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Washington County, NY Book of Forfeitures, 1784

Washington County, NY Book of Forfeitures, 1784

The Book of Forfeitures is located in the Washington County Archives, Washington County Clerk’s Office, Fort Edward, NY. It contains the list and description of Loyalist properties that were seized and sold. The names given here are the purchasers of the properties.

The property of loyalists was seized and sold to fill New York State coffers when funds began to run dry during the Revolutionary War. A series of laws passed by the New York Provincial Congress and the Congress of the United States provided for this sequestration, and later confiscation, of forfeited loyalist property. The Commissioners of Forfeitures ceased operation on September 1, 1788, by an act of March 21, 1788. They had sold nearly all the tracts of land entrusted to them, raising large amounts of revenue for the state of New York.

Article V of the peace treaty signed by Britain and the United States in Paris on September 3, 1783, insists on “the restitution of all estates, rights, and properties, which have been confiscated belonging to real British subjects” and to noncombatant loyalists. Tories who fought the United States were to be given one year to reclaim their property and leave the country. Payments were to be made to loyalists whose estates had already been sold. Article VI prohibited any future confiscations. Many citizens of New York, however, still harbored strong resentment against the loyalists, leading the Provincial Congress to effectively nullify the Treaty of Paris of 1783 by an act of May 12, 1784.

This act authorized “the speedy sale of the confiscated estates,” writes Yoshpe, “…[it] systematized the confiscatory machinery and gave it impetus.” The Governor was ordered to appoint two Commissioners of Forfeitures for the Southern District. The abstracts in the Commissioners of Forfeitures from Washington County Proceedings describe sales after the act of May 12, 1784. 1)Ross Liemer. Proceedings of the Commissioners of Forfeiture Summary, 2003.

SurnameGivenDescriptionLocationPage
AdamsJoelw. side of Wood CreekSkeensborough66
AdamsJoelBoyle's lotSkeensborough70
AdamsJoelStow lotSkeensborough184
AgarDavidLot # 60Salem157
AndrewsChristopherw. side of Wood CreekSkeensborough48
ArmstrongJamesLot # 129Salem102
ArmstrongJohnLot # 131Salem137
ArmstrongThomasLot # 131Salem137
AtwoodSamuelLot # 8Skeensborough8
BakerThomasLot # 24Salem128
BartholomewLemuelBartholomew LotSkenesborough186
BartlettBartholomewLot. # 290Salem172
BartlettJosephLot # 274Salem175
BeateyWilliamLot # 154Salem160
BeatyJohnLot # 221Salem175
BellWilliamLot # 39Salem153
BigeloSamuele. side of Skenesborough Cr.Skeensborough55
BiggelowHopstailSkeensborough57
BlakelyJohnLot # 226Salem164
BlakelyJohnLot # 225Salem165
BlanchardAzariels. line of patentSkeensborough42
BothrelJamesLot # 155Salem130
BoydElizabethLot # 256Salem155
BoydWilliamLot # 133Salem104
BrownWilliamLot # 220Salem120
BrownWilliamLot # 219Salem125
BrownWilliamLot # 220Salem176
BrundigeDanielJackson lotSkeensborough91
