LOYALISTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA



The claims advanced by the Loyalists on account of services in connection with, and arising from, the Revolutionary War, were investigated by Special Commissioners appointed by the British Parliament in 1783, two of whom, viz: Col. Thomas Dundas and Mr. Jeremy Pemberton, were sent to Canada, to meet the claimants there in person and obtain evidence on the spot. The evidence thus secured is contained in a number of manuscript volumes, which were retained by Col. Thomas Dundas, at his home, Carron Hall, Stirlingshire, a transcript of them having been placed in the Public Record Office in London.

About 1864, Sir Henry Lefroy, who had married a grand-daughter of Col. Dundas, saw the original manuscript, and being then much interested in the Smithsonian Institution, which at that time was doing much to collect manuscript material relating to American History, he advised that these papers be sent to that institution. This was done, and the papers remained there until an Act of Congress was passed transferring the manuscripts in the Smithsonian to the Library of Congress, and the above manuscripts are now in the Manuscript Department there.

The Province of Ontario had them copied exactly, and have printed them in the Second Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario. Alexander Fraser. Provincial Archivist, 1904, (in two parts) without alteration. The manuscript reproduced differs from the transcript preserved in the Public Record Office in London in that it contains marginal notes and references made by the Commissioners during the proceedings, many of which are characteristic and sum up the position more pungently than appears in the official record.

This Second Report of the Bureau of Archives of Province of Ontario, is out of print, but our Society was fortunate enough to obtain a copy some time ago, and it is from this that the above information is taken.

The evidence on the various claims throw much light upon the Royalist side of the struggle, and it forms a valuable source of material for the personal history of those who remained loyal to the Crown.

In the New York Public Library there are some 58 Folio manuscript volumes of transcripts of memorials and claims of loyalists, copied from the records in the Public Record Office in London; these are arranged according to the states from which the memorialists came. Volume twenty-six contains the memorials of the South Carolina loyalists taken in Nova Scotia, and the list of names, as copied for this Society, agree, with a few exceptions, with those from South Carolina found in the printed Ontario Archives.

The memorials taken in London, of the South Carolina loyalists, are to be found in volumes 52 to 57 of the manuscript transcripts in the New York Public Library, and we now print below, the names of the memorialists, with reference to the manuscript volumes in which the claims are to be found.

The claimant appeared in person or by proxy and gave an account of his service, of trials endured, or losses suffered, for the Loyalist cause, and a schedule of property lost; these all being testified to by reliable witnesses.

South Carolina Vol. 26. Transcriber's LIST of CLAIMANTS.

[This is the list of the S. C. Memorials taken in Nova Scotia, as stated above, and most of these claims are to be found printed in the Ontario Archives.]

Alexander Robert 204
Anderson George 479

Blakely Chambers 156
Bleackney David 469
Bond George 298
Bond John 279
Bower Adam 58
Bowers Charles 38
Brison John 259
Brison William 254
Brown James 459
Bullein Nathaniel 275

Carey James [Col.] 75
Carter James 233
Chisholm John 496
Commander Thomas 182
Crum Nicholas 126
Cumine Alexander 501
Cunningham William 42

Dawkins George 5
Dores John 66
Drew Joseph 452
Dunsmore David 216

Fannen, Lt. Col. John 352
Fratick Adam 192
Fritz Abraham 35
Fritz Peter 31

Garrett Joshua 117
Graham Arthur see Hannah Lumb widow of Green Henry 324

Hamilton John 474
Henderson Jean (wo.) 92
Henry (now Dores) Eliz. 71
Hudson Joel 335

Jones James 320

Lively Reuben 248
Long George 49
Lumb Hannah, wife of Joseph Lumb, wo. of Arthur Graham 171
Lumb, Joseph 151
Lyndon Annabella wo. & Henry, son of Henry dec'd. 491

McAlister Samuel 285
McEowen Patrick 464

Mail Peter, see Mary Sheddie wo. Marks Conrad 25
Marks Lawrence 133
Meek William 314
Migler Daniel 20
Moffat James 420
Murphy John 238
Myers Andrew 161

Nielley Christopher [Maj.] 386
Nickels James 198
Nunkaser Adam 187

Pearis, Col. Richard 362
Pearson Thomas [Col.] 290

Rittenhouse William 139
Robinson Joseph Lt. Col. 402
Rupert Cath. & Barbara 434
Rupert Christopher 426

Sanderson John 176
Shalnet George 166
Sheddit Mary, widow of Peter Mail 145
Siteman Henry 329
Sloane Robert 346
Snell George 209
Song Christian 103
Spence Robert 441
Strum Henry 99

Thornton John 486
Thornton Thomas 221

Walker Thomas 446
Wallace Wm. 242
Weaver George 110
Whitley, St. Moses 411
Williams Edward 305
Withrow John 227
Wright James 14

Young Thomas 264





South Carolina Vol. 52 to 57.

