Just read the fictional novel by Lawrence Hill, called The Book of Negros. Found to be both interesting and spellbinding. Though fictional it is also very historically accurate. A history to be proud of.
Guy Bonneville <gbonneville1cogeco.ca>
Peterborough, On Canada - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 18:25:25 (EDT)
I'm always looking to find Loyalists from Long Island, NY, who fled to Canada after the war.
Jim "Zak" Szakmary <vietnam68optimum.net>
Long Island, NY USA - Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 10:48:51 (EDT)
An excellent research site. Thank you very much for your efforts.
Ken Daigler <kadag43aol.com>
washington, dc USA - Monday, April 07, 2014 at 07:51:50 (EDT)
Oops! Peter Daly was my Irish ancestor in the British army. His son was Phillip. So, never mind. Jim Hamilton
James Hamilton <jhamilton000centurytel.net>
Buffalo, Mo USA - Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:30:14 (EDT)
Phillip Daly, my grandfather five generations back was a captain in the British Army during the Revolutionary War. Following the war he was granted land in the area of Bath, Ontario. My grandfather came from Canada early in the 20th century. Captain Daly's father, also Phillips, was an captain in the British Army. Family lore has it he was given the choice of going to Australia or the Americas during a political upheaval earlier in the 1700s, so he chose America, then returned to Ireland after the reign of "Bonnie Prince Charles." Can anyone enlighten me on the true history of my ancestors? (The family came from County Galway)
James Hamilton <Jhamilton000centurytel.net>
Buffalo, Mo USA - Monday, March 17, 2014 at 09:43:41 (EDT)
Fascinating information. My heritage goes back to Josiah Secord, to Isaac Secord, to John Secord, to Theodore Secord of Homer Niagara Ontario Canada. Theodore and Edna Secord had Florence Secord who married Frank Stull of Grantham Niagara Ontario Canada. Frank & Florence had my Grandmother Beatrice. My mother Shirley Mae Williams married into the Hagar family of Thorold Niagara Ontario Canada. Love to hear more information to fill the gaps of heritage.
Jeffrey Hagar <less1leggmail.com>
Fonthill, Niagara, Ontario, Canada - Friday, March 14, 2014 at 17:41:43 (EDT)
Does anybody know of anyone with the last name of Treadwell? I would like to know of any people with that last name living in New Brunswick. I want to see if I have ancestor's with a Loyalist background who may have emigrated to New Brunswick province from Connecticut. Thank you.
Michael Treadwell <mjtreadwellsbcglobal.net>
Westport, CT USA - Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 12:24:05 (EST)
I may have loyalist ancestors. My 5th great grandfather Nathan Curtis died, I suspect in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. His family moved back to the United states. His wife Lucinda Atwell Curtis perhaps died between 1830-1840 in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Ruth Curtis, born 7 Jan. 1800 in Leeds, Ontario, Canada was married to James Lewis Bliss 2 Feb. 1817 in Herkimer County, New York. The family moved to Erie County, Pennsylvania after the marriage. Family historians believe that our Loyalist ancestor may be a John Curtis who died during the revolution. I would like to find out how to connect the dots. Thanks. Helen Barton
Helen Barton <periwinklebcomcast.net>
Seattle, WA USA - Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 22:54:43 (EST)
HI I AM THE 4TH GRANDSON OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH CROWELL OF THE NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS. I WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON THIS GROUP FOR FURTHER INQURIES.92201
frank crowell leaman <f c leaman f c leaman HOT MAIL .COM >
DARTMOUTHNSN, NS CANADAUSA - Monday, February 24, 2014 at 12:20:25 (EST)
Apparently some of my Henson ancestors were Loyalists and some were Revolutionary soldiers.
Joseph W. Henson <joeymakeryahoo.com>
Davenport, IA USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 18:21:29 (EST)
This is a most interesting site.
Pauline Barlow <elbarlowqcinet.net>
Rochester, MI USA - Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 13:01:31 (EST)
My father Charlie Briggs's line descends from Francis O'Connor of Doyle's Company of Irish Volunteers. Thank you for your Muster roll, as a boy I heard of him through oral family history.
George R K Briggs <briggsgeorge10yahoo,com>
Huntsville , AR USA - Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 09:03:06 (EST)
Hi Todd A fantastic site have visited many times and it just gets better and better. My husband is a direct descendant of John Taylor a New Jersey Loyalist and we have enjoyed looking at all the information.
Pauline Taylor <pauline,taylor,pkbtinternet.com>
Chichester, West Sussex England - Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:55:18 (EST)
Looking for loyalists relatives in NB and NS
Rose Anne Goodine <roseannegoodinegmail.com>
Woodstock, NB Canada - Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 08:04:16 (EST)
My claim to fame.
Scott Timpany <scott_timpanyyahoo.com>
Hutto, TX USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:11:58 (EST)
Hope to keep coming back, and back, and back
Alan Moore UE <alanmoorebell.net>
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada - Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 18:02:51 (EST)
Interesting site. Thanks for the work.
paul stambach <psstambachaol.com>
clifton park, NY USA - Sunday, December 08, 2013 at 20:43:09 (EST)
Promising site. I hope to find ancestor information here.
