James Walker

James Walker 24 was owned by Colonel Edward Hack Moseley in Princess Anne County and is in his tithables for 1775. His surname is probably to be a corruption of Walke, a prominent family closley connected with Moseley's family. Anthony Walke II married Edward Hack Moseley's daughter and James Walker's father possibly belonged to Walke. James is one of a group of Moseley's slaves who defect to General Howe in 1777. James may be connected to the family of Henry Walker aged 60, and his son Tobias aged 13. James is in the Birchtown muster as a carpenter with his wife Eunice, 21 and child. She is likely to be Nancy Walker, 21, formerly slave to William Curle in Hampton who travels to Nova Scotia on the Ann with Nelly Jackson and ran at the same time as London Jackson.
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  • Married: Nancy Walker, Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In Musters Appropriate Ages , Source: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
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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 - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway James Walker 24 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Edward Hack Moseley [Mozely], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago.
Remarks:[one of a group from Princess Anne County who joined Howe's fleet in Chesapeake Bay]
[We think James Walker actual ran in: 1777]
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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
James Walker 26 Carpenter Captain Snowball's Company
Remarks:[assumed to married to Nancy now called Eunice]