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Names submitted to be part of The Port Roseway Association group of United Empire Loyalists evacuated from New York to Shelburne, Nova Scotia 1783
Originally posted April 15, 1998. Updated November 18, 2013
Originally contributed By Lark Szick, Randal Oulton, Gail Facini
Updated by Rick Roberts

Articles related to this topic:
  1. Names submitted to be part of The Port Roseway Association group of United Empire Loyalists evacuating to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, 1783. An Association was formed to organize those Loyalists wishing to be evacuated from New York to Port Roseway at the end of the American Revolution.

  2. Minutes of The Proceedings of the Port Roseway Associates 1782. A list of people whose names were added to the Port Roseway Association going to Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  3. Passenger manifest of the ship APOLLO evacuating Loyalists from New York to Shelburne, Nova Scotia 1783. A return of men, women, children and servants in Captain Robert Wilkins Company of Loyalists on board the ship APOLLO, John Adamson, Ship's Master for Port Roseway on June 8, 1783.
Port Roseway (now called Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada), was chosen for settlement by a group of United Empire Loyalists being evacuated from New York in 1783 before it fell into American hands. Port Roseway was selected for its easy access to the lumber trade on the River St. John and the Bay of Fundy, and for the access that its harbour would give them to the European trade. Trade was an important part of the lives of the prospective evacuees, as a look at the occupations for the men on the list will show:
  • Blacksmiths
  • Bookbinders
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Engravers
  • Glaziers
  • Goldsmiths
  • Joiners
  • Merchants
  • Millwrights
  • Tailors
  • Tin smiths
  • Wheelwrights
  • Farmers
  • Fishermen
An Association was formed to organize those wishing to be evacuated to Port Roseway. With the closing of the Association's Membership roll on 25 March 1783, many families who remained loyal to Britain signed up for the anticipated evacuation of New York and Boston. By March 27th, there were more than 400 Loyalist families in New York waiting to be transported to Port Roseway. Such was the enthusiasm in New York about Governor Parr's promise of land in Nova Scotia, that the Associates' numbers doubled in a short time.

With 400 families -- or some four to five thousand people -- in New York waiting for transportation to Port Roseway, a committee had to be formed to handle the everyday problems. This committee was empowered to petition and transact business with the Commander-in-Chief on behalf of the people waiting to go to Port Roseway. The associates sub-divided into small groups called militia companies. These groups selected a man to act as a captain to represent each company.

Here is a list of the captains chosen by committee members who were given the responsibility to act as magistrates. These formed the "Loyalists Associated for the purpose of removing and settling at Port Roseway":
  • Andrew Barclay, Richard Brazel, Thomas and Richard Courtney, James Dole,
  • Nathaniel Dickinson, Joseph Durfee, Joseph English, John Graham, John
  • Johnson, John Lownds, Peter Lynch, William McLeod, John McLinden, James
  • McMaster, Dr Flemming Pinkstone, Thomas Perry, Joseph Pynchon, Alexander
  • Robertson, Gideon White, Robert Wilkins and Pelham Winslow.
As the April 1st evacuation date drew near, arrangements were made for those individuals who were unable to travel with the group of Associates on the day appointed. Only the main body of passengers leaving on April 1st were looked upon as members of this Association. Those whose names appeared on the list but were unable to travel had a four month grace period from the date of sailing on April 1st to make their appearance in Port Roseway and thus be included as members. Four months would allow for the unpredictability of sea conditions for travel, and give them ample time to arrive and claim their membership.

However, for various reasons, some of these 400 men and families eligible to receive these grants decided not to make Port Roseway their home. Some of the names listed below never went to the area but moved on to settle in different parts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or St John's Island/Isle St Jean (now called Prince Edward Island); others returned to the United States. Many of these people also died between the years 1783 and 1801.

Upon arriving in Port Roseway, some were so discouraged with what they saw that they soon after continued on their way, to find a better place to make a home for themselves and their families. The families that did stay knew that they must achieve or perish. They built their houses and planted their gardens on town lots that were assigned to them and tried to make a life for themselves.

Each captain had been told to be very careful in the members he admitted to be part of the Association. Listed below are the names of the men who were eligible to receive grants in Port Roseway. Many of the Captains supplied the names just to fill their quotas. However, it seems that these did not show up on time to register their membership and guarantee their claims to land grants as part of the Port Roseway Associates.

This work is dedicated to these brave men and women whose names were listed as being part of this group. There may be some errors and ommisions, but none intentional.

List Notes:
  • The list is presented in alphabetical order.
  • An asterisk (*) indicates confirmed members of the Port Roseway Association.
  • Many of the people listed below came to Canada with people from outside of their immediate family: some of the members of their party could have been aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, as well as servants, but they all travelled together under one name.
  • To find out if your ancestor was on the original list see the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Port Roseway Association list dated 1782/3 which can be viewed by accessed at Library and Archives Canada (M.G. 10, BII-1-14 vol.1 1782), or from the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (MG100 vol. 220#16 Title: Shelburne Nova Scotia, Minutes of the Port Roseway Associates)

Remember to check out the Sources for this article, and the Related Reading List which appear at the bottom of this page.

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  • *Ackland, Philip. Born in England; settled in Rhode Island. In 1783 he was a mariner and ran a ferry service in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. In 1785, he received a 200 acre land grant in Port Hebert Harbour. He arrived in Shelburne with a woman, a child and a servant. He died in 1801.

  • Adams, John. Because people moved around so often at this time it is not certain if he was from Connecticut or New Jersey. Listed in the Prince of Wales Amer. Volume, John settled in the area of Gagetown, Queens County and then removed to Lincoln, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. He and his sons Jonathan, Thomas and Sturges petitioned for land on the river Rusagonis in 1803, stating that they had never received land since their arrival. Some of the family eventually settled on Deer Island, Charlotte County, New Brunswick.

  • Aikins, Samuel. Carpenter. Born ca 1750; died 20 Dec 1826; married Elizabeth ____; had a family of 7 children. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Samuel was from Chesapeake Bay County, Virgina, and settled in Guysboro Nova Scotia. He was recommended by Captain Dole. He later arrived in Shelburne with a woman, four children and a servant.

  • *Aldsworth/Allsworth, Samuel. Gunsmith. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and a child. In 1784 he received a warehouse lot grant in Shelburne. He later returned to New York.

  • *Allen, James. Carpenter. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, and 2 children. He died in 1784, shortly after his arrival in Shelburne.

  • *Allen, Jeremiah (Major). Born 1726; died 1809. Married in USA to Mehitable _____. Jeremiah was from Manchester, England. Disembarked in Shelburne and later settled at North West Arm, Cape Breton.

  • *Anderson John Sr. Farmer. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. He later arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 3 servants. Obit. of Lunenburg: "Tailor. Born 1759 at Schuylkill near Philadelphia, died at home at age 70 on 10 January 1829. Came to Lunenburg as a tailor & loyalist. Married first to Hannah ____ ; 2) 1793 Margaret Bauer."

  • *Anderson Peter. Mariner. Disembarked in Shelburne alone

  • *Anderson, William. Farmer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants.

  • *Arrants/Anants, Stephen. Bricklayer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 4 children. He received a warehouse lot grant in Shelburne in 1784.

  • *Ashley, James. Disembarked in Shelburne

  • *Ashley, Joseph. One of the Boston evacuees; listed as single, disembarked in Shelburne. This is more than likely the same Joseph who settled in Port Hebert Harbour in 1785 on a 200 grant of land.

  • *Ashley, William. Disembarked in Shelburne

  • Auld, George Baker. Came alone to Shelburne. He was recommended by Captain Dole.

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  • *Banta, Weart I. Gentleman. From Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. Died 1795. He received a 50 acre grant on McNutt's Island in 1785 and later returned to New Jersey.

  • *Barclay, Andrew. Born 1738 in Cleish, Fifeshire; he passed away in 1823. He arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 7 children and 5 servants from Boston. Andrew was a book binder and also worked as a loan officer in New York. He married ca. 1761 Mary Bleigh. Their son George was baptised in Christ Church on 6/3/1785 in Shelburne. Other children born to this couple were James and Andrew. In 1784, Andrew was granted a town lot and a warehouse lot in Shelburne, and in 1785 he also received 50 acres of land on McNutt's Island.

