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Matthew LYMBURNER

Matthew LYMBURNER

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  • Name Matthew LYMBURNER 
    Born 4 Apr 1742  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1766  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aek740/PL-139.jpg
      December 1983 issue of Downeast Ancestry (vol 7, no 4)
      Robert C Brooks
      Penobscot Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute

      The Settlement at Penobscot 1784
      A state of the Settlement Known by the Name of Majorbiguaduce [Penobscot]. The men's names, the Amt of land claimed by each, name of person taking up said lot & date of Settlement of said lot & No of persons living on said lot at present time [13 July 1784].
      Present Settler Acres Settled Original Settler Rods on Water Souls
      C[unningham] Limeburner 100 1766 Matthew Limeburner 50 8
    Residence 1763-1774  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Maine Historical Magazine, Volume 8
      p 6
      Penobscot, Castine and Brooksville
      ...
      Settlers [of Penobscot]...
      Betweem 1763 and 1774 by Mr Wardwell
      Moses Blake
      Israel Blake
      ...
      Matthew Lymburner
      ...
    Residence 20 Oct 1774  Majabagaduce, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Petition 4 Mar 1776 
    Residence From [JULY 1779 to April 1780]  Fort George, Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation January 1780 
    Artificer, Fort George 
    Residence 1782  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aek740/penobscot_loyalists.htm
      Penobscot Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute
      Robert C Brooks
      December 1983 issue of Downeast Ancestry (vol 7, no 4)
      p 130
      The Penobscot Journal 1782
      a day book kept by a now unidentifiable merchant at Fort George, Penobscot 3 January 1782-16 October 1782
      Dugal Callum Serj 74 Reg
      John Carlow
      Amos Hitchens
      John Collins
      John Cookson
      William Cookson
      John Limeburner
      Matthew Limeburner and son
      Capt David Eastman
      Mrs Eastman
      Donnald McClain
      Liuet Arch McLean
      Ensign David McLean
      Ensign Donaldn McLean
      Ebenezer Greenlaw
    Residence 1783  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Downeast Ancestry
      December 1983
      Volume 7 Number 4
      Penobscot Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute
      Robert C. Brooks

      Penobscot Journal 1782
      John Limeburner
      Matthew Limeburner & son

      Penobscot Inhabitants Certified Loyal 1782
      John Limeburner 4 over 10 3 under 10 7 total
      Mathew Limeburner 7 over 10 5 under 10 12 total

      Settlement at Penobscot 1784
      Present Settler: C[unningham] Limeburner
      100 acres
      Originally settled 1766
      Original settler: Matthew Limeburner
      50 rods on the water
      8 souls
    Residence April 1783  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://www.royalprovincial.com/genealogy/settle/lndpenb2.shtml
      A List of Houses their Owners Names & Value Exclusive of the Lotts on which they stand. Penobscot 26th April 1783.
      LYMBURNER?s 100. 0. 0.
      GREENLAW?s 70. 0. 0
      ...
      LINKLITERS 60. 0. 0
      ...
      LINKLETER?s 100. 0. 0.
      ...
      Hutts south from the Fort 100. 0. 0.
      ...
      RIGBY?s, DAVIS?s & sundry Hutts in that Neighbourhood 320. 0. 0.
      The above is a Copy of a valuation of all the Houses Private Property on the Peninsula of Penobscot Called Campbelltown, as [illegible] the lowest Computation in April 1783 And forwarded to His Excellency Sir Guy CARELTON then At New York.

      Robr. PAGAN

      Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 51, folio 252.
    Residence 10 Jun 1784  Passamaquoddy, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grant 21 May 1785 
    • Town Lot

      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name LIMEBURNER, Matthew
      Volume NS-A
      Page 165
      Grant number 95
      Place Saint Andrews
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 0
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/06/01: Town Lot
      Other names on this grant (354):
    Died C 1788  [Charlotte, NB] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Bef 1795 
    Probate
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/MC3706/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&abstract=8521§ion=NameIndex
      Wallace Hale's Early New Brunswick Probate, 1785-1835
      Reference 8521
      Family Name LYMBURNER
      Given Names Matthew
      Was there a Will? No
      Was an inventory completed? No
      Date administration granted 1788-05-16
      County Charlotte
      Probate is for a woman? No
      Abstract references a vessel? No
      Abstract No residence cited. Charlotte County records. Intestate. Administration granted 16 May 1788 to the widow Margaret LYMBURNER and son John LYMBURNER. Fellow bondsmen Robert PAGAN and Capt. David MOWAT all of Charlotte County.
    Residence Brooksville, Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Traditions and records of Brooksville, Maine
      Our ancestors
      p 41
      Matthew Limeburner was a Loyalist and moved to St Andrews, NB. After the death of his wife it is believed he returned to this place. Records show that in 1813 he bought land in West Brooksville.

