Is a Native of Ireland & went first to America in 1757 as a private Soldier
in the 17 th Reg 1 . He produces a discharge in 1764. He married in 1766 &
A Zealous Loyalist, settled in New Jersey. He came to Ireland in 1769 & returned to America in
1771 or thereabouts from which time he settled at Hakkensac. He kept a Store
there & followed the business of a Weaver. He ever adhered to the Gov 4 of
G. Britain. They asked him to associate but he refused they never tender d
an Oath to him. He join d the British in 1776. He was made Lieut 4 in the
Militia at New York. He remain d at New York till the Evacuation. He traded
at New York. He came to Eng d in Dec r 1783. He applied to the Treasury
Bounty 20 in full, for an Allowance but obtain d none. However he rec d ^20 which he understood
to be in lieu of any Subsistence. But it appears that it was in full for all his
Losses by the Decision Book. He rec d the 20 from the Treasury in the Spring
1784. And it appears by the Evidence taken down that the Money was given
in lieu of an Allowance.
Memorial of Sam 1 M Colloilgh Determin d the
Sam 1 M c Collough-the Claimant-sworn^ 28 th of May 1785. ** <* May 1785.
Is a Native of Ireland & went to America with his father about the Y r 1773 A Loyalist,
the last Claim 4 was his Uncle & was settled there before. He was a Loyalist &
obliged to fly from his House & that he did rather than take up Arms. His father
died in 1777. He lived afterwards with his Mother. His father kept a Stall in
New York. He applied for an Allowance to the Treasury but it was negatived.
Memorial of Neil M c Arthur * Determin d the
Neil M Arthur the Claimant sworn. 28th o f May 1785. * d of June 1785.
Is a Native of Scotland & went to America in 1764 & he lived there till
1776. He lived in Cross Creek & kept a Store. He took part with Col 1 Martin s A Zealous
Loyalists in 1776. He join d Col 1 MacDonald. Has a Capt n s Commission. Loyalist.
He continued with the British Troops during the War except when he was And bore Arms.
Prisoner which he was for more than 2 Y rs . He came to Eng d in April 1784.
He rais d a Company in 1781. He got his Warrant from Lord Cornwallis. He
had pay for it & has half pay now. He receives 90 a Y r . He has an Allowance
of 30 a Y r from the Treasury. Has had it from July last & now continues to Bounty 30 a Y r .
Robert Nelson sworn. 3 th of May 1785.
Knew the Claimant first in the Y r 1771. He came to Cross Creek where
he lived. Says he certainly was a Loyalist because he has a Comm n & he saw him
in Gaol at Halifax in 1776. When he came in 1771 He brought a Cargo of Goods
with him & kept a Store. In 1773 Says he was doing a good deal of business
& building of Houses. He was building two Houses one at Cross Creek & one
at Campbeltown. Says he was very industrious & a Man of Substance.
Maurice Nowlan sworn.
Has known M r Neil M c Arthur ever since he went to Carolina. In 1774
& 1775 He took an active part with Great Britain. He knows his House in Cross
Street. He built it & bought the Lot. He values it at 500 C. He would
give that for it. It was as good as his own. Knows his House at Campbeltown.
He used to let it for 80 a Y r . Thinks it would have sold for 500. He speaks
of the whole with the Store &c. when he says 500. Knows a plantation he
had near Campbeltown of 640 Acres. It was good Land. More than 50 Acres
cleared. He was esteem d a rich Man at Cross Creek & was in a thriving way.
Says he had 6 or 7 Horses. They were valuable Horses. Says some of his Horses
were worth 50 apiece. He had 3 or 4 Negroes but can t tell exactly.
Believes he was one of the Commissioners under Gov r Martin. Has seen
1 In Hist. MSS. Comm., Am. MSB. in R. Inst., vol. ii, p. 415, there is an account, dated March 8, 1782,
from Neill Macarthur, captain in North Carolina Highlanders, for sundries furnished the loyalists in
January 1776. The total for arms and provisions was, in North Carolina currency, 848 4^. 6d., or 484 14^,
in sterling money ; exchange being at 175 per cent.
