Simon Halstead Snr.

The Halsteads are a slave owning family located primarily in the region between Great Bridge and Ferry Point in Norfolk County. Simon Snr owns a core group of about four slaves for many years, one of whom is James Hallstead (known as Jamaica). Some of Simon Snr's slaves - including James - are passed on to his sons, first Henry, then John and Simon Jnr., who all seem to be involved in running the Halstead estate at some time. Henry is listed in his own right from 1765, though still in the Great Bridge to Ferry Point area, with a slave Moses who is probably James' son. It is Henry who claims the loss of Jamaker (James) and Moses to the British in 1775.
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1751

Tithables for Ferry Point to Great Bridge - 1751

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jamaco Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Entry is for Simon Halstead and his son Henry Halstead, who own Jamaco and three other slaves - Aby, Hary and DIck. Henry Halstead is the owner of Moses Halstede who we suspect is James' son.]

1752

Tithables for Great Bridge to Ferry Point - 1752

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jemaca Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Entry is for Simon Halstead and his son Henry Halstead. 'Jemaca' is listed here with the same group of slaves: Harrey, Abby and Dick.]

1753

Tithables for Ferry Point to Great Bridge - 1753

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jemacia Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Listed with Harry, Abbey and Dick.]

1754

Tithables for Great Bridge to Ferry Point - 1754

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jamaica Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Listed with Harry, Abb and Dick.]

1757

Tithables for Great Bridge to Ferry Point - 1757

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jimacey Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Entry reads: 'Halstead, Simon for Henry Halstead'. Jimacey is still listed with Abby, Harry and Dick.]

1759

Tithables for Ferry Point to Great Bridge - 1759

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner [Narrative]
James Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Abby, Harry, Dick and Lida are listed along with James.]

1761

Tithables for Ferry Point to Great Bridge - 1761

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jamaica Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Listed with Abbey, Harry, Dick, Lydia and Jenny.]

1765

Tithables for Ferry Point to Great Bridge - 1765

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jamaica Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Listed with Abbe, Harrey and Lid.]

1767

Tithables for Great Bridge to Ferry Point - 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jamaica Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Entry is for Simon Halstead and John Halstead. Jamaica, Abby and LIb are listed.]

1768

Tithables and Land taken - 1768

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jamaica Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Entry reads: 'Halstead, Simon for son John Halstead'. Jamaica is listed with Abb, Lid and Luiss.]

1770

Tithables for Greatbridge to Ferry Point - 1770

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Jamaica Simon Halstead Snr. - Norfolk [Entry reads: 'Halstead, Simon for sons John and Simon Halstead'. Jamaica is listed with Abby and Lydia.]

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

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