable house. Eemembers the Mills. There was a good 
Deal of Clear Land. 

CAPT. JOHN JONES, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. Is satisfied perfectly of his Loyalty. He was 
considered as a person in whom the Loyal party might place full 



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confidence. Knew No. 1, his Lot in Kingsbury, 242 acres. Re- 
members him in Possession. He had Mills. 

Yals. it at 1,500 York mon. He laid out a great Deal after 
the Purchase. 

Knew No. 2. Understood from all the Parties that he pur- 
chased it in 1TT5. Yals. it 500. 

Understood he had Lands in the Artillery Patent. Some of, 
the Lands are good. Knows the Appraisers. Thinks them com- 
petent & good Judges of Land. 

His House was well furnished. 

Mentions several Instances of .Assistance given to the Loyal 
party, and to his having performed several pieces oi service. 

Speaks very favourably of him. Thinks he intends to re- 
turn within the Brit. Govrt. 



NEW CLAIM. 
27. 788. Case of RICHD. WRAGG, late of Saratoga, New York. 

Claimt. says. He was at St. Johns in the Sumr. & Fall of 
'83. Sent a Claim by Capt. Abbot in '83. It did not arrive in 
time. 

Is a native of England. Settled in America 20 years ago. 

Lived at Saratoga, when the Troubles broke out. Always declared 

in Favour of his Majesty. Assisted several Loyalists employed 

in Secret Services. Was the first man who found a Pilot to con- 

(78). duct the friends of Government into Canada in 1775. 

His conduct had made him obnoxious to ye Rebels., He was 
put in Gaol. Was persecuted & obliged to quit his Home. 

In 1779 came into Canada, settled at St. Johns. Was foreman 
at the King's Works in the Smith's Business. Now resides there. 
Produces his Discharge from Gaol in Dec., 1776, on giving sec- 
urity for good Behavr. &c. 

Produces Certificates to his Loyalty by Sir John Johnson & 
Danl. MacAlpin. Annexed to a Petition to Govr. Haldimand. 

He had 386 acres of Land in Saratoga. Produced Deed from 
John H. Beechman to Claimt. of 386 acres in Kayodoscens Patent 
in Consn. 220 Cury., dated 1773. 



He gave 33 more for Improvements. He built a shop & 
Stables. 60 or 70 acres were clear. Yals. at 300. 

It has been Confiscated & advertized for sale. 

His horses & cattle were taken by Burgoyne's Army. His 
furniture was destroyed in like manner. His Wheat & Corn were 
destroyed. Utensils, &c., Provisions were taken by the Army. 

JOHN PLATT, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. at Saratoga. Always considered as a staunch 
Loyalist. He gave assistance repeatedly to Loyalists in Distress. 
He assisted Witness when he was going into Canada to carry Intel- 
ligence respecting the Motions of Genl. Montgomery's Army. 
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Family in his absence. Witness went once to his assistance when 
he was in Albany Gaol. He was much perseouted. He made his 
escape from there. His family were sent away from Saratoga. 

He had a Farm at Saratoga. Eemembers him several years 
in Possession before the war. It was a valuable Place. 60 acres 
or more cleared. 

He had a good stock; 4 or 5 Cows, 5 or 6 Horses, Tools. The 
Horses were taken by Burgoyne's Indians. A great many things 
were taken by the Rebels, after Burgoyne's defeat. 



WILL. STEWART, Wits : 

Read in the York Papers advertisement for the sale of the 
Lands of Richd. Wrag in Saratoga. 

NEW CLAIM. 
799. DANIEL DUNHAM, late of Kingsbury, New York. June 11. 

Claimt. says. He was at the River De Chine 1783. Made 
up his acct. and gave it to Major Jessup in Oct. in order to be sent 
to England. Their Quarters were during that Winter at De 
Chaine. 

7 Leagues from this Place. 

Is a native American. Lived in Kingsbury. In the year (so) 
1777 joined Genl. Burgoyne, but did not stay with the army. Did 
not return to Kingsbury, went to different places. Joined the Brit, 
in the year 1780, at Crown Point. Served till the war was over, 
part of the Time as Seargt. in Jessup's Corps. Produces his Dis- 
charge. Lives at Oswegachy. ^ 

Had 30 acres at Kingsbury, purchased of Capt. Jones. Is not 
certain whether in '74 or '75. Had no Witness. Gave 60 Dollars 
in old Currency. He cleared 4 acres & built an house. 

Yals. at 30. Is informed it is sold by the State. 

Hired some Lands of a person jvho had^ taken Possession of 



Yacant Lands belonging to Mr. Bayard. Took them in 1776 at 
a Rent of 8 per ann. 

Had a share in a saw mill in Kingsbury Common. 1-16 
share. He helpt to build it. It did not cost him much, besides 
Labour. Cost 10. 

A Robet. Magee takes 2 'horses from Kingsbury in 1777 & a 
Gun. 2 Cows lost since the year 1780. His Wife was sent away 
& his utensil's & furniture were taken/They were on a Place be- 
longing to another person, when his Wife took 'shelter in Argyie 
Township. 



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CAPT. JOHN JONES, Wits: 

<8i). Remembers Claimt. at Kingsbury. He went to the Army in 

1777, but did not stay. He afterwards joined at Crown Point. 
Considered him as a Loyalist. Speaks favourably of his character 
& services. 

Claimt. bought 30 acres of Land in Kingsbury of Wits. He 
thinks in 1775. He was to pay 10 sh. per acre York Money. It 
was paid or settled in acct. in the year 1775. He had not a Deed, 
but Witness would have given him one at any time. Claimt. had 
a share in a saw mill, 1-16. Witness speaks of Claimt. having 
frequently assisted persons of the Loyal Party. Heard of his hav- 
ing lost horses & cattle, between 1777 & 1780. He lived in Argyle 
Township. 



,27. 800. Case of JOHN SKIMMING, late of New York. 

Claimt. says : He lived in New Cambridge, Albany Co. when 
Troubles began. He joined the Brit, at Skimesboro in the Fall 
of 77. Continued with Genl. Burgoyne, was employed as a Clerk 
by Genl. Burgoyne; was taken at Saratoga. Came into Canada 
with the Loyalists, have, continued there since in the Quarter Mas- 
ters Department. Now employed in Capt. Genevay's Office. 

Lost a Trunk with his Cloathes & Money. Left at New Cam- 
(82). bridge when he joined Genl. Burgoyne. It was concealed in a 
friend's house. Mr. Charles Gorden at New Cambridge. His 
friend was a Loyalist & had joined Genl. Burgoyne. A parcel 
of Rebels came & plundered the House & took Claimts. things 
amongst others. Cash 10 gs. Cloathes 35 York Cury. 

Produces affit. from Charles Gorden in whose custody the 
things were left to Claimt's Loss to the above amount. 

The party that plundered Gorden's house came for that Pur- 
pose because he was a Loyalist. 



so. 801. Case of JAMES PAREOTT, late of Cambridge, Dist. Pro- 

vince of New York. 

Claimt. says : He is a native of America, resided at Little 
White Creek, Cambridge Dist., when Troubles broke out. He 
took part of Govermt. he signed the first Association, joined the 
Brit Army at Crown Point in 1776. Served in Major Jessup's 
Regt. as Lieutent. Has served all the War. Now lives at Cat- 
araqui; has J pay as Lieutent. His Estate was confiscated & sold 
after he joined the Brit. Army. 

(83). He was possessed of 100 Acres in Little White Creek, pur- 

chased 7 or 8 years before the War, purchased of one Leake in 
Consd. of 80. It was New Land. He laid out a great Deal 
about it. Improved 80 acres, built a Log House & Barn. 
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It was mortgaged to the Loan Office for 50 of which part 
was pd. The Loan Office have seized the Land & sold for the 
Debt. 

Produces Certificates of Conviction. Produces Certificates of 
the late Loan Office from which it appears that there was only due 
39.15 to the Loan Office in 1777, & not for 8 afterwards. 

* Had 7 Horses, 20 Cattle, furniture, utensils, 300 Bushels 
Wheat, Corn, Wheat in the Stock, Oats standing, Hogs, Sheep. 
These things were taken by town Comrs., 2 Days after the Battle 
of Bennington. Some sold by public Sale. 



CAPTN. CORELL, Witness. 

Knew Claimt. Considered him always as a Loyalist. He 
joined the Brit, at Crown Point in 1776 & continued to serve. Was 
Lieutent. in Witness's Company. 

Knew his Farm. Remembers him in Possession some years 
before the War. It was a well Improved; 2-3 of it well Improv- 
ed. He built a Log House. Vals. it at 5 per acre N. York Cury. 

Has heard it has been sold by the Loan Office under Pretence 
of a Mortgage. 

He had a considerable stock. Thinks he had 20 Cattle. He 
was a very industrious farmer & in good circumstances. (84). 

HUGH MUNRO, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. Considered him always as Loyal. He joined 
in 1778 & served. Knew his farm, a very excellent farm, good 
house & Barn. Yals. at 5 per acre. 

JOHN LEAKE, Wits., Father in Law to Claimt., Says when his 
Son in Law joined the Brit, his stock seized by persons sd. to be 
Commrs. part was sold. He had a large stock of horses, Cattle & claimant a 
Wheat. His Land was taken by the State. Witness offered to g 
pay what was due to the Loan Office, which they would not take, 
it was sold afterwards by the Loan Office. 



NEW CLAIM. 

802. Case of JOHN ADAMS, late of Pits Town, N. York June so. 
Province. 

Claimt. says: He was at Sorell in the Fall 83. Said he did shuffled and 
not know of the Act till 85. 

He is a native of London, came to America in 1764, was set- 
tled at Pits Town, joined the Brit. Army at Bennington in 1777. 
He, his Father in Law & Brother took 2 Rebel prisoners. Joined 
a Detachment of Genl. Burgoyne's Army. Continued with his 
Army till ye Convention. Came to Canada at the Convention. 
Now settled at Sorell. 



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Had 40 acres improved near Pits Town, took it in 1771. It 
was King's Land. He settled without a Grant. Made improve- 
ments. There was a Claim to this by Mr. Munro. 

Built 2 houses. His Improvements he values at 120, in 
this he reckons only the Clearing of the Ground, House & Barn, 
vals. at 40. 

Does not know whether the Lands are sold. 

In 1777 after the Defeat at Bennington all his moveables 
were taken. All the Corn was in the ground. They took his 
utensils & furniture. 

After Burgoyne's Defeat when coming into Canada, he was 
seized & had his money taken by an officer & 3 militia men. 



His Father in- Law was seized at the same time. He was exe- 
cuted afterwards for having taken one of the Eebels in their way 
to Bennington. 

He was also entitled to a Lot in Albany in right of his Wife. 
* luces Deed from several persons to Wm. Rogers of a Lot with 
t part lannmg Utensils in Consr. 15, 1760. 

Wif His J ather in ^ die T d in 1T78 > left it by Will to Claimt's 
Wire. This was a Town Lot without any buildings. Does not 
know that it has been Confiscated. John Eogers, Brother in Law 
to Uaimt., says Claimt. joined Genl. Burgoyne's Army in 1777 
btaid with Burgoyne till the defeat at Saratoga. 

He had some Lands near Pitts Town. He took Possession of 
some vacant Lands & made good Improvmts. A twelvemonth 
alter he was on it. Heard of Munro & others claiming it. 

After the Battle of Bennington Claimt's furniture, Utensils, 
& born were taken because he was with the British. 

He had money with him & was coming to Canada after Bur- 
goyne's Defeat. 

Understood they took his money from him. 



803. 



DANL. MACQTJIN, late of Ulster Co., New York. 



Claimt says: He is a native of Ireland, settled in America 
in 17o5. Settled in Ulster Co. Was there when the War broke 
out. Took an active part with Govrt. tho he signed the first Rebel 
Association in 1775. He raised men for his Majesty, for which 
he was afterward taken up & confined twice & sentenced to die, 
but made his escape, got to New York, joined Col. Tanning's 
Regt. Served as Lieut. 3 years. Had afterwards a warrant for 
(87). a Co. in Col. Ludlow's Battalion, but did not get his Commission, 
Hot having raised a sufficient No. of Men. He had raised 14 men. 
Has no half pay at present, lives at Cataraqui. 

Produces Certificates by persons in the States that Claimt. 
had been imprisoned & sentenced to Death on acct. of his Loyalty, 



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& that lie was possessed of considerable ^Property, and that a Capt. 
of Militia sold his effects. 

Says he was possessed of 150 acres in Ulster Co. bought of 
Capt. Leak 5 years before the War. The first time of paymt. was 
not till after Commencement of the War. He was to pay 50 
after expiration of 5 years. He built a house, barracks & cleared 
\ the Land. The Troubles coming on he did not pay the money, 



but charges for Improvmts 300 York Cury. Says his Improvts. 
cost him 500. Capt. Leak has since sold the Lands. 

He lost his stock, 14 Cattle, recking. 4 Oxen, 1 horse, 1 mare, 
utensils, furniture. Sl^op goods to amount of 1,100 New York 
Cury. 

All these things were taken while Claimt. was in the Brit. 
Army. Everything was sold at a public vendue, except the Shop 
goods which were plundered. 

He laid in his shop goods in 1775 to amount of 1,500. Thinks 
he had not sold 200. 

Has sent a particular acct. home & to the Commrs. at Hali- (88)< 
fax. His stock was chiefly dry goods. He owes the money to 
the Merchants with whom he dealt. 

He had a Pottash Work on his Lands. Lost his Kettle worth 
33, Two Tuns of Potash worth 30 Sterling per ton. 

Says the great part of his shop goods were plundered. He 
went after the Peace with Permission into the Country to look 
after his effects but was seized by the Mob, robbed & driven away. 

He had 43,000 Staves of which he has given a particular 
acct. Hogshead staves sold at 10 a 1000 before the War, other 
staves 5 per 1,000. 

Y. Vol. 21, p. 59. 






NEW CLAIM. 


804. ABRAHAM MARSH, late of Albany County. June so. 

Claimt. says : He was at Carleton Island in the Fall of 83. 
He was discharged there from the 84 Regt. 

He is a native of America. Resided at Shaftesbury, Albany 
Co., at present Vermont, but used to be called Albany Co. Joined 
the Brit, in 1777, served with Genl. Burgoyne, was with him at (89). 
Saratoga. Afterward joined 1st Batal. 84. Served with them 
as private during the War. Now settled in Johnstown. 

He had a house Lot at Shaftsbury, bought it 14 years ago for 
16. He built a house & Shop, had a Bark Mill & Tan House. 

Produces Certificates by 2 persons that Claimt. lost by Con- 
fiscation to amnt. of 280 Lawful. 



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seems a fair Produces Certificate from Thos. Chittendon that Claimt's Es- 

tate at Shaftsbury was Confiscated. He left a good many hides, 
thinks about 60. 

CAPT. COVELL, Wics. 

Speaks particularly of his Loyalty, & good character. He 
had a Lot with exceding good Preparations for a Tannery at 
Shaftesbury. 

Witness says : That in Vermont State they have paid no at- 



tention to New York Grants, considering them as no Title. 

They have Confiscated when the Claim has been under the 
New Hampshire Grants, considering them as a good Title. 

Gives Claimt. a very good character in every Respect. 



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955 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF 

LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 

MONTREAL, 1787. 
VOL. XX. 

BEFORE COMMISSIONER PEMBERTON. 
Claimants. 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Auger, Frederick.. 41 

Ball, Jacob 11 & 28 

Bender, Philip 67 

Buck, Philip 44 

Carman, Michael 2 

Chisholm, John 51 

Claus, John 37 

Clindinning, James 46 

Coon, John 17 

Clement, Joseph 23 & 49 

Crysler, Adam 13 & 53 

Depu, John 68 

Dobson, Isaac 80 

Elliott, Matthew , 69 

Field, Mrs. Rebecca 56 

Frelick, Benjamin 26 

Friel, John 8 

Gerty, George 77 

Gerty, Simon 76 

Griffyn, Joseph 2 

Hare, Mrs. Margaret 33 

Heanor, Henry 36 

Heaslip, James 22 

House, George 65 

Hoverland, Andrew 64 



MSS, 
Folio 

Jones, James : 62 

McKee, Alexander 74 

MacDonel, Randel 21 

Mabee, Lewis 66 

Millard, Thomas 30 

Obenholt, Widow 38 

Park, (Parker), James 55 

Petrie, Han joist 31 

Philips, Richard .". 20 

Philip, William 1 

Pickard, William 18 

Rose, Donald 54 

Secord, Solomon 78 

Servos, Daniel 4 

Sherwood, Capt. Justus 4 

Skinner, Timothy 61 

Smith, Frederick 40 

Thomas, Michael 42 

Thompson, Archibald 55 

Turner, Edward 59 

Walker, Jacob 45 

Warner, Christian 27 

Wheaton, John 9 

Windron, Hendrick 82 

Wintemute, John 43 



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THE EVIDENCE. 

Aug. 9th. 805. WM. PHILIPS. 

Claimt. says lie resided at Varren in the Fall 80, & all that 
Winter. No Loyalist there but himself. Knew nothing of the 
Act till too late. 

He is a native of America, resided near Albany. From the 
first declared his principals in favour of Brit. Govert. So early as- 
1777 was imprisoned & confined some days on acct. of his Loyalty. 
In 80 he came into Canada, joined Sir John Johnson. He was- 
not a soldier, but \staid with the Army some time, then worked at 
his trade of a hunter. 

He had frequently given assistance to Loyalists, harboured & 
protected them at his own expense. Produces an acct. of several 
persons whom he had assisted & protected. 

Lost 2 Horses, 2 Cows, Cattle, furniture Utensils. All left 
behind him when he went away. Sheep, Hogs, taken by friendly 
Indians. 

Produces Certificate from Capt. Thos. Eraser, Loyal Bangers 
to Claimt 's Loyalty & Service to different Couting Party, during 
the War, 2nd March, 1788. 



Aug, nth. 806. MICHAEL CARMAN, New York. 

Claimt. Apprs. 

He is a native of Germany, went to America 1750, was settled 
in Try on Co. when Rebellion broke out. He was too old to serve, 
but always declared in favour of Brit. Govert. His son Bichd. & 
Son in Law joined the Brit. Army in 1776. 

The Claimt. was driven away in 1781, came into Canada. 
( 2 ). He had a Lease from Sir Wm. Johnston of not quite 100 acres. 

Claimt. is now near 80 years of age, is to send his Lease by his- 
Son in Law who will also give a faithful acct. of his property. 

The Son Michael Carman, has also sent a Claim but it is for 
property included in his father's Claim. Yi Bound Vol. 12, p- 
165. 

N.O. 807. Case of JOSEPH GRIFFYN, late of New York. 

Claimt. appears. 

Aug. isth. Say/s he resided in the fall of 83 with his Regt., Major Jes~ 

sups, till they were discharged, he sent his Claim by Major 
Jessup. 



The late Isaiah Griffyn was a native of America, lived in Al- 
bany Co., joineu. Genr. Burgoyne in 1777 He lost his life in 
1778 from Illness & fatigue while in the Service. 

He left a Wife, now in the Staters. Claimt. his eldest Son in 
this Province. Rosel with Claimt. both ye two Brothers are In- 
fanls. They appear. 



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The landed Estate lias been saved & therefore he withdraws 
liis Claim. 

Claims for a share in his father's personal Est. for himself & 
2 Bros. Claimt. joined Genr. Burgoyne in 1777 & served all the (3). 
War, was discharged from Major Jessup Regt. 

His father lost, 5 Horses, 10 Sheep, farming utensils, Cloath- 
ing, 4 Hogs. 

These things taken when his Father joined Gen. Burg. They 
were taken by the rebels. 

Produces Nov. 27th Major Jessups Certificate to Loyalty & 
Services. 

Produces affidt. from Hannah Allen sworn to before Justice 
White to Isaiah Griffyn personal estate as above & co its being tak- 
en by the Eebels. 



808. Further Evidence in Case of CAPT. JUSTUS SHERWOOD. Aug 13th 

Claimt. priduces letter from Govr. Haldimand from which 
it appears he was confidentially employ d in secret service of Im- 
portance. 

Produces a parcel of old Deeds much injured. They appear 
to be purchases made by Claimt. between 72 & Jany. 75 of differ- 
ent Parcels of Land & Eights in different Townships in Vermont, 
appearing to Correspond with the Acct. given by Claimt. on his (4). 
first exam ination. The Considern. cannot be exactly made out. 
Seems to have been small. 

Claimt. says he purchased Land held under the New Hamp- 
shire Grants. 

809. Claim of DANL. SERVOS, late of New York. N.C. 

Aug. 22. 

Claimt. says he resided at Niagara in the Fall of 83, & the 
ensuing Winter. In Nov. 83, he gave in a Claim to his com- 
manding officer Col. De Pyster to be ;sent to England, which 
Claim never arrived in England in time. 

Sent a 2nd Claim in Consequence of notice from J. Gust Hope 
as soon as he possibly could. 



Is a native of America. Resided in Try on Co. New York 
Prov. 

Claimt. his Father & Brother had declared in Favr. of the 
Brit. His Father, Brother & Claimt. were all imprisoned at dif- 
ferent times. Claimt. was imprisoned in, Johnstown Gaol in Aug. 
1778. They went off. They could not stay any longer. They (5) 
went on service. Went to Niagara, joined in 1779, had a com- 
pany of men as Lieut, in the Indian Department, produces his 
Commission from Genl. Haldimand in 1779, Continued in that 
service during the War. His Brother served also in the same De- 
partment. 

Produces Instructions from Col. Johnson, Col. of the six na- 
tions to Claimt. in 1780. His Father was killed by a Party of the 
Eebels at the Time. He was endeavouring to collect a party to 



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come off in the summer, 1778. He was attacked by a Rebel Par- 
ty. Claimt. was in Company. His father was shot. Claimt. 
left the Country at that time'. 

Has not at present any half pay. 

The Claim is for the Estates of his Father. His father 
Christopher was killed in 1778. He died without a Will. He 
left a Widow, Clara, now in the Colonies. 

Claimt. Eldest Son, 2 Jacob now here, 3rd Bro. Infants now 



in tie States, 5 Sisters in the States. 

His Father had 1,500 acres on Charlotte River. His father 
purchased it of Sir Wm. Johnson about the year 1770. The Deed 
is lost. He gave other Lands in exchange for it. It was uncul- 
tivated when he took' it. 

(6). About 90 acres clear, 2 Dwelling Houses, 2 Barns, 2 Mills, a 

Grist Mill & Saw Mill. A Large House for making Potash. 
Values the Farm at '3,000 York Cury including Buildings, the 
Miils & the Potash House. 

Vals. the 2 Mills at 700 which are included in the above 
Estimate. Yals. the Potash House at 120. 

This Estate has been sold. Part of it has not yet been sold. 

His Mother has not been allowed anything for her Dower. 

Claimt. says he saw an advertisement for the sale in a rebel 
News Paper. 

None of his family are in Possession of any part of the Es- 
tate. His Father lost a personal Estate consisting of 12 horses, 
21 Head Cattle, 25 Sheep, 40 Hogs, furniture, Utensils for farm- 
ing, Blacksmith & Weaver's tools, 3 large Kettles, utensils for 
Potash Work, Valued at 350 at the lowest. 



These Utensils were left on the Premises when they went 
away & sold by the Rebels. 

The Potash House & Works & all the Buildings were burnt 
by the Rebels. 

Produces 2 affts. that Claimt's Father Possessed the real & 
Personal Est. as contained in Schedules & that they are fairly 
valued by Claimt. 

Says there were no Debts on the Estate. 

N.B. His name appears in Anstey's List. 

He is told to produce Certificates of Sale. 

(V). ADAM CHESTER Wit. 

Knew Claimt's father Christr. He was killed by the Rebels. 
He died without a Will, leaving Claimt. his Eldest Son. Knew 
his estate in Charlotte River. He bought it of Sir Wm. John- 
son. Gave other Lands for it. Remembers him settled there 
sometime before. Above a 1,000 acres. A good Deal was clear. 
Speaks of 40 or 50 acres but cannot ascertain the No. There was 
a good D.. Jling house, 2 Mills, a grist Mill & Saw Mill. He had 
a Potash Work on ye Premises. Yals. Clear Land at 5 per acre. 
Yals. unimproved at 20s. per acre. The Mills cost old Severs a 
good Deal of Mon y. Thinks pretty near 500. Knew the Pot- 



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ash Works, 2 Kettles, the principal expense is in the Kettles. Has 



heard the Estate has been sold. Claimt 's Father had a large 
stock Blacksmiths tools, furniture, &c. He had good Horses. 
Everything was taken away by the Rebels. 

Produces Certificates to Loyalty & Services from Col. Butler. 

810. Claim of JOHN FRIEL, late of New York. Aug. 22. 

DEBORAH FRIEL, Widow of Claimt. appears. (8). 

Says her late Husb. was a native of Ireland. Settled in 
America 20 years ago, lived at John's Town, Tryon Co. 

He joined the Brit, at the Beginnnig of the Rebellion. He 
at first joined Col. Claus & Sir John Johnson in 17T5. He staid 
some time with them. He then returned home, staid a year, dur- 
ing wHic^h time he was imprisoned for 18 days. In 1777 he joined 
the Brit. Troops again, served under Sir John, served till brought 
up to Niagara by Col. Johnson. He died 3 years ago without a 
Will, leaving Claimt., his Widow & 3 Children, 1 girl grown up 
& married to Saml. Cox & 2 boys, children all there now live with 
the Mother. 



Her Husb. had a Lease from Sir Wm. Johnson for ever at 
6 per an. d ted 1771. 

Her Husb. had improved it, cleared 10 or 20 acres. Claimt. 
herself was driven from it. The Rebels took it & rented it at 9. 

Her Husb. lost 2 Cows, & 1 Calf, furniture. All these things 
were taken by the Rebels, on acct. of her Husb. having joined Sir 
John's Corps. They were taken from Claimt. 

Produces Certificates to the Loyalty & Services of the late 
John Friel & that he joined the King's Troops at Commencement 
of Rebellion from Sir John Johnson. < 9 )- 

811. Case of JOHN WHEATON, late of New York. Aug. 23rd. 

Claimt. says : 

He resided at Detroit in the Fall of 83 & all the ensuing Win- 
ter. Heard nothing of the Act. 

Heard of the 2nd Act. in Consequence of Orders sent from 
Genl. Hope last year, bent as soon as he possibly cd. after these 
orders came to Detroit. 

Is a native of America, lived at Schenectady, Albany Co. In 
Sepr., 1777, joined Genr. Burgoyne, served as an Artificer attachd 
to Capt. Me Alpines Corps. Continued with the Army till his . 
Depart, got afterwards to Lake George & from thence to Ticon- 
derago & afterwards to Canada. ^ 



Was in the King's Works under Capt. Twiss at St. John's. 
Came up here in the Spring of 83, was here all the summer, went 
in the fall to Detroit, is now settled at Detroit. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Has a House & lot in Schenectady, a town Lot, purchased in 
1TT4 of Albert Vider in Considn 200 York Mon. 

The Deed is in the States, made no Improvts, vals. it at the 
same sum. It has been confiscated & sold. 

(io). Produces advertisement for the sale of House & Lot of John 

Wheaton, late of Schenejtady, Name is in Anstey's List. 

Produces Letter from his Bro. informing him that it was 
sold. 

It consisted of 2 small houses. He let one for 5 per an. 

Lost hfs tools, Carpenters tools, furniture, Cloaths, Lost a 
Cow, 2 Hogs. 

Richd. Stephens, Wits. Knew Claimt. He was always 
consid. a Loyalist. He joined Gen. Burgoyne, belonged to Capt. 
McAlpine's Corps & went to Canada. He bought a House 2 or 3 
yrs. before ye Troubles of one Albert Veder in which he lived, 
Yals. it at near 200. He was a Carpenter, had a lot of Tools. 

Produces Certificate to Loyalty & services from Sir John 
Johnston. 



812. Case of JACOB BALL, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says he resided at Niagara in the Fall of 83 & all that 
Winter. 'Did not know of any act in 83. Sent his Claim as soon 
as he could after Genrl. Hope's orders last year. 

Is a native of America, resided near Albany when the Rebel- 
lion broke out, took part with the King from the first, kept quiet 
as well as he could but was fined & imprisoned. 

(ii). In 1778 left his Home & joined Butler's Rangers, had a com- 

mission as Lieut, in Butler's Rangers. Served during the War. 
Has now half pay. 

Produces his Commns. in 1779 & 1780. Says he did not join 
Gen. B. in 1777 as he could not with safety attempt it. The Posts 
being held by the Rebels. He sent to enquire of Genl. Burg in 
Summer 77 & they brought him word that he was to stay for a 
better opportunity. He was troubled so much that he could not 
stay at home. 

niy'be Had 100 acres of Land on Rancellors Manor. He had settled 

provements. im " without any Deed above 20 years ago. He had cleared 100 acres, 
had built a framed house & barn & Potash Works. 

They wanteu the settlers to take Leases, but they refused, but 
they agreed to pay the 10th part of the Profits, but never got a 
Lease, as by the death of Stephen Rancellor the Father, it came to 
his Son who was an Infant. 



The Potash Works was made 2 years before ye War. The 
Place is about 20 miles from Albany, Yals. it at 5< per acre. 
high. Says he estimates the Land at 10< per acre but considers the 

Seigniors Right at worth half. w 

Yals. his House, Barn & Potash Works at 700. The Potash 
(12). Works includes buildings, 2 Kettles, the 2 Kettles cost 50. He 
includes a Ton & J of Potash, A Ton of Potash worth 50. 

Produces notice from one Nichs. Marschs to Claimant's Wife 
to quit the Premises in 83. 






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Produces a Cancelled Bond by whicli his Wife & Son bound 
tiiemselves in the sum of 200 to Nichs. Marschs to quit the Prem- 
ises in a months time, dated May, 1784. 

As to Lunds at Schorhara it was some Land he had from his 
elder Bros., who is now in Possession. 

Lost 15 Horses, 30 Cattle, 30 Sheep, 30 Hogs, farming Uten- 
sils. Left all those things on his farm when he went away in 
1778. The Rebels took them away in the year 1780. 

Produces affts. from 3 persons to Claimt's Loss as above speci- 
fied & to the valuation. 



Claimt. says Marschs is a Relative to Rancellor & may pos-x.c. 
sibly have some Claims to the Lands on that acct. 

Is told to get a certificate of the vals. Certificates to Loyalty. 

813. Claim of ADAM CRYSLER, late of Albany Co. 

A ug 1 . 23 . 

Claimt. says : 

He resided at this Place in the Fall '83 & the ensuing winter. 
Sent a Claim home by Col. Butler. Sent another Claim after- (1B 
wards in consequence of orders from the Commanding officer. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Schohary, Co. of Albany, 
when Rebellion broke out. 

He declared from the first in Favr. of his Majesty. He was 
carried frequently before the Committees. 

He went from Home in 1777 towards fort Stanwix with 35 
men. Was taken sick by the way. Sent his men forward. When 
he recovered he returned towards home to collect his men together 
who had been dispatched. He himself made his way to Niagara 
& served first as Lieut, in Col. But Rangers, afterwards in the 
Indian Department. Has not at present half pay. 

Now resides near Niagara. 



Produces a sort of Journal of his Services from March, 1777, 
under ye Comands of Col. Butler & Johnston, from which he ap- 
pears to have been much employed & to have been very active & 
to .have gone through a great Deal. 

Had a Farm in Vrooman's Patent. Cannot tell ye exact No. 
of acres. His Father bought it many years ago. He has been dead 
35 years. Claimt. is his eldest son. It came to him on his Death, 
& he has had ever since. It lies on Schohary river. He used to (H). 
sow 40 skepples of wheat. There were meadows & grass grounds 
besides. 40 acres arable, clear 4 or 5 acres meadow. He describes 
the lots as containing 35 or 36 morisons. A monson is 2 acres. 
Thinks this farm about 70 or 80 acres. A good House & Barn. 
Vals. it at 1,000. 

Cannot tell what has been done in respect tt> the Confiscation 

or Sale. h? e h tly to 

Produces Deed from Cornelius Yan Alestyn to H Cresler 

of half a Tract at Huntersfield in Vrooman's Patent & half of a Nol< 
fifth part of undivided Land called CEsopos in Considn. of 260 
York Cury., dated 1749. The moiety of undivided Lands has been 
sold. 

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THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



A Lot of Land in Schohary in Wm. Bough's Patent. Wm. 
Bough was Claimt. 's Uncle. Re got the Patent many years ago. 



He gave Claimt. a Lot 30 years ago. 

Claimt. kept it for firewood. It was totally unimproved. 

Produces Deed from Wm. Bough to Claimt. of 89 acres at 
Schohary in Cons. 6 Cury., dated 1762, besides the Consn. Money. 
Claimt. says he was at great expense in obtaining the Patent, 

2 acres with a Grist Mill on Bough's Patent bought sometime 
before the Rebellion by his Brother. Built ye mill afterwards. 

The Mill cost 200<. Yals. it at 800. This mill has been 
burnt down by the Indians. It was done by mistake. The Indians 
Enormous. understanding it to belong to a Rebel. 

Produces Deed from Baltiza Cresler to Claimt. of 2 acres on 
Wm. Bough's Patent in Consi. 10, dated 1776. Claimt, built 
(is). the mill after he made the purchase. 
NO. 4. Had a share in a Saw Mill on Bough's Patent. Claimt. & 

3 others, all named Bough & Related to Claimt., built the Mill 
20 yrs. ago. Says it was in work but did not bring any Profit. 
He used it chiefly for his own Board & fences. 

NO. 5. A Lot in Baests Patent on Cobers Kiss; 30 acres. Claimt. 

had it from his Step Father. It was a great way off from 
Claimt. None of it improved. 

Produces Deed of Gift from Michl. Helzenger to Claimt. of 



34 acres in Baest's Patent on the Schohary, 1765. 

MO. 6. A Lot on Charlotte River in Swarfs Patent, abt. 80 acres. 

His Father was one of the Patentees. He has this share from 
his Father. None of this improved. 

Produces a Patent to Yrooman Swarts, H. Cresler of 

Lands 24 miles west from Schohary, dated 1743. Condition in the 
Patent is to cultivate 3 acres for every fifty, within 3 years. 

Lost 14 Cattle, 8 Horses, 5 Sheep, 20 Hogs, Wheat 300 Skep- 
ples, Farming utensils, 1 Waggon. 

They were taken away by the Rebels in 1777, after he left 
(16)> Home, & have been all sold. 

His name appears in Anstey's List. 

Produces 2 affdts. that Claimt. was in Possession of the estates 
above specified & that the acct. was just. 

One of the Deponents is D. Servos vs. his evidence in fra. 
i believe he is Produces Certificates to Loyalty from Col. Butler. 

a good man. j g told to get Certificates Q f gale 



814. Claim of JOHN COON, late of Albany. 

Aug. 23. 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Niagara in the Fall '83. Was too late to send 
his Claim to Col. Butler. 

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Is a native of America. Lived in Albany Co. Joined the 
Brit, in 1777. Joined Col. Butler's Corps & served with, the 
Rangers 7 years as Seargt. 

Had some Leased Land on Eancellor's Patent. His Father 
had some on which he now lives. Clearance had also some, at 
least 100 acres. The Estate was undivided. Claimt.'s share con- 
tained about 40 acres clear. He had a separate house of his own. (i?). 

His Father & eldest Bro. are now in Possession of the whole, 
except some which his Bro. has sold. There was a contest about 
this Land between Norman Shell's People & Rancellors. 

He lost 2 Horses & Colt worth 50. 1 Horse, very fine horse, 
2 Cows, 6 Calves, 1 Heifer, furniture, Tools. 

When Claimt. went off to join Burgoyne these things were 
taken by the Rebels & sold at Yendue. His Father tried to save 
them but could not. 

Produces 2 aiidts. to his having had the above Property & that 
his acct. was just. 



JOHN SEGAR, Wit : 

Knew Claimt. Remembers him in Possession of a House & 
Farm at Norman's Kits. 

He had one fine Horse. It was taken by the Rebels & sold 
for 52. 

He had some stock besides. 

815. Claim of WM. PICKAED, late of Pensilva. 

Aug. 23. 

Claimt. says : 

He is a native of America. Lived in Susquehana in Pen- 
silva. Always supported Brit. Govert. He & his 2 Sons left horns 
to join Col. Butler in '77. Joined him. Served in the Rangers 
He & one of his sons were privates, the other was a Drummer. 
Served all the war. (is>. 

Lives now at Niagara. 

Had some Land in Westmoreland, 300 acres. Had no Deed 
or Lease, but had made Improvmts. & lived there. He built a 
House & sort of Barn. There was a great dispute between Pen- 
silva. & Connect, as to which State the Land lay within when he 
went to settle there. He cleared about 24 acres. His house & 
Barn were burnt by rebels. 

He had some Land in Tryon Co., purchased of Jacob & Philip 
Skyler. It consisted chiefly of Islands in the Mohawk river. 3 
acres of Land on the Bank. He had a Deed of it. 

He gave some other Lands in exchange for it. 

It was a great while ago. 

He let it to Jacob Skyler of whom he purchased it when he 
went to Susquehana, partly for money, partly to have cattle, but 
has received nothing from it. 

Yals. it at 150. Has heard that it was sold by Commrs. be- 
cause Claimt. was a Tory. There were about 10 acres clear of this 
Land. Has heard it has been bought by a nephew of Claimt.'s, 
who is now in Possession. 



964 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



(19). Lost Cattle & Goods on Susquehana. 5 milch Cows, 2 young 

creatures, Grain, 24 bushels & 16, 2 horses, 8 Hogs, furniture, 
utensils. Left on his place when he went away. Taken by the 
Indians & Rebels. Lost Crop on ye ground. 

Says he sometimes hears his Estates has been sold. Sometimes 
not. 

FREDERICK SMITH, Wits: Says Claimt. had Improvemts. m 
Westmoreland on the Susquehana. Had cleared 20 acres. He 
M me > fittiefor d ^ a( ^ se ^ e( ^ u P on ^. It was not conveyed to him. 'He built House 
improvements, & Barn, since burnt. Knew his other Lands in Tryon Co. His 
nephew now has them. He had a good stock; 5 Cows, 2 horses, 2 
young creatures &c. They were taken & destroyed by the Rebels. 
He served in the Rangers from beginning to end of war. He had 
2 Sons in the Rangers. 



August 23. 816. Case of RICHD. PHILIPS, late of Xew York. 

Claimt. says : 

He is a native of America. Lived at Susquehana in 17T7. 
left his Home & joined Col. Butler in the Rangers. Served 2 
years; was then taken Prisoner & confined in several gaols. Made 
his escape & got to New York, from thence came to Montreal. 
Now settled near Niagara. 

(20). Had a proprietor's right in Susquehana. It was a disputed 

Title, but Claimt. says he had Grants both from Pensilv. & Connect. 
A proprietor's Right consisted of about 4,000 acres. He had 
parted with 1-4. He used to sow & plow about 40 acres. 
N.B. says this Says he had paid a set of Blacksmith Tools & 40 Dollars for 
it. He had a Log House & Barn. He did it" all himself. Vals. 

clear Land at J e P P - aCre ' 

He says the Pensilva. Title used to be reckoned the best. The 

charges so ~ ~ -, . . . 

high. Connect. Govt. have got it. 

Lost all his Stock & utensils. 

He had 6 Horses, 5 Cows, yoke oxen, 5 young Cattle, 6 Sheep, 
40 Hogs, taken by Connect. Govt. & sold by them when he went 
away. His Papers & Deeds were all taken away & his House 
plundered. 

PHILIP BUCK, Wits. : 

Knew him on the Susquehana. He had considerable Im- 



provemts, 30 or 40 acres clear. He settled there in 1772. He was 
taken Prisoner & confined some time. He got away once, was taken 
again. From thence he escaped to New York. 

A fair man, to , 

" im " He tad a ^ ood stock - Thinks the Rebels had them, not the 



provments . 

and stock. Indians or Rangers. His stock was gone before they came. 

817. Claim of RANDEL MACDONEL, lale of Tryon Co. 

.N . U. 
August 24. 

( 2J )- Claimt. says: 

He resided at Niagara in the Summer '83 & the ensuing 
winter. 






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Is a native of Ireland. Went to America many years ago. 
Was settled on Mohawk river, Tryon Co. Joined the Brit, at Fort 
Stanwix in 1777. 4 Sons went with him to the Brit. Army. Served 
in Col. Butler's Rangers as a Seargt. Served all the war. Now 
lives at Niagara. 

Produces Certificates to Claimt. 's Loyalty, good conduct & 
services from Col. Butler. 

Lived in a Leased House of Sir Wm. Johnstons. Had no 
Land of his own. Had 15 Cattle, 9 Horses, Sheep, great many 
Hogs, do. furniture, Cloaths, utensils, taken by the Rebels after 
he joined the Brit. 



Produces affdt. by 2 persons of his being possessed of the 
effects above specified & that they are moderately valued. 

BARNABAS SKRAN: Knew Claimt. on the Mohawk. He had 
considerable stock, 8 or 9 horses. He had a plentiful stock. Wit- f^S a claim " 
ness left home before Claimt. did. He had the stock at that time, pretty W* 
Heard the Rebels took his things. He had a good Waggon & good g( 
farming utensils. 

818. Claim of JAMES HEASLIP, late of Albany Co. August 24th. 

Claimt. says : ^ . 

Is a native of Ireland. Went to America '74. Was settled 
at Beaver Dam, 20 miles from Albany. Settled on Pataroon Land. 
Was to pay a 10th part of Produce, but had got no Lease. In 1777 
joined Butler's Rangers. Was a Corporal. Served all the war. seemsafair 
Produces Certificates from Col. Butler to services & Loyalty. Do. Sfowed^a? 6 
from the Surgeon of ye Regt. & that he had been severely wounded SSf^iuiJet 
in the service. He had built a House & cleared 12 acres. Lost too of hfc_hav- 
the crop, 1 Cow, 1 mare, utensils, furniture, Cloaths, taken by vefe 
the Rebels. ed> 






819. Claim of JOSEPH CLEMENT, late of New York. 

August 24th. 

Claimt. says : 

He resided at Montreal during the Sumr. '83, & in the Fall 
at Quebec. 

He delivered his Claim to Sir John Johnston late in the Fall 
at Montreal. Says he waited to deliver his Claim to Sir John, as 
Sir John had told him he was going to England & would take care 
of it. Sir John actually set out to go to England that Fall by way 
of Halifax. (23), 

Is a native of America. Lived on the Mohawk river, Tryon 
Co. Joined the Brit, at 1777. Joined Gen. Burg. Carried 40 or 
50 Indians in with him. Served during the war in the Indian 
Department, as Lieut., sometimes as Volunteer. Now lives near 
Niagara. Has no J pay. 

Had a Farm at Trepas Hill on the Mohawk, part of Hansen's 
Patent. The farm consisted of 300 acres. Was his Fathers. 



966 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Produces Deed from Nichs. Hansen to Joseph Clement, 
Claimt.'s grandfr., of 850 acres in Considn. 635, dated 1749. 

Claimt.'s grandfather left this to Claimt.'s Father & 2 
Brothers. 

This Estate was divided. Claimt.'s Father purchased some 



of his elder Bro, which made his share above 300 acres. 

Claimt.'s Father joined the Brit, at beginning of Troubles. 
Served as Lieut, in Indian Department. Died in '81. Made a 
Will. Produces the Will. 

Testr. gives his Estates to his Wife during widowhood, after- 
wards gives Claimt. all his Low lands & part of his uplands. 

Adjoining the rest of the uplands he gives to his other two 
sons, John & James. Will is dated 1770. 

(24). Claimt.'s share. The Low lands & Claimt.'s share in the up- 

lands make 145 acres. Produces Plan oJ the Estate, which cor- 
responds with the above acct. 

There were 3 houses on the Low Lands, an orchard; 60 acres 
clear. Vals. the clear Lands at 15 pr. acre, York Cury. Vals. 
ye unimproved Lands at 40 sh. pr. acre. 

His Mother & Brothers are now living & live at Niagara. 

Claimt. did not know of his Father's Will when he gave in 
his Claim & he gave in a Claim for the whole Estate as Heir at 
Law. 

His mother, Catharine, came to this Province in '80. His 
seed. Bro., John, came in '80. He has served as Lieut, in the 



Indian Department. The 3rd. Bro., James, came into this Prov. 
Has been in the Storekeeper's Department. 

The Family were all active in support of But. Govt. His 
2 Bros, were young lads when Claimt. left the Country. They 
came into this Country on acct. of attachment to Brit. Govrt. 

N.B. The Conviction appears against the Father in Anstey's 

Claimt. is told List. 

cat g e e s tcertm " Tte Farm h as been S 1<1. Heard that one Henry had bought it. 

His 2 Bros, were entitled to remaining part of the Farm, 155 
acres in the uplands of which 15 acres were clear. Yals. them 
at 40s. pr. acre. They had a share in a saw mill. It belonged 
to 6 Proprietors in Hansen's Patent. His Father had 2 shares. 
Chiefly used for sawing boards for their own Houses & fences. 
Thinks a share worth about 20<. 

They had a Negroe taken from his Mother. A Rebel officer 
is now in Possession of him. Horses, Cows, live stock, furniture, 
farming utensils. 

Produces Certificates to Loyalty & Service from Col. Butler. 

Produces affidt. from 2 persons to the amount of Claimt.'s 
Losses as above. 

Says there were no debts on the estate. 



ARENT BRADK, Wits : 

Says he knows the Family of Clement. They were all Loyal. 
Joseph, the Claimt., joined the Brit, early. The Father & 
Brothers & Mother all came away. 






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Knew the Farm at Trepes Hill. Eemembers the Father in (26). 
Possession. Thinks it better than 300 acres. There were 60 acres To0 high 
cleared; good Buildings. Some part of the upland clear. Vals. 
ye Low land at 20 pr. acre. Vals. upland at 40sh. per acre. 
Col. Butler had Lands adjoining which he used to sell at that N B -Look in 
rate. They had a very good stock. They had 2 Negroes & a 
wench. I Negroe & the wench came with them. The other 
Negroe is in Possession of a person in the Colonies. 

Understood all the moveables were sold by the Commissrs. 

The family were in good circumstances. 

820. Claim of BENJ. FRELICK, late of Albany Co. August 25th. 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Niagara in the Sumr. '83 & the next winter. 

Is a native of America. Lived near Albany. In 1778 joined 






Butler's Rangers & served 6 years as Seargt. 

Had suffered terribly before he quitted Home on acct. of his 
Loyalty. Obliged to quit Home. Now lives at Niagara. Pro- 
duces his discharge June, '84. 

Had a farm of 10 acres in the Pataroon Lands. Had no. Deed 
or Lease. Had been settled there 6 yrs. Had cleared 10 acres, 
built House & Barn. Lost 2 Horses taken for fines, 2 Cows, 19 (27). 
Hogs, furniture, utensils, Tools. His family were driven from 
the Place & the rebels took all the things above mentioned. 

Produces affidvts. that Claimt. sustained the Losses above 
mentioned. 

CHRISTIAN WARNER, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was always considered a Loyalist. He had 
a little farm on Pataroon Land. He had 10 acres clear, House & 
Barn. 

He had Horses & Cows &c., being well for a beginner. Lost 
them all. 

821. Claim of CHRISTINA WARNER, late of Albany Co. August 2ith, 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Niagara in the Fall '83. 

Is a native of America. Lived near Albany. Joined Gen. 



Burgoyne in 1777. In 1778 came here & joined Butler's Rangers. 
Served dur. war as Seargt. 

Had a farm on Pataroon' s Land. Had been settled several 
yrs. before ye war. Cleared 12 acres clear & had began to clear 
more. Built an House & Barn. 

Lost 2 Cows, 1 ox, 2 horses, 4 Sheep, 13 Hogs, furniture, 
utensils. 

Taken by the Rebels soon after he joined Burg. (2 8>. 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



BENJ. FRELICK, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He had a farm on Pataroon's Land. He was 
always a Loyalist. Served in Butler's Rangers. 
He had more clearances tKan Witness. 
Had rather a larger stock than Wit. 
Remarks his having 3 horses. Lost 2, 3 or 4 horned Cattle. 

Further Evidence in the Case of JACOB BALL, v. 21. 

BENJ. FRELICK, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He served as Lieut, in Butler's Rangers. He 
was settled on Pataroon Land before ye war. He was an old settler. 
Had near 100 acres clear. Had a good House & Barn. Had a 



(29). 



Potash Work there. He had no Right to sell anything but Im- 
provemts. Vals. these Lands at about 5 per acre. Potash Work 
cost him a good Deal. Nothing very expensive about the Build- 
ings. Thinks he had 3 Kettles. 

He had a very large stock; 25 horned Cattle, 10 horses, 30 
Sheep, Hogs. Most of it tak n by the Rebels & sold. Knows that 
the horned Cattle & horses were sold by the Rebels. 

CHRISTIAN WARNER, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was an old settler on Pataroon Land. The 
same as Rancellor's Manor. He had a large Farm, about 1UO 
acres clear, 2 houses & Barn & Potash Work. The buildings not 
expensive, but the Pots were. Says there was no certain rule of 
selling by the acre. People sold for what they cd. get. 

A Lot generally consisted of 400 acres. Knew one Lot sold 
at 120 York Cury., but he had not near such good Lands as Claimt. 

He had a very large stock; 30 Cattle, 10 or 15 Horses; all lost. 
Most of them taken by the Rebels. 



822. Claim of THOS. MILLARD, late of Pensilva. 

Claimt. says : 

He is a native of Am. Lived on Susquehana when the Rebeln. 
broke out. Was always a supporter of Brit. Govrt. Had 3 Son 
in the service from 1TT8 to end of the war. 

(30) In 1778 came to Niagara. Could not continue at Susquehana, 

being known to be a Loyalist, so that he & all his family came 
away. Now settled near the Falls. 

He had made a bargain for purchasing Lands in 1777. The 
purchase has not been completed, but he has been obliged to pay 
100 in consequence of his agreemt. 

His moveable Estate consisted of 100 Bushels ui wheat which 
had been harvested in 1777. Do. ^Ind. Corn, 2 fine horses. Stole 
as he was moving into Canada. SeVen Hogs, cloatiis, Linen, some 
Flour. 

More of these things were lost on a Farm which he had on 
Susquehana river, 16 miles below Wyboosenk. 



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He purchased 300 acres in 1774, for abt. 30. Built an house. 
Had about 30 acres clear. 



The Purchase was recorded but he has lost the Deed. He 
Vals. it at 100. Had agreed to sell it for that sum. 

The moveables were chiefly taken by the friendly Indians. ciaimt. seems 

He has not heard that his land has been sold. JJ r y fair 

THOS. MILLARD, JR., Wits: 

Says his Father purchased a Farm in Susquehana just before 
Rebellion. 300 acres; 30 acres clear. He lived there till they set 
off for Canada. The whole family came because they would not (si). 
be rebels & could not stay unless they were rebels. 

Wits. & 2 Bros., all that were big enough to serve, have 
served his Majesty during the war. 

His Father had a considerable stock. Lost wheat, Corn, 2 May be allow- 
Horses, 7 Hogs, utensils, furniture. 

823. Claim of HANJOIST PETRIE, of Tryon Co. 

Ciaimt. says : 

He is a native American. Lived at the German Flats when 
ye Rebellion broke out. Took ye part of the King. Joined King's 



August 25th. 



Troops at Fort Stanwix. Served under Col. Butler. Served 4 
years as private. Now lives at Niagara. 

Was possessed of 100 acres of Land in German Flats. He 
purchased it 2 yrs. before the Rebellion. Gave another farm for it. 
200 acres of unimproved land. Had a Deed. 60 acres clear when 
he purchased it. Says he built a Log House & Barn after the Pur- 
chase. He built the House, himself . Vals. it at about 600. 

Does not know what is become of the Land. It was not sold 
lately. 

N.B. His name is in Anstey's List. 

Had 5 horses, 6 Cattle, 60 Hogs, 10 Sheep, utensils, furni- 
ture, cloaths. (32) 

Left in his House & taken by the Rebels. 

Produces 2 affidts. that Ciaimt. was in Possession of Land, 
stock &c., but they cannot say to what amount. 

MRS. DOROTHY THOMPSON, Wits: 

Knew Ciaimt. He was a neighbour to Wits. Lived at Bar- 
nets field, 12 miles from German Flats. He was very Loyal from 
the first & suffered a great deal from it. He went off to Fort Stan- 
wix. He served afterwards in Butler's Rangers. Knew his Farm. 
He purchased it 2 years before the war. Thinks about 50 acres 



clear. 

He was in Possession till he went away to the British. He 
built a house there himself. He had a pretty good stock. Some 
was seized by the Rebels. Some he was obliged to leave, from 
not being able to carry it away with him, as they fled & went 
thro the woods. Ciaimt. seemed to be in pretty good circumstances. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



He had lie Land of Witness's Husband & gave other Land in 
(33). exchange for it. She says it was 2 years before the war. Says 
the Land her husband had of Claimt. was improved. 
Is told to get Certificates of Sale. 

August 25th. 824 Claim of MARGT. HARE, Widow of John Hare, late of 

New York. 

Claimt. says : 

She resided at Montreal in '83. Gave her Claim to Major 
Leake. He was going to England that year. He set off but he did 
not get to England in time. 

Her husband, John Hare, was a native of America. Lived 
in Johnstown when ye Rebellion broke out. He joined the Brit. 
in 1776. Was a Captn. in Indian Department. 



Lost his Life in an Engagement at Fort Stanwix. He made 
a Will. Left his Estate to Claimt. during her Widowhood & then 
to his Children. 

Wits, eldest Son. He has served in Butler's Eangers. 3 
Daughters, 2 in this Prov. under age; 1 married in one States. 
(34). Claimt. came herself in June with her Daughters in '83. 

Says she was kept by one of the Rebel's Commissr. of or she 

would have come in sooner. Says he stopped her as an hostage. 

Her Husband was Possessed of an Estate at Johnstown which 
has been sold, but they have not received all the money. 

Her Husb. lost various articles in 1776 when Gen. Skuyler 

came against them in that settlement. His House was plundered. 

Delivers an acct. in her husband's hand writing. The amt. is 

ii is over- 40^6, but seems to be for Provisions taken from the house & some 

charge* ^ household goods plundered. This was in Jany., '76. 

In June following his house was plundered by a party of 
Rebels under Col. Draten & other Rebel officers. Buildings were 
damaged and fences were destroyed. 



