Diana Snowball

Diana Snowball 30 is not in the Book of Negroes but in the Birchtown Muster. It is apparent that she is the woman named Abby is claimed by Cornelius Calvert who ran in 1776 with her daughter Phillis, (presumed dead) at the same time as Nathaniel Snowball. As there are extra children under Nathaniel and Violet Snowball, who were not in the BON - it could be that Maria, Diana, Jenny, Jane and Godfrey Snowball all arrived in Nova Scotia another way travelling with their aunt, Diana. Her husband is Timothy Snowball who is claimed by Cornelius Calvert as running in 1779 with his mother Jenny and a 5 year old child. Timothy is not in the Birchtown muster as he is working elsewhere and Diana/ Abby appears alone in the Muster in Nathaniel Snowball's company

In Perth's company, living in the household James Thompson is child named Maria Snowball who we believe to be Timothy and Diana Snowballs daughter who ran with her father and grandmother in 1779. The connection between the familes of Thompson and Snowball is very close.

Diana Snowball Relationships
  • Married: Timothy Snowball, Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In Ownership, Shared Group Membership Appropriate Ages , Source: The Book of Negroes
  • Parent: Maria Snowball, Assumed [ Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In Musters, Shared Group Membership Appropriate Ages ] , Source: Patriot claims for losses to the British
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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
Diana Snowball 30 Captain Snowball's Company