S. Hersey <jackandjill107mailbox-generalyahoo.com>
Crystal Lake, IL usa - Sunday, December 01, 2013 at 13:30:59 (EST)
I have two G-G-G-G Uncles in the British arm, a Lieutenant Colonel Charles and his Brother, Major Robert Cooke, Robert was captured by the French Fleet at Charlestown.
Charles Thomas Cooke IV
Elyria, Ohio USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 18:20:49 (EST)
In regard to deserters to Loyalists, see website Historic Valley Force
USA - Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 17:10:19 (EST)
My 3rd great-grandfather,Shadrack Stevens, was a Loyalist during the American Revolution. He was born in Wales, England circa 1761 and lived in the South Carolina colony. I would like to know why and when he immigrated to the American colonies. Eventually, he was exiled to Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, Canada at the conclusion of the American Revolution.
Virginia Stephens <vazoedylansbcglobal.net>
Wethersfield, CT USA - Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 21:21:02 (EST)
The Ashley Family Land on Cedar Creek and Royal Land Grant 534 acres in the district of Camden on the branch of Hanging Rock Creek 3/5/1782. I am looking for more information on this area for family tree research.
Tim Gilmore <ridgerunner1978yahoo.com>
Muskogee, Ok. USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2013 at 23:33:48 (EST)
I am looking for information on the last living Loyalist, and when he/she died.
Dr. Robert Liftig <boblifaol.com>
Westport, CT USA - Monday, November 04, 2013 at 22:09:27 (EST)
Very nice site. My distant grandfather Captain William Mcintosh was a loyalist and fought for the crown by recruiting and commanding creek indian fighters during the revolution.
Medford, Or USA - Monday, November 04, 2013 at 10:50:39 (EST)
Todd,You have done a stellar job of making Loyalists come to life through your many years of LH Re-enacting,Your excellant book on Bergen County in the Amercican Revolution(which I owna copy)and mush devoted research from many excellant primary resources!Thank you so much sir!Best Regards,Private Mark E. Bell HM MARINES
mark E. Bell <markbell124yahoo.com>
Delran, NJ USA - Monday, October 28, 2013 at 18:59:08 (EDT)
I sent a separate e-mail before I realized that I could list my query here. Mel D.
Mel Delaney <mel>
Sylvan Lake, Alberta Canada - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:42:43 (EDT)
My 4th Great Grandfather was Capt. Jacob Smith of Woodstock NB. Thank you for the wonderful resources. It is a fun day when I get the chance to stop by and read.
Harry Sanborn <harry.sanborn55gmail.com>
Alton, ME USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 16:46:14 (EDT)
I've visited your excellent site many times to research my 4th Great Grandfather, John Lyon. He served in General Browne's Prince of Wales American Regiment and was stationed at Lloyd's Neck, Long Island. I'm trying to get specific info on what campaigns/battles he took part in, so if anyone has info such as this, feel free to email me. Thank You
Stephen McDonald <sfmcdonald76gmail.com>
McDonald's Corners, ONT CANADA - Monday, October 14, 2013 at 05:50:39 (EDT)
What an awesome hobby.
louis b <pnzrmkvyahoo.com>
plainville, ct USA - Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 13:42:58 (EDT)
Just encountered your fine website - searching for more information about my 4th Great Grandfather, LT Edward Wright, who served with the Queen's American Rangers throughout the war, and later was part of the Simcoe expedition to found Ft. York (now Toronto)...
Peter Young <pyoungwestcomcast.net>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, September 23, 2013 at 21:11:19 (EDT)
love the website, a vast amount of information that has helped me learn more about loyalists in the American Revolution. I was at School of the Soldier ( BAR Event) 2013 and Todd Braisted gave and excellent lecture about deserters during the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777 on both armies.
Coleman Adamec <1stnewyorkergmail.com>
Wappingers Falls, NY USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:59:27 (EDT)
In this 1897 History of Orangeburg SC p.504 report of a Captain Munford killed near Barnwell Courthouse by a Ben John and his Tories The history of Orangeburg County, South Carolina: from its first settlement ...
USA - Saturday, September 07, 2013 at 19:28:04 (EDT)
I am a non-traditional graduate student and am seeking info on south Carolina loyalist militia leaders. Please email . THANKS
mike herbert <mherbert4701gmail.com>
Chambersburg, PA USA - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 17:36:29 (EDT)
very interesting work. have been researching ancestor John Widener or Widner of New Jersey that emigrated to Ontario Canada after revolutionary war
John Widner <wesleyone14hotmail.com>
Weiser, Id USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 00:12:49 (EDT)
Brigadier General Cortlandt MacGregor Skinner is my 9x Great GrandFather!! How exciting to learn even more about those who came before us!!
Lesley Paulus Stout <lesleyathome1aol.com>
Great Falls, MT USA - Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 20:07:29 (EDT)
This was terrific. I found my ancestor in the list of men whose property was confiscated in Middlesex County, New Jersey, which corroborated the information in his claim for loss of November 12, 1786.
Sandra Kay Basham Neal <sos_hrlocalaccess.com>
Centralia, WA USA - Friday, August 23, 2013 at 13:47:03 (EDT)
I have recently began to research my family ancestry and have subsequently discovered what appears to be very strong Loyalist history most especially through Suzanne Baby & Captain William Caldwell (1750-1822).
John R Donnelly <ajodontwmi.rr.com>
Novi, MI USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 07:44:14 (EDT)
Assistant Curator of the QRL Antecedent Regiments involved in American Revolution / War of Independance: 16th Light Dragoons & 17th Light Dragoons (Squadron attached to Tarleton's Command)
Robert Osborn <asstcuratorqrlny.co.uk>
Uk - Friday, August 09, 2013 at 16:56:32 (EDT)
I am the great grandson of Daniel Strang, thanks so much for the information. Planning on visiting New York next month!
Jeffery T. Strang <acmeprintingjtsbellsouth.net>
Talbott, TN USA - Monday, July 22, 2013 at 12:03:22 (EDT)
I have been doing research on SC loyalists for some time. My doctoral dissertation was on the Punishent of Loyalists in SC. I am interested in any information the organization has on this and on women loyalists in general.
Kathryn Roe Coker <kathy.r.coker.civmail.mil>
Cameron, NC USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 16:51:04 (EDT)
Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War: Official Roles ... By Murtie June Clark October 26, 1780 Battle of Tearcoat Swamp See Wikipedia Loyalists commanded by Samuel Tynes attcked by Francis Marion. Loyalist losses 6 KIA/14 WIA/23 POW
USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 18:00:56 (EDT)
Great and helpful site. My great grandfather and several great uncles served in Butlers Rangers: Thomas Millard, and his three sons: Isaih, Jesse, and Daniel. In addition, several of his children married Secords. Most were granted land in Niagara and Long Point. Thank you.
Eau Claire, MI USA - Sunday, July 07, 2013 at 13:38:31 (EDT)
I am searching for information about Colonel Matthew Floyd who was involved in the revolutionary war fighting and commanding some troops in the area of Chester County South Carolina. He had land holdings in that area and fought in several battles including what is now known as Huck's defeat. I am very interested in knowing more about him. I am the 8th generation of him. Thank you. Bob Floyd
Robert A. Floyd <robert-floydomrf.org>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Monday, July 01, 2013 at 11:06:52 (EDT)
I just ran across your site by accident and am very pleased! I'm trying to find the family of Thomas ARMOND, a U.S. patriot of North Carolina. I found a Samuel and a Joseph ARMOND in a list of loyalist troops of NC. Now I can try to find out more about them.
Martha Murphy <mmartha61yahoo.com>
Grants Pass, OR USA - Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:33:42 (EDT)
Tom Reddick <tomrkos.net>
Belleville, ON Canada - Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 21:25:59 (EDT)
I'm an historical romance author researching the Battle of Blackstock's Plantation. I'm happy to find this site since it provides a bit of background to the other side's point of view. Thanks so much! The information will prove helpful to my research.
Cate Parke <cateparkehughes.net>
Limestone, TN USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 13:15:20 (EDT)
A great site searching for John Hamilton 1785 haven't made the connection yet if he was from loyalist descent. Thanks, Rick Hamilton
Rick Hamilton <hamiltonr_hotmail.com>
Kincardine, Ont Canada - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 23:09:45 (EDT)
I am continually coming back to your site and am always impressed with the information found here. Keep up the great work.
John Pearson <johncp1775yahoo.com>
Traverse City, mi USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:49:44 (EDT)
I am so excited to find this site! While connecting the dots to our genealogy is my mission, facts and dates are not enough in knowing the true history of our ancestors. I have loved reading the stories that make up the true history of our past. I am a descendant of Loyalist Robert Graham and perhaps Joseph Smith. Thank you for all the work you do in preserving history. Ann
Ann Ackerson <ackerson491sbcglobal.net>
kalamazoo, Michigan USA - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 18:32:55 (EDT)
Fabulous site. I am enjoying reading the accounts, in particular information about Richmond County (Staten Island) New York. Looking forward to reading more.
Veronica Westbo <vdwestboyahoo.com>
Stockton Springs, ME USA - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:01:25 (EDT)
Navesink NJ Febraury 13, 1779 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GScid=2227940&GRid=61142783&
USA - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 13:54:16 (EDT)
I am a descendent of Andrew Phair through my great-grandmother, Annie Bannerman Phair Johnston. Have become interested in researching the family and New Brunswick history in general. Another ancestor, Sir John Wentworth left NH after the Revolution to become Governor of Nova Scotia. However, I am not a direct descendent of his but of one of his brothers. The military info is very helpful.
Deborah Wentworth Lansing <lansingdaol.com>
Cortez, FL USA - Friday, May 03, 2013 at 15:21:41 (EDT)
I believe I am a direct descendant of Sgt. Lewis Barber. My grandmother's father was Lewis Barber, born in Monmouth County in 1867. His father was Peter M. Barber, also born in Monmouth County in 1842. Our family here goes back to 1680.
Fred Everson <ihuntsnookaol.com>
Keyport, NJ USA - Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 14:09:06 (EDT)
I am very interested in finding research on the Westchester loyalist as I am 4x great grandaughter of Henry Stults/Stultz Loyalist from New Brunswick who arrived aboard the ship Thetis in 1783, he was granted land in Cobequid and raised his family later in Moncton New Brunswick, Still searching for more information on the weschester groups first arrival and family info of when they disbanded.great site tho!
Susan Cox <susancox1059hotmail.com>
ocala, Florida USA - Monday, April 01, 2013 at 12:39:57 (EDT)
I am very impressed with all of the work that you have done; I first came across your site when I was looking for info on a loyalist ancestor of mine (Hume).You have made a great many additions to your page- thanks for all of your work.
