Jonathan Glasgow

Jonathon, 39, is one of the slaves who ran from William Roscoe Wilson Curle.This maybe a case where the surname is an adaption of a slave nickname, as Glasgow is a common name for maritime slaves. He is travelling with his wife Pamela who was the property of Commodore James Barron of the Virginia Navy. The date given for their defection, and their owners, point to their defecting to General Leslie in late 1780. They are in the are in the Birchtown muster, where they have a child of 10 named Peggy.
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7/ Nov

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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




Siege of Yorktown - YorkTown


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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 Jonathan Glasgow 39 stout man Formerly Slave to William Curle, Elizabeth City. Left 3 years ago.
[We think Jonathan Glasgow actual ran in: 1780]
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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
Jonathan Glascow 38 Carpenter Captain Perth's Company