Betsy [Connor]

Betsty 36 travels with her two children, Prudence and Mary; they travel with a group of women and children attached to the Black Pioneers on the ship La Aigle bound for Annapollis Royal. It is not clear who was her husband. They probably ran from Crane Island in 1779. Bettty is listed in the tithables for William Connor in 1771 and subsequently. She may be the Betty daughter of Kate listed the will of his brother in 1757.



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


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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
L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Betsy Connor 18 months Likely child, daughetr to Theresa Connor Born free in British Lines.
Betsy Connor's Relationships