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Adolphus FRENCH

Male Bef 1741 - Bef 1788  (< 46 years)

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  • Name Adolphus FRENCH 
    Born Bef 18 Jan 1741 
    Christened 18 Jan 1741  Reformed Dutch Church, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 9 Jan 1788  Shelburne, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 9 Jan 1788  Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Jeanette S. FRENCH :

      Phillip FRENCH III and his 2nd wife, Anne Billop FARMAR, reportedly had the following children who were baptized at the Dutch Reformed Church, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, NJ on the dates shown below:

      Farmar, 07-14-1734
      Farmar, 04-04-1736
      Catheran, 03-25-1739
      Adolphus, 01-18-1741
      Ann, 07-28-1742

      [The compiler has not personally verified the records of such baptisms.]

      (2) Clark, Murtie June, Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, Vol. III, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981, pp. 349, 380:

      Broken Corps of the North American Provincial Establishment, on half-pay, New Jersey Volunteers:

      The following is a list of the officers originally placed on half-pay and the alterations that have taken place since.

      Nr.: 14
      Rank: Lieutenant
      Name: French, Adolphus

      * * *

      Lieutenant Adolph French, New Jersey Volunteers, a refugee from New Jersey, served 4 years in Provincial Corps, seconded 25 Aug. 1781.

      (3) History of Chittenden County, Vermont: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, pp. 636-637:


      THE town of Milton, situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, is in the northwestern corner of Chittenden county, and is bounded north by Georgia in Franklin county, east by Westford, south by Colchester, and west by Lake Champlain. Its name is supposed to have been given to it in honor of the blind author of "Paradise Lost," as many of the towns in New England and throughout the east were named from English originals before the separation of the colonies from the mother country. The charter of the town was granted by Governor Benning Wentworth, of New Hampshire, on the 8th of June, 1763, to the following grantees: . . . Samuel Kemble, . . . Paul Miller, Paul Miller, jr., . . . Philip French, Philip French, jr., Adolphus French. . . .

      (4) Gilroy, Marion, Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia, Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, 2009, p. 108:



      Name: French, Adolphus
      Date: 1786
      Situation: Tusket River, S.
      Acres: 200
      Origin or Rank:

      Name: French, Adolphus
      Date: 1787
      Situation: Argyle Township
      Acres: 200
      Origin or Rank:

      (5) Nova Scotia House of Assembly - Petitions and Correspondence, 1758-1800 < tart=571>:

      I Richard Combauld Esquire Judge of Probates of Wills and Granting Administration within and for the County of Shelburne &c., &c.

      Do hereby Certify and make known to all whom it may Concern, That John Tench Esquire the Memorialist within named, was on or about the ninth day of January One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Eight ordained and Constituted Administrator of all and Singular the Goods and Chattels Rights and Credits which were of Adolphus French late of Shelburne in this County Gentleman deceased intestate, at the time of his death; by Martin S. Wilkins Esquire then Judge of Probates of Wills &c: within and for this County he the said Administrator having first duly Entered into the Sureties required by Law for his faithfull Administration of and upon the said Estate.

      In Testimony whereof I have here unto Set my hand and Caused the Seal of the Court to be put and affixed at Shelburne this Eighth day of October in the thirtieth year of His Majesty's Reign Annoque Domini 1790.

      /s/ R. Combauld

      * * *

      To His Excellency John Parr Esquire Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia, and To the Honorable His Majesty's Council for the said Province -

      The Memorial of John Tench Administrator on the Estate of Adolphus French deceased, intestate -

      Respectfully Sheweth -

      That he hath arranged the Affairs of the said Adolphus French, and hath good reason to believe that his Estate real and personal will be insufficient for the Payment of his Debts. -

      Your Memorialist therefore prays that you will be pleased to appoint John Perry, William Robertson and Andrew Bruce Commissioners to enquire into the Insolvency, and to Examine and Settle the Claims of the Creditors; and to Authorize your Memorialist to sell the Lands and Tenements of the said Adolphus French and to divide the produce thereof in due proportion to and amongst his Creditors, in terms of the Act of the General Assembly of this Province made in the thirty second year of His late Majesty's Reign entitled an Act relating to Wills Legacies &c: &c:

      /s/ John Tench

      Shelburne 8th October 1790.

      [Nova Scotia House of Assembly NSARM RG 5 Series A vol. 3 no. 92 / 3 pages]

      (6) Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton, The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, Salem, MA: The Salem Press Company, 1910, p. 118:

      The same date [August 8, 1795], Governor Parr granted 21,380 acres to a large number of men, most of whom were Loyalist Refugees, new to the province, one or two, however, being men who had previously lived in other townships of King's. The names on this grant are: . . . Lieut. Adolphus French. . . .

      It is recorded in the Crown Land Office that the rights of . . . Adolphus French . . . were excheated [sic] May 14, 1814. How many of the others of these grantees actually settled on their lands we do not know.

      [Note by compiler: This land grant might have been issued posthumously, or it might have been issued to another man named Adolphus FRENCH.]
    Person ID I20748  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father Philip FRENCH, III,   b. Bef 17 Nov 1697, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Billopp FARMAR 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1732 
    Family ID F4941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart