Markham Herbert

Markahm Herbert is one a a large maritime family who owned a shipyard and ships. The family had loyalist sympathies but he was one the one defected to tLord Dunmore taking his slaves with him.
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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

Small Pox outbreak

  • Small Pox -

    In January 1776  smallpox made an appearance in Virginia. Although smallpox had been present in the colony at times before there had never been such a serious and widespread outbreak.

1782

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Treaty of Paris

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    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

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    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 Markham Herbert:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Charles Herbert 50 nearly worn out Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. The status of this man and his family is ambiguous. Only the youngest children are claimed as enslaved to herbert Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway David Herbert 5 Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. born beghind British lines but still claimed as property by Herbert Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Hannah Herbert 40 Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as free ambiguous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Isaac Herbert 11 Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as free ambiuous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Jenny Herbert 9 Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway London Herbert 30 Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as free ambiguous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Rose Herbert 45 ordinary wench Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as enslaved or free is ambiguous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Venus Herbert 16 Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as free ambiguous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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1783

The following slaves ran from Markham Herbert

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 Markham Herbert:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Charles Herbert 50 nearly worn out Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. The status of this man and his family is ambiguous. Only the youngest children are claimed as enslaved to herbert Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway David Herbert 5 Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. born beghind British lines but still claimed as property by Herbert Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Hannah Herbert 40 Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as free ambiguous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Isaac Herbert 11 Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as free ambiuous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Jenny Herbert 9 Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway London Herbert 30 Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as free ambiguous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Rose Herbert 45 ordinary wench Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as enslaved or free is ambiguous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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Esther
Master: Robert Gill
Port Roseway Venus Herbert 16 Markham Herbert Formerly Slave to Markham Herbert, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. status as free ambiguous Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_022.JPG
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