1802-08-06 Manumission: Shelote

Item

Title
1802-08-06 Manumission: Shelote
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00060
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 36
Manumission of Shelote (certificate dated 1802-08-06), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 36. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Shelote was manumitted by Aruhan F. Randolph of Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseers of the Poor of Piscataway (Edward Griffith, David Coriell Jr.) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (Samuel F. Randolph, Alexander Dunn) on August 6, 1802. The document stated that Shelote 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. Shelote's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on September 10, 1802.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
6 August 1802
Location of Event
Piscataway
County (Modern)
Middlesex
County (Historical)
Middlesex
Primary Participant
Shelote
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

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

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Samuel Fitz Randolph (1741-1811)
Role: Judge

Alexander Dunn
Role: Judge

Edward Griffith
Role: Government Official

David Coriell Jr.
Role: Government Official

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

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

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Participant Details: Shelote as Emancipated Person in 1802-08-06 Manumission event NJS-EVE-00060 Event Participation