Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson 40 is traveling under the protection of Major Alexander MacDonald which suggests he was part of MacDonald's Loyalist Regiment along with Henry Jackson. Though his stated age is 40, he is described as a feeble old fellow which implies he is much older than 40. He claims to be born free but this is unlikely, however it is possible that he is a relation of Henry Jackson and originally part of the Tucker estate, and is the person known as Old Tom in the tithables of Rebecca Tucker until 1772. Various elderly slaves were manumitted in the Tucker household. He is probably the husband of Judith Jackson 53 of the Royal Artillery Department who is alone in the Birchtown muster and is presumed dead.

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  • Relative: Henry Jackson, Assumed [ Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In The Ship, Proximity In Ownership Shared Group Membership ] , Source: The Book of Negroes
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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


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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
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Thomas Jackson 40 feeble old fellow. Says he was born free Alexander Mcdonald Certificate from General Birch. Born free in Unknown. We think he is from Virginia and older than 40
Remarks:[We assume he left with James and Henry Jackson]
[We think Thomas Jackson actual ran in: 1776]