Thomas Bressie [Bracey]

Thomas Bressie is a Methodist. He is listed as signing a petition as a Methodist.
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10/ June

Tithables for Acreage Not Given- 1774

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
James Thomas Bressie [Bracey] - Norfolk

7/ Nov

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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


The following slaves ran from Thomas Bressie [Bracey]


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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


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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 Thomas Bressie [Bracey]:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Master: James Greyson
Port Roseway Jonas Bracey 25 stout fellow James Miller Formerly Slave to Thomas Bressie [Bracey], Norfolk. Left 2 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_025.JPG
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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.

2 Negro men - 200 Pounds

1 Negro girl - 30 Pounds

1 Negro boy - 30 Pounds

[Total slave losses claimed: 260 Pounds]

Jonas Bracey