Peggy Richards

Peggy Richards 33 travels on the Clinton with three children. The eldest Esther is 11 and both are said to be the property of John Loveat of Princess Anne County. She is not in John Lovatt's tithables but is in Henry Lovatt's tithables in 1772. She has two other children born behind British lines. She is travelling with her putative husband, Dick Richards 30 from Little York Virginia. It is likely that they met in New York and that he is the father of her two youngest. They cannot be found in the Nova Scotia musters.

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1750

Born

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

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
Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Peggy Richards 33 stout wench Formerly Slave to John Loveat, Princess Ann County. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.