Peggy Jackson

Peggy and her husband James Jackson [Sweepston] travel together with Peggy's three small children on board the Clinton in the Book of Negroes. William Egerson, who Peggy cites as her former owner in the BON is identifiable in the Norfolk tithable lists as William Aitcheson, a Norfolk merchant with strong Loyalist connections who was arrested in 1776 but later pardoned and defected to Dunmore in 1776. She is too young to appear in his tithable lists in 1774. We assume she ran in May 1776 and so did her husband.





7/ Nov

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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


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.




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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


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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
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Peggy Jackson 22 stout wench with 3 children 8, 5 and 4 months Formerly Slave to William Egerson, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago.
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