Fisher, Jabez Maud (d. 1779)

Merchant of London.

Born in Philadelphia. Son of prominent Quaker mercantile family. Lived in London from 1775. Offered to carry letters or messages from France to England in 1777; Franklin declined. Suspected of Loyalist sympathies. Traveled to New York in 1778-79 but was unable to visit his family in Philadelphia for political reasons. Fisher’s brothers Thomas, Samuel Rowland, and Miers were later arrested as Loyalists.