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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Nathaniel 39 is the head of an extended family of Snowballs which include his brother Timothy, his wife Violet and several children. He travels on L'Abondance with his wife and children: Mary, Nathaniel Jnr and China. In the Birchtown Muster there are more children - Jane, Jenny and Godfrey. In the same company as his immediate family is Diana Snowball, who is not in the BON, and probably the wife of his brother Timothy who is absent in the muster.