King Tucker

King Tucker 51 appears in the Book of Negroes with Dianah Tucker 22 from South Carolina his wife. They travel on the Ranger. He was owned by Colonel Robert Tucker and then his son. and claimed as running away in 1776. In the Birchtown Muster, King Tucker, now with the added name of 'George', is listed as being 'dead' next to this entry is that of Diana.

King was one Colonel Robert Tucker's prized slaves, a valuable maritime worker, probably also a pilot who is in Tucker's tithable entries can be seen going right back to 1750. Diana is his second wife. His first wife was probably Betty Jackson, also owned by Tucker, the daughter of Jane Thompson who died before 1776. he runs away with a Betty who is probably his daughter, Betty Tucker aged 28 living alone at Birchtown and not listed in the BON. He is clearly connected to Jane Thompson and her sons, as well as James Tucker with whom he travels on the ship Ranger who may be his brother. He may also be connected to Judith Jackson 53 who also travels on the Ranger.

King Tucker Relationships
  • Relative: Jane Thompson [Tucker], Assumed [ Proximity In Musters, Proximity In Ownership, Common Owner Appropriate Ages ] , Source: The Book of Negroes
  • Relative: James Tucker, Assumed [ Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In The Ship(s), Proximity In Ownership, Shared Group Membership Appropriate Ages ] , Source: The Book of Negroes
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1732

Born

1753

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1753 - South Side of Tanners Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
King Col. Robert Tucker - Norfolk

1757

Tithables for Portsmouth to Batchelders Mill - 1757 - Portsmouth to Batchelders Mill

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
King Col. Robert Tucker - Norfolk

1759

Tithables taken - 1759 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
King Col. Robert Tucker - Norfolk

10/ June
1767

Tithables for Portsmouth and Southern Branch Precinct - 1767 - Portsmouth and Southern Branch Precinct

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
King Col. Robert Tucker - Norfolk

10/ June
1768

Tithables for Portsmouth to New Mill Creek-1768 - Portsmouth to New Mill Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
King Col. Robert Tucker - Norfolk [JohnTaylor for Colonel Robert Tucker]

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 King Tucker 51 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Col. Robert Tucker, Norfolk. Left 7.5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave.
King Tucker's Relationships

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
King George Tucker (DEAD) 56 Seaman Captain James Read's Company
King George Tucker (DEAD)'s Relationships