Polly Godfrey

Polly is the infant daughter of Ely and Hannah Godfrey and sister to Petter/Peter Godfrey. Polly appears in the Birchtown Muster with her parents. Petter is the only member of the family listed in the Book of Negroes as he travels to Birchtown with members of the extended Godfrey family - notably his grandmother Bridget and aunt Jenny.



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


Birchtown Muster - Birchtown

Source for this event: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
Name Age Occupation Families they lived with Companies they belong to Remarks Company They Are Now With
Polly Godfrey 1 Captain Thomas Francis' Company
Polly Godfrey's Relationships