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From: "Cynthia" <>
Subject: Re: [NB] LOYALIST......New Brunswick
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 18:53:38 -0500
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I have the "Loyalist in Arms 1775-1783" ; New Brunswick Historical Society,Collections #5, St.John, NB, 1904
New York was the stonghold of the Loyalist; the corps included the: Queens Rangers, DeLancy's Brigade, New York Volunteers,
Loyal American Regiment, Guides and Pioneers, King's Orange Rangers, Arnold's American Legion, Kings Americans Dragoons,
King's Regiment, and others.
Book also says that New Jersey shared largely in the sentiments of New York....many of it's residents enlisted in the Loyal American
Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, West Jersey Vounteers, , and others.
" The Queen's Rangers" was organized in Aug. 1776 by Col.Robert Rogers of New Hampshire (veteran of the French wars.)
The soldiers were mainly from New York and western Connecticut, large portion of rank and file were Irish and Scottish.
The Kings American Regiment.......organized at the beginning of 1777 by Gov.Tryon of New York, who commissioned
Col Edmund Fanning, Major-general and commander in chief of all the provincial troops enrolled in the King's service
during the Revolutionary War.
The New York Volunteers.....this corp accompanied Gen.Howe in Aug 1776 when he took Long Island. Another officer
was Capt. Archibald Campbell, killed in 1777.
The Loyal American Regiment......raised by Col. Beverley Robinson of Duchess Co., on the Hudson River in New York
Its officers and men were all natives of Provinces of New York. At the close of the Rev.War, part of the Loyal American
Regiment went to Nova Scotia and the remainder settled at Nashwaaksis (parish of Douglas where descendants still reside
(keep in mind this was 1904 ),,,,
New Jersey Volunteers.....this corp was sometimes termed "Skinner's Greens" was enrolled by Bridadier Gen. Cortlandt
Skinner, the last royal attorney general of New Jersey. The men were mainly from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The New Jersey volunteers disbanded and settled in Parish of Kingsclear, York Co.
Prince of Wales Regiment.....Col Montford Browne was commander of this corps, .....many settled up the
Keswick stream area oin the Parish of Douglas, York Co.
Pennsylvania Loyalist.....organized by Lieut. Col. William Allen, of Philadelphia.....they served mainly in the southern
battles. Some of the men in this corps settled in different areas of New Brunswick
Maryland Loyalist (1777).....Lt.Col. James Chalmers of Maryland and some of his men settled around
the area from mouth of Nashwalk to the Sunbery(Sunbury?) County line.
Loyal American Legion.....the "celebrated " Benedict Arnold was commander....fought in Connecticut...
Royal Guides and Pioneers....the corps was raised in 1777 and attached to the Loyal American Regiment..
These men received w grants of land on the River St.John, one above Keswick and the others opposite
Coack Islands. ( Sunbury County records show the settlers and their real estate)
King's American Dragoons.....commanded by Sir Benjamin Thompson who is best known as Count Rumford.
The Corps were organized in 1781 under the patronage of Prince Williams, later King William IV.
The land grants extended from Long's Creek (20 miles above Fredericton)..to the "Barony" at the mouth of the
DeLancy's Brigade.....the founder (1776/7) was Gen. Oliver de Lancey, citizen of New York. The battalions were organized
for the defence of Long Island.... later Long Island was able to provide security for loyalist from Connecticut ( Stamford,
Norfolk, Fairfield, etc).....eventually these settled in New Brunswick, mainly in Woodstock area
The Royal Fencible Americans.....( My hubby's William Hooper was of this corps)......... it was garrisoned at Fort Howe
at the mouth of St. John's River....the commander was Lt.Col. Joseph Gorham, native of New England...and in 1749,
Joseph served in Nova Scotia under Gov. Cornwallis....... A Major Gilfred Studholme born in Ireland, he was part of
the 27th of Foot....later Capt. in the Royal Fencible Americans corp, Gilfred built Fort Howe and remained Major of Brigade
until the arrival of Loyalist, then he was involved in laying out and settlement of Parr Town and Carleton.
King's Orange Rangers......raised by Lt Col. John Bayard in Orange Co.,New York. They served duty at Halifax...
they were assigned land at Quaco Head and later were settlers of St.Martins, NB.
Now to respond to Edd's inquiry:
John Ross.....Queen's Rangers.Aug.25, 1780, S.AP
FYI: S.AP signifies an officer in Sabine's American Loyalist [book?]
Matthias Ross....Prince of Wales American Reg.
No Hagerman listed.
This book has the "roll of officers"........ no common soldiers names......
Hope this list will guide some one to find an ancestor or two.......will do look ups for the names but remember, the
list contains names of OFFICERS only....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edbld" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 3:55 PM
Subject: [NB] Ross Surname - UEL
> Hi Chuck:
> I am interested in the Ross surname, especially as it relates to Loyalists.
> I have an ancestor named Elizabeth Ross married to John Hagerman UEL from
> the NY Volunteers that removed to Canada ( New Brunswick ) on the"John and
> Jane" in the Fall fleet of 1783 - 4 .
> I Would be interested in any information the might link Elizabeth with her
> Edd Sinnett