Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan Relationships

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  • Wilkinson family of Nansemond County -

    There seems to be a relationship between the families of Wilkinson and Jordan because of the close connection between the runaways. “Daddy Moses” Wilkinson, who was owned by Mills Wilkinson, was the dominant Methodist among the runaway cohort from this region, but the other Methodist preachers are all owned by Jordans. Luke and Phillip Jordan  owned by Josiah Jordan married to women owned by Wilkinson.

  • The Jordan and Pleasants Families -

    Thomas Jordan was a Quaker who arrived in Virginia in 1624 and who married Margaret Brauseur (Bracey/Bressie). By the 18th century the Jordans, all descended from the eight sons of Thomas, were the most significant Quaker family in Virginia

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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

1778

The following slaves ran from Richard Jordan

1779

The following slaves ran from Richard Jordan

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 Richard Jordan:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Wynce Gordon 28 stout wench Formerly Slave to Richard Jordan, Isle of Wight. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_032.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Annie Jordan 26 stout wench with boy 3 years Formerly Slave to Richard Jordan, Isle of Wight. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_037.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Mingo Jordan 19 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Richard Jordan, Isle of Wight. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_032.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway William Jordan 32 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Richard Jordan, Isle of Wight. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_037.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Teresa Connor 24 Stout Wench Formerly Slave to Richard Jordan, Isle of Wight. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_038.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis MIles Jordan 28 Stout Fellow Formerly Slave to Richard Jordan, Isle of Wight. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_033.JPG
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