1801-11-30 Manumission: Sylvia Bloomfield

Item

Title
1801-11-30 Manumission: Sylvia Bloomfield
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00057
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 33
Manumission of Sylvia Bloomfield (certificate dated 1801-11-30), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 33. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
The Freeman family of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, manumitted two enslaved people on November 30, 1802. Sylvia Bloomfield was manumitted by Israel Freeman. Sharper Roberson was manumitted by Rheuben Freeman at the same time.

The certificate of manumission for Sylvia Bloomfield was signed by the Overseers of the Poor of Woodbridge (Ezekiel Ayers, George Harrison) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (James Bonney, Ichabod Potter) on November 30, 1801. The document stated that Sylvia Bloomfield 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. Sylvia Bloomfield's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on June 10, 1802.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
30 November 1801
Location of Event
Woodbridge
County (Modern)
Middlesex
County (Historical)
Middlesex
Primary Participant
Sylvia Bloomfield
Enslaver
Israel Freeman
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Sylvia Bloomfield ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Israel Freeman
Verbatim description from source:
"slave named Silvia Bloomfield"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

James Bonney
Role: Judge

Ichabod Potter
Role: Judge

Ezekiel Ayers
Role: Government Official

George Harrison
Role: Government Official

William Philips Deare (d. 1826)
Role: County Clerk

Israel Freeman
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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