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ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Papers and Records
Volume 7, Published in Toronto in 1906
NOTE: The surnames are grouped alphabetically, but are NOT sorted.
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A list of those Tories
who took part with Great Britain
In the Revolutionary War
and were attainted of
Commonly called the
to which is prefixed the legal
ATTORNEYS-GENERAL McKEAN & DALLAS,
PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETOR.
Copyright secured according to Law.
*Contributed by Mrs. J Rose Holden, of Hamilton.
(snip)... It may, therefore, be proper to subdivide the question and consider,
1-The situation of those who, previous to the 11th February, 1777, adhered
to the King of Great Britain.
2-The situation of those who, after that time, took the oath of allegiance,
or joined the British, and have been attainted of high treason.
3-Of those who, after the 11th February, 1777, took the oath of allegiance
to, or joined the British armies, and were NOT attainted of treason.
1.--With respect to those who, previous to Feb. 11th, 1777, made their
election, and adhered to the British, I conceive there can be no doubt,
they became British subjects, and could not afterwards become citizens of
Pennsylvania, but by complying with the forms, etc., prescribed it the Acts
for the naturalization of foreigners. This priciple seems to be settled
by the case of the Commonwealth against Chapman, determined in the Supreme
Court of Pennsylvania, in April, 1781.
2.--With regard to those who, after February, 1777, joined the British, and
were attainted of treason, where the attainder has not been reversed or a
pardon procured, they cannot be considered as restored to the rights of
citizenship. The treaty of peace did not operate as a reversal of the
attainder nor as a pardon, but only protects the persons from further
prosecution or punishment.
3.--As to the third class, who, after the 11th. February, 1777, took the
oath of allegiance to the King of Great Britain, or joined the British
armies, and were not attainted, they cannot be considered as expatriated;
though such acts might be deemed overt acts of treason, they must still be
considered as citizens, and entitled to the rights of citizenship. Till
attainder, their rights were not forfeited. The test laws have now no
operation on the question, unless to show the sense of the Legislature
in support of the above principle. By the eleventh section of the Act
of 5th December, 1778, it is enacted that those who had taken the oath
or affirmation of allegiance to the State, and afterwards to the King
of Great Britain, should be incapable of election, etc., until they
should take the oath therein prescribed by the Act of 13th March, 1789,
all the test laws were repealed, and the oath of allegiance, etc.,
rendered unnecessary. So that those who took an oath of allegiance
to the King of Great Britain, joined his banner, or committed any
other treasonable act, are not disfranchised unless attainted.
J. B. McKEAN.
AN ALPHABETICAL LIST
Of All Persons Attainted of
IN PURSUANCE OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF
Allen, John, died before the day limited for the surrender.
Allen, William, Junr.
Allen, James, surrendered and died.
Ashbridge, Aaron, discharged by Sup. Court.
Brooks, Boyer, surrendered and discharged.
Brown, John, surrendered and discharged
Bolton, Joseph, tried and acquitted.
Barton, Thomas do.
Bean, Jesse do.
Burnet, John, surrendered and discharged.
Bell, Samuel, do.
Bryan, Joel, surrendered.
Brown, Benjamin, carpenter, surrendered and discharged.
Briggs, George, do.
Buffington, Joshua, tried and acquitted.
Clifton, William, surrendered and discharged.
Compton, Wirnam, do.
Corry, Robert, do.
Chevalier, John, surrendered and discharged.
Cunningham, John, surrendered and discharged.
Craig, James, surrendered and discharged.
Coley, Robert, Junr.
Cable, John, surrendered and discharged.
Chapman, Samuel, tried and acquitted.
Clark, Abraham, surrendered and discharged.
Croghan, George, surrendered and discharged.
Deshong, Peter, tried and acquitted.
Deleplain, James, surrendered and discharged.
De Normandie, William
Davis, William, tried and acquitted.
Duche, Jacob, Junr.
Dove, Robert, surrendered and discharged.