The late John Hare had a Lease from Sir Wm. Johnston. He 
was to have had a Lease for 10 years, but the Deed was not made. 
The house & place were near the Gaol. John Hare was under 
Sheriff. The Gaol was made a Fort of by the Rebels & in making 
the Fort they made use of Timber from Mr. Hare's house to amount 
(35). of 25. They took his Fences for burning. They took boards, 

iron, staples, &c. 

Greatly over Produces an acct. of Damage done to amount of 100 & up- 

valued, wards. 

Claims also for Loses of office of Under Sheriff. Produces 

Seems to be a "H^nrvrf i-n 1 77^ 
loss from tad -^POrt in J. I I O. 

neighbors. 

WM. HARE, the eldest Son : 

Says his Father made a Will. Witness entered in Butler's 
Rangers in the yr. '80. Served till they were discharged. Served 
as a Volunteer. Witness was at Home when his Father's house was 
plundered by Skuyler's party. Remembers when the Rebels took 



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Possession of the Gaol & fortified it. They took Timber & Boards 
of his Fathers to make a Block house at the Gaol. Damaged his 
House. Took ye fences to burn. Damaged his Corn & other 
property. 



825. Claim of HENRY HEANOR, late of Ulster Co. August 25th. 

Claimt. says. He is a native of Germany. 22 yrs. ago came 
to America. Lived in Ulster Co. Was in Butler's Rangers. 
Served 3 years. 

Had Land from Mr. Livingston, about 80 acres, for 2 Lives, 
himself & Son, paying J a Skipple for 2 acres. Had not a Lease. (36)> 
Had cleared 34 acres. Built house & barn. 

Vals. his Improvmts. at 100. 

Lost 4 Cows, T Hogs, 3 6heep, 100 Bushels Wheat, all his 
furniture, utensils. 

Taken by the Rebels when Claimt. went to the Brit. Army. 

JOHN WRAIGHT, Wits : Knew Claimt. He was a Loyalist. 
He went to Canada & joined the Rangers. He had a Son in the 
Rangers. He had a Leased farm about 80 acres. He had made 
Improvemts. Had cleared 30 or 40 acres. 

He had 7 or 8 horned Cattle, Sheep & Hogs, furniture. Wit- 
ness saw some of his things. Sold at Yendue by the Rebels. 



826. Claim of JOHN CLAUS, late of Tryon Co. August 27th, 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Niagara in the Fall of '83 & the ensuing winter. 

Is a native of Germany. Had been settled many years in Am- 
erica. Lived at Cobus Kill, Albany Co. Joined the Brit, in '77, 
at Fort Stanwix. Served under Col. Butler 7 years as Corporal. 

Produces his discharge. 

Had 200 acres in Cobus Kill, Albany Co., since called Tryon (37) 
Co. 

Produces Deed from Win. Banyard to Claimt. of lot No. 10, 
containing 203 acres near Cobus Kill in Cons. 125 Cury., 1771. 

Recited to be part of Tract of 7,000 acres granted to several 
persons in 1761. 

He worked upon it after the Purchase. He had cleared 10 
acres, built a House & Barn. 

Says he had paid some of the purchase money, not all. Yals. 
it at 200. 

It has been sold by ye Comrs. Claimt. has seen the person 
who bought it, who told him what he had paid for it. 

Had 4 horses & 3 Cows, & 1 Heifer, furniture & utensils. The 
Rebels took them & sold them at Yendue, after Claimt. went away. 



Claimt. was wounded in Service. 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 



JOHN STEVENS, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. Knew his Farm. Was shown his Farm after 
Claimt. went away. There were buildings & some clearances. It 
had been sold by the Comrs. Had not known the Place formerly, 
but knew that Glaus had a Farm there. Knew of 2 horned Cattle 
Claimant a fair which the Rebels took. Saw some of his cloaths which ye Rebels 
took. He had also some Horses. 

(38). 

827. Claim of WIDOW OBENHOLT, late of Pensilva. 

The oldest son of John Obenholt appears. Claimt. affirms. 

That this is a Claim of his Father's Estate. It is entered in 
his Mother's name, but was sent home by Claimt. & was intended 
to be a Claim for the whole family. 

His Father, John Obenholt, was a native of America. Lived 
in Bucks Co., Pensilva. He aided the Brit, all he could. Joined 
them at New York in the year '80. He had been active in assisting 
Brit, officers to get cross the Delaware, this being known he was 



obliged to fly. He had been committed for high Treason, broke 
Gaol & got to New York. Died there in '80. Made no Will. 

Left Elizth., his Widow, now living in Bucks Co. Claimt., 
his eldest Son. John, now about 16 years of age, now in the 
Colonies. 

Claimt. lived with his Father when the Rebellion broke out. 
He staid till his Father went to New York. Claimt. had been 
active in carrying some of the soldiers who were taken Prisoners 
under Burg. He went to New York once or twice on this Business 
to carry in Prisoners, on no other occasion. Continued in the 
States till last Fall. 

His Father had a farm, 6 miles, in Bucks Co., purchased 24 
or 25 yrs. ago. There were 260 acres, a grist mill, 2 houses & 2 
Barns. The Deeds are in the Colonies but a Copy has been sent 
to England. Thinks his Father gave 700 or 800 for it. This 
Estate has been valued at 1,100 Pensilv. Cury. It has been confis- 
cated & sold. A Certificate of Sale is sent to England. 

His Father had considerable moveable Estate, which were 
seized & sold. 

3 horses, 5 Cows, 12 Sheep, 6 Hogs, considerable furniture, 
Hay, taken & sold. 



828. Claim of FREDERICK SMITH, late of Pensilva. 

Ulaimt. says : 

He ; s a native of Germany. Settled in America after the 
last French War. Resided on Susquehana when the Rebellion 
broke out. Joined the Brit, early, thinks it was in '77, served 
all the war as private under Col. Butler. Had 2 Sons with him 
in same Regiment. 
(40). Produces Kis discharge. 

othmg but He had 300 acres on Susquehana in Westmoreland, these were 

aprovements. the Disputed Lands. To that he had no Deed. Took them up 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 97 



some years before the War. Had Cleared 30 acres, had built 
house & Barn. 

Lost 2 horses, 3 Cows & Heifer, 5 Hogs, furniture, Crop on 
the ground. 

WM. PICHARD, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he served all the War. Knew his Place on 
the Susquehana, about 300 acres, he had some acres Clear, he had 
built a house & Barn. He had not quite so much clear as Wits. 

Knew his Stock, 2 or 3 Cows, 2 Horses & several other things. 
Resides at Niagara. 



829. Claim of FREDERICK AUGER, late of Pensilva. August 27th. 

Claimt. says: 

He is a native of Germany. Came to America 30 years ago. 
Lived on the Susquehana when the Rebellion broke out, joined 
Col. Butler, served 7 years with him as private. 

He had 2 Sons in the same Regiment. 

He had half a proprietors Right on the disputed Land on the 
Susquehana, gave 72 Dollars for it, his J right was 2,000 acres (4i). 

Says he went to Susquehana in 1772, Cleared 20 acres, built 
a good house & Stable. 

Lost 4 Cows, 3 3 year old Heifers, 2 2 yrs. old, 3 Calves, 7 
Sheep, 14 Hogs, large am. furniture, utensils, 60 Bushel grain, 
80 Bushel of Ears heads Corn. All lost by the Indians & Rangers. 

MICHL. SHOWERS, Wit. : Knew Claimt. He served in 
Butler's Rangers from the time that the Susquehana was cut off 
by Col. Butler. He had Lands on the Susquehana. He had \ in 
Proprs. Right, it was the Disputed Land. He had a Clearance, 
house & Barn, about 20 acres Clear. He settled there about 1772. 
He had a pretty large Stock, taken by the Indians & Rangers. 



830. Claim of MICHL. THOMAS, late of Susquehana river, August 27th. 
Pensilva. 

Claimt. suys : 

He is a native of America. Lived on Susquehana. When 
Rebellion broke out joined Col. Butler in Oct., '78. Served all 
the War except the last year. He was discharged, being old & 
having a large family. 

Produces his Discharge in '83. . (42). 

Had disputed Lands on Susquehana, 300 acres. Took it up in 
1772, had cleared about 30 acres, built upon it. He had this Es- 
tate of 300 acres allowed him in order to settle a right to preserve 
it. He had under Connect. but had got a Promise to have it A very fair 

r\ n -IT T- *i man ; admits 

Confirmed by Pensilva. that he think 

Lost Stock, 4 Cows, 1 yoke oxen, 10 Sheep, 8 Hogs. 2 

The Rangers had these things, his furniture utensils he was in 

obliged to leave when he quitted his Place. cattle. 



974 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 4:9 



FREDERICK AUGER, Wit. : Knew Claimt. He & Wits, went 
together to join Col. Butler. He had a farm on the Susquehana, 
20 acres Clear & good buildings. He had oxen, heifers, Cows, 
&c., lost them by the Rangers & Indians. He left all his furni- 
ture & utensils behind. 



August 27th. 



(43). 



N. B. to be 
allowed for 
mprovements. 
He had a 
large stock, 
most of it 
taken by the 
Rangers. 



831. Claim of JOHN WINTERMUTE, late of Pensilva. 

Claimt. says : 

He is a native of America. Was settled on the Susquehana 
when Rebellion broke out. Joined Col. Butler *n 1778, served all 
the war as a Corporal. 

Had \ a proprietors Right on Susquehana disputed Land, had 
it from Connect. Govt., about 1772. Says he paid 160 Dollars. 

He had Cleared 60 acres. The Lot which he had consisted of 
300 acres, built upon it, half a Right consisted of 200 acres. 

Lost 10 Horses, 6 horned Cattle, besides 10 Cows, 42 Sheep, 
30 Hogs. The Indians & Rangers had all these Things in '78. 

When he came away he left furniture, utensils, &c., behind 
him. 

MICHL. SHOWER, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He joined Col. Butler's Rangers & served, 
He had \ proprietors Right on the Susquehana. He settled about 
a year before Wits. Thinks he had 60 acres Clear. 

The most reasonable Clearing 20 sh. per acre. 3 the high- 
est, has known it done for 10 sh. 

He had a large stock, 9 Cows & many other Creatures. 



August 27th. 



(44). 



His Cattle, &o, were taken by the Indians & Rangers. 
He left his furniture, Tools & utensils behind. 
Col. Butler Certifies strongly to the Loyalty of Claimt. & all 
his family. 

832. Claim of PHILIP BUCK, late of Susquehana. 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Niagara in '83. Is a native of Germany. His 
Parents brought him while an Infant. Lived on Susquehana, 
joined in 1777 at Fort Stanwix, continued in Butler's Rangers 
till he was taken Prisoner. He was exchanged to New York in 
1778, came from thence to Niagara, joined the Rangers again, 
continued to serve all the War. 

He had a Proprietors Right on Susquehana, settled in 1771, 
paid ten Dollars. 15 acres Clear, built a house, Barn & Barrick, 

Lost 2 Cows, 2 young Creatures, 4 Sheep, 20 Hogs, furniture, 
utensils, Grain, 100 Bushel. 

Lost grain, 20 Hogs by the Rebels when he went away in 
'77. The Indians had his other Cattle in '78. His furniture & 
utensils were left behind. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 975 



MICH. SHOWERS, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He had settled on the Susquehana. He had 
20 or 25 acres Clear & very good Buildings. He joined the Brit, 
a year before Wits. d^d. Knew his Stock. 

He was in a pretty good way. Heard he lost part of his stock 
by the Rebels. He lost other things afterwards by the Indians ciaim-t a very 
& Rangers. He has suffered very much this War by Imprison- goodman - 
ment. 

833. Claim of JACOB WALKER, late of Pensilva. August 27th. 

(45). 

Claimt. says he came to America 50 years ago. Lived on 
Delaware River when Rebellion broke out. In '78 joined Col. 
Butler. Served in the Rangers all the War as private. 

He had 200 acres Northampton Co. on the Delaware, took 
it up from the office at Philadelphia at 15 per 100 acres, Quit 
Rent, had it about 5 yrs. before the War, had done nothing, had 
a Deed. Had been at Expense of Surveying, the whole came to 
30 Pens. Crcy. Should have Cleared it if the War had not come 
on. Hs had an Improvemt. about 5 miles from this Place where 
he lived. 



He lost all his stock there. A Scouting Party of the Rebels 
came up against 4 or 5 people, amongst whom Claimt. was one, N. c. 
who were Loyalists, z were killed, 2 taken Prisoners. Claimt. 
made his Escape. This was in the Winter of '78. 

They took 2 Horses, 20 Hogs, 7 Deer Skins, furniture, uten- 
sils. 

JOAL WESTBROOK, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. he joined Butlers Rangers in '78. Knew of 
his having an Estate on the Delaware. He had taken it up at 
the office at 15 per 100 acres. 

He had the Lands surveyed. Witness saw his Deeds. Wit- < 4 
ness lived with him. 

He had 2 Horses & other Things. 

There came up a Scouting Party against the Loyalists who 
lived in that neighbourhood & took them. They killed one or two 
people at the same time. 

834. Claim of JAMES CLENDENNIXG, late of New Jersey. August 

Claimt. says he was at Niagara in '83. Is a native of Am- 
erica. Lived in Sussex Co., West Jersey, when the Rebellion 
broke out. 

Was always a friend to Brit. Govnt. 



Never served in American Militia. Signed one Association. 
Claimt. and 2 of his Sons left their home in May, '78, he was so 
persecuted he could Stay no longer, he & both his Sons went 
into Butler's Rangers in the Fall, '78. Served till the Regiment 
was disbanded. He & his 2 Sons served as privates. They are 
all now in this Settlement. 



976 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



ITe had 180 acres, part in Noleton, part in Hardwick Town- 
ship, Sussex Co. 

Produces Deed from Ebenezer Cowell reciting that a certain 

(47). Tract of unlocated Land has been taken up & surveyed & properly 

recorded in the Surveyor's office in Burlington & Conveyd to the 

sd. Ebenezer Cowell in Consn. of 20 lawful Curcy., the si*me 

Tract amounting to 180 acres, to Claimt., dated 1768. 

This was Proprietors Land in the Western Division. He 
lived on this Spot. He Cleared 40 or 50 acres, there was a Log 
house & Barn, an orchard. Has known Land grubbd. for 20 or 
25 sh. per acre. 

Vals. Wood land at 20 sh. per acre. Yals. Cleared Land at 
3 per acre. 

Says the Land has been Confiscated & Sold. 

jfo. 2. Had also taken up 200 acres more in the Western Division. 

Produces Deed from Ebenezer Cowell to Claimt. of 200 acres in 
Consn. 30 Lawful, 17T4. 



With Certificates by the Surveyor Genl. that the Land had 
been Surveyed & was Conveyd accordingly in pursuance of a War- 
rant from the Proprietors in 1774, with Certificate of the Convey- 
ance being recorded. 

Allowed what The whole Expense was about 30. He had begun to make 

a Clearance & built an house. Yals. it at 20 sh. per acre. 

Says this Land has been Sold. 

Lost 1 Cow, 9 Sheep, 3 Horses, Carpenter's Tools, farming 
utensils. 

These things were seized & sold. 

(48) . WILLIAM MAN, Witness : 

Has known Claimt. since he was here. Hus understood he 
& his 2 Sons have served in Butler's Rangers. The Agent Loyl- 
Comrs. for the Western Division, whose name is Joseph Gas- 
coign, told Witness that Claimts. 2 Places had been Sold. One 
was sold for 125 Certificate Money, does not remember what the 
other sold for, but remembres the Asrt. said it was sold. The 
Conversation was this last Spring. Witness was in the Jerseys 
and was thinking of purchasing the Place, which made him En- 
quire about it. 

Has seen No. 1, there was a Clearance, but cannot say how 
many acres. Vals. Cleared Land there at 20 sh. pr. acre. 



Wild Land at 2 Dollars, he has known it sell at that Price 
with some little Improvmts. Not quite so valuable if the Im- 
provemts. had not been begun. 

sale proved Knew No. 2 better, that was the one he meant to purchase. 

fcMkn *et There was some little Improvements. Judge Simms was to have 
certificate if sold it to Witness. Wits, was to pay 5 above the Certificate 
Money, 125. Witness cannot say what the Val. of the Certifi- 
cate Mon. was. 

Resides at Niagara. 



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Further Evidence in Claim of JOSEPH CLEMENT. Y. 47. 

JOHN CLEMENT apprs. : (4< 

August 5 

Says he lived with his Father when the Rebellion began, he 
was then a boy. In '80 he came into the Province & servd as 
Leut. in the Indian Departmt. Claims bis share in the real Es- 
tate of his Father left by his Will. Has heard the Uplands 
Vald. at ^tO sh. pr. acre. Says 15 acres at least were Clear of the 
Uplands, 6u acres of the Lowlands were Clear. Remembers his 
Father had a fair Stock. 

Is willing that his Elder Bro. shd. receive his Share. 

Says his Father had 2 Shares in a Saw Mill, He purchased one 



for 2b he thinks. 

Says he withdraws his Claim unless Government gives him to 
the full amount of what he asks, which is 40sh. an acre for the 
Uplands, taking in the 15 acres Cleared Land. 

JAMES CLEMENT, 3rd Son of Jno. Clement, appears : 

He lived with his Father in '81, he went within the Brit. 
Lines, was put in the Store Keeper's Departmt., afterwards went 
as Volunteer with the Rank of Ensign. Claims his Share in the (50). 
Uplands. Says one of the Houses is on the Uplands. 

Says he withdraws his Claim unless Government gives all that 
he asks. Says his oldest Bro. does the same. 

ELIZA CLEMENT, Widow of Lewis Clement, appears : 

Says she is the Widow of Lewis Clement, he died in J 81. He 
served from beginning in the Indian Departmt. as Lieut. & In- 
terpreter. Says he made his Will, gave her the Estate during 
her Widow hood, but says she supposes the personal Estate on her 
Death goes amongst the Children. Claimt. herself left Home 7 
yrs. ago & came into this Province. 

There were about 60 acres Lowland Clear. 



Some of the Uplands Clear. 

Joseph Clement, the Eldest Son appears & desires to leave August 29. 
the whole Claim to the Determination of Commrs. for himself, 
his Mother & 2 Brothers. Says they did very wrong. 

Her Husband had a Negroe, a very good labourer, he is now 
in Possession of Major Fenders, supposes he bought him. 

10 Horses, 10 horned Cattle, 25 Hogs, 15 Sheep, furniture, 
farming utensils, the furniture and the farming utensils were (51). 
taken by the Rebels & sold in the house at a T endue. 

Says she agrees with her 2 Sons that she withdraws her Claim 
unless Governmt. allows the whole of their Charge of 2,000< 
^ork Curcy., and says her Eldest Son does tie same! 

835. C/aim of JOHN CHISHOLM, late o'; Albany Co. August 29. 

Claimt. says: He lived at Ni igara in '83. is a native of 
N. Brit. Arrived in Americi in 171 1, settlrd in Tryon Co., joined 
the Brit, in 1777, joi: 3d the T idians & came into Niagara & served 
in the Indian Depai orent I the War. 

62 AP. 



978 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



Took up 150 acres in Courtriglit's Patent in 1774, it was 
lease Land forever, paying 6d. per acre. It cost him nothing to 
take up. He had Cleared 6 or 7 acres, had built an House. 
Yals. it at 20, exclusive of buildings. 

Lost 4 head of Cattle, taken by tne friendly Indians. Left 
his furniture & Blacksmith's tools at his house, he could not bring 
them away, the Eebels have got them. 



A fair man. 



(52). 



DONALD Ross, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. 

He served in the Indian Department 6 or 7 years. 

He had a farm on Courtright's Patent. He settled there be- 
fore the War. He had Cleared 9 or 10 acres, had built an House. 
He had a stock of Cows, he had some Blacksmith's tools, some 
i'urniture. 

Capt. Jos. Brant certifies to his services without pay. 

Resides at iSiagara. 



August 29. 



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Further Evidence in the Case of ADAM CRESLER. V. 20. 

DANIEL SERVOS, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he came in in '77, served in Butler's Rangers 
& in the Indian Department. 

Knew No. 1. Thinks there were near 50 acres Clear, remem- 
bers him for many years in possession. 

The Land was very valuable, Yals. it at 10 the highest, 5 
or 4 the lowest for Clear Land, his was pretty good. 

Knew he had Land in Boughs Patent., 

Knew No. 3. The mill was built about a year before he went 
away. Thinks it cost 400 building. Knew that he had a share 
in a Saw Mill. 

Knew he had Land in Cobus Kill and on Charlotte River. 

He nad a very good stock of Horses, Sheep & Cattle. 

Heard it was all taken & sold by the Rebels. 



N. c. 

August 29th. 



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836. Claim of DONALD Ross, late of Sussex Co., N. York. 

Claimt. says he was at Niagara in '83. Is a native of Scot- 
land, came to America in '74, settled on the Head of the Dela- 
ware, joined the Brit, in 1777, went with the Indians was in the 
Indian Department, served all the War. 

Had settled on 100 acres, the Land belonged to a man of New 
York named Banyard. Had no Lease, settled in 1775, he had 
Cleared 8 or 9 acres, built an House, had been at no Expense. 
Was going to have a Pot Ash Work, had 2 Kettles cost 20. Had 
3 more partners but he had paid 11 for the Kettles, had several 
things in his house besides. 

4 Partners had settled on this Place. Says he Cleared the 
Land after the War began. 



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John Chisholm. He knew Claimt., he served in the Indian oiaimt 
Departmt. He settled on Lands at Head of Delaware in '75. 
With Lease or Deed 4 settled on the same Place. They had 2*f tl 5 es for 
Kettles, Stock & furniture. Knew that Claimt., Wits. Bro., had 
7 Cows, 2 oxen, 2 young Cattle. There was an House. 3 of the 
Partners had been with Capt. John Macdonell. Wits, saw the 
Cattle sola by one Col. Harper. Capt. Brant Certifies to his 
services. 



837-838. Claim of ARCHIBALD THOMPSON & JAMES PARK, 5 ug c u - st29 
late of Try on Co. 

Claimt. ARCH. THOMPSON being sworn saith : 

He was at Niagara in '83. 

Is a native of Scotland, came to America in '73, joined the 
Indians in '75, served during the War. 

He & James Park settled together on John Harper's Land in 
Tryon Co. Never had a Lease or Deed, were to have had if the 
disturbance had not come on. They had Cleared a little be- 
fore the disturbances, thinks about 12 acres in the whole before thev 
left, had built a Log House, had 2 horses, 5 horned Cattle, (55). 
Cloathes, furniture. Says they joined Capt. Macdonell first in 
Aug., 1877, joined the Indians under Brant in '78. 

James Parker, Claimt., says he came from Scotland with 
Archibald Thompson. Settled as Partner in Tryon Co. Went 
from Home with him & served in the Indian Departmt. They 
took up 100 acres, had not pd. anything, had not any Deed or 
Lease. They were to have paid 20<. They Cleared 12 acres be- 
fore they went away, most of it before ye Rebellion broke out. 

They had 2 horses & a Colt, 4 Cows & some young Cattle, the 
Rebels got them all. 



JOHN CHISHOLM, Wits. : 

Knew both Claimt s., they went off with Witness & several 
other Loyalists. They served in the Indian Departmt. They 
had Land from Col. Harper in Tryon Co. 

Thinks they Cleared 13 acres. Good men 

He saw 2 Horses, 3 or 4 Cows, and altogether a nice Stock. t a ]l b t ue llowed 
Capt. Brant Certifies to their Services & that ihey acted as 
Volunteers. 

839. Claim of REBECCA FIELD, Widow of George Field, late August 29. 
of Pensa. 

Claimt. says : 

Her Husb. died 2 yrs. ago. He resided at this Place in the (56). 
year. 8. 

Her Husb. was a native of America^ lived on the Susquehana. 
In '78 he came to Niagara & joined Col. Butler. Claimt. came 
with her Husb. he also brought 3 Sons. Her Husb. and Sons all 
served in the Rangers during the War. They could not live at 



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home, they were so persecuted. Came away in a great hurry or 
they would have been sent to Gaol. 

Produces Certificate from 2 Witnesses that Geo. Field on his 



Death bed declared he gave every thing to his Wife on Condition 
that she paid 3 to each of his Sons. 

He left Djaniel, Eldest Son, now at Detroit, who served in 
the Rangers. 

Gilbert & Nathan both here, they served in ye Bangers. 

Her Husb. had 300 acres on the Susquehana, this was not dis- 
puted Land. They had not got a Deed. Her Husb. bought it of 
one Daniel Rees in the year 1774, he was to give 300< Pens. 
Money. He was to pay by finding other Yacant Lands & taking 
them up for Daniel Rees. Says her Husband had done this & 
taken up a good Deal of Land for Rees. Enough to pay all ex- 
cept 40 or 50. 

The Land was Wild & unimproved, they Uleared about 40 
acres, planted an orchard, built an house. Lived 3 years upon it. 

Says the Land has been since sold by Danl. Rees. Says r 
cost 40 sh. to Clear Land then pr. acre, sometimes more, now & 
then less. 

Says her Husband had other Lands in Partnership with Dr. 
Plunket, taken up at the office, of which she can give no acct., but 
says Dr. Plunket is probably now in Possession. 

They brought most of their stock, left 2 or 3 Calves, 15 Hogs, 
all their furniture, Cloathes, 2 Sets Blacksmith Tools. 2 Horses 
were taken away before they went by the Rebels cc sold, 3 Rifles. 



EDWARD TURNER, Wits. : 

Knew Geo. Field. Witness came with Geo. Field & his 3 
Sons in '78. They left the Country on acct. of their Loyalty. 
They served in the Rangers. 

Geo. Field had bought 300 acres of one Rees, was to pay 300 
in other Land. He settled upon them about 1773. He had Clear- 
ed 40 acres & built an house. He left all his furniture, Black- 
smith Tools, 2 Sets, a great many Hogs. He had lost 2 horses 
before taken by the Rebels. 

(58). Witness does not Know how much Geo. Field had paid on the 

purc/hase money. 

Has heard it was sold under Confiscation as being forfeited. 
He was told so by one John Allen who was in the Country at that 
time. 

NATHAN FIELDS, the youngest Son appears : 

He & his Father & 2 Bros, left their Home in '78. Came 
good here & served in ,the Rangers. Is willing that his Mother should 
receive his Share, answers the same for his Brother Gilbert. 
Says the Estate was sold by Daniel Rees again. 

Isaac Dobson says he was authorized by Daniel Field to say 
that he consented all the payments should be paid to his Mother. 



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840. Claim of EDW. TURNER, late of Pensilva. N. c. 

August 29. 

Claimt. says lie was at Niagara in '83. He is a native of 
America. Was settled on Susquehana. Came from home in 1778. 
There were families of Loyalists came away to join the Brit. 

His Father came with him, joined the Rangers, died in the 
service. First joined the Rangers, server 9 months, then was in 
the Navy Service on the lakes during the War. (59). 

His Father died without a Will, leaving Claimt. his Eldest 
Son. Sarah now married to Gordon Avery, his Widow, 2 daught- 
ers, Children, who live with Claimt. 

His Father, Moran Turner, had an Estate in Northumber- 
land on the Susquehana, this was not the disputed Lands. 

Produces Locations from the office at Philadelphia. 

300 acres 1769 50 acres 5 

300 acres Oct., 1775 150 acres 1776 

The Locations are in different names, but all belonged to his 
Father. The Expense of Location was 5 per 100 acres to the 
Proprietor besides other Expenses. 



He had also 2 Islands in Susquehana one hundred acres each,, 
Island his Father bought, the other Island he took up. 

There were Improvements on all the Locations, on the 2 Is- 
land there were 10 acres Clear & an orchard. He built there. 

Says he Yals. the Land altogether at 10 sh. per acre. 

His Father was driven off before he quitted the Country. 
Claimt. heard it was advertized for Sale. 

Left furniture, utensils, Hogs & a few Creatures behind, they (60 > 
carried away their Cattle. 

REBECCA FIELD, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. Father, he & his Son both left the Country 
on acct. of their Loyalty. They served in the Rangers. Has 
been on the Father's Lands. Knew both the Islands, they be- claimt 
longed to the Father. There were not any of them on the dis- Jf s m a a 
puted Lands. 

There were Considerable Improvemts. on the Islands & on 
other Lands of the Fathers. 

NATHAN FIELD, Wits. : 

Knew Morris Turner's Land. He cannot say how much, but 
speaks particularly to ye 2 Islands. Remembers him in Posses- 
sion before the War. There were Considerable Improvemts. on 
both the Islands. 



SARAH ANN, Mother to Claimt., appears: August 31. 

Says she is willing all the Payments should be made to her N ^ 
Son, the Claimt. Says she has the Deeds from those persons in 
whose name the Locations were made. 



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No. 49 



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841. Claim of TIMOTHY SKINNER, late of New Jersey. 

Claimt. says lie left Jerseys Septr., '83, arrived at St. John's 
24th Octr. Wintered at Sorel. Came to Niagara the next Sum- 
mer. 

Is a native of America, lived in Sussex Co. Never came in- 
to the Brit. Lines during the War. Says he was always a friend 
to the Brit. Govt., declared his Sentiments, was taken up in April, 
'77 & Committed to Gaol. He was kept 6 months in Close Con- 
finement. This was part of his Sentence. 

Produces Certificate under Hand of Wit. Livingston Gov. 
dated July, 1777, reciting that Claimt. had been fined 150 & 
sentenced to 6 monts Imprisonment & that part of his Imprison- 
ment was pardoned. Says he laid in Gaol some time not being 
able to pay his fine. The whole time of his Imprisonment was 
about 14 months. 



Says he could not make his Escape. Afterwards he continued 
at Home till Sep., '83. Saved good part of his Estate. 

Claim is for his fine & Imprisonment. 

Produces Rects. to prove Payment of his Fine. 

NATHNAIEL PETIT, Esq. : Knew Claimt., looked upon him 
as a friend of the Brit. Govnt. during the Rebellion. Remembers 
his being Imprisoned on acct. of his Loyalty. He was kept Close 
Prisoner 6 months & fined. He had been tried by a Court of Oyer 
& Terminer. 

842. Claim of JAMES JONES, late of Kingstown, New York. 

Claimt says : He is a native of America. Lived in Ulster 
Co. when the Rebellion broke out. He had been taken Prisoner 
because he would not join the Rebels. He had been Clerk to a 
Company of Militia before, which made the Rebels more angry 
that Claimt. refused to join them. He was kept Prisoner 3 years, 
Close Confined & in irons 9 months. Could not getaway till '80. 
Came to Col. Butler's Rangers & served in these Rangers till the 
end of the War. 

Now lives near Niagara at 10 Mile Creek. 



He bad 52 acres in Kingstown, Ulster Co. It was Corpora- 
tion Land, on ; Lease forever, paying 12 Skipple of Wheat An- 
nually. Had the Lease about 3 years before the Rebellion. His 
Wife staid behind him. The Corporation made her give up the 
Lease & gave her 20. 

Claimt. had Cleared about 20 acres. There was a good Log 
house & an apple orchord. Yals. it at 100<. 

The Trustees of the Corporation have sola it under Pretence 
of Rent being due. They drove his Wife away. When he left 
(63). the Place he left 10 Head of horned Cattle, 2 Horses, 14 Hogs, 
furniture, a great Deal, said as much as 9 Waggons carried when 
seems to have ne ^ Ts ^ went to the Place. Most of these things were destroyed 
8 g U rXfd d eai OT . taken bv tlle ~&ebel Scouts. Col. Sneider, a Rebel Col., warned 
his Wife off the Premises. The furm.ure was destroyed or plun- 
dered at mat time. Some of his Cattle were disposed of by his 
Wife. 



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He saved one Waggon load of furniture. 
Claimt. Expenses while in Gaol 60. Grain in the ground. 
Produces Certificate to his Loyalty & Services from fPeter 
Ball, Lieut, of the Dangers. 

PETER ,/INNEY, "Wits.: 

Knew Claimt. had some Land of the Corporation of Kings- N. c. 



town. He had some Creatures. He was avery good Loyalist. 

Wits, say him in Gaol on that acct. 

Mrs. Palmer Certifies to his Loyalty. 

843. Claim of ANDREW HOVERLAND, of Tryon Co. August 30. 

Claimt. says he was at Niagara in the yr. '83. Is a native of 
Germany. Was in the last French War. Settled in America 
after end of that War, resided in Tryon Co. Went to Niagara 
in '78 to join Ool. Butler. Served all the War in the Rangers. (64) 

Had 200 acres, had it soon after the French War, gave 2 
years work for it to Col. Crawford. 

Had 40 acres Clear. Vals. the Clear Land at 100, the rest 
at 100 mon. Does not know what is become of it. 

J_ad 13 horned Battle, 3 Horses, 12 Hogs, Furniture, Uten-Apoor, 
sils. The Rebels have taken all these things. creature. 

LAWRENCE BLASONS, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He left his home to join the Brit. He would 
not stay with the Rebels. He served a long time with the 
Rangers. 

He had a farm in Tryon Co., thinks about 40 acres were 



Clear. Remembers him in Possession long before the War. 

He had a good Stock, he had 12 horned Cattle, 3 Horses. 

Justice Burch Certifies that Claimt. was settled on a good 
Farm at had good Stock. 

844^ Claim of GEO. HOUSE, late of Tryon Co. August so. 

Claimt. says he is a native of America, lived on the Mohawk 
River, joined the Brit, in 1777, served all the War under Col. 
Butler in the Rangers. 

Had some Lands on ,the Mohawk, had no Lease but had lived (65). 
on them 15 years before the War. He had built an House. A 
good Deal was Clear before he took it, but he Cleared some more. 
He only Claims for the Buildings 24, he had 4 horses & 2 Colts, 
Utensils, furniture, grain in the ground. Left all these things Allowed 
when he Came away. The Indians took some, the Rebels also 
took some, the most. 

MRS. ^IARY BRANT, Wits. : Remembers Claimt. He had 
some Lands on the Mohawk where he lived. He had a good c i aimt 
house & buildings which he built himself, he had some Lands a good man - 
Cleared. He had 4 work horses, five horned Cattle, utencils, fur- 
niture. He left them behind when he went away. 



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845. Claim of LEWIS MAEEE, late of Tryon Co. 

Is a native of America. Lived on the Mohawk. Joined the 
Brit, in 1777; joined Col. Butler. He could not stay without join- 
ing the Rebels. Served all the War. Now lives near Fort Erie. 

Had 50 acres on the Mohawk. It was a gift from Lewis Cle- 
ment, his uncle, many years ago. He cleared between 18 & 20 
acres; had an excellent House & Barn & out buildings. Yals. it 
at 300. 

One Victor Harrison now has it. Understood he bought it 
from Commissnrs. 

6 Horses, 9 horned Cattle, Utensils, Furniture. Left all these 
things on the Premises when he went away. Many of them were 
Vendued by the Rebels. 

AUNT. BRADT, Wits. : 

KneTr Claimt. He left his home early in ye War & joined 
the Rangers. Knew his place. 50 acres upland. Remembers him 
being in possession. Most of it clear- A very good house. He 
had a good stock of cattle & horses. The things were all taken 
by the Rebels & his wife was sent off. Understood the things were 
vendued. 



846. Claim of PHILIP BENDER, late of Pensilva. 

Claimt. says he was at Niagara in '83. 

Is a native of Germany. Came very young to America. Lived 
at Susquehana when the Americans declared Independence. Left 
his home in the Spring, '77. Could not stay without taking part 
with the Rebels. Came off to join Col. Butler. He came with 
the Loyalists of his settlement and served near the end of the 
War as private. Produces his discharge '82. 

Had S20 acres in the disputed Land on the Susquehana. Took 
it up in 1776; gave 70 Pensilv. Cury. The Rebellion broke out 
he had not paid all. 

Lost 1 Cow by Indians, 5 Sheep by Indians & rebels, Ran- 
TO be allowed, gers. Left all his furniture behind and his utensils. Left corn 
& wheat, 200 Bushels in the Stack. The Rebels got some. 

His furniture was removed too fast & was found out by the 
Rebtls. Thinks this was worth 120 including Cloathes. Pro- 
duces 2 affid. that Claimt. lost the effects & property in the 
Claiint.'s Schedule mentd. 

JOHN DEPTJY, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He went off early to join Col. Butler. 



He had a farm on the Susquehana; bought during the Rebel- 
lion. He had a good stock. He had very good furniture. There 
was a chest of Cloathes & Linen. It was found out by the Rebels 
& taken by them. 

847. Claim of JOHN DEPU, late of Pensilva. 
Claimt. says he is a native of America. Lived on Susquehana; 
joined the Brit, early; joined Col. Butler first; served under him 



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and Col. Johnston all the War; first in ye Rangers, then in In- 
dian Departmt. Was employed to go with Intelligence from Ni- 
agara to New York. (68). 

Now lives at Fort Erie. 

He produces a Commission from Gov. Trumbull in the year 
1775, appointing him Lieutnt. in the 9th Company in 24th Kegi 
ment in ye sd. Colony. Says the Chief of this Company joined the 
Rangers afterwards. 

He had a farm on Susquehana. Produces Copy of Deed from 
W. Paterson to Claimt. promising to Convey 950 acres in Considn. 
of his Bond for 475, dated Sept., 1773. Claimt. says he gave his 
Bond, of which he has paid 160 & got his Deed. 

Produces Copy of Deed from Wm. Patterson & Ph. Johnston, 
promising to give a Release of this right to 300 acres adjoining 
Claimt. 's other Lands on his paying 2 Bonds of 75 each, Sept., 



1773. He had not paid these 2 Bonds & had not got the Deeds. TO be allowed 

Was in Possession of all these Lands. Admits they were dis- 
puted Lands, but he did not know of the disputed Title when he 
purchased. 

He had cleared about 30 acres. 

Vals. the whole of his Property at 400. 

He lost 2 Cows, 2 Heifers, 30 Hogs, some little furniture & Reasonable, 
utensils. 

All these things taken by the Rebels. 

THOMAS CONDET, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He has been much distinguished for his Loy- 
alty & Services. One of the first men who joined the Brit. Troops. 

Knew his Farm on the Susquehana. Heard he was entitled seems a very 

i f\r\f\ TT~ i i i *i ~i * rm nn6in&ri, S66 

to about yUO acres. Knew tne place where he lived. Inere was a to have been 
good clearance. 

848. Claim of MATHEW ELLIOTT, late of Pensilva. (69). 

Claimt. says. He resided at the Falls '83, at Detroit & either May 31. 
there or in the Upper Country all the ensuing winter. The time 
for lodging claims was expired before Intelligence of the Act 
reached persons in that Situation. 

Says he sent his Claim under the 2nd Act to be forwarded to 
Halifax as soon as he possibly could, which was in May, '86. 

Jf reduces Cerun'cates from Major Aucrane. Commanding 
Officer, at Detroit, dated May, '86. 

That General Hope's Letter containing notice sent from the 
Commissrs. at Halifax, did not arrive at Detroit till 26 March, '86, 
& that there was no opportunity of forwarding the Claim from 
Detroit till 13 May, 1786. 

Claimt. says the Dispatches did not leave Detroit so soon as 
13 May; thinks not till July. 

Is a native of Ireland. Settled in America, 1761; resided at ' 
Fort Pitt when the Rebellion broke out. From the first he did 
everything in his power in support of Governmt. Refused to 
sign all Associations proposed by the E/ebels. He' was at that (70) 
time an Indian Trader; had large quantities of Merchandise, con- 



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sisting of Blankets & other articles which Congress then sitting at 
Philadelphia in the year 1776 applied to Claimt. for, as wanting 
them for the use of their Army, which he refused. The Comrs. 
appointed by Congress for Indian affairs at Fort Pitt, made the 
same application which Claimt. refused & said ne had promised 
the Indians to supply them with the articles then in his Posses- 
sion. 



In the summer just before this Transaction he had been 
wounded. 

Company raised by Commission from Genl. Gage, of which. 
'Allen McKee was to be one of the Lieut. -Cols., John Conolly, 
Esq., the other, and Lord Dunmore the Col. They were never 
raised but fell into the hands of the Enemy. 

In Oct., 1776, Claimt. left Fort Pitt with a view of going 
{within the Brit. Lines & carrying his effects. Claimt. did not 
arrive at Detroit till March, 1777. He was sent by Gov. Hamil- 
ton to Quebec; from thence he went to New York, & returned by 
Fort Pitt again to Detroit. 

He was appointed Capt. in the Indian Department in 1778 & 
(7i). served during the War. Was in every service in that Country 
'during the War. ^.t present has no half pay. Besides at De- 
troit. 

Produces Certificates from A. McKee to Claimo.'s Loyalty, to 
the opposition he made at first to ye measures of the Rebels. 

Appointed to command of a Company intended to be raised 
on that acct. for support of Government & to quel the Rebellion. 

That he took the earliest opportunity of escaping to Detroit 
& lost his effects by the way; that in 1778 he made his escape 
from Detroit with Deponent; that he has ever since distinguished 



himself in every Campaign carried on in that Quarfer during the 
War, & in his endeavours to retain the Indians in their attach- 
ment to his Majesty. 

Produces Certificates to his zeal & activity from Lieut. Govr. 
Hamilton. 

Produces Certificates from Col. De Pyster to Claimt. 's con- 
duct & good behaviour in action & on every other occasion when 
he could show his Loyalty. 

Produces Certificates from Major Mathews that Claimt. fled 
(72). from the Colonies in 1776. Served during the War to the entire 
satisfaction of his Commanding officers & that he distinguished 
himself on various occasions as an active, useful & gallant Parti- 
zan. He adcls that he always understood he lost a considerable 
Property. 

He lost various articles in the Indian Trade, consisting chief- 
ly of Cloth, Blankets, Linen, Calicoes, &c. 

When he left Fort Pitt in the Fall of 1776, he had packed up 
' these articles & had got 100 miles from Fort Pitt into the Indian 
Country. Claimt had gone forward. 

Indians came & took all his effects. These Indians were of 
the Six Nations; they were of the Kuega Nation. 



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They said they acted under Governor Hamilton's orders. 
Claimt. thinks that if Governor Hamilton had not been taken 
Prisoner he should have been indemnified for the Loss. Claimt. 
says that Govr. Hamilton had given orders to stop all persons 
coming from that Country on a supposition that there were only 
Rebels who would come from that Country. 

The Indians divided all his property. He made several ap- 
plications to the Indian Chiefs, who said they were actiner under 
Govr. Hamilton's orders & that he must apply to him for redress. (73), 

There were 15 horse loads of Goods & two Horses. His 
Cloathes were also packed up in the Bales of Goods. 

Yals. the Goods, Cloathes, &c., at 900 Sterling. 

The 15 horses were taken by the Indians. He left a great 
many horses at Fort Pitt which he could not bring away; there 
were 47. He was obliged to have a great many horses for the pur- 
pose of carrying on his trade. He reckons them worth 10, one 
with another. 

They fell into the hands of the Americans. They seized them 
after Claimt. went away. 

Lost a Negroe, he was with the Claimt. 's Goods & horses when 
taken by the Indians. He was killed the year afterwards endeav- sc- 
ouring to make his escape from the Indians to his master. 

Claimt. is told to send a Deposition as to the particulars of 
the Goods, &c., lost, tho' at the same time I intimated to him 
that this matter was not, I apprehended, without one - to 

redress, and also to send Deposition as to the No. of Horses left at 
Fort Pitt. 

849. Claim of ALEXR. McKEE, ESQ., late of Pensilva. Aug. 31. 

Claimt. lives at D_etroit & sends a Letter to inform the 
Commrs. that particular Business in the Indian Department pre- (74). 
vents his attendance and begging they would examine his evi- 
dence. 

MATHEW ELLIOTT, ESQ., Wits. : 

Says he knew Claimt. He lived at Fort Pitt. His by birth 
an American. From the first he took a decided Part in Support of 
the Brit. Govnt. In 1776 he was appointed Lieut. Col. in a Reg- 
iment that was to be raised for quelling the Rebellion, of which 
Lord Dunmore was to be Col. Commissions were sent from Gen. 



Gage, but fell into the hands of the Rebels. 

He was apprehended in Consequence of some letters to him 
falling into tlie Rebels Hands & imprisoned. Had a guard over 
him. In 1778 he made his escape to Detroit. He served after- 
ward in the Indian Departmt. Was in every service during the 
War. 

He is now agent for Indian affairs under Sir John Johnson. 

Wits, knew his Property. 

Knew No. 1. Knew that he had an Estate in Lancaster Co. 
on the Susquehana. His family used to live there. There were 
2 Farms. His Father had it & it came to him as eldest son; it 
were well improved & Valuable. 



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Vals. Clear Lands at 4 or 5 pr. acre. 

Knew No. 2. He had 2 houses & several lotts at Pittsburg. 
He lived at one of the Houses. It was a good house; the best 
House there. The Lotts were small, about 40 feet in front. 

Claimt. bought the House where he lived & some of the 
Lots from Mr. Ross before the Rebellion. 

Wits. Yals. the House & the Lots adjoining at 1,000 L- 
Pensilv. Knows there were 3 Lois adjoining; cannot say whether 
there were more. 



No. 5. Knew No. 5. It was well improved. He took it up 
lumself & improved it many years ago. Near 100 acres improv- 
ed & fenced. 

There was a good house & outhouses. It was near Fort Pitt. 
He held it in his own Hands; lived there. It was very fine Land, 
worth ^ Joe pr. acre. 

V. Vol. 25, 155. 
si. 850. Claim of SIMON GERTY, late of Pensilva. 

MATHEW ELLIOTT, Wits. : Says that Claimt. is Interpreter 
in the Indian Departmts. He would have come to Niagara had he 
(76). not been detained by particular Business. & the Commanding offi- 
cer could not spare him. He was in the Upper Country in '83. 

Claimt. is a native of America. Lived at Fort Pitt. From 
the first declared in favour of Govrnt. He quitted Fort Pitt 
when Wits. & Capt. MacKee did in 1778. After he came to De- 
troit he served constantly in the Indian Department. He acted 
as Interpreter. Was out on every service. 

Be had Lands in Hannahs Town, No. 1; does not know how 
much. Says there was a Law suit about it. 

Produces two Deeds of 600 acres each in Westmoreland in 



1773 & 1774 in Considn. of 6 each from Jacob Mayor to Claimt. 
N. c. with affid. from Jacob Mayor, that he made Improvements on the 

Lands he mentions about 13 acres, but the deed & the affits. are 
much torn & hardly legible. Wits, thinks No. 1 included in the 
.Purchase. 

It was unimproved till lately. In 1770 this place was laid 
out in a Town. 

Does not know that Claimt. made any Improvemts. after his 
purchase. Says there was an old Field which has been cleared, 
but was grown almost up again; might be five or six acres. 
claimant over ( Knew No. 2. It was about 4 miles from Pittsburg. He had 
charges greatly it many years. Thinks he took it up. About 15 or 20 acres clear 
when Wits, saw it last. Claimt. had stock then. Kn^w of his 
having 4 horses, which Wits, understood he kept at Fort Pitt, 
Kentucky is about 600 miles from Fort Pitt. 
Aug 31 851. Claim of GEORGE GERTY, late of Pensilva. 

CAPT. MATHEW ELLIOTT, ESQ., Wits. : 

Says that Claimt. is so high up in the Indian Country that 
he supposes the Lomrs'. letter could not reach him. 



Knew Claimt. at Pitsburg. He was distinguished from the 
first for Loyalty. He had been active on various occasions. He 



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was imprisoned at different times. He broke gaol at - - & 

brought off a party of the 8th Regt., who were also Prisnrs there 
to Detroit, he served afterwards in the Indian Departmt. 

He lost a Boat - . This was in 1778. It was on the 

Mississippi. 

One Willing had fitted out a Boat at Fort Pitt to go on a 
sort privateering Party & fell in with the Boat of Claimt. on the 
Mississippi. Thinks he fell in with it by accident & plundered ( 78 
it. This he supposes to have been in '78. 

852. Claim of SOLOMON SECORD, late of Pensilva. 

Claimt. says: His Father, James Secord, resided in Niagara Au s- 31 - 
in the Fall of '83, & the ensuing Winter. He died the next sum- 
mer. 

His Father was a native of America; resided on the Susnue- 
hana in Northumberland Co. ; joined the Brit, in 1777. Left 
home in March because he would not side with the Rebels. Served 
first in the Rangers & afterwards in the Indian Department, as 
Lieut, till '82. ie died in '84, leaving Claimt. his eldest son. 



He made a Will & left his estate among all his children. 

(Jlaimt. was with his Jb'ather when Rebellion broke out. 
Claimt. & 2 Brothers joined the Brit. Army with their Father; 
have all served. The rest of the family followed soon. They are 
all in this Province. Claimt. is one of the Executors. 

His Father had 300 acres on the Susquehana disputed Land, 
called Northumberland under Pensilva. & Westmoreland under (79). 
Connect. His Father had settled about 3 years before the War. 
He had no grant but had agreed with the owner to pay ,50 per 
100 acres when Title was made out. The person who agreed to 
sell held under Pensilva. Govt. Thinks his Falher had not paid 
anything. Cleared between 20 & 30 acres. 

Built 2 small Houses & a good Barn. Vals. improvements at 



Lost 2 head Cattle, 5 horses, furniture, utensils. Left them 
when he went away. 

JOHN SECORD, Wits. : 

Knew James Secord. He left Home to come into the Brit. 
Lines. He brought all his family. They are all very Loyal. He 
& 3 of his Sons have been in the service. 



Knew his Land; between 20 & 30 acres clear; a good Barn & N.C. 
House. He had a very good Stock. Thinks he lost 8 Cattle & A very good 
some horses. SSwed f or be 

All to be paiu to Claimt. He says he is authorized by all i 

. -- *i * A ii ft . .. 

his family to. act for them. 

853. Claim of ISAAC DOBSON, late of Pensilva. 

Claimt. says he resided at Niagara in the Fall of '83 & the AU g.3i. 
ensuing Winter. 

Is a native of America. Lived on the Susquehana when Re- (so), 
belln. broke out. In 1779 came to Niagara. He left Home on 
acct. of his attachment to his Majesty. He had been imprisoned 
& could not continue in the Country unless he joined the Rebels. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



He had been offered by the Rebels a Captn's Commission 
which he refused & was put to Gaol for it. Was sutler to the 
Rangers for some time. Now resides at Detroit. 

He had 150 acres on the Susquehana. Purchased of Geo. 
Field in 1774. Had a Deed, purchased it for 150. Geo. FielH 
had a Title under Jfensilva. Uovt. It was in JN orthumberland 



It was disputed Land. But says he paid 20sh. per acre, the 
usual price; pd. ye money down. He built a house, 2 story high. 
Cleared about 60 acres & fenced them. He carried on his im- 
provemts. to the iast. Yals. it at 500 York Cury. 

Says it has been sold by Pensilva. Govnt. 

Left furniture, utensils, 30 Hogs, 9 Sheep, 7 Calves, 1 2-yr. 
old. Left all these things behind him. Corn in the ground. 

Produces affidt. from Daniel Field, sworn before Major 
Mathews, to Loyalty of Claimt. & to his Losses as in Claimt.'s 
Schedule set forth. 

SARAH CHEERY, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He was always very Loyal. .Left Home on 
[hat acct. Remembers his farm, .he bought it of Geo. Field; he 
gave 150 for it. It was a year or more before the War. He im- 
proved it greatly after his purchase. Cleared 40 or 50 acres & 6 
acres Meadow. Has heard it was sold. They used to Val. unim- 
proved Land at 20sh. per acre; clear Lands went for difft. prices. 
He had a fair stock; brought some with him. Left a good deal be- 
hind. Gives the same acct. as Claimt. When they came away 
they were persued so fast they could not carry all their effects 
with them. 



854. Claim of HENDRICK WINDRON, late of Pensilva. 

Dorothy, Wife of Claimt. appears. Says her husband went 
to the Mohawk River about 10 weeks ago. He went to see some 
Relations. She expects him back every day. All his Family are 
here. 

Her Husb. was native of America. Lived on the Susquehana 
River. He left Home to join the Brit. He would not join the 
Rebels. He was one of the first that joined the Rangers. Servd 
all the War. Claimt. herself & family with several other fami- 
lies of Loyalists came in about 9 years ago. Is now settled near 
Fort Erie. 

Her Husb. had a Farm in Susquehana. He bought under the 
Connecticut Title. He settled on it seventeen years ago. He had a 
Deed for same; 5 or 6 acres clear; there was a house; left 3 horses, 
10 hogs, furniture & utensils, tools. Nothing but their horned 
creatures. 

Produces 2 affidts. to Claimt.'s being in possession of Proper- 
ty mentioned in his memorial & to his losses. 

Mr. Justice Burch certifies to Claimf.'s Loyalty. Speaks 



(83). 



very favourably of him. Says he is only gone on a visit into the 
Colonies. 



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PROCEEDINGS OF LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS. 

MONTREAL, 1787. VOL. XXI. 



BEFORE COMMISSIONER PEMBERTON. 
Claimants. 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Arney, Jonas 109 

Arney, Nicholas 110 

Austin, Joel 9 

Baker, John 60 

Bell, Duncan 70 

Bell, William, Jr.... 73 

Benson, Mathew 54 

Brown, John 12 

Brown, Mrs. Mary 29 

Brownsctn, Samuel 48 

Buck (Burch), John 1 & 18 

Buck, Mrs. Sarah 110 

Carscallen, Edward 71 

Cartwright, Richrrd 22 

Chartres, George 95 

Cline, Mrs. Elizabeth 81 

Conklin, Jos 58 

Conkwright, Hercules 76 

Cornelius, John 105 

Cotter, James 65 

Defoe, Abraham 44 

Detlor, Val 78 

Diamond, Jacob 87 

Dingman, Garret 102 

Embury, John 79 

Eselstine, Peter 24 

Fairneld, William 66 

Finkle, George 75 

Finkle, George, Sr 33 

Fletcher, Sax 112 

Frasr, Kenneth 87 

Gardiner, Jacob 55 

German, John 26 

Grooms, Elijah 40 

Hartman, David 85 

Hawley, Ichobad 57 

Hicks, Lewis 98 

Hough, Barnabas 61 

Hough, John 81 

Hofnail. Jobert 28 

Hogal, Mrs. Eliz 39 

Hover, Casper 25 

Howell, John 64 

Jackson, David 62 

Johnson, James 78 

Keller, John 101 

Kintner. George 21 

Lorraway, Isaac 52 

Lorrawp.v. Isaac, Jr 53 

Lucas, Amos 88 

McOrah, Owen 104 

McTyart, James 95 

MacArthur, Chas 112 

Mac Arthur, Deborah, Mrs Ill 

MfftcDo"gnl. John 94 



MSS. 
Folio. 

