John Whitten [Whiddon]

A major landholder in Norfolk closely connected to the Herbert family.
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1767

Tithables for Great Bridge to Ferry Point - 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Hannah John Whitten [Whiddon] - Norfolk

1768

List of Tithables and Land Taken-1768

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Hannah John Whitten [Whiddon] - Norfolk

1770

Tithables for Greatbridge to Ferry Point - 1770

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Hannah John Whitten [Whiddon] - Norfolk

1771

Tithables for Ferry Point to Greatbridge - 1771

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Hannah John Whitten [Whiddon] - 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

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 John Whitten [Whiddon]

1778

Tithables for Ferry Point to Great Bridge - 1778

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Sam John Whitten [Whiddon] - Norfolk
Hannah John Whitten [Whiddon] - Norfolk
Hannah John Whitten [Whiddon] - Norfolk

1778

The following slaves ran from John Whitten [Whiddon]

1779

The following slaves ran from John Whitten [Whiddon]

1780

The following slaves ran from John Whitten [Whiddon]

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 John Whitten [Whiddon]:
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 Peter Herbert 28 stout fellow Formerly Slave to John Whitten [Whiddon], Norfolk. Left 3 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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Nautilus
Master: Kildare Williamson
Albaro Thomas Miller 20 stout fellow Isaac Penderson Formerly Slave to John Whitten [Whiddon], Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_043.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Venus Miller 24 stout wench Formerly Slave to John Whitten [Whiddon], Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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London
Master: Hugh Watts
Port Roseway Dick Richards 22 stout fellow William Cassels Formerly Slave to John Whitten [Whiddon], Norfolk. Left 4 years ago. Methodist. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_005.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Samuel Whitten 39 stout fellow Formerly Slave to John Whitten [Whiddon], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_041.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Thomas Whitten 23 stout fellow Formerly Slave to John Whitten [Whiddon], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_040.JPG
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Nancy Johnson 26 stout wench Formerly Slave to John Whitten [Whiddon], Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_031.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Thomas Miller 25 Stout fellow Formerly Slave to John Whitten [Whiddon], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_040.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Margaret 65 Worn out Formerly Slave to John Whitten [Whiddon], Norfolk. Left 5 years ago.

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.
'List of Negroes taken by the British at several invitation from John Whiddon: 'Dunmore'- Anaca 180, Will 200, Portrail 200, Sam 200, Frank 90, Dinnah 60, London 25, November 25, Nan 70 pounds.

Samuel Whitten