These are extracts from claims for compensation made by Jane
and Zacharias Gibbes of South Carolina - who, associated documents
indicate, were husband and wife. The records are unclear as to the
result of their claims, but in general White Loyalists were much
more likely to receive compensation than Black Loyalists were.
Some interesting details emerge from these documents. Claims made
by Jane Gibbes relate to the estates of her two previous husbands:
a Major Downes killed by 'rebels' in 1781 and, before
that, William Lindsay whose slaves ran away to join the British
army. Zacharias Gibbes also claimed for slaves, among other property,
putting his total losses at over £2,500.
AO 12/46, pp. 245, 248 (15 and 16 Dec 1783)
AO 12/46, pp. 151, 157 (4 and 5 Dec 1783)