      John (known as Jock) Limeburner lived on land now owned by Eugene Lymburner. They were the parents of four children: Jane, Margaret, Thomas, John.

      Cunningham Limeburner lived at West Brooksville. He was a mariner and in later years ran a ferry from West Brooksviile to Castine. His first wife was Esther Eastman; second Betty Stover.

      Cunningham Limeburner sold to John Limeburner a part of Lot No 55 formerly owned by Nathaniel Stover in 1806.
    Person ID I43446  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2020 

    Father John LYMBURNER,   d. BY 1784? 
    Mother Margaret LYON 
    Family ID F19094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret KAIMS 
    Married 28 Feb 1767  Dundonald, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Matthew Lymburner
      Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910
      Name: Matthew Lymburner
      Spouse's Name: Margaret Kaims
      Event Date: 28 Feb 1767
      Event Place: Dundonald,Ayr,Scotland
      Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910
      Document Information:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M11590-4
      System Origin Scotland-ODM
      GS Film number 1041339
      Citing this Record
      "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT2M-PMV : 10 February 2018), Matthew Lymburner and Margaret Kaims, 28 Feb 1767; citing Dundonald,Ayr,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,339
    Married 19 Feb 1768  Dundonald, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Matthew Lymburner
      Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910
      Name: Matthew Lymburner
      Spouse's Name: Margaret Kaims
      Event Date: 19 Feb 1768
      Event Place: Dundonald,Ayr,Scotland
      Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910
      Document Information:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M11590-4
      System Origin Scotland-ODM
      GS Film number 1041339
      Citing this Record
      "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT2M-PM2 : 10 February 2018), Matthew Lymburner and Margaret Kaims, 19 Feb 1768; citing Dundonald,Ayr,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,339.
    Children 
     1. Matthew LYMBURNER,   b. 1765,   d. 22 Dec 1832, ON? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. John LYMBURNER,   b. C 1769?,   d. C 1824?, Lincoln, ON Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret LYMBURNER,   b. [1771],   d. 29 Nov 1843, Waweig, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Alexander LYMBURNER,   b. C 1771?,   d. C 1812?, ON Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James LYMBURNER,   b. 1773
     6. Peter LYMBURNER,   b. 1774
     7. Mary LYMBURNER,   b. 1780
     8. Elizabeth LYMBURNER,   b. 1782
     9. Nancy LYMBURNER,   b. 1784
     10. Jane LYMBURNER
     11. George LYMBURNER
     12. Robert LYMBURNER
     13. William LYMBURNER
    Family ID F12929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    A look at the families living on the Penobscot Association Grant in the rural part of St Andrews, New Brunswick, around 1805.

  • Notes 
    • MA Soldiers Revolutionary: Nil
      ECW: Mathew Lymburner Massachusetts Scotland St Andrews Upper Canada
      Me Soldiers and Sailors Revolutionary: Nil

      All Saints Anglican St Andrews

      Baptisms
      12 May 1793 Lymeburner 2 children c of Mr Lymeburner 7
    • Farm Lot 64

      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name LYMBURNER, MATTHEW
      Year 1785
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F1027
      See petition of LYMBURNER, MATTHEW

      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name LIMEBURNER, Matthew
      Volume NS-A
      Page 176
      Grant number 96
      Place Passamaquoddy
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 100
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/08/03: Penobscot Association
      Other names on this grant (188)

      Volume B Page 384 [387/753]
      No 678
      John Lymburner farmer St Andrews administrator of the estate Matthew Lymbrner deceased
      Daniel McMaster
      7 pounds 14 shillings 11 pence
      Lot 64
      22 May 1795
      John Lymburner
      Wit: Jno Lymburner, James McMaster