  • Barlow, Joseph . Carpenter. Came alone. Was granted land in Long Reach, Kings County, New Brunswick on 24 January 1786 by T. Carleton. He was recommended by Captain Pinkstone. (comment: Captain Pinkstone did not make Port Roseway by the date required or decided not to remain. He is not listed as a member of the Port Roseway Association. Thus, it is reasonable to conclude that Joseph Barlow was not part of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • Barlow, Thomas. Carpenter. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 3 children. Received a grant at Summerville, Long Reach, Kings County, New Brunswick. He was recommended by Captain Pinkstone. (comment: Captain Pinkstone did not make Port Roseway by the date required or decided not to remain. He is not listed as a member of the Port Roseway Association. Thus, it is reasonable to conclude that Thomas Barlow was not part of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • *Barr, John. In 1784 he received 50 acres of land in Shelburne.

  • *Barry, Robert. In 1784 received 50 acres of land and a town lot in Shelburne.

  • *Batt, Thomas. In 1784 received 50 acres of land and a town lot and a warehouse lot in Shelburne.

  • *Baxter, Jonathan. Carpenter and coach maker. From Philadelphia. Came alone. In 1784 he received a town lot in Shelburne.

  • *Baxter, Samuel. Mariner. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 5 servants In 1784 he received a town lot in Shelburne.

  • *Bazil/Brazil, Richard. Merchant. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 1 child and a servant from Albany, New York. In 1784 he received a town lot in Shelburne and in 1787 he received 10 acres of land in Birch town

  • *Beattie/Bealie, George. Was a tradesman from Boston. He arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 5 children and 3 servants. In 1784 he received 50 acres of land in Shelburne. Later George settled in Quebec.

  • -Bennett, David. Bricklayer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 1 child and a servant. He went to Annapolis. He was recommended by Mr. Grass. (comment: Mr Grass, did not make Port Roseway by the date required or decided not to remain, he is not listed as a member of the Port Roseway Association, so it is fair to say that David Bennett settled elsewhere and was not part of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • Bierman/Beardman, Andrew. Baker. Came with a woman. Was granted land in Clements, Nova Scotia.

  • *Berry, Robert. In 1784 received a warehouse lot in Shelburne.

  • *Billington, John

  • *Black, Joseph. Arrived with 2 children. Recommended by Mr Trunbull.

  • *Black, William. Cabinet maker. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Later. Arrived with a women, a child and a servant.

  • *Blackwell, John. Farmer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 3 children. Recommended by Thomas Perry

  • *Bolton, Henry. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 7 children and 1 servant. Recommended by Mr Bradbyrne.

  • Bowldby, Charles. Farmer. Came with a woman and 2 children. He went to Wilmot.

  • *Bowldby/Boulby, Edward. Farmer. Came with a servant. He was recommended by Captain Pinkstone. (comment: Captain Pinkstone did not make Port Roseway by the date required or decided not to remain. He is not listed as a member of the Port Roseway Association. Thus, it is reasonable to conclude that Edward Bowldby or Boulby was not part of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • Bowser, John. Came with a woman, 3 children and a servant. He was recommended by Mr Grass. (comment: Mr Grass did not make Port Roseway by the date required or decided not to remain, he is not listed as a member of the Port Roseway Association, so it is fair to say that John Bowser was not part of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • *Bradbyrne, Alexander. Arrived with a woman and 2 children.

  • Branston, William. Mariner. Came on the APOLLO. From New York. Came with a child over 10 and a servant

  • *Branthwaite, William. Merchant. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Later arrived with a woman, 2 children and a servant. Recommended by Mr Dole.

  • Bridgman, John. Farmer. Came with a woman and 5 children. In 1786 a grant was issued to Elizabeth in Long Reach, King County, New Brunswick no connection yet. He was recommended by A. Robinson. (comment: A. Robinson did not make Port Roseway by the date required or decided not to remain, he is not listed as a member of the Port Roseway Association, so it is fair to say that John Bridgman was not part of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • *Broome, William

  • Brown(e), Daniel came with a woman and 2 children. He was recommended by Mr Carton Hale. (comment: Carton Hale, did not make Port Roseway by the date required or decided not to remain, he is not listed as a member of the Port Roseway Association, so it is fair to say that Daniel Brown was not part of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • *Brown, John Jr

  • *Brown, John Sr

  • *Browne, Nicholas. Lock maker, shop keeper and planter. From Connecticut. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 7 children and 2 servants.

  • *Brown(e), Samuel. Blacksmith. Arrived with a servant. (Note: there was a grant awarded to a Samuel Brown in Clemments, Nova Scotia)

  • *Bruff, Charles Oliver. Silver smith & jeweller. Born 1735 Talbot County, Maryland. He arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 5 children and 8 servants. Note: 2nd Oliver Bruff another member of the Port Roseway group might have been Charles Oliver's son.

  • *Burke, William. Fisherman. Arrived with a woman and 4 children. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Burnham/Barnham, John. Married 1778 Elizabeth Cox. Went to Digby

  • *Burton, William. Pump maker. Arrived with a woman, 3 children and 2 servants, settled in Chester. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Butler Samuel, Jr. Carpenter. Came alone. Recommended by Mr Pynchon.

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  • *Calder, Andrew

  • *Calwell, William. Came on the APOLLO. From Ireland. Came alone. Recommended by Mr Pynchon. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. He settled in Horton.

  • *Cameron, Evan. Merchant. From New Jersey. Arrived with a woman and 6 children. Evan died in Clyde River. Recommended by George Chisholm.

  • *Cameron, William. Came alone. Recommended by John Ferguson.

  • *Campbell, Alexander. Tailor. Arrived with 2 servants. Recommended by Dougall Campbell. He settled in Cornwallis.

  • *Campbell, Archibald. Cooper. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, a child and 2 servants. Later Archibald went to settle in Quebec.

  • *Campbell, Dugald. Carpenter. From Albany, New York. Arrived with 3 servants. He died in 1789. Recommended by James Dole.

  • *Campbell, George Sr. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 3 children and 4 servants. He was recommended by Mr Wheton. He died in 1788.

  • *Campbell, George Jr

  • *Campbell John

  • *Capewell, John

  • *Carland, Patrick

  • *Carmichael, William

  • *Carroll, Daniel. Merchant. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 3 children and a servant.

  • *Carson, William Jr. River merchant and planter. From Virginia. Son of William Sr.

  • *Carson, William Sr. River merchant and planter. From Virginia. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 3 children and a servant.

  • *Castle, William. From Albany, New York. Came alone. He later returned to New York.

  • Chase, Ammi S. Carpenter. Born 6 November 1718 at Freetown, died 1770. He might be a son of Ammi and Mary; he goes back through Benjamin, Benjamin and William to the original William, the first of the Chase surname to land in the new world (Winthrop fleet ca. 1630) He came with a servant to Shelburne. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Cheese, John. Navy pilot. Came on the APOLLO. From New York. Recommended by Mr Verner. Came with a woman and 2 servants.

  • *Chetwynd, Thomas. Merchant. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants. He was born Staffordshire, England; went to Coquewit, Argyle Township where son William was residing. For a time he settled in Barrington, Nova Scotia. He was a baker in the British army in America and came to Shelburne where he received a grant of land. He was a member of the Loyalist Association of New York to settle at Shelburne and is styled a merchant (Sabine) and had a family of six persons. His son William, who had been at school in England until 14, came to Barrington Passage and married Elizabeth, daughter of Abner Nickerson. William became a grantee of Wood's Harbour and settled on a part of the Wood's grant. In his later years he taught school from place to place, at one time in Yarmouth when he would walk home every forte night. His oldest son William married Phebe Blades of Pubnico. He was 94 when he died. The Chatwynds had their place of burial on the island in the marsh on the grant.

