In this issue:
- A message from the 2023 conference Registrar
- Conference 2023: Plan your trip; Virtual Speaker Barb Andrew UE; Schedule of Guest Speakers; Registration
- Unpacking a Chedabucto Muster Roll: The Black Loyalists of Guysborough: Part Two, by Stephen Davidson UE
- The Battle of Lexington and Concord 19 April 1775
- Victory at Saratoga: Getting the Word Out
- Colonel Abraham Buford’s Virginia Battalion, 1780-1781
- Jefferson’s Secret Plan to Whiten Virginia
- Putting the Brakes on the Cultural Reckoning
- BOOK: The Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, 1780
- What Were Raree Shows?
- List of Loyalist Certificates Updated with those issued in 2023 until March 31
- UELAC Loyalist Directory: New Contributions
- Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III, King of Canada
- Upcoming Events
- Loyalist Dinner at Union Club-Saint John 18 May 6pm
- The American Revolution Institute, A Compleat Victory: Saratoga 5 May 6:00pm
- Fort Plain Museum: The Revolutionary War Conference 250 in the Mohawk Valley, June 9-11
- Samuel Moore Family Reunion 2023, virtual, Sat 10 June
- Nelles Manor Museum: a Nelles Family Reunion Sat. 24 June
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: TERRY UE, Carol Anne (nee Duke)
- Last Post: MCILMOYLE UE, Ruby Loraine
A message from the 2023 conference Registrar
Registrations are arriving by Canada Post and through the online form. If you have sent a paper form and cheque to my address and have not received an email acknowledging it please reach out to me right away at this email: UE2023Registrar@gmail.com.
The online form has been working well. I received the data from those forms once a week. The conference treasurer lets me know when the PayPal transaction is complete. An email acknowledgment is then sent out. This happens for both the in-person and virtual registrations. If you thought you completed an online form and have not heard from me please send me an email at UE2023Registrar@gmail.com. There have been situations where the SUBMIT button was not “clicked”.
The early bird price-break is April 30th. The conference committee is looking forward to having many join us in Vancouver/Richmond BC June 1 – 4, 2023.
Christine Manzer UE
Plan Your Trip
Ready to plan your trip to Richmond/Vancouver, B.C. for the 2023 UELAC Hybrid Conference?
We have all the resources you need for putting together a great visit. You will find information on everything from getting to Vancouver and transportation while you are here, through to a day trip and/or a ‘whale-watching’ adventure. Richmond/Vancouver is very accessible from our Transit Authority, even with those who have special needs. Here is an entire dedicated section to tips and tools, including practical info on money matters, what to pack and statutory holidays. This is also the place to find our official guides, whether you prefer a printed magazine or a digital copy.
UELAC Virtual Guest Speaker #11 “Loyalist Legacies in the Prairie Provinces of Canada“
Presented by Barbara Andrew UE
Many descendants of United Empire Loyalists ventured west to the Canadian prairies to make and leave their lasting mark on the history of our great country. Like their forefathers, they endured hardships and solved problems with hard work and resourcefulness. Barb will look at the lasting contributions of Brigadier-General Henry Norland Ruttan, Richard Henry Gardyn Bonnycastle and Jasper Hawes.
Barb Andrew is currently the president and education and outreach chair of the Assiniboine Branch. She has served UELAC in many roles, including three years as President.
More about Barb and this presentation
See more about the Virtual Presentations & Guest Speakers
The virtual guest speaker presentations will be available at a scheduled time (to be announced); Zoom links will be forwarded at a later date.
Scheduled Dates and Times for the Virtual Speakers
The Virtual Guest Speaker Presentations are now scheduled ie dates and times. See the details here.
