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McInnes, Miles

by Carole Watterson Troxler, 1991

d. 1818

Miles McInnes, Loyalist militiaman, moved from his native Scotland to Anson County in 1774 and bought a farm. He escaped after fighting at Moore's Creek Bridge. In 1780, with the British success in the South, he joined the Anson County Loyalist militia as a lieutenant and accompanied the British forces on their evacuation from Wilmington to Charles Town.

In 1783 McInnes went to London and then to Nova Scotia, where he settled on two hundred acres on the Musquodoboit River in Halifax County and became a justice of the peace. He died there, survived by his wife Christiana, whom he had married in Nova Scotia.


English Records, box 17, North Carolina names from T 50:8–28 (North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh).

Marion Gilroy, comp., Loyalists and Land Settlement in Nova Scotia (1937).

Public Archives of Nova Scotia, vol. 214.

Public Record Office, London, AO 12:100, 13:121, T 50:1.

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