My ancestor John Lefurgy, born c-1752 on the Phillipseburg Manor,
Westchester County, N.Y.
came as a Loyalist to Nova Scotia in 1783. John was the son of Adriaen
Lefurgy and Jane Post.
I'm sending along the following which might be of some help to others
running into the same brick walls as myself. If others have additional
information on these Loyalist families,I'd sure like to hear from them.
Happy New Year and kindest regards, J. David.
Public Archives of Nova Scotia -- Land Papers -- File Cards
John LeFargee -- See Ackerly, Issac and others -- 1785 -- Card # 5
Draft Grant -- Several tracts of land on the harbour of Remsheg and
County Cumberland. The list includes mamy names stating the above
mentioned are some of the Westchester Loyalists, See also Ackerly, Issac
and others -- Remsheg
Harbour, 1785 -- Plate 237. R. G. Series Land Papers -- Series A --
Volume 10 - 12 - Reel
John Lefurgey had a cousin, Hendrick ( Henry ) Lefurgy and an uncle,
Lefurgy, who came as Loyalists to Nova Scotia, landing at Digby in
Memorial of Dennis Le Fargee & others -- 1818
Dennis Le Fargee asks grant of land at River Philip which he has
occupied since 1809.
Draft Grant -- Le Fargee -- 400 acres
Dennis Le Forgee -- 1809 -- was born in New York Statebut has resided in
of South Hampton -- Cumberland County upwards of Five years . He has a
eight children and served his King for six years under Col. James De
Lancy during the late American War. He has only a quarter of an acre of
land granted him from the Crown and requests a grant of 500 acres of
land where he chooses.
Le Forgee may have surveyed for him 400 acres
My research reveals a Dennis Le Furgy residing in the Restigouche area
of New Brunswick, with extended family in the Chaleur Bay region of
Gaspe, Quebec.This area of Quebec was settled by French Huguenots C-
1755 fron the Channel Islands, and later by Loyalists from Westchester
County , New York, many of whom were of French and Dutch descent.