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Thomas LEONARD

Thomas LEONARD

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  • Name Thomas LEONARD 
    Born C 1715  Freehold, Monmouth, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 29 Jul 1778  Freehold, Monmouth, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Whereas inquisition hath been found against the following persons, to wit:...
    Grant 9 Aug 1784  Saint John, Saint John, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS686/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=39
      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name LEONARD, Thomas
      Volume NS-A
      Page 26
      Grant number 67
      Place Parr Town
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-01-07
      Accompanying plan ---
      Acres 0
      Microfilm F16301
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/08/09: With 91 Others
      Other names on this grant (91)
    Residence 1 May 1786  Horton, Kings, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 3 May 1786  Parrsboro, Cumberland, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 20 Jun 1786  Horton, Kings, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 14 Oct 1786  Horton, Kings, NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grant 15 Mar 1788  Pennfield, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Sheriff, Monmouth, NJ 
    Probate 10 Jun 1791  [Horton, Kings, NS] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Freehold, Monmouth, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Roster of the People of Revolutionary Monmouth County, New Jersey
      p 170
      Thomas Leonard. Freehold. Vestryan, Anglican Christ Church 1770. Signer Petition Supporting issuing of NJ Currency 1771. Arrested for disaffection Nov 1776. Major NJV. Estate inquisitioned for forfeiture 7/5/1777. Estate confiscted.
      Thomas Leonard Jr. Upper Freehold. Accused of Being Active in Tory Uprising Dec 1776. Indicted for misdemeanor August 1779. Indicted for misedemeanor May 1782.
    Residence Staten Island, Richmond, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Horton, Kings [Shelburne], NS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Major, 1st Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers 
    Died [1791]  [Horton, Kings, NS] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60442  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2021 

    Father Petition 1783 
    Family ID F19575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father John LEONARD,   b. 1670, Lynn, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727, Crosswicks, Monmouth, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Margaret 
    Family ID F19962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Samuel LEONARD,   b. 1755,   d. 20 Aug 1825, Horton, Kings, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Family ID F19971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ECW: George Leonard yeoman 85 2 NJV Deer Island or George Sgt KAR Kings Co. John Leonard NJ Ens 2 NJV Block 2 [2NJV]. Thomas Leonard Major 1 NJV BH NS
      Holmes Loyalists to Canada: Mentioned.
      New Jersey, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1643-1890: Nil Freehold.
      Charlotte County Registry Books: Nil
      Petitions: Checked
      Early NB Probate: Nil
      Richmond County, New York Registry Books -1820: Nil
      Saint John County Registry Books: Checked first index
      Kings County Wills: Nil
      Cumberland County Probate Estate Files Card Index: Nil
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=4228e95a-431c-4d76-802e-b0d735340ccf&r=1&ni=166986
      Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics
      Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 1 Number 74
      Date September 30 1791
      County Saint John
      Place Saint John
      Newspaper The Saint John Gazette
      Est. Major Thomas LEONARD, late of Horton, N.S.; Exec. Samuel LEONARD, Elisha DEWOLF 10th June.
    • Descendants of Henry Leonard 1618 - 1678, Ironworker, of Massachusetts and New Jersey