BrushNathanw. side of Lk. ChamplainSkeensborough77
BurroughsBenjaminadj. Skenesborough CreekSkeensborough63
BurroughsBenjaminw. side of Pawlet CreekSkeensborough64
BurroughsJamesadj. Maj. Child'sSkeensborough61
BurroughsJeremiahLot # 45Skeensborough26
BurroughsJeremiahLot # 52Skeensborough28
BurroughsJohnn. side of Skenesborough Cr.Skeensborough60
BurroughsMatthewLot # 53Skeensborough29
CanadaAlexanderLot # 102Salem138
CarswellAbnerLot # 45Salem127
CarterJohn WLot # 112Salem112
CheneyRubenLot # 98Salem161
ClarkRobertLot # 229Salem107
ClevelandBenjaminLot # 208Salem107
ClevelandBenjaminLot # 136Salem108
CorsnerJohnLot # 295Salem162
CraigJamesLot # 234Salem171
CrookshanksGeorgeLot # 108Salem174
CrossettJamesLot # 80Salem173
EarlDanielLot # 40Skenesborough24
EarlDanielLot # 41Skenesborough24
EarlDanielHambeckers LotSkenesborough182
EarlDaniel Jr.Lot # 36Artillery Patent90
EarlDaniel Jr.Lot # 73Artillery Patent90
EarlDaniel Jr.Lot # 91Artillery Patent90
EarlDaniel Jr.Lot # 10Kingsbury98
EarlDaniel Jr.Lot # 13Kingsbury98
EarlDaniel Jr.Lot # 29Kingsbury98
EarlDaniel Jr.Lot # 41Kingsbury98
EarlDaniel Jr.Lot # 61Kingsbury98
EarlDaniel Jr.Lot # 7Kingsbury98
EarlDaniel Jr.Mc Intoshes PatentWhitehall98
EarlDaniel Jr.(51 1/2 acres)Whitehall100
EarlDaniel Jr.n. bank of the CreekWhitehall101
EarlNathanMountain LotSkenesborough184
EarlRobertLot # 38Skenesborough23
EarlWatsonMountain LotSkenesborough184
FarnsworthEbenezerLot # 90Artillery Patent3
FarrenJohnn. side of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough40
FitchElishaLot # 72Salem116
FullerAaron(200 acres)Skenesborough53
FullerArone. bank of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough53
FullerEphraime. side of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough55
FullerHenrye. bank of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough58
FullerMathewe. side of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough54
FullerRoberte. bank of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough56
GaultAlexanderLot # 88Salem173
GaultAlexanderLot # 84Salem177
GaultAlexanderRapalier LotQueensborough185
GaultJamesLot # 224Salem132
GaultJohn FLot # 111Salem124
GettyJaneLot # 171Salem105
GibsonJaneLot # 31Salem174
GleasonJasone. bank of Wood CreekSkenesborough50
GouldThomasadj. to Wood CreekWhitehall100
GriffinMicahw. bank of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough59
GriffinThomase. bank of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough58
HannahDavidLot # 30Salem163
HarrisMoses Jr.Lot # 58Skenesborough31
HarrowSamuelLot # 202Salem169
HarrowSamuelLot # 202Salem169
HarshaJohnLot # 169Salem106
HartHenryLot # 47Skenesborough27
HarveyMedadLot # 33Artillery Patent89
HarveyMosese. bank of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough67
HendersonJamesLot # 152Salem130
HenryJohnLot # 36Salem138
HerringtonPeterw. bank of Pawlet CreekSkenesborough51
HigginsWilliamLot # 132Salem133
HopkinsNathanLot # 137Salem123
HopkinsSamuelLot # 137Salem123
HoyWilliamLot # 146Salem145
HulbartSamuelw. side of Wood CreekWhitehall49
HunsdonAllenLot # 216Salem176
