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Loyalist Directory: Mary (widow). Mother of Mary, Mercy and Silas. Raymond

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Surname : Raymond
Given name : Mary (widow). Mother of Mary, Mercy and Silas.
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Where Resettled : Kingston, NB
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Proof of Loyalty : NYGBS; V39 N3 Jul 1908
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Date & Place of Birth : Norwalk Conn.
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Children : Children of Mary Kitto and Samuel Raymond are:

i. Ruth Raymond was born ABT 1732 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT. She married Nathaniel Sears 1751. He was born ABT 1728, and died ABT 1753. She married Ebenezer Church 1755. He was born ABT 1728.
ii. Mary Raymond was born 1744 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 24 MAY 1828 in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada. She married Jesse Hoyt 01 OCT 1764 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, son of James Hoyt and Hannah Goold. He was born 02 JUN 1744 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 22 APR 1822 in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada.
iii. Mercy Raymond was born ABT 1746 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, and died in Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada. She married Israel Hoyt ABT 1767 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, son of Joseph Hoyt and ?. He was born ABT 1738 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, and died in Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada.
iv. Silas Raymond was born 26 JUN 1748 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 05 JUN 1824 in Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada. He married Sarah Barlow 21 DEC 1769 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT. She was born 18 JAN 1746, and died 09 FEB 1821 in Kingston, New Brunswick, Canada.
Biography : Passenger on the Union transport from NY state to St. John NB in 1783

Mary Kitto (aka Mary Gitto) was born 1698 in England. Mary was the second wife of Samuel Raymond of Norwalk, CT. They married shortly after the death of Samuel's first wife, Elizabeth Hoyt, daughter of Thomas Hoyt, about 1730. After the death of Samuel, Mary and her children, Mary, Mercy, and Silas, with their families, left Norwalk, CT., during the Revolution, relocating across the Long Island sound to Lloyd's Neck, NY. On April 11th 1783, travelling as the Widow Raymond, she embarked on board the Union Transport from Huntington Bay and landed in New Brunswick on April 16th, 1783. Mary died at Kingston, New Brunswick in 1793, at the age of 95.

George McNellie, in his series on the Raymond family in the Loyalist Trails describes Mary as follows: “Mary Raymond was a staunch Loyalist and a member of the Church of England, and she seems to have influenced her children and some of her step-children in regard to their politics and their religion." (Excerpt from Book of Family History written by The Ven. William Odber Raymond, LL.D, FRSC - all rights reserved. - 2009 George McNeillie - all rights reserved.)

My research indicates the Raymond family was clearly split by the revolution. Mary's stepson, Sands Raymond, is my fifth great grandfather. His mother Elizabeth died shortly after his birth in 1730 and he was presumably raised by Mary. Sands was a Lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, Westchester Militia. Sands was held captive as a prisoner of war in the notorious Sugar House prison in Manhattan during the war. Sands died 20 Jul 1803 in South Salem, Westchester County, NY. His daughter, Sarah Raymond, settled in Cainsville, Brant County, Ontario in 1812, with her husband, Daniel Hawley.
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Former place of abode Norwalk, Connecticut

Information Submitted by Brian Hayes.
EMAIL: bedwin AT shaw DOT ca
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