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MOORE FAMILY JAMES MOORE (FOUNDER)
Nov/98

Robert G. Moore
77 Metcalf Street
St. Thomas, ON, N5R 3K6
Tel 1-519-631-6065 / E-Mail rmoore@wwdc.com

James Moore (Founder) James was born 1738 in Glasgow or perhaps Stirling Scotland.
MARRIED / About 1770-1772 to Eleanor Sutton, location unknown
DIED / 22 November 1820 (Crawford Diaries) at Lot 16 (North) Long Reach King's County New Brunswick.
BURIED / 24 November 1820 (Crawford Diaries) perhaps at Churchyard at Trinity Anglican Church at Kingston, King's County New Brunswick, but more likely private burial ground on his property Lot 16

CHILDREN * Denotes a separate chapter on this person and their family

#1.1 Sutton Moore born prior to 1783 likely the child over 10 years that came with the James Moore family to Long Reach (See reference "The Origin of New Brunswick Politics"). assuming that this to be correct he would have been born 1773 or prior.

According to Walter Leslie Seely of St John N. B., the Seely and Moore family historian, Sutton returned to his mother's people in England and fought in the Napoleonic and Peninsula Wars (1810-3).

Sutton was in Long Reach in March of 1828 when he signed a quit claim deed registered in the King's County Land Registry Office as Number 7018 to Asa Cronk releasing all Sutton's claim on Lot 16 for the payment of ten pounds to him by Asa. (see references). No other information available on Sutton.

#1.2 Joseph Henry Moore A "Joseph Henry Moore "was married 22 December 1836 to Mary Ann Hill. It is not known if this "Joseph Moore" was a son of James Moore's or not. A son, George Obadiah Moore was born 5 May 1840 (Melva Roberts Jan/93)

#1.3 * Ann (Nancy) Moore born March 1780. She married Jerome Seely who was the son of Seth Seely Sr. (the owner of Lot 15 Long Reach). They had 11 children. She died 29 March 1825 and is buried in Hampton (King's County) Anglican Churchyard.

See also the "Seelys of New Brunswick" page 346 by Fanjoy and Ward 1992.

#1.4 * Walter Moore born 1782, Married Phoebe Gorham. Lived Long Reach. Died Long Reach between 1861 and 1871. 3 sons and perhaps 7 daughters to adulthood See Walter Moore Branch #1.4

#1.5 Martha Moore she may or may not be a child of James Moore.

A "Martha Moore" was baptised at Gagetown Anglican Church on 23 June 1786. As James Moore was a vestryman in Kingston Anglican Church in 1874 why would his daughter be baptised at Gagetown in 1786 ?. Martha married a Card (first name unknown).

#1.6 * James Moore born after 7 May in 1788 at Long Reach. He married 5 August 1811 to Rachel Holder. 2 sons and 8 daughters to adulthood. His funeral was held May 7 1853 in West Zorra or North Oxford Township Oxford County Ontario. See James Moore Branch #1.6 (RGM descendant)

#1.7 * Eleanor Napier Moore born about 1791 at Long Reach. She married 22 October 1814 to Asa Cronk. Received 1/2 of Lot 16 Long Reach. They had 11 children. She died 9 Feburary 1852. See Eleanor Moore Branch #1.7

#1.8 Samuel Moore
No information has been found to prove that he was a son of James Moore

#1.9 Mary Moore
No information has been found to prove that she was a daughter of James Moore

James and his family composed of his wife Eleanor, one child over 10 years old, 3 children under 10 and a servant (whose name was "Black Joyce") were members of the Spring Fleet leaving Sandy Hook, Long Island, New York on 26 April 1783 and arrived in St John's N. B. harbour on 10 May 1783. (Ref D.G. Bell "Early Loyalist Days of Saint John" page 225)

It is not recorded on which ship the Moores were on, although in 1983 the late Alice Britney Douglas stated that the Moores came on the "HOPE". (It is not known the source of her information) The ship "AURORA" has also been mentioned as the one the Moore family came on.

D.G. Bell in his book

Melva Moore Roberts of Sussex N. B. states (Dec/92) that the Moore family stories did not detail how long "Black Joyce" lived with the Moores or what became of her. Although she was a slave in the United States, she may or may not have been granted freedom in New Brunswick as slavery was not fully abolished until about 1820 in the King's county area. (Reference "ALL OUR BORN DAYS page 87 re the Black Loyalists).