Richelle Greathouse <greathouse.richellegmail.com>
Canada - Friday, March 22, 2013 at 21:14:10 (EDT)
I am a descendant of Harmanus House who fought with Butler's rangers. I have been studying the Loyalist involvement in the American Revolution and I am fascinated with the contributions of Butler and all his friends who fought with him. I look forward to spending more time at your website.
Douglas House <doug.housesympatico.ca>
Mississauga, ON Canada - Monday, March 18, 2013 at 00:51:53 (EDT)
Need further information - not on military units - but on the Loyal North British Volunteers. Boston and New York. Suggestions?
J Barclay <h.jbarclayshaw.ca>
Vernon,, B.C. Canada - Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 23:48:09 (EDT)
Excellent coverage for a interested reenactor. Please contact me, FA
Frank Allegro <Heyref21optonline.net>
Tappan, NY USA - Monday, February 18, 2013 at 13:42:54 (EST)
Interesting - my family has been in North America since before the Revolution. Maybe some of them remained loyal. They fought for what they believed in. It's fortunate that we Americans are very close to Britain now. I've been there several times and really like it. All sides of the war need to be studied and honored for their deeds of bravery so long ago.
William D Payne <wdpaynecomcast.net>
Woodstock, GA USA - Monday, February 11, 2013 at 20:11:40 (EST)
Loyalist? raids New Haven CT 1780 and 1782 http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/j-l-john-l-rockey/history-of-new-haven-county-connecticut-kco/page-20-history-of-new-haven-county-connecticut-kco.shtml
USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at 11:07:30 (EST)
Former member of English military, Chaney Clough supposedly built and staffed a fort near the Maryland/Delaware line.
Lee E. Cloe <lcloeatt.net>
Carmel, IN USA - Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 17:03:00 (EST)
I'm a capt. in 38th regiment south Staffordshire (rev war). Do you have pictures of the 38th? Thanks, Colin
Colin Ottman <cottmanrochester.rr.com>
Batavia, N.Y. USA - Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 18:01:29 (EST)
I am researching a bess bayonet marked 2nd NJV, and would like to get a little history of the Battalion and what engagements they would've been involved in. Thanks, Keith
Keith Nelson <beast44khotmail.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, December 17, 2012 at 17:27:43 (EST)
descendant of Peter Stover
James Barraclough <hagartelus.net>
Comox, BC Canada - Monday, November 19, 2012 at 20:59:42 (EST)
Descendant of William bateman of Winthrop fleet of 1630. Sgt Thomas bateman of revolutionary war. John mills bateman of battle of new orleans.With his brothers Noah,Carleton. Captain mannah wheaton bateman C.S.A.civil war U.S.A.
ted miller <t.r.m.roughridergmail.com>
DeLand, fl USA - Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:18:06 (EST)
Just found out that an ancestor was "late of the Queen's Rangers - deceased"" as per the land petition of his son, John Eslick, in 1825. Middlesex County, endorsed by Col. Thos. Talbot. Father's name is William Eslick. How would I go about finding out where William served? All I know is his son John migrated from Pennsylvania to Frontenac Co. Ontario, Canada and then abt 1815 to Middlesex Co. Any advice would be much appreciated by this 80 year old newbie at email@example.com.
roy french <rfrenc0464rogers.com>
Mississauga, on Canada - Monday, November 05, 2012 at 16:33:41 (EST)
4th great-granddaughter of Capt Peter Ruttan. I can't wait to read the new book on Bergen County Loyalists by Todd Braisted.
Carolyn Strong <strong at up.edu>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, October 29, 2012 at 01:23:31 (EDT)
This was a great site this helped me alot!
Charelston , wv USA - Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:11:56 (EDT)
I am a descendant of a Christiana Howard whose brother was Captain John Howard in the American Revolutionary War. I know that their father's name was also John Howard, but I am trying to find their ancestry farther back. I am 65 years old and when I was a child my father used to tell me that we were descended from the Earl of Suffolk, also a Howard. Thank you for any information or help you can give me.
Leona Scott <LBarbara99aol.com>
East Herkimer, NY USA - Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 17:42:03 (EDT)
I first came across this site years ago and found it very helpful in my research and am happy to see it continuing. THANK YOU
WI USA - Friday, October 12, 2012 at 03:29:21 (EDT)
6th Great-grandson of Brig. Gen Timothy Ruggles
DAVID R. TOLSTRUP <david_tolstruphotmail.com>
LYNN HAVEN, FL USA - Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 16:53:27 (EDT)
It's nice to see a site devoted to a very understudied group during the war. I haven't found any Loyalist ancestors yet but I am looking - all of my ancestors were in the US by 1775. It's nice that we haven't fought Britain or Canada since 1814 - they are among our strongest allies and that's the way I like it!
William D. Payne <wdpaynecomcast.net>
Woodstock, GA USA - Monday, October 01, 2012 at 09:09:03 (EDT)
Looking for any information on my 5th great grandfather, Aaron Sweezey who was a Loyalist. I am especially interested in finding out about his parentage. I would appreciate any information. Very interesting site. Stewart Sorenson Charlotte, Michigan
Stewart Cameron Sorenson <stewmagoo1aol.com>
Charlotte, MI USA - Monday, September 10, 2012 at 21:56:54 (EDT)
Great website. Looking for ancestors of Loyalist Isaac Perkins b. 1749/1750 North Castle, NY. Thank you.
