James Bonney

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Person Record Title
James Bonney
Identifier
NJS-PER-00046
Given Name
James
Family Name
Bonney
Alternate Name
Bonny
Sex
Male
Occupation
Legal
Biographical Description
James Bonney was a resident of Middlesex County, New Jersey. He served as the Justice of the Peace for the county in the early 19th century. In this official capacity, he issued manumission certificates for residents of Woodbridge whose enslavers agreed to set them free.

His name is variously spelled Bonney or Bonny in different histories of the era.
Place of Significance
Woodbridge
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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