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White Loyalists Claim Compensation
AO 12/46, pp. 245, 248
AO 12/46, pp. 151, 157


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15 Dec[embe]r 1783
Evidence on the foregoing Mem[oria]l of Jane Gibbes
Jane Gibbes the Claimant - Sworn.
Mr Lindsays property
Says her first Husband was Mr Lindsay with whom she went to So[uth] Carolina in 1763 - They settled in Georgia Town District on Lynch's Lake - he died in 1772 -
100 Acres on Lynch's Lake
Produces a Grant dated April 1768 to W[illia]m Linsay Senior of 100 Acres of Land on Lynch's Lake. So[uth] Caro[lina]:- Says W[illia]m Linsay was her Husband.
Says she has a Son Thomas, and Two Dau[ghte]rs now living, by Mr. Linsay -
She says there was a good house and buildings with some Indigo Vatts - and about 40. Acres cleared - She values it at 25s. An Acre.
Says her late Husband left a Will whereby he devised the Land to his Son, and his pers[ona]l Est[ate] bet[ween] her and his 6 children undertakes to send a Copy of the Will
Says All the Personalty fell into the Hands of her second husband, and the Inventory has been lost among o[the]r papers
Believes the value of her first Husband's property including debts due to him was £500. and is included in her claim of property
Major Downes Property
Says her late Husband Downes came from Ireland to So[uth] Carolina about 14 Years ago - She married him in 1773 - He was then in the Mercantile, he kept a Blacksmith's Shop & Turners Shop
  The first Act of Loyalty of her late Husband was refusing...
 
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  ...three Rebels - Lord Rawdon having given them permission to po[se]ss[i]on of it and he afterwards obtained the permission of the Proprietors - Her late Husband was at all the expence of cropping it & had never reaped any Crop off it.
Hogs
Swears they lost 120 Hogs off their own plantation. She values them at 6/.
Cows
Swears they lost 6 Milch Cows off their own plant[atio]n - They had three calves with them. She values them at £2..5
Horses
Says they lost 6 head of Horses - blooded Horses used for riding Horses She values them at £15 Sterl[ing] each.
Wagon
Says they lost a Waggon and 6 Horses when Camden was evacuated - She values them at. £72.10
Furnit[ur]e
Swears she thinks the Household Furniture she lost was worth more than £30
Blacksmiths &
Plant[atio]n Tools
Says they set up a Blacksmiths Shop when they came upon the Rebel Farm - The Tools were valued by Mr. Mascale at £60 Sterling.
Negroes
Says they had two Negroes w[hi]ch went away with the British Army when Lord Rawdon went against Ninety six - they went away of their own accord - She does not know what has become of them since.
Cloathing
Swears they lost different Articles of Cloathing w[hi]ch were worth £75:10 and thinks they were worth more
Taxes & Fines
Says she is sure the Amount of the Fines paid by Major Downes on Account of his Loyalty was more than £85.15
Loyalty.
Says early in the morning of the 15th April 1781 - a Rebel Capt[ain] rode up to the House where her late Husband Major Downes sat reading - He had with him a party of 163 Men - They demanded Major Downes (the Plant[atio]n was 8 miles from Camden) They called upon him to surrender - He refused, and with the assistance of his overseer defended the House
 
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Dec[embe]r 4. 1783.
Evidence on the foregoing Memorial of
Zacharias Gibbes
Zach[aria]s Gibbes the Claimant Sworn
Loyalty Says he is a Native of Virginia - He afterwards settled on the Fork of Broad River and Saludy in Ninety six District in South Carolina Says that in June 1775 - it was proposed to the Inhabitants of the County wherein he was settled to associate themselves for the purpose of opposing the British Troops, but on the contrary they drew up a protest against such Conduct and he was the second Man who signed it - And they associated themselves for the support of the British Government - In Sept. 1775 the Rebels marched a Force against them - In November 1775 an Action was fought between the Body in w[hi]ch Claimant was w[hi]ch was from 1500 to 2000 Men and the Rebels, and the Loyalists took from the Rebels a Fort of w[hi]ch they were posse[se]d in Ninety six The battle lasted 3 days, and the Rebels were permitted to disperse carry[in]g with them their small arms but leaving behind their Artillery - After this a Truce was made for 20 days in hopes of an Accomodation taking place - At the end of this time the Kings Friends were broke to pieces and the body of Rebels augmented to the number of 8000. At the end of the 20 days Claimant hearing that the Command[e]r of their body of Loyalists had been taken and hardly dealt with by the Rebels made his escape with a few Friends to the back parts of Virginia, and in the following Spring returned home - Says soon after his return home in the beginning of 1776 he was taken prisoner by the American Col[onel] Brannan, & compelled in order to save his Life to sign a paper consenting that he should

 
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Furniture etc., lost when his Houses were burned
Says that at the time he marched to join the British Army in 1779 he had 2 Houses burned by the Rebels with the Furniture & Plantation Tools within them and w[hi]ch he values at £50
Crop.
Says at the same time he had a Crop growing upon the Estate at the 3 Cross roads w[hi]ch was destroyed by the Rebels and w[hi]ch Claim[an]t Swears to the best of his belief was worth £100 Sterling.
Horses
Says at the same time he had 8 Horses taken from his plantation by the Rebels w[hi]ch he values at £10 each. They had cost him full 80 £ the 8 - and two of them were got by imported Horses.
Cattle
Says he had 20 Cattle on his Farm w[hi]ch were all sold for his support whilst he was in Prison, except one w[hi]ch was shot by the Rebels
Hogs
Says when he had left his Plantation he left 50 Hogs thereupon w[hi]ch were lost to him and which he values at £22..10
Sheep
Says when he left his Plantation, there were 3 sheep upon it w[hi]ch were made use of by his Friends whilst he was in Prison.
Iron
Says there was due to him from Rutledges Iron Works 1190 [hundred]weight of Iron w[hi]ch was worth about £44 - besides bonds notes & book debts to the amount of £106
Slaves
Says he put down in the Schedule to his Mem[oria]l 7 Slaves w[hi]ch he does not charge unless he should be allowed nothing for the Lands in Camden and Orangeburgh Districts w[hi]ch he purchased after the Commencement of the Troubles - These Slaves having been the Articles with which he purchased these Lands. He values them at £350
Chest of Goods
Says he lost a Chest of Goods at Orangeburgh w[hi]ch he values at 50 £ Sterling they had cost him more - They were left at a British Port which was taken by the Rebels


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