1803-12-14 Manumission: George Hawkins

Item

Title
1803-12-14 Manumission: George Hawkins
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00075
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 48
Manumission of George Hawkins (certificate dated 1803-12-14), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 48. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
George Hawkins was manumitted by Robert Davison of South Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseers of the Poor of South Brunswick (Thomas McDowell, John Davison) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (Nathaniel Hunt, Andrew McDowell) on December 14, 1803. The document stated that George Hawkins 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. George Hawkins's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on December 22, 1803.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
14 December 1803
Location of Event
South Brunswick
County (Modern)
Middlesex
County (Historical)
Middlesex
Primary Participant
George Hawkins
Enslaver
Robert Davison
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** George Hawkins ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Robert Davison
Verbatim description from source:
"slave named George Hawkins"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Nathaniel Hunt
Role: Judge

Andrew McDowell (1757-1834)
Role: Judge

Thomas McDowell (1754-1825)
Role: Government Official

John Davison
Role: Government Official

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

Robert Davison
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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