MacDougal, Peter 97 

MacGwin, Daniel 35 

Mackenny, John 91 

Mackim, James 80 

Maclellan, William \\ 

Macnut, Mrs. Eva 106 

Macpherson, John 86 

Macpherson, Peter 92 

Marsh, James 59 

Maybee, Eleanor .. 68 

Mordoff, George ..." 30 

Orser, Jos., Heirs of 36 

Park, Cyrenus 41 

Parke, James 43 

Pencil, John ". 105 & 107 

Perrott, James 39 

Perry, Robert 51 

Peterson, Nicholas, Jr \ 96 

Peterson, Nicholas, Sr '.'.'.'". 97 

Philips, Elisha 75 

Prindle, Joel 84 

Prindle, Joseph 83 

Prindle, Timothy ',,', 83 

Prindle, William 82 

Ramsey, James 10 

Richardson, Asa 46 

Robins, James 100 

Roblin, Owen 32 

Rogers, William 57 

Rose, Matthias 63 

Rose, Mathias, Sr 77 

Schemerhorn, William 72 

Shorey, David 85 

Shunk, Peter 7 

Simpson, Alexander 40 

Smith, Daniel 31 

Sneider, Marks "... 99 

Snider, Simon 108 

Snicer, Ezekiel 113 

Storms, Gilbert 99 

Stover, Martin 109 

Swartz, Simon 89 

Van Alstine, Isaac 84 

Van Alstine, Mrs. Lydia 93 

Vanderlip, William 13 

Vant, A 74 

Warner, Levi 63 

Washburn, Ebenezer 50 

Wojeh. Sarnvel 46 

Williams. John 56 

Wiss. John 93 

Woodcock, John 103 

Young, Adam .15 

Young, Peter 45 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 



THE EVIDENCE. 

1st. 855. Claim of JOHN BUCK, late of Ulster Co., New York 

Prov. 

Ulaimt. Says : 

He is a native of England. Settled in America 1772. Re- 
sided in New York. When the Rebellion broke first out. He was 
prest to sign an Association which he refused & retired to Albany 
to avoid it. Having a large Property on the Delaware he went 
there in 1778. Finding the disturbances increasing he found he 
could not return to Albany. Hearing that Col. Butler was going 
(i). to make an attack on the Susquehana Country & that he and the 
Indians wanted Provisions, Claimt. wrote" to Col. Butler that he 
would bring him a supply of his own cattle & Such as his Interest 
would procure from his neighbours, on which Col. Butler sent 
Lieut. MacQuin and 2 Indian Chiefs & Claimt. Came off with 40 
of his neighbours & 136 cattle. 

From thence he returned to his Estate on the Delaware. The 
Rebels having Information of the part he had taken came in a 
large Party, surrounded his House & plundered his effects. 

He was attacked in this manner three different Times, the last 
he was forced to make his escape & was fired at, but he escaped 
into the woods. From thence he got into the Indian Country & 
afterwards to Niagara. 



He was appointed to the care of the Indian Stores. He was 
not able to go out on active service, but was considered by virtue 
of his appointmt. as being one of the Indian Department. Now 
settled near the Falls at Niagara. 

Capt. Watson, Commanding Officer of Niagara, certified to 
Claimt' s great Services amongst the Loyalists in the Settlemt. 

Claimt. was possessed of upwards of 5,000 acres on the Dela- 
ware. It laid in 3 Tracts, one was calPd Pasa Conch, where he 
lived. 

Purchased at different times between the years 1773 & Begin- 
ning of the year 1775. Chiefly of Col. Joannas Hardenburg. The 
first cost was upwards of 2,500. 

The Conveyances not having been recorded, the Estate has not 
been Confiscated & Claimt. is in Hopes to secure it. Has Convey d 
all his Right to Mr. James Ellis, of Skenectady, & therefore he 
does not claim at present, but hopes he may be allowed to apply 
in case hereafter it should be lost. 

When the Americans attacked his House in 1778 in conse- 
quence of his having suppied Col. Butler with Provisions, they 
burnt all his buildings & plundered all his effects. Burnt a Dwel- 
ling House inhabited by Tenants. 



His Dwelling House was a moderate one which he built him- 
self. The other buildings were included in his Purchase. He 
gave 35 for the Old Barn & house & 75 for other buildings. 

They destroyed all his stacks of all kinds of grain, he had 200 
acres of Clear Land & must have had upwards of 50 acres in grain. 



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The grain thus destroyd must have been worth near 300. (3), 
They destroyd his furniture, not very valuable, & took his stock. 

1 Blood Stalion cost 75, 2 Blood Mares, cost 60, 1 2-year 
old Stallion worth 35, 8 Mares working sort, 40 Sheep, 20 Hogs, 
Farming Utensils, Plows, Harrows, 1 "\Vagon & Apparel. 

Besides what he lost on his Estate at Papa Conch.. He lost a 
Wagon, Curisell & Slay. 

They were at different peoples houses S; found out to be his 
Property & seized by the Americans & Sold at Yendue. 

He "had some goods (Esopus & some other goods plundered at 
Marble Town. Think 2 articles were chiefly Linen & Cloathes & 
furniture, Beds. He lost Iron Work for a Grist Mill & Saw Mill 
which had been finished at the forge worth 50. 

Lost several articles at the Mill house, at Woodstock. Lost 
Tools for japanning Tin, Iron & Copper, in which Trade Clarviavi 
had been engaged. These Tools Cost about 100 guineas. 



When Claimt. went from New York to Albany in 1775, he 
set up a shop there. He set up his own Trade as Japanner & Tin- 
man & kept a store of Dry Goods besides. 

After he left Albany in 1778, he sent 2 persons to fetch off his 
most valuable Property there. They had 3 Horse loads, consist- 
ing of Shop Goods, Cash to amount of 90, & various articles. 
They were seized by the Americans on the Hoad. They were dis- (4), 
covered to be Claimt's & the Persons who were conveying them 
away were sent to Gaol. Says this loss was near 500. 

After it was known that Claimt. had made his escape to the 
British his shop in Albany was seized & all the remainder of his 
Stock in Trade were taken or made away with, many of the arti- 
cles were sold at Yendue. This Loss was between 3 & 400. 

Says his Shop Books were lost at the same time so that he will 
lose Debts due to him upwards of 200. 

When Claimt. sent Home his first Claim, he thought it most 
likely that great part of his Property at Albany had been saved by 
his Friends there & he did not know what was the amnt. of the 
Loss when the whom he sent were conveying away his Property & 
it was taken from them, on which acct. it was not included in his 
first Claim. 



JOEL AUSTIN, Wits. 

Knew Claimant. Remembers Claimt. going with Cattle & 
Provisions to supply Col. Butler. He carried 29 Cattle of his own. 
Persuaded his neighbours to send theirs. "They went in with 110 
Cattle. The party consisted of 50 or 60 people. 

Claimant had been very active in getting these people to go. 
He had wrote to Col. Butler to send People to meet him. 

After Claimant's Return the Americans attacked his House. 
The first Party was commanded by Capt. Bongun. They took (5). 
away all they could carry. Heard of his being attacked by other 
Parties, & that he got out of a Window & made his escape at the 
Bisk of his Life. 

He had some fine English Horses which were taken. 

63 AR. 



THE REPORT OF THE No. 4<) 



Witness understood they afterwards took all his Moveables & 
burnt his Houses. 

He had a large Improvement. He had a great Quantity of 
grain which was burnt. He had one Wagon in the Place, Ploughs, 
Harness, & a very large assortment of farming Utensils of all 
kinds. Remembers he had seen Iron Works for a Saw Mill & Grist 
Mill which were discovered to be his & taken. Heard he lost oilier 
things at Albany. 

JOHN CHISHOLM, Wits. 

Heard of three persons who were fetching off Claimt's goods 



from Albany being seized on the Road in 1778. Witness saw the 
persons who were seized & understood from them that they were 
removing Mr. Burch's things, which were taken & the people sent 
to Gaol. 

THOMAS MACMIKEN, Wits. 

Heard of Claimt's Losses when his things were removing from 

Albany, one of the persons who was removing the things had been 

,his Housekeeper. There were effects to Considerable Amount. 

(6). Hugh Alexander was one of the persons employd. They were then 

,in number. All were taken & put in Gaol. 

The Things were taken by the Americans under the Command 
of an American Col. Butler. Heard of Cash & Shop Goods being 
taken. He had a Store at Albany. Witness has been there. Wit- 
ness heard that Everything at Albany which was found out to be 
Claimt's was seized. 

After Claimant supplied Col. Butler with Provisions scouting 
Parties went & plundered his house at Papa Conch, they seized all 
he had. He escaped with difficulty, was near losing his Life. 
Heard that they fired at him. 

He had an Excellent fine Stallion, a fine Stock of Horses. 
There was a considerable Stock of grain & Cattle. Witness under- 
stood that Everything that could be found was taken or destroyed. 



He had considerable farming Utensils. 

Witness says Hugh Alexander was prosecuted for having as- 
sisted in Carrying off Claimt's Things & his Property was confis- 
cated on that acct. This Witness Knew himself & saw the things 
sold. 

Witness remembers that Thos. Cornyn who was Overseer of 
;Claimt's farm was taken up & tried & condemned for having as- 
i. sisted in supplying Col. Butler with Cattle, &c- 

(7). 856. Claim of PETER SHUNK, late of New York. 

Claimt. says he was at Detroit in 83. 

Is a native of Germany. Came 25 years ago to America. 
Lived near Albany. Joined Capt. Brant at the Beginning of the 
War & afterwards was in the Rangers, served the whole War. 
Was badly wounded. 

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Produces his Discharge from Butler Rangers in which it is 
mentioned that he had been disabled by wounds from doing his 
Duty. 

Now lives at Detroit. 

Had 300 acres 9 miles from AlFany. Had a Lease forever 
from Rancellor, paying 9 Skipples of Wheat pr. an. Had 150 
acres clear. A fine orchard. A Dwelling house & Barn. Vals. 
it at 400. A Rebel Col. lives upon it. 



Lost 8 horses, 2 mares, 2 colts, 5 cows, furniture, utensils, 
Grain in the Ground^ 150 Bushels of Wheat in a Lot. The 
Commrs. of Albany took these Things after he went away. 

JOHN SEAGER, Wits. 

Claimt. joined the Brit, very early, long before Burgoyne 
was taken. He served all the War. Knew his Place at 
Helback, about 15 miles from Albany. It was Rancellors Land. 
He had better than 30 acres clear. 3 acres Meadow, he had a Part- (8). 
ner on the Place who had more Land than Claimant, 4 horses, 3 
Cows, the furniture belonged to the other man. 

The other man was John Brat. He is now there. He had 
150 Skipples that belonged to Claimt. himself. The Rebels got 
them & took away his Horses & Yendued them. 

Claimt. explains that Brat & himself had 2 farms adjoining 
each other of 300 acres each & that he lived with Brat on his farm 
laterly & was to have part of it, but he does not claim for tEat. 

Seager being called again purseveres in the first acct. So that 
Claimt'^ case remains unintelligible. 

Claimt says that the Farm lie Claims had belonged to old 
Brat. He gave it up to Claimt. He had a Deed for it. 3 years 
before the Rebellion he only lived one year. He went & lived 



with Brat afterwards. 

Brat was to give him half when he died for working for him. 
He says that about 150 acres were clear Seager, Wits, explains 
that Claimt. lived with old Brat when Witness knew him. Wit- oiaimt. seems 
ness thought all the Land continued to be Brats, but now believes h*\w 
it was Claimant's. Thinks 60 acres Clear. Speaks of Claimt. as Difficult to 

1 i " jT IHelK.tr UUL. 

a very honest Man. 

Never heard the Land was sold, but a Rebel is certainly in 
Possession of it. His name is Hank Shaver. (9). 

857. Claim of JOEL AUSTIN, late of New York. 

Claimt. says he was at Niagara in 83. sept. 7. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Papu Chink at the Head 
of the Delaware. Joined Col. Buller in 1778. Went up with Mr. 
Burch with Cattle. Served from that time all the War. 

Had 2 Lots of 100 acres at Papu Chink Lease Land. 1. 100 
acres for 63 years paying 4.10 per ann. Had 60 years to come. 
2. The other was a Lease for ever paying 4.10 pr. an. 

Had 25 acres clear in the 2. Had a house on this first. Vals. 
the 2 at 100. 



Lost everything he had. 8 Hogs, 3 Sheep, furniture, 
Cloathes, Utensils, Crop on ye Ground. 



996 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



A very fine JoHtf BURGH, ESQ., Knew Claimt. He went with. Witness 

when they carried the Cattle to Col. Buller, is a very honest man 
&'very Loyal. He served all the War. He had two Lots of 
Leasehold Land, 25 or 30 acres Clear. 

satisfied. He lost all his Cloathes, of which he had a great Deal, worth 

30 or 40, & all his Property. 

sept. ist. 858. Claim of JAMES RAMSEY, late of Tryon Co., New York. 

(io). Claimt. says he resided at Detroit in 83. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Cherry Yalley, Tryon Co. 
Continued quiet in Beginning of the War. Never joined the 
American Militia. When the Rangers & Indians came to that set- 
tlement Claimt. joined them. Thinks this wag in 1778. Served 
from that time about a year with the Rangers when he was dis- 
charged on acct. of Illness & settled at Detroit. Now lives near 
the falls of Niagara. 

He had an Estate at Cherry Yalley which has not been lost. 
His House & buildings were destroyd by the Indians. Had part 
of his Stock. The Americans took 2 horses, some Cattle. He 4 
horses, all his horned cattle, 30 in No., 25 Sheep, do Hogs, 



CloatheV Some furniture & utensils. All left behind when he 
allowed, but went aw r ay He had removed most of his things before ye House 

not toamnt. of i 

what he claims, was burnt. 

WM. MACLELLAN, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He joined the Brit, under Col. Butler. He 

had a farm in Cherry Yalley. He had a large Stock, remembers 

his Buildings burnt by Indians. He left almost all his stock be- 

(ii). hind him when he went away. Carried hardly anything but the 

Clo. \thes. He was always considered Loyal. 

gept l 859. Claim of WM. MACLELLAX, late of New York. 

Claimt. says. 

He was at Mashishi in 83. 

Is a native of Ireland, went to America in 1768, resided in 
Cherry Yalley, joined Col. Butler in 1779. Served all the War. 
Produces his discharge. 

He had Lease Land, 50 acres forever, paying 6d per acre, had 
cleared near 20 acres, but he withdraws his Claim, as his Brother 
in Law is in Possession. 

His House was burnt by the Indians. Lost Crop that had 

been harvested, burnt at the same time. Lost 2 horses by the In- 

Aiiowed. dians, Farming Utensils Weavers Tools, all burnt, furniture & 



He is a fair Cloathes. 

man. Q. if we Says the Indians did it, because the Americans should not 
Sing. T " find out who were Loyalists, if they had not done it the Americans 
would. 



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JAMES RAMSEY, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was always Loyal. He joined the Rang- 
ers, served all the War. 

He had a farm in Cherry Yalley. His Buildings & all his 
effects were burnt by the Indians, thinks one reason was that the 
effects should not fall into ye Hands of Americans. 

860. Claim of JOHN BROWN, late of Schoharie, New York sept i 
Prov. '<**> 

Claimt. Says. 

He is a native of America, Lived at Schohain, Albany Co. He 
declared in Favour of the Brit. Govert. from first. He joined the 
Brit, in 81, came to Niagara. He was so persecuted he could 
stay no longer. He was ordered to quit the Country by the Rebels 
as being a Tory. Served in Buller's Rangers from 81 to their dis- 
charge. Produces his Discharge. 

He had a Lot of 200 acres, bought it many years ago of George Too high- 
Man, paid 185 for it. It laid in Schohary. Cleared 30 acres, 
built a house & Barn. Vals. it at 1,000. This has been Confis- 
cated and sold. 



He had other Land on Cobus Conk 300 acres, that belonged 
to his Wife. It was unimproved. 

His wife had 100 acres by her Father's Will. He died 20 
years ago. 

The other 200 acres by her Grandfather under his Will. He 
died 30 years ago. Claimt. has never been in Possession. Yals. 
this at 20sh. per acre. 

Does not know what is become of it. (is). 

Lost 2 horses, some cattle, mentions 9, furniture, Utensils, N B _ His name 
the Rebels got them. }n Anstey's 

list. 

ADAM CUSTER, Wits. r s torn to get 

Knew Claimt. He was in the Rangers. He bought Lands of SJ ficate 

one Mann in Schoharie River. case 111 sup- 

Heard 200 acres & that it cost 200. Cannot tell how much S c e e dinevi ' 

was cleared. He had good Horses & good Cows. 

861. Claim of WM. YANDERLIP, late of Pensilv. geptemter s. 

WILLIAM YANHERLIP, 2nd Son appears. 

His Father William resided at Mashishi in the Fall 83 & that 
Winter. He died in the Fall of 85 without a Will, having John 
his eldest Son now in the Sta'tes. Claimt, his 2nd Son, 2 Sisters, 
Eliz. & Mary unmarried, who live in this Province, with Capt. 
Fry. They are under 2 years of age. 

His Father was a native of Holland, settled in America 30 
years ago, lived in the Susquehana, went into the Rangers in 
1777. Served 3 years in th'e Rangers. Was discharged on Acct. 
of Illness. He then Continued in Canada. 



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THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



(H). 



Came to Niagara 3 yrs. ago. Claimt. followed his Father 
when he joined the Rangers. Claimant served in the Rangers a 
year & half. He was then quite a Boy & was discharged as being 
too young. 

Now resides near Niagara. 

His Falher had 300 acres on the Susquahana, had them under 
compared with Pensilv. They were disputed Lands, 50 acres clear. Charges 
!*&&tol0 Y. Cury Lands & Buildings. 

oi d thesSt?s w 4 Horses, 4 Cows, 8 Calves, 4 Sheep, 30 Hogs, furniture, 
Utensils, a large quantity of grain. 

There was a Barrack & 3 or 4 Stacks of grain. 

After his Father went away the Rebels took the Live Stock 
The grain & all the Buildings were burnt by the Rebels just before 
Col. Buller went into that Country & cut off that part of the Coun- 
try. The Americans when they returned in apprehension of Col. 
Butler's coming destroyed every thing. 



JOHN DEPUE, Witness. 

Knew Claimt 's Father. He joined Butler's Rangers early & 
served some time. "William, the 2nd Son, followed his Father & 
served some time in the Rangers. 



sister. 



September 6. 



(15). 



Knew the Place on Susquehana, 300 acres, the eldest son John 
now resides in the Colonies, he served in the Rangers, but after 
the Peace returned to the States. 

^H s ^ a *her had a good Stock, 4 Cows, 2 horses, 8 calves, 4 
TO be paid to sheep, 15 hogs, furniture & utensils, a good deal of grain. The 
and Rebels took the live Stock, burnt the other things. 

862. Claim of ADAM YOUNG, late of New York. 

Claimt. Says. 

He is a native of America. Lived on the Mohawk, Tryon Co. 
When the Rebellion broke out joined Col. Butler at Oswego in 
1778. He had been imprisoned for 11 months for refusing to take 
an oath to the States. 

He was confined in different Gaols. At last sent to Norwich 
Gaol in Connect. Govrt. As soon as he was released he went home. 
The rebels came & burnt his House & all his buildings & took away 
or destroyed all his Effects. The reason of this was because he had 
given Provisions to Loyalists who were coming to Canada. At one 
time he sent 74 over. 

Aftej his House was burnt he & his 2 Sons went & joined Col. 
Butler. He served 6 or 7 years He had four Sons who served. 
Now lives on the Grand River about 60 miles from Niagara. 

He had 2,600 acres on Mohawk. 

No. 1. 600 acres in Youngs Patent, taken out 30 yrs. ago, 
there he lived, had cleared 100 acres, had 2 houses, 1 Barn, a Saw 
Mill, &c. 

No. 2. Had 2,000 acres in another Patent, which was Called 
Fentie's Patent & Livingston's Patent. This was 10 miles from 
the other, taken up ten years before ye War. This was all un- 
improved. 



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He had a Saw Mill & a Potash Work on No. 1. Yalues 
No. 1 at 1,000 besides the buildings. 

Val'u-s Sa\v MiU at .1:140. (i6). 

Values Potash Work at 150. 

Heard the Land was sold. His name is in Anstey's List. is told to get 

His horned Cattle, 6 Horses & all his Moveables were taken *" 
by the Rebels. 

13 Horses, 12 Cows, 6 Heifers, 12 Sheep, 20 Hogs. All his 
furniture, Utensils, very good. 

He kept a Shop of Dry Goods, he traded with Indians, Lost A very good 
to amount of 150. man - 

HENRY W. NELLES, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was always considered Loyal. Remem- 
bers him being sent to Prison for his Loyalty. Heard of his House 
being burnt, & all his effects taken or destroyed by the rebels. He 
lived at some distance from the Mohawk river in Tryon Co. Wit- 
ness knew the place where he lived. It was a very fine place, well 
cleared. There was a Saw Mill & a Potash House upon it. He 



had Land also in other Patents. 

Vals. the Clear Land in No. 1 at 7 per acre York Cury. Vals. 
the Saw Mill at 200, Pot Ash House & Work 150, Vals. the 
Woodland from 20 to 10 sh. per acre, according to its situation. 
Heard the Estate was sold. 

Claimant was in Service some time in the Rangers. He had 
3 sons also in the service. Thinks there was another son who died 
in the service. 

JOHN YOUNG, Wits. 

Says his Father suffered a long Imprisonment on acct. of his 
Loyalty. His House & Buildings were burnt & all his effects 
plundered & destroy d after which he went off with 2 of his sons. 
He served in the Rangers. He had three Sons in the Rangers, one 
of whom died. Witness himself served in the Indian Department. 
He had 600 or 700 acres in Young's Patent. Claimant was one of 
the original Patentees. It was an old Patent. There was a good 
farm clear. There was a Saw Mill & a Pot Ash Work on this 
Place. 

Vals. Saw Mill at 200, Clear Land at 6 per acre. Wood- 
land at 20sh. per acre. 

He had other Lands in Patents. He had a good Stock & fur- 
niture, all was lost. He came away with scarce sufficient Cloathes 
to cover him. 



He kept a Shop. He had always articles for the Indian 
Trade, thinks he saw an advertismt. for sale. There are strang- 
ers that live upon the Place. 

Claims also for a 1,000 acres on the Susquehana, 30 miles from 
the Mohawk, bought by Claimt & Claimt's Brother of Sir John 
Johnson. It was purchased after the War began & Claimt's Bro. 
was now in Possession, but Claimt is liable to pay the whole Pur- 
chase Money to Sir John Johnson. 

Further Evidence in Case of JOHN BURCH, ESQ. September 10. 



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THOS. GUMMING, Wits. 

(is). Knew Claimt. Remembers his supplying Col. Butler & his 

Party with Provisions &c. Witness Father went with the Cattle 
'by direction of Claimt. He went with them as far as Anguorgern 
when they were delivered to Capt. Colvertt. His Father was tak- 
en Prisoner when Mr. Burch made his escape from his house, was 
carried to Gaol, tried for his Life & Condemned but was released. 

Witness lived at Mr. Burchs at Papa Chon. Remembers the 
Rebels coming to attack his House, it happened 3 times. The 
last time Claimt. made his escape, at the risk of his life. The 
Houses & Buildings were destroyd. 



Witness made his escape at the same time. Most of his Cat- 
tle & many of his effects had been taken away on the first attack 
made upon his House. Thinks the grain destroyd worth 400, 
there were 3 or 4 Stacks of Wheat. 

Knew hifc Lrres. They were taken the first time, a stallion 
& 2 mares, very valuable besides others. Knew that he had Prop- 
erty at different peoples Houses which was discovered to be his & 
taken. 

He lost Iron Works for a Grist Mill. Thinks the prime cost 
(19). of this was 40 or 50. Witness himself left it on the road. Knew 
of Tin Tools & Japanning Tools left at Woodstock. They were 
found out to be Claimt 's & taken. 

Knew that he had a Shop at Albany. He was sending off 3 
Horse Loads of Shop Goods. They were taken at Schoharie, dis- 
covered to be his & were sold by the Rebels. A Cousin of Witness 
was one of the Persons employ d to carry the Things away. She 
was sent to Gaol on that Acct. 

Witness was at Albany in77. Claimant had at that time 
Goods in his Shop to considerable amount. 

DAVID YAN EVERY, Wits. 

Says he was a Seargt. in Butler's Rangers. Claimt. sent a 
Letter by Witness to Col. Butler that he would supply him with 



Cattle & with men. Col. Butler sent one Indian Officer & Witness, 
who accordingly brought off a considerable No. of Cattle & men. 
procured by Mr. Burch. They brought a great many cattle, all 
procured by M. Burch, either his own or from his neighbours. 

ADAM SMITH, Wits. 

Knew that Claimant had various effects at the Mill House, 
Woodstock. Witness was the person who put the Things by. His 
Tools & Mahogany Bedstead, there were 2 or 3 Barrels full of 
Things. The Rebels found out these Things after Mr. Burch 
went away to be his & took them. 

He was reckoned a rich man. Witness heard the Americans 
got all his effects. He was told so by many people. 

Heard of his Loss of 3 horse loads of goods going from Al- 
bany. 

April 2nd, 1785. Produces affidavit from John Lansing sworn 
at Albany to Claimt' s Property lost at Schoharie on removal from 
Albany in Augst. 1778 by Janet Andrew formerly McClement, 
who was servt. to Claimt. & Employd in moving the Things 



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863. Claim of GEO. KENTNER, late of Pensilv. September 17. 

Claimt. Says. 

He was at Mashichi in 83, and all the ensuing winter. 

Is a German, came to America 22 yrs. ago. 

Resided on the busquehana when the Rebellion broke out, 
joined Col. Butler in 77, was at Fort Stanwix, was taken Prisoner, 
was released & afterwards served in Sir John Johnson's Regt, 2nd 
Batall. Served till his discharge. 

Produces Discharge, Resides in the 5th Township. 

Had 300 acres on Susquehana, bought of Jesse Lukin, Survey- (21). 
or of Land at Philadelphia in 76. He never had a deed, was to 
pay 18 for it. Had not paid. He cleared 20 acres, some fenced. 
Built a house & Stable. 

4 Horses, 2 Heifers, 2 Cows, 1 Yoke of Oxen, Household Fur- 
niture, farming Utensils, Grain in the House, Left at Home when 
he went away. Says they were taken by the Rebels. 

PHILIP BURCH, Wits. 

Remembers the Claimt. went to join the Brit, very early. He 
served during the War. 

Knew his place. He had a good Clearance & good improve- 
ments. He had a good stock. 



FREDERICK AUGER. 

Knew the Place where Claimt. lived. He had 3 Horses, 1 
Yoke Oxen, 2 Cows, farming Utensils. He left all these things 
on his place when he went first to Niagara. 

Col. Butler says that in the Expedition in 78 under his com- 
mand at Wyoming a great many Cattle were taken for the use of 
the Troops. Some of them from persons known at the time to be 
Loyalists, & from others whom he afterwards knew to be Loyalists. 
He never charged Government on this acct. 

Mentions particularly having some Cattle of Wentermuts. (22). 
Says his party killed or carried away all the Cattle they met with 
in the Settlement. 

864. Claim of RICHARD CARTWRIGHT, late of Albany Co. September 26. 

Claimant says he is a native of England. Settled in America N.B.-Ageci ?o 
in 1742, resided in Albany when Rebellion broke out, from the mfirm - 
first declared in favr. of Brit. Govert. Suffered both in property & 
person very much, in 1778 was sent from Albany to go within 
Brit. Lines, by the Commrs.,of Conspiracies. 

Produces summons from the Commrs. to attend in July, 1778. 
With an order for his Departure, 20th July, 1778. He was con- 
veyed away by a Guard to Crown Point. Staid at Montreal. Now 
settled at Cataraqui. 



Says he was in Consequence of his having assisted the Loyal- 
ists & expended a great deal on that acct. He had refused taking 
an oath to the Americans. 



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(23). 
TO be allowed. 



Produces Certificates from Sir John Johnson & 6 others to his 
Loyalty & to the assistance he had given Loyalists on all occasions. 

He had 100 acres near Cherry Valley, bought of Peter Martin 
in 1775, took it for Debt of 100. It was partly improved, about 
10 acres cleared. No buildings but a Hut. Claimt. had entered 
on the Possession. Yals. it at 100 York Cury. 

I^ost Cloathes, Furniture & various articles from his house at 
Albany. They came to Claimt's house in 1778 when he had re- 
fused to take the oath & destroyed & plundered his effects to above 
100 York. 

Advanced Money on different occasions to Loyalists. 

He suffered a 2nd time from a Mob on the King's Birthday. 
His house was surrounded by 3 or 4,000 People. He was beat & 
abused & his effects destroyd. 

Laid out a great deal of Money in Support of Loyalists. 

When he came away he was allowed to sell some of his effects 
that were left at Vendue, but great part was plundered from him, 
to amount of 50. 



Refers wms 
Hughes at 



are strong. 



September 26. 



(24). 



He was appointed to Post of Deputy Postmaster for the 
City and Co. of Albany. Produces his appointment from Dr. 
Franklin & Wm. Hunter in 1756. He held this for many 
years, but gave it up before the Rebellion began. 

Resides at Cataraqui. 

Major Hughes certified to his Loyalty in very favourable 
terms,. & that he had been at his House where he seemed to have 
everything comfortable about him & to be in good circumstances. 

865. Claim of PETER ESELSTINE, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says : 

He resided betwixt Isle au Noix & Point au Fear in the 
Fall '83. Gave in an acct. to Mr. Robins to be sent to England 
in '83, but heard no more of it. 

Is a native of America. Lived in Albany Co. ; joined Genl. 
Burg at Saratoga. Continued with him till ye Convention. 
Served in Jessup's Corps as private till ye Regt. was disbanded. 
Produces his discharge. 

Had Lands near Albany which he parted with before he came 
away, by way of mortgage, as he had not paid for it. 

Lost 15 head of Cattle. Left them on his Farm. Heard 



they were sold at Vendue when he went away. 2 Cows, 2 Work- 
ing Cattle, a Bull & some yearlings, in all 15 ; 7 Hogs b bneep. 
Carpenters' Tools, farming utensils, furniture. Resides in ^ 
Township. 

GEORGE FINKEL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. Remembers his serving in the Rangers. Knew 
his Property. Knew his stock partly; 10 or 12 horned creatures. 
He left everything when he went to join Genl. Burg. The Rebels 



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took them. He had 8 sheep;. he had carpenters Tools & furniture. 
Says the Things were taken away by the Rebels. 
CONRAD VAN DUSEN, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. Knew his property. He had a stock, but can- 
not say what quantity. Understood they were taken away on 
acct. of his going to Genl. Burgoyne. 

866. Claim of CASPER HOVER, of Pensilva. Died. September 26. 

His second son, Jacob, appears. 

Says his Father resided at Lechine in the Fall of '83 & all 
that winter. He died last July 12 months, leaving Henry, his 
eldest son, now residing in the 4th Township, & Jacob, who ap- 
pears & a widow now in the 4th Township. 

His Faiher was a native of Holland. Lived on the Susque- 



hana. Joined the Brit, in 1777. Claimt. himself & 2 Bros, also 
joined. His father served some time. Claimt. & his Bro. served 
till their Discharge. 

Reside in 4th Township. 

His Father had done little improvements on the Susquehana. A goodfamily 
A house & Barn, 6 Horses, 8 horned Cattle, 9 Hogs, Tools, & fur- 
niture, 80 Bushels Wheat. All these things were on the 
premises when they joined the Brit. 

EDWARD HICKS, Wits. : 

Knew Casper Hover. He & his 3 sons all joined in 1777 to 
Butler's Rangers & served. The young men all the War. He 
had 5 or 6 Horses, 4 Cows, & young Cattle & other, things. Knew 
that all the Creatures were taken by the Rebels. 

They were left on the premises when he went to join Brit, satisfied. 
Army. 

867. Claim of JOHN GERMAN, late of Albany Co. September 26. 

Claimt. says : 

He sent a Claim to Major Jessup in '83, to be forwarded to 
England. Resided at Sorel. 

Is a native of Germany. Came young to America. Lived 
near Fort Edward when Rebellion broke out; joined the Brit, on 
Lake Champlain in 1776. 



Served in Major Jessup' s Regt. all the War till his discharge, 
when Regt. was reduced. Had also 3 sons in the service. Now re- 
sides in 4 Township. 

Had Lease Lands in Saratoga District, 100 acres; the im- 
provements were Claimt. 's. There was a good Log house & 15 
acres Clear. 

Left all his effects on his farm in 1776. His family staid :till 
1777. Left his effects on the Premises. The Rebels took all the 
Cattle & things they could carry away. 



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(27). 



3 Working horses, 4 Cows, 3 2-year olds, 2 yearlings, 4 
Calves, 16 Hogs, Corn, 60 bushels oats, furniture, wagon new, 8 
Tons Hay. 

These things were left on the Premises when his Wife went 
away within the Brit. Lines. 

Produces Certificate from Pat Smith that Claimt. was an In- 
habit, near Fort Edward & had Horses, Cattle & utensils. 

JOHN Low, Wits. : 

to Knew Claimt. He joined the Brit, very early. Left his 
Stock on his Farm. His wife left the place the year following & 
left the Stock. Wits, saw the Rebels take them off; horses, Cows, 
6 Heifers, Plough, Harrow, Wagon, & Sleighs. Saw the Wagon 
taken by the Rebels. 



(28). 



868. 
Died. 



Claim of JOBERT HOFNIAL, Charlotte Co., New York. 



His Widow, Margaret, appears. Says her Husb. resided at 
Sorel in the Fall & all the winter. 

He was a native of Germany. Came 23 years ago. Lived 
at Kinsboro, Charlotte Co., when the Rebellion broke out. He 
joined the Brit, in '80. Joined Jessup's Corps & served during 
the war. 

He died 2 years ago without a Will. Left a Son, Andrew 
now in the 4th Township. He has served in Jessup's Regiment 
3 yrs. as a Drummer. Came in with his Father. He is not yet of 
age. 

Her Husband had 60 acres in Kingsboro. His Brother gave 
the Land to him, but they had not cleared any part. The Brother 
was a man of substance. Now lives in the States. 

They worked on the Brother's Land but had not cleared any 
part of their own. They cleared on their Brothers Land & had 
a House there where they lived. 

Her Husband had 5 horses, 2 taken by the Rebels, 3 killed 
by the Rebels, 3 Cows, 2 Calves, a yoke of Steers, 10 Sheep, 3 Hogs, 
farming utensils, taken by the enemy. 

In the year 1777 because he staid behind & would not go away 
into the Rebels. The Rebels suspected all persons who staid thus 



behind to be Tories & to stay with Intent to join Burgoyne. 
Indians got some of the Sheep. 



The 



JOHN GERMAN, Wits : 

Knew the late Jobert Hofnail. He was a good Loyalist. He 
was always Loyal. Illness prevented his coming into Canada in 
'77. He joined in '80. Wits, has understood he had a stock of 
his own on his Brother's Lands & believes they were taken or de- 
troy ed by the rebels. 

869. Claim of MARY BROWN, Widow of John Brown, Deed., 
for herself & Children. 



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Claimt. appears: 

Her Husband, John Brown, died 10 years ago without a Will, (29>. 
leaving Claimant & five Children now living. Four of them are 
now in the King's Dominion, but she does not know where. One 
of them, a daughter named Sally, married to one Tilney in 2nd 
Township. 

Her Husband was a native of America. Lived in Dutchess 
Co. Always a friend to the King. She had 4 Sons who served 
in the Army under Col. Beverley Robinson. Her Husband went 
within the Lines in 1777. Took the Oath of Allegiance. 

Produces Certificates to his taking the Oath of Allegiance. 



He had a Lease farm in Dutchess Co., near the Row , at 

7 per ann. 

He had 4 Cattle, 2 horses, 24 hogs, furniture, farming uten- 
sils, cloathes, fifty bushels grain, a Loom, a Fish Sein. All these 
things were left on the Place. When her Husb. went within the 
Lines Claimant went with him. Has heard these Things were 
Yendued by the Rebels. 

Cash destroyed. Was chiefly destroyed by the Brit. Troops 
being Congress money. 

MICHAEL CROSS, Wits: 

Says Claimt. came from New York under Witness' direction (30). 
as the widow of a Loyalist. Does not know any thing of her Evidence 
Family, or their property. Speaks of her as a very industrious feeble - 
woman. She is now married to one Elgood. 

870. Claim of GEORGE MORDOFF, late of Tryon Co. N . c . 

. September '26. 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Oswego & Cataraqui in the Fall of '83 & during 
the Winter. 

Is a native of Scotland. Went to America in 1773. Settled 
in Tryon Co. Joined Sir John Johnson in '80. Staid as long as 
he could, tho. he gave all the assistance to the Loyalists & always 



declared his sentiments. Served in 2nd Batall. Continuel till 
discharged. 

Had 100 acres; bought a Lease in the year 1773. It was a 
Lease from Sir Wm. Johnson to Peter Young of 100 acres, Tryon 
Co., Kingsboro Patent forever, paying 6 pr. an. He gave 25 
York for it. There were only 2 acres clear & a framed house. 
He cleared 26 acres afterwards and built barn. Yals. ye whole 
at 100 York. Lost a mare, 1 Heifer, taken by the Rebels. Cattle, 
farming utensils & some furniture. 

DANIEL SMITTS, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. He was always Loyal. Knew his Place. He (si). 
bought it before the troubles of Peter Young. There was not seems a good 
much clear before he bought it. He cleared a good Deal. man - 



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N.C. 
September 26. 



871. Claim of DAXL. SMITH, late of Tryon Co. 
Claimt. says : 



He resided at Oswego & Cataraqui. 

Is a native of America. Lived on the Mohawk. Joined Sr. 
John Johnson in the year 1778. Served all the war in the 2nd 
Battal. 

A very good Lived on Leased Land of Sir Wm. Johnson. When he joined 

the Brit, he left 2 Cows, 1 Heifer, 4 Sheep, furniture, some wool. 



man ; may be 
allowed the 
whole. 



September 26. 



(32). 



Seems a good 
man. 



N.C. 

September 26. 



Claimt aged, 
near 70. 



(33). 



GEO. MURDOF, Wits : 



Knew Claimt. Remembers he joined Sir John Johnson, and 
that stock was seized on that acct. Witness was then in the Coun- 
try & knew it. 3 Cows & some Cattle & household furniture. 

872. Claim of OWEN EOBLIX, late of Orange Co. 

Claimt. says : 

He resided at Sorell in the Fall '83. 

Is a native of America. Lived in Orange Co. when Rebellion 
broke out. Suffered greatly. Was imprisoned & kept in Irons 13 
weeks. Joined the Brit, in '79. Was employed in the Barrack 
Master's Department. Afterwards served in the out Posts, till 
evacuation of New York. 

Had a Lease farm held of David Mathews in Orange Co. It 
was for four years or 5 years a time, but says he could have sold 
the Improvemts. He had lived there 10 years. 

Had a Partner with him. Vals. his improvemts. at 30. 
Says according to the Custom, he could have sold his Labour done 
in making Improvemts. 

Lost 8 horses, I Cow, 6 Sheep, 4 Hogs, Hay & Grain. Left 
all these things on his Farm when he went away & they were taken 
by the Rebels. 

PHILIP ROBLIN, Wits : 



Claimt. went within the Brit. Lines. He was always Loyal. 
He had been imprisoned before that time. He served at the out 
Posts. 

He had part of a Lease Farm. He had made considerable 
Improvemts. Believes by the Custom he cd. sell the Improvemts. 
He had Horses & Cows &c. Left the wnole behind. 

873. Claim of GEO. FINKLE, SEE., late of Albany Co. 
Claimt. says : 

He resided at the River de Cheyiie in '83. That Winter 

Is a native of America. Resided in Clobeck Dist., Albany 

Co. Joined Genl. Burgoyne in '77. Continued with him until 

he was taken. Came into Canada. Served with Jessup's Corps 

as a Volunteer. Was with them till they were discharged. 



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Had a Lease of 170 acres on Rancellor's Manor in Clobeck 
Distrist. Had a Lease from Robt. Rancellor for 3 Lives, his own, 
Wifes & 2 Sons. Just before the Rebellion, had given 5 for it. 
Had improved between 60 & 70 acres. Had built a framed House. 
Vals. it at 300 York. Rancellor has since sold it. He had 2 
yokes of oxen, 1 yoke of Steers, 50 Hogs, 30 Sheep, Furniture, 
Tools. All taken after he joined Gen. Burg, by the Rebels. 



PETER ASELTINE, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He joined Gen. Burg, in '77. He left his 
stock upon his Farm when he went away. The Rebels would have 
hanged him if they could have caught him for raising men & 
swearing them in to the King's service. He was afterwards into 
Jessup's Corps, 

Knew his Place. It was Leased Land. A farm in general 
consisted of 120 acres on Rancellor Manor. Remembers his living 
there long before the war. A good deal was clear, 50 acres; a large 
framed Barn & framed House. His Lease was for 3 Lives. Vals. (34), 
the Improvemts. at 300 York. He had a considerable stock of 
Horses & Cattle. He left them on his Place. They were taken 
fcifter he joined Burg. 

CONRAD VAN DTJSEN, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was always a true Loyalist. He had a 
farm on Rancellor Manor. Thinks he had about 50 acres clear. 
Remembers him in Possession some years before the war began. 
Improvemts. on Leases for lives not so valuable as on a Lease for- 
ever. There was a good Barn & a framed House. 

Vals. these improvemts. at 300 York. 

Thinks his stock must have been a Dozen or 15 Cattle & 6 or 
7 horses. 



Further Evidence in Case of DANIEL McGwiN, heard at Mont- September 26. 
real . 

JOHN EVERETT, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. in Ulster Co. He was always considered as a 
Loyalist. He had a snug Farm near Newboro. Remembers him 
in possession about 6 yrs. before the war. Near 40 acres clear; a 
snug house. Vals. clear land from 2 to 3 York pr. acre. Wit- (35). 
ness was infoimed in 1776 by Claimt. that he had got a No. of 
men who would come in. Wits, took ye names to Gover. Tryon. 
There were about 50. Wits, returned to order Claimt. to bring in 
the men. Was informed he was,. in Prisop,. 

He had Cattle, horses. He carried on the Potash business 
& kept a store. Remembers Claimt. bringing in men to serve in 
Col. Fanning' s Rart. He was Lieut, in that Corps vi Vol. 17, 
April 4th. Produces affidt. taken before Neal McLean, Esq., 
Cataraqui, from Havid Flyn, that Claimt. purchased at New York 
in the year '80 goods to amount of 401. 11. 9 J of Deponent & 
goods of others which were sent from New York to Sag harbour in 
Long Island. Were taken by plundering parties. Vals. the whole 
between 8 & 900 York. 



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September 26. 874. Claims by Heirs of Jos. ORSER, Deed., late of Philips 

Manor, Prov. of New York. 

ANN, Widow of the deed., appears: 

Says her late Husb., Jos. Orser, died on his Passage from New 
York to Quebec in '83, without a Will, leaving Claimant, his 
Widow, John, the eldest Son ; 5 other Sons & one Daughter. 

The eldest son is now in the States. 

(36). Her Husb. was a native of America. Lived on Philip Manor 

when Rebellion broke out. From the first joined the Brit. Her 
Husband continued at home, being very old. In May, '82, their 
House was burnt by the Rebels, because three Sons were in the 
Brit. Army. They then went within the Lines & lived there till 
the evacuation of New York 

No. 1. The eldest son is the only one of the family who has 
.staid behind. The rest are nere; 2nd Son, Arthur; 3, Isaac,; 4, 
Solomon; 5, Gilbert; 6, Gabriel; 7, Rachel. He had 100 acres on 
Philips Manor. This was his own Land. Bought many years 
ago of the Patentees. He gave 200 for it. It was .clear I^and; 
all improved. 
NO. 2. The other Lands adjoined consisted of 95 acres. Held of 



6f Philips on a yearly Rent at 5, but there was no Deed. 

The Land was valuable, being near the North River. Does 
not know what is become of it. She says the Land held of Philips 
always went to the Widows. 

They had a fine stock which was plundered by the Rebels at 
different times, because they had sons in the King's Army. Speaks 
of 8 Cows, 3 fine young horses, Calves, yearlings, 30 Sheep, 20 
Hogs. All their furniture, utensils, cloathes taken by the Rebels. 

ARTHUR ORSER, Wits : 

(37). He & all his Brothers have served this war, in Col. Delancey's 

Regt. All came to this Province except John, the eldest son. 

His Father did not go within the Lines till late in the war, 
burnt & then he went within the Lines. Continued there till evac- 
uation of New York. 

but was known to be a Loyalist all the while. His House was 
No - 1 - He had 100 acres of his own Land. He bought it some years 

before the war. All improved. 

NO. 2. He had 95 acres manor Land. He lived there. That was the 

House burnt down. 

Says that the Lands No. 1 were worth 7 pr. acre York. As 



to No. 2 the Land was Philips. The Improvemts. belonged to the 
Tenants. In general the Widows had these Lands while they con- 
tinued widows & then they went to the Heir. 

His Father's stock was taken away by the Rebels a f different 
times. He used to have sometimes 30 Head of Cattle, besides 
Horses. Furniture went the same way. He himself is desirous 
that any share due to him be paid his Mother. His other Brothers 
desire the same. 



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EMMANUEL ELLIBECK, Wits : 

Knew the late Jos. Orser. He was always very Loyal. All 
his sons were in King's Army. The old man continued at Home, 
but he was terribly ill-used. His House was burnt. He went we can. 
within the Lines at last. He had Land of his own & Manor Land. 
The old man often supplied Witness with Provisions for himself 
& other Loyalists. He had a large stock. The Rebels took the 
whole. Witness was often backward & forward on secret service 
& knew of their effects being taken by the rebels. 

Isaac & Solomon, 2 other Sons, say their Father used to have 
30 Head of Cattle, 8 Horses, 20 Sheep. Thinks there was as much 
.as this taken by the Rebels. Furniture partly burnt, part taken. 



The Widow used to have the Manor Lands during their 
Widowhood. 

They all agree that whatever is allowed should be made pay- 
able to Arthur Orser, the eldest son here. 

875. Further Evidence in Case of JAMES PERROT, heard at septemi 
Montreal. 

Produces Deed from Jacobus Lake to Claimt. of a Tract (39 

Yan Kylier Patent, consisting of 100 acres in Considn. 80. 9th 
year of King George 3d. 

876. Further Evidence in Claim of ELIZ. HOGAL, heard Se P teml 
a A Montreal. 

BUSTEYON HOGLE & JAMES, 2 Sons of Jtdiz. Hogle, appear: 
Say they came to this Province. Now live in the 2nd Township. 
Busteyon is 19, James 18 years of age. 

They now live with James Perrot on his Lands. He married 
an aunt of theirs. Busteyon is the eldest son of John & Eliz. 
Hogle now living. Says Mr. Perrot ha hitherto acted on his 
guardian & has maintained him. Both wish what is due to them to 
be paid to Mr. Perrot. 



877. Claim of ELIJAH GROOMS, late of Midx. Co., E. Jersey. N>a 

Septem 

Claimt. says: 

He came from New York in the summer of '83. Stopt at 
Sorel. Staid there all the fall & winter. 

Is a native of America. Lived in Monmouth Co. Joined the 
Brit, in 1776. Served 6 years in Genl. Skinner's Brigade. Was 
discharged in '82. 

Produces his discharge in '82. Was then in the privateer 
way. Says he was frequently employed as a spy. 

Had 6 Cattle of his own. His sister bought them for him (4 
during the war with her money, but his Brother in Law kept them. 
He had a mare taken for a Tax. Taken from his Father's Lands. 
He had also 6 Sheep which his sister bought for him & his Bro. in 
Law refused to give up. 

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878. Claim of ALEXR. SIMPSON, late of New York. 

Claimt. resided here in '83 & the winter. Claimt. is 60 yrs. 
of age, much afflicted with Reumatism. Almost always in pain. 

Is a native of Ireland. Came to America in '62. Resided 
at Conogharie when Rebellion broke out. Traded with the Indians. 
Took the King's part at first. Was twice in Albany Gaol; 1st 



(41). 



time ten weeks; 2nd time was imprisoned because he would not 
take an Oath to ye States. Came here in '80. Brought in 44 
men with him. Have continued in this Province since. 

He went to settle for the American Army on the German 
Flats in '76. He was either to do that or take a Commission or 
go to Gaol. He was put to Gaol, on which the Americans plunder- 
ed his Liquors to amt. of 100. 

Went a 2nd time to settle the American Army in the same 
year at the same place. On being imprisoned the Americans went 
& plundered his store to amount of 200. 

In 1777 he took some horses to sell to Americans or any body 
& lost 3. They were stolen. 

c. 879. Claim of - CYRMENS PARK, formerly of Kingsburgh, 

P tember27. Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says : 

He resided at St. Johns or the Upper Part of Canada in the 
Fall of '83 & winter. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Kingsboro, Charlotte Co. 
Joined the Brit, in '77, under Burg. After his capitulation staid 
in the Country till '80, then came in & Joined Major Rogers. 



Served in the Rangers till they were discharged as Corporal, 
duces his Discharge. 



Pro- 



iy be allowed Had a Lease, 150 acres in the - Patent, Kingsboro Dis- 
ciearing io tr i ct Had t h e j^^ i n ^ at Q York pr. ann., with liberty to 

purchase. There was some clear when he first went & some builds. 

He cleared 20 acres more; built a stable. 

Lost 1 ox, 1 Horse, in '77, taken after he joined Burg, at 

Shecasboro. When he came into Canada in '80, .he left a stock. 
(42). 1 yoke oxen, 1 Cow, 3 horses, furniture, farming utensils, some 

jmsavery wheat. Most of these Things were at a place where he lived after 
3d man. ^{ s Return from Burgoyne's Army near his old Farm, for he had 

been ordered off his own Farm, but says he was allowed to mow 

ye Hay on his Farm. Left a Hay barrack, 14 tons. 

THOMAS HARRIS, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. He was very Loyal. He joined Genl. Burg, 
at first; afterwards served in Major Roger's Corps. 

Knew his Place. He had considerable improvemts. He had 
cleared 4 or 5 acres himself. Thinks not 20 clear in the whole. 
Speaks of 2 horses & a Colt, yoke of oxen. Lost some after he 

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joined Burg. Lost others afterwards. Thinks he lost all his fur- 
niture, except what he & his wife could carry on their Backs. 



880. Claim of JAMES PARKE, late of Charlotte Co. N.C. 

September 27 

CYLL PARK, his Bror., apprs. : 

Says his Bror. James is blind. Is now at Oswegatchie in 
hopes to get assistance from a Surgeon there. 

He came to St. Johns in the Fall of '83. He had been im- 
prisoned by the Americans for a year. On being released he came 
to St. Johns. Continued during the winter at St. Johns. 

Is a native of America. Served with Burg. Continued in (43) 
the Colonies till '80, then joined Major Roger's Rangers. Served 
till the Discharge, tho. he was a prisr. part of the time. Produces 
his Discharge as Seargent. 

He had a Lease of 150 acres in the artillery Patent at Is. per 
acre Rent. He had a long lease, taken before ye War began. He 
cleared 25 acres, built a house & stable. 

He had 1 Cow, Tools of various kinds, furniture, farming 
utensils. He had 150 Pine boards. All taken after he came to 
Canada in '80. 

He was robbed of cloathes & money in '77, by a Continental 
Scouting Party. 

JAMES JOHNSON, Wits: 

Knew Claim. He joined Burg. Afterwards, in '80, was in 
Major Roger's Rangers. 

Knew his Place, a hard farm, betwixt 30 & 40 acres improved. 
A Log house. Remembers him in Possession before the war. He 
had a pretty stock. He had a good store of Tools. 

881. Claim of ABRAHAM DE FOE, late of Albany Co. N c> 

Claimt. Says: September 27. 

He resided at St. Johns in '83. 

Is a native of America. Lived in Albany Co. Joined Gen. 
Burg. Was taken in Bennington fight. Got into Canada in '80. 
Served in Major Roger's Rangers till they were Discharged. 

Had a farm in little Hoosick. It was a Lease of 100 acres 
granted by Abraham Tinbrook 14 years ago to_Claimt.'s Father <44 ). 
who gave it to his son immediately. Had cleared 15 acres. Built 
a house. Was to have it ten years free & then pay pt. Produce. . 

-TT i T i Af\r\ T\ n A good man. 

Yals. ye Improvemts. at 400 Dollars. 

Lost 1 yoke oxen, 3 Cows, 2 Hogs, Grain of various kinds, 
most of it in the ground, furniture, utensils. Left these things 
when he w r ent to Burg. The rebels had them. 

PETER YOUNG, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He joined Burg. Was afterwards in Roger's 
Rangers. Knew his Place. 



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14 or 15 acres clear, 3 Cows, 1 yoke oxen. They were taken 
away when he joined Burg. All his other Things were taken. 
N.C. 882. Claim of PETER TOI T NG, of Bennington, Pownal Town- 

September 27. ship, Vermont. 

Claimt. says : 

He was in St. Johns; 2nd Balln. in St. lj_ichels. Gave in his 
Claim to Major Leake in '83. Sent another to Halifax. 

Is a native of America.. Lived at Bennington. Joined 

(45). Burg. Was kept a prisoner. Got away as soon as he could & 

joined Sir Johns 2nd Battn. Served till ye Regt. was Discharged. 

He had 6 acres of meadow land in Pownal given by his Father 
to Claimt. in 1775. He built a framed house. 2 brood mares, 1 
horse, 2 Colts, 2 Cows, taken when he joined Genl. Burg. 

ABRAHAM DEFOE, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He joined Burg. He served in Sir John 2n-l 
Battalion. Knew his Place, his Father gave it to him. It was 
at Pownal. His Father is now here. The Rebels have got the 
Place. He had a Stallion, 2 Mares, 2 Colts, 2 Cows. 

Knows that they were taken by the Rebels. 
N.C. 883. Claim of SAML. WELSH, late of Albany Co. 

September 27 Claimt. says I 

He was Isle au Noix in the Fall '83 & at St. John's dur- 
ing the winter. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Kingsboro, joined the Brit, 
in Canada. Served in Major Rogers Rangers 3 yrs. 

Lost 2 horses, 1 Cow, 30 Bushel Wheat, 40 Potatoes, furni- 
ture, very little, utensils. These things were at his Brother in 
Laws, John Ward, near Fort Ann. They were found out to be 
Claimt s. things & taken by the Rebels. 

