1801-04-23 Manumission: Gilbert Wallace

Item

Title
1801-04-23 Manumission: Gilbert Wallace
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00073
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 46
Manumission of Gilbert Wallace (certificate dated 1801-04-23), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 46. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Gilbert Wallace was manumitted by Samuel Minor of East Windsor, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseers of the Poor of East Windsor (Joshua Ely, Jonathan Brown) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (Robert Willson, Jonathan Combs) on April 23, 1801. The document stated that Gilbert Wallace 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. Gilbert Wallace's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on May 23, 1803.

East Windsor was part of Middlesex County at this time, but it would later become part of Mercer County in 1838.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
23 April 1801
Location of Event
East Windsor
County (Modern)
Mercer
County (Historical)
Middlesex
Primary Participant
Gilbert Wallace
Enslaver
Samuel Minor
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Gilbert Wallace ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Samuel Minor
Verbatim description from source:
"slave named Gilbert Wallace"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Robert Willson
Role: Judge

Jonathan Combs
Role: Judge

Joshua Ely
Role: Government Official

Jonathan Brown
Role: Government Official

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

Samuel Minor
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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Participant Details: Gilbert Wallace as Emancipated Person in 1801-04-23 Manumission event NJS-EVE-00073 Event Participation