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Removal of Phillis to Louisiana, sold by slaveholder Staats Van Deursen to Jacob Klady

Middlesex County Clerk
1817-09-23

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This is a record of Phillis's removal from the state of New Jersey to Louisiana. Phillis was a 22-year-old black woman enslaved by Staats Van Deursen. Staats Van Deursen was the treasurer of Queen's College (later called Rutgers) for ten years…

Manumission of Henry Compton by slaveholder Miles Smith

Middlesex County Clerk
1821-11-12

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Slaveholder Miles Smith manumitted a 22-year-old man named Henry Compton on 11/12/1821. The Middlesex County Book of Manumissions and Removals contains two records related to Henry Compton’s manumission. The Certificate of Manumission was issued on…

Manumission of Samuel Lane by slaveholder Andrew Kirkpatrick

Middlesex County Clerk
1818-08-21

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Slaveholder Andrew Kirkpatrick manumitted a man named Samuel Lane on August 21, 1818. Samuel Lane was between 21 and 40 years old, but his exact age was not recorded by the county officials. The Middlesex County Book of Manumissions and…

Middlesex County Register of Black Children (Birth of Slaves, 1804-1844)

Middlesex County Clerk

Bound manuscript volume containing records of births for African American children born in bondage in Middlesex County after 1804. Beginning on July 4, 1804, slaveholders had to report to the County Clerk when an enslaved mother in their household…

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Manumission of Charlotte by slaveholder Ann Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1817-03-21

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Slaveholder Ann Parker of North Brunswick manumitted a 35-year-old woman named Charlotte on March 21, 1817. The Middlesex County Book of Manumissions and Removals contains two records related to Charlotte's manumission. The Certificate of Manumission…

Removal of Phillis and her son Charles to Louisiana by slaveholder Nicholas Van Wickle

Middlesex County Clerk
1818-04-22

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Phillis and her son Charles were among the victims of the slave-trading ring operated by Middlesex County judge Jacob Van Wickle. This document is a record of the removal of Phillis (aged 25) and Charles (aged one and a half years) from the state of…

Manumission of John Annin (alias Jack) by slaveholder James Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1822-08-08

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Slaveholder James Parker of Perth Amboy manumitted 25-year-old man John Annin (known as Jack) on August 8, 1822. In his Deed of Manumission, James Parker stated that he had purchased John Annin in 1807 from his former owner Joseph Annin of Somerset…

Manumission of Sarah by slaveholder Andrew Kirkpatrick

Middlesex County Clerk
1802-07-03

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Slaveholder Andrew Kirkpatrick manumitted a woman named Sarah on July 3, 1802. Sarah was between 21 and 40 years old, and her exact age was not recorded by the court. The Middlesex County Book of Manumissions and Removals contains one record related…

Manumission of Abraham Glasgow by slaveholder Andrew Kirkpatrick

Middlesex County Clerk
1809-05-01

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Slaveholder Andrew Kirkpatrick manumitted a man named Abraham Glasgow on May 1, 1809. Kirkpatrick and Glasgow appeared in court on April 29, 1809. The county officials examined Abraham Glasgow’s certificate of baptism to confirm that he was between…

Birth record for Alfred, Rose, Silvester, and Heman, children of Amy, reported by slaveholder John Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1829-08-11

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Slaveholder John Van Dike reports that Amy, an enslaved woman, gave birth to four children: Alfred (born July 19, 1823), Rose (born September 17, 1825), Silvester (born June 7, 1827), and Heman (born January 22, 1829).

Birth record for Sally, Anthony, Albert, and George, children of Martha, reported by slaveholder Henry Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1822-01-17

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Slaveholder Henry Van Dike [or Henry Van Dyke] reports that Martha, an enslaved woman, gave birth to four children: daughter Sally (09-12-1815), and sons Anthony (10-28-1816), Albert (11-01-1818), and George (08-12-1821).

Birth record for Cato Edgar and Martin King, sons of Dihan, reported for the estate of slaveholder John Smalley

Middlesex County Clerk
1830-02-06

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Executors of the estate of slaveholder John Smalley report that Dinah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to sons Cato Edgar (on October 25, 1825) and Martin King (on July 24, 1829).

