Muster Rolls : 1775-1837.
|Call Number:||MIC-Loyalist FC LMR .C4W3M8|
|Creator:||Chipman, Ward, 1754-1824.|
|Description:||3 microfilm textual records (6 volumes) ; 35 mm|
Ward Chipman was a graduate of Harvard, a lawyer and a native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, who supported the Loyalist cause. He was appointed deputy muster master general of Provincial forces at New York, 1777-1783, serving under Edward Winslow. At the end of the Revolution he went to England to press his claims for compensation, and although he was not successful, when New Brunswick was created in 1784 he came to the new province with Governor Thomas Carleton as solicitor general, holding that post until 1808. In 1785 he and eight other lawyers founded the New Brunswick Bar. He established a law practice in Saint John and trained many lawyers who later became prominent figures in the province. Several of his students were Jonathan Sewell Jr., later chief justice of Lower Canada, Ward Chipman Jr., chief justice of New Brunswick, Stephen Sewell, William Botsford, Charles Jeffery Peters, Thomas Wetmore, and William Franklin Odell. He served as surrogate general and recorder of Saint John and member of the House of Assembly. From 1796 to 1798, and again in 1816, he was the British agent or legal counsel to the Boundary Commission, and in 1806 he was named to the Executive Council. In 1809 he was appointed to the Supreme Court and held that position until he became Administrator of the Province in 1823. Ward Chipman married Elizabeth Hazen, daughter of pre-Loyalist William Hazen of the firm Simonds, Hazen and White. This marriage assured his position among the social elite and established connections with many influential families, including the Murrays and the Botsfords.
|Originals:||The original records are held by Library and Archives Canada.|
|Archival Ref. No.:||LAC MG 23, D 1|
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:||
Ward, Chipman Muster Roll Shelf List & Table of Contents v 24.pdf
Ward, Chipman Muster Roll Shelf List & Table of Contents v 25.pdf
Ward, Chipman Muster Roll Shelf List & Table of Contents v 26.pdf
Ward, Chipman Muster Roll Shelf List & Table of Contents v 27.pdf
Ward, Chipman Muster Roll Shelf List & Table of Contents v 28.pdf
Ward, Chipman Muster Roll Shelf List & Table of Contents v 29.pdf
Ward, Chipman Muster Roll Shelf List & Table of Contents v 30.pdf
The Chipman Papers as a whole are arranged in two series: Series 1 contains 81 volumes, the originals of which are held by Library and Archives Canada. Series 2 is arranged in a chronological sequence, and the originals are held by the New Brunswick Museum Archives, Saint John, New Brunswick. Both series have been microfilmed. The Loyalist Collection contains only the reels from Series 1.
For additional muster rolls of Loyalist regiments, researchers are advised to consult, Library and Archives Canada, Record Group 8, 1, "C Series," British Military and Naval Records. The Loyalist Collection contains the Index reels for the complete "C Series," as well as the reels which contain the original muster rolls of Loyalist regiments.