Barnaby Lion dit Belisle (c.1740 - c.1798) MP

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Nicknames: "Barnaby", "Barna", "Barney", "Barnabas"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: NS, Canada
Death: Died in Franklin, North Carolina, United States
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Spiceland
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About Barnaby Lion dit Belisle

Ship Douglas, Captain Wayne Berkridge, arrived New York (Bonded Passengers to A merica Volume II, 1617-1775)

Evidence suggests that Barnaby was a "refugee" of the English victory against the French in Canada. Sentenced to Newgate Pris on, Middlesex, England, in 1769, under the name Barnaby Lion. Deported from England in 1769. Shipped as an indentured or bonded servant for seven to twelve years.

HOWEVER, if this is true, how was he born in Nova Scotia?

Special Index to Numbered Records in the National Archives which includes: An Abstract of Accounts of Disbursements and Supply Contracts for the Continental Army: 1782 War Record in Haverstraw New York Barnaby Lion dit Belisle

1787 Tax List, Henry County, Virginia includes Barna Belisles with one horse.

1790 Census North Carolina Nash District: Barnaby is listed with one male over 16, one male under 16, one female over 16

The name Belisle comes from the word Belle-Isle, meaning beautiful isle. Belle Isle is a small island off the coast of Normandy, France, and anyone who came from this island could use t his as a "dit" surname. It was from the family Lion that Barnaby came.

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Barnaby Lion dit Belisle's Timeline

1740
1740
NS, Canada
1785
1785
Age 45
NC, USA
1788
1788
Age 48
Henry, VA, USA
1791
1791
Age 51
Patrick, VA, USA
1791
Age 51
Henry, VA, USA
1792
1792
Age 52
Patrick, VA, USA
1794
1794
Age 54
Henry, VA, USA
1796
1796
Age 56
Franklin, North Carolina, United States
1798
1798
Age 58
Patrick, VA, USA
1798
Age 58
Franklin, North Carolina, United States