      Volume D Page 190 [193/473]
      No 174
      Daniel McMaster Esq St Andrews
      John Simpson yeoman St Andrews
      15 pounds
      Lot 64
      1 June 1800
      Daniel McMaster
      Hannah Ann McMaster
      Wit: Robert Sim

      Volume D Page 290
      [294/473]
      No 294 Mortgage
      11 November 1812
      John Simpson yeoman St Andrews
      Daniel McMaster Esq St Andrews
      45 pounds
      100 acres near the mouth of Waughirg Stream
      Lot 64
      John Simpson
      Wit: Harris Hatch, Levi Richardson

      Volume E Page 106
      [109/511]
      No 112 Mortgage
      16 January 1817
      John Simpson yeomman St Andrews
      Daniel McMaster Esq St Andrews
      110 pounds
      100 acres near the mouth of Waughwig Stream
      Lot 64
      John Simpson
      Daniel McMaster
      Wit: Edward McMaster, James McMaster

      Volume H Page 5
      [8/547]
      No 5
      10 December 1822
      John Simpson yeoman St Andrews
      Daniel McMaster Esq St Andrews
      167 pounds
      100 acres near the Waughwhig Stream
      Lot 62 [sic]
      John Simpson
      Wit: Alexander Strachan Junior, Jonathan Greenlaw

      Volume H Page 354
      [361/547]
      No 284 Mortgage
      14 July 1824
      John Simpson yeoman St Andrews
      Daniel McMaster Esq St Adrews
      234 5 2
      100 acres near the mouth of Waughweig Stream
      Lot 62 [sic]
      John Simpson
      Daniel McMaster
      Wit: Alexander Strachan Jr, James Hy Whitlock
    • Farm Lot 67 granted to Job Bragg

      Volume C Page 46
      [49/560]
      No 37
      John Lymburner
      Robert Pagan & Co
      51 pounds 15 shillings
      Farm Lot 67
      sold to my deceased father by Joel Brig and since my father's decease conveyed to me in consequence on the debts paid by me for my father's estate by my father Thomas Karr & my mother Margaret Carr
      25 May 1795
      John Lumburner
      Wit: Jonathan Greenlaw, John Craig
    • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannbfam/CH.pdf
      RETURN OF THE BACK LANDS OF THE PENOBSCOTT LOYALIST - 1784
      Cleadie Barnett
      Mathew Limeburner 1 woman 11 children 600 acres
    • Refugees, Deserters, Prisoners & ca on HMS Albanay During the Siege at Penobscot, July - August 1779
      The Maine Genealogist
      November 2006
      Volume 28 Page 173
      "Entry" July 23rd [1779] as "Refugees at Penobscot" and discharged on August 16th "To go to their respective home" are
      ...
      Thos Greenlaw
      ...
      Ebenr Rourke
      ...
      Josh Lymburner
      ...
      Timy Rourke
      ...
      Wm Greenlaw
      ...
      Jas Lymburner
      ...

      "Entry" August 26th as "Inhabitants empd in Assisting to Weight the Guns out of the Rebel Wrecks at Penobscot" include:
      ...
      Simeon Johnson
    • Stories of Brooksville
      Stories of Brooksville
      p 40
      Thomas and Matthew Limeburner came here fro Scotland prior to 1775. Matthew took up land at West Brooksville and Thomas at North Brooksville. Matthew was a Loyalist and went to St Andrews where he and others were granted a tract of land by the King. Thomas and his wife Jean Glen who was only 16 years of age when they came here, raised a large family. With Andrew and Thomas there came from Scotland a lad by the name of Cunningham, and later he became known as Cunningham Limeburner.

      ["Thomas" here is probably John Lymburner who went to St Andrews but apparently returned to Maine. "Andrew" is clearly the Matthew mentioned earlier in the paragraph. This is the first I have heard of Cunningham adopting the surname Lymburner.]
    • Lymburner Mill

      [From Shirley O'Neill. 11 September 2018]

