Nancy [Wright]

Nancy is the daughter of Hannah [Wright]. She is 15 months old at the time of the Book of Negroes. it is likely that she was born free in New York. Her mother is in the Wagon Master Generals Dept. They travel on the the Nisbet with others from the WMGD. None of them are settled at Birchtown so they are not in the Muster.
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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

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

1782

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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
Nisbet - November
Master: Wilson
Port Mattoon Nancy 18 months Child of Hannah Born free in New York. As Nancy is listed as being 15 months old it is assumed that she was born free in New York.
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