Henry Jackson

Henry Jackson, 35, travels alone on the BON. He travels travels with an army officer, Major Alexander McDonald, along with Thomas Jackson, an older man who may also be a relative, maybe his father.

Henry's owner was John Guy, from the eastern shore, who has no tithables recorded. He claims to have run in 1777 which means he joined Howe's fleet enroute to Philadelphia, and was recruited into Delancy's Volunteers, where Alexander was an officer. He probably served in the southern campaigns with MacDonald and was evacuated to New York in 1782. He settled at Digby in Nova Scotia.

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  • Relative: Thomas Jackson, Assumed [ Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In The Ship, Proximity In Ownership Shared Group Membership ] , Source: The Book of Negroes
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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


British Invasion of Philadelphia - Chesapeake

  • The campaign for Philadelphia -

    On July 23 1777 the British fleet left from Sandy Hook, New York carrying more than 15,000 soldiers and headed into the Atlantic before turning south to enter the Chesapeake in August and sail up the bay to its northern extremity to set the troops ashore at the head of the Elk River on August 25.




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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


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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
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Master: Jacob Hayes
Port Roseway Henry Jackson 35 stout fellow Formerly Slave to John Guy, Norfolk. Left 6 years ago.