Birth record of Peter, William, and Lewis, sons of Sarah Higgins, reported by slaveholder Garret Voorhees

Middlesex County Clerk
1823-09-10

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Slaveholder Garret Voorhees reports that Sarah Higgins, an enslaved women, gave birth to three sons between 1821 and 1823: Peter (01-21-1821), William (03-23-1822), and Lewis (07-14-1823).

Birth record for Catherine, James, Lucy, Sophia, and Sarah, children of Phebe, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish

Middlesex County Clerk
1829-11-05

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Slaveholder Michael Garrish reports that Phebe, an enslaved woman, gave birth to five children between the years 1817 and 1829: Catherine (12-09-1817), James (09-01-1819), Lucy (04-28-1822), Sophia (07-18-1824), and Sarah (07-06-1829).

Birth record for Charles, son of Charlotte, reported by slaveholder Ann Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1814-06-18

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Slaveholder Ann Parker reports that an enslaved woman named Charlotte gave birth to son Charles on March 7, 1810.

Birth record for Ellen, daughter of Caty, reported by slaveholder Mary Deare

Middlesex County Clerk
1812-12-09

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Slaveholder Mary Deare reports that Caty, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Ellen in March 1812. The precise date of birth is omitted from the record; only the month has been recorded by the clerk.

Birth record for Harry, son of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Robert Boggs

Middlesex County Clerk
1829-02-06

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Slaveholder Robert Boggs reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Harry in North Branch, Somerset County, on February 20, 1826. Robert Boggs states that he recently purchased Hannah and Harry from their previous owner Abraham Dumont,…

Birth record for James and Hoace, sons of Susan, reported by slaveholder John Smalley

Middlesex County Clerk
1829-03-16

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Slaveholder James Smalley reports that Susan, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son James on September 5, 1814, and son Hoace on March 27th, 1818.

Birth record for Bristor, son of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1807-08-18

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Jacob Van Dike reports that Hanna, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Bristor on January 22, 1807.

Birth record for Phillis, daughter of Patty, reported by slaveholder James Schureman

Middlesex County Clerk
1807-07-29

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Slaveholder James Schureman reports that Patty, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Phillis on May 1, 1807.

Birth record for Peter, son of Sarah, reported by slaveholder Dinah Voorhees

Middlesex County Clerk
1819-04-22

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Slaveholder Dinah Voorhees reports that Sarah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Peter on February 15, 1818.

Birth record for Charles, son of Peg, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-02-01

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Slaveholder Matthew Van Dike reports that Peg, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Charles on December 14, 1819.

Birth record for Clara, daughter of Ambo, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1812-12-19

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Slaveholder John Neilson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to daughter Clara on September 14, 1812.

Birth record for Julia Ann, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Elizabeth Vandeventer

Middlesex County Clerk
1809-03-28

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Slaveholder Elizabeth Vandeventer, reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Julia Ann on May 17, 1808.

(Hannah gave birth to two daughters on May 17, 1808. See related birth record for Sarah Ann.)

Birth record for Martha, daughter of Susan, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish

Middlesex County Clerk
1806-02-04

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Slaveholder Michael Garrish reports that Susan, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Martha on December 27, 1805.

Birth record for Deyaun, reported by Jacob Vandevanter

Middlesex County Clerk
1807-05-20

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Slaveholder Jacob Vandevanter Sr. reports that an enslaved female child named Deyaun was born in his household on September 4, 1806. The mother's name is not listed in this record.

Birth record for Phebe-Gertruda, daughter of Nancy, reported by Gertrude Parker for the estate of James Parker Sr.

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-10-05

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Gertrude Parker, Executrix for the estate of James Parker, reports that an enslaved woman named Nancy gave birth to daughter Phebe-Gertruda on April 27th, 1805.

Birth record for Dinah, daughter of Rose, reported by slaveholder George Farmer

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-08-12

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Slaveholder George Farmer reports that Rose, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Dinah on January 30, 1805.