Virtual attendees ONLY, please fill out the Virtual Portion of the 2023 Conference Registration, showing that you are a virtual registrant. You can pay via Paypal or credit card the Registration Fee of $50.00 (Canadian) online, or forward your 2023 Virtual Registration Form and Cheque payable to “The UEL Ass’n of Canada Vancouver Branch” to…
Christine Manzer UE, 2023 Conference Registrar
208–7180 Linden Ave,
Burnaby BC V5E 3G6
“In-Person” attendees will view all Guest Speaker Presentations at their own leisure during/following the Conference. Presentations are NOT available at the 2023 Conference venue, unless you bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone with the Zoom platform installed.
Following the 2023 UELAC Conference, presentations will be available at the UELAC Members Section at uelac.ca (log-in required).
Visit Where the Sea Meets the Sky for all the details
Loyally, The 2023 UELAC Hybrid Pacific Region Conference & AGM Planning Committee email@example.com
Unpacking a Chedabucto Muster Roll: The Black Loyalists of Guysborough: Part Two of Four
copyright Stephen Davidson UE
For some, the journey to Guysborough, Nova Scotia was one that began by finding sanctuary within the British lines that were as far south as Georgia; others fled slavery in New Hampshire – a much closer colony. But however far they had traveled, all of the 146 Black Loyalists that were enumerated near Chedabucto Bay in June of 1784 had stories of bravery, resilience, and fortitude to share.
The Black Loyalists who arrived in Chedabucto Bay in 1784 had once lived in eleven of the thirteen American colonies. That variety of experiences would provide their new Nova Scotia settlements with skill sets that ranged from farming to familiarity with artillery, and from medical procedures to wagon driving.
Four of Guysborough’s Black Loyalist settlers had once lived in Pennsylvania; three of them would become teamsters for the British. Chris King had been considered the property of Thomas Reese in Valley Forge before escaping him at the age of 23. Isaac Spencer was 39 when he left his Chester County enslaver in 1778.
Cato Cox is unique among the Pennsylvanians for being born free in the village of Frankford, a suburb of Philadelphia. The fact that Quakers –a group known to be opposed to slavery – founded Frankford may explain Cox’s status as a free man. He was 26 when he left New York for Nova Scotia with his younger brother and wife.
John Cox (10 years old in 1783) was also born free in Frankford and worked with his older brother in the wagon department. Jenny Cox, two years Cato’s junior, may have met her husband through her work with the teamsters. Listed as “Jane” on the Chedabucto muster, she had been a slave to John Dykman of “New York Island” (Manhattan?), but had been “left free at his death”.
Bacchus Irwin (Owen on the muster roll) had been enslaved by a man who lived in Philadelphia, then the largest city in the American colonies. He escaped slavery in 1778 at the age of 37. King, Spencer and Irwin are all noted as leaving the United States with either a General Birch or General Musgrave certificate – documents that declared them to be free men.
Dorcas Scudder (Darcus Scudda on the muster) is remarkable for having been only 14 years old when she escaped from her master in Norwich, Connecticut. How so young a teenager was able to make her way to the sanctuary of New York City has been lost to history. Not only is she the only Black Loyalist from Connecticut to have settled in Guysborough, she is also the only passenger of the 23 free Blacks who sailed on the Concord to make the Chedabucto area her home.
Sally Grayson (showing as Sally Grierson on the muster) was the only known Black Loyalist from Georgia to settle in Guysborough, making her the pioneer who was furthest from her place of enslavement – a distance of about 1,930 km. While still a teenager, she found work in the Royal Artillery Department before boarding the Danger for Nova Scotia.
Claus Herring came to Nova Scotia when he was 50 years old. At 45 years of age, he managed to escape slavery in Tappan, New Jersey and become a teamster with the British army. At age 54, he received a land grant of 40.5 acres in what is now Tracadie, Nova Scotia.
Among the Virginian Black Loyalists who made Guysborough their home is Jacob Brady (Brodie on the muster). He is noteworthy in that he was a member of the Black Brigade, a band of elite guerilla fighters that conducted raids in New Jersey and seized Patriot supplies. Following the death of Titus Cornelius, the brigade’s commander, in 1780, the Black Brigade was led by Stephen Blucke, a Black Loyalist who eventually settled in Birchtown, just outside of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Jacob Brady’s time with the Black Brigade would have seen him serve under both Cornelius and Blucke. Brady is the only known Black soldier to have settled in Guysborough.
