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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…

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…

Bill of sale for Mark, aged 25, to James Neilson for $200

Taylor, Benjamin
1816-10-15

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Benjamin Taylor sells an enslaved man named Mark to James Neilson (1784-1862) for $200 on October 15, 1816. Mark is approximately 25 years old. Neilson promises to manumit Mark on March 12, 1821. [Mark was married to Ambo, a woman who was enslaved to…

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 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…

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).…