Daniel Frip

Daniel is the husband of Rose Frip and the father of Lucy and later Mary Frip. Daniel, Rose and Lucy all travel together in the Book of Negroes. In the Birchtown they are joined by Mary. As Mary has no last name recorded, nor age the assumption is that Mary is a new born infant. Daniel and the family get their name from the slave holder Matthew Phrip - Frip is merely a corruption of this name- but one which the family maintains both in the BON and the Birchtown muster although in the muster an extra 'P' has been added to the end. It is unclear how Rose and Daniel came to know each other. They both ran in 1778 but Mary has a certificate from Gen. Musgrave and Daniel from General Birch. This might indicate that prior to New York they have different histories.It could also throw into doubt Daniel's paternity of Lucy especially. It is unclear what the connections (if any) there were between Matthew Phrip and the former owner of Rose, John Singletown - or 'ton'.





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 the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1778 - South Side of Tanners Creek

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Daniel Matthew Phrip [Frip] - 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 Daniel Frip 39 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Matthew Frip, . Formerly Slave to Matthew Phrip [Frip], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Birch.
Daniel Frip's Relationships


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
Daniel Fripp 40 labourer Captain James Read's Company
Daniel Fripp's Relationships