Richard Brown

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Name Owner
Ceasar Richard Brown - Portsmouth

1765

Tithables for the Western District - 1765

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Caesar Richard Brown - Portsmouth

1767

Tithables for the West Side of Church Street - 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Ceasor Richard Brown - Portsmouth

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
Ceasar Richard Brown - Portsmouth

June
1771

Tithables for The Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk-1771

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Caesar Richard Brown - Portsmouth

10/ June
1772

Tithables for the West Side of Church Street- 1772

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Caesar Richard Brown - Portsmouth

19/ May
1774

Tithables for the Western precinct of the Borough of Norfolk-1774

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Ceasar Richard Brown - Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth to New Mill Creek-1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Ceasar Richard Brown - Portsmouth
Joseph Richard Brown - Portsmouth [This Joseph appears in Richard Brown's tithables in 1778 and we believe it is likely to be Joseph Brown (he is not listed in Matthew Phrip's tithables in 1778), who is owned by Matthew Phrip, but working for Richard Brown. There was a very close connection between Capt. John Phrip (Matthew's father) and Richard Brown who appeared to exchange slaves. ]

May
1779

The Burning of Portsmouth

  • The Burning of Portsmouth 1779 -

    In May 1779 the British detached a fleet of ships under Admiral Collier with a army detachment under General Matthew to make a putative raid into the Lower Chesapeake and destoy the tobacco warehouses. This fleet was supported by a smaller fleet of privateers owned by John Goodridge. After destroying much of Portsmouth, the British took away a large contingent of runaways from the Portsmouth and Norfolk area. A group consisting of 256 men, 135 women and 127 children.

1779

The following slaves ran from Richard Brown

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

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 Richard Brown:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Silas Brown 51 ordinary fellow Formerly Slave to Richard Brown, Portsmouth. Left 4 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_067.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Frank Patrick 28 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Richard Brown, Portsmouth. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.