The majority of the Black Loyalists who had been enslaved in Virginia and South Carolina before settling in Guysborough sailed to Nova Scotia on the Nisbet, a ship that will be more closely examined in the next chapter of this series.
The Nisbet was one of eleven evacuation vessels that initially brought Black Loyalists to Port Mouton in the fall of 1783. It carried 161 free Blacks as well as 2 who were enslaved by white Loyalists. The Danger carried the next largest group, one that included 129 free men and women and 3 enslaved Africans. There were 70 Blacks aboard the Sophie. The Elk had 13 Black Loyalist passengers; the Elijah had 87, and the Joseph had 5. The Jenney brought 2 free and 3 enslaved Blacks to Port Mouton. Only one of its passengers, Philip Barkley, settled in Guysborough. The Peggy had 10 free passengers and one 1 enslaved. The last ships to leave New York with Black Loyalist refugees were the Concord (23 passengers), the Diannah (38) and L’Abondance (82).
There is an interesting omission in the Book of Negroes‘ entries for the Black Loyalists who sailed for Port Mouton. Since April of 1784, almost all those recorded in the ledger had a white Loyalist as an “escort” or –in the language of the ledger– a “person in whose possession they now are“. The listing of an escort was a political ploy to assure Americans that the British were keeping an eye on each and every Black leaving New York. The “person” was not an owner, but a designated escort for the Black Loyalist.
The 11 evacuation ships that sailed for Port Mouton in the fall of 1784 were carrying the very last British supporters who had been based in New York City to sanctuary in Nova Scotia. By this point in time, the British officials in charge of compiling the Book of Negroes were in such a great hurry to record Black Loyalists’ names and get them aboard evacuation vessels that they had no time to assign escorts.
When the Elk left New York City on October 7th, the Book of Negroes notes that the Wagon Master General Department was the escort for all 13 of its passengers rather than individual white Loyalists. The same was done for those sailing on the Joseph. The entries for the Elijah show that only 13 of its passengers had the wagon department as their escorts. The remaining 74 had no escorts whatsoever. One gets the sense of an urgency to get names written into the ledger — and so the political ploy of escort assignment was abandoned.
Just one of the Jenney’s passengers travelled alone. John Nash, a white Loyalist, is listed as accompanying his 3 slaves and a second Black Loyalist.
The Nisbet, which carried the largest number of Black Loyalists, begins its entries with a free man and an indentured servant who were accompanied by a white Loyalist named Cutler. In addition to that escort, a man named Parkin boarded the ship with his two enslaved Africans. With the exception of these four, the remaining 159 passengers either have the wagon department –or no one– as their escort. An exception to the trend was the Concord that also left New York City on November 30th; all 23 of its Black Loyalists had white Loyalists listed as escorts.
From this point on, the British officials compiling the Book of Negroes didn’t bother to find white escorts for the Black Loyalist evacuees. The remaining evacuation vessels are all listed with the names of departments of the British forces as the “escorts” for those bound for Nova Scotia.
The Peggy, which also set sail on November 30th, lists no escorts for its Black Loyalist passengers. Sailing on the same date, the records for the Danger note the Royal Artillery Department as the escort for almost all of its evacuees. The General Hospital Department was cited as being “in possession of” 3 of the Danger’s passengers.
The Diannah had all of its 38 Black passengers “possessed” by the wagon department. Sailing on the same day, L’Abondance was the only ship to have all but one of its 82 Black Loyalists escorted by the Black Brigade – the last provincial military unit to leave New York City.
A closer examination of the Nisbet’s passengers will appear in the next edition of Loyalist Trails.
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The Battle of Lexington and Concord 19 April 1775
This opening battle is celebrated today as Patriots Day in New England states.