John R. Brassard <johnark-internet.com>
Waco, TX USA - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 13:27:56 (EDT)
The historical value of this site is fantastic! Am doing research on a family member, Cpt Mark Phillips of the Light Dragoons. Thanks for all. SSG Olive D. Phillips (RET)
Olive Daniel Phillips <phillipsolive11gmail.com>
Durkee, Oregon USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 03:37:46 (EDT)
Looking forward to seeing you guys come out this September to the 1776 Peace Conference.
Patrick Eckelmann <pateckelmanngmail.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Monday, August 20, 2012 at 21:22:13 (EDT)
Great site. I live in the house that Walter Willett owned and was conficated in Bucks County Pa.
Bruce C. Cobb <bccparifleyahoo.com>
Feasterville, Pa USA - Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 12:54:14 (EDT)
What a terrific site! When I discovered it this evening I felt like I'd found a chest of pirates' booty in the back yard. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Michele Nicholas <budgiehawkaol.com>
Sarasota, FL USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 22:29:44 (EDT)
It is looking as if my Loyalist ancestors, Jacob Smith & Christopher Huffman, were correct in the side they choose. This experiment in popular democracy is NOT working. America still has a King, but very few honour Him.
Frederick Albert Reeves U.E. <Reeves1066gmail.com>
Niagara Falls, NY USA - Monday, July 09, 2012 at 16:06:22 (EDT)
I thoroughly enjoyed your site. My ancestor was William Fanjoy and he was a private in the 1st Battalion of the Penn. Loyalist. I was hoping you had a muster roll for his battalion...alas, I couldn't find one. If you do come across anything on William Fanjoy, I would appreciate it greatly. Thank you, Jane Fanjoy
Jane Fanjoy <missjanaswanaol.com>
Woburn, Ma USA - Sunday, July 01, 2012 at 19:05:09 (EDT)
Fascinating site for an amateur military historian such as I. Have always been interested in the lesser known aspects of wars and the Loyalists, except the more well known such as Queen's Rangers, are certainly that. Excellent work, Sir!
Nick Gornall <ngornallfree.fr>
France - Friday, June 29, 2012 at 08:13:09 (EDT)
My grandfather David C. Jaquiery's (b.1899 - d. 1973) mother was born Anna Van Buskirk. She was a direct descendent of Col. Abraham Van Buskirk. In the little research i have been able to do, I found a book titled "The Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley" by Adrian C. Leiby. I would apreciate any information on Col. Van Buskirk. My grandfather gave me the middle name Van Buskirk so i would never forget where i come from. Where was he buried. Anything anybody could tell me about what happened to the family after the revolutionary war would sure help my resaerch into my family. Thank You!!!
David Van Buskirk Jaquiery <obxdj1yahoo.com>
San Juan, PR USA - Sunday, June 03, 2012 at 19:07:58 (EDT)
Want to learn more about the Loyalist in uniform and schedule of reenactments.
Lee Harford <leeharfordjryahoo.com>
Hope Mills, NC USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 08:02:03 (EDT)
Interesting site, but appalled to find nothing about the settlement at Long Point, Norfolk County, Ontario which was one of the earliest UEL settlements in Upper Canada. Or am I just not great at searching?
Nancy Frey <ncanuckgmail.com>
Newcastle, Ontario Canada - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 18:40:28 (EDT)
I am doing alot of research on my ancestors and have reason to believe that this Wilson is in my family line. Not sure yet, but there is a lot of talk about him between me and my cousins in the USA. Austin Wilson, desendant of Matthew Wilson, born 1811.
Austin Wilson <wilhopehotmail.ca>
Moncton, NB Canada - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 19:24:21 (EDT)
Was a very informative website for my research needs thank you.
Kevin Holland <khollan9mscd.edu>
Aurora, CO USA - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 12:34:17 (EDT)
John Haynes and Mary Taylor-Loyalist parents? http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=H&GSfn=N&GSiman=1&GScid=644091&GRid=44709211&
USA - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 15:09:39 (EDT)
My 5th great grandfather was Conelius Bowen. I am concentrating on the Raymond/Bowen/Troyer lines right now. All three lines moved to Canada in the early 1800's. I do not have evidence of the Raymond and Troyer lines were Loyalists. I think the Troyers may moved to Canada because they were members of the Tunkers and off shoot of the Amish and may have been Pacifists.
Mary Shiffer <mary.shifferfrontier.com>
Tualatin, OR USA - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 01:07:54 (EDT)
Very informative site.
