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  • Collection: Manumissions

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…

Manumission of Miller by slaveholder Abraham S. Neilson of the firm of James H. Neilson, original certificate


1822-05-18

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This item is the original certificate of manumission for Miller issued on May 18, 1822. The certificate states that Miller was brought before the county officials by Abraham S. Neilson of the firm of James H. Neilson. The certificate does not clarify…

Manumission of Phillis by slaveholder John Neilson, original certificate

North Brunswick (N.J.). Overseer of the Poor
1822-01-16

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Slaveholder John Neilson manumitted Phillis on January 16, 1822. This item is the original certificate of manumission signed by the Overseer of the Poor of the Township of North Brunswick (Abraham Van Arsdalen) and two Justices of the Peace for…

Manumission of Ambo by slaveholder John Neilson, original certificate

North Brunswick (N.J.). Overseer of the Poor
1822-01-16

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Slaveholder John Neilson manumitted Ambo on January 16, 1822. This item is the original certificate of manumission signed by the Overseer of the Poor of the Township of North Brunswick (Abraham Van Arsdalen) and two Justices of the Peace for…

Manumission of Thomas Boston by slaveholder Henry Rutgers

New York Manumission Society
1817-06-12

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Deed of manumission dated June 12, 1817, with which Henry Rutgers manumits an enslaved man named Thomas Boston. Sealed and delivered in the presence of Richard Riker, and certified by Richard Riker and Jacob Radcliff.

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…

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…

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…