      http://bradsport.com/aHenryLeonard1618/b5433.htm
      Contact Information
      Brad Leonard
      P.O. Box 1177
      Missoula, MT 59806
      Descendants of Henry Leonard 1618 - 1678, Ironworker, of Massachusetts and New Jersey
      ...
      Major Thomas LEONARD was born about 1715 in Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ. He died after 1786 at the age of 71 in Parrsborough, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was a major in the first batallion, First New Jersey Volunteers (Loyalist). This Thomas may be confused with the Thomas, son of James Leonard and Charity Whitehead who married Mary Lawrence in 1741. He was referred to as "the elderly Maj. Thomas Leonard."
      ...
      Another source states that Major Thomas Leonard was born ca. 1715 and lived at Greenwich Farm, five miles from Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ. For many years he was High Sheriff of Monmouth, his native county, and lived well on his considerable property. He was a prisoner on parole for two years early in the War, apparently while holding the rank of Major in the 1st New Jersey Volunteers.
      ...
      A further source has Thomas Leonard living in Freehold, NJ for many years but obliged to flee. He joined the Army shortly after landing on Staten Island. Appointed Major of the 1st Battalion of N.J. Volunteers, he was ordered to the Jerseys. When the German troops were captured at Trenton, Major Leonard was exceedingly ill in bed. He was taken prisoner and held for two years before he was exchanged. Upon his return to the British lines, he found that his Corps had been reformed. Unprovided for, Major Leonard was retired on half pay for the remainder of the war. In far advanced life, he was in great want. Memorial by attorney William Taylor 10 Feb. 1784 London, for claimant, now in Nova Scotia, Claim: 70 acres and house half-mile from Freehold, purchased from John Conk and John Vaneleaf; farm of 370 acres called Greenwich and house where he lived about five miles from Freehold, purchased from Joel Bordon and John Williams; 30 acres of woodland two miles from Freehold, purchased from Cornelius Barchelow; 70 acres of pine land at Yellow Brook, seven miles from Freehold, held by deed of gift from father; 100 acres and common house at South Amboy and farm of 300 acres at Amwell, Hunterdon Co., devised to him by will of uncle Thomas Leonard; negroes; cattle, etc. Evidences: Copy of inquisition and proceedings of June 1778. Deposition 25 Aug. 1783 N.Y.C. by John Thompson and Cornelius Thompson that they know claimant?s property and have valued it.
    • Thomas Leonard
      in the New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965
      Name: Thomas Leonard
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 21 May 1741
      Marriage Place: New Jersey, USA
      Spouse: Mary Lawrence
      Film Number: 000888705
      Ancestry.com. New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

      Thomas Leonard
      in the New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965
      Name: Thomas Leonard
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1767
      Marriage Place: Monmouth, New Jersey, USA
      Spouse: Hannah White
      Film Number: 000802939
      Ancestry.com. New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1670-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
    • Benjamin Parker Petition 1783 Carleton Papers

      https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/loyalists/loyalists-british-soldiers-1722-1784/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=32197&
      Item: Thomas LEONARD (32197)
      Given Names(s): Thomas
      Surname: LEONARDRank: Major
      Regiment: New Jersey Volunteers (Skinner's Brigade) (1st)
      Gender: Male
      Type of Document: Petition
      Date (yyyy/mm/dd) : 1783-08-00
      Additional Information: CERTIFIES PETITION OF BENJAMIN PARKER
      Document Page Number: 8765 (2)
      Fonds:British Headquarters Papers (Carleton Papers or American Manuscripts)
      Microfilm: M-364
      Reference: MG23 B1
      Item Number: 32197
    • PANB Grants

      https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS686/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=39523
      Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name LEONARD, Thomas
      Volume B
      Page 321
      Grant number 144
      Place Pennfield Parish
      County Charlotte
      Date 1788-03-15
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 0
      Microfilm F16302
      Other names on this grant (110)
      ...
      PARKER, Joseph 0 acres
      ...
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS108/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=35390
      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name LEONARD, THOMAS
      Year 1786
      County Westmorland
      Microfilm F1030
      See petition of BOTSFORD, AMOS
      92 other Petitioner(s) were on this Petition
    • Petition 1786 Beaver Harbour: Probably not him

      https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/RS108/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&Key=35391
      Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918 (RS108)
      Name LEONARD, THOMAS
      Year 1786
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F1031

      1786 Forrester, George P. - 1786 Parker, Timothy
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1288453
      8191394
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008191394?cat=78954
      [510/835]
      ...
      The Memorial of Thomas Leonard of Beaver Harbour...
      ...early settler of Beaver Harbour...
      etc
      20 March 1786 Beaver Harbour
      ...
    • Freehold (Monmouth County, N. J.) Committee

      https://digital.lib.niu.edu/islandora/object/niu-amarch%3A96473
      Freehold (Monmouth County, N. J.) Committee
      v2:254
      FREEHOLD (MONMOUTH COUNTY, N? J?) COMMITTEE.
      April 3, 1775.

