Lewis Cornick

Lewis Cornick 30, travels with his wife Rachael and baby Tom, both of whom have died by the next year. His owner is Lemuel Cornick from a prominent family in Princess Anne County. He is listed the tithabes for 1770 and 1772. Lewis is travelling near to Argill Keeling and their owners are closely related as Lemuel Cornick is married to Elizabeth Keeling. He ran to Lord Dunmore in 1779 as did a numerous slaves of Keeling.

Lewis is listed in Birchtown muster with a new wife Sylvia aged 15, who maybe a free born girl travelling on the sister ship Elijiah. He relocated with his family to Sierra Leone

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  • 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.

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1753

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

1776

Small Pox outbreak - Gwynn's Island

  • Small Pox -

    In January 1776  smallpox made an appearance in Virginia. Although smallpox had been present in the colony at times before there had never been such a serious and widespread outbreak.

1776

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.

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1783

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
Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Lewis Cornick 30 ordinary fellow Formerly Slave to Lamber [Lemuel] Cornick, Princess Ann County. Left 7 years ago. Royal Artillery Department.
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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
Lewis Corrnick 35 3 4 Farmer farm lot improved 40 acres unimproved govt