Isaac Bush [Phrip]

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Isaac Bush, 35, the property of Mathew Phrip, Norfolk County, Virginia. He first appears in the tithables in 1771 and again 1778 and may have been acquired from elsewhere. The surname comes from Boush, one of the oldest familes in Norfolk. He travels on L'Abondance with his wife Lucy from Philadelphia and child. They appear to have married in New York. They are in the Birchtown muster without their child.
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1748

Born

June
1771

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

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

10/ June
1772

Tithables for the West Side of Church Street- 1772 - West Side of Church Street

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

7/ Nov
1775

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Lord Dunmore's Proclamation - Norfolk

  • 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

Aug
1777

British Invasion of Philadelphia - Chesapeake

  • The campaign for Philadelphia -

    On July 23 1777 the British fleet left from Sandy Hook, New York carrying more than 15,000 soldiers and headed into the Atlantic before turning south to enter the Chesapeake in August and sail up the bay to its northern extremity to set the troops ashore at the head of the Elk River on August 25.

1778

Tithables for the South Side of Tanners Creek - 1778 - South Side of Tanners Creek

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

1778

Ran

1782

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Treaty of Paris - Paris France

  • 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 - 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
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks
L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Isaac Bush 35 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Matthew Phrip [Frip], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago.
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1784

Birchtown Muster - Birchtown

Source for this event: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
Name Age Occupation Families they lived with Companies they belong to Remarks Company They Are Now With
Isaac Bush 40 Col. Blucke
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