Birth record for Rachel, daughter of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-04-11

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Slaveholder Jacob Van Dike reports that Hanna, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Rachel on October 16, 1804.

Birth record for Nicholas, son of Dinah, reported by slaveholder James DeHart

Middlesex County Clerk
1809-08-12

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Slaveholder James DeHart reports that Dinah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Nicholas on March 22, 1808.

Birth record for Maria, daughter of Charlotte, reported by slaveholder Ann Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1814-06-18

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Slaveholder Ann Parker reports that an enslaved woman named Charlotte gave birth to daughter Maria on July 5, 1812.

Birth record for Joseph, son of Nanny, reported by slaveholder James Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1808-08-20

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Slaveholder James Parker reports that an enslaved woman named Nanny gave birth to son Joseph on January 16, 1808.

Birth record for Quash, son of Teen, reported by slaveholder Reuliff Voorhees

Middlesex County Clerk
1808-10-11

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Slaveholder Reuliff Voorhees, reports that Teen, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Quash.

Birth record for Bob, son of Abb, reported by slaveholder Matthias Vanderveer

Middlesex County Clerk
1808-06-06

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Slaveholder Matthias Vanderveer reports that Abb, an enslaved woman, gave birth to a son Bob on March 26, 1807.

Birth record for Peter, son of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Blauvelt

Middlesex County Clerk
1813-03-01

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Slaveholder Abraham Blauvelt (Queen's College alum 1789 and long-time trustee) reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Peter on January 29, 1812.

Birth record for James, son of Nanny, reported by slaveholder James Parker

Middlesex County Clerk
1811-05-10

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Slaveholder James Parker reports that Nanny, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son James on November 4, 1810.

Birth record for Democrat, son of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1812-03-13

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Slaveholder Jacob Van Dike reports that Hanna, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Democrat on March 7, 1812.

Birth record for Eliza, daughter of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-05-03

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Slaveholder John Nielson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to daughter Eliza on July 2, 1816. Eliza's father is Mark, Ambo's husband.

Birth record for Ann, daughter of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-05-03

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Slaveholder John Nielson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to daughter Ann on June 23, 1814. Ann's father is Mark, Ambo's husband.

Birth record for Jane, Emeline, and Peter, children of Susan, reported by slaveholder Jacob Dunham

Middlesex County Clerk
1828-10-29

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Slaveholder Jacob Dunham reports that between 1810 and 1818 an enslaved woman named Susan gave birth to three children Jane, Emeline, and Peter.

Birth record for Mark, son of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-05-03

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Slaveholder John Nielson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to son Mark on July 27, 1818. Mark's father is Mark, Ambo's husband. [Per New Jersey law, Mark became a slave for a term until he reached 25 years of age in the year 1843.…

Birth record for Sal, daughter of Florough, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk
1806-05-17

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Slaveholder Matthew Van Dike reports that an enslaved woman named Florough gave birth of a girl named Sal on December 8th, 1805.

Birth record for Aaron, reported by slaveholder Elijah Voorhies

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-12-11

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Slaveholder Elijah Voorhies reports that an enslaved woman in his household gave birth to a boy named Aaron on March 19, 1805. The name of the mother is not mentioned in the record.

Birth record for Katy or Catharine, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Dunham

Middlesex County Clerk
1805-04-04

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Slaveholder Abraham Dunham reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Katy or Catharine on November 27, 1804.

Middlesex County Book of Manumissions and Removals (Manumission of Slaves, 1800-1825)

Middlesex County Clerk

Bound manuscript volume containing copies of legal documents pertaining to slaves in Middlesex County for the period 1800–1825. Legal and historical records often refer to this volume as the "Book of Manumissions." However, only 75% of the records…

Removal of Dinah to Louisiana, sold by slaveholder William Van Deursen to Jacob Klady

Middlesex County Clerk
1817-08-30

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This is a record of Dinah's removal from the state of New Jersey to Louisiana. Dinah was a young woman enslaved to Dr. William Van Deursen (Queen’s College alumnus 1809, trustee 1823-1873, and brother to Queen’s College Treasurer Staats Van Deursen).…