Transcriber's List of Claimants

[The following list is of the S. C. Memorials taken in London, and so far as we can ascertain, are to be found only in the manuscript vols, in the New York Public Library.]

Name - Vol. - Page

Alexander James 54 5
Arters William 53 221
Askew Leonard 56 142
Atkins Charles 55 457


Balfour Mary Ann 54 340
Ball Elias Senr. 55 87
Ballingall Robert 54 360
Ballmer, Major James 56 86
Barber James 52 134
Beard Robert 53 240
Begbie James 56 284
Begbie William, see Danl. Manson and Benson Capt. George 55 326
Blankenhorn Geo. Henry 53 32
Bisseau James Edward 53 147
Boone Thomas 53 437
Boone Thomas. Executor of William Wragg wch. see Brailsford John for self, Mother and Sisters 53 510
Bremar John 57 450
Brisbane James 53 356
Broadhead Thomas 52 453
Brown Christopher 57 240
Bull Wm. Lieut. Govt. 57 160
Bulman Rev. John 54 85
Burke Redmund 52 5
Burn John by son Jas. & brother &Exr. Dr. Jas. Burn 56 557
Burnside Alexr. 52 412

Cameron Alexr. by Executors Wm. Ogilvy Charles Shaw & Donald Cameron 55 556
Campbell Hugh & others reprs. of Colin Campbell 57 291
Campbell Mary wo. of Alex, late of Boston (apparently a Massachusetts claim) 55 142
Carne Samuel 53 406
Carsan Elizabeth G. only child of James 53 123
Carsan James 53 109
Carsan Wm. for self & wife 53 97
Carson William & James 53 82
Cassells James 55 107
Chambers John 56 488
Champneys John 55 373
Champneys John on behalf of Alex. Harvey (whose trouble have driven him in sane) see that claim Chesney, Capt. Alexander 52 290
Colleton Jas. Nassau 57 134
Conway Mary 55 570
Cook John 54 351
Cooke George 56 517
Cooper Robert 52 543
Cooper Rev. Robert 52 568
Creighton Catherine 55 539
Creighton William 56 116
Cronin Jeremiah 53 48
Cumming Jannet 55 482
Cunningham Brig. Genr. Robt. 54 317
Currie Wm. 56 105
Curtis Wm. 56 527

Davidson George 56 227
Davies John 52 65
Davies James 55 586
Dee Robert 54 184
Deveaux, Col. Andrew 57 32
Dewalt Lieut. Daniel 57 311
Dick Walter 55 252
Donovan James 57 478
Dunbar Oliver 54 256
Dupont Gideon Junr. 54 266

Edghili Thos. 56 498
Egan Michl, Majr. of Brigade 54 449
Elder Robert 54 386

Farquharson John 53 566
Fenwick Thomas 57 3
Fisher John 55 5
Fisher John 55 532
Fisher John 56 378
Fisher Robt. Scrooby 54 190
Fletchall Thos. 57 223
Floyd Matthew 54 469
Fortune Wm. late Col. 52 105
Fraser James 56 268
Frogg Robt. 57 249
Fyffe Charles Dr. 55 428

Garden Alexander M. D. 55 197
Geekie Wm. 55 188
Gibb, Dr. Robert (see claim of Margt. & Patk. Robertson sister and heir at law") Gibbes Jane (formerly wife of Major Wm. Downes) 52 365
Gibbes Mary Ann wo. 52 83
Gibbes Zacharias late Col. 52 227
Gist Wm. 52 427
Gordon Lord Adam Trustee for Chas. & John Alexr. Ogilvie which see Gordon John 52 328
Gordon Thos. Knox 56 417
Graves Richd. Capt. in the Navy & Louisa Carolina his wife daughter of Sir John Colleton 57 62
Greenholm Lorentz 55 158
Greenwood William 56 576

Haliday Robt. Dalway 55 358
Hamilton John late Col. Hamilton John on behalf of Nath. Wilson which see Hamilton Paul 56 5
Handley Scipio 53 166
Hanscomb Wm. 56 483
Harcombe Thos. 55 344
Harper or Harpur Thos. 56 26
Harrison John, surgeon 53 476
Harrison John late Capt. 54 459
Hartley George Harland 55 592
Harvey Alexander by John Champneys 56 294
Haywood Wm. 53 172
Head Sir Edmund 53 307
Hennessy John 53 342
Henry Philip 52 191
Henry Philip 55 397
Hest William 53 539
Hewatt Revd. Alexr. 53 584
Hill Samuel 54 287
Hopper Thomas 56 303
Hopton John 54 500
Howorth Proport 53 395
Hutchinson John 55 272
Hutchinson Thomas 53 229
Hybart John 56 38

Imrie John 55 32
Inglis Thos. 57 367
Irving Thos. 56 443

Jamieson John for self and Partners Andrew Robertson and Geo. Baillie 56 392
Jenkins Rev. Edward 55 548
Johnson Dr. Geo. Milligan 55 331
Johnston James 52 599

