Cornelius Calvert

Cornelius Calvert was a very prominent man in Revolutionary Norfolk one of many Calvert brothers who were all sea captains and merchants in Notfolk and Hampton. He married the daughter of Edward Thruston.
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1767

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Frank Cornelius Calvert - Norfolk

1772

Tithables for Great Bridge to Ferry Point - 1772

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Grace Cornelius Calvert - Norfolk
tim Cornelius Calvert - Norfolk

1773

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1773

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Frank Cornelius Calvert - Norfolk

1774

Tithables for the East Side of Church Street- 1774

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Natt Cornelius Calvert - Norfolk [Elizabeth Thruston married Cornelius Calvert in 1772]

1774

Tithables for East Side of Church Street - 1774

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Tim Cornelius Calvert - Norfolk
Young James Cornelius Calvert - 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

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.

1776

The following slaves ran from Cornelius Calvert

1778

Tithables for Ferry Point to Great Bridge - 1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Frank Cornelius Calvert - Norfolk
Tim Cornelius Calvert - Norfolk

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 Cornelius Calvert:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Nautilus
Master: Kildare Williamson
Albaro Timothy Snowball 37 stout fellow,mulatto Capt. Kennedy Formerly Slave to Cornelius Calvert, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_043.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.
End of March 1776 Negro fellow Natt aged 24 a sawyer and carpenter 100 pounds May 1779 Negro fellow Frank aged 20 years, a sawyer 100 pounds Negro fellow Timm 26 years a plantation Negro 50 pounds Negro wench Jenn about 60 years old 15 pounds

Nathaniel Snowball

Timothy Snowball

Frank Patrick

Remarks: [Calvert is generally understating the ages of these runaways, possibly to increase their value. ]