1717-06-03 Sale: Phebe

Item

Title
1717-06-03 Sale: Phebe
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00284
Source
Bill of sale for Phebe, sold by Shoball Smith to Samuel Smith
Bill of sale for Phebe, sold by Shoball Smith to Samuel Smith, June 3, 1717. In Dally, Joseph W. Woodbridge and Vicinity. New Brunswick, NJ: A. E. Gordon, 1873. Page 185. Citing "MSS. relating to the town," document "bearing date June 3d, 1717, is written in Liber B, folio 100."
Event Description
On June 3, 1717, Shoball Smith sold an enslaved Black woman named Phebe to Samuel Smith for the sum of 50 pounds.

A partial transcript of the sale record appears in the 1873 book Woodbridge and Vicinity by Joseph W. Dally on page 185:

"Records of the sale of Africans are frequently found in MSS. relating to the town. The following, bearing date June 3d, 1717, is written in Liber B, folio 100:

'Know all men by these presents yt I, Shoball Smith, of Woodbridge, In ye County of Midd[lese]x In ye provence New East Jersey, for and In Consideration of ye sum of fifty pound Currant Silver money, of ye sd provence, to me In hand paid by Samuel Smith of ye Same place, yeoman of ye town and provence aforesd—do bargain, sell, allineat and Deliver one Negro woman Named Phebe to sd Samll Smith, for him, his heirs and assigns,' etc."
Event Type
Freedom status transaction: Sale
Date
3 June 1717
Location of Event
Woodbridge
County (Modern)
Middlesex
County (Historical)
Middlesex
Primary Participant
Phebe
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Phebe ***
Role: Sold Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Shoball Smith (1692-1769)
- Samuel Smith
Verbatim description from source:
"Negro woman Named Phebe"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Shoball Smith (1692-1769)
Role: Enslaver - Seller

Samuel Smith
Role: Enslaver - Buyer
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Participant Details: Phebe as Sold Person in 1717-06-03 Sale event NJS-EVE-00284 Event Participation