Isaac Connor

Isaac travels to Nova Scotia with his wife Phillis and daughter 'Nan' or Nancy and they are all listed together in the Book of Negroes. Phillis' former owner, Andrew Stewart and Isaac's, Charles Conner are both originally from Crane Island and are possible neighbours. The earliest listings in the tithables for Charles Connor is in 1752 but Isaac is not listed here - he makes his first appearance in 1759. There is, however a lacunae in the tithables for this area between 1754 and 1759. Isaac, Phillis and Nancy all ran away at the same time.
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1734

Born

10/ June
1759

Tithables for the Western Branch Precinct - 1759 - Western Branch

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Isaac William Connor - Crane Island

10/ June
1761

Tithables for Portsmouth to the Western Branch- 1761 - Portsmouth Parish on the West Side of the Western

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Isaac William Connor - Crane Island

10/ June
1768

Tithables for Portsmouth Parish to the West side of Western Branch-1768 - Portsmouth Parish on the West Side of the Western

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Isaac Charles Connor - Norfolk

1770

Tithables for the North Side of the Western Branch -1770 - North Side of the Western Branch

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Isaac William Connor - Crane Island

1771

Tithables for the West Side of the Western Branch Precinct-1771 - West Side of the Western Branch Precinct

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 1, 1710 - 1750
Name Owner
Isaac William Connor - Crane Island

1773

Tithables for the North Side of the Western Branch - 1773 - North Side of the Western Branch

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Isaac William Connor - Crane Island

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

1778

Tithables for the North Side of the Western Branch bounding on the Nansemond Line -1778 - Western Branch bounding on the Nansemond Line

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Isaac Charles Connor - Norfolk

1779

Ran

May
1779

The Burning of Portsmouth - Portsmouth

  • The Burning of Portsmouth 1779 -

    In May 1779 the British detached a fleet of ships under Admiral Collier with a army detachment under General Matthew to make a putative raid into the Lower Chesapeake and destoy the tobacco warehouses. This fleet was supported by a smaller fleet of privateers owned by John Goodridge. After destroying much of Portsmouth, the British took away a large contingent of runaways from the Portsmouth and Norfolk area. A group consisting of 256 men, 135 women and 127 children.

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
London
Master: Hugh Watts
Port Roseway Isaac Connor 49 ailing man Formerly Slave to Charles Connor, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago.
Isaac Connor'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
Isaac Connor 51 Labourer Drawn from 24th May Captain Snowball's Company
Isaac Connor'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 Charles Connor claimed Isaac Connor]