Middlesex County Births of Enslaved Children Book, 1804-1844

Item

Identifier
NJS-SRC-00481
Source Type
Civil Document
Title
Middlesex County Births of Enslaved Children Book, 1804-1844
Creator
Middlesex County Clerk
Location Created
Middlesex County, NJ
Date
1804 – 1844
Description
Bound manuscript volume containing records of births for African American children born in bondage in Middlesex County after 1804. Beginning on July 4, 1804, enslavers had to report to the County Clerk when an enslaved mother in their household gave birth to a child.

These county records were necessary to prove the child's age and eligibility for emancipation at age 21 (for female children) or age 25 (for male children) under the provisions of the 1804 Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.
Language
English
Format
Bound manuscript volume
Archive
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries
Archival Collection
Middlesex County (N.J.). Records, 1688-1929 (MC 784.1)
Archival Location
Vol. X
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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