Adam Green

Adam Green travels with others of the Black Brigade on board the November sailing of the L'Abondance- the last ship listed in the Book of Negroes to leave New York. He is not with his family but this is usual for those on board this particular sailing - it being filled entirely with Black soldiers. By the time of the Birchtown Muster he is listed as being with his wife Silvia and two children 3 month old Jenny and another three month old child, Joseph. While there are a number of John Browns in the tithables - as well as other Browns - none of them list an Adam. At 23, and claiming to have run 5 years before the BON, Adam should be present in the tithables from around 1775- 1778 but no record exists. However his future wife Silvia lists her claimant to be Captain Brown - the master of the ship Two Sisters upon which she is traveling. There maybe a connection here, if so it would indicate that Silvia and Adam knew each other through service with the British.





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


British Invasion of Philadelphia - Chesapeake

  • The campaign for Philadelphia -

    On July 23 1777 the British fleet left from Sandy Hook, New York carrying more than 15,000 soldiers and headed into the Atlantic before turning south to enter the Chesapeake in August and sail up the bay to its northern extremity to set the troops ashore at the head of the Elk River on August 25.




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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
L'Abondance - November
Master: Lt. Phillips
Port Mattoon Adam Green 23 stout lad Formerly Slave to John Brown [patriot], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Black Brigade. Certificate from General Birch.


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
Adam Green 25 Tailor Captain George Fraction
Adam Green's Relationships