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

Title

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

Description

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 gave birth to a child.

These county records were necessary to prove the child's age and eligibility for freedom at age 21 (for female children) or age 25 (for male children) under the provisions of the 1804 Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

1804 to 1844

Language

English

Original format

Bound manuscript volume

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Middlesex County (N.J.). Records, 1688-1929 (MC 784.1)

Archival location

Vol. X

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Middlesex County Records, 1688-1929
Item: Birth record for Aaron, reported by slaveholder Elijah Voorhies Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Katy or Catharine, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Dunham Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Sal, daughter of Florough, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Mark, son of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Jane, Emeline, and Peter, children of Susan, reported by slaveholder Jacob Dunham Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Ann, daughter of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Eliza, daughter of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Democrat, son of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for James, son of Nanny, reported by slaveholder James Parker Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Phebe-Gertruda, daughter of Nancy, reported by Gertrude Parker for the estate of James Parker Sr. Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Joseph, son of Nanny, reported by slaveholder James Parker Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Maria, daughter of Charlotte, reported by slaveholder Ann Parker Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Charles, son of Charlotte, reported by slaveholder Ann Parker Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Peter, son of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Blauvelt Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Bob, son of Abb, reported by slaveholder Matthias Vanderveer Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Quash, son of Teen, reported by slaveholder Reuliff Voorhees Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Nicholas, son of Dinah, reported by slaveholder James DeHart Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Rachel, daughter of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Bristor, son of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for James and Hoace, sons of Susan, reported by slaveholder John Smalley Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Dinah, daughter of Rose, reported by slaveholder George Farmer Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Deyaun, reported by Jacob Vandevanter Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Martha, daughter of Susan, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Sarah Ann, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Elizabeth Vandeventer Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Julia Ann, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Elizabeth Vandeventer Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Clara, daughter of Ambo, reported by slaveholder John Neilson Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Charles, son of Peg, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Peter, son of Sarah, reported by slaveholder Dinah Voorhees Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Phillis, daughter of Patty, reported by slaveholder James Schureman Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Harry, son of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Robert Boggs Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Ellen, daughter of Caty, reported by slaveholder Mary Deare Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Catherine, James, Lucy, Sophia, and Sarah, children of Phebe, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish
Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record of Peter, William, and Lewis, sons of Sarah Higgins, reported by slaveholder Garret Voorhees Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Cato Edgar and Martin King, sons of Dihan, reported for the estate of slaveholder John Smalley Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Sally, Anthony, Albert, and George, children of Martha, reported by slaveholder Henry Van Dike Is Part Of This Item
Item: Birth record for Alfred, Rose, Silvester, and Heman, children of Amy, reported by slaveholder John Van Dike
Is Part Of This Item

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Citation

Middlesex County Clerk, “Middlesex County Register of Black Children (Birth of Slaves, 1804-1844),” Rutgers Scarlet and Black Project, accessed June 24, 2021, https://www.scarletandblackproject.com/archive/items/show/229.