( 372 )
Determin d y*
3 I st of May 1 785.
A Loyalist &
Bounty 20 a Y r
the Commission. He had Boats but they are not charged. He believes that
his property has been confiscated & the Negroes sold.
Malcolm Love sworn.
Knows M r Neil MArthur since the Year 1769. He was a Merch* in Cross
Creek in 1775. He was one of the richest Merchants there. He carried on
a better stroke of business than M r Nowlan. He took part with G. B. & was
uniformly loyal. Knows a good deal of his property. Knows his House at
Cross Creek. Thinks it was worth near ^500 S. in 1775. He knows his House
at Campbeltown. It was not so good as the other. Values it at 280 S.
Cannot say whether he was one of the Comm rs under Gov r Martin. Knows
a tract of Land at Beaver Creek 100 Acres. It was Wood Land. He had 2 tracts
there one 200 Acres & the other 100. They are woodland principally. Values
the 200 Acres at .20 & he values the 100 Acres at 25 S. Knows the 640 Acres
at Campbeltown. He would have given 120 for the 200 Acres. The 640 Acres
were good land 100 Acres clear d. Says he was offer d for it 1500 proc. Says
if he wanted a plantation & had the cash he would give ^750 for it. Knows the
two Lots near his House at Cross Creek with a Store &c. Values y e two at ^200 S.
Knows the plantation he bought of Stevens thinks 290 Acres. He gave
.500 for it. Thinks with his improvements it was worth ^500 S.
Knows the piece of Land in the Swamps. It was very good Land 50 Acres.
Values it at 42 S.
Knows the Land in Hammonds Creek. Values it at .90 S. Knows the
Lot in Eliz th Town. Has seen it & values it at .40 Cur.
Memorial of George Glen
George Glen the Claimant sworn. 3 jSt of Ma 7 T 7 8 5-
Is a Native of Scotland & went first to America in 1772 & went to settle
there in 1774. He meant to purchase a farm & settle there. Carried with him
^700 in Cash & ^200 in Goods. He settled in Wolfsborough in Nov r 1774.
He remain d as quiet as he could on his Estate till 1778. Says they put the
test twice to him but he refused to take it. Never sign d any Association or bore
Arms with them but they fin d him for not serving. They injured his Cattle
& did him other Damage because he would not join them & finding he could not
be quiet He obtain d liberty to go away in 1778. He obtain d a Pass to go to
New Providence they did not allow him to take anything with him. They
would permit him to sell but he could get nothing but paper Money. He did
however sell Goods for 78 hard Dollars which were worth ^180. He had two
paper Dollars with them. He has rec d an Allowance of 20 a Y r from Oct r
1783 & now continues to receive it.
D r Stephen Little sworn.
Has known George Glen since 1772. He was consider d by everybody as
a thorough Loyalist. He came with property & purchased the farm of Ringe
& settled upon it & made considerable Improvements. Had many people at
Work upon it. He was a Man of good Character. Knows nothing of the value
of the property but knows that he did a great deal to it.
( 373 )
Stephen Holland sworn.
Knew Glen at Rhode Island but not before the rebellion. Always heard
that he was a Loyalist. Remembers his coming to Rhode Island in 1778. He
behaved well & zealously at Rhode Island. Knows nothing of his property. He
kept a little Store as a Grocer at Rhode Island.
George Meserve sworn.
First knew M r Glen in 1774. He was then removed from Portsmouth to
Wolfsborough. Always consider d him as a Loyalist. Knew he bought a right
of Land of a friend of his at Wolfsborough & knows that he gave 100 Half Joes
in hard Gold for it. It was not then improved but he understood that he laid
out a good deal of Money upon it about ^700. The Witness had Land adjoining
but he had not seen it for many Years. Knows no more of the property.