  • *Chisholm, George. Merchant. Was living in Kortright Township, New York. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, a child and a servant. Recommended by A. Robertson.

  • *Church, Charles. From Freetown, Massachusetts. Married Lillis Bowen daughter of Jer. & Lillis Haile.

  • *Clarke, Archibald. Merchant. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, and 3 children. He was recommended by John Menzies.

  • *Clawson, John

  • *Clisby, John. Farmer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants.

  • *Cock, James

  • *Cockene, Alexander. Mariner. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 3 servants.

  • Compton, John. Farmer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 5 children and a servant. He was recommended by Mr Stewart.

  • *Connell, Robert. Tailor. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Later. Arrived with a woman.

  • Connor, Christopher. Farmer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 1 child and 2 servants. He was recommended by Captain Dole.

  • *Cooke, John came alone. Recommended by Mr Turnbull.

  • *Cooper, John

  • Cord, Elisha. Came with a servant. He was recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • Corrall, Lawrence. Came alone. He was recommended by Mr Courtney. (The Courtneys were part of the Port Roseway Association. It is possible that Lawrence Corrall was travelling with the group of Courtneys.)

  • *Courtney, James (3 brothers). Tailor. From Boston. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, a child and 7 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee. Spent some years in Halifax and later returned to the United States.

  • *Courtney, Richard (3 brothers). Tailor. From Boston. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 4 servants. Spent some years in Halifax and later returned to the United States.

  • *Courtney, Thomas (3 brothers) Tailor. From Boston. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 5 servants. On the Boston Evacuees list. Spent some years in Halifax and later returned to the United States.

  • *Cowan, Alexander

  • *Cowling, John. Brewer. From Virginia.

  • *Crawford, Margaret. Widow of James Crawford. Born in Boston; was on the Boston Evacuees list.

  • *Cruikshank, William

  • *Cullum, Arthur. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 5 children. Recommended by Mr Potter.

  • Cunard, Robert. Carpenter. Came alone. He was born in Norriton Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (then Philadelphia County). Eldest of three sons and two daughters of John & Ann Rogers Cunard. His brothers Benjamin and Henry chose CONRAD for their spelling and their lines have run out male-wise. He had a sister Sarah who married Enoch SUPPLEE. They, too, were Loyalists and she died at St. John on 21 November 1825; all left Philadelphia in 1780. Robert Cunard married Elizabeth Travis in New York on 13 March 1781. She came with him to Nova Scotia aboard the "Grace" and he was granted land in Parr Town. She died the first winter without issue. Robert was tried and convicted in absentia of high treason in Pennsylvania in 1784. He returned in 1807 to get his inheritance. Robert Cunard married 2) Ann Eliza Flewelling and had a family comprising Charles, John, Thomas, Mary, Margaret, Robert, Sarah, Nancy and Elizabeth Clarissa. Ann Eliza, his 2nd wife, died 29 January 1852 at 86 years of age, in Indian Town, buried Church of England Cemetery, St. John. The CUNARD name was in the St. John City Directories until at least 1946. Robert was a first cousin to Abraham Cunard, whose brother, Jonathan was a carpenter also, and he returned to New Jersey and had an enormous CUNARD posterity there. Abraham settled in Halifax, had 8 sons and 2 daughters, one son being Samuel who started the Cunard Steamship Lines. Samuel's brothers Joseph, Edward & Henry were in the ship building business for a while at Miramichi. Abraham has often been erroneously called a son of Robert, but was a son of Samuel Cunard, a brother to Robert's father, consequently a first cousin of Robert. His dates are 1755-1824. Robert CUNARD died at Indian town, St. John, on 1812/1818 aged 69. His place of burial is not known; too early for the Church of England grounds where later family members repose. He was afflicted with palsy in later years. It has been very difficult to find posterity -- perhaps most of the men were bachelors -- but it seems certain there are a few descendants from female lines such as Dalton, Jordan, Reynolds and Johnston. He was recommended by Mr Thomas Mullins. (comment: Thomas Mullins did not make Port Roseway by the date required or decided not to remain; he is not listed as a member of the Port Roseway Association. Thus is is reasonable to conclude that Robert Cunard was not part of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • Curren, Thomas. Tailor. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 3 children. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land.

  • *Curry, Alexander. Arrived with a woman and was recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • *Curry, John

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  • Dare, William

  • *Davenport, Samuel. From Westchester County, New York.

  • *Davidson, John. From New Hampshire. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman and a servant. He settled in Cornwallis. Recommended by Dr Pinkstone.

  • *Davis, John

  • Dean, Hugh

  • *Delaney, Daniel

  • Demill, John. Carpenter. Came with a woman. He was recommended by Isaac Bell. He went to River St John.

  • *Dempsey, Roger. Came alone. Recommended by Captain Tailor.

  • *Denham, Thomas. Born in Scotland; was in South Carolina. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 1 child and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Hartley.

  • Dibble, Fyler. Lawyer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 5 children and 2 servants. He was recommended by Captain Johnson. He went to River St John.

  • *Dickinson, Nathaniel. Planter. From Massachusetts. Arrived with a woman and 3 servants.

  • Dodds, Robert Mariner. From New York. Came with the APOLLO group, but in his own vessel with a woman and 2 servants.

  • *Dogharty, Hugh

  • *Dole, James. Merchant and saw miller. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 5 children and 6 servants from Albany, New York. Was commissioned to survey Roseway Harbour and solicit a grant of the adjoining lands for the purpose of carrying on the fisheries. He later returned to New York.

  • Dolphid, John

  • Donaldson, Alexander. Came with a woman. He was recommended by Captain Baxter.

  • *Dorney/Dormy, Luke. Farmer. Arrived with a woman and a child. Recommended by Richard White.

  • *Dove, Alexander. Bookbinder. Came alone. Recommended by Andrew Barclay. He died in Shelburne in 1799.

  • *Duncan, George

  • *Duncan, Thomas

  • *Dundas, George

  • *Durfee, Joseph Esq. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 6 children and 6 servants. He was born 1734 Portsmouth, Rhode Island, son of Thomas & Sarah Riggs. He married Ann Lawton. He was a merchant, ship owner and sea captain. He died in 1801.

  • *Durfee, Robert (son of Josesph & Ann). Farmer. Arrived with a servant.

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  • *Easton, Robert. Arrived in Shelburne with 5 servants. Recommended by Mr Frazer. He died in 1784, shortly after his arrival in Shelburne.

  • *Edmonds, John. From New York. Merchant. Came alone. Recommended by John Willson.

  • *Ellis, James. Carpenter. Arrived with a servant. Recommended by Captain Dole.

  • *Elvins, Henry. Farmer. Arrived with a woman and 2 servants. He died in 1788.

  • *English, Joseph. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman, a child and a servant from Pennsylvania. Went to Halifax.

  • *Enslow, Isaac G. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 3 servants. He was born 24 May 1759 Woolwich, England; married Ann Babington McMillan who was born 1777 and who died 1 January 1851 at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. They had 8 children, including James Theophilus Cooper Enslow. James was born 2 July 1798 in Shelburne, married Hannah Chapple, and died 19 January 1838 in Shelburne. James and Hannah had 5 children, including Isaac Garrison Enslow. Isaac was born 31 December 1834 in Shelburne and married Lucy Raycroft Sullivan born 1842 St. John, New Brunswick. Isaac died 20 August 1871 at sea, as captain of the Norton. They had 4 Children, including Eveleen Maude Enslow born 1867 who married John David Burns and had 5 children, including Gerald Ross Burns (born Halifax, 1899 - died 1941.

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  • *Fairley, Alexander

  • Farlin, Alexander. Lawyer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 6 children. He was recommended by Mr Moffat.

  • *Ferguson, James. Farmer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 4 children and 2 servants.

  • Ferguson, James. Carpenter. Came alone. He was recommended by George Chrisholm.

  • *Ferguson, John. Arrived with a woman and 2 children. Recommended by Evan Campbell.

  • *Finley, Jonathan. Tallow chandler. Arrived with a woman, and 7 children. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Fitzpatrick, John. Carpenter. Came on the APOLLO. From Ireland. Recommended by Mr David Porter. Came alone with a servant.

