1730 Sale: Ukawsaw Gronniosaw

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Title
1730 Sale: Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00023
Source
A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, As Related by Himself
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw. A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, As Related by Himself. Bath, England: Printed by W. Gye, 1772. Page 12.
Event Description
According to Ukawsaw Gronniosaw's autobiography, the Rev. Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen purchased Gronniosaw from his former enslaver named Vanhorn for 50 pounds. As the result of this sale, Gronniosaw moved from Vanhorn's household in New York City to Frelinghuysen's home in Raritan, New Jersey.

See p. 12 in Gronniosaw's book:
"Mr. Freelandhouse, a very gracious, good Minister, heard it, and he took a great deal of notice of me, and desired my master to part with me to him. He would not hear of it at first, but, being greatly persuaded, he let me go, and Mr. Freelandhouse gave £50. for me."
Event Type
Freedom status transaction: Sale
Date
1730
Date Certainty
Inferred
Primary Participant
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (c. 1710-1775)
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (c. 1710-1775) ***
Role: Sold Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Mr. Vanhorn
- Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen (1691-1747)

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Mr. Vanhorn
Role: Enslaver - Seller

Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen (1691-1747)
Role: Enslaver - Buyer
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Participant Details: Ukawsaw Gronniosaw as Sold Person in 1730 Sale event NJS-EVE-00023 Event Participation