Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor 27 travels alone in the Book of Negroes His tithable entries can be traced to Sarah [Tucker] Taylor the widow of John Taylor of Norfolk and daughter of Colonel Robert Tucker. There is also an adult Jack. He is in the Birchtown muser as John Taylor with wife Sally said to be 29. There is an adult Jack in John Taylor's will dated 1772 as well as "My Negro boy Jack and My Negro girl Lucy" are willed to Sarah Taylor in . There is also . It is possible that Sally is the woman listed as Molly on the Hope said to be only 16 who was also property of Taylor.
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1756

Born

June
1773

Tithables for the Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk- 1773 - Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jack Widow [Sarah] Taylor - Norfolk

19/ May
1774

Tithables for the Western precinct of the Borough of Norfolk-1774 - Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jack Widow [Sarah] Taylor - Norfolk

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

1778

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1778 - South Side of Tanners Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jack Widow [Sarah] Taylor - Norfolk

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

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
L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Jack Taylor 27 Stout Fellow Formerly Slave to Widow [Sarah] Taylor, Norfolk.

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
John Taylor 28 Labourer Captain Robert Nicholson's Company
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