Phillis [Halsted]

Phillis is the eleven year old daughter of Marry/Molly Halsted. Phillis and her mother travel on the ship Ranger with Moses Halstede, who is Marry/Molly's husband. It is not altogether clear whether Moses is Phillis' father, but she is given the surname Halstead in the Birchtown Muster.
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1772

Born

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

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

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 Philis 11 Her daughter Formerly Slave to Francis Rice, Hampton. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave.
Remarks:[Daughter to Marry/Molly Halsted.]
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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
Phillis Halstead 11 Captain James Read's Company
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