Minute Man National Historical Park in Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord, Massachusetts, preserves and interprets the sites, structures, and landscapes that became the field of battle during the first armed conflict of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. It was here that British colonists risked their lives and property, defending their ideals of liberty and self-determination.
The events of that day have been popularized by succeeding generations as the “shot heard round the world.” Often referred to as the “Battles of Lexington, and Concord,” the fighting on April 19, 1775 raged over 16 miles along the Bay Road from Boston to Concord, and included some 1,700 British regulars and over 4,000 Colonial militia.
- British Casualties totaled 273; 73 Killed, 174 wounded, 26 missing.
- Colonial casualties totaled 96; 49 killed, 41 wounded, and 5 missing.
Read more with a series of items
- Battle road map (cursor over spots along the map)
- A time line from 6:30pm 18 April until 7:30pm 19 April when the battle ends and the siege of Boston begins
Victory at Saratoga: Getting the Word Out
by Richard J. Werther 20 April 2023 Journal of the American Revolution
It is axiomatic that the American victory at Saratoga was, aside from events at Yorktown, the pivotal military event of the American Revolution. The victory set in motion several actions by various parties with self-serving agendas, but it was the manner in which word of the victory was communicated, something today might well be called “spin,” that makes an engaging and little-told story.
History has credited Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates as the author of the victory, with less famed actions by Gen. Benedict Arnold, and Col. Daniel Morgan and his riflemen, among others. This gave Gates the “bragging rights” over Saratoga and its communication to the world, and he would seek to leverage this to his greatest advantage. Gates struck his convention with Burgoyne on October 17, 1777. Although it is commonly referred to as a surrender, Burgoyne did not technically surrender. Read more…
Colonel Abraham Buford’s Virginia Battalion, 1780-1781
by John Settle 18 April 2023 Journal of the American Revolution
Col. Abraham Buford is most famous for his defeat at Waxhaws, South Carolina, on May 29, 1780. His defiant message to Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, his order for his men to hold their fire until it was too late, and the subsequent chaos and bloodshed that was later called the Waxhaws Massacre is well-known. What is not well-known is that even after Waxhaws, Colonel Buford rallied his survivors and continued to lead them in the field for another seven months. His command was filled with Continental Line and State Line veterans, new levies, substitutes, deserters, and drafted men to create “Buford’s Battalion,” sometimes called “Buford’s Regiment.” The battalion is often forgotten in the history of the Southern Campaign, despite over 100 veterans who were present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and played an important role in the engagement.
Following the defeat at Waxhaws, Buford marched his survivors to Hillsborough, North Carolina. There Buford gathered about one hundred men of his old command. Read more…
Jefferson’s Secret Plan to Whiten Virginia
By Timothy Messer-Kruse about 20 April 2023 at CommonPlace
Jefferson’s system depended on shoring up the bulwarks of race and basing the law on a theory of government that withdrew the protection of government from unfavored groups.
Early in 1776, Thomas Paine fired the imaginations of patriot leaders when he wrote that “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” One young patriot who would soon emerge as the revolution’s foremost philosopher, the thirty-three-year-old Thomas Jefferson, seized the moment to remake the world. But his most sweeping attempt to do so has gone unrecognized, overshadowed by his more famous role in penning the first draft of the Declaration of Independence and serving as the new nation’s third president. Jefferson’s audacious plan to redesign America from its foundation has been overlooked because it evenly rested upon the seemingly opposite pillars of antislavery and white supremacy.
It took Jefferson some time when the revolution began to find the clay he wished to mold. According to John Adams, he had to be persuaded to author the Declaration of Independence. Adams, the only Yankee on the committee, cajoled him into doing so by telling him “You are a Virginian, and Virginia ought to appear at the head of this business.” While Jefferson dutifully took notes and followed closely the contentious debates that hammered out the outline of the Articles of Confederation, the nation’s first constitution, later that summer, he chose to leave Congress at the first opportunity, taking up a seat in the Virginia legislature that he had last warmed seven years before.
