I ran across abstracts from the North Carolina Gazette of New Bern, N.C. 1751-1759 & 1768-1790, Vol. 1, page 59 (339) New London, December 19... A plan having been formed to bring off or destroy a magazine of military stores...the enemy had at Shetockry on Long-Island.. on Tuesday night of last week part of two battalions of troops embarked from this state under convoy of the contnued page 60 sloop Schuylerk and the Spy amd Mifflin schooners..the Faulkland, a British frigate..came across the Schuyler and two smaller vessels, when the later run ashore pon the island but the formerll run on a spit of sand caled the Old Man's, and was taken, with about 60 troops on board, among whom were the following officersl viz.Colonels Fly and Webb, Capt. Buckland, Lieut. Riley, Ensign Mumford, Adjutant Hopkins, and Quarter-master Start, of Webb's batalion, and Esigns Niles and Abbott, and Adjutant Wesr, of Fly's battalion.On Thursday a party of men under Capt. Hart, marched to Southold..Col. Livingston, who was taken at fort Montgomerh, another Colonel, and a Major..(who refused to give their paroles) have made their escape from on board a prison ship at New York.
There are a lot of Fly related names in this article.Does anyone have any input on the people listed?