THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION:
South Carolina Loyalists
Biographical Sketches


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DAVIDS, John -

DAVIDSON, George -

DAVIES, James -

DAVIES, John - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class III

DAVIS, Ephraim - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

Davis, Sr. John - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783. Capt. John Martin's Company.

Davis, Jr. John - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783. Capt. John Martin's Company.

Davis, Joseph - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783. Capt. John Martin's Company.

Davis, Samuel - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

DAWKINS, George -

DAW, George - "Heirs of" listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V

DAWKINS, George -

DEAN, Robert - "Heirs of" listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class I

DEE, Robert -

DENNIS, Richard - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class II

DEWALT, Daniel -

DEVEAUX, Andrew, Sen'r - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V.

DEVEAUX, (Col.) Andrew, Jr. - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class VI ("Obnoxious Persons"). Of South Carolina, Deveaux served in the militia at the Battle of Beaufort and at the sieges of Savannah and Charleston; was with the British Army on an expedition to destroy American galleys in Georgia after the evacuation of Charleston in 1782. The property of his father, Andrew Deveaux, Sen'r, was confiscated.

DEVEAUX, Jacob - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class IV

DICK, Walter -

Dickey, Hector - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

DONOVAN, James -

Doolittle, Joseph - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

DORES, John -

DOREW, John -

DOUGLASS, Samuel - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class I

DOWNIE, John - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V

DOWNS, Arthur - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class II

DREW, Joseph -

DUNBAR, Oliver -

DUNCAN, James (Blacksmith) - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class II

DUNSMORE, David -

DuPONT, Gideon Jr. - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class II


CONFISCATION LIST CLASSES:

CLASS I - Comprehends all British subjects who have property in this country, that is to say, such persons as never have submitted to the American Government.

CLASS II - Such of the former inhabitants of this Country, as presented congratulatory addresses to Sir Henry Clinton and Admiral Arbuthnot

CLASS III - Those who petitioned to be armed in defence of the British Government, after the conquest of this Province

CLASS IV - Those who congratulated Earl Cornwallis, on the victory gained at Camden

CLASS V - Those who have borne commissions, civil or military, under the British Government, since the conquest of this Province

CLASS VI - Obnoxious Persons

Source Notes:

1. Confiscated estates lists, published in the Royal Gazette newspaper at Charleston, 20 March 1782.

2. Sabine, Lorenzo. Biographical sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution. (2nd Ed., 1864)

3. Records of the Loyalist Claims Commission, PRO, London

4. Miscellaneous Papers on Forfeited Estates, File Number S126170, Box 4, SCDAH, Columbia.
Record group includes returns filed by Tory militia commanders filed in 1783, as a result of Ordinance No. 1189, passed by the South Carolina Fifth General Assembly 17 March 1783.

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