Collection ID2379 - Henry Thomas genealogical [1783-1795]

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Henry Thomas genealogical [1783-1795]

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  • 1906, [ca. 1948] (Creation)
    Descendant of Henry Thomas

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5 p of textual records

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This collection was apparently made by one of the descendants of Henry Thomas (ca.1746-1828). He was born in New York and commanded a company of Loyalist during the American Revolution. In 1783 he arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the "Hopewell". He was appointed assistant engineer of the province and magistrate for Queens County. He was an officer of the militia in both Saint John and Queens counties. He was also a member of the first grand jury convened on 1 February 1785. Thomas received a land grant in Parrtown (now central Saint John) in 1784 as well as land on the Kennebecasis River.

Sources: Sharon Dubeau,New Brunswick Loyalists; D.R. Jack, Loyalist Families of New Brunswick, vol. iv, S-Z; Esther Clark Wright, The Loyalists of New Brunswick; Lorenzo Sabine, Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution

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The fonds consists of 4 photographs of Thomas' military commissions as captain of militia in Saint John (1783) and Queens County (1787), and as major and lieutenant colonel of militia in Queens County (1795). There is also a biographical note, dated 19 May 1906, including date of death, age at death, birth place, positions held, and notes about Henry Thomas.

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Acquired from R.C. Thomas, 1948


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  • English

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