Jonas Bracey

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1758

Born

10/ June
1774

Tithables for Acreage Not Given- 1774 - Norfolk

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

7/ Nov
1775

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Lord Dunmore's Proclamation - Norfolk

  • 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

1781

Ran

1782

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Treaty of Paris - Paris France

  • 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 - 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
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks
Mars
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.
Assumed to be traveling in the Book of Negroes with:

1784

Birchtown Muster - Birchtown

Source for this event: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
Name Age Occupation Families they lived with Companies they belong to Remarks Company They Are Now With
James Bracey 29 Labourer Captain Robert Nicholson's Company
Listed With

1785

Patriot claims for losses to the British

Source for this event: Patriot claims for losses to the British
[We have assumed that Thomas Bressie [Bracey] claimed Jonas Bracey]

1791

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List of those wishing to go to Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone

Source for this event: List of those wishing to go to Sierra Leone.
Name Age Where Born Number Of Children Age Of Eldest Occupation Property
Joseph Bressie 35 2 4 Farmer town lot improved 430 acres unimproved govt