Candace Watkinson <Candy.watkinsonyahoo.com>
AZ USA - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 18:35:52 (EDT)
very interesting website and helpful as I research my family history-Bowen, Kimmerly,Loney and their involvement with the 2nd battalion Kings Royal Regt. New York
Peter McLean <willypmacaol.com>
Grafton, ONT Canada - Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 13:15:19 (EDT)
Very interesting site
James Stuart Finan <finan-jrmc.ca>
Napanee, ON Canada - Monday, April 16, 2012 at 20:57:50 (EDT)
I'm looking for information on Morris Lewis, born 1730 at Long Island, NY. I suspect he may have been a Loyalist. His son Samuel was born in Reading, Vt. in 1779. Is it possible his wife was working her way north to refuge? I also found numerous petitions for land from a Morris Lewis in Quebec (which is where the family eventually settled) between 1790 to 1802. I combed your lists of muster rolls and found no record of him. I've also looked at online lists of Loyalists and not found his name, but I understand that the lists are far from complete. Any ideas where else I could look? As you can see, I live in Illinois and don't have the time at this point in my life to travel to Canada to look at archives. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Caron Smith <carons67sbcglobal.net>
Beach Park, IL USA - Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 15:16:24 (EDT)
where would i get involved in this sort of organisation near glasgow? kind regards Jason
Jason Muir <jmuir73live.com>
Glasgow, Great Britain - Friday, April 06, 2012 at 19:29:28 (EDT)
Report of African Loyalist Colonel Tye of New Jersey .p.263 http://books.google.com/books?id=H3gtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA267&dq=13th+Vermont+Infantry&hl=en&sa=X&ei=b8N8T_y7AcXr0gGvxfjzCw&ved=0CFUQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=13th%20Vermont%20Infantry&f=false
USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at 18:01:31 (EDT)
Thank you for the wonderful site. In the first decade of 1800's it seems a great many Loyalists from Sussex Co. NJ ended up settling Dryden, NY, escaping persecution in NJ. I have been researching their stories.
David Waterman <dwatermanfrontiernet.net>
Dryden, NY USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 23:36:35 (EDT)
I have a copy of the book and think it is wonderful. I welcome anyone to contact me with historical information about the site of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and our lovely town in general. I collect historical artifacts/pictures/artwork securely mounted and displayed at the Inn. Just about everyone I meet has some sort of story of a family gathering/memory of this wonderful building! Warm Regards...
Laurie Hamm <lauriehohokusinn.com>
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 19:34:54 (EDT)
Looking for info on why Joseph Battles left main circa 1879 to settle in Saint John NB.My Grandfather was from Saint John, brother of Frank Potts, son Of Joseph and Eunice Potts.Have records of all those children and previous generations back to Farmington Maine but would like more info as to why they left Maine and whether Maria Godsoe battles was a sister of mapmaker William Godsoe
Holly Lynn [Potts] Manheim <Hollym43gmail.com>
Northeast Harbor, Maine USA - Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 18:55:24 (EDT)
I am a Great.........Great Grandson of Sgt David Van Every. I am a retired Master Warrant Officer of the Canadian Military Engineers. 1 tour in Cyprus, 2 tours in Bosnia. Chimo
John Ramsay <john_ramsaysympatico.ca>
Ottawa, On Canada - Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 20:49:27 (EST)
Hi: I'm a direct descendant of George Field, U. E., private Butler's Rangers
Ronald Norris <rnorristnt21.com>
London, Canada - Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 16:16:14 (EST)
Was attempting to find info on family name Holder. Can't seem to convince the engine (even with adv sch case sensitive)that I am not searching for landholders. Suggestions would be welcome as I like a lot of things about this site.
Michele Frankin <frankilnmichelemyahoo.ca>
Windsor, ON CAN - Monday, March 05, 2012 at 08:53:23 (EST)
Our Loyalist village in Eastern Ontario is founded by Sir John Johnson and named in his father's honour. We are home to Sir John's manor house as well as the Nor'Westers & Loyalists Museum. All of our founding families are U.E. Loyalists from Sir William Johnson's Mohawk River Valley estates. We also have the 1784 original dwelling of the Rev. John Bethune, chaplain to the 84th Highland Emigrants. My ancestral line is Crydermans and Clines. Do pay us a visit!
David G Anderson <davidandersonbooks.net>
Williamstown, ON CANADA - Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10:58:04 (EST)
My 4 times Great Grandfather Fredrick Fox served with Captain Richard Duncan, 1st Battalion of her Majesty's Service, King's Royal Regiment of New York. Commanded by Lieut. Colonel Commandant Sir John JOHNSON Knight & Bart.per the muster roll in your publication. I have a copy of his Memorial verified on December 17th 1788 by the original signature of Captain Richard Duncan. I also have his Petition for a Crown Land Grant and the record of land Granted. If anyone would like a copy of it please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org If there is any further information on Fredrick Fox, i.e family, pictures, etc. Please contact me.
Stewart Delbert Fox <sfox3cfl.rr.com>
Cocoa, Fl USA - Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 01:44:28 (EST)
Hi Todd, Have visited your website previously, but did not visit your Guestbook. So here we go! My g/g/g/g/g.f Robert Caldwell farmed & raised 5 chn at Salem, Washington Co. NYS, on what was Turner's Patent 1764 from ca. 1766-76, after migrating from Nthn Ireland through NY in the early 1760's. He joined Gen. Burgoyne, fought in the Battle of Sartoga, imprisoned for 2 yrs, lost his farm (submitted two claims for compensation), made his way to Canada, lived in overcrowded refugee camp/s, declared a Loyalist, rewarded with farmland at New Carlisle, Qc, which he settled on in 1784. That's my background but there are so many unanswered questions because of the difficulty of finding primary evidence and where to start looking for it. 1. How did he get to Canada? 2. Was it with his wife & family, a regiment or both upon his release? Which refugee camp/s did they lie in? Was it Machiche, St Jean or whatever? Thanks for your time and keep up the good work. Kind Regards B.C
Bob Caldwell <bobcaldwell45hotmail.com>
Bendigo, Victoria Australia - Friday, February 10, 2012 at 09:15:11 (EST)
Love what you have done. Have a much greater appreciation for what my ggggrandfather went through. Much different treatment of the subject than one gets in US history books. Still having a difficult time finding records on Jonathan Roberts, other than he was given 250 acres, lot 17 on the St. John. Keep up the good work !
