John Jackson [Walke]

John Jackson 26 travels on the Clinton and appears to have run away at the same time as London Jackson and James Thompson (both from Hampton), who are probably his close kin, which would make him a son of Jane Thompson [Tucker]. A large number of maritime workers defected to General Leslie from Princess Anne County in 1780. His owner, Anthony Walke II was from one of the best connected families in the region with his major property in Lynehaven in Princess Anne County, and he was also a merchant in Norfolk. We assume that John Jackson was born into the Tucker's estate. In Tucker's tithables for 1765 there is a Johny and again in the tithables for Tucker's estate in 1768 described as a cook. Johny is listed with Tucker's widow until 1774 and it is likely he was purchased by Walke soon, when Walke acquired a number of the Tucker's slaves. John may be "cook" listed in Walke's 1775 tithables he is not listed as John in 1778. If this is John Jackson he is much older than 26 closer to 41, as in the Birchtown muster.

In the Birchtown muster there are three John Jackson. The likely candidate is John Jackson 41 married to Nancy 32. We assume this is Nelly Jackson traveling with James and London Jackson in the London . A John Jackson relocates to Sierra Leone in 1791, but it is not clear which one this is.

John Jackson [Walke] Relationships
  • Relative: London Jackson, Assumed [ Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In The Ship, Proximity In Ownership, Shared Group Membership, Shared Indenture or Employment Appropriate Ages ] , Source: The Book of Negroes
  • Siblings: James Jackson, Assumed [ Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In The Ship(s), Proximity In Ownership, Kin Relations Between Owners Appropriate Ages ] , Source: The Book of Negroes
  • Child: Jane Thompson [Tucker], Assumed [ Proximity In Musters, Proximity In Ownership, Kin Relations Between Owners, Shared Group Membership Appropriate Ages ] , Source: The Book of Negroes
  • Married: Nelly Jackson, Assumed [ Common Distinctive Name, Shared Group Membership Appropriate Ages ] , Source: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks

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  • Jane Jackson-Thompson -

    Jane Thompson is one of the oldest members of the cohort of Black Loyalists from Virginia. She appears to be the matriarch of a very large extended family.

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1757

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
Johny Col. Robert Tucker - Norfolk

1768

Tithables for Elizabeth River 1768 - Elizabeth River

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Johny Col. Robert Tucker - Norfolk

19/ May
1774

Tithables for Western Precinct of the Borough of Norfolk - 1774 -

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Johny Col. Robert Tucker - Norfolk [Actually John was owned by Tucker's widow Joanna from 1768 until 1774 and probably till her death in 1779]

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
Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis john Jackson 26 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Anthony Walker [Walke], Tanners Creek. Left 3 years ago.
Remarks:[We assume that London jackson, John Jackson, Nelly Jackson and James Thompson ran to General Leslie in 1780]

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 Jackson 41 Sawyer Captain Levin Johnson