Matthew Phrip [Frip]

Matthew was the son of Captain John Phrip and the family owned property and slaves in the Norfolk area. Capt. John Phrip was very closely connected to Richard Brown. They used to exchange slaves and this seems to have continued between Richard and Matthew (see for example Joseph Brown). Matthew Phrip was closely connected to John Willoughby by both proximity and family and a suspect loyalist. He was cleared of being a loyalist in 1776 along with John Willoughby. In the claims for destroyed property in following the fire in Norfolk in 1775, Matthew Phrip was listed as being a ‘captain’ and a merchant in Phrip and Taylor, but also listed as a partner in Phrip and Bowdin and the amount of property he claimed was worth over 2,000 Pounds. His family intermarried with the Walke family and the Keeling family.
Matthew Phrip [Frip] Relationships
  • Relative: , , Source: Virginia Gazette
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  • Relative: Stephen Wright, , Source: Virginia Gazette
  • Child: Capt John Phrip, , Source: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 1, 1710 - 1750
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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
Joe Matthew Phrip [Frip] - Norfolk
Essex Matthew Phrip [Frip] - 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
Essex Matthew Phrip [Frip] - Norfolk

1773

Tithables for the Western Division -1773

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Joe Matthew Phrip [Frip] - 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
Joe Matthew Phrip [Frip] - 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

1778

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Esick Matthew Phrip [Frip] - Norfolk
Daniel Matthew Phrip [Frip] - Norfolk

1778

The following slaves ran from Matthew Phrip [Frip]

1779

The following slaves ran from Matthew Phrip [Frip]

1780

The following slaves ran from Matthew Phrip [Frip]

1781

Siege of Yorktown

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

The following slaves ran from Matthew Phrip [Frip]

1783

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Evacuation of New York

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    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 Matthew Phrip [Frip]:
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 George Bayley 22 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Matthew Phrip [Frip], Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_038.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Joseph Brown 30 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Matthew Phrip [Frip], Norfolk. Left 3 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_040.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Isaac Bush 35 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Matthew Phrip [Frip], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_037.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Daniel Frip 39 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Matthew Frip, . Formerly Slave to Matthew Phrip [Frip], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_069.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Nancy Brown 13 Stout Girl Formerly Slave to Matthew Phrip [Frip], Norfolk. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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