Cathern Hurbert

Cathern appears as 'Caty' in the tithables for Henry Lamont, (1772) but he does not have any other entries. This is the only mention of her in the Norfolk lists. She travels with her daughter on board the Elijah. While there are many on board who were with the Wagon Master General's Department she does not appear to be one of them. Both mother and daughter are not in the Birchtown Muster. It is unclear what happened to them. It is also unclear whether they are connected in someway to the Herbert runwaway group or indeed where the name 'Hurburt' (probably Herbert) originated.
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10/ June

Tithables for the West Side of Church Street- 1772 - West Side of Church Street

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Caty Henry Lamot [Lamont] - Norfolk

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




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.


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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
Master: Alexander Buchanon
Port Mattoon Cathern Hurbert 30 likely wench Formerly Slave to Henry Lamot [Lamont], Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.
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