HynminLewisHume's LotSkenesborough93
JohnsonEdenPrindle's LotSkenesborough91
JonesCorneliusSkenesborough86
JonesCorneliusSkenesborough87
JonesIsaacbank of Wood CreekSkenesborough51
KanadaAlexanderLot # 109Salem170
KillmoreGeorgee. bank of Hudson RiverJessup's Patent65
KingJamesLot # 27Salem144
LitleIsaacLot # 42Skenesborough25
LittleIsaacLot # 5Skenesborough7
LittleIsaacLot # 6Skenesborough7
LittleJohnLot # 9Salem104
LittleJohnLot # 92Salem104
LongDavidLot # 45Scott & Kemps Patent51
LushStephenLot # 15Skenesborough12
LushStephenLot # 30Skenesborough19
LushStephenLot # 32Skenesborough19
LushStephenLot # 46Skenesborough19
LushStephenLot # 210Salem142
LushStephenLot # 182Salem143
LushStephenLot # 291Salem148
LushStephenLot # 61Salem148
LushStephenLot # 2Salem149
LushStephenLot # 92Salem149
LushStephenLot # 227Salem151
LushStephenLot # 247Salem160
LushThomasLot # 121Salem150
LyonMatheww. side of Lk. Champlain?Skenes Ore Bed74
LyonMatheww. side of Lk. Champlain?Skenes Ore Bed76
LyonMatheww. side of Lk. Champlain?Skenes Ore Bed78
LytleAndrewLot # 191Salem112
LytleIsaacLot # 68Artillery Patent2
LytleIsaacLot # 69Artillery Patent2
LytleIsaacLot # 7Skenesborough8
LytleIsaacLot # 10Skenesborough9
LytleIsaacLot # 11Skenesborough10
LytleIsaacLot # 14Skenesborough11
LytleIsaacLot # 35Skenesborough22
LytleWilliamLot # 12Skenesborough10
ManvillleDanielWhitehall69
MartinMosesLot # 13Skenesborough11
MartinMosesw. side of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed79
MartinMosesLot # 12Salem143
MartinMosesLot # 293Salem149
MartinMosesLot # 85Salem155
MartinMosesLot # 277Salem158
MatthewsDavidLot # 233Salem177
MatthewsDavidLot # 244Salem177
MatthewsRobertLot # 32Salem152
MatthewsWilliamLot # 140Salem131
Mc ClearyWilliam WLot # 203Salem115
Mc CollisterHamiltonLot # 35Skenesborough21
Mc CollisterHamiltonLot # 190Salem125
Mc CrackenJosephLot # 59Artillery Patent2
Mc CrackenJosephLot # 135Salem114
Mc CrackenJosephLot # 53Salem121
Mc CrackenJosephLot # 126Salem168
Mc CrackenSamuelLot # 214Salem168
Mc CreaJohnLot # 158Salem176
Mc ElvreyDavidLot # 141Salem165
Mc FarlandJamesLot # 251Salem115
Mc KinleySamuelLot # 23Skenesborough15
Mc KinleySamuelLot # 63Skenesborough33
Mc KinleySamuelw. side of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed80
Mc KinleyWilliamLot # 23Skenesborough15
Mc KoyWilliamLot # 144Salem126
Mc MichaelJohnLot # 59Salem118
Mc MullenJohnLot # 197Salem131
Mc MurrayRobertLot # 230Salem171
Mc NightCharlesLot # 10Queensborough188
Mc NightCharlesLot # 11Queensborough188
Mc NightCharlesLot # 5Queensborough188
Mc NightCharlesMile SquareQueensborough188
Mc NitDanielLot # 23Salem127
MelcherIsaacw. side of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed81
MelcherIsaacw. side of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed85
MillsJamesLot # 5Scott & Kemps Patent52
MitchellEnsignLot # 5Whitehall4
MoorHughLot # 273Salem134
MoorJamesLot # 265Salem116
MoorJamesLot # 276Salem116
MoreyJohnLot # 83Salem119
MorganNathanLot # 76Salem109
MurdockZedekiahLot # 110Salem124
NeilsonJosephLot # 104Salem103
NoblePeterNoble LotSkenesborough184
NollsElishas. bank of CreekSkenesborough46