  • Florrinane/Forantine, Thomas. Farmer. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Later came alone. He settled in Clements. He was recommended by Mr Allicocke.

  • *Foster, William

  • *Fox, Robert. Farmer. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants. Reco mmended by Mr James Fraser.

  • *Fraser, Alexander. Farmer. Arrived with a woman and 2 servants. Recommended by A. Robertson. He died in 1800 in Shelburne.

  • *Fraser, Rev. Hugh. Father of Simon Fraser who married Mary Rose in Queens County.

  • *Fraser, Hugh. Farmer. Came with a woman and a servant from Kortright Township, New York. Recommended by Mr Moffat. He died before Dec 1783.

  • *Fraser, Simon. Came alone with a servant, son of Hugh. Married in Queens County to Mary Rose. It was stated that he was born in Scotland.

  • Frazer, Alexander. Farmer. Came alone with 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • *Frazer, Daniel. Farmer. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Came with a woman, a child and a servant. Recommended by Mr Durfee.

  • *Frazer, James. From Rahway, New Jersey. Shoemaker and farmer. Came with a woman, 2 children and a servant. Recommended by Evan Cameron. He died in Shelburne in 1799.

  • *Full, Thomas. From Boston. He was in shipping.

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  • *Gamage, James. From Boston. Shop keeper and trader. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, a child and 4 servants. Gamage was on the Boston Evacuees List and he was recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Gammil/Gemmil, Matthew. Tobacco maker. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 3 servants. Was recommended by Mr Moffat. He died in 1784, shortly after his arrival in Shelburne.

  • *Gardner, John. Mariner. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, a child and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Gautier, James. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr John Miller. Went to Halifax.

  • *Gibson, William. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Glinn, Hugh. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman, recommended by Dr Pinkstone.

  • *Goddard, Henry

  • *Goddard, Job. Mariner. Came alone. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Goddard, John. Carpenter. Came alone. Recommended by Captain Durfee. He died in 1785, shortly after his arrival in Shelburne.

  • Gold, Thomas. Came alone with 2 servants. He settled in Cornwallis. He was recommended by Captain Joseph Pynchon.

  • Goodman, Isaac. Merchant. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants.

  • Goody, John. Came on the APOLLO. Mariner from New York. Recommended by Mr Ellis. Came alone. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. (comment: he was on the Port Roseway Association list. He arrived on the Apollo, with others, who were considered members of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • *Gordon, Alexander. Came on the APOLLO. Labourer. Born in North Britain. Recommended by Captain Wilkins. He came with a woman and a servant.

  • *Goswell, George. Mariner. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 4 children and a servant. Recommended by Mr Dole.

  • *Graham, John. From South Carolina. Farmer. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 3 children and 2 servants.

  • *Graham, William. Arrived with a woman. Recommended by Mr Burke. He later returned to New York.

  • *Grandine, Daniel. Farmer. Arrived with 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Stuart.

  • *Grant, Gregory. Possibly in the 72nd Regiment. Later went to Sydney.

  • *Grant, Peter Jr. Arrived with a woman and a child. Recommended by Mr John McNeil. He later settled in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

  • *Grant, Peter Sr. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman, 3 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Grasman, Caspar farmer. Arrived with a woman and child, recommended by Dr. Pinkstone.

  • Grass, Michael. Saddle maker. Came with a woman and 7 children.

  • *Gray, Isaac. Farmer. From Pennsylvania. Came alone. Married Anna Barbara Herman in Lunenburg in 1791. The headstone for their daughter in Lunenburg (died 1871) says "relict of Wendal West & daughter of Isaac Gray of Philadelphia".

  • *Gray, Peter. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman. Recommended by Mr Courtney

  • Greaves, Thomas. Farmer. Arrived with a woman and child. He was recommended by Mr Austin. (comment: Mr Austin did not make Port Roseway by the date required or decided not to remain. He is not listed as a member of the Port Roseway Association., so it is reasonable to conclude that Thomas Greaves was not part of the Port Roseway Association.)

  • *Green, Edward. Cord weaver. Came on the APOLLO. From Rhode Island. Recommended by John Smith. He came with a woman, 1 child under 10, 1 child over 10, and 4 servants.

  • *Griffin, James. Farmer. Came alone. Recommended by Mr Dole. He settled in Cornwallis.

  • *Grovenor, Benjamin. Farmer. Arrived with a woman, 3 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Dr Pinkstone.

  • *Guest, Henry

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  • Hale, John (possibly from Philadelphia). Came with a party of 4. He was recommended by Captain Peter Lynch. He went to Annapolis.

  • *Hale, William. Came alone with 3 servants. Recommended by Mr. Lynch. Went to England before 1794.

  • Hall, Isaac. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman, 5 children and 3 servants. Recommended by Mr Stewart. He went to River St John.

  • Handy, Rufus. Arrived with a woman, and 7 children. Recommended by Captain Joseph Pynchon. He went to River St John.

  • Handy, Rufus Jr. Mariner. Possibly son of Rufus Handy above. Recommended by Captain Joseph Pynchon. He went to River St John.

  • *Hanno(ay), Nathaniel. Mill wright. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and a servant. Recommended by Captain Dole. Went to Halifax.

  • *Hanney, Edward. Tailor. Arrived with a woman and 3 children. Recommended by William Hanney.

  • Hanney, William. Carpenter. Came with a woman and 2 servants. Recommended by Nicholas Brown(e). (Comment: William Hanney recommended Edward Hanney. Both Nicholas Brown and Edward Hanney are part of the Port Roseway Association; it is possible that William is related to Edward.) He went to River St John.

  • Harding, George. Carpenter. One of four brothers born in Ireland who went to Pennsylvania before the American Revolution. Came in a party of 5. He settled in Shelburne. Brother of Jasper Harding, who is considered to be part of the Port Roseway Association.

  • *Harding, Jasper. One of four brothers born in Ireland who went to Pennsylvania before the American Revolution.

  • *Harding, Joseph. Tailor. Came with a woman and 3 children. Recommended by Mr Mullins.

  • Harding, Robert. One of four brothers born in Ireland who went to Pennsylvania before the American Revolution. Came with a woman and a servant. Recommended by John Anderson. (comment: John Anderson is part of the Port Roseway Association.) Brother of Jasper Harding, who is considered to be part of the Port Roseway Association.

  • Hardy, Richard (possible mis-spelling of the name). Brother of Jasper Harding, who is considered to be part of the Port Roseway Association. He came with a woman and 2 children. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • *Hargraves, William. Born in England; went to Virginia before coming to Shelburne. He was a trader.

  • *Harper, William. Arrived with a woman, 3 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • *Harris, Daniel

  • *Harrison, Samuel. Farmer. Arrived with a woman and 7 children. Recommended by Mr Hartley.

  • Harrison, Thomas. Tailor. Came with a woman, 3 children and a servant. Recommended by Mr Demill. It is possible that this man settled in River St John.

  • *Hart, Charles. Arrived with a woman, a child and 3 servants. Recommended by Mr Lynch. This might be the same Hart family who settled in Manchester, Nova Scotia.

  • *Hartley, Thomas. Arrived with a woman and 3 servants. He died 1790.

  • Haskin, John. Brick layer. Came with a woman and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Dole.

  • Hazard, Thomas Esq. Came with a woman, 7 children and 4 servants from Rhode Island.

  • Heffernan, John. Arrived with a woman, a child and a servant. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Hill, Joshua. Arrived with a woman, 6 children and 2 servants from Sussex County, Delaware. Recommended by Mr Hill, he was a judge in Delaware before coming to Port Roseway. He was a member of the General Assembly. He married Mary _____.

  • *Hill, William. Baker. From New York. Arrived with a woman, 8 children, and 6 servants.

  • *Hislop, John. Carpenter. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Later. Arrived with a woman and a child. Recommended by Mr Wright.

  • *Hodgkinson, Henry. Was a hair dresser in the army. Came on the APOLLO. Recommended by Captain Hartly. He came with a woman and a servant.