It is likely that the Moore had lived at Eaton Neck Long Island New York for some time prior to the sailing as the Loyalists had gathered there prior to evacuation to the Maritimes.

In the "Walter Seely Notes" there is a statement that James Moore immigrated from the North East portion of the 13 colonies.

The family settled on the Long Reach section of the St. John's River near present day Kingston in Kings County receiving Lot 16 (North) of the Kingston Grant (200 acres of land and the lot fronted on the river) This grant was registered on 15th July 1784 and listed 132 names including "James Moore and Seth Sealey".

Most of the surrounding neighbours had originally come from Connecticut which makes one wonder if that was where James had lived prior to the revolution.

His next door neighbour Seth Seely on Lot 15 was from Stamford Conn. (The Seely Descendants have erected a large black granite monument to the Seely family on the Property line between Lot 15 (Seely) and Lot 16 (Moore).

I, RGM, feel that James was at one time in the British army, as there is a notation in the Benjamin Crawford diaries, who was a magistrate in the Kingston area at that time (see References), to the effect that on 25 June 1819 that James Jr. went to get his father's pension. (Alice Douglas indicated that James was a "private" soldier and as such was entitled to a grant of 200 acres. Again no source for this can be found). Whether this military service was in the Thirteen Colonies or elsewhere is not known but as he had 4 children by 1783 but I feel it is unlikely he was in the military after the early 1770's.

However an article was published in the Spring issue 1993 of "Generations" the publication of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society which listed residents of New Brunswick which joined the King's New Brunswick Regiment in 1793-4 which was a militia unit paid for by the British Government to ward off any French attack.

"A" James Moore enlisted 12 October 1793 in a Lt. Col. Robinson's unit. Although it is unlikely that this James was the James Moore of our family as our James would have been 55 or so at the time, the possibility can not be dismissed without further research. A noted genealogist of the New Brunswick Archives, Robert F. Fellows, stated Sept 25 /93 that he felt it was unlikely that a pension would accrue from service in this regiment.

A family tree researched for Adelaide Moore Marin (#3.6.8.1) of Crookston Minn. about 1925 showed James as having served in a Regiment known as the 36th Caledonians (presumedly a British Army Regiment).

No source for this statement was given and a complete search of all British and Loyalist Units has failed to turn up any unit by this name (or any similar name that could be confused with such a regiment).

The closest name seems to be the "Caledonian Volunteers which was a Loyalist Unit raised in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area and was later incorporated into the Loyalist unit the "British Legion. "The Legion" had several "Moores" on the Roster rolls between 1780-82.

Ruth Wright of Seattle Washington (see Walter Scott Wright #5.6.8.6.1.1) has done considerable research on the origin of James Moore in the 13 Colonies and states that there were at least 7 James Moores on various Loyalist's Unit Roster rolls and it is virtually impossible to isolate our James (assuming that he was in a Loyalist Unit).

In 1993 a book by Thomas Wilson was published listing the inhabitants of New York. In it are 4 listings for "James Moore" and one for "James More". How any different James Moores these listing represent and if any of them was our James is of course unknown. (See References)

The fact he had a "servant" (slave) with him on the Spring fleet may be an indication that he was of some wealth but no further indictions of servants or any wealth has been found.

James was elected one of twelve vestrymen for the Trinity Anglican Church at Kingston on 10 May 1784 when a congregation was formed (the present church was built in 1789).

James was one of 56 signers of a petition dated 11 April 1785 asking that ownership of the lots that they had originally drawn as Loyalists be confirmed by the Governor of New Brunswick. It appears that he signed his own name "JAMES MOORE" as the signatures both before and after it are different from his.

The petition (see references) was also signed by Seth Seely (who signed his own name )and John and Jacob Britney (which were signed by the same person (BRETNY). The request for ownership confirmation was recognized by the New Brunswick Government.

The Seely family history by Walter Seely (1869-1897) #2.6.7 of the Moore history (See also Ref #15) states that James was a member of the Masonic Order.

No positive back ground information has yet been found on Eleanor Sutton.

The Sutton families of New England and New Jersey as well as a Sutton Family in Westchester County, New York have been checked. To date no connection to any of these families has been made.

Although the L.D.S. I.G.I. for the British Isles has also been checked (Nov/98) no info has been found.