      Our farm, on both sides of the highway, was number 66. A brook ran through our pasture on the other side of the road, called Limeburner Brook, as it came from the lake of the same name. Several times I have read that "on the Waweig shore", Matthew Limeburner had a mill. That would have had to be where this brook entered the Waweig River, next door to us, and there was a falls there. I asked our Bartlett neighbour if he ever saw any evidence near those falls where a mill might have been.He said no but his father Lewis Bartlett was dead by then. His father Lewis had dammed the brook near his house and made enough electricity at his'"little" falls to have electric power with rather dim lights, but lights nevertheless and nobody else had lights of any kind! Except kerosene lamps! Lewis and his brother Hollis Bartlett had some mills at "Bartlett Mills" just a bit north almost to Waweig , the same mill where your ancestor probably worked. They made boxes and barrels and other wood products.On that same neighbouring Bartlett property to our farm are two graves, that of Nehemiah Gilman and his wife Mrs Margaret (Limeburner) Gilman. Her date of death was Nov 29, 1843 age 72.Information is on the broken stone, which is tended by our neighbour's elderly widow.There is a story told by Margaret Limeburner about the preparations for travelling from Penobscot to St Andrews overland and getting the wagons ready for the journey and how excited the children were.This story was in a letter written by Margaret to a relative in Scotland and was somehow kept. They must have travelled mostly along the shore as there would be no roads back then.

      Acadiensis, Volume 7
      By David Russell Jack
      p 203
      The Town of Saint Andrews. Some of Its Early History
      ...
      p 230
      Matthew Limeburner had a mill at Waweig. The third in the chain of Chamcook Lakes took and still bears his name.
    • https://web.archive.org/web/20160403154330/https://sites.google.com/site/longpointsettlers/revolutionary-war-claims-for-losses-k-l

      MATTHEW LYMBURNER

      In colonial times Matthew Lymburner, a native of Scotland, lived in Penobscot, Maine. During the American Revolution he served as a guide to the British forces. Following the war he settled in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. His sons John, Alexander, Matthew and James Lymburner settled in Caistor Township, Lincoln County. Mathew Lymburner?s Claim for Revolutionary War Losses was heard by the Commissioners of Claims at St. John on 22 Mar 1787. (AO 12 Vol. 11 P. 105-111)

      To the Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament for enquiring into the Losses and Services of the American Loyalists.

      The Memorial of Matthew Lymburner

      Humbly Sheweth.

      That your Memorialist settled in Majabigwaduce in the year 1770, and the beginning of the Rebellion wishing to preserve his Loyalty to the King and at the same time stay by his Property affected in public to be Neuter, altho? in private he gave his Assistance to every Loyalist that he could. But refusing to carry arms at Matchias for which he was fined ?3 Sterling and also to join in the Mobs his principles became known, and having no dependence but on the Lumber Trade for Subsistence not a Son of Liberty durst openly trade with him which reduced your Memorialist to such misery that his numerous Family must have starved had not Nathan Philips relieved them to the utmost of his Power.

      On the arrival of the Troops at Penobscot the Commander in Chief knew your Memorialist to be one of the Loyalists having a List, which had been carried to Halifax by Colonel Goldthwait of the well affected upon the River. That he took the Oath of Allegiance and when the Fort was invested all the new sworn Subjects were called in to assist in defending it, but that he was privately advised from the Garrison to go home and take care of his numerous Family which he was not able to effect, for on the fourth day of the Siege he was taken and confined on board one of the Rebel vessels in Irons and in that Situation he remained 15 days.

      That upon raising the Siege the Rebel Plunderers deprived your Memorialist of the use of his Farm and Crop, and drove him with his Family to the Garrison where they remained till the next April, and then returned to the Improvement of the Mill and Farm, on which he continued until the Evacuation when he removed to St Andrews.

      That he was always ready and often employed a Guide up the River to the Troops sent out in search of Deserters and lent every assistance in his power to harass the Rebels.

      Wherefore your Memorialist has subjoined his claim which if your Honors upon Examination should think fit to approve he humbly requests you will recommend him as a proper Person for Compensation.

      (Signed) Matthew Lymburner

      St Andrews

      26 March 1786

      Account of Losses sustained by Matthew Lymburner during the late unhappy Dissentions in America in consequence of his Loyalty to His Majesty and attachment to the British Government for which he now solicits Compensation.


