James Wallace

James Wallace was from a prominent Elizabeth City family. This maybethe James Wallace who died in 1774 and whose daughter married William Roscoe Wilson Curle, but is most likley James Wallace son of Robert Wallace who was married to Mary Curle whose Guardian was William Armistead. The Wallace Armistead and Curle family are closely intermarried.
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7/ Nov
1775

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Lord Dunmore's Proclamation

  • 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

The following slaves ran from James Wallace

Aug
1777

British Invasion of Philadelphia

  • 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.

1782

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Treaty of Paris

  • 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

  • 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
Runaways that were owned by James Wallace:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Michael Wallace 38 likely fellow Formerly Slave to James Wallace, Norfolk. Left 6 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_067.JPG
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