About (Ensign) Thomas Man
He was a sheriff between 1784 and 1829. The book Loyalists of Bay Chaleur indicates he was a "Sheriff of the District", but further research will be necessary to determine which district is indicated. Lt. Governor Nicolas Cox of Gaspe, appointed Thomas sheriff in 1784 and described himas "a prudent, discreet young man"
He arrived on the brig "Polly" with 2 of his brothers and participated in the drawings for farm lots in Paspebiac on August 3rd, 1784. He drew 400 acres, (Lots 82, 70, 117, 140)
Although in 1837 his nephew Isaac Edward, son of John mann petiotioned for more land, as had Thomas' brothers Isaac Jr., and Edward Isaac, Thomas raised no objections and made no extra-ordinary requests. He had a slip for 500 acres wherever he wanted and he had also drawn the previously mentioned 400 acres at New Carlisle.
In 1784, Thomas Man was chosen first sheriff of the Gaspe District. Four years later, on July 24, 1788, Isaac Man's son, the most educated of the family, was in turn appointed judge of Civil affairs for the Gaspe District.