Memorial of Donald M c Dougald Determm d the
Donald M<Dougald-the Claimant-sworn. 3 1 " o Ma ? *7*S.
Is a Native of Scotland & went to America about 14 Years ago. He settled
in Cross Creek. He followed the business of a Taylor. He took about .60 with A Loyalist &
him. He never join d the Rebels. They put him in prison because he would bore Arms.
not join them. He went to Moors Bridge & was in the Engagement there.
He was Prisoner about four Months. They took his House from him & made
a Rebel Barrack of it. He went to Charlestown & put himself under the pro
tection of the British Troops & remain d there till the Evacuation & then he
went to Jamaica where he staid near a Year. He has an Allowance of 20 a Y r Bounty 20 a Y r .
from the Treasury which he has receiv d about a Year & an half & he now continues
to receive it.
Memorial of Aaron Vardy Determin d the
Aaron Vardy-the Claimant-sworn. 4 th of July 1785.
Is a Native of Eng d & went out to America in 1770 & settled in North
Carolina. In 1776 He join d the Loyalists. He had a Capt n s Comm n & acted
as Waggon Master. He rais d the Men for his Comm n . He never sign d any A Loyalist &
Association or took any part with the rebels or took any Oath. In Nov r 1775 bore Arms.
He was compell d by the Rebel Committee to go on an Expedition to intercept
a Letter from Gov r Martin to his Comm rs . He did it thro fear of being ill used.
He was taken Prisoner at Moors Bridge & confined 3 Years & made his Escape
into Philadelphia. Since 1778 He has been in public Employment during the
whole of the War. He has an Allowance of .25 a Year which he has rec d from Bounty 25 a Y r .
the 5 th of July 1784 & now continues to receive it.
Certificate produced from Lord Cornwallis Lord Rawdon & Gov r Martin
to Loyalty. Gov r Martins goes to his early exertions the others to his doing
his Duty in his military situation. Likewise one from Col 1 MDonald to his
raising the Company &c.
Says that M r Maurice Nowlan was with him on the rebel Expedition.
Robert Nelson sworn.
Knew the Claim* first in 1774. Says he was a Loyalist & he saw him in Gaol
( 374 )
for his Loyalty. Knows no-thing of his Property. He kept a Tavern & was
a very industrious Man & well attached to Gov*.
Neil M c Arthur sworn.
Knew M r Vardy before 1776. Looked upon him as a Loyalist after he
join d the British. But says he was blamed for joining those people at Cross
Creek who went on the Rebel Expedition. Thinks he did wrong in doing it
& believes he was attached to the other Party before he join d them. He kept
the principal Tavern there & it was frequented by the Rebels. Admitted before
he join d the British that he was with them & that it was necessary to take their
part. When he join d them he behaved well but before he had no Confidence
Maurice Nowlan sworn.
Knew M r Vardy in America before the Action at Moors Creek. Thinks
the Claim 1 was loyal before 1776. But he was concern d in going with a rebel
party to intercept a Letter from Gov r Martin. Says it was no injury to the
British Cause. Says it was no Secret. There was none loyal but M r Vardy
& himself. They were not armed. Says he might have avoided it & says
M r Vardy did not shew any reluctance in going upon this Expedition. Admits
that there were two Companies rais d & that they were of different Sentiments
one favorable to G. B. & the other to America. M r Vardy was in that favorable
to America. M r Vardy left this C & join d the British Army in 1776 & since
that time he has behaved with great attachment to Great Britain. He told the
Witness that he join d the Loyalists from an Attachment.
He rented an House in Cross Creek it was well furnished. Can t tell the
Value thinks it was worth ^100 S. Can t tell what became of it but thinks it was
taken by the Enemy. Remembers the Waggon & Horses taken from him valued
at 100 C.
Alexander M c Ray sworn.