  • *Hodgson, Thomas. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman, a child and a servant. Recommended by Mr A. Robertson.

  • *Holden, James Jr. Sergeant in the army, and cooper. Came on the APOLLO. Son of Captain James of Prince of Wales Regiment. Born 1765 England. Killed just before the loyalists departed for Port Royal. James Jr. married Ann Watt in 1783, and settled in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. They did not come with the first group of the Port Roseway Associates, but came at a later date. On arriving James came with a woman, more than likely his wife, and a servant. All ten of their children might have all been born in Nova Scotia. Issue: James, John, Thomas, George, William, Joseph, Henry, Charles, Elizabeth Ann and Samuel.

  • *Holderness, William

  • Houston, Alexander

  • Houston, John. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and a servant. Recommended by Mr Hugh Fraser.

  • *Houston, Robert

  • *Houston, Thomas

  • Hughes, Owen. Carpenter. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Later he came alone.

  • *Hughes, William. Arrived with a woman and 3 children. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • Humbertsone, Samuel. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and 4 servants. Recommended by Mr Murray.

  • *Hunt, Enoch. Possibly son of Joshua 3, son of John 2, son of Thomas 1, born 1716. Arrived with a woman, and 4 servants from Westchester County, New York. He settled in Horton.

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  • *Jackson, William. Merchant. Came alone. Recommended by Mr Michael Grass.

  • *Jeans, Jenkinson. Arrived with a woman, 4 children and a servant. Recommended by Mr Power.

  • *Johnston, John. Grocer. Arrived with 3 servants from New Jersey

  • *Johnston, William. Mariner. Son of William Johnston Sr. Arrived with a woman and 2 children. William Johnston Sr, who was on the Port Roseway Association list, was killed in a battle before going to Shelburne. His son William Jr took his place in the group and was entitled to all privileges for his father's family.

  • *Jolly, Richard

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  • *Kennedy, Dennis. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. It seems he came at a later date with a woman, 2 children and a servant. Recommended by Mr Heffernan.

  • *Kenney, John farmer. Arrived with a woman, and 4 children. Recommended by Mr Dole. His daughter married Herman Hostetter, another loyalist who came to Shelburne and later went to the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario. John returned to Great Britain, asked for reimbursement, received it, but where he went from there is unknown.

  • *Kingston, John. Gold smith. Arrived with a woman and a child from New York. Recommended by Mr Thomas Austin.

  • *Knapp, David. Carpenter. From Connecticut. Came alone with 2 servants.

  • *Knox, Henry Edward. Acted as public notary in Shelburne.

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  • *Lamey, Michael. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman and 2 children. Recommended by Mr Dole.

  • *Laurence, Thomas

  • *Lawler, Dennis

  • *Lear, Jesse. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Dole.

  • *Leighton, John. Arrived with a woman and 2 children. Recommended by Captain Tailor.

  • *Lenox, Peter. Arrived with a woman, 3 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee. Later he went to Halifax.

  • *Leslie, James. House carpenter. Came on the APOLLO with a woman and a servant. Born in North Britain. Recommended by Mr Henry Hodgkinson.

  • *Little, Peabody

  • *Littlewood, James

  • Lockwood, Amos. Carpenter. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Later came with a child and a servant. Recommended by John Nicholls.

  • *Lodge, James. Arrived with a woman, 10 children, and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr John Miller.

  • Lovell, John. Farmer. Came with a woman and a servant. Possibly from Boston, he might have gone to Halifax. Recommended by Anthony Stewart.


  • *Lowe, George
    . Arrived with a woman and 3 servants. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • Lowey, James. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman, a child and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee. He went to River St John.

  • *Lownds, John. Mariner. Arrived with a woman, a child and 6 servants from Virginia. He later returned to Virginia.

  • *Lynch, Peter. Hat maker. Arrived with a woman, 4 children and 8 servants from Boston. Went to Halifax but later returned to Shelburne.

  • *Lyon, Charles. Owned 2 plantations in Prince County, Virginia. Married Cath. __. Arrived with a woman and 3 servants. Recommended by Mr Power.

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  • *Mahane/Mahone, Timothy. Arrived with a woman and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Fox.

  • *Malcome, Michael

  • Mallery, Caleb. Came with a woman, a child and a servant. He went to River St John.

  • *Mann, Samuel. Born 1754 in Liverpool, England. Came alone. Parents are David & Elizabeth Mann, of Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Married 1794 Elizabeth Ley Waterman MacLeod, wife of Lieutenant Donald MacLeod of the Kings Royal Rangers. Elizabeth Mann died 1807. Settled in Liverpool, Nova Scotia and later Gabarus, Cape Breton. Some of their children are: Sarah (born 1795), Mercy (born 1796), James (born ca. 1798), Lucy, Samuel Hatfield (born 1800), Benjamin, James (twin - born 1806 died 1863) and Mary (twin - born 1802).

  • Marchant, Jesse. Tailor. Came with wife and a child. Recommended by Mr Pack.

  • *Marston/Merston, Thomas. Possibly son of Benjamin Marston Esq. and Sarah Swett from Salem, Massachusetts. Sarah died ca. 1785 in Salem. Benjamin Marston was appointed surveyor for Port Roseway.

  • *Maxwell, David. Tailor. Arrived with a woman and 4 children.

  • *Mellow, David H. Sr. From New York, trader.

  • *Mellow David Jr. from New York.

  • *Menzie, John. Possibly came from New York. Tailor. Arrived with a woman and 3 children.

  • *Meyers/Myers, Frederick. Arrived with a woman and 4 children.

  • *Meyers/Myers, Jeremiah. Farmer. Came with a woman and 4 children.

  • *Meyers, John George. Came alone with 3 servants. Recommended by Iram Richards.

  • *Miller, James. Born in Scotland; went to Virginia. Trader at the time of the American Revolution. Hugh is possibly his son. Came with wife, 5 children and a servant.

  • *Miller, John. Arrived with 2 servants, from New Jersey. John died 1799 Shelburne.

  • Millidge, Stephen. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. He finally settled in Digby and later went to Sackville, New Brunswick. He came with a servant. He was recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Moffat, James. Merchant. Arrived with his wife, 3 children and 2 servants. He is from Newport, Rhode Island. Married 1) Tabitha Mumsford. Married 2) Mary Roach Ross, wife of John Ross of Newport, Rhode Island. Settled in Cape Breton.

  • *Moffat, Robert

  • *Moody, William. Came on the APOLLO. Mariner. From New York. Recommended by Mr Scully. He came with a woman and 3 servants.

  • *Moore, James

  • *Moore/Moor, Robert

  • Moore, Thomas. Farmer. Came with wife and child. Recommended by Mr Robert Connel. (comment: Mr Robert Connel is part of the Port Roseway Association).

  • *Morgan, Caleb

  • *Mosley, George Lawyer. Arrived with a woman and 3 children.

  • *Muir, James. Born 1758 in Scotland; died 1802 at Shelburne. Married Agnes McCormick who was born 1760 in Scotland and who died 1846 in Nova Scotia. (brother-in-law to Gilbert McKenna)

  • Mullin, Thomas. Blacksmith. Came with wife, 2 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Brazel.

  • *Munro, Daniel. From New York. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman and 4 children.

  • *Munro, Nathaniel. Possibly from Brunswick, New Jersey. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman and 5 children.

  • *Murchy, William. Came with woman and child.

  • Murphy, Luke. Arrived with a woman and 2 children. Recommended by Mr Tribe who was part of the Port Roseway Association.

  • *Murray, Alexander. Born in Scotland in 1762. Was living in Osborne, Virginia before the American Revolution. He died in 1789. He was a trader in the West Indies and owned his own ship. Alexander acted as coroner in Shelburne. Arrived with a woman, a child and 3 servants.

  • Murray, James. Harness maker. Arrived with a woman, 3 children and a servant.

  • *Murray, William. Farmer. Came with wife and 5 children.

