Jane Williams

Jane appears to be alone in the Book of Negroes although there is some possibility that she is in fact traveling with Isaac Wickfall as they are both not in the Birchtown Muster and they have the same sponsor. Despite Jane giving her former owner as Matthew Burgess it is with his Brother Nathaniel that she is in fact listed in the tithables for Norfolk. While the extensive tithable list shows that she moved around the Portsmouth area during her life she was always owned by Nathaniel.
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1723

Born

1751

Tithables - Colonel Craford's to Batchelder's Mill- 1751 - Norfolk

Name Owner
Jeane Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

1752

Tithables for the West Side of the Southern Branch - 1752 - West Side of the Southern Branch

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Jeane Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

1753

Tithables for the West Side of the Southern Branch - 1753 - West Side of the Southern Branch

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Jane Nathaniel Burgess - 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
Jane Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

1765

Tithables for Portsmouth to New Mill Creek - 1765 - Portsmouth to New Mill Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Jenny Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

1766

Tithables for Portsmouth to New Mill Creek -1766 - Portsmouth to New Mill Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Janey Nathaniel Burgess - 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
Jane Nathaniel Burgess - 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
Janey Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

11/ June
1770

Tithables and Land Taken -1770 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jane Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

10/ June
1771

Tithables and Land Taken - 1771 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jane Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

10/ June
1772

Tithables Acreage Not Given-1772 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jane Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

10/ June
1774

Tithables for Acreage Not Given- 1774 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jane Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

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

Aug
1777

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.

1778

Ran

1778

Tithables for Portsmouth to New Mill Creek-1778 - Portsmouth to New Mill Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jane Nathaniel Burgess - Norfolk

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
William
Master: John Cook
Abbaco Jane Williams 60 ordinary wench George Antill Formerly Slave to Matthew Burgis, Portsmouth. Left 5 years ago.