It is rare for a young, ambitious politician to step back from a national office to take a seat representing a county in a state legislature. Read more…
Putting the Brakes on the Cultural Reckoning
By by Steve Paikin 19 April 2023, TVO Today
The Canadian Institute for Historical Education claims that building renamings are often based on a shoddy understanding of history For several years now, Ontario has been going through a cultural reckoning. The statue of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, remains crated up in front of Queen’s Park. Queen’s University also took his name off its law school. Egerton Ryerson’s name disappeared from a university in the provincial capital.
“We’re seeing the decapitating of statues and the renaming of buildings. But people are trying to rewrite history with ‘alternative facts.’ And that’s disturbing.” says Gordon Walker
Walker’s anger has boiled over to the point that he’s part of a group that’s created a new, non-profit organization called the Canadian Institute for Historical Education. The group wants to promote academic research and contribute to “evidence-based analysis.” Read more…
BOOK: The Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, 1780
by John Buchanan(Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2022)
Review by Gabriel Neville 13 April 2023 Journal of the American Revolution
British victory in the Revolution required one thing above all: the ability of American Loyalists to retake and hold the civil and military functions of government. Then as now, occupying armies are expensive and cannot stay forever. In this light, a battle between Tories and Patriots involving no Redcoats, Hessians, or even Continentals, towers in importance — not because of casualty counts or territory gained or lost, but as a test of the basic requirement for ultimate British success. By 1780, the British had basically given up on holding the North. With a negotiated settlement increasingly likely, what mattered now was demonstrating civil and military control of the southern colonies. The British knew that holding two or three coastal cities wasn’t going to cut it. They had to control the backcountry.
Though still insufficiently covered in classrooms, the Battle of Kings Mountain is recognized as the key event in the demonstration of popular southern refusal to submit to Loyalist rule. Even less well-remembered is the smaller Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, without which there may have been no Kings Mountain. It was a little encounter in which just 200 Patriot militiamen faced off against 264 Loyalist regulars and militia. Though small, it sent a strong signal that backcountry Americans simply would not be ruled any longer by a foreign king. Read more…
What Were Raree Shows?
By By Sarahmurden 17 Aril 2023 in All Things Georgian
What was a raree show? Possibly a name derived from the word rarity, but no-one seems quite sure. It was a peep show, exhibited on the streets of the country, usually by itinerants, much like any other street performers.
The show was often carried around in a wooden cabinet with several viewing holes in which sets of pictures could be set by pulling a corresponding cord, or in a box, as can be seen in this painting above. Read more…
List of Loyalist Certificates Updated with those issued in 2023 until March 31
The list of UE Certificates issued since late in 2012 — showing the Loyalist ancestor, name of descendant (when permission is granted), branch and date — has been updated with the certificates issued through 31 March 2023.
The list can be seen at Loyalist Certificates Issued
These have also been added to the appropriate Loyalist in the Loyalist Directory.
- Debra Honor UE has added more information to the records for these people:
- John Freemen from Stillwater, Saratoga, Albany, NY served in Jessup’s Rangers and resettled at St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The first battle of Saratoga was fought on John Freeman’s farm which later became known as the Battle of Freeman’s Farm. His wife Effelanah and all but three children died of disease in 1777 in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.
- Pvt. William Osterhout from Saugerties, Ulster, NY served with Butler’s Rangers and resettled at Louth Township, Lincoln, Upper Canada (Home District). He married Elizabeth Pickard, b. 1777 (Stone Arabia, NY), d. ? (Windham Twp. Ontario), daughter of William Pickard UEL and they had 13 children
- Pvt. William Pickard from Westmoreland County, NY served with Butler’s Rangers and settled at Four Mile Creek, Niagara, Upper Canada (Home District). He married Elizabeth Windemoed(?) and they had seven children
- Henry Buchner Sr. born in Hessen, Germany but settled in Sussev NJ. After the war he settled in Crowland Township, Niagara District, Upper Canada (Home District). He and Anna Eva Maria Dell had eleven children. Lt. Dahler J. Stanton certified: “I was on command with Lieut. James Moody, when he was going to attempt to take Gov. Livingston of the State of New Jersey, during the late American War, and that we were aided assisted & harbored by Henry Buchner sen’r. of Sussex County, in New Jersey…”
If you are willing to submit some information, send a note to email@example.com All help is appreciated. …doug
Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III, King of Canada
The Coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London. King Charles us also King of Canada, and many in Canada will celebrate the event.
