1801 Manumission: Joseph

Item

Title
1801 Manumission: Joseph
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00053
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 29
Manumission of Joseph (certificate dated 1801-12-28), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 29. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Four enslaved people named Dick, Joseph, Margaret, and Tone, all aged 21 to 40, were manumitted by Jacob F. Randolph of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, on December 28, 1801. Each certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseers of the Poor of Woodbridge (Ezekiel Ayers, George Harrison) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (Henry Marsh, James Bonney). The documents stated that the enslaved persons were examined in court and met the eligibility requirements for manumission in New Jersey, i.e. each person was 21 to 40 years old and was "sound in mind and not under any bodily incapacity" of obtaining a livelihood. These four manumissions were recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk on May 10, 1802.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
28 December 1801
Location
Woodbridge, NJ
Primary Participant
Joseph
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Joseph ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Jacob Fitz Randolph
Verbatim description from source:
"slave named Joseph"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Henry Marsh
Role: Judge

James Bonney
Role: Judge

Ezekiel Ayers
Role: Government Official

George Harrison
Role: Government Official

Jacob Fitz Randolph
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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