Jenny Herbert [Barron]

Daughter of Betsey Herbert and Peter, Jenny was formerly owned by Robert Barron and along with her mother and brother Lancaster, lived in the Ferry Point to Great Bridge area of Norfolk. By the time of the Birchtown Muster, the family has been joined four infant girls, Nancy, and Betty Herbert and Abb and Molly who are not recorded with a last name. Also living with the family at this time is the 16 year old Thomas O'Nead whose relationship to the Herberts and to Abby and Molly is unclear.
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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

1777

Born

1780

Ran

1781

Siege of Yorktown - YorkTown

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 Jenny Herbert 6 fine child Formerly Slave to Robert Barron, Norfolk. Left 3 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.
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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
Jenny Herbert 6 Captain Snowball's Company
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