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Loyalist Directory: Ward Chipman

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Surname : Chipman
Given name : Ward
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Where Resettled : In July 1783, Chipman settled in Nova Scotia. With the creation of New Brunswick in 1784, he was appointed Solicitor General of the province.
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Date & Place of Birth : 30 July 1754 Marblehead Massachusetts
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Date & Place of Death : 9 February 1824 in Fredericton New Brunswick
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Wife Name : On October 24, 1786, he married Elizabeth Hazen, daughter of pre-Loyalist William Hazen.
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Biography : With the creation of New Brunswick in 1784, he was appointed Solicitor General of the province. He held the post until 1808. He also served as Recorder of Saint John, was a member of the House of Assembly, and was a legal counsel to the International Boundary Commissions of 1796-1798 and 1816, representing the Crown in border disbutes with the United States and Nova Scotia. In 1806, he was appointed to the Legislative Council and in 1809 to the bench of the New Brunswick Supreme Court. He resigned from the latter position to become Administrator of the province in April 1823.
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Military Info : In the summer of 1777, Chipman accepted a minor post in the city of New York as deputy to Muster-Master General, Edward Winslow. He was responsible for preparing the muster rolls for the Loyalist regiments stationed in and around the city. Sir Guy Carleton appointed him as one of the commissioners in charge of registering claims for supplies furnished to the British army.
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Family History : He was the sixth child of distinguished Massachusetts lawyer John Chipman and Elizabeth Brown.
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Other Info : Source: Library and Archives Canada page about Ward Chipman, Muster Master's Office (1777-1785) and the background of this online database which is based on his records about the Loyalists - see page
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