Nelly Jackson

Nelly Jackson 33 travels with James and London Jackson and is probably connected to them as since seems to have run at the same time from the same place as London Jackson. The most likely explanation is that she is the wife of John |Jackson[Walke] who travels in a in the Clinton some months later and who ran away at the same time. Her owner was Hancock Bayley from Hampton so not in the Norfolk Tithables. John Jackson and his wife recorded as Nancy are in the Birchtown muster.
Nelly Jackson Relationships
  • Relative: Jane Thompson [Tucker], Assumed [ Proximity In Musters Shared Group Membership ] , Source: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
  • Relative: James Jackson, Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In The Ship Shared Indenture or Employment , Source: The Book of Negroes
  • Married: John Jackson [Walke], Assumed [ Common Distinctive Name, Shared Group Membership Appropriate Ages ] , Source: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
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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




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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 Nelly Jackson 33 stout wench Formerly Slave to Hampstead Bailie [Bayley], Hampton. Left 2 years ago.
Remarks:[We assume that London Jackson, John Jackson Nelly Jackson and James Thompson ran to General Leslie in 1780]
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