John Willoughby

John Willoughby was a man of influence and large estate, one of the oldest families in Virginia
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    John Willoughby was major Virginia planter and a suspect Loyalist, who died in 1776.

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1767

Tithables for the North Side of Tanners Creek 1767

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner [Narrative]
Young Mary John Willoughby - Norfolk [This is the first entry among the tithables relating to John Willoughby that mentions Mary Perth.]

1774

Tithables for the East Side of Church Street- 1774

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

1778

The following slaves ran from John Willoughby

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 Willoughby:
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 Hannah Cevils 10 likely girl Formerly Slave to John Willoughby, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_029.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Zilpah Cevils 15 likely girl Formerly Slave to John Willoughby, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_029.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Patience Freeman 18 likely girl Formerly Slave to John Willoughby, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_029.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Abby Brown 30 stout wench Formerly Slave to John Willoughby, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway William Patrick 12 fine boy Formerly Slave to John Willoughby, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Mary Perth 43 stout wench Formerly Slave to John Willoughby, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Captain Perth's Company. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_029.JPG
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L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Richard Swan 23 stout fellow Formerly Slave to John Willoughby, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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Nisbet - November
Master: Wilson
Port Mattoon Molly Sweney [Sweeney] 30 stout wench Formerly Slave to John Willoughby, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Wagon Master General Department. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_064.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.

Richard Swan