Black Loyalist is a repository of historical data about the African American loyalist refugees who left New York between April and November 1783 and whose names are recorded in the Book of Negroes. In this first stage, the site concentrates on providing biographical and demographic information for the largest cohort, about 1000 people from Norfolk Virginia and surrounding counties.
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Mary travels on the L'Abondance with her husband and children. They are listed together in the BIrchtown muster. She was prominent in the Methodist congregation and was a Methodist exhorter as early as 1774.