Tuesday, December 29, 2015

IV. What happened to Loyalists after the Revolutionary War?

David Delegal was granted 100 acres on the South Newport River, adjoining lands of John Jones and John Barger in May of 1771; also 450 acres on South Newport River, St. Andrew's Parish, bounded on the south by lands of Roderick McIntosh. He was raised in the Province of Georgia, and was probably a son of Lt. Philip Delegal of the Regiment of General Oglethorpe.  At the time of the land grant, he owned nine slaves.   During November of the same year, he received 54 acres and 300 acres in St. Andrew's Parish. At the onset of the Revolutionary War, David Delegal was faithful to Great Britain, therefore, in 1782, his estates were confiscated and he was declared guilty of Treason.

He probably went to Barbados as there is mention of him in the West Indies in 1737 called Delegal and De LeGual.

Source: Calendar of Colonial State Papers,  Colonial America and West Indies; Biographical sketch of Delegal by Jeannette Holland Austin on Georgia Pioneers

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