Rev War Land Grants by States
A ‘refugee’ is someone that lost their land or significant property due to choices of loyalist and/or royalist forces (land and home confiscated; home burnt; all possessions lost, etc). Does not always mean that they supported rebels, but most often they did.
A good example is Pearce Golding — Described as a ‘Distressed Refugee’ among a list of Distressed Refugees from different districts in Sept 1782. See also: Pierce Golden and Pierce Goulden. He appears at different points to have fought for and supported both sides.
++++++ LISTED within the book:
Golden (Goulding), Jesse – Virginia Private. 10 May 1785. 100 acres.
Golden, Palmer – Georgia. Refugee. 21 Apr 1784. 250 acres.
— Descended from Massachusetts Gouldings. Well documented family.
Golden, Peter – Georgia. Refugee. 21 Apr 1785. 250 acres.
— Probably related to Palmer Goulding.
Golden, William – Georgia. Refugee. 21 Apr 1784. 250 acres.
— This is probably William of Lincoln County, Georgia.
Golding, John – Georgia. 17 May 1784
Golding, William – Pennsylvannia. Drummer. 200 acres.
Goulden, Reuben – South Carolina. 3 Mar 1788. 200 acres.
— This was Reuben Golding, son of William and Elizabeth Foster Golding. Has a very interesting war record.
Goulding (Golden), Jesse – Virginia. Private. 23 Oct 1783. 100 acres.
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