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Muster Roll of Captain Peter Ruton's Company in the 4th Battalion of New Jersey Volunteers commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Buskirk - Staten Island, May, 1778:

Rank Names Enlistment Reason Absent
CaptainPeter Ruton With leave at New York
LieutenantJames Sarvenier
EnsignColin McVean With leave at New York
SergeantSamuel Van Giezen
SergeantAbraham Ruton
SergeantWilliam Bell On Command in New York
CorporalWilliam Bond
CorporalJohn Hopper
CorporalMatthew Knegt
DrummerJoseph Prior
PrivatePeter Ramsey Sick on Staten Island
PrivatePeter Ridner
PrivateWilliam Ramsey Sick on Staten Island
PrivateGeorge Smith
PrivatePeter Smith
PrivateJames Turee Deceased Apr. 24, 1778
PrivatePhilip Hanselpecker
PrivateNicholas Sithes
PrivateNicholas Hammeum
PrivateAbraham Ackerman Guard
PrivateDerick Wannemaker
PrivateHenry Shultis
PrivateJohn Bruce Sick in New York Hospital
PrivateFrederick Bruce Sick on Staten Island
PrivateNatheist Staker
PrivateBalthis Shomocker Sick in New York
PrivateAdam Hemmeum Sick in New York
PrivateCoenrad Frysiner Sick in New York
PrivateWilliam Fox Carpenter
PrivateCoenrad Hanselpecker Taylor at Harlem
PrivateJacob Hemmeum
PrivateGeorge Hemmeum Sick in Quarters
PrivateDavid Degroot
PrivateJoesph Hart
PrivateJohn Conolly Sick in New York Hospital
PrivateGeorge Cope
PrivateStephen Foster
PrivateJacob Romyne
PrivateJohn Able
PrivateMatthew Bennet Prisoner with ye Rebels
PrivateBenjamin Tuttle
PrivateGeorge Webb
PrivateTimothy Collins
PrivateJohn Van Syle
PrivateFrancis Beaty
PrivateRichard Ackerman Recruiting-Deserted
PrivateThomas Bagley Sick in New York Hospital
PrivateJohn Sickels Taylor at Harlem
PrivateSamuel Curtis Deceased April 1778
PrivateJacob Ackerson On Furlow - Deserted
PrivateWilliam Smith On Furlow - Deserted
PrivateJohn Wannemaker Prisoner
PrivateNicholas Wannemaker Prisoner
PrivateHenry Lawbock Prisoner
PrivateSamuel Demorest Prisoner
PrivateHenry Emanuel Prisoner
PrivateJacob Cole Prisoner
PrivateJacob Morris Prisoner
PrivateIsaac Montonye Prisoner
PrivateDavid Bayard Prisoner

Note on Derick Wannemaker (Richard Wannamaker): Dirck Wannamaker died in gaol in Philadelphia in 1780. His widow, Elizabeth, married a John Post, and settled in the Maugerville, New Brunswich, Canada area.

Transcribed by Donna Ristenbatt. From the New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ. Loyalist Muster Rolls, Reel #232, Vol. 4, pg. 1227.

For more Loyalist Muster Rolls, be sure to check out The Olive Tree Genealogy Homepage by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.

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