Tobias Walker

Tobias Walker is the child of Henry Walker and possibly Chloe Walker, Henry's wife with whom - along with Chloe's two children Samuel and Lydia - he traveled in the Book of Negroes. By the time of the Birchtown Muster he is listed as being dead.
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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




Siege of Yorktown - YorkTown


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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


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 Tobias Walker 13 Fine lad son to Henry Walker Formerly Slave to John Chapman, Princess Ann County. Left 3 years ago.
Remarks:[we presume he left with others to join General Leslie in 1780 and that he is connected to Job Work and James Walker]
[We think Tobias Walker actual ran in: 1780]
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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
Tobias Walker (DEAD) 14 Dead the 20th September Captain Snowball's Company
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