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. Mary Boylston Hallowell, first cousin of JA
's mother, Susanna Boylston Adams Hall, was the mother of Ward Nicholas Boylston who
had taken the Boylston name to obtain an inheritance from his uncle Nicholas Boylston
(JA, Diary and Autobiography
, 1:295, note 1
). The Hallowells and Ward Boylston were loyalists, as was Rev. William Walter, also
formerly of Boston. He had served Trinity Church in that town but fled with the British
in 1776 and later went to New York to serve the loyalists there. At the war's end
he migrated to Nova Scotia. In 1784 he was in London seeking compensation for his
losses (Sibley's Harvard Graduates
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.