Keating Luke 53 350
Keeling William 52 141
Keith James 54 430
Kelley James 54 199
Kendall Luke 53 262
Kennedy John 54 395
King Richard Col. 55 122
Kingsley Zepha. 52 472
Kirkland Moses Col. 57 318
Kirkwood Hugh 54 503

Larimer David 52 182
Lestor Eleanor 54 491
Lord Benjamin 56 201

Macaulay Angus 55 283
McClelland Robert 52 461
McClough James 52 386
McCullock Robert 56 56
McKee Samuel 52 349
Mackenzie Robert 56 399
McKeown James 54 487
McKeown Robert 54 479
Macklin John 56 92
McLaurin Isabella widw. 53 320
McNeil Sarah & Margt. 57 48
McNeil Thomas 57 57
Maitland Sarah 56 260
Mansell Walter 55 352
Manson Daniel 55 317
Manson Daniel for self & partner, Wm. Begbie 55 293
Martin Alexander 55 448
Mergath Barbara 55 246
Michie Harry 55 575
Miller Capt. James 52 314
Miller Mary 54 261
Mills John 56 213
Mills Wm. Henry Col. by Executor Thomas Moss 57 80
Minchin Major Paul 56 603
Montagu Ld. Charles Greville 56 73
Moore Andrew 55 133
Moore James 57 266
Morgridge John 55 565
Murphy James 52 356
Murphy Robert 55 59
Murray Susannah 54 593

Nelson Joshua 56 607
Nutt John repres. of Gideon Dupont which see Ogilvie Charles 54 93

Ogilvie Charles Junr. & John Alex, by Lord Adam Gordon trustee 54 140
Ogilvie George 56 342
Ogilvy William 53 200
Orde Capt. in the Br. Navy in right of his wife nee Miss Stevens 52 8
Outerbridge White 57 118

Payne William 57 402
Pearson John 52 165
Penny Samuel 54 402
Peronneau Henry 52 505
Phepoe Thomas 53 5
Phillips Col. John 52 267
Pike Thomas 56 46
Piatt George 52 134
Powell Robert William, Col. 55 506
Powell Robt. Wm., John Hopton & Co. 54 531
Prince Lieut. Charles 53 41
Prise or Price Hopkin by Executor Robert Williams 54 19
Purcell Revd. Robert 56 21

Ray Robert 56 221
Reeves Henry 53 53
Reynalds Margaret 52 258
Rhodes Wm. 56 152
Robertson Andrew 56 187
Robertson Patk. & Margr. sister and heir at law of Robert Gibb 56 168
Robinson John 52 399
Rose Doctor Hugh by Atty. Alexr. Garden 56 407
Rose John 53 272
Rowand Robert 54 297
Rugeley Henry 57 379
Rogers Thos. 52 533

Sandys Mary wo. of Wm. & Thos. Sandys her son 55 407
Savage Edward 57 124
Savage Jeremiah 55 366
Savage John 52 45
Saxby George 53 547
Shaw Charles 55 262
Shoolbred John surviving partner & administr. of Wm. Smith 55 486
Simpson James 54 205
Skene James 57 260
Skottowe Thomas 54 411
Smith Eliz. wo. 53 333
Smith Levy 57 276
Snow William 53 257
Spence Peter 55 170
Stewart or Stuart Isaac late Capt. 53 499
Stewart Capt. Alexr. 56 157
Stott Robert 56 323
Stuart Revd. James 55 524
Stuart Sarah Wo. & childr. of Col. John Stuart Sup. of Indian affairs 56 234

Taylor Isabella & Roger Heming executors of Peter Taylor 57 494
Tennant David 57 215
Thompson Eliz. 52 123
Thompson William 56 363
Thomson George 52 554
Trail James 55 149
Tunno John by his Atty. John Simpson 57 418
Turner Jane wo. of Capt. Alexr. 57 468
Tweed Cath. wo. of Willm. 54 327

Vernon James Lieut. Col. 57 500

Walker George 52 90
Walker Geo. Richard 53 429
Walker Henrietta 55 476
Walker James 52 340
Walton William 53 573
Webb Charles 56 332
Weir James 56 369
Wells John 57 351
Wells Robert 56 534
Whitaker John 56 510
Williams Robert 54 29
Williams Robt. Exectur. of Hopkin Prise which see Williams Robert Junr. 55 418
Williason Robert 54 173
Wilson John 56 314
Wilson John on behalf of his late brother Willm. 55 46
Wilson Nathl. by John Hamilton 53 487
Wilson William 54 497
Wragg William by his Executor Thomas Boone who acts for widow and children 55 72
Wright Alexander 54 551

Young Wm. late Lt. Col. 57 439


Contributed by Mabel L. Webber
Source: South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, South Carolina Historical Society, Volume XVII, No. 1, January 1916.


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