Although Eleanor may have moved to the Thirteen Colonies prior to her marriage it is unlikely that her parents did as Walter Seely states that her son Sutton Moore returned to England to his mother's people and enlisted in the British army and saw service in the Iberian Campaign.

Walter Seely also noted that Sir John Moore (British General) visited a man whose name was "Sutton" when in Ireland during the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

He also stated that Eleanor Sutton's family was in the coal business. (Location and time frame unknown)

Eleanor died 30 May 1823 and was buried on 31 May 1823 (Crawford diaries) and is likely buried with her husband James.

Benjamin Crawford diaries (exerts)
Feb 2 1820 old Mrs Seth Seely died
Nov 22 1820 Mr Moore and Philo Lyon died
Nov 24 1820 Mr Moore buried
May 30 1823 Old Mrs Moore died buried 31th
She died intestate (without a will) and administration of the Estate was granted on 26 July 1825 to her son James Moore. Bondsmen were Jared Bostwick and James White.
The inventory valued at 125 pounds was taken 26 July 1825 by Linus Seely and Hanford Bostwick.

James made his will (see after for complete will) dated 18 November 1820 signed "JAMES MAOR" Sr. with witnesses Hanford Bostwick and John Britney.
In his will he gave his son James Jr., the north half of Lot 16 with the house and barn. He gave his wife Eleanor, the south one half of the lot, one half of the sheep, the household furniture and the use of one third of the house (by this time James Jr. and his wife Rachel had 5 children with at least 4 of them living) James appointed as executors, his son James Jr.(#1.6) and his wife Eleanor.

The will was proven before the Local Registrar, Henry Nase on 12 December 1820 but was not registered on the title of the Lot until 10 October 1837.

When Eleanor Moore died in 1823, her daughter Eleanor Napier Moore (1.7) who married Asa Cronk inherited the South Half of the Lot. The land remained in the Cronk family for many years. (See Eleanor Moore Branch #1.7)

The property east of the main road is now a sand and gravel pit owned by the Province of New Brunswick.

FAMILY BACKGROUND

The" MOORE FAMILY" always took great pride that they were Scottish. (This distinguished them from most other Moore families who are of English or Irish Background). The early members of the Family were of Anglican faith rather than Presbyterian. It is not Known whether James was raised in that faith or if it was the faith of his wife Eleanor Sutton or if it was because Anglican was the only religion in early King's County.

The Moore (Mores, Muirs) are a sept of the Scottish Clan "LESLIE" although there is a distinct Moore tartan. Searches to date by many people have yet to prove the parents or other family members of James Moore.

Walter Leslie Seely of St. John felt that James was closely related to Sir John Moore, the famous British general that was killed during the Iberian campaign in Spain on 9 January 1809 at the battle of Corunna.

This story is repeated by the descendants of James Moore that live in New Brunswick even today.

I, (RGM) was told by the now, late Walter "Bud" Wilson, a Moore descendant that Sir John had visited the James Moore family at Long Reach (possibly in the 1790's) and in the process had left behind his shaving mug which remained as a prize possession of the family for many years.

A similar story of relationship to Sir John has been told by the Moore descendants in western United States. (This story was not known to myself, although the Britney descendants of the Moore Family who live in the Lambton county area of Ontario were aware of it.)

It is difficult to say whether or not this story was embellished after Eleanor Moore Knopp #3.6.8.8, daughter of Robert James Moore and granddaughter of James Moore #1.6., visited her second cousin, Walter D. Moore #3.4.6.4. at Long Reach likely in the 1920's.

Eleanor apparently visited several times even though she was living in Spokane Washington at the time. (Melva Roberts Jan/93)

(I don't think my grandfather James (1855-1938) was ever in New Brunswick and I am quite certain that my father Murray (1896-1965) was never in New Brunswick.)

This story probably had its roots quite early in the family history and likely has some truth. Books on the life of Sir John Moore indicate that James Moore was not a first cousin of Sir John Moore as some people have reported (see References).

The lineage of James Moore has been accepted by the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada as a bona fide Loyalist ancestor.

PETITION TO CONFIRM LANDS ALLOCATED TO U.E.L SETTLERS OF KINGSTON GRANT KING'S COUNTY N.B.

