Celia [Waiscoat]

Celia appears only in the Birchtown Muster with no last name or age. She is the child, or appears to be the child of Molly and Joseph Waiscoat (Westcott in the Book of Negroes). The lack of detail for her is probably indicative of the fact that she was a new-born infant. She has siblings, Fanny, Phillis and Sharper.
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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.

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
Celia Waiscoat* Captain Nicholson's Company
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