THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION:
South Carolina Loyalists
Biographical Sketches


by Victoria Proctor

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PAYNE, William - Born in Scotland, Payne immigrated to America in 1761. Had a plantation of 300 acres on the Saluda River in Ninety Six District.

PEARIS, Richard - Born in Ireland, Pearis immigrated to America at the age of ten, a number of years before the Revolution. Commanded a company of provincials in the Virginia service during the French and Indian war, and was for a time Acting Superintendent of the Southern Indians. In 1775 he was living on the Enoree River.

PEARSON, John - Filed a claim with the Loyalist Commission. Born in Ireland, immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina in 1774, lived for a time in the backcountry but returned to Charleston, eventually returning to Ireland in 1780.

PEARSON, Thomas - Born in South Carolina, lived in Ninety Six District where he had 300 acres. Served in the royal militia under Colonel Fletcher at Ninety Six in 1775.

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

PENNY, Samuel -

PERONNEAU, Henry -

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

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

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

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

PHILIPS, Major Ralph - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class I

PHILLIPS, John -

PIKE, Thomas -

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

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

PRICE, Hopton (Hopkin) - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class II

PROCTER, Samuel - Filed a claim with the Loyalist Commission. Had 100 acres in Ninety Six District, South Carolina and participated in the royal service until the evacuation of Charleston in 1782. After the peace, Procter went first to Horton, Nova Scotia and then to Rawdon.

PLATT, George -

POWELL, Robert William -

PRINCE, Charles -

PURCELL, (Rev.) Robert -


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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