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Loyalist Directory: Peter (Petrus) (Son of James Sr.) Appleby

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Surname : Appleby
Given name : Peter (Petrus) (Son of James Sr.)
Rank : Private
Where Resettled : Died during the War.
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : listed on numerous Muster Rolls with brothers Benjamin, John and James
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : New Jersey Volunteers (4th Battalion)
Enlistment Date : on Muster 08 Jan 1778
Date & Place of Birth : bp. 30 Nov 1755 Schraalenburgh Ref Ch
Settled before war : Schraal Burgh, Bergen Co. NJ
Date & Place of Death : 28 Oct 1779 in “Gen'l Hospital” while in military service (as per Muster Roll dated Nov 1779 of Capt. William VAN ALLEN's Company, 4th Battalion, NJ Volunteers)
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Leah 'Mary' VAN NEESHER (who as widow of Peter APPLEBY, married 2ndly LOYALIST Henry WANNAMAKER)
Children : Son Peter m. Jane NAPIER resided Darling's Island, Hampton, NB. Grandson Benjamin Henry (06 Mary 1817-31 Dec 1901) m. 11 Jun 1839, Margaret Susanna WANNAMAKER (gr dau of Loyalist Henry WANNAMAKER, the second husband of his grandfather Peter's wife Leah Mary Van Nessher).
Biography :  
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info : Of 8 Muster Rolls Peter appears on, he is listed on 5 as “Prisoner” and 1 as “Sick”. On a Muster roll dated Nov 1779, he is recorded as “Sick in Gen'l Hospital - died since Oct 28th '79”
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Son of Loyalist James Appleby Sr. Peter and his brothers (Benjamin, John and James) appear together for the first time on a Muster Roll with VAN ALLEN's Company, 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers. Peter died in service. His brothers Benjamin, John & James petition for land in Queen's County, NB in 1785 with their younger brother Henry. In 1787, the youngest brother David petitions for land. Sister Elizabeth married LOYALIST William CAMERON. See Appleby military record
Family Genealogy : Great grandson of Thomas Appleby (chr: 12 Jul 1629, Barnard Castle, Durham England, d: 04 Dec 1684, Rye, Westchester, NY) and Elizabeth Osborne (1658-1681), a Quaker.
Sources : Copies of original muster rolls from archival microfilm reels C4216 and C2417 (which contain records from RG8, “C” Series, Volumes 1858 and 1859), Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON.

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