Knew Aaron Vardy prior to the embodying of the Loyalists in 1776. Before
that time He was rather favorable to the then Measures of the Americans. Knew
the Company commanded by Roan. Heard that M r Vardy was of the Party who
took Capt n Cunningham they took him at the Witness s House. Look d upon
this Conduct as adverse to G. B. Supposes he went with his inclination. Did
not at that time consider him as a good Loyalist. He join d the British in 1776
& has since acted with uniform loyalty. Did not know his plantation but knew
his furniture but can t value it.
Governor Martin- sworn. 24 th of June 1785.
The Circumstances of this Man & M r Nowlan intercepting an Express of
Gov r Martin he says have recently come to the knowledge of the Witness.
Understood that this Man was among the first who took part with this Country.
Since he & Nowlan came out upon the Half Pay List Says it has been said that
they first took part with the rebels but he does not know it. Does not know
that two Companies were establish d at Cross Creek upon different principles.
Says all that he says of Vardy applies to Nowlan.
( 375 )
Memorial of Isaac Stuart
Isaac Stewart the Claimant sworn. *
Was born in Scotland. Went to America 30 Years ago. He never sign d
any Association or took any Oath to the rebels. He was settled at Ninety Six
in 1775 When he went to S l Augustine to avoid taking the Oath. He has been
with the British ever since. He served in the M a till 1780 & went into the
Dragoons in 1781 where he rais d a troop of Horse. He rais d 46 Men. He
served with this Company till the Evacuation of Charlestown. Has been wounded
several times slightly in the Service. Has an Allowance of 40 a Y r from the Bounty 40 a Y r .
Treasury which he has rec d from the 5 th of April 1784 & he now continues to
receive it. He has applied for Half pay & hopes to receive it.
Determin d the
9 th of June 1785.
Bore Arms &
render d services
to the British Gov fc .
Further testimony to the Memorial of Isaac Stuart
0110 3 d of Tune 178;.
Colonel Cruger sworn. J
Knew Capt n Stuart in the Y r 1780. He then found him a Militia Officer.
He was then active in the King s Service. Lord Cornwallis desired the Witness
to raise a Reg 1 & to name his Officers & he named M r Stuart for one thinking that
he could not find a person more fit. Capt n Stuart rais d his Quota of Men.
He was immediately under the Command of Colonel Cruger & he behaved
extremely well he found him uniformly loyal. Thinks he might be said to have
render d service. Says he means only that he did his Duty gallantly but does
not Doubt that many other officers behaved equally well. He rec d the full pay
of a Capt n of a Troop of Horse. And says he is upon half pay now. Says from his
Situation he was able to render Services which others might not have an oppor
tunity of doing. Does not know a Man of the Country who had a Command
in any of the Provincial Corps who conducted himself with more credit to himself
than Capt n Stuart did.
Memorial of M rs Mary Price Determined the
2 d of Tune 178 C 8 th of June 1785.
Mary Price the Claimantsworn.
Is the Widow of Joseph Price who was a Native of Eng d & went to America
in 1772. He went there as Surgeon to a Reg 4 . He returned to St. Vincents
& died there in Jan? 1775. He made a Will. But she has it not it was burnt.
She was married at New Brunswick in 1772 where she was settled as the Widow A Loyalist.
of Rich d Evans. Her first Husband left her some Money. After M r Price s Death
she remain d at New Brunswick until 1778. She could not remain in the Jerseys.
She brought part of her furniture. Says she could not bring the whole away.
She has an Allowance of .30 a Y r from the Treasury which she has rec d for Bounty 30 a Y*.
about 3 Years & now Continues to receive it. She has besides a Pension of 16
a Year as the Widow of a Surgeon. Certificates produced to Character & the
truth of her Memorial by Gen 1 Skinner Gov r Franklyn D r Chandler &c.
M rs Price is a Native of America.
( 376 )
Determin d y 6
3 d of June 1785.
A zealous & meri
Bore Arms &
render d services
services) to the
British Gov fc .
