Andrew Sproule

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Name Owner [Narrative]
Not recorded Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth [Andrew and John Sproule are listed with 23 unnamed negroes.]

1752

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek - 1752

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Venus Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

1753

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1753

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Venus Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

1754

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek - 1754

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Venus Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

1757

Tithables for Portsmouth to Batchelders Mill - 1757

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Veanus Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

1765

Tithables for Portsmouth to New Mill Creek - 1765

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 2, 1751 - 1765
Name Owner
Venus Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

1766

Tithables for Portsmouth to New Mill Creek -1766

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
'23 Negroes'- (no names given) Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

10/ June
1767

Tithables for Portsmouth and Southern Branch Precinct - 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Doll Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth
Venus Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

10/ June
1768

Tithables for Portsmouth to New Mill Creek-1768

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Venus Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

11/ June
1770

Tithables and Land Taken -1770

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Moll Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth
Venus Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

10/ June
1772

Tithables Acreage Not Given-1772

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Not recorded Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth [Andrew Sproule lists 21 slaves similar to previous tithable entries. Three names are illegible in this list and we assume Doll is one of them.]
Venus Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

1773

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek - 1773

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Doll Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

1774

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek - 1774

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Doll Andrew Sproule - Portsmouth

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 Andrew Sproule

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 Andrew Sproule:
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 James Knapp 12 fine boy Formerly Slave to Andrew Sproule, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_038.JPG
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Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Dorothy Bush 36 Stout Wench Formerly Slave to Andrew Sproule, Portsmouth. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. She says her master Andrew Sproule gave her freedom before he died which was seven years ago