Loyalists in the American Revolution

Loyalists were American colonists who retained allegiance to the British Crown. Also known as “Tories,” Loyalists were estimated to have made up one-third of colonial America’s population. The thirteen volumes of records produced in these books comprise some of the most useful works ever published on Revolutionary War Loyalists.

Through both narratives and records, the volumes refer to more than 87,000 individuals in the United States and Canada. While the majority of records reference the Southern and Mid-Atlantic colonies where the Loyalist cause was the strongest (Georgia, the Carolinas, New York, and Pennsylvania), this Family Archive includes individuals from Florida, Great Britain, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Virginia.

This wide variety of records might provide you with the following details:

  • Biographies
  • Compensation applications
  • Land records
  • Military diaries
  • Muster rolls
  • Orderly books
  • Pension applications

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