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New York Loyalists Land Confiscations with William Ruddock

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Author William Ruddock talks about the property forfeitures and confiscations of New York's Loyalists during the American Revolution. Learn how the new state of New York went about confiscating property of those who supported the king and what records were maintained in the process. After a general conversation, we will focus on Putnam County and the confiscated properties of the Philipse Highland Patent, featured in Bill's new book, Confiscated Properties of Philipse Highland Patent, Putnam County, New York, 1780-1785.

To order Bill's book:  http://heritagebooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HBI&Product_Code=101-R5385&Category_Code= 

Bill Ruddock, a native of Washington County, New York,  has described genealogy as his avocation more than 3 years.  He has written three family histories and a history of an Irish owned linen mill in Greenwich, New York.  He has numerous journal articles and currently serves as contributing editor of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Register and as Editor of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine.  He specializes in working with tough problems in genealogy.  He is currently writing an article on the Darvall family of Amsterdam and New York.   He is the author of Confiscated Properties of Philipse Highland Patent, Putnam County, New York, 1780-1785.