Peggy Mozely

Peggy 18 is traveling with Judith Mozely and they are in the Birchtown muster together. They are either mother and daughter or sisters. She is in the tithables for Edward Moseley for Princess Anne County in 1778 which suggest she is older than 18. She may also be sister to Tilla aged 16 who travels separately. They ran in 1777 in a group that included Ishmael Moseley, James Walker and Nancy Elliot.
Peggy Mozely Relationships
  • Child: Judith Mozely, Assumed [ Proximity In The Ship, Proximity In Musters, Shared Group Membership Common Owner ] , Source: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
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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


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 - November
Master: Lt. Phillips
Port Mattoon Peggy Mozely 18 likely wench Formerly Slave to Edward Hack Moseley [Mozely], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Black Brigade.