I was confused by William Harrison's name being on the "Maryland Loyalists" lists; and further confused by him being "claimed by the 2d Bttn Genl Delancy's Brigade".There seems to be only one William Harrison.
I did a search for William Harrison at 'The On-line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies' but nothing came up.
Under 'War Chronology, 1781' and 'War Chronology, 1782', Harrison's Purchase is listed as a battle location.You can read up on Maryland Loyalists and Delancey's battalions at the website if you are interested.
1.The book "The Loyalists of New Brunswick" by Esther Clark Wright, 1955.
Harrison, Charles-Ir./N.J.-Capt. 2 NJV-P91-Maug.
Harrison, James-Ir./N.J.-Lt. 2 NJV-P14-Maug.
Harrison, John, 2nd. Lt. Co. 24-P508-Maug.?
Harrison, Joseph-Sgt. LAR-Or.
Harrison, William-St. Croix
Ralph, there seems to be only one Loyalist named William Harrison.Clark's book is like the Loyalist researcher's bible.The names are in an index at the end of the book.Few of the Loyalists are actually mentioned in the text of her book.
If you go to www.collectionscanada.ca and look at the New Brunswick census districts list you will see St. Croix listed in Charlotte County, with Pennfield.
2.The book "Loyalists To Canada, The 1783 Settlement of Quakers And Others At Passamaquoddy" by Theodore C. Holmes:
Beginning on page 1
Chapter 1, The Quakers of Pennfield
"Among the thousands of refugees in America when the War of Independence ended were individuals who had been Quakers but were expelled from the association because of their implication in the British cause.Several hundred Quakers had either left the Society voluntarily or were disowned for actively supporting the Patriots.The Quakers, their families and the associated people who emigrated to Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada were a mixed company...The Pennfield Quakers were among the thousands of refugees in New York City at the time of the evacuation.Early in 1783 they met as a group in New York City...The record, including the signatures, of these Friends continues:"We whose names are hereunto subscribed do agree to settle ourselves together on the river Saint John in Novascotia [Footnote: In 1783 the Province of New Brunswick had not been created, thus Saint John was still part of Nova Scotia.The group sailed to Saint John in 1783 but went on to settle at Beaver Harbour (Bellevue) in the same year.]The signatures, headed by the statement "No slave master admitted," were as follows:Joshua Knight, John Rankin, John Loofbourrow, Sam. Fairlamb, Gid Vernon, Amos Strickland, Evan Griffith, Joseph Tomlinson, John Strickland, Peter Price, Nathaniel Loofbourrow, Daniel Regester, Samuel Tomlinson, Peter Woltma, Abram Rankin, Samuel Stilwell, Joseph Thorne, Jeremiah Fittz, Moses Winder, Thomas Buckley Junior, Thomas Buckley, John Burk, Edward Burk, Andrew Hamton, Benj. Brown, Richard Buffington, Jonathan Paul, John Dennis, Mathias Kizer, Richard Lawrence, Nimrod Woodward, Isaac Woodward, Jn. Hinchman, Rachl Done widow, Joseph Way, Daniel Southeck, Jon. Remington, Gershom Remington, Richard Mathews, Abraham Wood Ward, Amos White, Jesse Walton, Anthony Woodward, Anthony Woodward Jun, Abner Hamton, Wm Reynolds, Robert Woodward, Jacob Woodward, George Fieldes...On June 5, 1783, at another meeting of the association in New York City, it was agreed that three agents would be appointed to locate land for settlement in Canada...for sixty families of Quakers who desire to settle together in Nova Scotia...The place they finally selected was Beaver Harbour...Many of the Friends, Baptists and other refugees who chose to settle in Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, sailed on the 293 ton ship, Camel...In New York on August 23, 1783, the ship took on 254 passengers...From the ship's muster it apprears that the refugees were aboard the vessel from August 21 to September 29, 1783.The passenger list included more than 80 Baptists...A historian has written that of the Camel's passengers...two were from New York...A company of more than 80 Baptist Loyalists arrived on the Camel with the Quakers.Heads of households for the Baptists were...George Ryan, Thomas Bullock, Isaac Woodward, Peter Whitman, William Harrison, and Henry Gardiner...The tract of land granted to the Friends at Beaver Harbour...originally called Belle Vue, was renamed Pennfield by the Quakers in honor of William Penn...HARRISON, WILLIAM.William Harrison was a Baptist, and probably was from New Jersey.He arrived in Beaver Harbour on the Camel in September 1783, and was named in the Beaver Harbour muster roll of July 10, 1784.
Ralph, if you go to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick websitewww.archives.gnb.ca and click on Government Records and then on RS108 Land Petitions, and enter the surname Harrison you will see two 1785 petitions in Charlotte County, a 1786 petition, and a 1788 petition that includes the names that are mentioned as signatures in Holmes' book (that's why I included them).
I forgot to look in the appendixes to see if there was more info.William Harrison is not listed among the residents of Pennfield in 1820 or later...