Matthew Godfrey

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Name Owner
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Ned Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Betty Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridget Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Jenny Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
China Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Kate Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

Name Owner
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridget Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Jenny Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Chinia Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

1752

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek - 1752

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Bridgett Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

1754

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek - 1754

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridgett Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

1757

Tithables for South Side of Tanners Creek - 1757

The first page of this tithable list is missing, but it is assumed to relate to the South Side of Tanners Creek in 1757.

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridget Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Chany Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

1759

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek- 1759

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Brugett Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
China Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

1766

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1766

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Pegg Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridget Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Jenny Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
China Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Cate Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

1767

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek to Willies Care - 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Ned Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridgitt Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Jenny Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
China Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Cate Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

1770

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1770

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Nedd Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridget Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
China Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Kate Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

1772

Tithables for the South Side of Tanner's Creek - 1772

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Ned Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridget Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Jenny Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
China Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Cate Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Sam Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

1773

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek - 1773

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Nedd Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridget Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Jenny Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Chinia Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Cate Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Sam Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Pleasant Matthew Godfrey - 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

1776

The following slaves ran from Matthew Godfrey

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
Afraca Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Valentine Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Rose Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Nead Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Betty Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Bridget Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Jenny Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Hannah Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
James Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Chinia Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Kate Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk
Pleasant Matthew Godfrey - Norfolk

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 Matthew Godfrey:
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 Peggy Brown 30 stout wench Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_068.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Acky Dickson 25 sound sizable man Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Engineer Department. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_007.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Abigail Godfrey 75 nearly worn out Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Engineer Department. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_007.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Bridget Godfrey 55 stout wench Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_069.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Bristol Godfrey 22 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_033.JPG
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Providence
Master: John Richee
Port Roseway China Godfrey 35 ordinary wench Stephen Shakespeare Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_012.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Edward Godfrey 17 likely lad Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_033.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Elizabeth Godfrey 30 short and stout Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Engineer Department. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_007.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Jeffery Godfrey 17 likely boy Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Engineer Department. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_007.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Kate Godfrey 30 ordinary wench Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_068.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Lucy Godfrey 7 ordinary child Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_068.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Ned Godfrey 42 thin fellow Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_007.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Port Godfrey 12 likely boy Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_068.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Sam Godfrey 26 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_068.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Valentine Godfrey 22 likely lad Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_033.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Jenny Kelley 32 stout wench Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_069.JPG
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Providence
Master: John Richee
Port Roseway Betsey Ramsey 10 fine girl Stephen Shakespeare Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_012.JPG
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Providence
Master: John Richee
Port Roseway James Ramsey 20 stout lad Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. 'On his own bottom' Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_012.JPG
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Providence
Master: John Richee
Port Roseway Nelly Ramsey 15 fine girl Stephen Shakespeare Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_012.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Petter 6 Fine boy Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_069.JPG
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La Aigle
Master: John Blair
Annapolis Pleasant 26 Ordinary wench Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Black Pioneers. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_057.JPG
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La Aigle
Master: John Blair
Annapolis Lettius 11 Likely child Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Black Pioneers. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_057.JPG
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La Aigle
Master: John Blair
Annapolis Ned 6 Likely boy Formerly Slave to Matthew Godfrey, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Black Brigade. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_057.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.

Losses sustained by Matthew Godfrey from the depredations of the Enemy since the commencement of the War.

Negroes –
Bridget - 70 Pounds

Rose - 70 Pounds

Chinia - 41 years old - 75 Pounds

Nead - 35 years old - 100

Jenny - 38 years old - 80

Cate - 35 years old - 75

Pegg - 32 years old - 75

Betty - 30 years old - 75

Easter - 30 years old - 75

Pleasant - 25 years old - 75

Sam - 23 years old - 85

Afraca - 22 years old - 90

Hanah - 24 years old - 75

Valentine - 20 years old - 60

James - 20 years old - 80

Phillis - 19 years old - 75

Bristole - 18 years old - 75

Violet - 18 years old - 70

Nead - 16 years old - 70

Robin - 16 years old - 70

Pernolapha[?] - 15 years old - 65

Phillip - 13 years old - 60

Jeffery - 13 years old - 55

Mary - 12 years old - 45

Newport - 11 years old - 45

Rose - 10 years old - 45

Fanny[?] - 10 years old - 45

Lettice - 10 years old - 40

Bridget - 8 years old - 35

Betty - 8 years old - 35

Cela - 7 years old - 30

Lucey - 6 years old - 30

Peter - 5.5 years old - 30

Jenney - 5.5 years old - 30

Charlotte - 5.5 years old - 30

Peggy Brown

Acky Dickson

Abigail Godfrey

Bristol Godfrey

China Godfrey

Edward Godfrey

Elizabeth Godfrey

Jeffery Godfrey

Lucy Godfrey

Ned Godfrey

Port Godfrey

Sam Godfrey

Valentine Godfrey

Jenny Kelley

James Ramsey

Petter [Godfrey]

Hannah Godfrey

Kate Godfrey

Pleasant [Godfrey]

Lettius [Godfrey]