(46) . THOS. HARRIS, Wits. : 

Knew that Claimt. had 2 horses, 1 Cow, furniture, &c. Knew 
that he left them with one Ward & that the Americans found them 
to be Claimts. & took them away. 

N.C. ASA RICHARDSON, Wits. : 

September 27. Knew that Claimt. had a mare & colt & Cow & furniture. 

They were left with Ward. Heard they were found out & taken 

from Ward when Claimt. went to Canada. 

884. CLAIM OF ASA RICHARDSON, FORMERLY CHARLOTTE Co. 

Claimt. says: 

He resiled partly at Coator Cor. & Sorell in the Fall '83 & 



the Winter. 

Is a native of America, lived in Kingsboro. Was with Gen. 
Burg, but w^s then ill, did not serve. In '80 came to Canada, 
was incorporated with Col. Jessup's Regimt., continued with them 
till they were discharged. 



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Produces a Pass in Aug., 1777, from Burg's. Head Quarters. 

Had 21 acres of Meadow in Kingsburg^, bought them 3 or 4 No . i. 
years before the war of one Copel in Considn. of 6<, cleared H 
afterwards. Vals. at 100 York. 

House & 15 acres of Lease Land in Wood Creek, bought the No - >L 
improvemts. Produces a Paper by which it appears he bought C 47 )- 
these improvemts. in 1772, all improved. Yals. at 40 Hal. 
Does not know what has become of his Land. 

2 horses,' 1 taken by the Indians, 1 by the Rebels, 1 Ox, 1 
Cow, 2 young Cattle, Some Rebels took them by armed force from 
his Wife. 2 Hogs, do., utensils, furniture, taken by Rebels. 

30 bushels of Wheat, various kinds of grain, some flax, 12 
Tons Hay, he lost part in '77, part when he went into Canada, 
most of it by the Rebels. 

SAML. BRUXSOX, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he was always considered Loyal, he was with 
Gen. Burg, at Ske nsboro, afterwards went to Canada. Was in- 



corporated in Jessops Regt. 

Knew No. 1, 20 acres, bought of one Copel some years be- 
fore ye War & was in Possession of it. Most of it improved. 

Knew No. 2, there was some Improvemt., 15 or 20 acres, he 
lived there. iHe h d a pretty good Stock. The Rebels took a 
Considerable part. 

885. Case of SAML. BROWNSON, late of Kingsbury, Charlotte N.C. 

Co. September 27. 

Claimt. says: O Id and infirm 

He was at Sorel in the Fall of '83 & the Winter. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Kingsbury. Came to St. 
John's in 1778. He could not stay, Consistant with his Prin- (48). 
ciples. He had some Contract in the Engineers Departmt., after- 
wards joined Major Jessups, continued till he was invalided, 
served about 4 years. 

He had fifty acres in Kingsbury, his own Land, he had these No j 
fifty acres for settling on the Land 20 years ago, this was all clear. 
There was a good house & Barn. 

Vals. Land at 3 per acre York, exclusive of House & build- 
ings. 

iHe had besides, a Lease Lot of 192 acres, the Lease was for NO. 2. 
999 years at 1 sh. per acre after 10 years, taken of Charles Ward, 



Abtthorpe, 30 acres of this improved. The Landlord has taken 
all this Lot, by re-enterinsr for non Dayment of Rent. 

He has also taken No. 1, pretending it to be part of the Lease. 

Had also a Lease Lot of one Smith 15 years ago, this was 242 
acres at 1 sh. per acre after 10 yrs. He had a Tenant upon it. 

This has been reentred upon for Non Paymt. of Rent. This 
was not improved. 

He had a Considerable Stock, the Cattle were taken away by 
the Rebels. 



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No. 49 



(49). 4 Cows, 4 Oxen, by rebels. 6 Calves, 8 Logs, by Indians, 

furniture, utensils. 

ASA RICHARSON, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he was a Loyalist, he Coined the Brit, in '80, 
served with Major Jessup. 

Knew his Property at Kingsbury. 

No. 1. He had 50 acres of his own for settling, thinks he 
settled in '63, all Clear. He built a large House & largo Barn. 

He had also a Lease Lot from Abthorpe, a good Deal of this 
was Clear, the land not very valuable. 

He had also a Lease Lot from one Smith, he had a Tenant 
of 50 acres upon it. 

He had a large Stock of Cattle. 



N.C. 

September 27. 



(50). 



A good man. 



N.C. 
September i 



(51). 



886. Case of EBENEZER WASHBURN, late of Rutland, Char- 
lot Co. 

Claimt. says : 

He resided at Yamaska in ye fall '83 & the Winter 

Is a native American, lived at Rutland, joined Burg '77, 
was taken prisoner, sent to different Gaols. Got into Canada in 
'78. Served from that time in Major Jessup's Corps as Seargt. 
till reduced. 

Had 100 acres in Rutland, bought in 1775 of Saml. Yeack, 
thinks he gave 120 Lawful for it, pd. in Cattle, &c., none im- 
proved. He himself improved 4 or 5 acres, there were no build- 
ings, does not know what is become of it. Vals. it at 200 York. 

Had a yoke of Steers, Horse & Cow, they were at his Brother 
in Laws. Taken by a Scouting party of Rebels after he joined 
Genl. Burg. 

ROBERT PERRY, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he joined Burg., was taken Prisnr. soon a^ter 
in '78. Went to Canada again, served with Major Jessup Corps 
all the War. 

He had 100 acres in Rutland, bought before the War, he 
had a Deed, Witness saw it, a little was Cleared. He had a horse, 
a yoke of Small Oxen, 2 Cows, they were on Witness's Lands. 
He left them when he went to join Burg. They were taken by 
the Continentals, as Witness was informed, they were known to 
be Claimts. 

887. Claim of ROBT. PERRY, late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says : 

He resided at Mashish in the Fall '83 & the Winter. 

Is a native of America, lived in Rutland Township, Vermont. 
Joined Burg, early in 1777, returned to Canada after ye Capi- 
tulation. Served in Major Jessup's Corps. Produces his Dis- 
charge. 



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Had 50 acres in Rutland. Produces Deed from Epkraham NO. i. 
Derwon to Claimt. & David Shorey of 100 acnes in Rutland in 
Considn. of 37, dated '76. 

Says this was bought in '72 & the money was paid at differ- 
ent times. He had not the Deed till the whole was pd., which is 
ye Reason that Deed bears Date in '76, half belonged to Claimt, 
about 30 acres Clear. 

Vals. the Clear Land J Joe per acre to Clear it. 

Produces Certificates of Sale of this Estate from John Fasset 
& Certificate from Thos. Chittenden of Confiscation of all Claimts. 
Estate. 

Produces Deed from Gideon Walker of 55 acres in Rutland NO. 2. 
in Consid.n. 4. 72, none Clear. 

Produces Deed of 13 acres & J in Considn. of 4.2. '75, 
none of this Clear. 

He had parted with 13 acres of No. 2, 1 Horse, 1 yoke oxen, seems a good 
Cows, 6 Sheep, 6 Hogs, farming utensils, furniture. 

Left them at the Place when he went away. Has been al- 
ways informed the rebels took them in '77. He also had Wheat, 
& Corn in the ground & Grass ready ,to cut. 

DANL. WALKER, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. Knew_his Place, he bought it some years be- ( 52 ). 
fore he came away. Heard of his purchasing No. 2. 

EBENEZER WASHBURN, Wits. : 

Knew his Place No. 1 in Rutland, he bought it he thinks in 
1773. Thinks he had 30 acres Clear. Knew he had other Lands. 
Knew his Stock, 4 Cows, 1 Horse & other things. 

N.C. 

888. Case of ISAAC LORRAWAY, late of Litchfield Co., Con- September 2?u 
nect. 

Claimt. says : 

He was at St. Michels in the Fall '83 & during the Winter. 



Is a native of America, lived in Susquehana, joined the Brit, 
in '78. Joined Sir John's Regt. Served during the War. 

Had 300 acres on Susquehana, had it 5 years, had it from the 
office at Philadelphia for 5 per 100 acres. A large Tract was 
taken up at the same time by 30 families. Had Cleared 18 acres, 
had built house & Barn. . 

Had 4 Oxen, 3 Cows, 2 Horses, Tools, utensils, furniture. A good man. 

The Rebels took all their Things in 1777. Claimt. was then 
in Prison for his Loyalty. They took his Things & sold them at 
Vendue. /^ 

ISAAC VAN ALSTINE, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. Lands on Susquehana, 18 acres Clear. He 
had 300 acres for his Share, he had a yoke Oxen, 2 young Steers, 
1 Horse, 1 Mare, Tools. The Rebels took them. Witness was 
present. Claimt. was then in Gaol. The Things were sold at 
Vendue. He was in the County at the time & heard of fbe Sale. 



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September 27th 



889. Claim of ISAAC LORRAWAY, JR., late of Connect. 

ISAAC LORRAWAY, Ser., appears: 

Says his Son is taken ill of the Ague. He i s in the Bay of 
Quinty. Could not possibly come. 



He was at St. Michels in the Fall '83 & during the Winter, 
He lived at Susquehana, joined the Brit, in Canada, joined Sir 
John's 2 Battal. Served during the War. 

He had a Lot on the Susquehana, he had it under Connect. 
Govnt. He took it in beginning of War, bought it of Solomon 
Strong, all Woodland. 

ISAAC VAN ALSTINE : 

(M) Knew Claimts. Land, he bought it_ during the War, under 

Connect. Govnt., all Woodland, bought it in 1776 or 1777. 
N c 890. Claim of MATHEW BENSON, late of Bergen Co., E. Jer- 

September 27th SeV * 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Sorel in '83. Is a native of America, lived in 
Bergen Co. Joined the Brit, at New York. He had recruited 
men for Col. Bayard's Regt. Served in Col. Bayard's Regt. till 
they went to Halifax, he was discharged there. Got in the King's 
Brew house, staid till Evacuation of New York. 

Had 30 acres. His Brother has recovered it & sold it, he 
withdraws his Claim. 

2 Cows, 4 Horses, furniture, farming utensils, Cloathes, they 
were plundered by the Rebels because Claimt. was with the Brit, 



This in very 
fair. 



N. C. 
September 27. 



No. 1. 



No. 2. 



No. 3. 



(55). 



891. Claim of JACOB GARDENER, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says: 

He was at the River Le Cheyne in '83. 

Belonged to Jessups Corps. 

Is a native of America. Lived in Rancellor Manor. Joined 
the Brit, in 1777. Went into Canada after the Capitulation, 
Served in Jessups Corps all the War. 

Had 120 acres on Rancellor Manor, took it 10 years before 
he left the Country. He had 10 years free, .then forever paying 
the 10th part of Produce. He built a house & barn. Near 60 
acres Clear. Yals. it at 100. Says it has been sold by Rebels. 

Had 42 acres in Kehterhook District, got a grant just before 
Rebellion began, it had cost nothing & he had done nothing 
upon it. 

64 acres exactly in the same way as No. 2. 

2 yoke of Oxen, 2 Horses, 2 Colts, 6 Sheep, 7 Hogs, Utensils, 
furniture. These things were taken away by the Rebels when- 
he went to Burg. 



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JAMES ROBINS : 

Knew Claimt, lie is a very good Loyalist. 
He had a farm en Rancellors Manor, he had lived upon it 
some years, 20 or 30 acres Clear, remembers his having a yoke of 



oxen, remembers a Horse. 

892. Claim of JOHN WILLIAMS, late of Saratoga. A good man. 

N.C. 

Claimt. says: September 27. 

He was at Hashish in '83. Is a native of Am., lived at Sara- 
toga, joined the Brit, in '81. Came into Canada, joined Major 
Jessups Corps. Served during the War. 

Had 200 acres of Lease Land at Saratoga, He had not got a ^ 46 ) ) 
Lease but was to have had one, he had been settled 2 years before 
the War. 

He had Cleared 40 acres, built a house & Barn. Yals. Clear 
Land at 3 per acre. 1 Horse, 7 horned Cattle, 10 Sheep, 18 
Hogs, utensils, furniture. Lost all these things. 

When the Rebels retreated on Burg arrival they took all A fair man, 
these things because he would not go with them. They plundered too wlha 1 
all those who staid behind, considering them as Tories. 

WM. ROGERS, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. farm, he had been settled some years before 
ye War. Between 30 & 40 acres Clear, he had a horse, yoke of 
Oxen, 4 Cows, doz. Sheep. 

They were all taken on the Retreat of the Rebels. 



893. Claim of WM. ROGERS, late of Saratoga. N. c. 

September 27. 

Claimt. says : 

He resided at Mashish. Is a native of Amer., lived at Sara- 
toga, joined the Brit, in '76, served all the War, was 3 times 
prisoner. 

Had 100 acres Lease Land near Saratoga. Had the Lease 
from one Murray. After 5 years was to pay 1 Sh. per acre, 
had Cleared 30 acres, built 2 houses & a Barn . A very fair 

Had a horse, yoke of Oxen, yoke of Steers, 2 Cows, 18 Hogs, 
furniture, utensils. Lost when the Rebels retreated from Gen. (57). 
Burg. 

JOHN WILLIAMS, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. Place. He had a Lease farm some years be- 
fore the War. About 30 acres Clear. He had a Clean Stock. 2 
Oxen, Steers. All his Stock & Effects were plundered in the Re- 
treat of Rebels. 



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No. 



N. C. 
September 27. 



(68). 

A good man, 
somewhat 
disordered in 
is mind. 



N. C. 
September Tt 



N.C. 
September 27. 



(59). 



894. Claim of ICHOBAD HAWLEY, late of Achington. 

Clainit. says: 

He resided at tlie River De Chene in '83. Is a native of Am, 
Lived at Ashington, joined Genl. Burg at Skeensboro. Made hit 



Escape at Ticonderago. Was taken Prisoner & carried into ye 
Cols., obliged to run the gauntlet. In '80 got to Canada. Join- 
ed Major Jessup, served all the War. 

Lost 2 horses, Joiners ~ Carpenters Tools, Cloathes. Los1 
at different times, Cloathing lost when he was taken Prisnr. neai 
Ticenderago. Lost the other things in '80. He was then taken 
Prisoner, made his Escape & left the Things mentioned which were 
tal^en by the Rebels. 

ISAAC BRISCOW, Wits. : 

Knew that Claimt. had Joiners & Carpenters Tools. Speaks 
of his Loyalty & Sufferings. 

DAVID WILLIAMS, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he was a tradesman, had Tools for Joiners & 
Carpenters work. 

895. Claim of Jos. CONKLIN, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says : Fall of '83 he was at La Chene & that Winter, 

Is a native of America. Lived at Albany Co., joined the 

Brit, as far as he could. Had 2 Sons in the Brit. Army. Was 

too old himself to serve. Did not come within the Lines during 

the War. v^ame in in the Spring after ye Peace. 



Claims for Cattle, a Mare & Colt, 2 or 3 Cows, taken at dif- 
ferent times on acct. of his Loyalty & for 100 fine. Was often 
imprisoned. 

Claims nothing for Lands or Tenements. 

896. Case of JAS. MARSH, late of Wethersfield, Vermt. 

Claimt. says : 

He was at St. Johns in '83. Is a native of A., lived IE 
Vermont, joined the Brit, in '80, served with Major Rogers dur- 
ing the War. 

Produces his Discharge. 

Had 100 acres in Wethersfield, bought in '72 of Wm. Up- 
ham. Wild Land then, he Cleared 20 acres, built a house & 
Barn. 

It is sold. 

Had yoke of oxen, 2 Cows, 6 Sheep, 7 Hogs, furniture, uten- 
sils, taken by the Rebels when he left home on acct. of his joining 
the Brit. 

LEVI WARNER, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. farm, given him by his Father in Law, 8 01 
9 acres Clear when Wits, knew it. He had a yoke of Oxen, 2 
Cows, when Wits, knew the Place. 



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897. Claim of JOHN BAKER, late of Bergin Co., E. Jersey. N. c. 

September 27. 

Claimt. 'says : 

He resided at Sorel in '83. Is a native of England. Came to 
America many years ago. Lived in the Jerseys, joined the Brit, 
at New lork, continued with them all the War as a guide & 
Pilot. 

He had some Cloathes & Household furniture burnt in the 
Jerseys. He was then with the Army, he had some furniture 
which he was endeavoring to carry to New York, the first time (60) 
Lord Cornwallis was there. It was at Hackinsac after they left 
the Place. The Rebels set fire to the House. Estimates his Loss 
at 10. 

This was done in moving his Things. seems a fooiisi 

Lost a Cow but does not know how. SE&iT" 

Says he never got a farthing for his services as guide and claim for pay 

T,., , J as guide and 

Pilot. pilot. 

JOHN PARSAL, Wits. : 

Says Claimt. was meaning to carry his things to New York. 
There was a fire at Ternfly where these things were. Pots, Pans 
& bedding he had brought them there 2 days before. It was just 
about the Time that Mr. Washington's Light Horse were des- 
troyed. 



898. Claim of BARNABAS HOUGH, late of Charlotte Co. N. c. 

September 27. 

Claimt. says he resided at St. Johns in '83. Is a native of 
Am. Lived at Paulet, Vermont, joined the Brit, in 1777, was 
left sick when Burn- was taken. Went into Canada in July, '78. 
Served in Jessups Regt. all the War. 

Had 100 acres in Paulet, bought a year or year \ before he NO. i. 
went to Gen. Burg. Produces Deed from F. Willard of a Tract 
of 50 acres in Considn. of 100 York. ( 61)< 

Says he gave Lands in exchange for No. 1, not Money. Does 
not know what the lands so given cost him. Vals. it at 100 
Hal. 

Produces Deed from John Stark of 50 acres in Considn. 50 No 2 - 
York, 1775. ie pd. Cattle for this Land. 

Produces Chittenden's Certificate of Confiscation of all hi* 
Estate & Fasset Certificate of Sale of No. 1 & of Confiscation of 
his Estate, real & personal. Yals. it at 50 Hal. Of No. 1 15 . 
or 16 acres were Clear. There was a Dwelling house & Black- 
smiths Shop. 

Had 2 yoke of Oxen, 2 Cows, 7 Hogs, utensils, Tools, taken 
by the Rebels in '77 ,when Claimt. went to Burgn. 



WM. FAIRFIELD, Wits. : 

Knew his Lands in Paulet, 8 or 10 acres of No. 1 were Clear. 
Yals. Clear Land at 3 pr. acre. 



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No. 49 



ciaimt.agood Knew No. 2, 50 acres, 3 or 4 acres Clear, no buildings. HP 

had 2 :\yoke of Oxen, 2 Cows, ye other things, thinks they were 
plundered. He joined the King's Army in '77. 



N/C. 
September 27. 



(62) 



Claimt. a 
drunken dog. 



N. C. 



(64). 



899. Claim of DAVID JACKSON, late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says : 

He resided at Oswego in '83. Is a native of England. Came 
to America in '72, was settled at Skeensboro, joined the Brit, in 
'80, served in St. John's 2nd Batall. 

Had 100 acres in Skeensboro, Lease Land, 20 acres Clear, 1 
Horse, 4 Cattle, furniture, utensils. 

JAMES JACKSON, Wits.: 

Claimt. had a Lease of 100 acres at Skeensboro, had it in'72, 
He had Cleared 14 acres. 

He lost 3 Steers, 1 Horse^ some furniture, a little farm uten- 
sils. 



(63). 



N. C. 
September 28. 



900. Claim of LEVI WARXER, late of New Hampshire. 

Claimt. was at Si. John's in '83. 

Is a native of A., lived at New Hampshire, joined Gen. Burg. 
Served till end of War. Produces his Discharge. 

Lost Property in Claremont, New Hamps. Had a small 
House & Garden given by his Father, given many years ago. 
Says he came off in the night, left furniture, Weavers Tools, 1 
Cow, 1 Heifer, 3 horses. Heard these things were taken by the 
Committee of the Town. 

JOSEPH MARSH, Wits. : 

Knew that Claimt. had a house in Claremont, given him by 
his Father. When he went to join Burg he_left a stock, a Cow, 
heifer, Hogs, Weavers Tools, &c., thinks the Rebels had them. 

901. Claim of MATTHIAS ROSE, of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says he resided at Quebec in the Fall '83. 

Says he delivered his Claim to Col. Peters, he was then go- 
ing home to England. He told Claimt. he was going & would 
take care of the Claim & promised to lodge it at Home. 



Is a native of A. Lived at Saratoga, joined the Brit, in '76, 
Went with Burg in '77, taken Prisnr. in '81, joined the Brit, 
again in Cana., joined Jessups Corps. Continued till the Regt, 
was reduced. 

Had 100 acres Lease Land at Saratoga, it was a Lease for 20 
years, 20 yrs. before the War. Had Cleared 20 acres, built a 
house, 5 horses, 6 Cattle, 10 Hogs, furniture, utensils. The 
Rebel* took all these things on their retreat from Burg. 

WM. ROGERS, Wits. 

Knew his farm at Saratoga. Remembers him in Possession 
long before ye War, 15 acres Clear. Knew his Stock, 5 horses, 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1021 



3 or 4 Cows, 2 young heifers, hogs, furniture, cloathes, utensils, 
taken when ye rebels retreated. They took all the things that be- 
longed to persons who were with the Brit. 

902. Claim of JOHN Ho WELL, late of Tryon Co. N.a 

September 28. 

Claimi. says : 

He was at Cataraqui in '83. Is a nat. of A. Lived at Johns- 
town. Joined the Brit, in '77, has served all the War in Sir 
Johns Regt., 3 yrs. Seargt. Major. 

Had 170 acres of Land near Mayfields in Tryon Co. It was a 
Lease from Abraham Down about 12 years ago, came to Claimt. 
on his Father's Death, a Lease forever at 5 rent. A good man. 

30 acres' were Clear, built a Log House & Barn. Vals. Clear 
Land 4 York pr. acre. 

Lost 1 Heifer, 1 Cow, 7 hogs, Wagon, utensils. 

ABIJAH CHRISTIE, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. from near Mayfield. There was a Considerable 
^Clearance. He lived there. His Father lived with him. They 
(had a Considerable Stock. His Father died at Beginning of War. 
It came to Claimt. on his Father's death. (65). 

903. Claim of JAMES COTTER, late of Albany Co. N. c. 

September 28. 

(jlaimt. says : 

He resided at Cot au Lac. A Detachmt. of 1st Battll. was 
doing duty there. Is a native of Ireland. Came to America 36 
yrs. ago. Lived in Johnstown. Came with Sir John to Canada 
at first. Served all the War. 

Had 100 acres Lease Land from Sir Wm. Johnson at 6 per 
Ann., Lease forever, had it a long while before Sir Wm. J's 
Death. Ha^ Cleared 30 acres, built a Log house. 

2 horses, 2 Cows, 3 yearlings, 5 hogs, furniture, utensils. 



Rebels took them when he joined Sir John Johnson. 

GEORGE MORDOFF, Wits.: A good man. 

Knew his Place, it was a Lease farm from Sir Wm. J., about 
25 acres Clear. He had Cattle & horses on the Place, the Rebels 
.had them. 

904. Claim of WM. FAIRFIELD, late of Powlet Township. September 28, 

C'aimt. says : 

He is a native of A. Resided in Powlet Township, joined the ( 66 )- 
'Brit, in '78. Served in Jessups Corps all the War. 

Produces Strong Certificates to Service & Loyalty from 
.Major Jessup. 



1022 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



NO. i. liad 50 acres in Powlet T. Produces Deed from Sim Sears 

to Claimt. of 50 acres in Powlet in Considn. 20, '75. It was not 
Clear when he bought it, 12 or 14 acres Clear, no builds. 

NO. -2. This was 50 acres that had belonged to Abner Blanchard. He 

had mortgaged to one Van Slick for 20. Claimt. had bought 
it of Blanchard & was to pay off the mortgage of 20. 



He had not got a Deed from Blanchard and it appears from 
several Papers produced that Claimt. was not to have a Deed lill 
he had pd 20 to Van Slick, so that he can have no Claim ex- 
cep tfor what he had paid Blanchard, which was 30 York. 

Claimt. lived on this Lot. 

No - 3 - 50 acres in do. bought of John Abbot, produces Deed, Con- 

sidn. 25 in 17T6. 

The War had begun, but he thought it safer to lay out his 
money so. 5 acres Clear, 4 withdrawn, 5 withdrawn. 
No. e. 150 acres in Powlet T. bought of Ebenezer Hulbard, produces 

(67). Deed. Considn. 169 Lawful, dated 1777. 

N - 7 - Had another Lot of 50 acres bought of Hen. Markes in Powlet 

Towns., 15 yrs. ago. He bought a whole right for 30, he had 
parted with all but 50 acres, all this was Wild & Confiscated. 
NO. s. Had also 100 acres bought of Do., this has been sold for 

Taxes. 

Produces full Certificates of Confiscation & Sale of all the 
above Lands Except No. 8, with Copies of the Deeds of Sale. 

He produces a Valuation of his Property by 2 persons in the 
State of Vermont, both real & personal. 



A very good ^ J st ^ Cows, 4 yearlings, 4 horses, 35 Sheep, utensils, f urni- 

man, be allow- ture. Taken by the American Army when Burgoyne was coming 
ed^whatwe Qn -g^ gayg all Q att j e was fai ven o ff ? b u t those who were friends 

to the Americans had the Privilege to get their Cattle again. 

BERNABAS HOUGH, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. Est. Knew several Pieces of Land that he 
had in Poulet Township. 

Knew No. 1, 10 acres Clear. Knew No. 2, bought of one 
Blanchard, 20 acres Clear. No. 3, knew it, it was not much im- 
proved. He had other Lots. Wits, knew No. 6, 25 acres Clear. 

Heard of his owning Lands in No. 7. Knew his Stock, agrees 
with Claimts. accit. 

905. Claim of ELENOR MAYBEE, Widow of Peter Maybee, 

September 28. ] a t e of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says : 

She resided in Sorel in '83 Her Eldest Son, John, is 22 yrs. 
of age. She is married to Joseph Hoffman. Her Son lives with 
him. 

Her late Husb., Peter, was a native of America, lived at 
Saratoga, joined the Brit, in '76, joined Col. Jessop. Died in 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1023 



Canada the Winter of '77. He had been with Burg, served that 
Campaign. She went to Canada Summer after Husbs. death. 

Her Husb. had 150 acres in Duchess Co., he had it by gift NO. i. 
from his Father 20 years ago on his marriage. He lived there 4 
years. yO acres Clear, he let it when he went away. She thinks 
the Rent was 19 per Ann. 

He went & settled at Saratoga on Lease Land, he had a Lease NO. 2. 
for 3 Lives 8 or 9 years before the War. He had about 100 acres, 
rent was 4.10 York after ten years. He had improved 60 acres. 
Has heard a rebel officer is settled on No. 1. 

He had 2 good horses, 2 Cows, 2 Calves, 18 Sheep, 16 Hogs, 
furniture, utensils, Cloathes. 'Claimt. was in Possession of the 
Place. All these things were taken from her in Summer '77, 
taken by the Rebels because her Husband had gone to Canada. 

JONAS AMEY, Wits. : 

Knew the late Peter Maybee, he joined the Brit, in '76, serv- 
ed in Burg's Campaign, died the Winter after. Knew his farm 
at Saratoga, it was a Lease farm, 60 acres Clear. He had been 
there some years before the War. He had a pretty good Stock. 

MARTIN HOVER, Wits. : 

Knew Peter Maybee. Remembers his coming to Saratoga. 



Heard he had left a farm of his own when he came there. 

906. Claim of DUNCAN BELL, late of Charlotte Co. N c 

~-, . September 28. 

{Jlaimt. says : 

He resided at St. John's in '83. 

Is a native of Scott. Came to A., lived in Charlotte Co. 
Coined the Brit, in '78. Served in Rogers Rangers all the War as 
Seargt. 

Had 3 horses lost when he was carrying Genl. Hald. Des- 
patches. Had 2 horses at his Father's at Fort Edward, they were 
taKen by the Rebels in '79. (70). 

Had an Ox & 2 Cows at his Father's at the same time. Lost 
Cloathes & 2 fire locks at his Father's. 



BELL, Wits. : 

Says he lived at Fort Edward. His Son had 2 horses, an Ox 
& 2 Cows, they were his property, the Rebels took them, 2 guns 
& Cloathes, the rebels took them when he went to Canada. 



907. Claim of EDWARD CARSCALLEN, late of Charlotte Co. NC 

Claimt. says: September 28. 

He resided at St. Tuse in '83. 

Is a native of Ireland. Came to America many years ago. 
Lived in ^amden Dist., joined the Brit, in '76 at Crown Point. 



1024 THE REPORT OF THE No. 



Carried in 20 men. Served as an officer under Peters, MacKay & 
Jessup. Served during War. 

(7i). Had 350 acres Leased Land in Charlotte Co. near Allington, 

had this Lease in '70, it was a Lease to 10 persons. Claimts. 
Share, 350 acres, a Lease forever at 6d per acre. 

Cleared 50 acres, Log house & barn. 

Vals. Clear Land at 3.15 per acre Hal. Crcy. Wild Land 
at 1 York. 

Mr. Duane has got the lands again. 

1 yoke Oxen, 3 horses, 1 yoke Steers, 1 Cow, 11 hogs, utensils, 
Cloathes, furniture Tools, Itaken by the rebel Army on Bulrg's 
coming. 

PETER DETLOR, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. Remembers he joined the Brit, with a num- 
ber of men in '76, served all the War. Knew his Place, he had 
it some years before the War, 2 or 300 acres, 50 acres Clear. 
Knew his ktock, 3 horses, & agrees with Claimts. acct. 



VALENTINE DETLOR, Wits. : 

Knew the farm, 350 acres, he had it 7 years before the War, 
50 acres Clear. There were many partners in the Lease origin- 
ally, but each had taken their share. Agrees in the acct. on the 
Stock. 

N.C. 908. Claim of WM. SCHERMERHORN, late of Albany Co. 

September 28. 



., Widow, appears: 

( 7 2). Says she came to Canada in the fall '83. Her Husb. came to 

meet her at St. John's. Thinks he came Early in October. They 
went on her arrival to the River au Chaine & staid there all the 
Winter. Went thro' Montreal but made no stay. 

Her Husb. was at that time almost out of his mind from his 
Distresses. 

Her Husb. was a native of America, lived af Hilberg when 
Rebel, broke out. 

TMS acct. con Her Husb. was very active from the first in support of the 

M r e stewan ev Kings cause. Joined Genl. Burg. He was taken Prisoner after 

john!on Jn ' Burg's. Defeat. He was to have carried Despatches from Burg. 

to Clinton, fell sick & was taken prisonr, kept a Prisoner a 

twelve month. Got to Canada afterwards. Carried a number of 



men. The men went into Butler's Rangers. 

Her Husb. was to have had a Commission but he never got 
it. He continued in Canada, died in June last. Left Claimt. 
his Widow, John, his Eldest Son, only 12 years old & 4 other 
Children, all living with their Mother. 

Her Husb. had 3 farms in Rancellor Manor. These were 
Leased Lands, Lease forever, thinks the 10th part of Produce was 
payable for Rent. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 102; 



He bought the improvemts., there was a Considerable Clear- (73). 
ance. All these farms laid together, he had had them for many 
years. 

He had 6 horses, 17 Cattle, 13 Sheep, a good many hogs, a 
great Quantity of Grain of dif. kinds, furniture, utensils. 

Says she was driven from her Place and all (these things were 
destroyed or plundered by the Rebels. 

Sir J. Johnson & Revd. Mr. Steward Certified to me strongly 
as to the Loyalty & Services & Sufferings of the said W. Sker- 
merhorn. 

909. WM. BELL, JUR., Charlotte Co. N. c. 

_-, . September 28. 

Claimt. say?: 



He was at St. John's in '83. 

Is a native of Scotland. Came young to A. Lived at Fort 
Edward. Joined the Brit, in '77, served ever since in Rogers 
Rangers. 

Lost 4 horses, 2 Cows, 4 Hogs. 

They were at his Father's, they were taken in '77 by the 
Rebels. They were known to be Claimts., he was driving the 2 
cows to Gen. Burg. Army, they were taken by the Rebels. 

ADAM WENT, Wits. : (74). 

Knew that Claimt. had 4 horses, they were plundered by the 
rebels, he had 2 Cows. 

910. Claim of ADAIM VANT, late of Charlotte Co. N.C. 

September 28. 

Claimt. says : 

9 He resided at La Chine in '83. 

Is a native of Germany^ Came to A. in 1751, lived in Kings- 
tury. Joined the Brit, in '79, served aB tie War. 

Had Leased Land, 15 acres in Kingsbury, Is. per acre rent, 
most improved, it was a town Lot. He had built the house him- 
self, it was a Lease forever. Vals. it at 100. 

3 Cattle, 3 Hogs, utensils, furniture, taken by the rebel 
Comrs. after Burg's, defeat. 

WM. BELL, JUR., Wits. : 

Knew the Place, it was a Town Lot, 15 acres, he had built 
ihe House. Remembers 2 Cattle. He had good furniture, heard A go0 d man. 
it was taken by the Rebels. Saw his House in Possession of the 
Rebels. 

911. ELISHA PHILIPS, late of Charlotte Co. N c 

Claimt. says he resided at St. John's in '83. Is a native of A. September 28. 
Lived at Kingsb. Joined in '77, served all ye War in Rogers 
Rangers. 

Lost a horse, a yoke of Steers, Grain & Hay cut, taken by the 
Rebels in '77. ,--. 



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No. 49 



SAML. BROWNSON, Wits. : 

Knew that Claimt. had a yoke of Steers & a horse, understood 
they were taken by the Rebels. He had a farm on shares, he had 
some Hay, thinks it was taken by Burg's. Army. 



N. c. 

September 28. 



912. GEORGE FINKLE, late of Albany Co. 



Claimt. says : 

Was at Cataraqu^ in '83. 

Is a native of A. Lived at 



-, near Albany, joined in 



'77, served 4 or 5 years. He had some Lands but not having got 
his title he made no Claim. Had Stock on this Land. 

6 horses, 6 Cattle, 14 Sheep, utensils, good furniture, Cloathes. 



A very fair 
man 



The rebel Rangers & rebel Comrs. took them in '77, just after 
Burg. Defeat. Some were sold at Yendue. 

HERCULES CONKRIGHT, Wits. : 

Claimt. had some Lands at Pushtain Kiln. He had horses 
& Cattle, 6 Cattle, 5 Horses, Sheep, a good Stock, lived well. 

Nt c . 913. Claim of HERCULES CONK WRIGHT, Albany Co. 

September as. Claimt. says : 

He was at Isle au Noix in '83. 

Is a nati.e of A., lived in Albany Co., joined in '77, served 
ever since. 

(76). Had Stock on his Father's Land near Pushtain Kiln, 2 horses, 

A good man. 2 Cows, 1 yearling, 4 hogs, utensils. 

All these things left with his Mother when he joined the 
Brit. They were all sold at Vendue. 

GEO. FINKLE : 

Knew Claimt. had some Stock. Knows that some were sold at 
Yendue. 

His Mother's things & his were sold too. They were sold on 
acct. of his joining the Brit. 



N. C. 
September 28. 



No. 1. 



No. 2. 



(77). 



914. MATHIAS ROSE, Sen., late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says : 

Resided at St. Johns in '83. 

Is a native of A., lived at Saratoga; joined in r 80. 
Served ever since in Jessup's. Produces discharge. 

Had Leased Lands at Saratoga. 

100 acres. A Lease for the Life of Rob. Livingston. Ha'd 
cleared 50 acres. Built a clover house. 

Had a 40 acre Lot, adjoining this was disputed Land. 
Claimt. took possession of it & cleared 10 acres. 

Lost 16 Cattle, of all 4 were oxen, 6 horses, 20 Hogs, 6 
sheep, utensils, furniture, cloathes to amt. of 60, taken by the 

65a AR. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1027 



Rebels when Burg, was surrounded. Took Claimt. a Prisnr. at A good 
same time because he would not join them. 
He had 2 Sons in the King's Army. 

ELVE SNIDER, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. 's Property. He had considerable improvmts. 
on his land at Saratoga and a very large stock, 16 head of Cattle, 
20 hogs, 6 horses, 6 sheep, utensils, furniture. Knows that all 
these things were taken by Rebels. She lived at the house at this 
time. 



915. JAMES JOHNSON, late of Charlotte Co. N. c. 

Resided at Mashishe. Is a native of Ireland. Came you ng september28 - 
to Am.; lived on Artillery Pat.; joined in 77. Served ever since. 

Had 125 acres in Artillery Patent. Lease was 999 years at 
Is. pr. acre. Took it in '71. Cleared 30 acres. Built a house. 

Had 9 Cattle, 2 horses, 5 hogs, furniture & utensils. These ^s 00 *""" 1 . 
things were taken by the Rebels in '77. 

Produces a affidavit from Cyrenens Parks & Saml. Welch, 
that Claimt. had a farm 30 or 40 acres clear & a good stock. 

Claimt. says : 

916. YAL. DETLOR, late of Charlotte Co. N.C. 

He resided at Carleton Island & Le Chine. September 28. 

Is a native of Ireland. Came to America in '56. Settled in 
Camd. Dist. ; joined in '76 at Crown Point. Served during War. 

Had 312 acres Lease Land in Camd. Dist. They had a Deed 
of a large Tract of Land amongst 10 of them. Carskallen was one 
7 years before the War. They were to have fresh Deeds, each 
for his own share. They had not got their deeds but they had 



each got their own shares laid out. 

Claimt's share was 312 acres, 25 acres clear, built a House & 
barrack. 

When Claimt. went away the Rebels turned away his wife 
& family & so thev did to the other Families. 

1 yoke oxen, 1 do Steers, 3 Cows, 13 Sheep, utensils, furni- 
ture, potatoes, corn in the ground. 

Says this is not Vermont; the line runs between Canada & 
Ashington. 

* 

JOHN EMBURY, Wits. : (79). 

Knew Claimt. 's place. He had 16 or IV acres Clear . He had 
near 300 acres. He had a yoke of oxen & cattle & sheep, taken by 
the Rebels on acct. of his having joined the Brit. 

Claimt. says : 

917. Claim of JOHN EMBURY, late of Charlotte Co. N . c . 

^ He was in Montreal in '83. Savs he sent his Claim by september = 28 ' 
Major Leake. Gave it him in the Fall. 



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No. 49 



Is a native of Ireland. Came young to Am. Lived in Can- 
ada Dist. ; joined in '76. Served some time. Served in '77. Was 
afterwards in Engineer's Department. 

Had 125 acres of Lease Land in Camden Dist., part of the 



His share 
Steers, 1 



N. C. 



ciaimt. a 



little (o be 
allowed. 



Tract of which Detlor & Carskallen had some share, 
was only 125. 

Had 15 acres Clear. Built Log house. Yoke of 
Cow, 5 Sheep, 1 Mare. Taken by the Rebels. 

Saved furniture & utensils. 

VAL. DETLOR, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. 's place. He had 125 acres of the Leased Land 
for his share, 15 acres Clear. Agrees in acct. of Stock. 

918. JAMES MACKIM, late of Albany Co. 
Claimt Says : 

Was at Sorel in '83. Native of Ireland. Came to A. in '74. 
Settled in Bennington; joined in '76. Served all the War. 

Had 30 acres of Land in Wilson's Patent; bought in 
very gave 10. Cleared 5 acres. 1 Cow, furniture, utensils, 
behind him when he joined the Brit. . 

JOHN EMBURY, Wits. : 

Says Claimt. had some Lands in Wilson's Patent. Does not 
know how much. It was bought before the War. 

EDWARD CARSKALLEN, Wits. : 

Says Claimt. possessed 30 acres in Wilson's Patent, before 
the War. He lived upon it & built a house. Does not know ye 
stock. 



'74; 

left 



N.C. 
September '28. 



919. ELIZ. CLINE, late of Tryon Co. 



Claimt. Says: 

She was at Cataraqui in '83. Is a native of Germany. John 
Cline was her first Husb. Lived at German Flats. He was very 
Loyal. He was known to be so. Had been fined, but he could 
not carry arms, being infirm. He was killed by the Rebel In- 
dians because he would nor go to fight against the King. Left 8 
Daughters, 5 of them are here. Soon after his death his wife & 
daughters came to Canada. 
Good people, ^ e ^ad -^ acres of Land. Took it up 21 years ago. 75 

Sd t avft t of send a . cres c l eare d & fenced. A frame house & Barn, 5 Cows, 3 year- 
Husb V ioyaity lings, 4 mares, 2 wagons, utensils, tools. She left all these things 
Thei? r w?trwa, when sfce came away within the Brit. Lines. She would not 
111 stay with the Rebels. 

She is now married to John Nicholas. 



;8i). 



N. C. 
September 28. 



920. JOHN HOUGH, Albanj Co. 

He was at Cataraqui in '83. Is a native of Germany. Lived 
at Johnstown. Joined in '76; was prisoner, then joined Sir John's 
Corps. Served all the War. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1029 



He had some Lands but had no lease. Had some stock. 4 
horses, 2 Cows, 5 Sheep, 15 hogs. The Rebels took them after he 
joined the Brit. 

921. WILLIAM PEJNDLE, late of Albany Co. N . c. 

. September 28. 

Claimt. Says : 

He was at St. John's in '83; is a nat. of A. Lived at Skeens- 
boro. When Burg, first came to Skeensboro joined Burg. After- 
wards served in Major Roger's Rangers 4 years. Produces his 
Discharge. 

Had a Lease of 111 acres in Skeensboro forever, paying Is. (82). 
pr. acre. 30 acres Clear. Log house. Lost 2 Oxen, 1 Bullock, 
2 horses. Had let his 2 oxen to two people of whom he could 
never get them. 1 horse had for acct. of King's Army by Genl. 
Skeen., the other horse taken by the Rebels, 10 hogs taken by the 
Rebels. 

After being driven from Skeensboro he got to Fort Edward 
& had some other stock. All that he had saved. 

3 Horses, Wagon, Cow, 2 yearlings, furniture, utensils, 
Corn in Stack, Hay, 6 Hogs. 

Most of these were destroyed at Fort Edward by orders of 
Major Carleton in the year 1780 or left when they went away. 



JAMES JACKSON, Wits. : 

Claimt., a lease farm at Skeensboro. 12 acres clear. 
He had a Stock at Fort Edward. The rebels had some. 

922. JOSEPH PRINDLE, late of Albany Co. N c 

~, . September 28. 

(Jlaimt bays : 

He was at St. Johns in '83. Is a Nat. of A. .Lived in Skeens- 
boro; joined in '80. Served all the War. Produces his dis- 
charge. 

Had stock at Seth Sherard's house at Skeensboro. 1 horse, 2 
Swine, tools, corn, hay. When he went off with Major Carleton 
left these things behind. 

923. TIMOTHY PRIKDLE, late of Albany Co. 

N. C. 

Claimt. was at St. John's in '83. Joined the Brit, in '80. geptember28 . 
Served all the War. 

Claimt. resided at Kingsboro. Had a stock on some lands 
that happened to be vacant. 

2 horses, 3 cows, 4 swine, 6 small do., tools. 

When Major Carleton left Skeensboro these things were left 
behind, part destroyed. The Rebels had 1 mare. Thinks most 



of the things were destroyed by Major Carleton's Party before 
i-iey retreated. 

WM. PRINDLE, Wits. : 

Confirms mis acct. of his Bros.' stock. 



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THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 



N. C 
September 28. 

The acct. of 
these 3 Bros. & 
Father seems 
true, but Q. 
whether we 
can allow for 
losses which 
happened from 
Major Carle- 
ton's retreat. 
They seem 
good men. 
N.C. . 
September 29. 



<84). 



N.C. 

Seplember 29. 



(85). 

V. Perry's 
claim. 



A good man. 



N.C. 
September 29. 



924. JOEL PRINDLE, late of Albany Co. 

Timothy Prindle, son, attends. His Father is very old & in- 
firm, not able to attend. 

He was at St. Johns in '83. He came in ye year '80. Joined 
Major Carleton. Left his property at Keensboro & Kingsbury. 

A quantity of wood, 3 Cows, 4 Horses, Hogs, furniture, 
utensils, cloaths. It was impossible to move the things. They 
had only 1 Wagon for 5 families. 

925. ISAAC YAN ALSTINE, late of Pens. 

Claimt. resided at Cote de Lac in '83. Is a Nat. of A . 

Resided at Susquehana when Rebellion broke out. Joined in '78. 
Served in Sir John's Regt. all the War. 

Had 300 acres Land Susquehana, 5 years before the War; 
had no deed. Cleared 4 or 5 acres. Built a house. Lost 1 
.tiorse, driven off by the Rebels, furniture, utensils very little. 

. ISAAC LARRAWAY, Wits. : 

Claimt. had cleared 4 acres. He had been in Possession be- 
fore the War. Had a mare. He had a Plough & harrow & a 
little furniture. 

926. DAVID SHOREY, late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says he was at Carleton Island in '83. Is a Nat. of 

A ; lived in Vermont on Otter Creek; joined Burg. Served 

in the 84th 8 years. Produces his discharge. Had 50 acres 
bought in partnership with Robt. Perry, vi. his claim. Produces 
the Deed bought in '72. Built a house, 25 acres of Claimt. 's 
share clear. 

Produces Certif . of Confiscation and of sale, 1 Cow, .4 year- 
lings, 14 sheep, hogs, furniture, utensils. Taken by the Rebels 
after he joined Burg. 

Produces an afft. from Robt. Perry, that Claimt. had 25 acres 
clear, & the stock above mentioned. 

927. DAVID HARTMAN, late of Albany Co. 



Claimt. Says: 

He is a native of Germany. 
Lived in Albany Co. 



Came to A- 



many years ago. 



Joined Burg. Served all the War in Jessup's Corps. 

Had 150 acres at Tomparing, a Lease for 15 years for noth- 
ing, then to have it forever, paying 1 Bushel of wheat pr. ann. 
A good man. Had the Lease 6 or 7 years before ye War. 20 acres Clear; built 
House & Stables. His wife was turned off in" '78. 

4 horses, 4 cattle, 8 sheep, 16 hogs, furniture, utensils, sold 



(86). 



by the Rebels. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1031 



LIEUT. HOWARD, Wits. : 

Says Claimt. had a good farm, at least 20 acres Clear. 
Seemed to have a good stock. He is a good man. 
stock. 

928. JOHN MACPHERSON, late of Albany Co. N c . 

Claimt. was at Hashish in '83. September 29. 

Nat. of Scot. Came to A. in '74. Settled at Saratoga ; 
joined the Brit, in '76. Served all the War in Jessup's. 

Had 140 acres of leased Land at Saratoga from one Beakman. J^fj^ggJ, 
Had the Lease in '75 for 3 yrs. from Capt. Drummond. The can be allowed. 
Stock was Capt. Drummond's but he was answerable for it. A 
yoke of oxen, 3 cows, & 3 calves. All the furniture was Claimt. 's 
own property. 



Affidait of Capt. Peter Drummond, dated 19th May, 1788, 
stating Claimt. 's property to a considerable amt. Improvements 
& stock. 

929. JACOB DIAMOND, late of Albany Co. 

. September 29th 

Claimt. Says: 

He resided at St. Johns in '83. 

Is a Nat. of A. Lived in Albany Co. Joined Burg, in 77. 
Served to end of the War in Major Rogers' Corps. 

Had a Lease of 100 acres at Saratoga at Is. pr. acre. Had it 
long before ye War. Had cleared 16 acres. ( 87 )- 

Had a yoke of oxen, 1 Cow, farming utensils; left them at 
home; ye Rebels took them. 
1784. 

MR. ROBINS, Wits. : 

Knew his place. He had 5 or 6 acres clear. He had a yoke Very little, 
of oxen & cow, farm utensils. 

930. KENNETH ERASER, late of Albany Co. N.C. 

September 29th 

Claimt. Says : 

He was in the Hospital at Quebec; broke his arm in '83. Had 
sent a Claim to Major Jessup that Fall to be sent to Eng. He 
promised he would take it home. , 



Is a Nat. of Scot. Came 32 yrs. ago to America. Lived at 
Fort Edward. Joined in '77. Served till end of War. Produces 
Discharge. 

Had his allowance for last War, 50 acres near Fort Edward. 
Cleared 25 acres & good meadow besides. Had a house there. 
Had 3 horses, 6 cows, 16 hogs, 4 sheep, flax 100 Wt., 50 Bushels A good man. 
corn, utensils, furniture. The Rebels took them from his wife.f t r e c t ygood 

Had a son killed by the Rebels. 

931. AMOS LUCAS, late of Kingsbury. gL' timber 29th 

SAMUEL BROWNSON, JUN., who has married Susanna, widow ( 88 ) 
of Amos Lucas, deceased, appears. 



1032 THE REPORT OF THE No. 



Says Amos Lucas came to Canada in the Fall '83. 

He was not within the Lines during the War, but was desired 
to stay by Dr. Smith, for the purpose of forwarding expresses. 
Came to St. Johns in the Fall '83. Came from thence to Catar- 
aqui. He lived near Fort Edward. Had been employed in for- 
warding expresses & getting intelligence ever since Burg's lime, 
He had a son in the Army. Staid by Dr. Smith's particular re- 
quest. 



He sold his Lands. 

Lost 4 Oxen, 5 cattle, 10 sheep, 24 hogs, utensils, furniture. 

These things were plundered at different Times, & likely to* 
have been by both Armies. He lost some of the things when the 
Americans retreated on Burg's approach. 

Produces an affidt. from Elisha Philips that Amos Lucas haxF 
the stock above mentioned. 

Feby. 25; h produces Certificate from Thos. Sherwood that 
Claimt. was desired to stay to receive & procure intelligence by 
(89 . him from Dr. Smith. 

N.C. ^32. SIMON SWARTZ, late of Tryon Co. 

September 29th 

Claimt. Says : 

He was in Sir J. first Battn. at Montreal. Gave in Claim to- 
Major Guy, his commanding officer, before the Eegt. was dis- 
banded. 

There was an order in the Regt. for them to give in their 
claims. 

Is a Nat. of A ; lived in Tryon Co.; joined Sir John at 

Oswego. Came thro' the woods with 50 or 60 men under As^itant 
Miller. Thinks in '76. Served till end of War. Produces his- 
Discharge which says he had served 6 yrs. & \. 



His mother came from New York in '83. 

His father, Henry, had a House and 2 Lots of Land in New 
York. He died in New York Govt. He never came within the- 
Lines. On his death this place came to his mother. 

He has now an elder Bro. in ye States and a Sister married to- 
Capt. Grass. Household furniture at Bowman's Creek, at Capt. 
Grass' House, belonging to nis mother taken by the Rebels. 

Capt. Grass Says. 

(90). Henry Swarts died without a Will, so that the mother cd. 

have nothing but for Life in the Premises. 

The eldest son is in ye Colonies. The mother came within 

the Lines, New York, in oune '83 & from thence to Canada. She 

was at Sorell in '83. Says the mother would not come in before 

A good man. tne House & builds, were burnt, 2 Tenements, stable & shop, 2 

Lots worth 200. 

The mother had effects at Witnesses house which were sold at 
vendue. Thinks to amt. of 50 York. They were taken with- 
witnesses effects & sold at vendue, about the year '80. 

The Father had provided for the eldest son in his life time. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1033 



Told the rest of the children to be easy. What was left should 
belong to them. There is only a brother & sister left, besides ye 
eldest. The effects at Witnesses house had belonged to the old 
man. 

933. JOHN MACKENNY, late of Charlotte Co. N c 

Oiaimt. Says: Septemb " 29th 

He was at Lechine in '83. , 

Is a Nat. of Scot. Came last War to A . Lived in Char- 
lotte Co. when Rebellion broke out. He joined in '77. Served (91) . 
till end of the War in Jessup's Corps. Produces discharge. Had 
99 acres .Leased .Land at Wniie Creek; the Land belonged to De- 
lancey. Kent was Is. pr. acre. Lease forever. Had it 7 years A good man. 
before ye War. 60 acres clear. Built house & hovel; 11 Cattle, 
1 mare, 4 sheep, 8 hogs, furniture, utensils. The rebels took 
them from his wife, because he went to the Brit. 

PETER MACDOUGAL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt.'s farm. Hhe had a Lease from Delancey. Had 
been 6 or 7 years on the place. Had Considerable Clearance. He 
had considerable stock. le was in a prosperous way. 



934. PETER MACPHERSON, late of Albany Co. N c . 

September 29th 

ulaimt. bays : 

He was at Yamoski in '83. Is a Nat. of Scot. Came to Am. 
in '75. Lived at Balstown. Joined the Brit, in '81. Served till 
end of War in Jessup's Corps. Produces Discharge. 

Had agreed to purchase 112 acres in Balstown in 1775; was 
to pay 15sh. pr. acre. The War beginning they could not make out 
a title, so he had not a deed and paid nothing. He lived there & 
cleared 25 acres. 

He had 3 Cows, 3 oxen, 1 yearling, furniture, utensils,, 
cloathes. Left them behind in '81. Had sold 2 of these oxen & 1 
Cow. The other ox had been taken by some friends who were 
going to i he Brit, so that he left very little behind him. 

N. B. Sa^s he came to America at Time of Bunker's Hill 
fight. 

ABRAHAM CONKRIGHT, Wits. 

Knew Claimt.'s place. He had cleared 25 acres. The Rebels 
took 1 Cow, 2 yearlings, grain, utensils. 



935. LYDIA VAN ALSTINE, Wid. of James Van Alstine, late N c 

Of Tryon Co. September 29th 

ISAAC CROUTHER, present Husb. of Lydia Van Alstine 
apears. 

Says his wife was at Montreal a year before the Regiment 
was discharged. Her first Husb. was^in Sr. John's 1st Battal. 



1034 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 

Died during War. She sent a Claim by Capt. Leake in '83. 
James Yan Alstine left 5 children. They appear to have been all 
(93). under age in '83. They are all here. The eldest son Lambert 
served in Sir J. Kegt. as -b'ifer. Jas. Van Alstine hkd served all 
the War in Sir J. Johnson's Regt. Lived on Susquehana. Had 
Lands on Susquehana. 

ISAAC VAN ALSTINE, Wits. : 

Jas. Van Alstine had cleared 10 acres, built an house, had 2 
Cows, 1 mare, the rebels took them. 

N c 936. JOHN Wiss, late of Albany. 

September 29th claimt> was at La Chine in '83. 

Is a Nat. of A ; lived in Albany; joined the Brit, in '80. 

Served till the end of War in Jessup's Corps. 



