James Hughson was born in Dutchess County, New York, about 1746. James sided with the Loyalists in the Revolutionary War. In his petition, which was brought into New Brunswick following the war, James claimed that in 1776, at the outbreak of war to aid in the protection of the British Army at New York, he left his estate. He may never have returned.
James stated that he had served one and one-half years under Major Thomas Ward (Royal Standard Regiment) in the construction of Fort Delaney at Bergen Point. James Hughson was a deacon of the Baptist church at Springfield, Kings County, New Brunswick. He died at Belleisle in May 1806.
submitted by Descendant Paul Lewington UE