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Loyalist Directory: Morris (Maurice) Peters

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Surname : Peters
Given name : Morris (Maurice)
Rank : Corporal
Where Resettled : Digby, N.S.
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Source : 1784 Muster Roll of Loyalists for Digby N.S.
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Huggeford’s Company Loyal American Regiment
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : 1760 (probably) Long Island, NY
Settled before war : Hempstead, Queens, NY
Date & Place of Death : 21 July 1813, drowned at sea
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Charity Titus b. ca. 1771 NY m. 28 Apr 1788 Digby, N.S. d. Aug 1851 Westport, N.S.
Children : Hannah,
Jemima,
George N.,
Nancy,
MAURICE (Morris) 1760-1813,
James,
Charles,
Sarah,
John,
Maria,
Henry,
Jacob,
Susan
Biography : Son-in-law of Loyalist Capt. Isaac Titus. Blacksmith in Sandy Cove, Digby Neck, 1788.
Proven Descendants : Sir Guy Carleton 2007.09.17 (Harry Earle MacKay ); Halifax-Dartmouth 2013.05.27 (Carol Louise Daley Weir and Andrew Fraser Weir);
Military Info : 15 July 1779: Attack on Stoney Point. Surrendered in 30 minutes. Imprisoned in Pennsylvania for four years.
Loyalist Genealogy : 7. Morris Peters,
6.Jemima Peters,
5.Charity Buckman,
4.Louisa Snow,
3.Cora Vance Dakin,
2. Laura Margaret Johnstone,
1. Harry Earle MacKay
Family History : "Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia", compiled by Marion Gilroy: p19 - granted 250 acres in Sandy Cove, 1787. Helped build Baptist Church in Weymouth, 1792. Bought 60 acres on Briar Island,1805.
Family Genealogy : Charles Peters b. ca. 1686 Cornwall, England; m. Mary Hewlett ca. 1710; d. 03 Apr 1733 Queens, NYC.

George Peters b. 13 Apr 1726 Queens, NYC; m. Sarah Smith 06 Feb 1753 NYC; d. 27 Mar 1780 Will 1777: Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess Co. NY
Other Info : Information submitted by Harry MacKay. Email him: hmackay AT ncf DOT ca
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