Dated: Kingston 1785 We the properiators of Kingston humbly begs that your excellency would be so good as to confirm the land lying on the Kennabacassis River, (Frederick) Hauser's first survey to be confirmed to the said properaitors as we are certain that it will be of much greater utility to the properiators than it can probably be to an individual, Said land lying between Jacob Lister and Wm Tyng on the said River.

signed by 30 petitioners including

James Moore (with an "e"), Seth Seely, John Brretny, Jacob Brretny (Britney). Jacob and John signed by same person.

All others seemed to be signed by the petitioner including James and Seth.

THE WILL OF JAMES MOORE

Dated 18th November 1820

This will is registered in King's County Land Records at the Court house at Hampton N.B. Instrument Number 6722 Book Z-1 page 521-2-3

Registered 10 October 1837 (Spelling as in the original)

" In the Name of God, Amen,I James MOORE, Yeoman of Kingston King's County and Province of New Brunswick, being very sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God. Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this as my Last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body, I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form,

First I give and bequeath unto James, my son, one hundred acres of land being the north one half of Lot No 16. with the house and barn and all the privileges and improvements there unto belonging.

Also I give and bequeath unto Eleanor my wife one hundred acres of land being the south half of Lot No. 16 to have and to hold until her decease and then to dispose of it at her discretion, with one half of the sheep and the household furniture and the privilege of one third of the house.

Be it known to all that it may concern that I the said James Moore do appoint my wife Eleanor and James my son as my lawful executors

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said James Moore Senor as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other here to set our names and seals.

SIGNED "JAMES MAOR" SENOR
WITNESSED BY
" HANFORD BOSTWICK"
"JOHN BRITNEY"

Dated this 18th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty.

INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES MOORE

Kingston King's County December 2(?) 1820
Inventory of the Estate of James Moor Deceased of the Parish of Kingston County of King's approved by Hanford Bostwick and Hamber(?) Bradley
 
 
Farm and Buildings
1 Bed and bedding
1 Bedstead
1 trunk
1 small wheel ? 
1 Real ? 
1 Big wheel 
1 pot
1 trammel 
1 Pair of hand irons
table furniture
1 table 
7 sheep
Pounds Sh pence
32  0  0
  5  0  0
  1  0  0
  0  7  6
  0 12 6
  0   2 6
  0   2 6
  0 10 0
  0  7  6
  0  7  6
  0  6  0
  0  7  6
  9  7  6
13 11 0
Signed" Hanford Bostwick" 

" Hamber(?) Bradley"
 

 

Note some figures were very difficult to read on the photo copy that I have, and may be the reason the totals do not add up.

REFERENCES MOORE FAMILY
NEW BRUNSWICK

1. Trinity Anglican Church Records (Kingston N.B.) via Walter (Bud) Moore Wilson, Melva Moore Roberts, and Margaret Duplisea

2. Volume "A" King's County Marriage Records Volume "C" King's County Marriage Records

3. L.D.S. IGI

4. King's County Census Records 1851-61-71

5. Canadian Genealogist Dec 1983 Pages 214-20 " Gorham Loyalists" by Sharon Dubeau

6. A History of Long Reach Kings County N. B. 17 page mimeo by Zaidee V. Williams August 1967

7. Land Records of King's County, King's County Land Registry Office Hampton N. B., P. O. Box 148 E3V 3L3

8. Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton N.B. including copy for land ownership at Long Reach by the U.E. settlers

9. " All Our Born Days" by Doris Calder (History of N. B. Kingston Peninsula) published 1984 by Percheron Press of (Sackville N. B.

10. " The Loyalists of New Brunswick" by Esther Clark Wright First published 1955 and reprinted Moore page 307 Sutton page 333

11. "The St. John River and its Tributaries" by Esther Clark Wright published 1966

12. "The Seelys of New Brunswick" by Fanjoy and Ward, published 1992 by Ronalds Printing St John N. B

13. Info from

a. Melva Moore Roberts of Sussex N. B.
b. Margaret Duplisea 1993 residence 32 Mitchener Ct. Fredericton New Brunswick E3B 2Y9
c. Walter (Bud) Moore Wilson of St John N. B. (Dec,d)
d. Ronald Erroll Seely of St John
e. Sharon DeBeau of 96 Ranstone Gardens Scarborough Ont
f. Cleadie B. Barnett 15 Topcliffe Cres. Fredericton N. B. with consolidated info of Margaret Duplisea plus her own findings Oct/93
14. N. B. Dept. of Natural Resources
a. map showing Original Loyalist Grants in the Long Reach area
b. Crown Land Grant Index published 1988


15. The Seely Moore History by Walter Leslie Seely of St. John (Dec'd) and other unpublished notes via Ronald Moore Seely

 16. Crawford Diaries being the Diaries of Benjamin Crawford and his son Both in New Brunswick and Ontario

17. "The Origin of New Brunswick Politics " by D. G. Bell Published 1983 by Non Entity Press of Fredericton N. B.

