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MG 14, Vol. 25, pp. 420-423
Microfilm B-1160

Loyalist claim documents of William Secord


[Page 420]

New Claim.

An account of Losses by the Rebellion belonging to William Secord formerly of New York Government from Orange County, but now of the City of St John on account of his Loyalty to His Majesty and firm attachment to the British Government and Constitution and had no means to recover those Losses & Distresses.

To Grain left on the Ground 23..
To Household Goods & Linen Cloth 19..12
To 2 Horses 25..
To 3 Cows, 1 Heifer, and a yoke of Oxen 26..
To Sadle Bands, Slade, Cart, &ce 14..
To small Debts 19..5..7
To wheat and Flour 5..5
To Money left, four Hogs & feed for them 9..6
  141..18..7

      March 17th 1784


[Page 421, which seems to be another version of Page 420]

New Claim

An account of the Losses sustained by the Rebels belonging to William Secord formerly of Orange County and Province of New York but now of the City of St. John on account of his Loyalty to His Majesty and firm attachment to the British Government and Constitution

Personal Estate

To Grain in the Ground and farming utensils with Wheat and Flour 28..
Household and Kitchen Furniture and Men & Womens apparel 19..12
To 2 Horses, Sadle Bridle & Sled &ce 35..
To 1 yoke of Oxen, Cart &ce 18..
To 3 Cows and one Heifer 17..
To Book Debts 29..
Total in Currency 146..12

[Page 422]

St John 27th February 1787

Evidence on the Claim of Wm Secord late of New York

Claimant Sworn,

Says, he came in July, went up to Magerville, sent his Claim by Capt. Vanderburgh, was down once.
He lived in Orange County, joined the British in 1777, Worked in the Ship Yard.
Produces Oath of Allegiance.
Protections, Passes, Recommendations from De Veber Justice of Peace.
Came here Lieutenant of a Company of Loyalists. Produces his Commission from Sir Guy Carleton.
Lost Grain in the Ground and farming utensils at Newboro'.
In the year 1766 went to Newboro', sowed some Grain there, left it, came down to New York, left Farming utensils and one Cow at Newboro'. Moses Hunt took them of whom he had hired the Ground.
Lost Household Goods, Moses Hunt took some.


[Page 423]

Two Horses, one at his Fathers, taken by one Sicker after Claimant went within the Lines.
One Horse left at Cornelius Akers taken by one Smith after Claimant went within the Lines.
Yoke of Steers, 2 Cows and Heifer left at his Father's, taken by one Sicker and his Company.
Sicker belonged to Militia.