Manumission of Charlotte by slaveholder Ann Parker

Manumission Book page 192 Charlotte.jpg
Manumission Book page 193 Charlotte.jpg

Title

Manumission of Charlotte by slaveholder Ann Parker

Description

Slaveholder Ann Parker of North Brunswick manumitted a 35-year-old woman named Charlotte on March 21, 1817.

The Middlesex County Book of Manumissions and Removals contains two records related to Charlotte's manumission. The Certificate of Manumission for Charlotte, issued by Middlesex County officials Thomas Hance, Asa Runyon, and John Outcalt, appears on page 192-193. The Deed of Manumission signed by Ann Parker appears on page 193. These documents were recorded in the book by Middlesex County Clerk William P. Deare.

Date

1817-03-21

Language

English

Date on Certificate of Manumission

1817-03-21

Date on Deed of Manumission

1817-03-21

Date received by County Clerk

1817-03-21

Text (Transcript)

[page 192]

Certificate }
Charlotte }
State of New Jersey, Middlesex County to wit, We do hereby certify that on this twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen Ann Parker of the township of North Brunswick in the said County brought before us the Overseer of the Poor of the said township and two of the Justices of the peace of the said County her slave named Charlotte, who on view and examination appears to us to be sound in mind and not under any bodily incapacity of obtaining a support and also is not under the age of twenty one years nor above the age of forty years. Witness our

[page 193]
hands the day and year above written. —

Thos. Hance } Overseer of the poor of the township of North Brunswick in the said County. —

Asa Runyon}
Jno. Outcalt} Justices of the peace in & for the County of Middlesex. —

Received March 21st, 1817 & recorded by
Deare CLK


Manumission }
Charlotte }
Know all men by these presents, that I Ann Parker of the Township of North Brunswick in the county of Middlesex & State of New Jersey, Dowager, for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving have manumitted emancipated and set free from servitude and slavery and by these presents do fully absolutely and entirely emancipate and set free from slavery and servitude my female slave called and known Charlotte aged about thirty five years; And I do hereby for myself my heirs executors & administrators renounce relinquish and forever release to the said Charlotte all the right and estate which I now have or by law ought to have to her the said Charlotte as my slave as aforesaid and all right and claim to the services work and labor of the said Charlotte from henceforth forever, Hereby declaring and pronouncing the said Charlotte to be a free woman.— In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and seventeen. —

Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of }
Asa Runyan, Jno. Outcalt } Ann Parker

State of New Jersey }
Middl. County }
Be it known that on this twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred & seventeen before me Thomas Hance one of the Justices of the peace in & for the county of Middlesex cam Ann Parker within named & acknowledged that she signed sealed & delivered the written deed of Manumission as her act & deed for the purposes therein expressed. —
Thos. Hance

Received March 21, 1817 & recorded by
Deare CLK

Page

192-193

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Middlesex County (N.J.). Records, 1688-1929 (MC 784.1)

Archival location

Manumission of Slaves, 1800-1825

Collection

Citation

Middlesex County Clerk, “Manumission of Charlotte by slaveholder Ann Parker,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed June 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/160.