Stephen Wright

Major slaveowner on Craney Island married to the sister of Matthew Phrip. The wright regularly intermarried with Tatum and were also connected by marriage to Charles Connor. Stephen Wright was an early Methodist convert.
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June
1773

Tithables for the Western Division of the Borough of Norfolk- 1773

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Hannah Stephen Wright - Norfolk

19/ May
1774

Tithables for Western Precinct of the Borough of Norfolk - 1774

Source for this event: Norfolk County Virginia Tithables, Volume 3, 1766 - 1780
Name Owner
Hannah Stephen Wright - 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 Stephen Wright

1777

The following slaves ran from Stephen Wright

1778

The following slaves ran from Stephen Wright

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
Hannah Stephen Wright - Norfolk

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 Stephen Wright:
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks Source
Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Garth Wright 50 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Stephen Wright, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_069.JPG
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Apollo
Master: John Adamson
Port Roseway James Wright 21 remarkably stout Archibald Campbell Formerly Slave to Stephen Wright, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_014.JPG
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Nisbet - November
Master: Wilson
Port Mattoon John Wright 25 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Stephen Wright, Norfolk. Left 6 years ago. Wagon Master General Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_063.JPG
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Ranger
Master: James Duncan
Port Mattoon Nezer Wright 22 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Stephen Wright, Norfolk. Left 5 years ago. Royal Artillery Department. Certificate from General Musgrave. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_069.JPG
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Nisbet - November
Master: Wilson
Port Mattoon Hannah 22 Formerly Slave to Stephen Wright, Norfolk. Left 7 years ago. Wagon Master General Department. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_064.JPG
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