ot everyone in British America wanted independence, and you’ll find those individuals labelled as “loyalists.” Explore this collection of published materials to learn more about your ancestor’s Revolutionary story.
The types of material in this collection vary, but most publications contain contextual information regarding the general Loyalist population in each area. The collection consists of 22 combined publications from across British America.
The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include the following information about your ancestor:
Titles included in this collection are:
Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, with an historical essay
Black List: A list of those Tories who took part with Great-Britain, in the Revolutionary War, and were attainted of high treason, commonly called the black list
New Haven Loyalists
Orderly book of the “Maryland Loyalists Regiment,” June 18th, 1778 to October 12th, 1778.
Orderly Book of the Three Battalions of Loyalists, Commanded by Brigadier-General Oliver de Lancey, 1776-1778
Reminiscences of an American Loyalist, 1738-1789
Subscription list among Loyalists during the British blockade of Boston
The American Loyalists in the Eastern Seigniories and Townships of the Province of Quebec
The American Loyalists; or, Biographical Sketches of adherents to the British crown in the war of the revolution; alphabetically arranged; with a preliminary historical essay
The Church of England in Nova Scotia and the Tory clergy of the Revolution
The Colony of Massachusetts loyalists at Bristol, England
The Confiscated estates of Boston loyalists
The Exodus of loyalists from Penobscot to Passamaquoddy
The Flight of American Loyalists to the British Isles
The Loyalists of Connecticut
The Loyalists of Massachusetts and the Other Side of the American Revolution
The New Jersey Volunteers (Loyalists) in the Revolutionary War
The Royal Commission on the losses and services of American loyalists, 1783 to 1785, being the notes of Mr. Daniel Parker Coke, M.P., one of the commissioners during that period
The Tories of Chippeny Hill, Connecticut
The United Empire Loyalists: a chronicle of the great migration
Tories of New Hampshire in the war of the revolution
United Empire Loyalists: enquiry into the losses and services in consequence of their loyalty : evidence in the Canadian claims
When using contextual sources such as these publications, it is always a good idea to search in a variety of ways.
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Search by location for any relevance to where your ancestors may have lived
Search for unique military units or aspects to the conflict that may be recorded in the text, such as “this unit was present at the Battle of Lexington”
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Use the keyword field to search for a name, rank, unit, or place.
The beginning pages of a given title often provide explanations of the type of details and abbreviations used in the volume.