Index to Series 1 of American Loyalists Claims


Following the American Revolution, the British government established commissions to receive the claims of American Loyalists who had suffered losses of real and personal property as a result of the war. The original records of Gt. Britain [Series I, AO 12, Exchequer and Audit Dept, American Loyalist claims, 1776-1831] include thirty microfilm reels of valuable family and business information of the claimants. In most cases, the state of residence of the claimant(s) is noted. All of these films may be borrowed on interlibrary loan from the Library of Congress by citing proper volume and reel number. This is an extremely valuable addition for research in the late eighteenth century.

Clifford S. Dwyer

1989, iv, 147 pp.