Mr. John Richardson

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1773

Tithables for the Eastern Division - 1773

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Abby Mr. John Richardson - 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

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.

1779

The following slaves ran from Mr. John Richardson

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 Mr. John Richardson:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Providence
Master: John Richee
Port Roseway Abigail Richardson 38 stout wench Jesse Lear Formerly Slave to Mr. John Richardson, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_012.JPG
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Providence
Master: John Richee
Port Roseway Catharine Richardson 9 fine girl Jesse Lear Formerly Slave to Mr. John Richardson, Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_012.JPG
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