Barnt DeKlyn (1745-1824)

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Person Record Title
Barnt DeKlyn (1745-1824)
Identifier
NJS-PER-01914
Given Name
Barnt
Family Name
DeKlyn
Birth Date
1745
Death Date
1824
Sex
Male
Biographical Description
Barnt DeKlyn was an enslaver who was born in Boston. He moved to New York in the 1760s and subsequently moved to the Trenton area in the 1780s.

DeKlyn acquired his wealth by trading textiles to the Continental Army during the American Revolution. In the 1780s, DeKlyn bought land along the Delaware River outside of Trenton. He is known for building a mansion called Bow Hill, which is on the National Register of Historic Places in present-day Hamilton Township, Mercer County. The mansion was built in 1790 and was a site of enslavement well into the 19th century. The Black woman named Tine, who ran away from DeKlyn in 1818, likely lived and worked at Bow Hill prior to her escape.
Enslaver of
Tine
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker
Kate Jackson

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Items with "Creator: Barnt DeKlyn (1745-1824)"
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Runaway ad for Tine, by Barnt DeKlyn Bibliographic Resource
Items with "Enslaver: Barnt DeKlyn (1745-1824)"
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1818-06-24 Freedom seeking: Tine, Charles Event
Items with "Enslaved by: Barnt DeKlyn (1745-1824)"
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Tine Agent