  • *Musgrave, Bartholomew. Arrived with a woman and 3 children. Recommended by Peter Sparling, his father-in-law. Bartholomew married Ann Sparling in 1778 in New York. Settled in Cape Breton.

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  • *McAlpine, Donald. From Scotland. Dancing master. Came with a woman and 2 children.

  • *McAlpine, John. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman. He was recommended by A. Robertson.

  • *McAlpine, John. Farmer. Arrived with one child and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • MacBeath, Archibald. Came on the APOLLO. Carpenter, from North Britain. Recommended by Mr Sloane. He came with a woman, 2 children under 10, 1 child over 10, and a servant.

  • *McCrea, William. Blacksmith. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and a servant.

  • *McCrummin, Donald. From North Carolina. Gentleman. Arrived with a woman, 4 children and 4 servants.

  • *McCullock, Robert. Came with a woman and child, and one servant. Recommended by Mr Hannay.

  • *McDonald, Donald

  • *McDonald, Neil

  • *MacDonald, Robert

  • *McDonald, Ronald. Mariner. Came with the APOLLO groupo in his own vessel. From New York. Came with a woman, a child under 10 and 2 servants.

  • *McDonald, Soirle or Sorley. Lieutenant and farmer. Arrived with a woman and child and 4 servants. From Ansonco County, North Carolina. There is a good chance that he was born in Scotland.

  • *McEwan, James. From Boston. Became a Justice of Peace in Shelburne.

  • *McEwan, John

  • *McEwan, William

  • *McGhee, John

  • *McIntire, Donald

  • *McIntire/McIntyre, John. Merchant. Came with the APOLLO group in his own vessel from New York. Recommended by Mr Ross. He came with his wife, 3 children over 10, and 7 servants.

  • *McIntire/McIntyre, Ronald. Came on the APOLLO. Carpenter. Born in North Britain. He came with a woman and a child over 10, and a servant.

  • *McKay, Alexander. Mariner. Came with the group of the APOLLO in his own vessel from New York. Recommended by Mr Johnston. He came with a woman and 2 servants.

  • MacKay, George. Labourer. Came with the APOLLO group in his own vessel from New York. He came with a woman and 2 servants.

  • McKenna, Gilbert. Born 1751 in Wigtonshire, Scotland; died at Shelburne, Nova Scotia in 1821. Married in 1782 to Janet McCormick who was born in Scotland. They had 12 children (brother-in-law to James Muir)

  • *McKenzie, Alexander. Came on the APOLLO. Labourer. Born in North Britain. He came with a woman and 2 servants.

  • *McKenzie, William. Farmer. From New York. Came with wife and 3 children and one servant.

  • *McKerley/McKerlie, John

  • *MacKie, John

  • *McKinley, Colin

  • McKinnon, Duncan. Labourer. Came on the APOLLO. From North Britain, he came alone.

  • *McLean, Alexander

  • *McLeod, Donald

  • *McLeod, John

  • *McLeod, William. Carpenter. Arrived with his wife, 4 children and a servant, from New Jersey

  • *McLinden, John. Mariner. Came alone, from New Jersey

  • *McMaster, James. Merchant. Came with 3 servants. From Portsmouth, New Hampshire

  • *McMillin, Hugh. Merchant. Came with wife and child. He died in 1786, shortly after his arrival in Sable River.

  • *McNeal/MacNeil, John. Carpenter. Arrived with a woman.

  • *McPhiel, John

  • *McWaters, Thomas

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  • *Nelson, Anthony

  • *Nesbit, Archibald

  • *Nichols, John

  • *Nicholson, Neil

  • *Nicholson, Peter

  • *Nowland, Richard

  • *Nutter, Valentine. From New York. He was keeper of the subscribers' roll.

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  • *O'Neil, John Sr

  • *O'Neil, John Jr

  • *Owen, William. Came on the APOLLO. Carpenter. From Philadelphia. Recommended by Mr Williams. He came alone.

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  • Pack, Benjamin. Tailor. Came alone. Recommended by Mr Dole. Was he listed in John Pack's group; could he be related to John Pack?

  • *Pack, John. Tailor. Came with a woman, 4 children and 3 servants. Recommended by Mr Brazil.

  • *Palmer, Alpheus. Came alone with 8 servants, from Westchester County, New York. Recommended by Mr B. Palmer.

  • *Palmer, Benjamin. Arrived with a woman, 5 children and 3 servants from Westchester County, New York. Recommended by Captain Dole.

  • *Palmer, Lewis. Came on the APOLLO. Farmer. From Cornthe__ Manor, Westchester County, New York. Recommended by Captain Pitcher. He came with a woman, 5 children under 10, and 2 servants.

  • *Parker, Joshua. Carpenter. Arrived with a 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Baxter.

  • *Parker, Peter. Mariner. Arrived with a woman, 4 children, and 3 servants.

  • *Pashley/Pashlet, George. Tailor. Arrived with a woman, a child and 3 servants. George decided to make Quebec his home.

  • *Patton, George. On the Boston Evacuees list. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and 4 servants. Recommended by Mr Gemill.

  • Peck, Thomas. Was he part of William Peck's party --if so that would make him part of the Port Roseway Association.

  • *Peck, William

  • *Pell, Joshua Sr. Arrived with a woman, 8 children, and 4 servants, from Pelham Manor in Westchester, New York. He later returned to New York. George, Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua Jr and Samuel Pell are all listed as part of the Port Roseway Association. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land.

  • *Penny, Richard

  • *Perry, Samuel Sr. Arrived with wife and 8 children. Born 25 October 1735; died ca. 1830. Married on 11 Feb 1758 to Thankful Bourne (born ca. 1735; died 10 June 1832.) Samuel served in the British Navy. Received a grant at Cape Negro, near Shelburne.
    Children:
    1) Stephen Perry born ca. 1758 who married Margaret Scudde
    2) Samuel Perry born 13 June 1761
    3) Abigail Perry born 1 May 1763
    4) Sarah Perry born 22 March 1765
    5) Edward Perry born 1 October 1767
    6) Rufus Perry born ca. 1769
    7) Thomas Perry born 5 April 1771
    8) William Perry born ca. 1786 - died 6 October 1856
    9) Elizabeth Perry married John Munroe born ca. 1773. John Munroe was family lived in Whitehead, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.

  • *Perry, Samuel Jr.

  • *Perry, Silas. Came alone with a servant, son of John Perry born 30 April 1684 - died Oct. 1760 married 26 October 1716 Abigail Damon born 1692 Sandwich, Massachusetts. Silas Perry born 24 November 1718; died ca. 1760 married 22 November 1744 to Deborah Landers born 13 August 1722 died 1807. A son by the name of John took over his father's weaving business after his death, but he died soon after. After her husband's death, Deborah moved to Dartmouth.
    children:
    1) Mary Perry born 25 February 1745
    2) Lemuel Perry born 15 January 1749 died 27 April 1846. Married on 26 November 1769 to Lydia Babcock born 5 August 1742 died 10 March 1827
    3) John Perry born 10 October 1751 died 3 June 1826 married 1776 Jemima Swift born ca. 1758 died 15 December 1821. He was known as "Shoemaker
    4) Silas Perry born 20 November 1758 died 21 June 1821. Married Mary Perry born 1757 died 26 January 1823. For a time he was living with his mother in Dartmouth; he later moved to Vermont.

  • *Perry, Thomas. Came with a woman, 3 children and a servant. He is son of Nathan Perry and Martha Tupper from Sandwich, Massachusetts. Born 9 September 1749. Married 1) on 30 October 1771 to Sarah Blackwell born ca. 1735 2) Experience Blackwell born ca. 1756 Shelburne, Nova Scotia children: 1) Thomas Perry born ca. 1784 - married Asenath Lambert 2) Martha Perry born ca. 1785 died 18 August 1867

  • *Phillips, David. Came with a woman, 2 children and a servant. Was recommended by Mr Courtney.

  • *Phillips, John. Mariner. Came with the APOLLO group in his own vessel from New York. He came with a woman, 2 children under 10, 4 children over 10, and a servant.

  • Pinkstone, Flemming Dr. Came alone with 2 servants from Georgia.

