Dublin Miller

Dublin travels with Frank, Jenny and Nancy Miller - on the ship Ranger in the Book of Negroes. Dublin, Frank, Jenny and Nancy continue to travel together after the evacuation of New York and they are in the same company in the Birchtown Muster, though Dublin is listed by himself. Dublin and Frank Miller were both formerly owned by Mason Miller. The 'Massey' Miller recorded for Dublin in the BON refers to Mason. Dublin appears in Mason Miller's tithable records first in 1759 and consistently from 1765 until his last entry in 1774. Dublin could well be Franks son. His being listed separately to the others by the time of the Birchtown Muster might indicate that Jenny was Frank's wife not Dublin's.
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1718

Born

1759

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek to Grate Bridge - 1759 - South Side of Tanners Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk

10/ June
1765

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1765 - Eastern Division

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk

1767

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1767 - Eastern Division

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk

1768

Tithables for A Division of the Borough of Norfolk - 1768 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk [This entry reads: 'MASON, ___, ___, Dublin, James, Fenctor', when it should read 'MILLER, Mason, ___, ...'. The number of slaves as well as the legible names (Dublin, James, Fenctor) is consistent with other entries and identifies this as Mason Miller.]

1770

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1770 - Eastern Division

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk

June
1771

Tithables for the Last Division - 1771 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk

1772

Tithables for Edmunds Bridge to the Upper Inhabitants - 1772 - Edmunds Bridge to the Upper Inhabitants

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk [Note: Six names are missing from the 'M' section of this tithable list. The 6 missing entries are thought to be those of Mason and several other members of the Miller family. This missing entry would include Dublin and Frank Miller.]

1773

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1773 - Eastern Division

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk

1774

Tithables for East Side of Church Street - 1774 - East Side of Church Street

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - 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

1775.5

Ran

1776

Small Pox outbreak - Gwynn's Island

  • Small Pox -

    In January 1776  smallpox made an appearance in Virginia. Although smallpox had been present in the colony at times before there had never been such a serious and widespread outbreak.

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
Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Dublin Miller 65 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Mason Miller, Norfolk. Left 7.5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave.
Remarks:[The entry in the Book of Negroes identifies Dublin's former owner as 'Massey' Miller - this is actually Mason Miller.]
Assumed to be traveling in the Book of Negroes with:

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
Dublin Miller 56 Seaman
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