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[VA] Virginia slaves & slaveholders

The following items were found in Wingfield's History of Caroline County, Virginia:

1766—Lawrence Taliaferro advertised for sale in the Williamsburg Gazette of 1766, “A plantation on the Rappahannock near Port Royal, upon which is a house with four rooms on the first floor and two above, a twelve foot porch in front; and at the rear, facing the river, a portico fifty-two feet long and eight wide.” (p. 86)

November 22, 1785—No. 1390—William Evans petitions House of Delegates for eighty pounds, same being value of Sancho, a Negro belonging to petitioner, who was executed by court martial for giving intelligence to, and acting in the capacity of pilot for the British. (p. 53)

January 7, 1970 (sic—should be 1790?)—George Turner, of “Moss Neck,” in Caroline, advertises for sale “Fifty likely Virginia-born negroes.” (p. 84)

March 10, 1791—William C. Woodford offers reward of twenty dollars for slave who ran away from him “last Christmas was twelve months.” (p. 84)

April 26, 1799—Sarah Beazely, administratix of John Beazely, deceased, of Caroline, advertises for sale at auction “one negro man named Davy.” (p. 86)


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