SLAVERY<br/>an eleven page indenture circa 1820...

Lot 123 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Fearless'), 7th November 2017)

Sold for £1,000


 

SLAVERY
an eleven page indenture circa 1820 between Thomas Hartley, Milham Hartley and Adam Cliff on the one part and Robert Scott (attorney for John Simpson) on the other, four leaves comprising the schedule (a few stains), duty stamps on verso to each leaf -- 24 x 30¼in. (61 x 77cm.)
A remarkable document with a wealth of information, giving the slaves' names (and aliases and sobriquets), colour (African, mulatto and quadroon or Creole), age (0-87). Many of the slaves were lent out from their plantation at Trelawney Parish, Jamaica. But by the time of this indenture most seem to have returned (circa 1817-20). One phrase from page 4 of the indenture reads and until such sale of all or any of the said negros or slaves ...

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