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First Name: Richard
Last Name: Silvester
Gender: Male
Death Date: 1782
Reference Number: UNL00004687
Slaves owned by this person:

Record Date:

06/20/1765

Record Type:

Commission

Record Call No.

Mss4 N7674 a 2

Record Title

Commission, 1765, issued by Francis Fauquier (lieutenant governor of the colony of Virginia) to appoint justices of the peace of Norfolk County, Va., to try an African-American slave, Pomp, for theft.

Document Notes:

The commission was issued to William Atchison (i.e., Aitchison), Cornelius Calvert, Maximilian Calvert, Matthew Godfrey, Samuel Happer, John Hutchings (d. 1768), William Ivy, John Portlock, John Tatem, George Veal[e], Thomas Veal[e], and James Webb as justices of the peace of Norfolk County, Va., to try Pomp (an African-American slave belonging to Richard Silvester) for stealing from Rothery & Routh of Norfolk County.



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