Chloe Wandry [Wansey]

Chloe Wandry [Wansey] 18 was owned by Andrew Stewart and one of the big group of runaways from Craney Island who went with the British fleet in 1779. In New York she married to Nathaniel Wansey 23 who was owned by a James Stewart from Brandywine Hundred near New Castle, Pennsylvania. Nathaniel defected to the British at or immediately after the Battle of Bandywine in September 1777 when his owner was arrested. They married in New York and went together to Nova Scotia or New Brunswick. There are not in the Nova Scotia musters. They both go to Sierra Leone in 1791 where Nathaniel Wansey became the leader of the rebellion against the Sierra Leone Company. He was executed for treason in 1782.
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  • The Burning of Portsmouth 1779 -

    In May 1779 the British detached a fleet of ships under Admiral Collier with a army detachment under General Matthew to make a putative raid into the Lower Chesapeake and destoy the tobacco warehouses. This fleet was supported by a smaller fleet of privateers owned by John Goodridge. After destroying much of Portsmouth, the British took away a large contingent of runaways from the Portsmouth and Norfolk area. A group consisting of 256 men, 135 women and 127 children.

  • From Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone -

    A rich spiritual experience was the only consolation for a life of appalling poverty in Nova Scotia. 

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Lord Dunmore's Proclamation - Norfolk

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Treaty of Paris - Paris France

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    In November 1782 a provisional peace treaty was hammered out between the British and the Americans in Paris.

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  • Evacuation of New York -

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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 Chloe Wandry 18 stout wench and boy 2 years old Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 5 years ago.
[We think Chloe Wandry actual ran in: 1779]