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Hector Dickie

Hector Dickie was born in Northern Ireland and arrived in South Carolina in 1768 on the ship Chichester from Belfast. After the Revolution, Hector went as a refugee to Jamaica but as the economy was not good and the planters would not support the refugees, Hector decided to leave and he re-settled in New Brunswick where he received 500 acres for his service. His family moved to Ontario. The family story is that just as Hector and his family were ready to leave New Brunswick, Hector died of blood poisoning as the result of a darning needle having been left in his sock and scratching his ankle. Hector’s daughter Elizabeth married Henry Rupert, the son of Frank’s other Loyalist Ancestor Christopher Rupert.

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