We would like to note those celebrations that any branch of the UELAC is organizing or is actively participating in. Submit these events to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The City of Saint John and the Union club have cordially invited New Brunswick Loyalist Branch members to attend a breakfast at the Saint John Union Club 9am-11am ( tickets required through the Union Club – contact Jennifer Waldschutz <email@example.com> for tickets).
- Heritage Branch with Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch is holding a wine-and-cheese party in the Maison Forget on 5 May. His Honour the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec will be our guest. (Sold out)
- Coronation tea, Toronto Branch on Sunday 7 May is doing a full English tea. Wear your fascinator, your best hat, or tie, and white gloves if you have them.
tickets required, RSVP by 24 April to order tickets – if you did not receive the e-invite, send an email to NB Loyalist Assoc <firstname.lastname@example.org> to receive the dinner details, how to purchase tickets and information on accommodations.
Following the successful expulsion of American forces from Canada in 1776, the British were determined to end the rebellion and devised what they believed to be a war-winning strategy. They sent Gen. John Burgoyne south, expecting to rout the Americans and take Albany. By Colonel (Retired) Kevin J. Weddle, Ph.D., is professor of military theory and strategy. Read more… (Friday 5 May at 6:00pm, livestream
Registration now open.
Friday, June 9: Bus Tour – Forts and Fortified Homes of the Mohawk Valley
Opening Reception and Registration
Saturday, June 10: Program and reception
Sunday, June 11 until noon: Program
See details: schedule, registration, lodging etc
A Reunion of descendants of Samuel Moore of Massachusetts and New Jersey, born 1630, and his great-grandson, Samuel Moore, UE, of New Jersey, born 1742, died 1822 and buried Quaker Pioneer Cemetery, Norwich ON. Time and Presentation Topics to be announced.
It’s exciting to anticipate who might join us without the distance restrictions! Please share this with those who might be interested.
For the Zoom link contact Donna Moore UE email@example.com
The museum is celebrating Nelles Manor being completed 225 years ago. The Reunion is a time for family members to become more knowledgeable about their ancestors. A time to get acquainted with extended family, share stories, and have fun together. Registration has been extended until May 19!
a tour of the Manor by a period attired guide
a Nelles Neighbourhood tour that includes the land that Robert and his family were granted. The neighbourhood tour finishes at St. Andrews Church. Many members of the Nelles and connected family are buried there, including Robert and his family. Robert gave the land for the church. See the event flyer
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Halifax: The Old Burying Ground needs bodies, By Katy Jean 19 April 2023 on Saltwaire.
The day European settlers arrived on the shores of Kjipuktuk to establish a colony for Britain, they had to establish something else first.
When the sloop Sphinx landed on the shores in 1749, a passenger fell off the ship and died. The next day, the unfortunate soul was buried in a new cemetery just as Halifax was being born. Though the ground was fresh then, it’s what we call the Old Burying Grounds today. It stopped opening its earth in 1844 after more than 12,000 Haligonians of all religions and races went for their eternal slumber there. The Old Burying Ground Foundation has taken on the labours of upkeep but this year they’re looking for volunteers to lend a hand. Read more…
- This week in History
- 19 Apr 1775 From Lexington, Massachusetts, British retreat under fire to Concord–the “shot heard around the world.”
- 21 Apr 1775 Governor Dunmore orders Royal Marines to take gunpowder from magazine in Williamsburg, Virginia.
- 16 Apr 1776 John Hancock writes the Maryland Council of Safety advising them to seize Royal Governor Robert Eden.
