Phillis Waiscoat

Phillis and her sister Fanny are almost certainly the two unnamed girls that travel with their mother Molly on board L'abondance in the Book of Negroes. With them on this voyage is their father Joseph and brother Sharper. By the time of the later muster they have been named as Phillis and fanny and they have been joined by another child Celia- who is probably an infant born in Canada. her sister Fanny has a line through her name in the Muster which could indicate that she has died.
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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


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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.

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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
Phillis Waiscoat 9 Captain Nicholson's Company
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