Ishmael Mosely

Ishmael 26 travels alone in the Book of Negroes and is not in the Birchtown Muster. He might be the husband of Kate Mosely who also travels on L'Abondance. James Carraway appears in the tithables for Norfolk but he has no slaves of this name in that county but also is also in Princess Anne County where he lists an Ishmael in 1778. The surname points to Colonel Edward Hack Moseley, the big man in Princess Anne County, who does list a Ishmael in his tithables in Princess Anne County. We presume this man could be the father Ishmael Moseley he is older than 26. It is possible that it is his father. We presume Ishmael ran at the same time a number of slaves belonging to Edward Hack Moseley.
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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


British Invasion of Philadelphia - Chesapeake

  • The campaign for Philadelphia -

    On July 23 1777 the British fleet left from Sandy Hook, New York carrying more than 15,000 soldiers and headed into the Atlantic before turning south to enter the Chesapeake in August and sail up the bay to its northern extremity to set the troops ashore at the head of the Elk River on August 25.




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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 Ishmael Mosely 26 stout fellow Formerly Slave to James Carraway, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.