Here in Nova Scotia, Canada there are small black communities in rural Guysborough County with surnames of ASH or ASHE. Some also live next door in Halfax County, where the capital city Halifax is located.
It is known that a black free man, Isaac Webb, came to Guysborough area around 1784 as a United Empire Loyalist (UEL) along with the white people who wanted to stay under the King of England after the American Revolution.
Names of other black families are Borden, Byard, Clyke, Dorrington, Izzard, Jordan, Lucas, Mansfield, Morrison, Oliver, Pelley, Skinner, and Vaux.
Does anyone posting here know more about the early black settlers in Guysborough and Halifax areas of Nova Scotia, and where they came from ?