Peggy Dickson [Dixon]

Peggy was the youngest child of Charles and Dolly Dixon. The family were Methodists. They all were enslaved to Willis Wilkinson of Nansemond County and they all ran in 1779. Peggy is not in the Book of Negroes.
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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


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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
Peggy Dickson Captain Snowball's Company
Remarks:[There is no age listed for Peggy in the Birchtown but it is almost certain she is an infant as she is listed after her sister Polly who is one and a half.]
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