1800 Manumission: Huff Laing

Item

Title
1800 Manumission: Huff Laing
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00046
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 14
Manumission of Huff Laing (certificate dated 1800-05-10), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 14. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Huff Laing was manumitted by Harry Laing of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseers of the Poor of Woodbridge (Richard Wright, Ezekiel Ayers) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (Henry Marsh, Ichabod Potter) on May 10, 1800. The document stated that Huff Laing was examined in court and met the eligibility requirements for manumission in New Jersey, i.e. the person was 21 to 40 years old and was "sound in mind and not under any bodily incapacity" of obtaining a livelihood. Huff Laing's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk on May 14, 1800.

Dick Laing and Harry Laing were manumitted on the same day by other Laing relatives in what appears to be a group manumission undertaken by the Laing family of Woodbridge.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
10 May 1800
Location
Woodbridge, NJ
Primary Participant
Huff Laing
Enslaver
Harry Laing
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Huff Laing ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Harry Laing
Verbatim description from source:
"slave named Huff Laing"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Henry Marsh
Role: Judge

Ichabod Potter
Role: Judge

Richard Wright
Role: Government Official

Ezekiel Ayers
Role: Government Official

Harry Laing
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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