London Herbert

London 30 is traveling with his family wife Hannah 40 . They and children David 5 and Jenny 9 with their original owner, John Markham Herbert, a Loyalist who claims to own the two children. London and Hannah are consistently listed in the tithables of Markham Herbert or his wife Mary Herbert nee Whiddon, daughter of John Whiddon. David was born behind the British lines and so should be considered free, so Markham Herbert is listed as a claimant but he is listed as the owner of Jenny, probably because she was only a infant when they defected to the British and therefore could not have made an informed decision to support the British as her parents could have done. Presumably this family and the family of Charles Herbert settle with Markham Herbert in Nova Scotia.
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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


Small Pox outbreak - Gwynn's Island

  • Small Pox -

    In January 1776  smallpox made an appearance in Virginia. Although smallpox had been present in the colony at times before there had never been such a serious and widespread outbreak.




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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 London Herbert 30 Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as free ambiguous
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