Marrian Maxico [Mexico]

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Marrian 27 travels with her daughter Rachael on board the Ranger. Near to them on the same ship is Marrian's husband Samuel. They are all in the Royal Artillery as are most of the others on board this vessel. The family remains together in the Birchtown Muster. Her first tithable entry her name is Marrom, which is probably Marrion mis-heard, the next time it is written 'Merchant'- although in this same tithable for Thomas Brown a 'Nanny' appears for the first time which could also be her. In the Birchtown Muster it is simply 'Mary'. It is not known what happened to both Samuel and Marrian between the years 1772 and 1778 - they could have been hired out elsewhere.
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10/ June

Tithables Acreage Not Given-1772 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Marrom Thomas Brown - 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


British Invasion of Philadelphia - Chesapeake

  • The campaign for Philadelphia -

    On July 23 1777 the British fleet left from Sandy Hook, New York carrying more than 15,000 soldiers and headed into the Atlantic before turning south to enter the Chesapeake in August and sail up the bay to its northern extremity to set the troops ashore at the head of the Elk River on August 25.


Tithables for Portsmouth to New Mill Creek-1778 - Portsmouth to New Mill Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Merchant Thomas Brown - Norfolk




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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: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Marion Maxico 27 Stout wench Formerly Slave to Thomas Brown, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave.
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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
Mary Mexico 28 Captain James Read's Company
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