John Baynes

There are variants to this spelling: Bains, Bain and Bayne. He was a major landholder and well connected in Norfolk and Portsmouth. He was also an early Methodist. Mother is Elizabeth Bayne nee Connor. He is the nephew of William Connor andf cousin of Charles Connor.
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June
1770

Tithables for the Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk- 1770

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Nancy John Baynes - Norfolk

June
1773

Tithables for the Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk- 1773

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Nancey John Baynes - Norfolk

1774

Tithables for East Side of Church Street - 1774

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Naney John Baynes - 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

Aug
1777

British Invasion of Philadelphia

  • 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.

June
1778

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek to Willie Care's -1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Nancey John Baynes - Norfolk

1778

Tithables for the Western Branch Bounding on the Nansemond Line-1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Tom John Baynes - Norfolk

1779

The following slaves ran from John Baynes

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 John Baynes:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Grand Duchess of Russia
Master: Stephen Holman
Port Roseway Dinah Archer 42 stout wench,one eyed Mrs Savage Formerly Slave to John Baynes, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_050.JPG
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Fanny Johnson 7 fine girl Formerly Slave to John Baynes, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_033.JPG
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Hannah Johnson 13 stout girl Formerly Slave to John Baynes, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_032.JPG
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Luke Johnson 12 fine boy Formerly Slave to John Baynes, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_033.JPG
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Nancy Jackson 44 stout wench Formerly Slave to John Baynes, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_032.JPG
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Elijah
Master: Alexander Buchanon
Port Mattoon Samuel Saunders 20 likely lad Formerly Slave to John Baynes, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_058.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Thomas Saunders 30 stout man Formerly Slave to John Baynes, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_040.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Dick Wilkinson 10 fine boy Formerly Slave to John Baynes, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_028.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.
John Bayne, 9 negroes - 1000 pounds

Samuel Saunders

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.
John Bayne- 9 Negroes, 1000 pounds

Thomas Saunders