1803 Manumission: Peter

Item

Title
1803 Manumission: Peter
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00072
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 45
Manumission of Peter (certificate dated 1803-04-11), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 45. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Peter was manumitted by Joseph Freeman of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseers of the Poor of Woodbridge (Francis Everitt, Ezekiel Ayers) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (Phineas Manning, Jeremiah Manning) on April 11, 1803. The document stated that Peter 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. Peter's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on May 9, 1803.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
11 April 1803
Location
Woodbridge, NJ
Primary Participant
Peter
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Peter ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Joseph Freeman Jr.
Verbatim description from source:
"slave named Peter"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Phineas Manning
Role: Judge

Jeremiah Manning (1736-1803)
Role: Judge

Francis Everitt
Role: Government Official

Ezekiel Ayers
Role: Government Official

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

Joseph Freeman Jr.
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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