      Thomas Leonard, Esquire, having been duly notified to appear this day before the Committee of Inspection for the Township of Freehold, in the County of Monmouth, New-Jersey, and answer to a number of complaints made against him, did not think proper to attend.

      The Committee therefore proceeded, with care and impartiality, to consider the evidence laid before them, and were unanimously of opinion, that the said Thomas Leonard, Esquire, has, in a number of instances, been guilty of a breach of the Continental Association, and that, pursuant to the tenour of said Association, every friend to true freedom ought immediately to break off all connexion and dealings with him, the said Leonard, and treat him as a foe to the rights of British America.

      v2:255
      Ordered, That their Clerk transmit a copy of this judgment to the Press. Signed accordingly by

      NATH? SCUDDER, Clerk.

      Details
      Title: Committee for Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, declare Thomas Leonard a foe to the rights of British America, for violations of the Continental Association
      Creator: New-Jersey, Freehold Committee of Observation and Inspection. Scudder, Nathaniel
      Editor: New-Jersey, Freehold Committee of Observation and Inspection. Scudder, Nathaniel
      Date Created: 1775-04-03
      Presentation Location: Freehold, New-Jersey, North America
      Before Whom: New-Jersey, Freehold Committee of Observation and Inspection
      Subject: Economy: moral economy. Key people, events, and institutions: meetings, provincial conventions and assemblies. Mobilizing the populace: trade boycotts
      Document ID: S4-V2-P01-sp08-D0008
      Series: S4
      Volume: S4-V2
      Part: S4-V2-P01
      Sub-Part: S4-V2-P01-sp08
      Usage Conditions: This work is in the Public Domain, and as such is not subject to copyright restrictions. Users are free to copy, use, and redistribute it in whole or in part without permission.
      Rights Statement: No Copyright - Public Domain
    • Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, Vol. II
      Lorenzo Sabine
      Page 544
      Thomas Leonard. Freehold, New Jersey. ...at Peace to Shelburne, then to Saint John
    • Major Thomas Leonard
      in the UK, American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835
      Name: Major Thomas Leonard
      Previous Residence Place: New Jersey
      Record Type: Memorial
      Piece Description: New Claims E-L
      US Region: New Jersey
      The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; American Loyalist Claims, Series II; Class: AO 13; Piece: 018
      UK, American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835 for Thomas Leonard
      AO 13: American Loyalists Claims, Series II Piece 018: New Claims E-L, New Jersey

      [467/579]
      ...
      The Memorial of Thomas Leonard, Major in the New Jersey Volunteers, Sheweth
      ...
      was an inhabitant of Freehold in the County of Monmouth in New Jersey at the Commencement of the Rebellion in America
      ...
      many years Sheriff of Monmouth County
      ...
      steadily attached to his Majesty...
      ...
      obliged to fly the Country and Join the Royal Army soon after their Landing on Staten Island
      ...
      appointed by Sir W Howe, Major to the first Battn of New Jersey Volunteers
      ...
      ordered with the Army into the Jerseys...
      ...
      confined in a Sick Bed, exceedingly ill, at the time of the unfortunate Capture of the German Troops at Trenton [December 1776]...prisoner by the Rebels...remained a prisoner upwards of 2 years
      ..
      Property confiscated
      ...
      Thomas Leonard by his atty Wm Taylor
      Castle Street, Oxford Market No 5
      February 10th 1784



      * * *
      Thomas Leonard
      in the UK, American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835
      Name: Thomas Leonard
      Residence Year: 1785 - 1786
      Previous Residence Place: New Jersey
      Correspondence Date: 27 Mar 1786
      Correspondence Place: Halifax
      Record Type: Evidence
      Piece Description: Evidence
      US Region: New Jersey
      The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; American Loyalist Claims, Series I; Class: AO 13; Piece: 015
      UK, American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835 for Thomas Leonard
      AO 12: American Loyalists Claims, Series I Piece 015: Evidence, New Jersey, 1785-1786

      [97/233]
      Evidence
      ...
      r Freehold on his own property
      ...
      declared enemey to American 1775
      ....
      resided among the Americans until the British Army came to Staten Island [July 1776]
      ...
      on Staten Island appointed Major by William Howe
      ...
      taken prisoner
      ...
      on parole for 2 years; NJ troops reduced, on half pay. In that situation he still continues.
      ...
      now resides at Parrsborough...
      ...
      [Schedule of Property]
      ...
      [Pages]
      William Taylor (his lawyer) has known the claimant many years
      ...
      [Pages]
      John Longstreet witness
      ...
      3 May 1786
      ...
    • Forfeited Estate

      https://www.nj.gov/state/archives/guides/sdea1006.pdf
      Record Group: Department of Defense
      Subgroup: Adjutant General's Office (Revolutionary War)
      Series: Records of Commissioners of Forfeited Estates, 1777-1795
      Accession #: Unknown
      Series #: SDEA1006
      Guide Date: Pre-1989 (DJ)
      Volume: 3 c.f. [6 boxes]
      ...
      Monmouth County
      Section 3: Debts due to and from forfeited estates:
      Estate of No. of items
      ...
      3.21. John Leonard 1
      3.22. Thomas Leonard 24
      ...
      3.27. Nathaniel Parker 1
    • From the History of Monmouth County, New Jersey

      https://archive.org/details/historyofmonmout00elli
      From the History of Monmouth County, New Jersey
      by Franklin Ellis 1885 (page 613)
      p 226
      ...
      The sales of Loyalist property in New Jersey, adjudged to be forfeited and confiscated during the war of the Revolutionary, were made under the provisions of "An Act for taking charge of or leasing the Real Estates, and forfeiting the Personal Estate of certain Fugutives and Offenders," passed by the Legislature April 18 1778. Following are the copies of notices of some of the sales made in Monmouth County, under that act, viz:

      "Monmouth County, ss: Whereas, inquisitions have been found, and final judgment entered thereon, in favour of the State of New Jersey against persons herein mentioned: Notice is hereby given that the real and personal estates belonging to ...
      ...
      Thomas Leonard
      ...
      all of the Township of Freehold, will be sold at Freehold Court-House, beginning on Wednesday, the 17th day of March next, and continuing from day to day until all are sold.
      ...
      Nathaniel Parker...late of the town of Shrewsbury
      ...
      February 17th 1779
    • American Revolution Confiscations, 1779-1781
      Monmouth County Clerk

      https://www.monmouthcountyclerk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Confiscations.pdf
      [84/115]
      John Leonard r Middletown
      [Several before this that I did not note]
      [96/115]
      John Leonard r Middletown
    • Lot 1 Parr Town

      Saint John Registry Books
      Volume A2 Page 121
      George Leonard Esqr and Thomas Leonard Esqr of Saint John City'
      Thomas Jennings r Saint Johns
      293 pounds
      Lot 1 Parr Town now City of Saint John
      beginning at the west side of Dock Street adjoining to Thomas Barker lot on the north
      on the south of Union Street extending to low water mark
      agreeable to the grant of Lot 1 to Thomas Leonard
      1 June 1786
      Geo Leonard
      Thos Leonard
      Wit: John Chaloner, Colin Campbell
      NB Whereas there is a House on the aforesaid Lot built by Thomas Barker, it is meant and understood that the said barker is to have a reasonable time for removing of the same and the said Jennings is to comply with and fulfil the agreement entered into with John Smith to pay him for the house he the said Smith built on said Lot at the expiration of the lease in possession of the said Smith and the counterpart in the possession of the said George Leonard Esqr