  • *Pitcher, Moses. Glazier. From Boston, Massachusetts. Arrived with a woman, 5 children and 2 servants. He later returned to New Hampshire.

  • Porter, David. Carpenter. Came on the APOLLO. From New York. Came alone with one servant.

  • *Potter, James. Cutler. Arrived with woman, 6 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Dole.

  • *Potts, Christopher

  • *Power, Thomas. Mariner. Arrived with a woman and a child. His wife returned to the United States soon after arriving in Port Roseway. Thomas died ca. 1786/7.

  • Prescot, Joseph. Glazier. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Later came alone.

  • *Prior/Pryor, James. Mariner. Arrived with a woman and a servant. Recommended by Mr Burke.

  • *Prout, Timothy. Went to Truro.

  • *Pynchon, Joseph. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and 3 servants. He was from Connecticut. Commissioned to survey Roseway Harbour and solicit a grant of the adjoining lands for the purpose of carrying on the fisheries. Joseph most likely died in 1791.

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  • *Rand, Nathaniel. Mason. Arrived with a woman and a child. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Randall, William. Barber. Arrived with a woman and 3 children. Recommended by Mr Stewart.

  • *Ranking, William

  • *Reath, James. Arrived with a woman and a child. Recommended by Mr Power.

  • *Reid, Alexander. Came alone with 3 servants. Recommended by Mr Murray. *Reid/Reed, Colin. Arrived with a woman, a child and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Hudson.

  • *Reily, Patrick

  • Richard, Iram I. Arrived with a woman and 3 servants. Recommended by Richard White.

  • Richards, Charles. Came with a woman and 3 children probably from New Jersey, and went to River St John. Recommended by Mr Vail.

  • *Rigby, William

  • Ristine, Joseph. Wheelwright and Pilot for the King. Came alone. Born 1750 Philadelphia, PA died 6 August 1839 at Jacksontown, New Brunswick. Married Catherine Sparling, daughter of Peter & Margaret on 23 July 1786 at Shelburne. Admiral Digby recommended that he received land for services rendered. Recommended by Captain Dole.

  • Rivers, John. Merchant. Came alone. Recommended by Mr Brazel

  • *Robertson, Alexander. Possibly from the Ohio River, Pennsylvania.

  • *Robertson, Alexander. Son of Alexander, brother of James. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants. He was born in Stonehaven on the coast of Kincardine, Scotland and later settled in settled in Norwich, Connecticut at the time of the American Revolution. These two brothers established a printing office in Shelburne. He died in 1784 in Shelburne. Married and had children, some of their names are Mary, Amy, and James Jr.

  • *Robertson, James. Son of Alexander, brother of Alexander, born 1747 at Stonehaven on the coast of Kincardine, Scotland and later settled in Norwich, Connecticut at the time of the American Revolution. James married 1) Amy _____, who died 1776 in Norwich, Connecticut. 2) Mary ___ .These two brothers established a printing office in Shelburne. After the death of his brother in 1784, he continued with the printing office. James went to Prince Edward Island looking for a government appointment there, returned to Scotland when it didn't come through.

  • *Robinson, Anthony

  • *Robinson, Peter. Merchant. Arrived with a woman, a child and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Robinson, William. Arrived with a woman and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Lynch, Later settled in Annapolis.

  • Rose, James. Listed as arriving with a woman and 4 children. Recommended by A. Robertson. Possibly son of James Rose, the wig maker

  • *Rose, James. Wig maker. Arrived with a woman, a child and a servant.

  • *Rose, William. Arrived with a woman, a child and a servant. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • *Ross, Andrew

  • Ross, Donald

  • *Ross, William. Shoe maker. From Philadelphia.

  • *Rowlands, Thomas

  • Russell, Edmund. Tailor. Came alone. Recommended by Mr Connell.

  • *Ryan, Cornelius. Arrived with a woman and 4 servants. He was born in Ireland. Went to New York before the American Revolution. Purchased a vessel to transport his family. He later returned to New York.

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  • *Scott, George. Settled in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Arrived with a woman and child.

  • *Shakespear, Stephen. Arrvied with his wife Ann, and 12 servants in a party of 14. From Florida. He later returned to New York.

  • Sharpe, Joseph. Came alone with a servant. Recommended by Captain Dole.

  • Sharpe, Samuel. Came with wife, 4 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Dole.

  • *Shaw, Thomas. Came with a woman. He settled in Chester.

  • Simm, David. From New York. Arrived with a woman and 2 children. Recommended by Mr Hannay. He went to River St John.

  • *Sinclair, John. Came with a woman and child.

  • *Singleton, George. Labourer. Came on the APOLLO. From Philadelphia. Recommended by Mr Williams. Arrived with a woman and 3 children under 10.

  • Sloane/Sloone, John. Carpenter. Came on the APOLLO. Born in Ireland. Recommended by Mr John Bull. He came alone. On original list it states he was sent back to New York sick. (Comment: did he try to come at an earlier time?)

  • *Smart John. Came with a woman, 6 children and 5 servants.

  • *Smith Benjamin. Farmer. Came with a child.

  • *Smith Caleb

  • *Smith, Emphraim. Came with a woman, a child and 2 servants.

  • Smith George. Carpenter. From New Jersey. Came alone. He went to River St John.

  • *Smith, Whitford. From Killiheen, Ireland. Came alone with 2 servants.

  • *Smither, James. Trader and engraver. From Philadelphia. Arrived with a woman, 9 children and 2 servants.

  • Somner, Thomas. Arrived with a woman and 8 children. Recommended by Mr Pynchon.

  • *Sparewater, Peter

  • *Sparling, Peter William. Born 1732; died 4 February 1821. Went to New York in 1760 on ship "Pery" from Limerick, Ireland. Married Margaret Fissell in 1754. Arrived in Shelburne with a woman and 6 children. Later settled in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Margaret Fissell was born in Killiheen, Ireland. She died 15 February 1820 at North West Arm, Cape Breton. Issue:
    ** (1) Ann Sparling born 13 November 1760 in New York City. Married on 27 September 1778 to Bartholomew Musgrave.
    ** (2) William Peter Sparling, Jr, born 1769 in New York married 30 October 1791 to Eleanor Leaver (Sydney)
    ** (3) Mary Catherine Sparling born ca. 1762 in New York married 2) Captain William Daisley
    ** (4) Jacob Sparling born 31 October 1770 New York married Mary Margaret Galasham
    ** (5) Philip Sparling born ca. 1775 died 1848 married Emily Stout
    ** (6) Margaret Sparling 1 November 1776 NY - 29 August 1838. Married 14 November 1793 to Adam Moore
    ** (7) George Sparling born 30 June 1782; died 1817. Married 30 July 1811 Ann Jefferson
    ** (8) Margaret Ann Sparling born 1786 Sydney, Nova Scotia. Married Sept. 1820 William Averns
    ** (9) Catherine Sparling married Joseph Ristine in Shelburne, and settled in New Brunswick.

  • *Speede, Paul. Came with a woman, 3 children and 2 servants.

  • *Spencer, John. Farmer. Came with wife and 2 children. Born in Connecticut. Living in New Hampshire. Possible went to Mira, Cape Breton

  • *Sprinks, James. Arrived with a woman and 3 children and a servant.

  • *Stacey, Matthew. Arrived with a woman and child and a servant.

  • Stackhouse, John. Came alone. Recommended by Mr Palmer.

  • *Stanton, John. Came alone with 5 servants.

  • *Stanton, Lathrop or Latham

  • *Start, Moses

  • Stewart, Peter. Farmer. Came with a woman. Recommended by Mr Robertson.

  • *Stremboock, Thomas. Farmer. Came alone.

  • *Stuart, John. From New Jersey.

  • Stuart, Thomas Lieutenant. Arms mover in the army. Came on the APOLLO. Recommended by Captain Wilkins. He came with a woman and a servant.

  • *Styman, Jacob

  • *Sutherland, William. Farmer. Came with a woman. He settled in Barrington, Nova Scotia.