Had some Lease Lands near Albany. 150 acres, lease for 
10 years. Had cleared 11 acres. There were buildings. Went 
on in beginning of Rebellion; bought the improvmts. ; pd. 25 
York. 

And coopers. 5 Cattle, 12 hogs, furniture, carpenters tools, & farming 

tools, taken by the Rebels, because he would not join them. 

A good man. Produces a Receipt of 100 Dollars for a fine in '80. 

N. c. 937. JOHN MACDOUGAL, late of Charlotte Co. 

September 29th . 

Says he was at Quebec till Oct., then went to Hashish. 

Is a natie of A ; resided in Charlotte Co.; joined Burg. 

Served till end of War in Jessup's Regt. 

Had some lands which he sold. 

A good man. Had a stock. 6 Cattle, 3 horses, 18 hogs, furniture, cloathes, 

utensils. Rebels took them all, left nothing, made his mother 
deliver up his cloathes. Held Bayonet to her Breast. 

PETER GILCHRIST, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt's stock. 3 Cows, one or two yearls, 2 horses, 
hogs. 



NC 938. GEO. CHARTRES, late of Albany Co. 

September 29th r\-\ o 

Claimt. Says : 

Was at the River La Chine in '83. 

Is a native of A ; lived at Clavinook, Albany Co.,; joined 

Burg. Served till end of War in Jessup's. 

Had Leased Land in Rancellor's Manor. 100 acres paying 
10 Ibs. of produce, 20 acres clear; built a framed house. Yals. 
improvmts.* at ,300. 

3 Cows, 1 Horse, 7 Hogs, utensils, furniture. 

(95). Claimt. was in Albany Gaol & in Irons. Some of the things 

taken there, some after he joined Burg. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1035 



A good man. Had good improvmts. Lieut Sharpe & Major 
Van Alstine are to be his Evd. at Montreal. Says Lieut. Sharpe 
had 2 or 300 acres. Thinks 100 acres clear; a good storehouse. 
Marginal note'. 

939. JAMES McTAGGART, late of Albany Co. N.C. 

September 29th 

Claimt. Says : 

He was at Cataraqui in '83. Is a Nat. of Scot. Came in 
'<4. Came to New York. Lived on the Mohawk River. Joined 
the Brit, in '80. Served till end of War. Produces Discharge. 



Lost 1 ox, 4 horses, 75 Bushels wheat, near 100 oats, 4 tons 
hay. 

They were on a Leased farm of Claimt. 's on Mohawk. They 
were taken by the Rebels after he went off bees, he went to join) 
the Brit. 

940. NICHOLAS PETERSON, JUN., late of Bergen Co., N. Jer-N. c. 

Sey. September 2t9h 

Claimt. was at Sorel. Is a Nat. of A . Lived in Ber- 
gen Co. Went within the Brit. Lines to New York in '76. Pro- 
duces Certificates of his having taken Oath of Allegiance Sig'd (96) - 
Tryon, 23rd Jany., 1777. Served at the out Posts with other 
Loyalists under Major Ward. Was at the blockhouse. Continued 
there till Evacuation. 

Lost 1 Cow, 1 horse, 1 mare, some trifles of cloaihing. These 
things were at his Father's, taken after he went to New York, be- 
cause he had gone to join the Brit. 

He had a Boat, which was cut to pieces by the Rebels because 
he used it for carrying Provisions to the King's Army in 1776. 



CHRISTIAN PETERSON, Wits. : 

Claimt. went to New York. Went with the Loyalists. Was 
at the Block House in Bargen Wood. Lost a Cow, Horse, Mare, 
Boat, Cloathing, taken by the Rebels. Some at his Father's 
after he went to New York, because Claimt. was friendly to A good man 
Govrnt. 

941. NICH. PETERSON, SEN., of Bergen Co. N. c. 

September 29. 

Nich. Peterson, Jr., says his Father is very old & not able to 
walk. Says his Father was at Sorell in '83. 

He lived atBergen Co. He went within the Brit. Lines 
about '78. He was always a Loyalist. He was so plagued that he 
was forced to come within ye lines. There continued till they 
came away. 

He had some lease Lands in Bergen Co. He had been set- 
tled upon them 3 years before the War; between 15 or 20 acres (97) . 
clear; built a clover house and barrick. 



1036 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



CHRISTIAN PETERSON, Wits. : 

His Father had 20 acres clear. Remembers 2 horses & a 
Cow; Cloathes taken by Rebels. He left some furniture when he 
came to New York. 

N. c. 942. PETER MACDOUGAL, late of Charlotte Co. 

September 29. Claimt. was at Mashishe. Is a Nat. of Scot. Came to A. 

after last War. Lived at White Creek.- Went on Scouts with 
Dr. Adams. Came into Canada in '78. He was driven otf his 
Farm because he would not join ye Rebels. 



(98). 

N. C. 
September 29. 



Had 100 acres in Rupert. Bought 2 Soldiers Lots after last 
War. Had not cleared any part. Lived on Delancej 's Land at 
White Creek. He had 99 acres lease forever at Is. pr. acre. Had 
been 6 years upon it. 

Had cleared 30 acres. Had built a Clover House. Had 7 
Cattle & 1 Calf; little utensils. Taken by Rebel Captn. because 
he would not join ye Rebels. 

JOHN MACKINXEY, Wits. : 

Claimt. was always a true Loyalist. He had a Lease from 
Delancey, 99 acres, on White Creek. Had a considerable clear- 
ance. He had 4 cows, 2 steers. Taken away by the Rebels. 

943. LEWIS HICKS, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says : He lived at Mashishe in '83. 

Is a Nat. of A. Lived at Saratoga. Joined Burg. Served 
till end of War in Major Jessup's R. Had a Lease 100 acres at 
Saratoga. Lease for 3 Lives. They had not got the Lease, but 
went upon ye lands. Cleared 8 acres. Had 2 Cows, 2 Heif., 6 
Hogs, furniture; all taken by the Rebels in '77. 



GILBERT STORMS, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt 's farm. He had cleared 6 or 7 acres. He had 
A good man. 2 Cows, 2 Heifs., 5 or 6 Hogs, some furniture. Thinks the Rebels 



N. C. 
September^. 



(99). 



A gocd man. 



944. GILBERT STORMS, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. was at Mashishe in '83. 

Is a Nat. of A. Lived at Saratoga. Joined Burg. Served to 
the end of the War in Jessuu's Had 100 acres Land. Had clear- 
ed 30 acres. Had built a House. Had yoke of oxen, 2 cows, 1 
horse. The Rebels took them, because he went into the Enemies 
Lines. They took his furniture & utensils.' 

LEWIS HICKS, Wits. : 

Knew Storms' farm. He had a Lease of 100 acres, 30 clear. 

Had built a House, a yoke of Cattle, 2 Cows, 1 horse, 2 or 3 
yearlings, furniture, utensils, taken by the Rebels because he was 
in the King's Army. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1037 



945. MARKS SNEIDER, late of Albany Co. N . c . 

Claimt. says he was at Yamaska. Is a Nat. of A. Lived at 
Saratoga. Joined Burg. Afterwards served with Je&sup till end 
-of War. Had 100 acres Leased Land at Saratoga, 6 acres clear. , 
Had built a House, 2 steers, 3 Cows, 2 horses, 8 hogs, utensils, 
furniture, tools, cloathes. 



Continentals took them, because he was a Tory. 

SIMON SNIDER, Wits. : 

Claimt. had a farm at Saratoga. Had cleared 6 acres. Had 1 
mare, 2 cows, 8 hogs, tools, very valuable, farming utensils, furni- 
ture; taken because he was gone to Canada. 

946. JAMES ROBINS, late of Albany Co. N. c. 

. September 1. 

Claimt. bays : 

He was at the Isle au Noix in '83. Sent a Claim by Capt. 
Leake & agn. by Capt. Gumersal to & to Hal. (ioo). 

Is a native of England; has been 25 years in A.; resided near 
Albany. Joined the Brit, in '77. Served ever since. Lieut, in 
Jessup's Corps. Has | pay. 

Had a farm in Rancellor's Manor. It was a Lease for 3 Lives, 
his own & 2 Childn., at Rent of 14 bushels of wheat pr. ann. Had 
cleared 10 acres. Built a framed house & barn. 

Had 3 Cows, 8 Hogs. Just before he joined Burg, a party 
pursued him because he had been employed in raising men. He 
had actually engaged about 60. He mustered 47 in the Camp. 

When the party pursued him to his house they plundered 
everything, took or destroyed all his furniture, cloathes for him- 
self & family, Wheat 80 Bush., 60 Bush. Flaxseed, some Plate & 



Mon., all his Cattle. They took everything. His furniture was 
new & pretty good, Cloathes very good, part intended for sale, 
Worth 118 York at leasr. Had laid in a stock, imagining things A good mani 

cc-mild \\o rloay had a consider- 

svouio. oe aear. able stock of 



movables and 

Knew Ulaimt.'s Farm at Saratoga. He had considerable im- 



JACOB DIAMOND, Wits.: hfs house. a1 



provements. He had some cows, his house was well furnished, he 
kept a store & was in good circumstances. One Capt. White lived 
in his house lately. He was a Rebel Capt. 

JOHN DUSENBURY, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. 's Farm. He had 8 or 10 acres clear. He had 
a good house well furnished. His furniture was new & very good. 
He kept a store; thinks there was a considerable stock in it for 
cloathing. He hacl Cattle & Horses. Was in good circum- 
si;ances. 



1038 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



He has the general Char, of a good man, and a man who has 
suffered greatly. He nearly lost his life by the Oneida Indians 
friends of the Americans. 



N. C. 

September 30. 



947. JOHN KELLER, late of Albany Co. 

Was at Oswego in '83. Is a Nat. of A. Lived on Hoosick 
River; joined Gel. Burg. Served during War in Sir John's 2nd 
Batal. 

Had 100 acres on Hoosick River. He went & settled upon it. 



N.C. 

September 30. 



(102). 



Had no Deed. 

Cleared 8 acres. Had a house built, cost 12. Lost a mare 
& colt, 1 acre corn planted. The Rebel army took the mare & 
Colt at time of Burg's. Acre of corn was destroyed by Rebels. 

CHRISTIAN KELLER, Wits. : 

Claimt. had 100 acres. Cleared 8 acres. Had a good house. 
The rebels took them. An acre of corn 



a mare & nice colt, 
was destroyed by rebels. 



948. GARNET DINGMAN, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. was at Cataraqui in 83. 

Nat. of A. Lived at Warenbush on the Mohawk. Joined 
the Brit in '81. Served in Sir John's 2nd Batal., to the end of 
the War. 

Had 160 acres on the Susquehana. No deed; took it 4 yrs. 
bef. ye War. Cleared 20 acres. Went from thence to Warens- 
bush, after the Indians had been on the Susquehana. Took 50 
acres there; was 2 yrs. there. Must have been in '78. When he 
came into Canada in '81. Left a stock at Warensbush, 2 horses, 
2 cows, 5 sheep, 10 hogs, utensils, furniture. All taken from his 
wife after he went away. 



N. c. 

September 30. 



(103). 



JOHN WOODCOCK, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. Place on Susquehana, had Considerable Clear- 
ance, had settled 3 years before ye War. Went to Warrens bush. 
When he went away in '81 he left his stock in Witness' Custody, 
a Mare & Colt, 1 Cow & 1 Heifer, 5 Hogs, Y Sheep. 

His furniture was taken from his House. His Wife was 
Stript of every thing. The Stock was taken from Wits, house. 

949. JOHN WOODCOCK, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. was at St. Johns in '83. Came to Canada, May, '83. 
Never was within the Lines during the War. Lived on the Sus- 
quehana. Moved to Warrins bush in 1779, tthere continued till 
'81. 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1039 



Had assisted Loyalists to get away. He had a Son, Bros. & 
Son in Law in the King's Army. 

Was turned off from Warrens bush in '81. Produces order 
for his Departure as being an Enemy to the States, Signed G. 
Putnam, in '81. 

Had 400 acres on Susquehana, on the East Branch of Susque- 
hana under York Govnt., bought of Banyard 40 per 100 acres, 
says he pd. for them. Cleared 40 acres. Lost some Cattle at 
busquehana, 1 ox, 1 Heif., 2 Sheep, 2 Hogs, taken by the King's 
Party. Lost some furniture then. 



Took a Lease in '79 for 6 yrs. at Warms bush, paying 1-3 part 
of Produce, was driven from this in '81, lost Horse, 12 Sheep, 
Grain gathered & grain in the ground. 

EVE PINSET, Wits. : 

Knew his Place at Susquehana, 40 acres Clear. He helped 
Loyalists with Provisions. Had a good Stock at Susquehana. 

JOHN CORNELIUS, Witts. : 

Knew Claimt. farm held under Banyard, 20 Clear. Had a 
good Stock. He supported Loyalists & Spies & Scouts. 

GARRET DINGMAN, Wits. : (104). 

Claimt. had a large Stock then. Was reckoned a Loyalist. 
Was driven off on acct. of his Loyalty. 

950. OWEN McGRATH, late of Tryon Co. N. c. 

September 30. 

Claimt. says he was at Oswego in '83. 

Is a nat. of Am. Lived at Tryon, joined in '80, served 
till end of War. 

Had Possession of some Land with a Lease, had 2 Cows, 1 
Mare & Colt, 6 Sheep, utensils, grain in the ground. After he 
went away all was taken from ye family. 
2 

JOHN WOODCOCK, Wits.: shabby evid. 

Heard Claimts. effects were taken after he left his Place. 



951. JOHN CORNELIUS, late of Albany Co. N. c. 

. September 30. 

Uaiint. was at Oswego & Cataraqui in '83. Is a nat. of A. 
Lived at Susquh., joined Genl. Burg, served to end of the War. 
Prisnr. part of the time. 

Had 100 acres on Susquehana, was to give 40 pr. 100 acres in 
10 yrs., had 16 acres Clear. Lost 1 horse, 2 Cows, 1 Heif., 8 
Hogs. The rebels had them. 



1040 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 



JOHN WOODCOCK, Wits. : 

(105). Claimt. had 16 acres Clear on Susquehana. 

Speaks of horse, 2 Cows & 8 Hogs & Heifer. 
952. JOHN PENCEL, late of Tryon Co. 



He joined King. 



N. c. 

Claimt. says he was at Hashish in '83. Is a nat. of Germany. 
Came young to Am., resided on the Susquehana, he died 8 or 9 
in Buttlrs Rangers. 

His Father had 1,000 acres on Susquehana, he died 8 or 9 
years ago. Claimt. had one Elder who was a Soldier with the 
Americans, aied after his Father, killed in action. Left Sons, 
who are of course heirs. Says his Fa'ther had given nim this 
land by Writing 8 years before his death & Claimt. was in Pos- 



!s*o evidence . 
(lOfi). 

N. C. 
September 30 . 



session. Says he went to ye place a year before his Father. His 
Father was then living on the Delaware. Came from thence to 
Susquehana. 6 ac,res clear, built a small house, 12 Sheep, 2 Cattle, 
5 horses, household goods & furniture & farming utensils, all 
taken by the Indians. His house was ,burnt & his Deeds & papers 
destroyed. 

His Father took^up the land of Pens. Govnt. 20 years ago. 
No part was Cleared till Claimt. returned there himself. Refer* 
himself to Capt. Caldwell. 

953. EVA MACNUT, late of Tryon Co., Widow of James Mac- 
nut. 

Claimt. says she now is Wife of John Pencel. She was at 
Mashishe in '83. 

Her first Husband, Jas. Macnut, was nat. of A. Lived on 
Susquehana. Her Husb. had engaged to serve in Sir John's 
2 Batallion in '78. He gave in his name to the Seargnt to serve. 
He had come into Canada & meant to join, he died in '79, Mas- 
hishe, left a Son now with Claimt. 14 yrs. of age. 

He had 300 acres on Susquehana of Banyprd & Wallis, was 
to have paid in 10 years, had not paid. Cleared 20 acres. 



Lost 3 horses, 5 Sheep, 5 Hogs, furniture, Cloathes. The 
rebel Indians took them or killed them. Her Father, Groddus 
Dingman, was driven into Canada as a Loyalist - Died there in 
'82. He had some Stock on his farm at Susquehana which was 
taken or killed. She is entitled only to a share of Father's Es- 
tate. \She has 5 Bros, living. 

Her Mother died at Mashisho. Claimt. is entitled to the 
Cloathes & effects which she lost at Susquehana by the Rebels. 

(107). JOHN WOODSTOCK, Wits.: 

Knew James Macnut, had 20 acres clear on Susquehana, 3 
Shabby case, horses, 5 Sheep, 5 hogs, furniture, & his Stock was taken by the 



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Americans. Knew Groddus Dingman, he came into Canada on 
acct. of his Loyalty, he had 3 horses, 1 Bull, 5 Sheep, 5 hogs, 
taken by the enemy. 

Further Evidence in Case of JOHN PENCEL. 

PETER WARTMAN, Wits : . 

Knew Claimt. Remembers his living on the Susquhana, his 
Father & Mother lived w.^h him, does not know what Land they 
had. There was a Cornfield. These were disputed Lands. Wits. 
thought it ye Father's Land. 



954. SIMON SNIDER, late of Albany Co. N. c. 

September 30. 

Claimt. was at Mashishe in '83. 

Is a nat. of A. Lived at Saratoga. Joined the Brit. '77. 
Served till end of the War, 

No. 1. Had 100 acres at Fort Edward. Produces Deed 
from John Lydons to Claimt. of 100 acres on East side of Hud- 
son River, Cond. to Clear 15 acres then to pay 5 Shil. Rent within 
20 years, dated 1753. Says he gave 50 York for it. 

He built a house & Cleared 30 acres. It has been sold by 
Kyler, who claims it as it seems under Lydons, or disputes his 
title. 

Vals. Clear Land at \ Joe per acre. 

Mo. 2. Had a farm also at Saratoga, had it 4 years before 
ye War from Lawyer Smith, had no Lease, cleared 30 acres, built 
a Log house & Barn, 4 horses, 2 Cows, 2 yoke oxen, 2 Calves, 8 
hogs, Grain, dift. kinds in the Stack. Rebels took them after 
Burg, furniture, utensils. 

The Corn 'taken by one of the Rebel Commrs. 

/ 

GILBERT STORMS, Wits:. 

Knew No. 2, remembers Claimt. in Possession of it, he clear- 
ed about 20 acres, he had a Considerable Stock. Heard of his 
kaviAg other Lands. 

JONAS AMEY, Wits. : 

Knew his Lands on Hudson River, he lived there before he 
came to Saratoga. 



955. Case of JONAS AMEY, late of Albany Co. N c 

Claimt, resided at Mashishe. Is a nat. of A., lived at Sara- September 80 * 
toga. Joined in '76, has served the whole War. Was a guide 
for Gen. Burg. 

Had 190 acres Lease Land taken 10 years before 'the War. 
Lease for 3 Lives, his own, his Daughter & Mrs. Blaker at Is. 
per acre. 60 acres Clear, 2 Log houses & one Barn. 

66 AR. 



1042 THE REPORT OF THE No. 



3 horses, 1 Colt, 1 Cow, 1 Bull, 5 Sheep, 20 Hogs, Weavers 
Loom & Tackling, utensils & furniture. Left all these things 
when he went away, they were chiefly plundered Fy Scouts. 

MARTIN STOVER: 

(109). Knew the Place, he had 60 acres Clear. Knew his Stock, 

Cows, horses, Hogs, furniture, Tools, utensils, taken away by 
the rebels. 

N. c. 956. MARTIN STOVER, late of Albany Co. 

September 0. 

Claimt. says he was at Mashishe in '83. 

Is a nat. of A., lived at Saratoga, joined at first, served up 
to end of War. 

Had 190 acres Leased Land for 3 Lives at Is. per acre, Clear- 
A good man. ed 63 acres. 

(1 Cow, 2 ox, 1 Heif., 1 Bull, 4 horses, 8 Sheep, 6 hogs. The 
rebels had them all in '77. 



rebels had them all in '77 & all his furniture & utensils. 

JONAS AMEY, Wits. : 

Knew Stokers Place, 190 acres, 60 acres Clear, horses, Cattle. 
Agrees wiH;h Claimts. acct. of moveables. 

N. c. 957. NICHOLAS AMEY, late of Albany Co. 

September 80. 

Claimt. says he resided at Mashishe in '83. 
Is a nat. of A., lived at Saratoga, joined at first, has served 
all the War. 

Had 300 acres Leased Land, had them 8 years before the 
War. Lease was for 3 Lives at Is. pr. acre. Had Cleared 60 
(no). acres, a Log house & builds. 

A good man. 3 horses, 8 horned Cattle, 20 Hogs. Left them when he went 

away. Thinks they were plundered. 

Tools, furniture & utensils also plundered. 

GILBERT STORM, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. Place, he had about 50 acres Clear, he had 
a large stock, left it behind when he went away. The Rebels 
took it. 

October 2. 958. SARAH BUCK, Widow of Bisn. Buck, late of Vermont. 

Claimt. says she was at St. John's in '83. Staid there all 
winter. 



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Her late Husb. Bun Buck was a nat. of A., lived at Pownal. 
He joined in '77, he served with Sir John till his Death, died in 
'80. He had Lands in Pownal, cannot say how much, thinks 50 
acres, got it in the first of the War. 20 acres Clear. 

2 Cows, a yoke of oxen, 2 horses, little Cloathes, Grain reap- 
ed, taken by the Rebels after her Husb. had left home in order 
to join the Brit. Her Son also joined ye Army, he^was killed by 
the Eebels. 'Left 3 Children who are now with Claimt. Refers (in) 
to Capt. Anderson. 

959. DEBORAH MAC ARTHUR, formerly Tuttle. N. c. 

She was at St. John's in '83. Is a nat. of A. First Hub. October3 - 
was Elisha Tuttle. iNever came within ye Lines. She & her 
oldest Son by Tuttle Came into Canada in the Winter J 77. Her 
Son Andrew served on board the Ships on the Lakes. She came 
into the Lines because she would not stay with the Rebels. 

Her Husb. had 100 acres. Produces Deed from 

of 100 acres in Budport in the year 1777 in Consid. 35. Husb. 
built house on the Place. Garden destroyed by Brit. Army. 



taken by Indians & Sailors. 

Produces Genl. receipt for Do., 2 Calves & 2 hogs 

taken by Int^ans & Sailors. 

Furniture & utensils taken by rebels & Brit. Army. 

960. CHS. MACARTHTJR, late of Albany. N . c. 

Was at St. John's in '83. Is a nat. of America, lived in 
Albany Co., joined the Brit, in N. York in '76, has served till 
end of War in Major Rogers. 

Had Improvemts. on 50 acres in Kinderhook, had a Lease 
for 20 years, had Cleared 6 acres, had ye land 2 years before ye (112) 
War. 

Lost 1 hoise, taken when he went to N. Y. by a rebel. Left 
5 Cows, 10 Sheep, 14 hogs, 2 Mares, left on his farm when he 
went away. 

961. SEX FLETCHER, late of Albany. N . c. 

Claimt. says he was at Yamaska in '83. Dise^harged in 
Lachine. 

Nat. of Germ. Been 30 years in Am., lived on Mohawk 
River, joined in '77, served ever since. Produces his Discharge. 

Had a Lease of 100 acres between himself & Bro. 16 years 
ago. Lease forever, paying 6 per Ann. Cleared 30 acres. 



Lost horse, 1 Cow, 1 Heifer, 4 hogs, furniture, utensils, left A gopa man - 
all these things when he went away. They took every thing away. * 



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N.C. 962. EZEKEEL SPICES, late of Charlotte Co. 

Octobers. ' - t 

Claimt. says he was at De Chine in '83. 

Is a nat. of A., lived at Fort Edw., joined in '81, served 3 
(us). years, 2 Sons witn him. ;' .'. 

TOO imie Had 100 acres Lease for 21 near Fort Edward, bought it in 

'78, gave 5 York Mon. for it. Lost a litle furniture & other 
Articels, about 10. 



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1-045 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF 



LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 



BEFOEE COMMISSIONER PEMBERTON. 



Claimants. 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Bender, George 67 

Bethun, Angus 49 

Calder, Mrs. Janet 31 

Caldwell, John 46 

Clark, Francis 45 

Crislor, Philip 25 

Deal, Adam 80 

Everts, Oliver '. 90 

Fennel, John 88 

Ferguson, Israel, Richard and Far- 

rington 68 

Fitzpatriek, Peter 72 

Fraser, Mrs. Isabel 60 

Fraser, William, Sr., Capt. William 

and Thomas 17 

Gordon, Robert 44 

Glasford, James 78 

Grant, Archibald 31 

Grant, Finlay 50 

Grant, John 81 

Grant, Peter 36 

Grant, William 62 

Hamblin, Silas 74 

Hanes, Jos 39 

Haws, George 38 

Hindman, Samuel 41 

Hofftalin, James 58 

Holmes, James 1 

Horn, Henry 66 

Hunter, David 24 

Impey, Philip, Sr 55 

Landon, Asa 89 

Lindsey, Mrs. Abigail 37 

Lindsey, Derby 37 

Livingston, Mrs. Flora 51 

Me Arthur, Donald 67 

McDonel, Donald 30 

MacGevah, William 79 

McGillisplate, Donald 34 



f : ' > MSS. 

Folio. 

McGregor, Done! 40 

McGruer, John 21 

Mclntire, Duncan 71 

McKay, Hugh ; 35 

MacKee, Alexander ,. 85 

McNaughton, Donald 73 

McLaren, Ewen 73 

MacDonell, Ronald 27 

MacDonell, Keneth 43 

MacLeod, Mrs. Isabel 76 

Macbain, Mrs. Isbel 59 

Macdonell, Allan 48 

Macdonell, Alexander 48 

Macdonell, John 52 

Macdonell, John, Sr 47 

Macdonell, Roderic 49 and 53 

Macgregor, John 43 

Mackay, Donald ; 77 

MacNaughton, Donald 73 

Marsh, William 12 

Meyers, John W l.*.1 10 

Millross, Andrew 54 

Murchison, Duncan 28 

Murchison, John 29 

Murchison, John, Jr 29 

Prentice, Daniel 81 

Ross, Mrs. Christiana Cameron 82 

Ross, Donald 23 

Ross, Finley 34 

Sandford. Ephriam 7 

Schermerhorn, Wm 64 

Snyder, John 32 

Stuart, David 75 

Wee jars, Jacob 5 

Whailen, David 47 

White, Alexander 13 

Wiltsee, Benoni 83 

Yurex, Isaac 63 



1046 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 

THE EVIDENCE. 

N. c. 963. Claim of JAMES HOLMES, late of N. Y. 

October 11. Claimt. says lie made out his Claim on the 6th Jany., 1784, 

& then sent by the Post to John Delancey at New York, to be 
forwarded to England, it arrived 10 days too late. 

Produces affidt. from John Delancey that the Papers con- 
taining the sd. Claim were put on Board a Ship bound for Eng- 
land on 10th Jany., directed to Capt. James Delancey, but De- 
ponent was informed by a Letter from his Bro. that they did not 
(!) arrive till 6th April. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Bedford, Westchester Co., 
when the Rebellion broke out. Had acted as Lieut. Col. of Mili- 
tia & Justice of the Peace. At first he sided with the Americans. 
Commanded a Reeriment as Col., the 4th Regimt. raised in Pro- 
vince of New York. On understanding there was an intention 
to declare Independence, he resigned his Commission at the end 
of the Campaign, '75. He returned to his farm at Bedford & 
Jived retired. In April, '78, he was taken up on Suspicion of 
intending to join the Brit. Army. He made his Escape after 2 
days Confinement. Went within the Lines at New York. Staid 
at New York & Long Island till the Fall 1779. He was then 



taken Prisnr., being out of the Lines, & was Confined 20 months 
in Pughkepsie, then made his Escape, got to New York in Aug., 
'81, joined Col. Delancey's Corps. Soon afterwards served as 
Lieut. Col. in His Regt. till the end of the War. 

He thought at the end of ^the War his Estates had not been 
Confiscated. He went into Connecticut to go to England in '84, 
supposing his Claim had been sent home. But understanding 
his Claim had been lodged under the first Act, & not being in 
(2). Circumstances to go to England, he returned to Connecticut, 
there lived till March, '86. Then went to St. John's, New 
Brunswick, but returned that Summer to fetch his Farnilv, but 
his Wife could not come; he had not settled yet, his Wife and 
family are in Connecticut. His Wife has a small Propertv there, 
but Claimt. has lived lately on a Place belonging to a banishd 
Loyalist, one Oapt. MacDonald. His intentions are to settle in 
Canada, but he has not fixt. 

Produces Certificate from Fred. Philips to Claimts. Char- 
acter, to his having deserted the Cause on their declaring Inde- 
pendence & that he has lost a Considerable Estate. 

Beverly Robinson Certifies the same, not from his own 
Knowledge of Claimt., but from what he has always under- 
stood. 



Col. James Delancey Certifies to the same effect & that 
Claimt. joined the Corps of Westchester Refugees under his 
Command, that had the Command of almost every Party against 
the Enemy & distinguished himself as a brave & good officer. 

Had a farm in Bedford consisting of 273 acres, part by Deed 
of Gift from his Father. 



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Produces Deed from John Holmes to Claimt. of a piece of 
Land in Bedford, since sold, & half a Lot that lies undivided 
between Grantor & Ebenezer Holmes, dated 1756. (3>. 

Produces Ebenezer Holmes Quit Claim to the other Moiety 
in 1765. He gave Land for this Quit Claim. This amounted to 
163 acres. 

The next, containing 110 acres, was purchased at different 
times. Produces 8 Different Deeds of Purchase of Small par- 
cels at different Times between 1761 & 1774. The largest parcel 
was purchased in April, 1774, 73 acres & \ for 215 York Crcy. 
Produces Survey Corresponding with the above acct. 10 acres 
purchased n 1777. 

The farm was under good Improvemts, 400 fruit Trees, good 
Stone Walls, about 200 acres Clear, 40 acres meadow. Toler- 
able good farm house & Barn & out buildings. Vals it at .1,500 
York Crncy. 

Produces Valuation by 2 appraisers at 1,500. Produces 
Certificate of Confiscation & Certificate of Sale. 

When he was taken Prisnr. in '78, his Negro & horse were 
ta^en, he was a valuable Negro, was taken by a Party Com- 
manded by Major Pauling. The horse was taken at same time, 
both sold by order of a Committee. 

Produces an affidt. that the Negroe & Horse were taken by 
order of a Committee in 1778, & they appraise the Negroe at 75, (4) 
Horse at 40, York. 

He says greater part of the Debts Have been paid in to the 
use of the State. 

Produces Certificates from Gerard Banks, Treasurer, that 
no Claim was exhibited against Claimts. Estate, but one in a 
joint Bond for 172 by him & his Bror., further Certificates 
that public Securities had been paid in Discharging a Mort- 
gage & 5 Bonds for 100 each due to Claimt. 

BENJAMIN OGDEN, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. farm at Bedford. Remembers him in Pos- 
session, about 260 or 270 acres. It was a very good farm, fully 



improved, as much clear as was proper for the farm, good or- 
chards, good Deal of meadow. Yals. it at 14 or 1,500, it used 
to be reckoned worth that. 

Remembers his Negroe & horse being taken from him when 
he was taken Prisoner. He made his Escape & went into ye 
Lines with Wits. Thinks he was near Bedford when he was 
taken Prisoner a second iiime. 

Produces Certificate from Major Murray that Claimt. & his May 24. 
Family arrived at St. John's from Connecticut 9th March, 
1788, & that he produces a Lease dated 19th March, 1788, from (5). 
Madame Baberty of a House, &c., for a year. 



964. Claim of JACOB WERJARS, late of Albany Co. 



N. C. 



Claimt. says he was at Cataraqui in the fall of '83 & the October12 - 
Winter. 



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No. 49 



(6). 



Called again . 



Is a native of America, lived at Cooks borough. Albany 
Co. "When the Rebellion broke out joined Burgoyne's Army. 
Went into Canada after Burg, defeat, servd till end of the War. 
Produces his Discharge as Seargt. in Sir John Johnson's 2nd 
Batall., June, '84. 



Winter. 

Had 235 acres in Cooks Boro, Albany Co. Purchased by 
his Father a little before the Rebellion. Does not know what 
his Father gave for it, thinks it was 10s. per acre, besides Im- 
provements. His Father gave him a Deed of it a year before 
the War. Claimt. is the Eldest Son. His Father! now lives 
in the States, but not near this Place. Near 50 acres Clear, built 
house, &c. Says it has been sold. Yals. it at .207. 

16 Hogs, Wheat, 150 Bushels, farming utensils, taken by 
the Rebels. Cannot say anything about Horses or Cows. 

EPHRAIM WERJAR, Wits. : 

His Father had a farm in Cooks Boro of 235 acres, bought 
Michl. Cookss at the Beginning of War. His Brother lived upon 
it, supposes his Father gave it to him. The Rebels have got it. 
Michl. Cook took it again & has sold it. His Bro. lost 16 Hogs 
& some Wheat, a considerable quantity, and some utensil?. 

Claimt. says his Father bought it of Bennet & Golding, who 
lived at New York & they had a Mortgage of all Michl. Cooks 
Lands. Cannot say when he bought it, says it was before the 
War. Thinks he paid 10s. pr. acre for it. 



(7). 



His Father also bought the Improvemts. of one Thos. Sisco, 
ye Tenant. Says his Father bought it for Claimt., but Claimt. 
had his Deed from his Father. His Father had no Deed from 
Sisco, but he delivered Possession to Claimts. Father^ Claimt. 
says he lived 2 years on this Place, his Father lived 70 miles off. 

Cook has taken Possession & has sold the Land. 

Is told there is no Proof of this Estate being Confiscated or 
sold as forfeited. 



ctber 22. 



965. Case of EPHRAIM SANDFORD, late of Salem, West Ches- 
ter, New York. 

Claimt. savs he is a native of America, lived at Salem, West 
Chester Co., New York. In '75 he went on Board the Asia to 
take Refuge, as he had suffered from his Sentiments being 
known in Favour of Brit. Govnt. In '76 joined Sir Wm. How 
on Staten Island, went from thence, raised 63 men, with which 
he joined the Army. Had a Capts. Commission in the Queen's 
Rangers, serv d till the Spring '77, when he was superceeded, 



afterwards served as Volunteer at Fort Montgomery & other 
Places. Continued on Long Island & at New York till '83, then 
went to Nova Scotia & from thence to England. Has an allow- 
ance of ,60 pr. Ann. from Home. Came from England to New 
Brunswick in August last. 



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Means to settle in this Country. 

Produces Copy of his Commission from Sir W. How, Agu., 
1776. 

Produces Copy of Certificates to Loyalty from Govr. Tryon, 
Do. from Ed. Winslow, & that he mustered him as Captn. in 
1776. 

Do. to Services from Major Armstrong. Do. from Major (8). 
Grimes, & accounting for Claimts. being superceeded, which was 
owing to accident. A Second Batallion was to have been formed 
in which Claimt. was to have been a Captn. & he was removed 
for that Purpose from the 1st Batallion, but the 2nd was not 
raised & therefore he was superceeded. To same effect from 
Capt. McCrea & Major Armstrong & Lt. Col. French. 

He has recovered part of his Estate that was not sold, & 
therefore his Claim is now much less than it stood at first. 

Was possessed of 40 acres in Reading, Fairfield Co., Connect. 



His Father, Ephraim Sandford, had a Considerable real 
Estate at Reading. He died 24 years ago, leaving several Child- 
ren, Claimt. was one of the younger Children. The Estate was 
distributed & this Lot of 40 acres was allotted to Cl'aimts. Mother 
in part of Dower, after that to Claimt, as his proportion of his 
Fathers Estate. She died in '77. 

This is Certified by Lewis B. Sturges, Clerk of the Court of 
Probate & Certifies the names of the 3 persons who made such 
Distribution, who also Certify the same & that it contained 40 
acres. 

Produces Copy of Conviction & forfeiture. 

Produces 'appraisements at 6 lawful pr. acre by 2 persons. 

Produces Copy of Deed of Sale by the Treasurer, John Law- 
rence, of part in '82, the rest has been sold since. 

Produces Certificates from Thadius Benedict, appointed 
admt. on the sd. forfeited Estate of the Sale. Vals. at 244. 
17.6. 

Had a House & Land at Salem of 50 'acres, he lived there. 
Claims for his Profits. His family were turned off & sent into 
ye Brit. Lines, but he has saved the Estate. His Bror. has 
sold it. 

Lost Personal Estate. Produces Certificate of the Sale of 
his personal Estate to amount of 90 by 2 Commrs. 

It consisted of household furniture, 3 Cows, 2 horses, 2 yearl- 
ings, Hatter's Tools. 

His Loss was a great Deal more than the Estimates in the 
Certificates. .He lost 50 Sheep, not sold by Commrs., but em- 
bezzled with several other articels. 

He produces Certificates that his Estate at Salem was occu- (io). 
pied by order of & to the use of the State of New York, & esti- 
mating me a/c. : at 280. Damage done 50, Timber 20. 

Produces Deposition from Ebenez-er Brown taken at New 
Brunswick to Claimts. property at Salem, that he left the same 
on acct. of his Loyalty & that his personal Estates was sold at 
Vendue. Do. from Abraham Close, tiaken at New Brunswick. 



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N. c. 

October 22. 



(11). 



(12), 



Seems a fair 
man. 



October 22. 



966. Claim of JOHN W. MEYERS, late of Albany Co. 
Claimt. savs he resided at St. John's & Isle Au Noix & Du 



Chene in '83. On Service resided chiefly at St. John's dur. ye 
"Winter. Is a nat. of America. Lived in Albany Co. When 
Rebellion broke out joined the Brit, in '77, joined Major Jes- 
sups Corps. Maid with Burgoyne some time, but had leave to 
gio after some Recruits. He got to New York, afterwards oame 
to Canada with Despatches, returned to New York & in the year 
1780 returned again to Canada where he raised a Company & was 
joined to Major Jessups Corps, servd till end of War as Capt. 
to half Pay. Resides at Bay o'f Quinty. 

Had 200 acres in Cohenning's Patent, Albany Co., was to have 
had a Lease forever, paying 10th Part of Pfloduce. Had the Pro- 
mise, but there were infants concerned & he could not get the 
Lease. Went upon it in 1777, Cleared 100 acres, built house & 
Barn, planted orchard. 

Produces an application from one Bat. Rossboone to the 
Commrs. requiring an appraisement of Claimts. farm as being 
forfeited among others, offering to deposit 1-3 part of the value, 
in order as it seems, to purchase under an Act of the State. 

Vals. Improvemts. at 400 York. 

Lost 7 horses, 4 Cows, 5 young Cattle, 30 Hogs, 17 Sheep, 
utensils, furniture, 140 Bushels Wheat. These things taken 
after he joined Burgoyne, most of them in '77 & '78. 

JOSEPH SMITH, Wits. : 

Lived with Claimt. as a Servt. He joined Burg., he went 
afterwards to New York. He from the first to the last did all 
he could for the Brit. Govnt. He carried Despatches to Can- 
ada. He servd at N. York under Col. Richmoor several months 
which was draughted into other Regimts. He afterwards raised 
a Company in Canada. 

Knew his Farm, 100 acres Clear. He was on it 6 years be- 
fore the War. Knew his Stock, when he went from home they 
left 7 Horses & a good Stock behind, 4 Cows, 5 young Cattle. The 
Rebels got most of the things. 

Further Evidence in the Case of WM. MARSH. Y. Vol. 4, 
P. 95. 

Claimt. produces Certificates from John Collins, D. Surv., 
dated 6 Sep., 1787, that Claimt., his Wife & 6 Children being 
entitled as Loyalists to 850 acres. 

Had drawn 400 in 8th Township, Bay of Quinty, & is to have 
a Patent in 12 months. 



Claimt. says he has recovered nothing of what was his own 
Estate, has recovered for Children his Father's Property & got 
back his Bonds & Notes. Says his Father's Lands were in Dorset, 
his own in Manchester. 



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Produces Genl. Haldimand's Pass to go in ye Provinces on his 
private affairs, May, '83. 

Produces Letters from General Haldimand who seems to have 
employ d Claimt. in looking out for Lands for Loyalists. Men- 
tions in one of hiis Letters in '84, that Ke had leave to go to his (is) 
Family. His family were then in Vermont. 

His family are now in Vermont but he means to fetch them. 

CAPT. COVEL, Wits. : 

Says that he bels. Claimt. did not recover any of the Lands 
which were his own Property. 



967. Claim of ALEXR. WHITE, late of Tryon Co. 



N. C. 



Claimt. says he left New York in the Summer '83, later end October 24< 
of Aug., arrived at Quebec in Septr., staid there 3 days, then 
went to Sorell, staid there all the Fall & the ensuing Winter. 

Is a native of Ireland. Settled in America 27 years ago, 
lived in Trvon Co. when the Rebellion broke out, had then the 
office of Sheriff of Tryon Co. He opposed the meeting of rebel 
Committees. Took up some of the Persons who met & Confined 
them. As Sheriff he published a Proclamation sent by Govr. 
Tryon against the meeting of Committees, &c. He published 
this Proclamation in the County Court, in Consequence of which 
he was attacKed by an armed mob, his house beset, till he was 
relieved by Sir John Johnson. Then went to Canada. (14) 

Was taken Prisoner on Lake Champlain & carried to Albany 
Goal. This was all in '75 He was the first officer in a Civil 
Department that was confined. He was put in Irons, but re- 
leased on Parole, to go Home. They afterwards sent him to New 
England, he got awav from thence & in 1777 joined Genl. Burg, 
a few days before his - . 

He was taken again on his way to Canada & carried again to 
Albany. He was taken again & kept near 12 months till dis- 
charged. 

Produces Certificate of his Exchange 12th Oct., 1778. After 
this Exchange he went to New York. He was employed some 
time as Barrack Master there, continued till the Summer before 
Evacuation, then went to Quebec. Now resides at Sorrell. 

Produces his appointment as high Sheriff of Tryon County, 
under the Hand & Seal of Govr. Tryon in 1772. 

Produces Letter which enclosed the Proclamation above 
mentd. dated Nov., 75. 

Produces Certificate from Govr. Tryon that the Claimt. was 
high Sheriff,' that he appointed him on acct. of his Charcater & 
Loyalty. Speaks of his sufferings by Imprisonmt. & in his Pro- 
perty & to his ardent Zeal & Loyalty. 

Produces Certificates to the like effect from James Delancey, 
Sir John Johnson, Col. Johnson, & to the Truth of the Facts stat- 
ed in his Memorial. 

Had 1,000 acres in the Provincial Patent near Fort Edward 
& Fort Ann. It was a grant in the year 1763 to 26 Proprietors. 
It was called the Provincial Patent, the Proprietors had been 



1052 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Provincial officers the War before last. Col. Calcraft was first 
in the grant. The Lands had been divided in 64. The share of 
each proprietor was 1,000 acres. Claimant put one Tenant upon 
it who soon left. There was not much done upon it. Has no acct. 
of Sale of it. Yals. it at 10s. pr. acre. 



No. 2. Had some Land in ; Albany Co., purchased some 
Soldiers Rights, about 300 acres. Had not improved it. 

Claimt. was Tenant of a Farm of Sir Wm. Johnston on the 
Mohawk, lived there & had considerable personal Estate. 

9 Horses, 6 Cows, 26 Sheep, 1 Bullock, Household furniture. 
Vals. near 200; Grain, Hay & Barn do. 50. 

Utensils. These things were all taken in the Winter, 76. 
Chiefly by a Mob. His wife was driven from Home at the same 
(16). time. Stript of almost everything. Left Corn growing in the 
Ground to amnt. of above 100. 

He had a black servant at his House at this time who was 
taken away by the same mob. 

Produces affidt. to his having all the above Property, both 
real & personal by Philip Cook sworn before a Master in ^Chancy 
in London Sep 85. 

Sir John Johnson certifies to his Loyalty & that he had to 
his Belief the Property stated in his Schedule. 

Vals. the Annual Income at 200 Str. pr. ann. Is certain 
*t was worth more than that. 



N. c. 968. Claim of WM. ERASER, SNR., & CAPT. WILLIAM & THOS. 

October 30. ERASER, late of Tryon Co. 

CAPT. WM. ERASER appears. 

Says his Father, his Brother & himself resided in the Eall 
83 at Yamaska, continued there all the Winter. 

They are all natives of Scotland. Came to America 20 years 
ago. Claimt. & his Eather lived at Balstown, his Bro. lived at 
Johnstown when the Rebellion broke out. From the first the 
whole family declared in favour of Brit. Govert. Wm. Eraser 

a?). Sn '. was tllen 70 y ears of a e - Not a kle to serve but gave all the 
assistance he could to Govert. 

In 1775 Claimant took part with a body of men under Col. 
Johnson, raised for the purpose of quelling the Rebellion. 

Claimt. went from Balstown to Col. Johnson & went with 
Kim to Oswego. 

Claimant Thomas was with another. Party at Johnstown. 
They were obliged to surrender to a Party of Americans & gard 
Hostages. 

In 1777 both Wm. & Thos. were taken prisoners with a body 
of about 100 men which they were bringing into Canada for the 
King's Army. Were carried tp Albany. Made their Escape 
in July. & joined Genl. Burgoyne at Fort Edward. Both servd. 
first under Mac Alpine afterwards Jessup. Served all the War. 
Have both pay as Captns. 



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Wm. Fraser Ser. came within the Brit. Lines in the year 80. 
He had left his farm 18 months before. All their furniture 
came in. His Father had a small Pension from Govr. Halde- 
mand. 

Claimt. Wm. & Thos. served at the Block House at Yamaska 
five ye.trs but went on different expeditions during that time. 

Produces Certificate in 1783 from Reidezel to the good con- 
duct of Win. & Thos. during their Residence at the Yamaska 
block House in very strong terms. 

Do. in very favourable terms from Col. St. Leger, speaking 
of them both as the most confidential & Loyal among the King's 
subjects. 

Produces Letter from Resident respecting the services at 
held at Claimant's desire, respecting his acts, informing him of 
the Commander in Chiefs full approbation of his Conduct in 
1T82. 

Produces Letter from Resident respecting the services at 
the Block House in 1782, shewing the confidence placed in 
Glairat. 

They all now live at Oswegatchie. 



No. 1. They were in Possession of Leased Land in Johns- 
town, about 8 miles from the Mohawk, they had a Lease of 100 
acres iroia Kir Wm. Johnstown near 18 years ^go. Lease for. 
ever p,ryin^ 6 per ann. York Cu?'^ after 5 years. The Lease was 
in their Father's home. There were 70 acres Cleared. A good 
hou e # Barn & orchard. 

Produces Leas? from Sir Wm. Johnston to Wm. Fraser, Ser. 
of 100 acres, reserving j>6 York per ann., dated 1769. Produces 
the ap nisement of the Improvmts. at 300 York. Yals. it at (19) 
the same. 

No. 2. They had 600 acres in Balston. Produces Deed from 
Dirk Lefferts & ors. to Wm. Fraser, Ser., of 200 acres Kayados- 
seras TJn/ent, Albany Co. in Cons. 80, dated 1772. 

Pfod .Tf->s do. from do. to do. of 200 acres in consr. 160 York 
April, 75. 

T^e, lud 200 acres more but have not the Deed purchased 
in 1773. 

Tl-c whole farm laid together, about 60 acres clear. They 
cleare th * whole themselves. It was worth 9 Dollars per acre 
to cL-ai. A a acre of clear land properly fenced was worth 3 
Hal. p^r a re. 

Yals. Wild Land at 6 Dollars. 



Produces Certificates of their several Claimt's being convic- 
ted o In 'itment. 

Th^ Sl'v^k on No.l consisted, 4 Milch Cews, 2 horses, 5 young 
Cattle, 12 Sheep, 6 Hogs, Utensils, grain in the Stock of different 
kind;, i To 1 Hay. All these things were left, on the Premises 
& taken in 1777. Part were sold by Yendue. Part plundered. 

Stock on No. 2, consisted 3 horses, 1 mare & colt, 6 Cows, 6 
yoTinT ca t!*, 1 yoke of oxen,, 13 Sheep, 7 Lambs, 7 Hogs, 50 
Bushel* Wh-at, 8 Ton Hay. All this was plundered in 1777. (2 o). 



1054 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



When the Claimt went to Burgoyne's Army, altho the old was 
at that time on the Premises. They left him nothing of any 
value. 

THOS. ERASER appears. 

& Confirms this acct., as given by his Bro. The Father Wil- 
liam is so old & infirm that his attendance is dispensed with. 

JOHN MACPERSON, Wits. 

Knew all the Claimts. The whole Family were distinguish- 
ed for their Loyalty from the first. The old man was always 
very Loyal. 

Knew that they had a Farm at Johnstown. 

Knew No. 2 very well. They owned 600 acres, but had im- 
proved only 200. Thinks about 30 acres Clear. There was a 



good Stock. Horses, Oxen & Cows. Thinks the Father sold a 
good Deal of the Stock when he came to Canada. 

DONALD Ross, Wits. 

Very good man Knew No. 1. Near 70 acres Clear. There was a fine stock 
of Cattle there. Heard of their having Lands in Balston. 



br 969 - Case of JoHN Mc ^ RIJER > late of Tryon Co. 



Claimt. says he was at Cote du Lac in the Fall of 83. Did 
not come down till Xmas. 

Is a nat. of Scotland. Settled in America in 1763. Lived 
at Johnstown when Rebellion broke out. Was imprisoned 9 
months in 1776. Joined the Brit. Army in 1777. Was under 
Sir John Johnson at Fort Stanwix. Servd till end of War. 

Had a Lease -from Sir Wm. Johnston. Had no Deed. Had 
it only from year to year. It was near Johnstown. There were 
80 acres cleat when he took it. He paid Rent to Sir John. He 
Cleared 9 acres. He says he had agreed with Sir W. Johnston 
that the Landlord would pay for the Improvmts. It was to be 
settled by 2 Appraisers what should be pd. 

Says he built a house with Sir Wm.'s Leave & Sir Wm. was 



to pay him when he left it. Says it cost him 60 York. 

Had a large Stock, no one in that part had more. 

13 horses, 10 Cows, 4 Oxen, 5 Heifers, 40 Sheep, 6 Hogs, 
Utensils, grain of different kinds. All these things were seized 
in 77, & sold at Yendue. 

DANIEL Ross, Wits. 

Knew Claimt's farm. It was Sir John's Land. A good 
Deal of it was clear. 100 acres Clear. How much Claimt. had 
cleared Wits, does not know. 



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Knew his Stock. It was a large stock. The stock was on (22). 
the Place when he left it. 

CAPT. WM. ERASER, Wits. 

Knew Claimt's Farm. There was a large Clearance but 
Wits, does not know the terms .on which he held. There was a 
considerable Stock. He had a Partner of the name of Bennet. 
Speaks of his Loyalty & Services. 

Claimt. on being called again says his Partnership was at 
an end before the War began. His Partner was concerned in 
the Improvements, was to have half & half in the Farm, but 
Claimt. says he himself had the largest share in the Stock. Ben- 



net his Partner left- the farm in 1776. 

CAPT. THOS. FRASER, Wits. 

Says he remembers Bennet went from the Farm before 
Claimt., but does not know when the Partnership was at an end. 
There was a large Stock. Witness when he knew the stock 
thought it belongd. to both. 

N.b. Note. It seems as if there had been no Dissolution of 
Partnership & that some of the Stock belonged to Bennet, tho 
Claimt. was to pay for it & it was left in his Possession. 

970. Case of DONALD Ross, late of Tryon Co. N. c. 

October 30. 

Claimt. says he was at work at the Cedars in the Fall of) (23). 
83. Did not come to Montreal till 2 or 3 days before Xmas. 

Is a native of Scot. Came to America 30 years ago. Served 
last War. Lived at Johnstown, joined the Brit, in 1776. Was 
in Sir John's Regt. Served all the War. 

Had \ a Lot of Land in Johnstown. Lease Land. Had no 
Deed, paid Rent from year to year, 15 acres Clear, built a house, 
had a Man & Colt, & Cow, Heifer, 5 Hogs, 2 Sheep, Cloathes, 
Utensils. 

Left all these things at home when he went away. They 



were plundered by the Rebels because he went to ye Brit. 

JOHN MAGGINIS, Wit^. 

Knew Claimt's farm. It was leased from Sir W. John- A good man. 
stown. There was a good Piece cleared. He had some Stock. 
Wits, cannot say exactly how much. 

971. Claim of DAVID HUNTER, late of Albany Co. Lodged g c ber 30 
in England. 

Claimt. says he sent a Claim by Major Jessup in 83. 

Is a nat. of Ireland, came N with his Father to America in ( 24 >- 
1774. Settled in Balstown, joined the Brit, in 1779. Served in 
Major Jeesup's Regt. till end of the War. 

His Father & Mother had a Farm & Stock in Balstown, his 
Father died in 82 & his Mother in 83, leaving Frances the eldest 



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. THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



son, now in Balstown, Claimt. the 2nd Son John, who served 
on Board the Brit. Fleet, a Daughter, now in the States. His 
Father & Mother died without a -Will. Supposes that his Bro- 
ther is now in Possession of Land & Stock. 



October 30. 



(25). 



Too higk. 



Seems a good 

man. 

Is told to get 

Certificates of 

Sfcle. 



972. Case of PHILIP CRISLOR, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says : He is a native of America. Lived in Tryon 
Co. "When Rebellion broke out joined the Brit, in 1777 at Fort 
Stanwix, served first in Sir John's Regt., then in Col. Butler's, 
to the end of the War. Besides at New Johnstown. Produces 
Col. Butler's Certificate to his service & Loyalty. 

Had 50 acres at New - , Tryon Co. ' Purchased in 1769, 
of one Bather Nuskall. Gave 60 York Cury. for it. Had a 
Deed, left behind, cleared 30 acres. Made large Buildings. 
Had a Blacksmith's shop there, & a building for a Potash Work. 

Yals. the Farm & buildings belonging to the Farm at 450 
York. 

Vals. ye clear land at 5 per acre. The uncultivated Land 
at 1.5. There are Rebels now in Possession. 

Vals. Potash House & Works, Kettles at 650. 

There were three Kettles & Iron Ladles & other Iron Works, 
30 large tubs, a Tub 12s. 2 Tun boiled Potash, 5 Tun not boil- 
ed. 

Had a Blacksmith shop in the same place little Tools, 500 
Weight of Iron, 200 Weight of Steel. 



His Potash Works & Shop, & all his effects were sold at 
Vendue in 1777. 