      1779

      1 yoke of Oxen ?22.10

      2 Sheep at 18/ 1.16

      3 Cows at ?6.15 20.5

      Grain and Vegetables 12.10

      One third of a Saw Mill in the Southern Bay of}

      Majabigwaduce and the want thereof}

      1 year 100



      150 Acres of Land adjoining said Mill}

      25 of which cleared 10 Acres Pasture} 100


      1 Dwelling House, Barn & Blacksmith?s Shop 80

      19 Tons of Hay 38

      50 Acres of Land situate on the same Bay 20
      Sterling ?395.6


      St John 22d March 1787

      Evidence on the Claim of Matthew Lymburner late of Penobscott Massts Bay

      Claimant Sworn,

      Says he left Penobscott and came to St Andrews in October 1783. Says he had no possible opportunity of sending a Claim to England under the former Act of Parliament. His Brother John had an opportunity of sending from Penobscott as he remained there.

      He is a native of Scotland he came to Penobscott in 1767, upon the breaking out of the War he was settled at Penobscott upon his Property as a Farmer and Miller

      Says he never took any part with the Rebels in any way whatever.

      He joined the British Troops when they took Possession of Penobscott, and ever since has been under the Protection of the British army. He often acted as Guide and he then carried arms.

      He now resides ten Miles up the River from St Andrews.

      Property No 1 150 Acres, seven Miles from Fort George Penobscott, he purchased about 1771 of two Men who held by possession, there was a Saw Mill on it, and he purchased one third Share of it, he paid ?55 Sterling for it.

      When the purchase was made it was nearly wild Land, he cleared about 30 Acres and built a House and Barn. Says that in 1778 he was offered ?800 Sterling for this in Congress Money.

      This is valued at ?280 Sterling. The share of the Mill is stated at ?100 Sterling twice what it cost him.

      No 2. 50 Acres of Land in the same Bay the Title was possession. He had cleared 4 Acres of Meadow on it.

      He could have sold the Land for ?10 Sterling on account of the Timber.

      Says that both these Tracts are now uncultivated, his Brother has possession of the Mill, the House is empty. Thinks he might sell his Lands for a little money, but thinks he dare not return as he would be prosecuted for the Cattle drove off by the Troops when he was Guide.

      Says that the Americans have not yet taken possession of any Property of Loyalists at Penoscott.

      He does not know that Colo Goldthwaite?s Property is Seized or Sold.

      The Rebels carried off a yoke of Oxen two Cows and two Sheep and about twelve Tons of Hay. Hay before the War sold for 15/ Str p Ton.



      23 March 1787.

      Doctor John Califf Sworn.

      Says he quitted Penobscott in Septemr 1783, then there was no account of an Act of Parliament being passed in favour of the Loyalists, and he believes the Loyalists who came to St Andrews from Penobscott had no opportunity of sending their Claims to England under the former Act.

      He knew Claimant during his residence at Penobscott, he was as active and as zealous a friend to Government as could be.

      Witness has been on a Property which belonged to Claimant and his Brother, there was a Mill on it, but a third Person had a share of the Mill.

      Witness believes that John Lymburner Brother to Claimant may be in possession of the Lands and Mill.

      He recollects hearing that the Rebels drove off his Cattle as reprisal for Cattle which he had assisted to drive into the British Post.

      Doctor Califf thinks that Matthew Lymburner cannot return to Penobscott.

      He was taken Prisoner by the Rebels during the Siege of Penobscott and cruelly treated but was liberated when the Rebel Fleet was drove ashore.

      Decision of the Commissioners
      (AO 12 Vol. 61 P. 72)
      Mathew Lymburner late of Massts

      Claim

      Amount of Property ?395.11

      Determination 11th March 1787

      Loyalty. Bore Arms. The Claimant is a Loyalist and Bore Arms in Support of the British Government.



      Losses

      Real Estate. Improvements on 200 Acres of Land near Fort George ?40

      Persl Estate Various Articles of Persl Property20
      ?60

      Loss proved

      Resides at St Andrews



      Summary of Claim for Losses and Disbursement
      (AO 12 Vol. 109 P. 194 Certificate No. 1456)
      Name of claimant Matthew Lymburner; Province Massts; Claim for Loss of Property ?395.11; Sum Originally Allowed ?60; Total Sum payable under Act of Parliament ?60; Sum Already Paid ?24; Balance After Such Receipt ?36; Final Balance ?36



      The Second Report of The Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, 1904 transcribed from Library of Congress MSS 18,662 Vol. VIII MSS. 74-75 in Second Report P. 311
      Proceedings of Loyalist Commissioners

      St. John, 1786-7

      Before Commissioner Dundas

      New Claim, St. John 24 February 1787

      Evidence on the Claim of Matthew Lymburner, late of Penobscott.