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  • *Tackway, John. Arrived with a woman, a child and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • *Tailor, Ann

  • *Tailor, John Lieutenant. 1st New Jersey Volunteers. He settled in Weymouth (called Sissiboo) Digby County, Nova Scotia. He went back to Middletown, New Jersey in 1786 and married his second cousin Eleanor Tailor. They raised their children in Weymouth. John known as "Colonel John Tailor" because he held the rank of Colonel in the Nova Scotia militia. Buried in the church cemetery of St. Peter's Church in Weymouth

  • *Tench, John. Merchant. Arrived with a woman, a child and 2 servants. Recommended by Captain Durfee.

  • Thatcher, Abel. Arrived with a servant. Recommended by Mr Stewart

  • Thomas, James

  • *Thomas, Nathanial R.. Merchant. Came alone with 2 servants from Marshfield, Massachusetts. He is on the Boston Evacuees List. Recommended by Captain White.

  • *Thomas, Richard. Glazier. Came with a woman and a servant. He later settled in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

  • *Thompson, James

  • *Thomson, David Sr. Stone cutter. Came with the APOLLO group in his own vessel. Born in North Britain. From Philadelphia. Recommended by Mr Benjamin Lowe. He came with a woman, 2 children under 10, 1 child over 10, and 5 servants.

  • *Thomson, David Jr. Came with the APOLLO group in his father's vessel from Philadelphia.

  • *Thomson John. Mason. Born in Scotland. He had his own ship.

  • *Thomson, Robert. Carpenter. With a party of 2.

  • Tonson, Harmon

  • *Tolbert/Tolbut, John. Came alone with a servant. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • Trelone, Bennett. Arrived with a woman and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • *Tribe, William. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and a servant. Recommended by Mr Prout.

  • *Turnbull, Robert. Lawyer, of Albany, New York. Came alone. Recommended by Mr Ferguson.

  • *Turnbull, Thomas. Merchant. Arrived with a woman. Recommended by Captain Baxter.

  • *Turner, John. Arrived with a woman, 4 children and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Tribe.

  • *Turrell, John

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  • *Ure, John

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  • Vail, Nathaniel. Millwright. Arrived with a woman and 6 children from New Jersey. Went to River St John.

  • Vail, Nathaniel Jr. Carpenter. Came alone with a servant from New Jersey, went to River St John. Recommended by Captain Durfee

  • Vail, Robert. Carpenter. Came alone with a servant from New Jersey. Went to River St John

  • *Vassey, Joseph. Lawyer. Came with a woman. Recommended by Mr Jackson.

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  • *Wade, John

  • Wade, Samuel. Blacksmith. Listed as coming with a woman, 2 children and 4 servants. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • *Walker, John. Arrived with a woman and a child. He died 1792 in New York.

  • *Walker, Richard

  • *Wall, George. Arrived with a woman, 4 children and a servant. Recommended by Mr Grass.

  • *Walsh, Joseph. Painter. From Massachusetts.

  • *Ward, Edmond. Merchant. Arrived with a servant from East Chester County, New York. Recommended by Mr Pynchon.

  • *Ward, Ira. Arrived with a servant. Recommended by Mr Pynchon.

    Watson, Andrew. From Virginia. He was a ship's master and went to other parts of Nova Scotia.

  • *Watson, George

  • *Watson, John. From Plymouth, Massachusetts. Married Lucia ____. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. It seems he went to Shelburne with a woman, 4 children and 4 servants, but later returned to New York. Recommended by Mr Pynchon.

  • Watt, John. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants from New York. Recommended by Mr Courtney.

  • *Webster, John

  • Weir, John. More than likely the son of Thomas, from North Carolina.

  • *Weir, Thomas. Possibly the same Captain Thomas Weir from North Carolina, who had 3 of his children buried in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

  • *Wells, George

  • *Wetton /Wheaton, Richard. Mariner. Arrived with a woman, a child and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Hill.

  • *White, Amos. Tailor. Arrived with a a woman and 4 children. Recommended by John Pack.

  • *White, Charles

  • *White, David

  • *White, Duncan. Arrived with a woman, and a servant. Recommended by Mr Lyon.

  • *White, Gideon. Merchant and trader. Born ca. 1750, Plymouth, Massachusetts. On the Boston Evacuees List as "single", but arrived with a woman, 3 children and 3 servants. Gideon was doing garrison duty in Jamaica before arriving in Shelburne. In 1776 he was in Halifax, and he knew the Nova Scotia area well before settling here. He married Miss Whitworth in 1787, sister of Nathaniel Whitworth.

  • White, James. Arrived with a woman, 3 children and 3 servants. Recommended by Mr Hartley.

  • *White, Richard. Farmer. Arrived with a woman, 2 children and 5 servants. Recommended by Mr Peter Lynch.

  • *Whiting, Thomas. Arrived with a woman, 4 children and 3 servants. Recommended by Mr Courtney.

  • *Wilkins, Robert Captain. Merchant. Captain in the King's Loyal Company. From Massachusetts. Came on the APOLLO. Recommended by General Brock. He came with a woman, 1 child under 10, 2 children over 10, and 3 servants.

  • *Williams, Daniel. Arrived with a woman and a child. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • *Williams, John Jr. Came on the APOLLO. He came alone.

  • *Williams, John Sr. Arrived with a woman and 5 children. Recommended by Mr Durfee. One child was named Sara Williams born ca. 1788. Later this family returned to Orange County, New York

  • *Williams, Richard

  • *Williams, Samuel

  • *Williamson, Richard

  • *Wilson, David. Merchant. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. Later arrived with a woman, a child and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Lynch.

  • *Willson, James. Arrived with a woman and a child. Recommended by Mr Dole.

  • *Wilson, John. Seaman. From New York. Refused to leave with the main group on April 1, because he only had a "license for occupation" instead of the promised grant of land. He arrived before the deadline date with a woman, 2 children and a servant. Recommended by Mr Thomas Harrison. Later returned to New York.

  • *Wilson, William

  • Winslow, Pelham. From Massachusetts. On the Boston Evacuees List. Listed as single. Died August 1783 in New York. His name was on the list; more than likely he would have been part of the Port Roseway Association. It is possible that he was wounded in the American Revolution. He passed away in August. His name is listed as travelling with a woman, 2 children and 2 servants.

  • *Wood, Benjamin

  • *Wright, Daniel. Merchant. Arrived with a woman and 2 servants. Recommended by Mr Heffernan.

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  • *Yule, James

Much has been written on this subject. Many records are located in Library and Archives Canada and also in the Public Archives of Nova Scotia where information can be obtained to locate your lost ancestors who might have been part of this group. By checking different sources such as muster rolls, ration returns, minute books, land grant petitions, land grant records and loyalist claims, etc, much additional information can be obtained.

Articles related to this topic:
  1. Names submitted to be part of The Port Roseway Association group of United Empire Loyalists evacuating to Shelburne, Nova Scotia. An Association was formed to organize those Loyalists wishing to be evacuated from New York to Port Roseway at the end of the American Revolution.

  2. Minutes of The Proceedings of the Port Roseway Associates 1782. A list of people whose names were added to the Port Roseway Association going to Shelburne, Nova Scotia in 1783.

  3. 1783 Passenger manifest for the ship Apollo. A return of men, women, children and servants in Captain Robert Wilkins Company of Loyalists on board the ship APOLLO, John Adamson, Ship's Master for Port Roseway from New York on the 8 June 1783.
Sources used in compiling this article include:
  • Crown Land Grant Office, Halifax
  • Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia. copy of the book can be found at the McConnell library in Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Public Archives of Nova Scotia MG100 vol. 220#16 Title: Shelburne Nova Scotia, Minutes of the Proceedings of the Port Roseway Associates 1782
Related reading and published sources: Final thoughts:
  • There is much controversy over who was and who was not a member of this elite group; the text supplied here is strictly to provide information concerning our ancestors and not to prove or disprove any membership to the Port Roseway Association.
  • Always check primary sources to confirm transcribed materials. We acknowledge that these pages may, and probably do, contain technical and/or typographical errors.





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