He had 12 Cattle, 25 Sheep, 30 Hogs, 5 Horses, furniture, 
farming Utensils very good. Had Merchandise worth J30. 
Paper Money to amount of &0 Congress Money. 

JOHN SHELL, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. at New Tarlock. He was always a Loyalist. 
Joined the Brit. Troops in 77. Served all the War. 

Knew his farm. He bought it before 70. 30 acres clear, 
large bui? dings. Yals. Clear Land 5 per acre. He built Pot 
Ash Work himself. It was a large Work. 2 or 3 Kettle, a good 
many Tubs. There was a good Deal of Potash left when he 
went away. 

Had a Blacksmith Shop, very good Tools, a good deal Iron 
& Steel. Knew his Stock. 12 Cattle, 5 horses, 24 Sheep, HOSTS, 
Good Farming Utensils. His House very well furnished. He 
left a little Shop & had Merchandise. 

Some of his effects were plundered. 

A. good deal sold at Vendue. Some Rebels are in Possession 
of the Land. 



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973. Claim of EONALD MACDONELL, late of Tryon Co. October 31 

Claimt. says: He was about 20 miles from Montreal in the 
Fall of 83. Did not come down till just about the time that the 
Regiment was Discharged. He was on duty at ye - 

Is a nat. of Scotl. Came to America in the French War. 
Lived in Sir John Johnson's Land when the Rebellion broke out. 
Came with Sir John Johnson at first, & served all the War. Pro- 12?). 
duces his Discharge last French War & this War. 

Lived on Lease Land of Sir John's. Charges nothing for 
Lease. 

Lost 2 Cows, 1 Mare, 2 Heifers, 2 Yearlings, 1 Steer, 1 Bull, 
farming Utensils, Cloathes. Left all these things when he went 
away. Heard the Rebels took them. 

JOHN CAMERON, Wits. 

Knew Claimt's Stock. He had 6 Creatures & a mare & -sev- 
eral farming Utensils. He left the whole behind him when he A good mam. 
joined Sir John Johnson he eame with him at first in the year 
76. 

He left them behind. The enemy had them. 



974. Case of DUNCAN MURCHESON, late of Tryon Co. October si 

Claimt. says he was at Le Chine in the Fall of 83. Staid 
there all the Winter. 

Is a nat. of Scotl. Came to America in 1774. Settled with 
Sir Wm. Johnstown. Joined Sir John at first of Rebellion. Sev- 
ed as Sergeant. Served 3 years as Conductor in the Indian De- 
partment. 

Had Lease Land 50 acres, was to have had a Deed. Cleared 14 
acres, built House, Barn & Stable. 

Had 4 Cows, 1 Heifer, 1 Bull, 2 Calves, 1 Horse & Colt, 4 (28) . 
Sheep, 5 Lambs, 10 Hogs, furniture, Utensils, Cloathing, Grain 
in ye Barn. Left on his farm when he joined Sir John first, 
taken by the Rebels. 

His Father was bringing- him 20 guins. from Scotland. His 
Father was in North Car. He was taken Prisoner & died there. 

JOHN MURCHISON, Wits. 

Knew Claimt's Farm. Thinks 14 acres clear, took his farm in Agoodm8B 
'73, thinks he had some creatures, 1 horse & Colt, 4 Sheep, 6 or 7 
Hogs, Utensils. 

Left all these things on his Farm when he went away. They 
fell in the Hands of the Rebels 



975. Claim of JOHN MURCHESON, late of Tryon Co. October 31. 

Claimt. aays he was settled at Tarbonne in the Fall 83. 
Came to Montreal 2 or 3 days before Regt. was discharged. 

6T AR. 



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THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 



Is a native of Scotl. Came to America 14 years ago. Set- 
tled on Sir Wm. Johnston's Land. Joined Sir John at first. 
Served all the War. 

Had a Lease 50 acres. Had cleared 14 acres, had 6 horned 
Cattle & 1 horse, 5 Sheep, 7 Hogs, furniture, Utensils, of small 
Value. All left behind. 



DUNCAN MURCHESON, Wits. 

Claimt. came to America with Wits. Settled at Johnstown. 
Had a Lease of 50 acres. Cleared 14 acres. Agrees in acct. of 
A good man. the Stock with Claimt. All was left behind. He was not quite 
in such good circumstances as Wits. 



N. C. 
October 31 . 



A good man. 



N. C. 
October 31. 



(30). 



976. Claim of JOHN MURCHESON, JUN., late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was a t Montreal & La Chine in the Fall 83. 
Gave a Claim to his Commanding Officer, Capt. Duncan. 
Is a nat. of Scotl. Came to America in 73. 



Settled in Johnstown. Came with Sir John at first. Serv- 
ed all the War. 

He had a Lease 50 acres. Built a Log house & cleared 12 
acres. 

8 Head of Horn Cattle, 1 Horse, 9 Sheep, grain, Utensils, 
furniture small. 

Left all these things behind. 

DUNCAN MURCHESON, Wits. 

Confirms the above acct. & testifies to his knowledge of the 
Truth. Resides in New Johnstown. 

977. Claim of DONALD McDoNELL, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was with a Detachment of his Eegt. 18 miles 
from Montreal. Says he gave in a Claim to his officer, Capt. 
Angus MacDonell. Lives at Lot No. 2. 1st Township, 2nd Con- 
cession, New Johnstown. 

Is a nat. of Scotl. Came to America in 73. Settled on Sir 
W. J Land. Servd all the War. Had 100 acres. Cleared 2 
acres, built house & Stables, 1 Cow, 1 Heifer, Utensils & furni- 
ture, Grain. 

DONALD MACGILLES, Wits. 

Knew Claimt's Farm. He had cleared 2 acres. Had built 



A good man. a house, had a Cow & Yearling, with furniture & few Utensils, 
Left all behind. Wits. & Claimt. joined the Brit. Army together 

978. Claim of ARCHIBALD GRANT, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was at Isle Au Noix & Montreal. Gave his 
Claim to Capt. Mackenzie. Produces Capt. Mackenzie's Certi- 
ficate to this effect. 

67a AR 



N. C. 
October 31. 



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Is a nat. of Scot. Came to Am. in 74. Settled with Sir 
Wni. J. Joined Sir John at first. Served all the War. (si). 

Had 100 acres. 6 acres Clear. Built a house & barn. 4 
head of Cattle, farming Utensils, furniture, grain. Left all 
behind. Act. confirmed by 2 Wits. A good man. 

9T9. Claim of JANET CALDER, Widow, late of Albany Co. N. c. 

November 1. 

Claimt. says her Husband William Calder died 5 years ago. 
He was a Soluier in Sir John's Regt. 

He was a native of Scotl. Came to America 14 years ago. 
Settled on Cartwrights Patent. Joined the Brit, in 79. Served 
several years till his Death. She came with him into Canada, 



He died in Spring, 1782. Left 3 Children. She was at St.- 
Martin in the Fall of 83 & the Winter. The 3 Children are now 
with Claimt. All young. She takes care of them. She lives 
on River Raisin. 

Her Husb. had 150 acres on Cartwrights Patent. He had a 
Deed. A Lease for ever, paying 6d. per acre annually. Cleared 
about 12 acres. Built a house & Barn & Stable. Lost a Cart, 
grain of different kinds. 

Acct. Confirmed by John Cameron, Wits, and John Mackay Good woman 
Wits. 

980. Case of JOHN SNYDER, late of Albany Co. November i 

Claimt. says he was at Mashishe in the Fall 83. Went from (32). 
thence to St. John's. Afterwards went to New Johnstown. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Saratoga. Joined Capt. 
Mac Alpine in 77. Enlisted with him. Was soon after taken 
Prisoner. Got home in the Winter. Left his home & came to 
Canada in 80. He was promised a Lieutenancy by Capt. Mac- 
Alpine but could not get it. He therefore went & staid at 
Mashishe. 

Had a Lease from General Skyler. No. i. 

Produces Lease from Philip Skyler to Claimt. of a Farm 



Pt. of Lot No. 27, for ever, paying 4 York Cury per ann., dat- 
ed 1769. 

Built Log house & Barn. Cleared about 25 acres. 

Had 112 acres in Palmerston. Produces Deed from Dirk No 2 
Lefferts to Claimt. of 112 acres in Considr. 44.16 York, dated 
1769. 

He had made no builds., but had began clearing, gave a 
Horse in pt. of paymt. & the rest in hard money. 

Had a Stock in No. 1. Lost 3 Cows, 4 other Cattle, 4 hors- 
es, 8 Sheep, 7 Hogs,, furniture & Cloathes. These things were 
taken in the year 1777 by the Rebels. When he returned from 
Imprisonment found his effects had been taken. 



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No. 49 



A very good 
man. 



LIELT. LANSING, Wit*. 

Speaks very strongly in favour of his Loyalty & Character. 
Knew No. 1. A very good place, well improved. Heard of his 
having No. 2. 

He had a good Stock on No. 1. He had Horses, Cows, 
Sheep. Hogs. 



N.C. 

November 1. 



(34). 



A good man. 



N. C. 
November 1. 



981. Case of FINLEY Ross, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says : He was in Sir John's first Regt. Gave his 
Claim to the Adjutant in 83., to be sent before Commrs. 

Is a nat. of Scott. Came to Am. in 73. Settled in Sir Wm. 
J. Land. Joined Sir John at first. Has served all th^ War. 

'Had a Lease of 100 acres. Cleared 10 acres, built House, 
Barn & Stable. 

Lost 6 Head Cattle, Utensils, furniture. Wheat in the 
Ground. Some wheat & grain in the Barn. The rebels took 
them after he joined Sir John. 

DONALD MACLEAN, Wits. 

Knew Claimt's farm. He had cleared 10 acres. Had built 
a house. Barn &c. Knew his Stock. He had 6 Cattle, some 
farming Utensils. The Rebels had them. 

982. Case of DONALD McGiLLES, JR., late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was at Montreal in 83, gave his Claim to the 
Adjutant in Consequence of a regimental order. 



Is a nat. of Scot. Came to Am. in 74. Settled on Sir John's 
Land. Joined Sir John at first. Served all the War. 

Had some Lease Land 4 acres clear, built house & Barn. 
1 Cow, 1 Ox, Little farm Utensils. 
Left on the Place when he went away. 
A good man. Acct. Confirmed by Donald MacDonell, Wits. 



N.C. 

November 1. 



(35). 



983. Claim of HUGH McKAY, late of Tryon Co., Deceased. 

His eldest son Wm. McKay appears. 

Says his Father died last Summer, without a Will. He was 
Soldier in Sir John's 1st Batal. He delivered a Claim to the 
Adjutant. Claimt. is the only Son. His Mother is also dead. 
His Father was nat. of Scot. Came to Amer. 16 yrs. ago. Set- 
tled on Cartwrights Patent, had 150 acres. He joined Sir John 
in 80. Claimt came with him. His Father served till end of 
War. 

Had a Lease on Cartwrights Patent. Does not know that he 
had the Deed. 

Cleared 9 acres & built 2 Houses & Barn. Lost Cow & Calf, 



furniture, some Grain, 
got it. 



Left when they came away, the Rebels 



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JOHN MACKAY, Wits. 

Knew Hugh Mackay's Place on Cartwrights Patent. He 
had 9 acres clear, had a little Stock. Came into Canada in 80. 
Served in Sir John's Regt. 

984. Case of PETER GRANT, late of Tryon Co. November!. 

Claimt. says he was in Sir John's first Batal. Was at La 
Chin in fall 83. 

Is a nat. of Scot. Came to Amer. in 74. Settled on Sir 
Wm. J. Lands. Joined Sir John at first. Served all the War. 

Had a Lease of 100 acres. Cleared 10 acres, built house, 
barn & Stable. 

Lost 4 Cows, 1 Ox, 1 Heifer, Utensils, furniture. Left the 
things at Home when he went away. The Rebels took them. 

JOHN McDoNELL, Wits. A good man. 

Knew Claimt 's Farm, 9 acres clear, saw 4 or 5 head horned 
Cattle. 



985. Case of ABIGAIL LINDSEY, Widow of John Lindsey, N -C. 

-P. i ^ " November 6. 

Duchess Co. 

Claimt. says she was at Sorell in '83 & all the Winter. 

Her former Husband John Holmes was a native of America. 
Lived at 9 Partners. He came into Canada in '80, & joined 
Major Jessup. He was so persecuted he would not stay with the 
Rebels. Served till the Regt. was Discharged. 

Claimt. herself came into Canada in the Spring '82. Hier (37) - 
Husband was tried at 3 different times, fined 3 times, one 60. 
When he went away he left with Claimt. 1 Horse, 2 Cows, 10 
sheep. The Rebels came & took them from her, because her 
Husband was gone to the Brit. Took all her furniture; small. 
Has 2 Children by her first Husband they are not at Sorell. 

Produces Major Jessup's Certificate to her late Husband's 
Loyalty & service. 

986. Further Evidence in the Case of DERBY LINDSEY, vi. 
Yol. 18 & 145. 

Abigail Holmes gives the same acct. of Derby Lindsey's fam- 



ily as the other Witness. But says it was time of the Peace before 
the old man came to Canada. He was always Loyal, & had been 
frequently imprisoned on that acct. 

He had a large farm. He was turned off by the Rebels. 
He had 3 Horses, 4 Cows, near 30 sheep. When he was turn- 
ed off the premises he was obliged to leave all his stock & effects, 
the Rebels had them. 



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No. 49 



N. C. 
November 6. 



(38). 



N.B.-Name ot 
Urijah Haws 
appear in 
Anstey's list, 
means Claimt. 



N. C. 
November 6. 



(39). 



N.C. 

November 7. 



987. GEORGE HAWS, late of Ulster Co. 

Claimt. says they left New York in July '83. Came to Can- 
ada with, the other Loyalists, & continued at Sorell all that Fall 
& ever since. 

Is a Nat. of Germany. Came many years ago to Am. Lived 
in Ulster Co. when Rebellion broke out. Lived on Leased Land. 

In 1778 came to New York. Continued at New York. Lived 
with his Brother, who was a Butcher in New York. His family 
came in in '80. 

Had a Lease farm of 100 acres. When he went away he left 
his stock with his Farm in 3 or 4 weeks; the Commit, came & took 



an Inventory of his things & sold them. Sold 5 Cows, 4 Cattle, 
2 Horses, farming utensils, cloathes. All sold at Vendue. 

Lost a horse taken from him on his way to New York. Cloathes 
lost as his wife was sending them to New York. 

Produces affidavit from Jane Harris sworn at Sorell to 
Claimt. 's Loyalty & that his Property was sold at Vendue in '78. 

988. Claim of Jos. HANES, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was at Le Chine in Fall '83 & the ensuing 
Winter. 

Is a Nat. of Germ. Came to America 23 years ago. Lived 
at Johnstown on the Mohawk. Came into Canada in '81. Three 
sons joined Sir John Johnson, 1 was killed ; two others served till 
end of the War. 

Came into Canada because the Rebels persecuted him. They 
would have taken his life if he had not came away. 

Lives 4 miles from Montreal, but has land in 4 Township. 

Had a Lease from Sir Wm. Johnston of 100 acres, Lease for- 
ever, pacing Rent 6 pr. ann.* Cleared 50 acres. 



Built house, Barn, &c., planted an orchard. 

Lost his utensils, furniture, 3 Horses, 3 Cows, 24 sheep, 
grain, 300 Boards. The Rebels took some, but his wife disposed 
of some & brought some to Canada. 

CALEB PECK, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He had 3 sons in the King's Army. Claimt. 
was always Loyal. He came in long before the War was over. 

Knew his Farm. He had between 30 & 40 acres clear. He 
had 3 Horses & Cows & Sheep & a Wagon. 

989. Claim of DONEL MCGREGOR, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was at Coteau de Lac in the Fall '83, & 
staid till Xmas. 

Is a Nat. of Scot. Came to America 23 years ago. Lived at 
Johnstown. Joined in '77. Served till end of the War in Sir 
John's Regt. 

Resides at the River Raisin. 



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Had a Lease farm of Sir Wm. Johnston. Lease forever, pay- 
ing 6 pr. ann. Took ye farm originally between himself & 

Peter Fenny, bought his improvemts. 15 years ago. Gave 30 
York for it. Had 20 acres Clear. Built House & Barn. 

3 horses, 4 Cattle, 5 Hogs, utensils, furniture. Taken by 
the Rebels immediately after he went away. 

PETER FENNY, Wits. : ' 

Knew Claimt. 's Farm. Lease was first granted to Claimt. 
& ^ itness, of 100 acres, years before the War. Claimt. bought 
witnesses share for 30. He pd. part, owes about 10. Cleared 
some afterwards. 20 acres clear in the whole. Had built house, (.). 
Barn & Stable. Agrees in acct. of the Stock as given by Claimt. A good man. 

990. Case of SAMUEL HINDMAN, late of Charlotte. Novembers. 

Claimt. says he was at Chamble in '83. Staid there till he 
went to Bay of Chaleur. 

Is a native of Ireland. Came to America in 1762. Resided 
at White Creek, Charlotte Co., bordering on Vermont, 10 miles 
from Fort Edward. Joined the Brit, in '77. Served Burgoyne's 
Campaign as Ensign in Queen's Rangers. Went off with the 
Genl. Despatches to Ticonderago the night before the Capitula- 
tion. 



Came to Canada after Burgo^ne's defeat. Afterwards went 
with Despatches for Genl. Haldimand & Lord Dorchester. 

His residence was at Chamble. Three years ago went to Cha- 
leur; is settled there. 

His family are at Vermont. 

Had 268 acres in Charlotte Co. bought of one J. Morien Scott 
at New York in 1774. Had a Deed but left it with his wife. She 
is now at Benington. Gave 20sh. pr. acre for it, York. Pd. part 
in paper num., pt. in cash. 

Cleared certainly 18 acres & began clearing a great deal (42). 
more, 30 acres. Says it was never reckoned Vermont. One rebel 
Major, Major Webster, now has it. 

Vals it at 1,100 York Says he was there. The place wasQ. if notfraud. 
sold. He does not know by whom it was sold. cerSi?cate g of 

Lost 2 horses, 3 Cows, 2 Cattle, Hogs, furniture, utensils. 

Capt. Mackrahin took these Things in '77, 2 Days after he left 
home. His wife was driven off the place. Says he is going to 
Vermont or his wife is coming. 

Produces affidt. from one Robt. Caldwell in Chaleur Bay seems a very 
that Claimt, joined the Brit. Arnry. That he had a Farm which character 3 , 
was reckoned good Land. Deferred for further Evid. 

991. KENETH MACDONELL, late of Tryon Co. November 12. 

Claimt. says. He was at Isle au Noix in the Fall '83. Came 
to Montreal before his Discharge. 



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A good man. 



N. C. 
November 12. 



Is a native of Scotl. Came to Amer. in '73. Was settled at 
Johnstown. Came with Sir John at first; served till end of the 
War. Produces his Discharge. 

Had 50 acres of Land on the Mohawk; was to have had a 
Lease from Sir Wm. Johnston. Cleared 7 acres. Built house r 
Stable & Barn. 5 Cows, 1 Mare, furniture, utensils, wheat. Left 
all these Things on the Place when he joined Sir John. 

JOHN MAcDoNELL, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. 's farm, 50 acres. Had cleared 7 or 8 acres. He 
had 5 Cows, 1 Mare. Left all his Things on the place when he 
went away. In 1st Township. 

992 JOHN MACGREGOR, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. Says : He was at Coteau de Lac in the Fall '83. 

Is a native of Scot. Came to America before last Frenck 
War. Lived on a Farm of Sir Wm. Johnston's when Rebellion 
broke out. Came with Sir John at first. Served all the War. 
Produces his Discharge. 

Had a Lease of 100 acres. Cleared 15 acres; built House & 
Stable. 

Had 5 Horses, 2 Cows, 1 Heifer, utensils, furniture. Left 
on his farm when he went away. 

DUNCAN MACARTHUR, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt's Farm. He had about 26 acres clear. He 
( 44 >- had horses & cows. Remembers 4 horses. He left all these 
A good man. things on his place when he joined Sir John. In 1st Township. 



N. c. 

November 12. 



993. EGBERT GORDON, late of Tryon Co. 



Gave 



Claimt. says: He was at La Chine in ye fall '83. 
his Claim to his Commanding officer. 

Is a Nat. of Ireland. Came to America 18 years ago. Was- 
settled in Pensilv. when Rebellion broke out. Joined Sir John 
Johnson at Oswego in '77. Has served ever since. End of the 
War was a Seargt. Says he lived at Fort Pen; had saved 150. 
In 1776 went to New York & thence to Albany. He was impris- 



oned. He had hired a house near Albany. He escaped from 
Prison, on which the Rebels went to his house & took all his 
Things. Took Cash in his desk 150 York Cury. Says it was in 
hard cash. They took a mare, 2 cows, hogs, furniture, hay. 
Refers to Lieut. Says he had bought 30 stand of arms. Gave a great many of 
for Mm. ' them away to Loyalists. Lost 4 or 5 which the Rebels had. 
Evidence Produces Sir John Johnson's Certificates to service. In 1st 

deficient at Township. 

Deferred for further Evid. 



present. 



N. C. 
November 12. 



(45). 



994. FRANCIS CLARK, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says: Was at Montreal in the Fall '83. Gave his 
Claim to his commanding officer. Produces Certificate to the fact- 



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Is a Nat. of Great Brit. Came to America at beginning of 
War before the Battle of Bunker's Hill. Went first to Pensilv., 
then came to New York, from thence went to Cherry Yalley; join- 
ed the 'Brit, at Fort Stanwix in '77. Served till end of the War. 

Brought some cloaths from home with him. Left them be- 
hind when he wen to New York. Whe he went to Fort Stanwix 
left a horse behind him at Cherry Yalley. 



Shoemakers Tools. The rebels 'got the horse & tools. 

JOHN CALDWELL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. at Cherry Yalley; think in 1775 & '76. He 
had a horse & shoemakers tools. He joined the Brit, in '77, & 
left all these things behind him. 

995. Claim of JOHN CALDWELL, late of Try on Co. N. c. 

November 1?, 

Claimt. Says : He was in Montreal in '83. 

Delivered his Claim to the Adjutant. 

Is a Nat. of Scot. Came to America in 1770. Was settled 
in Cherry Yalley, 12 miles from the Mohawk. Joined Sir John (46). 
at Fort Stanwix. Served till end of the War. 

Had 50 acres Tenant Land. Bought the improvements of the 
Tenant in '75. Paid 45 York, 8 acres clear. There was a 
house & Pot Ash House in the Purchase. Was to have brought the 
soil right if War had not come on. Had 2 horses, furniture, uten- 
sils, hides. 



FRANCES CLARK, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. at Cherry Yalley. He had a Farm & Potash 
Work. Claimt. 's share was about 50 acres. There was a consid- 
erable Clearance. He had horses. 1st Township. 



996. DAVID WHAILEN, late of New York. x c 

No\ ember 12, 

Claimt. says : He was at Montreal in '83. Sent in his 
Claim to Captain Macdonell. Produces Capt. Macdonell's Cer- 
tificate to the fact. 

Is a Nat. of Amer. Lived at Kingsbury, Charlotte Co. Join- 
ed Genl. Burgoyne. After his defeat came to Canada. Joined 
Sir John Johnson. Served to end of War. Produces his Dis- 
charge. 

Had 50 acres in Kingsbury. Bought 3 yrs. before ye War. (47) 
Gave 8 for it. He had 8 acres clear. When he came away ne Seemsafair 
left some farming utensils. Some corn harvested. Potatoes man. 

i -\ i i m i, ^ T evidence 

planted. 1st Township. i5or2o. 

997. JOHN MACDONELL, SEN., late of Try on Co. November 12 

Claimt. says : He was at Carleton Island in '83. Is a 
Nat. of Scot. Came 14 yrs. ago. Lived at Johnstown when Re- 
bellion broke out. Served all the War in the 84th Eegt. Pro-" 
duces his Discharge. 



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Had a Tenant farm 50 acres from Sir Wm. Johnson. 8 acres 
Clear. Built House. Had 5 Cows, grain, furniture, & utensils. 



A^ fair man. 



N. C. 
November 12 



(48). 



Fair man. 



N.C, 

November 12 



Left all these things behind when he joined the Brit. Army. 

KENETH McDoxALD, Witness: 

Confirms the above acct. 

Resides on Lot 14, 3rd Concess., 1st Township. 

998. ALLAN MACDONELL, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was in St. John's first Bataln. ; gave his 
Claim to his Commanding officer. 

His Claim was heard July 23 conditionally. 

He is a native of Scotland. Came to America many years 
ago. Lived in Johnstown. Served all the War. 

Had a Tenant Farm, 9 acres clear. Lost 1 horse, 7 cows, 
furniture, Utensils. 

Acct. confirmed by Alexr. MacDonell. Lot 12, 1st Con, 1st 
Township. 

999. ALEX. MACDOXELL, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was in Sir John's 1st Regt. ; gave his Claim 
to his Commanding officer. Was heard in July last condition- 
ally. 

He is a native of Scotl. Came to America 15 years ago, 
Served all the War. 

Had a Tenant Farm, 9 acres Clear. Lost a horse, 12 cows, 
utensils, furniture. 



Fair man . 



N.C. 

November 12. 



A fair man. 



(49). 



N.C. 

November 15. 



Acct. Confirmed by Allen Macdonell, Wits. : 
Lives at Lot 15, 1st Cone., 1st Township. 

1000. RODERIC MAcDoxELL, late of Tryon Co. 

Claim was heard in July last Conditionally. 

Claimt. is a native of Scotl. Came to America 15 years ago. 
Served all the War. 

Had Tenant Farm 100 acres, Charlotte Co., 10 acres clear. 
Lost 1 Horse, 11 Cows, utensils, furniture. 

Acct. confirmed by 2 Wits. 

19 Lot, 2 Cone., 1st Towns. 

1001. Case of ANGUS BETHUN, late of Alb. Co. 

Claimt. says he did not give his Claim, to his Commanding 
officer. He was at Montreal in '83. His Claim was so little^ that 
he did not give it in to his officer but says he gave his Claim to 
Mr. Cuyler at that time. 

Is a nat. of Scotl. Came to Amer. in '73. Lived with Capt. 
Macdonell in Tryon Co.; joined the Brit, in '75. Served first in 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1067 

Indian Department, then in Sir John's Regt. Produces his 
Discharge. 

Lost a mare, Colt & Cow. 



Says he had been working & earned a Mare, Colt & Cow. Left 
them with one MacDougal when Claimt. went away at Duanea 
Bush; lost Cloathes. He was on his journey & left them at a 
house, when they were taken away. 

RORY MACDONELL, Wits. : 

Says Claimt. had a Cow, a Mare & Colt. Says the man with 
whom he worked gave them to him for his Labour. He left the 
mare & colt with MacDougal. He carried away nothing when he 
went away. 

MacDougal staid in the Country. He was known to be a rebel ( 5 )- 
from the first. 

1st Township. 



1002. FINLAY GRANT, late of Tryon Co. November 15. 

Claimt. says. He was at Point au Lac in the Fall '83. 

Is a Nat. of Scotl. Came to America 14 years ago. Was 
settled on Sir John's Land. Joined Brit, in '77. Served till end 
of War. Produces his Discharge. 

Had 100 acres Tenant Farm. Had cleared 12 acres. Built 
house & barn. Had 2 horses, 6 Cattle, 6 Pigs, Utensils, furniture. 



He left them all when he went away. His wife did not bring 
anything away. 

RONALD MACDONELL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. 's Farm. He had cleared 12 acres. Settled A e odman - 
there before the War. 

Agrees in acct. of the Stock. 
1st Township. 

1003. FLORA LIVINGSTON, Widow of Seargt. Livingston, late N. c. 

m r, November 15. 

of Tryon Co. 

NEIL LIVINGSTON, her only Son, appears : 

Says his Mother is old & Sickly & not able to attend. (5i) 

She lived at Coteau du Lac in the Fall '83. She was there 
or at the Cascades all the Winter. 

John Livingston, his late Father, was a Nat. of Scotl. He 
came to America before the War. Settled on the Delaware 
River. He joined Sir John Johnson at Oswego. Served all the 
War. Was a Seargent. He was drowned in the summer '83. 

His mother & witness came to Niagara in year '80. Now re-No.i. 
sides in Johnstown, 1st Township. His Father had 150 acres on 
artwright's Patent, tenant Land. He took it in '74 or '75. He 
cleared about 8 acres. He then went to the Delaware. 

Had a grant of 100 acres from V. B. Livingston. This wasNo. 2. 
before the War. He gave nothing for it, but at the same time he 



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No. 



hired some other Land. 50 acres or more of Livingston for which 
he was to pay Rent. He had cleared 8 acres of the 100 acres 
given him. He kept both the Farms, No. 1 & No. 2, they were 
only 5 miles distant. His stock was on the Delaware Farm. 

1 horse, 3 cows, 3 calves, 1 Bull, 9 Hogs, utensils, furniture. 
They were taken when his Father went away & sold by the Reb- 
els. Wits, was there at the time. 



(52). 



N. C. 

November 15. 



(53). 



A good man. 



N. c. 

November 15. 






ANGUS BETHUN, Wits. : 

Knew John Livingston, deceased. 

Knew No. 1. A farm on Cartwright's Patent. He had 
cleared some. 

He went from thence to the Delaware. Had some land given 
him by Livingston. Had some on Rent. Cleared 7 or 8 acres. 
They had Stock. 

Resides 1st Township. 

1004. JOHN MACDONELL, from Cullacky, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says: He was at Osswegatchie in the Fall '83. 

He is a native of Scot. Came to America in 73. Was set- 
tled at Johnstown. Joined at beginning of War. In the 84th 
Regt. Served all the War. Was discharged in '83. Produces 
his Discharge. 

Had a 100 acres Lease Land. Cleared 15 acres. Built house 
& Barn & Stable. 2 horses, 1 Colt, 3 milch Cows, 3 young Heifers, 
utensils, furniture. 

He left them when he went away. 



FlNLEY GRANT, Wits. I 

Knew Claimt 's Farm. He had cleared 15 acres, 
acct. of Stock. 

Resides No. 2 Township. 



Agrees in 



1005. 

of 



Claim of RODERICK MACDONELL, from Glen Morrison, 



Claimt. says : Be was 18 miles from Montreal in the Fall 
'83. 

Is a Nat. of Scotl. Came to Am. '74. Settled on Sir John's 
Land. Joined Sir John at first. Served all the War. 

Had a Farm. Had cleared 10 acres. Lost 2 horses, 1 Cow, 
furniture, utensils, Grain chiefly in ye ground. Donald Grant, 
Sen., Wits.: Knew Claimt's place, 10 acres Clear. Knew 1 
Cow, 2 Horses of Claimt's. 



N. c. 

November 19. 



1006. ANDREW MILLROSS, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says: He was at Montreal in '83, & delivered his 
Claim to Major Leake. 

Is a native of England. Came to America in '73. Was set- 
tled in Johnstown when Rebellion broke out. He was imprisoned 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1069 



& persecuted, but did not leave his Farm till '80. Then came to 
Canada. Served in Sir John's Eegt .till end of the War. Pro- 
duces his Discharge. Now lives in Johnstown, 2 Township. 

Had 200 acres Lease Land. Had 100 acres on Lease himself. 
Took the Lease in '73; bought the other 100 acres in '75. They (54). 
were also on Lease; paid 70 York. 

He had cleared about 9 acres of his own Lands. There were 
27 acres Cigar on the Land he bought. 

1 mareffc Cows, 1 yoke of Oxen, 3 sheep, furniture, utensils, 
Considerable quantity of Carpenters' Tools. 

Says he left all these things on his Farm when he went away. 

Produces an affidavit from Thomas Haller sworn before Capt. 
Anderson, at New Johnstown, to Claimt's property as above 
stated, and to the sale of the Lands under Confiscation. 



The Witness was not able to attend on acct. of the Illness in 
his Family. 

EOBT. ROBINSON, Wits. I 

Knew Claimt.'s Farm. He had 200 acres, 100 acres on 
Lease. He purchased the other; he took himself on the purchased 
Land near 30 acres clear. He cleared 10 on his own Land. Stock, seems a very 
he left all behind when he went away. fair man. 

1007. Claim of PHILIP IMPEY, SEN., Tryon Co. 

N. C. 

Claimt. says: He was at Montreal in '83. Was in the lst D< er6 ' 
Batal. Gave his claim to Lieut. Conally to be sent home to Eng- 
land, in consequence of a Regimental order. (55). 

Is a native of America. Lived on Mohawk River when the 
Rebellion broke out. He had always declared in favour of Brit. 
Govnt., tho' he signed one Rebel Association, but he was dis- 
armed by the Rebels as they found he did not approve their 
principles. He was forced away from his Home in the year 1777. 
All his sons except 2 small children were in the King's Troops. 
He had six sons in the King's Service. Claimt. came to Canada 
with Sir John Johnston when he came up to the Mohawk River 



about the year '80. He could not get away sooner. Served him- 
self afterwards in Sir John's Regiment, first Baitalion. Pro- 
duces his Discharge. Now lives at Johnstown, 2nd Township. 

No. 1. Had 600 acres in Glens Purchase on the Mohawk. 
Produces conveyance from Archibald Kennedy & J. Mallett to 
Claimt. of a Tract of Land part of Glens Purchase, containing 
1,173 acres, in Considn. of 1,000 York Cury., dated 5th Nov., 
1773. 

Says he paid 575 of the Purchase Money. Produces Re- 
ceipts. N.b. There is a Receipt indorsed for the Whole. Claimt. 
says that Kennedy took a Mortgage of the Premises back to secure 
the purchase money. 

Claimt. had parted with all but 600 acres. 

He made considerable improvements after he bought it. 
Cleared 40 or 50 acres. Built a frame house. Had prepared 
materials for a grist mill. 



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(57). 



Seems a good 
man. 



December 7. 



(58) 



Seems a fair 
man. 



N. C. 
December 7. 



Claimt. understands that Capt. Kennedy & Mr. Watts, who 
acted as agent for Mallet & Kennedy, have got the lands again. 

Claimt. does not know where Capt. Kennedy now is. Thinks 
the whole farm with improvts. worth .1,000 York. 

No. 2. Had 60 acres in Stone Araby had been Long in Pos- 
session. 



Produces Conveyance from Adam Impey to CJ^imt. of 62 
acres in Stone Araby in Considn. 5 Shils., dated iToK 

He cleared the whole of this Place & built a framed House & 
Barn. Had a fine orchard. 

Vals. it at 600 York. Was offered 500 for it. 

The House & Buildings were destroyed by the King's 
Troops. 

Claimt. had given a Bond & Judgment for 100 on which 
his creditors got Possession of the Land, but the State after- 
wards took it & made sale of it. 

Had the 3 negroes & personal Estate mentioned in the Sche- 
dule. It was seized by the Commrs. of Forfeiture in the Fall of 
1777 & was sold that year. 

He produces an acct. of the Sale of his Things at Vendue 
drawn up by a Son in Law of Claimt. 's who was present at the 
Vendue. With the prices for which they sold. 

Sir John Johnson Confirms this acct. of his Property & Cer- 
tifies to his Loyalty & good character. 

Claimt. 's Debts 209 York Money. 

1007. Claim of JAMES HOFFTALIN, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says : He is a native of America. Lived at Hills- 
bury near Neshcat Haw, Albany Co. Joined Butler's Rangers 
in the year 76. Served all the War. 

Had 150 acres in Sussex Co., New Jersey. His Father 
bought them many years ago. His Father died 40 years ago. 
They came to him on his Father's death. He w T as in Possession 
till he went to Albany Co. He then left his Brother as his Ten- 
ant. 

40 acres were clear. There was a Log house. Clear Lands 
pold at 5 York Cy. pr. acre. The Rebels have taken the Lands. 
Says they turned his Brother off. 

Has heard it was sold as forfeited by Claimt. 

He had some Stock on his Place at Albany, the Land was 
not his own. He was obliged to leave his Stock, 2 horses, 3 Cows, 
10 Sheep, taken by rebels. Left Utensils, furniture, when he 
went away. 

Now settled near Niagara. 



1008. Claim of ISBEL MACBAIN, Widow of Andrew Ma chain, 
late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says : She resided at St. John's in the. Fall '83. 
Lives there now. 

Her Husband was a native of Scotland. Came to America 
in 1774. Claimt. came with him. They took Lands on the 
Mohawk. 



BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1071 



Her Husband joined the Brit, in 76. He served in Sir John 
Johnson's Regiment till discharged for sickness. He was taken 
Prisoner as he was coming to fetch his Family. He broke Gaol 
& made his escape. 

Claimt. came the year after, during the War. Her Hus- (59). 
band died at St. John's in 1783, leaving 2 Children both with 
Claimt. both Infants. 

He had some Lease Lands. Her Husband had not Cleared 
any of the Lands, but he was to have leave to Continue there. 

They lost 2 Cows, 1 Bull, 2 Oxen, furniture, Flour & Wheat 
14 Bushels. 

Claimt. was driven from the Place by the Rebels & obliged 
to leave all these things. 



1009. Claim of ISABEL FRASER, Widow of Simon Fraser, De- December 19. 
ceased, late of Albany. 

Wm. Fraser, eldest Son of Simon Fraser, deed, appears. 

Says this is a Claim put in for his Father's Estates by a 
friend of the Family & was put in in the name of his Mother. 
Says his Father died without a Will, leaving Isabel his Widow 
& eight children. Witness is the eldest, the rest of the children 
are with him. 5 were Infants in the Summer of 84. All agree 
he should act for them. 

The late Simon Fraser was a native of Scotl. Came to ( 60 -) 
Amer. in 73. Was settled at Mapletown, Albany Co. when Re- 
bellion broke out. From the first he sided with Brit. Govnt. 
Collected many persons who came to an agreement to join the 
Brit. Troops as soon as they could. He joined at Skeensboro in 
July 77. Served till he was taken Prisoner at Bennington. He 
died in Albany Gaol. 

Witness joined the Brit. Army in 77. Served in Sir John's 
Regt. as Lieut, has now half pay. His Mother came into the 
Province in 84. Witness was himself at Cataraqui in the Fall 
83 & the ensuing Winter. Resides at Coteau de Lac. 



Produces Letter from Judge Fraser of the active & zealous 
Loyalty of Simon Fraser deed. & of the sufferings of himself & 
family on that acct., and gives his opinion of the truth of the 
Acct. of Losses set forth in the Schedule. 

Produces Certificate from Col. Campbell to Simon Fraser's 
services & of his sufferings by which his Death was as Col. Camp- 
bell thinks occasioned. 

His Father had 160 acres at Mapletown, Leased. Land, tak- 
en of Alexr. Golden. Lease for ever at Is. an acre Rent. Taken 
in 74. Most of it Clear when he took it. He bought the im- 
provemts. Paid 240 York for them. He cleared about 12 
acres afterwards, in the whole 124 acres clear. 

The Title was under New York Govnt. His Mother has 
sold 100 acres of it. 60 acres of the best part she could not dis- 
pose of. This had been taken away on the Division of ye town- 
ship M^pleton & Bennington in the year 1775. There was a Dis- 
pute about boundaries. 



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His Father had, 2 Yoke Oxen, 1 Yoke Small Oxen, 6 Cows, 
Calves, Heifers. Altogether about 20 head, Horse, Mare & Colt. 
24 Sheep, Utensils, Some furniture, Corn & Hay in Stock. 



Pecember 24 . 



(62). 



All taken from the Premises after the Battle of Bennington. 
His Father was then a Prisoner in Bennington. They were 
taken on acct. of his having joined ye Brit. Army. 

1010. Case of WILLIAM GRANT, late of Balstown, Albany Co. 

Claimt. appears & being Sworn saith : 

He is a nat. of Scot. Came to America 17 years ago. Was 
settled at Balstown. 

In 1776 he was imprisoned on acct. of his Loyalty, kept 9 
months confined, joined the Brit. Army in 77. Served in Major 
Macalpine's Corps. Produces his Discharge in 83. Lives at 
Oswegatchu. 

He had 279 acres in Balstown, purchased in 73, of Gasport 
Funday, at 2 dollars per acre. Had not paid for it & it was 
mortgaged back again for the whole purchase money. Can- 
not say how much was clear. There was a Log house. Has 
heard it was sold at Vendue. Says it was sold in 77. On recol- 
lection says there were 15 acres clear. There were no Clearances 
when he bought it. 

Had 3 Cows, 3 Calves, a Yoke of Oxen, 1 Mare, 3 Colts, 2 
Heifers, furniture, Utensils, Carpenter's Tools, Grain in the 
Stack. 



N. C. 
December 29 . 



(63.) 



Left all these Things on his Farm when he joined the Brit. 
They were seized & Sold at public Vendue. 

Produces Deposition by James Robinson & James Macylemoile 
to the Truth of the above acct. Taken before Judge Fraser, 
Oct., 83. 

1011. Claim of ISAAC YUREX, late of Chester Co., New York. 
Lodged in England. 

Claimt. says : He was at Sorell in the Fall 83, and all that 
Winter, from thence went to Cataraqui. 

Is a native of America. Lived at North Castle when Rebel- 
lion broke out. He came to New York as soon as the Brit. 
Troops got Possession of it. He was so much distrest on acct. of 
his having been of the King's Party that he was forced to leave 
Home. Continued at New York till the Evacuation worked at 
the King's Stores. After Evacuation came to Canada. Now 
lives at Bay of Quinty. 

He had 23 acres in North Castle, bought a little before ye 
Rebellion, of Nathl. Courtland, had a Deed. Gave 70 York 
Cury. He built an House & planted an orchard, 1-2 was Clear 
when he bought it. He did not want to clear any more. The 
Land has been taken Possession of by the Refels. 



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1073 



Vals. it at 100 York. Says it was worth double. Lost 2 
mares, 2 Cows, 6 Sheep, Saddles. 

He left these Things on his Place when he joined the Brit- 
ish. 

Produces Deposition from Isaac & Solomon Osser, taken be- 
fore Michl. Grass at Cataraqui to the truth of Claimt's acct. of 
Losses. 

Says he is not yet settled at Bay of Quinty, was this year 
before last in the the State of New York. Came from there this 
Fall. 

Michl. Grass says he looks upon Claimt. as a very honest February 20 - 
good man. Knew he had a good Farm at North Castle. His 
children are now at Cataraqui. Wits, cannot form a decided (64 )- 
opinion whether he means to Continue in this Country. Thinks 
if he could recover his estate at North Castle he would return, but 
says he has Lands here. 

Further Evidence in Case of WILLIAM SCHERMERHORN, v. January 4. 
Vol. 21, f. 117. 

SIMON CLARK, Wils. 

Leaves several Papers that belonged to the late William 
Schermerhom, The late Wm. Schermerhorn lived at his House 
at Montreal, left the Papers there. Witness knows nothing of 
his property. 



There appears a List of above 100 persons as having taken 
the Oath of Allegiance to his Majesty, administer si by Capt. 
Schermerhorn & agreeing to Service, dated March, 1777. 

Produces a Paper signed by 60 persons at Normans Kill, 
May 24, 1780, seemingly to request that Schermerhorn might be 
one of their officers. 

Produces a List of 60 persons indorsed as a List of Persons 
engaged by W. Schermerhorn, July, 1780. 

Produces a Copy of an engagement on the part of Wm. 
Schermerhorn binding himself to the whole value of Irs estate 
to give Satisfaction to rersons who would enlist to serve his 
Majesty. July, 1780. 

Pioduces Paper of Conveyance from Frederic Wornier to 
John Hollomber of 60 Morrisons on Patroons Land in 1767, with 
Indorsement to Wm. Schermerhorn. 

Produces Copy of Genl. Burgoyne's Orders Aug., 77. 

Major Jessup certifies to his Loyalty very strongly, heard 
he had a farm on Rancellors Manor at Halleback and a good 
stoek. 



Witness remembers him serving with Genl. Burgoyne. 

1012. Claim of HENRY HOVER, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says He was a Soldier in Sir John Johnsons 1st 
Batal. Was at La Chine in the Fall 83, gave in a Claim to 
Capt. Darby. 

68 Ali. 



(63). 



N. C. 
January 10. 



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\u. 



Is a native of Hanover, Came to America in 1T53, Served 
the last French War. Lived on the Mohawk River, when Rebel- 
lion broke out. Did all he could for the King from the first. 
Joined Sir John's Battalion in 1780. Had five sons in Sir John's 
(66-) Regt. Produces his Discharge. 

Produces Certificates from Major Gray of Clftimt. & five Sons 
carried arms for his Majesty & to his good Behaviour. 

Now lives in 2nd Township. 

Had 100 acres Lease Land on the Mohawk. Leased of Major 
Fundy, Lease for ever, paying 6 York per an. Had cleared 10 
acres, built house, & barn, had 3 horses, 2 Cowr., 1 ox, 2 Heifers, 
A good man. 9 Sheep, Loom, farming Utensils. 

These things were all taken after he went away & joined the 
Brit. 



N.C. 
January 10. 



(67). 



N.C. 
January 11. 



1013. Claim of GEORGE BENDER, late of Tryon Co. 
Claimt. says : He was in Sir John Johnson's 1st Batal. Was 

at Cote du Lac in 83. 

Is a native of Germany, came to America many years ago. 
Had Lands from Sir Wm. Johnston. Joined Sir John J. in 77. 
Served all the War. Produces his Discharge, lives in New 
Johnstown. Suffered. very much from illness in the Woods 
where he came first to join the Brit. 

Had 100 acres lease Land. Took it about 73. Cleared 15 
acres, built house & barn. Lost 3 horses, 2 Oxen, 2 Cows, 51 
Hogs, Utensils, furniture. Left all these Things when he went 
away. 

HENRY HOVER, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was always Loyal. Knew his farm. It 
was leased of Sir Wm. Johnson. He had a pretty Clearance & 
an orchard. 3 horses, 2 Oxen, 1 Cow, 1 Heifer, had things 
Comfortable about him. 

1014. Claim of DONALD Me ARTHUR, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. Says : He was in Sir John's Regmt. Gave his 
Claim to the Adjutant in the Fall 83. Confirmed by Certificates 



Purchased 
after lebtllion, 



(68). 



from Capt. Mackenzie. 

Is a native of Scott. Came to America in 75. Produces 
Certificates to his Character on leaving Scotland, in May, 1775. 
Came to New Itork that year. Settl on the Mohawk, joined the 
Brit, in 77, at Fort Stanwix. 

Served all the War. Produces his Discharge. 

Had 100 acres on the Mohawk, bought of Isaac" Low for 20 
in 1775. Cleared 14 acres, 3 Cows, 2 Calves, 1 Ox, furniture, 
Utensils. 

JOHN MACARTHUR, Wits. 

Says his Father came to America in 1775, joined Sir John 
Johnson in 77. He purchased Lands on the Mohawk of Isaac 
68a AR. 



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Low in 75. Cleared a good deal. When lie joined the Brit. 
left his Stock behind. 

1015. Claim of ISRAEL, RICHARD, & FARRINGTON FERGUSON, N c 
late of Albany Co. January n. 

Israel Ferguson appears & on being Sworn saith : He and his 
2 Brothers were at at St. Johns in the Fall 83. All in the King's 
Rangers. 

Are natives of America, Lived near Fort Edward. Had a 
farm in Partnership, lived near each other. Israel joined the 



Brit, at Skeensboro in 77. Richard joined in 78, then very 
young. Farrington joined in 79. Then an Infant. All served 
till end of the War. 

NOW live at the Bay of Quinty. 

They had settled on Jessup's Land in Jessupsburg in 1774, 

which they quitted after some improvements. Then went 

to Camerons Neck. They cleared between 8 & 10 acres. 

They had 300 acres on Cameron's Neck, Albany Co. 

They had an agreement for a Lease from Govr. Robinson in 
75, before the War broke out, settled upon ye land. When wit- (69). 
ness left it they had cleared 60 acres. Before he went away 2 
horses taken. When he went away he left the Things mentioned 
in the Schedule on the Lands. His younger Brothers would have 
joined the Brit, when he did but were too young, only 13 & 12. 

After Israel went away his Mother & Sisters & one of his 
Brothers were thrown in Gaol. She came into Canada as soon 
as she was released. His Father came into Canada in 78. 

Israel Ferguson is authorized by all the Family to receive 
what may be allowed for their Losses. 

Produces a release from his Father to show he gives up all 
hig Right to Compensation to his Sons, Israel receives \ Pay as Good people. 



Lieut., Richard as Ensign. 

LIEUT. PHILIP LANSING Wits. : 

Knew the Family. Remembers the Father employd in 
carrying Despatches of Consequence, giving an acct. of the Rebel 
Army to Canada in the year 1776. They were a very Loyal 
Family. Israel & his 2 Brothers served in the Rangers. 

The Mother & Sisters were imprisoned at Albany. The 
whole Family came as soon as they could get away into Canada. 

They had Cattle & Various Things taken from them by the 
Rebels. 

LIEUT. WALTER SUTHERLAND, Wits. (?o) 

Knew all the three Brothers & the Father. The whole 
Family were Loyal. The Brothers all served. They had a Farm 
on Cremmes Neck. They had it before the Rebellion. 

Witness was at the Place in 78. Thinks there were 40 or 
50 acres Clear. 



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No. 49 



it. 



had very good furniture & Utensils, & a good Deal of 



Speaks of a fine Yoke of Oxen & Cows. 



N. C. 
January 11. 



(71). 



A good man 
but O. 



1016. Claim of DUNCAX MC!XTIRE, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt says : He was at Sault de Recollect in 83. > Is a 
native of Scotl. Left Scot in 75. Produces Certificate to his. 
Character, 28th May, 1775, by the Minister & others. 

Came to New York in the Summer 75. Settled on Sir John 
Johnson's Land. Came to Canada in the year 80. Served till 
end of War. Sent three Sons into the Army Service. 2 went at 
first. One was killed at Fort Stanwix. He was himself too old 
to go into ye Army. Staid on his Place as long as he could. He 
was afraid of Staying any longer, as he was a Tory. Now lives on 
the River Raisin. 

Had a promise of a Lease of 100 acres. There was a clear- 
ance of 30 acres which he purchased, he gave 21 guins. for Im- 
provemts. of all kinds. He had 9 head of Cattle, 3 horses, 16 
Hogs, 6 Sheep, furniture, utensils. 

Left all these things on his Place when he went away. 

HUGH CHISHOLM, Wits. 

Knew Claimt 's Place. He had 30 acres clear. He pur- 
chased it after Beginning of Rebellion. Knew his Stock. Agrees 
with acct. given by Claimt. His Wife disposed of some. All 
the Family are now here. They were all very Loyal. Claimt. 
had a Son killed at Fort Stanwix. 



N. c. 

January 12. 



(72). 



Seems a 
good man . 



N. C. 
January 12. 



1017. Claim of PETER FITZPATRICK, Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says: Was in the 2nd Batalioti of Sir John's Regt. 
He had been confined in Albany Gaol, tried & Condemned to die 
by the Rebels as a Spy. Got released after ye Peace. Got here 
in the Fall. Heard the Claims were gone to England when he 
came. 

Is a native of Ireland. Came to America in 1766. Lived 
on the Mohawk when Rebellion broke out. Served a! the first 
of the War. Then employ d in secret service. Afterwards 
servd till end of War. Produces Discharge from 2nd Battalion. 

Had 50 acres given to his Wife by Col. Guy Johnston. She 
had been a servt. of his, had 14 acres clear & orchard. Built small 
house, 2 Cows, 1 Mare, 4 Hogs, furniture Utensils. 

Sir John Johnson confirms his acct. 

1018. Claim of JOHN M'CNAUGHTOX, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. Says : He was at Montreal in 83. Gave his Claim 
to ye Adjutant. 

Is a nat. of Scot. Came to America in 75. Rebellion had 

aegan when he came. Went & settled on the Mohawk. Had 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1077 



Lands from John 'Glen, 200 acres. Was to pay 20 York per 100 
acres whenever they could pay. Cleared 10 acres, joined the 
Brit, in 77. Served all the War. Produces his Discharge. 

Had 10 acres clear on the Mohawk, 3 Cows, 1 Bull, furni- 
ture, Utensils small. 

1019. Claim of EWEN MCLAREN, late of Tryon Co. N. c. 

January 12. 

Claimt. Says : He gave his Claim to his Commanding Offi- 
cer in 83. 

He came to America in 75. After the Rebellion began, (73) - 
settled in Tryon Co. joined in 77. Served all the War. 

Had 250 acres. Bought of John Brown. Was to pay 30 
York per 100 acres. Cleared 3 acres. 1 Mare, 2 Cows, 1 Hei- Aver d 
fer, Utensils, furniture. Left all behind when he went away. man ry * 

Says New York was in the Rebels Hands when they arrived. 
They could not help themselves not having money to return. 

1020. Claim of DONALD MACNAUGHTON, late of Tryon Co. January 12. 

Claimt. Says : He is now settled on the River Raisin. He 
was out of the County on a visit into ye States when the other 
Loyalists sent their Claims. As soon as he returned sent a Claim 
to Mr. Craigie. He belonged to Sir John's first Battalion. Gave 
his Claim to his Captn. 

Is a native of Scotland, came to America in 75. Settled on 
the Mohawk. Joined the Brit, in 77. Servd. all the War. 

Had Lands on the Mohawk, took them up after the Rebel- 
lion began, 100 acres. Cleared 5 acres, 1 Cow, 1 Mare, Utensils^ 
furniture. Left them when he joined the Brit. 

Rejected on a personal examination. 

1021. Claim of SILAS HAMBLIN, late of Albany Co. January 14 

(74).* 

Claimt. says : He was at Sorell in ye Fall 83. Is a native 
of America, lived in Albany Co. when Rebellion broke out. 
Joined the Brit, in 1776. Served all the War. Produces his 
Discharge. Lives at Yamaska. 

He lived at Saratoga. Had agreed for Lands there & had 
carried Stock upon them. Had a Yoke of Oxen, 2 Cows, 3 young 
Cattle, some Wheat & Hay, 4 Hogs, Utensils & furniture. 

He had had Possession of these Lands some time but not A good man. 
having made any compleat agreement, he charges nothing for 
them. 



Produces Certificates from Major Jessup, on the back of his 
Discharge to Claimt 's services & having _been employed in a 
Confidential service of Danger which he executed to Major Jes- 
sup's Satisfaction. 

Knew that Claimt. had a Yoke of Oxen & some Stock. 



1078 



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No. 49 



N. C. 
January 15. 



(75) 



A good man . 