18. Narrative of Walter Bates (Sheriff of early King's County) "Kingston and the Loyalists of the Spring Fleet of 1783" published 1980 by Non Entity Press Woodstock N. B. 1980

19. Loyalist Grantees of Kingston N.B and New Brunswick Loyalists both by Sharon Dubeau and Published in

20. Loyalist Lineages of Canada Page 462 Volume 1 Published by Toronto Branch of U.E.L. Society of Canada   Volume 2. Part 2 page 775-6

21. Long Reach United Church Cemetery

22. John Fisher Memorial Museum Kingston N. B. (R.R. #1 Clifton Royal N.B E0G 1N0) Judith Baxter, Director

23. Scottish Clans and Tartans By Ian Gimble, Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1973. "More Tartans"

24. Spring Issue 1993 of "Generations" magazine of New Brunswick Genealogical Society.
wills and probate papers of early New Brunswick Residents

Reference #25
Inhabitants of New York 1774-1776 by Thomas B. Wilson and pub by Genealogical Publishing Co of Baltimore Md ISBN 0-8063-1396-X
Index page 221
#1. James Moore N (New York) Ref #75-B and 75-D-3
#2. James Moore N (New York) Ref #76 A
#3 James Moore Q (Queens) Ref #76-E
page 222
James Moore S (Suffolk) Brookhaven Ref 75-B10
page 223
James More New York Ref #74-A
References from book
New York #74-A
"Names of the Principal Male inhabitants of New York Anno 1774"
Published as an appendix to the "Manual of the Common Council of New York 1850 pp 427-442. In response to an act of the legislature that all buildings to be erected in the City of New York should be of stone or brick covered with slate or tiles, a petition signed by 2977 persons was presented to the Governor on May 1774 praying for a suspension of the act. The petition was not granted. In 1776 a fire destroyed 500 buildings including Trinity church

#75-B
Insolvent Debtors Confined in the Goal of New York City in September 1774
A list of names published in Rivington's Gazette 22 September 1774 and extracted in Kenneth Scott's Rivingtons New York Newspapers Excerpts from a Loyalist Press 1173-1783 (New York Historical Collections Volume 84 1973

#75-D-3
"List of the guard for April 28 1775"
includes guards and relief posted at various locations in the City
from New York Historical Society Collections for 1915 Volume #2 pp 504-513

#76-A
Address to Admiral and General Howe 16 October 1776 (New York City during the American Revolution Mercantile Library Association of New York City 1861 pp 117-137) a memorial to Admiral Lord Richard Howe and General Sir William Howe signed by 948 inhabitants of the City and the County of New York expressing loyalty to King George the Third and praying that they the Howes would restore the City and County to his Majesty's protection and peace

#76-E Petition of Sundry Soldiers to the Provincial Congress of New York 15 February 1776
(New York Secretary of State, Calendar of Historical Manuscripts relating to the War of the Revolution, Albany 1868

Volume #1 page 240 Petition from soldiers who had served in the Northern Campaign praying for a redress of grievances in that their Captain had deducted from their wages a sum for their clothing which they conceived to have been a bounty and in addition stopped their wages on January 27 when they were in Albany rather than on the date when they returned to New York

#75- B-10 Suffolk
Published in the Calendar of Historical Manuscripts relating to the War of the Revolution (Albany 1868 Volume #1 S

Suffolk County June July and August 1775
a list of those who joined the association (p 63-64) this list is headed Brookhaven Suffolk County but it appears that persons from other towns particularly Southwold are named on it. Perhaps it was intended as a general list for Suffolk County and not just Brookhaven

REFERENCE #26

References to a "James Moore" in various Loyalist Regiments recieved Dec/98 from Nancy Dec/98 nf

It is doubtful if any apply to our man (RGM)

From the books "Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War" by Murtie June Clark (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981).

