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  Loyalist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "loyalist" was first used in Irish politics in the 1790s, to refer to those Protestants who opposed Catholic Emancipation, the extension of the franchise of the Irish Parliament and greater independence for Ireland from Britain.
Loyalists such as Richard Musgrave were associated with a history of the rebellion which interpreted it as a Catholic plot to drive Protestants out of Ireland.
Though loyalists claim to speak on behalf of their communities and the unionist community in general, the evidence of electoral contests would tend to suggest that their support is minimal and exclusively urban, working-class based.
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 Loyalist (American Revolution) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the Loyalist perspective in 1775, the Loyalists were the honourable ones who stood by the Crown and the British Empire, and had to flee persecution from disloyal American radicals.
Therefore, when Loyalist slaveowners left the country, they took their slaves to Jamaica and other islands where conditions were bleak for the slaves.
Many of the Loyalists were forced to abandon substantial amounts of property, and restoration of or compensation for this lost property was a major issue during the negotiation of the Jay Treaty in 1795.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Loyalist_(American_Revolution)   (2341 words)

 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: American History (1994): Chapter Three: Loyalists During the American ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Estimates of the number of Loyalists range as high as 500,000, or 20 percent of the white population of the colonies.
Loyalists also included some fls (to whom the British promised freedom), Indians, indentured servants and some German immigrants, who supported the Crown mainly because George III was of German origin.
Recent estimates suggest that half the population of New York was Loyalist; it had an aristocratic culture and was occupied throughout the Revolution by the British.
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 LOYALISTS - LoveToKnow Article on LOYALISTS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With scarcely an exception the Anglican ministers were ardent Loyalists, the writers and pamphleteers were the ministers and teachers of that faith, and virtually all the military or civil leaders were members of that church.
Some of the Loyalists joined the regular British army, others organized guerilla bands and with their Indian allies inaugurated a reign of terror on the frontier from New York to Georgia.
During the peace negotiations at Paris the treatment of the Loyalists presented a difficult problem, Great Britain at first insisting that the United States should agree to remove their disabilities and to act toward them in a spirit of conciliation.
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 United Empire Loyalists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
United Empire Loyalists is the name given to the portion of British Loyalists who resettled in the future Canada when they were forced to leave the United States after the British defeat in the American War of Independence.
This group of Loyalists settled in the two colonies of Quebec (including the Eastern Townships and modern-day Ontario) and Nova Scotia (including modern-day New Brunswick).
The arrival of the United Empire Loyalists marked the beginning of a predominantly English population in the future Canada west of the Quebec border.
www.claremore.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/United_Empire_Loyalists   (300 words)

 United Empire Loyalists
Loyalist corps were raised in all colonies from Georgia to Massachusetts and fought with the British throughout the war.
In 1784, the 'Loyalist' Province of New Brunswick was separated from Nova Scotia and Thomas Carleton, brother of Sir Guy Carleton, was appointed Governor.
The Loyalists in the newly settled western part of Quebec were not satisfied to be governed by the terms of the Quebec Act of 1774.
www.mysteriesofcanada.com /Canada/united_empire_loyalists.htm   (1614 words)

 Loyalists articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Loyalists LOYALISTS [Loyalists] in the American Revolution, colonials who adhered to the British cause.
United Empire Loyalists UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS [United Empire Loyalists] in Canadian history, name applied to those settlers who, loyal to the British cause in the American Revolution, migrated from the Thirteen Colonies to Canada.
It was settled (1784) by American Loyalists and in 1792 Lieutenant Governor Simcoe made the town the capital of Upper Canada, renaming it Newark.
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 American Loyalists
The Loyalists were about 40% of the population (Long Island was 90% Loyalist) and those that just didn’t want to be on the losing side (including 'late' loyalists), made up the remaining 33%.
The Loyalists being law abiding were originally passive relying on the British for protection, but after they became increasingly persecuted, terrorised and humiliated by the Patriots,, about half of them became active.
The Loyalists are demonised or dismissed as simply obtuse and their crime of not wanting to live under mob rule, chaos, insecurity, huge debts and the certainty of an ensuing civil war for the next 100 years or so, has in the eyes of the USA, forfeited them any rights.
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 The Loyalists
Loyalists probably were in the majority in New York, New Jersey and Georgia, but were weakest in the oldest colonies, Virginia and Massachusetts.
Most state legislatures enacted laws enabling the confiscation of Loyalist property, a fact that led to the inclusion of a provision in the final peace agreement that pledged the federal government to "earnestly encourage" the states to provide fair compensation for dispossessed Loyalists.
Loyalist regiments were formed in several theaters and participated in some of the bitterest engagements of the war.
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 LOYALISTS - Online Information article about LOYALISTS
There was a minority of extremists led by the Anglican ministers and teachers, whofavoured an unquestioning obedience to all British legislation.
United Empire Loyalists." Those who remained in the United States suffered for many years, and all the laws against them were not finally repealed until after the War of 1812.
Joseph Galloway) were appointed to lucrative positions, and rations were issued to many Loyalists in the cities, such as New York, which were held by theā€¢ British.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /LOB_LUP/LOYALISTS.html   (1849 words)

 RHE 309K: Loyalist Ideology
The question of identity is important not just to republicans, but to loyalists, who identify strongly as British subjects, usually taking pride in their British heritage.
Even aside from that, loyalists point to the historical domination of Irish life and politics by the Catholic Church -- its influence on the Republic's prohibitions on divorce and abortion, for abortion.
Loyalists also think that republicans are simply trying to push their radical, violent agenda on a country that, overall, does not sympathize with it; loyalists are defending the average citizen of Northern Ireland from this insurrection.
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~hynes/309K/student_websites/Attia/loyalist2.html   (394 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Loyalists: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Loyalists began their campaign as a response to Republican violence and they firmly believe that it was the escalation of their offensive in recent years that brought Sinn Fein to the negotiating table.
There are also interviews with loyalist and unionist politicians who operated centre-stage, with an account of the violence of the paramilitaries.
Nor does he delve into the organised crime activities of Loyalist paramilitaries, activites that are dstroying the communities that their articulate apologists such as David Ervine represent.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0747545197   (1239 words)

