Tinah Moore

Tinah travels in the Book of Negroes with her husband Daniel and daughter Elizabeth. In the Birchtown Muster she is recorded as having died sometime after arriving in Canada. She claims that her former owner was Elizabeth Porter- a connection also made by the name of her daughter who, like her mother was born into captivity. While Elizabeth Porter is not in the tithable lists for Norfolk David Porter was a prominent Norfolk landowner, a man who also collected the tithe for the church and who owned a number slaves- one of whom was Dinah. Elizabeth Porter could have been his daughter to whom Tinah (or Dinah) was tasked with serving. She remains in the employ of the Porter family until 1778. The date she gives for leaving in the BON is different to the tithable entries for the Porter family. The record clearly shows that Tinah was still resident with the Porters in 1778.
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1752

Born

11/ June
1770

Tithables and Land Taken -1770 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dinah David Porter - Norfolk

10/ June
1771

Tithables and Land Taken - 1771 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dinah David Porter - Norfolk

10/ June
1772

Tithables Acreage Not Given-1772 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dinah David Porter - Norfolk

10/ June
1774

Tithables for Acreage Not Given- 1774 - Norfolk

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dinah David Porter - Norfolk

7/ Nov
1775

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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

1776

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.

1776

Ran

1778

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
Dinah David Porter - Norfolk

1782

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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

1783

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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
L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Tinah Moore 31 stout wench Formerly Slave to Elizabeth Porter, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.
Tinah Moore's Relationships

1784

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
Tinah Moore (DEAD) 32 Captain Francis Jones' Company
Tinah Moore (DEAD)'s Relationships

1785

Patriot claims for losses to the British

Source for this event: Patriot claims for losses to the British
[We have assumed that David Porter claimed Tinah Moore]