Frank Miller

Frank travels with his wife or daughter in law, Jenny, daughter/granddaughter, Nancy, and Dublin Miller who is probably his son on the ship Ranger in the Book of Negroes. Dublin and Frank Miller were both formerly owned by Mason Miller. Frank appears to have been acquired by Mason Miller some time between 1768 and 1770 when he is first declared in Miller's tithable records. Frank is declared consistently until Miller's last entry in 1774. Frank, Jenny, Nancy and Dublin continue to travel together after the evacuation of New York and they are to be found in the same company in the Bichtown Muster (Read's), though Dublin is listed by himself indicating that Jenny could be Frank's wife.
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1713

Born

1770

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1770 - Eastern Division

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Frank 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
Frank 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]
Frank 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
Frank 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
Frank 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 Frank Miller 70 ordinary fellow Formerly Slave to Mason Miller, Norfolk. Left 7.5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave.
Frank Miller's Relationships
  • Child: Nancy Miller [Assumed Common Distinctive Name Proximity In The Ship Proximity In Musters ]
  • Married: Jenny Miller [Assumed Common Distinctive Name Proximity In The Ship Proximity In Musters ]
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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
Frank Miller 71 Labourer Captain James Read's Company
Listed With
Frank Miller's Relationships
  • Child: Nancy Miller [Assumed Common Distinctive Name Proximity In The Ship Proximity In Musters ]
  • Married: Jenny Miller [Assumed Common Distinctive Name Proximity In The Ship Proximity In Musters ]