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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

1777

The following slaves ran from Andrew Stewart [Stuart]

1778

Tithables for the North Side of the Western Branch bounding on the Nansemond Line -1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Rose Andrew Stewart [Stuart] - Crane Island
Phillis Andrew Stewart [Stuart] - Crane Island
Randol Andrew Stewart [Stuart] - Crane Island
Tamer Andrew Stewart [Stuart] - Crane Island

1778

The following slaves ran from Andrew Stewart [Stuart]

1779

The following slaves ran from Andrew Stewart [Stuart]

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.

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 Andrew Stewart [Stuart]:
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 Rose Bond 21 stout wench Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_028.JPG
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Elijah
Master: Alexander Buchanon
Port Mattoon Jane Bush 17 likely wench Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_058.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Kate Mosely 12 likely girl Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_028.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Daniel Stewart 16 fine boy Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_036.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Randel Stewart 45 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_036.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Tamar Stewart 26 stout wench,3 small children Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_036.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Silvie Tramell 22 stout wench Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_037.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Chloe Wandry 18 stout wench and boy 2 years old Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 5 years ago.
London
Master: Hugh Watts
Port Roseway Phillis 34 Stout Wench Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 4 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_005.JPG
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Elijah
Master: Alexander Buchanon
Port Mattoon Nelly Bush 54 Ordinary Wench Formerly Slave to Andrew Stewart [Stuart], Crane Island. Left 6 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_058.JPG
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1785

Patriot claims for losses to the British

Source for this event: Patriot claims for losses to the British
Transcript Slaves that this may relate to.
May 1779: 25 Negroes 2000 pounds value.

Rose Bond

Jane Bush

Nelly Bush

Phillis Connor

1785

Patriot claims for losses to the British

Source for this event: Patriot claims for losses to the British
Transcript Slaves that this may relate to.
February 23rd, 1776 the house of Andrew stewart was burnt by some evil disposed person that was supposed to come of Dunmore's fleet. As they lay within about a mile or two which was to the value of 833 pounds- on same claim May 79’ 25 negroes 2000 pounds.

Kate Mosely