      Repeats the evidences in AO 12
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1055547?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial period, 1622-1788
      Authors: Massachusetts. State Archives
      v. 168 -- Revolution Council Papers (from p.225), 1777-1778 ; v. 169 -- Revolution Council Papers (to p.325), 1778-1779.
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Film
      2404024
      7703472
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007703472?cat=1055547
      Volume 169 Page 65
      [635/1195]
      To the Honourable the Council of The Massachusetts State &c

      The Petitioner Mathew Lymburner a passenger on board the Agnes bound for Quebec was taken and brought into Salem June 16th, has never been concerned in any sort of hostilities Offensive or defensive in this unhappy war, begs leave humbly to represent to Council That in this city he is unluckily destitute of friends or acquaintances, exposed to incurr a heavy expene, and to suffer a still greater injury by detention from his business at Quebec. He begs further to submitt to the consideration of Council that a much longer stay here will prevent his reaching Quebec till next summer, which would prove exceeingly prejudicial to his interest.

      Acted by the single motive of peacefully pursuing his lawful business, The Petitioner with the utmost deference throws himself upon the Lenity of Councils, humbly praying Their permission to go to Quebec by land, and Indulgence which shall ever be remembered with gratitude by the Petitioner

      Mathew Lymburner
      Boston 5 August 1778
      In Council Augt 22d 1778
      Read & Committed to Walter Spooner Esqr to consider this Petition & report
      Jno Avery Dy Sey

      Council Chamber Augt 223 1778

      read, and ordered that the prayer of the same be granted and that the petitioner be and he hereby is permitted to pass thro this State to the province of Quebec, and it is hereby recommended for the ? ? of this state and the states thro which he the sd Lymburner may pass to impede or molest him in his sd Journey
      read & accepted
      Jno Avery Dy Secy
    • http://carensecord.ca/locations/NewBrunswick/Lists/PenobscotGroupSorted.html
      From Library and Archives Canada, Ward Chipman Papers, Muster Master General's Office - Loyalists Musters, 1776-1785
      (M.G. 23, D 1, Series I, Volume 24, pages 172-177) Microfilm C-9818
      The list below has been sorted in alphabetical order by surname, in order to isolate possible family groups.
      Return of Men, Women and Children of the Penobscot Loyalists Settled in the District of Passamaquoddy the 10th of June 1784
      Men: Mathw Limeburner, John Limeburner
      Women: Margt Limeburner, Olive Limeburner, Margt Limburner
      Children over 10: Mathw Limeburner, John Limeburner, Alexr Limeburner, James Limeburner, Margt Limeburner, Eliz Limeburner, Jane Limeburner, Anna Limeburner, Mary Limeburner, John Limeburner, Peggy Limeburner
      Children under 10: Anna Limeburner, Mary Limeburner, Jenny Limeburner, Thomas Limeburner, Peter Limeburner, James Limeburner, John Limeburner, Mary Limeburner, Betsey Limeburner

      By Family. Not perfect. Still needs work.

      John Lymburner deceased
      Women: Margaret Lymburner

      Matthew Lymburner
      Men: Matthew Lymburner
      Women: Margaret Lymburner
      Children over 10: Matthew, John, Margaret, Alexander, James
      Children under 10: Peter, Mary, Elizabeth, Anna

      John Lymburner
      Men: John Lymburner
      Women: Olive Lymburner
      Children over 10: Mary Lymburner [Possibly Cunningham sister of Cunningham Lymburner], Margaret, John, Anna
      Children under 10: Thomas, Mary, James, Jane

      Unaccounted Children:
      Children over 10: Eliz Limeburner, Jane Limeburner
      Children under 10: John Limeburner

      * * *
      Downeast Ancestry
      December 1983
      Volume 7 Number 4
      Penobscot Loyalists: A Bicentennial Tribute
      Robert C. Brooks
      Penobscot Inhabitants Certified Loyal 1783
      John Limeburner 4 over 10 [John, Jane (wife) 3 under 10 7 total
      Mathew Limeburner 7 over 10 [Matthew, Margaret, Matthew, John, Margaret, Alexander, James] 5 under 10 [Peter, Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, ?] 12 total