Nancy Walker

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Nancy 21 travels to Nova Scotia on the Ann. She was owned by William Roscoe Curle in Hampton, who was a major figure in Hampton with connections in Nansemond, Norfolk, Princess Anne and the Eastern Shore. She ran to General Leslie in late 1780, as did London and Nelly Jackson with whom she travels. We assume her husband is James Walker who travels on the l'Abondance with the husband of Nelly Jackson. In the Birchtown muster she is listed with James as Eunice Walker and baby James.
Nancy Walker Relationships
  • Married: James 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




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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
Master: Hugh Watts
Port Roseway Nancy Walker 21 likely wench,mulatto Formerly Slave to William Curle, Elizabeth City. Left 2 years ago.
[We think Nancy Walker actual ran in: 1780]
Assumed to be traveling in the Book of Negroes with:


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
Eunice Walker 21 Captain Snowball's Company