Edward Moseley

This man is a ships carpenter in Norfolk in business with Thorowgood Keeling. Possibly died in 1775. Not to be confused with his more illustrious distant cousin Edward Hack Moseley. He also has land in Princess Anne County
Edward Moseley Relationships

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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

1776

The following slaves ran from Edward Moseley

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.

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 Edward Moseley:
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 Sally Hallstead 60 feeble wench Formerly Slave to Edward Moseley, Princess Ann County. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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Clinton
Master: Lt. Trounce
Annapolis Patty Mosely 18 stout wench,with child 2months Formerly Slave to Edward Moseley, Princess Ann County. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch.
L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway George Snail 10 fine boy Formerly Slave to Edward Moseley, Princess Ann County. Left 7 years ago. Certificate from General Birch. Thumbnail of SetWidth50-bon_page_030.JPG
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