Category: Book of Negroes

Categories: Black Loyalists | Loyalists, American Revolution | United Empire Loyalists | United States of America, Slaves | United States of America, Slavery Projects

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The Book of Negroes is a historical document that records names and descriptions of 3,000 Black Loyalists, enslaved Africans who escaped to the British lines during the American Revolution and were evacuated to points in Nova Scotia as free people of colour. It exists in two original versions, created separately but at the same time by the British and the Americans as they registered the refugees. One lies in the archive at Kew Gardens, England, as part of the Carleton Papers, and the other is at the US National Archives (NARA)

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Person Profiles (29)


1761 Virginia


abt 1713 British Colonial America
1763 Mullberry Plantation, Kershae, South Carolina - aft 1817
abt 1758 Province of New Jersey
1759 Madagascar
abt 1748 Province of New Jersey
abt 1776 United States
abt 1778 United States
abt 1752 Barbados - aft 1796
1783 New York, United States - aft 1838
1759 Norfolk, Virginia Colony

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abt 1791 Virginia, United States - aft 14 Sep 1813


1769 Woodbury, Marion, Charleston, South Carolina
1859 New Jersey


1760 British Colonial America


1758 Charleston, South Carolina - aft 1827
1740 Province of South Carolina - 13 Oct 1818


1756 British Colonial America


1760 Colony of Virginia


abt 1739 South Carolina - 1805


abt 1763 British Colonial America


1763 Colony of Virginia


1757 Norfolk, Virginia
1771 British Colonial America
1764 Woodbury, Charlestown, South Carolina


1744 British Colonial America


abt 1758 Eastern Shore, Virginia - abt 1819
abt 1746 Nansemond, Virginia
abt 1758 British Colonial America

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