      Next Instrument is Georg Leonard Esqr r Saint John bond to Thomas Jennings 24 February 1787
    • Adelberg, Michael S. Roster of the People of Revolutionary Monmouth County [New Jersey. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.
      ...
      John Leonard Upper Freehold
      ...
      Mary Leonard wife of Thomas Leonard indicted for Seditious Words 3 June 1778
      Nancy Leonard Upper Freehold household head
      ...
      Samuel Leonard Freehold Militia volunteer, prior to the First General Militia Muster June 1776
      Lieutenant, New Jersey volunteers promoted to Captain 14 August 1781
      Estate inquisitioned for forfeiture 29 July 1777
      Thomas Leonard Freehold Vestryman, Anglican Christ Church 1770
      Signer, Petition supporting issuing of New Jersey Currency 1771
      Arrested for disaffection November 1776
      Major, New Jersey Volunteers
      Estate inquisition for forfeiture 5 July 1777
      Estate confiscated
      Thomas Leonard Jr Upper Freehold Accused of being active in Tory Uprising December 1776
      Indicted for misdemeanor August 1779
      Indicted for misdemeanor May 1782
    • Readex Newspaper Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Advertisement page [4], iss. 38, vol. I
      Date August 26, 1778
      Source
      New-Jersey Gazette (published as The New Jersey Gazette)
      Place(s) of Publication Trenton, New Jersey

      New-Jersey, lt, Monmouth
      Whereas inquisition hath been found against the following persons, to wit:
      ...
      Thomas Leonard...of Freehold
      ...
      John Leonard...Anthony Woodward son of William, Jesse Woodward, Thomas Leonard son of John...late of Upper Freehold...
      ...
      Joseph Leonard...John Leonard...late of Middletown
      ...
      Nathaniel Parker...Samuel Leonard son of Samuel...late of Shrewsbury...
      ...
      Samuel Leonard...late of Dover...
      And whereas proclamation hath been made in court, that if either of the said persons, or any persons in the behalf of them, or either of them, or any person who shall think himself interested, will appear and traverse the said inquisitions so found against the said persons, and enther into security agreeable to the law, to prosecute such traverse to effect, or else the first default shall be recorded and judgment entered according to law
      July 29 1778
      Samuel Forman
      Kenneth Hankison
      Jacob Wikoff
      Commissioners

      * * *
      Readex Newspaper Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Advertisement page [3], iss. 79, vol. II
      Date June 9, 1779
      Source
      New-Jersey Gazette (published as The New Jersey Gazette)
      Place(s) of Publication Trenton, New Jersey

      Middlesex County
      Publick notice is hereby given to all persons who have any claims, interest or demand in or upon the estates of the following fugutives and offenders, against whom inquisitions have been found and final judgment entered thereon in favour of the state, viz.,...Oliver DeLancey, of New-York, and Thomas Leonard, of Monmouth, to exhibity their accounts fairly stated in writing to the judges of the Courts of Common Pleas for the aforesaid county, within 12 months from the date hereof, for which purpose they will give their attendance at the hosue of Joseph Dennis, at Spotwood, on Thursday the 24th of June.
      May 17, 1779.
      John Llyod
      Wm Scudder
      Commissioners
      NB All persons who are yet in arrears for land or goods bought at the sales of confiscated estates, are desired to make immediate payment to the Commissioners aforesaid.

      * * *
      Readex Newspaper Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Legislative Acts/Legal Proceedings page [3], iss. 105, vol. II
      Date December 29, 1779
      Source
      New-Jersey Gazette (published as The New Jersey Gazette)
      Place(s) of Publication Trenton, New Jersey

      Trenton, December 29. Sunday morning last the General Assembly of this state adjourned to Wednesday the 16th of February next, then to meet at Trenton. During the sitting they passed the following acts, viz.
      ...
      6. An AB for the relief of Joshua Stout, the purchaser of a certain tract of land, in the county of Hunterdon, of Thomas Leonard, now a fugitive with the enemey

      * * *
      Readex Newspaper Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Advertisement page [3], iss. 734
      Date September 21, 1787
      Source
      New-York Packet (published as The New-York Packet)
      Place(s) of Publication New York, New York

