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Loyalist Ships

The Union Transport, 287 tons, Captain Consett Wilson, from Huntington Bay, NY April 16th 1783, New York, NY April 24th 1783 and arrived at St. John, NB May 11th 1783.

The Union was part of the "Spring Fleet" and departed from Huntington Bay on April 16th with the "Kingston Loyalists" and proceeded to New York, where forty-three of the passengers disembarked on April 23rd. The Union sailed for New Brunswick on April 24th with the remaining one hundred and sixty-four passengers. (this list indicates 209 passengers) The Union arrived at Partridge Island, NB on May 10th, and was moored at St. John on May 11th. The passengers did not land immediately, but "remained comfortable on board ship" until June 4th 1783.

This list is a "Return of Families, etc., Embarked. . . " and lists the names of the "Signers" and the numbers of those persons accompanying them. Column heading abbreviations: N = No.of Signers | W = Women | C 10+ = Children above 10 years of age | C 10- = Children under 10 years of age | S = Servants

Signers' Names N W C 10+ C 10- S Former Place of Abode Occupation
Fyler Dibblee 1 1 3 1 2 Stanford, Connecticut Attorney-at-Law
Walter Dibblee 1         Stanford, Connecticut Farmer
William Dibblee 1         Stanford, Connecticut Farmer
John Lyon 1 1 4 1   Reading, Connecticut Farmer
John Lyon jr. 1         Reading, Connecticut Farmer
Reuben Lyon 1         Reading, Connecticut Farmer
David Picket 1 1 3 4   Stanford, Connecticut Farmer
Joseph Caswell 1 1 2 2   Massachusetts Blacksmith
Ephraim Deforest 1 1 2 1   Reading, Connecticut Shoemaker
Ebenezer Slokum 1 1 2 2   Rhode Island Farmer
William Boon 1 1 4 2   Rhode Island Farmer
Seth Squiers 1 1 3 3   Stratford, Connecticut Farmer
Seth Squiers jr. 1         Stratford, Connecticut Farmer
John Baker 1         Massachusetts Seaman
Abram Carrington 1 1       Milford, Connecticut Farmer
William Straight 1         Killingsworth, Connecticut Refiner of Iron
Seth Seely 1 1 4 3   Stanford, Connecticut Farmer
Seth Seely jr. 1         Stanford, Connecticut Farmer
John Hendrickson 1 1       Duches County Farmer
Israel Hait 1 1 4 2   Norwalk, Connecticut Shoemaker
widow Mary Raymond 1 0       Norwalk, Connecticut  
Nathan Shippy 1         Duches County Carpenter
Martin Trecarty 1 1       Duches County Carpenter
Silas Raymond 1 1 8 1   Norwalk, Connecticut Carpenter
Jeremiah Holcomb 1 1   2   Hakingsack, Jersey Farmer
George Happie 1 1   1   Duches County Shoemaker
Joseph Rothburn 1         Rhode Island Farmer
James Picket 1 1 1 1   Norwalk, Connecticut Carpenter
Lewis Picket 1         Norwalk, Connecticut Carpenter
John Underwood 1 1       Newport, Rhode Island Farmer
widow Ruth Nichols 1 0 1 1   Newport, Rhode Island  
Johannes Chick 1 1 1 1   Eaton's Neck, Long Island Farmer
John Chick 1         Eaton's Neck, Long Island Farmer
Walter Bates 1         Stanford, Connecticut Farmer
John Gordon 1 1       Danbury, Connecticut Farmer
Joseph Lyon 1 1 1 2   Connecticut Farmer
Simon Losee 1 1 4 1   Long Island Shoemaker
Thomas Carle 1 1 4 2   Duches County Farmer
Jacob Maybee 1 1 2     Duches County Farmer
William Maybee 1         Duches County Farmer
widow Hester Burlock 1 0 1 1   Norwalk, Connecticut  
Stephen Fountain 1 1       Stanford, Connecticut Blacksmith
Thomas Burdin 1 1 3 1   Massachusetts Farmer
George Sweet 1 1   1   Rhode Island Wheelwright
Thomas Wade 1   1     Rhode Island Farmer
Abram Dickerman 1         New Haven, Connecticut Shoemaker
Eleazor Slokum 1 1 1     Massachusetts Seaman
Samuel Boon 1         Rhode Island Farmer
Massey Harris 1 0       Rhode Island  
George Lumsden 1 1 1 3   New Haven, Connecticut Shoemaker
Robert Comely 1         Pennsylvania Mason
John Fowler 1 1   2   Massachusetts Farmer
John Hand 1 1 1 1   East New Jersey Carpenter
Elias Scribner 1 1 2 8   Norwalk, Connecticut Shoemaker
Hesekiah Scribner 1 1       Norwalk, Connecticut Farmer
Thaddeus Scribner 1         Norwalk, Connecticut Shoemaker
Joseph Ferris 1         Newtown, Connecticut Joiner
Gideon Coree 1         Rhode Island Cooper
Solomon Tucker 1 1 1 3   Stanford, Connecticut Weaver
Daniel Smith 1         New Milford, Connecticut Farmer
Andrew Jostlin 1         Rhode Island Farmer
Abel Bardsley 1 1 1     Fairfield, Connecticut Farmer
Ephraim Lane 1         Fairfield, Connecticut Farmer
John Marvin 1         Norwalk, Connecticut Farmer
John Seaman 1         Duches County Farmer
  65 35 59 48 2    

65 Signers; 35 Women; 59 Children over 10 years old; 48 Children under 10 years old; 2 Servants. Total 209.
A True Return Test., (signed) Fyler Dibblee D. Agt.

NSARM - MG 100, Vol. 1, #8

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