Charles Connor

Charles Connor /Conner was a major landholder in Norfolk. His father was William Connor and he was closely related by marriage to John Bayne and his daughter married Stephen Wright Jr.
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10/ June
1768

Tithables for Portsmouth Parish to the West side of Western Branch-1768

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Isaac Charles Connor - 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.

1778

The following slaves ran from Charles Connor

1778

Tithables for the North Side of the Western Branch bounding on the Nansemond Line -1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Jem Charles Connor - Norfolk
Isaac Charles Connor - Norfolk
Mary Charles Connor - Norfolk

1779

The following slaves ran from Charles Connor

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 Charles Connor:
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 Dinah Connor 19 stout wench Formerly Slave to Charles Connor, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_038.JPG
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London
Master: Hugh Watts
Port Roseway Isaac Connor 49 ailing man Formerly Slave to Charles Connor, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_005.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway James Connor 25 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Charles Connor, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_028.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Jan Connor 6 likely girl Formerly Slave to Charles Connor, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_028.JPG
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Mars
Master: James Greyson
Port Roseway John Fortune 20 likely lad Capt. Gelder Formerly Slave to Charles Connor, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. British Forces [general]. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_046.JPG
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Providence
Master: John Richee
Port Roseway Luke Johnson 18 stout fellow Stephen Shakespeare Formerly Slave to Charles Connor, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_012.JPG
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Joseph
Master: James Mitchell
Annapolis Mary Steel 24 fine wench Formerly Slave to Charles Connor, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Black Pioneers. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_061.JPG
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London
Master: Hugh Watts
Port Roseway Nan 12 Stout Girl Formerly Slave to Charles Connor, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_005.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.
May 1779: 33 Negroes 2410 Pounds value.

Dinah Connor

Isaac Connor

James Connor

Jan Connor

John Fortune

Luke Johnson (Connor)

Nan [Connor]