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Loyalist Directory: Matthew (Mathew) Lymburner

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Surname : Lymburner
Given name : Matthew (Mathew)
Rank :  
Where Resettled : New Brunswick
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : Petition
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Guides and Pioneers
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : Templeton Farm, Dundonald, Co., Ayr, Scotland
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death : Pre 16 May 1788
Place of Burial : Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada
Wife Name : m. at Kilmarnock, Scotland to Margaret Kaims (b. Scotland, buried in Upper Canada)
Children : Matthew m. Rachel YOUNG
Robert
John
Alexander m. Catherine SECORD
Margaret m. (#1) Andrew CLARK; (#2) ? McPHERSON
William
Nancy
James
Biography : Matthew and Margaret Kaims Lymburner emigrated from Scotland c.1770 to Penobscot, Massachusetts (now Maine). Matthew was a farmer and a Miller. He served in the Corps of Guides and Pioneers during the American Revolution and the family was evacuated to River St. John in 1783. They settled just north of St. Andrews, New Brunswick where Matthew Lymburner died in 1788. His wife and children moved to Upper Canada.

In Upper Canada their sons Alexander and James petitioned for land as sons of UE Loyalist Mathew Lymburner his name was inserted on the UE List but he was later expunged because he never came into the Province. Alexander and James were encouraged to reapply in Margaret's name because she came into the Province in 1793 with 7 sons and 2 daughters so they reapplied and Margaret's name was inserted on the list. I think then as now it depended who you were. Both Alexander and James followed in their father's footsteps as builders of Mills and Millers an essential service in those days.

So to sum up Matthew was a Loyalist of New Brunswick and Margaret a Loyalist of Upper Canada.

Alexander died during the war of 1812 and we assume that James did too because there is no record of him after the War.
Proven Descendants : St. Catharines 1990.04.01; Col. John Butler 1993.02.19; Col. John Butler 1993.03.27; Col. John Butler 1999.11.21; Col. John Butler 2000.04.26; Col. John Butler 2000.11.24; Col. John Butler 2005.04.04; Hamilton 1994.03.10; Col. John Butler 2014.10.06 (Beverly Ann Craig); Col. John Butler 2018.03.21 (Harvey Glenn Packham);
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy : See loyalist certificate application by Bev Craig
Family History :  
Family Genealogy : Husband of Margaret Kaims Lymburner
Sources : Information submitted by Bev Craig
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