Account Book : 1789-1807.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LFR .S2J6A2
Category: Family
Creator: Saunders, John, 1754-1834.
Description: 1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            John Saunders was a well-to-do Loyalist from Virginia whose property was confiscated by the rebels during the American Revolution. He fought throughout the war as a captain in the Queen's Rangers, later studied law in London, and was appointed  a judge of the New Brunswick Supreme Court in 1789. Over the succeeding years, he accumulated several thousand acres of land and established an estate called the Barony. During his long life he was appointed to a number of offices in the government, including Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1822. He was a man of integrity and strong political convictions who played a significant role in the society of the new Province of New Brunswick.            
            Several of the names in John Saunders' account book include: Isaac Allen, Richard Armstrong, Nehemiah Beckwith, Dugald Campbell, Richard Carman, James Chalmers, Ward Chipman, Abraham Clark, Samuel Clayton, Timothy Dorland, Jacob Ellegood, John Gamble, William Garden, John Gray, Stephen Jarvis, Moses Joslyn, John Ketch, Anthony Manuel, John McGill, John B. Payne, Jacob Smith, George Sproule, Edward Winslow, and many other names.             
Originals: The original records are held by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia,
Archival Ref. No.: PANS MG 3, vol. 120.
Finding Aids:
            A brief inventory description is found at the beginning of the reel.   
Electronic Finding Aid Record:

There is an error in the date at the beginning of the microfilm. The account book begins in 1789, not 1794, as the film indicates.

Related Material: John Saunders Papers: 1775-1910, are held by the University of New Brunswick Archives. A microfilm copy of the Papers is available in the Loyalist Collection and is shelved at MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .S2J6P3.

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