London Jackson

London Jackson 32 travels with Capt Mowat with a wife from New York and an infant child, as well as James Jackson, 50, who we assume is his father. He ran from Hampton to join General Leslie's fleet in November 1780. London Jackson claimed his owner was William Ballard from Hampton and he may be considerably younger than stated. Ballad's will dated 1775 left "my boat and Negro fellow named London" to his son Edward. He died in 1781 by which time London had gone. London was one of four pilots granted land on Nutt Island in Nova Scotia. It was sold in 1789 after James Jacskon died. It is not known if London Jackson relocated to Sierra Leone. He may be the brother of James Jackson owned by Sweepston since there was a close connection between their owners.

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

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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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19/ May

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 [Narrative]
London Daniel Barraud - Norfolk [William Ballad is William Barraud]

7/ Nov

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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




Siege of Yorktown - YorkTown


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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
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks
Master: Joseph Clark
Port Roseway London Jackson 32 stout fellow (pilot by order) Capt. Mowat Formerly Slave to William Ballad [Ballard], Hampton. Left 3 years ago.
Remarks:[We assume London Jackson, John Jackson, James Thompson and Nelly Jackson ran to join General Leslie in 1780]
[We think London Jackson actual ran in: 1780]
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