United Empire Loyalists

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United Empire Loyalists,

in Canadian history, name applied to those settlers who, loyal to the British cause in the American Revolution, migrated from the Thirteen Colonies to Canada. Some emigrated during the Revolution, but the greatest number left the colonies in 1783–84, after the Treaty of Paris had failed to make adequate provision for the LoyalistsLoyalists,
in the American Revolution, colonials who adhered to the British cause. The patriots referred to them as Tories. Although Loyalists were found in all social classes and occupations, a disproportionately large number were engaged in commerce and the professions, or
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. Numbers estimated at up to 50,000 went to British North America—principally to Nova Scotia and Quebec. In Nova Scotia, so many settled north of the Bay of Fundy that this region was separated from Nova Scotia and organized as the province of New Brunswick in 1784. Others, flocking to the region north of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, were numerous enough to cause the creation (1791) of Upper Canada (Ontario).


See studies by W. S. Wallace (1914, repr. 1972) and A. G. Bradley (1932, repr. 1972).

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Every article and documentary I have had the opportunity to read or view that tells of the activities of Canadian Expeditionary Force members causes me to wonder how many of the men engaged in those battles on foreign soil were descendants of United Empire Loyalists.
As descendants of the United Empire Loyalists, we in particular should feel a great surge of pride in the fact that, as citizens of this great land, many years before Confederation, our ancestors helped shape Canada into the wonderful home we live in today.
The SJJMHC has a primary objective to promote, preserve, and enhance the Manor House so that it can serve as a monument to the early settlers, United Empire Loyalists, and the owners of buildings, such as Sir John Johnson.
The Irish outnumbered the United Empire Loyalists, who by the 1830s dominated the social and political life of the colonies.
As a student of history, family genealogist and proud descendant of numerous United Empire Loyalists, I, like so many others, value the contributions that have been made by those first refugees to this country and of their descendants to this land that we have the privilege of calling home.
Tilley was one of the Fathers of Confederation who was descended from United Empire Loyalists on both sides of his family.
2) Supporting the collection and cataloguing of documents, books, artifacts, memorabilia and genealogical data relating to the United Empire Loyalists.
3) Facilitating and publishing research related to the United Empire Loyalists in the form of historical and family research journals, books, newsletters and digital media.
Providing Loyalist education resource materials and encouraging research through scholarship support are integral to our mission to preserve, promote and celebrate the history and traditions of the United Empire Loyalists.
In order for the UELAC to grow and the memory of the contributions of the United Empire Loyalists and their descendants to survive, we must embrace change.
United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada DONATIONS--THE UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS CHARITABLE TRUST BN: 108102690RR0002

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