Thomas Anburey

Birth: 1759

Death:1840

Thomas Anburey (1759-1840) was a British explorer and writer who wrote a disputed narrative of his travels in North America in the 1770s-1780s. Arnburey sailed from Cork in 1776 in charge of Irish recruits of the 47th Regiment. He served under General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga. Taken prisoner in the United States, he was sent back to Britain in 1781.

He stayed in the army one more year, then returned to private life. He wrote "Travels Through the Interior Parts of America, 1771-1781" which was published in England in 1789. It was published again in London in 1791, described as a New Edition. This work has been "a subject of controversy and entertainment ever since" and there are claims of fraud.

References:

Duling, Ennis. "Thomas Anburey at the Battle of Hubbardton: How a Fraudulent Source Misled Historians". Vermont History Vol. 78, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 2010): 1–14. ISSN 0042-4161;

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