Monthly Archives: September 2011

Loyalist of the Day – Charlotte Haines Peters

One of the most famous Loyalists of New Brunswick arrived as a ten year old girl in 1783, Charlotte Haines Peters.  Despite her fame, she also one of the most mysterious.  The legendary story of her lost slipper has been … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Thomas Thorne Family

Another of the many treasures in the Loyalist Legacy exhibition was the hand-painted family record of the Thomas Thorne Family.  So far the artist is unidentified, but the attention to detail, the colours and lettering show a very competent hand.  … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Mary Green Flower

While the Loyalist Legacy exhibition officially closed yesterday, our stories continue!  Today we feature the daughter of Loyalists, Mary Green Flower.  Mary was born 13 January 1794, the daughter of James Caleb Green (1747-1825) and Elizabeth Carpenter Green (1759-unknown), who … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Sylvester Wright

Some of the lesser known stories of our history are those of the Black Loyalists who arrived in 1783.  Queens County Heritage is fortunate to have a tangible link to this fascinating history in the form of a ladder-back rocker … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Sarah Tuck

As the Loyalist Legacy exhibition comes to its conclusion on Sunday, we now look at the legacy section of the story.  This entry is a modified re-post of a story from earlier in 2011 – the Sarah Tuck sampler. By … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Government and the Church

With the influx of settlers in the St. John River valley, it soon became apparent that Halifax was simply too far away to effectively govern the swelling population of Loyalists.  In 1784 the Province of New Brunswick was established.   The … Continue reading

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Loyalist of the Day – Ebbetts, MacAlpines and Coreys

Dropped at the mouth of the St. John River during the warm months of 1783, the Loyalists were provided with basic provisions – blankets, tents, clothing, and tools.  The first winter, however, dealt a huge blow to the struggling refugees.  … Continue reading

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