OsgoodThomasadj. Wood CreekWhitehall70
OswaldGeorgeLot # 90Salem111
PettitJohnLot # 47Artillery Patent2
PlattZephaniah3 mi. s. of narrows Lk Champ.8 mi s. of Crown Pt.65
PlattZephaniahw. side of Lk. Champlain8 mi s. of Crown Pt.72
PowersWilliame. bank of Skenesborough Cr.Skenesborough45
ProudfitAndrewLot # 22Skenesborough15
ProudfitAndrewLot # 31Skenesborough20
QuaRobertLot # 123Salem157
QuackenbossHenryLot # 37Skenesborough22
QuackenbossHenryLot # 54Skenesborough30
RamageJamesLot # 270Salem117
RamageJamesLot # 173Salem118
RogersJamesLot # 166Washington Co.176
RogersWilliamLot # 173Salem163
RowanJamesLot # 48Skenesborough27
RowanJamesLot # 55Skenesborough30
RowanJamesLot # 56Skenesborough30
RowanJamesLot # 57Skenesborough30
RowanJamesLot # 139Salem122
RowanJamesLot # 142Salem123
RowanJohnLot # 189Salem169
RussellEbenezerSkene's Ore Bed73
RussellEbenezerLot # 124Salem161
RussellEbenezer & Co.Lot # 135Salem14
SavageEdwardWhitehall18
SavageEdwardLot # 73Salem151
ScottJohnSkenesborough44
SearlsGideonSkenesborough45
SearlsGideon Jr.Skenesborough47
SeelyeEbenezerLot # 279Salem132
SherwoodSethLot # 39Artillery Patent1
SimpsonAlexanderLot # 11Salem128
SmithWilliamLot # 198Salem145
SmithWilliamLot # 185Salem153
SmithWilliamLot # 195Salem159
SquiresJosiahJackson LotSkenesborough90
SteelJohnLot # 6Salem109
SteelJohnLot # 299Salem150
StephensonJamesLot # 167Salem129
StewartAndrewLot # 47Salem113
StewartJamesLot # 95Salem111
StewartRobertLot # 26Salem172
StockwellLevie. side of Pawlet CreekSkenesborough36
StockwellLeviSkenesborough37
StockwellLevi YSkenesborough62
StoneAbnerLot # 205Salem108
StowSethSkenesborough41
StowSethStow LotSkenesborough184
StowSimeonSkenesborough48
StowSimeonSkenesborough89
StringhamJosephLot # 23Skenesborough15
SturdivantConsiderSkenesborough39
SturdiventConsidere. bank of East CreekSkenesborough38
TaylorJohnLot # 15Skenesborough12
TaylorJohnLot # 30Skenesborough19
TaylorJohnLot # 32Skenesborough19
TaylorJohnLot # 46Skenesborough19
TerrelWilliamLot # 30Salem165
ThomasDavidw. side of Lk. Champlain80
ThomasEphraimSkenesborough38
ThomasJohnSkenesborough34
ThomasSamuels. bank of East CreekSkenesborough35
ThompsonWilliamLot # 220Salem120
ThomsonJamesLot # 75Salem133
ThomsonWilliamLot # 145Salem167
TombJosephLot # 57Salem129
TombJosephLot # 69Salem134
TombJosephLot # 65Salem154
TowzerElishamaLot # 65Skenesborough43
TubbsZebulonSkenesborough41
TurnerAbrahamLot # 82Salem113
TurnerAbraham Jr.Lot # 80Salem102
TurnerAlexander Jr.Lot # 150Salem170
TylerBerijahSquire LotSkenesborough92
Van RensselaerJeremiahw. side of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed?84
VineEbenezerSkenesborough35
VineRobertadj. Skenesborough CreekSkenesborough25
VineSolomonSkenesborough34
WarfordWm. JohnLot # 179Salem178
WebbDavidLot # 258Salem119
WebbLeonardLot # 235Salem139
WildeSolomonYoung's LotSkenesborough69
WilliamsJohnLot # 80Artillery Patent3
WilliamsJohnLot # 1Skenesborough5
WilliamsJohnLot # 2Skenesborough5
WilliamsJohnLot # 3Skenesborough6
WilliamsJohnLot # 4Skenesborough6
WilliamsJohnLot # 9Skenesborough9
WilliamsJohnLot # 15Skenesborough12
WilliamsJohnLot # 19Skenesborough13
