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Loyalist Directory: Leonard Wisner

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Surname : Wisner
Given name : Leonard
Rank : Gunsmith
Where Resettled : New Town, Long Island to Shelburne, Nova Scotia to Georgetown, PEI to Charlottetown, PEI
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty :  
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : West Florida Royal Forresters
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : c1754
Settled before war : Arrived with his parents George and Catherine Wisner in Pensacola, West Florida where they received a 400 acre land grant in February, 1765.
Date & Place of Death : March/April 1793, Charlottetown, PEI 
Place of Burial : Believed buried in Charlottetown, PEI
Wife Name : Elizabeth ?
Children : Richard L. (married Elizabeth Hayden), Catherine (married William Wood jr.), Francis (died at Shelburne in 1783). All Leonard's children were born in Pensacola.
Biography : From Florida deported to New Town, Long Island 1781-83 (Initial re-settlement of deported Pensacolans by British)
Shelburne, Nova Scotia 1783-84 (Post war resettlement via land grant from Gov Parr)
Georgetown, St. John's Island (PEI), 24 September 1784 until 1788 (Land grant from Gov Edmund Fanning)
Charlottetown, PEI 1788 - (land purchased from executor of the estate of deceased Loyalist William Allen who came to PEI with Leonard Wisner in 1784)
Proven Descendants : Abegweit 1999.08.10;
Military Info : Gunsmith for the British and the West Florida Royal Forresters based in Pensacola, West Florida. After Spain entered the Revolutionary War, and its General Galvez captured West Florida, Leonard Wisner along with most of the civilian population was deported and resettled in and around New Town, Long Island, New York, by the British. 
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Book: "The Gulf Coast Loyalist: Leonard Wisner of Pensacola, Florida and Prince Edward Island and his Descendants" published in 2005 and a copy of this book was donated to Abegweit Branch.
Family Genealogy : see family history
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