1801, Dianna Lewe, Manumission


1801, Dianna Lewe, Manumission
Event Description
Dianna was manumitted by Jeremiah Manning of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Her name was recorded in the manumission document as "Dianna Manning or rather Luwee" as well as "Lewee." Her certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseers of the Poor of Woodbridge (George Harrison, Ezekiel Ayers) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (James Bonney, Ichabod Potter) on June 13, 1801. The document stated that Dianna 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. Dianna's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on July 18, 1801, on page 25 of his Book of Manumissions.

Additionally, the circumstances surrounding Dianna's manumission are mentioned on page 323 of the same book, in the 1820 certificate related to the manumission of Peter Lewe. See Peter's manumission event for details.
Action Status
13 June 1801
Woodbridge, NJ
Primary Participant
Dianna Lewe [or Manning]
Primary Participant Description (verbatim)
slave Dianna Manning or rather Lewes
21 to 40
Freedom Status
Enslaver of Primary Event Participant
Jeremiah Manning (1736-1803)
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 25
Manumission of Dianna Lewee (certificate dated 1801-06-13), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 25. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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