Claims, American Loyalists : Series I I (AO 13) : 1780 - 1835.
|Call Number:||MIC-Loyalist FC LPR .G7A9C5L7|
|Creator:||Great Britain. Audit Office.|
|Description:||145 microfilm textual records (140 volumes) ; 35 mm|
Audit Office 13 contains the second series of papers relating to claims for compensation submitted by persons who had suffered losses in the American Revolution because of their loyalty to the British crown. The bundles contain the original memorials, certificates, accounts and vouchers of the various claimants as presented to the Commission. Five bundles are known to be missing from the Series as a result of the robbery at Somerset House in London where the records were stored before being transferred to the Public Record Office.
The Claims in Series II are similar to those in Series I, although there are names which appear in one Series and not in the other. In Series II, beside the original memorials and schedules of losses, there are many other documents. They include wills; deeds; land survey plans; drawings of buildings; indentures; certificates; accounts; pamphlets; newspaper clippings; letters; and many other relevant documents. The bundles are arranged quite differently from those in AO 12.
The original documents are held by The National Archives, London.
Library and Archives Canada holds a microfilm copy.
|Archival Ref. No.:||TNA AO 13 and LAC MG 14, AO 13.|
Name indices are available in each of these books found with The Loyalist Collection books, each providing a reference at the bottom of each claim to use in locating the originals on film:
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:||
GB AO 13 Shelf List.pdf
|Notes:||Researchers should consult the companion series, Great Britain. AO 12. Claims, American Loyalists: Series I, which is available in the Loyalist Collection and shelved at MIC-Loyalist FC LPR .G7A9C5L6. The Loyalist Collection Inventory description for this series should be consulted for additional related material.|