THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION:
South Carolina Loyalists
Biographical Sketches


by Victoria Proctor

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VALENTINE, William - listed in the Royal Gazette Confiscations List of 20 March 1782 as a Class II.

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

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

VAN PETTEN, Arent - Of South Carolina. Served for three years in Butler's Rangers.

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

VERNON, James - Emigrated from Scotland to America in 1760, living first in Pennsylvania and then in South Carolina, where he settled at Ninety Six and acquired 350 acres at Fair Forest. Appointed an ensign in the militia in 1774, eventually promoted to brigadier, was twice taken prisoner. At the evacuation of Charleston in 1782, Vernon left for Jamaica.

VICKERY, John - resident of Charleston, South Carolina for seven years. Vickery, a wheelwright, was arrested and confined for twenty-one days for refusing to serve in the Whig militia. Upon his release, he left the province.


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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