The New England Planters were people from New England who moved to Nova Scotia in the late 1750s and early 1760s to settle the lands that had been vacated when the Acadians were expelled by the British. Since the settling by the New England Planters took place before the American Revolution, the fact that they moved from New England to Nova Scotia in itself cannot be used to infer that they were Loyalists. They may have been, but the fact that they were in Nova Scotia before the Revolution cannot prove it. My great-grandmother's great-grandmother, Elizabeth Evans (Jefferson) was born in South Boston, Massachusetts, in 1756, and emigrated to Nova Scotia as a child with her parents as part of the New England Planters. There is a "coming-of-age" historical novel, "Lightning and Blackberries" by Joanne K. Jefferson, about her as a girl in Nova Scotia. My earlier comment was in reference to the original "Loyalist" post.