Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals Book, 1800-1825

Item

Identifier
NJS-SRC-00006
Source Type
Freedom or Emancipation Certificate
Removal Certificate
Title
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals Book, 1800-1825
Creator
Middlesex County Clerk
Location Created
Middlesex County
Date
1800 – 1825
Description
Bound manuscript volume containing copies of legal documents pertaining to slaves in Middlesex County for the period 1800–1825. Legal and historical records often refer to this volume as the "Book of Manumissions." However, only 75% of the records contained in this book are copies of manumissions. The remaining 25% are copies of removal certificates, i.e. documents recording the removal of black children, women, and men out of the State of New Jersey, primarily destined for Louisiana.

These records were maintained by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for Middlesex County. The vast majority of the records are written in the hand of William P. Deare, who was the Clerk of the Court from 1801 to 1825, and who was also a long-time trustee of Queen's College.

The book contains an alphabetical index by first name of the Black person being manumitted or removed. The index is in the front, followed by 438 numbered pages of legal records. Pages 1-10 and 15-22 are blank. Additionally, page 146 is blank and page 147 was skipped by the Clerk, who resumed pagination with number 148. All non-blank pages of the book have been scanned and processed by the Scarlet and Black Research Center team.

See links in the "Research Guide" and "Browse Records" fields for multiple methods of browsing these records.
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. XI
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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