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E. Brabazon (fl. 1781) Return of the names of the prisoners on board the Robert, prison ship & parol'd at Portsmouth & Norfolk

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06494 Author/Creator: E. Brabazon (fl. 1781) Place Written: Portsmouth, Virginia Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 12 April 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Document signed by "E Brabazon, Major of Brigade." Names of the 64 former prisoners of the ship "Robert" who were paroled at Portsmouth & Norfolk. Full names are given for all prisoners, except for two "Blacks" who are listed as "Titus" and "Tom." Marked at margin "Seamen Lately taken." Date from docket. According to the seller's description in the collateral file this list comes from the personal papers of General George Weedon, who commanded a brigade of troops in Virginia 1780-1781.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Parole, Prisoner of War, Truce, African American History, African American Troops, Navy

Sub Era: The War for Independence