Commissariat. Accounts, Various : Compensation to American Loyalists and Other Refugees (AO 3) : 1788-1837.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LPR .G7A9C6L6
Category: Great Britain
Creator: Great Britain. Audit Office.
Description: 1 microfilm textual records (4 volumes) ; 35 mm
            Audit Office 3 consists of 1,430 bundles or volumes of records divided into categories and sub categories.  The material is almost all pre 1867 and relates to rolls preserved in Audit Office I, Declared Accounts.  It contains particulars of accounts, vouchers, and other relevant papers.  Only a few selections from four categories have been copied by the National Archives of Canada.  Of these, only Volume 276 is available in the Loyalist Collection.            
            Compensation to American Loyalists and Other Refugees, contains the accounts of a succession of Paymasters of Pensions covering the years 1788-1837. Each list contains the names of persons, arranged alphabetically, who will receive a pension or allowance for a given length of time. Usually the stated time is one year, but many lists cover an eighteen-month period.  Frequently, longer periods of time are designated for individuals within a given list.  There are numerous lists of Allowances to Widows and Children.  The amount of the pension or the allowance is always given.            
Originals: The original records are held by the Public Record Office in London.

The National Archives of Canada holds selected transcripts, photocopies and one microfilm reel.

Archival Ref. No.: PRO AO 3 and NAC MG 14, AO 3, vol. 276. NAC reel B-1700.
Finding Aids:

An inventory description is available in print.

NAC Finding Aid 90, British Records on Microfilm, is available on microfiche in the Loyalist Collection and provides a microfilm shelf list for AO 3.

Electronic Finding Aid Record: Inventory-Description_Commissariat-Accounts-Various_GB-AO.pdf
Notes: For related material, researchers are advised to consult the microfilm reels of Audit Office I. Declared Accounts, which are shelved in the Loyalist Collection at MIC-Loyalist FC LPR.G7A9D4L6.

References to additional related material may be found in the Loyalist Collection Inventory entry for Great Britian. AO 12. Claims, American Loyalists: Series I.

Part Of: AO 3/276, Compensation to American Loyalists and Other Refugees, forms part of the much larger body of records in Public Record Office. Audit Office 3. Commissariat. Accounts, Various.
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