 Loyalists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As a result of the Revolution, thousands of these Loyalists, many of whom had been among the wealthiest and most prominent of the American Colonists, lost all their possessions, if not indeed their lives.
In an exodus often compared to that of the Huguenots from France, perhaps as many as 100,000 Loyalists were dispersed to all parts of the Empire: to Great Britain itself, Canada, Florida, the West Indies, and to the Natchez District of the Mississippi.
By far the greater number of Loyalists, however, remained in the United States where they and their descendants have for two centuries past constituted among the most loyal and worthwhile of American citizens, serving as a conservative counterbalance to the more radical forces in society.
www.petersnn.org /petersnn/Loyalists.html   (1380 words)

 Africans - The Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement - Library and Archives Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
During the American Revolution, from 1776 to 1783, the thirteen "American" colonies were fighting for their freedom from Britain.
When the American Revolution was over, many of these Loyalists and their families left the United States and moved to British North America (now Canada).
The largest Black Loyalist settlement in Nova Scotia was Birchtown.
www.collectionscanada.ca /settlement/kids/021013-2011.5-e.html   (136 words)

Following the American Revolution more than 20,000 loyalists fled to Nova Scotia to rebuild their lives.
Perhaps that is why the Loyalist tradition in Nova Scotia has remained strong and to this day it is considered a honor to be descended from that brave group of immigrants.
He received a Loyalist Land Grant of 350 acres in Clements Township in 1784.
www.martine.ca /Loyalists.htm   (280 words)

 Loyalists - HistoryWiz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Even though many LAR officers testified against him, he was found not guilty of plunder and cowardice in 1779 and went on to serve with Benedict Arnold.
Like other loyalists, they lost their land and jobs and were finally shipped off to Nova Scotia.
But all faced an uneasy choice; they could leave their homes and move to a new land and start over, or they could stay and either risk their lives or pretend to support the rebels and be safe.
www.historywiz.com /loyalists.htm   (389 words)

 Loyalist Institute Home Page
It is probably best at this point to state what we consider a Loyalist to be or what falls within the realm of Loyalist studies, as our definition differs greatly from others with which you may be familiar.
For our purposes, we define a Loyalist as any inhabitant of North America, from Newfoundland to Nicaragua inclusive, plus the islands of the West Indies, Bermuda and Jamaica, who served in a military capacity for the British, or provided services of a military nature or other beneficial services to the Crown.
There were, of course, Loyalist Civilians, in numbers probably greater than the military, but the material contained within is geared predominately towards the military.
www.royalprovincial.com   (570 words)

 UELAC - Information on Individual Loyalists
However, there were others who qualified too -- for example, if a Loyalist was killed in action, and his family then moved to Canada and settled around the time of the Treaty of Separation in 1783, they might qualify.
An objective of the UELAC is to develop a directory of people of the Loyalist era, and to categorize them, especially those who met the qualifications as a United Empire Loyalist and who earned the right, along with his heirs forever to the designation or post-nominal U.E., standing for Unity of the Empire.
In 2004 a project was begun by a few UELAC volunteers brought together into a Committee to organize and present Infomation on Individual Loyalists.
www.uelgovsimcoe.org /LoyalistInfo/Loyalist-Info.php   (527 words)

 Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Their land was never granted, and most were reduced to a position not so different from slavery, where they were dependent on the meagre wages they could earn from manual labour.
To learn more about the Black Loyalist story, click on the Our Story icon to the left and begin reading the story of their experience.
In addition we have court records, official proclamations, personal letters, and a wealth of other material, all of which may be cited at your leisure.
collections.ic.gc.ca /blackloyalists/wireframe.htm   (453 words)

 North Carolina Loyalists During the American Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Appendix A - List of Loyalists - most of these names are those of soldiers, but there are a few widows and orphans listed.
Appendix C - Loyalist Claims - these are claims filed by those who remained loyal to obtain recompense.
Debi Polen does not do current research into the Loyalists and respectfully requests that you refrain from contacting her in order to make inquiries concerning the information in this page or other Loyalist-related topics.
members.aol.com /HoseyGen/NCLOYAL.HTML   (248 words)

United Empire Loyalists - United Empire Loyalists, in Canadian history, name applied to those settlers who, loyal to the...
Edmund Fanning, 1739–1818, Loyalist in the American Revolution - Fanning, Edmund, 1739–1818, American Loyalist in the American Revolution, b.
David Fanning - Fanning, David, c.1755–1825, American Loyalist in the American Revolution, b.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0830495.html   (472 words)

 Loyalist Institute: Black Loyalists Index Page
One of the most fascinating tales concerning the American Revolution, and Loyalists in particular, is the role of African Americans.
There was but one Provincial regiment in which their service was permitted, that of course being the Black Pioneers.
Throughout the site you will find reference to these Loyalists whose story is only now starting to be known and told.
www.royalprovincial.com /military/black/black.htm   (357 words)

The partnership that created Canada: the place of the Loyalists and French Canadians in North American history.
Commemorating the Loyalists in the Loyalist city: Saint John, New Brunswick, 1883-1934.
Loyalist political advances push the Northern Irish cease-fire.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0830495.html   (536 words)

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