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1751

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek- 1751

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Chania Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

1752

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek - 1752

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Chomcey Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

1753

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1753

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Chany Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

1757

Tithables for South Side of Tanners Creek - 1757

The first page of this tithable list is missing, but it is assumed to relate to the South Side of Tanners Creek in 1757.

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
China Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

1765

Tithables for the Western District - 1765

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Bristol Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

1767

Tithables for the West Side of Church Street - 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Bristoll Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

1768

Tithables for Elizabeth River 1768

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Bristol Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

June
1771

Tithables for The Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk-1771

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Bristoll Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

10/ June
1772

Tithables for the West Side of Church Street- 1772

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Bristo Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

June
1773

Tithables for the Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk- 1773

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Bristol Joseph Mitchell - Norfolk

19/ May
1774

Tithables for Western Precinct of the Borough of Norfolk - 1774

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Bristol Joseph Mitchell - 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

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.

1776

The following slaves ran from Joseph Mitchell

1780

The following slaves ran from Joseph Mitchell

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 Mitchell:
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 Bristol Mitchel 57 feeble fellow Formerly Slave to Joseph Mitchell, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_031.JPG
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Ariel
Master: Richardson
St. John Dinah Mitchel 59 Stout healthy Negres with child in her arms. Left Charlestown from whence she was ordered by Dr. Humphry of the York Volunteers. then the property of Mitchel. Matthew Stewart Formerly Slave to Joseph Mitchell, Norfolk. Left 3 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Dinah's age is listed as being 30 however there are tithable entries for her that go well before 1753. Her age in the Birchtown Muster- 60 is more likely.
Ariel
Master: Richardson
St. John Frank 10 son of Dinah Mitchel Matthew Stewart Formerly Slave to Joseph Mitchell, Norfolk. Left 3 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Left Charlestown from whence he was ordered by Dr. Humphry of the York volunteers then the property of Mitchel.