Maryland Loyalism Project

The Memorial of Peter Leyburn

Peter Leyburn, merchant and shipbuilder, fled with his schooner to support Dunmore, only to see Dunmore order it burned with all of his possessions on board as they retreated. He claimed a loss for 4 people he had enslaved.

Some themes his Loyalist Claim Commission memorial suggest include commerce, maritime, and military service.

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