Harry Moore

Little is know about Harry Moore and he is not in the Birchtown Muster. He claimed that his former owner was James Moore of Norfolk but there is no James Moore listed in the tithables for that county. There are many Moore's in the tithable lists. In 1778 John Moore lists Harry and that entry is listed here. Harry appears to have no family.
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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.


Tithables for Portsmouth along South Side of the West Branch - 1778 - Portsmouth along South Side of the West Branch

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Harry John Moore - North Carolina


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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: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Harry Moore 38 feeble fellow Formerly Slave to James Wright Moore, Dismal Swamp. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.
Remarks:[Harry claims to have run seven years ago but his tithable listing for 1778 would indicate that he left after 1776.]
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