Robert Barron

Robert Barron was from an old Norfolk family and a senior sea captain in Norfolk. He may be related to the Barrons in Hampton
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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

1778

Tithables for Ferry Point to Great Bridge - 1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Betty Robert Barron - Norfolk
Lucy Robert Barron - Norfolk

1778

The following slaves ran from Robert Barron

1780

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek- 1780

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Betty Robert Barron - Norfolk

1780

The following slaves ran from Robert Barron

1781

Siege of Yorktown

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 Robert Barron:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Betsey Herbert 26 stout wench Formerly Slave to Robert Barron, Norfolk. Left 3 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Jenny Herbert 6 fine child Formerly Slave to Robert Barron, Norfolk. Left 3 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Lancaster Herbert 10 fine boy Formerly Slave to Robert Barron, Norfolk. Left 3 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Lucy Sheppard 45 stout wench Formerly Slave to Robert Barron, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_037.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Maria 10 Fine girl Formerly Slave to Robert Barron, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.