THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION:
South Carolina Loyalists
Biographical Sketches


by Victoria Proctor

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TAYLOR, Peter - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class I. Property confiscated by the State of South Carolina but subsequently restored. Taylor's executors, Isabella Taylor and Roger Fleming claimed a loss of £600 sterling and were awarded the full amount.

TAYLOR, Isabella - [see Peter Taylor]

TENNANT, David -

THOMPSON, Elizabeth -

THOMPSON, William - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

THOMSON, George -

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

THORNTON, Thomas - Appears on Colonel John Purves' List of Tory Militia, 1783.

Thorpís Barony Property - listed in the 1782 Royal Gazette Confiscations as a Class I

TRAIL, James -

TUNNO, John - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class III. Of South Carolina. Born in Scotland, Tunno immigrated to America in 1767, settling as a merchant in Charleston. He travelled to England in 1777, and in 1778 went to New York. From there he went to St. Augustine with dispatches to Governor Tryon. Tunno served with the British Army until the reduction of Charleston in 1780. Received £1,000 sterling.

TURNER, David - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class V.

TWEED, Cathrine -


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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