Col. Lawson

This is Anthony Lawson from a prominent family in Princess Ann County. Closely intermarried with Walke and Moseley.
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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

The following slaves ran from Col. Lawson

1777

The following slaves ran from Col. Lawson

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

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 Col. Lawson:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Polly
Master: John Broome
Port Roseway Jacob Lawson 30 stout man Formerly Slave to Col. Lawson, Princess Ann County. Certificate from General Birch.
Kingston
Master: John Atkinson
Port Roseway Ned Lawson 22 stout fellow Timothy Pruett Formerly Slave to Col. Lawson, Princess Ann County. Left 6 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.
Elijah
Master: Alexander Buchanon
Port Mattoon Solomon Lawson 30 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Col. Lawson, Princess Ann County. Left 7 years ago. Wagon Master General Department. Certificate from General Birch.

1783

The following slaves ran from Col. Lawson