Dinah Archer

Dinah Archer travels with Nancy Jackson/Johnston and is listed as Dinah Johnson and alone in the Birchtown Muster. She is possibly the sister of Prince Johnson, as she has the same owners in Norfolk from 1750 till 1770. The surname Archer may come from a deceased husband named Archer. Dinah's owner was John Baynes and there are close connections between Baynes and Archer families. Edward Archer's grandson was married to married Baynes daughter.

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  • Johnson families from Virginia -

    The name Johnson/ Johnstone/ Johnston is not found among slaveowners in the Norfolk area in the tithable lists for 1770s, but the name is well represented among the runaways from Norfolk.

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1741

Born

1752

Tithables for the Western Branch Precinct 1752 -

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Dina Francis Llewellen [Luelling] - Tanners Creek

1754

Tithables for Tanners Creek 1754 - Tanners Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Dinah Francis Llewellen [Luelling] - Tanners Creek

June
1757

Tithables for the Western Branch 1757 - Western Branch

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner [Narrative]
Dinah Francis Llewellen [Luelling] - Tanners Creek [This is the last entry for Dinah being owned by Francis Llewellen. At some stage between 1757 and 1767 the ownership is transferred to Elizabeth Baynes.]

1767

Tithables for the West Side of Portsmouth 1767 - Portsmouth

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dinah Elizabeth Bayne - Portsmouth

1768

Tithables for Elizabeth River 1768 - Elizabeth River

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dinah Elizabeth Bayne - Portsmouth

1770

Tithables for the North Side of the Western Branch -1770 - North Side of the Western Branch

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Dinia Elizabeth Bayne - Portsmouth [This is the last time Dinah (or Dina/Dinia) appears in the tithables for Norfolk. It is possible she was transferred to other acreages owned by the Baynes family in Nansemond.]

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.

1778

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

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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
Grand Duchess of Russia
Master: Stephen Holman
Port Roseway Dinah Archer 42 stout wench,one eyed Mrs Savage Formerly Slave to John Baynes, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago.
Dinah Archer's Relationships
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1785

2nd Birchtown Muster - Birchtown

Source for this event: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
Name
Dinah Johnson