Henry Halstead

Henry and his brothers, John and Simon Jnr, are the sons of Simon Halstead Snr who owns property between Great Bridge and Ferry Point in Norfolk County. The Halstead family have a strong presence in this area. Henry makes a claim against the British for the loss of two slaves in 1775 - Moses (Halstede) and Jamaker (James Hallstead). James is probably Moses' father. He was originally owned by Simon Halstead Snr and at different times by each of his sons until James and Moses ran together in 1775.
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1765

Tithables for Ferry Point to Great Bridge - 1765

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Moss Henry Halstead - Norfolk

1767

Tithables for Great Bridge to Ferry Point - 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Moses Henry Halstead - Norfolk

1768

Tithables for Great Bridge to Ferry Point - 1768

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Moses Henry Halstead - Norfolk

1770

Tithables for Greatbridge to Ferry Point - 1770

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Moses Henry Halstead - Norfolk

1771

Tithables for Ferry Point to Greatbridge - 1771

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Moses Henry Halstead - Norfolk

1772

Tithables for Great Bridge to Ferry Point - 1772

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Moses Henry Halstead - Norfolk

7/ Nov
1775

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Lord Dunmore's Proclamation

  • 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

1775.5

The following slaves ran from Henry Halstead

1776

Small Pox outbreak

  • 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.

1782

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Treaty of Paris

  • 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

  • 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
Runaways that were owned by Henry Halstead:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Moses Halstede 30 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Henry Halstead, Norfolk. Left 7.5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_068.JPG
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1785

Patriot claims for losses to the British

Source for this event: Patriot claims for losses to the British
Transcript Slaves that this may relate to.

Losses 1775


One negroe fellow, Moses - 150 Pounds

One negroe fellow, Jamaker - 150 Pounds

James Halstead

Moses Halstede [Hallstead]