De Normandie, Andrew.
Dunn, George, surrendered and discharged.
De Long, James.
Dolston, Isaac, Junr.
Elwood, John, tried, convicted and pardoned.
Edwards, Joseph, surrendered and discharged.
Effinger, Henry, Junr.
Ferguson, Hugh Henry.
Fisher, James, surrendered and discharged.
Garrigues, Samuel, the elder, tried and acquitted.
Gregson, James, do.
Gofling, John, surrendered and discharged.
Green, Isaac, Junr.
Gibbs, Benjamin, surrendered and discharged.
Gorman, Enoch, do.
Grissel, Edward, surrendered and discharged.
Gorman, James, surrendered and discharged.
Holden, John, tried and acquitted
Humphreys, James, Senr., surrendered and discharged.
Hart, John, do.
Hart, Chamless, do.
Howard, Peter, do.
Hathe, Andrew, tried and acquitted.
Hill, John, surrendered and discharged.
Harnet, James, tried and acquitted.
Hughes, Uriah, Surrendered and discharged.
Humphries, James, Junr.
Iredale, Robert, Junr.
James, Abel, surrendered and discharged.
Jefferies, Samuel, surrendered and discharged.
Jones, David, surrendered.
Keen, Reynold, pardoned by Act of Assembly.
Kucker, Ludwick, surrendered and discharged.
Knight, Isaac, surrendered and discharged.
Kesselmun, Frederick, surrendered and discharged.
Leveisly, Thomas, surrendered and discharged.
Lisle, Henry, surrendered and discharged.
Lifle John, do.
Lisle, Robert, surrendered and discharged.
Lightfoot, Thomas, surrendered and discharged.
Miller, Peter, tried and acquitted.
Moland, William, surrendered.
McHugh, Matthew, surrendered and discharged.
Meng, Melchoir, surrendered and discharged.
Meng, Jacob, tried and acquitted.
McMutrie, William, surrendered and discharged.
Malin, James, surrendered and acquitted.
Miller, Benjamin, do.
Marshall, William, surrendered and discharged.
Myaer, Jacob, surrendered and discharged.
Malin, Joseph, surrendered and discharged.
Malin, Elisha, pardoned.
Masee, Henry, surrendered and discharged by the name of Henry Maag.
Potts, David, surrendered and discharged.
Pyle, Caleb, surrendered and discharged.
Pike, John, do.
Palmer, John, do.
Poor, John; tried and acquitted.
Palmer, Richard, Surrendered and discharged.
Patterson, John, surrendered and discharged.
Riddle, James, surrendered and discharged.
Robeson, Peter, do.
Register, Daniel, surrendered and discharged.
Robeson, Jonathan, Junr.
Roberts, John (Laborer).
Roberts, John (Smith).
Richardson, Jacob, surrendered and discharged.
Rundle, Daniel, surrendered and discharged.
Sanderson, Francis, surrendered and discharged.
Story, Thomas, surrendered and discharged.
Stephens, James, tried and acquitted.
Stedman, Charles, Junr.
Sutter, Peter, surrendered and discharged.
Saur, Christopher, Junr.
Saur, Christopher, Senr.
Shoemaker, Joseph, surrendered and discharged.
Styer, Stephen, surrendered and discharged.
Stroud, William, surrendered and discharged.
Supplee, John, do. ignoramus bill.
Smith, William, do.
Smith, William Drewett
Styger, Stephen, surrendered and discharged.
Stiles, Edward, do.
Stansbury, Joseph, surrendered and discharged.
Smith, Andrew, surrendered and discharged.
Vernon, Nathamel, Junr.
Wertman, Philip George.
West, William, Junr.
SECRETARY'S OFFICE, LANCASTER.
September 18th, 1802
I do certify to all whom it may concern, that the foregoing is
a true copy of the Original, remaining on file, in the said
Office. Witness my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.
(Sgd.) T. M. TH0MPS0N, Sec.
Bill Martin, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
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