N. C. 

J HI HIM I 



1022. Claim of DAVID STUART, late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. Says : He was at Sorell in ye Fall 83. Is a native 
of Scotland. Came to America in 57. Lived at Fort George 
when Rebellion broke out. "Was from the first a friend to the 
King's people. Assisted in Piloting parties of Loyalists. Left 
his home when Burgoyne was taken. Was going to join him. 
Was taken Prisoner. Kept 12 months confined, got into Canada 
in 78. Brought his family with him, now resides at Sorell. 

Had 100 acres Lease Land at Fort George, lease for ever, at 
5 York Cury, had not got the Lease, but was to have had it. 
Had been in Possession several years before Rebellion, had 16 
acres clear, built house & Stable. 

Had 1 Yoke Oxen, 4 Cows, furniture, Utensils. Left them 



on his Place when he went away. 

JOHN JONES, Barrack Master, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was always Loyal. The Scouts of the 
Loyal Party used to rendezvous at his House. He was very ser- 
viceable in giving them Assistance. 

He went within the Brit. Lines on acct. of his Loyalty. 
Heard of Improvements. 

He had 100 acres from Witness. He had been sometime 
upon the Land. He had cleared a good Deal. He was very dili- 
gent. 

He hid a pair of Oxen, 2 or 3 Cows, besides young Cattle. 

1023. Claim of ISABEL MACLEOD, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says: She came to this Province years ago. She 
came in the Fall 83. She w r as unwell & cauld not come sooner. 
Brought 6 young Children, all Infants. All live with their 
Mother at New Johnstown. 

Her late Husband Malcolm MacLeod, had been a soldier last 
French War. Joined Sir John Johnston at first, intending to 
come to Canada. He was so old that he could not ~o on but re- 
turned back. He was put in Gaol on acct. of having joined Sir 
John Johnson. 



(77). 



He used to harbour Scouts & give them all assistance he 
could. He died in 78. 

He had some Tenant Land of Sir William Johnston. Had 
cleared 16 acres. 

Furniture, Utensils, Small value, corn in the House, 30 
Bushel 3, Sugar, Leather. 

HUGH MUNRO, Wits. 

Knew the late William MacLeod. He was very Loyal. 
Joined Sir John. Went till he could go no further. Thinks 
his D?ath occasioned by his suffering from his marching & Im- 
prisonment. His Children were all Infants. Came into this 
Province soon as thev could. 



l'J<)4 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 1079 



Wm. MacLeod had 16 acres cleared & well fenced. Thinks 
Claimt. very proper to have what was to be allowed, & has no 
doubt bat that she will distribute it properly. 

1024. Claim of DONALD MACKAY, late of Tryon Co. N. c. 

January 15. 

Claimt. savs : He belonged to Sir John's 1st Batal. Gave 
his Claim to Capt. Mackenzie. 

Is a native of Scotl. Came to America in 73. Was settled 
on Sir Wm. Johnston's Land when Rebellion broke out. Joined 
Sir John at first, served all the War. Produces his Discharge. 

Had a Smart farm of 100 acres, 12 acres Clear, built house, 



Barn & Stable. 

Had 1 Horse, 3 Cows, 2 Calves, grain in the ground, Uten- 
sils, furniture. Left all these Things on his Place when he 
joined the Brit. 

Produces some Paper Money, old & new, about 60 dollars. A good man. 

Resides at New Johnstown. 

HUGH MUNRO, Wit. 

Knew Claimt's Place. He had 12 acres Clear. Agrees in 
the acct. given by Claimt. of his Stock. Says he joined Sir John 
Johnson in 76. Served all the War. 

1025. Claim of JAMES GLASFORD, Tryon Co. ? an uaryi5. 

Claimt. says he was at Mashishie in 83. 

Is a nat. of America. Lived at the Susquehana when Rebel- 
lion broke out. Came into Canada as a Loyalist in 79. He 
could not stay in his own Country, having always declared him- 
self in favour of Brit. Govnt. 

He had frequently assisted Loyalists. He assisted Col. 
Butler & the Indian Party under him. Now resides at Mashishie. 

He had taken up 100 acres Land in 74. He had not paid, 



but had taken Possession & made a Clearance of 8 acres. Built 
house & Barn. Lost 1 Mare & Colt, 1 Cow, 4 Sheep, furniture. 
Utensils, left behind when he came to Canada. 

WILLIAM MACGEVAH, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. when he lived on ye Susquehana. He was al- 
ways Loyal. Left his home & came with the other Loyalists, 
into Canada in 78. He had a considerable Clearance on the Sus- 
quehana, 2 houses & a Barn, built before ye Rebellion. 

He had a considerable Stock. A good man. 

1026. Claim of WILLIAM MACGROAH, late of Tryon Co. J 

Claimt. says he is a nat. of Scot. Came to America in 73. 
Was settled on the Susquehana when Rebellion broke out. From 
first declared in favour of Brit. Govnt. He was obliged to leave 
Home. Came to Niagara with the other Loyalists in 78. Now 
lives at Montreal. 



1080 



THE REPORT OF THE 



No. 49 



(80). 



Had taken up 100 acres on the Susquehana, had cleared 12 
acres. Built house & Barn. Left his furniture & Utensils. All 
his Crop was gathered. 

JAMES GLASFORD, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was very Loyal always. Came with the 
other Loyalists to Canada in 78. 

He had a Clearance of 11 or 12 acres. Left his furniture & 
things behind him when he came away. 

1027. Claim of ADAM DEAL, late of Pownal Vermont. 

Claimt. says he was at Cataraqui in 83. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Pownal, joined the Brit, 
in 77. Served till end of War. Produces his Discharge. 

Now lives at Masisco Bay. 

Had 45 acres in Pownal, purchased of one Osborne, pur- 
chased it for 41 York, paid most of the money for it. Says his 
Title was under New Hampshire Govt. There were 16 acres 
clear when he bought it. He cleared 10 acres more. 2 horses, 
2 Cows, 3 Steers, 2 Calves, 6 Hogs, Utensils of small value. 

HERMANUS BEST, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was always Loyal. He joined the Brit. 
Army in 77. Went with Wits. Knew he had a farm at Pownal. 
He bought it before the War. One Gardiner is now in Posses- 
sion. Got it durinr the War. Understood he left a Stock be- 
hind him when he joined the Brit. 



N. c. 

January 18. 



(81) 



N. C. 

January 19. 



1028. Claim of DANL. PRENTICE, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says. He was in Sir John Johnson's 2nd Batal. Sent 
a Claim by Capt. Leake in '83. 

Is a native of America. Lived on Sir John Johnson's Land, 
when Rebellion broke -out. Came to Canada in 1780. Says he 
was imprisoned & could not come sooner. Joined Sir John's 2nd 
Batt. in '80. Served 3 years. Produces his Discharge. 

Had a farm of 130 acres hired of Sir John Johnson. Taken 
some years before ye Rebellion. Cleared 30 acres. 

Lost 5 Cows, utensils, furniture. Left on his Farm when he 
went away. 

Sir John Johnson certifies that Claimt. had a Lot of land from 
him, where he had made considerable improvemts. before the war 
& to his Loyalty. 

1029. Claim of JOHN GRANT, late of Charlotte Co. 
Claimt. says. He was at St. Johns in the Fall '83. 



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Is a iiat. of Scotland. Came in '75. Came from Scotland 
in the summer. Went to New York. Went to Albany & so to 
Charlotte. 



Took Possession of Lands near Fort Edward. Had 3 acres 
clear. Joined Burgoyne at first, served afterwards 4 years in Major 
Roger's Rangers. 

Resides on River au Raisine. 

1030. Claim of CHRISTIAN CAMERON, late Widow of Donald N.C. 
Ross. 

Claimt. says she came from the Colonies after ye war was 
over, but ha 2 Infant Children who are now on the River au (82). 
Raisine. The eldest, Ann Ross, lives with Finley Ross, her 
Brother, by Donald Ross's first Wife. The second, Mary, lives 
with Claimt., Alex. Ross. Donald Ross was a native of Scotland. 
Came to America in '63. Was settled on Sir John's Land when 
Rebellion broke out. Joined the Brit, at first; served about 4 
years. Was at Fort Stanwix. Got an illness there & died after 
his Return to Canada. Left a Widow, the Claimt., now the Wife 
of Wm. Cameron. She never came into Canada till the war was 
over. 

FINLEY Ross, his eldest Son, now under 21 years of age. He 
appears. Says he came into Canada in the year '80. His Father 
& elder Brother since dead, being in the Army. Witness staid 



to take care of the rest of the Family. He was then very young. 
They left their Home on acct. of their Persecutions. His Mother 
in Law & 2 sisters staid behind. 

His Father had 100 acres Tenant Land on Sir John Johnson's 
Estate, taken in '63. He had cleared 14 acres, built house & Barn. 

Lost 1 Sheep, 1 Hog, 2 Cows. 

Finley Ross now lives on the River Raisine. The whole to 
be paid to him for himself, 2 sisters & younger Bro. 

DUNCAN MACDONALD, Wits : 

Knew the late Duncan Ross. He was very Loyal. Joined (83). 
the Brit, in '76. Served till his Death. Left five children, Finley, 
Alexr. & 3 Daughters. All children when he Died. Knew his 
farm. He had a good clearance. Thinks 14 acres. 

One of the Daughters is married to Duncan Macgregor who 
lives on Caldwell's Manor. 

1031. Claim of BENONI WITTSER, late Albany Co. N.C. 

January 22. 

Claimt. says he was at St. Johns in the Fall '83. Is a native 
of America. Lived at Phillipstown, 14 miles from Albany. When 
Rebellion broke out, joined the Brit, in J 77. 'Has served all the 



war. Produces Discharge from Jessup's Corps. 
Lives at Oswegatchie. 



1082 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Had 120 acres on Rancellor's Manor. He had not got a 
Lease. Bought the Improvemts. in '76. Gave Between 30 or 
40, paid in Cattle. 16 acres clear when he got it. Lost 1 Horse, 
yoke of oxen, 3 Cows, 10 Sheep, utensils, furniture. 

Left on the Place when he went away to join the Brit. Pro- 

( 84 )- duces affidavit from Jesse Lamb, taken before Ephreham Jones, 

Esq., to Claimt.'s Loyalty & his having the stock above mentioned. 

JAMES KELSEY, Wits : 

Knew Claimt.'s Place. He came in the year '76 to Rancellor 
Manor. He bought the improvemts. Thinks about 20 acres clear 
when he bought it. It was an hundred acre Lot. He had stock 
which he left behind when he went to Genl. Burgoyne's Camp. 

Witness understood they were taken by a Rebel Committee. 



January 22. 



Further Evidence in Case of ALEXR. MACKEE, v. Vol. 20, 
p. 154. 

COL. JOHN CONOLLY, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. before the commencement of the Rebellion. 
He was then settled at Fort Pitt as Deputy Superintendent of In- 
dian" Affairs. He was very active in securing the good will & 
assistance of the Indians to the Brit. Govert. His situation enabled 
him to be of great service. This was in the year 1775. Witness 
(85) was then acting under orders from Lord Dunmore & he found the 
greatest assistance from Mr. MacKee in securing the Friendship 
of the Indians. Witness communicated all his Plans & Designs 
to Claimt. 

Claimt. had a Commission from Lord Dunmore in 1775 to raise 
a Regiment of wTiich he was to be Lieut. -Col. The Commission 
was in Wits, possession, & destroyed when Wits, was taken 
Prisoner. 

No. 1. In consequence of his conduct he made himself so 
obnoxious to the Rebels, that there was an order of Congress to 
take him up. Witness heard on which he made his escape to 
Detroit. Knew Lands of Claimt. on the Susquehana. No. 1. 



Remembers his Father living there. Supposes the Land came to 
him on his Father's death. He died previous to the war some 
time. Claimt. was his eldest son. It was an old improved 
Place within 3 miles of Harris ferry in Paxton Township. Im- 
proved Lands in that neighbourhood sold very high, from 5 to 10 
Pens. Cury. Does riot know how much was improved, but it was 
settled 60 yrs. ago. 

There was a good Mansion House. Knows not the Quantity 
(86). of Land. There was no dispute about the Lands on this part of 
the Susquehana. 

No. 2. Did not know No. 2. These Lands in Northumber- 
land might be disputed Lands. 

No. 3. Knew that he had property in Pittsbourgr. 

There had been a Dispute between Pensliv. & Virginia re- 
specting the territorial Jurisdiction. That matter was not finally 
settled, so that grants were not made out, but the Title of Pre- 



1904 BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 108 



occupancy was considered as being good. Claimt. must have had 
this Title of Preoccupancy from Mr. Ross who left Pittsburg in 
'76. 

He lived in a Place which had been a Redoubt when the 



King's Troops left the Place in 1773. These Redoubts were given 
by Genl. Gage to different Persons. 

He had surveys in Westmoreland. 

Knew No. 5. It was 3 or 4 miles from Fort Pitt. It was 
called Chosken Island. It had been an Indian Town. There was 
a good Deal of cleared Land. He must have had Possession 10 
years before the Rebellion. He had a good House there. It was 
a large survey, and a great deal cleared, both by Indians & after- 
wards by himself. Imagines there must have been 150 acres clear. 
Those lands were very valuable. They were very fertile & the 
Situation good. 

Clear Lands in that neighbourhood have sold from 20 to 40 
sh. pr. acre. 

But these lands were more valuable than any others in the 
neighbourhood. 

Claimt. had these Lands before the Dispute between Pensil- 
vania & Virginia. It was then considered as being in Pensilv. 
Governt. 

Claimt. 's Title was under Surveys from the Proprietor's office 
at Philadelphia. 

Wits, has heard that this Estate has been Confiscated by Act 
of the State Virginia, but that Congress has since determined that 
it lies within the limits of Pensilvania. 



Whether there has been any Confiscation by the State of Pen- 
silvania Witness has not heard. 

1032. Claim of JOHN FENNEL, late of Tryon Co. jinuary24. 

ELEANOR, Wife of Claimt., appears: 

Says her Husband is very ill and cannot possibly attend. Her 
Husband was a soldier in Sir John's first Battalion. Gave his 
Claim in the Fall '83 to Capt. Arch. Macdonell. 

He was a native of America. Lived at Johnstown when Re- 
bellion broke out. Joined Sir John Johnson at first. Has served 
all the war. Now lives at Montreal. Produces Discharge. 

Had 100 acres Tenant Land from Sir John Johnston. 

Feb. 5. Claimt appears. He served all the war. Had 100 
acres Tenant Land, 8 acres clear. Had furniture. 

JOHN BOICE, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He joined Sir John at first. He had 8 acres 
of land Clear. Had furniture. 



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1033. Claim of ASA LANDON, late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says lie was at St. Johns in '83. 

Is a native of America. Lived in Connecticut at Salisbury 
when the Eebellion broke out. Joined the Brit, at Skeensboro. 
Was employed to carry Intelligence from Genl. Burg, to Genl. 
Eedheazel. Had a Pass to go to his own Place from the Army 
after the Battle of Bennington. Found he could not stay. There 
were orders against him that if apprehended he would have lost 
his life. Got into Canada in Oct., '77. Staid at St. Johns. Con- 
tinued there till he went up the Country. Now resides at Oswe- 
gatchie. 

Produces Pass for himself & Family. Signed P. Skene, 1777. 

Produces Certificate to Loyalty & Character from Major 
Jessup. 

Had 200 acres in Charlotte Co. in Vermont. It was after the 
Battle of Lexington & after ye Battle of Bunkers Hill. He did 
choose to live in Connecticut Govert. Wished to get nearer the 
British Lines. 

Produces Deed from Olive Everts to Claimt. of 100 acres in 
Consid. 86 T. Cur., dated June, 1776. The other Deed was 



dated about same time for 100 acres more. He paid part. 

30 acres Clear when he bought it. He had Continued to im- 
prove it & fence it. 

Yals. it at 200 Halifax. 

Lost yoke of oxen. They were in the King's Works. Genl. 
Burgoyne had them from Genl. Eedhazel. Had 14 tons Hay mowed. 
Left a set of Tools, Flax, Wheat in the Barn; threshed 3 Bushels. 
Wheat in the Stack, besides utensils & Furniture. 

Produces Certificates to his Character & Loyalty from Justus 
Sherwood, James Campbell, Alex. Campbell. 

Produces Certificate of Sale by James Clayborne, Commissr. 
in State of Vermont. 

Produces Appraisemt. of Claimt. 's Lands by 2 Appraisers on 
Oath. 

1034. Further Evidence in Case of OLIVER EVERTS v. Vol. 
18, F. 70. 

ASA LANDON, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was always Loyal. Knew his Estate at 
Castleton, adjoining to Wit.'s Estate. He bought it before the 
War. 



(91). 



There was excellent Intervall Land. 

Vals. such Land at 3 lawful pr. acre. 

As to No. 2. It was the Fathers. He does not know 
thing of the agreement between Father & Son. Heard 
Sons. 

He was in good circumstances & had a considerable stock. 



any- 
was the 



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PROCEEDINGS 

OF 

LOYALIST COMMISSIONERS 

I 

MONTREAL, 1788. 

VOL. XXIII. 



BEFORE COMMISSIONER PEMBERTON. 
Claimants. 



MSS. 
Folio. 

Agnew, William 77 

Algier, Martin 67 

Annable, John 54 

Ault, John 77 

Barnhart, George 33 

Beagh, Daniel 71 

Beaker, Henry 49 

Beverley, David 35 

Boice, John 42 

Bowen, Luke 76 

Burrett, Stephen & Daniel 31 

Cameron, Alexander 13 

Cameron, Alexander Sr 16 

Cameron, Angus 16 

Cameron, Donald 25 

Carley, Bartholomew 11 

Caswell, Lemuel 9 

Chisholm, "William 14 

Closson, Caleb 12 

Cook, John Sr 74 

Cryderman, Mrs. Catherine 51 

Dingwell, James 5 

Dingwell, John 5 

Dulmage, John 46 

Empey, Philip, Jr 79 

Ferguson, Alexander 4 

Ferguson, Peter 15 

Fraser. Donald 27 

Fraser, John 63 

Glasford, John 56 

Glasford, John Jr 57 

Graham, Thomas 3 

Grant, Alexander 7 

Grant, Alexander; the Estate of ... 18 

Grant, Alexander 27 



Grant, Duncan 

Hagart, John 

Kennedy, Alexander 
Kingsbury, Joseph 

Lawrence , John 

Lawrence , John 

LeaVv. William 

Loucks, George 



15 
25 
2 

78 
43 
79 
39 
28 



MSS. 
Folio 

McCaffrey, Jchn 37 

McDonell, Alexander 1 

McDonell, Donald ;.' 6 

McDonell, Jno 17 

McDougal, John 19 

McGreur, Mrs. Catharine 36 

Mclntosh, Alexander 50 

McMullin, Donald 24 

McPherson, Murdoch 6 

MacDonell, Hugh 1 

MacDonell, John 18 

MacDonell, John 24 

MacGillis. Donald 3 

Macdonell, Duncan 23 

Macdonell, Jchn 21 

Macdonell, John 22 

Macdonell, John 23 

Macpherson, James 20 

Mark'ey, Henry 29 

Mercelis, John 62 

Morden, James 53 

Munro, Alexander 72 

Pickell, John 70 

Riblin, Philip 38 

Ross, John 37 

Ross, Thomas 64 

Ryckman, Widow 64 

Schick, Christian 68 

Selick, Dayle 61 

Shaver, John 29 

Sherwood. Thomas 8 

Staring, John 59 

Stoneburner, Jacob 47 

Tompkins, Israel 49 

Van Allin, Jacob 73 

Van Camp, Jacob 40 

Van Camp, Peter 41 

Waergoner. Jacob 66 

Waldec, Martin 75 

Wallace, William 32 

Warner, Michael 68 

Wilson. John 47 

Wist, John . 43 



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1035. 
Trvon Co. 



EVIDENCE. 
Claim of ALEX. McDoNELL, formerly of Bolesken, late 



Claimt. says. He was in Sr. John's 1st Battal. He was at 
Coteau de Lac in '83. 

Is a native of Scotland. Came to America in '73. Was settled 
on Sr. John Johnston's Lands. Joined Sr. John at first. Served 
all the war. 

Produces his discharge. He lost a finger at fort Stanwix. 
Now lives on River Raisini. 

Had 50 acres Tent. Land. Cleared 3 acres. Built house & 
Barn. "Had a young ox, furniture, utensils. 

HUGH McDoNELL, Wit : 

Knew Claimt. He came to Am. in '73. Knew his Place. 
Thinks 4 acres clear. Remembers the young ox. 

1036. Claim of HUGH MACDONELL, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says : He was at Sorell in '83. 

Is a native of Scotland. Came to Amer. in '73. Settled on 
Sr. J. Johnston's Lands. Continued on. his Place till 1780. 2 of 
his Brothers went at first. Claimt. staid at Home to take care of 
his Father & Mother. His Father & Mother & Claimt. came all 
away. They Could not stay any longer. In '80 Claimt. went to 
Sorell. Was in the Engineer's Depart, there till the end of war. 



A good man. js" O w lives at River Raisini. Had 100 acres tent. Land. Had 
cleared 6 acres. Built house & Stable. 

Lost 3 Cows, mare & Colt, farming utensils. All left behind. 

ALEX. KENNEDY, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He had 100 acres. 8 acres clear. 3 Cows, 
mare & colt, all left behind. 

1037. Claim of ALEX. KENNEDY, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was at Sorell in '83. 

Is a nat. of Scotl. Came to America in '73. Settled in John- 
son's Bush. Did not come into Canada till '80. Would not stay 
with the Rebels. Was in the Engineer's Department. Now lives 
at River Raisini. 

Rented Clear Land. Had no land of his own. Had 5 Cows, 
1 mare, 5 Hogs, 9 Sheep, furniture, utensils. Left all behind. 
Could not dispose of them. 

THOMAS GRAHAM, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was always Loyal. He had 5 Cows, 1 
mare, 9 Sheep, 5 Hogs, furniture, Utensils. Left all behind. 



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1038. Claim of THOMAS GRAHAM, late of Tryon County. 

Claimt. says lie served in Sr. John Johnston's 2nd Battn. Re- 
sided at Oswego in '83. 

Is a native of Scot. Came to America in '73. Was settled 
in Johnson's Bush. Joined Sr. John Johnson in '80. Served till 
end of War. Now resides at New Johnstown. Had 100 acres 
Tent. Land. Cleared 8 acres, built house & Barn. 

Had 2 Cows, 2 Sheep, 7 Hogs, furniture, utensils, flax, 12 
Bushels Ind. Corn. 

ALEX. KENNEDY, Wits : (3). 

Knew Claimt. He had a good Clearance. He had 2 Cows. 

1039. Claim of DONALD MACGILLIS, late of Tryon County. January 25. 

HUGH MACGILLIS, one of the Sons of Claimt., appears. Says 
his Father is very ill & keeps his Bed. & cannot attend. His 
Father was in Sr. John's 1st Batt. He was at Le Chine in '83. 
Gave his Claim to Capt. Angus MacDonnell. 

He was a nat. of Scot.* Came to Amer. in '73. Joined the 
Brit, in '77. Served till end of the war. Produces his Discharge 
as Seargent. Lives now at New Johnstown. 

Had rented Lands. Had 3 Cows, 6 Hogs, 3 Pigs, 50 Skipples 



Wheat, furniture, Cloathing. 

ALEX. KENNEDY, Wits: 

Says Claimt. is very ill. Knew his Stock; 3 Cows, &c. Left 
the Place in '77. , The Stock was left on the Place. 

1040. Claim of ALEXR. FERGUSON, late of Tryon County. N. c. 

January 25. 

ALEXR. FERGUSON, his eldest son, appears. Says his Father 
died since his Claim was sent in. He was in Sr. John Johnston's 
1st Batt. Heard he gave in a Claim to his Commanding officer. 

Was a nat. of Scotl. Came to Amer. in '73. Settled on John- (4). 
son's Bush. He joined the Brit, in J 77. Served till end of the 
war. Produces his Discharge. Left a Widow, 2 Sons, 2 Daught- 
ers unmarried, 2 other married. All in this Country. All agree 
that Claimt. shd. receive what may be allowed. Says he was too 
young to serve; not 20 yet. He came into this Country with the 
rest of the Family in '82, before the War was over. Came as soon 
as they could get away. Now lives on River Raisini. 

His Father had 50 acres. Had Cleared 6 acres. Had 2 Cows, 
1 ox, Flax, Some Corn, furniture, utensils. 

ALEX. GRANT, Wits ; 

Knew the late Alexr. Ferguson. He came to A. in '73. Join- 
ed the Brit, in '77. Knew his Place. He & his Bror. had 100 



acres betwixt them. Alex. Ferg. had cleared more than 6 acres. 
He had a pretty stock. All left behind. 



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No 49 



N. C. 
January 25. 



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N. C. 
January 25. 



N.C. 
January 25. 



(6). 



N. C. 
January 25. 



1041. Claim of JAMES DINGWELL, late of Ulster Co. 



Claimt. says : 
in '83. 



He gave his Claim to Captn. J. Macdonnell 



Is a nat. of Scotl. Came in 1775. Went & settled on Lands 
of Judge Livingston in Ulster Co. Joined at Fort Stanwix. 
Served all the war. Produces his Discharge. Lives on River 
Raisini. 

He & his Bror. John had agreed to buy. They had made 
agreement for several Lots. Claimt. had cleared 5 acres. Left 
2 horses, 2 Cows, 200 Ibs. Maple Sugar, utensils, furniture. 



JOHN DINGWELL, Wits : 

He & his Bror. came from Scotland in May, 1775. 
Bror. had 12 acres clear between them. 



He & his 



1042. Claim of JOHN DINGWELL, late of Tryon County. 

Claimt. says. He gave his Claim to his Commanding officer 
in '83. Produces Certificate to that effect. 

Is a nat. of Scot. Came in '75. Left Scotl. in May '75. Set- 
tled on Judge Livingston's Land. Joined the Brit. '78. Served 
till end of War. Had several Lots in New Stanford. Had agreed 



for them. Cleared 8 acres of his own. 
1 horse, furniture. 



Had 5 Cows, 1 yoke oxen, 



1043. Claim of MURDOCH MCPHERSON, late of Tryon County. 

Claimt. says: He gave his Claim to the adjutant in '83. 

Is a nat. of Scotl. Came t6 A. in '73. Settled in Johnson's 
Bush. Joined at first. Served all the war. Produces his Dis- 
charge. Had been a soldier formerly. Produces his Discharge 
from 22nd Regt. New settled on River Raisini. 

Had 150 acres Tent. Land. Had cleared 12 acres, built house 
Barn & Stable. Had 3 Cows, 3 calves, 2 Heifers, furniture, uten- 
sils. Left all behind when he went away. 

DONALD MCDONELL, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. Knew his liace. He had 12 acres clear. He 
had 3 Cows, 3 calves, 2 yearlings. Left all his Stock behind. 

1044. Claim of DONALD MCDONELL, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says: He belonged to Sr. John's first Battalion. 
Gave his Claim to the adjutant in '83. 

Is a native of Scotl. Came to America in '73. Was on the 
Mohawk. Had no Lands. Did not come in till year '80. He 
had endeavoured before & was taken Prisoner & robbed. Carried to 
Canada in '80. Served till end of the war. Lives on River Raisini. 

Had 1 horse & 2 Cows on Murdock Macpherson's Land, some 
little furniture, utensils. Left behind. 



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ALEXR. GRANT, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. Knew that he had a horse & 2 Cows. They 
were his own property. He left them behind. 

1045. Claim of ALEXR. GRANT, late of Try on Co. N. c. 

January 25. 

Claimt. says : He was in Oswego in '83. Is a nat. of Scot. 
Came to America in '3. Was settled in Johnson's Bush. Joined (7). 
in the year '80. Served till end of War as Seargent. He was very 
young. Had the charge of the Family. Could not come at first. 
His Father John went at first. 

Had 100 acres between himself & Father. His Father died 
in '77 soon after he joined the Brit. army. Claimt. is eldest son. 
Has 3 Brothers here & 2 Sisters. His Mother is also living. 

There were 18 acres Clear, a good house. Had a mare & Colt, 
1 Cow, furniture, utensils, Corn. 

DONALD McDoNELL, Wits : 

Knew Claimt 's Brothers & Sisters & Mother. That thev asrree 
Claimt. shd. receive all they may be allowed. Knew the late 
John Grant. He joined Sr. John's Regt. very early. Died in 
Canada. 



Claimt. is his eldest son. Knew their Farm at Johnson's 
Bush. This had 100 acres, 18 acres clear. Knew mare Colt, 1 
Cow of theirs, &c. 

1046. Claim of THOMAS SHERWOOD, late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says : He was at St. Johns, chiefly in the Fall '83. 

Is a nat. of America. Resided at Kingsbury near Fort Ed- 
ward, Charlotte Co., not Yermont. Joined the Brit, in '77. After 
his Retreat staid 1 year, then came into Canada & served in Major 
Jessup's Regt. Has now \ Pay as Ensign. Resides at Osswigatchie. 

Had 150 acres at Kingsbury. Had a Lease from Joseph 
Smith for 999 yrs. at 18 D. per aim. After 7 years with a right 
to purchase at 2 Dollars per acre. He had not made his Purchase 
tho. he had the money ready to do it. Claimt. says the Lease was 
of 242 acres granted to Seth Sherwood originally, who granted \ 
the Lot by assignment to Claimt. Entered upon it 6 or 7 years 
before the war. Had cleared 120 acres, made ye Improvetms, after 
the assignment, built 1 house & 2 Barns. 

Claimt. had a Brother in the Rebel service who was once in 
Possession of it. Lost 1 yoke of oxen, cart & chain, which were 
sent to Burgoyne's Camp & were lost. The Rebels got them. 1 



yoke of oxen, 1 Cow, seven Swine, Hay, utnesils, furniture, some 
destroyed. Many articles left on his Place, when he left the 
Country. 

CALEB CLOSSON, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was always considered as a Loyalist. 
Joined Burg, in '77. Knew his Place at Kingsbury. He had 

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N. C. 
January 25. 



been possessed of it many years before the war. Hv had a Lease of 
a Farm of about 150 acres as Witness thinks. Thinks 100 acres 
were clear. An indifferent house, but 2 large Log Barns. The 
Lease was originally to Seth Sherwood, who assigned part to 
Claimt., half the Lot. Witness attested the Deed. Claimant 
himself made the Improvemts. 

Believes Dial Sherwood, who was an officer in the Rebel Army, 
has the Lands now. 

LEMUEL CASWELL, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. 's Farm. It was in partnership between Claimt 
& his Bror. Claimt. was owner of half. He made the Improve- 
ments after the assignment from his Bror. Cleared 120 acres. 

1047. Claim of LEMUEL CASWELL, late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says : He came from Philadelphia where he had been 
imprisoned in Octr., 'S3. Continued that Fall & Winter at St. 
Johns. 



January 25. 



Is a nat. of America. Lived near Fort Edward. Joined Genl, 
Burg. Attended the Camp with his Team, where he was taken. 
Claimt. staid about 12 months, then came into Canada. Joined 
the King's Rangers. Served till end of war. Was taken prisoner 
on an expedition into ye Colonies & kept imprisoned from 6 Octr., 
'81 to 7 May, '83. Produces his Discharge as Seargt. Lives at 
Oswegatchie. 

Had 240 in Kingsbury. Had a long Lease for 999 yrs. 
at Is. per acre. Took the Land in '73. Cleared 30 acres, built 
house & Barn. 

Had a Deed of 240 acres in Vermont. It was a right in Wey- 
bridge near Otter Creek. Purchased in 1760 for 10 York. Had 
done nothing. Lost 1 yoke oxen, 2 horses, 2 Cows, 2 young Cattle, 
6 Sheep, furniture, utensils. Most of these things taken after he 
left the Country to join the Brit. 

Produces Certificate to his Loyalty & to his having been em- 
ployed in Secret Service with great Hazard & to his having been 
taken while so employed & tried for his life, from Justus Sherwood. 



THOMAS SHERWOOD, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was considered always as Loyal, 
joined Genl. Burgoyne's Army with his Team. 



He 

Came into Canada 



in '80. He was frequently employed on Secret Service. He was 
taken & tried for his Life. One Lovelace, who was taken with him, 
was hanged. Knew his Place. Thinks 242 acres; 30 acres cleared, 
house & Barn. He was in good circumstances. Had oxen & Cows. 

1048. Claim of BARTHOLAMEW CARLEY, late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says : He is a native of America. Lived at Fort 
Edward. Was always a friend to the Brit. Govert. He was very 

t)9.l AK. 



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young when Burgn. came into the Country. Did not join till '81, (u) 
but gave assistance to Loyalists. Was employed in carrying De- 
spatches. Came into Canada & joined Jessup's Regt. in '81 & 
served till end of war. Produces his Discharge. Now lives at 
Osswegatchie. 

Had a Tenant Farm of 140 acres at Fort Edward. It was a 
Lease from Henry Cuyler to Joseph Jellet in 1712, which was 
assigned to Claimt. Joseph Jellet was Claimt.'s grandfather. 
Produces Lease of 140 acres for 21 yrs., dated in 1772. There ap- 
pears an Indorsement that Joseph Jellet gave this up to Claimt. 
There were 30 acres improved. Improved by Claimt.'s Grand- 
father. Says the Assignment was made in '78. lie gave a note 



to pay 43. Cuyler has entered upon it & granted a new Lease. 
Lost 2 horses, 8 Tons of Forage, farming utensils. Left on 
his Place. 

THOMAS SHERWOOD, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. Considered him as Loyal. When Witness 
went on service, he was informed Claimant was to be trusted, which 
he found. Claimt. brought recruits & gave assistance. He came 
to Canada afterwards & served. 

Knew his Place. It was his Grandfathers. A considerable 
clearance. Thinks 20 acres clear. They had a good Deal of Hay. (12) . 
Speaks of horse & Cow. 

1049. Claim of CALEB CLOSSON, late of Charlotte Co. {? 



January 25. 



Claimt. says : He was at St. Johns in ye Fan '83. 

Is a native of America. Lived at Fort Edward. Joined 
Genl. Burgoyne at Skeensboro. Was in Major Jessup's Regt. till 
end of the war, but has been chiefly employed in Secret Service. 
Now lives at Osswegatchie. Produces Certificate from Justus Sher- 
wood to his having been employed in Secret Service 2 yrs., which 
he executed very faithfully. Produces Instructions while he was 
gojng on Secret Service from Major A. Dundas. Produces his 
Discharge from Jessup's Corps as Seargt. 



Had 250 acres at Fort Edward. It was a Lease from Genl. 
Skene to Oliver Barker. The lease was granted 15 years ago. It 
was a Lease for 999 years. Oliver Barker was Claimt.'s Step 
Father. He died before the war. Claimt. entered on the Place 
on his Death. Made the Improvements himself. Cleared 5 acres 
entirely, 15 nearly cleared, built Log house. Had 4 Tons of Hay 
at another Place, which he left behind him when he went away. 

MR. THOMAS SHERWOOD, Wits: 03) 

Knew that Claimant was much employed on Secret Service. 
Thinks he gave as much satisfaction as any one of his Rank in such 
employment. Knew his Place. He built a small house & im- 
proved 10 acres. It had been bis Step Fathers. He died before 
the war & Claimt. made the Improvements. 



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No. 49 



N. C. 
January 26. 



A good man 



N. C. 
January 26. 

(14). 



A good man. 



1050. Claim of ALEXANDER CAMERON, from Invermorrison, 
late of Tryon Co. 



'83. 



Claimt. says : L.e gave his Claim to the adjutant in the Fall 



Is a native of Scotland. He came to America in 5 73. Settled 
in Johnson's Bush. Joined the Brit, at first; served all the war. 
Produces his Discharge. Lives at New Johnstown.. 



Had 100 acres Tenant Land. Had cleared 10 acres, built 
House, Barn & stables. 

Had 4 Cows, 1 calf, 1 ox, 2 Heifers, utensils, furniture. Left 
all behind. His Wife disposed of nothing. 

ALEXR. GRANT, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He came from Scotland in '73. Had 10 acres 
clear. He left it very early. He had a pretty good stock. 



'83. 



1051. Claim of WILLIAM CHISHOLM, late of Tryon Co. 
Claimt. says: He gave his Claim to the adjutant in the Fall 



Is a native of Scotl. Came to Amer. in '73. Settled in John- 
son's Bush. Joined the Brit, in '77. Served all the war. Pro- 
duces his Discharge. Lives on River Raisini. 

Had 100 acres Tenant Lands. Had cleared 9 acres, built 
& sta bl e . Had 4 Cows, 1 Hog, furniture, utensils. Left all 



behind when he went away. 

ALEX. CAMERON, Wit : 

Knew Claimt. Knew his Place. He had cleared 9 acres. 3 
or 4 Cows. 



N. c. 

January 26. 



A good man. 



1052. Claim of PETER FERGUSON, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says : He gave his Claim to Capt. MacKenzie in ye 
Fall '83. 

Is a nat. of Scotl. Came to Am. in '78, settled in Johnson's 
Bush. Came with Sir John at first. Served till end of War. 
Produces his Discharge. Now lives on River Raisini. 

Had 50 acres of Tenant Land, had Cleared 6 acres, built 
house & Stable. Had 3 Cows, 1 ox, 1 Heifer, utensils, furniture. 
Left all behind. 

ALEX. GRANT, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. Knew his Place. He & his Brother Alex. 
had 100 acres between them, had separate Houses, they had Clear- 
ed between 14 or 15 acres. Claimt. had J that Quantity for his 
share. He had some Cows. 



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1053. Claim of DUNCAN GRANT, late of Tryon Co. N - c - 



January 26. 



Claimt. says : He was in Coteau de Lac in '83, belongd. to 
Sr. John's 2 Bate. 

Is a nat. of Scotl. Came to Amer. in '73, settled in John- 
son's Bush, joined Sr. John at first, served all the War. Now 
resides at New Johnstown. 

Had a Tenant Farm, had Cleared 7 or 8 acres, had 8 horned 



Cattle, 5 Sheep, 1 Hog, Corn, furniture, utensils, all left behind. 

DUNCAN MACDONEL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he joined Sr. John at first. Knew his Place, 
8 acres Clear, he had 8 Cattle, 5 Sheep, furniture, utensils. 

Ttf O 

1054. Claim of ANGUS CAMERON, late of Tryon Co. January 26. 

Claimt. says: He was at St. Michells in '83. 

Is a nat. of Scot. Came to America in '73, settled in John- 
son's Bush. He joined in '77, served till end of War. Produces (ie). 
his Discharge. Lives at River Raisini. 

Had 100 acres Tenant Land, had cleared 8 acres, had 2 Cows, 
Corn, utensils, furniture. 

ALEX. GRANT, Wits. : 

Knew Claimant., he settled 'in Johnson's Bush in '73. He 
had near 12 acres Clear. He had some Cows, &c., left behind. 

1055. Claim of ALEXANDER CAMERON, SENIOR, from Glenmor- N - c - 

-i , n rr\ /-^ January 26. 

rison, late of Iryon Co. 

Claimt. says : He was at Le Chine in '83. 

Is a nat. of Scot. Came to America in '73, settled in John- 
son's Bush, joined the Brit, in '79, served till end of War. He 
now lives in New Johnstown. 



Had 100 acres, had cleared 20 -acres, built house & barn, 1 
horse, 11 Hogs, 1 Sheep, Goods, furniture. 

JOHN MACDONELL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt He joined Sr. John on his second Journey 
from that part of the Country to Canada, he had cleared 20 acres, 
he had 1 Horse, 11 Hogs, &c. 

1056. Claim of JNO. McDoNELL, from Inveroucht, late of N - <- 
Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says : He gave his Claim to Capt. MacDonald in 
the Fall '83. 

He is a nat. of Scot., came to America in '73, settled in John- 
son's Bush, joind Sr. John on his second Expedition, served till 
end of the War. Lives on River Raisini. 



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No. 49 



Had 50 acres, had cleared 10 acres, had 3 Cows, 2 horses, 
1 Heifer, Corn, furniture, utensils. 

ALEX. CAMERON, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. Knew his Place, he had 10 acres clear. He 
had 3 Cows, 2 Horses & Heifer. 



N. C. 
January 26. 



A good man . 
(18). 



1057. Claim of JOHN MACDONELL, from Tomachraiskie, late 
of Try on Co. 

Claimt. says : He gave his Claim to Capt. Anderson in '83. 

He is a nat. of Scot., came to America in '73, settled in John- 
son's Bush, joined in '77, served till end of War. Produces his 
Discharge. 

Had 100 acres, had cleared 15 acres, built house, barn, & 
Stable, cellar. 

Had 5 Cows, 1 Bull, Corn, Sugar, furniture, utensils. 

JOHN MACDONEL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. Place, he had 15 acres clear, 4 Cows, &c., 
they were all left behind. 

1058. Claim for Estate of ALEXR. GRANT, deceased, late of 
Tryon Co. 

John MacfDougal, Son in Law to Alex. Grant, deed., appears, 
saith : The late Alex. Grant was in Sr. John's Regiment, died 
in the year '77, left a Widow & 2 Infant Daughters. The Widow 
died in '80. Claimt. married Catharine, the Eldest Daughter, in 
'84, she was under age in '83. 

Alex. Grant was a nat. of Scot. Came to Amer. in '74, 
settled in Johnson's Bush, joined Sr. John at first. Died at 
Montreal in the King's Hospital in 77, left 2 Daurs., Catharine 
& Isabella & a Widow. The Widow died in '80. Catharine mar- 



ried Claimt. in '84. Isabella is unmarried & under age and lives 
with Claimt at New Johnstown. Agrees that Claimt. shd. receive 
her share. 

Claimt. joined Burgoyne in '77 & served some time. Lived 
some time with Col. Campbell & served again in the 84th Re- 
giment. Alex. Grant had 100 acres Tent. Jjand, had cjeared 5 
acres. 

DUNCAN GRANT, Wits. : 

Knew the late Alex, Grant, he joined Sr. John at first, died 
in Service. He had 100 acres Tenant Land, 5 acres Clear, uten- 
sils, furniture. 



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1059. Claim of JOHN McDouGAL, from Broken Book, late of J 1 ^- 26 
Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says : He was at the Cedars in the Fall '83. 

Is a nat. of Scot. Came to America in '73, settled on White 
Creek. Had a farm near Saratoga. Was imprisoned 10 weeks in 
1776. Joined the Brit, in '77, served with Burg., after he was 
taken came into Canada, lived with Col. Campbell. Afterwards 
served in 84th Eegt. Now lives in New Johnstown. 



Had 2 oxen on his farm which he sent to a friend to keep, 
they were taken fr r the Rebels. Crop in the ground. Left some 
Cloathes & a little furniture on his Place when he went away. 

Produces affidt. from Alex, Munro taken before Willm. 
Faukner that Claimt. had a yoke of oxen, that Witness was pre- 
sent when they were sold by order of Congress, & to his loss of 
Crop in the ground. 

1060. Claim of JAMES MACPHERSON, late of Tryon Co. January 26 

(20). ' 

Olaimt. says : He was at Cataraqui in '83. 

Is a native of Scot. Came to America in '75, joined the 
King's Army at first at New York in '77. He ,was taken Prisoner 
in ye Jerseys, was bailed out, went to Johnson's Bush. Had some 
Land of his Father in Law, cleared 6 acres. In '80 joined Sr. 
John, servd till end of War. Produces his Discharge as Seargt. 
Produces 2 Ord. Discharges, one in the East Indies. 

He had cleared 6 acres of Land in Johnson's Bush, this was 
in '77. When he went with Sr. John he left 2 Cows, 1 Horse, 
some Wheat sown, Watches & Cloathes left at Ne*v York. When 
he went to the Jerseys, he left these things, put into the stores, 
he never had mem again. 



ALEX. GRANT, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he came to Johnson's Bush in '77, he had 
been a Prisoner. He cleared some land. He had a piece of Land 
from his Father in Law, had 2 Cows, 1 Horse, left on the Place " 
when he went with Sr. John in '80. 

1061. Claim of JOHN MACDONELL, from Fort Augustus, late N. c. 

Of Tryon Co. January 26. 

ALEX. MACDONELL, his only Son, appears : 

Says his Father died July, '86, he is his only son, his Mother 
is dead. His Father was in Sr. John's 1st Battn. Gave a Claim (21). 
to his Commanding Officer. 

His Father was a nat. of Scot., came to America in J 73, 
settled in Johnson's Bush, joined Sr. John at first, served all the 
War. Claimt. joined the Brit, in '76, has served all the War in 
Queen's Ranarers. Now lives in 2nd Township. Has one Sister 
married to Jos. Clarke. 



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His Father had ^00 acres Tenant Land, 9 acres clear. Pro- 
duces Certificate to the Loyalty of Claimt. & to the Death of his 
Father from Capt. Arch. Macdonell. 



N. c. 

January 26. 



(22.) 



RANOLD MACDONELL, Wits. : 

Knew the late John Macdonell. 
acres clear, 1 Cow, 1 Heifer. 



Knew his Place, 4 or 5 



Says the late John Macdonell made a Will in Favour of 
Claimt. & that Captn. Alexr. Macdonell has the Will. 

Is told the whole will be paid to Claimt., if Mrs. Clarke ob- 
jects she must inform us. Witness says she does not. 

1062. Claim of JOHN MACDONELL, from Dalechreggen, form- 
erly of Try on Co. 

Claimt. my?: He went into the Colonu-s to bring his 
Family when the other Claims were sent, under the 2nd Act. 
Sent a Claim to General Hope as soon as he came back. 

Was in Sr. John's first Battn., he was at Carleton Island 
in '83. 

Is a nat. of Scot., came to America in 1774, settled in John- 
son's Bush, joined Sr. John at first, servd all the War. 

Had 100 acres, 10 acres clear, mare, 1 Cow, Cloathes, fur- 
niture. 

RONALD MACDONEL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he joined Sr. John at first & servd. He had 
a good Clearance, there was 10 acres clear, remembers mare & 
Colt. 



N. C. 
January 28. 



(23). 



N. C. 
January 28. 



1063. Claim of DUNCAN MACDONELL, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says : He was at Sorell in ye Fall '83. 

Is a nat. of Scot., came to America in '73, settled in John- 
son's Bush, joined the Brit, in '80, servd first as Volunteer in 
Sr. John's Regt., then joind the 84th & servd till end of War. 

Now lives on River Raisini. 

Had 100 acres Tenant Land, cleared 12 acres, 2 youn^ Cattle, 
2 Cows, 1 Horse, furniture. 

JOHN MACDONELL, Wits. : 

Knev Claimts. Place in Johnson's Bush, he joined Sr. John 
in his 2nd Expedition into that Country. Thinks he had 8 acres 
clear, 2 Cows, 1 Horse, 1 Hog, some young Cattle. 

Claim of JOHN MACDONELL, from Auchingleen, late of 



1064. 
Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says: He was at Sorell in the Fall '83. 
Is a nat. of Scot., came to America in '73, settled in John- 
A good man. son's Bush, joined the Brit, in '76, servd in '84, 7 years. Pro- 



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duces his Discharge in '82 on acct. of age & Infirmities. Lives 
in New Johnstown. 

Had 100 acres, had cleared 2 acres; 2 Cows, 1 ox, furniture. 



DUNCAN MACDONELL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. Place, 2 acres clear, 2 Cows, 1 ox, furniture, 
left all behind. 

1065. Claim of JOHN MACDONELL, from North Uist, late of ?. c. 

_ii .- ~ January 28. 

Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says : 

He was at Montreal & delivered his Claim to his Captn. in 
the Fall '83. Produces Certificate from Captn. Richd. Duncan 
to that effect. 

Is a nat. of Scot., came to America 2 years ago. Was settled (24) - 
at F,ort Ann when Rebellion broke out. Joined the Brit, in '77, 
servd till end of the War. Now lives in New Johnstown. 

Had 125 acres Tent. Land in Argyle Patent near Fort Ann. 
Had a Lease from George Way, Lease was for 100 yrs., had iti 
3 yrs. before the Rebellion, had cleared 15 acres, built house, 
barn & Stable. 3 Cows, 3 Heifers, 2 Horses, Hogs, grain, uten- 
sils, furniture. 

1066. Claim of DONALD McMuLLiN, late of Tryoii Co. ?anSary28. 

Claimt. say: He was at St. John's in the Fall '83. 
Is a nat. of Scot. Came to America in '73, settled in John- 
son's Bush. Joined the Brit, in '77. Went to Fort Stanwix 



as a Bateau man, has been since in the Engineers Department, 
till '83. Produces his Discharge. Now lives at River Raisini. 

Had 50 acres, had cleared 4 acres, 4 Cows, 2 horses, 1 Heifer, 
7 Sheep, 6 Hogs, furniture, utensils. 

JOHN HAGART, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he joined Genl. St. Leger in '77. Knew his 
Place at Johnson's Bush, 4 acres clear, 4 Cows, 2 horses, &c. 

1067. Claim of JOHN HAGART, late of Tryon Co. N.C. 

January 2S. 

(^5). 

Claimt. says : He was at St. John's in '83. 

Is a nat. of Scot. Came to America in '75, settled in John- 
son's Bush. Came within the Lines in '80. Has been in the 
Engineer Employment. Lives on River Raisini. 

Had 9 acres clear, 3 Cows, furniture & Tools. 

1068. DONALD CAMERON, late of Tryon Co. 
Claimt. says: He was on Carleton Island in '83. 



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No. 49 



N. C. 

January 28. 

(26). 



N. C. 
January 28. 



N. C. 
January 28. 



(27). 



Is a nat. of Scot., came to America in 
first, servd all ye War. 

Produces Discharge from 84 Regt. 



'3, joined Sr. John at 



Had 3 Cattle on some Lands of Angus Cameron, he was ob- 
liged to leave them when he joined the Brit. 

ANGUS CAMERON, Wits. : 

Claimt. had 3 head of Cattle. Claimt. is Witness' Son. 
The Cattle were on Witnesses Lands, they belonged to the Son, 
he bought them, left them, they were lost entirely. The Son 
never got a farthing for them. 

1069. Claim of CATHARINE McGRUER, Widow of Donald Mc- 
Gruer, late of Try on Co. 

DUNCAN MACDONELL, Witness, says : Catharine McGruer 
is sick & cannot attend & her Children are sick. She resided at 
Mashish'i in '83. The late Donald McGruer came from Scot, 
in '73, settled in Johnson's Bush, joined the Brit. Troops at first 
servd till his Death, died at Sorell. Left a Widow & 2 Daughters, 
one 12 yr. old, the other 6. They came to Canada in '82. They 
now live on River Raisine. 

Donald McGruer had a Tent. Farm, 3 acres clear, 3 Cows, 
furniture, Tools. 



JOHN MACDONEL, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he died in the service, 
acres clear, 3 Cows. 



Knew his Place, 4 



1070. Claim of DONALD ERASER, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was at Carleton Island in '83. 

Is a nat. of Scot. Came to Amer. in '75, went to Johnson's 
Bush. He & his Son joined Sr. John at first, served all the War. 
Now lives on River Raisine. Had 6 acres clear on Col. Butler's 
Sons Lands. 



Co. 



1071. Claim of ALEX. GRANT, from Strathspey, late of Tryon 



Claimt. says : He was at Mishimakinac in '83. 

Is a nat. of Scot. Came to Am. in '74. Lived at Kats 
Kill, joined Sr. John at first, served all the War. Produces his 
Discharge from the 84th Regt. Lives at New Johnstown. He 
had Lease from Mr. Cummins to live upon his Land at Kats Kill, 
had lived there 1 yea,r. Had 1 Cow, 1 Calf, 5 Sheep, Lambs, 
Cloathes, money he brought from Scotl., 65 Dollars, left behind 
& lost them all. Refers to Capt. Maclean for Character. 

Cai)t. Maclean sr>eaks in the most favourable Terms of him & 
gives him an Excellent Character. 



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1072. Claim of GEO. LOUCKS, late of Tryon Co. N c. 

January 28. 

Claimt. says : He gave his Claim to Capt. Duncan in the 
Fall '83. Produces Capt. Duncan's Certificate to that effect. 

Is a nat. of Amer. Lived at Turloch, Tryon Co. when the 
Rebell. broke out. Joined the Brit, in '77, served till end of 
the War. Now lives at New Johnstown. 

Had 300 acres about 15 miles from the Mohawk, given him 
by his Father 8 years before the War. Claimt. cleared 30 acres, 
built frame house, barn & Barracks. Yals. the clear Land at 4 
per acre. Had 3 horses, 1 Colt, 4 Cows, 2 Heifers, 2 Calves, 10 (28). 
Sheep, 6 -tiogs, furniture, utensils, grain. Left all behind, they A good man, 
seized all his things & sold them. 

HENRY MACKLEY, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt. He joined the Brit, in '77 & served all the 
War. Knew his Place, he had it from his Father, he had been 
upon it 8 or 9 years before the War, had cleared about 30 acres, 
built a farm house. Agrees in acot. of Stock. It was all sold 
at Vendue. Witness was Prisoner near the Place & heard of the 
Vendue. 



1073. Claim of JOHN SHAVER, late of Tryon Co. January 28. 

Claimt. says: He gave his Claim to Capt. Duncan in '83. 

Is a nat. of Amer., lived at Turloch, Tryon Co., when lle- 
bellion broke out, joined in '77, served all the War. Now lives 
in New Johnstown. 

Had 200 acres at Turloch about - - miles from the Mohawk, 
bought 3 years before the War of Henry Hanes for 200 York 
Curcy. He had 6 yrs. to pay. The time was not out when he 
came away. He had cleared 7 acres, built an house. Yals. his < 29 )- 
clear Land at 6 per acre, including his House, 2 horses, 2 Cows, A good man. 
1 Heifer, 1 Sheep, Cloathes, furniture, utensils. Left all be- 
hind, were sold at Vendue by the Rebels. 

JACOB MASKLEY, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he joined the Brit. Army in '77, served all 
the War. Knew his Place, he had 200 acres, bought it of Henry 
Hanes, about 7 ac.es clear. Agrees in accf. of his Stock. Has 
understood the Things were sold at Vendue. 

1074. Claim of HENRY MASKLEY, late of Tryon Co. January 28. 

Claimt. says he delivered his Claim to Captn. Anderson in 
'83. Produces Capt. Anderson's Certificate. 



Is a nat. of Am., lived at Turloc, Tryon Co.. when Rebellion 
broke out, .joined in '77, served all the War. Produces his Dis- 
charge. Now lives at New Johnston. 



1100 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Had 15(J acres at Turloc, lease Land, hired of John Lawyer, 
taken many years ago by his Father. His Father gave it to 
Claimt. during his life Time, he died in the year '80, has one 
Bror. now living, 2 Sisters now here. Claimt. had an assign- 
ment of the Lease from his Father, it was a long Lease at 3.15 
per Ann. 

