Mason Miller

The Miller family is well represented in the Norfolk County tithable lists between 1751 and 1780. They own land and tithable property in the same area of Norfolk - the Eastern Division and near Portsmouth - as the Hutchings and Herbert families.
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1759

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek to Grate Bridge - 1759

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk

10/ June
1765

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1765

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk

1767

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk

1768

Tithables for A Division of the Borough of Norfolk - 1768

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk [This entry reads: 'MASON, ___, ___, Dublin, James, Fenctor', when it should read 'MILLER, Mason, ___, ...'. The number of slaves as well as the legible names (Dublin, James, Fenctor) is consistent with other entries and identifies this as Mason Miller.]

1770

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1770

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk
Frank Mason Miller - Norfolk

June
1771

Tithables for the Last Division - 1771

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk
Frank Mason Miller - Norfolk

1772

Tithables for Edmunds Bridge to the Upper Inhabitants - 1772

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk [Note: Six names are missing from the 'M' section of this tithable list. The 6 missing entries are thought to be those of Mason and several other members of the Miller family. This missing entry would include Dublin and Frank Miller.]
Frank Mason Miller - Norfolk [Note: Six names are missing from the 'M' section of this tithable list. The 6 missing entries are thought to be those of Mason and several other members of the Miller family. This missing entry would include Dublin and Frank Miller.]

1773

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1773

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk
Frank Mason Miller - Norfolk

1774

Tithables for East Side of Church Street - 1774

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Dublin Mason Miller - Norfolk
Frank Mason Miller - 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

1775.5

The following slaves ran from Mason Miller

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

  • 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 Mason Miller:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Dublin Miller 65 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Mason Miller, Norfolk. Left 7.5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_069.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Frank Miller 70 ordinary fellow Formerly Slave to Mason Miller, Norfolk. Left 7.5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_070.JPG
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