Joseph Jolly [Jolliff]

The name Jolliff/ Jollif/ Jolliffe is rendered 'Jolly' in the Book of Negroes. Joshua and Joseph are the same man. 'Joseph' Jolly is listed as the former owner of Lydia Carey and Daniel Proffitt. Lydia found in Joshua Jolliff's tithable listings and Daniel would have been too young to be listed before he ran. He is related by marriage to William Hodges.
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10/ June
1767

Tithables for Portsmouth Parish on the West Side of the Western Branch-1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Led Joseph Jolly [Jolliff] - Norfolk

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
Led Joseph Jolly [Jolliff] - Norfolk

1770

Tithables for the North Side of the Western Branch -1770

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Lead Joseph Jolly [Jolliff] - Norfolk

June
1771

Tithables for West Side of the Western Branch Precinct - 1771

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Lyd Joseph Jolly [Jolliff] - 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 Joseph Jolly [Jolliff]

1778

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Lidd Joseph Jolly [Jolliff] - Norfolk

1779

The following slaves ran from Joseph Jolly [Jolliff]

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.

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 Joseph Jolly [Jolliff]:
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 Lydia Carey 45 stout wench Formerly Slave to Joseph Jolly [Jolliff], Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_037.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Daniel Proffitt 24 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Joseph Jolly [Jolliff], Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_037.JPG
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Elijah
Master: Alexander Buchanon
Port Mattoon Priscilla 21 Stout wench Formerly Slave to Joseph Jolly [Jolliff], Norfolk. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_059.JPG
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1783

The following slaves ran from Joseph Jolly [Jolliff]

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.

Estate of Joshua and Jeremiah Jolliff

5 Negroes valued at 310 Pounds

Lydia Carey

Hannah Ford

Remarks: [The James Jolliff snr written here is probably Joseph Jolliff the owner of Lydia.]