- 18 Apr 1776 The Isabella, carrying British troops, is met by American militiamen at Cape Fear, North-Carolina.
- 20 Apr 1776 Germany & Britain arrange to have more troops sent from Germany to America, including 670 infantrymen.
- 20 Apr 1777 New-York adopts a new constitution, incorporating the Declaration of Independence and a strong Governor.
- 15 Apr 1783 Congress ratifies peace treaty with Britain, formally ending hostilities.
- Clothing and Related:
- A day of embroidered aprons, all early 18th century. The green one is on another level
- Detail from a masters museum studies final project @UNHCOLA focused on creation & replication of natural dyes from the country dyers assistant published in 1799 by Asa Ellis
- French. Beautifully Embroidered Petticoat, c.1788 Silk, metallic thread & linen.
- 18th Century dress, bodice detail of a block printed Robe à l’Anglaise, c.1770. Worn by Temperance Pickering Knight (1732-1821) of Dover Point, New Hampshire.
- Flaming #brocade fashioned into the folds of a robe volante seen here in all of its voluminous dimensions from the back. Florals and a repeat of lace-like patterns run hither and thither.
- 18th Century three piece Court suit of pink silk and metallic embellishments, 1770-1790 currently on display at Kensington Palace Crown to Couture exhibition
- 18th Century suit & waistcoat, Coat of blue & green striped silk taffeta & satin, waistcoat of silk faille with Roman-like arch embroidered showing a country scene, French, c.1790
- Beautiful Bronze Age blue glass beads. Evidence of long-distance trade in luxury goods around 3,000 years ago. Ploughed up by a farmer in Denmark, in 1885, analysis of the beads shows they were made in Mesopotamia.
- London Mudlark: 18th century pearlware mustard pot, found on the Thames foreshore. GR is probably George III. Mustard is the perfect accompaniment to roast beef, which was so popular by the 18th century the French started calling Englishmen “rosbifs”. Happy Sunday lunch!
Last Post: TERRY UE, Carol Anne (nee Duke)
Passed away at the Cedarwood Village Nursing Home, Simcoe ON, on Saturday, April 15, 2023 in her 82nd year. She was the second daughter of Gordon Duke and Dorothy Moote and a proud and proven United Empire Loyalist descending from Loyalists Henry Johnson and Thomas Merigold. Carol Anne Terry attended elementary school at Mono Mills, Ontario and graduated from Orangeville District High School. She went into banking having served in branches in Orangeville, Simcoe, Brampton and Toronto.
Carol was a member of many groups including the Grand River Branch United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada.
She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend C William Terry, UE, whom she married 61 years ago on June 30, 1962; one son, Bevan John Terry, UE (Rachel) and one daughter, Rebecca Jane Anne Terry, UE; five grandchildren, a sister, Shirley Chiappino (Tony); a brother-in-law, Peter Holley.
Visit with the family on Monday April 24th, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 85 Lot St., Simcoe where service will follow at 11:00 a.m.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Ferris Funeral Home; more details, condolences etc. at Carol Anne Terry UE.
Last Post: MCILMOYLE UE, Ruby Loraine 12 June 1928 – 15 April 2023
Of London on Saturday, April 15, 2023 in her 95th year, in the presence of her loving family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Gord and her son Ralph. Loving mom of Donald (Linda), Jean (John Hattayer), Diane (James) Black, and daughter in-law Bonnie. Proud grandma to 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Ruby had a passionate love for and faith in Jesus and lived her life with God. Visitation Monday 24 April and Tuesday. Details at Arbor Memorial; Services at at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Beloved sister of Janet Pastorius Frith, Jeanne Swan, and Roy Pastorius.
Proud descendant of Loyalist ancestors Abraham Pastorius and Martin Tofflemire. Ruby McIlmoyle was a member of London & Western Ontario Branch, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada.
Submitted by Bonnie Schepers UE
Ruby was a long time member of our Branch, as was her daughter Diane who was Branch treasurer for many years. Carol Childs UE, President, London & Western Ontario Branch
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