      Public notice is hereby given to all persons who have in their custody or power, any goods or chattels, bonds, bills, mortgages, notes, books of accounts, or other instruments of writing; or who are indebted to the following fugitives and offenders, and shal neglect to make immediate discovery thereof to one or more of us the subscribers, Commissioners for the county of Monmouth, may expect to be dealt with as the law in that case hath provided:
      ...
      Thomas Leonard...John Leonard...of Upper Freehold...
      Samuel Leonard...of Dover...
      Notice is hereby given to all persons having any claim, interest, or demands, in or upon the estates of the above persons, to exhibity their respective accounts to any two or more of the Judges of the said county Court, who will attend at Monmouth Courthouse on the first Monday in April, and during April term, and on the first Monday in May, to receive and adjust the said accounts.
      Samuel Forman
      Joseph Lawrence
      Kennith Hankinson
      Jacob Wikoff
      Commissioners
      ...
    • https://books.google.com/books?id=Z0s9AQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
      Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society
      New Series
      Volume x 1925
      The Loyalists of New Jersey in the Revolution
      E Alfred Jones MA FR Historical Society, London
      p 350
      Thomas Leonard (Major)
      He was born about 1715 and lived at Greenwich Farm, five miles from Freehold, Monmouth county, NJ. For many years he was High Sheriff of Monmouth, his native county, and lived well on his considerable property. He was a prisoners on parole for two years early in the War, apparently while holding the rank of Major in the 1st New Jersey Volunteers.
      A schedule of his property includes an estate inherited from his uncle, Thomas Leonard, Esquire, deceased. John Thompson and Cornelius Thompson, "gentlmen," of Monmouth county, testified at New York in August 1783 to their personal konwledge of the Leonard property. His estate in Monmouth county, forfeited May 13, 1779, was sold for ?5456 14 9 in New Jersey currency. [AO 13:18]
      Major Leonard's name is on the list of Seconded officers. [Index: 5605] He claimed ?1590 and was allowed ?1210. [AO 12:109] His place of residence in 1786 was Parrsborough in Nova Scotia. [AO 12:15 ff 159-169; AO 12:63 f 21 Stryker]
    • Slaveholder

      https://archives.gnb.ca/exhibits/forthavoc/html/Slave-in-Canada.aspx?culture=en-CA
      The Slave in Canada
      T. Watson Smith DD
      Halifax, NS

      In several instances thoughtfulness on the part of the master is seen in the bequest for the benefit of the slave. ... A few months earlier Thomas Leonard, of Horton, places this clause in his will: "I give and bequeath to my former Negro woman Phillis (I have given her freedom with her child) fifty pounds Nova Scotia currency to be paid her as follows, viz.: Ten pounds in three months after my decease and ten pounds a year for four years after, making the said fifty pounds."
    • Horton Township Land Records

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/73910?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds for Horton Township, Cornwallis Township and Aylesford Township, 1764-1903; index 1764-1968
      Authors: Kings County (Nova Scotia). Registrar of Deeds
      Deeds, Horton, v. 4-5, 1784-1808
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada 2nd Floor Film
      567502
      8130588
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008130588?cat=73910
      [63/353]
      Volume 4 Page 110
      Elisha Dewold Esq Horton
      Thomas Leonard gentleman Horton
      400 pounds
      100 acres in Horton Township
      12 acres Grand Paree
      10 acres salt marsh on the west side Discharge Creek
      1 May 1786
      Elisha DeWolf
      Wit: Gordon Denison, Samuel Denison
      Recorded 1 May 1786

      [64/353]
      Volume 4 Page 111
      Frederick Fitch yeoman Horton
      Major Thomas Leonard gentleman Horton
      70 pounds
      land in Grand Paree...
      20 June 1786
      Frederick Fitch
      Wit: Elisha Dewolf, Thomas Turner
      Recorded 16 October 1786

      [74/353]
      Volume 4 Page 127
      Thomas Leoanrd gentleman Horton
      Samuel Leonard Esq Parrsborough
      300 pounds
      farm lot I now live on...
      etc...
      14 October 1786
      Thomas Leonard
      Wit: Elisha Dewold, Thomas Turner
      Recorded 13 January 1787