Molly [Hogwood]

Molly travels with others from the Black Pioneers including her children Jenny and Joseph on Le Aigle in the Book of Negroes. It is assumed that Molly and her children travel with Charlotte Foreman in the BON as they all hail from the Great Bridge area near Portsmouth and all ran at the same time. Neither Molly's family nor Charlotte are in the Birchtown Muster, so it would appear they may have traveled elsewhere together.





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


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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
La Aigle
Master: John Blair
Annapolis Molly 40 Ordinary Wench, incurably lame of left arm Formerly Slave to William Hogwood/Hopgood Snr, Norfolk. Black Pioneers.
Molly 's Relationships
Assumed to be traveling in the Book of Negroes with: