Location: North Castle, Westchester, New York Colony
From: American Loyalist Claims by Peter W Coldham 1980 - National Geneology Society Carpenter, Archelaus North Castle, Westchester Co, NY Cordwainer, attained for Loyalist & property sold July 3, 1784 to Walter Seamen Arrived St John from NY in Sept 1783. Memorial now of Washedmoak, NB. Jan 20, 1787 Claims 125 acres, 2 pieces land, cattle, etc A013/12/24-25
Loyalist Compensation Claim: Archelaus' Loyalist claim was published by the Bureau of Archives for the Prov of Ontario by Alexander Fraser; 1904. In two volumes held at the LP Fisher Library, Woodstock, NB. Page 880. Claim heard Feb 22, 1787, St Johns.
“Came here in '83, did not stay above 3 or 4 days (reference to time in Saint John?). Went to Majorfield (Maugerville?), come down once and stayed but one day (in Saint John?). Thinks it was after Xmas.
Admits that he had heard of Hardy's going before he came down.
Lived in Westchester. Left home in 1777 and went to New York. He had harboured a great number of Loyalists and always declared in favour of Brit. (Britain). Harboured 200 Loyalists at a time. Victualed them (fed). Lived in New York and then on Long Island all the war. Now settled at the Mouth of the Washydocmach. (Wsahedemoak).
Was possessed of an estate at North Castle, Westchester. Provides deed from Caleb Fowler to clamt, 80 acres, 3-4 in North Castle in cons (consideration), 670 pounds. Parted with 6 acres in 1769.
Produced deed from Jacob Carpenter to clamt. of 17 acres cons 153, 1772.
Produced certificate of sale for 490 pounds.
Had another tract in North Castle. Produced deed from Walter Franklin to clamt; 125 acres in cons of 450 Sept 1774. paid 80 pounds and mortaged for rest.
Does not know what became of it. Left movables on farm - taken by Committee and sold (Committee of Public Safety). Robert Thorne - witness. Knew Clamt.
Cons Carpenter (?Coles) son of Clamt. Helped carry abundance of victuals to Loyalists in the wood. Abundant number of times.
He stayed home while father went into The Lines. They came and seized movables. They sent him and mother off, they went to new York.
——— Feburary 23 (735) Continuation of Claim of Archilaus Carpenter.
Gilbert Purdie, Wits: Says Claimt. was loyal from the first. Knew No. 1, near 100 acres. A piece of good meadows. All good Deal of clear. Vals. it at 8 (pounds) per acre.
He had another farm purchased just before ye troubles. Feburary 27. (735).
Francis Flewelling, Wits: Knew Clamt. He was very Loyal. Used to assist Loyalists. Used to help victual great numbers. Knew his Land. Thinks about 100 acres. He was in possession 5 or 6 years before the war. Considerable mead. Lands sold from 5 to 8 (pounds), Woodland from 2 (pounds) to 3 (pounds).
He had a conciderable stock. Saw the Rebels take his stock. Understood it was carried to be sold at Vendue.
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