Jack Roberts <jackrobceaol.com>
Scarborough, ME USA - Thursday, February 09, 2012 at 20:54:34 (EST)
great site. hello from sheet hbr ns canada, founded by disbanded troops of the RGB in 1784; having arrived from bermuda
graham p murphy <grahampmurphyhotmail.com>
sheet harbour, ns canada - Wednesday, February 01, 2012 at 18:18:29 (EST)
Loyalists Hanged in Philadelphia http://books.google.com/books?id=8uYkAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1831&dq=James+Sutton+Murder+case&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VLAdT8-lOM3gggfp6-zzBw&ved=0CFsQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=James%20Sutton%20Murder%20case&f=false .p.1831
USA - Monday, January 23, 2012 at 14:13:56 (EST)
I was a Kingo in the 1st Battalion The Kings Regiment. Just checked history back to 8th of foot and found my way here. Any connections that anyone can explain would be appreciated. Many thanks.
Liverpool, Merseyside England - Friday, October 29, 2010 at 09:46:40 (EDT)
Great site. Very informative.
Richard Watts <kiwa1comcast.net>
Venice, Florida USA - Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 17:02:13 (EDT)
Yes, my last name is Browne but am Irish/French descent. Reason why I know that am Irish is back in the 18th Cy. A queen of England said to take off the "E" so I can tell what you are. Erin go Bragh! or Semoer FI! What ever!
Michael Browne <michael-browne>
Louisville, Ky USA - Friday, October 22, 2010 at 13:56:43 (EDT)
I'am a direct decendant of Nicholas Phillips who fought with the Butler's Rangers. Just wanted to thank you for all the info.
William Louis Phillips <willphiltelus.net>
Malakwa, BC Canada - Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 16:31:37 (EDT)
I am taking a course on the American Revolution. Part of this course requires taking either a patriot or loyalist. I chose Capt Richard Hewlett. My village is 20 minutes from the Village of Hewlett which was named after Richard Hewlett's family. Richard Hewlett's descendant's are all over Long Island. I would appreciate any resources on Capt Hewlett's life and times.
Christina Becker <christinaebeckerverizon.net>
Malverne, NY USA - Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 08:28:26 (EDT)
I am descendant of Elisha Wilcox, McDonald's Co. Butler's Rangers and am looking for records of any family (wife, children, etc.) that may have accompanied him to Niagra. Thanx . . .
Richard Hedegard <rhedegardyahoo.com>
Titus, AL USA - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 11:53:54 (EDT)
hi todd have not been in touch for a while,had a good summer busy burning powder.they say it is going to a busy summer in 2011 antiverarsy years for Pictou and Yarmouth will stay in touch
wilfred crowe <ett.crowesympatico.ca>
debert, n s canada - Monday, October 11, 2010 at 11:13:32 (EDT)
Thank you for this wonderful site. I have been doing research on my Robert Timpany Van Norden g-g-grandfather who came to California before/during the Gold Rush. Finding is other grandfather has been enlightening. I would like to find out more about his grandmothers, Charlotte's mother Mrs. Robert Timpany & Mrs. Magdelen ? (Maine/Van Norden)
Penelope Curtis <penelcurtisgmail.com>
Grass Valley, CA USA - Sunday, October 03, 2010 at 17:17:35 (EDT)
MY ANSCESTOR IS JON CUFFMAN PVT AND SERVED WITH THE REGIMENT TILL HIS CAPTURE. HE THEN BECAME JOHN DEMERCHANT IN NEW BRUNSWICK
HERB DEMERCHANT <hdemerchantroadrunner.com>
EASTON, ME USA - Friday, October 01, 2010 at 19:16:23 (EDT)
I am Looking For Information on the Lindsey Brothers, sons of Derby Lindsey of Ulster Co NY, It is near certain I am a direct Desendant of these Lindseys.
Daniel C Lindsey <lindsey_3165msn.com>
Troy, Va USA - Monday, September 27, 2010 at 19:50:32 (EDT)
Descendant of Samuel Hayden, Great Neck, NY
Doris Hayden DeVito <Jeanne14optonline.net>
East Meadow, NY USA - Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 20:56:53 (EDT)
I am researching the activities of Captain Charles Horneck of the Third Regiment of Footguards. He landed in America in early 1777 and stayed until 1781 when he surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown. Has anyone ever come across that name? I should like help finding out his movements in America
Moira Bonnington <mkbonningtonhotmail.com>
UK - Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 02:33:29 (EDT)
Please correct my e-mail address to email@example.com many thanks
Karl Martinsen <karl.martinsen yahoo.com>
Minneapolis, Mn USA - Friday, September 17, 2010 at 18:05:35 (EDT)
A longtime fan of your site, with interest in the British Legion and the Queen's Rangers
Karl Martinsen <karl.martinsenyahoo,com>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Friday, September 17, 2010 at 17:40:38 (EDT)
This is an excellent site and very helpful to researchers.
