Adam Bush

Adam Bush 24 was owned by Samuel Boush one of the biggest planters in Perincess Anne County who owner lost many slaves in 1775/6 but Adam appears to have runaway in 1777 with his wife Charity to join the British fleet travelling up the Chesapeake to the Delaware River. He travels to Nova Scotia with Charity and they are both in the Birchtown muster. His parents also appear to have defected at the same time.
Adam Bush Relationships
  • Married: Charity Bush, , Source: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
  • Child: Judith Bush, Assumed [ Common Distinctive Name, Proximity In Musters, Common Owner Appropriate Ages ] , Source: The Book of Negroes

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  • The campaign for Philadelphia -

    On July 23 1777 the British fleet left from Sandy Hook, New York carrying more than 15,000 soldiers and headed into the Atlantic before turning south to enter the Chesapeake in August and sail up the bay to its northern extremity to set the troops ashore at the head of the Elk River on August 25.

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1759

Born

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

Aug
1777

British Invasion of Philadelphia - Chesapeake

  • The campaign for Philadelphia -

    On July 23 1777 the British fleet left from Sandy Hook, New York carrying more than 15,000 soldiers and headed into the Atlantic before turning south to enter the Chesapeake in August and sail up the bay to its northern extremity to set the troops ashore at the head of the Elk River on August 25.

1777

Ran

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

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
Kingston
Master: John Atkinson
Port Roseway Adam Bush 24 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Samuel Bush [Boush], Norfolk. Left 6 years ago.
Remarks:[Would have joined teh British fleet enroute to Phildelphia]
[We think Adam Bush actual ran in: 1777]

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
Adam Bash 21 Arrived 5 May and has received provisions to 24 May 84 Murrays