John Ivory

John Ivory 35 travels with his wife Priscilla in the Book of Negroes. By the time they reach Birchtown in Nova Scotia they have been joined by daughter Judith. He claims to have been owned by Thomas Newton (probbaly Sr) . The Newton's were major slaveholders in the Norfolk area , mariner-merchants in addition to being significant land holders. The name Ivory is a probably a mishearing of Ivey which is the name of a maritime family in Norfolk with many slaves and this is the name he has in Birchtown. In the Norfolk tithables among the slaves for Thomas Newton Snr is 'Jack'. It is believed that John Ivory is the Jack listed here. Jack's listings with Thomas Newton Snr go back to 1767 when John Ivory would have been about 16 or 17. he may have been acquired from Ivey or, most likley, his father was owned bu one of the Ivey family.

John Ivory and his wife relocate to Sierra Leone.
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Name Owner
Jack Thomas Newton Snr - Norfolk

1748

Born

1767

Tithables for the West Side of Church Street - 1767 - West Side of Church Street

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
French Jack Thomas Newton Snr - Norfolk

1770

Tithables for Greatbridge to Ferry Point - 1770 - Great Bridge to Ferry Point

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jack Thomas Newton Snr - Norfolk

1771

Tithables for Ferry Point to Greatbridge - 1771 - Ferry Point to Great Bridge

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
jack Thomas Newton Snr - Norfolk

10/ June
1772

Tithables Acreage Not Given-1772 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jack Thomas Newton Snr - Norfolk

19/ May
1774

Tithables for the Western precinct of the Borough of Norfolk-1774 - Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jack Thomas Newton Snr - Norfolk

7/ Nov
1775

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Lord Dunmore's Proclamation - Norfolk

  • John Murray, Lord Dunmore -

    John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1732 – 25 February 1809), was the  colonial governor of Virginia at the outbreak of the American Revolution.

Source for this event: Lord Dunmore's Proclamation

1780

Ran

1781

Siege of Yorktown - YorkTown

1782

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Treaty of Paris - Paris France

  • Treaty of Paris -

    In November 1782 a provisional peace treaty was hammered out between the British and the Americans in Paris.

Source for this event: Treaty of Paris

1783

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Evacuation of New York - New York

  • Evacuation of New York -

    In April 1783 the first evacuation fleet left for Nova Scotia. A week later  the British Commander, Sir Guy Carleton, sailed up the Hudson River to Orangetown for a conference with General Washington to discuss the evacuation. As the victorious commander, Washington opened the meeting by reiterating the resolution of Congress regarding “the delivery of all Negroes and other property.”

Source for this event: The Book of Negroes
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks
L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway John Ivory 35 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Thomas Newton Snr, Norfolk. Left 3 years ago.
John Ivory's Relationships

1784

Birchtown Muster - Birchtown

Source for this event: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
Name Age Occupation Families they lived with Companies they belong to Remarks Company They Are Now With
John Ivy 41 Farmer Captain Robert Nicholson's Company
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