Monthly Archives: August 2011

Loyalist of the Day – Daniel Babbit

Last year we acquired a c. 1829 watercolour portrait of Gagetown Loyalist, Daniel Babbit, aged 85, painted by noted Canadian folk artist Thomas MacDonald.  The portrait had been held by Babbit descendants for several generations.  Also part of the Loyalist … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Jesse Jones

One of the most fascinating characters we discovered as part of our Loyalist research was grand old Jesse Jones.  As we’ve explored numerous times on this blog, oftentimes what we think about an object turns out to be completely untrue … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Charlotte Bell

Lovely Miss Charlotte Bell has been the subject of a blog entry before, but since last year we’ve discovered all kinds of new things.  Since the donation of the painting in 1975, Miss Bell’s identity has flummoxed the greatest historical … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Leonard Slipp

With the Slipp Family Reunion wrapping up this past weekend, the highlights of this entry are the Leonard Slipp family items on loan to Queens County Heritage’s Loyalist Legacy exhibition from the New Brunswick Museum.  Leonard Slip, or Slipp, was … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Elizabeth Robinson Merritt

By 1783 thousands of Loyalists had congregated in the New York City region, the last British stronghold in the rebellious colonies.  Rather than face hostile neighbours, pledge allegiance to a state which they had fought against or return to ruined … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Col. Richard Hewlett and the Hessians

The military conflict that erupted in the spring of 1775 at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts was not only a war for independence by rebellious British colonies.  It was a nasty civil war pitting neighbour against neighbour and breaking families apart.  … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Sarah Lynds

Since the beginning, Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq have lived along the river and lakes of present-day Queens County.  The vast natural resources, abundant food and ease of water transport and portage have made the area desirable for all cultures at all … Continue reading

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