WilliamsJohnLot # 20Skenesborough14
WilliamsJohnLot # 21Skenesborough14
WilliamsJohnLot # 23Skenesborough15
WilliamsJohnLot # 24Skenesborough16
WilliamsJohnLot # 25Skenesborough17
WilliamsJohnLot # 26Skenesborough17
WilliamsJohnLot # 28Skenesborough18
WilliamsJohnLot # 29Skenesborough19
WilliamsJohnLot # 30Skenesborough19
WilliamsJohnLot # 32Skenesborough19
WilliamsJohnLot # 46Skenesborough19
WilliamsJohnLot # 33Skenesborough20
WilliamsJohnLot # 36Skenesborough20
WilliamsJohnLot # 34Skenesborough21
WilliamsJohnLot # 44Skenesborough26
WilliamsJohnLot # 49Skenesborough28
WilliamsJohnLot # 50Skenesborough28
WilliamsJohnLot # 60Skenesborough32
WilliamsJohnLot # 61Skenesborough32
WilliamsJohnLot # 62Skenesborough33
WilliamsJohnLot # 63Skenesborough33
WilliamsJohnJoseph Mitchel LotSkenesborough36
WilliamsJohnSkenesborough42
WilliamsJohnLot # 35Skenesborough62
WilliamsJohn209 1/4 acresSkenesborough68
WilliamsJohne. Bank of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed71
WilliamsJohne. bank of Wood CreekWhitehall71
WilliamsJohnw.. Bank of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed72
WilliamsJohnw.. Bank of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed75
WilliamsJohnw.. Bank of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed77
WilliamsJohnw.. Bank of Lk. ChamplainSkenes Ore Bed86
WilliamsJohnDewey LotSkenesborough91
WilliamsJohnSquire LotSkenesborough92
WilliamsJohnWhitehall93
WilliamsJohnWhitehall94
WilliamsJohnLot # 39Kingsbury95
WilliamsJohnWhitehall95
WilliamsJohnWhitehall96
WilliamsJohnCommon LandsKingsbury97
WilliamsJohnWhitehall97
WilliamsJohnLot # 18Kingsbury99
WilliamsJohnLot # 77Salem135
WilliamsJohnLot # 161Salem135
WilliamsJohnLot # 182Salem135
WilliamsJohnLot # 187Salem135
WilliamsJohnLot # 209Salem135
WilliamsJohnLot # 285Salem135
WilliamsJohnLot # 302Salem139
WilliamsJohnLot # 303Salem139
WilliamsJohnLot # 186Salem140
WilliamsJohnLot # 68Salem140
WilliamsJohnLot # 196Salem141
WilliamsJohnLot # 228Salem141
WilliamsJohnLot # 197Salem142
WilliamsJohnLot # 123Salem156
WilliamsJohnLot # 149Salem156
WilliamsJohnMc Intosh Patent179
WilliamsJohnManville LotSkenesborough180
WilliamsJohnRed House Farm LotSkenesborough180
WilliamsJohnVog's Lot180
WilliamsJohnLot # 69Skenesborough182
WilliamsJohnTonson LotSkenesborough183
WilliamsJohnTonson LotSkenesborough183
WilliamsJohnManville LotSkenesborough185
WilliamsJohnJessups TractQueensbury186
WilliamsJohnMile SquareQueensbury186
WilliamsJohnLot # 10Queensbury190
WilliamsJohnLot # 11Queensbury190
WilliamsJohnLot # 12Queensbury190
WilliamsJohnLot # 2Queensbury190
WilliamsJohnLot # 5Queensbury190
WilliamsJohnLot # 8Queensbury190
WilliamsThomasLot # 38Salem103
WillsonJosephLot # 178Salem158
WillsonNathanLot # 145Salem121
WillsonNathanLot # 136Salem122
WillsonPatrickLot # 172Salem105
WillsonThomasSkenesborough61
WrayGeorgeLot # 29Artillery Patent88
WrayGeorgeLot # 39Artillery Patent88
WrayGeorgeLot # 41Artillery Patent88
WrayGeorgeLot # 71Artillery Patent88
WrayGeorgeLot # 76Artillery Patent88
WrightAlexanderLot # 298Salem144

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