A private James Moore appears in muster rolls of Captain Walter Campbell's Company, Second Battalion, Brigadier General Oliver Delancey's Brigade...24 Feb 1781 to 24 Apr 1781, 25 Apr 1781 to 24 June 1781 (on command), 25 Oct 1781 to 24 Dec 1781, 25 Apr 1782 to 24 June 1782. Source: NAC, RG8I "C" Series, Vol. 1879 and 1877)

A private James Moore appears in muster rolls of Captain John Althause's Company of Riflemen, New York Volunteers, commanded by Lieut. Colonel George Turnbull...24 Dec 1780 to 23 Feb 1781, 24 Feb 1781 to 24 Apr 1781, 24 Apr 1781 to 24 June 1781, 25 June 1781 to 24 Aug 1781, 25 Aug 1781 to 24 Oct 1781, 25 Oct 1781 to 23 Feb 1783 (listed as taken prisoner 19 Oct 1781). Source: NAC,

RG8I "C" Series, Vol. 1874 and 1875). Also shows up in a muster of Captain John Althause's Company, New York Volunteers, Detached Corps, under the charge of Lieut. de Beck, Lancaster, PA, 24 Apr 1782, prisoners of war captured 19 oct 1781. Source: NAC, MG23, D1, Vol. 30.

 A private James Moore appears on a muster roll of Captain Charles Hasting's Company, Volunteers of Ireland, 24 Feb 1780. Source: NAC, RG8I "C" Series, Vol. 1887.

A private James Moore appears on a muster roll of Captain James King's Company, Volunteers of Ireland, 25 Apr 1782 to 24 June 1782, 25 Oct to 24 Dec 1781 (as James More, listed as sick). Source: NAC, RG8I "C" Series, Vol. 1887.

A private James Moore appears on muster rolls of Captain Charles Vallancy's Company, Volunteers of Ireland, 24 Feb 1781 to 24 Mar 1781, 25 Apr 1781 to 24 June 1781. Source: NAC, RG8I "C" Series,

Vol. 1887.
A James Moore appears on a list of South Carolina casualties...assume this is not your man. (he died)

A private James Moore appears in a muster roll of Major James Wright's Company of King's Rangers, 25 Apr to 24 June 1783. Source: NAC, RG8I "C" Series, Vol.1892.

A private James Moor/Moore/More appears on muster rolls of Captain William McAlpine's Company, Guides and Pioneers, commanded by Colonel Beverly Robinson...25 Dec 1779 to 23 Feb 1780, 24 Feb 1780 to 24 Apr 1780, 25 Apr 1780 to 24 June 1780, 25 June 1780 to 24 Aug 1780 (in Qtr-Mstr Genl's Dept), 25 Dec

1780 to 23 Feb 1781 (on the expedition with General Leslie), 24 Feb 1781 to 24 Apr 1781 (on a detachment with General Leslie), 25 Apr 1781 to 24 June 1781 (with General Leslie), 25 Aug 1781 to 24 Oct 1781 (with southern army), 25 Oct to 24 Dec 1781 (with the southern army), 25 Dec 1781 to 24 Feb 1782 (with the southern army at Charleston). Source: NAC, RG8I "C" Series, Vol. 1888 and 1889).

REFRENCE #27

NAC Loyalist web sites Dec/98
An index of Loyalist Regiment Muster Rolls 1777-1783 available through the NAC.

National Archives of Canada website that describes the various types of records that they have available, including military records.

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REFERENCES CHECKED

NO INF0 FOUND PERTAINING TO "Our" JAMES MOORE (see Ref #26)

1. Orderly Book of the Battalions of Loyalists commanded by Brigadier-General Oliver De Lancey Published by Genealogical Publishing Company Baltimore Md, 1972.

2. "Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolution War" by Murtee June Clark 3 Volumes Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore 1981

3. "Moores Of New Brunswick" By William ? Moore published 1898 in Lewiston Maine.
The Root Name is William Moore who settled at St Davids N. B. (4 miles north of St Stephens N. B.)

4. Roster of Colonel Simeon Fraser's 78th Regiment of Foot (Highlanders) raised near Stirling Scotland and who came to Canada and the 13 colonies in 1757 and fought with General Wolfe at Louisburg (N. S.) and at the Plains of Abraham (Quebec) by Walter H. McIntosh Topsfield Maine 1991