Betsey Godfrey

Betsey is the child of Elizabeth and Ned Godfrey. Abigail Godfrey, who is probably Ned's mother, and Jeffrey Godfrey, who is probably Ned's son, travel with them to Birchtown. Betsey is not listed with the rest of the family in the Muster, it is presumed she has died.



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


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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




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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
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Betsey Godfrey 18 months Engineer Department.
Betsey Godfrey's Relationships
Assumed to be traveling in the Book of Negroes with: