Thomas O'Neal

Thomas O'Neal lives with Betsey and Peter Herbert's family in the Birchtown Muster along with the four Herbert children (Lancaster, Jenny, Nancy and Betty) and two infant orphan girls, Abby and Molly, about whom we have no other information. Thomas is not in the Book of Negroes and it is unclear whether he had any connection with the Herberts prior to Birchtown.
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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

1784

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
Thomas O'Neal 16 Captain Snowball's Company
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