I descend from Elizabeth (_____) (Grant) Cronkhite, a widow of probably Private John Grant of the King's American Regiment who died in August 1783 in New York City, NY. His widow and their children went to New Brunswick with the British fleet.
I would be happy to hear from other researchers of this Grant line.
Robert N. Grant
15 Campo Bello Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Robert N. Grant <rngrantgrantandgordon.com>
Menlo Park, CA USA - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 13:13:49 (EDT)
Hello, I am from CT. and was involved with many Bi-Cenntennial events in CT,NJ,NY. during that time. I am in command of the Royal American Reformees,a unit composed of mostly Continental soldiers from NJ,CT,NY,ect. I wish more was on them? They were formed in 1778. We would like to be listed in your roster.We will be in the NE for events in December 2010. Thankyou,Kevin Titus
Kevin Titus <kevincrashtitusyahoo.com>
Irving, TX USA - Monday, September 13, 2010 at 14:28:20 (EDT)
I have an original copy of "CASE AND CLAIM OF THE AMERICAN LOYALISTS" 1783 which was part of my Grandfather's collection. Happy to share information. W.Ciampo
Wes Ciampo <wesleyciampomsn.com>
Fly Creek, NY USA - Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 12:32:43 (EDT)
Loyalist ancestors, I think, who settled on the Niagara Peninsula near what is now Fonthill. Blatchley Robins, Joshua Robins, Daniel Robins, Mary Robins, et al
Dale Robbins <robbinsburgettandrobbins.com>
Jamestown, NY USA - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 21:12:29 (EDT)
My 4th great grandfather, Lot Searles (various spellings found) was a member of the Westchester County Militia, 2nd Regiment. He is DAR Ancestor number A101025. I wish I had started the search for my ancestors years ago!
Clay Dawson <claydawyahoo.com>
Mechanicsburg, PA USA - Friday, August 27, 2010 at 13:50:11 (EDT)
My wife is a Thomas VARTY UE descendant. Son Christopher VARTY received a land grant essentially as the son of a Loyalist. He was too young to have served in the Rev War. Thomas is also mentioned in a century-old short history of Ballston Spa. He was regarded as an enemy as this was from a Rebel point of view.
Peter Johnson <johnsonuexplornet.com>
Frankford, ON Canada - Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 22:18:38 (EDT)
Found in a Varty research book was an exerpt from the Calendar of Historical Manuscripts relating to the American Revolution. On July 14th 1777, Richard Wragg, Alex Patterson, Jacob Snider, THOMAS VARTY, DANIEL DEAN, Henry Ruynon, Joseph Tyler, JOSIAH DEAN, Jacob Scouten, Robert Nicholson , Donald Fraser, John Helmer, Duncan Robertson, Edward Armstrong etc wrote to the Honourable Counsel of Safety of the State of New York now setting at Kingston to be released so that they could attend and harvest their crops as there was nobody to look after them . Thomas Varty had a son Christopher Varty and both men were obtained land as United Empire Loyalists. I am uncertain who the Daniel Dean was.
Bonny Campbell <blackband2005yahoo.ca>
Ottawa,, Ont Canada - Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 20:11:46 (EDT)
I found your site while following a lead on Hepzibah Betts married to John Lyon who served in Roberts' Rangers. Thank you for the great deal of time and effort that must have gone into this site. Mary
Mary Clem Navarro <Marynavarroaol.com>
Hephzibah, Ga USA - Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 03:03:08 (EDT)
I might have located Abraham Brooks Sr. Weymouth N.S. He may have received land in Bergen from father George Doremus and Abraham married his daughter(Dutch) Acquackanonk N.J.
Roger Brooks <AyeGordonAol.com>
Pomona, CA USA - Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 19:15:38 (EDT)
Thanks for putting up this site! It's interesting and well done!
Richard Hill <bhy1976gmail.com>
Marion, MA USA - Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 05:40:12 (EDT)
This is so interesting Todd- I love this site!
Helena Murphy <helenamurphy58optonline.net>
Demarest, NJ USA - Monday, July 12, 2010 at 08:05:19 (EDT)
Mahwah, NJ USA - Friday, June 25, 2010 at 09:27:28 (EDT)
Todd, it was a pleasure meeting you and the regiment at the King's Birthday Celebration at River Edge on Saturday. That was a great event, and I enjoyed it very much. Hope to see more Loyalist Events in Bergen County.
Long Live the King!
Veronica James <vjamesgmail.com>
Paramus, NJ USA - Monday, June 07, 2010 at 09:52:47 (EDT)
You have an excellent site - very informative.
Verla Sheppard <vandodccnet.com>
Sechel, BC Canada - Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 16:30:22 (EDT)
interested in New York loyalists
Dr. Gerald Abbott <abbottgndu.edu>
Washington, DC USA - Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 16:23:19 (EDT)
My relatives were Monarchist whose loyalties laid with the Crown,whether or not I'm related to Colonel Butler or not,I'm unsure of,however I find the history of Col Butler and his Rangers positively intriguing,and if there are any re-enactment s,I would like very much to participate in them.sincerely K
Keith L H Butler <keithbutlertmo.blackberry.net>
Jersey City, NJ USA - Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 16:21:57 (EDT)
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