1803 Manumission: Robert Campton


1803 Manumission: Robert Campton
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 49
Manumission of Robert Campton (certificate dated 1803-12-21), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 49. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Robert Campton (or Compton) was manumitted jointly by Thomas Grant, Catherine Grant, John Grant, and Ebenezer Grant of North Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseer of the Poor of North Brunswick (John Van Nuis) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (Abraham Schuyler, Elijah Phillips) on December 21, 1803. The document stated that Robert 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. Robert's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on March 19, 1804.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
21 December 1803
Primary Participant
Robert Campton
Participant Details

*** Robert Campton ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Thomas Grant
- Catherine Grant
- John Grant
- Ebenezer Grant
Verbatim description from source:
"slave named Robert Campton"



Abraham Schuyler
Role: Judge

Elijah Phillips
Role: Judge

John Van Nuis
Role: Government Official

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

Thomas Grant
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter

Catherine Grant
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter

John Grant
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter

Ebenezer Grant
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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Participant Details: Robert Campton as Emancipated Person in 1803 Manumission event NJS-EVE-00076 Event Participation