(so). Had it 4 or 5 years before ye Rebellion, 40 acres clear, a 

frame house & Barn. Had 1 Horse, 5 Cows, Oxen, farming uten- 
sils. 

A good man. HENRY MASKLEY; Wits. : 

Claimt. is a Cousin of Wits., he joined the Brit, in '77 & 
served all the War. Knew his Place at Turloc, his Father, 
Michl. Maskley, made it over to Claimt. some years before the 
War. He was then very sick, he did it by writing. Witness 
knows the man who drew the Writing. The old man was to have 
his Life in it. it was Lease Land, about 30 or 40 acres clear. The 
Claimt. was also to have the Stock, 8 Horses, 5 Cows, some young 
Cattle. There was one Elder Brother who had some Lands which 
his Father helped him to pay for, but the old man certainly made 
over this Estate to Claimant with the Stock. 



January 28 1075. Claim of STEPHEN & DANL., BURRITT, late of Arling- 

ton, Vermont. 

Stephen Burrett appears, says he is Son of Daniel Burrett. 
Daniel Burrett resided at Arlington from 15 July, '83, to March, 
'84, resides there now. 

Stephen Burrett says he resided at St. John's in the Fall '83. 

He is a nat. of America, lived at Arlington when the "Re- 
bellion broke out. Claimt. & his Father both joined the Brit. 
(3i). in '77, served the Campaign under Burgoyne. After the defeat 
Claimt. was taken Prisoner, he was kept a Prisoner about 12 
months, made his Escape, got into Canada. 

Settled at St. Johns, was frequently employed on secret ser- 
vice. Served 3 years in Rogers Rangers. Now lives at St. John's. 
Produces Certificate from Geo. Smith to his having been em- 
ployed on secret service & doing thai duty well. 

Claimt. had 2 Oxen, 2 young Cattle, one Cow, 1 Horse. 
They were on his Father's Lands in Arlington. They were taken 
with 'all his Father's Cattle after they joined Burgoyne, some 
plundered & some soid at Vendue. Claimt. had some grain of 
his own, about 70 Bushels of Wheat, taken at same time. 

Produces Certificates from Govr. Chittenden that Claimt. 



joined the Brit, in '77 & was afterwards imprisoned a twelve 
month. 

good Produces affidt. from 2 persons in Arlington to the Property 

hisinhabitancy of Daniel & Stephen Burrett as stated in their ScheduK^ 

Produces Certificate from Lieut. Ferguson that Claimt. serv- 
ed 3 yrs. & to his having discharged his Duty as a good Soldier 
& subject every occasion. 



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10T6. Claim of WILLM. WALLACE, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. asys lie was at Niagara in the Fall '83. (32). 

Is a nat. of Amer. Lived on the Mohawk when the Rebellion 
broke out. He set out to join Burgoyne soon after the first 
Battle at Saratoga. Had charge of an Express from Fort George. 
When going to Genl. Burg, he was taken Prisoner within a mile 
of the Camp, was robbed & treated with great severity, in Con- 
sequence of an Indian who was his Companion having fired on 
ye party who surprized them, the Indian was killed. Claimt. 
was terribly wounded & stript, carried Prisoner to Albany, kept 
Prisnr. till March, '78. Made his Escape, got to Canada, was 
afterwards in the Indian Department. Was Deputy Commis- 
sary of the Stores, continued in that employment during the War. 
Now lives at Montreal. 



Produces a long act. of his Conduct when he joined Genl. 
Burgoyne & of his sufferings, very Circumstantial & apparently 
authentic. 

He had 185 Cash about him, he had been collecting this 
sum for several years. Meant to have bought a farm, it was in 
Gold & Silver. He would not leave it in the Country. It was 
taken from him when he was taken Prisoner & given up to Gen. 
Gates. He had a small house on the Mohawk & some Land on 
which he had Permission to keep Cattle. 3 Cows left on this 
Place, furniture, Cloathes, large Quantity of Leather, 300 Ibs. 
Sole Leather, worth 15 pence per Lib. 

Refers to Sr. John Johnson for Loyalty & Character. Sir (33). 
John spoke very favourably of him, said he was industrious & 
in a way to save money. Sr. John such an opinion of his vera- 
city that he said he should have given Credit to his Story. 

1077. Claim of GEO. BARNHART, late of Ulster Co. January 29. 

Claimt. appears, says he was at Saut de Recollects in ye Fall 
'83. 

Is a nat. of Amer., lived in Ulster Co., joined Sr. John's 
Regiment in the year '80. Left his home in 1778. Was in the 
Indian Co. & served with Capt. Brant. He had been imprisoned 



for assisting Col. Butler before that time. He served in Sr. 
John's 2nd Battl. till end of the War, was Seargent. 

Produces a Petition of his in '78 to ye Coinrs. at Pughkepsie, 
praying to be released, on the back of which they return for 
ansr. an acct. of the Crimes with which he was charged. 

He had a Lease of 180 acres on the Delaware, he took this 
Lease in 1770 of Wm. Cockburn, who acted for Van Plank, it 
was Leased for 2 Lives, Claimt. & his Sons, at 5 per Ann. 25 
or 30 acres clear when he took it, he cleared a great Deal more, 
70 acres more. He lived on this farm, built house & Barn. 

No. 2 Had another Lease Farm of 170 acres for 2 Lives (34). 
near the former. Claimt. bought the Improvements in '73, gave 



1102 THE REPORT OF THE No. 9 



a span of horses & 30 York Cur., 6 or 8 acres clear. He put a 
man upon it who cleared more. Claimt. was to have J the Profits. 
No. 3 Jlad another Lease Farm 80 acres, bought the Im- 
provements in '75. The "War had begun, paid 30 for it, about 
10 acres then clear. Had a large Stock on the Farm where he 
lived, 9 Horses, 28 horned Cattle, 44 Sheep, 50 or b'O Hogs, Flour 
& Grain of various kinds, Wpol, Deer Skins, Leather, furniture, 
utensils. These things were seized & sold at Yendue. They 
were sold while Claimt. was a Prisoner in the Country. 



JACOB KAIRN, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he was a neighbour of Witness's on the Dela- 
ware. He was always Considered very Loyal. He left home in 
1778, first served with Capt. Brant, came afterwards into Can- 
ada & served in Sir John's Regiment. 

Knew the Place where he lived, remembers his buying the 
Improvements before the War, there was a good piece clear, 
he cleared near double the Quantity himself, a good 50 acres per- 
fectly clear, the whole Farm was about 150 acres. 

(35). Knew No. 2 He bought the Improvements 2 years before 

the War, thinks 20 acres clear. He had put a man upon this. 

He had a very good stock, thinks 19 'or 20 horned Cattle, 
thinks 9 Horses, a great Deal of Grain, Deer Skins, Leather, 
some was destroyed by the Rebels, but most was sold at Yendue. 

Witness's Daughters was present at the Yendue & has sent 
him an aect. of it. Claimt. was in very good Circumstances, 
He was the richest man there about except Mr. Burch. 

N. c. 1078. Claim of DAVID BEVERLEY, late of Charlotte Co. 

January 30. 

Claimt. says he was at Isle au Noix in '83. 



Is a native of America, resided at Granville in Charlotte 
Co. when Rebellion broke out. Joined the Brit, in '77 at Skeens- 
boro, served till end of War. 'Produces his Discharge. Now 
lives in 7th Township, New Johnstown. 

Had a Lease of 300 acres in Grandville, in Charlotte Co., 
took the Lease of Mr. Campbell in '73. It was a Lease forever 
at one Sh. per acre. Went upon it in '73, had 10 or 15 acres 
clear, built house & Barn. Had 4 Cows, 1 yoke young oxen, 3 
Horses, 7 Hogs, 5 Calves, utensils, furniture. They were taken 
by the Rebels the Day after he joined Burg. 

(86). JOSEPH AVERT, Wits. : 

Knew Claimt., he was always a Loyalist, joined Genl. Burg, 
at Skeensboro, served till end of the War. Knew his Place at 
Grandville, he took it some. time before the War, not much short 
of 30 acres Clear. Part of it entirely Cleared. Witness lived 
with him in 1776, he had then 6 Cows, some Horses. Knew that 
his stoc^k was taken by the Rebels. Witness was present at the 
time, he was then a ooy. They took every thing they could lay 
hold of, he had 5 or 6 Cows at that time. 



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ALEX. FISHER, Wits. : 

Knew Claimts. Farm at Grandville, there was a good Clear- 
ance. He had a pretty good Stock, he had Cows & horses. 



1079. Claim of JOHN MCCAFFREY, late of Tryon Co. February i. 

Claimt says : .He was at Cote de Lac in '83 & gave his 
Claim to his Commanding Officer. Produces Certificate to that 
effect from Lieut. Allan McDonell. 

Is a nat. of Ireland. Came to America 40 years ago, was 
settled near Sr. Wm. Johnston's Land. Joined the Brit, in '77, 
served all the War. Produces his Discharge. Now lives in 2nd 
Township. 

Had 50 acres of Land, had not made a purchase but had 
settled himself there, cleared 3 acres, planted young orchard, A falr ^n. 
built a small house. 2 Cows, 1 ox, 2 Calves, 1 Mare, 4 Hog\ 
Joiners Tools Compleat, Cloathes. Left everything oehind. 

1080. Claim of JOHN Ross, late of Tryon Co. Feb?uary4. 

Claimt. says : He was at Carleton Island in '83. 

Is a nat. of Scotl. Came in '73, lived at Johnson's Bush. 
Joined the Brit, in '80, served till end of War. Produces his 
Discharge. His Father joined Sr. John at first. Says he staid 
to take care of his Mother. He had 3 Cows & 1 Heifer. The 
Rebels took them after he went away. He had earned these Cattle 
by his Labour. 

THOMAS MUNRO, Wit: 



Knew that Claimt. had 2 Cows, 2 Heifers. He earned them by 
his Labr. Left them behind. They were taken soon after he 
went into Canada. 

1081. Claim of PHILIP ROBLIN, late of Orange Co. February 4 

Claimt. says he was at Sorell in the Fall '83. 

Is a nat. of A. Resided in Orange Co. Joined the Brit, at 
New York in 1779 . He had always acted as a friend of Govert. 
in consequence of which he had been confined & tried. Was in the 
Barrack employment. Staid till evacuation, then came to this 
Country. Now lives at Bay of Quinty. 

Had 15 acres of Land with 1-10 in a Grist Mill & Saw Mill (88). 
in Smith's Cove, Orange Co. They came to his wife on the death 
of her Father, Garret Miller. Left by Will. Claimt. had been in 
possession 2 yrs. The Lands were plough land & meadow. Lands 
worth 5 York per acre. He had a share in the Profits of the 
Mills. 

No. 2. Had 150 acres Lease Land. Lease was for 6 years 
from Phil. Livingston. Claimt. had taken it before the war. It 
was cleared chiefly when he took it. He pd. 6 per aim. Rent. 



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No. 49 



(39 . 



February 5. 



A fair man . 



Bought the Improvemts. ; gave ,6 for them. He made some Im- 
provements, fenced it, built some new buildings. He lived on 
this Place. Above 100 acres clear; 10 acres orchard. House & 



2 Lots of Land at New York. Took the 2 Lots in 1779. Built a 
house. 

Had 4 Horses, 1 yoke oxen, 6 Cows, 15 Sheep, 35 Bee Hives, 
Wheat, furniture, utensils. Says he left all these things on his 
Place at Smith's Cove. 

Produces Certificate from Elihu Marven, Commissr. of Seques- 
tration, that he seized the Property of Claimt. for use of the state, 
to Wit, Farm, Horses, Sheep. 

Produces affidt. sworn before Peter Yan Alstine at Bay of 
Quinty by Nicholas Wessels to Claimt. 's Property, nearly as stated 
above by Claimt. Do. from George Galloway, sworn before W. 
R. Crawford at Cataraqui. 

1082. Claim of WM. LEAHY, JUR., late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says : He is a nat. of A. Lived at Fort Edward. 
Joined the Brit, in '81. He was very young which was his reason 
for not joining before. Served in Jessup's Corps. Produces his 
Discharge. Now lives at Osswegatchie. Produces Certificate to 
Loyalty from Mr. Sherwood & Barth. Carley. 

Had some Cattle on his Brother's Lands at Fort Edward; a 
pr. of 3 yr. old Steers, a mare, Cow & Calf. They were taken by 
the Rebels. Says he sent an affidt. of 2 Witnesses that he had 



N. c. 

February 5. 



(40). 



the Property. This affidt. was as he supposes sent with a New 
Claim. 

1083. Claim of JACOB VAN CAMP, late of Albany Co. 

Claimt. says : He was at Montreal in '83. Gave his Claim 
to the Comamnding Officer to be sent home. 

Is a nat. of A. Lived at Saratoga when Rebellion broke out. 
He was Prisoner when Burgoyne came. He had been confined 
at Hertford. Kept close Prisr. for 5 months. This was in 1777 
which prevented his joining Burg. Came into Canada in J 80. 
Served in Sr. John's Regt. Produces his Discharge. Lives at 
New Johnstown. 

Had 100 acres Tent. Land. Took it 4 vears before ye war, 
of Esq. Campbell; Lease forever. Had cleared 20 or 25 acres. 
Had 4 horses, 2 Cows, furniture, utensils, a Wagon. Taken from 
him in 1777 on acct. of his being a Tory. It was at this Time 
he was put in Prison. 

JOHN BOICE, Wit: 

Knew Clamt. He was always considered a Loyalist. Heard 
of his being imprisoned at Hertford in 1777. He came with Wit- 
ness into Canada in '79 or '80. Served in Sr. John Johnson's 



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R/egt. Knew his Farm. He had been in Possession before ye 
Rebellion. He had a large clearance. Heard of his stock being 
taken. 



1084. Claim of PETER VAN CAMP, late of Albany Co., Deed. Februarys. 

JACOB YAN CAMP, his eldest son, appears : Says his Father 
died in '83, without a Will. Wits, is his eldest son. 

His Father was a nat. of A. Lived at New Town, Albany Co. 
He had always declared himself in Favour of Govert. He was 
too old to serve. He had been ready to give all the assistance in 
his Power to Loyalists. He came into Canada in '80. He had 
4 Sons & 4 Sons-in-Law, in the Army. Claimt. was in Sr. John's 
first Battn. He died at Montreal. Left Claimt., his eldest son, ( 41 >- 
Mary, married to John Boice; Phoebe, married to Saml. Street, 
of Osswegatchie ; Simon, in the States; Thomas do.; Hetty, mar- 
ried to Wm. Leahy; John at Johnstown. 

His Father had 100 acres Tenant Land at New Town, Albany 
Co. He had lived on it 18 or 20 years. Most of it was improved. 
It was a Lease forever at 5 Rent. He had Horses. 

JOHN BOICE, Wits : 

Knew Peter Yan Camp. He was not very loyal at first, but 
soon joined the King's Party & became very Loyal. He was fined 
& Imprisoned. He came into Canada in 1780. He could not stay 
any longer. 



He had a fine Farm. He had been upon it a Long time. It 
was about 100 acres. It was almost all clear. No more woodland 
left than was necessary. Witness helped clear a good deal of it 
himself. There were good builds., 2 orchards. He was driven 
from it by the Committees. 

Knew of his losing 2 Horses. Heard of his losing farming 
utensils. 

1085. JOHN BOICE appears. Says he sent a Claim with the February 5. 
others in March, '86. Says he reed, a Letter from Peter Hunter to 
know whr. he delivered his Claim to his Commanding officer, as 
Claimt. was in Sr. John's first Battalion. ( 42 )- 

Claim was for Leased Land of Sr. John's 40 acres improved. 
Bought the Improvements. Gave 81, 4 Cows, 2 yoke of oxen, 
1 yoke of Steers, 2 Heifers, 7 Sheep, furniture, utensils. Says 
his Claim was brought down from Captn. Andersons by Philip 
Shaver, who brought a good many at the same time, all that be- 
longed to Sr. John's own Co. He assured Claimt. he had delivered 
it to Capt. Greenway. 

Is told hf> must send down Mr. Hunter's Letter & must send 
us down Mr. Anderson's acct. of it & Mr. Shavers. Philip Shaver 
swears that h^ brought Boice's Claim with the others in March 
'86 & delivered Feby. 15. Produces Certificate from Mr. Anderson 

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that Claimt. perseveres in an acct. of his Lossess to him & was 
sworn to the truth of them by him in March, 1786. 

N.C. 1086. Claim of JOHN WIST, late of Albany Co., Lodged in 

February 5, England. 

Claimt. says : He delivered his Claim to Capt. Leake in '84 
& to Capt. Gomersal. 

Is a nat. of A. Lived on Rancellor's Manor. Joined Genl. 
Burg. Served all the war. 

(43). Had 105 acres Tent. Land on Roncellor's Manor. Bought the 

A fair man. Improvements for 30 in '75. Lived 2 years upon it. Cleared 
15 acres more. 15 acres were clear when he bought it. 3 horses, 
3 Cows, 2 Calves, 5 Sheep. All taken in 1777. 

WILLIAM JAMSON, Wits : 

Dicl not know Claimt.' Farm. Remembers his having a good 
stock before he went to Rancellor's Manor, but cannot speak to 
particulars. He. had been a neighbour of Wits, before he went 
to Rancellor's Manor. 

1087. Claim of JOHN LAWRENCE, late of Charlotte Co. 

Claimt. says : He sent his Claim home by Major Leake. Gave 
it to him in the Beginning of Novr., '83. 

Is a nat. of Ireland. Came to America 18 years ago. Was 



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settled in Camden Dist., Charlotte Co. Says it is not in Vermont, 
He joined the Brit, .in '76. Served two years. Was then in the 
Commissary Department & had the care of his House & office at 
Montreal. Now lives at Osswegatchie. 

No. 1. Had 188 acres in Campden. They were the property 
of his wife, Margaret Emberry. He married her in '75. She is 
now with him & Claimt. has children by her. She was the widow 
of Philip Emberry. 

Philip Emberry left the Estate to his wife & her children by 
the Testator. He died in '73. There are two children; a Daughter 
married to Fisher, a shoemaker in Montreal. A son named Samuel 
who lives with Claimt. He is of age. He came within ye Brit, 
Lines in '75. His wife took possession immediately after her first 
Husband's death. It was a Tenant farm. Hired of Lawyer 
Duayne. A Lease for ever at 6 pence per acre. 45 acres clear, 
a good House & Stable. Claimt. lived there some time till he 
removed into Albany Co. 

He let the Land when he went into Albany Co. The Lessee 
was to pay Landlord's Rent & all charges & 4.10 per ann. 

Withdraws Claim for 2nd Article. 

No. 3. Had 100 acres Lease Land Albany Co. Bought the 
Improvements for 50 York in '75. Went and lived there. 



15 acres clear when he bought it. He cleared 2 acres more. 
It was a Lease for 46 years. Was to pay 50 for it, but he had not 
paid anything except one year increased Rent. The Tenant was 



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indebted to ye Landlord. He took this Debt upon himself on pur- 
chase of the Improvements, but has not paid the money. Had 3 
Cows, 1 mare, 4 Colts, 2 yoke oxen. It appears 1 Cow taken for a 
fine. The other 2 disposed of for his family. The 2 young oxen seems a 
taken by the Rebels. Some of the Colts saved. Withdraws his s odman - 
Claim for utensils & furniture. 

DUNCAN FISHER appears : . < 45 ) - 

Says he came to America in '75. He married Catharine Em- eontStediLtt 
berry. She is entitled to 1-3 of the Improvemts. under her Father's JjJJ^J id 

toclaimt. 



JOHN DULMAGE, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was always counted Loyal. He joined 
the Brit, in '76. Served 2 years. Was in Burgoyne's Campaign. 
Continued after that for some yrs. at Montreal. 

Knew the Farm in Camden District. Remembers Philip Em- 
berry in Possession. He left it to his Wife, now married to Claimt. 
& her children. She took Possession on her first Husband's death. 
This was Lease Land. 

Knew No. 3. He bought the Improvemts. on that Farm in 



'75. He had 4 Oxen, young Cattle &c. 

1088. Case of JOHN DULMAGE, late of Charlottte Co. February 6. 

Claimant says : He is a native of Ireland. Came to America 
in 1756. Was settled in Charlotte Co. when Rebellion broke out. 
Joined the Brit, in '76. Served in Major Jessup's Corps. Served 
the whole war. Has J pay as Lieut. Lives at Osswegatchie. Pro- 
duces Certificate to his services & Loyalty from Major Jessup. 

Had a Lease of 200 acres in Campden. Took the Lease about 
7 years before the war. It was a Lease forever at 3 pence per acre. 
He had cleared about 35 acres, built 2 dwelling houses & soveral (46) 
Barracks & Buildings. His family were driven off by the Rebels 
in '78. 

Lost 3 Cows & some Hogs, utensils, furniture. Every single 
article was taken from his Family after he went away. Produces Seemsa 
a Certificate from David Emberry that Claimt. 's farm was taken 
Possession of by the Rebels in '78. 

PAUL HECK, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. 's Farm in Camden District, 200 acres; 35 acres 
or more cleared. There were good buildings. It was an exceed- 
ing good farm. He was in good circumstances and had a good 
stock. 



1089. Further Evidence in Case of JOHN WILSON vi Yol. 
19, P. 42. 

JOHN DUI-MAGE, Wits : 

Knew Wilson's Patent. Claimt. was one of the Patentees. 
Witness understood that Claimt. 's share was 1,000 acres. Claimt. 



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had a good house & Barn & had made considerable Improvements. 
Yals. Woodlands from 12 to 20 sh. York. Does not consider this 
as applying to large Tracts of Land. He had Horses and cows & 
(47). pretty good stock. He was in good circumstances. 

N. c. 1090. Claim of JACOB STANBURNER, late of Tryon Co. 

February 8. J 

Claimt. says: He was at Sorell in the Fall "83. Is a nat. 
of Germany. Came to A. very young. Settled at the Schoharie 
at the Head of the Delaware. Had four Sons who joined the Brit, 
in '77. Claimt. was imprisoned on acct. of having sent his Sons 
into the Army. Kept close confined a twelve month thmen let out 
on parole. His Place was seized & all his effects plundered, so 
that he could not return home. Continued in Connecticut some 
time. Several years sculking about. In '82 made an attempt to 
get into Canada. Staid a year up the Country but could not meet 



Q. if admissible with an opportunity, that he went there for that purpose & he after- 
ward returned to New York, but did not arrive there till Aug., '83. 
Came away on Evacuation. Claimt. says he went up the north 
River with a full view of getting into Canada. He staid between 
CEsopus & Albany. This he thinks was in the year '82. 

He says he cd. not get from Connect, while he was on his 

parole there, tho. he made several attempts & went to the sea side 

with a view of meeting with some Boat to take him to Long Island. 

Had 500 acres in Harpersfield, Tryon Co. Bought in '72. 

Gave 50 for 300 acres & 30 for the other 200 acres. Cleared 

(48). 25 acres. Had all the stock mentioned in his Schedule. All 

seized in '77. T^ow lives in New Johnstown. 

ISAAC STEWART, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. when he lived at the Head of the Delaware. 
He was always Loyal. He sent two of his sons with Wits, in '77 
to join the Brit. There were 2 young Boys who came afterward" 
& served in Sr. John's Regt. Heard of the Imprisonment of 
Claimt. Heard that he made frequent attempts to get into Canada. 
He came to New York before the Evacuation. 

Knew his Farm, but does not know the number of acres. 
There was a good clearance. He had a plentiful stock. All his 
things were plundered by the Rebels after his sons joined the Brit. 



Army. Says there were great Difficulties in getting into Canada. 
February 9 1091. Claim of ISRAEL TOMPKINS, late of Saratoga. 

Claimt. says : He was at Isle au Noix in the Fall '83. 
Is a nat. of A. Lived at Stillwater. Joined Genl. Burgoyne. 
Served all the war. 

Produces Major Jessup's Certificate to his services. Had a 
Cow & Calf on the Lands of John Aurie. Claimt. had th" land 
(49). on shares with him. Had Corn & Flax &c. sown. Claimt came 
before Harvest. 



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1092. Claim of HENRY BEAKER, late of Albany. g. c. 



February 



Claimt. says : He was at Isle au Noix in '83. 

Is a native of A. Lived on Schoharie Creek when Rebellion 
broke out. Joined Sr. John Johnson in '76. Served all the war. 
Produces his Discharge. Lives in the 5th Township. 

Claimt. 's Father had 40 acres of land. Bought of Esq. Law- 
yer 7 or 8 years before the war. Says he paid 130 York for it. 
There were 50 acres. He paid some ready money, some at one 
time & some at another. ,30 remained unpaid, for which 10 acres 



were given up, which has reduced the No. of acres to 40. His 
Father died in the King's service at Carleton Island. He joined 
the Brit, at first. Claimant is eldest son. All this Land was clear. 
Yals. it at <6 per acre. Heard that a Deserter of Burgoyne's 
Army was in Possession of it. 

His Father had 8 Horses and all the effects mentioned in 
Schedule. Claimt. has 2 sisters & one Bror. in the Colonies. One 
Brother Conrad in New Johnstown. 

ANDREW SOMMERS, Wits : 

Knew Claimant's Father, Bostine Baker. He & his two sons 
joined the Brit, at first. Knew his Lands on Schoharie Creek. 
He bought it long before the war. Claimt. is the eldest son. It (50). 
was a large Farm, about 50 acres. Nearly that number of acres 
clear. Yals. the best clear Land there at 10 York. The Land 
there was very valuable. His Father had a good stock. Name in 
Ansfey's List. 

1093. Claim of ALEXR. MC!NTOSH, late of Tryon Co. Febmaryii 

Claimt. says : He sent his Claim by Capt. Wm. Fraser. 
Resided in the Fall '83 above Sorell. 

Is a native of Scotl. Came to A. in '73. Was settled at 
Harpersfield, Tryon Co. Joined the Brit, in '78. Joined Major 
Jessup's Corps in 1780. Served till Regiment was disbanded. 



Produces his Discharge. Lives at Osswegatchie. 

Had 150 acres at Harpersfield; Tenant Land, on a Lease of 8 
years without Rent & then for ever, paying 1 Six pe. pr. acre. lie 
had 12 acres clear. Had house & barn. Had 9 Cows & 4 Calves, 1 
mare, furniture, utensils. His Witness John McKay is so ill that 
he cannot attend. He produces a Paper from him setting forth 
that Claimt. joined the Brit, in 1778, and that he had the Pro- 
perty above stated. 

1094. Claim of CATHERINE CRYDERMAN, Widow of Valentine N. 
Cryderman, late of Tryon Co. >r (&i). 

Claimt. says : She did not come into this Country till '85. 
This is a Claim for the Estate of her late Husband. Says her 
Husband was a Loyalist, very true to King. He was too old to 



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go as a soldier. He was taken up & put in prison in '76, by which 
he lost his Scenses. He lived some time afterwards and died the yr. 
'80. He sent 3 sons into the Army. 

He left Michael, his eldest son who served with Sr. John John- 
son, 4 other Sons & 3 girls; all in this Country. Three sons have 
been in the Army. The younger children are under age now. All 
live with their Mother in New Johnstown, except Michael who 



lives at Bay of Quinty. 

Yalentine Cryderman was a German. Came to America many 
years ago. Lived in Johnstown when the Rebellion broke out. 
He was always Loyal. In 1776 he was taken up & kept a close 
Prisoner 3 months & used terribly ill. He was required to take 
an Oath, which he refused. He became so ill in Consequence of 
his sufferings, that he never recovered. He lost his senses & was 
confined to his Bed a long time. Died in '80. 

Her Husb. had 125 acres Lease Land in Johnstown. Pro- 
duces a Lease of 125 acres in Secondago from Wendell & others 
to Martin Walter forever at <6 per ann. T. Cur., 1774, with assign- 
ment to Valentine Cryderman for 40, 1774. 8 acres were clear 
when he bought it. He cleared 22 acres more. Lost 2 Horses, 
furniture, cloaths, &c. She was obliged to sell her Cows & some 
other stock. 

JAMES MORDEN, Wits: 

Knew. Yalentine Cryderman. He was very Loyal. He suf- 
fered much from Imprisonment that Witness thinks it occasioned 
an Illness which proved fatal to him. Knew his Farm. Remem- 
bers him settling there. There was not much clear when he pur-- 
chased. 



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JOSEPH CRYDERMAN, 2nd Son, appears : 

Says the whole Family agree that his Mother shall receive 
the sum allowed. 

1095. Claim of JAS. MORDEN, late of Tryon Co., Deed. 

JAMES MORDEN, eldest son, appears : Says hu nas 4 Bros. & 
2 Sisters, all in this Country. Claimt. is eldest of them all. They 
were all under age in '83. 

Joseph Morden was a native of England. Came young to 
Am. Was settled on the Mohawk. He joined Sr. John at first. 
He died in service in '77. Claimt. joined in '79. He served till 
end of the War. Had another Bror. that served. All live in Bay 
of Quinty. All agree that Claimt. shd. receive what is allowed. 

His Father had a Tenant Farm. Near 70 acres Clear. It- 
was u Farm hired of one Holland. His Father had been in Posses- 
sion seven years, His Father lost 2 horses, a yoke of oxen, 4 Cows, 
His Ifaiher left them & they were taken by the Rebels. Some 
furnitui }. 



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JOSEPH CRYDERMAN, Wits : 

Knew the late Joseph Morden. He came in with Sr. John 
at first. He died in the service. Knew his* Farm, There were 



70 acres clear. It was Tenant Land. He had had it many years 
before the war. He had a good stock on the Farm. Knows the 
eldest son, Joseph. He served from '79 till end of the war. 

1096. Claim of JOHN ANNABLE, late of Tryon Co. ?eu?uaryi2. 

Claimt. says: He was in Sr. John's first Battalion & gave 
his Claim to his Commanding officer, Captn. Anderson, in Octr., 
'83. Produces Copy of such Claim, dated in Octr., '83, as given 
in at that time. 

Is a native of England. Came to America in '74. The war 
was near beginning, but it was before the affair at Lexington or 
Bunkers Hill. He settled on some Lands belonging to John 
Turnecliff, near the Mohawk. Came into Canada & joined Sr. 
John in '76. Has served all the War. Produces his Discharge 
as Seargent. Lives at New Johnstown. 

No. 1. In 1774 he & James Massie went & settled on some 
Lease Lands taken of John Turnecliff, near the Mohawk. Had 
girdled 100 acres. Had about 12 acres Clear for crop. Built a 
house. 

James Massie joined the Brit, in '76. He served in Sr. John's 
Regiment several years. Went to England. Claimt. says he 
was very ill when he heard of him last. 



They bought 200 acres Woodlands about 50 off on the Antigo 
River. This was in '75. They had paid 25 York. Says he had 
a Deed from Mr. Wells. The Lands sold at 25 York per 100 
acres. Claimt. had paid for clearing 6 acres. They had 19 Head 
of Cattle, 7 Horses, utensils, furniture. 

Says he & Massie were taken Prisoners from their Farm in 
May, '76. Were carried to Albany; kept 3 weeks in Confinement. 
They made their Escape & got into Canada. Never returned to 
their Place again. All the above Stock was on their Farm. Says 
he had 50 when he came upon the Lands & settled first, Cattle < 55 ) 
& Money. Massie had 50 also. 

JOHN BROOKE, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He was a neighbour to Wits. Knew his 
Farm, taken of Turnecliff. There was a good clearance. He had 
bought 200 acres on the Antigo River. Had paid for 100 acres. 
Massie was his partner. Cannot say when it was bought. It was 
in 1774 or 1T75. They had 19 head of Cattle, large & small, 7 
Horses. Remembers them being taken up & carried to Gaol. They 
never got to their Farm again & thinks all their Property was lost. 
Sr. John Johnson Certifies to the services of Claimt. & Massey. 



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1097. Claim of JOHN GLASFORD, late of Tryon Co. 

JANE GLASFORD, Wife of Claimt., appears : Says her Hus- 
band is near 80 yrs. of age & very infirm & Could not Come. Her 
Husband was at Mashishe till he moved into the Upper Country. 

Her Husb. is a nat. of Scotl. Came many years ago when 
he was a Boy to America. He was settled on the Susquehana when 
the Rebellion broke out. Two sons joined Captn. Brandt & served 
with him in the Indian Country. Her Husband was to old to serve, 
but he sent his Sons to serve, and always declared himself in Favr. 
of Govert. The Rebels came in '79 & plundered them, & stript 
them of everything. She was almost starvd in her own house. 
They were all obliged to come away. Came to Niagara. Their 
House was burnt as soon as they left it. They now live at Osswe- 
gatchie. 

He had 300 acres. Agree for them with Mr. Banyard & Mr. 
Wallis 7 or 8 years before the war. They were to pay .40 York 
for each 100 acres. They have given their Bond for the money 
and he gave his obligation to give them a Deed of the Land. They 
had not paid anything but the Bond is against them. Her Husb. 
had Cleared & fenced 40 acres, built a good house & Barn & Corn 



house, planted an orchard. Had 1 Horse, 15 Sheep, 5 Hogs, all 
their furniture which was very good, Grain in the House & Bar- 
racks, 6 Cows, 5 Cattle. Some taken by Brant's Indians. Pro- 
duces affidt. from Saml. Street that Claimt. had a valuable Farm 
on the Susquehana with a good stock. That he was plundered 
by a party of Rebels under Genl. Herkeman & to the services of 
his Son. -Sworn before Justus Sherwood who certifies to Mr. Streets 
credibility. 

JAMES CROWDER, Wits: 

Knew Claimt. Witness was a near neighbour of his on the 
Susquehana. He was always a good Loyalist. He had 2 Sons 
that served. His Place was plundered by Genl. Harkeman on 
acct. of his being a Loyalist. He was driven from his Place on 
acct. of his being a Loyalist. Came into Canada in '79. He had 
been settled some lime on the Susquehana. He had about 40 
acres clear. He had a considerable stock. He had Horses, Cows 
& Sheep. He was one of the ablest men in the Place. 

Feb?uaryi2 1098. Claim of JOHN GLASHFORD, JUR., late of Tryon Co., 

Deed. iJ*jff 

SARAH, his Widow, appears: Says her Husband died about 
a twelve month ago. 



Says her Husb. was in Sr. John's first Battalion. Gave his 
Claim to his Commanding officer in '83. Produces Capt. Munroe's 
Certificate to that effect. 

Her Husband was a native of America. Lived on the Susque- 
hana when Rebellion broke out. Joined Capt. Brant's Indians. 
Came with them into Canada. There joined Sr. John's Regt. & 



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served till end of the war. Produces his discharge. He died a 
year ago, leaving 6 children, all living with Claimt. Now living 
at New Johnstown. 

He had 100 acres of Land on the Susquehana. They were 
to have a Deed & paid for it, but they had not paid. He had k * famil y 
Cleared 12 acres, built a house. He had 2 Cows, 2 oxen, Cloathes, 
furniture, utensils. 

LITTET GLASFORD, Wits : 

Says his Bror., John Glasford, had a farm on the Susquehana. 
He had cleared 10 or 12 acres. He had some Cows & young Cattle. 
Witness was informed that he lost everything. He came almost 
naked into Niagara. He has left a Widow & 6 Children. The eld- 
est son is about 20 yrs. of age. 



1099. Claim of JAMES CHOWDER, late of Tryon Co. N. c. 

February 12 . 

Claimt. says he gave his Claim to his Commanding Officer m 
J 83. Produces Certificate to that effect. 

Is a nat. of Am. Lived on the Susquehana. From the first 
declared in favour of Brit. Governmt. Joined Butler's Rangers 
in '77; served 4 years, then served in Sr. John Johnson's Regt. 

Produces Col. Butler's Certificate to his services & Loyalty. Averv 
Produces his Discharge from Sr. J. Johnson's Regt. Now lives good man, 
at New Johnstown. 

Had 100 acres on the Susquehana. Had bargained for them. 
Cleared 25 acres, built house. He had 3 Cows, 2 Heifers, 1 Bull, (59), 
9 Hogs, 4 Horses, utensils, furniture. Left all this stock on his 
Place when he went away. 

PAUL GLASFORD, Wits : 

Says he knew Claimt. He was always considered as a Loyalist. 
Knew his Place on the Susquehana. He had 30 acres clear. He 
had a pretty good stock. Had horses & Cows. 



1100. Claim of JOHN STARING, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was in Sir John's 1st Battalion & gave his 
Claim in '83. 

Is a nat. of America. Lived on the Mohawk River. He was 



February 12, 



always friendly to Brit. Govert. Was an apprentice when Rebel- 
lion broke out. As soon as he was at Liberty he meant to have 
joined the Brit. Was taken Prisoner & kept confined but got away 
& joined Sr. John Johnson in Canada in 1780. Served till the war 
was over. Produces his Discharge. Now lives in New Johnstown. 
His Grandfather, Henrick Markil, left him 50 York, to be 
paid in money or Land. He died in the year '81. Claimt. has 
never been paid this. Says his Grandfather was driven from the 
Lands before he died. He was a Loyalist. 



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He had 2 horses, 1 Cow. The Cow was left on his Uncle's 
(60)- Lands on the Mohawk. His Uncle is there now. 

He left some Blacksmith's Tools at his shop in Johnstown be- 
fore he came off to Canada; worth 12 York, 
vince. 

JACOB MARKILL, Wits : 

Speaks to Claimt.'s Loyalty. Says Henry Markill left Claimt. 
50. It was to be paid in money. 

Henry Markill, Wits. Father, was a Loyalist & his Estate has 
very little. been Confiscated. Claimt. had an horse which he lost. He had 
some Blacksmith's Tools. He set up a Blacksmith's shop at Johns- 
town before he came to Canada. 



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February 13. 



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1101. Claim of DAYLE SELICK, late of Manchester, Yermont. 

Claimt. says he was at the Isle au Noix in the Fall '83. 

Is a nat. of America. Lived in Conect. Govt. when Rebellion 
broke out. Joined the Brit, in '77. Served all the war in different 
Regiments . 

Produces his Discharge from Jessup's Regiment. Lives at 
Osswegatchie. 

Had 100 acres of Land in Hoberton, given him by his Father 
in '77. It was new Land. Claimt. nad done nothing. His 
Father went up from Connecticut to get Lands in Yermont after 
Troubles began. His Father bought a large Quantity. Gave 
Claimt. 100 acres. His Father is still in Hoberton. 

Claimant had not been to live in Hoberton, but resided at 
Manchester, after he came up from Connecticut. There was some 
Rum of his father's which was taken away. Claimant says his 
Father gave it to him, 1 Heifer, 2 Sheep, which had been his 
Father's. 

He & his Father had a place to work upon, where they had 
planted a crop. 



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February 13. 



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A fair man. 



1102. Claim of JOHN MORCELIS, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says. He was in Sr. John's 1st Batt. & gave his Claim 
to Capt. Duncan. 

Is a nat. of A. Lived at Turlock when Rebellion broke out, 
15 miles from Schoharie. Joined the Brit, in '77. Served all the 
war. Lives at New Johnstown. 

Had 150 acres at Turlock, bought 4 or 5 years before the war. 
Gave 90 York for it. He had 8 years allowed for payment. Had 
not paid any part. Had cleared 19 acres, built House & Barn. 

Had 50 acres in Anderstown given him by his Uncle many 
years ago. He never saw it, nor was there. It was wild land, 
Had been given him by his Uncle for his having worked with him 
14 years. 

Had 4 Horses, 3 Cows, 3 Calves, 3 Heifers, 6 Hogs, utensils, 
furniture. Left at Turlock, when he went away. The Rebels 
got it all. 



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CHRISTOPHER REDDICK, Wits : 

Knew Claimt. He joined the Brit, in '77. Knew his Place 
of Turlock. He had 30 acres Clear. He had a very great stock, 
Horses, Cows &c. 



1103. Claim of JOHN ERASER, from Boleskine late of Tryon N. c. 

Febru 

Claimt. says : He was at Yamasco Blockhouse in the Fall of 



'83. 

Is a native of Scotl. Came to America many years ago. 
Lived on the Mohawk when the Rebellion broke out. Joined in 
'77. Served all the war. Now lives at Osswegatchie. 

Produces Certificates from Capt. MacAlpine to Claimt. 's 
Loyalty, that in '77 he engaged above 30 men to come into Canada, 
but they were obliged to disperse & to Claimt. 's effects having been 
taken by the Rebels on that acct. (63). 

Certificate to his services & good Conduct from Major Jessup. 
Do. from Major Name. 

He had 100 acres Tenant Land from Sr. Wm. Johnson. He 
had lived upon it 10 years before the war. He bought the Im- 
provemts. for 90 ; 40 acres when he bought it. Claimt. cleared 
as much again. A House, Barn & Stable & orchard, & 2 Barracks, 
4 Cows, 2 Heifers, 4 horses, 1 Colt, 6 Sheep, 6 Hogs, Grain, 12 
tons Hay, furniture, utensils. A good man. 

After he went away these Things were taken and Vendued by 
the Rebels. 

THOMAS Ross, Wits: 



Knew Claimt's Farm. He had been a long time upon it. It 
was a fine old Farm. He had above 50 Acres Clear land & Well 
fenced. He had a very good stock, 4 cows, 2 Heifers, 3 Mares, 1 
Stallion. He was in very good circumstances. 

1104. Claim of THOMAS Ross, from Drumvaich, late of N c 

Tryon Co Feby. IS. 

Claimt says : He gave a Claim to Major Grey in '83. 

Is in Nat. of Scotl. Came to Am. in 1773. Was settled in 
Johnsons Bush, joined Sr. John at first. Servd all the War. Pro- 
duces his Discharge. Lives at New Johnstown. 

Had 100 Acres Tenant Land, had Cleared 15 Acres, built < 64 )- 
house, Barn & Stables. Had 2 Cows, ,1 Calf, a little furniture & 
Utensils. 

JOHN FRASER Wits. 

Knew Claimt. Knew his Farm. He had 12 or 13 acres Clear. A good man. 
He had 2 Cows & 1 Heifer. 



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Febyiis. 1105 - Claim of WIDOW RYCKMAN, late of Tryon Co. 

Tobias Ryckman, eldest son of John Ryckman, deed., appears. 
Says his Father was at Sorell in the Fall 83. 



His Father was a Nat. of Am., lived at Tarpan, Orange Co., 
when the Rebellion broke out. He joined the Brit, at New York 
m 77. Servd as a guide to the Army during the War. He came 
to Canada in 80 or 81. He died in 84, leaving Susannah his Widow. 
Claimant Tobias Ryckinan & 6 other Chidren. Witness servd. 
some time as a guide. 

The Whole Family came into Canada with their Father. Now 
live near Cataraqui. 

His Father had a House & some Land at Tappan, he was a 
Tanner & Shoemaker. He bought this Place many years ago. 
His first Purchase was of 4 acres, he bought some more afterwards, 
Wits, cannot say how much. There was a Stone house & framed 
Barn, & small framed house. 

( 65 )- Produces a affidt. Sworn at Cataraqui to his having had this 

landed Estate, at Tappan, And ye stock as stated in the Schedule. 
Witness says they had Deeds of the Land, but they have been de- 
stroyed by fire since they came to this Country. Yals. it at above 
200 York. 

It has been sold by the Comrs. at a Yendue, one Herring 
bought it. His Father had 9 Wagon Loads of Leather just brought 
from Philadelphia. His Father had been imprisoned in Fisk 
Kill Gaol. The Rebels took the Leather at that time. 

Produces an Affidt. that John Ryckman had been imprisond 



for his Loyalty & speaks of his having offerd a Reward of 100 
Dollars to People to feMi off his Leather. 

He had a No. of doz. Hides & Skins. The dry Hides Cost 
100 York. He had three horses, the Rebels took them. He had 
a house at New York, which he built after he got there. He had two 
Witnesses who Knew his Father's Property, they could not come, 
but were sworn before Peter Yanalstine near Cataraqui & he pro- 
duces their affidts. as before stated. 

Says the Family Agree that he shall receive the whole. 

Fei?y. 14. 1106. Claim of JACOB WAGGEMS, late of Tryon Co. 

(66). Claimt. says: He was in Sr. John's First Batt. & gave his 

Claim to Capt. Darly. 

Is a Nat. of Germany, came to A. 30 years ago, Was settled 

in Johnstown When Rebellion broke out, joined in 77, servd all 

the War. Produces his Discharge. Now lives at New Johnstown. 

Had 100 acres Tenant Land, 20 acres Clear, 2 horses & 2 Colts, 

2 Cows, 2 Heifers, 1 Calf, 4 Sheep, furniture. 

JOHN FARLING Wits. 

Knew Claimts. Farm. He had lived there some time before 
the War. Had a fine Clearance, thinks he had near 20 acres Clear. 



He had 2 Horses, 2 Cows, &c. 



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1107. Claim of MARTIN ALGTER, late of Tryon Co. Feby'i4 

Claimt. says : He gave his Claim to his Commanding officer 
in 83. 

He is a Nat. of Germ., but came very young to America, lived 
near Johnstown when Eebellion broke out, joined in 79. He had 
been a Prisoner five months or would have joined sooner, he was 
in his March to join when he was taken Prisoner. Servd after- 
wards till end of War. Produces his Discharge. Resides at New 
Johnstown. 

Had 100 Acres Tenant Land in Albany Patent, had cleared < 67 ). 
10 Acres, built a house & Shop & Barn. Had 2 Cows, 2 horses, 2 A good ma 
Sheep, Weavers Loom, furniture. Left all behind. 

JOHN FARLING Wits. 

Knew Claimt. Heard he was imprisoned when Coming to join 
the Army. He afterwards joined & servd. Knew his Farm. He 
had 10 acres Clear before the War. 

He had 2 horses & 2 Cows &c. 



1108. Claim ol MICHL. WARNER, late of Tryon Co. N. c. 

Feby. 14. 

Claimt. says: He gave his claim to his Commanding officer 
in 83. 

Is a Nat. of Germany, has been 30 years in America. Was 
settled on the Mohawk when the Rebellion began, joined the Brit, 
in 77, Servd. all the War. Produces his discharge. Lives at New 
Johnstown. Had 100 acres Tenant Land in Albany Patent. Lived 
upon it 7 or 8 years before the War, had cleard. between 40 & 50 
acres, built house & Barn, had a fine orchard. Had 6 Horses, 6 
Cows, 3 Heifers, 2 Steers, 1 Bull, 8 Hogs, furniture, Utensils, <68). 
left all behind when he joined the Brit. 

MARTIN ALGIER Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He had been long settled in the Albany Patent. A good man. 
He had 40 acres Clear. He had a very good stock, 5 or 6 Horses, 
5 or 6 Cows & other Stock. 

1109. Claim of CHRISTIAN SCHICK, late of Tryon Co. Lodg-N.c. 
ed in England. 

Claimt. says : He sent his Claim by Capt Leake in 83. 

Is a Nat. of Germany, came to Am. many years ago, was 
settled in Johnsons Bush when the Eebellion broke out. He sent 
his apprentices & journeymen to join Sr. John at first. He joind. 
in 1779, served 4 years in Sir John's Regiment, now lives at Johns- 
town. 



No. 1. He had 200 acres Tenant Land, for which he paid 12 
York per ann. He had this many years before the War. Had 



1118 THE REPORT OF THE No. 49 



Cleared about 40 acres. Bought these Improvements of Win. 
Stevens. N. 6. He gave 44 for ye Whole farm in 72. Charges 
now 148 for 148 acres Wild. Yerj little property Clear whem 
he bought it. 

He had also some town Lots in Johnstown in a Lease from Sr. 
Wm. Johnstown at 8 per ann. There were 18 acres Clear Land 
in these Town Lots. He produces a Recpt. for the Rent in 1776 
of the Town Lots & the other Lands. 

He had 2 houses on No. 1. He built one himself in 1777, 
the other was there when he bought it. He did not live there, 
till he quitted his Town Lot. He Cleared all the Land in the Town 
Lots himself, built House & Blacksmith Shop & Stable. Cannot 
set any value on his Improvements on No. 1 or No. 2. 

He says he removed from the Town Lot to his farm after the 

Troubles began. He then built a house & Shop in 1777. He had 
rt^too ^ Cows, 1 Ox, 10 Horses, 5 Sheep, 5 Hogs, Utensils, Furniture, 
* : Blacksmith's Tools & Shop on his Farm. He had a large quantity 

of Iron bought during the War & paid for in Continental Dollars. 

It was one Sleigh Load. Says he left most of these things behind 

when he went away. 

MICHAEL GOTTINGER, Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He was always Loyal. He was several times 
iinprisond. because he would not take an Oath to the American. 



Thinks they forced him to take one at last. 

He had a farm out of the Town. 30 or 40 acres Clear. Had 
a House, Barn & Blacksmiths Shop. 

Vals. Improvements at 5 per acre. Knew his Town Lot, 8 
or 9 acres Clear. Remembers 6 Horses & 3 Cows. He had Black- 
smiths Tools, 2 sets. Thinks the Rebels had them, many of his 
things were sold at Yendue. 

JOHN CRISTY Wits. 

Knew Claimts. Place near Johnstown & his Town Lots. There 
(70). was a Considerable Clearance, most of his Town Lots was Clear. 
He was in Considerable Business as a Blacksmith. 

N. c. 1110. Claim of JOHN PICKELL, late of Albany Co. 

Feby. 13. 

Claimt. says he was at St. Johns in the Fall 83. Was born 
in America. Lived in Kingsburg near Fort Edward. From the 
first declared to Favour of the Brit. He had been imprisond & given 
Bond. Claimt. & his 3 Sons & one Son in Law, joined the Brit, 
army in 1777, servd. all the war in different Regiments. Produces 
his Discharge from Rogers & Rangers. Now lives in Caldwells 
Manor. 

He had 250 acres Tenant Land near Fort Edward, leased of 
Henry Franklin. Took the lease 4 years before the War. He had 



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40 acres Clear. Had built house & Barn. Saved most of his 
Horses & Cattle which he sold, but says, but says he lost 1 Cow 



& Calf & 2 Steers which the Rebels got, 6 Hogs. A good man. 

DANIEL BEEDLE Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He & his Sons joined the Brit, army in 1777. 
Knew his Farm. He had been upon it 5 years before the War. 
He had 21 acres Grass Land and 36 Arable. Knew his Stock. He 
was in a good way of living & had a good Stock. 

1111. Claim of DAN'L. BEAGH, late of Albany Co. N^C. ^ 

Claimt. says: He was at Mashishi in 83. Is a Nat, of Ger- 
many. Came very young to Am. Lived at New Town, Albany 
Co.., when the Rebellion broke out. Joind. the Brit. Army in 77. (7i). 
Servd. all the War. Produces his Discharge. Now lives at Cald- 
wells Manor. 

Had 200 acres Tenant Land, hired of Anthony Van Schoick, 
took it in 73, it was for 3 Li\es at 6 pence per acre. Had 20 acres 
Arable Land exactly. There was some Intervalle Land from which 
he cut 7 Ton of Hay Annually, about 5 acres of it. Built House 
& Barn. Had a Yoke of Oxen, 1 Cow, 1 Calf, 1 Horse, 7 Hogs, 
Left all these things behind in his place when he went away. The A 
Rebels had tern. 

JOHN PICKET Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He joined the Brit. Army in 1777. Knew 
his Place. He had been there long before ye War. He had a large 
Clearance & intervalle Land. Knew his Yoke of Oxen, Horse, &c. 



1112. Claim of ALEX. MUNRO, late of New York. N. c. 

Feby. 15. 

Caimt. says : He was at Montreal in 83. Gave his Claim to 
Genl. Maclean who was going to England in the Fall 83. 

Is a Nat. of Scott. Came to Amer. about 30 years ago. Lived 
at New York, when Rebellion broke out. Joined Major Jessup on 
the North River. Came with a party of 85 men. Joined in 76. 
Servd. all the War. Produces his Discharge, Produces Cer- 
tificate from Major Jessup to Claimt's. Loyalty & that he joined 
him in the Autumn 76 & servd. the Whole War. Now lives at 
Montreal. 

Had a House & Lot in Larie Street. It was a good Town Lot. 
It was the property of Nancy Macleod when Claimt. married (72 
She is now living at Montreal. He has no Children. She bought 
it herself for 250 York about 1764, it used to Rent at 15 per 
ann. before she bought it. It was Considerably improved after- 
wards. This House was burnt in the first fire at New York. The 
Deeds were burnt at same time. Thinks he could have sold it for 



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at least - Lost a11 his Furniture, Cloaths, &c., at the same Time 
by the Fire. Produces Inventory of all his Furniture, says Be 
remembers all the particulars then set down to above 200 York. 
Never got anything for the spot of Land afterwards. 

WILLIAM CAMERON Wit. 

Knew Claimt's. House at New York, it had been his Wife's. 



Witness understood she had purchased it some time before 
he married her. It was a pretty good House in Larie Street. The 
Houses & Lots were very valuable then. Thinks it might have 
been sold for 500 York before the War. 

The House was very well furnished. She had kept a public 
House & had exceedingly good furniture, no person in their station 
of life had better. The House & furniture were destroyed by the 
Fire. 

. is. 1113. Claim of JACOB YANALLIN, late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says he was in Sr. John's 1st Batt., gave in his Claim 
in 83, to his Commanding officer, which is Confirmed by Certifi- 
cate of Lieut. Munro. 

Is a Nat. of Amer. Lived on the Mohawk River when Rebellion 
broke out. At first he kept himself quiet. Paid fines for not serv- 
ing with them. Came into Canada in 80 and servd. till end of the 
War. Produces his Discharge as Corporal. Lives in 5 Township. 

Had 12 acres in the Mohawk. It was given him by Yincent 
Scot. Cogintoitch for work done by Claimt. It was estimated at 
20 York, says he had a Deed. This was just before the War. 
He had cleard. a little, it was a part of Scot's Lot. He had 160 
acres & a good deal of it Clear. 

Claimt. had 2 horses, 2 Cows, 3 Sheep, 3 Hogs. He kept 
them at the House of an Indian. Capt. Aaron left them there 



when he joined Sr. John Johnson in 1780. That Country was 
plunderd by the Rebels & all parties. 

PHILIP SHAVER Wits. 

Knew Claimt. He lived at the Mohawk. He joined Sr. John in 
80. He had some Land from a man that he was Partner with. There 
were 12 acres. There was a little Clearance. He had Horses & 
Cows at an Indian place where he lived. 

1114. Claim of JOHN COOK, SR., late of Tryon Co. 

Claimt. says : He desired his Son-in-Law Jacob Ross to send 
his Claim h