Betsey Davis

Betsey is the seven year old daughter of Anney and William Davis. Anney, her mother claims to have been the former slave of John Biddle though no record exists of this. Anney claims to have absconded in around 1780 - this would mean that Betsey would have been around three at this time. Betsey, (and her sister) does not have a listing of her own in the BON but is listed as being a child aged 7 with her mother.



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


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
Betsey Davis 7 Captain Perth's Company
Betsey Davis's Relationships