Memorial of Lieut* Col 1 Cruger 1
Lieut* Col 1 Cruger the Claimant sworn.
3 d of June 1785.
Is a Native of Jamaica & went to New York an Infant. His father & family
were Natives of America & he from his Infancy to the Commencement of the
troubles was settled at New York. He was Member of the Council & Chamberlain
of the City of New York & was in business as a Merch* when the troubles began
& always exerted himself in support of Gov*. In the Winter of 1774 & I 775 He
was after called upon by the Americans to take part with them which he constantly
refused. He remain d at New York after Gov r Tryon had quitted the City
with a view to stem the Torrent & if possible to restore good order & reestablish
Loyalty but in June 1776 He was obliged to fly to Long Island & take refuge
in the Woods & Swamps till the arrival of the Kings Troops in Aug* when he
immediately made a tender of his Services to Gen 1 Howe & in Sept r following
was appointed Lieut* Col 1 of Gen 1 Delanceys Brigade & was on constant Duty
till 1778 when he sail d for Georgia & went with his Batt" into the town of
Savannah & during the siege 2 he held an important Post in the Line. He
commanded the Post at Ninety Six 3 in 1781. He had about 450 4 Men there.
They summon d him to surrender & he refused the Siege lasted near a Month.
He was second in Command at the Engagement of the Eutaw Spring. 5 Thinks
he was of material use in saving that Army but wishes to decline the Explanation
& leave it to his Witnesses. In 1782 his Health being infirm he had Sir Henry
Clinton s permission to come to New York & then by Sir Guy Carleton s leave
Bounty 150 a Y r . he came to Eng d in the Summer of 1783. He has at present an Allowance from
the Treasury of 1 50 a Y r in addition to his Half pay. The Allowance commenced
from the time that he was reduced to half pay & he now continues to receive it.
Copies of two Letters from Lord Cornwallis to the Claimant read which
operate strongly as Certificates the Originals were afterwards produced. D
from Sir Guy Carlton to Lord North.
William Waddell sworn.
Knew Col 1 Cruger at New York. Knew his House it was a Brick House.
It was his House & was a good one & in good repair 4 rooms on a floor & two
Stories high. Can t tell the Value of it. He was Chamberlain of the Corporation
their Estates were 6000 a Y r & he had 5 per Cent for receiving the Money.
Thinks the House must be worth at least ^1200 Currency. Does not know his
Land in Charlotte County. He was in good business in the Commission
1 See Additional Notes, p. 394.
2 There is a Diary of the siege (September 3 to October 20, 1779) in F. Moore, Correspondence of
H. Laurens, Materials for History , pp. 161-73.
3 Strictures on Lieutenant-Colonel Tarleton s History, by R. MacKenzie, contains an interesting account
of the defence of Ninety-Six written by Lieutenant Hatton, who was one of the garrison. G. Darner
wrote to Lord G. Germain (July 29, 1781), Ninety-Six under Cruger made a glorious defence (Hist.
MSS. Comm., StopJord-Sackville MSS., vol. ii, Papers Relating to the Am. War, p. 21 1).
4 According to Hatton 350 Regulars and 200 Militia.
6 September 8, 1781.
( 377 )
Lord Cornwallis sworn. 6 th of June 1785.
Did not know Col 1 Cruger till the Y r 1780. He was Lieut* Col 1 under his
Command. In consequence of the very good Character which he had heard
of him He gave him a very important Post at Ninety Six. He behaved both
in his Military & Civil Situation so as to merit the approbation of the whole
Country. He saved the Post of Augusta in 1780. In June 1781 He had par
ticular merit in defending the Post of 96 & thinks the Safety of that place owing
to him. Behaved well at the Eutaws. And he thinks he may be said to have
render d very essential Services to this Country.
Memorial of Abel Willard Determin d the
Abel Willard-the Claimant-sworn. _ 4 th of June 1785. 4 tb f J .785.
The Claimant claims a Compensation for the Loss of his Uncle s Estate
who died in 1781. The Claim 1 is a Native of America & always took part A Loyalist,
with G. B. His Uncle x was a Loyalist. He lived at Lancaster in Mass. His But not the
Uncle took part with G. B. from the first in consequence of which the Americans Representative of
have confiscated & sold his Estate. He made no Will. He was a married Man the Deceas d -
& left a Widow (Eliz th ) now living. Nobody has administer d to him. He left
three Brothers his the Claimants father was the Youngest Naon was the eldest
Brother is now living took no part & lives in the Country & has Children.
Abijah is the second Brother who has been heard here he is living & has Children.
The next Brother Levi is dead but has left Children he took no part. The Claim 1 3
father Joshua remains in the Country & took no part. The Claim* is the eldest.
Abel who is dead & to whom this Gent" claims was the Youngest & was loyal.
Naon & his father conducted themselves exactly in the same Way. Thinks
Naon has no right to come here. His father has no right in his Opinion to come
here from the same reason. The Widow lives at Boston & the whole Estate is
confiscated & sold. She lived in London till 1781. She had no Allowance.
Abel Willard had an Allowance of ^100 a Year. The Claimant was a Com
missary in the Army. He says that Abijah Willard had releas d his right to him
& therefore he thinks he has a right to claim because his Uncle Abijah was the only
Man who could claim here.
Determination of the Board.
M r Abel Willard cannot be consider d in any Degree as the Representative
of the Deceas d because if there had been no Civil War He would not have been
entitled to a farthing from the real or personal property His father being alive
& of course entitled before the Son. And if the father had been dead this Gent ns
Claim to property coming thro him could not have been rec d because it appears
to the Board that his father was no Loyalist.
Memorial of Isaac Tomlinson on behalf of himself & Brother Determin d the
T T- v <.-L <^i A th of Tune 178;. 4 th of June 1785.
Isaac Tomlinson the Claimant sworn. x J u 1 /.>*
Is a Native of America & his Brother likewise. When the War broke out
1 Abel Willard, sen.
( 378 )
The two Brothers
Both bore Arms.
7 tb of June 1785.
A Steady Loyalist.
Did not bear Arms,
they were both settled at Woodbury in Connecticut as Merchants. He was
uniformly loyal from the first & his Brother. He was in prison in 1775. He
never sign d any Association or took any Oath to the Rebels. He was obliged
to quit his property in 1777 in Jan*. He was then in Confinement & made
his Escape. In 1775 His father & themselves were very cruelly treated for
their Loyalty. In 1777 He fled to the British on Long Island. He took arms
as a Volunteer & afterwards had a Comm n in the Kings American Dragoons
(produces it it is a Lieut t>s Comm n dated in Feb y 1781). He remain d with the
Army as a Volunteer till 1781. He rec d no pay as Volunteer only for a short
time he rec d \ a Dollar a Day. He rec d pay to the End of the War ys. a Day.
He now receives half Pay which is $s. Came to Eng d last Dec r . Never applied
for any temporary Support either here or at New York.
Joshua Chandler sworn.
Knew both these Gent" in America & the father they were all Loyalists
they were ill treated in Consequence of their Loyalty. Says it was supposed
that the Sons had left a considerable property in the hands of the father but does
not know it. Never heard to what amount. The young Men were in considerable
business. They kept a dry goods Store. Thinks they might easily be worth
^2300. Says the father gave them more than that. Says it was the general
reputation that they had left 10 or ^12000 C. Thinks they might have left
2 or ^3000. Knows that the Rebels made a considerable Demand upon him
& it was in Contemplation to bring Suit ag e him but he left the Country before
he could know it. Says he thinks that in 1781 the father could not have paid
the Money in paper. Says when he left the Country in 1779 Congress
paper was 30 for one. Thinks that Currency was stopp d in the Year 1780.