Tom Mills

Tom Mills aged 15 travels alone in an early ship from New York indentured to Jesse Lamorce. His owner was Joseph Mills of Suffolk town in Nansemond County. He is not in the Birchtown muster and there is nothing to connect him to Thomas Mills aged 40 and his wife Daphne 34 who are in the muster but not in the BON. p>

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1768

Born

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

1781

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
Montague
Master: Robert Wilson
St. John Tom Mills 15 stout boy Jesse Lamorce Formerly Slave to Joseph Mills, Suffolk. Left 2 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.

1791

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List of those wishing to go to Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone

Source for this event: List of those wishing to go to Sierra Leone.
Name Age Where Born Number Of Children Age Of Eldest Occupation Property
Thomas Mills 30 1 12 Sawyer town lot improved farm unimproved